Thanks 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 played If Michael Landon and Melissa Gilbert ever inspired you to revisit the Little House on the Prairie, if you ever hoped Chief Quimby would fire Inspector Gadget so Penny and Brain could take over, if you ever wanted to snuggle up to Harry and the Hendersons, or if you just wanna be startin something, then you’re listening to the right station; it’s the 80s at 8 powered by Lost Egypt at The CT Science Center! We’re kicking off today’s show with a song from the Thompson Twins, who were actually named after the 2 detectives in the comic The Adventures of Tintin, from 1983 “Hold Me Now”
From 1982 Peter Gabriel “Shock The Monkey” If you haven't had frozen orange juice since 1983 because of those dastardly Duke brothers, if you know MacGyver's first name is Angus and he's a troubleshooter for the Phoenix Foundation, or if you know exactly which Hollywood Square Jim J. Bullock was in then this the show for you; it’s the 80s at 8 From 1982 Chicago “Hard To Say I’m Sorry”
From 1983 Todd Rundgren “Bang The Drum All Day” If you know not to take Levar Burton's word for anything, if you still have a crush on Lea Thompson even though she dated a duck, or if you sometimes randomly yell out no whammy at the television, then you’re in the right place; it’s the 80s at 8 From 1986 Human League “Human”
Here is the answer to today’s timeline, in which year did each of the following things take place?
Mr. Miyagi taught Daniel-san how to wax on and wax off in The Karate Kid.
Michael Jackson's hair caught fire while filming a Pepsi commercial.
& Alex Trebek challenged his first contestant to answer in the form of a question as host of Jeopardy in 1984, and that year, the Fine Young Cannibals recorded this song with the lyrics “She’s My Baby”, but no one liked the song that way, so they changed the lyrics around and BAM a hit was born, here's “She Drives Me Crazy”
From 1983 Big Country “In A Big Country” If you have a secret Scrunchie sock collection in your closet, if you ever wished you could get trapped in a black and white cartoon video with A-Ha, or if you find it perfectly understandable that Alanis Morissette wrote "You Oughta Know" for Full House's uncle Joey, then this is the show for you; From 1983 Berlin with “No More Words”
From 1982 Quarterflash “Harden My Heart” If you still dream of getting all your friends together and finding One Eyed Willie's treasure, if you remember when Glenn Close made the jump from dangerous liasion to fatal attraction or if you found yourself digging into Shakespeare when Theo and Cockroach rapped about Julius Caesar, then you’re in the right place; it’s the 80s at 8 From 1980 Devo “Whip It”