Welcome to the 80’s at 8 blog, updated daily with today’s show content and the music videos for all the songs we’ve played. If Howard the Duck ever led you to consider falling in love with a barnyard animal, if you ever spend your night awake so Freddy doesn't get you, if you still have the best collection of fingerless gloves on the block or if you don’t let any dust collect on your record player, VHS tape deck, or walkman, then you’re listening to the right station; this is the 80s at 8! We get the morning started with a song from 1987 that featured Joe Walsh on the guitar and Richard Marx’s future wife in the music video, here’s “Don’t Mean Nothing”
From 1984 Twisted Sisters “We’re Not Gonna Take It” If you can tell me what a slide rule is, if your idea of a compliment is to call someone totally tubular or if you knew Alf had a girlfriend and her name was Rhonda, you’re in the right place; this is the 80s at 8, from 1986 Glass Tiger “Don’t Forget Me (When I’m Gone)”
From 1983 Motels “Suddenly Last Summer” If you can still remember the days when you hadn't heard "The Final Countdown" eight million times, if it's taken years but you finally have your Hangin Tough dance down pat or if you know not to give you’re Mogwai a post-midnight pizza, you’re on the right station; it’s the 80s at 8. From 1980 Steely Dan “Hey Nineteen”
Here is the answer to today’s 80s timeline, in which year did the following things take place?
Winona Ryder made her film debut along side tragic figures Corey Haim and Charlie Sheen in Lucas.
An actor from soap opera All My Children popularizerd the phrase "I'm not a doctor, but I play one on TV" in a Vicks ad.
& movie star and the future California governor, Arnold Schwarzenegger married Maria Shriver, in 1986, and that year, one hit wonder Toni Basil made the biggest mistake of her career, when she passed on this song, which ended up in the hands of the Bangles, who had a number 1 hit, with “Walk Like an Egyptian”
From 1984 Bananarama “Cruel Summer” If Emilio Estevez ever convinced you that a pair of wheels was all it took to be a man in motion, if you ever wished your life was more like a Choose Your Own Adventure book or if you still think that Starburst are a pale imitation of Bonkers then you’re in the right place; it’s the 80s at 8. From 1983 Matthew Wilder “Break My Stride”
From 1983 Peter Schilling “Major Tom (Coming Home)” If you think Charlie Sheen looked better in his one Ferris Bueller scene than he does now, if you still remember the days when Max Headroom was the height of computer animation, if you're still having nightmares about Judge Doom, Large Marge and the Peculiar Purple Pie Man or if there was only one Becky for you on Roseanne, and Sarah Chalke wasn't it, then you’re on the right station; it is the 80s at 8. From 1982 Hall and Oates “Maneater”