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 song from 1987 Richard Marx “Should’ve Known Better 


From 1982 Stray  Cats Stray Cat Strut” If you remember Johnny Depp not for Pirates of the Caribbean but for 21 Jump Street, if you remember Betty White as less of a cult comedy figure and more as just a dummy from St. Olaf, or If you remember Kirk Cameron, period, you’re in the right place, this is the 80’s at 8, from 1985 INXS “What You Need

From 1985 by Level 42 “Something About You” If you were ever tempted to create the perfect woman on your computer, if you'd change political parties for Alex P. Keaton, or if you still want to give a paternity test to My Two Dads, this is the show for you, it is the 80’s at 8, from 1983 Frida “I Know There’s Something Going On”

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

Geraldo Rivera hosted a live, 2 hour syndicated special, The Mystery of Al Capone's Vault, and famously came up empty handed.

Julia and Suzanne Sugarbaker teamed up with a few other Designing Women to give Atlanta a run for its money.

& Chunk perfected his Truffle Shuffle and gave us all a craving for a Baby Ruth in The Goonies, in 1985, and that year, The Hooters were nominated for the Best New Artist award at the MTV Music Awards thanks for their biggest hit, “And We Danced”


From 1986 Georgia Satellites “Keep Your Hands to Yourself” If you ever read George Orwell's 1984 because you were inspired by a Mac commercial, if you found yourself digging into Shakespeare when Theo and Cockroach rapped about Julius Caesar, or if Heathers made you wonder what the deal was with that Moby Dick Eskimo, you are in the right place, this is the 80’s at 8, from 1983 Matthew Wilder “Break My Stride

From 1984 Bruce Springsteen “Cover Me” If you'd happily bypass the Call of Duty for an old fashioned Duck Hunt, if you still get a hankering for a Handi Snack, or if you ever thought it was tragic that Baywatch got nine seasons while ALF got only four, you’re on the right station, this is the 80's at 8, from 1983 Pretenders “Back On the Chain Gang”

From 1988 When In Rome “The Promise” If you quit watching Growing Pains when a certain Titanic actor made the scene, if you ever owned a piece of frosted denim, or If the idea of your brain on drugs ever inspired you to fry up an egg or two, this is the show for you, it is the 80s at 8, from 1984 Kenny Loggins “Footloose”