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! If news reports on killer bees remind you of John Belushi, If you ever wanted to snuggle up to Harry and the Hendersons, If you remember searching your home high and low for batteries for your Walkman, or if you remember turning your TV to MTV because you wanted to hear music, you are on the right station, this is the 80’s at 8, and we kick off the show with a song from 1989 that was an ode to major world events that had from Billy Joel’s his birth year, 1949. Of the 56 people mentioned by name in the song, only eight are still alive as of today. Here’s “We Didn’t Start the Fire”
From 1986 the Bangles “Manic Monday”
From 1989 B-52s “Roam” If you can’t decide whether a hotter date would be 867-5309’s Jenny or the girl from Centerfold, If you ever considered naming your kid Bastian or Atreyu, or If now you know, and knowing is half the battle.. this is the show for you, it is the 80s at 8, from 1986 Paul Simon “You Can Call Me Al”
From 1982 Eddie Grant “Electric Avenue” If Simon says was the cool new toy on the top of your wish list to Santa, if passing notes in the middle of study hall was your favorite pasttime in junior high, or if Stand by Me was the first movie you and your friends snuck in to see, then you are in the right place, this is the 80s at 8, from 1983 Duran Duran “Union of the Snake”
Here is the answer to the timeline, in which year did the following things take place?
Mike Tyson won his first world boxing title after defeating Trevor Berbick in Las Vegas.
Julia and Suzanne Sugarbaker teamed up with a few other Designing Women to give Atlanta a run for its money.
Paul Newman taught Tom Cruise the art of pool hustling in The Color of Money, in 1986, and that year, Sly Foxx released this hit that most people thought was about getting it on.. but it’s actually anti-war song.. here’s “Lets Go All the Way”
From 1982 Peter Gabriel “Shock the Monkey” If you think the choice between Luke Skywalker and Han Solo is obvious, or if the idea of your brain on drugs ever inspired you to scramble up an egg or two, this is the show for you, it is the 80’s at 8, from 1981 Kim Wilde “Kids in America”
From 1980 Steely Dan “Hey Ninteen” If you’ve always wanted to enter a super cool hideout through a man hole to eat pizza with your friends, if you remember wearing headbands and leg warmers not as a joke, or if you think a laptop is where your cat loves to nap, this is the show for you, it is the 80’s at 8, from 1983 Naked Eyes’ “Always Something to Remind Me”