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 you ever programmed your Speak and Spell to say dirty words, if you know exactly who you're gonna call when there's somethin strange in the neighborhood, if you miss the days that strange things were afoot at the Circle K, or if you still dream of getting all your friends together and finding One Eyed Willie's treasure, then this is the show for you; this is the 80s at 8. We’re kicking today’s show off with a song from 1982 by Thomas that is ranked #13 on VH1's 100 Greatest One Hit Wonders of the 80s, here’s “She Blinded Me With Science”

From 1986 The Bangles “Walk Like An Egyptian” If you still bust out your E-Z Bake oven when your friends come over, if you’ve worked out with Get in Shape Girl, 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're not bad, you're just drawn that way, then you’re listening to the right station; this is the 80s at 8 From 1984 Pet Shop Boys “West End Girls”

From 1984 The Go Go’s “Head Over Heels” If you remember when all your friends preferred Pepsi, but everyone LOVED coke, if you know MacGyver's first name is Angus and he's a troubleshooter for the Phoenix Foundation, or if you remember when you went through razors a lot less often, then you’re in the right place; this is the 80s at 8 From 1982 Hall and Oates “Maneater”

From 1982 Hall and Oates “Maneater” The Panther used in the music video was leashed to the floor for most of the shooting, but one day it got loose and started prowling around the rafters. Needless to say the band didn’t get much done that day. Here with the answer to the timeline, in which year did each of the following things take place?

A bunch of high schoolers sang, danced and lit up the sky like a flame in Fame

Mobster Henry Hill of Goodfellas fame was indicted for drug possession

& Carrol O’Connor began the “All in the Family” spinoff grieving over wife Edith at Archie Bunker’s place in 1980. That same year also saw the release of a song that’s about how people use technology and material goods to isolate themselves from human contact…I wonder when his follow up “Smart Phone” is coming out. Here’s Gary Numan “Cars”

From 1983 Michael Sembello “Maniac” If you've ever rocked it to the bang bang boogie, said up jumped the boogie to the boogie to the rhythm of the boogie the beat, or if you've been tempted to try a Captain Crunch and Mayo sandwich with pixie sticks, then you’re listening to the right station; this is the 80’s at 8 From 1986 Paul Simon “You Can Call Me Al”

From 1989 Howard Jones “Everlasting Love” If you think Dolph Lundgren was denied an Oscar for both He-Man and Ivan Drago, if you ever wanted to grab a hot dog with Ferris and Cameron at Wrigley, if a particularly Manic Monday ever inspired you to Walk Like an Egyptian, or if you know all the words to the interlude in Lionel Richie's “All Night Long”, then you’re in the right place; this is the 80s at 8 From 1982 Madness “Our House”