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The 80's at 8 7-16-14

 
Posted July 16th, 2014 @ 8:09am

Good morning thanks for starting you day with the River 105.9. I’m Mitch Silver and this is the 80’s at 8 powered by The Connecticut Science Center. If you love it when a plan comes together, if you miss the days that strange things were afoot at the Circle K, if you miss the days when your mom stocked your freezer full of Flavor Ice, or if you like it hot and you sweat when the heat is on, you’re in the right place. We start of the show with a song first made famous by Fred Astaire in 1946. This version is from 1983, it’s Taco with “Puttin’ on the Ritz.” From 1987 The Bangles “Hazy Shade of Winter” on the river 105.9. If you love ALF so much you'd feed him your cat, or if you remember a time when Charles was in charge, you’re in the right place. Now from 1985 Katrina and the Waves “Walking on Sunshine.” From 1982 Culture Club “Time.” Good morning I’m Mitch Silver, thanks for starting you’re day with us, this is the 80’s at 8. 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, you’re in the right place. Now from 1983 the Fixx with “One Thing Leads to Another.” The Fixx “One Thing Leads to Another on the River 105.9. Outside of being a radio hit that song has played in commercials for LendingTree and in promos for the Fox TV show Lie to Me. You can see the video for that song and thousands more at theriver1059.com keyword “80s.” Let’s take a look at the Timeline. In what year did the following events take place? George Michael's single I Want Your Sex was banned by more than 75 radio stations nationwide. Bob Barker was met with a Price is Right standing ovation when he rejected hair dye and appeared with white hair for the first time. And Michael J. Fox taught that actress who played Supergirl the Secret of his Success but in what year? Was it 1986? 1987? Or 1988? Welcome back to the 80’s at 8. I’m Mitch Silver and I’m joined by Zach the Intern with the answer for today’s Timeline. In what year did the following events take place? George Michael's single I Want Your Sex was banned by more than 75 radio stations nationwide. Bob Barker was met with a Price is Right standing ovation when he rejected hair dye and appeared with white hair for the first time. And Michael J. Fox taught that actress who played Supergirl the Secret of his Success in 1987 That same year Belinda Carlisle released this song featuring Michelle Phillips from the Mamas & The Papas and prolific hit songwriter Diane Warren on backing vocals. It’s “Heaven is a Place on Earth.” From 1982 A Flock of Seagulls “I Ran so Far Away” on the 80’s at 8. 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, you’re in the right place. Now from 1981 Hall & Oates “Private Eyes.” From 1981 Hall & Oates “Private Eyes” on the River 105.9. Travis McCoy from the group Gym Class heroes is such a huge Hall & Oates fan, he actually has the cover of the Private Eyes album tattooed on the back of his hand. You can find the video for that song and thousands more at theriver1059.com keyword “80s.” Coming up next, a song you have likely heard in your aerobics class. Find out what it is, in 4.5 minutes. From 1983 Michael Sembello “Maniac” on The River 105.9. Thanks for starting you’re morning with us, I’m Mitch Silver. 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 Kim Wilde “You Keep Me Hangin’ On.” From 1986 Timbuk 3 “The Future’s So Bright I Gotta Wear Shades” 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 1981 Human League “Don’t You Want Me.”

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