Welcome to the 80's at 8 blog with today's song facts, videos and trivia! If you know who Stinky Sullivan is, if you know you don't need no credit card to ride this train, if you laugh at people who think Wham's "Careless Whisper" is entitled "Never Gonna Dance Again," or if you learned about the birds and the bees from an ABC after school special, you’re in the right place; this is the 80’s at 8 We kick off today’s show from 1986 with a song recorded specifically to run over the end for the movie “Pretty in Pink” Here’s OMD “If You Leave”

From 1986 Peter Gabriel “Big Time” If you learned the facts of life from Are You There God? It's Me Margaret, if you still think that Starburst are a pale imitation of Bonkers, or if you still think your Ocean Pacific jacket was the height of style, you’re in the right place; this is the 80’s at 8 From 1983 David Bowe “China Girl.”
From 1982 Men Without Hats “Safety Dance” If you still use your rainy Saturdays to dip into your collection of Judy Blume, if you still wake up at night missing the late great John Candy, or if you still want to give a paternity test to My Two Dads, you’re in the right place; this is the 80’s at 8 From 1983 Michael Sembello “Maniac.”
Here is the answer to the timeline, in which year did each of the following things take place? Phil Collins enjoyed a role as a sleazy con artist on Miami Vice. The season finale of Dallas found Bobby Ewing on his deathbed after being run over by his crazed ex-sister in law. And Chunk perfected his Truffle Shuffle and gave us all a craving for a Baby Ruth in The Goonies in 1985 That same year ABC made a mark with this song that served as a part of the Breakfast Club soundtrack. Here’s “Be Near Me.”
From 1985 Katrina and the Waves “Walking on Sunshine” If you still want to take a Vacation with Chevy Chase to Wally World, if you swore off drugs for the love of Nancy Reagan or if you think Charlie Sheen looked better in his one Ferris Bueller scene than he does now, then you’re in the right place. From 1984 Bananarama “Cruel Summer”
From 1984 Bananarama “Cruel Summer” Ace of Base recorded a cover version in 1998 that hit #8 in the UK and #10 in the US. It was the last big US hit for the Swedish Pop group. You can catch the video for that song and literally thousands more on theriver1059.com keyword “80s.” The 80’s at 8 will continue next with a song by a band who blew the budget for their music video on booze the night before the shoot. Find out who it was in 4.5 minutes.
From 1982 The Go-Go’s “Vacation” If you think Dolph Lundgren was denied an Oscar for both He-Man and Ivan Drago, if you think Geena Davis deserves a Lifetime Achievement Award for Beetlejuice, The Fly and Earth Girls Are Easy or if you think inflation should allow Miss Mary Mack more than fifty cents to see those elephants, then you’re in the right place From 1983 Big Country “In A Big Country”
From 1983 Big Country “In a Big Country” If you think life looks better through a Viewmaster, if you think no one can ever dethrone Mary Lou Retton as America's Sweetheart or if you think the best possible revenge is boiling someone's bunny, then you’re in the right place. From 1985 Howard Jones “Things Could Only Get Better.”