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80s at 8 for 3-18-2014

 
80s at 8 for 3-18-2014

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 anybody ever called you Baby and it didn't occur to you to mind, if you ever wanted to be Laverne or Shirley just so you could date a hottie like Lenny or Squiggy, if you miss the days when John Travolta had never heard of Scientology and just wanted to dance, or if you'll forever be grateful to the Beach Boys and Uncle Jesse for taking you down to Kokomo, 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 by Cyndi Lauper that featured Captain Lou Albano in the music video and led to her appearance at the first WrestleMania with Hulk Hogan. From 1983 Here’s “Girls Just Want To Have Fun”

From 1984 John Cafferty and The Beaver Brown Band “On The Dark Side” If you'd share a bucket of fried chicken with a Mogwai as long as it was before midnight, if your dad ever forbade you from listening to Prince or Madonna but had no idea who Samantha Fox was, or if you still can't decide between the highway to heaven, highway to the danger zone, or the highway to hell, then you’re in the right place; this is the 80s at 8 From 1982 “After The Fire”

From 1983 Naked Eyes “Always Something There To Remind Me” If you still can't decide whether Tony or Angela was really the boss, if 90% of the toys on your Christmas list didn’t need electricity, or if you ever dreamed of taking a vacation to the Ewok village, then you’re listening to the right station; this is the 80s at 8 From 1983 Sheriff “When I’m With You”

 

From 1983 Sheriff “When I’m With You” That song was originally released in 1983, but tanked quickly, leading the band to break up and go their separate ways. It was eventually brought back to life by a DJ who made it a number 1 hit in 1989. Here is the answer to the timeline, in which year did each of the following things take place?

Michael Jackson's hair caught fire while filming a Pepsi commercial

Crockett and Tubbs introduced the world to white and pastel suits with the premiere of Miami Vice

& Tom Hanks had one last Bachelor Party before marrying 80s vixen Tawny Kitaen in 1984. That same year also saw the release of a song by Prince that was thought by some to be sung from the viewpoint of Jesus. Here’s “I Would Die 4 U”

From 1984 Duran Duran “The Reflex” If you ever asked for a Ratt, a Scorpion, or a Whitesnake for a pet, if you ever thought you looked pretty cool flipping out your comb at the roller rink, or if Bill Murray always seemed like the cool uncle you never had, then you’re listening to the right station; this is the 80s at 8 From 1984 Tina Turner “What’s Love Got To Do With It”

From 1983 Peter Schilling “Major Tom Coming Home” If Howard the Duck ever led you to consider falling in love with a barnyard animal, if you ever went to FAO Schwartz to just to play "Heart and Soul" on their big piano, or if you know from experience that a little Love's Baby Soft goes a long way, then you’re in the right place; this is the 80s at 8 From 1981 Human League “Don’t You Want Me”

From 1988 The Proclaimers “I’m Gonna Be 500 Miles” If Teen Wolf taught you that the three rules to live by are never get less than twelve hours sleep; never play cards with a guy who has the same first name as a city; and never get involved with a woman with a tattoo of a dagger on her body, or you snuck a copy of "Are You There God? It's Me, Margaret" to school in your backpack, which was only cool if you wore it over one shoulder, then you’re listening to the right station; this is the 80s at 8 From 1982 Aldo Nova “Fantasy”

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