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The 80's at 8 7-2-14

 
Posted July 2nd, 2014 @ 8:28am

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 just wanna be startin something, if you just wanna know what love is, if you just want them to know they didn't break you, or if you know MacGyver's first name is Angus and he's a troubleshooter for the Phoenix Foundation, 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 featuring Stewart Copeland, who was with The Police at the time on drums. Here’s Peter Gabriel “Big Time” From 1986 with Glass Tiger “Someday” If you knew Debbie Gibson long before she was Deborah, if you knew from your first day at Sweet Valley High whether you were an Elizabeth or a Jessica, or if you know Alf would not be a good choice as a cat-sitter, then you’re in the right place; this is the 80’s at 8 From 1981 Human League “Don’t You Want Me.” From 1982 Madness “Our House” If you know Alf's girlfriend back on Melmac was Rhonda, if you know all the words to the interlude in Lionel Richie's All Night Long or if you know all the words to We Didn't Start the Fire but only came into consciousness around "Wheel of Fortune, Sally Ride", then you’re in the right place; this is the 80’s at 8 Now from 1983 MJ “Beat It.” Here is the answer to today’s timeline, in which year did each of the following events take place? Ronald Reagan introduced a plan to develop bigger and better missile technology that was dubbed "Star Wars." An estimated 100 million people tuned in to watch The Day After, a TV movie about nuclear war. And Dan Akroyd became the most disgusting Santa ever when he traded places with Eddie Murphy in 1983. That same year The Fixx released this song that was one of the first and most heavily played videos on the brand new MTV. Here’s “One Thing Leads to Another.” From 1982 Joe Jackson “Breaking Us In Two” If you know better than to make a wish on a Zoltar machine, if you know exactly what could possibly go wrong with an innocent girl and a harmless drive, or if you know exactly what it sounds like when the doves cry, then you’re in the right place; this is the 80’s at 8 Now from 1980 Devo “Whip It.” From 1980 Devo with “Whip It” We’ve all seen the video and heard that song pop up in commercials over the years, but the best place to find it outside of this show is its appearance in the classic Donkey Konga for the Nintendo Gamecube. You can see that video and videos for every other song we play in today’s show at theriver1059.com keyword “80’s.” The 80’s at 8 will continue next with a song that was covered by Limp Bizkit and ended up being their first hit. This version is just a tad nicer. Find out what it is in 4.5 minutes. From 1987 George Michael’s “Faith” If you know exactly which Hollywood Square Jim J. Bullock was in, if you know exactly who you're gonna call when there's somethin strange in the neighborhood, or if you know from experience that a little Love's Baby Soft goes a long way, then you’re in the right place; this is the 80’s at 8 Now from 1986 Bananarama with “Venus.” From 1982 Men Without Hats “Safety Dance” If you know it's "Risky Business" being chased by Guido the killer pimp, if you keep Steve Martin's speech to Mrs. Poole handy for dealing with incompetent customer service reps or if you know man who catch fly with chopsticks accomplish anything, then you’re in the right place; this is the 80’s at 8 Now from 1983 Berlin with “No More Words.”

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