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 keep Steve Martin's speech to Mrs. Poole handy for dealing with incompetent customer service reps, if you were ever blown away by the deadly combination of Magnum PI's mustache and red Ferrari, if you think there's certainly nothing wrong a little pizza on our time, or if you've ever been tempted to go ahead and cross the streams, then you’re in the right place; this is the 80s at 8. We’re kicking today’s show off with a song from 1984 that was a worldwide number 1 hit, and Prince showed off all his skills that year, but not only starring in the movie Purple Rain, he also directed the music video. Here’s “When Doves Cry”
From 1983 David Bowie “China Girl” If you ever rushed home from school to watch After School Specials with titles like "High School Narc" and "Just Tipsy, Honey", then you’re listening to the right station; this is the 80s at 8 From 1983 Naked Eyes “Always Something There To Remind Me”
From 1983 Taco “Puttin On The Ritz” If you ever picked the wrong week to stop sniffing glue or if you'd die before you put Baby in a corner, then you’re listening to the right station; this is the 80s at 8 From 1981 Human League “Don’t You Want Me”
From 1981 Human League “Human” That song was the biggest seller of 1981 in the UK, moving 1.4 million copies and was the first #1 in the UK for Richard Branson's Virgin label. Here is the answer to the timeline, in which year did each of the following things take place?
Indian Prime Minister Indira Gandhi was assassinated.
Crockett and Tubbs introduced the world to white and pastel suits with the premiere of Miami Vice.
& City kid Kevin Bacon showed an uptight preacher and a town yearning for excitement how to cut Footloose in 1984. That same year also saw the release of a song that was a German protest song and originated from a Rolling Stones concert. Here’s Nena “99 Luftballoons”
From 1983 The Fixx “One Thing Leads To Another” If you'll never eat rabbit because Fatal Attraction gave you nightmares, if you'd change political parties for Alex P. Keaton or if you're keeping your hair crimper in storage in hopes that look comes back again, then you’re in the right place; this is the 80s at 8 1985 Eddie Murphy “Party All The Time”
From 1984 Twisted Sister “We’re Not Gonna Take It” If you're hoping to have a baby boy someday who could appreciate your Transformers and Castle of Greyskull, then you’re listening to the right station; this is the 80s at 8 From 1982 The Motels “Only The Lonely”
From 1983 Frankie Goes To Hollywood “Relax Come Fighting” If your tastebuds know the difference between Juicy Juice and Capri Sun, then you’re in the right place; this is the 80s at 8 From 1988 The Proclaimers “I’m Gonna Be 500 Miles”