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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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