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 1987 by George Michael, it’s “Faith”
From 1982 Duran Duran “Rio” If you've ever cajoled a stuffy relative into doing the Dance of Joy, if you're still not sure if Pop Rocks and Coke is a deadly combination but you're not willing to chance it, or if you cried when David Hasselhoff took down the Berlin Wall with the power of his music, this is the show for you, it is the 80's at 8, from 1983 David Bowie “China Girl”
From 1980 Kenny Loggins “I’m Alright” If you know all the words to the interlude in Lionel Richie's All Night Long, if it's taken years, but you finally have your Hangin Tough dance down pat, or if you agree with Danielson that a flyswatter would be faster or if you ever tried a milk and Pepsi because Laverne drank, this is the show for you, it is the 80’s at 8, from 1986 OMD “If You Leave”
Here is the answer to the timeline, in which year did the following things take place?
The Statue of Liberty was re-opened after a long renovation project.
Culture Club’s lead singer Boy George made an appearance on an episode of the A Team
& Eddie Murphy finds out he’s “The Chosen One” and is destined to save "The Golden Child", the savior of all humankind, in 1986, and that year, Eddie Money covered this Billy Satellite song just two years after it was released, and failed to chart.. he and turned it into a top ten hit, “I Wanna Go Back”
From 1982 Eddie Grant “Electric Avenue” If you knew Honey Smacks back when they were Sugar Smacks, If your parents bought your Cabbage Patch Kid out of the back of a van, or If you would be proud to partake of some pecan pie with Harry and Sally, you are on the right station, this is the 80’s at 8, from 1982 Asia “Only Time Will Tell”
From 1982 Men Without Hats “The Safety Dance” If you are well aware that Luigi is taller and jumps higher, but still firmly believe that he is inferior to Mario, If you were ever blown away by the deadly combination of Magnum PI's mustache and red Ferrari, If you think the choice between Luke Skywalker and Han Solo is obvious, or If you're undecided on the Roth/Hagar debate but "Gary Cherone" is not in your vocabulary! This is the show for you; It is the 80’s at 8, and from 1983 Kajagoogoo “Too Shy”
From 1984 Survivor “I Can’t Hold Back” If you read every book in the Flowers in the Attic series, if now you know, and knowing is half the battle, or if you remember when Shasta was for losers, TAB was a laboratory accident and Capri Sun was a social statement, this is the show for you, it is the 80's at 8, from 1985, here’s Katrina and the Waves “Walking on Sunshine”