Music

Aretha Franklin dead at 76: SiriusXM pays tribute to the ‘Queen of Soul’

Hear tributes across SiriusXM this week.

Music

Aretha Franklin dead at 76: SiriusXM pays tribute to the ‘Queen of Soul’

Hear tributes across SiriusXM this week.

Classic Rock, Music, Pop, Rock

Don’t miss these 7 Spring Break playlists from across the decades

Whether you’re making the trip yourself this year or just want to relive the glory days of being young and reckless in warmer weather, we have 7 playlists that’ll take you through decades of Spring Break.

Classic Rock, Music, Pop, Rock

Don’t miss these 7 Spring Break playlists from across the decades

Whether you’re making the trip yourself this year or just want to relive the glory days of being young and reckless in warmer weather, we have 7 playlists that’ll take you through decades of Spring Break.

Bluegrass, Country, Music

QUIZ: How well do you know country legend Dolly Parton?

Test your knowledge of The Queen of Country with our quiz.

Bluegrass, Country, Music

QUIZ: How well do you know country legend Dolly Parton?

Test your knowledge of The Queen of Country with our quiz.

70s Pop, 80s Pop, Classic Rock, Music

QUIZ: How well do you know Journey?

Be Good to Yourself and take this quiz Any Way You Want It!

70s Pop, 80s Pop, Classic Rock, Music

QUIZ: How well do you know Journey?

Be Good to Yourself and take this quiz Any Way You Want It!

80s Pop, Music

QUIZ: How well do you know Stevie Nicks?

Test your knowledge of the Dreams singer with our Stevie Nicks quiz.

80s Pop, Music

QUIZ: How well do you know Stevie Nicks?

Test your knowledge of the Dreams singer with our Stevie Nicks quiz.

Classic Alt/Punk Rock, Classic Rock, Music

QUIZ: How well do you know AC/DC?

If you’ve been Thunderstruck on the Highway to Hell, get Back in Black and take this AC/DC quiz!

Classic Alt/Punk Rock, Classic Rock, Music

QUIZ: How well do you know AC/DC?

If you’ve been Thunderstruck on the Highway to Hell, get Back in Black and take this AC/DC quiz!

80s Pop, Music

Charlize Theron, star of Atomic Blonde, takes over 80s on 8

Hear all the great ’80s music from Atomic Blonde!

80s Pop, Music

Charlize Theron, star of Atomic Blonde, takes over 80s on 8

Hear all the great ’80s music from Atomic Blonde!

Hard Rock/Metal, Music, Rock

QUIZ: How well do you know Guns N’ Roses? Hear them now on G N’ R Radio!

We’re celebrating the 30th anniversary of Appetite for Destruction with a Guns N’ Roses channel! Hear it on Ch. 41.

Hard Rock/Metal, Music, Rock

QUIZ: How well do you know Guns N’ Roses? Hear them now on G N’ R Radio!

We’re celebrating the 30th anniversary of Appetite for Destruction with a Guns N’ Roses channel! Hear it on Ch. 41.

Music

Memorial Day 2017: Hear Top 100 Countdowns from the ’60s through the ’90s + more!

SiriusXM has got you covered with the music you’ll need for a perfect Memorial Day Weekend soundtrack! Tune in for our special holiday programming and start your weekend off right.

Music

Memorial Day 2017: Hear Top 100 Countdowns from the ’60s through the ’90s + more!

SiriusXM has got you covered with the music you’ll need for a perfect Memorial Day Weekend soundtrack! Tune in for our special holiday programming and start your weekend off right.

Music, Pop, VOLUME

Music tributes, remembrances honor George Michael after singer dies at age 53

Remember the icon through his music on 80s on 8, 90s on 9, The Blend (Ch. 16) and through commentary on VOLUME (Ch. 106).

Music, Pop, VOLUME

Music tributes, remembrances honor George Michael after singer dies at age 53

Remember the icon through his music on 80s on 8, 90s on 9, The Blend (Ch. 16) and through commentary on VOLUME (Ch. 106).

Music, Pop

Huey Lewis & The News tops the 80s on 8 Big 40 Countdown (9/20/86)

On this week’s ’80s on 8 Big 40 Countdown, Huey Lewis & The News tops the chart with the hit Stuck With You. Lionel Richie’s Dancing On The Ceiling follows in second, and Carl Anderson & Gloria Loring closes out the top three with Friends … Continued

Music, Pop

Huey Lewis & The News tops the 80s on 8 Big 40 Countdown (9/20/86)

On this week’s ’80s on 8 Big 40 Countdown, Huey Lewis & The News tops the chart with the hit Stuck With You. Lionel Richie’s Dancing On The Ceiling follows in second, and Carl Anderson & Gloria Loring closes out the top three with Friends … Continued

Country, Hip-Hop/R&B, Music, Pop, Rock

Endless Summer Out Loud: Countdown the biggest hits of the ’60s, ’70s, ’80s, ’90s + ’00s

Yeah, yeah, yeah, summer’s almost over. But here at SiriusXM we believe that summer is endless, so we’re not putting away our bikinis, boards and boomboxes just yet. If you feel the same way, join us this Labor Day weekend … Continued

Country, Hip-Hop/R&B, Music, Pop, Rock

Endless Summer Out Loud: Countdown the biggest hits of the ’60s, ’70s, ’80s, ’90s + ’00s

Yeah, yeah, yeah, summer’s almost over. But here at SiriusXM we believe that summer is endless, so we’re not putting away our bikinis, boards and boomboxes just yet. If you feel the same way, join us this Labor Day weekend … Continued

Alternative, Entertainment, Hip-Hop/R&B, Music, Pop Culture, Rock

I Want My MTV: Original VJ Mark Goodman reminisces about the channels’ August 1, 1981 launch and legacy

The date: August 1, 1981. The time: 12:01 a.m. The words: “Ladies and gentlemen, rock and roll.” And with a montage of the first space shuttle launch rolling in the background, the cable network MTV was born.     MTV … Continued

Alternative, Entertainment, Hip-Hop/R&B, Music, Pop Culture, Rock

I Want My MTV: Original VJ Mark Goodman reminisces about the channels’ August 1, 1981 launch and legacy

The date: August 1, 1981. The time: 12:01 a.m. The words: “Ladies and gentlemen, rock and roll.” And with a montage of the first space shuttle launch rolling in the background, the cable network MTV was born.     MTV … Continued

Music, Rock

Music-versary: Guns N’ Roses release Appetite for Destruction on July 21, 1987

Nine of the greatest moments from the powerful album as expressed in GIFs.

Music, Rock

Music-versary: Guns N’ Roses release Appetite for Destruction on July 21, 1987

Nine of the greatest moments from the powerful album as expressed in GIFs.

Music, Pop

Kim Carnes tops the 80s on 8 Big 40 Countdown (7/11/81)

On this week’s ’80s on 8 Big 40 Countdown, Kim Carnes tops the chart with the hit Bette Davis Eyes. George Harrison’s All Those Years Ago follows in second, and Air Supply closes out the top three with The One That You Love. Check out the … Continued

Music, Pop

Kim Carnes tops the 80s on 8 Big 40 Countdown (7/11/81)

On this week’s ’80s on 8 Big 40 Countdown, Kim Carnes tops the chart with the hit Bette Davis Eyes. George Harrison’s All Those Years Ago follows in second, and Air Supply closes out the top three with The One That You Love. Check out the … Continued

Music, Pop

Happy birthday Cyndi Lauper! 10 reasons we love pop’s kookiest icon

There is much we love about Cyndi Lauper. Of course, her many hits and her high-pitched, Betty-Boopish, Queens-accented voice. But we also love her carefree nature and the fact that the singer-songwriter always seems to be having fun. Her successful … Continued

Music, Pop

Happy birthday Cyndi Lauper! 10 reasons we love pop’s kookiest icon

There is much we love about Cyndi Lauper. Of course, her many hits and her high-pitched, Betty-Boopish, Queens-accented voice. But we also love her carefree nature and the fact that the singer-songwriter always seems to be having fun. Her successful … Continued

Music, Pop

Irene Cara tops the 80s on 8 Big 40 Countdown (06/18/83)

On this week’s ’80s on 8 Big 40 Countdown, Irene Cara tops the chart with the hit What A Feeling from Flashdance. Culture Club’s Time follows in second, and David Bowie closes out the top three with Let’s Dance. Check out the rest of your ’80s … Continued

Music, Pop

Irene Cara tops the 80s on 8 Big 40 Countdown (06/18/83)

On this week’s ’80s on 8 Big 40 Countdown, Irene Cara tops the chart with the hit What A Feeling from Flashdance. Culture Club’s Time follows in second, and David Bowie closes out the top three with Let’s Dance. Check out the rest of your ’80s … Continued

Music, Pop, Rock

It’s Paul McCartney’s birthday! Test your fan knowledge with our Mega Macca quiz!

Think you know everything about Paul McCartney? To celebrate his 74th birthday (June 18, 1942), throw your favorite song by The Cute Beatle on the record player and settle in with this quiz to see just how much you know … Continued

Music, Pop, Rock

It’s Paul McCartney’s birthday! Test your fan knowledge with our Mega Macca quiz!

Think you know everything about Paul McCartney? To celebrate his 74th birthday (June 18, 1942), throw your favorite song by The Cute Beatle on the record player and settle in with this quiz to see just how much you know … Continued

Hip-Hop/R&B, Music, Rock

Music-versary: Prince was born on June 7, 1958

We can’t believe he’s gone because we adored so much about him. The way he couldn’t care less about what anyone thought. The way he broke and remade the rules. The way he pushed the envelope until he got bored … Continued

Hip-Hop/R&B, Music, Rock

Music-versary: Prince was born on June 7, 1958

We can’t believe he’s gone because we adored so much about him. The way he couldn’t care less about what anyone thought. The way he broke and remade the rules. The way he pushed the envelope until he got bored … Continued

Music, Pop

Deniece Williams tops the 80s on 8 Big 40 Countdown (06/02/1984)

On this week’s ’80s on 8 Big 40 Countdown, Deniece Williams tops the chart with the hit Let’s Hear It For The Boy. Cyndi Lauper’s Time After Time follows in second, and Lionel Richie closes out the top three with Hello. Check out the rest … Continued

Music, Pop

Deniece Williams tops the 80s on 8 Big 40 Countdown (06/02/1984)

On this week’s ’80s on 8 Big 40 Countdown, Deniece Williams tops the chart with the hit Let’s Hear It For The Boy. Cyndi Lauper’s Time After Time follows in second, and Lionel Richie closes out the top three with Hello. Check out the rest … Continued

Music, Pop

Sammy Hagar tops the 80s on 8 Big 40 Countdown (05/28/1983)

On this week’s ’80s on 8 Big 40 Countdown, Sammy Hagar tops the chart with the hit I Can’t Drive 55. Prince’s Little Red Corvette follows in second, and Lindsey Buckingham closes out the top three with Holiday Road. Check out the rest of your … Continued

Music, Pop

Sammy Hagar tops the 80s on 8 Big 40 Countdown (05/28/1983)

On this week’s ’80s on 8 Big 40 Countdown, Sammy Hagar tops the chart with the hit I Can’t Drive 55. Prince’s Little Red Corvette follows in second, and Lindsey Buckingham closes out the top three with Holiday Road. Check out the rest of your … Continued

Music, Pop

David Bowie tops the 80s on 8 Big 40 Countdown (05/21/1983)

On this week’s ’80s on 8 Big 40 Countdown, David Bowie tops the chart with the hit Let’s Dance. Michael Jackson’s Beat It follows in second, and Irene Cara closes out the top three with Flashdance. Check out the rest of your ’80s favorites below! … Continued

Music, Pop

David Bowie tops the 80s on 8 Big 40 Countdown (05/21/1983)

On this week’s ’80s on 8 Big 40 Countdown, David Bowie tops the chart with the hit Let’s Dance. Michael Jackson’s Beat It follows in second, and Irene Cara closes out the top three with Flashdance. Check out the rest of your ’80s favorites below! … Continued

Music, Pop

Madonna tops the 80s on 8 Big 40 Countdown (05/11/1985)

On this week’s ’80s on 8 Big 40 Countdown, Madonna tops the chart with the hit Crazy For You. USA For Africa’s We Are The World follows in second, and Simple Minds closes out the top three with Don’t You Forget About Me. Check out … Continued

Music, Pop

Madonna tops the 80s on 8 Big 40 Countdown (05/11/1985)

On this week’s ’80s on 8 Big 40 Countdown, Madonna tops the chart with the hit Crazy For You. USA For Africa’s We Are The World follows in second, and Simple Minds closes out the top three with Don’t You Forget About Me. Check out … Continued

Hip-Hop/R&B, Music, Pop, Rock

Music-Versary: Stevie Wonder was born on May 13, 1950

Stevie Wonder has been blessing the world with his divine voice, joyful up-tempo jams and exquisite ballads since he was a preteen. There are very few artists who have had such a long, illustrious and successful career. Wonder is a … Continued

Hip-Hop/R&B, Music, Pop, Rock

Music-Versary: Stevie Wonder was born on May 13, 1950

Stevie Wonder has been blessing the world with his divine voice, joyful up-tempo jams and exquisite ballads since he was a preteen. There are very few artists who have had such a long, illustrious and successful career. Wonder is a … Continued

Music, Pop

Terence Trent D’Arby tops the 80s on 8 Big 40 Countdown (05/07/1988)

On this week’s ’80s on 8 Big 40 Countdown, Terence Trent D’Arby top the chart with the hit Wishing Well. Gloria Estefan & Miami Sound Machine’s Anything For You follows in second, and Aerosmith closes out the top three with Angel. Check out the rest … Continued

Music, Pop

Terence Trent D’Arby tops the 80s on 8 Big 40 Countdown (05/07/1988)

On this week’s ’80s on 8 Big 40 Countdown, Terence Trent D’Arby top the chart with the hit Wishing Well. Gloria Estefan & Miami Sound Machine’s Anything For You follows in second, and Aerosmith closes out the top three with Angel. Check out the rest … Continued

Music, Pop

Prince and The Revolution tops the 80s on 8 Big 40 Countdown (05/02/1986)

On this week’s ’80s on 8 Big 40 Countdown, Prince and The Revolution top the chart with the hit Kiss. Robert Palmer’s Addicted To Love follows in second, and Pet Shop Boys closes out the top three with West End Girls. Check out the rest … Continued

Music, Pop

Prince and The Revolution tops the 80s on 8 Big 40 Countdown (05/02/1986)

On this week’s ’80s on 8 Big 40 Countdown, Prince and The Revolution top the chart with the hit Kiss. Robert Palmer’s Addicted To Love follows in second, and Pet Shop Boys closes out the top three with West End Girls. Check out the rest … Continued

Music, Pop

Daryl Hall and John Oates top the 80s on 8 Big 40 Countdown (04/25/1981)

On this week’s ’80s on 8 Big 40 Countdown, Daryl Hall & John Oates top the chart with the hit Kiss On My List. Sheena Easton’s Morning Rain follows in second, and Smokey Robinson closes out the top three with Being With You. Check out … Continued

Music, Pop

Daryl Hall and John Oates top the 80s on 8 Big 40 Countdown (04/25/1981)

On this week’s ’80s on 8 Big 40 Countdown, Daryl Hall & John Oates top the chart with the hit Kiss On My List. Sheena Easton’s Morning Rain follows in second, and Smokey Robinson closes out the top three with Being With You. Check out … Continued

Music, Pop, Rock

By popular demand, SiriusXM extends The Prince Tribute Channel!

UPDATE: The Prince Tribute Channel has been extended! You can now enjoy Prince’s hits, classic B-sides, and live performances, exclusively on Channel 50 through Friday May 13th We’re paying tribute to the unforgettable, undefinable Prince with a channel featuring music from … Continued

Music, Pop, Rock

By popular demand, SiriusXM extends The Prince Tribute Channel!

UPDATE: The Prince Tribute Channel has been extended! You can now enjoy Prince’s hits, classic B-sides, and live performances, exclusively on Channel 50 through Friday May 13th We’re paying tribute to the unforgettable, undefinable Prince with a channel featuring music from … Continued

Music, Pop

Aretha Franklin and George Michael top the 80s on 8 Big 40 Countdown (04/18/1987)

On this week’s ’80s on 8 Big 40 Countdown, Aretha Franklin and George Michael top the chart with the hit I Knew You Were Waiting. Starship’s Nothing’s Gonna Stop Us Now follows in second, and Crowded House closes out the top three with Don’t Dream … Continued

Music, Pop

Aretha Franklin and George Michael top the 80s on 8 Big 40 Countdown (04/18/1987)

On this week’s ’80s on 8 Big 40 Countdown, Aretha Franklin and George Michael top the chart with the hit I Knew You Were Waiting. Starship’s Nothing’s Gonna Stop Us Now follows in second, and Crowded House closes out the top three with Don’t Dream … Continued

Music, Pop

Pink Floyd tops the 80s on 8 Big 40 Countdown (04/05/1980)

On this week’s ’80s on 8 Big 40 Countdown, Pink Floyd tops the chart with the hit Another Brick In The Wall. Spinners’ Working My Way Back To You/Forgive Me Girl follows in second, and Blondie closes out the top three with Call Me. Check … Continued

Music, Pop

Pink Floyd tops the 80s on 8 Big 40 Countdown (04/05/1980)

On this week’s ’80s on 8 Big 40 Countdown, Pink Floyd tops the chart with the hit Another Brick In The Wall. Spinners’ Working My Way Back To You/Forgive Me Girl follows in second, and Blondie closes out the top three with Call Me. Check … Continued

Dance/Electronic, Music, Pop

Duran Duran celebrate new album, ‘Paper Gods,’ with Town Hall

Duran Duran burst onto the scene at the dawn of the ‘80s with a special sound that channeled glam, art-pop and dance. Three decades later and now a household name, they have sold more than 100 million records and continue … Continued

Dance/Electronic, Music, Pop

Duran Duran celebrate new album, ‘Paper Gods,’ with Town Hall

Duran Duran burst onto the scene at the dawn of the ‘80s with a special sound that channeled glam, art-pop and dance. Three decades later and now a household name, they have sold more than 100 million records and continue … Continued

Hip-Hop/R&B, Music, Pop

Music-versary: Prince & The Revolution released ‘Parade’ on March 31, 1986

Release date: March 31, 1986 Backstory: Coming off the critical disappointment of the psychedelic-tinged album Around the World in a Day, Prince released Parade in the spring of 1986 and was suddenly back in the good graces of music critics … Continued

Hip-Hop/R&B, Music, Pop

Music-versary: Prince & The Revolution released ‘Parade’ on March 31, 1986

Release date: March 31, 1986 Backstory: Coming off the critical disappointment of the psychedelic-tinged album Around the World in a Day, Prince released Parade in the spring of 1986 and was suddenly back in the good graces of music critics … Continued

Music, Pop

Mike & The Mechanics tops the 80s on 8 Big 40 Countdown (03/25/1989)

On this week’s ’80s on 8 Big 40 Countdown, Mike & The Mechanics tops the chart with the hit The Living Years. Bangles’ Eternal Flame follows in second, and Milli Vanilli closes out the top three with Girls You Know It’s True. Check out … Continued

Music, Pop

Mike & The Mechanics tops the 80s on 8 Big 40 Countdown (03/25/1989)

On this week’s ’80s on 8 Big 40 Countdown, Mike & The Mechanics tops the chart with the hit The Living Years. Bangles’ Eternal Flame follows in second, and Milli Vanilli closes out the top three with Girls You Know It’s True. Check out … Continued

Hip-Hop/R&B, Music, Pop

Music-versary: Diana Ross was born on March 26, 1944

If the word “diva” stands for a woman who has fearlessly pursued her dreams, unapologetically built a successful career, and brilliantly reinvented herself again and again, then by all means call Diana Ross a diva. But you must also call … Continued

Hip-Hop/R&B, Music, Pop

Music-versary: Diana Ross was born on March 26, 1944

If the word “diva” stands for a woman who has fearlessly pursued her dreams, unapologetically built a successful career, and brilliantly reinvented herself again and again, then by all means call Diana Ross a diva. But you must also call … Continued

Hip-Hop/R&B, Music, Pop

Music-versary: Aretha Franklin was born on March 25, 1942

“Music does a lot of things for a lot of people. It’s transporting…it’s uplifting, it’s encouraging, it’s strengthening,” Aretha Franklin said during a 2014 CBC News interview. For anyone who has listened to the Queen of Soul’s music, this is … Continued

Hip-Hop/R&B, Music, Pop

Music-versary: Aretha Franklin was born on March 25, 1942

“Music does a lot of things for a lot of people. It’s transporting…it’s uplifting, it’s encouraging, it’s strengthening,” Aretha Franklin said during a 2014 CBC News interview. For anyone who has listened to the Queen of Soul’s music, this is … Continued

Music, Pop

Big 80s Cruise Concert: All aboard a nautical time machine with MTV’s original VJs

The original MTV VJs have returned to shore after hosting a star-studded, 80s-themed Caribbean cruise starring Starship, Richard Marx, Kool & The Gang, Naked Eyes, Tiffany, Wang Chung and more. Those lucky enough to be on board the week-long cruise were … Continued

Music, Pop

Big 80s Cruise Concert: All aboard a nautical time machine with MTV’s original VJs

The original MTV VJs have returned to shore after hosting a star-studded, 80s-themed Caribbean cruise starring Starship, Richard Marx, Kool & The Gang, Naked Eyes, Tiffany, Wang Chung and more. Those lucky enough to be on board the week-long cruise were … Continued

Hip-Hop/R&B, Music

Music-versary: Whitney Houston’s eponymous debut began No. 1 run on March 8, 1986

Music industry executives who are obsessed with first week sales numbers could take a patience lesson from Whitney Houston. The star’s self-titled debut album reached No. 1 on the Billboard charts on March 8, 1986 — more than a year after … Continued

Hip-Hop/R&B, Music

Music-versary: Whitney Houston’s eponymous debut began No. 1 run on March 8, 1986

Music industry executives who are obsessed with first week sales numbers could take a patience lesson from Whitney Houston. The star’s self-titled debut album reached No. 1 on the Billboard charts on March 8, 1986 — more than a year after … Continued

Music

Quiz: What is your catwalk song?

There is no doubt that model fascination goes way beyond the runway, whether you’re following these attractive people on Instagram, observing them in the VIP section of the hottest club du jour or watching them in your favorite music videos. … Continued

Music

Quiz: What is your catwalk song?

There is no doubt that model fascination goes way beyond the runway, whether you’re following these attractive people on Instagram, observing them in the VIP section of the hottest club du jour or watching them in your favorite music videos. … Continued

Music, Pop

Pretty In Pink: The original MTV VJs reflect on the 30th anniversary

It has been 30 years since the release of John Hughes’ iconic coming-of-age film Pretty in Pink. It has become a classic tale in part because of its heavy nostalgia and quotable lines, but also for its honesty in portraying … Continued

Music, Pop

Pretty In Pink: The original MTV VJs reflect on the 30th anniversary

It has been 30 years since the release of John Hughes’ iconic coming-of-age film Pretty in Pink. It has become a classic tale in part because of its heavy nostalgia and quotable lines, but also for its honesty in portraying … Continued

Music, Pop

Expose tops the 80s on 8 Big 40 Countdown (02/24/2016)

On this week’s ’80s on 8 Big 40 Countdown, Expose tops the chart with the hit Seasons Change. Pet Shop Boys and Dusty Springfield’s What Have I Done To Deserve This follows in second, and Tiffany closes out the top three with Could’ve Been. … Continued

Music, Pop

Expose tops the 80s on 8 Big 40 Countdown (02/24/2016)

On this week’s ’80s on 8 Big 40 Countdown, Expose tops the chart with the hit Seasons Change. Pet Shop Boys and Dusty Springfield’s What Have I Done To Deserve This follows in second, and Tiffany closes out the top three with Could’ve Been. … Continued

Music, Pop

Kool & The Gang tops the 80s on 8 Big 40 Countdown (02/17/2016)

On this week’s ’80s on 8 Big 40 Countdown, Kool & The Gang top the chart with the hit Celebration. Dolly Parton’s 9 to 5 follows in second, and Eddie Rabbitt closes out the top three with I Love A Rainy Night. Check out the … Continued

Music, Pop

Kool & The Gang tops the 80s on 8 Big 40 Countdown (02/17/2016)

On this week’s ’80s on 8 Big 40 Countdown, Kool & The Gang top the chart with the hit Celebration. Dolly Parton’s 9 to 5 follows in second, and Eddie Rabbitt closes out the top three with I Love A Rainy Night. Check out the … Continued

Music, Pop

Dionne Warwick tops the 80s on 8 Big 40 Countdown (02/10/2016)

On this week’s ’80s on 8 Big 40 Countdown, Dionne Warwick and Friends top the chart with the hit That’s What Friends Are For. Survivor’s Burning Heart follows in second, and Wham closes out the top three with I’m Your Man. Check out the rest … Continued

Music, Pop

Dionne Warwick tops the 80s on 8 Big 40 Countdown (02/10/2016)

On this week’s ’80s on 8 Big 40 Countdown, Dionne Warwick and Friends top the chart with the hit That’s What Friends Are For. Survivor’s Burning Heart follows in second, and Wham closes out the top three with I’m Your Man. Check out the rest … Continued

Music, Pop

Michael Jackson tops the 80s on 8 Big 40 Countdown with Rock With You (02/03/2016)

On this week’s ’80s on 8 Big 40 Countdown, Michael Jackson tops the chart with his hit Rock With You. The Captain and Tennille’s Do That To Me One More Time follows in second, and Kenny Rogers closes out the top three with Coward Of … Continued

Music, Pop

Michael Jackson tops the 80s on 8 Big 40 Countdown with Rock With You (02/03/2016)

On this week’s ’80s on 8 Big 40 Countdown, Michael Jackson tops the chart with his hit Rock With You. The Captain and Tennille’s Do That To Me One More Time follows in second, and Kenny Rogers closes out the top three with Coward Of … Continued

Music, Pop

Olivia Newton-John tops the 80s on 8 Big 40 Countdown with Physical (01/20/2016)

On this week’s ’80s on 8 Big 40 Countdown, Olivia Newton-John tops the chart with her hit Physical. Foreigner’s Waiting For A Girl Like You follows in second, and Earth, Wind and Fire closes out the top three with Let’s Groove. Check out the rest … Continued

Music, Pop

Olivia Newton-John tops the 80s on 8 Big 40 Countdown with Physical (01/20/2016)

On this week’s ’80s on 8 Big 40 Countdown, Olivia Newton-John tops the chart with her hit Physical. Foreigner’s Waiting For A Girl Like You follows in second, and Earth, Wind and Fire closes out the top three with Let’s Groove. Check out the rest … Continued

Music, Pop, Rock

Alan Hunter’s Top Ten David Bowie Songs

As we cope with the loss of David Bowie this week, we asked some of our DJs for their top five Bowie songs. Alan Hunter, one of the original five MTV VJs and Big 80s on 8 host (you can also … Continued

Music, Pop, Rock

Alan Hunter’s Top Ten David Bowie Songs

As we cope with the loss of David Bowie this week, we asked some of our DJs for their top five Bowie songs. Alan Hunter, one of the original five MTV VJs and Big 80s on 8 host (you can also … Continued

Music, Pop

Poison tops the 80s on 8 Big 40 Countdown with Every Rose Has Its Thorn (01/13/2015)

On this week’s ’80s on 8 Big 40 Countdown, Poison tops the chart with their hit Every Rose Has Its Thorn. Bobby Brown’s My Perogative follows in second, and Phil Collins closes out the top three with Two Hearts. Check out the rest of … Continued

Music, Pop

Poison tops the 80s on 8 Big 40 Countdown with Every Rose Has Its Thorn (01/13/2015)

On this week’s ’80s on 8 Big 40 Countdown, Poison tops the chart with their hit Every Rose Has Its Thorn. Bobby Brown’s My Perogative follows in second, and Phil Collins closes out the top three with Two Hearts. Check out the rest of … Continued

Music, Rock

Welcome to the Guns N’ Roses quiz, we’ve got fun and games

As Guns N’ Roses sang on Use Your Illusions II, “Get in the ring!” Now that the headline-making band is back making headlines with their Coachella reunion shows, the time is ripe to head straight for Paradise City (or the jungle, if you’d … Continued

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Welcome to the Guns N’ Roses quiz, we’ve got fun and games

As Guns N’ Roses sang on Use Your Illusions II, “Get in the ring!” Now that the headline-making band is back making headlines with their Coachella reunion shows, the time is ripe to head straight for Paradise City (or the jungle, if you’d … Continued

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Lionel Richie tops the 80s on 8 Big 40 Countdown with Say You, Say Me (12/19/15)

On this week’s ’80s on 8 Big 40 Countdown, Lionel Richie tops the chart with his hit Say You, Say Me. Mister Mister’s Broken Wings follows in second, and Eddie Murphy closes out the top three with Party All The Time. Check out the rest of … Continued

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Lionel Richie tops the 80s on 8 Big 40 Countdown with Say You, Say Me (12/19/15)

On this week’s ’80s on 8 Big 40 Countdown, Lionel Richie tops the chart with his hit Say You, Say Me. Mister Mister’s Broken Wings follows in second, and Eddie Murphy closes out the top three with Party All The Time. Check out the rest of … Continued

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Chicago tops the 80s on 8 Big 40 Countdown with Look Away (12/12/15)

On this week’s ’80s on 8 Big 40 Countdown, Chicago tops the chart with their hit Look Away. Will To Power’s Baby I Love Your Way/Freebird Medley follows in second, and Breathe close out the top three with How Can I Fall. Check out the rest … Continued

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Chicago tops the 80s on 8 Big 40 Countdown with Look Away (12/12/15)

On this week’s ’80s on 8 Big 40 Countdown, Chicago tops the chart with their hit Look Away. Will To Power’s Baby I Love Your Way/Freebird Medley follows in second, and Breathe close out the top three with How Can I Fall. Check out the rest … Continued

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Music-versary: Michael Jackson released the ‘Thriller’ album on November 30, 1982

Credits: Michael Jackson; Quincy Jones (producer) Backstory: When Rolling Stone publisher Jann Wenner declined Michael Jackson’s request for a cover story in November 1979, the future King of Pop was pissed. Off the Wall was a hit, on its way … Continued

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Music-versary: Michael Jackson released the ‘Thriller’ album on November 30, 1982

Credits: Michael Jackson; Quincy Jones (producer) Backstory: When Rolling Stone publisher Jann Wenner declined Michael Jackson’s request for a cover story in November 1979, the future King of Pop was pissed. Off the Wall was a hit, on its way … Continued

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Music-versary: Tina Turner was born on November 26, 1939

When Ike Turner discovered Anna Mae Bullock in St. Louis in the mid-1950s, she was fresh in the city from Nutbush, Tennessee. The daughter of sharecroppers, she’d been dancing and singing since she was a little girl, showing off at … Continued

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Music-versary: Tina Turner was born on November 26, 1939

When Ike Turner discovered Anna Mae Bullock in St. Louis in the mid-1950s, she was fresh in the city from Nutbush, Tennessee. The daughter of sharecroppers, she’d been dancing and singing since she was a little girl, showing off at … Continued

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Who’s your Sagittarius soul mate?

“Shoot for the moon and you’ll at least end up among the stars” could be the mantra of the archer sign. Adventurous and optimistic, Sagittarians also gravitate towards philosophical pursuits. At the same time, however, they aren’t afraid to tell … Continued

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Who’s your Sagittarius soul mate?

“Shoot for the moon and you’ll at least end up among the stars” could be the mantra of the archer sign. Adventurous and optimistic, Sagittarians also gravitate towards philosophical pursuits. At the same time, however, they aren’t afraid to tell … Continued

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Tiffany tops the 80s on 8 Big 40 Countdown (11/14/15)

On this week’s ’80s on 8 Big 40 Countdown, Tiffany tops the chart with her hit I Think We’re Alone Now. Billy Idol’s Mony Mony follows in second, and Bill Medley & Jennifer Warnes close out the top three with (I’ve Had) The Time Of … Continued

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Tiffany tops the 80s on 8 Big 40 Countdown (11/14/15)

On this week’s ’80s on 8 Big 40 Countdown, Tiffany tops the chart with her hit I Think We’re Alone Now. Billy Idol’s Mony Mony follows in second, and Bill Medley & Jennifer Warnes close out the top three with (I’ve Had) The Time Of … Continued

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Music-versary: Beastie Boys released their debut album, ‘Licensed to Ill,’ on Nov. 15, 1986

Twenty-nine years ago, on November 15, 1986, Def Jam/Columbia Records released the Beastie Boys’ first album, Licensed to Ill. It would soon become the first rap album to top the Billboard charts, staying at No. 1 for five weeks. If … Continued

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Music-versary: Beastie Boys released their debut album, ‘Licensed to Ill,’ on Nov. 15, 1986

Twenty-nine years ago, on November 15, 1986, Def Jam/Columbia Records released the Beastie Boys’ first album, Licensed to Ill. It would soon become the first rap album to top the Billboard charts, staying at No. 1 for five weeks. If … Continued

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Music-versary: Madonna’s sophomore album ‘Like A Virgin’ was released on Nov. 12, 1984

Release date: November 12, 1984 Credits: Madonna (vocals); Nile Rogers (production); Backstory: For her first album, Warner Bros. asked Madonna — who had come to New York as a dancer before realizing her dream as a singer — to work … Continued

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Music-versary: Madonna’s sophomore album ‘Like A Virgin’ was released on Nov. 12, 1984

Release date: November 12, 1984 Credits: Madonna (vocals); Nile Rogers (production); Backstory: For her first album, Warner Bros. asked Madonna — who had come to New York as a dancer before realizing her dream as a singer — to work … Continued

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Joe Cocker and Jennifer Warnes top the 80s on 8 Big 40 Countdown (11/6/15)

On this week’s ’80s on 8 Big 40 Countdown, Joe Cocker and Jennifer Warnes top the chart with their hit Up Where We Belong. Men At Work’s Who Can It Be Now? follows in second, and Olivia Newton-John closes out the … Continued

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Joe Cocker and Jennifer Warnes top the 80s on 8 Big 40 Countdown (11/6/15)

On this week’s ’80s on 8 Big 40 Countdown, Joe Cocker and Jennifer Warnes top the chart with their hit Up Where We Belong. Men At Work’s Who Can It Be Now? follows in second, and Olivia Newton-John closes out the … Continued

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Quiz: Who’s your boy band soul mate?

Swoon! There’s nothing like a group of men dancing and singing in harmony to make you think you’ve died and gone to heaven. Especially if you’re a teen with a whole lot of wall that needs covering with heartthrobs. Yes, it’s the … Continued

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Quiz: Who’s your boy band soul mate?

Swoon! There’s nothing like a group of men dancing and singing in harmony to make you think you’ve died and gone to heaven. Especially if you’re a teen with a whole lot of wall that needs covering with heartthrobs. Yes, it’s the … Continued

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Bonnie Tyler tops the 80s on 8 Big 40 Countdown (10/26/15)

On this week’s ’80s on 8 Big 40 Countdown, Bonnie Tyler tops the chart with her hit Total Eclipse Of The Heart. Air Supply’s Making Love Out Of Nothing At All follows in second, and Kenny Rogers and Dolly Parton close … Continued

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Bonnie Tyler tops the 80s on 8 Big 40 Countdown (10/26/15)

On this week’s ’80s on 8 Big 40 Countdown, Bonnie Tyler tops the chart with her hit Total Eclipse Of The Heart. Air Supply’s Making Love Out Of Nothing At All follows in second, and Kenny Rogers and Dolly Parton close … Continued

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Music-versary: Michael Jackson’s ‘Smooth Criminal’ was released on Oct. 24, 1988

Release Date: October 24, 1988 Credits: Written and performed by Michael Jackson; Produced by Quincy Jones Album: Bad (Released August 31, 1987) Backstory: The lyrics to the seventh single from Michael Jackson’s 1987 hit Bad were inspired by both “Night … Continued

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Music-versary: Michael Jackson’s ‘Smooth Criminal’ was released on Oct. 24, 1988

Release Date: October 24, 1988 Credits: Written and performed by Michael Jackson; Produced by Quincy Jones Album: Bad (Released August 31, 1987) Backstory: The lyrics to the seventh single from Michael Jackson’s 1987 hit Bad were inspired by both “Night … Continued

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a-ha top the 80s on 8 Big 40 Countdown (10/19/15)

On this week’s ’80s on 8 Big 40 Countdown, a-ha top the chart with their hit Take On Me. Whitney Houston’s Saving All My Love For You follows in second, and Stevie Wonder closes out the top three with Part-Time Lover. Check … Continued

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a-ha top the 80s on 8 Big 40 Countdown (10/19/15)

On this week’s ’80s on 8 Big 40 Countdown, a-ha top the chart with their hit Take On Me. Whitney Houston’s Saving All My Love For You follows in second, and Stevie Wonder closes out the top three with Part-Time Lover. Check … Continued

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Back to the Future Day: 30 predictions for 2045 (aka 30 years from now)

The Future has officially arrived. October 21, 2015: the date Marty McFly and Doc Brown arrive in Back to the Future Part II in order to save Marty’s yet-to-be-born children. Thanks to the Internet, countless people have kept score of … Continued

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Back to the Future Day: 30 predictions for 2045 (aka 30 years from now)

The Future has officially arrived. October 21, 2015: the date Marty McFly and Doc Brown arrive in Back to the Future Part II in order to save Marty’s yet-to-be-born children. Thanks to the Internet, countless people have kept score of … Continued

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Music-versary: The Bangles ‘Everything’ released October 18, 1988

Release Date: October 18, 1988 Credits: Susanna Hoffs (vocals, guitar); Vicki Peterson (vocals, guitar); Debbi Peterson (vocals, drums); Michael Steele (vocals, bass) Backstory: Nearly thirty years after becoming a household name with the Prince-penned Manic Monday, and novelty chart-topper Walk Like an … Continued

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Music-versary: The Bangles ‘Everything’ released October 18, 1988

Release Date: October 18, 1988 Credits: Susanna Hoffs (vocals, guitar); Vicki Peterson (vocals, guitar); Debbi Peterson (vocals, drums); Michael Steele (vocals, bass) Backstory: Nearly thirty years after becoming a household name with the Prince-penned Manic Monday, and novelty chart-topper Walk Like an … Continued

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Our top 5 favorite songs from The Piano Man

While we love everyone who walks through our doors, there’s something extra special about Billy Joel. He feels more like family. Maybe it’s because of his SiriusXM Town Hall with Howard Stern, or maybe it’s because he’s been making iconic … Continued

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Our top 5 favorite songs from The Piano Man

While we love everyone who walks through our doors, there’s something extra special about Billy Joel. He feels more like family. Maybe it’s because of his SiriusXM Town Hall with Howard Stern, or maybe it’s because he’s been making iconic … Continued

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Huey Lewis and The News top the 80s on 8 Big 40 Countdown (10/04/15)

On this week’s ’80s on 8 Big 40 Countdown, Huey Lewis and The News top the chart with their hit Stuck With You. Carl Andersen & Gloria Loring’s Friends & Lovers follows in second, and Janet Jackson closes out the top three with When I … Continued

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Huey Lewis and The News top the 80s on 8 Big 40 Countdown (10/04/15)

On this week’s ’80s on 8 Big 40 Countdown, Huey Lewis and The News top the chart with their hit Stuck With You. Carl Andersen & Gloria Loring’s Friends & Lovers follows in second, and Janet Jackson closes out the top three with When I … Continued

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John Mellencamp was born on October 7, 1951

John Mellencamp, a cultural icon and one of the most acclaimed singers of his generation, celebrates his 64th birthday today. Although he’s gone by a variety of names over the years — from Johnny Cougar to John Cougar to John … Continued

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John Mellencamp was born on October 7, 1951

John Mellencamp, a cultural icon and one of the most acclaimed singers of his generation, celebrates his 64th birthday today. Although he’s gone by a variety of names over the years — from Johnny Cougar to John Cougar to John … Continued

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Quiz: Which ‘80s movie would be the perfect soundtrack to your life?

Ah, the 1980s. Yes, it was the decade of neon, scrunchies, and big hair. But it was also an iconic era in movies and music. And no matter how old you were back then, you have to have an ’80s movie that just speaks to … Continued

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Quiz: Which ‘80s movie would be the perfect soundtrack to your life?

Ah, the 1980s. Yes, it was the decade of neon, scrunchies, and big hair. But it was also an iconic era in movies and music. And no matter how old you were back then, you have to have an ’80s movie that just speaks to … Continued

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Diana Ross & Lionel Richie top the 80s on 8 Big 40 Countdown (9/23/15)

On this week’s ’80s on 8 Big 40 Countdown, Diana Ross & Lionel Richie top the chart with their hit Endless Love. Juice Newton’s Queen of Hearts follows in second, and Stevie Nicks with Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers close out the top three … Continued

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Diana Ross & Lionel Richie top the 80s on 8 Big 40 Countdown (9/23/15)

On this week’s ’80s on 8 Big 40 Countdown, Diana Ross & Lionel Richie top the chart with their hit Endless Love. Juice Newton’s Queen of Hearts follows in second, and Stevie Nicks with Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers close out the top three … Continued

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Tina Turner tops the 80s on 8 Big 40 Countdown (9/4/15)

On this week’s ’80s on 8 Big 40 Countdown, Tina Turner tops the chart with their hit What’s Love Got To Do With It. John Waite’s Missing You follows in second, and Lionel Richie closes out the top three with Stuck On You. Check … Continued

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Tina Turner tops the 80s on 8 Big 40 Countdown (9/4/15)

On this week’s ’80s on 8 Big 40 Countdown, Tina Turner tops the chart with their hit What’s Love Got To Do With It. John Waite’s Missing You follows in second, and Lionel Richie closes out the top three with Stuck On You. Check … Continued

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Music, sports, comedy, entertainment specials

Put your work down and turn the radio up! SiriusXM is celebrating the unofficial end of summer with special programming beginning Friday, September 4 and airing throughout the holiday weekend. Enjoy special editions of SiriusXM’s Town Hall series, concert and performance broadcasts, live DJ … Continued

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Music, sports, comedy, entertainment specials

Put your work down and turn the radio up! SiriusXM is celebrating the unofficial end of summer with special programming beginning Friday, September 4 and airing throughout the holiday weekend. Enjoy special editions of SiriusXM’s Town Hall series, concert and performance broadcasts, live DJ … Continued

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Single tear: Let’s celebrate Michael Jackson on his birthday.

It’s both a sad day and a celebration anytime we honor the late, great Michael Jackson. But we can’t miss the opportunity no matter how heavy it makes our hearts, because he gave us so much. Happy birthday to the … Continued

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Single tear: Let’s celebrate Michael Jackson on his birthday.

It’s both a sad day and a celebration anytime we honor the late, great Michael Jackson. But we can’t miss the opportunity no matter how heavy it makes our hearts, because he gave us so much. Happy birthday to the … Continued

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Rick Springfield + Loverboy: Listen to the exclusive SiriusXM concert, take the quiz!

Awesome End of Summer SiriusXM subscriber show with Rick Springfield and Loverboy airs Friday 9/4 at 3 pm ET on Big 80s on 8 Encores Friday 9/4 at 6 pm ET; Saturday 9/5 at 9 am and 9 pm ET; … Continued

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Rick Springfield + Loverboy: Listen to the exclusive SiriusXM concert, take the quiz!

Awesome End of Summer SiriusXM subscriber show with Rick Springfield and Loverboy airs Friday 9/4 at 3 pm ET on Big 80s on 8 Encores Friday 9/4 at 6 pm ET; Saturday 9/5 at 9 am and 9 pm ET; … Continued

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Tears for Fears tops the 80s on 8 Big 40 Countdown (8/14/15)

On this week’s ’80s on 8 Big 40 Countdown, Tears for Fears top the chart with their hit Shout. Huey Lewis & The News’ The Power of Love follows in second, and Corey Hart closes out the top three with Never Surrender. Check out the … Continued

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Tears for Fears tops the 80s on 8 Big 40 Countdown (8/14/15)

On this week’s ’80s on 8 Big 40 Countdown, Tears for Fears top the chart with their hit Shout. Huey Lewis & The News’ The Power of Love follows in second, and Corey Hart closes out the top three with Never Surrender. Check out the … Continued

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The Police top the 80s on 8 Big 40 Countdown (8/7/15)

On this week’s ’80s on 8 Big 40 Countdown, The Police tops the chart with their hit Every Breath You Take. Eurythmics’ Sweet Dreams follows in second, and Donna Summer closes out the top three with She Works Hard For The Money. Check out … Continued

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The Police top the 80s on 8 Big 40 Countdown (8/7/15)

On this week’s ’80s on 8 Big 40 Countdown, The Police tops the chart with their hit Every Breath You Take. Eurythmics’ Sweet Dreams follows in second, and Donna Summer closes out the top three with She Works Hard For The Money. Check out … Continued

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Peter Gabriel tops the 80s on 8 Big 40 Countdown (7/31/15)

On this week’s ’80s on 8 Big 40 Countdown, Peter Gabriel tops the chart with his hit Sledgehammer. Kenny Loggin’s Danger Zone follows in second, and Genesis closes out the top three with Invisible Touch. Check out the rest of your ’80s favorites below! … Continued

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Peter Gabriel tops the 80s on 8 Big 40 Countdown (7/31/15)

On this week’s ’80s on 8 Big 40 Countdown, Peter Gabriel tops the chart with his hit Sledgehammer. Kenny Loggin’s Danger Zone follows in second, and Genesis closes out the top three with Invisible Touch. Check out the rest of your ’80s favorites below! … Continued

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Cheap Trick tops the 80s on 8 Big 40 Countdown (7/24/15)

On this week’s ’80s on 8 Big 40 Countdown, Cheap Trick tops the chart with their hit The Flame. Pebbles’ Mercedes Boy follows in second, and Def Leppard closes out the top three with the ubiquitous Pour Some Sugar On Me. Check out the … Continued

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Cheap Trick tops the 80s on 8 Big 40 Countdown (7/24/15)

On this week’s ’80s on 8 Big 40 Countdown, Cheap Trick tops the chart with their hit The Flame. Pebbles’ Mercedes Boy follows in second, and Def Leppard closes out the top three with the ubiquitous Pour Some Sugar On Me. Check out the … Continued

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Kim Carnes tops the 80s on 8 Big 40 Countdown (7/17/15)

On this week’s ’80s on 8 Big 40 Countdown, Kim Carnes tops the chart with her hit Bette Davis Eyes. George Harrison’s All These Years Ago follows in second, and Air Supply closes out the top three with The One That … Continued

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Kim Carnes tops the 80s on 8 Big 40 Countdown (7/17/15)

On this week’s ’80s on 8 Big 40 Countdown, Kim Carnes tops the chart with her hit Bette Davis Eyes. George Harrison’s All These Years Ago follows in second, and Air Supply closes out the top three with The One That … Continued

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Whitney Houston tops the 80s on 8 Big 40 Countdown (7/10/15)

Whitney Houston tops this week’s ’80s on 8 Big 40 Countdown with her hit I Wanna Dance With Somebody. Heart follows right behind with Alone while Bob Seger’s Shakedown closes out the top three on this countdown from 1987. Be sure to check out who else made the … Continued

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Whitney Houston tops the 80s on 8 Big 40 Countdown (7/10/15)

Whitney Houston tops this week’s ’80s on 8 Big 40 Countdown with her hit I Wanna Dance With Somebody. Heart follows right behind with Alone while Bob Seger’s Shakedown closes out the top three on this countdown from 1987. Be sure to check out who else made the … Continued

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Paul McCartney’s Coming Up tops the 80s on 8 Big 40 Countdown (7/3/15)

Paul McCartney top this week’s ’80s on 8 Big 40 Countdown with his single Coming Up. Lipps Inc. follows right behind with Funky Town while Bette Midler’s The Rose closes out the top three on this countdown from 1980. Be sure to check out who else … Continued

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Paul McCartney’s Coming Up tops the 80s on 8 Big 40 Countdown (7/3/15)

Paul McCartney top this week’s ’80s on 8 Big 40 Countdown with his single Coming Up. Lipps Inc. follows right behind with Funky Town while Bette Midler’s The Rose closes out the top three on this countdown from 1980. Be sure to check out who else … Continued

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Quiz: Who’s your ‘80s pop star soul mate?

If the ’80s gave this world one thing, it was amazing female pop stars. From Madonna, Dolly Parton and Tina Turner to Debbie Gibson, Cyndi Lauper and Pat Benatar. Find out which pop diva is your Big 80s on 8 … Continued

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Quiz: Who’s your ‘80s pop star soul mate?

If the ’80s gave this world one thing, it was amazing female pop stars. From Madonna, Dolly Parton and Tina Turner to Debbie Gibson, Cyndi Lauper and Pat Benatar. Find out which pop diva is your Big 80s on 8 … Continued

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Paul McCartney & Stevie Wonder top the 80s on 8 Big 40 Countdown (6/26/15)

Paul McCartney and Stevie Wonder top this week’s ’80s on 8 Big 40 Countdown with their song Ebony & Ivory. The Human League follows right behind with Don’t You Want Me while Toto’s Rosanna closes out the top three on this countdown from 1982. Be sure … Continued

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Paul McCartney & Stevie Wonder top the 80s on 8 Big 40 Countdown (6/26/15)

Paul McCartney and Stevie Wonder top this week’s ’80s on 8 Big 40 Countdown with their song Ebony & Ivory. The Human League follows right behind with Don’t You Want Me while Toto’s Rosanna closes out the top three on this countdown from 1982. Be sure … Continued

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Tears for Fears tops the 80s on 8 Big 40 Countdown (6/19/15)

Tears for Fears tops this week’s ’80s on 8 Big 40 Countdown with their hit Everybody Wants To Rule the World. Bryan Adams follows right behind with Heaven while Harold Faltermeyer’s Axel F closes out the top three on this countdown from 1985. Be sure to … Continued

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Tears for Fears tops the 80s on 8 Big 40 Countdown (6/19/15)

Tears for Fears tops this week’s ’80s on 8 Big 40 Countdown with their hit Everybody Wants To Rule the World. Bryan Adams follows right behind with Heaven while Harold Faltermeyer’s Axel F closes out the top three on this countdown from 1985. Be sure to … Continued

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Irene Cara tops the 80s on 8 Big 40 Countdown (6/12/15)

Irene Cara tops this week’s ’80s on 8 Big 40 Countdown with her hit Flashdance What A Feeling. David Bowie follows right behind with Let’s Dance while Men at Work’s Overkill closes out the top three on this countdown from 1983. Be sure to check out who else … Continued

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Irene Cara tops the 80s on 8 Big 40 Countdown (6/12/15)

Irene Cara tops this week’s ’80s on 8 Big 40 Countdown with her hit Flashdance What A Feeling. David Bowie follows right behind with Let’s Dance while Men at Work’s Overkill closes out the top three on this countdown from 1983. Be sure to check out who else … Continued

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Whitney Houston tops the 80s on 8 Big 40 Countdown (6/8/15)

Whitney Houston tops this week’s ’80s on 8 Big 40 Countdown with her hit The Greatest Love of All. Madonna follows right behind with Live To Tell with Patti Labelle & Michael McDonald’s On My Own, closing out the top three on this … Continued

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Whitney Houston tops the 80s on 8 Big 40 Countdown (6/8/15)

Whitney Houston tops this week’s ’80s on 8 Big 40 Countdown with her hit The Greatest Love of All. Madonna follows right behind with Live To Tell with Patti Labelle & Michael McDonald’s On My Own, closing out the top three on this … Continued

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SiriusXM On Demand: Road trip playlists whatever your musical taste!

Memorial Day Weekend is here and SiriusXM On Demand has a round of playlists to get you into the groove when you hit the road! Our experts over at Alt Nation, The Highway, 90s on 9, The Spectrum, Soul Town … Continued

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SiriusXM On Demand: Road trip playlists whatever your musical taste!

Memorial Day Weekend is here and SiriusXM On Demand has a round of playlists to get you into the groove when you hit the road! Our experts over at Alt Nation, The Highway, 90s on 9, The Spectrum, Soul Town … Continued

Their love for Rock’ N Roll help Joan Jett & The Blackhearts top the Big 40 Countdown (4/13/2015)

Joan Jett & The Blackhearts top the 80s on 8 Big 40 Countdown this week with I Love Rock N’ Roll. Journey, Go-Go’s, and Stevie Wonder aren’t far behind with their respective 82 hits.  Be sure to check out who … Continued

Their love for Rock’ N Roll help Joan Jett & The Blackhearts top the Big 40 Countdown (4/13/2015)

Joan Jett & The Blackhearts top the 80s on 8 Big 40 Countdown this week with I Love Rock N’ Roll. Journey, Go-Go’s, and Stevie Wonder aren’t far behind with their respective 82 hits.  Be sure to check out who … Continued

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Falco Rocks the 80s on 8 Big 40 Countdown (4/6/15)

Falco tops this week’s ’80s on 8 Big 40 Countdown! Elton John, Whitney Houston, and The Rolling Stones follow close behind in the countdown, which hails back to 1986! Be sure to check out who else made the cut below! 40. SATURDAY LOVE- CHERRELLE … Continued

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Falco Rocks the 80s on 8 Big 40 Countdown (4/6/15)

Falco tops this week’s ’80s on 8 Big 40 Countdown! Elton John, Whitney Houston, and The Rolling Stones follow close behind in the countdown, which hails back to 1986! Be sure to check out who else made the cut below! 40. SATURDAY LOVE- CHERRELLE … Continued

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Bill Jean is number one on 80s on 8 Big 40 Countdown (3/27/2015)

This week’s ’80s on 8 Big 40 Countdown features hits from March of ’83 and of course, the king of pop reigns. Michael Jackson’s Billie Jean tops the chart while Beat it sits at 24. More music royalty Diana Ross, Billy Joel and Prince make … Continued

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Bill Jean is number one on 80s on 8 Big 40 Countdown (3/27/2015)

This week’s ’80s on 8 Big 40 Countdown features hits from March of ’83 and of course, the king of pop reigns. Michael Jackson’s Billie Jean tops the chart while Beat it sits at 24. More music royalty Diana Ross, Billy Joel and Prince make … Continued

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Lost in the 80s on 80s on 8 Big 40 Countdown (3/16/2015)

This week’s ’80s on 8 Big 40 Countdown features hits from March of ’89. No 80s list is complete without teen popstar Debbie Gibson. This week, her Lost In Your Eyes sits at number one. More 80s pop royalty Paula Abdul, Sheena Easton … Continued

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Lost in the 80s on 80s on 8 Big 40 Countdown (3/16/2015)

This week’s ’80s on 8 Big 40 Countdown features hits from March of ’89. No 80s list is complete without teen popstar Debbie Gibson. This week, her Lost In Your Eyes sits at number one. More 80s pop royalty Paula Abdul, Sheena Easton … Continued

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Happy Birthday Jon Bon Jovi! Our favorite Bon Jovi songs

Jon Bon Jovi is celebrating his birthday on March 2 and we wanted to show the love and celebrate with him! With over 30 years of epic tunes, it’s no surprise that we play Bon Jovi on more than one channel here … Continued

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Happy Birthday Jon Bon Jovi! Our favorite Bon Jovi songs

Jon Bon Jovi is celebrating his birthday on March 2 and we wanted to show the love and celebrate with him! With over 30 years of epic tunes, it’s no surprise that we play Bon Jovi on more than one channel here … Continued

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Foreigner is in Search for Answers in this Week’s ’80s on 8 Big 40 Countdown (2/16/15)

This week’s ’80s on 8 Big 40 countdown takes us to the winter of 86. Back then, people were keeping warm by listening to the Foreigner’s I Want To Know What Love Is, which is at the top of the … Continued

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Foreigner is in Search for Answers in this Week’s ’80s on 8 Big 40 Countdown (2/16/15)

This week’s ’80s on 8 Big 40 countdown takes us to the winter of 86. Back then, people were keeping warm by listening to the Foreigner’s I Want To Know What Love Is, which is at the top of the … Continued

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Billy Vera & The Beaters top this week’s ’80s on 8 (1/26/15)

Billy Vera & The Beaters top this week’s ’80s on 8 Big 40 Countdown! Madonna, Robbie Nevil, and Genesis follow close behind in the countdown, which hails back to 1987! Be sure to check out who else made the cut below! 40. MANDOLIN RAIN- … Continued

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Billy Vera & The Beaters top this week’s ’80s on 8 (1/26/15)

Billy Vera & The Beaters top this week’s ’80s on 8 Big 40 Countdown! Madonna, Robbie Nevil, and Genesis follow close behind in the countdown, which hails back to 1987! Be sure to check out who else made the cut below! 40. MANDOLIN RAIN- … Continued

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Dionne & Friends have got your back in this week’s ’80s on 8 Big 40 Countdown (1/19/15)

Dionne & Friends give us all the feels in this week’s ’80s on 8 Big 40 Countdown! Lionel Richie, Eddie Murphy, and Simple Minds follow close behind in the countdown, which hails back to 1986! Be sure to check out who else … Continued

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Dionne & Friends have got your back in this week’s ’80s on 8 Big 40 Countdown (1/19/15)

Dionne & Friends give us all the feels in this week’s ’80s on 8 Big 40 Countdown! Lionel Richie, Eddie Murphy, and Simple Minds follow close behind in the countdown, which hails back to 1986! Be sure to check out who else … Continued

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Poison is the pick in this week’s ’80s on 8 Big 40 Countdown (1/12/15)

Poison is the pick in this week’s ’80s on 8 Big 40 Countdown! Bobby Brown follows close behind with My Prerogative, and Phil Collins’ Two Hearts takes number three. Be sure to check out who else made the cut below! … Continued

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Poison is the pick in this week’s ’80s on 8 Big 40 Countdown (1/12/15)

Poison is the pick in this week’s ’80s on 8 Big 40 Countdown! Bobby Brown follows close behind with My Prerogative, and Phil Collins’ Two Hearts takes number three. Be sure to check out who else made the cut below! … Continued

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Nina Blackwood’s Top Five David Bowie Songs

A few years ago, we had the great pleasure of hosting a 24/7 David Bowie channel. In honor of that blessed affair, we asked our DJs for their top five Bowie songs and who better to start chime in than Nina Blackwood, one … Continued

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Nina Blackwood’s Top Five David Bowie Songs

A few years ago, we had the great pleasure of hosting a 24/7 David Bowie channel. In honor of that blessed affair, we asked our DJs for their top five Bowie songs and who better to start chime in than Nina Blackwood, one … Continued

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Righteous! Awesome! Rad!: Big ’80s New Year’s Party Countdown (1/5/14)

Just because it’s already 2015 doesn’t mean the party stops on ’80s on 8! We’re totally psyched for you to see which hits we’ve got lined up for you to start the new year off totally solid. Of course, Prince leads the … Continued

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Righteous! Awesome! Rad!: Big ’80s New Year’s Party Countdown (1/5/14)

Just because it’s already 2015 doesn’t mean the party stops on ’80s on 8! We’re totally psyched for you to see which hits we’ve got lined up for you to start the new year off totally solid. Of course, Prince leads the … Continued

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Paul McCartney and Michael Jackson top this week’s ’80s on 8 Big 40 Countdown (12/29/14)

Break out the shoulder pads! This week, the ’80s on 8 Big 40 Countdown takes us back to 1983! Dynamic duos rock the top of the list, with Paul McCartney and Michael Jackson’s Say Say Say and Hall & Oates’ … Continued

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Paul McCartney and Michael Jackson top this week’s ’80s on 8 Big 40 Countdown (12/29/14)

Break out the shoulder pads! This week, the ’80s on 8 Big 40 Countdown takes us back to 1983! Dynamic duos rock the top of the list, with Paul McCartney and Michael Jackson’s Say Say Say and Hall & Oates’ … Continued

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Olivia Newton-John gets Physical in this week’s ’80s on 8 Big 40 Countdown! (12/19/14)

Break out the leg warmers! This week, the ’80s on 8 Big 40 Countdown takes us back to 1981! Olivia Newton-John takes number one with her pump-up jam Physical. Up next is Foreigner’s Waiting For A Girl Like You, and … Continued

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Olivia Newton-John gets Physical in this week’s ’80s on 8 Big 40 Countdown! (12/19/14)

Break out the leg warmers! This week, the ’80s on 8 Big 40 Countdown takes us back to 1981! Olivia Newton-John takes number one with her pump-up jam Physical. Up next is Foreigner’s Waiting For A Girl Like You, and … Continued

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Hall & Oates take No. 1 in this week’s ’80s on 8 Big 40 Countdown (12/15/14)

In this week’s ’80s on 8 Big 40 Countdown, we go back to 1984, where acts like Madonna, Duran Duran and The Cars ruled the charts. At the top of this week’s Big 40, Out Of Touch by Hall & Oates lands at … Continued

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Hall & Oates take No. 1 in this week’s ’80s on 8 Big 40 Countdown (12/15/14)

In this week’s ’80s on 8 Big 40 Countdown, we go back to 1984, where acts like Madonna, Duran Duran and The Cars ruled the charts. At the top of this week’s Big 40, Out Of Touch by Hall & Oates lands at … Continued

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Kenny Rogers sways us away at No. 1 in ’80s on 8: Big 40 Countdown (12/1/14)

Kenny Rogers is a “knight in shining armor,” riding in at number one for his hit Lady in this week’s 80s On 8! Coming in at number two is Woman in Love by Barbara Streisand, Donna Summer’s The Wanderer in third. Queen’s Another One … Continued

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Kenny Rogers sways us away at No. 1 in ’80s on 8: Big 40 Countdown (12/1/14)

Kenny Rogers is a “knight in shining armor,” riding in at number one for his hit Lady in this week’s 80s On 8! Coming in at number two is Woman in Love by Barbara Streisand, Donna Summer’s The Wanderer in third. Queen’s Another One … Continued

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Turkey Day tunes: The best playlists to blast while you baste the bird

Whether you plan on attending a hipster Thanksgiving or are shooting for class in a glass, SiriusXM provides the perfect backdrop for your holiday feast. You’re already waking up at the crack of dawn to gas up the car for the … Continued

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Turkey Day tunes: The best playlists to blast while you baste the bird

Whether you plan on attending a hipster Thanksgiving or are shooting for class in a glass, SiriusXM provides the perfect backdrop for your holiday feast. You’re already waking up at the crack of dawn to gas up the car for the … Continued

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Billy Idol is rocking the No. 1 spot in this week’s ’80s On 8 Big 40 Countdown (11/24/14)

We’re all STILL head banging to Billy Idol’s Mony Mony in this edition of 80s On 8! Billy Medley and Jennifer Warnes’ romantic hit I’ve Had The Time Of My Life falls down to number two and Heaven Is A Place On … Continued

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Billy Idol is rocking the No. 1 spot in this week’s ’80s On 8 Big 40 Countdown (11/24/14)

We’re all STILL head banging to Billy Idol’s Mony Mony in this edition of 80s On 8! Billy Medley and Jennifer Warnes’ romantic hit I’ve Had The Time Of My Life falls down to number two and Heaven Is A Place On … Continued

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Joe Cocker and Jennifer Warnes belong at No. 1 in this week’s ’80s on 8 Big 40 Countdown: 1982 (1117/14)

Joe Cocker and Jennifer Warnes are up where they belong in this week’s ’80s on 8 Big 40 Countdown. We venture back to 1982 this week, where President Ronald Reagan was in office, E.T. hit the big screen, and Seth … Continued

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Joe Cocker and Jennifer Warnes belong at No. 1 in this week’s ’80s on 8 Big 40 Countdown: 1982 (1117/14)

Joe Cocker and Jennifer Warnes are up where they belong in this week’s ’80s on 8 Big 40 Countdown. We venture back to 1982 this week, where President Ronald Reagan was in office, E.T. hit the big screen, and Seth … Continued

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Boston leads the way at No. 1 in this week’s ’80s On 8 Big 40 Countdown: 1986 (11/10/14)

November,1986: A monumental time in music history where class acts like Madonna, The Smiths, Bon Jovi, and more were topping the charts. In this week’s  80s On 8: Big 40 Countdown, legendary band Boston is number one with Amanda! I Didn’t Mean To … Continued

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Boston leads the way at No. 1 in this week’s ’80s On 8 Big 40 Countdown: 1986 (11/10/14)

November,1986: A monumental time in music history where class acts like Madonna, The Smiths, Bon Jovi, and more were topping the charts. In this week’s  80s On 8: Big 40 Countdown, legendary band Boston is number one with Amanda! I Didn’t Mean To … Continued

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Kenny Rogers claims the No. 1 spot on 80s On 8: Big 40 Countdown (11/3/14)

Island In The Stream by Kenny Rogers claims the number one spot in this week’s 80s on 8: Big 40 Countdown! Bonnie Tyler’s Total Eclipse Of The Heart stands at number two, followed by Lionel Richie’s All Night Long (All … Continued

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Kenny Rogers claims the No. 1 spot on 80s On 8: Big 40 Countdown (11/3/14)

Island In The Stream by Kenny Rogers claims the number one spot in this week’s 80s on 8: Big 40 Countdown! Bonnie Tyler’s Total Eclipse Of The Heart stands at number two, followed by Lionel Richie’s All Night Long (All … Continued

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Janet Jackson is this week’s No. 1 on ’80s on 8: Big 40 Countdown (10/27/14)

Miss You Much by Janet Jackson is number one on this week’s 80’s on 8 Big 40 countdown! Following at two is the Cure’s Love Song, and Sowing The Seeds of Love by Tears For Fears rounds out this weeks top … Continued

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Janet Jackson is this week’s No. 1 on ’80s on 8: Big 40 Countdown (10/27/14)

Miss You Much by Janet Jackson is number one on this week’s 80’s on 8 Big 40 countdown! Following at two is the Cure’s Love Song, and Sowing The Seeds of Love by Tears For Fears rounds out this weeks top … Continued

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5 things we want to learn from Billy Idol’s Artist Confidential

Airs Tuesday 10/28 at 8 pm & 11 pm ET on ’80s on 8, Ch. 8 Rebroadcasts Wednesday 10/29 at 12 pm ET, Friday 10/31 at 1 am & 4 pm ET, Saturday 11/1 at 3 pm ET, Sunday 11/2 … Continued

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5 things we want to learn from Billy Idol’s Artist Confidential

Airs Tuesday 10/28 at 8 pm & 11 pm ET on ’80s on 8, Ch. 8 Rebroadcasts Wednesday 10/29 at 12 pm ET, Friday 10/31 at 1 am & 4 pm ET, Saturday 11/1 at 3 pm ET, Sunday 11/2 … Continued

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Christopher Cross is No. 1 on 80s On 8: Big 40 Countdown (10/17/14)

In this week’s ’80s on 8 Big 40 Countdown, we go back to October 17, 1981, where Christopher Cross arrives at number one with his classic Arthur’s Theme. Up next is Diana Ross and Lionel Richie’s Endless Love, and at number three … Continued

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Christopher Cross is No. 1 on 80s On 8: Big 40 Countdown (10/17/14)

In this week’s ’80s on 8 Big 40 Countdown, we go back to October 17, 1981, where Christopher Cross arrives at number one with his classic Arthur’s Theme. Up next is Diana Ross and Lionel Richie’s Endless Love, and at number three … Continued

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Stevie Wonder tops this week’s 80s on 8: Big 40 Countdown: 1984 (10/10/14)

In this week’s ’80s on 8 Big 40 Countdown, we go back to October 10, 1984, where acts like Stevie Wonder, Prince and The Cars ruled the charts. At the top of this week’s Big 40, I Just Called to … Continued

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Stevie Wonder tops this week’s 80s on 8: Big 40 Countdown: 1984 (10/10/14)

In this week’s ’80s on 8 Big 40 Countdown, we go back to October 10, 1984, where acts like Stevie Wonder, Prince and The Cars ruled the charts. At the top of this week’s Big 40, I Just Called to … Continued

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Dire Straits tops this week’s 80s on 8: Big 40 Countdown: 1985 (10/3/14)

In this week’s ’80s on 8 Big 40 Countdown, we go back to October 3, 1985, where acts like The Hooters, A-HA, Stevie Wonder and Madonna ruled the charts. At the top of this week’s Big 40, Money For Nothing by … Continued

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Dire Straits tops this week’s 80s on 8: Big 40 Countdown: 1985 (10/3/14)

In this week’s ’80s on 8 Big 40 Countdown, we go back to October 3, 1985, where acts like The Hooters, A-HA, Stevie Wonder and Madonna ruled the charts. At the top of this week’s Big 40, Money For Nothing by … Continued

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Bobby McFerrin tops this week’s 80s on 8: Big 40 Countdown: 1988 (9/26/14)

In this edition of the 80s on 8 Big 40s Countdown, we jump back to 1988 and dance to Phil Colins, The Beach Boys and Van Halen. This week, Bobby McFerrin’s Don’t Worry, Be Happy takes the number one spot, while Sweet Child … Continued

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Bobby McFerrin tops this week’s 80s on 8: Big 40 Countdown: 1988 (9/26/14)

In this edition of the 80s on 8 Big 40s Countdown, we jump back to 1988 and dance to Phil Colins, The Beach Boys and Van Halen. This week, Bobby McFerrin’s Don’t Worry, Be Happy takes the number one spot, while Sweet Child … Continued

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Diana Ross, Air Supply + Queen top this week’s 80s on 8: Big 40 Countdown: 1980 (9/19/14)

In this week’s ’80s on 8 Big 40 Countdown, Upside Down by Diana Ross tops our countdown at number one! Second on the list is Air Supply’s All Out of Love, followed by Another One Bite’s The Dust by Queen … Continued

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Diana Ross, Air Supply + Queen top this week’s 80s on 8: Big 40 Countdown: 1980 (9/19/14)

In this week’s ’80s on 8 Big 40 Countdown, Upside Down by Diana Ross tops our countdown at number one! Second on the list is Air Supply’s All Out of Love, followed by Another One Bite’s The Dust by Queen … Continued

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Chicago, Survivor + The Steve Miller Band top this week’s 80s on 8: Big 40 Countdown: 1982 (9/12/14)

In this week’s SiriusXM’s ’80s on 8: Big 40 Countdown, we revisit the year 1982: Chicago takes the number one spot with their song Hard to Say I’m Sorry, followed by Survivor’s Eye of The Tiger and The Steve Miller Band’s … Continued

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Chicago, Survivor + The Steve Miller Band top this week’s 80s on 8: Big 40 Countdown: 1982 (9/12/14)

In this week’s SiriusXM’s ’80s on 8: Big 40 Countdown, we revisit the year 1982: Chicago takes the number one spot with their song Hard to Say I’m Sorry, followed by Survivor’s Eye of The Tiger and The Steve Miller Band’s … Continued

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Patton Oswalt really likes to live tweet ’80s on 8 (and we love him for it)

A few months back, Patton Oswalt started live tweeting every song he heard on ’80s on 8, and it was hilaaaarious. Then, the formerly prolific Patton took a much-publicized “Twitter break” this past June. We don’t know about you, but … Continued

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Patton Oswalt really likes to live tweet ’80s on 8 (and we love him for it)

A few months back, Patton Oswalt started live tweeting every song he heard on ’80s on 8, and it was hilaaaarious. Then, the formerly prolific Patton took a much-publicized “Twitter break” this past June. We don’t know about you, but … Continued

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Los Lobos, Michael Jackson + Madonna top this week’s 80s on 8: Big 40 Countdown: 1987 (9/5/14)

In this week’s SiriusXM’s ’80s on 8: Big 40 Countdown, we go back to 1987 when Los Lobos topped the list with La Bamba. Following close behind was Michael Jackson and Siedah Garrett at number two with I Just Can’t … Continued

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Los Lobos, Michael Jackson + Madonna top this week’s 80s on 8: Big 40 Countdown: 1987 (9/5/14)

In this week’s SiriusXM’s ’80s on 8: Big 40 Countdown, we go back to 1987 when Los Lobos topped the list with La Bamba. Following close behind was Michael Jackson and Siedah Garrett at number two with I Just Can’t … Continued

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Madonna, Steve Winwood + Bananarama top this week’s 80s on 8: Big 40 Countdown 1986 (8/23/14)

In this week’s SiriusXM’s ’80s on 8: Big 40 Countdown, we go back to 1986 when Madonna topped the list with Papa Don’t Preach. Following close behind was Steve Winwood at number two with Higher Love and Bananarama, who rounded … Continued

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Madonna, Steve Winwood + Bananarama top this week’s 80s on 8: Big 40 Countdown 1986 (8/23/14)

In this week’s SiriusXM’s ’80s on 8: Big 40 Countdown, we go back to 1986 when Madonna topped the list with Papa Don’t Preach. Following close behind was Steve Winwood at number two with Higher Love and Bananarama, who rounded … Continued

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Richard Marx, Bobby Brown + Prince top this week’s 80s on 8: Big 40 Countdown 1989 (8/18/14)

In this week’s SiriusXM’s ’80s on 8: Big 40 Countdown, we go back to 1989 when Richard Marx was right on top of the list with Right Here Waiting. Following close behind were Bobby Brown at number two with On Our Own and … Continued

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Richard Marx, Bobby Brown + Prince top this week’s 80s on 8: Big 40 Countdown 1989 (8/18/14)

In this week’s SiriusXM’s ’80s on 8: Big 40 Countdown, we go back to 1989 when Richard Marx was right on top of the list with Right Here Waiting. Following close behind were Bobby Brown at number two with On Our Own and … Continued

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Original VJ Martha Quinn talks ’80s nostalgia, Milli Vanilli + the real reason MTV doesn’t play music videos anymore

Original MTV VJ Martha Quinn doesn’t just remember the ’80s — she’s a bona fide ’80s pop culture icon. She saw it, she lived it, she was there when. Along with fellow VJs Alan Hunter, Nina Blackwood, Mark Goodman, and the … Continued

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Original VJ Martha Quinn talks ’80s nostalgia, Milli Vanilli + the real reason MTV doesn’t play music videos anymore

Original MTV VJ Martha Quinn doesn’t just remember the ’80s — she’s a bona fide ’80s pop culture icon. She saw it, she lived it, she was there when. Along with fellow VJs Alan Hunter, Nina Blackwood, Mark Goodman, and the … Continued

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Hear the best of the ’80s, ’90s + ’00s with Martha Quinn, Julie Brown, and Lance Bass!

Anyone who’s scrolled through Facebook or Twitter can attest to the amount of decades-based nostalgia streaming through the Internet at all times. Whether it’s Sam Smith covering Whitney Houston’s How Will I Know or Emma Stone fangirling over the Spice … Continued

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Hear the best of the ’80s, ’90s + ’00s with Martha Quinn, Julie Brown, and Lance Bass!

Anyone who’s scrolled through Facebook or Twitter can attest to the amount of decades-based nostalgia streaming through the Internet at all times. Whether it’s Sam Smith covering Whitney Houston’s How Will I Know or Emma Stone fangirling over the Spice … Continued

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Ray Parker, Jr., Prince + The Jacksons top this week’s 80s on 8: Big 40 Countdown 1984 (8/9/14)

In this week’s Big 80s on 8 Top 40 countdown, it’s all about Ray Parker, Jr.’s ode to Ghostbusters. (Who you gonna call?? I ain’t afraid of no ghost.) Er, moving on. Up next is Prince’s When Doves Cry and … Continued

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Ray Parker, Jr., Prince + The Jacksons top this week’s 80s on 8: Big 40 Countdown 1984 (8/9/14)

In this week’s Big 80s on 8 Top 40 countdown, it’s all about Ray Parker, Jr.’s ode to Ghostbusters. (Who you gonna call?? I ain’t afraid of no ghost.) Er, moving on. Up next is Prince’s When Doves Cry and … Continued

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Rick Springfield, Air Supply + Joey Scarbury top this week’s 80s on 8: Big 40 Countdown 1981 (8/4/14)

August 1, 1981 marks the day MTV launched, and this Big 80s on 8 countdown is from that very week in history. This week in 1981, Rick Springfield claimed the top spot with Jessie’s Girl, and Air Supply felt all the love … Continued

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Rick Springfield, Air Supply + Joey Scarbury top this week’s 80s on 8: Big 40 Countdown 1981 (8/4/14)

August 1, 1981 marks the day MTV launched, and this Big 80s on 8 countdown is from that very week in history. This week in 1981, Rick Springfield claimed the top spot with Jessie’s Girl, and Air Supply felt all the love … Continued

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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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’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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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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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

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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

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Lionel Richie says ‘Hello’ in the 80s on 8 Big 40 Countdown: 5/16/1984

Hello! Is it me you’re looking for? If you were around in May of 1984, then yes, you might actually be looking for me. I can see it in your eyes. I can see it in your smile. If you … Continued

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Lionel Richie says ‘Hello’ in the 80s on 8 Big 40 Countdown: 5/16/1984

Hello! Is it me you’re looking for? If you were around in May of 1984, then yes, you might actually be looking for me. I can see it in your eyes. I can see it in your smile. If you … Continued

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Terence Trent D’Arby, Gloria Estefan + Aerosmith top the ’80s on 8 Big 40 Countdown: May 9th, 1988

In mid-May of 1988, the smooth-singing, ultra-braided Terence Trent D’Arby was inviting cute girls everywhere to cast a coin into his “Wishing Well,” while Gloria Estefan and Miami Sound Machine professed that they’d do “Anything For You.” Meanwhile, Aerosmith felt … Continued

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Terence Trent D’Arby, Gloria Estefan + Aerosmith top the ’80s on 8 Big 40 Countdown: May 9th, 1988

In mid-May of 1988, the smooth-singing, ultra-braided Terence Trent D’Arby was inviting cute girls everywhere to cast a coin into his “Wishing Well,” while Gloria Estefan and Miami Sound Machine professed that they’d do “Anything For You.” Meanwhile, Aerosmith felt … Continued

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No “maybe” about calling Blondie in the ’80s on 8 Big 40 Countdown: May 2, 1980

Before Carly Rae Jepsen, there was Blondie (and music still on MTV…) – and there was no “Maybe” about giving them a call. Call Me tops this week’s Big 40 Countdown, which takes us back to May 1980. Christopher Cross’s … Continued

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No “maybe” about calling Blondie in the ’80s on 8 Big 40 Countdown: May 2, 1980

Before Carly Rae Jepsen, there was Blondie (and music still on MTV…) – and there was no “Maybe” about giving them a call. Call Me tops this week’s Big 40 Countdown, which takes us back to May 1980. Christopher Cross’s … Continued

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Rock n’ Roll loves Joan Jett in the ’80s on 8 Big 40 Countdown: April 25, 1982

In 1982, Blade Runner, E.T., and Rocky III hit the big screen, and Joan Jett didn’t give a damn about pretty much anything (especially her reputation). Nevertheless, Jett and The Blackhearts made it loud and clear that the feminist icon … Continued

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Rock n’ Roll loves Joan Jett in the ’80s on 8 Big 40 Countdown: April 25, 1982

In 1982, Blade Runner, E.T., and Rocky III hit the big screen, and Joan Jett didn’t give a damn about pretty much anything (especially her reputation). Nevertheless, Jett and The Blackhearts made it loud and clear that the feminist icon … Continued

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’80s on 8: Big 40 Countdown April 18, 1988 (4/21/14)

1988 was the year for big hair and bigger love songs – or was it the other way around? Regardless, the household names of the ’80s knew how to belt out all the feels. Billy Ocean’s Get Outta My Dreams, … Continued

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’80s on 8: Big 40 Countdown April 18, 1988 (4/21/14)

1988 was the year for big hair and bigger love songs – or was it the other way around? Regardless, the household names of the ’80s knew how to belt out all the feels. Billy Ocean’s Get Outta My Dreams, … Continued

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’80s on 8: Big 40 Countdown April 11, 1983 (4/11/14)

1983: the year of Star Wars: Return Of The Jedi, National Lampoon’s Vacation, Ronald Reagan, and Michael Jackson! In April 1983, Jackson’s Billie Jean ruled the charts, while The Culture Club’s Do You Really Want To Hurt Me followed not … Continued

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’80s on 8: Big 40 Countdown April 11, 1983 (4/11/14)

1983: the year of Star Wars: Return Of The Jedi, National Lampoon’s Vacation, Ronald Reagan, and Michael Jackson! In April 1983, Jackson’s Billie Jean ruled the charts, while The Culture Club’s Do You Really Want To Hurt Me followed not … Continued

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Patton Oswalt live tweeted ’80s on 8, and when we say ‘live tweeted,’ we mean ‘mercilessly mocked’

What do you usually do on Thursday nights? Maybe you attend happy hour, maybe you morph into a couch potato in front of some must-see TV, or maybe you let the cat take over your lap while you attempt to … Continued

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Patton Oswalt live tweeted ’80s on 8, and when we say ‘live tweeted,’ we mean ‘mercilessly mocked’

What do you usually do on Thursday nights? Maybe you attend happy hour, maybe you morph into a couch potato in front of some must-see TV, or maybe you let the cat take over your lap while you attempt to … Continued

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’80s on 8: Big 40 Countdown April 4, 1987 (4/7/14)

1987 was a legendary year for unstoppable artists (and for their legendary hair). Aretha Franklin was the first woman to ever be inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, and Madonna and Tina Turner were the talk of … Continued

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’80s on 8: Big 40 Countdown April 4, 1987 (4/7/14)

1987 was a legendary year for unstoppable artists (and for their legendary hair). Aretha Franklin was the first woman to ever be inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, and Madonna and Tina Turner were the talk of … Continued

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’80s on 8: Big 40 Countdown March 28, 1989 (3/31/14)

1989 may have been the year of When Harry Met Sally, the Energizer Bunny, Field of Dreams, “This is your brain on drubs,” and “Eat my shorts,” but it was also a big year for the Bangles, Milli Vanilli (pre-lip-synching … Continued

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’80s on 8: Big 40 Countdown March 28, 1989 (3/31/14)

1989 may have been the year of When Harry Met Sally, the Energizer Bunny, Field of Dreams, “This is your brain on drubs,” and “Eat my shorts,” but it was also a big year for the Bangles, Milli Vanilli (pre-lip-synching … Continued

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’80s on 8: Big 40 Countdown March 21, 1985 (3/24/14)

As the Bowling for Soup jam suggests, it’s hard not to be preoccupied with the year 1985. Bruce Springsteen was king. The Breakfast Club had just become a thing. Madonna and Tina Turner reigned supreme as the original divas of … Continued

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’80s on 8: Big 40 Countdown March 21, 1985 (3/24/14)

As the Bowling for Soup jam suggests, it’s hard not to be preoccupied with the year 1985. Bruce Springsteen was king. The Breakfast Club had just become a thing. Madonna and Tina Turner reigned supreme as the original divas of … Continued

Music

’80s on 8: Big 40 Countdown March 14, 1981 (3/14/14)

This week our Big 40 Countdown brings us back to March 14, 1981 right around the time the ’81 March Madness tournament was underway with Depaul University’s #1 unbeaten team falling to St. Joseph’s University in the 2nd round and when the … Continued

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’80s on 8: Big 40 Countdown March 14, 1981 (3/14/14)

This week our Big 40 Countdown brings us back to March 14, 1981 right around the time the ’81 March Madness tournament was underway with Depaul University’s #1 unbeaten team falling to St. Joseph’s University in the 2nd round and when the … Continued

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’80s on 8: Big 40 Countdown March 7, 1984 (3/7/14)

In 1984, everyone was “cuttin’ loose” when Kevin Bacon and Lori Singer kicked off their Sunday shoes in Footloose. President Ronald Reagan was in office, and Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg was just being born. Nothin’ got Van Halen down in … Continued

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’80s on 8: Big 40 Countdown March 7, 1984 (3/7/14)

In 1984, everyone was “cuttin’ loose” when Kevin Bacon and Lori Singer kicked off their Sunday shoes in Footloose. President Ronald Reagan was in office, and Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg was just being born. Nothin’ got Van Halen down in … Continued

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’80s on 8: Big 40 Countdown Feb. 28th, 1980 (2/28/14)

This week, the ’80s on 8 Big 40 Countdown brings us back to 1980. The world was mourning the sudden and unexpected loss of John Lennon and growing accustomed to the idea of 24/7 news on CNN. Meanwhile, kids were … Continued

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’80s on 8: Big 40 Countdown Feb. 28th, 1980 (2/28/14)

This week, the ’80s on 8 Big 40 Countdown brings us back to 1980. The world was mourning the sudden and unexpected loss of John Lennon and growing accustomed to the idea of 24/7 news on CNN. Meanwhile, kids were … Continued

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’80s on 8: Big 40 Countdown Feb. 21, 1988 (2/21/14)

This week, the ’80s on 8 Big 40 Countdown brings us back to 1988. The world was swooning over Patrick Swayze, the Olympic Games were taking place in Canada, and Skrillex, Adele, and Hayley Williams were only infants. Michael Jackson … Continued

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’80s on 8: Big 40 Countdown Feb. 21, 1988 (2/21/14)

This week, the ’80s on 8 Big 40 Countdown brings us back to 1988. The world was swooning over Patrick Swayze, the Olympic Games were taking place in Canada, and Skrillex, Adele, and Hayley Williams were only infants. Michael Jackson … Continued

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’80s on 8: Big 40 Countdown Feb. 14, 1982 (2/15/14)

This week the ’80s on 8 Big 40 Countdown brings us back to Valentine’s Day, ’82. Ah, 1982. The year of the Commodore 64 computer, SONY’s first CD player, EPCOT Center, the death of John Belushi (R.I.P.), and the birth … Continued

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’80s on 8: Big 40 Countdown Feb. 14, 1982 (2/15/14)

This week the ’80s on 8 Big 40 Countdown brings us back to Valentine’s Day, ’82. Ah, 1982. The year of the Commodore 64 computer, SONY’s first CD player, EPCOT Center, the death of John Belushi (R.I.P.), and the birth … Continued

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’80s on 8: Big 40 Countdown Jan. 24, 1985 (1/25/14)

This week the ’80s on 8 Big 40 Countdown brings us back to January 24, 1985. Super Bowl XIX takes center stage as the San Francisco 49ers beat the Miami Dolphins, President Ronald Reagan is sworn into his second term in office, … Continued

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’80s on 8: Big 40 Countdown Jan. 24, 1985 (1/25/14)

This week the ’80s on 8 Big 40 Countdown brings us back to January 24, 1985. Super Bowl XIX takes center stage as the San Francisco 49ers beat the Miami Dolphins, President Ronald Reagan is sworn into his second term in office, … Continued

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’80s on 8: Big 40 Countdown Jan. 19, 1989 (1/18/14)

This week the ’80s on 8 Big 40 Countdown brings us back to January 19, 1989. Ronald Reagan delivers his farewell address to the nation, George H. W. Bush steps into office and the San Francisco 49ers beat the Cincinnati Bengals in … Continued

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’80s on 8: Big 40 Countdown Jan. 19, 1989 (1/18/14)

This week the ’80s on 8 Big 40 Countdown brings us back to January 19, 1989. Ronald Reagan delivers his farewell address to the nation, George H. W. Bush steps into office and the San Francisco 49ers beat the Cincinnati Bengals in … Continued

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’80s on 8: Big 40 Countdown Jan. 10, 1986 (1/11/14)

This week the ’80s on 8 Big 40 Countdown brings us back to January 10, 1986. Space shuttle Columbia is launched, the first federal Martin Luther King, Jr. Day is observed and the Chicago Bears defeat the New England Patriots in Super … Continued

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’80s on 8: Big 40 Countdown Jan. 10, 1986 (1/11/14)

This week the ’80s on 8 Big 40 Countdown brings us back to January 10, 1986. Space shuttle Columbia is launched, the first federal Martin Luther King, Jr. Day is observed and the Chicago Bears defeat the New England Patriots in Super … Continued

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’80s on 8: Big 40 Countdown Dec. 28, 1985 (1/4/14)

This week the ’80s on 8 Big 40 Countdown brings us back to December 28, 1985. The Ford Taurus and Mercury Sable hit the road, John Gotti takes the spotlight heading the Gambino crime family and the last issue of the The … Continued

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’80s on 8: Big 40 Countdown Dec. 28, 1985 (1/4/14)

This week the ’80s on 8 Big 40 Countdown brings us back to December 28, 1985. The Ford Taurus and Mercury Sable hit the road, John Gotti takes the spotlight heading the Gambino crime family and the last issue of the The … Continued

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