Thanks for listening to the 80's at 8 blog where you can find today's songs, song trivia and trivia! If you believed wrestling was real when Dr. D popped John Stossels ear drums on 20/20, if you can forgive Brian Wilson for not taking you down to Kokomo because Uncle Jesse did, if you can name at least three of the five original MTV VJs, and one of them isn't Martha Quinn, or if you can smell her wine and cheap perfume (and it smells like Bartyles and James and Electric Youth), then you’re in the right place; tis is the 80’s at 8 powered by McDonalds We kick off today’s show with a song from 1988 but didn’t become a hit until 1993 when it appeared in “Benny And Joon” starring Johnny Depp and Mary Stuart Masterson. Here’s The Proclaimers “I’m Gonna Be.”

From 1985 Dream Academy “Life in a Northern Town” If you can still remember the days when you hadn't heard "The Final Countdown" eight million times, if you can tell the difference between Big, 18 Again!, Vice Versa and Like Father Like Son, or if you can't decide whether a hotter date would be 867-5309's Jenny or the girl from Centerfold, then you’re in the right place; this is the 80’s at 8 Now from 1981 Loverboy “Turn Me Loose.”
From 1982 Quarterflash “Harden My Heart” If you can't decide whether your favorite veteran is Major Dad, GI Joe or Private Benjamin, if you cobbled together a hideous pink prom dress from three other hideous pink prom dresses, or if you could be the Walrus, but you'd still have to bum rides off people, then you’re in the right place; this is the 80’s at 8 Now from 1982 Adam Ant with “Goody Two Shoes.”
Here's the answer to the timeline, in which year did each of the following things take place? The Energizer Bunny released his manic energy into the world. Jerry, Elaine, George and Kramer began worrying about nothing on the premiere of Seinfeld And Sensitive men everywhere rejoiced over the release of movies like Born on the Fourth of July, Glory and My Left Foot in 1989. That same year the Fine Young Cannibals had two separate #1 hits. This is one of them, Here’s “Good Thing.”
From 1983 Duran Duran “Union of the Snake” If you couldn't figure out why no one but that nosy neighbor didn't see that Small Wonder's Vickie was a robot, if you cried when Mary went blind on Little House on the Prairie, or if you culled your curse word vocabulary from Eddie Murphy's Raw, then you’re in the right place; this is the 80’s at 8 Now from 1981 Hall & Oates “I Can’t Go For That”
From 1981 Hall & Oates “I Can’t Go For That” That was the song that knocked Olivia Newton-John's "Physical" out of #1 in America after a 10 week stay at the top spot. You watch the video for that song and all the other songs from today’s show at keyword “80’s.” The 80’s at 8 will continue next with a song written by Burt Bacharach, but you probably know this version better. Find out what it is in 4.5 minutes.
From 1983 Naked Eyes “Always Something There to Remind Me” If you ever conned your way into a fancy restaurant by posing as Abe Froman, Sausage King of Chicago, if you ever spent any time dancing on the ceiling with Lionel Richie, or if you ever stuck someone with the defective hippo because you knew it wasn't hungry hungry enough, then you’re in the right place; this is the 80’s at 8 Now from 1983 David Bowie “China Girl.”
From 1984 Prince “When Doves Cry” If you ever thought it perfectly acceptable that Andrew McCarthy ended up with a Mannequin, if you ever thought you looked pretty cool flipping out your comb at the roller rink, or if you ever tried to convince your girlfriend to dress up as Jessica Rabbit for Halloween, then you’re in the right place; this is the 80’s at 8 Now from 1987 T’Pau “Heart and Soul.”