80s at 8 for 4-11-17

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 1983, Blender put this on its 500 Greatest Songs Since You Were Born list, it’s The Thompson Twins “Hold Me Now”

From 1983 David Bowie “Let’s Dance” If you still want to give a paternity test to My Two Dads, If you couldn't figure out why no one but that nosy neighbor didn't see that Small Wonder's Vickie was a robot, or If you've ever used the word "inconceivable!" and you still don't know what it means, you are in the right place, this is the 80’s at 8, from 1982 A Flock of Seagulls’ “I Ran (So Far Away)” 

From 1986 Crowded House “Don’t Dream It’s Over If you were into the Transformers long before Megan Fox came on the scene, If it's taken years, but you finally have your Hangin’ Tough dance down pat, or If you see no need to be embarrassed by your collection of Ernest movies, this is the show for you, it is the 80’s at 8, from 1981 Human League “Don’t You Want Me” 

Here is the answer to the 80’s timeline, in which year did the following things take place?

The Exxon Valdez spilled 11 million gallons of oil into Alaska's Prince Edward Sound after running aground. 

The premiere of Life Goes On gave TV Corky, its first major character with Down Syndrome

& Christian Slater and Winona Ryder found a new use for Drano in the black comedy Heathers, in 1989, and that year, Great White turned this cover song into a huge hit, here’s “Once Bitten, Twice Shy”

From 1984 Dead or Alive “You Spin Me RoundIf you ever got hit in the face by a dodge ball but had no one to cry to since you were a latchkey kid, if you ever pulled up alongside a limo and asked whether they had any Grey Poupon or if you had a Teddy Ruxpin but slept with him in the closet because he freaked you out at night , you are in the right place, this is the 80’s at 8, from 1986 Bananarama “Venus”   

From 1987 George Michael “Faith” If you feel your innocence slippin away and don't believe it's comin back soon, if you'll forever be grateful to the Beach Boys and Uncle Jesse for taking you down to Kokomo, or if you're undecided on the Roth/Hagar debate but "Gary Cherone" is not in your vocabulary, this is the show for you, from 1984 Sammy Hagar “I Can’t Drive 55”

From 1984 Nena “99 Red Balloons” If you're still waiting for Bruce Willis and Jack Wagner to resurrect their music careers, if you've got the jigawatts it takes to get a Dolorean up to 88 miles per hour, or if you ever told ‘em Large Marge sent ya, you’re on the right station, this is the 80’s at 8, from 1985 A-Ha “Take on Me”

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