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80s at 8 for 4-29-2014

 

Welcome to the 80’s at 8 blog, updated daily with each day’s show content and the music videos for all the sings we’ve played. If Ferris Bueller ever inspired you to study computer science or art history, If you remember when Shasta was for losers, TAB was a laboratory accident and Capri Sun was a social statement , or if you remember sunbathing on your front lawn with sun-in in your hair, then you’re in the right place; this is the 80’s at 8. We’re kicking today’s show off with a song from 1986 by Bananarama that had played for several years before they recorded it. The band had the idea of turning the song into a dance music tune, but they were met with resistance from their producers at the time. Shows how much they knew. Here’s “Venus”

From 1983 Sheriff “When I’m With You” If you remember rocking a baseball cap with a bill ten miles long, if you know the A-Team are soldiers of fortune on the run from the Army after being branded as war criminals for a "crime they didn't commit”, or if you were ever jealous of uncle Jesse's hair or drum skills, then you’re listening to the right station; this is the 80’s at 8 From 1989 Fine Young Cannibals “She Drives Me Crazy”

From 1983 The Thompson Twins “Hold Me Now” if you know when it is time to bust out the old keytar, if you're too busy rocking your parachute pants to notice a sale on skinny jeans or if you know that Goonies never say die, then you’re in the right station; this is the 80’s 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 Canadian band got a little help from national hero Bryan Adams on the background vocals, and a big boost from MTV. Here is the answer to today’s timeline, in which year did each of the following things take place?

Paul Reubens, otherwise known as Pee Wee Herman, voiced Max in Disney's Flight of the Navigator

Geraldo Rivera hosted a live, 2 hour syndicated special, The Mystery of Al Capone's Vault, and famously came up empty handed

& Oprah began her takeover of the world with her network television premiere, in 1986 That same year also saw the release of a song that was voted #1 on VH1’s 40 Most Awesomely Bad Metal Songs of All Time...but it’s so catchy! Here’s Europe “The Final Countdown”

From 1982 Men Without Hats “Safety Dance” if Mathew Broderick's computer setup in War Games was your all-time fantasy gift If you think life looks better through a Viewmaster, or if you've spent more money on your subscription to Tiger Beat than on Christmas toys for your kids, then you’re listening to the right station; this is the 80’s at 8 From 1984 Autograph “Turn Up The Radio”

 

From 1986 Prince “Kiss” if you ever wanted to paint Elyse's jacket a color other than red during the Family Ties credits, or if you have read every book in the Flowers in the Attic series, then you’re in the right place; this is the 80’s at 8 From 1985 Scritti Politti “Perfect Way”

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