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Stuck in the '80s Podcast

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!

May 31, 2020

In 1989, six songs had the fortune of reaching the No. 2 spot on the Billboard Hot 100 chart ... and got no further. This week we honor those hits including tunes by the Go-Go's, Toto, John "Don't Call Me Cougar" Mellencamp, Journey, Rick Springfield and more.

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May 24, 2020

Can you believe Star Wars: The Empire Strikes Back is 40 years old?!? We celebrate the milestone by announcing our list of the Top 10 Sci-Fi Movies of the '80s. Will you be shocked to learn Blade Runner and The Last Starfighter made the list? Probably not. But WHERE did they make the list. 

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May 9, 2020

"No more movie moms in this podcast EVER! Do you hear me?!" Too bad, this week's episode ranks our Top 10 favorite "worst moms from '80s movies" from our beloved decade to honor Mother's Day. Some obvious picks come from Better Off Dead, Beetlejuice, Friday the 13th and Mommie Dearest, but wait until you hear the...


May 3, 2020

John Parr spent an hour with us during a special Facebook chat last week, sponsored by The 80s Cruise. We talked about the cruise, the early years of his career, his success in the MTV era and his amazing track record with movie soundtracks.  He also sings three songs!

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