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 you still yell out “Great Scott” on a regular basis, if you ever thought John Lennon Sun glasses were ever a good look on you, if you like it hot and you sweat when the heat is on, or if you're still not sure if Pop Rocks and Coke is a deadly combination but you're not willing to chance it, then you are at the right place, this is the 80s at 8, and we kick off today’s show with a song from 1983, it was Dexy’s Midnight Runners only one #1 hit here in the US, and it kept Michael Jackson from having back to back chart toppers with “Billie Jean” and “Beat It”, here’s “Come On Eileen”
From 1987 George Michael “Faith” If you know better than to make a Wish on a Zoltar machine, if you were ever tempted to serve a mug full of Drano to a high school rival, or if you would throw Super Wal-Mart over any day for KMart, Zayres, or Caldor, then you are on the right station, this is the 80s at 8, from 1982 Toto “Africa”
From 1986 Kim Wilde “You Keep Me Hangin’ On” If the thought of Greedo shooting first in “A New Hope” makes you sick to your stomach, if you wish you could get Molly Ringwald to show you how to do your makeup just the way she does it, or if you are still wondering when they’re going to have a Kids Incorporated reunion show, this is the place for you, it is the 80s at 8, from 1980, Devo “Whip It”
Here is the answer to the timeline, in which year did the following events take place?
The US-led invasion of Grenada gave President Regan’s popularity a jolt.
More than 125 million viewers turned in to see the final episode of M.A.S.H.
Tom Cruise showed his Coach, Craig T. Nelson, that he had All the Right Moves, in 1983, and that year, this relatively unknown band found its first bit of success, but it was only after they added a keytarist to the mix. Coincidence? I think not. Here’s The Motels, “Suddenly Last Summer”
From 1983 Prince “Little Red Corvette” If you are still upset with your mother for not buying you a designer series trapper-keeper, if you used more oil in your hair every week than the Navy goes through in a decade, or if you ever convinced yourself that a leather vest was a good thing, this is the show for you, it is the 80’s at 8, from 1982, Chicago “Hard to Say I’m Sorry”
From 1986 Michael McDonald “Sweet Freedom” If you insisted on putting iron on decals on all of your clothes, if you had a butane-powered curling iron, or if you secretly have your old crimping Iron and afro comb stashed away in the hopes that those looks come back, you’re on the right station, this is the 80’s at 8, from 1983, Wall of Voodoo “Mexican Radio”
From 1989 The B-52’s “Love Shack”. If you ever ask yourself “what would Ronald Regan do?”, if you ever had hair with so much volume that it added 8 inches to your total height, or if you know to NEVER CROSS THE STREAMS, this is the show for you, it is the 80’s at 8, and from 1986 Bangles “Walk like an Egyptian”