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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!

Nov 29, 2020

You know that a lot of the songs we adored in the '80s were actually cover songs from decades ago, right? Everyone better be holding their hands up! This week we reveal three more '80s tunes that are cover songs, including hits by the Go-Go's, Tina Turner and The Damned. 

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Nov 22, 2020

It's been 10 years since we brought our favorite Peter Gabriel expert onto the show to do a deep dive on an '80s album. Mark "Bassnote" Kenneally returns this week to give us a better understanding of Peter Gabriel's third solo album - sometimes called "Melt" or "Peter Gabriel 3" - and to explain why it's an important...


Nov 15, 2020

Here we are again - back in safe, ol' 1984 when the air was dirty but the music was perfect. We continue our series on songs that reached No. 2 on the charts - but got no further. This week's show includes anthems by Prince, Cyndi Lauper, Wham, Kool & The Gang, Rockwell, Bruce Springsteen and more.

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Nov 8, 2020

Ever wonder how much of 'Top Gun' is real and how much is pure Hollywood? We get the scoop this week from retired Navy aviator Dave Baranek, who was a Top Gun instructor in Miramar when the iconic '80s movie was made. 

Read about Dave's Top Gun books on his official website. Also, win an autographed copy of his book if...


Oct 31, 2020

Was there an era more devoted toward capturing the magic of New York City than the ‘80s? The films of our decade are FULL of movies set in New York City, but also movies where the city itself practically plays a character. So for today’s show, we’re going to give this city a much needed hug and honor the movies...