Welcome to the 80’s at 8 blog, updated with each day’s show content and music videos for all the songs we’ve played! If you can explain the connection between a pencil and a cassette tape, if the hardest decision you made on a daily basis was between leather and denim, if you passed notes rather than texted during class, or if you've been tempted to try a Captain Crunch and Mayo sandwich with pixie sticks, this is the show for you; it is the 80’s at 8 Today’s show kicks off with an homage to David Bowie’s 1969 hit “Space Oddity”, from 1983 it’s Peter Schilling “Major Tom (Coming Home)”
From1982 Thomas Dolby “She Blinded Me With Science” If you think of twins whenever someone offers you a stick of gum, if your initials are still sitting on every arcade game you dumped $100 and 100+ hours into, or if you can tell me what a slide rule is, you’re in the right place; this is the 80’s at 8, from 1985 Loverboy “Lovin Every Minute Of It”
From 1984 John Cafferty and the Beaver Brown Band “On the Dark Side” If you waited to make the move from cassettes to something else until 2005, and you only did it because your car doesn't have a tape deck, if you remember the days when UConn was a backup school before they got good at basketball, or If you remember when Shasta was for losers, TAB was a laboratory accident and Capri Sun was a social statement, you’re on the right station; this is the 80’s at 8, and from 1983 Berlin “No More Words”
Here is the answer to the timeline, in which year did the following things take place?
Imelda Marcos arrived as a refugee in Hawaii with 3000 pairs of shoes and 500 black bras.
Julia and Suzanne Sugarbaker teamed up with a few other Designing Women to give Atlanta a run for its money.
& Matthew Broderick taught high schoolers everywhere that the key to faking out the parents is the clammy hands in Ferris Bueller's Day Off, in 1986, and that year Prince passed along this song to the Bangles that he had originally wrote for Apollonia 6 two years before, and that’s the reason no one remembers Apollonia 6... Here’s “Manic Monday”
From 1981 Hall & Oates “Kiss On My List” If you've ever been the Gatekeeper to your friend's Keymaster, If you've ever done your part to help Bob Barker control the pet population, or If you've ever danced around a junior high gym to Buster Poindexter's Hot Hot Hot, you’re on the right station; this is the 80’s at 8, from 1980 Devo “Whip It”
From 1982 Joe Jackson “Breaking Us in Two” If you still dream of getting all your friends together and finding One Eyed Willie's treasure, if you've rather be a Greaser than a Soash, or if you still get cravings for an Orange Julius from the mall, this is the show for you, it is the 80's at 8, from 1983 The Motels “Suddenly Last Summer”
From 1985 ABC “Be Near Me” If you still remember when Scratch N Sniff stickers dominated every recess, If you still take relationship advice from VC Andrews, even though she died halfway through "Heaven", or If you still think that Starburst are a pale imitation of Bonkers, you’re in the right place; this is the 80’s at 8, from 1985 A-Ha “Take On Me”