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80s at 8 for 4-7-2014

 
80s at 8 for 4-7-2014
Posted April 7th, 2014 @ 6:57am

Welcome to the 80’s at 8, updated daily with each day’s show content and the music videos for all the songs we’ve played. If Combos really cheeses your hunger away, if it's taken years, but you finally have your Hangin Tough dance down pat, if you ever rushed home from school to watch After School Specials with titles like "High School Narc" and "Just Tipsy, Honey", or if you know all the words to We Didn't Start the Fire but only came into consciousness around "Wheel of Fortune, Sally Ride" then you’re listening to the right station; this is the 80s at 8 We’re starting today’s show off with a song featuring Joe Walsh on guitar. From 1987 here is Richard Marx “Don’t Mean Nothing “

From 1982 Chicago “Hard to Say I’m Sorry” If you have still have a favorite Misfit, Care Bear, or My Little Pony, if you know half of Jem's excitement and outrageousness came from her light up earrings, or if you sometimes find yourself wondering why Weird Al only has three Grammies to Michael Jackson's 18. . . or if you never wondered about Weird Al's Grammies at all, then you’re in the right place; this is the 80s at 8 From 1980 Devo “Whip It”

From 1986 Cutting Crew “I Just Died in Your Arms” If you still have the best collection of fingerless gloves on the block, if you still hate Tiffani Amber Thiessen because she got to kiss Zack and A.C, or if you're waiting for the day when you can post pictures of your Flock of Seagulls haircut on Facebook without embarrassment then you’re listening to the right station; this is the 80s at 8 From 1983 Matthew Wilder “Break My Stride”

From 1983 Matthew Wilder “Break My Stride” Mathew Wilder was a backup vocalist for Bette Midler before he enjoyed his 15 minutes as a one hit wonder. Here is the answer to the timeline, in which year did each of the following things take place?

6.5 million people held Hands Across America to raise money to fight hunger and homelessness

TV finally heeded the public's call for "No Whammies!" by cancelling Press Your Luck after three seasons

& Oliver Stone teamed up with Charlie Sheen to show the world the horror of the Vietnam War in Platoon in 1986. This next song ranks at #87 on VH1’s 100 Greatest Songs of the 80’s and #44 on their list of the One Hundred Greatest One-Hit Wonders. From 1986 here is Falco “Rock Me Amadeus”

From 1987 The Bangles “Hazy Shade of Winter” If you've ever matched a pastel shirt with a white suit and sockless loafers, if Mathew Broderick's computer setup in War Games was your all-time fantasy gift, or if you snuck a copy of "Are You There God? It's Me, Margaret" to school in your backpack, which was only cool if you wore it over one shoulder then you’re in the right place; this is the 80s at 8 From 1980 Steely Dan “Hey Nineteen”

From 1985 Howard Jones “Things Can Only Get Better”

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