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80s at 8 for 4-23-2014

 
Posted April 23rd, 2014 @ 7:43am

Welcome to the 80s at 8 blog, updated daily with each day’s show content and the music videos for all the songs we’ve played. If you're still hoping to win a space camp scholarship on Double Dare, if you ever spent all your allowance on Garbage Pail Kids and Big League Chew, if you know it's "Risky Business" being chased by Guido the killer pimp, or if you still think of Janet Jackson as Penny from Good Times or as Willis' girlfriend on Different Strokes, 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 Duran Duran one of their most recognizable songs, mostly due to its famous music video and the fact they love America so much Here’s “Rio”

From 1985 Dream Academy “Life In a Northern Town” If you still want to give a paternity test to My Two Dads, if you think Dolph Lundgren was denied an Oscar for both He-Man and Ivan Drago, or if you can still sling a boombox over your shoulder and keep it up there for the whole ten minutes before the batteries died, then you’re in the right place; this is the 80’s at 8 From 1983 Prince “1999”

From 1984 John Cafferty and The Beaver Brown Band “On The Dark Side” If in your dreams you're driving a van done up to be just like the A-Team's, if you still do the gopher dance every time you hear the song from Caddyshack, or if you're still mad because When Harry Met Sally convinced you Billy Crystal was hot, then you’re listening to the right station; this is the 80’s at 8 From 1980 Gary Numan “Cars”

From 1980 Gary Numan “Cars” Gary Numan wrote this song about how people use technology and material goods to isolate themselves from human contact…sounds like the brink of the 80’s to me! Here is the answer to the timeline, in which year did each of the following things take place?

The A-Team began its run from the Army after being branded as war criminals for a crime they didn’t commit

Kevin Costner gave Kevin Kline and Glenn Close more screen time when his scenes were cut from The Big Chill

& the US launched the Drug Awareness and Resistance Education Program, also known as DARE in 1983 That same year also saw the release of a song that features Dennis Miller’s then-girlfriend in the music video Here’s Kajagoogoo “Too Shy

From 1982 The Go Go’s “Vacation” If you're still waiting for Kermit and Piggy to take you on a Great Muppet Caper, if you ever tried to convince your girlfriend to dress up as Jessica Rabbit for Halloween, or if your taste buds know the difference between Juicy Juice and Capri Sun, then you’re in the right place; this is the 80’s at 8 From 1989 MC Hammer “U Can’t Touch This”

 

From 1986 The Bangles “Walk Like An Egyptian” If the Bundys will always have two children as far as you're concerned, and never Seven, or if you can't decide whether a hotter date would be 867-5309's Jenny or the girl from Centerfold, then you’re listening to the right station; this is the 80’s at 8 From 1986 Robert Palmer “I Didn’t Mean To Turn You On”

From 1986 Wang Chung “Everybody Have Fun Tonight” If you can forgive Brian Wilson for not taking you down to Kokomo because Uncle Jesse did, if you ever stashed the tiny key to your diary in the pocket of your Popple or if you know the next time someone asks you if you're a God you say yes, then you’re in the right place; this is the 80’s at 8 From 1985 A-Ha “Take On Me”

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