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 you ever find yourself wishing that Scott Baio was in charge of your days and your nights, if you feel your innocence slippin away and don't believe it's comin back soon, if you learned about the birds and the bees from an ABC after school special or if you were a champ at games like "Inside Tina Yothers" or "Dead or Canadian" on MTV's Remote Control, 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 1984 by Bananarama that didn’t become famous until it was used in the original “Karate Kid” Here’s Bananarama “Cruel Summer”

From 1983 Big Country “In a Big Country” If you think inflation should allow Miss Mary Mack more than fifty cents to see those elephants, if you're on a mission and you're wishin someone could cure your lonely condition or if you've always waited for the Sweet Pickles Bus to visit your house, then you’re in the right place; this is the 80’s at 8 From 1987 T’Pau “Heart and Soul”

From 1982 Thomas Dolby “She Blinded Me With Science” If you're still mad your mom bought your Cabbage Patch Kid out of the back of a truck, or if you only ate Wheaties because Pete Rose told you to, then you’re listening to the right station; this is the 80’s at 8 From 1983 The Fixx “One Thing Leads To Another”

From 1983 The Fixx “One Thing Leads To Another” While that sounds like a great date, it’s actually a song about politicians who lie and then have to cover those with more lies.. Here is the answer to today’s timeline, in which year did each of the following things take place?

Playboy paid former PTL church secretary Jessica Hahn $1 million for an interview and a nude pictorial

Michael J. Fox taught that actress who played Supergirl the Secret of his Success

And Sam Malone got a new boss and a new love interest when Kirstie Alley's Rebecca Howe replaced Shelly Long's Diane Chambers on Cheers in 1987 That same year also saw the release of a song by Richard Marx that was a hit the same year he married Cynthia Rhodes, aka Patrick Swayze's dance partner Penny Johnson from Dirty Dancing. Some guys have all the luck. Here’s “Should’ve Known Better”

From 1984 Wang Chung “Dance Hall Days” If you miss the days when your mom stocked your freezer full of Flavor Ice, if you fondly remember when people could call something "ironic" without feeling compelled to say "dontcha think" 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 From 1987 The Beastie Boys “Fight For Your Right To Party”

 

From 1983 Peter Schilling “Major Tom (Coming Home)” If you still have a crush on Lea Thompson even though she dated a duck, if you'd die before you put Baby in a corner, or if you ever spend your night awake so Freddy doesn't get you, then you’re listening to the right station; this is the 80’s at 8 From 1983 Todd Rundgren “Bang The Drum All Day”

From 1980 Donnie Iris “Ah Leah” If you ever wanted a Platoon or a Full Metal Jacket of your very own, if you still have the best collection of fingerless gloves on the block or if you sometimes randomly yell out "NO WHAMMY!" at the television, then you’re in the right place; this is the 80’s at 8 From 1986 Belinda Carlisle “Mad About You”