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!, If you're still torn over whether Teela is hotter than She-Ra, if you still can't decide whether your favorite Dorito is nacho or cool ranch, if you see no need to be embarrassed by your collection of Ernest movies, or if you still can't decide between the highway to heaven, highway to the danger zone, or the highway to hell, then you’re in the right place; this is the 80’s at 8 We start today’s show with a song from 1982 that knocked Michael Jackson's "Billie Jean" off the top spot. Here’s Dexy’s Midnight Runners “Come on Eileen.”

From 1986 Falco “Rock Me Amadeus” If you still think of Janet Jackson as Penny from Good Times or as Willis' girlfriend on Different Strokes, if you were always thankful to Judge Reinhold for serving no fries before their time, or if you were ever blown away by the deadly combination of Magnum PI's mustache and red Ferrari, then you’re in the right place; this is the 80’s at 8 Now from 1985 Loverboy “Lovin’ Every Minute of It.”
From 1982 Peter Gabriel “Shock the Monkey” If you were a champ at games like "Inside Tina Yothers" or "Dead or Canadian" on MTV's Remote Control, if you would ever sneak a Mogwai a post-midnight pizza, or if you’ve worked out with Get in Shape Girl, then you’re in the right place; this is the 80’s at 8 Now from 1986 The Bangles “Manic Monday” From 1986 The Bangles “Manic Monday” That song was actually written by Prince, as a way to poke fun at the 9 to 5 lifestyle he didn’t have to live. Thanks Prince, you’re a doll. You can see the music video for that song plus thousands more all for free at theriver1059.com keyword 80’s Rachel Lutzker is here with a look at the timeline, in which year did each of the following things take place. Rock Hudson became the first celebrity AIDS victim. The gang at Sesame Street came face to face with Aloysius Snuffleupagus for the first time since the character was introduced in 1971. And Sarah Jessica Parker ripped off Cyndi Lauper while providing the crib sheet for Dirty Dancing with Girls Just Wanna Have Fun but in what year? Was it 1983 1984 or 1985? I’ll tell you the answer in 4.5 minutes. Good morning I’m Joe Aguire she’s Rachel Lutzker and she’s got the answer to today’s timeline, in which year did each of the following things take place? Rock Hudson became the first celebrity AIDS victim. The gang at Sesame Street came face to face with Aloysius Snuffleupagus for the first time since the character was introduced in 1971. And Sarah Jessica Parker ripped off Cyndi Lauper while providing the crib sheet for Dirty Dancing with “Girls Just Wanna Have Fun” in 1985. That same year ABC released this song that was used in the infamous movie The Breakfast Club. It’s “Be Near Me.”
From 1983 Matthew Wilder “Break My Stride.” If you'd eat chilled monkey brains just because Indiana Jones told you to, if you'd happily bypass the Call of Duty for an old fashioned Duck Hunt, or if your mom ever packed your lunch with Fruit by the Foot and Polly-O String Cheese, then you’re in the right place; this is the 80’s at 8 Now from 1983 Michael Jackson “PYT”
From 1983 Michael Jackson “PYT” He never performed that song live Of course today’s the 5 year anniversary of Michael Jackson’s death No matter what you thought about him, there was no taking away his talent You can see that video and the video for every other song we play during today’s show at theriver1059.com. The 80’s at 8 will continue next with a song that was only performed publicly once before a certain artist’s death, but it’s not the one you’re thinking of Find out who it was in 4.5 minutes.
From 1988 Roy Orbison “You Got it” If you're still clutching your copy of The Official Preppy Handbook, if you're still mad because When Harry Met Sally convinced you Billy Crystal was hot, or if you're still perfecting your Axl Rose snarl, then you’re in the right place; this is the 80’s at 8 Now from 1986 Cutting Crew “I Just Died in Your Arms Tonight.”
From 1982 Rick Springfield “Don’t Talk to Strangers” If you know who Stinky Sullivan is if you're still trying to figure out Butterbear, Bumblelion and the Snorks, or if you're still trying to figure out whether Schwarzenegger or DeVito was the cuter twin, then you’re in the right place; this is the 80’s at 8 Now from 1983 Kajagoogoo “Too Shy.”