This Week In The 80s

This Week In The 80s

Let's talk about all the songs that were peaking in popularity on the American pop music charts... This Week In The 80s!

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September 7, 2020 173 min
Yappin' about all the songs that peaked in popularity on the American pop music charts in "This Week In The 80s" - Labor Day Weekend! "Video Killed The Radio Star" by the Buggles was the 1st video played on MTV, but... what was the 2nd??? Remembrances of when I toured my first radio station.. at age 6! My Dad's $h!tbox truck. The ZZ Top stiff that gets played more nowadays than ANY of their actual hits. Lame...
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All the songs that peaked in popularity "This Week In The 80s"- the 4th week of August. The biggest 80s version of a song that was a hit in the 60s, 70s, 80s and 90s. The Go-Go's get drunk and go water skiing. Let's rank the Beatles! Stevie Nicks gets... married??? Lionel Richie goes country. The worst Elvis Costello album ever? A song so good Prince wrote a letter to the artist to say how impressed he was. Lame soc...
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August 24, 2020 191 min
"This Week In The 80's", Episode #50. All NINETY FIVE songs that peaked in popularity the 3rd week of August, "This Week In The 80s". The "Genesis" of "In The Air Tonight". The Greatest American TV Theme Song Of The 1980s. My Grandparents get cruise control (and an FM radio!). The greatest Hall & Oates stiff of the 1980s! Van Halen gets their final top 40 hit with Dave Lee Roth. Andrew Ridgel...
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August 17, 2020 124 min
It's "This Week In The 80s", Episode #49- all the songs that peaked in popularity - the 2nd week of August! Is "Star Wars" the most overrated movie franchise of all-time. Yes. Yes it is! Why were Duran Duran jealous of....Kajagoogoo? The 2 biggest hits from both "Ghostbusters" movies. Elton John hawks designer jeans. My first rap record. Was Freddie Jackson... a racist??? Belinda Carlisle just says "...
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August 10, 2020 144 min
It's August...and we're talking about all the songs that peaked in popularity on the American pop music charts, "This Week In The 80s". Including two of John Lennon's favorite radio hits from the summer of 1980. Things start to happen for Rick Springfield. John Cougar goes with his gut. We'll take a quick diversion from the music and run down the top 5 movies of 1983. Mick Jagger's Michael Jackson obse...
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2 hours of non-stop chatter about all the songs that peaked in popularity on the American pop music charts the final week of July... "This Week In The 80s". We'll connect the dots from Michael Jackson to neil of "The Young Ones". The #1 American classic that almost got c-blocked thanks to Sylvester Stallone. The insane behind-the-scenes drama on the set of a Fleetwood Mac video. A Prince stiff gets re-released.....
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"This Week In The 80s"- Episode #46. All the songs that peaked during the 3rd week of July. Do you remember "Who Shot Jr?" Cuz I sure don't! The singer who claims she was blacklisted... because of Bill Cosby! The top 20 Journey hit you won't get on their "Greatest" compilation. This pop-metal classic is as good as anything Def Leppard did! The WEIRDEST (musical) thing Michael Jackson ever did. PLUS-...
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July 13, 2020 144 min
It's "This Week In The 80s", Episode #45. Is this 1981 stiff the rarest 45 to hit the charts in ANY decade? We'll discuss the most played song in the history of radio! Elton John gets sloppy with Duran Duran. Duran Duran gets sloppy with a soundtrack. Cyndi Lauper gets pissy. Bob Seger beats a dead horse. Peter Gabriel comes back for seconds. And... We will celebrate the Summer of... Kenny G! PLUS - some truly grea...
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July 6, 2020 158 min
All the songs that peaked on the pop chart, "This Week In The 80s", the first week of July. New Wave Alice Cooper. Anne Murray covers the Beatles. Chrissie Hynde covers her future Baby Daddy. George Harrison gets opportunistic. The Hall & Oates song your kids know. We'll try & do justice to the "other greatest song of the 80s". Why doesn't "Who's Johnny?" get any airplay anymore? Is this...
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It's the last week of June. Let's discuss all the songs that peaked in popularity, "This Week In The 80s". Dork pop from John Denver & Neil Diamond. What do "The Exorcist" and Hall & Oates have in common? The closest Bruce Springsteen ever got to a #1 single. Another Michael Jackson Motown "money grab". Which polarizing pop vocalist was considered to replace Steve Perry??? The answer kinda ma...
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Tito! Get me a tissue. It's "This Week In The 80s" Episode #42. We shall speak on all the songs that peaked in popularity on the American pop music charts the 4th week of June every year in the 1980s! The story of "Stars On 45" - the international phenomenon that ushered in a year-long medley craze on American radio. PLUS - the 1st "dance mix" to go #1 pop? An 18 month old Bryan Adams soundtrack song fin...
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#TWIT80, Episode #41. Yappin' about all the songs that peaked in popularity on the American pop music charts "This Week In The 80s"-the 3rd week of June. "Old Blue Eyes" gets his final top 40 hit... in the 80s??? Journey inspires Bryan Adams. Christopher Cross falls victim to the dreaded "Sophomore Slump". Madonna gets her 1st top 10 hit and Daryl Hall & John Oates get their final top 10 hit. PLUS - ...
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#TWIT80s - Let's chat about all the songs that peaked in popularity "This Week In The 80s" - the 2nd week of June. "Yacht Rock" and "synth pop" co-mingles with Canadian folk and bar band power pop. Chipmunk dance funk from Montreal. Greg Ham: Unsung Hero of the Men At Work sound. Whatever happened to the "Sherrie" in "Oh Sherrie?" The story of "Everybody Wants To Rule The World". ...
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#TWIT80s. Episode #39. All the hits n' stiff that peaked on the charts "This Week In The 80s". From Frunkytown to the "Akron Sound". From Montreal with Gino Vannelli and Aldo Nova to a tribute to the rule-breakin' "Hit Radio, WLOL Minneapolis". PLUS - Did Japanese porn help Quincy Jones get some Grammy love? We'll revisit Tootie from "The Facts Of Life"'s Jermaine Jackson-inspired tem...
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#TWIT80's. Yappin' about all the songs that peaked on the charts "This Week In The 80s" - the 4th week of May. Punk goes top 40. A legendary radio programmer turns a 1976 dud into a 1982 top 5 hit. Prince finally hits the pop top 10. Is this the greatest song to just miss the American top 40? I sure think so! The song that gave Kanye West his first hit. And it's true... John Oates ain't no Andrew Ridgeley! ...
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#TWIT80s. Talkin' about all the songs that peaked in popularity on the American pop music charts "This Week In The 80s", the 3rd week of May. I rank my favorite 80's K-Tel albums. The unsung heroes of "Bette Davis Eyes". Two different superstar duets that "haven't dated well". The theme to my 6th grade graduation. The debut of Van HAGAR! Janet Jackson goes top 10 for the 1st time. The colossal f...
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#TWIT80s. All the songs that peaked in popularity on the American pop music charts, the 2nd week of May... "This Week In The 80s". The sleazy, shocking underbelly of John Cougar's backing band. A signature Stevie Wonder ballad flops at both pop & R&B. One of the decade's biggest instrumentals hits #1. An electro/breakdance classic straight out of... Denmark? Madonna Mania hits its stride in the spring of &#...
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May 4, 2020 121 min
#TWIT80s, Episode #35. We're back! All the songs that peaked in popularity on the American pop music charts "This Week In The 80s" - the 1st week of May. The first single from the best (in my opinion) Billy Joel album. The 2nd single I ever bought. Eric Clapton's only top 10 hit of the 80s. What band who nearly shut down Rochester NY in 1982. Michael Jackson almost succeeds himself at #1. Barry Manilow rocks out (a...
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#TWIT80s. All the songs that were peaking in popularity on the American pop music charts "This Week In The 80s" - the 4th week of April. Radio and record label politics kills a Loverboy classic. Frank Zappa's all-time favorite music video was a top 5 R&B/club banger from '82. Any guesses? Phil Collins goes soft and Genesis gets "problematic" - in the same week!. Bon Jovi's 1st top 40 hit. Chicago b...
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#TWIT80s; Episode #33. It's the 3rd week of April... in the 80s! "Check your egos at the door" - We're talkin' "We Are The World". Also- Weird Al's first top 40 hit, a whole lotta Prince and mini-rants about Steve Winwood, "political rock" and VH-1 darling Carly Simon. PLUS - the #1 superstar duet that radio forgot. This may be the "pissiest" episode yet- In more ways than one! Thanks...
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