Welcome to the 80’s at 8 blog, updated daily with today’s show content and the music videos for all the songs we’ve played. If you ever wanted to study "Quack Fu" under the tutelage of Howard the Duck, if you have still have a favorite Misfit, Care Bear, My Little Pony, if you remember when calling someone twink just meant they were Rainbow Brite's best friend or if, despite the warnings, you just kept slapping that slap bracelet until you cut yourself, then you’re in the right place; this is the 80s at 8.  We’re kicking today’s show off with a song from 1987 that was partially inspired by his girlfriend at the time, Cynthia Rhodes of “Dirty Dancing” Here’s Richard Marx “Should’ve Known Better”

From 1983 Todd Rundgren “Bang The Drum All Day” If I say "Miss Susie had a Steamboat" and the lyrics will be stuck in your head all day, or If you waited to make the move from cassettes to something else until 2005, and you only did it because your car doesn't have a tape deck, then you’re listening to the right station, this is the 80s at 8 From 1982 Frida “I Know There’s Something Going On”

From 1987 Belinda Carlisle “Heaven Is a Place On Earth” If the World Wide Web sounds like an arachnaphobes's worst nightmare, if you're not one to frown upon suspenders and bow ties, if you think of twins whenever someone offers you a stick of gum, or if you had enough casingles to start your own music store, then you’re in the right place; this is the 80s at 8 From 1980 Gary Numan “Cars”

From 1980 Gary Numan “Cars” He wrote this song about how people use technology and material goods to isolate themselves from human contact. That message still rings true today. Here is the answer to the timeline, in which year did each of the following things take place?

Little girls everywhere cleaned out their piggy banks and ran to the toy store for the introduction of Hasbro's My Little Pony

On a very special episode of Sesame Street, Big Bird confronted the real-life death of his friend Mr. Hooper

& George Lucas introduced us to Ewoks and the forest moon of Endor in Return of the Jedi in 1983 That same year also saw the release of a song that was featured in a suprising location…the video game Grand Theft Auto: Vice City Here’s Quiet Riot “Cum On Feel The Noize”

From 1986 Prince “Kiss” If you remember when everyone knew how to make a good cup of coffee, and people made those perfect cups constantly, if your choices in cars were either tiny tin cans or gigantic boats big enough to sail to England, if the hardest decision you made on a daily basis was leather and denim, or if you passed notes rather than texted in class, then you’re listening to the right station; this is the 80s at 8 From 1980 Christopher Cross “Ride Like The Wind”


From 1989 Howard Jones “Everlasting Love” if you think that pastel shirts and white suit jackets are the pinnacle of fashion, if your dad ever forbade you from listening to Prince or Madonna but had no idea who Samantha Fox was, or if your own grandmother has ever felt you up, then you’re in the right place; this is the 80s at 8 From 1986 Bananarama “Venus”