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# 188: 1981 - Music & Headlines


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Tonight on the Show, we're headed back to 1981. Columbia becomes the first re-usable Space Shuttle. Prince Charles marries Lady Diana in one fairytale wedding, while Luke and Laura (on General Hospital) get hitched in the other. MTV launches (in fact, it launched 35 years ago today). The first cases of AIDS are diagnosed. Ronald Reagan is sworn in as President, and both he and Pope John Paul II dodge separate assassination attempts. Solidarity is formed in Poland. Sadat is assassinated. Hill Street Blues & Dynasty debut, as does Indiana Jones. Dreamgirls, The Pirates of Penzance, and A Soldier's Play debut on Broadway. The Rubik's Cube is created. Those were just some of the happenings of 1981.

SONG LIST:
"(Just Like) Starting Over" - John Lennon
"Celebration" - Kool and the Gang
"Hill Street Blues Theme" - Mike Post, featuring Larry Carlton
"Believe It Or Not (The Greatest American Hero Theme)" - Joey Scarbury
"Autumn Breeze (General Hospital Theme)" - Jack Urbont
"Elvira" - The Oak Ridge Boys
"Queen of Hearts" - Juice Newton
"Morning Train (Nine to Five)" - Sheena Easton
"Wordy Rappinghood" - The Tom Tom Club
"Under Pressure" - Queen & David Bowie
"Just the Two of Us" - Bill Withers with Grover Washington Jr.
"Boogie Wonderland" - Earth, Wind, and Fire
"Take It On The Run" - REO Speedwagon
"The Indiana Jones Theme" - John Williams
"Start Me Up" - The Rolling Stones
"Endless Love" - Lionel Richie & Diana Ross
"Waiting for a Girl Like You" - Foreigner
"Angel of the Morning" - Juice Newton
"Sukiyaki" - A Taste of Honey
"Girls on Film" - Duran Duran
"Arthur's Theme/The Best That You Can Do" - Christopher Cross
"Jessie's Girl" - Rick Springfield
"Being With You" - Smokey Robinson
"Key Largo" - Bertie Higgins
"Stars on 45 Medley" - Stars on 45
"Hooked on Classics" - The Royal Philharmonic Orchestra
"Woman" - John Lennon

LINKS:
Like Totally '80s, 1981: http://www.liketotally80s.com/2007/08/80s-capsules-1981/

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