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 you're still hoping to win a space camp scholarship on Double Dare, if you ever hoped Chief Quimby would fire Inspector Gadget so Penny and Brain could take over, if you'd rather be with someone for the wrong reasons than be alone for the right or if you think life looks better through a Viewmaster, you’re listening to the right station; this is the 80s at 8 We’re starting today’s show off with a song from 1982 by Duran Duran that became a big hit after it was put on heavy rotation on MTVand had the concept that Indiana Jones was looking for love Here’s “Hungry Like The Wolf”
From 1983 UB40 “Red Red Wine” 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 think Dolph Lundgren was denied an Oscar for both He-Man and Ivan Drago, then you’re in the right place; this is the 80s at 8. From 1983 Sheriff “When I’m With You”
From 1983 Fixx “One Thing Leads To Another” If you think there's certainly nothing wrong a little pizza on our time, if you ever wore one half of a broken heart "Best Friends" necklace, or if you're still torn over whether Teela is hotter than She-Ra, then this is the show for you; this is the 80s at 8 From 1986 Glass Tiger “Don’t Forget Me When I’m Gone”
From 1986 Glass Tiger “Don’t Forget Me When I’m Gone”. That Canadian band got a little help from national hero Bryan Adams on the background vocals, and a big boost from MTV. Here is the answer to today’s timeline, in which year did each of the following things take place?
The US-led invasion of Grenada gave President Reagan's popularity a jolt By the power of Grayskull.
He-Man and the Masters of the Universe made its television premiere.
& Francis Ford Coppola directed a movie full of Brat Packers with names like Dallas and Pony Boy in The Outsiders in 1983.
That same year also saw the release of a song that was promoted with a short film that broke down MTV’s racial barrier as the first video by a black artist to be aired on the channel, and the first to feature the King Of Pop moonwalking! Here’s Michael Jackson “Billie Jean”
From 1981 The Go Go’s “Our Lips Are Sealed” If you're still trying to figure out whether Schwarzenegger or DeVito was the cuter twin, if you liked Tom Hanks better when he was a cross dresser, or if you ever should have bought stock in Aquanet or Wet and Wild, then you’re listening to the right station; this is the 80s at 8 From 1987 Johnny Hates Jazz “Shattered Dreams”
From 1982 Chicago “Hard To Say I’m Sorry” 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 in the right place; this is the 80s at 8 From 1986 Wang Chung “Everybody Have Fun Tonight”
From 1986 Wang Chung “Everybody Have Fun Tonight” If you ever tried to force-choke your enemies, if you ever tried to play chicken with a train, or if you ever swore off drugs for the love of Nancy Regan, then this is the show for you; from 1983 John Cafferty & the Beaver Brown Band “On The Dark Side.