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80's at 8

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Posted June 11th, 2014 @ 8:21am

Welcome to the 80’s at 8 blog updated daily with each show’s content and the music videos for all the songs we’ve played! If you still have the best collection of fingerless gloves on the block, if you still have your Castle Grayskull in its original packaging, If you still haven't made the move from Cabbage Patch to American Girl, or if you still get a hankering for a Handi Snack, you’re in the right place; this is the 80’s at 8 Coming up at 8:40 we’re giving away a pair of tickets to see the US Women’s National Soccer Team take on France on June 19th at Rentschler Field. We start the show with a song from 1986 by an artist who was only huge in German speaking countries before he released this song which was Falco’s only international hit Here’s “Rock Me Amadeus.” From 1987 Kim Wilde “You Keep Me Hangin’ On” If you still get cravings for an Orange Julius from the mall, if you still can't decide whether you'd rather cruise around town in a time-traveling DeLorean or KITT or if you still can't decide whether your favorite Dorito is nacho or cool ranch, you’re in the right place. From 1983 Thompson Twins “Hold Me Now.” From 1989 the B-52’s “Roam” If you still can't imagine a world without John Lennon, if you still do the gopher dance every time you hear the song from Caddyshack or if you still dream of getting all your friends together and finding One Eyed Willie's treasure, you’re in the right place. From 1983 Prince “Little Red Corvette.” Here is the answer to the timeline, in which year did each of the following things take place? Sony launched the first consumer compact disc (CD) player The short-lived comedy series Police Squad! Lasted just 6 episodes before getting cancelled and spawning the Naked Gun Movies And Survivor wrote Eye of the Tiger for Rocky III at Sylvester Stallone's request when Queen refused to allow Another One Bites the Dust to be used, in 1982. That same year Peter Gabriel released his only song to chart higher in America in than England. Here’s “Shock the Monkey.” From 1984 Duran Duran “The Reflex” If you still finding yourself wanting to get Less Than Zero with Robert Downey Jr, if you still hate Tiffani Amber Thiessen because she got to kiss Zack and A.C. or if you still remember all the lyrics to Fraggle Rock, then you’re in the right place From 1980 Donnie Iris “Ah! Leah!” From 1980 “Ah! Leah!” from Donnie Iris on the River 105.9. Iris was a member of The Jaggerz, who had a hit in 1970 with "The Rapper." He later became a member of Wild Cherry, where he met keyboard player Mark Avsec, and the 2 formed a musical partnership and it resulted in that hit single. Right now I’ll take caller 10 for your chance to walk away with a pair of tickets to see the US Women’s National Soccer Team take on France June 19th at Rentschler Field. Dial 860-522-1059, caller 10 wins the tickets. The 80’s at 8 will continue next with a song that was a secondary and minor hit, but enough to keep this band off the one hit wonder lists. Find out who it is in 4.5 minutes. From 1986 Glass Tiger “Someday” If you still remember how to do Balki Bartakamous's Dance of Joy, if you still remember the days when Max Headroom was the height of computer animation, or if you still remember when Scratch N Sniff stickers dominated every recess, you’re in the right place. Now from 1986 Wang Chung “Everybody Have Fun Tonight.” From 1986 Wang Chung “Everybody Have Fun Tonight” If you still take relationship advice from VC Andrews, even though she died halfway through "Heaven," if you still think John Candy could have finished The Old 96er in The Great Outdoors or if you still think of Janet Jackson as Penny from Good Times or as Willis' girlfriend on Different Strokes, then you’re in the right place. From 1986 Human League “Human”

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