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 song from 1982 Stray Cats “Rock This Town”
From 1988 Paula Abdul “Straight Up” If you've ever slid into a room in your skivvies and socks, if you've ever rocked it to the bang bang boogie, said up jumped the boogie to the boogie to the rhythm of the boogie the beat, or if you have ever done the moonwalk while wearing only one glove, this is the show for you, it is the 80’s at 8, from 1985 Animotion “Obsession”
From 1986 Belinda Carlisle “Mad About You” If you ever ripped up all your sweatshirts because you'd seen Flashdance one too many times, If Dallas ever convinced you bigger was better as far as shoulder pads were concerned, or If someone just explained to you recently that Mama Fratelli was actually a woman, you are in the right place, this is the 80s at 8, from 1984 Van Halen “Panama”
Here is the answer to the timeline, in which year did the following things take place?
Teen star and mall rat Tiffany introduced kids everywhere to Tommy and the Shondells with her #1 hit "I Think We're Alone Now."
Sam Malone got a new boss and a new love interest when Kirstie Alley's Rebecca Howe replaced Shelly Long's Diane Chambers on Cheers.
& Murtaugh was already too old for Mel Gibson's, um, stuff in Lethal Weapon, in 1987, and that year, The Beastie Boys mocked party songs but the irony was lost on everyone.. here’s “Fight For Your Right (To Party)”
From 1989 Depeche Mode “Enjoy the Silence” If you fondly remember when people could call something "ironic" without feeling compelled to say "dontcha think, if you know better than to make a wish on a Zoltar machine, 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 1986 Phil Collins “Take Me Home”
From 1988 INXS “Never Tear Us Apart” If you ever find yourself on the highway to the danger zone, If you'll never forgive David and Maddie for the end of Moonlighting, if you know it’s "Risky Business" being chased by Guido the killer pimp, or if you ever pitied the fool who didn't watch A-Team, you are in the right place, from 1980 Devo “Whip It”
From 1983 David Bowie “Modern Love” If you've spent more money on your subscription to Tiger Beat than on Christmas toys for your kids, If you've always waited for the Sweet Pickles Bus to visit your house, or if you ever Relaxed just because Frankie told you to, this is the show for you, it is the 80's at 8, from 1981 Hall and “Private Eyes”