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'80s Pop Hits

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  • Mark Goodman | email
    Weekdays 6 am – 10 am ET
    Mondays - Thursdays 9 pm – 11 pm ET
    Mark confesses he's more nostalgic for vinyl than cassettes, but this original MTV VJ admits the '80s were very good to him. Best '80s band? "REM." Best '80s event? "Live Aid." Best interview? "Paul McCartney. After the interview he personally got on the phone and made a dinner reservation for me!"

  • Nina Blackwood | email
    Weekdays 1 pm - 4 pm ET
    Mondays - Thursdays 11 pm - 1 am ET
    Saturdays 8 pm - 12 am ET
    Sundays 10 am - 1 pm ET
    When Nina saw an ad in Billboard for a new music TV channel, "I sent my resume and 8x10. After two auditions, they hired me as the first MTV VJ." She had a great time in the '80s despite a fashion faux pas or two: "I had a jacket that could be folded up into a purse." Worst interview? "Frank Zappa."

  • Martha Quinn | email
    Weekdays 10 am - 1 pm & 7 pm - 9 pm ET

    It was a hot day in July when Quinn learned of MTV. "Someone said the words that would impact my life forever: 'That's what you should do Martha, you should be a VJ.' I spent my college years doing TV commercials and working at my college radio station. The perfect combination!" The rest is history.

  • Alan Hunter | email
    Weekdays 4 pm - 7 pm ET
    Saturdays 2 pm - 5 pm ET
    Sundays 1 pm - 4 pm ET
    Currently partner in the film/TV production company HunterFilms and creator of the entertainment complex WorkPlay, Hunter was acting-slash-bartending in NYC when he was tapped to be one the five original MTV VJs. "They gave me the job and sweated the first six months, wondering if they’d made a mistake." Most interesting interview? "Ozzy Osbourne; he was speaking in tongues."

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The Original MTV VJs

Only '80s on 8 brings you the defining hit music of the decade hosted by original MTV VJs Mark Goodman, Nina Blackwood, Alan Hunter and Martha Quinn. See schedule for shows and DJ times.

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Countdown 1986

Big 40 Countdown

Week of August 22nd, 1986

40. Loverboy- Heaven In Your Eyes
39. Paul McCartney-Press
38. Genesis-Throwing It All Away
37. Patti Labelle- Oh, People
36. Janet Jackson-When I Think Of You
35. Device- Hanging On A Heart Attack
34. Gavin Christopher-One Step Closer To You
33. Genesis-Invisible Touch
32. Mike + The Mechanics - Taken In
31. Stacey Q - Two Of Hearts
30. Journey- Suzanne
29. John Cougar Mellencamp- Rumbleseat
28. Daryl Hall-Dreamtime
27. Double-The Captain Of Her Heart
26. Kenny Loggins-Danger Zone
25. The Outfield-All The Love In The World
24. Billy Ocean- Love Zone
23. Glass Tiger-Don't Forget Me (When I'm Gone)
22. Klymaxx- Man Size Love
21. The Monkees - That Was Then, This Is Now
20. Run D.M.C - Walk This Way
19.Peter Gabriel - Sledgehammer
18. David Lee Roth - Yankee Rose
17. Rod Stewart - Love Touch
16. Miami Sound Machine-Words Get In The Way
15. Huey Lewis & The News - Stuck WIth You
14. Regina- Baby Love
13. Jeffrey Osbourne- You Should Be Mine ( The Woo Woo Song)
12. Carl Anderson & Gloria Loring - Friends and Lovers
11. Michael McDonald- Sweet Freedom
10. Wham- The Edge Of Heaven
9. Timex Social Club - Rumors
8. Jermaine Stewart- We Don't Have To Take Our Clothes Off
7. Berlin - Take My Breath Away
6. Lionel Richie - Dancing On The Ceiling
5. Peter Cetera - Glory Of Love
4.Belinda Carlisle- Mad About You
3. Bananarama- Venus
2. Steve Winwood- Higher Love
1. Madonna - Papa Don't Preach