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80s at 8 for 3-21-2014

 
80s at 8 for 3-21-2014

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 you ever tried to convince your girlfriend to dress up as Jessica Rabbit for Halloween, if you could be the Walrus, but you'd still have to bum rides off people, if you don't care if it's a cherry or a Coke slushie, as long as it's with Christian Slater, or if you watched the Iran Contra hearings because you thought Ollie North was hot, then you’re in the right place; this is the 80s at 8. We’re kicking today’s show off with a song from 1986 by Wang Chung that had a hit with this and its music video, which was later banned out of fear that the stop-motion filming style could cause epileptic seizures Here’s “Everybody Have Fun Tonight”

From 1985 Loverboy “Lovin Every Minute of It” If you still think that Starburst are a pale imitation of Bonkers, if you ever wished your life was more like a Choose Your Own Adventure book, if you've ever asked yourself, "What Would Ronald Reagan do?", or if you're undecided on the Roth/Hagar debate but "Gary Cherone" is not in your vocabulary, then you’re listening to the right station; this is the 80s at 8 From 1982 Prince “1999”

 

From 1984 Nena “99 Red Luftballoons” If you're still wondering when Rodney Dangerfield is gonna get some respect, if you ever wanted to join Janet Jackson's Rhythm Nation just for the outfits, or if Combos really cheeses your hunger away, then you’re in the right place; this is the 80s at 8 From 1986 The Bangles “Walk Like An Egyptian”

From 1986 The Bangles “Walk Like An Egyptian” Toni Basil, who had her own worldwide number 1 hit with “Mickey” in 82, missed out another opportunity after turning that song down Their loss turned out to be The Bangles’ gain. Here is the answer to the timeline, in which year did each of the following things take place? 6.5 million people held Hands Across America to raise money to fight hunger and homelessness TV finally heeded the public's call for "No Whammies!" by cancelling Press Your Luck after three seasons And Tom Cruise felt the need for speed in that year's biggest blockbuster with Top Gun in 1986 That same year also saw the release of a song that is not about love, nor is it about dying; it’s just a veiled reference to great sex. Here’s Cutting Crew “I Just Died In Your Arms”

From 1986 Europe “The Final Countdown” If you ever thought it perfectly acceptable that Andrew McCarthy ended up with a Mannequin, if your sure-fire way to cheer yourself up is humming the "Don't Worry Be Happy" lyrics or if you remember believing when high-hipped pants were the apex of fashion, then you’re listening to the right station; this is the 80s at 8 From 1981 Hall and Oates “I Can’t Go For That (No Can Do)”

 

From 1985 ABC “Be Near Me” If Pepsi Crystal seemed like a decent idea, if you know exactly which Hollywood Square Jim J. Bullock was in or If you still can't decide whether you'd rather cruise around town in a time-traveling DeLorean or KITT, then you’re in the right place; this is the 80s at 8 From 1981 The Go Go’s “We Got The Beat”

From 1984 Twisted Sister “We’re Not Gonna Take It” If you still hate Tiffani Amber Thiessen because she got to kiss Zack and A.C, if you're not internationally known but you're known to rock a microphone or if you ever saved yourself from a biker brawl by hopping on a bar and dancing to "Tequila", then you’re listening to the right station; this is the 80s at 8 From 1985 A-Ha “Take On Me”

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