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80's at 8

80s at 8 for 4-8-2014

 
80s at 8 for 4-8-2014

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 any ride in a taxi makes you nostalgic for Andy Kaufman, if you ever wanted to study "Quack Fu" under the tutelage of Howard the Duck, if you ever spent all your allowance on Garbage Pail Kids and Big League Chew, 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. We’re starting today’s show off with a song from 1983 by Kajagoogoo that featured Dennis Miller’s girlfriend, who was a Canadian model and friends with lead singer Limahl, in the music video. Here’s “Too Shy”

From 1982 Joe Jackson “Breaking Us In Two” If you still wake up at night missing the late great John Candy, if your own grandmother has ever felt you up, or if you remember that one friend who insisted that Sega would choke out Nintendo, then you’re in the right place; this is the 80s at 8 From 1982 Quarterflash “Harden My Heart”

From 1989 The B-52’s “Roam” If you memorized more phone numbers than all the numbers in your number added together, if you see no need to be embarrassed by your collection of Ernest movies or if you ever wore crimped hair, jelly bracelets and scrunchie socks to a party and still felt under accessorized, then you’re listening to the right station; this is the 80s at 8 From 1983 Berlin “No More Words”

From 1983 Berlin “No More Words” The band’s lead singer Terri Nunn left temporarily to break out on her own, although she eventually came back to Berlin, she found the time to appear on TJ Hooker and to audition for the role of Princess Leia! Star Wars could have been a musical! Here is the answer to the timeline, in which year did each of the following things take place?

Chuck Woolery left Wheel of Fortune over a salary dispute, resulting in the opportunity of a lifetime for Pat Sajak

Roger Moore became James Bond for the fifth time in For Your Eyes Only

& a stuntman dressed as Spiderman climbed to the top of the Sears Tower, at the time the world's tallest building in 1981. That same year also saw the release of a song that is misinterpreted and actually is an anti-love song Here’s Hall and Oates “Kiss On My List”

From 1983 Duran Duran “Union of the Snake” If you still think of Janet Jackson as "that girl who used to date Willis”, or if you're sick of Nicolas Cage these days and just wish he would go back to marrying Peggy Sue or Raising Arizona, then you’re in the right place; this is the 80s at 8 From 1983 Prince “Little Red Corvette”

 

From 1981 The Go Go’s “We Got The Beat”. If you read every book in the Flowers in the Attic series, if you remember the days when UConn was a backup school before they got good at basketball, or if you like it hot and you sweat when the heat is on, then you’re listening to the right station; this is the 80s at 8 From 1980 Donnie Iris “Ah Leah”

From 1982 Culture Club “Time Clock of the Heart” If you're still trying to figure out Butterbear, Bumblelion and the Snorks, if you remember sunbathing on your front lawn with sun-in in your hair, or if you're not internationally known but you're known to rock a microphone, then you’re in the right place; this is the 80s at 8 From 1985 A-Ha “Take On Me”

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