Welcome to the 80’s at 8 blog, updated daily with the show’s content and the music videos for all the songs we’ve played. If you remember when DeGrassi Junior High was the most shocking thing on TV, If you remember the days when the Marlboro Man was allowed on TV commercials, if you remember Roger Clemens before he did steroids, or if you remember thinking your desk was impervious to nuclear weapons, you are in the right place, this is the 80’s at 8 Powered by DanielsEnergy.com We kick off today’s show with a song whose supper-distorted ending tries to hammer the message home with a sledge hammer. From 1986 Peter Gabriel “Big Time”
From 1982 Joe Jackson “Breaking us in Two” If you'd still follow Tiffany to the mall and back, If you'd take Teddy Ruxpin over Build a Bear any day, If you'd throw Super Walmart over any day for KMart, Zayres or Caldor, or If you'd happily bypass the Call of Duty for an old fashioned Duck Hunt, this is the show for you; It is the 80’s at 8, and from 1986 Europe “The Final Countdown”
From 1983 UB40 “Red Red Wine” If Punky Brewster was the one who taught you the valuable lesson that you shouldn't hide in an old refrigerator, if you’ve worked out with Get in Shape Girl, or if you know all the words to the interlude in Lionel Richie's All Night Long, you are on the right station, it is the 80's at 8, from 1989 Howard Jones “Everlasting Love”
Here is the answer to the timeline, in what year did the following things happen?
Heather Locklear, then the star of TV's T.J. Hooker and Dynasty, showed an early penchant for rocks stars when she married Tommy Lee.
Cancelled TV show Remington Steele receives one more season after its star, Pierce Brosnan, is offered the role of James Bond.
& Paul Newman taught Tom Cruise the art of pool hustling in The Color of Money…in 1986, and that same year Cutting Crew released this song which most people thought was about death like the title suggests, instead, it’s actually a veiled reference to great sex. Here’s “I Just Died In Your Arms Tonight”
From 1989 the B-52’s “Roam” If you miss the days when John Travolta had never heard of Scientology and just wanted to dance, If you miss the days when your mom stocked your freezer full of Flavor Ice, or If you miss the days that strange things were afoot at the Circle K, then this is the show for you; It is the 80’s at 8, and from 1981 Hall & Oater “Kiss on my List”
From 1987 Richard Marx “Don’t Mean Nothing” If you can name at least three of the five original MTV VJs, and one of them isn't Martha Quinn, If you can smell her wine and cheap perfume (and it smells like Bartyles and James and Electric Youth), or If you can still remember the days when you hadn't heard "The Final Countdown" eight million times, then this is the show for you; It is the 80’s at 8, and from 1986 the Bangles “Manic Monday”