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80's at 8

80s at 8 for 4-21-2014

 

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 I say "Miss Susie had a steamboat" and the lyrics will be stuck in your head all day, if you ever put on side one of Led Zeppelin 4 with the hopes of making out, if you haven't had frozen orange juice since 1983 because of those dastardly Duke brothers, or if you're the guy who gets the party started with the Loco-Motion and the Bartles and Jaymes, then you’re listening to the right station; this is the 80’s 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. Here’s “Shock The Monkey”

From 1981 Hall and Oates “You Make My Dreams” If you remember when there were cozy little coffee shops everywhere instead of giant chains pretending to be cozy little coffee shops, if you remember passing notes rather than texting in class, or if you remember when the only time you used the word “Text” was in front of the word “Book” then you’re in the right place; this is the 80’s at 8 From 1983 Berlin No More Words

From 1984 Prince “When Doves Cry” If you remember crunching through algebra class with nothing but a pencil and paper or if you've ever had a sleepless night because you're afraid of the town janitor, then you’re listening to the right station; this is the 80’s at 8 From 1987 Johnny Hates Jazz “Shattered Dreams”

From 1987 Johnny Hates Jazz “Shattered Dreams” Ironically enough, the group got its big break while performing at a Jazz club. Here with the answer to the timeline, in which year did each of the following things take place?

On a very special episode of Sesame Street, Big Bird confronted the real-life death of his friend Mr. Hooper

Michael Keaton braved Jaws the Vacuum Cleaner and a chili-eating baby as Mr. Mom

& little girls everywhere cleaned out their piggy banks and ran to the toy store for the introduction of Hasbro's My Little Pony in 1983

That same year also saw the release of a song that the band claimed was about the borderline between the conscious and subconscious mind, but in more recent interviews, lead singer Simon LeBon has admitted the song is about tantric sex. Here’s Duran Duran “Union of the Snake”

From 1983 Michael Jackson “Beat It” If you've ever insisted on buying your boxer shorts at the Cincinnati Kmart, if you've ever rocked it to the bang bang boogie, said up jumped the boogie to the boogie to the rhythm of the boogie the beat, or if Punky Brewster was the one who taught you the valuable lesson that you shouldn't hide in an old refrigerator, then you’re listening to the right station; this is the 80’s at 8 From 1984 Murray Head “One Night In Bangkok”

 

From 1982 After The Fire “Der Komissar” If it never entered into your mind to wonder why Vince Neil and Nikki Sixx are still alive, then you’re in the right place; this is the 80’s at 8 From 1984 Twisted Sister “We’re Not Gonna Take It”

From 1985 Katrina and The Waves “Walking On Sunshine” If you regret not buying stock in Aquanet or Wet and Wild, if you quit watching Growing Pains when a certain Titanic actor made the scene, or if you're still torn over whether Teela is hotter than She-Ra, then you’re listening to the right station; this is the 80’s at 8 From 1982 Culture Club “Time (Clock of the Heart)”

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