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! Thanks for starting you’re day with us, I’m Joe Aguire. If you know Garfield's favorite snack is lasagna and ALF's favorite snack is Garfield, if you know it's "Risky Business" being chased by Guido the killer pimp, If you know man who catch fly with chopsticks accomplish anything or if you know more than one Michael Jackson joke, you’re in the right place. We kick off today’s show with a song that was a number one hit for three solid weeks, from 1981 Human League “Don’t You Want Me” From 1985 Starship “We Built This City” if you know never to stay in a hotel with Jack Nicholson, even if it's just the Marriott, If you know that Arnold Jackson had a goldfish named Abraham and a terrible fear of the Gooch or If you know that Crispy Critters were indubitably delicious, you’re in the right place; this is the 80’s at 8 Now from 1980 Blondie “The Tide Is High” From 1989 B-52’s “Roam” If you know that the Thundercats lived on Third Earth, if you know the A-Team are soldiers of fortune on the run from the Army after being branded as war criminals for a "crime they didn't commit,” or if you know there is no Dana, only Zuul, you’re in the right place; this is the 80’s at 8 Now from 1984 Bananarama “Cruel Summer” Here's the answer to the timeline, in which year did each of the following things take place? Playboy paid former PTL church secretary Jessica Hahn $1 million for an interview and a nude pictorial. Kirk Cameron became a born-again Christian and began to object to racy storylines for his character Mike Seaver on Growing Pains. Michael J. Fox taught that actress who played Supergirl the Secret of his Success in 1987 That same year brought out a song that topped charts from an artists newly emerging solo career, Belinda Carlisle formerly from The Go Go’s, when she went in a different direction she was wildly successful, Here’s “Heaven Is A Place On Earth” From 1987 George Michael “Faith” If you like it hot and you sweat when the heat is on, if you love it when a plan comes together or if you miss the days when John Travolta had never heard of Scientology and just wanted to dance, then you’re in the right place; this is the 80’s at 8 Now from 1982 A Flock Of Seagulls “I Ran (So Far Away)” From 1982 A Flock Of Seagulls “I Ran (So Far Away)” It was the band A Flock Of Seagulls distinctive hairstyle, which was highlighted in their music video aired on MTV, that made them so infamous and gained them so much attention. You can see the music video for that song and all the other songs from today’s show at theirver1059.com. The 80’s at 8 will continue next with a song that was the only new song on a re-issued debut album of a famous band and coincidentally the most successful. Find out what it is in 4.5 minutes. From 1983 Duran Duran “Is There Something I Shouid Know” If you refer to all motorcycle cops as "Ponch," if you remember Betty White as less of a cult comedy figure and more of just a dummy from St. Olaf or If you remember the days when Dan Akroyd had one thing on his mind, and it was the Staypuft Marshmallow Man, then you’re in the right place; this is the 80’s at 8 Now from 1988 Proclaimers “I’m Gonna Be (500 Miles)” From 1983 Micheal Jackson “Beat It” on the 80s at 8. If you still can't decide whether your favorite Dorito is nacho or cool ranch, If you still finding yourself wanting to get Less Than Zero with Robert Downey Jr or If you still remember all the lyrics to Fraggle Rock, you’re in the right place.
Posted August 15th, 2014 @ 6:30am