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The 80's at 8 7-31-14

 
Posted July 31st, 2014 @ 8:34am

Thanks for visiting the 80's at 8 updated daily with each day's show content and the music videos for all the songs we played! You snuck a copy of "Are You There God? It's Me, Margaret" to school in your backpack, which was only cool if you wore it over one shoulder, if despite the warnings, you just kept slapping that slap bracelet until you cut yourself, if you've spent more money on your subscription to Tiger Beat than on Christmas toys for your kids, or if you've spent any time Right Here Waiting for Richard Marx's mullet, you’re in the right place. Coming up at 8:40 we’re giving away a pair of tickets to see the Fixx on August 8th at the Ridgefield Playhouse. Be caller 10 and get in for free. We start today’s show with a song that landed The B-52’s Grammy Award for Best Pop Vocal Performance by a Duo or Group. From 1989 here’s “Roam” From 1980, Donnie Iris with “Ah! Leah!” If you've rather be a Greaser than a Soash, if you've ever wanted to start a Babysitters Club of your own, or if you've ever used the word "inconceivable!" and you still don't know what it means, you’re in the right place. Now staying in 1980 here’s everybodys favorite Gary Newman with “Cars.” From 1985 Katrina and the Waves “Walking on Sunshine.” If you've ever unironically worn your sunglasses at night, if you've ever told em’ Large Marge sent ya, or if you've ever taken a bath with Mr. Bubble, you’re in the right place. Now from here’s 1983 Michael Sambello with “Maniac.” Here is the answer to today’s timeline, in which year did each of the following things take place? The Vietnam War Memorial, designed by a Yale architecture student, opened in Washington DC. The Sarah Jessica Parker short-lived sitcom Square Pegs made its television debut. And A Poltergeist terrorized little Carol Anne Freeling and her family in one of the year's scariest movies in 1982. That same year, A Flock of Seaguls released a song that later became the theme song for Grand Theft Auto: Vice City. Here’s “I Ran So Far Away.” From 1987 Belinda Carlisle “Heaven is a Place on Earth.” If you've ever stopped the world and melted with someone, if you've ever spent more than five minutes trying to explain the premise of Weekend at Bernie's to someone, or if you've ever slid into a room in your skivvies and socks, you’re in the right place. Now from 1986 here’s New Order with “Bizarre Love Triangle.” From 1986 New Order “Bizarre Love Triangle.” That song was covered by Stabbing Westward and used in the Not Another Teen Movie Soundtrack. You can see the video for that and all the other songs from today’s show at theriver1059.com keyword 80’s. I’ll take called 10 right now to win a pair of tickets to see the Fixx at the Ridgefield Playhouse on August 8th. Dial 860-522-1059 right now and be caller 10 to win your way in. Coming up, a song that without its existence, we wouldn’t know who Limp Bizkit is. Weather that’s a good or a bad thing I’ll leave to you, but find out whose song is responsible for their initial success in 4.5 minutes. From 1987 George Michael with “Faith.” If you've ever rocked it to the bang bang boogie, said up jumped the boogie to the boogie to the rhythm of the boogie the beat, if you've ever matched a pastel shirt with a white suit and sockless loafers, or if you've ever made a collage of Corey faces from cut up Bop magazines, you’re in the right place. Now from 1982 Madness with “Our House.” From 1982 Berlin “The Metro.” If you've ever invited anyone to say hello to your little friend, if you've ever insisted on buying your boxer shorts at the Cincinnati Kmart, or if you've ever informed your flight attendant of your ability to speak jive, you’re in the right place. Now from 1986 here’s Sly Fox with “Let’s Go All the Way.”

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