1980s pop culture

# 156: 1985, The Music and Headlines (Full Two Hours)


2:02:41 minutes (112.32 MB)

Tonight on the show, we are headed back in our DeLorean to 1985.
“Back to the Future” was the highest-grossing film. Ronald Reagan began his second term as U.S. President. Mikhail Gorbachev was appointed as Soviet Premier after the death of Konstantin Chernenko. Actor Rock Hudson would become the first celebrity to acknowledge that he had AIDS. “We Are the World” and “Do They Know It’s Christmas?” helped raise awareness on the world around us, especially in Africa. “The Cosby Show” was the # 1 show on television, and won big at the Emmys. “Miami Vice” helped popularize both music and fashion.

SONG LIST:
(Hour # 1)
"The Power of Love" - Huey Lewis and the News
"Shout" - Tears for Fears
"We Built This City" - Jefferson Airplane Starship
"Don't You Forget About Me" - Simple Minds
"Glory Days" - Bruce Springsteen
"Neutron Dance" - The Pointer Sisters
"Miss Celie's Blues (Sister)" - Margaret "Shug" Avery
"The Boys of Summer" - Don Henley
"Miami Vice" Theme - Jan Hammer
"Moonlighting" Theme - Al Jarreau
"According to Our New Arrivals" - Leon Redbone
"A View to Kill" - Duran Duran
"One Night in Bangkok" - Murray Head
"Brothers in Arms" - Dire Straits

(Hour 2)
"Take On Me" - A Ha
"Rhythm of the Night" - DeBarge
"You Spin Me (Like a Record)" - Dead or Alive
"Everybody Wants To Rule The World" - Tears for Fears
"Easy Lover" - Phil Collins & Philip Bailey
"Obsession" - Animotion
"Turn Up The Radio" - Autograph
"Man In Motion" - John Parr
"Smooth Operator" - Sade
"Living In America" - James Brown
"We Are The World" - USA for Africa (a.k.a. Pick an a-list musical artist that was VERY popular in 1985, and chances were that they volunteered themselves for duty for this Award-winning, fund-raising song, which raised $ 50 million for famine relief in Ethiopia)

SPORTS CHAMPIONS:
Super Bowl XIX: San Francisco 49ers
NBA:
Stanley Cup:
World Series: Kansas City Royals
NCAA Tournament:
NCAA Women's Tournament:
College Football:

# 156: 1985, The Music & Headlines (Part 2 of 2)


59:28 minutes (54.46 MB)

Tonight on the show, we are headed back in our DeLorean to 1985.
“Back to the Future” was the highest-grossing film. Ronald Reagan began his second term as U.S. President. Mikhail Gorbachev was appointed as Soviet Premier after the death of Konstantin Chernenko. Actor Rock Hudson would become the first celebrity to acknowledge that he had AIDS. “We Are the World” and “Do They Know It’s Christmas?” helped raise awareness on the world around us, especially in Africa. “The Cosby Show” was the # 1 show on television, and won big at the Emmys. “Miami Vice” helped popularize both music and fashion. Magic's Lakers beat Larry's Celtics in the NBA Finals in six games, and "That Team Up North" beat the B*ckeyes in the Big House, after the B*ckeyes got upset by Wisconsin, following an upset of # 1-ranked Iowa at the Shoe. The Columbus Citizen-Journal Newspaper was laid to rest, after attempts to buy the fledgling newspaper came up millions of dollars short.

EMMY AWARDS:
Comedy Series - The Cosby Show (NBC)
Drama Series - Cagney & Lacey (CBS)
Limited Series -
Made for TV Movie -
Daytime Drama - The Young and the Restless (CBS)
Actor, Comedy Series - Robert Guillaume, Benson (ABC)
Actress, Comedy Series - Jane Curtin, Kate & Allie (CBS)
Supporting Actor, Comedy Series - John Larroquette, Night Court (NBC)
Supporting Actress, Comedy Series - Rhea Perlman, Cheers (NBC)
Actor, Drama Series - William Daniels, St. Elsewhere (NBC)
Actress, Drama Series - Tyne Daly, Cagney & Lacey (CBS)
Supporting Actor, Drama Series - Edward James Olmos, Miami Vice (NBC)
Supporting Actress, Drama Series - Betty Thomas, Hill Street Blues (NBC)
Actor, Limited Series/Movie/Special - Richard Crenna, The Rape of Richard Beck (NBC)
Supporting Actor, Limited Series/Movie/Special - Karl Malden, Fatal Vision (NBC)
Actor, Daytime Drama - Darnell Williams, All My Children (ABC)
Actress, Daytime Drama - Kim Zimmer, Guiding Light (CBS)

# 156: 1985, The Music & Headlines (Part 1 of 2)


59:54 minutes (54.86 MB)

Tonight on the show, we are headed back in our DeLorean to 1985.
“Back to the Future” was the highest-grossing film. Ronald Reagan began his second term as U.S. President. Mikhail Gorbachev was appointed as Soviet Premier after the death of Konstantin Chernenko. Actor Rock Hudson would become the first celebrity to acknowledge that he had AIDS. “We Are the World” and “Do They Know It’s Christmas?” helped raise awareness on the world around us, especially in Africa. “The Cosby Show” was the # 1 show on television, and won big at the Emmys. “Miami Vice” helped popularize both music and fashion. And Columbus bid farewell to the Columbus Citizen-Journal.

Sports Champions:
Super Bowl XIX: San Francisco 49ers
World Series: Kansas City Royals
Stanley Cup: Edmonton Oilers
NBA Finals: Los Angeles Lakers (Magic > Larry...again)
NCAA Men's Tournament: Villanova Wildcats
NCAA Women's Tournament: Old Dominion Lady Monarchs
The Game: Michigan
Local High School Football: St. Francis DeSales Stallions (Division III) and Newark Catholic Green Wave (Division V)

SONG LIST:
(Hour # 1)
"The Power of Love" - Huey Lewis and the News
"Shout" - Tears for Fears
"We Built This City" - Jefferson Airplane Starship
"Don't You Forget About Me" - Simple Minds
"Glory Days" - Bruce Springsteen
"Neutron Dance" - The Pointer Sisters
"Miss Celie's Blues (Sister)" - Margaret "Shug" Avery
"The Boys of Summer" - Don Henley
"Miami Vice" Theme - Jan Hammer
"Moonlighting" Theme - Al Jarreau
"According to Our New Arrivals" - Leon Redbone
"A View to Kill" - Duran Duran
"One Night in Bangkok" - Murray Head
"Brothers in Arms" - Dire Straits

1985 (The People's History): http://www.thepeoplehistory.com/1985.html#events
1985 (Spiffy): http://www.spiffy-entertainment.com/1985mem.html
1985 (In the '80s): http://www.inthe80s.com/time1985.shtml
1985 (1980s Flashback): http://www.1980sflashback.com/1985/news.asp

This Isn't George Orwell's 1984 (1984: Music and Headlines, Part 1)


59:19 minutes (54.32 MB)

Tonight, a look back at some of the music from 1984. Songs from artists like Van Halen, Billy Ocean, Phil Collins & Genesis, The Thompson Twins, and Ashford & Simpson.

Coming soon to The DJBC Happy Hour Express, 1984: Music & Headlines, where some of the highlights from 1984 included:
- The most lopsided U.S. Presidential Election in American history as Ronald Reagan wins re-election by winning 49 out of 50 states (Minnesota was the one state Reagan lost)
- A divine intervention resulting in a top sports honor as Boston College quarterback Doug Flutie throws a "Hail Mary" on his way to winning the Heisman Trophy.
- A historic first in college basketball as John Thompson is the first African-American coach to win the NCAA Tournament.

And locally:
- Newark Catholic wins the State Football Championship in Division V. Two teams only separated by 2.4 miles (according to Google directions) are runners-up in Divisions II (Whitehall) and IV (Bishop Hartley).
- A movie, "Teachers" was filmed at defunct Central High School.
- WTTE Channel 28 makes its debut on the airwaves.
- Dana G. "Buck" Rinehart is sworn in as Columbus's Mayor.

SPORTS:
- The NBA Draft is remembered as one of the greatest drafts ever with future NBA legends Michael Jordan, Charles Barkley, Hakeem Olajuwon, among those drafted.
- The Baltimore Colts move to Indianapolis in the middle of the night.
- Boston College defeats the defending champions Miami on a "Hail Mary" on Thanksgiving weekend.

Champions:
NBA: Boston Celtics
Super Bowl XVIII: Oakland Los Angeles Raiders
World Series: Detroit Tigers
NCAA Men's Tournament: Georgetown Hoyas
Big Ten Football: Ohio State
Local High School Football: Newark Catholic Green Wave (Division V)
Heisman Trophy: Doug Flutie (QB), Boston College

SONG LIST (Hour # 1):
"1984" - Van Halen
"Hot for Teacher" - Van Halen
"Caribbean Queen" - Billy Ocean
"Against All Odds (Take a Look at Me Now)" - Phil Collins

Syndicate content