80s hits


Welcome to We love the Eighties Community! We’re thrilled you’ve stopped by our ’80s paradise. 🌟 Here, we celebrate all things ’80s – from iconic music, movies, fashion, to the vibrant culture that defined a generation! Feel free to introduce yourself and start exploring the threads. Don’t hesitate to share your thoughts, memories, or even your latest ‘80s finds! We’re excited to have you join our vibrant community. Join us to connect with fellow enthusiasts, share your favorite memories, and dive into engaging discussions that bring the nostalgia of the ‘80s to life. Whether you’re a die-hard fan or just curious about this dynamic era, you’ll find a home here.

'80s on 8 (also known as The Big '80s on 8) is a commercial-free, satellite radio station on Sirius XM Radio channel 8 and also Dish Network 6008. As a result of the Sirius/XM merger on November 12, 2008, the channel was merged with the Big '80s channel on Sirius 8, and took its current name. The channel plays hit music from the 1980s.
The channel was created in 2000/2001 and programmed by Bruce Kelly, a veteran radio program director and morning drive/afternoon personality. Kelly's morning show was one of XM's highest rated programs. Kelly remained through 2005.
The channel is currently voice-tracked by the four living original MTV VJs: Nina Blackwood, Mark Goodman, Alan Hunter and Martha Quinn (part-time). The hosts record their programs from their homes. There are no live announcers at any time on this channel.
Much like the other decade channels, '80s on 8 attempts to recreate the feel of 1980s radio. It uses JAM Creative Productions' "Warp Factor", "The Flame Thrower," "Skywave" and "Turbo Z" sound effects (made popular in the '80s by Z100 in New York and other stations) for jingles, as well as similar DJ habits, '80s slang, news updates, and occasional vintage commercial clips. The channel was also used for XM's annual pop music chronology, IT.
In 2008, '80s on 8 was the third-most listened to station on the XM service, with an Arbitron-estimated cume of 698,300 listeners per week.

View More On Wikipedia.org
  1. Pete

    Europe's 'The Final Countdown' Hits Global Heights

    On this day February 14, 1986, marked the rise of Europe's 'The Final Countdown.' While it reached number eight on the US Billboard 200 Charts, it soared to the top spot in the UK, Canada, and 23 other countries.
  2. Pete

    Deniece Williams' 'Let’s Hear it for the Boy' Tops Charts

    On this day February 14, 1984, Deniece Williams released her single 'Let’s Hear it for the Boy' and saw it rise to the top. It held the number one position in America from May 26 to June 8 and also claimed the top spot in Canada.
  3. Pete

    Styx's 'Mr. Roboto' Rises in Charts

    On this day February 14, 1983, Styx released their single 'Mr. Roboto'. It climbed to number three on the US Billboard Charts, while achieving the top spot in Canada.
  4. Pete

    Michael Jackson's 'Beat It' Dominates Charts

    On this day February 14, 1983 marked the ascent of Michael Jackson's 'Beat It.' It claimed the number one spot in America from April 30 to May 20 and also soared to the top in Canada, Belgium, the Netherlands, and New Zealand.
  5. Pete

    Michael Jackson's 'Man in the Mirror': 1988 Smash Hit

    On this day February 6, 1988, marks the day when Michael Jackson dropped his single "Man in the Mirror." This powerful song later became the #1 hit in America from March 26 to April 8. It didn't stop there; it also claimed the #1 spot in Canada and Italy.
  6. Pete

    Prince's Hit Song Tops Charts in 1986

    On this day February 5, 1986, Prince had his song at the top of the charts. It became the #1 song in America from April 19 to May 2. It also claimed the #1 spot in Spain and New Zealand.
  7. Pete

    1983: Toto's 'Africa' #1 in the USA & Canada

    On this day February 5, 1983, "Africa" by Toto topped the charts as the #1 song in America for the week of February 5 - 11, and it also reached #1 in Canada. Africa is part of my favorite top ten 80s song.
  8. Pete

    Stevie Nicks' Edge of Seventeen Hits #11 in 1982

    On this day February 4, 1982, Stevie Nicks' "Edge of Seventeen" made its mark by reaching the 11th position on the US Billboard Charts.
  9. INXS - Need You Tonight

    INXS - Need You Tonight

    INXS - Need You Tonight (Need You Tonight (7'' Single)
  10. Pete

    January 28, 1984: Kenny Loggins' Footloose Tops the Charts

    On January 28, 1984, the song "Footloose" by Kenny Loggins made a significant mark in music history. It achieved the status of being the number one song in America from March 31 to April 20. Additionally, this catchy tune also reached the number one spot in Canada, Australia, New Zealand, and...
  11. Pete

    1984: Cyndi Lauper's "Time After Time" Dominates Charts

    On this day January 27, 1984, Cyndi Lauper's song "Time After Time" became the #1 song in the USA, holding the top spot from June 9 to 22. It also reached #1 in Canada, Chile, and Zimbabwe.
  12. Pete

    January 19, 1981: "Rock with You" Hits #1 in America

    On January 19 1981, "Rock with You" by Michael Jackson claimed the top spot as the #1 song in America. It held onto this prestigious position from January 19 to February 15. Personally I think it's a great song and one of my Michael Jackson favorites.
  13. Pete

    A Heartfelt Remake: Reviving Bonnie Tyler’s ’80s Hit

    She masterfully recreated and aced Bonnie Tyler's '80s hit, 'Total Eclipse of the Heart'.