Thank you for visiting 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 still trying to figure out Butterbear, Bumblelion and the Snorks, if you're still wondering what was up with Tammy Faye Baker's eyelashes, if you're still not sure which is the "correct" ear to pierce, or if you're still trying to figure out whether Schwarzenegger or DeVito was the cuter twin, this is the show for you; it is the 80’s at 8. Today’s show starts off with a song that is a protest against the bouncers who were stopping dancers pogoing to 80s new wave music in clubs when disco was dying and new wave was up and coming. From 1982 Men Without Hats “Safety Dance”
From 1983 Prince “Little Red Corvette” If your emotions are still conflicted over Milli Vanilli being forced to give up their Grammy, If your fingers still hurt from hours of playing your mini arcade Pacman, or If your mom ever packed your lunch with Fruit by the Foot and Polly-O String Cheese, you are on the right station, this is the 80’s at 8, from 1984 Wang Chung “Dance Hall Days”
Here is the answer to the 80’s timeline, in which year did the following things take place?
German magazine Der Stern paid millions of dollars for six volumes of Adolf Hitler's diaries, which turned out to be forgeries.
The A-Team began its run from the Army after being branded as war criminals for a crime they didn’t commit.
& Dan Akroyd became the most disgusting Santa ever when he traded places with Eddie Murphy…in 1983, and that year, Matthew Wilder broke out with this song, unfortunately, he’d be a one hit wonder, as his solo career ended less than a year later, here’s “Break My Stride”
From 1986 Glass Tiger “Don’t Forget Me (When I’m Gone)” If you remember when the Best New Artist award wasn’t a death sentence, if you remember when Blockbusters was huge and everyone thought there was no way it would go out of business, or if you remember that one friend who insisted that Sega would choke out Nintendo, this is the show for you; it is the 80’s at 8, from 1981 Hall & Oates “Private Eyes”
From 1983 Michael Sembello “Maniac” If you ever asked for a Ratt, a Scorpion, or a Whitesnake for a pet, if it ever occurred to you to gag yourself with a Silver Spoon, or If you ever got shot down cause you were overzealous, you are on the right station; this is the 80’s at 8, from 1980 Donnie Iris “Ah! Leah!”
From 1983 Todd Rundgren “Band The Drum All Day” If you only ate Wheaties because Pete Rose told you to or Life because Mikey liked it, If you find it perfectly understandable that Alanis Morissette wrote "You Oughta Know" for Full House's Uncle Joey, or If you know that the Thundercats lived on Third Earth, you’re in the right place; this is the 80’s at 8, from 1986 The Bangles “Manic Monday”