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American Rock singer Pat Benatar performs, with her band, onstage at My Father’s Place, Roslyn, New York, January 2, 1980. (Photo by Gary Gershoff/Getty Images)

The first track in tonight’s 80’s at 8 was Little Too Late by Rock N Roll Hall Of Famer Pat Benatar. “Little Too Late” is from Pat’s 1982 album “Get Nervous”. The opening guitar riff is instantly recognizable and sets the tone for the song  . The drums kick in and  Pat Benatar’s vocals come in with her signature style. The chorus is powerful, with Benatar declaring that it’s too late to save the relationship and that it’s time to move on. “Little Too Late reached #13 on The Billboard Mainstream Rock chart and #20 on the Billboard Hot 100. The song’s success on both charts helped solidify Benatar’s status as one of the most successful female rock artists of the 1980s. Get Nervous  was the first Pat Benatar album to feature  Charlie Giordano on the keyboards, it reached # 4 on the Billboard 200 album chart and #3 on the Billboard US Rock Albums chart and  was certified Platinum in the US. The music video for “Little Too Late” was a popular addition to MTV’s rotation in the 1980s and remains a classic example of the era’s music videos. You can watch the music video for Little too Late by Pat Benatar below:

The second track in tonight’s 80’s at 8 was Be Good To Yourself by Journey. I figured a good motivational song on a Thursday night would  get us pumped for the weekend. Be Good To Yourself was released in 1986 on their album “Raised on Radio”. It was written by lead vocalist Steve Perry, keyboardist Jonathan Cain, and guitarist Neal Schon.The opening guitar riff is immediately recognizable, and it sets the tone for the song’s upbeat and optimistic energy. The drums kick in, driving the beat forward, and Perry’s vocals come in with his signature style. The chorus is anthemic, with Perry encouraging listeners to take care of themselves and reminding them that they are worthy of love and respect. Be Good To Yourself charted on both the Billboard Mainstream Rock chart and the Billboard Hot 100. On the Mainstream Rock chart, the song peaked at #4, while on the Hot 100, it peaked at #9. The music video for “Be Good to Yourself” by Journey is a performance-based video that features the band playing the song in a large arena. The overall effect of the video is to capture the excitement and energy of a live Journey concert, and the visuals complement the song’s upbeat and empowering message. The “Be Good to Yourself” music video remains a classic example of 1980s music videos and is a testament to the enduring popularity of Journey’s music. You can watch the music video for Be Good To Yourself by Journey below:


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