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80s at 8 for 4-11-2014

 
Posted April 11th, 2014 @ 7:26am

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 Bill Murray always seemed like the cool uncle you never had, if you ever “Did the Right Thing” just because Spike Lee told you to, if you ever thought it was tragic that Baywatch got nine seasons while ALF got only four, or if you still remember how to do Balki Bartakamous's Dance of Joy, then you’re in the right place; this is the 80’s at 8. We’re kicking today’s show off with a song from 1987 by Richard Marx who became the first male singer with four top three hits from his debut album. Here’s “Should’ve Known Better”

From 1984 Twisted Sister “We’re Not Gonna Take It” If you still think Alex P. Keaton could have taught Andy a little something, if you'd eat chilled monkey brains just because Indiana Jones told you to, or if you were ever blown away by the deadly combination of Magnum PI's mustache and red Ferrari, then you’re listening to the right station; this is the 80’s at 8 From 1981 Hall and Oates “I Can’t Go For That (No Can Do)”

From 1987 Belinda Carlisle “Heaven Is a Place On Earth” If your parents denied you a dog in the hope that you'd be happy with pet rocks and sea monkeys, if you're undecided on the Roth/Hagar debate but "Gary Cherone" is not in your vocabulary, or if there's a moldy collection of Garbage Pail Kids somewhere in your parents' basement, then you’re in the right place; this is the 80’s at 8 From 1982 Duran Duran “Rio”

From 1982 Duran Duran “Rio” That’s song had one of the most famous music videos of all time, possably because it showed their great love for America. Here is the answer to the timeline, in which year did each of the following things take place?

Steven Spielberg met future wife Kate Capshaw while directing her and Indiana Jones in the Temple of Doom

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

& Hulk Hogan defeated the Iron Shiek to win his first WWF championship at Madison Square Garden in 1984 That same year also saw the release of a song that’s from the soudtrack to the movie Streets of Fire, starring Willem Dafoe and Diane Lane Here’s Dan Hartman “I Can Dream About You”

From 1984 Wang Chung “Dance Hall Days” If you can smell her wine and cheap perfume (and it smells like Bartyles and James and Electric Youth), if you've rather be a Greaser than a Soash, if you knew Debbie Gibson long before she was Deborah, or if you would have liked to help John Candy finish Paul Bunyan's Old 96er, then you’re listening to the right station; this is the 80’s at 8 From 1984 Sammy Hagar “I Can’t Drive 55”

From 1982 Stray Cats “Stray Cat Strut” If you've ever made a collage of Corey faces from cut up Bop magazines, if you remember that one friend who insisted that Sega would choke out Nintendo, or if you're still humming the Ewok "yub nub" song, then you’re in the right place; this is the 80’s at 8 From 1984 Tina Turner “What’s Love Got To Do With It”

From 1985 Level 42 “Something About You” If you're still wondering when Rodney Dangerfield is gonna get some respect, if you haven't had frozen orange juice since 1983 because of those dastardly Duke brothers, if you believed wrestling was real when Dr. D popped John Stossels ear drums on 20/20, or if you know that Melvilles was the Restaurant upstairs from Cheers, then you’re listening to the right station; this is the 80’s at 8 From 1986 Human League “Human”

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