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If you want to be happy, just revisit this Joe Dolce gem from the '80s

I hope you enjoyed last week's feature on cover songs and if you want to be happy, we'll start off the week with one more bonus cover with Joe Dolce.

Midge Ure's latest tour includes stops in St. Pete, Jacksonville

If you haven't seen Midge Ure in concert in the last two years, you're seriously making a grave error. The frontman of Ultravox (and mastermind behind Do They Know It's Christmas) puts on a live show that will melt your brain pan, especially when he gets …

Cover week finale: 'Sea of Love' becomes a two-time hit again in the '80s

Did you hear that there is going to be an ‘80s cruise in 2016 that is going to be attended by members of the SIT80's Nation? Of course you did, so let's go ahead and get the party started by featuring Sea of Love in the ‘80s.

Peter Hook's Joy Division/New Order tour coming to St. Pete, Orlando

Fans of Joy Division and New Order in the Southeast are going to go nuts: Peter Hook has announced a tour of the Southeastern United States for spring of 2015, featuring stops in St. Petersburg and Orlando.

30 years later, you must not fear 'Dune' ... Fear is the mind-killer

A boy becomes a man after a journey across the stars and a rendezvous with legend. Sound familiar? Thirty years ago, David Lynch took that simple premise and turned it into a nearly-incomprehensible mess in the 1984 release Dune. Frank Herbert's Hugo award-winning classic book had been bouncing around in development since the …

Nostalgia in the '80s ... for the '50s? Sure, just look at this cover of 'Mr. Sandman'

When you hear to beginning dolceful chimes of Mr. Sandman it conjures up visions of the 1950's, but let's build the case for the ‘80s significance of Mr. Sandman and the Top 40 hit version by Emmylou Harris.

Former Styx frontman Dennis DeYoung laments Rock Hall of Fame picks

Dennis DeYoung is one of the good guys in rock 'n' roll. Maybe one of the last ones too, since these days the only bands getting attention don't play instruments and rely on autotune. In any case, the former Styx frontman (who still puts on a HELL of a show now with a new band) …

'80s holiday gift idea: The '80s slang poster

All the '80s slang I ever needed to learn I got from Debbie Foreman and the cast of the 1983 flick Valley Girl. Man, it's like tripendicular, you know? But just in case there's a few choice phrases that slipped your mind, here's the official '80s Slang Poster.

Cover songs of the '80s: Angry Samoans' 'Time Has Come Today'

The time has come today to feature another cover song in the ‘80s, but instead of a cover by the legendary Ramones, let's go deeper with the Angry Samoans and Time Has Come Today.

Joan Jett, Lou Reed among inductees to Rock Hall of Fame in 2015

Cleveland's Rock and Roll Hall of Fame has announced its inductees for the Class of 2015: Lou Reed, Green Day, Stevie Ray Vaughan and Double Trouble, Joan Jett and the Blackhearts, Bill Withers and the Paul Butterfield Blues Band. The announcement was reported this …

The phrases 'Human Sexual Response' and 'Cool Jerk' probably should be placed together

As we continue our "Play This Lost Cover - Not That Lost Cover" week, we invite you to get your weird on with Human Sexual Response and Cool Jerk.

30 years ago, 'Starman' showed us two truly star-crossed lovers

Two great sci-fi movies were conceived and written at the same time at Columbia Studios. But the studio, not wanting to overload the theater audience on aliens visiting Earth, decided it could only make one, so it decided to make one movie and let the other go to Universal. The one it let go was Night Skies, later to be renamed E.T. …

We love the Salt-N-Pepa commercial, but do you remember this crazy cover?

It seems like the Stuck in the '80s podcast series on Covers in the ‘80s is a hit so let's join in the fun with a week of all lost ‘80s covers - but with one twist - that the songs this week have multiple versions recorded in the '80s, but we will feature a lesser known version of the song. So …

Wrack your brain and name all the Ringo Starr hits of the '80s

This past year, Steve and Brad started a podcast series on "Beatles in the ‘80s" and covered half of the Fab Four with Paul McCartney and George Harrison. When will they get to Ringo? For that answer, I will have to Wrack My Brain.

Jimmy Fallon, Steve Carell perform barbershop quartet version of 'Sexual Healing'

Jimmy Fallon and his Ragtime Gals (along with Steve Carell) performed Marvin Gaye's 1982 classic Sexual Healing on The Tonight Show this week.

A San Francisco alternative band? There was at least one in the '80s

When we think of San Francisco, we think of rock bands like Journey, Santana and Jefferson Starship, but in the early ‘80s there were alternative/new wave bands in the city by the bay and one of them was Translator and their best known song Everywhere That I'm Not.

'80s movie series coming to Tampa Theatre in 2015

My nostalgia-saturated heart is about to explode with joy: The Tampa Theatre has announced its "Totally '80s Classic Movie Series" set to run from January through February 2015. The series includes eight must-see flicks - even one or two you might not have …

'80s gift ideas: Shop our Stuck in the '80s shop

If your BFF or significant other is stuck in the '80s, why not let them fly their freak flag? Here's a cool idea for a holiday stocking stuffer: Buy something from our Stuck in the '80s shop. We have everything plastered with our like-totally-awesome logo, from beer steins to wall clocks to baby bibs to sexy thongs (which will probably …

Have you forgotten John Hunter's big '80s hit? That's a tragedy

Yesterday we had the song The Hunter so let's keep the word association going and switch to John Hunter and forgotten Top 40 hit Tragedy.

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