Why Are You An Eighties Fan?
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I was born in 1964, and I love the Eighties not only because they had the last good music, but also because in those days we believed it was the beginning of an era of peace, civil rights and free speech - now we know the Eighties were the peak of it.
From: Frank L. Ludwig
let me say the way MTV (all videos all the time) not the crap they call MTV today the music OH the Music , europop, hip hip, heavy metal ,rock n roll (today theres no such thing)the Best Music came from the 80's music shows like friday nite videos, tv shows like Fridays and the Berlin Wall coming down and Peristroika ,peace the 80's were RAD
I was born in 76, so my earliest memories are from the 80's. I miss the 80's because it was a happier, more carefree decade. It reflected in the fashion (bright colors, over the top designs), music was modern and was still original, movies were great...Life was generally simpler, it's pace wasn't as fast, family values were stronger and people believed in a bright future. The dream was still alive.
I was born in October 0f 1970. I played games on the Atari like Frogger, Defender, Pacman, Centipede, Dig Dug, and many others. I loved going roller skating and listening to the 80's music. I still go roller skating but now all they play is rap lol.
If I end up in Heaven, I hope it's forever the 80s there. With the exception of 1984 (away from my family the whole year while in the military), the 80s were the apex of my life! If I had to choose between a million dollars and living in the 80s again, I'd choose the 80s hands down! The music, social scene, television, etc were without a doubt the best. The crap that's been shoved down our throats the last 20 years can't even hold a candle to what we had back then. Life was certainly a better quality in the 80s on so many levels! God only knows how much I miss it!!!
I love the 80's because there was so much good music from all races and the fashion trends and gadgets like pac-man and the cool dance styles. There will never be another era like the 80's and I am so happy I got to experince that time. The great TV shows. I get a little depressed at how things have changed and alot of the bands and people have died or are old now. I knew it was over when we got someone like Brittney Spears who can't even sing, what a sad day in music. So far as someone saying Nick Rhodes of Duran Duran who I love so much, is so attractive and has the most beautiful and handsome smile I've ever seen he's the best for me. Nick Rhodes is not ugly what a rude thing to say. He is so stylish and good looking, You are the coolest Nick Rhodes. Just because he wears make-up doesn't mean someone is ugly, remember that.It's beautiful and stylish. It's makes me kinda sad that I didn't embrace the 80s more, now look at what we have. The eighties rocks and I still do get excited to see the old schoolers when they come out and still do their thing, it's like a breathe of fresh air. My son tells me he wish he was around in our time the 80s to him was so exciting. Nick Rhodes continue to be Cool and Stylish and HANDSOME!!!!
From: Patrice Fuller
I was born in 79. The 80's were awesome I wish I could go back. Silver Hawks, Punky Brewster, Beverly Hills Cop, Alf, Footloose, are some of the memories from the eighties....which there are many more!!! The styles were cool and creative. Oh and I can't forget The Goonies, Lost Boys, and Lucas :)I was young and had good times then.
The prominence of keyboards in pop music. George Harrison's infectious groove "got my mind set on you." MJ The all-time King of Pop (RIP). Eddie Murphy's Delirious was my fave stand-up show of all time. Goonie-Goo-Goo. Tears for Fears. The Cult. Heavy Metal one of the best animated films of all time (kick-ass soundtrack i own). countless horror classics such as Evil Dead I & Evil Dead II. Big Trouble in Little China. Do the Fraggle Rock. Back to the Future series. The endless cartoon repertoire (I used to LOVE getting up wicked early Saturday mornings to make PB toast to watch classics such as Transformers, Voltron, He-man, Thundercats, etc.) The Gate. Legend w/Mia Sara looking pretty hot in her black costume the female fairy wasnt bad-looking either. Labyrinth w/david bowies musical prowess. Ladyhawke w/Michelle Pfeiffer at her hottest &rutger hauer his sharpest. To quote Matt Legner, the magic we felt as children could never be recapitalized. and i also defer to Mike D's 80s obscure trivia prowess. And who can forget REVENGE OF THE NERDS?! and i LOVED the Police Academy series. esp #3 w/ bobcat goldthwait at his finest. i have to say tho my favourite was Motormouth (i wish i could do what he does!) The inventiveness that ruled film and music was incomparable. I loved Duran Duran's Rio. And what about Max Headroom from Cinemax! Spaceballs! The Gods Must be Crazy. Women on the Verge of a Nervous Breakdown. The true heyday of the WWF (the only previous monopoly ive approved of on the planet). Weird Science. Real Genius. Twins. Terminator (yes the original). Predator, my previous favourite movie of all time. Running Man. Conan the Barbarian. Total Recall. Conan the Destroyer. I loved Commando! Im Gonna be (500 Miles) by the Proclaimers. She Drives me Crazy by Fine Young Cannibals. The Talking Heads (they went to RISD which is downstreet from my alma mater Brown). Cosmic Thing by B-52's. Phil Collins. Sledgehammer. Omg, my peoples of the world, im gonna stop now! The list is potentially endless! I hope you get the picture by now! Cant wait 'til the next '80s party...
From: Francisco Ernesto Moris
I was born in 1965. Just entered high school in 1980 and experienced all the fashion fads of vans tennis shoes, feather roach clips, and flannel shirts. I moved on to Lacoste shirts and Sperry top siders. After high school moved into the mini skirts, jackets with shoulder pads, and all kinds of leather jackets and skirts. The music was great. Loved and still love Tom Petty, Journey, Slaughter, The Alarm, U2. We had great fun with clothes and music. Remembering all the cars of that period like the Datsun 280Z and the Chevrolet Z28...classic. Good times.
I'm constantly drawn in to this infamous decade again and again. Mainly because of my childhood (1983). I'll catch myself daydreaming about Hills department stores and other nostalgic locations that were once a pinnacle of my youth. Now, forever living in my memories. Looking back I realize how great a childhood I had and I owed that all to my mother. Raised as an only child with a single parent isn't a walk in the park but my mother kept me busy. She's a very strong individual who wanted me to experience everything i could and then allowed me to make my own decisions on whether I enjoyed them or not. A great mentor but more importantly a better friend. The sights and sounds of the 80's had a huge impact on where we were and what we were doing. Hearing Alan Parsons Project for the first time in a department store while purchasing my first GI-Joes. Memories like this I'll cherish forever. So yeah I love the 80s and would give anything to experience those "Firsts" again. Awesome site! Tell your Mothers thank you!
The music of the 80s was real. Lyrics in songs that anyone could relate to. As far as I am concerned the greatest artists and groups ever.
The 80s...specifically the early 1980s were a much simpler time. It was a happy time, and the music and the fashion reflected this era. The music was simply wonderful. My favorite band, Asia proved to be the first Super group and ushered in a rebirth of radio friendly AOR...not to mention the creation of a new musical genre that fused Progressive Rock and Pop into one package. I'm thrilled to have Asia back and active again since their reunion in 2006! I cherish my memories of the early 80s. In some ways...it would be nice to relive them again.
Born in 1975. Why I hate the 80s? It totally ruined life for me in the 21st century. Nothing I ever do or nothing I ever have can compare to that glorious decade. Life was just filled with so much joy & energy. The really sad part is that during 1987 & 88, I was obsessed with the eighties. Sounds absurd but true. It's like I'm a dead man walking. God,how I just wish I could turn back the time to exact date of 1 January 1987.
I was born in 1985 and the farthest back I can remember is 1987. It all looked and sounded really awesome back then - the music, the movies, the television, the clothes, the toys, you name it! For the music, I listened to Tears for Fears, all the artists from the 3rd Annual MTV VMA's videotape, all the artists heard on the Hanna-Barbera HBTV videotapes, Rick Springfield, Bon Jovi, Cyndi Lauper, and Styx. Movies I enjoyed were Grease 2 (1982), either Top Gun or Iron Eagle (can't remember which but they were both from 1986), An American Tail (1986), The Goonies (1985), The Lost Boys (1987), Lethal Weapon (1987), Masters of the Universe (1987), Big Trouble in Little China (1986), Short Ciruit (1986), The Land Before Time (1988), Howard the Duck (1986), The Jetsons Meet the Flintstones (1988), Footloose (1984), Beetlejuice (1988), Dream a Little Dream (1989), Little Monsters (1989), No Holds Barred (1989), and Ghostbusters II (1989, the first movie I remember seeing on the big screen). On TV, I use to watch The Mysterious Cities of Gold, Special Delivery, Double Dare, Finders Keepers, The Elephant Show (later called Sharon, Lois & Bram's Elephant Show), Pinwheel, Adventures of the Little Koala, Noozles, Grimm's Fairy Tale Classics (was actually a 70's cartoon from Japan but did not get translated and released for the US until 1989), Count Duckula, The World of David the Gnome, Nick Rocks: Videos to Go, Mr. Wizard's World, Heathcliff, Inspector Gadget, You Can't Do That On Television, WWF Wrestling, Night Flight (especially Dynaman), Airwolf, Miami Vice, Alfred Hitchcock Presents, He-Man and the Masters of the Universe, She-Ra: Princess of Power, Jem, G.I. Joe, Transformers, Bravestarr, Spiral Zone, The Bozo Show, Visionaries: Knights of the Magical Light, Captain Power and the Soldiers of the Future, Kids Incorporated, The Edison Twins, Imagine!, Donald Duck Presents, DTV, MacGyver, The Disney Sunday Movie (later called The Wonderful World of Disney), The Real Ghostbusters, Little Wizards, Beetlejuice, Garfield & Friends, Dungeons & Dragons, Muppet Babies, The Adventures of Raggedy Ann and Andy, Galaxy High School, Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, Punky Brewster, The Completely Mental Misadventures of Ed Grimley, The Karate Kid, Captain N the Game Master, Hardball, Ducktales, Chip 'N' Dale Rescue Rangers, The Super Mario Bros. Super Show!, Night Tracks, Friday Night Videos, NWA Wrestling, AWA Championship Wrestling, Legends of World Class Championship Wrestling, Jayce and the Wheeled Warriors, and The Adventures of the Galaxy Rangers. I could not really explain clothes except when I dug out those old tapes, I found they looked really awesome back then. My favorite article of clothing back then were my Osh Kosh B'Gosh overalls I wore since I was 2 and I have a picture of them somewhere. For toys, we played with LEGO bricks, Transformers, G.I. Joe figures, Silver Hawks, Thundercats, The Real Ghostbusters, Go-Bots, Battle Beasts, He-Man figures, Dino Riders, Micro Machines, Hotwheels, Matchbox cars, Wheeled Warriors, Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, Food Changeables, Beach Bunnies, C.U.T.I.E. figurines, and Glo Bugs. The toys I really wanted back in then were Flexiblocks but I never got any until about a couple decades later. The 80s were such great times.
From: Dean Rumsey
I was born in March of 1990, so I never saw a day of the 80s, but if I could choose any time to go back to, it would be the 1980's. Absolutely everything about that decade intrigues me. The catchy music (like Europe's "The Final Countdown" and Van Halen's "Jump"), clothing styles, big stylish luxury cars referred to as "boats", and the technology. The 80s were a time when you would turn on a computer and be greeted by the familar MS-DOS prompt C:\> Gosh do I wish I had lived in that era. Many of the old styles from back then are starting to return, and in a way, I guess you could say the eighties are coming back. Long live the 80s!
From: Erik Terock
Things were so much more real, time didn't move as fast as it does now... You actually had time to do things and to take a pause and look around you and just get this powerful feeling like the world was alive and you could actually feel its spirit which seems to be gone now. The world seemed to be heading towards a good place, things were so diverse, people were more optimistic, we all shared a dream of the future and how much more fantastic it would be... ha ha, so naive we were... If only we had known we would have treasured it more... I will always miss and love those times, i only lived 7 years of the 80s but i remember it as if it were yesterday. That feeling of bliss we all shared...
From: Juan Popa
Things were so much more real, time didn't move as fast as it does now... You actually had time to do things and to take a pause and look around you and just get this powerful feeling like the world was alive and you could actually feel its spirit which seems to be gone now. The world seemed to be heading towards a good place, things were so diverse, people were more optimistic, we all shared a dream of the future and how much more fantastic it would be... ha ha, so naive we were... If only we had known we would have treasured it more... I will always miss and love those times, I only lived 7 years of the 80s but I remember it as if it were yesterday. That feeling of bliss we all shared...
From: Juan Popa
I was born in 1966 and started HS in 80 so I was fortunate enough to see it as a kid and an adult. I trade all of today's technology to go back to those days just one more time.
Even though I had fun as a 60s baby and a 70s child, the 80s had more of everything so you could pick and choose your own individuality. Since I love dressing up, I was able to learn who I REALLY was!
From: Lisa Koffler
I was born in 1974 and I have so many memories of the 80s. Had the biggest blonde hair in school. Oh yes and the acid wash jeans. Loved the music pop or rock. And very much early on wanted to be like the material one. Then as I got older more wanted to be a Metal Maiden. So funny when your boyfriend wears more eyeliner than you.Loved this so much and yes I did marry a rocker. From the stage to church he rocks for Jesus now.
This is one page of many, check out the intro at Why I Love The 80s where you can add your own memories as well.