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 exactly who you're gonna call when there's somethin strange in the neighborhood, if you know half of Jem's excitement and outrageousness came from her light up earrings or if you know that Crispy Critters were indubitably delicious, if you know that Goonies never say die or if you know that parents who use drugs have children who use drugs, then you’re in the right place; this is the 80’s at 8 We kick off today’s show with a song from 1984 that’s a true one hit wonder Here’s Nena “99 Luftballoons”

From 1985 John Parr “Naughty Naughty” If you know more than one Michael Jackson joke, if you know never to stay in a hotel with Jack Nicholson even if it's just the Marriott, or if you know that Arnold Jackson had a goldfish named Abraham and a terrible fear of the Gooch, then you’re in the right place; this is the 80’s at 8 Now from 1980 Vapors “Turning Japanese”
From 1982 Duran Duran “Rio” If you ever jammed several pink and blue pegs into your Game of Life car without thinking about the grocery bill, if you know that Carla's full name on Cheers was Carla Maria Victoria Angelina Teresa Apollonia Lozupone Tortelli LeBec or if you know that parents who use drugs have children who use drugs, then you’re in the right place; this is the 80’s at 8 Now from 1985 Howard Jones “Things Can Only Get Better”
Here's the answer to today’s timeline, in which year did each of the following things take place? Unification Church founder Sun Myung Moon married 2,075 couples at Madison Square Garden and was found guilty of tax fraud. Michael J. Fox was sworn in as loveable Young Republican Alex P. Keaton on the premiere of Family Ties. Dustin Hoffman gave us Dorothy Michaels, the ugliest woman ever, in Tootsie in 1982 That same year Dexy’s Midnight Runner’s got a number one hit song that knocked Michael Jackson’s song “Billie Jean” off of the number one spot. We’re going to play that song for you now, here’s their wildly successful song, “Come On Eileen”
From 1981 Lindsey Buckingham “Trouble” If you're hoping to have a baby boy someday who could appreciate your Transformers and Castle of Greyskull, if you know that workin 9 to 5 is all takin and no givin or if you know what the P stands for in "Alex P. Keaton, then you’re in the right place; this is the 80’s at 8 Now from 1984 Autograph “Turn Up The Radio”
From 1984 Autograph “Turn Up The Radio” on The River 105.9. This was Autograph’s only hit and was featured in an episode of Miami Vice You can see the music video for that song and all the other songs from today’s show at theriver1059.com. Coming up a song that was produced by Virgin Records and gave them their first number one hit song in the United States, find out who it is and what song we’re talking about in 4.5 minutes.
From 1986 Cutting Crew “(I Just) Died In Your Arms” If you love it when a plan comes together, if you remember back when Boy George was controversial or if you remember Johnny Depp not for Pirates of the Caribbean but for 21 Jump Street, then you’re in the right place; this is the 80’s at 8 Now from 1984 The Go Go’s “Head Over Heels”
If you miss the days when John Travolta had never heard of Scientology and just wanted to dance, if you quit watching Growing Pains when a certain Titanic actor made the scene or if you remember a time when Charles was in charge if you know from experience that a little Love's Baby Soft goes a long way