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 want to be the one to walk in the sun, if you wasted a half an hour on the couch watching Bob Ross paint happy little trees, if you watched the Iran Contra hearings because you thought Ollie North was hot, or if you watched too much "You Can't Do That on Television" and still can't bring yourself to say "I don't know" or "water," then you’re in the right place; this is the 80’s at 8 Coming up at 8:40 is your chance to win a pair of tickets to see The Fixx at the Ridgefield Playhouse. Caller 10 at 8:40 is going to the show. We start off today’s show with a song from 1982 that won the first Grammy for best “short form video.” Here’s Duran Duran “Hungry Like the Wolf.”

From 1983 Big Country “In a Big Country” If you were a champ at games like "Inside Tina Yothers" or "Dead or Canadian" on MTV's Remote Control, if you were actually proud that there was a Garbage Pail Kid with your name or if you were always thankful to Judge Reinhold for serving no fries before their time, then you’re in the right place; this is the 80’s at 8 Now from 1986 Wang Chung “Everybody Have Fun Tonight.”
From 1983 The Motels “Suddenly Last Summer.” If you were ever blown away by the deadly combination of Magnum PI's mustache and red Ferrari, if you were ever jealous of uncle Jesse's hair (or drum skills) or if you were ever tempted to serve a mug full of Drano to a high school rival, then you’re in the right place; this is the 80’s at 8 Now from 1985 Howard Jones “No One is to Blame.”
Here is the answer to today’s timeline, in which year did the following things take place? Karen Carpenter, one half of the famous 1970s singing duo, died at 32 from heart complications caused by anorexia. By the power of Grayskull, He-Man and the Masters of the Universe made its television premiere. And Dan Akroyd became the most disgusting Santa ever when he traded places with Eddie Murphy in 1983. That same year the Fixx released their most famous song which was in heavy rotation on MTV when the network was picking up, along with acts like Duran Duran and Eurythmics. The song is well-remembered by early MTV viewers, and continues to get substantial radio airplay today. Here’s “One Thing Leads to Another.”
From 1985 John Parr “Naughty Naughty.” If you were ever weirded out by the relationship between Henry and Punky Brewster, if you were into the Transformers long before Megan Fox came on the scene, or if you were only able to solve your rubix cube because you peeled off all the stickers, then you’re in the right place; this is the 80’s at 8 Now from 1983 Naked Eyes “Promises, Promises.”
From 1983 Naked Eyes “Promises, Promises.” Madonna performs background vocals on the Jellybean 7" and 12" mixes of the song. These versions weren't released until 2001 in the compilation album Everything and More. You can see the video for that and thousands more at keywords 80’s. I’ll take caller 10 right now to give away a pair of tickets to see the Fixx at the Ridgefield Playhouse on August 8th. Dial 860-522-1059 and be caller 10 to get in for free. The 80’s at 8 will continue next with a song that features Bryan Adams on background vocals Find out which Canadian band got the hook up in 4.5 minutes.
From 1986 Timbuk 3 “The Future’s So Bright (I Gotta Wear Shades).” If you'd rather play Mash than visit, if you're still wondering when Rodney Dangerfield is gonna get some respect, or if you're still wondering when they're going to have a Kids Incorporated reunion show, then you’re in the right place; this is the 80’s at 8 Now from 1981 Hall & Oates “Kiss on my List.”
From 1986 Human League “Don’t Forget Me When I’m Gone.” If you're the guy who gets the party started with the Loco-Motion and the Bartles and Jaymes, if you're too busy rocking your parachute pants to notice a sale on skinny jeans, or if you're undecided on the Roth/Hagar debate but "Gary Cherone" is not in your vocabulary, then you’re in the right place; this is the 80’s at 8 Now from 1981 Human League “Don’t You Want Me.”