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 you always thought Mallory Keaton could do way better than Nick, if you always wished you could buy a car from Joe Isuzu, if you always cheered louder for the moon walking Whammy than for the actual Press Your Luck contestants, or If you always think the force is with you, then this is the show for you; It is the 80’s at 8, and we’re kicking off today’s show with a song that is a protest against bouncers who stopped dancers from pogoing to 80s new wave music.. from 1982 Men Without Hats with the “Safety Dance”
From 1985 Dream Academy “Life In A Northern Town” If you ever thought it perfectly acceptable that Andrew McCarthy ended up with a Mannequin, If you're still trying to figure out whether Schwarzenegger or DeVito was the cuter twin, or if you're still wishing you could crimp your hair, you’re in the right place, it is the 80's at 8, from 1984 Wang Chung “Dance Hall Days”
From 1982 Duran Duran “Rio” If it ever occured to you to gag yourself with a Silver Spoon, if you've spent more money on your subscription to Tiger Beat than on Christmas toys for your kids, if you've ever told em Large Marge sent ya, you’re on the right station, it is the 80's at 8, from 1989 Fine Young Cannibals “She Drives Me Crazy”
From 1989 Fine Young Cannibals “She Drives Me Crazy” on the River 1059 that song was released on New Year’s Day in 1989 and was an instant hit on the British charts, but it didn't reach #1 in the US until four months later. Here is the answer to the timeline, in which year did the following things take place?
The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame paid Aretha Franklin a little r-e-s-p-e-c-t when she became the first woman inductee.
Homer Simpson and his dysfunctional family made its debut on the Tracy Ullman Show.
& Michael J. Fox taught that actress who played Supergirl the Secret of his Success, in 1987, and that year George Michael released his first solo single off his Grammy-winning Album of the same name.. Here’s “Faith”
From 1987 The Bangles “Hazy Shade Of Winter” If you read every book in the Flowers in the Attic series, if now you know, and knowing is half the battle, or if you remember when Shasta was for losers, TAB was a laboratory accident and Capri Sun was a social statement, this is the show for you, it is the 80's at 8, from 1980 Steely Dan “Hey Nineteen”
From 1984 Dead Or Alive “You Spin Me Round (Like A Record)” If you know man who catch fly with chopsticks accomplish anything, if Emilio Estevez ever convinced you that a pair of wheels was all it took to be a man in motion, or if you still do the gopher dance every time you hear the song from Caddyshack, this is the place for you! It's the 80s at 8! From 1983 here's Wall Of Voodoo “Mexican Radio”