Episode 476: No. 1 Hit Cover Songs in the ’80s

The ’80s were full of amazing cover songs, but only three topped the charts when they were originally released and again in the ’80s. We talk about those tunes from Club Nouveau, Banarama and Kim Wilde.

Plus, full seggies, including a rare edition of PPTMN.

Special thanks to our partner The 80s Cruise. Use the promo code STUCK to get your best rates for new cruises. The Celebrity Infinity leaves March 2 from Fort Lauderdale. Performers include Kenny Loggins, OMD, The Fixx, English Beat, Berlin, Sheila E, Dee Snider, Starship, Cutting Crew, Club Nouveau, Grandmaster Flash and more.

Stuck in the ’80s is happy to announce we have another new sponsor. It’s Gametime – the top destination for last-minute tickets to sporting events, concerts and shows. For $15 off your first purchase, visit usegametime.com/80s and use promo code 80s.

As always, we thank our longtime partner HelloFresh for their support. HelloFresh is our favorite meal kit delivery service because they shop, plan and deliver step by step recipes and pre-measured ingredients to our doors each week. For a total of $60 off – that’s $20 off your first 3 boxes, visit hellofresh.com/radical60 to get started and then use the promo code radical 60 when ordering.


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Episode 475: End of Summer in the ’80s

The summer is over and the Stuck in the ’80s hosts are taking the podcast time machine back to the season-ending moments from their beloved decade. We talk about the movies, music and memories of Summer in the ’80s.

Stuck in the ’80s is a proud partner of The 80s Cruise. Use the promo code AUGUST when booking to get your best deal on select cabins and a pair of free drink packages. The ship leaves from Fort Lauderdale on March 2. Bands on the Celebrity Infinity this year include Kenny Loggins, Dee Snider, OMD, The English Beat, The Fixx, Berlin, Cutting Crew, Sheila E, Starship, Club Nouveau, Grandmaster Flash and more.

Another friend of podcast is HIMS.com. Get a trial month of hims for just $5, including a doctor’s consultation, while supplies last. Now you don’t even have to leave the couch to get the hair loss solutions you need. Just go to forhims.com./80s.

Stuck in the ’80s is also sponsored by RX Bars. For 25% off your first order, visit RXBAR.com/radical and enter promo code: radical at checkout. Healthy food never tasted this good.

Special thanks to podcast-safe music this week from Bensound, featuring the song Clear Day.


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Bonus episode: Interview with 80s Cruise Director

In this special bonus episode of Stuck in the ’80s, we talk to JT Watters, the cruise director of The 80s Cruise. JT will tell us his favorite secret getaways on the ship, his favorite port activities for 2019 and his memories of a very bawdy rendition of Twister on the 2016 voyage. 

Don’t forget to use the special promo code AUGUST to save big on select cabins and to score free drink packages. 


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Episode 474: Top 5 TV Misfires in the ’80s

For every “Family Ties” in the ’80s, there was a “Small Wonder.” For each “A-Team,” a “Manimal.” Forgotten TV podcast host Chris Cooling joins the show this week to share his picks for the Top 5 TV Misfires of the ’80s.

Stuck in the ’80s is happy to announce we have another new sponsor. It’s Gametime – the top destination for last-minute tickets to sporting events, concerts and shows. For $15 off your first purchase, visit usegametime.com/80s and use promo code 80s.

Stuck in the ’80s is also proud to announce that RXBAR is now a sponsor of Stuck in the 80s. RX BAR is the whole food protein bar that labels all its core ingredients in huge letters right on the front of each package, so you know you’re eating right. For 25% off your first order, visit RXBAR.com/radical and enter promo code: radical at checkout.


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Episode 473: Steve Perry’s New Music | Madonna Turns 60 | Queen of Soul Passes

What a roller-coaster week for ’80s fans! We get new music from Steve Perry. Madonna turns 60. And we lost Aretha Franklin. We explore it all and relive our 2011 interview with Steve Perry (included in this show).

Special thanks to our Sponsor Simple Contacts. Try it for yourself & save $20 on your lenses by going to simplecontacts.com/RADICAL or entering the code RADICAL at checkout.

Also special thanks to Away Travel, our favorite way to travel. For $20 off a suitcase, visit awaytravel.com/radical and use promo code radical during checkout.


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10 eighties movies to watch on Amazon Prime right now

Something weird happened to me this weekend: I found a bunch of flicks from the ’80s on Amazon Prime that I hadn’t seen in years and re-discovered why I loved the decade so much in the first place.

In all fairness, I subscribe to Netflix, Hulu and Amazon Prime these days. But I’m finding it harder to turn off Amazon Prime. They keep surprising me by re-releasing flicks I hadn’t thought about in 30 years. (Sure, the service still offers the big hits – Dirty Dancing and Pretty in Pink – are also available.)

Here are 10 forgotten flicks from the ’80s that you should watch on Amazon Prime right now. (They are currently free to watch for Prime members.)

1. GLEAMING THE CUBE (1989): Christian Slater as a skateboarder/boy detective? We’re game. Thrown in a cameo by Tony Hawk and we’re hooked.

2. MY MOM’S A WEREWOLF (1989): Remember when monster movies were campy first and creepy second? Yep, the ’80s.

3. HOT PURSUIT (1987): One of John Cusack’s forgotten classics, especially when paired with Robert Loggia and a very young Ben Stiller.

4. THE BURBS (1989): Oh, Tom Hanks. Even after the genius of Big, you had a few landmines left in your career. Still, this one is beloved without shame by the ’80s generation.

5. OVER THE TOP (1987): Best part of this movie? Kenny Loggins sings Meet Me Halfway. Other than that, just get a plate of tortilla chips ready for all the cheese.

6. ROBOT CARNIVAL (1987): This anthology of eight short films from Japanese animators is revered by anime fans.

7. THE ADVENTURES OF BUCKAROO BONZAI (1984): I just watch this for the John Lithgow scenes. “Laugh-a while you can, monkey-boy.”

8. BAT 21 (1988): A forgotten Vietnam War classic. Gene Hackman stars as a military strategist who is shot down during a recon mission and must survive on the groups with his wits and the help of an Air Force pilot (played by Danny Glover). Catch this one while you can.

9. SPACEHUNTER: ADVENTURES IN THE FORBIDDEN ZONE (1983): When you consider the talent involved (Molly Ringwald, Ivan Reitman, Elmer Bernstein), you will do a double-take when you realize just how forbidden this movie really is. Dreadful, but still a great answer to any trivia challenge.

10. RUNAWAY (1984): Long sigh here, because I just finished watching this. Tom Selleck and Cynthia Rhodes are cops specializing in taking down wayward robots. But the real villain is – wait for it – Gene Simmons from Kiss! God bless our decade!