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 the one thing about living in Santa Carla you never could stomach was all the damn vampires, if Howard the Duck ever led you to consider falling in love with a barnyard animal, if Michael Landon and Melissa Gilbert ever inspired you to revisit the Little House on the Prairie, or if nothing will ever come between you and your Calvins, you are in the right place, this is the 80's at 8, and we get today’s show started with a song from 1984, it was written for the soundtrack to the summer blockbuster bust Streets of Fire, starring Willem Dafoe and Diane Lane, here’s Dan Hartman “I Can Dream About You”

From 1987 D.N.A./Suzanne Vega “Tom’s Diner” if there's a boxful of Smurfs somewhere in your mom's attic, if you ever thought you looked pretty cool flipping out your comb at the roller rink, if now you know, and knowing is half the battle, or if you know exactly which Hollywood Square Jim J. Bullock was in, you are on the right station, this is the 80’s at 8, from 1986 Human League "Human"

From 1984 The Go-Go’s “Head Over Heels” If you've ever made a collage of Corey faces from cut up Bop magazines, If you ever ripped the covers off your Sports Illustrated magazines and put them up on your walls, or if you ever cut a picture out of your older brother’s yearbook because there wasn’t Facebook yet, you are in the right place; this is the 80’s at 8, and from 1982 Madness “Our House”

From 1982 Madness “Our House” on the River 1059 that band is considered a one-hit wonder in the US, but they are so big in their native United Kingdom, that a musical was based on all of their hit songs.  Here is the answer to the timeline, in which year did each of the following things take place?

Natalie Wood drowned while yachting with husband Robert Wagner and actor Christopher Walken.

Chuck Woolery left Wheel of Fortune over a salary dispute, resulting in the opportunity of a lifetime for Pat Sajak.

& Gene Hackman made a deal with three Krypton criminals to destroy Christopher Reeve in Superman II, in 1981, and that year, Kim Wilde showed she’s not from this side of the pond as she references western California, which anyone from the states knows is nothing but desert... here’s “Kids in America”

From 1983 Todd Rungdren “Bang The Drum All Day” if you wind up having to explain half the jokes made in any given episode of Family Guy to your kids, if you can remember a time when guys couldn’t get away with carrying a purse just by calling it a messenger bag, or if you think that you could take on Paul Bunyan’s old 96er, no problem, this is the show for you, it is the 80’s at 8, from 1983 Duran Duran “Union of the Snake”

 

From 1983 the Thompson Twins "Hold Me Now" If you ever thought it was tragic that Baywatch got nine seasons while ALF got only four, if you could be the Walrus, but you'd still have to bum rides off people, or if you want to be the one to walk in the sun, you are in the right place, this is the 80’s at 8, from 1986 Robert Palmer “I Didn’t Mean To Turn You On”

 

From 1982 Stray Cats “Stray Cat Strut” If you still think of Janet Jackson as Penny from Good Times or as Willis' girlfriend on Different Strokes, if you learned about the birds and the bees from an ABC after school special, or if you ever made anything in an Easy Bake oven or had a Sno-Cone with Snoopy, this is the show for you, it is the 80's at 8, from 1984 Pet Shop Boys “West End Girls”