Welcome to the 80’s at 8 blog, updated daily with the each day’s show content and the music videos for all the songs we’ve played! If every time you see a fountain you want to dance around it and yell "Fame”, if you ever programmed your Speak and Spell to say dirty words, if you still have a crush on Lea Thompson even though she dated a duck, or if you've ever given Long Duck Dong his props, then this is the show for you; this is the 80s at 8 powered by Rock of Ages at the Palace Theater on March 21st and 22nd. We’re starting today’s show off with a song written by Dan Hartman for the soundtrack to the summer blockbuster bust Streets of Fire, starring Willem Dafoe and Diane Lane, Hartman had offered Hall & Oates the chance to record this huge hit, but they passed.. From 1984 here’s “I Can Dream About You”
From 1980 Donnie Iris “Ah Leah” If you've ever danced around a junior high gym to Buster Poindexter's “Hot Hot Hot”, if you love it when a plan comes together or if you ever rigged up an entire game of Mousetrap without throwing it out the window, then you’re listening to the right station; this is the 80s at 8 From 1983 Berlin “No More Words”
From 1986 Bananarama “Venus” If you ever spend your night awake so Freddy doesn't get you, if you ever Did the Right Thing just because Spike Lee told you to or if you haven't had frozen orange juice since 1983 because of those dastardly Duke brothers, then you’re in the right place; this is the 80s at 8 From 1980 Devo “Whip It”
Here is the answer to today’s timeline, in which year did each of the following things take place?
Alex Trebek challenged his first contestant to answer in the form of a question as host of Jeopardy.
Courteney Cox was pulled onstage by Bruce Springsteen for a little Dancing in the Dark
& Steven Spielberg met future wife Kate Capshaw while directing her and Indiana Jones in the Temple of Doom in 1984 That same year also saw the release of a song that’s a protest against bouncers stopping dancers pogoing to 1980s new wave music in clubs when disco was dying and new wave was up and coming Here’s Men Without Hats “Safety Dance”
From 1984 The Go Go’s “Head Over Heels” If you ever wonder what the Facts of Life would have been like if Molly Ringwald hadn't been written out after the first season, then this is the show for you; this is the 80s at 8 From 1983 Duran Duran “Union of the Snake”
From 1982 Stray Cats “Rock This Town” If you found yourself digging into Shakespeare when Theo and Cockroach rapped about Julius Caesar, if you'd happily bypass the Call of Duty for an old fashioned Duck Hunt, or if you've ever told em Large Marge sent ya, then you’re listening to the right station; this is the 80s at 8 From 1981 Hall and Oates “Private Eyes”
From 1982 Quarterflash “Harden My Heart” If you've spent any time Right Here Waiting for Richard Marx's mullet, if you've ever spent more than five minutes trying to explain the premise of Weekend at Bernie's to someone, or if you only ate Wheaties because Pete Rose told you to, then you’re in the right place; this is the 80s at 8 From 1986 Moody Blues “Your Wildest Dreams”