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 when I say the name Einstein you instantly thing of the dog rather than the genius, if you ever read a book and took a look at the TV in your head with Captain OG Readmore, if you ever wanted to be Laverne or Shirley just so you could date a hottie like Lenny or Squiggy, or if you remember the days when the Marlboro Man was allowed on TV commercials, then you’re listening to the right station; this is the 80s at 8. We’re kicking today’s show off with a song from 1984 by Bananarama that was a huge hit, but not until after this song was used in the movie The Karate Kid. Here’s “Cruel Summer”

From 1984 Cyndi Lauper “She Bop” If you remember the days when Dan Akroyd had one thing on his mind, and it was the Staypuft Marshmallow Man, if you're still having nightmares about Judge Doom, Large Marge and the Peculiar Purple Pie Man, if you know that more than a handful means risking a sprained thumb, or if you think the solution to any fashion crisis is denim, then you’re in the right place; this is the 80s at 8 From 1984 Animotion “Obsession”

From 1983 Peter Schilling “Major Tom (Coming Home)” If you begged your mom to get you liquid center gum even though it caused cancer in lab rats, or if you know that Carla's full name on Cheers was Carla Maria Victoria Angelina Teresa Apollonia Lozupone Tortelli LeBec, then you’re listening to the right station; this is the 80s at 8 From 1982 Steve Miller Band “Abracadabra”

From 1982 Steve Miller Band “Abracadabra” This song was said to have been inspired by American singer Diana Ross with whom Miller has met with while performing together back in the ‘60s. Here is the answer to the timeline, in which year did each of the following things take place?

Richard Gere showed Debra Winger he could be an Officer and a Gentleman

Dukes of Hazzard Bo and Luke were temporarily replaced by their “cousins” Coy and Vance following a contract dispute

& Disney opened the Experimental Prototype Community of Tomorrow, otherwise known as EPCOT in Orlando, Florida in 1982. That same year also saw the release of a song that was Dexy’s Midnight Runners’ only one #1 hit here in the US, and kept Michael Jackson from having back to back chart toppers with “Billie Jean” and “Beat It” Here’s “Come On Eileen”

From 1986 Sly Fox “Let’s Go All The Way” If you know the crew at on Three's Company used to unwind at the Regal Beagle, if you were a champ at games like "Inside Tina Yothers" or "Dead or Canadian" on MTV's Remote Control, or if you're still trying to figure out what was up with Tammy Faye Baker's eyelashes, then you’re in the right place; this is the 80’s at 8 From 1988 Tone Loc “Wild Thing”


From 1984 John Cafferty and The Beaver Brown Band “On The Dark Side” If you're on a mission and you're wishin someone could cure your lonely condition, or if you always cheered louder for the moonwalking Whammy than for the actual Press Your Luck contestants, then you’re listening to the right station; this is the 80’s at 8 From 1986 Belinda Carlisle “Mad About You”

From 1983 Duran Duran “Is There Somethin I Should Know” If you can't decide whether a hotter date would be 867-5309's Jenny or the girl from Centerfold, if Heathers made you wonder what the deal was with the Moby Dick Eskimo, or if you remember Johnny Depp not for Pirates of the Caribbean but for 21 Jump Street, then you’re listening to the right station; this is the 80’s at 8 From 1987 T’Pau “Heart and Soul”