Welcome to the 80s at 8 blog, updated daily with today’s show content and the music videos for all the songs we’ve played. If Bill Murray always seemed like the cool uncle you never had, if you've ever been a winner in the Game of Life, if you were the idiot who cut yourself with a Slap Bracelet and got them banned from the schools, or if you're still bitter that Meatloaf missed out on Total Eclipse of the Heart, then you’re listening to the right station; it’s the 80s at 8, and Coming up at the top of the hour you can win $1000 instantly and be in the running for the trip of a lifetime; a five day ultimate Hall of Fame experience. We’re kicking off today’s show with a one hit wonder from 1985 by a popular British band that holds the distinction of being on the most 80's compilation albums of all time, Here’s Level 42 “Something About You”
From 1987 Crowded House “Something So Strong” If your ultimate idea of romance is John Cusack with a boombox over his head, if you've ever been called a brain, an athlete, a basket case, a princess or a criminal, or if you're the guy who gets the party started with the Loco-Motion and the Bartles and Jaymes, then this is the show for you: it’s the 80s at 8 From 1984 Animotion “Obsession”
From 1984 ABC “Be Near Me” If you ever fantasized about Elizabeth Shue taking you on your own Adventures in Babysitting, if you've ever been tempted to go ahead and cross the streams, or if you remember thinking your desk was impervious to nuclear weapons, then you’re in the right place; it’s the 80s at 8 From 1987 Richard Marx “Should’ve Known Better”
Here is the anwer to the 80s timeline, in what year did the following things take place?
Simon and Garfunkel performed a reunion concert in Central Park, drawing over 500,000 fans.
Then unknown actor John Candy earned his Stripes alongside Bill Murray and Harold Ramis in one of the year’s biggest movies.
& Bob Barker began asking The Price Is Right audiences to help control the pet population in 1981, and that year, Hall & Oates released a song that is rumored to be an inside joke with their pal, Stevie Wonder, who the duo suggested wasn't really blind.. he just had “Private Eyes”
If Ferris Bueller ever inspired you to study computer science or art history, if you ever wanted to go to a Big Fun concert, if you remember Betty White as less of a cult comedy figure and more of just a dummy from St. Olaf, or if you're still clutching your copy of The Official Preppy Handbook, then this is the show for you; it’s the 80s at 8; From 1986 Sly Fox “Let’s Go All The Way”
From 1987 Belinda Carlisle “Heaven Is a Place On Earth” If you're ever tempted to order a glass of something from the Falcon Crest Winery, if you ever unironically wore Princess Leia’s buns, or if you liked Anthony Michael Hall better when he was a geek, then you’re in the right place; It’s the 80s at 8 From 1983 Fixx “One Thing Leads To Another”
From 1986 Glass Tiger “Someday” If you know that Melvilles was the Restaurant upstairs from Cheers, if Heathers made you wonder what the deal was with the Moby Dick Eskimo, or if you ever wanted to join Weird Al on a trip to Spatula City, you’re listening to the right station; it’s the 80s at 8 From 1984 Dan Hartman “I Can Dream About You”