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80's at 8

80s at 8 for 3-31-2014

 
80s at 8 for 3-31-2014

Welcome to the 80’s at 8, updated daily with each day’s show content and the music videos for all the songs we’ve played. If your choices in cars were either tiny tin cans or gigantic boats big enough to sail to England, if you've ever been a winner in the Game of Life, if you’re still trying to beat your cousin’s high score on Asteroids with your Atari 2600, or if you know the A-Team are soldiers of fortune on the run from the Army after being branded as war criminals for a "crime they didn't commit”, then you’re listening to the right station; this is the 80s at 8. We’re starting today’s show off with a song based on the man David Bowie made famous in the 1969 classic "Space Oddity." Funny, did you know the word for "countdown" in German is "countdown"? From 1983 here is Peter Schilling “Major Tom (Coming Home)”

From 1982 The Go’Go’s “Vacation” If you know exactly what Miss Mary Mack was wearing, if you ever wonder why DJ Jazzy Jeff's kids never star in Karate Kid remakes, or if you ever wonder what the Facts of Life would have been like if Molly Ringwald hadn't been written out after the first season, then you’re in the right place; this is the 80s at 8 From 1987 T’Pau “Heart and Soul”

From 1985 Prince & The Revolutions “Raspberry Beret” If you ever wanted to share an Orange Julius with Tiffany at the mall, if you ever used a Cyndi Lauper video as an excuse to rally the girls for drinks, or if you ever got annoyed at the DJ for talking over the song you were trying to record on your 90 minute Maxell tape, then you’re in the right place; this is the 80s at 8 From 1982 Stray Cats “Rock This Town”

From 1982 Stray Cats “Rock This Town” That song is listed in the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame as one of the 500 Songs that shaped Rock and Roll. Here is the answer to the timeline, in which year did each of the following things take place?

Dan Rather walked off the set of CBS to protest the U.S. Open cutting into his broadcast, resulting in six minutes of dead air,

Cher's racy video atop a naval ship for her single "If I Could Turn Back Time" was banned from MTV,

& Jason Bateman was howlingly unsuccessful in attempting to fill Michael J. Fox’s shoes in Teen Wolf Too, in 1987. And that year, George Michael left Wham!, and was trying to change his image so he would appeal to a more adult audience and be taken seriously as an artist, something that wasn't easy after hit singles like "Wake Me Up Before You Go-Go" and "I'm Your Man." Here’s “Faith”

From 1982 Duran Duran “Rio” If you cobbled together a hideous pink prom dress from three other hideous pink prom dresses, if you're still hoping to win a space camp scholarship on Double Dare, or if you really hope were spinning vinyl here at the River 1059, then you’re listening to the right station; this is the 80s at 8 From 1980 Donnie Iris “Ah! Leah!”

 

From 1988 that was Edie Brickell & The New Bohemians “What I Am”. If you've ever danced around a junior high gym to Buster Poindexter's “Hot Hot Hot”, if you're still waiting for Kermit and Piggy to take you on a Great Muppet Caper, or if your tastebuds know the difference between Juicy Juice and Capri Sun, then you’re in the right place; this is the 80s at 8 From 1985 Level 42 “Something About You”

From 1982 Eddy Grant “Electric Avenue” If you don't care if it's a cherry or a Coke slushie, as long as it's with Christian Slater, if you desperately tried to learn the synth, keytar, or bongos because you were dead certain that they were the sound of the future, or if you know exactly who you're gonna call when there's somethin strange in the neighborhood, then you’re listening to the right station; this is the 80s at 8 From 1983 Wall of Voodoo “Mexican Radio”

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