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80s at 8 for 4-1-2014

 
80s at 8 for 4-1-2014
Posted April 1st, 2014 @ 7:48am

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 you ever put on side one of Led Zeppelin 4 with the hopes of making out, if you still remember how to do Balki Bartakamous's “Dance of Joy”, if you can't decide whether your favorite veteran is Major Dad, GI Joe or Private Benjamin, or if you ever wanted a Platoon or a Full Metal Jacket of your very own, 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 1982 by Peter Gabriel, who released this love song describing the feeling when your “inner monkey” gets hurt by jealousy Sounds pretty heavy to me Here’s “Shock The Monkey”

From 1987 Suzanne Vega “Tom’s Diner” If you ever wanted to party with Lewis Skolnick and the rest of the Tri-Lambs, if you still have a crush on Lea Thompson even though she dated a duck, if you don't want to sell anything, buy anything or process anything as a career, or if you’ve ever found yourself on the highway to the danger zone, then you’re in the right place; this is the 80s at 8 From 1986 OMD “If You Leave”

From 1984 Prince “I Would Die 4 U” If you don't care if it's a cherry or a Coke slushie, as long as it's with Christian Slater, if you know that E.T. loves Reeses Pieces, or if you've ever wanted to start a Babysitters Club of your own, then you’re listening to the right station; 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 song got some help from Canadian national hero Bryan Adams on the background vocals, and a big boost from MTV. Here is the answer to the timeline, in which year did each of the following things take place? Kirk Cameron became a born-again Christian and began to object to racy storylines for his character Mike Seaver on Growing Pains,

Stock market levels fell sharply as Wall Street suffered Black Monday,

 & Andrew McCarthy and Robert Downey Jr. extolled kids everywhere to “Just Say No” in the film “Less Than Zero” in 1987. That same year also saw the release of a song that had the record for longest span between #1 hits. That was until The Beach Boys released “Kokomo”. Here’s George Harrison “Got My Mind Set On You”

From 1985 Loverboy “Lovin Every Minute Of It” If you snuck a copy of "Are You There God? It's Me, Margaret" to school in your backpack, which was only cool if you wore it over one shoulder, or if you've ever taken a bath with Mr. Bubble, then you’re in the right place; this is the 80s at 8 From 1983 Cyndi Lauper “Girls Just Want To Have Fun

 

From 1984 Duran Duran “The Reflex” If you couldn't figure out why no one but that nosy neighbor didn't see that Small Wonder's Vickie was a robot, if you know exactly which Hollywood Square Jim J. Bullock was in, or if you remember when a high school degree could get you a halfway decent job, then you’re listening to the right station; this is the 80s at 8 From 1984 Murray Head “One Night In Bangkok”

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