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 palyed. If you ever thought you looked pretty cool flipping out your comb at the roller rink, if you know that Melvilles was the restaurant upstairs from Cheers, if you're the guy who gets the party started with the Loco-Motion and the Bartles and Jaymes, or if you ever got a paper route just so you could shout "I want my two dollars!", then you’re listening to the right station; this is the 80s at 8 and we’re starting today’s show off with a song from 1982 by Thomas Dolby that’s ranked #13 on VH1’s 100 Greatest One Hit Wonders of the 80s. Here’s “She Blinded Me With Science”

From 1987 Icehouse “Electric Blue” If you ever considered naming a baby Bastian or Atreyu, if you still take relationship advice from VC Andrews even though she died halfway through "Heaven", or if you remember the days when UConn was a backup school before they got good at basketball, then you’re in the right place; this is the 80s at 8 From 1983 Michael Sembello “Maniac”

From 1988 When In Rome “The Promise” If you remember sunbathing on your front lawn with sun-in in your hair, if you ever wanted to join Weird Al on a trip to Spatula City, or if the cutest Cosby will always be Rudy in your book, then you’re listening to the right station; this is the 80s at 8 From 1986 Fabulous Thunderbirds “Tuff Enuff”

From 1986 Fabulous Thunderbirds “Tuff Enuff” They're considered a one-htt wonder, but that's impressive for a blues rock band to have any hits The song was used in two movies in 86, “Gung Ho” with Michael Keaton, and one of my favorite 80s movies, “Tough Guys” with Burt Lancester and Kirk Douglas. Here with the answer to the timeline, in which year did each of the following things take place?

Menudo sold out four shows at Madison Square Garden within three days of the tickets going on sale.

More than 125 million viewers tuned in for the last episode of MASH.

& Al Pacino invited us all to say hello to his little friend in Scarface in 1983. That same year also saw the release of a song that had an impressive movie Tenure, especially in the early 2000’s when it was featured in “Cedar Rapids” and “He’s Just Not That Into You” Here’s Matthew Wilder “Break My Stride”

From 1981 Hall and Oates “Private Eyes” If you ever wanted a Platoon or a Full Metal Jacket of your very own, if you remember when Slam Books were kept in black and white composition notebooks and Facebook was nothing but a dream, or if your parents denied you a dog in the hope that you'd be happy with pet rocks and sea monkeys, then you’re listening to the right station; this is the 80s at 8 From 1985 Eurythmics “Would I Lie To You”

 

From 1986 Timbuk 3 “The Future’s So Bright I Gotta Wear Shades” 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, this is the 80s at 8 From 1984 Autograph “Turn Up The Radio”

From 1985 Howard Jones “No One Is To Blame” If Michael Landon and Melissa Gilbert ever inspired you to revisit the Little House on the Prairie, if you watched too much "You Can't Do That on Television" and still can't bring yourself to say "I don't know" or "water", or if you've ever rocked it to the bang bang boogie, said up jumped the boogie to the boogie to the rhythm of the boogie the beat, then you’re listening to the right station; this is the 80s at 8 From 1983 Kajagoogoo “Too Shy”