Thank you 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’ve played! If you've been tempted to try a Captain Crunch and Mayo sandwich with pixie sticks, if you have a dusty synth chilling in your basement that you still tinker with from time to time, if you had enough casingles to start your own music store, or if you were ever dared to say "beetlejuice" three times at a sleepover, this is the show for you; it is the 80’s at 8, We’re kicking off today’s show with a classic Prince song from 1984 featuring Shelia E’s backing band.. here’s “I Would Die 4 U”
From 1987 Belinda Carlisle “Heaven is a Place on Earth” If you still wake up at night missing the late great John Candy, If you still want to give a paternity test to My Two Dads, or If you still use your rainy Saturdays to dip into your collection of Judy Blume, you are on the right station, this is the 80’s at 8, from 1982 Aldo Nova “Fantasy”
From 1984 Nena “99 Luftballoons” If you think Geena Davis deserves a Lifetime Achievement Award for Beetlejuice, The Fly and Earth Girls Are Easy, If you think Dolph Lundgren was denied an Oscar for both He-Man and Ivan Drago, or If you think no one can ever dethrone Mary Lou Retton as America's Sweetheart, you’re in the right place;this is the 80’s at 8, from 1984 Animotion “Obsession”
Here is the answer to the timeline, in what year did the following things happen?
Rock Hudson became the first celebrity AIDS victim.
Daisy turned in her Dukes and Bo and Luke scrapped the General Lee as The Dukes of Hazard was canceled.
& Sylvester Stallone scored big at the box office with Rambo: First Blood Part II and Rocky IV, in 1985, and that year, Howard Jones wrote and recorded this song after a trip to San Francisco when a record label rep told Jones it was ok to look at the women, but the singer shouldn't touch them! He can't help himself! Here’s “No One is to Blame”
From 1982 Dexy’s Midnight Runners “Come On Eileen” If you still can't decide between Jessica Rabbit, Jessica Hahn and Sarah Jessica Parker, If you still can't decide whether your favorite Dorito is nacho or cool ranch, or If you still can't decide between the highway to heaven, highway to the danger zone, or the highway to hell, then you’re in the right place; it is the 80’s at 8, and from 1982 Bow Wow Wow “I Want Candy”
From 1984 Dan Hartman “I Can Dream About You” If you miss the days when John Travolta had never heard of Scientology and just wanted to dance, If you miss the days when your mom stocked your freezer full of Flavor Ice, or If you miss the days that strange things were afoot at the Circle K, this is the show for you; this is the 80’s at 8, from 1988 When in Rome “The Promise”