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80s at 8 for 3-35-2014

 
80s at 8 for 3-35-2014
Posted March 25th, 2014 @ 7:48am

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 Punky Brewster was the one who taught you the valuable lesson that you shouldn't hide in an old refrigerator, if you always think the force is with you, if you ever thought it was a good idea to force your wedding party into making its entrance to Thriller, or if you think inflation should allow Miss Mary Mack more than fifty cents to see those elephants, then you’re in the right place; this is the 80s at 8. We’re kicking today’s show off with a song from 1988 that was most famous for its video, which featured Robert Palmer reassembling the women who made “Addicted To Love” so memorable. Here’s “Simply Irresistable”

From 1987 Terence Trent D’Arby “Wishing Well” If you think Dolph Lundgren was denied an Oscar for both He-Man and Ivan Drago, if you had enough casingles to start your own music shop, or if you're not internationally known but you're known to rock a microphone, then you’re listening to the right station; this is the 80s at 8 From 1984 Bananarama “Cruel Summer”

From 1983 Prince “Little Red Corvette” If you've ever danced around a junior high gym to Buster Poindexter's Hot Hot Hot, if news reports on killer bees remind you of John Belushi, or if you couldn't figure out why no one but that nosy neighbor didn't see that Small Wonder's Vickie was a robot, then you’re in the right place; this is the 80s at 8 From 1982 Culture Club “Time Clock of the Heart”

 

From 1982 Culture Club “Time Clock of the Heart” This was the follow-up to their debut single, and it also did well on Adult Contemporary formats and MTV. Here is the answer to the timeline, in which year did each of the following things take place?

Wrestlemania debuted at Madison Square Garden in New York City

Jem and the Holograms premiered and introduced a generation of girls to glamour and glitter, fashion and fame

& Don Ameche and Wilford Brimley discovered the healing powers of their retirement home's pool in Cocoon in 1985 That same year also saw the release of a song by Howard Jones that featured a Charlie Chapman look-alike in the video, who was really Jed Hollie, a mime that was part of Jones’ stage act Here’s “Things Can Only Get Better”

From 1989 Roy Orbison “You Got It” If you can tell the difference between Big, 18 Again!, Vice Versa and Like Father Like Son, if you feel your innocence slippin away and don't believe it's comin back soon or if you thought John Lennon glasses looked good on anyone, then you’re listening to the right station; this is the 80s at 8 From 1982 A Flock of Seagulls “I Ran So Far Away”

 

From 1984 Pet Shop Boys “West End Girls” If you're a fan of 30 Rock not because of Tina Fey and Alec Baldwin but because of Eddie Murphy's Stevie Wonder and Joe Piscopo's Frank Sinatra, or if you know that Carla's full name on Cheers was Carla Maria Victoria Angelina Teresa Apollonia Lozupone Tortelli LeBec, then you’re in the right place; this is the 80s at 8 From 1986 The Moody Blues “Your Wildest Dreams”

From 1982 Stray Cats “Stray Cat Strut” If your golden rule is to never cross the streams, if you ever tried to build your perfect woman on a computer, or if there's a boxful of Smurfs somewhere in your mom's attic, then you’re listening to the right station; this is the 80s at 8 From 1984 Animotion “Obsession”

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