Thanks for visiting the 80's at 8 blog, updated daily with each day's show content and the music videos for all the songs we played! If you know that Melvilles was the Restaurant upstairs from Cheers, if you would be proud to partake of some pecan pie with Harry and Sally, if you ever wore crimped hair, jelly bracelets and scrunchie socks to a party and still felt under accessorized or if you REALLY hope we’re spinning vinyl here at the River 1059, then you’re listening to the right station; this is the 80’s at 8 powered by McDonald’s. We’re kicking today’s show off with a huge hit song from 1982, it was in heavy rotation that entire summer on MTV and VH 1 ranked it number 2 on its list of the 100 Great One Hit Wonders of the 80's Here’s A Flock of Seagulls “I Ran So Far Away”
From 1987 Terence Trent D’Arby “Wishing Well” If a white suit with a pastel shirt spells out class to you, if you were actually proud that there was a Garbage Pail Kid with your name or if you ever wish Ferris were there to get you out of summer school, then you’re in the right place; this is the 80’s at 8 From 1981 The Go Go’s “Our Lips Are Sealed”
From 1984 John Cafferty and The Beaver Brown Band “On The Dark Side” If you ever wished your life was more like a Choose Your Own Adventure book, if you wasted a half an hour on the couch watching Bob Ross paint happy little trees, if you've ever asked Conjunction Junction what its function is, or if you've got the jigawatts it takes to get a Dolorean up to 88 miles per hour, then you’re listening to the right station; this is the 80’s at 8 From 1980 Blondie “The Tide Is High”
Here is the answer to the timeline, in which year did each of the following things take place?
Marlee Matlin became the youngest woman and only deaf person to ever win Best Actress, for Children of a Lesser God.
Cher's racy video atop a naval ship for her single "If I Could Turn Back Time" was banned from MTV.
& John Lithgow and his family made a furry friend in Harry and the Hendersons in 1987, that same year, the Bangles remade a Simon and Garfunkel hit for the soundtrack to “Less Than Zero” Their record label pressured them into removing the original song's reference to "drinking my vodka and lime" Have they even seen Less than Zero? There's enough cocaine in that movie to kill Charlie Sheen! Here’s “Hazy Shade of Winter”
From 1980 Gary Numan “Cars” If you think no one can ever dethrone Mary Lou Retton as America's Sweetheart, if the Don't Worry Be Happy lyrics never fail to cheer you up, if you ever wanted to go to the Head of the Class with Robin Givens or If Teen Wolf taught you that the three rules to live by are never get less than twelve hours sleep; never play cards with a guy who has the same first name as a city; and never get involved with a woman with a tattoo of a dagger on her body, then you’re in the right place; this is the 80’s at 8 From 1982 Aldo Nova “Fantsay”
From 1982 Duran Duran “Hungry Like The Wolf” If Jay Leno still makes you want to snack on Doritos, if you ever read George Orwell's 1984 because you were inspired by a Mac commercial or if you ever wonder what the Facts of Life would have been like if Molly Ringwald hadn't been written out after the first season, then you’re listening to the right station; this is the 80’s at 8 From 1982 Madness “Our House”