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80s at 8 for 5-1-2014

 
Posted May 1st, 2014 @ 8:38am

Welcome to the 80’s at 8 blog, updated daily with each day’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 remember when the only time you used the word "text" was before the word "book", if you just wanna know what love is or if you still wake up at night missing the late great John Candy, then you’re listening to the right station; this is the 80’s at 8 We’re kicking today’s show off with a song from 1988 that featured Robert Palmer reassembling the women who made “Addicted To Love” so memorable in the music video Here’s “Simply Irresistible”

From 1987 Paul Simon “You Can Call Me Al” If you still think your Ocean Pacific jacket was the height of style, if you swore off drugs for the love of Nancy Reagan or if you ever asked for a Ratt, a Scorpion, or a Whitesnake for a pet, then you’re in the right place; this is the 80’s at 8 From 1988 When In Rome “The Promise”

From 1983 Duran Duran “Is There Something I Should Know” 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 80’s at 8 From 1983 Cyndi Lauper “Girls Just Want To Have Fun”

From 1983 Cyndi Lauper “Girls Just Want To Have Fun” Obviously Captain Lou Albano is her father in this video, but the person who plays her mom is her real life mom. Lorne Michaels from SNL let here his equipment free of charge, which is why that video cost just $35,000 to make. Here is the answer to the timeline, in which year did each of the following things take place?

Field of Dreams taught us that if you build it, they will come . . . and cry in one of the year's top movies

Ronald Reagan was paid 2 million dollars for a nine-day speaking tour of Japan

& Neil Patrick Harris made his first computer journal entry as 16 year old Dr. Doogie Howser in 1989 That same year also saw the release of a song by a band who’s video featured a bunch of guests standing around a jukebox, and one of those guests is RuPaul Here’s The B-52’s “Love Shack”

From 1986 Kim Wilde “Kids in America” If you still can't decide between Jessica Rabbit, Jessica Hahn and Sarah Jessica Parker, if you've ever been the Gatekeeper to your friend's Keymaster or if your initials are still sitting on every arcade game you dumped $100 into, then you’re in the right place; this is the 80’s at 8 From 1982 Stray Cats “Rock This Town”

From 1985 Prince “Raspberry Beret” if you ever saved yourself from a biker brawl by hopping on a bar and dancing to "Tequila" or if you were ever dared to say "beetlejuice" three times at a sleepover, then you’re listening to the right station; this is the 80’s at 8 From 1986 Timbuk 3 “The Future’s So Bright I Gotta Wear Shades”

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