80 of the 80s podcast

Counting-down and over-analyzing the best songs from the best decade in pop music history (the 1980s) with confrontational banter. With your hosts: DJ CK1 and AK-47.
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CK-1AK-47We're going back in time! This is the counting-down. This is the over-analysis. These are the best songs from the best artists from the best decade in pop music history: The 1980s! This is the 80 of the ‘80s Music Podcast - with your semi-confrontational hosts: (“Ex-DJ”) CK-1 and (“Rapid Fire Lady”) AK-47.

Feb 4, 2017
#50: Echo and the Bunnymen - The Killing Moon

:00 30-Something Intro
:04 Lunar Explorations
:11 Ian's Oddity
:17 Deep Ocean Delving
:25 This Donnie Darko Bloke
:29 Commercial Break
:31 Listener Mail: RIP2016
:35 Remembering Bowie (again)
:48 Grim Outro

Featured Links:

Old Time Radio Podcast

Full David Bowie BBC Interview

Jan 11, 2017
#51: Expose - Point Of No Return (& Video Game Music Pt.2)

:00 You Can't Pronounce That On This Podcast
:05 Exposing Expose
:16 Aural Basketball
:20 Commercial Break
:22 Freestyle Session
:29 Your Favorite '80s Video Game Music (Part 2)
:43 RIP2016
:46 Hanna Barbarism

Featuring the Music of: Expose, Alan Thicke, Shannon, Pet Shop Boys, The Voice in Fashion, Will To Power, Debbie Deb, Sequal, Sandee, Joy Division, Thunder Castle, Golden Axe, Bionic Commando, Super Mario Bros, Metriod, Mega Man, TMNT... and more!

Featured Links:

Miami Freestyle Playlist

Classic Video Game Music Playlist

Intellivisionaries Podcast

Dec 7, 2016
#52: Philip Oakey & Giorgio Moroder - Together In Electric Dreams (& Video Game Music Pt.1)

0:00 Kraftwerk-Free Intro
0:01 Host to Host AM Radio Presents: 1984: The Great San Francisco Hysteria
0:09 DeLorean or Phone Booth?
0:13 Electric Snooze
0:16 Moroder in Space
0:25 The Doughnut League
0:38 Commercial Break
0:40 Your Favorite '80s Video Game Music (Part 1)
1:10 Listener Mail
1:12 More Like Krapwerk
1:15 The World's Sexiest

Featuring the Music of: Giorgio Moroder, Human League, Donna Summer, Blondie, Klaus Nomi, Falco, Savatage, Kid Icarus, Legend of Zelda, Ms Pacman, Castlevania, Duck Tales, Mega Man, Ninja Gaiden, Solstice, Gyruss, Shadowgate, Goonies II... and more!

Featured Links:

Classic Video Game Music Playlist

No Quarter Podcast

Working as a waitress in a cocktailbar

Oct 30, 2016
#53: Dio - Holy Diver (& 80s Halloween Songs 2 & Sandii)

0:00 Sticky Button Intro
0:03 Holy Alien Jesus
0:10 Metal These Days...
0:21 Commercial Break
0:23 '80s Halloween Songs: Season 2
0:41 A New Challenge Appears
0:43 DJ Serious Presents: J-Pop's Sandii
0:59 Listener Mail
1:04 Semi-Horror

Featuring the Music of: Dio, Black Sabbath, Ronnie & the Red Caps, Ozzy Osbourne, Fred Schneider, Karel Fialka, Oingo Boingo, Whodini, Rockwell, The Chameleons, Depeche Mode, Goblin, Fun Boy Three, Roky Erickson, Fresh Prince, Jan Terri, Castlevania, Gauntlet, The Beets

Featured Links:

Ultimate '80s Halloween Song YouTube Playlist

Press Continue Podcast

Oct 1, 2016
#54: The System - Don't Disturb This Groove

Groove to the most efficient episode ever!

Featuring: 30 doors of mysterious potential! Bold jams that go down so smooth! Breeding Clowns! Moth Balls! Rick Astley! And many more!


Dumb Things Podcast

Mac & Me McDonald's Dance Party


Aug 31, 2016
#55: Gary Numan - I Dream of Wires (& TR-808 & Yuming)

I am the final silence.

0:00 (PG-rated) Bathtime Intro
0:05 The NUncanny Valley
0:31 Commercial Break
0:34 Repenetraiting the Sludge
0:36 DJ Flack Presents: The Roland TR-808
0:46 2016 Reviews: Super & Lexicon of Love II
0:51 DJ Serious Presents: J-pop's Yummy Yuming
1:07 Shark or Shak?

Featured Links:

Rob O'Hara's Podcasts

iO Virtual 808

Tyler King's NuReviews

Sustain and Decay Blog


Jul 31, 2016
#56: Starship - Nothing's Gonna Stop Us Now (& 80s Summer Songs & J-pop)

:00 A Star Wars Holiday Intro
:03 Em Say We're Crazy!
:09 The Diane Warren Report
:12 The Mannequin Factor
:15 We Built This Collective Construct
:19 In The Slick of Time
:25 The Jefferson Tugboat Demographic
:29 Commercial Break
:30 Summer Songs
:45 DJ Serious Presents: J-Pop Classics Vol. I
:59 An Outakey Outro

Featuring the Music of: B-52's, The Cars, Bananarama, DJ Jazzy Jeff & the Fresh Prince, Michael Jackson, Midnight Oil, XTC, Abba, Blow Monkeys, Alphaville, YMO, Jefferson Starship, Grace Slick, Billy Squire, Style Council, Don Henley, Christopher Cross, Happy End, Saeko Suzuki

Featured Links:

Lock Is Lit Podcast

Recurrent Events Podcast

Sustain and Decay Blog

Diane Warren Song List

Full Mickey Thomas Interview


Jun 26, 2016
#57: Siouxsie and the Banshees - Arabian Knights (& Damokles Interview Pt. 2)

Conquer more orifices!

0:00 Stinkin Thinkin
0:04 Into The Sioux
0:16 Countdown's Countdown
0:30 Commercial Break
0:31 Damokles Interview (Part 2)
1:02 Listener Mails
1:11 Summer Challenge!
1:13 National Lampoon’s Mid-Atlantic Vacation

Featured Links:

Sprite Castle Podcast

Damokles Soundcloud

Damokles Video & Store

Damokles Facebook

Fake Jewel!


May 15, 2016
#58: Debbie Gibson - Out Of The Blue (Damokles Interview & More!)

Epic Synthtacular!

0:00 Awesome Mother’s Day Intro
0:05 Into The Blue: The Gibson Gab
0:25 Commercial Break
0:27 DJ Nurmix Presents: Pure Influences - The Horns of Synth
0:40 Pee Wee’s Big Movie Review
0:44 Damokles Interview (Part 1)
1:15 Purple Pain: Prince Ponderings
1:20 When Fans Cry: The Thrill of the Hunt (excerpt)
1:24 Closing with Clothing

Featured Links:

The Intellivisionaries Podcast

Damokles Soundcloud

Damokles Video & Store

Damokles Facebook

Sustain and Decay Blog

The Thrill of the Hunt Podcast

Apr 23, 2016
#59: Prince - When Doves Cry

May U live 2 see the dawn.

Other discussed artists: Human League, Depeche Mode, Pet Shop Boys, David Bowie, Michael Jackson, St. Lucia, FM-84, Chvrches, The 1975, Men at Work, Mike Flowers Pops, Eddie Murphy

Mar 31, 2016
#60: Wang Chung - Hypnotize Me (& Interview with Intellivisionaries)

From The Breakfast Club to Innerspace to Tron, why is it, the more we talk about Wang Chung, the more ‘80s movies come to mind? DJ CK-1 is the subject of an enlightening and thought-provoking interview - courtesy of Paul (DJ Nurmix) from the Intellivisionaries Podcast. And VH-1 inserts its “Worst Ever” list into its bumhole.

Click here for the unabridged interview.

Feb 29, 2016
#61: Whitesnake - Still of the Night

This arousing “adults-only” episode pits pop against the blues, Ferris Bueller against Adventures in Babysitting, and Robotech’s Minmei against Lisa. DJ CK1 gives Hollywood a stern warning and reveals his deepest intimate secrets regarding pro-wrestling, Hi-NRG music, animated mice, and dancing prostitutes.


The Intellivisionaries Podcast

Jan 30, 2016
#62: Lightning Seeds - Pure (& 2015 Album Reviews)

AK-47's "least favorite podcast" turns into a David Bowie tribute of the supernatural, while Ian Broudie's lyrics and hair fail to touch her softspot. Cola War II is postponed for a series of 80s-related 2015 album reviews featuring: Duran Duran, New Order, a-ha, Squeeze, Marc Almond, Chvrches, and Marsheaux, but who's the best?


Best 80ish Songs of 2015 YouTube Playlist

You Don't Know Flack Podcast

Jebbica's World

Dec 23, 2015
#63: ABC - Date Stamp (& Christmas Songs)

It's a Very '80s Christmas Hour! What could be more seasonal than shopping? As Sophisti-Pop Godfather Martin Fry redevelops and repackages his metaphors, he ponders: Will love thrive in the trenches of retail? Even without a lifetime guarantee? Where's that Mark White gone too?

Together we'll hear from the glories of Christmas songs from a long time ago - and a newbie performed by DJ CK1 himself!


Our ABC YouTube Playlist

Our Listener-Submitted Christmas Songs YouTube Playlist

No Quarter Podcast

Rediscover The '80s

Jebbica's World

Nov 26, 2015
#64: Olivia Newton-John - Twist of Fate (& Workout Songs)

They're two of a kind - featuring a double-dose of upbeat, power-packed, energy-fueled commentary and a sprinkle of torturous laughter. Even if AK47 is not A.2.O.N.J., even if CK1 can't pronounce "Farrar," and he's drinking Jimmy Buffett beer, and the Gobotron 2000 ain't working - our montage of montages will release the twist of fate that will save humanity!


Our 80s Workout Song YouTube Playlist

CBC's List of 10 Best 80s Training Montage Songs

Intellivisionaries (

Throwback Reviews (

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