Welcome to 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 Bill Murray always seemed like the cool uncle you never had, if you ever get a hankering for a good game of win, lose or draw, if you ever spent any time dancing on the ceiling with Lionel Richie, or if you know not to take Levar Burton's word for anything, then you’re listening to the right station; it’s the 80s at 80s powered by Rock of Ages at The Palace Theater on March 21st and 22nd. We’re starting today’s show off with a song by Fine Young Cannibals that made its first appearance in the 1987 movie Tin Men, but didn’t become popular until 1989. Here’s “Good Thing”
From 1987 Suzanne Vega “Tom’s Diner” If you know that Carla's full name on Cheers was Carla Maria Victoria Angelina Teresa Apollonia Lozupone Tortelli LeBec, if you tried New Coke then promptly became a Pepsi fan, or if your Mom kept the fridge stocked with ice cold Tab, then this the show for you; it’s the 80s at 8 From 1981 Loverboy “Turn Me Loose”
From 1986 OMD “If You Leave” if you had a front row seat for the weddings of both Charles and Di and Luke and Laura, if you’ve worked out with Get in Shape Girl, or If you remember Kirk Cameron, period, then you’re in good company, it is the 80’s at 8, and from 1983 Peter Schilling “Major Tom Coming Home”
Here is the answer to the timeline, in which year did each of the following things take place?
Michael Jackson purchased his own personal Neverland in California.
The Connors introduced TV to a new kind of American family with the premiere of Roseanne.
& Tom Cruise taught Dustin Hoffman about counting cards and driving in Rain Man in 1988. That year also saw the release of a song that is almost inescapable in pop culture today. Here’s The Proclaimers “I’m Gonna Be 500 Miles”
From 1986 Kim Wilde “Kids In America” If you were ever tempted to serve a mug full of Drano to a high school rival, if you're still perfecting your Axl Rose snarl, if you ever put on side one of Led Zeppelin 4 with the hopes of making out, or if I say “George Clooney” and you think of "The Facts of Life", then you’re in the right place; it’s the 80s at 8 From 1983 Wall of Voodoo “Mexican Radio”
From 1983 Naked Eyes “Always Something There To Remind Me” If sometimes you wonder whether your life is just a kid's snowglobe daydream, if you know half of Jem's excitement and outrageousness came from her light up earrings, or if you know that Goonies never say die, then you’re listening to the right station; it’s the 80s at 8 From 1982 Duran Duran “Rio”
From 1980 Donnie Iris “Ah Leah” If you know MacGyver's first name is Angus and he's a troubleshooter for the Phoenix Foundation, if you were the idiot who cut yourself with a Slap Bracelet and got them banned from school, or if the “Don't Worry Be Happy” lyrics never fail to cheer you up, then this is the show for you; it’s the 80s at 8 From 1982 Madness “Our House”