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 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 raided the Tootsie Pop bag for the bow, arrow and star wrappers in hopes of getting a free one or if you ever read at night by the light of your Glow Worm, you’re in the right place, this is the 80s at 8! We kick off today’s show with a song named by the rock and roll hall of fame as one of the 500 songs that shaped rock and roll. From 1982 Stray Cats “Rock This Town”
From 1985 Dream Academy “Life In A Northern Town” If you ever rigged up an entire game of Mousetrap without throwing it out the window, If you ever saved yourself from a biker brawl by hopping on a bar and dancing to "Tequila," or 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, you’re in the right place. Now from 1982 Prince “1999”
From 1983 Thompson Twins “Hold Me Now” on The 80s at 8. If you ever thought you looked pretty cool flipping out your comb at the roller rink, If you ever unironically wore Princess Leia buns or If you ever wanted a crack at James Spader even if he always seemed like such a scumbag, you’re in the right place. Now from 1985 A-Ha “Take On Me”
In what year did the following events take place?
The US placed an embargo on Libyan oil imports, citing Libya's alleged ties to terrorist groups.
Professional wrestler Jerry Lawler and professional prankster Andy Kaufman staged a fight on Late Night with David Letterman.
& Richard Gere showed Debra Winger he could be an Officer and a Gentleman In 1982, that same year came a song from a true character who had true stage presence and put on quite a show, Adam Ant. Even though he had a sordid past that gained him quite a bit of media attention the song he debuted this year was about washing his hands of speculation into his wild times, here’s “Goody Two Shoes”
From 1986 Bangles “Manic Monday” on the 80s at 8. If you ever wished you could get trapped in a black and white cartoon video with A-Ha, If you ever wonder why DJ Jazzy Jeff's kids never star in Karate Kid remakes or If you find it perfectly understandable that Alanis Morissette wrote "You Oughta Know" for Full House's uncle Joey, you’re in the right place. Now from 1986 New Order “Bizarre Love Triangle”
From 1984 Duran Duran “The Reflex” on The River 105.9. If you haven't gone to the dentist in years because Steve Martin freaked you out in Little Shop of Horrors, If you just wanna be startin something or If you keep Steve Martin's speech to Mrs. Poole handy for dealing with incompetent customer service reps, you’re in the right place. Now from 1983 Matthew Wilder “Break My Stride”
From 1983 Berlin “The Metro” on the 80s at 8. If you know better than to make a wish on a Zoltar machine, If you know exactly what Miss Mary Mack was wearing or If you know man who catch fly with chopsticks accomplish anything, you’re in the right place. Now from 1984 Pet Shop Boys “West end Girls”