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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

COUNTDOWNS, COUNTDOWNS, MUSIC

’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

COUNTDOWNS, COUNTDOWNS, 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

COUNTDOWNS, COUNTDOWNS, MUSIC

’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

COUNTDOWNS, MUSIC, POP

’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

COUNTDOWNS, COUNTDOWNS, MUSIC

’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

COUNTDOWNS, MUSIC, POP, ROCK

’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

COUNTDOWNS, MUSIC, POP, ROCK

’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

COUNTDOWNS, MUSIC, POP, ROCK

’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

COUNTDOWNS, MUSIC, POP, ROCK

’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