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Do you believe in John Hughes, day-glo colors, Han shot first, new wave music, Reaganomics, lip syncing on American Bandstand, standing in line for concert ticket wristbands, Alex P. Keaton, American Top 40 long distance dedications, and the existence of music videos on MTV? Then this podcast is for you.

Join Steve Spears and Brad Williams for a weekly dose of your favorite decade - the 1980s - here at and the official Stuck in the '80s webpage!

Mar 27, 2023

Who's ready for more hits from 1989? Chuck "Mr. Mayor" Coverly joins Spearsy for Part 2 of our "Close But No Cigar" series for songs from 1989 that reached No. 2 on the Billboard Hot 100 but no further - and the songs that kept them out of the top spot. Music this week from Bobby Brown, Jody Watley, Madonna and a mystery singer.

Stuck in the '80s is sponsored by The 80s Cruise. The 2024 lineup has been announced. Join all your '80s friends on the Royal Caribbean Mariner of the Seas on Feb. 29 to March 7 for a weeklong trip back to the '80s. The lineup includes: 38 Special, Air Supply, Soft Cell, Debbie Gibson, Sebastian Bach, Steve Pearcy of Ratt, Ray Parker Jr., Sheena Easton, Wang Chung, Midnight Star, Animotion, Real Life, Escape Club, When in Rome UK, Marky Ramone's Blitzkrieg and more. Original MTV veejays Alan Hunter and Mark Goodman will be there to host. Stay tuned for a special promo code good for Stuck in the '80s listeners.

Our podcast is listener-supported via Patreon. Members get special swag and invitations to patron-only Zoom happy hours with the hosts of the podcast. Find out more at our official Patreon page.