Welcome to the 80’s at 8 blog, updated daily with exclusive show content as well as the music videos for all the songs we’ve played! If you ever tried a milk and Pepsi because Laverne drank them, If you ever tried to convince your girlfriend to dress up as Jessica Rabbit for Halloween, If you ever unironically wore Princess Leia buns, or If you ever wanted a crack at James Spader even if he always seemed like such a scumbag, then this is the show for you; it is the 80’s at 8! Today’s show kicks off with a song that Blender listed in its 500 Greatest Songs Since You Were Born list, calling it "a new wave let's-stay-together plea" that’s "so cornball it works”. Cornball? Inconceivable! From it's 1983 The Thompson Twins “Hold Me Now”
From 1987 Belinda Carlisle “Heaven Is A Place On Earth” if Pepsi Crystal seemed like a decent idea to you or if you remember New Coke, you’re in the right place; this is the 80’s at 8, from 1988 Eddie Brickell and the New Bohemians “What I Am”
From 1983 Todd Rundgren “Bang The Drum All Day” 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 crunching through algebra class with nothing but a pencil and paper, if you've been tempted to try a Captain Crunch and Mayo sandwich with pixie sticks, or if you remember when the only time you used the word "text" was before the word "book", you’re on the right station; this is the 80’s at 8, from 1983 Wall of Voodoo “Mexican Radio”
Here is the answer to the 80’s timeline, in what year did the following things happen?
Robert Chambers, otherwise known as the Preppie Killer, strangled 18 year old Jennifer Levin to death in New York's Central Park.
Oprah began her takeover of the world with her network television premiere.
& 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, Bananarama got plenty of air time and showed off more of a sexy side than their more famous tomboy “Cruel Summer” style. Here’s “Venus”
From 1989 Roy Orbison “You Got It” if you hoola-hooped as a kid, and yes, you were good at it, if you remember sunbathing on your front lawn with sun-in in your hair, If you remember thinking your desk was impervious to nuclear weapons, or if you’re still wondering what they were going to call New Coke if it had caught on, this is the show for you; it is the 80’s at 8, from 1986 Europe “The Final Countdown”
From 1983 Duran Duran “Union of the Snake”
From 1985 Loverboy “Lovin’ Every Minute Of It” if you ever stocked your fridge with ice-cold TAB for your friends, 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 remember when most people preferred Pepsi, but everyone you knew LOVED coke, you are on the right show; this is the 80’s at 8, from 1984 Murray Head “One Night In Bangkok”