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The 80's at 8 8-12-14

 
Posted August 12th, 2014 @ 8:25am

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, you’re in the right place, this is the 80’s at 8. We start today’s show with a song from 1982 that was a dance-floor favorite in Europe, but unlikely to crack the American charts, so Falco encouraged English-speaking bands to record this song so he could make inroads in the States. Here’s After the Fire From 1983 Thomas Quiet Riot “Cum on Feel the Noize” 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, you’re in the right place; this is the 80’s at 8 Now from 1982 Culture Club “Time” From 1982 Duran Duran “Hungry Like the Wolf” 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, you’re in the right place; this is the 80’s at 8 Now from 1983 Naked Eyes “Promises Promises.” Here's the answer to today’s timeline, in which year each of 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 John Travolta reclaimed the title of Disco King and showed the world just how he could use his walk in Staying Alive, the follow up to Saturday Night Fever in 1983 That same year Frankie Goes to Hollywood released a song that was performed on BBC’s Top of the Pops after they lifted a ban from the band in 1984. Here’s “Relax.” From 1982 “Don’t Talk To Strangers” 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, you’re in the right place; this is the 80’s at 8 Now from 1983 here’s Prince “Little Red Corvette.” From 1983 Prince “Little Red Corvette.” This was one of the first videos by a black artist to get regular airplay on MTV. Michael Jackson was the first to break the color barrier on MTV with "Billie Jean," and this came soon after. You can see the video for that song and all the other songs from today’s show at theriver1059.com keyword “80s.” The 80’s at 8 continues next with a song that’s one of the only bands to use their name as a verb. Find out what I’m talking about in 4.5 minutes. From 1986 Wang Chung “Everybody Have Fun Tonight” 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 1982 Aldo Nova “Fantasy.”

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