Listen Live on  

The River 105.9

It's all about Variety - Connecticut

80s at 8

80s at 8 for 7-25-14

Posted July 25th, 2014 @ 7:51am

Thanks for visiting the 80's at 8 blog, powered by Deangelo, updated daily with each day's show content and the music videos for all the songs we played! If you ever programmed your Speak and Spell to say dirty words, if you ever put on side one of Led Zeppelin 4 with the hopes of making out, if you ever read at night by the light of your Glow Worm or if you ever returned to Oz with Fairuza Balk and totally forgot about Judy Garland, then you’re in the right place; this is the 80’s at 8 We kick off today’s show with a song from 1982 an artist who by the 80’s was a reformed drug addict whose only vice was sex, despite his wild stage presence. Here’s Adam Ant “Goody Two Shoes.”

From 1987 Crowded House “Something So Strong” If you ever skipped over the description of the differences between Elizabeth and Jessica in Sweet Valley High because, let's face it, you had it memorized, if you ever spent all your allowance on Garbage Pail Kids and Big League Chew or if you ever spent any time dancing on the ceiling with Lionel Richie, then you’re in the right place; this is the 80’s at 8 Now from 1983 Kajagoogoo “Too Shy”

From 1984 Duran Duran “The Reflex” If you ever stuck someone with the defective hippo because you knew it wasn't hungry hungry enough, if you ever thought it perfectly acceptable that Andrew McCarthy ended up with a Mannequin or if you ever thought it was tragic that Baywatch got nine seasons while ALF got only four, then you’re in the right place; this is the 80’s at 8 Now from 1983 Matthew Wilder “Break My Stride”

From 1985 Eurythmics “Would I Lie To You?” Interestingly enough, before Annie Lenox and Dave Stewart formed the Eurythmics they were a romantic couple, both deny this angst love song being aimed at each other about their history.

Here is the answer to the timeline, in which year did each of the following things take place?

Mike Tyson won his first world boxing title after defeating Trevor Berbick in Las Vegas.

An actor from soap opera All My Children popularizerd the phrase "I'm not a doctor, but I play one on TV" in a Vicks ad.

And Oliver Stone teamed up with Charlie Sheen to show the world the horror of the Vietnam War in Platoon in 1986 That same year an artist came out with a number one song that has been remade by various hip hop and r&b artists including Jay Z.. Here’s Cutting Crew here’s “I Just Died In Your Arms”

From 1981 Billy Vera & The Beaters If you ever used a Cyndi Lauper video as an excuse to rally the girls for drinks, if you ever wanted to create the perfect woman on your computer or if you ever wanted to go to a Big Fun concert, then you’re in the right place; this is the 80’s at 8 Now from 1988 Johnny Hates Jazz “Shattered Dreams”

From 1986 Glass Tiger “Someday” If you ever wanted your own Robocop to fend off creeps in your city, if you ever went to FAO Schwartz to just to play "Heart and Soul" on their big piano or if you ever wished you could grab a snack and a drink at the Regal Beagle, then you’re in the right place; this is the 80’s at 8 Now from 1982 “After The Fire”

Recommended Stories

More from The River 105.9