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Posted August 5th, 2014 @ 9:00am

Thanks for visiting the 80’s at 8 blog updated daily with songs, song facts and trivia! Good morning and thanks for starting your day with us I’m Joe Aguiar If you ever thought you looked pretty cool flipping out your comb at the roller rink, if taking a break from all your worries sure would help a lot, if you can smell her wine and cheap perfume (and it smells like Bartyles and James and Electric Youth) or if you want to be the one to walk in the sun, then you’re in the right place; this is the 80’s at 8 powered by McDonald’s We kick off today’s show with a song from 1988 by When In Rome that ended up being their only hit and was used in the movie Napoleon Dynamite Here’s “The Promise” From 1982 Aldo Nova “Fantasy” If you think Charlie Sheen looked better in his one Ferris Bueller scene than he does now, if you know you don't need no credit card to ride this train or if you ever went to FAO Schwartz to just to play "Heart and Soul" on their big piano, then you’re in the right place; this is the 80’s at 8 From 1983 Wall of Voodoo “Mexican Radio” From 1989 Fine Young Cannibals “Good Thing” If you ever wonder what the Facts of Life would have been like if Molly Ringwald hadn't been written out after the first season, if you liked Tom Hanks better when he was a crossdresser or if you love it when a plan comes together, then you’re in the right place; this is the 80’s at 8 From 1983 Duran Duran “Union of the Snake” Here is the answer to the timeline, in which year did each of the following things take place? A major nuclear meltdown at the Soviet Union's Chernobyl power station put the world on high alert. Oprah began her takeover of the world with her network television premiere And Madonna got a taste of the box office failure that wouldn't plague her co-star Sean Penn in Shanghai Surprise in 1986 That same year Peter Gabriel released this song that featured Stewart Copeland, who was with The Police at the time, on the drums Here’s “Big Time” From 1982 Quarterflash “Harden My Heart” If you learned about the birds and the bees from an ABC after school special, if you'd share a bucket of fried chicken with a Mogwai as long as it was before midnight or if you ain't got time for jibber jabber, then you’re in the right place; this is the 80’s at 8 From 1987 Johnny Hates Jazz “Shattered Dreams” From 1987 Johnny Hates Jazz “Shattered Dreams” This band actually didn’t hate jazz nor did it have anybody named Johnny in their group. You can see the music video for that song plus thousands more all for free at theRiver1059.com keyword 80s. The 80’s at 8 will continue next with a song that almost had to have its title changed because they thought it might get confused with the name of a tennis player Find out who it is in 4.5 minutes From 1985 Jefferson Starship “We Built This City” If you just want them to know they didn't break you, if you love Coy and Vance just as much as you love Luke and Bo or If you still think of Janet Jackson as Penny from Good Times or as Willis' girlfriend on Different Strokes, then you’re in the right place; this is the 80’s at 8 From 1987 T’ Pau “Heart and Soul”

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