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 tried a milk and Pepsi because Laverne drank them, if you ever tried to convince your girlfriend to dress up as Jessica Rabbit for Halloween, if you ever unironically wore Princess Leia buns, or if you ever used a Cyndi Lauper video as an excuse to rally the girls for drinks, then you’re in the right place; this is the 80’s at 8 powered by McDonalds. Coming up at 8:40 today, we’re going to give you a chance to score a pair of tickets to see Crosby, Stills & Nash at the Toyota Oakdale Theatre. Tickets go on sale July 16th, but you can win them today. We start today’s show with a song from 1988 that was featured during the ending of the movie Napoleon Dynamite. Here’s When in Rome “The Promise”

From 1982 Thomas Dolby “She Blinded Me With Science” If you ever spent all your allowance on Garbage Pail Kids and Big League Chew, if you ever stashed the tiny key to your diary in the pocket of your Popple, or if you ever wanted to join Janet Jackson's Rhythm Nation just for the outfits, then you’re in the right place; this is the 80’s at 8 Now from 1982 The Go-Go’s “Vacation.”
From 1982 Stray Cats “Rock This Town” If you ever wanted to paint Elyse's jacket a color other than red during the Family Ties credits, if you ever wanted to party with Lewis Skolnick and the rest of the Tri-Lambs, or if you ever wanted to share a Baby Ruth with Sloth and Chunk, then you’re in the right place; this is the 80’s at 8 Now from 1983 T’Pau “Heart and Soul.”
Here is the answer to the timeline in which year did each of the following things take place? The US-led invasion of Grenada gave President Reagan's popularity a jolt. Jim Henson branched out from the Muppets to create the radish-loving furry creatures called Fraggles. And Al Pacino invited us all to say hello to his little friend in Scarface in 1983. That same year Naked Eyes released a cover that’s been quoted to be one of original artist Burt Bacharach’s favorite cover’s of his work. Here’s “There’s Always Something There to Remind Me.”
From 1985 ABC with “Be Near Me” If you ever wanted to snuggle up to Harry and the Hendersons, if you ever wanted to study "Quack Fu" under the tutelage of Howard the Duck or if you ever wanted to take a little nibble out of the Staypuft Marshmallow Man, then you’re in the right place; this is the 80’s at 8 Now from 1982 Duran Duran “Rio.”
From 1985 Starship “We Built this City” That song was one of the worst songs of all time. You can see the video for that song and all the other songs from today’s show at theriver1059.com keyword “80s.” While you’re there, check out my blog and see a clip from last night’s episode of Late Night with Jimmy Fallon featuring Crosby Stills, Nash and a the allusive and seldom seen Young, performing Iggy Azalia’s “Fancy.” You can find that clip at theriver1059.com keyword “Joe.” Speaking of Crosby Stills & Nash, I’ll take caller number 10 at 860-522-1059 for a pair of tickets to see them at the Toyota Oakdale Theatre. Tickets go on sale July 16th, but you can win them right now. Caller 10, that number is 860-522-1059. The 80’s at 8 will continue next with a song that is a metaphor for America Find out who it is in 4.5 minutes.
From 1985 If you ever wanted to take a spin on the Flight of the Navigator ship or Millennium Falcon, if you ever wanted your own Robocop to fend off creeps in your city, or if you ever wish Axl Rose would just shut up about Chinese Democracy and play Welcome to the Jungle again, then you’re in the right place; this is the 80’s at 8 Now from 1984 Prince with “When Dove’s Cry.” From 1984 Prince “When Doves Cry” If you ever wish Dr. Heathcliff Huxtable himself would just stop by for a Puddin' Pop, if you ever wish Ferris were there to get you out of summer school, or if you ever wonder why DJ Jazzy Jeff's kids never star in Karate Kid remakes, then you’re in the right place; this is the 80’s at 8 Now from 1982 Hall & Oates “Maneater.”