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 returned to Oz with Fairuza Balk and totally forgot about Judy Garland, if you'll never eat rabbit because Fatal Attraction gave you nightmares, if you remember rocking a baseball cap with a bill ten miles long, or if you've ever been called a brain, an athlete, a basket case, a princess or a criminal, then you’re in the right place; this is the 80s at 8. We’re kicking today’s show off with a song from 1983 by Duran Duran, who almost had to cancel the music video because Simon LeBon had accidentally drank water from the Sri Lanka Lagoon. Here’s “Union of the Snake”

From 1985 Dream Academy “Life In a Northern Town” If you find it perfectly understandable that Alanis Morissette wrote "You Oughta Know" for Full House's uncle Joey, if it ever occurred to you to gag yourself with a Silver Spoon, if you quit watching Growing Pains when a certain Titanic actor made the scene or if you miss the days that strange things were afoot at the Circle K, then you’re listening to the right station; this is the 80s at 8 From 1986 Human League “Human”

From 1984 The Go Go’s “Head Over Heels” If you remember back when Boy George was controversial, if you ever professed your love for KISS on your lunchbox, or if you did not achieve this position in life by having some snot-nosed punk leave your cheese out in the wind, then you’re in the right place; this is the 80s at 8 From 1983 The Thompson Twins “Hold Me Now”

From 1983 The Thompson Twins “Hold Me Now” That song was labeled a new wave let’s-stay-together plea that “was so cornball it worked”. Here is the answer to the timeline, in which year did each of the following things take place?

Clara Peller, otherwise known as the "Where's the Beef?" lady, made her first appearance in a Wendy's commercial

Farrah Fawcett starred as a woman who killed her abusive husband in the fact-based TV movie The Burning Bed

& Bill Murray learned that there is no Dana, only Zuul, in the year’s biggest movie in 1984

That same year also saw the release of a song that was featured in the 1983 movie Eddie and the Cruisers, playing the music for that fictional Springsteen-esque band. This helped make the soundtrack a top 10 album. Here’s John Cafferty and The Beaver Brown Band “On The Dark Side”

From 1981 Hall and Oates “Kiss On My List” If you always thought Mallory Keaton could do way better than Nick, if you culled your curse word vocabulary from Eddie Murphy's Raw, or if you remember the days when Dan Akroyd had one thing on his mind, and it was the Staypuft Marshmallow Man, then you’re listening to the right station; this is the 80s at 8 From 1984 Wang Chung “Dance Hall Days”


From 1982 Men Without Hats “Safety Dance” If you learned the facts of life from “Are You There God? It's Me Margaret”, if you're still waiting for Kermit and Piggy to take you on a Great Muppet Caper or if Bob Barker ever convinced you to help control the pet population, then you’re in the right place; this is the 80s at 8 From 1989 Fine Young Cannibals “She Drives Me Crazy