Welcome to the 80’s at 8 blog, updated daily with today’s show content, and the music videos for all the songs we played! If Emilio Estevez ever convinced you that a pair of wheels was all it took to be a man in motion, if you ever wanted a crack at James Spader even if he always seemed like such a scumbag, if you still get cravings for an Orange Julius from the mall or if your own grandmother has ever felt you up, then this is the show for you; It is the 80's at 8, powered by Neil Finn from Crowded House at the Shubert Theater on April 10th. We’re starting today’s show off with a song by Howard Jones that was number one on both the pop and R&B charts, which was rare for a white artist at the time, Here’s “Things Can Only Get Better”
From 1984 Nena “99 Luftballoons” If you'll forever be grateful to the Beach Boys and Uncle Jesse for taking you down to Kokomo, if you liked Tom Hanks better when he was a cross dresser or if you know the next time someone asks you if you're a God you say yes, then you’re listening to the right station; it’s the 80s at 8 From 1985 Dream Academy “Life In a Northern Town”
From 1988 Robert Palmer “Simply Irresistible” If you know that Goonies never say die, if you think no one can ever dethrone Mary Lou Retton as America's Sweetheart or if 90% of the toys on your Christmas list didn’t need electricity, then you’re in the right place; it is the 80s at 8, from 1986 Europe “The Final Countdown”
Here is the answer to today’s timeline, in which year did each of the following things take place?
David Hasselhoff found himself out-acted by a car named KITT in the premiere episode of Knight Rider.
Sony launched the first consumer compact disc (CD) player.
& Mr. T coined the phrase that made him famous, "I pity the fool," as Clubber Lang in Rocky III in 1982, and that year also saw the release of a protest song against bouncers stopping dancers from pogoing to 80’s new wave music in clubs when disco was dying and a new wave was up and coming.. Here’s Men Without Hats “Safety Dance”
From 1982 Rick Springfield “Don’t Talk To Strangers” If you remember when a high school degree could get you a halfway decent job, if you'd eat chilled monkey brains just because Indiana Jones told you to or if you know exactly who you're gonna call when there's somethin’ strange in the neighborhood, then you’re in the right place; it’s the 80s at 8 From 1988 When In Rome “The Promise”
From 1989 Roy Orbison “You Got It” If you know better than to make a wish on a Zoltar machine, if you still bring good things to life, and you never let em see you sweat or if you watched the Iran Contra hearings because you thought Ollie North was hot, then you’re listening to the right station; it’s the 80s at 8 From 1982 Stray Cats “Rock This Town”
From 1985 Prince “Raspberry Beret” If you ever wish Axl Rose would just shut up about Chinese Democracy and play Welcome to the Jungle again, if you knew from your first day at Sweet Valley High whether you were an Elizabeth or a Jessica or if every John Stossel report reminds you of when David Schultz popped his eardrums, then this is the show for you; it’s the 80s at 8 From 1982 Culture Club “Time Clock of the Heart”