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! We kick off today’s show with a hit from 1981 Loverboy “Working for the Weekend”
From 1987 D.N.A./Suzanne Vega “Tom’s Diner” If you look kind of pretty when your face isn't screwing it up, If you have no idea who Columbo is but want The Princess Bride grandfather to read to you about Princess Buttercup, or If you wish you could tell jokes like the Diceman or fly like the Iceman, this is the place for you, it is the 80’s at 8, from 1984 The Pet Shop Boys with “West End Girls”
From 1981 Hall & Oates “You Make My Dreams” If taking a break from all your worries sure would help a lot, If you can't decide whether your favorite veteran is Major Dad, GI Joe or Private Benjamin, If you'd die before you put Baby in a corner, or if the one thing you can’t stand about living in Santa Clara is all the dam vampires, this is the show for you, it is the 80's at 8, from 1982 Asia “Heat of the Moment”
Here is the answer to the timeline, in which year did the following things take place?
President Reagan famously asked, "Mr. Gorbachev, tear down this wall" after anti-American protests in West Berlin
American Bandstand was cancelled after 30 years on the air.
& Andrew McCarthy once again vanquished James Spader in his quest for love, only this time it was with a Mannequin, in 1987, and that year, former Foreigner front man Lou Gramm released his solo debut album and had a hit with “Midnight Blue”
From 1983 Naked Eyes “Always Something There to Remind Me” If you still think of Sonny and Cher as the ultimate happy, flower power couple, if the bulk of your teenage years were devoted to sneaking into R-rated movies before you were seventeen, or if you just want to be startin’ something, you are in the right place, this is the 80’s at 8, from 1989 Howard Jones “Everlasting Love"
From 1983 The Greg Kihn Band “Jeopardy” If you sometimes find yourself wondering why Weird Al only has three Grammies to Michael Jackson's 18, If CC Deville ever convinced you it was OK to be a man in makeup or if you know that Arnold Jackson had a goldfish named Abraham and a terrible fear of the Gooch, you are in the right place, it is the 80’s at 8, from 1982 Madness “Our House”
From 1987 Belinda Carlisle “Heaven is A Place on Earth” If you’d take Teddy Ruxpin over Build a Bear any day, if your ultimate idea of romance is Joan Cusack with a boom box over his head, or if you’ve ever fought with a friend over whether Betamax was better, this is the show for you, it is the 80’s at 8, from 1982 Golden Earring “Twilight Zone”