Welcome to the 80’s at 8 blog, updated daily with each day’s show content and the music videos for all the songs we’ve played. If David Bowie has no power over you despite his tight leather pants, if every John Stossel report reminds you of when pro wrestler David Schultz popped his eardrums on 20/20, if you ever wanted to create the perfect woman on your computer, or if you watched the Iran Contra hearings because you thought Ollie North was hot, then you’re in the right place; this is the 80s at 8 powered by Rock of Ages at The Palace Theater on March 21st and 22nd.We’re kicking off today’s show with a song that’s ranked 13th on VH1’s 100 Greatest One Hit Wonders of the 80s Here’s. From 1982 Thomas Dolby “She Blinded Me With Science”
From 1985 Loverboy “Lovin Every Minute Of It” If I say "George Clooney" and you think of "The Facts of Life", if it's taken years, but you finally have your Hangin Tough dance down pat, or if your ultimate idea of romance is John Cusack with a boombox over his head, then you’re listening to the right station; this is the 80s at 8 From 1983 Michael Sembello “Maniac”
From 1980 Blondie “The Tide is High” If you're still having nightmares about Judge Doom, Large Marge and the Peculiar Purple Pie Man, if you've ever had a sleepless night because you're afraid of the town janitor, or if you've ever used the word "inconceivable!" and you still don't know what it means then you’re in the right place; this is the 80s at 8 From 198 When In Rome “The Promise”
From 1986 When In Rome “The Promise” That song maintains its popularity as a famous cover, having been remade 7 different times in the last decade. Here's the answer to the timeline, in which year did each of the following things take place?
Michael Jackson purchased his own personal Neverland in California.
The Connors introduced TV to a new kind of American family with the premiere of Roseanne.
& Tom Hanks made it Big after wishing on a Zoltar machine in one of the year’s biggest movies in 1988. That same year saw Guitar Magazines’ #92 solo on its list of the Top 100 Guitar Solos of All-Time. Good For You Brian Setzer. From Stray Cats here’s “Stray Cat Strut”
From 1981 Hall & Oates “Kiss On My List” If you remember that one friend who insisted that Sega would choke out Nintendo, if you remember thinking your desk was impervious to nuclear weapons, or if you remember passing notes rather than texting in class, then you’re listening to the right station; this is the 80s at 8 and from 1985 Howard Jones “Things Can Only Get Better”
From 1984 Twisted Sister “We’re Not Gonna Take It” If you remember thinking floppy disks were a HUGE DEAL, if you remember when most people preferred Pepsi, but everyone LOVED coke, or if you waited to make the move from cassettes to something else until 2005, and you only did it because your car doesn't have a tape deck, then you’re in the right place; this is the 80s at 8 From 1984 Bananrama “Cruel Summer”
From 1982 Culture Club “Time (Clock of the Heart)” If you've been tempted to try a Captain Crunch and Mayo sandwich with pixie sticks, if you remember when there were cozy little coffee shops everywhere instead of giant chains pretending to be cozy little coffee shops, or if you ain't got time for no jibber jabber then you’re in the right place; this is the 80s at 8 From 1984 here is Animotion “Obsession”