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 couldn't figure out why no one but that nosy neighbor didn't see that Small Wonder's Vickie was a robot, if you did not achieve this position in life by having some snot-nosed punk leave your cheese out in the wind, if you ever wanted to take a trip to Zamunda with Eddie Murphy and Arsenio Hall or if anybody ever called you Baby and it didn't occur to you to mind, then you’re in the right place; this is the 80’s at 8 We kick off today’s show with a song from 1983 that has been featured in the carnival cruise line commercials and the infamous show “The Office”. Here’s Todd Rundgren “Bang The Drum All Day”

From 1986 David Lee Roth “Just a Giglo” If you'd buy a Money Pit in The Burbs with Tom Hanks even though the two of you have Nothing in Common, if David Bowie has no power over you despite his tight leather pants or if you wish you could tell jokes like the Diceman, then you’re in the right place; this is the 80’s at 8. From 1983 Berlin “No More Words”
From 1984 John Cafferty & The Beaver Brown Band “On The Dark Side” If you ever get the urge to Throw Mama From the Train, if you've ever enjoyed some cherry wine while NOT taking your clothes off or if it never entered into your mind to wonder why Vince Neil and Nikki Sixx are still alive, then you’re in the right place; this is the 80’s at 8 Now from 1980 The Ramones “I Want To Be Sedated”
Here's the answer to today’s timeline, in which year did each of the following things take place? Marlee Matlin became the youngest woman and only deaf person to ever win Best Actress, for Children of a Lesser God. Bob Barker was met with a Price is Right standing ovation when he rejected hair dye and appeared with white hair for the first time. And Andrew McCarthy and Robert Downey Jr. extolled kids everywhere to Just Say No in the film Less Than Zero in 1987 That same year brought about the first hit in the U.S. for an artist who worshiped the Rolling Stones, Here’s Terence Trent D’Arby “Wishing Well”
From 1985 Scritti Politti “Perfect Way” If Patrick Dempsey could buy you love any day of the week, if sometimes you wonder whether your life is just a kid's snowglobe daydream or if the Bundys will always have two children as far as you're concerned, and never Seven, then you’re in the right place; this is the 80’s at 8 Now from 1984 Animotion “Obsession”
From 1984 Animotion “Obsession” One of the two songwriters of Obsession, Holly Knight, became a engrossed in an obsessive relationship with someone later in her life, be careful what you write about Holly, you may just make your fiction a reality. You can see the music video for that song and all the other songs from today’s show at The 80’s at 8 will continue next with a song that we all think of as a feel good song, that the artist actually takes seriously and means to tell a story of hardships. Find out what it is in 4.5 minutes.
From 1982 Eddy Grant “Electric Avenue” If you always cheered louder for the moonwalking Whammy than for the actual Press Your Luck contestants, if you always thought Mallory Keaton could do way better than Nick or if you can name at least three of the five original MTV VJs, and one of them isn't Martha Quinn, then you’re in the right place; this is the 80’s at 8 Now from 1981 Loverboy “Turn Me Loose”
From 1981 Loverboy “Turn Me Loose” If you ever wanted to study "Quack Fu" under the tutelage of Howard the Duck, if your fondest childhood memory is when Skippy got his head stuck in the banister, if you're still trying to figure out who shot JR on Dallas or If you ever asked for a Ratt, a Scorpion, or a Whitesnake for a pet, then you’re in the right place; this is the 80’s at 8 From 1986 Bananarama “Venus”