Why Are You An Eighties Fan?

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I was born in '87, but let me tell you something: those were the best 3 years of my life.
From: Kyle

I was born in 82 and love all things 80s. I'm a huge fan of the shows Family Ties, and My Two Dads, and also wore converse sneakers and big t-shirt ties. I miss the 80s! I also LOVED the show Zoobilee Zoo! I noticed some other comments about Zoobilee Zoo, and trouble finding things about it. Check out www.zoobileezoo.com for some great info!
From: Laurie

And well...like...I'm soo sure. I had the hardest time breaking the valley girl talk thing. And not just like, the vocabulary, but that valley girl accent was a hard one to overcome....lol
From: Terry

Anyone remember friendship pins? Beads on a safety pin that ended up on our shoe?
From: Terry

Wow, I forgot about micro machines, just like the cars themselves, the ps1 micro machine game rules! Too bad Micro machines 3 for x box only comes out for Europe. I was looking forward to seeing that game again.
From: Terry

Everything in the 80's was so happy go lucky. Sure, everyone had problems of their own, but in general the 80's was the decade with a smile.
From: Jack Ransone

Alf, Family Ties, New Kids On The Block, Whitney Houston, Madonna's Like A Virgin, MTV's birth, big haired bands, Bruce Springsteen, John Hugh's teenage angst movies, Say Anything, side ponytails, krimped hair, neon clothing, Strawberry Shortcake, The Care Bears, He-Man, and My Little Pony...these are the memories of my carefree childhood, accompanied by some things that I cherish now, as an adult, about the 80s. It was a great time to be alive, and I'm proud to be an 80s kid.
From: Logan Takahashi

Why I love the 80's I was born in 1971 It was the hair, the clothes the music. Things in the 80's was a littler more mello than now. we all remeber the plastic bracelets and lace. If we brought back the 80's the time would be changed and our memories would be warped. Leave them to be perfect the teens now would warp our good times and memories
From: Jackie

I absolutely loved the Eighties! I was born in 1979 and my best memories come from the eighties. Family Ties, The Facts of Life, Alf, She-Ra, He-Man, Smurfs, MoonDreamers, My Little Pony, Barbie, Get in Shape Girl, Cabbage Patch Kids, Rainbow Brite, Strawberry Shortcake, Chinese Jumprope, Girl Talk, Mall Madness, Pee Wee's Playhouse, Baby Sitters Club, Sweet Valley High (The Originals), Friendship bracelets, Puff Paint, Side Ponytails (which really hurt your head), Kids Incorporated, You Can't Do that on Television, Double Dare, Finders Keepers ... I could go on and on. It was a much simpler time with few worries. We could go out and play and leave the door unlocked. We could go to school and the worst thing that would happen would be to fail a test or get a zit. It was a great time to be a kid.
From: Mandy

i love the 80's because the music was good. i laughed and cried to the music.. now the cd's i have of 80's bands mellow me out.
From: cindy

I absolutly love the 80's. I was born in '79 and grew up in the best time ever. All of the '80's movies made me believe that my teenage years were going to be just as great. I was in for a big dissapointment! By the time '91 came around everything fell apart. 80's music just made me wanna dance. I remember being 2 years old in the shower singing Like A Virgin. I wanted to be just like Madonna. Everything was so different then. Kids actually played outside and rode their bikes, rollerskated or skateboarded. Remember 10-speeds and bananna seats? I used to have strawberry shortcake roller skates and when I got older I was so happy when I got my sea green and puple 10-speed bike. I remember wearing alot of neon colors and tight ankled jeans with bows on the ankles. I also wore puffy paint shirts, jelly bracelets, a pony tail to the side, stirrup pants, keds, that little plastic circle that you put your t-shirt through, slap bracelets...oh my god do you remember those trolls with the hair that stood straight up? I remember my brother had a odyssey and a atari and the first nintendo. He used to play Gyromite with that little robot machine that really didnt do much. He also had a leather MTV Headbangers Ball jacket. Anyway life is pretty much shitty now. The '80's must come back!!!!Soon!!!
From: Jaime

I was born in 1971 so I sept all of my pre- teen and teen years in the 80's. I graduated High School in 1989! I love everything about the 80's! The music- Bon Jovi, Poison, Cinderella- The movies- Pretty in Pink, Breakfast Club, Wierd Science- The food- Taco Bell, Micky Dees, BK lounge- and the language- Buckethead, Butthole surfer, Dork, Totally! It all ruled and I still live my life that way minus some of the language and all of the hair! Man the 80's rocked the start of MTV and the Fall of the Wall who didnt like the 80's!!!
From: Teryn

In 1972 a crack commando unit was sent to prison by a military court for a crime they didn't commit... Need I say more? The A-Team was one of the greatest shows of the 80's and of all time. Hannibal Smith, Face, Murdoc, and B.A. Baracus were my childhood playmates. The perfect role models because they never killed anybody but always used guns. The crazy disguises, all the sweet talk to procure equipment, wondering if H.M. was really crazy or not, and the plethora of ways to drug B.A. so they could fly keeps you coming back for more. So for those of you who don't know the entire back story here it is straight from the horse's mouth: In 1972 a crack commando unit was sent to prison by a military court for a crime they didn't commit. These men promptly escaped from a maximum security stockade to the Los Angeles underground. Today still wanted by the government they survive as soldiers of fortune. If you have a problem, if no one else can help, and if you can find them maybe you can hire The A-Team! "I love it when a plan comes together!"-John "Hannibal" Smith
From: George

No one remembers the show "You can't do that on television" on Nickelodeon. I'm only 17 too but yeah no one i've talked to remembers that show and it was by far my favorite. -robert
From: robert

the 80's RULED FERSHURE!!!!! i'm a guitarist and for me the 80's were the best time of my life. i loved (and still play) the metal of the period. judas priest's "livin after midnite" was my anthem. i'm still carrying the torch of the 80's- still have my hair long (but not dyed an teased anymore) but i still wear sleeveles t-shirts and leather jeans. i'm sbout the same age as most of the big musicians of that time. for me the 80's wasn't something to be barely remembered but it was a time that i actually lived. why are girls with 80's fahion so hard to find? i love the look with the wild clothes, the giant hard-as-a-rock-dyed-blonde-with-dark-roots hair and the tons of makeup that girls wore then. SO ultra- fem and SO ultra sexy. i guess nowadays there are so many men(?) going over the top with excessive hair and makeup that the look is now passe' on REAL women. but i'm STILL lokin for the quintissential 80's mega-hair-and-makeup girl. i guess she's so hard to find because i'm looking for a REAL girl. if you're a girl like that and would like to talk with a genuine 80's rocker then e-mail me at ROCKINDP@webtv.net. keep the faith preserve the era rock on darrell
From: darrell

The thing I love the most about the 80's would have to be the cartoons, the mon-chi-chi's, the wuzzles it reminds me of being happy before I had to grow up and start paying bills. They are starting to bring some of it back like Strawberry Shortcake, The Care Bears and He-Man. I also liked all of the New Wave stuff, like Duran-Duran, my husband thinks I am crazy, but I do and always will love the 80's.
From: Casey Hubbard

i love fraggle rock...im not very old, almost 18, but no one i know has ever heard of it!! well, im still obsessed with it! doesnt ne one remember Fraggle Rock!?!? its only the best show ever...so good, thats what im being fer halloween this year!! :)
From: tarryn

I was born in late 1983, so I don't rememeber much of 1983-1985. I do remember 1986-1989. What I liked about the 80s were the Saturday Morning Cartoons, such as Gummi Bears, Pound Puppies, My Little Pony, and Denver the Last Dinosaur. I also liked it whenever we went to the mall, I would come home with a new My Little Pony toy, and my older brother would come home with a new Nintendo game, or Legos. These were the best times of my life.
From: Anne

I, unfortunately remember little about the 80s. I was born in 1987 but over the years seemed to have developed a love for the decade i knew little of. My parents both graduated high school in the 80s and my dad was a punk rocker, hard to picture. i love 80s music... mostly influenced by my parents, and 80s movies. In the 80s, you could get away wiht anything in the movies. I also enjoy some of the clothing choices: sunglasses, leg warmers, chuck taylors (i own a red pair), torn up jeans, and off the shoulder sweatshirts. There are some things i could do without/; super tight jeans, leggings, jeans that go up the the belly button, shoulder pads, and outragiously large sweaters. The 80s were a time of great fun and exploration. I wish I could have experienced more.
From: Amber

I LOVED fraggle rock! i'm so glad i'm not the only one...how can people forget fraggle rock?! oh it's a sad day...do you know what else i loved in the 80's? leg warmers...*sigh*
From: Syndella

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.