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Archived Since:June 29, 2011

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Video: Only Weird Al can save the future of Radio Shack

I'll make you a promise: I'll shop at Radio Shack for all my holiday gifts and batteries if Weird Al keeps doing their commercials for them.

Bob Dylan a hit-maker in the '80s? No, but he got this song close

Like a lot of other SIT80's Nation, I grew up hearing the accolades of Bob Dylan, but never really understanding the appeal of the man with the squeaky, conversational and distinctive voice. However, one Dylan song I can get behind is his highest charting single of the ‘80s: Sweetheart Like You.

See the ZZ Top video look made famous by ... an Eagle?!?

In 1975, The Eagles were progressing from a country-rock band to a more electric guitar sound and picked up Don Felder to join the flock of eagles. While The Eagles rocked, it wasn't until he went solo in the ‘80s that Felder traded up from Witchy Woman to Bad Girls.

Funniest Star Wars video ever: Princess Leia walking in NYC

Ten hours of a woman walking in NYC? I can forgive that hoopla for ever going viral now that I've seen "10 Hours of Princess Leia Walking in NYC." Best editing job... ever.

Thursday lost and found: The Long Ryders' 'I Want You Bad'

If you have a good song, how do you make it better? If you are The Long Ryders you add a little backing vocal by The Bangles and ta-da - you have a Paisley Underground classic with I Want You Bad.

Must-see: 'All American High Revisited' plays NYC on Nov. 16

Remember the tale of the movie All American High Revisited? Sure you do, we toild you in Episode 322 of the podcast. The documentary follows the school year of the Class of 1984 in a Calfornia high school and then revisits the main characters 30 years …

Celebrate two years of 'Lost and Found' with this forgotten Concrete Blonde tune

Ah, the celebrity birthday list has a good roll call today. Some of the biggest names in Hollywood were born today in the ‘80s such as Ryan Gosling (‘81) and Anne Hathaway (‘83). Some Nov. 12 birthdays also include celebrities who actually had some of their greatest moments in the ‘80s such as Al "Do You Believe in …

Podcast: Three more great albums from 1984

A lot of '80s music fans would say the decade's music was at its best in 1984. And it's hard to argue with that. So many fantastic records with incredible staying power were released that year. Prince's Purple Rain. U2's Unforgettable Fire. Bruce's Born in the USA. In this week's episode of Stuck in the '80s, we discuss …

Wednesday Week on Tuesday? Only in the '80s

Let me get this straight, but this Tuesday we are playing Wednesday Week. Why? Because of Why. So why Wednesday on Tuesday again? Because - Why.

Band Aid reforms on 30th anniversary to re-record single to fight Ebola

Bob Geldof and Midge Ure are reuniting for Band Aid's 30th anniversary with plans to record a new version of Do They Know It's Christmas, this time with proceeds to fight the Ebola Crisis. Geldof announced his plans Monday in a press conference, RELATED POST PROFILESHARE

In 1984. the Steve Miller Band gave us this piece of Shangri-La

In the 1930s, the novel and Frank Capra classic movie Lost Horizon introduced us to the hidden world of "Shangri-La" - a place of utopian paradise. For many of us, a place of the past that was like utopia was the ‘80s and great lost songs and videos like the Steve Miller Band's Shangri-La.

The twisted story of the video for Nine Inch Nails' 'Down In It'

Nine Inch Nails is not thought of as an ‘80s artist, but it was in the fall of 1989 when Pretty Hate Machine was released. With that in mind, let's remember the first single and video for Trent Reznor and NIN and the macabre story behind the video for Down In It.

Can anyone name the last Lou Gramm-Foreigner song that charted?

Yesterday we featured Lou Gramm gone solo, but before he left Foreigner, let's honor the regular lineup of the band with their last chart song Hearts Turn To Stone.

Listen to Culture Club's first single off new album 'Tribe'

Somewhere deep, deep down, '80s fans knew Boy George and Culture Club weren't finished yet. Despite all the crazy shenanigans and legal woes, the gang would reunite and give it one more push. And now they have. Culture Club this week has …

30 years ago: Jon Cryer's big-screen debut in 'No Small Affair'

Long betfore he become one-third of Two And A Half Men. Even before he had all our sympathy votes as Duckie in Pretty in Pink. Jon Cryer's first movie role - can you believe it? - was actually 1984's No Small Affair, which turns 30 years old on Nov. 9.

Pass the April Wine, another '80s icon has his own version of 'Just Between You and Me'

Whether you lost your virginity to the singing of Lou Gramm or just like the non-sexual experience of listening to Foreigner, we won't tell anybody as it will be Just Between You and Me.

Who wants to buy an Atari E.T. game from the infamous '80s landfill?

Remember all those crazy Atari E.T. game catridges that they found in a New Mexico landfill? Now you can actually own one. (Does it work? Who cares! It was an awful game, hence the landfill.)

This '80s band deserves more love than the 'Valley Girl' soundtrack could give it

In the cruel ironies of the music world, leave it to a band named the Payolas to not make it big stateside on the radio despite numerous gems like You're The Only Love.

'80s holiday gift guide: This is the droid luggage you're looking for

I have placed clothing vital to the survival of my vacation into the memory systems of this R2 unit. My father will know how to retrieve it. You must see this luggage safely delivered to him on Alderaan. This is our most desperate hour. Help me, Obi-Wan Kenobi. You're my only hope.

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