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 you're still hoping to win a space camp scholarship on Double Dare, if you ever wished for a game of Clue with Tim Curry and Christopher Lloyd, if you remember Johnny Depp not for Pirates of the Caribbean but for 21 Jump Street or if you'd rather play Mash than visit Match.com, then you’re in the right place; it’s the 80s at 8 powered by Rock of Ages at The Palace Theater. We’re starting today’s show off with a song from 1987 by T Pau that became famous after it was used in a commercial for Pepe Jeans, Here’s “Heart and Soul”
From 1983 Taco “Puttin On The Ritz” If you would ever sneak a Mogwai a post-midnight pizza, if Mathew Broderick's computer setup in War Games was your all-time fantasy gift or if you know what the slide rule is, then this is the show for you; it’s the 80s at 8 From 1981 The Go Go’s “Our Lips Are Sealed”
From 1983 The Fixx “One Thing Leads To Another” If you were ever dared to say "Beetlejuice" three times at a sleepover, if you're not one to frown upon suspenders and bow ties or if you ever professed your love for KISS on your lunchbox, then you’re listening to the right station; it’s the 80s at 8 From 1983 Sheriff “When I’m With You”
Here is the answer to today’s timeline, in which year did each of the following things take place?
Kirk Cameron became a born-again Christian and began to object to racy storylines for his character Mike Seaver on Growing Pains.
Spuds McKenzie made her debut as Budweiser's Original Party Animal.
& John Lithgow and his family made a furry friend in Harry and the Hendersons in 1987 In that same year The Bangles remade this Simon and Garfunkel hit for the soundtrack to Less Than Zero.. Here’s “Hazy Shade Of Winter”
From 1984 John Cafferty and The Brown Beaver Band “On The Dar Side” If you ever programmed your Speak and Spell to say dirty words, if Emilio Estevez ever convinced you that a pair of wheels was all it took to be a man in motion or if you ever wanted to party with Lewis Skolnick and the rest of the Tri-Lambs, then you’re in the right place; it’s the 80s at 8 From 1986 Wang Chung “Everybody Have Fun Tonight”
From 1986 Peter Gabriel “Big Time” If you ever wanted to go to a Big Fun concert, if your parents denied you a dog in the hope that you'd be happy with pet rocks and sea monkeys or if you regret not buying stock in Aquanet or Wet and Wild, then you’re in the right place; it’s the 80s at 8 From 1986 Robert Palmer “I Didn’t Mean To Turn You On”
From 1983 UB40 “Red Red Wine” If you ever spend your night awake so Freddy doesn't get you, if you know exactly which Hollywood Square Jim J. Bullock was in or if you ever held the high score on a game of Pac-Man, only to have your brother beat it the very next game, then you’re listening to the right station; it’s the 80s at 8 From 1986 Timbuk 3 “The Future’s So Bright I Gotta Wear Shades”