Did you know the song Elvira is really about a street in Nashville and not a woman? That's just one tasty factoid we revealed in the latest "cover songs" episode of our Stuck in the '80s podcast.
Stay safe during your travels this Thanksgiving holiday. And if you find yourself stranded at an airport, bus terminal or Braidwood Inn, then pass the time by listening to our Planes, Trains and Automobiles podcast from years ago.
After two rather fun and educational podcasts about the origin of the '80s sound, Stuck in the '80s is now faced with the unpleasant task of pinpointing the bands and songs that ended the '80s the way we knew and loved the decade. A...
We embrace Greg Kihn because he has a great sense of humor and has no problem reliving the ‘80’s and telling wild stories about his rock n roll life, just as he did on Stuck in the ‘80s podcast # 233 in April, 2011.
Quick. Name the '80s rocker who played Dr. Noah Drake on TV soap General Hospital. Aw, sure. Everyone knows that one. It's Rick Springfield, the easy-on-the-eyes singer who pined for Jessie's Girl and told us all decades ago that you...Show More Summary
Oh, ho, ho, thank you for correcting my English which stinks! Actually, our weird and improbable New Year's Eve episode -- actually done on New Year's Eve -- is online now and has NOTHING to do with Eddie Murphy or Trading Places. But click here to download it anyway. Or find us on iTunes.
There's very little in this world that the late, great Dick Clark couldn't make better. American music. New Year's eves. But what if added the sheer magic of Martha Quinn? The MTV pixie joined us for a podcast back in 2009 and sprinkled...Show More Summary
If there are any more iconic beginning notes to an '80s holiday song that we get with Christmas in Hollis, please let me know. And 25 years later, ask any '80s fans about the album A Very Special Christmas and you're likely to get aShow More Summary
REO Speedwagon frontman Kevin Cronin has survived indifferent critics, decades on the road and ever-fickle musical tastes, but his Facebook comments about the Newtown school shooting in Connecticut are keeping the fires burning withShow More Summary
Just realized this is the last repetitive date any of us will witness, so better take advantage of it. Please help me build this list of... 12 NOTABLE 12s IN THE 80s: REAL PEOPLE: 12th highest rated TV show of the 1980-81 season. BORN...Show More Summary
Remember that promise that the Stuck in the '80s podcast wasn't going away for good? That was... oh, feels like two months ago. Well, I've completed my move to the themepark lands of Orlando now and I can made good on that promise. Introducing the new era of the podcast with Episode 276. Show More Summary
Technically, just the band They Might Be Giants turned 30; John Flansburgh and John Linnell are much older, though you'd never know it to listen to their music. The high school classmates formed TMBG back in 1982 and released their debut...Show More Summary
I believe this next statement whole-heartedly: Weird Al Yankovic puts on one of the best concerts you're likely to see -- ever! Oh, laugh at the '80s parodies of Madonna, Michael Jackson and Greg Kihn. Snicker at the frequent costume changes. Show More Summary
Stuck in the '80s rarely takes holidays off, but this years we're making an exception... sort of. Look for daily updates to the blog, featuring some of our favorite Thanksgiving posts of the last seven years, starting with this one... Everytime...Show More Summary
Dear Stuck in the '80s nation, Today marks the end and a new beginning for Stuck in the '80s, an idea that came to mind seven years ago when I wanted to invent something to do at work that wouldn't feel at all like actual work. After 16 years at the Tampa Bay Times, today is my final day. Show More Summary
When it comes to Peter Gabriel fans, no Stuck in the '80s friend stands about our beloved "Bassnote" in Chicago. (Re-listen to the podcast we did together on Gabriel a few years ago.) So when we heard that Gabriel was taking his 25th...Show More Summary
Seven years we've been doing Stuck in the '80s and we waited until NOW to do our tribute to Highlander. Why? Why does the sun come up? Or are the stars just pin holes in the curtain of night, who knows? Actually we figured we better honor it now before its image is tarnished by a remake featuring Ryan Reynolds. Show More Summary
Last time Bret Michaels played Tampa Bay, it was the Tampa Bay Times Forum, along with his pals from Poison, Def Leppard and Lita Ford. The time before that, I think it was Busch Gardens. And then before that, a stop at Tropicana Field. His...Show More Summary
Talk about putting a dream into action: '80s electronica/synth god Howard Jones is offering to perform a concert on your couch. Presumably you're the one on the couch as Howard rolls through hits like No One Is To Blame, New Song and What Is Love. It's all part of a special eBay auction to benefit children's charities. Show More Summary
Pop quiz: How long ago did Stuck in the '80s start its Rock Dinosaurs of the '80s series? Thinking, thinking... It was more than a year ago. April 21, 2011 to be exact. Five episodes later, we're finally done. Maybe. Because, you know,...Show More Summary