DJ Sessions: The Get-Up-And-Go Sounds Of The 1980s

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Originally published on June 13, 2018 3:23 pm

For DJs John and Heidi Small, the 1980s was a decade of glowing, positive pop music. Songs like Journey’s “Don’t Stop Believin,’ ” Elton John’s “I’m Still Standing” and Twisted Sister’s “We’re Not Gonna Take It” all center on a theme of can-do enthusiasm.

On this week’s Here & Now DJ Sessions, host Jeremy Hobson talks about that theme with John (@BigJohnSmall) and Heidi, a husband-wife team that run the all-’80s Sunny Radio in Sioux Falls, South Dakota.

Music From The Segment

Journey, “Don’t Stop Believin’ ”

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Elton John, “I’m Still Standing”

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Quiet Riot, “Winners Take All”

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Twisted Sister, “We’re Not Gonna Take It”

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Boy Meets Girl, “Waiting for a Star to Fall”

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