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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

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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 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 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