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The 80's at 8

Posted July 1st, 2014 @ 8:40am

Welcome to the 80’s at 8 blog with today’s songs, song facts and trivia! If you haven't gone to the dentist in years because Steve Martin freaked you out in Little Shop of Horrors, if you're still a little freaked out by Legend, The Dark Crystal or The Last unicorn, if you remember when the only time you used the word "text" was before the word "book" or if you can tell me what a slide rule is, then you’re in the right place; this is the 80’s at 8 powered by D’Angelo We kick off today’s show with a song from 1986 that Maroon 5 included on the Deluxe edition of their Overexposed album, but Prince took umbrage at the group's cover, saying that their version added nothing new to his original recording. Here’s “Kiss” From 1982 Culture Club “Time Clock of the Heart” If you REALLY hope we’re spinning vinyl here at the River 1059, if you're still mad your mom wouldn't spring for a Designer Series Trapper Keeper or if you still get a hankering for a Handi Snack, then you’re in the right place; this is the 80’s at 8 From 1982 Chicago “Hard To Say I’m Sorry” From 1981 Stray Cats “Stray Cat Strut” If you love it when a plan comes together, if you miss the days that strange things were afoot at the Circle K or if you miss the days when your mom stocked your freezer full of Flavor Ice, then you’re in the right place; this is the 80’s at 8 From 1982 Timbuk 3 “The Future’s So Bright I Gotta Wear Shades” Here is the answer to today's timeline, in which year did each of the following things take place? Simon and Garfunkel performed a reunion concert in Central Park, drawing over 500,000 fans Over 750 million people worldwide watched Prince Charles and Princess Diana tie the knot at St. Paul's Cathedral in London And Dudley Moore starred in Arthur and began practicing for the role he would later perfect in his actual life in 1981 That same year Hall and Oates released a song that was featured in movies and TV shows, including The Office, Glee, Step Brothers and The Wedding Singer. Here’s “You Make My Dreams” From 1981 Hall and Oates “You Make My Dream” If you still haven't made the move from Cabbage Patch to American Girl, if you know the A-Team are soldiers of fortune on the run from the Army after being branded as war criminals for a "crime they didn't commit” or If you ever read George Orwell's 1984 because you were inspired by a Mac commercial, then you’re listening to the right station; this is the 80’s at 8 From 1984 Animotion “Obession” From 1984 Animotion “Obsession” That song holds the distinction of being included on the most 80’s compilation albums You can watch the video for that song plus thousands more all for free at keyword 80’s The 80’s at 8 will continue next with a song that was a band’s only hit, but have been performing since 1975 Find out who it is in 4.5 minutes From 1982 Eddy Grant “Cum On Feel The Noize” If you ever saved yourself from a biker brawl by hopping on a bar and dancing to "Tequila", if you know the crew at on Three's Company used to unwind at the Regal Beagle or if you were ever tempted to serve a mug full of Drano to a high school rival, then you’re listening to the right station; this is the 80’s at 8 From 1980 Gary Numan “Cars”

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