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Paul Young, Tears For Fears + Whitney Houston top this week’s 80s on 8: Big 40 Countdown 1985 (7/28/14)

This week in 1985 on SiriusXM’s ’80s on 8 Big 40 Countdown, Paul Young wasn’t going anywhere as he dominated number one with Everytime You Go Away. There were no tears for Tears For Fears as they claimed the number two spot with Shout, … Continued

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Billy, Paul, and Elton top this week’s 80s on 8: Big 40 Countdown 1980 (7/18/14)

1980 was the year of Ronald Reagan, the Rubik’s Cube, Ted Turner and CNN, John Lennon’s tragic assassination, and the year of United States’ “Miracle on Ice” at the Lake Placid Winter Olympics. This week in 1980 on SiriusXM’s ’80s on 8 Big 40 … Continued

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Road trippin’ across America: 14 playlists from SiriusXM

Hit the road Jack, and dontcha come back until you’ve cruised across America to every single one of these epic playlists. Kidding! You could honestly listen to them anytime, anywhere. But, they were crafted by SiriusXM’s experts with the open … Continued

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Bethlehem –> Boston: 80s on 8 playlist from Alan Hunter

“Peter Gabriel’s Sledge Hammer and Talking Heads’ Once in a Lifetime are a couple of my favorites, period, whether you’re on a road trip or not,” says 80s on 8 DJ and original MTV VJ Alan Hunter. “And you’ve always … Continued

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Cheap Trick, Pebbles + Def Leppard rule the ’80s on 8: Big 40 Countdown 1988 (7/11/14)

It’s hard to forget the year 1988. Elton John auctioned off items from his personal collection, such as memorabilia and stage-worn clothing, for a total of $8.5 million. Billboard magazine published its Hot Modern Rock Tracks chart for the first time, and The … Continued

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The Human League, Toto, and Paul + Stevie rule the ’80s on 8: Big 40 Countdown July 4, 1982

1982 was a pretty unforgettable year, and this week’s ’80s on 8 Big 40 Countdown takes us back. 1982 was all about Annie, MJ’s Thriller, David Letterman, E.T., and the 49ers. Meanwhile, ’80s on 8 reminds us that ’82 was also about The Human … Continued

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’80s on 8: Big 40 Countdown June 13, 1989 (6/16/14)

It’s hard to forget the year 1989. The Grammy Awards for Record of the Year and Song of the Year both went to Bobby McFerrin’s ‘Don’t Worry Be Happy’. On SiriusXM’s ’80s on 8 Big 40 Countdown, Bette Midler certainly had nothing to … Continued

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Madonna, Patti Labelle + Michael McDonald and Whitney top the ’80s on 8: Big 40 Countdown: June 6th, 1986

This week. ’80s on 8 Big 40 Countdown brings us back to 1986: the year of Top Gun, the Space Shuttle Challenger explosion, and the Mets winning the World Series. ’80s on 8 reminds us that ’86 wasn’t all about Tom Cruise…Madonna Lives To Tell … Continued

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Kim Carnes, Smokey Robinson + Stars on 45 top the ’80s on 8 Big 40 Countdown: May 30, 1981

1981: year of the royal wedding, MS-DOS, and the space shuttle Columbia. But the early ’80s weren’t all about Lady Diana Spencer and her royal beau. In late May of ’81, Kim Carnes sang about Bette Davis Eyes, Smokey Robinson … Continued

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Big 80s on 8 Summer Songs Countdown: Vacation, all The Go-Go’s ever wanted

Every time Memorial Day rolls around, everyone’s thoughts turn to bathing suits, warm days, BBQs, backyard parties, and the best part of summer: VACATION! At least that’s what The Go-Go’s were singing about in the ’80s, and they weren’t alone. … Continued