Category: Charlie’s 80s Blog


Behind The Scenes: 80s Deep Dive

80s Deep Dive airs Mondays thru Thursdays at 1pm eastern (replay at 8pm eastern) here in Charlie’s 80s Attic. It’s a two hour show that highlights those 80s gems that did not crack the Top 40 on the Billboard Hot 100, and in some cases, songs that did not even crack the Billboard Hot 100 […]


Charlie’s Memories From The Summer of 1980

I have been blessed with an incredible memory. I can remember, in great detail, events that happened 20, 30, 40, even 45 years ago. Many of these memories are directly tied to music, as music was always on in my childhood home, in my parent’s car, and even in my grandparent’s home when we’d make […]


Charlie’s 80s Attic Memorial Day Weekend Programming Schedule

We will be kicking off the summer of 2022 here in Charlie’s 80s Attic this Memorial Day weekend and we sure hope you’ll make the attic a part of your holiday weekend plans! Here’s what’s happening in the Attic this weekend: Friday May 27th: (all times eastern) 12noon-5pm: We begin our Summers of the 80s […]


80s Album Of The Week- All Over The Place by The Bangles (1984)

In their rock n’ roll hall of fame worthy career, The Bangles have released five studio albums, ten compilation albums, one EP, twenty-five singles and three video albums. On May 23, 1984 The Bangles released their debut studio album ‘All Over The Place’ on Columbia Records. The album was not a major commercial success, as […]


80s Album Of The Week- Hold Me by Laura Branigan (1985)

Laura Branigan’s amazing discography consists of seven studio albums, six compilation albums, thirty-two singles (and four promo singles), three video albums and fourteen music videos. Laura has sold over 15 million albums and has seven Top 40 hits on the Billboard Hot 100 with three of those ten cracking the Top 10. On July 15, […]


80s Album Of The Week- Dawn Patrol by Night Ranger (1982)

The band Night Ranger was formed in San Francisco, California back in 1979. They have released 13 studio albums, 9 live albums and 6 compilation albums. Dawn Patrol, released on November 1, 1982 was the band’s debut studio album. During the recording of the album, the band was known as just “Ranger.” The first issues […]


80s Album of the Week- Tropico by Pat Benatar (1984)

Tropico is Pat Benatar’s fifth studio album and a true 80s gem. Yes, it is certified platinum here in America with sales over 1 million copies (Pat’s sixth consecutive platinum selling U.S. album), but it is an album that is often overlooked in Pat’s amazing discography. Tropico would peak at #14 on the Billboard 200 […]


80s Album Of The Week- The Producers by The Producers (1981)

The Producers are a new wave and power pop band from Atlanta, Georgia. The original line up included Van Temple on guitar and vocals, Kyle Henderson on bass and vocals, Wayne Famous (Wayne McNatt) on keyboards, Bryan Holmes on drums and Roland Turner on vocals and keyboards. Originally formed as a Beatles cover band named Cartoon, […]


This Day in 80s Music, December 31st

Each year Billboard freezes their weekly charts at the very end of the year/beginning of the new year (including in the 1980s) so there isn’t a lot of “music news” from the 80s to report at the end of the year/very beginning of the year as far as songs/albums going to #1, etc. So for […]