Thanks for visiting the 80's at 8 blog, powered by T-I-A-A Kreff, updated daily with each day's show content and the music videos for all the songs we played. if you ever tried a milk and Pepsi because Laverne drank them, if you ever wish Dr. Heathcliff Huxtable himself would just stop by for a Puddin' Pop, or if you ever wish Ferris were there to get you out of summer school you’re in the right place, this is the 80’s at 8. We start today’s show with a song that was performed by Pet Shop Boys at the 2012 Summer Olympics closing ceremony and was included as part of the soundtrack of the 2013 game Grand Theft Auto V. From 1984, here’s Pet Shop Boys with “West End Girls”
From 1987 Lou Gramm “Midnight Blue” If you ever spent all your allowance on Garbage Pail Kids and Big League Chew, if you ever stashed the tiny key to your diary in the pocket of your Popple, or if you ever wanted to join Janet Jackson's Rhythm Nation just for the outfits, you’re in the right place. Now from 1983 the Thompson Twins “Hold Me Now”
From 1983 Prince with “Little Red Corvette” If you ever wanted to paint Elyse's jacket a color other than red during the Family Ties credits, if you ever wanted to party with Lewis Skolnick and the rest of the Tri-Lambs, or if you ever wanted to share a Baby Ruth with Sloth and Chunk, you’re in the right place. Now from 1982 Adam Ant with “Goody Two Shoes”
Here is the answer to today’s timeline. In what year did the following events take place?
Nintendo guaranteed thousands of kids nationwide wouldn't get any fresh air anytime soon as it released Super Mario Brothers and Duck Hunt.
Elmo became the newest kid on the block on Sesame Street.
& Chunk perfected his Truffle Shuffle and gave us all a craving for a Baby Ruth in The Goonies in 1985. That same year John Parr released this classic hit, after leaving his band The Ponders End, who were considered the best live band around their hometown of Newcastle along with Dire Straits. Here’s “Naughty, Naughty”
From 1982 Culture Club with “Time” If you ever wanted to snuggle up to Harry and the Hendersons, if you ever wanted to study "Quack Fu" under the tutelage of Howard the Duck, or if you ever wanted to take a little nibble out of the Staypuft Marshmallow Man, you’re in the right place. Now from 1981 here’s the Go-Go’s with “Our Lips are Sealed”
From 1983 Naked Eyes with “Promises Promises” If you ever wanted to take a spin on the Flight of the Navigator ship or Millennium Falcon, if you ever wanted your own Robocop to fend off creeps in your city, or if you ever wish Axl Rose would just shut up about Chinese Democracy and play Welcome to the Jungle again, you’re in the right place. Now from 1982 Bow Wow Wow “I Want Candy”
From 1986 Human League with “Human” If you ever tried to convince your girlfriend to dress up as Jessica Rabbit for Halloween, if you ever unironically wore Princess Leia buns, or if you ever used a Cyndi Lauper video as an excuse to rally the girls for drinks, or if you ever wonder why DJ Jazzy Jeff's kids never star in Karate Kid remakes, you’re in the right place. Now from 1986 Europe “The Final Countdown”