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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 don't care if it's a cherry or a Coke slushie, as long as it's with Christian Slater, if you don't want to sell anything, buy anything or process anything as a career, if you ever asked for a Ratt, a Scorpion, or a Whitesnake for a pet or if you ever bought a neon pink bottle of Debbie Gibson's Electric Youth perfume, then you’re in the right place; this is the 80’s at 8 powered by McDonalds We start today’s show with a song from 1983that was unveiled with a live performance on the TV special 25 Years Of Motown, where Michael Jackson did The Moonwalk for the first time. It was also the first time MJ wore his famous white glove on stage - at the time it was a modified golf glove. Here’s “Billie Jean.” From 1983 UB40 “Red Red Wine” If you ever conned your way into a fancy restaurant by posing as Abe Froman, Sausage King of Chicago, if Bill Murray always seemed like the cool uncle you never had or if Combos really cheeses your hunger away, then you’re listening to the right station; this is the 80’s at 8 Now from 1987 T’Pau “Heart and Soul.” From 1984 Cyndi Lauper “She Bop” If David Bowie has no power over you despite his tight leather pants, if Emilio Estevez ever convinced you that a pair of wheels was all it took to be a man in motion, or if ever find yourself wishing that Scott Baio was in charge of your days and your nights, then you’re on the right station; this is the 80’s at 8 Now from 1987 Richard Marx “Don’t Mean Nothing.” Here is the naswer to the timeline, in which year did each of the following things take place? Band Aid recorded the charity single "Do They Know It's Christmas?" to raise money for Ethiopian famine victims. Farrah Fawcett starred as a woman who killed her abusive husband in the fact-based TV movie The Burning Bed. And Steve Guttenberg led a squad of underachieving misfits out of the Police Academy in 1984. That same year the Go-Go’s got experimental with their ever song to feature a piano. It’s “Head Over Heels.” From 1981 Hall & Oates “Private Eyes” on the River 105.9. If every time you see a fountain you want to dance around it and yell "Fame!", if Head of the Class taught you the Russkies weren't that bad with its famous trip to Moscow, or if Howard the Duck ever led you to consider falling in love with a barnyard animal, you’re in the right place Now from 1984 Prince “When Doves Cry.” From 1984 “When Doves Cry” by Prince. In the US, that was the #1 song of 1984 and topped the charts for five weeks over the summer, which kept Bruce Springsteen's "Dancing In The Dark" at #2, preventing The Boss from ever having a #1 hit. You can watch the video for that song plus thousands more all for free at theriver1059.com keyword “80s.” The 80’s at 8 will continue next with a song that was inspired by the work of Jim Morrison. Find out what it is in 4.5 minutes. From 1983 Duran Duran “Union of the Snake” If it never entered into your mind to wonder why Vince Neil and Nikki Sixx are still alive, if it's taken years, but you finally have your Hangin Tough dance down pat or if Michael Landon and Melissa Gilbert ever inspired you to revisit the Little House on the Prairie, then you’re in the right place. Now from 1986 Crowded House “Something so Strong.” From 1986 Crowded House “Something so Strong” If you ever fantasized about Elizabeth Shue taking you on your own Adventures in Babysitting, if you ever wanted to be Laverne or Shirley just so you could date a hottie like Lenny or Squiggy, if you ever wanted to go to a Big Fun concert or if you ever unironically wore Princess Leia buns, then you’re listening to the right station Now from 1982 “Der Kommissar.”

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