Welcome to the 80’s at 8 blog updated daily with each show’s songs and trivia! If you think Dolph Lundgren was denied an Oscar for both He-Man and Ivan Drago, if you've ever gotten physical with Olivia Newton John or sweated to the oldies with Richard Simmons, if you know man who catch fly with chopsticks accomplish anything or if you still want to take a Vacation with Chevy Chase to Wally World, then you’re listening to the right station; this is the 80’s at 8! Coming up at 840 you can win tickets to see the USA women’s soccer team take on France at the Rent on the 19th.. We kick off today’s show with a song from 1985 by Howard Jones who wrote this after a trip to San Francisco, where a record label representative told Jones it was ok to look at the women, but the singer shouldn't touch them! Here’s “No One is To Blame”
From 1984 Nena “99 Luftballoons” If you still think that Starburst are a pale imitation of Bonkers, if you're still trying to figure out Butterbear, Bumblelion and the Snorks, if you haven't gone to the dentist in years because Steve Martin freaked you out in Little Shop of Horrors or if you ever stocked your fridge with ice-cold TAB for your friends, then you’re in the right place; this is the 80’s at 8 From 1983 Prince “1999”
From 1986 Fabulous Thunderbirds “Tuff Enuff” If you think the solution to any fashion crisis is denim, if 90% of the toys on your christmas list didn’t need electricity, if you remember the days when UConn was a backup school before they got good at basketball or if you had a swatch collection, and you bragged about it, then you’re listening to the right station; this is the 80’s at 8 From 1980 Christopher Cross “Ride Like The Wind”
Here is the answer to the timeline, in which year did each of the following things take place?
Nelson Mandela rejected an offer of freedom from the South African government.
Elmo became the newest kid on the block on Sesame Street.
& Gary and Wyatt faced off against Bill Paxton, Robert Downey Jr., and a pack of mutant bikers with a little help from Kelly LeBrock in Weird Science, in 1985, and that same year also saw the release of a song that was featured on an album that sold over three million copies worldwide, and had a 72-week stay on the US Billboard charts. Here’s Level 42 “Something About You”
From 1981 Hall and Oates “You Make My Dreams” If in your dreams you're driving a van done up to be just like the A-Team's, if you remember having to hide magazines under the mattress instead of in folders on your desktop, or if you know better than to make a wish on a Zoltar machine, then you’re in the right place; this is the 80’s at 8 From 1985 A-Ha “Take On Me”
From 1986 Belinda Carlisle “Mad About You” If you know all the words to the interlude in Lionel Richie's All Night Long, if you can't decide whether your favorite veteran is Major Dad, GI Joe or Private Benjamin, if you culled your curse word vocabulary from Eddie Murphy's Raw or if you ever tried a milk and pepsi because Laverne drank them, then you’re listening to the right station; this is the 80’s at 8 From 1987 Richard Marx “Should’ve Known Better”
From 1988 When In Rome “The Promise” If you ever spent all your allowance on Garbage Pail Kids and Big League Chew, if you ever thought you looked pretty cool flipping out your comb at the roller rink, if you love ALF so much you'd feed him your cat or if you think Geena Davis deserves a Lifetime Achievement Award for Beetlejuice, The Fly and Earth Girls Are Easy, then you’re in the right place; this is the 80’s at 8 From 198 Autograph “Turn Up The Radio”