Welcome to the 80's at 8 blog where you can find each show's songs, facts and trivia! If you always wished you could buy a car from Joe Isuzu, If you've ever spent more than five minutes trying to explain the premise of Weekend at Bernie's to someone, if you love An American Werewolf in London even though it doesn't star Michael J. Fox, or if you know MacGyver's first name is Angus and he's a troubleshooter for the Phoenix Foundation, then 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 June 19th at Rentschler Field. We’re kicking today’s show off with a song from 1986 that was #1 on VH1's 40 Most Awesomely Bad Metal Songs. Here’s Europe “The Final Countdown.”

From 1982, Frida “I Know There’s Something Going On” If you liked Anthony Michael Hall better when he was a geek, if you love ALF so much you'd feed him your cat or if you remember a time when Charles was in charge, then you’re in the right place; this is the 80’s at 8 From 1989 The Fine Young Cannibals “She Drives Me Crazy”
From 1984 John Cafferty & the Beaver Brown Band “On the Dark Side” If you remember back when Boy George was controversial, if you remember Betty White as less of a cult comedy figure and more of just a dummy from St. Olaf or if you remember Kirk Cameron, period, then you’re in the right place; this is the 80’s at 8 From 1986 Sly Fox “Let’s Go All the Way.”
Here is the answer to the timeline, in which year did each of the following things take place? Madonna married Sean Penn as helicopters swirled above on her 27th birthday Daisy turned in her Dukes and Bo and Luke scrapped the General Lee as The Dukes of Hazzard was cancelled. And Michael J. Fox was more believable as a werewolf than a great basketball player in Teen Wolf in 1985 That same year also saw the release of Loverboy’s first top ten hit in the U.S. Here’s “Lovin’ Every Minute of It.”
From 1983 Frankie Goes to Hollywood “Relax” If you remember Roger Clemens before he did steroids, if you remember the days when Dan Akroyd had one thing on his mind, and it was the Staypuft Marshmallow Man or if you remember the days when the Marlboro Man was allowed on TV commercials, then you’re listening to the right station From 1986 The Bangles “Manic Monday.” From 1986 The Bangles “Manic Monday” on the River 105.9. You can find the video for that song and thousands more at theriver1059.com keyword “80s.” I’ll take caller number 10 right now at 860-522-1059 and I’ll give you a pair of tickets to see the US Women’s National Soccer Team take on France June 19th at Rentschler Field. Caller 10 is going to the game. The 80’s at 8 will continue next with a song by a band whose video was directed by none other than Diane Keaton. Find out who’s song that is in just 4.5 minutes.
From 1987 Belinda Carlisle “Heaven is a Place on Earth” on The River 105.9. Thanks for starting you’re morning with us, I’m Joe Aguire. If you remember when calling someone twink just meant they were Rainbow Brite's best friend, if you remember when DeGrassi Junior High was the most shocking thing on TV, or if you sometimes randomly yell out "NO WHAMMY!" at the television, you’re in the right place. Now from 1986 Michael McDonald “Sweet Freedom.”
From 1983 Todd Rundgren “Bang on the Drum All Day” on the 80’s at 8. If you remember when Glenn Close made the jump from dangerous liasion to fatal attraction, if you remember when Randy Quaid only played a trashy redneck in the movies, or if you still can't decide whether Tony or Angela was really the boss, you’re in the right place. Now from 1984 Dan Hartman “I Can Dream About You.”