Thanks for visiting the 80's at 8 blog, updated daily with each day's show content and the music videos for all the songs we played! If you ever programmed your Speak and Spell to say dirty words, if you ever read at night by the light of your Glow Worm, if you ever rigged up an entire game of Mousetrap without throwing it out the window or If you ever should have bought stock in Aquanet or Wet and Wild, 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 1982 from a guy that produced the likes of Sting, Mic Jagger and Elvis Costello, here’s Eddy Grant “Electric Avenue.”

From 1984 Twisted Sister “We’re Not Gonna Take It” If you ever spend your night awake so Freddy doesn't get you, if you ever spent any time dancing on the ceiling with Lionel Richie or if you ever tried a milk and Pepsi because Laverne drank them, then you’re in the right place; this is the 80’s at 8 Now from 1984 Prince “I Would Die 4 U”
From 1989 B-52’s “Love Shack” If you ever tried to convince your girlfriend to dress up as Jessica Rabbit for Halloween, if you ever used a Cyndi Lauper video as an excuse to rally the girls for drinks or if you ever wanted some bacon and eggs with The Breakfast Club, then you’re in the right place; this is the 80’s at 8 Now from 1988 When In Rome “The Promise”
Here is the answer to today’s timeline, in which year did each of the following things take place? Hulk Hogan defeated the Iron Shiek to win his first WWF championship at Madison Square Garden. Farrah Fawcett starred as a woman who killed her abusive husband in the fact-based TV movie The Burning Bed. And Bill Murray learned that there is no Dana, only Zuul, in the year’s biggest movie in 1984 That same year Bananarama released this song that was made famous in “The Karate Kid” Here’s “Cruel Summer”
From 1989 Fine Young Cannibals “Good Thing” If you ever wanted to go to a Big Fun concert, if you ever wanted to grab a hot dog with Ferris and Cameron at Wrigley or if you ever wanted to paint Elyse's jacket a color other than red during the Family Ties credits, then you’re in the right place; this is the 80’s at 8 Now from 1983 Wall Of Voodoo “Mexican Radio”
From 1983 Wall Of Voodoo “Mexican Radio” The music video for this song was wildly successful and this was a fluke according to the band since it was shot in a day and a half on a very limited budget. You can see the video for that plus all the other songs from today’s show all for free at theRiver1059.com. Coming up a song that transcended a band from Punk to Pop and gave them their first hit song and propelled them into the world of fame, find out what it is in 4.5 minutes.
From 1981 Go Go’s “Our Lips Are Sealed” If you ever wanted to share an Orange Julius with Tiffany at the mall, if you ever wanted your own Robocop to fend off creeps in your city or if you ever wish Ferris were there to get you out of summer school, then you’re in the right place; this is the 80’s at 8 Now from 1987 Icehouse “Electric Blue”
From 1983 T’Pau “Heart And Soul” If you find it perfectly understandable that Alanis Morissette wrote "You Oughta Know" for Full House's uncle Joey, if you grew up thinking Michelangelo, Donatello, Rafael and Leonardo were heroes in a half shell or if you have a secret Scrunchie sock collection in your closet, then you’re in the right place; this is the 80’s at 8 Now from 1983 David Bowie “China Girl”