80s at 8 for 2-17-17

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 get today's show started with a song from Bananarama, which had released this in England in 1983, but it didn’t become a hit in the US until 1984, when it was used in the movie The Karate Kid, here’s “Cruel Summer

From 1983 Taco “Puttin on the Ritz” 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 1982 Eddie Grant “Electric Avenue”  If you ever wanted to paint Elyse's jacket a color other than red during the Family Ties credits, If you ever skipped over the description of the differences between Elizabeth and Jessica in Sweet Valley High because, let's face it, you had it memorized, or If you're still trying to figure out whether If Schwarzenegger or DeVito was the cuter twin, this is the show for you, this is the 80's at 8, from 1986 The Moody Blues “Your Wildest Dreams

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

William "the Refrigerator" Perry The Chicago Bears did the Super Bowl Shuffle all over the New England Patriots in Super Bowl XX.

Andy Griffith began his undefeated run as super criminal defense attorney Matlock. 

& Danny Devito and Bette Middler taught Judge Reinhold and Helen Slater what it takes to be Ruthless People, in 1986, and that year, OMD wrote this hit at the request of John Hughes to run over the final scene of Pretty in Pink…to this day I still don’t understand how Andrew McCarthy won Molly Ringwald's heart over Duckie, but whatever.. here’s “If You Leave”

From 1984 John Cafferty & The Beaver Brown Band “On the Dark Side” If you ever ripped up all your sweatshirts because you'd seen Flashdance one too many times, If you ever got hit in the face by a dodge ball but had no one to cry to since you were a latchkey kid, or If you're well aware that MC Hammer owes his Grammy, if not his pants, to Rick James, you are on the right station, this is the 80’s at 8, from 1983 Naked Eyes “Promises, Promises

From 1982 Men Without Hats “The Safety Dance” If your emotions are still conflicted over Milli Vanilli being forced to give up their Grammy, if I say "Miss Susie had a steamboat" and the lyrics will be stuck in your head all day, or if you still can't decide between Jessica Rabbit, Jessica Hahn and Sarah Jessica Parker, you’re in the right place, this is the 80's at 8, from 1981 The Go-Go’s “Our Lips are Sealed”

From 1983 Todd Rundgren “Bang the Drum All Day” If you're not internationally known but you're known to rock a microphone, if you liked Anthony Michael Hall better when he was a geek, you’re on the right station, this is the 80’s at 8, from 1981 the Police Spirits in the Material World

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