Welcome to the 80’s at 8 blog, updated daily with each day’s show content as well as all the songs we’ve played. If "Angel Eyes" or "When I See You Smile" remind you of middle school dances and all the attendant awkwardness, if you remember Crystal Pepsi or New Coke, if you ever Relaxed just because Frankie told you to, or if you ever saved yourself from a biker brawl by hopping on a bar and dancing to "Tequila", then you’re in the right place; this is the 80s at 8 Powered by Neil Finn of Crowded House at the Shubert Theatre on April 10th. We’re starting today’s show off with a song by the Go Go’s and was most remembered for the way they used the piano in the song.. From 1984 Here’s “Head Over Heels”

From 1983 David Bowie “China Girl” If you ever wanted to join Janet Jackson's Rhythm Nation just for the outfits, if you still find yourself wanting to get Less Than Zero with Robert Downey Jr., or if you like it hot and you sweat when the heat is on, then you’re listening to the right station; it’s the 80s at 8 From 1989 Howard Jones “Everlasting Love”

From 1981 Hall and Oates “Private Eyes” if you know who Stinky Sullivan is, if you love Coy and Vance just as much as you love Luke and Bo, or if you still use your rainy Saturdays to dip into your collection of Judy Blume, then this is the show for you; it’s the 80s at 8 From 1984 Murray Head “One Night In Bangkok”


Here is the answer to today’s timeline, in which year did each of the following things take place?

The government banned The Beach Boys from Fourth of July festivities in DC, claiming the band attracted "the wrong element”

KISS appeared for the first time in public without makeup on MTV 

& George Lucas introduced us to Ewoks and the forest moon of Endor in Return of the Jedi in 1983 That same year also saw the release of a song that the band originaly claimed was about the line between the conscious and subconscious mind, but they recently admitted it was really about tantric sex From 1983 here’s Duran Duran “Union Of The Snake”

From 1986 Glass Tiger “Someday” If you remember when Shasta was for losers, TAB was a laboratory accident and Capri Sun was a social statement, then you’re listening to the right station; it’s the 80s at 8 From 1984 here’s Prince “When Doves Cry”

From 1982 Eddy Grant “Electric Avenue” If Teen Wolf taught you that the three rules to live by are never get less than twelve hours sleep; never play cards with a guy who has the same first name as a city; and never get involved with a woman with a tattoo of a dagger on her body, if your fondest childhood memory is when Skippy got his head stuck in the banister or if you miss the days when John Travolta had never heard of Scientology and just wanted to dance then you’re in the right place; it’s the 80s at 8 From 1984 Pet Shop Boys “West End Girls”