Welcome to the 80’s at 8 blog, updated daily with each day’s show content and the music videos for all the songs we’ve played. if you think of twins whenever someone offers you a stick of gum, if you had enough casingles to start your own music store, if you have a dusty synth chilling in your basement that you still tinker with from time to time, or if you remember when the only time you used the word "text" was before the word "book", then this is the show for you; it is the 80’s at 8, powered by Rock of Ages, coming to the Palace Theater on March 21st and 22nd. We’re kicking off today’s show with a song that was actually a snarky response to all the reporter’s questions about his personal life, a particularly bold move for the time, from 1982 here’s Adam Ant “Goody Two Shoes”

From 1985 Loverboy “Lovin’ Every Minute Of It” if you remember learning to type on a beat-up typewriter rather than a beat-up desktop, if you remember when a high school degree could get you a halfway decent job, or if you remember when DeGrassi Junior High was the most shocking thing on TV, then this is the show for you; it is the 80’s at 8, and from 1986 Glass Tiger “Don’t Forget Me (When I’m Gone)”

 

Here is the answer to the timeline, in which year did the following things take place?

Mr. T was chosen to be the White House's Santa and got a kiss from Nancy Reagan as a bonus.

More than 125 million viewers tuned in for the last episode of MASH.

& 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 also saw the release of a song that features Madona on back-up vocals! From Naked Eyes here’s “Promises, Promises”

From 1982 The Go-Go’s “Vacation” if you've ever taken a bath with Mr. Bubble, If you've ever stopped the world and melted with someone, If you've ever unironically worn your sunglasses at night, or If you've ever told em Large Marge sent ya, then this is the show for you; it is the 80’s at 8

From 1984 Twisted Sister “We’re Not Gonna Take It”. If you're still trying to figure out Butterbear, Bumblelion and the Snorks, If you're still trying to figure out what was up with Tammy Faye Baker's eyelashes, or If you're still trying to figure out which is the "correct" ear to pierce, then this is the show for you; it is the 80’s at 8, and from 1985 A-Ha “Take On Me”

From 1986 Falco “Rock Me Amadeus” If anybody ever called you Baby and it didn't occur to you to mind, If Bob Barker ever convinced you to help control the pet population , or if a particularly Manic Monday ever inspired you to Walk Like an Egyptian, then this is the show for you; it is the 80’s at 8, and from 1986 Bangles “Manic Monday”