Why Are You An Eighties Fan?

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I loved Ralph Mocchio, the Karate Kid, he is soooooooooooooooooooooooooooooo hottttt and a little cutie!
From: Rachel

The 80s...what an awesome(there's an 80s word for ya) decade to grow up. The decade that gave us the one hit wonder, Atari, Nintendo, the Rubik's Cube, Van Halen, Huey Lewis and the News, Hall and Oates, Prince, Billy Joel, Lionel Ritchie, hair bands, the symphasizer, Close Encounters of the Third Kind, Ghostbusters, Ferris Buehler, The Brat Pack, Goonies, MTV when they actually played music videos, and countless other great pop culture icons. Never was there a more defined decade than the 80s. It is amazing the amount of great movies, music, games, and pop culture that was packed into this 10 year period. Being born in 1974, the 80s encompassed my entire childhood. The fond memories I have of this decade are too numerous to count. Whether it was Saturday mornings with the Bugs Bunny Road Runner show in the first half of the 80s or all the numerous songs and movies that made the decade great, it was a unique time to grow up. I could go on and on but I'd take up an entire page if I did. Like anyone born from the late 60s to the late 70s, you know what I'm talking about. For the guys growing up during these years, who can forget the knee high socks and obnoxiously short shorts that you wore when you were young. Anyone remember when "Jams" were popular. What on earth were we thinking?? Remember when MTV actually played almost nothing but music videos?? How about prior to the debut of CNN when the most up to date daily news you got was on the 5, 6, and 10 nightly news?? AHHH!!! Those were the days!!
From: Brad

Is it just me that's making this observation for the first time...are there so many people proclaiming their love for the eighties because the decade was just so wonderful? Or maybe is it partly because the following decade, the 90s, sucked? The 80s ruled man, not least because of Heavy Metal, (who can forget Diamond Dave Lee Roth?), early rap and hip-hop (Run DMC, Bel Biv Devoe), the Brat Pack all their great movies, Madonna, Atari game systems, the list goes on... People knew how to have fun in the eighties, that is, until angst-driven, feel-sorry for yourself grunge music came along and ruined it all... 90's be damned, the eighties had it all....
From: Dan Brown

The 80's, a simpler time full of cutting edge ideas, concepts, music and tv shows! I loved the 80's, for me back in the 80's it was a time of exploration and self awareness. I am a 33 year old man, born in 1970 and it was not until just about the 80's when I started to get into creating memories that would last a life time. I remember it was 1984 a friday night at 8:00 PM and N.B.C. was unleashing this new cutting edge show called Miami Vice. I watched the show with my father, he said the damn show was a bit to flashy for his tastes, but not for mine "I was hooked"! I remember back in mid 1980, it was a nice spring day and I was watching my local news show, when I witnessed the birth of N.A.S.A.'s space shuttle program with the launch of Columbia! I remember the year 1983 and my mother took me to see my favorite band of the time, which was Duran Duran. There is just so much about the 80's that I could go on and on for days. The 80's brought us new wave rock bands, punk rock, art deco, neon, sport jackets and levi blue jeans, Rebock high top shoes with the laces hanging off of them, boom boxes, the first Sony CD Diskman, the Terminator, Saint Elmos Fire, The Breakfast Club, The Brat Pack, the Saab 900 turbo, the Farrari Daytona Spyder, pop rocks, coke's new secret formula, chicken McNuggets, credit card fuel pumps, big hair, black rubber bracelets, an ear ring in mens ears, Van Halens 5150 album, Kip Winger, Def Leopard, Slaughter, Skid Row, Bon Jovi, Fleetwood Mac's Tango In The Night, Empire Strikes Back, Return Of The Jedi and lastly my graduation from high school in 1989! I miss the 80's so much, I wish sometime that I could go back, but alass if I did I might have messed things up and never meet my lovely Wife and have myself a wondeful 9 year old Son. So I will leave the 80's on the shelf of history, it will always be near and dear to my heart, I will never forget it! Thank you for your time......
From: Aaron Grace

i love the 80's because the rubix cube it was and still is the bomb well i have to scadattle .
From: destiny bauer

I (along with my twin sister) was born in '79. I spent my formulative years in the '80s. I remember wanting to be like my older sister, well at least her age (she was born in '73). Cartoons were very important to me at that time. I was into He-Man, the Transformers, G.I. Joe: A Real American Hero, Pole Position, Rambo, the Karate Kid, Go-Bots, M.A.S.K., Silverhawks, ThunderCats, Centurions, Hulk Hogan's Rock 'N' Wrestling, Duck Tales, Gummi Bears, ......and the list goes on and on. I hated She-Ra, Rainbow Brite, Strawberry Shortcake, My Little Pony and Jem (my twin sister loved those girly shows). Hey, forgive me, I was a guy. The only one that I did like was Punky Brewster, in both cartoon and T.V. form. I was a huge Pro Wrestling fan. Hulk Hogan was (and still is) my favorite wrestler. I watched both the WWF and the NWA. Saturday Night's Main Event was the best and always my excuse to stay up late. I played alot of Video Games. I am a collector now (17 systems and over 400 games), but it all started with the Atari 2600 but really hit full stride with the NES. I loved going to Chuck 'E' Cheese because they had the latest arcade games of the time. I watched alot of primetime tv also. My nights were occupied by the A-Team, Knight Rider, Miami Vice, Remington Steele, Hunter, MacGyver, the Wonder Years, Different Strokes, The Facts of Life, Silver Spoons, Family Ties, ALF, the Cosby Show, Mr. Belvedere, Who's the Boss....... and a million other shows. I know I didn't understand what was going on in alot of the more serious shows, but they were still fun to watch. The best movies of all time were made in the 80's. Back to the Future, Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom, the Goonies, E.T., Adventures in Babysitting, Howard the Duck, and Big were a few of my favorite family films. I was too young to see alot of the PG-13 and R rated stuff; however, I did get to see alot of those movies usually months after they were in the theatres. Stuff like the Breakfast Club, Police Academy, Ferris Bueller's Day Off, License to Drive, and Weird Science, I would always see when they premiered on Cable. My favorite movies though were action; especially, anything done by Stallone and Schwartzennegger. Oh well, I do remember alot of the world events but the ones that really stand out in my mind are when the Challenger exploded and the fall of the Berlin Wall. I remember seeing those live on TV. Anyway, I was 10 in '89 and cried when 12:00am, New Years Day '90 hit because that marked the end of the the best decade ever and the only one I knew at the time.
From: Dwight Jr.

The 80's was the best time ever! I was young and lovin' it. It was a time for wild parties, strippers, loud metal, that long sexy hair, tight leather pants, and oh yes SEX! The 80's was a never ending party. The guys would have on tight pants and long sexy hair, riding thier bikes (motorcycles) no helmit hair all over and you walk out of the strip club after your shift and just jump on thier bike, no helmit just you, your thigh highs and platforms and tight little skirt grabbing the guy tight. The music was the best part though...i still listen to it all today...the Crue, Def leppard, warrent, tesla, tora tora, poison, matalica, Bon jovi, U2, ect....If you didn't live the 80's you were jipped!
From: Aly

The 80's is alot of the stuff I remember from when I was little. I was born in 1983. My favorite videos on MTV were Beat It, Billie Jean, and Papa Don't Preach. Me and my Dad would watch country music videos on TNN's Country Clips on Saturday afternoons. (Does anyone remember that show?) I remember USA's Saturday Nightmares. (Man, that show scared me!) My best friend and I had toys from Rainbow Brite, Teddy Ruxpin, Wuzzles, and The Gummi Bears. My favorite cartoons were Alvin and the Chipmunks and The Real Ghostbusters. I remember eating Rocky Road and Ice Cream Jones Cereal in the morning. My first pair of slip-on shoes were jellies. I will never forget the 80's!
From: Nicole

The 80s was a time of peace. It was the fondest of my memories. Everything was clean, fun, and RADICAL! Snap bracelets and Ninja Turtles
From: Ben

I loved the 80's because that is when I was a teen and I had so much FUN!!! Also, I was a HUGE Corey Haim fan (still am) you know..one of the HOTTEST 80's heartthrobs...I mean THE HOTTEST!! Has anyone seen him lately?? I have and he is even HOTTER, he is AWESOME!! I loved all his films in the 80's!! He is about to make a comeback too, I can't wait!!!!! Remember the BIG HAIR, BIG EARRINGS, and FLOURESCENT colors!!??!! OH my, how funny, but those were the days!!!!
From: Danielle

Let's see where do I begin. In my mind the 80's will never die. The big hair (which i still wear), the blue jean jackets with the rhinestones all over them, the acid washed jeans, bon jovie, poison, warrant, motley crue, madonna, cyndi lauper, aerosmith, run dmc, the really really good music of all time was in the 80's. The best movies from the breakfast club, to dirty dancing, along with terminator and ranbo i mean this stuff kicked ass. The movie , The wedding Singer summs it all up for us, and I love that movie by the way. Mornings of pound puppy cartoons, and the infamouse smurfs, nights of the love boat, fantasy island, miami vice, mork and mindy, dance fever, chips the list goes on for miles.....i was born in 74 and though i wished i was actually a teenager in the 80's i was a little younger and enjoyed every damn bit of it, if ever anyone invents a time machine, i want to go back to the 80's!!!!!!!!
From: Susan M.

I'll tell you TONS of reasons why I like the 80's... 1. Gragoyles Sunglasses (The Terminator style) 2. Members Only jackets 3. Heather Langenkamp (Nightmare on Elm Street and Just The Ten Of Us) 4. Ghouls'N Ghosts (An 1988 arcade game) 5. Sho Kosugi Ninja films 6. Phil Collins and Genesis 7. Pat Benatar 8. The Alan Parsons Project 9. Who Framed Roger Rabbit 10. Tangerine Dream 11. Children of the Corn part 1 12. The mid 80's New York Islanders 13. Belinda Carlisle and the Go-Go's 14. Atari 2600 15. The Goonies 16. Laura Branigan 17. Starcade 18. Press Your Luck 19. Peter Gabriel That's it. Long live the 80's!!
From: James

I miss the 80's so much! I was born in 1979, eventhough I was very young in the early eighties I have a vivid memory of everything during that period. I used to love to watch Pinwheel on Nickelodeon. That was my fav TV show. I also liked to watch Today's Special, BananaMan,Danger Mouse,Maya the Bee, David the Gnome,Inspector Gadget,Fraggle Rock,Kids Inc.,Mickey Mouse Club,You Can't Do That On Television,Rags to Richs,Double Dare,Pattington Bear& Care Bears just to name a few. Oh what about 80's fashion. Remember when it was cool to tightly roll your pants at the bottom? What about those sun visors that had the flashing lights going around the rim. Or what about jelly bracelets and slap braclets. Girls used to wear their ponytails on the side. We cant forget about those leg warmers and stone wash blue jeans. I thought it was so cool to wear your shirt hanging off one shoulder. Everyone wanted to be like Madonna. I thought my Atari was the coolest thing. I couldn't get enough of Pitfall & PacMan. Remember when you had to be back at home before the street lights came on and if you didnt your mom would go out on the porch and hollar your name to the top of her lungs. No matter where I was I would always hear her and go running home. Those were the good old days. I wish I could go back in time.
From: Carlanda

The Reason Why I Like Especially Love The 1980's , Because 1980 Was The Year I Was Born & Grew Up In The Decade . I Really Love The 80's As Well As It's Music Including R&b , Pop, Rock, & Heavy Metal.
From: John Mickles, Jr.

The reason why i love the 80's is because it was the decade i was born in! But also because of the music. I especially like Duran Duran, ABC, Hall and Oates, Phil Collins, Spandau Ballet, Cutting Crew and Tears for Fears. My favourite songs are 'Poison Arrow' by ABC, 'Out Of Touch' by Hall and Oates and 'I Just Died In Your Arms' by Cutting Crew. But I dont just love the music. I love the TV aswell with classic TV shows like Miami Vice, Moonlighting and my favourite movies are Footloose and Flashdance. And then Grand Theft Auto: Vice City was released and I love it. It brings back so many memories even though I was only born in 1989!
From: Matthew Gordon

i barely make as an 80s kid, cos' i was born on 1984,and i started school in 1989...but beyond all that...it was the music, which im sure everyone can agree with me that 80s music and before was so live and energetic,it was moving...it made you want to get up and dance and feel good about yourself no matter who you were, my favorite stuff was DURAN DURAN...it was all around the house growning up, my older cousins and my older brother would listen to stuff like that and watch THE A-TEAM...foo! and i remember one of my sweaters with the aligator on it. My favorite 80s movie was LEGEND, TANGERINE DREAM played the background music for the movie. now that i look back on all that, and take a look now, Now just sucks with its Rap artist plagueing kids minds, makin them think that in order to be "Hip" you must have the following items: Money, Chicks...and the Cars...you gots to Bling! F***ing Bullshit. Somethings coming, and things are gonna change! -Adren
From: Adren

I wish it was the 80s right now. Everything was better back then. Cars were better and and tougher because they were made of metal not plastic.I don't understand why cars are getting uglier every year. You didn't have to worry about terrorism. My hometown, Zion, Illinois was better then. If you go down the streets of Zion in the 80s (and early 90s),there kids out playng all over the place and teens kickin' it. If you go to Zion nowadays it is a ghost town. it totally sucks. The KKK lives in town next door to me , no one is outside anymore even the icecream truck doesn't come any more. Another thing I love about the 80s is TV and cartoons . It was totally better than it is now, it had moral and family values,and no violence. I liked shows like Dukes of Hazzard, A team, Miami Vice, Matt Houston, Teenage Mutant NinjaTurtles,Smurfs,and the list goes on. Nowadays shows are being ripped off by new reicarnations.I wish there was an 80s channel that has everything 80s. I even started to talk 80s slang, wear jeans with holes in them and other 80s styles, but everyone in school is telling me to stick with the current "trend" and they think that I'm crazy. Unfotunately, I was born in '85 and I have vague memories of the 80s and I wish I could have been born 10-15 years earlier. I wish I had a time machine so I can go back to the 80s.
From: BIlly Duncan

i love the 80's its so much better then today in music,fashon,& video games. fav song from 80's I Ran by flock of seagulls fav game Pac-Man high score is 80,000! fav fashion flock of seagulls haircut to bad i was born in 1988 i missed the greatest decade in world history!!
From: CJ

The 1980's between 1980 & 1989 was a great successful decade for me because I grew up listening to music . I am a big huge fan of the 80's and I'M going to continue to be a huge fan of the 80's forever!!! VH1's I Love The 80's was a show about what's happening during the past two decades . It has about 9 or 10 episodes for I Love the 80's on VH1. Between 1980 & 1989 will always be a great totally awesome decade of all time!!!
From: John Mickles, Jr.

In the 1980's between 1980 & 1989 was a great decade for me since I was very young then . My mother & father first got married in 1979 & divorced nine years later . I was not afraid of nothing then . I still fell in Love in the 80's since I was a teenager. I had dream about becoming a millionaire because I want to be any 80's celebrity between 1980 & 1989. Thank GOD I AM A 80'S GUY!!!!!
From: John Mickles, Jr.

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.