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're the guy who gets the party started with the Loco-Motion and the Bartles and Jaymes, If you're too busy rocking your parachute pants to notice a sale on skinny jeans, If you're waiting for the day when you can post pictures of your Flock of Seagulls haircut on Facebook without embarrassment, or If you're waiting for kids these days to switch from Silly Bandz to Slap Bracelets, then this is the show for you; It is the 80’s at 8 powered by Bodies Revealed at the CT Science Center. Today’s show starts off with a bang, literally. This song’s title is just a veiled reference to amazing sex, from 1986 Cutting Crew “I Just Died In Your Arms Tonight”
From 1984 The Go-Go’s “Head Over Heels” If you've spent more money on your subscription to Tiger Beat than on Christmas toys for your kids, if you've spent any time Right Here Waiting for Richard Marx's mullet, or if you snuck a copy of "Are You There God? It's Me, Margaret" to school in your backpack, you’re in the right place, this is the 80’s at 8, from 1980 Steely Dan “Hey Nineteen”
From 1986 The Bangles “Walk Like An Egyptian” If you're hoping to have a baby boy someday who could appreciate your Transformers and Castle of Greyskull or If you're hoping to have a baby girl someday so you can pass on all your Sweet Valley High books and Care Bears, you’re on the right station; this is the 80’s at 8, from 1982 Duran Duran “Rio”
Here is the answer to the timeline; in what year did the following things happen?
The US launched the Drug Awareness and Resistance Education Program, also known as DARE.
More than 125 million viewers tuned in for the last episode of MASH.
& John Travolta reclaimed the title of Disco King and showed the world just how he could use his walk in Staying Alive, the follow up to Saturday Night Fever, in 1983, and that year also saw the release of a song that most people know nowadays from all the movies it’s played in; it’s been featured in four since 2001. Here’s Mathew Wilder “Don’t Break My Stride”
From 1989 the B-52’s “Roam” If you're still humming the Ewok "yub nub" song or If you're still clutching your copy of The Official Preppy Handbook, this is the show for you; it is the 80’s at 8, from 1981 Hall & Oates “You Make My Dreams”
From 1984 Wang Chung “Dance Hall Days” If you think life looks better through a Viewmaster, If you think Dolph Lundgren was denied an Oscar for both He-Man and Ivan Drago, 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, this is the show for you; this is the 80’s at 8, and from 1983 Kajagoogoo “Too Shy”
From 1986 Robert Palmer “I Didn’t Mean To Turn You On” If you’re still trying to beat your cousin’s high score on Asteroids with your Atari 2600, if you’ve worked out with Get in Shape Girl, or if you were only able to solve your Rubik’s cube because you peeled off all the stickers, you’re on the right station; this is the 80’s at 8, from 1983 Prince “Little Red Corvette”