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Dreaming about Dan Hartman is only second nature

In today's culture of overreactions, snide comments and escalation of violence, it's sometimes hard to stomach social media, the internet and everyday life - but in the '80s things were not always so volatile. Being a nice person isn't always easy, but with some guidance from Dan Hartman, being civil can …

Who knew Loverboy had a song about loving weekends?

On Lost and Found we cover the forgotten hits of the '80s so today we dust off one you haven't heard since the '80s - it's Loverboy's Working For The Weekend! (awkward pause) Yes, it's a lame April Fool's joke, but we do have a true lost weekend song and since we are really are working for weekend, let's …

The Rock shares first 'Baywatch' cast photo on Instagram

Curious what the cast of the new Baywatch movie looks like? Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson is here to help. The Rock posted several photos of his film buddies Wednesday on Instragram.

Dear God, how could Midge Ure only hit the charts once in the U.S.?

Midge Ure has been celebrated on Stuck in the '80s for his work with Ultravox, Visage and for helping write Do They Know It's Christmas for Band Aid. As a solo artist, Midge Ure only hit the singles …

'A Few Good Men' returns to stage in 2017 for live TV production

NBC just ordered a Code Red. A Few Good Men was a Broadway play way back in 1989 before it was a blockbuster movie starring Tom Cruise. And now we’ll be able to see it as writer Aaron Sorkin meant it to be seen: live on stage. And, well, on TV.You want the truth?!? RELATED POST PROFILESHARE

Please, no sniff or tears. At least this band had one big hit

As much as I dislike the term One Hit Wonder, sometimes the name fits. No crying about it, Sniff 'N' The Tears only had one hit, but they tried in the '80s with One Love.

Eat for two? We're not eating anything after watching this video

We all joke about overeating, but sometimes eating can be serious business especially when 10,000 Maniacs' Natalie Merchant is involved in the sympathetic Eat For Two.

‘Friday the 13th’ reboot might be set in - shudder - the ‘80s!

We don’t give Hollywood much credit for creativity these days, but we might have to make an exception for Andrew Form, the producer of a planned reboot of 1980’s Friday the 13th. According to Movieweb.com, Form told the …

MTV plans ‘re-imagining of the brand’ … but is it too late?

“I want my MTV back!” is the go-to mantra these days among the ‘80s generation. And maybe they’ll get their wish. MTV’s owners say the network will get an overhaul in coming weeks, according to a report this week RELATED POST PROFILESHARE

Cheap Trick to headline 2017 lineup of The ‘80s Cruise

Newly inducted Rock Hall of Fame members Cheap Trick, along with The Go-Go’s Belinda Carlisle, Survivor and Morris Day & The Time are all scheduled to perform on the 2017 edition of The ‘80s …

A Trans-Am replica signed by Smokey himself? Even Buford T. Justice would approve

Here’s a reboot we can all be happy with: A limited run of the Pontiac Firebird Trans-Am featured in the movie Smokey and the Bandit. And yes, each car is signed by Burt Reynolds. Introduced at the New York International Auto Show on Friday, each “Trans Am SE Bandit Edition” comes with 840 horsepower …

Only the coolest band of the '80s could give us 'Ice Cream Castles'

On the last Stuck in the '80s podcast, a very giddy Steve Spears announced the 2017 band lineup for The '80s Cruise and declared his excitement for the inclusion …

Best national anthem performance of the '80s? Marvin Gaye and the NBA

There is a consensus that perhaps the best, most inspiring version of the Star Spangled Banner is Whitney Houston's 1991 version performed at the 1991 Super Bowl XXV in Tampa Bay during the days of Persian Gulf War. So what is the best version of our national anthem in the '80s? It's easy - Marvin Gaye at the 1983 NBA All-Star …

Report: Comedian Garry Shandling dies at age 66

Comedian Garry Shandling died Thursday at a Los Angeles area hospital, according to a media report. He was 66 years old and not suffering from any illness that was known to his fans or associates.TMZ reports that a 911 call came fro...

Axl Rose set to replace Brian Johnson for AC/DC tour?!?

Guns N’ Roses meets AC/DC? That’s only realistic maybe as a skit on Robot Chicken. But according to an Atlanta radio DJ, GNR frontman Axl Rose has almost a done deal to replace ailing singer Brian …

Leading contender for most unlikely cover song of the '80s? 'Ai No Corrida'

One of my favorite R&B songs of the early '80s is Ai No Corrida by Quincy Jones. You got to love cover songs as Ai No Corrida was originally a song written and performed from a member of England's post-punk music scene. How can this be? Once again, the answer lies with Chaz Jenkel.

Who knew that 'State of the Heart' would be an Aussie anthem?

We all love Rick Springfield and he has penned some amazing rock songs over his year, but not every one of his hits was his original. Many know that one of his first hits I've Done Everything For You was a Sammy Hagar song but did you know that State Of The Heart was hit for another Australian band …

Cover or karaoke? This version of 'Addicted to Love' is both

Are you addicted to cover songs in the '80s? If so, here is one that might make your head spin - it's Ciccone Youth and their remake of Robert Palmer's Addicted To Love.

30 years later, is this movie ‘Rad’ or just bad?

Cast your mind back three decades to a time when BMX racing was considered … cool? Yes, so cool that they made a movie about it and it was called Rad. Released on March 21, 1986, Rad is celebrating its 30th anniversary in appropriate style: Nobody is talking about it. The movie featured a teenaged BMX rider …

There's a cover version of Just Like Heaven?!? Yep, and it was a hit

The topic of cover songs in the '80s is so rich that we need to devote another week to it. However, let's mix it up and besides some covers, let's also shine a light on some originals that were made more famous by other artists. Does that sound Just Like Heaven to you? It does to Dinosaur Jr.

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