59 episodes

We're going back in time! This is the counting-down. This is the over-analysis. These are the best songs from the best artists from the best decade in pop music history: The 1980s! This is the 80 of the ‘80s Music Podcast - with your semi-confrontational hosts: (“Ex-DJ”) CK-1 and (“Rapid Fire Lady”) AK-47.

80 of the 80s Music Podcast DJ CK-1

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    • 3.9 • 19 Ratings

We're going back in time! This is the counting-down. This is the over-analysis. These are the best songs from the best artists from the best decade in pop music history: The 1980s! This is the 80 of the ‘80s Music Podcast - with your semi-confrontational hosts: (“Ex-DJ”) CK-1 and (“Rapid Fire Lady”) AK-47.

    #28: Duran Duran - New Religion

    #28: Duran Duran - New Religion

    What’s the most iconic 80sish album from the most iconic 80sish band? I think you know, but when it comes to their best song… hear us out.

    It's us who makes the noise.
    :00: Pun-e intro
    :02: Duran and then Duran
    :04: Waffles & other honorable mentions
    :09: Album countdown 5 to 2
    :24: Commercial break
    :27: Of course #1 is…
    :33: Now we’re talking for free (It’s new religion)
    :40: Even more albums / Sympathy for those guitarists
    :47: Out of chime
    Featured Links:
    Arcadia's "The Flame" music video
    Annie Zaleski's Rio 33 1/3 book
    Classic Albums Rio documentary
    Permanent Record Podcast: Rio pt. 1
    80sography Podcast
    Hey, we’re now posting on the first day of each quarter (at 8:00 AM EST). Like, #27 will be on July 1st / #26 on October 1 / #25: January 1, 2025, etc.
    We want to hear from you! 80ofthe80s@gmail.com

    • 49 min
    UHM: Q-Feel - Dancing In Heaven (& The Fixx concert review)

    UHM: Q-Feel - Dancing In Heaven (& The Fixx concert review)

    We're not quite ready for #28. Let's warm up with an extraterrestrial dance. Was it influenced by swing, electro-funk, the aerobics craze, Thomas Dolby, Tom Tom Club, Ultravox, The Buggles, M, UFOs, or all of the heavens above?

    :01: Get the Feel
    :19: Take a break
    :20: Get yo Fixx
    Featured Links:
    80sography Podcast
    Radio OwlsNest with Martin Page
    We want to hear from you! 80ofthe80s@gmail.com

    • 31 min
    BONUS Movie-cast: Chopping Mall & Hack-O-Lantern

    BONUS Movie-cast: Chopping Mall & Hack-O-Lantern

    It's Halloween! Let’s get into the spooky spirit with another fun and elusive BONUS MOVIE CAST. DJ CK1 is back with the Notorious JAM to review two too often overlooked masterpieces of 1980s cinema: Chopping Mall and Hack-O-Lantern.

    :01: Chopping Mall review
    :20 Commercial break
    :22 Hack-O-Lantern review
    Until we get down to that song #28…
    Featured Link:
    The Ultimate ‘80s Halloween Song YouTube Playlist: bit.ly/spooky80s (or Spotify version)
    We want to hear from you! 80ofthe80s@gmail.com

    • 40 min
    #29: Michael McDonald - Sweet Freedom (Part 2: Rod Temperton, Yacht Rock, Metallica)

    #29: Michael McDonald - Sweet Freedom (Part 2: Rod Temperton, Yacht Rock, Metallica)

    Leave all the madness in yesterday.
    :01: Hot Rod Temperton's Hot Countdown
    :16: Commercial Break
    :18: Battle of the Bounce (Doobie vs. Yellow Magic)
    :32: Commercial Break II
    :34: Honorable Mention: Metallica's One
    :47: You Choose The Next Honorable Mention: Q-Feel or Heathcliff
    Featured Links:
    -Songs with the Yellow Magic Bounce Playlist (YouTube)
    -Yacht Rock Series (YouTube)
    -Beyond Yacht Rock Podcast (Spotify)
    -Yacht or Nyacht?
    We want to hear from you! 80ofthe80s@gmail.com

    • 52 min
    #29: Michael McDonald - Sweet Freedom (Part 1: Mike McD vs The World)

    #29: Michael McDonald - Sweet Freedom (Part 1: Mike McD vs The World)

    Featuring, Guest Judge: DJ Jack Falcon, in an episode so epic, we had to split it in two!

    It’ll take a game show battle for the ages to finally determine: Is Michael McDonald worthy of bestowment into the 1980s Halls of History? Beware Mr. McD, many opponents – including your arch nemesis, Kenny Loggins – await.
    :01: Michael McDonald vs. The World
    :36: Commercial Break
    :38: Michael McDonald vs. The World BONUS ROUNDS
    :54: Commercial Break
    :56: So, what do we think about Depeche Mode's Memento Mori?
    1:00: More new albums from Alison Goldfrapp, Enforcer, and Pearl & The Oysters
    1:07: Part 2's Coming Soon
    Featured Link: DonorSee: The Humanitarian Crowdfunding Platform

    • 1 hr 9 min
    #30: Mike Oldfield - Five Miles Out (& hm: Naked Eyes)

    #30: Mike Oldfield - Five Miles Out (& hm: Naked Eyes)

    Waiting, anticipating, celebrating & braking!
    :01: Remember the 30s?
    :02: It's a cluster... song
    :20: Totally Turbular & other albums
    :29: Commercial Break
    :31: Nephew Calculator
    :33: You are now a "Pop Kid."
    :34: Underrated Honorable Mention: Naked Eyes "When The Lights Go Out"
    :43: Yeah, we can talk about INXS too.
    :47: You Choose The Next Honorable Mention: Jody Watley or Metallica.
    :51: Commercial Break II
    :52: Bitchin bout Rock n Roll Hall of Fame
    :56: Bitchin bout Stranger Things
    Featured Link:
    Permanent Record Podcast

    • 59 min

Customer Reviews

3.9 out of 5
19 Ratings

19 Ratings

The Man of Cash ,

Great Podcast

I appreciate the research they do for the song/artist. It feels as if it's a "Pop Up Video"podcast. The retro commercials are great.

writingjen ,

Funny but also informative

Very personable hosts -- their witty banter is the reason I love to listen! But they are also extremely knowledgeable about '80s music. The editing is superb, smoothly integrating song clips that underscore the reviews and discussion. I love the use of the period advertisements as well -- very funny stuff.

BeyondTheBeyond ,

My Favorite!

For anyone with even a casual interest in retro-pop music, this is an the entertaining listen. The hosts are very likeable. I appeciate how they incorporate song clips so I can actually hear a little of what they're talking about. I only wish they would put out new stuff more often, but I'd take quality over quantity. Thus, it's an essential "subscribe."

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