Welcome to the 80’s at 8 blog, updated daily with each day’s show content and the music videos for all the songs we’ve played! If you still hate Tiffani Amber Thiessen because she got to kiss Zack and A.C, If you still have a crush on Lea Thompson even though she dated a duck, If you still have the best collection of fingerless gloves on the block, or If you still look for opportunities to bust out the old keytar, then this is the show for you; It is the 80’s at 8 powered by DanielsEnergy.com We kick off today’s show with a song that Toni Basil, who had her own worldwide number 1 hit with “Mickey” in 82, missed out on after she gave it a pass. From 1986 Bangles “Walk Like an Egyptian”
From 1985 Dream Academy “Life in a Northern Town” If you think no one can ever dethrone Mary Lou Retton as America's Sweetheart, If you think Geena Davis deserves a Lifetime Achievement Award for Beetlejuice, The Fly and Earth Girls Are Easy, or If you think Charlie Sheen looked better in his one Ferris Bueller scene than he does now, you are in the right place; it is the 80’s at 8, from 1986 Bananarama “Venus”
From 1982 Peter Gabriel “Shock The Monkey” if you had a swatch collection, and you bragged about it, if you remember when a high school degree could get you a halfway decent job, or if you remember sunbathing on your front lawn with sun-in in your hair, you are on the right station; It is the 80’s at 8, from 1982 Dexy’s Midnight Runners “Come On Eileen”
Here is the answer to the timeline, in what year did the following things occur?
Michael Jackson won Grammies for Album and Record of the Year with Thriller and Beat It.
Soleil Moon Frye met Henry and her spirit lifted him right off the ground in the premiere of Punky Brewster.
& Mr. Miyagi taught Daniel-san how to wax on and wax off in The Karate Kid, in 1984. That same year saw a Prince song that was a worldwide number 1 hit, and Prince showed off all his skills that year, but not only starring in the movie Purple Rain, he also directed the music video. Here’s “When Doves Cry”
From 1983 Big Country “In a Big Country” if the hardest decision you made on a daily basis was leather and denim, if you remember when the only time you used the word "text" was before the word "book", if you remember when there were cozy little coffee shops everywhere instead of giant chains pretending to be cozy little coffee shops, or if you REALLY hope were spinning vinyl here at the River 1059, this is the show for you; It is the 80’s at 8, and from 1983 Wall of Voodoo “Mexican Radio”
From 1981 Hall & Oates “You Make My Dreams” If you've ever danced around a junior high gym to Buster Poindexter's Hot Hot Hot, If you've ever given Long Duck Dong his props, or If you've ever invited anyone to say hello to your little friend, this is the show for you; it is the 80’s at 8, from 1984 Nena “99 Luftballoons”
From 1984 Nena “99 Luftballoons” If you'd rather play Mash than visit Match.com, If you'd rather be with someone for the wrong reasons than be alone for the right, or If you'd die before you put Baby in a corner, you’re in the right place; It is the 80’s at 8, from 1986 Fabulous Thunderbird “Tuff Enuff”