Why Are You An Eighties Fan?

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I was born in 1988 but I still remember a little about the 80s. I rememeber watching ALF and the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles. Now, everyone thinks I should have grown up in the 80s. I love all the 80s music, and movies. That's what I talk about a lot.
From: Caitlin

Music, movies, dancing, comedy, actors\actresses
From: kevin

Dang Girl, the period button works...lol. Was speed-talking a part of the valley girl thing? oh well , I'll admit it, I'm only 21 but what bits I do recall I like & wish I could go back to that time, being at my current age of course. And good lord, the lead singer of cutting crew - whats his face - ohhhhh!!!!
From: Leigh

I love the 80's though unfortunately,I didnt enjoy it much.I was born on November 1883 so you can see why.I remember that it was a happy time,it seems like all people are having a great time.I love the music the movies and the whole culture.My dad also considers it as one of his favorite decades.I envy those people who have enjoyed it to its fullest.When I ask them about the 80's they all said that it was a great time.And I definitely agree.I know it will never be back,but I always tresure the short time I experienced it.
From: Daisy

Even though i was born in 1984 I still loved the 80's. I especially liked the music, bands such as Def Leppard, Bon Jovi, Guns n Roses and my favourite AC/DC, they still rock today. I think there was just something about the 80s that made it cool, although i can't say that i liked the hairstyles all that much! But oh well, the 80's still rock. I also loved some of the great TV programmes like ALF, Rainbow Brite, Gem, Care bears etc etc. All in all the 80's were great!
From: Alf

Yes those were the days. I'm a '69er, so the 8tees we're my teenage years. What's so good about the 8tees? Well not the fashion, that's for shure. It really sucked. All these guys dressing up like woman. Exept Adam and the Ants was rather cool. The music was grounbreaking in those days. Without it there would not be any electronic music as we know it today. In fact, nowadays allmost every 8tees hit is covered. I don't have to mention that it's all rubbish. Think of Kraftwerk, Grand Master Flash, Mantronix, Afrikaa Bambaataa, Gary Numan, Depeche Mode, Visage, Ultravox, Yazoo, Timezone, Zapp, Cameo, Midnight Starr, The Brothers Johnsson, Hashim, they still kick as. TV series we're also fun like BUCK ROGERS,YES!!!! "Bidibidibidi Tweeky" was kinda cute and I was completely in love with colonel Deering, she was Rrrrrrrrrr. And then there was C.H.I.P.S! Motorcops from LAPD. These guys ruled! I even got my face mashed up tryin' to immitate these guys on my bike. Catweazle, Blake's 7 (ZEN confirmed!), Battlestar Galactica, The man from atlantis, Dallas, Dynasty, Falcon Crest, Dukes of Hazzard, Dick Turpin, Black Beauty!!!! Please bring it on!!!! The 8tees was also the era of the firt computer aided graphic designs. Neville Brody, Peter Saville and Vaughan Oliver were making ground breakin'designs which had great influence on future designs. I even bought every record they designed, even when the sound sucked! Now I'm 34 and I'm still livin'in the 8tees. I still buy records (you know, these plastic black discs with a hole in the center). I collect everything about TV series from that era and I even go to these retro party's which are so popular these days. Yep! The funk, the electro, the old school hip hop, the synthi-pop and the DR MARTINS BOOTS are here to stay! See ya, Patrick Vogt from the Netherlands
From: patrick

I love the 80s music, the guys were all really goodlooking, like mark slaughter, kip winger, ect... alot of good songs came out of the 80s wish alot of it would come back!!
From: michelle milligan

I totaly agree with everybody on this the eighties were great I was born in 1980 so this was diffentaly the young years of my life but I do remember them I loved all the shows that came on, they actually had meaning it wasn't that the little kids were brat that talkeed back to there parents or were mean to the other kids in school(this really teaches children how to act) this is why there are so many assholes in the world today they didn't get the love we got no everything is violent I loved Strawberry shortcake, carebears, rainbow brite, gummybears, my little pony and Punky Does anyone remember Rags to Ricthes? I have a three year old daughter I saved all my old toys for her so she is totaly into this too.
From: Melissa

i was born in89 at the time that i was born the 80's had already got its end i always wonder what the life used to be in 80's is it full of fresh things or keep a balance between classical and fashion whatever i'll be delighted if anyone could told me what is 80's like exactly
From: dotzaq

Yes! I love to see other people who appreciate this decade like I do. Where do I start? Hmmm...He-man, Thundercats, Pee Wee, Hulk Hogan and Mr.T, Macho Man, Run Dmc, Fat Boys, LL Cool J, great teen movies, ok thats just a few things. I could go on 4ever. The 80's was the best. I was born in '82 so a lot of my memories are the kiddie stuff. Now I appreciate all the teen stuff too. Like the Weird Science and Fast times at Ridgemont high type movies. Who can forget Jheri curls and Dukes of Hazzard and "Adidas"? I love it. The 80's will always be in my heart.
From: Hoss Bonanza

Me & My Brother Were Born In 81. We Are Now 22. & Our Fav Shows From The 80's Were Chhip 'n Dale Rescue Rangers, Darkwing Duck,& Ducktales. Also (the Super Mairo Bros. Super Show,super) (mairo 3 Show,) & (zalda) Watch Are Video Games Of The Nes That They Made Shows Out Of.my Friend Has Toon Disney & Im Having Him Tape Chip'n Dale For Us So We Both Can Watch Show Again Lol.i Hope Other People Watched The Same Shows As We Did It Would Be Cool To Hear Some Other Peoples Comments About It :0)
From: Jeannette

I was born in 1986, but I just love the '80s!!!!!!!! The '90s had to kill everything because in the '90s nothing new came except for gayass crap that nobody even liked! I love the '80s because of the way they use to dress, i love how they use to do their hair, and i just love the music! My favorite band from the '80s is Material Issue and The Cure, gosh they're just so F@#$%^g cool! I wish the '80s would come back again. I'm in high school right now and all I really want to do is dress like how they use to dress back in the '80s, but I just don't know how to start dressing like that, if anybody could please just e-mail me at voodooglowskulls3@yahoo.com and give me tips on how to dress like that!
From: Samantha

I loved the eighties. Even though I was born in '89, I love the music, the movies, the shows. Everything was better back then. I am making a slight effort to bring back the eighties. My parents loved everything back then too, so I am doing my hair in an eighties style, I dress like the eighties. I need some more support.
From: Jessica

Ok... maybe I'm a lil young, but I can still love the 80s :-D A child of good'ole 1986, I remember my 4 years of the 80s clearly :-) I remember the music, my mom was always listening to the music of the day in our (very 80s) minivan: Simple Minds, A-ha, Kenny Loggins, Madonna, Kim Wilde, Cyndi Lauper, we listened to it ALL... and to this day it's still my fav genre. I remember watching Ferris Buellers Day off at a young age, It's allways been a favourite of mine. Murder She Wrote, The Cosbys... shows I grew up On (besides the cartoons). I remember Ronald Reagan (just finished reading "When Charachter Was King" by Peggy Noonan.. good read on one of Americas Greatest Presidents!), my parents loved his honest, prinicpled and very libertarian style,... and the lackluster GHW Bush yars that followed... I remember Ronald Reagan through hwta he did for us (national pride and ending the cold war) may parents allways reminded me of how free America was and that we were the best country on earth (i took this truth to heart), and how we beat the greatest threat to freedom the world has ever faced (Soviet communisum)... thanks President Reagan.. thank you 1980s for leaving my world in such remarkably bright and optimistic condition.. for this I shall always regaurd the 1980s as the most importiant decade to my life... - Richard
From: Richard

I was born in early '70 so I have the inexpressible privilege of remembering every single day and night of the 80's. I can very easily cry at the memories that some songs bring back, and find it frustrating that I can't convey to people younger than me the 'feel' of the times: people DID think and act differently. OK the world was obsessed with nuclear war, but now we have Bin Laden and anthrax and we don't even have good music any more! Even the 'tacky' stuff was amazing: for me the pinnacle of the decade was the foggy magical Christmas of 1981 spent listening to 'Land of Make Believe' by Bucks Fizz, 'Don't You Want Me' by the Human League and the great 'Say Hello Wave Goodbye' by Soft Cell. Say what you like about the charts then but do the pathetic lookist and manufactured trash-dominated charts of this age really compare? I still desperately long to remember more of the glam rock era though (I can just about remember platforms and glitter) so I suppose it is quite a consolation that I remember a decade that is looking better by the day. Oh, by the way, if any one sneers at your age, just pity the poor individual - they don't remember the 80's, which you do!
From: John S

I totally love the '80s too, i'm 15 and so tons of people at my school make fun of me for the music I listen to, but they're just retarded for not appreciating the '80s. I love the music, clothes, movies and fads of the eighties! I have HUGE hair, and I just think it's a shame that I wasn't born earlier so I could have been older in the eighties and ate Urkel-O's!! In everyone's yearbook I wrote this: "part of a great '80s song: 'everybody have fun tonight, everybody wang chung tonight...' so assuming wang chung means have fun, wang chung this summer and listen to '80s music!" I just got a Swatch, so when school starts I can tell everyone they had better Swatch themselves! Duck tales, rescue rangers, and all those weird shows are so great. I also watched fraggle rock and I don't know if that's '80s or not, but it's awesome! The '90s sucked, and I don't even know what to call this current decade. I'm confused, is it the '00s?? Somebody please tell me what to call it! The eighties are TOTALLY TUBULAR!!!
From: Janelle

Please the 80's was the stuff.With music from Peter Gabriel, Debbie Gibson, Tiffany, Survivor and Rick Springfield how could you go wrong? Then TV, man that's when MTV was cool and kids had a reason to wake up early on saturday mornings. Fashion was funky. Movies were cool. I wanted to be Molly Ringwald so bad but just to be in the Brat Pack would have been good enough for me, oh and who could forget the Coreys. Man give me a night watching Weird Science, St. Elmo's Fire, and The Breakfast Club and I'm good.
From: Nat B.

I was born in '69 so I spent my teen years in the 80's . I think what I miss most about the 80's is the memories . The biggest worry was my grades on my next report card . Running around with my friends and just haging out , not worring about a thing . playing football and baseball in the empty lot between our houses . Getting our first cars and fake ID's to buy beer . Waiting to graduate high school and get out on our own . Well that happened , the 90's came and so did all the cares and worries of being an adult ! I'm 34 now and would do anything to be 12 again . I would love to go back in time and do it all over again . GOD , I miss the 80's !
From: Brian M

I was born in 1984 I clerly rember the eighties it was good time inded it was. I was a big GIjoe fane I rember haveing Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles fegerings and played with them alot. I rember riding on my Big Weels I love the movie the last Starfighter it was a good movie.!
From: Brandon Keys

I'd like to hear from Regina. Need to know where to find a "Stuck Bon Jovi T-shirt. Tried the net, prices are unreasonable. My wife and I attended concert this past week and should have bought it then. Any suggestions? Don't waste your time to be critical. Thanks.
From: David A

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.