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The 80's at 8 7-24-14

 
Posted July 24th, 2014 @ 8:36am

Thanks for visiting the 80's at 8 blog powered by D’Angelo, updated daily with each day's show content and the music videos for all the songs we played! If you ever wanted to join Janet Jackson's Rhythm Nation just for the outfits, if you ever wanted to join Weird Al on a trip to Spatula City, if you ever wanted to paint Elyse's jacket a color other than red during the Family Ties credits, or if you ever wanted to party with Lewis Skolnick and the rest of the Tri-Lambs, then you’re in the right place; this is the 80’s at 8 powered by D’Angelo We start off today’s show with a song from 1986 that many know Prince had a hand in writing and producing, but also had previously performed this song with Apollonia 6, which was a group he assembled for his film Purple Rain. Here’s The Bangles “Manic Monday.” From 1982 Duran Duran with “Rio” If you ever wonder why DJ Jazzy Jeff's kids never star in Karate Kid remakes, if you ever wore crimped hair, jelly bracelets and scrunchie socks to a party and still felt under accessorized, or if you ever wore one half of a broken heart "Best Friends" necklace, then you’re in the right place; this is the 80’s at 8 Now from 1982 here’s Chicago “Hard to Say I’m Sorry.” From 1985 Howard Jones “Things can Only Get Better” If you feel your innocence slippin away and don't believe it's comin back soon, if you find it perfectly understandable that Alanis Morissette wrote "You Oughta Know" for Full House's uncle Joey, or if you fondly remember when people could call something "ironic" without feeling compelled to say "dontcha think,” then you’re in the right place; this is the 80’s at 8 Now from 1982 here’s Dexy’s Midnight Runners “Come on Eileen.” Here is the answer to the timeline, in which year did each of the following events take place. Playboy paid former PTL church secretary Jessica Hahn $1 million for an interview and a nude pictorial. The Simpsons appeared for the first time on the Tracey Ullman show. And Andrew McCarthy once again vanquished James Spader in his quest for love, only this time it was with a Mannequin in 1987. That same year Richard Marx called upon Joe Walsh of the Eagles to play guitar for one of his smash hits. Here’s “Don’t Mean Nothing” From 1982 Stray Cats “Rock This Town” If you knew from your first day at Sweet Valley High whether you were an Elizabeth or a Jessica, if you know Alf would not be a good choice as a cat-sitter, or if you know all the words to the interlude in Lionel Richie's All Night Long, then you’re in the right place; this is the 80’s at 8 Now from 1986 Michael McDonald “Sweet Freedom.” From 1986 Michael McDonald “Sweet Freedom” That song was written for the movie Running Scared with Gregory Hines and Billy Crystal, who can be seen in the music video. You can see that video for yourself along with every other song from today’s show at theriver1059.com keyword “80’s.” The 80’s at 8 will continue next with a song that took away Bruce Springsteen’s best chance to have a number 1 hit. Find out what it is in 4.5 minutes. From 1984 Prince “When Doves Cry” If you know all the words to We Didn't Start the Fire but only came into consciousness around "Wheel of Fortune, Sally Ride," if you know better than to make a wish on a Zoltar machine, or if you know exactly what could possibly go wrong with an innocent girl and a harmless drive, then you’re in the right place; this is the 80’s at 8 Now from 1982 here’s Aldo Nova “Fantasy.” From 1982 Aldo Nova “Fantasy” If you know that the Thundercats lived on Third Earth, if you know what the P stands for in "Alex P. Keaton," or if you know who Stinky Sullivan is, then you’re in the right place; this is the 80’s at 8 Now from 1984 Pet Shop Boys with “West End Girls.”

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