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 CC Deville ever convinced you it was OK to be a man in makeup, if you agree with Danielson that a flyswatter would be faster, if you know all the words to the interlude in Lionel Richie's “All Night Long”, or if your mom ever packed your lunch with Fruit by the Foot and Polly-O String Cheese, then you’re listening to the right station; this is the 80s at 8 and we’re kicking today’s show off with a song that describes the feeling when your “inner monkey” gets hurt by jealousy. Sounds pretty deep. From 1982 by Peter Gabriel “Shock The Monkey”
From 1983 Big Country “In A Big Country” If you'd still follow Tiffany to the mall and back, if you ever spend your night awake so Freddy doesn't get you, if you think no one can ever dethrone Mary Lou Retton as America's Sweetheart, or if you don’t care if it’s a Coke slushie or a cherry one, jus so long as it’s with Christian Slater, then you’re in the right place; this is the 80s at 8 From 1984 Murray Head “One Night In Bangkok”
From 1986 Glass Tiger “Don’t Forget Me When I’m Gone” If you love Coy and Vance just as much as you love Luke and Bo, if Meg Ryan ever inspired you to have all your sauces on the side, if I say "George Clooney" and you think of "The Facts of Life", or if you ever wanted a crack at James Spader even if he always seemed like such a scumbag, then you’re in the right place; this is the 80s at 8 From 1980 Gary Numan “Cars”
From 1980 Gary Numan “Cars” Numan wrote this song about how people use technology and material goods to isolate themselves from human contact…sounds like the brink of the 80’s to me. You can watch the video for that song plus thousands more all for free at theRiver 1059.com keyword 80s. Here is the answer to the timeline, in which year did each of the following things take place?
The Reverend Sun Myung (Yung) Moon was sentenced to prison and fined $25, 000 for tax fraud and conspiracy to obstruct justice.
David Hasselhoff found himself out-acted by a car named KITT in the premiere episode of Knight Rider.
& Murphy and Nolte were a long way off from transvestite prostitutes and scary mug shots in 48 Hours in 1982 That same year also saw the release of a song that might not have been a hit in the US at all if it weren’t for “Billie Jean” breaking MTV’s color barrier. From Eddie Grant here’s “Electric Avenue”
From 1987 Crowded House “Something So Strong” If you ever skipped over the description of the differences between Elizabeth and Jessica in Sweet Valley High because, let's face it, you had it memorized, or if you know the A-Team are soldiers of fortune on the run from the Army after being branded as war criminals for a crime they didn't commit, then you’re listening to the right station; this is the 80s at 8 From 1981 Hall and Oates “Maneater”
From 1989 The B-52’s “Love Shack” If you know the next time someone asks you if you're a God, you say yes, if you'd eat chilled monkey brains just because Indiana Jones told you to, or if you know it's "Risky Business" being chased by Guido the killer pimp, then this is the show for you; this is the 80s at 8 From 1984 Prince “When Doves Cry”
From 1984 Prince “When Doves Cry” if the hardest decision you had to make on a daily basis was leather or denim, if you were the unfortunate man hwo had a perm, or if you remember when no band was complete without a keytarist, then this is the show for you; it is the 80’s at 8, From 1987 T’Pau “Heart and Soul”.