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 ever get a hankering for a good game of Win, Lose or Draw, if you ever got a paper route just so you could shout "I want my two dollars!", If you ever gave your panties to a geek, or If you ever gave someone your heart and they gave you a pen, 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 very popular protest song…but all its protesting are the bouncers who stopped dancers from pogoing to the new wave songs as disco was limping to the barn. From 1982 Men Without Hats “Safety Dance”
From 1982 Peter Gabriel “Shock The Monkey” If nothing will ever come between you and your Calvins, If Punky Brewster was the one who taught you the valuable lesson that you shouldn't hide in an old refrigerator, or If now you know, and knowing is half the battle, then you’re in the right place; it is the 80’s at 8, from 1985 Dream Acadamy “Life in a Northern Town”
From 1986 Belinda Carlisle “Mad About You” if you could never be a vegetarian because you'd always be asking "Where's the beef?", If you couldn't figure out why no one but that nosy neighbor didn't see that Small Wonder's Vickie was a robot, or If you cried when Mary went blind on Little House on the Prairie, then this is the show for you; it is the 80’s at 8, and from 1984 Dan Hartman “I Can Dream About You”
Here is the answer to the 80’s timeline, in what year did the following things take place?
The government banned The Beach Boys from Fourth of July festivities in DC, claiming the band attracted "the wrong element."
Judge Harry T. Stone banged his gavel for the first time in "Night Court."
& Tom Cruise showed his Coach, Craig T. Nelson, that he had All the Right Moves, in 1983. That same year saw the release of a song that started off as an advertising Jingle, but was then tweaked to be a real song, and gave the band its first big break! Here’s Frankie Goes To Hollywood “Relax”
From 1987 Crowded House “Something So Strong” If you ever convinced your mom to buy you liquid center gum even though it causes cancer in lab animals, If you ever considered naming a baby Bastian or Atreyu or If you ever conned your way into a fancy restaurant by posing as Abe Froman, Sausage King of Chicago, then you’re on the right staion; this is the 80’s at 8, from 1982 A Flock Of Seagulls “I Ran (So Far Away)”
From 1984 Prince “When Doves Cry” If you ever wanted to party with Lewis Skolnick and the rest of the Tri-Lambs, If you ever wanted to join Weird Al on a trip to Spatula City, If you ever wanted to install a dumbwaiter in your house so you could be just like Webster, or If you ever wanted to grab a hot dog with Ferris and Cameron at Wrigley, this is the show for you; it is the 80’s at 8, from 1986 Moody Blues “Your Wildest Dreams”
From 1982 The Motels “Only The Lonely” If you ever wore one half of a broken heart "Best Friends" necklace, If you feel your innocence slippin away and don't believe it's comin back soon, If you have a secret Scrunchie sock collection in your closet, or If you have ever done the moonwalk while wearing only one glove, you are in the right place; this is the 80’s at 8, from 1984 Pet Shop Boys “West End Girls”