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 your fondest childhood memory is when Skippy got his head stuck in the banister, if you ever wanted to paint Elyse's jacket a color other than red during the Family Ties credits, if you know exactly what could possibly go wrong with an innocent girl and a harmless drive or if you still remember the days when Max Headroom was the height of computer animation, then you’re listening to the right station; this is the 80s at 8 powered by Neil Finn, coming to the Shubert Theater April 10th. We’re kicking today’s show off with a song that was released in 1989 by The Fine Young Cannibals, but it had made its first appearance in the 1987 movie “Tin Men”, starring Danny DeVito and Richard Dreyfuss.. Here’s “Good Thing”
From 1985 ABC “Be Near Me” If you still remember when Scratch N Sniff stickers dominated every recess, if your dreams are plagued by the ghosts of Pac Man or If you've ever been called a brain, an athlete, a basket case, a princess or a criminal, then you’re in the right place; this is the 80s at 8 From 1983 Sheriff “When I’m With You”
From 1982 Duran Duran “Hungry Like The Wolf” If you've ever been unfortunate enough to be a man with a perm, if you ever wanted to join Janet Jackson's Rhythm Nation just for the outfits or if you ever wished you could get trapped in a black and white cartoon video with A-Ha, this is the show for you; it is the 80s at 8, from 1988 When In Rome “The Promise”
Here is the answer to the timeline, in which year did each of the following things take place?
Oprah began her takeover of the world with her network television premiere.
Winona Ryder made her film debut alongside tragic figures Corey Haim and Charlie Sheen in Lucas.
& Arnold Schwarzenneger realized the dream of every Austrian immigrant bodybuilder come true: he married a Kennedy in 1986, and that same year Glass Tiger followed up to “Don’t Forget Me When I’m Gone” with this lesser known hit, which kept them off the one hit wonders list! Here’s “Someday”
From 1986 The Bangles “Manic Monday” If you ever wish Axl Rose would just shut up about Chinese Democracy and play Welcome to the Jungle again, if you know that only you and Smokey the Bear can prevent forest fires, if you know that Arnold Jackson had a goldfish named Abraham and a terrible fear of the Gooch or if you know who Stinky Sullivan is, then you’re in the right place; this is the 80s at 8 From 1986 Europe “The Final Countdown”
From 1985 Katrina and The Waves “I’m Walking On Sunshine” If you know there is no Dana, only Zuul, if you learned about the birds and the bees from an ABC after school special or if the hardest decision you made on a daily basis was leather and denim, then you’re listening to the right station; this is the 80s at 8 From 1986 Fabulous Thunderbirds “Tuff Enuff”
From 1983 Big Country “In a Big Country” If a white suit with a pastel shirt spells out class to you, if you desperately tried to learn the synth, keytar, or bongos because you were dead certain that they were the sound of the future, if you're waiting for the day when you can post pictures of your Flock of Seagulls haircut on Facebook without embarrassment or if the idea of your brain on drugs ever inspired you to fry up some scrambled eggs, then you’re listening to the right station; this is the 80s at 8 From 1981 Diesel "Sausalito Summer Nights"