Thanks for visiting the 80’s at 8 blog, updated daily with each show’s content and music videos! If nothing says character like a pair of worn out leather chaps, if you remember panicking when your 8-track switched tracks, thinking the thing was broken, if you remember rolling up your pants so people could see the whites of your socks, or If you're on a mission and you're wishin someone could cure your lonely condition, this is the show for you, it is the 80’s at 8, and we start off today’s show with a song from 1982 describing the feeling you get when your “inner monkey” gets hurt by jealousy…sounds like a he might be talking about Phil Collins... Here’s Peter Gabriel with “Shock the Monkey”
From 1981 John Lennon “Woman” If you think the best first person shooter game ever was Duck Hunt, if your fingers are still cramped up from working your mini-arcade Pac-Man to the bone, or if you ever dropped $20 in an arcade just to reclaim your #1 spot on the top score, you are on the right station, this is the 80’s at 8, from 1983 Mathew Wilder “Break My Stride”
From 1984 Nena with “99 luftballoons” If you spent hours trying to memorize the lyrics to your favorite LPs, if you know nothing can compete to the sound of real vinyl, and if you the most romantic thing in your book is giving your special someone a mix tape with all of your feelings in it, this is the show for you, it is the 80’s at 8, from 1987 Richard Marx “Should’ve Known Better”
Here is the answer to the timeline, in what year did the following things happen?
Rescuers worked for 58 hours to save Baby Jessica McClure from the well she had fallen down in Midland, Texas.
Kirk Cameron became a born again Christian and began to object racy storylines for his character Mike Seaver on Growing Pains.
Elizabeth Shue took a bunch of child actors whose names we don’t remember on some Adventures in Babysitting, in 1987, and that year, The Bangles remade a Simon and Garfunkel hit for the soundtrack to Less Than Zero. Their record label pressured them into removing the original songs reference to “drinking my vodka and lime.” Had they even SEEN less than zero? There’s enough coke in that movie to kill Charlie Sheen! Here’s “Hazy Shade of Winter”
From 1986 The Fabulous Thunderbirds’ “Tuff Enuff” If you ever slid into a room in nothing but your skivvies and socks, if you ever wish your life was more like a choose your own adventure game, and if you just wish SOME of the big curly hairstyles would come back so you can show your high school photos to people without feeling mortified, then you’re in good company, this is the 80’s at 8, from 1980 Gary Newman “Cars”
From 1982 Men Without Hats “Safety dance” If you know more than one Michael Jackson joke, if you can smell her wine and cheap perfume (and it smells like Bartyles and James and Electric Youth), and if David Bowie has no power over you despite his tight pants, then take a seat, it’s the 80’s at 8, and next from 1983 Cyndi Lauper with “Girls Just Want to Have Fun”
From 1987 George Harrison “Got My Mind Set On You”. If news reports on killer bees ever remind you of John Belushi, if the cutest Cosby will always be Rudy in your book, and if the first Einstein you think of is a dog and not a man, then pull up a chair, it’s the 80’s at 8, and up next, from 1984 Murray Head “One Night in Bangkok”