Why Are You An Eighties Fan?

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They're all still on repeat in my head, like as if I had a radio in there and all it plays are 80s tunes, may sound like a nightmare to most, but I"m glad its 80s and not 00's :)
From: ronan

Why do I love the 80's? The music, the clothes, the movies! Everything was geared towards having fun...unlike the music of today where everyone's either a pimp, hustler, or so depressed that they want to kill themselves.
From: dan jackson

I love the 80s because of the music. Not so much the fashion, but the music is unlike anything out today. All that hip hop just makes me sick. I've got nothing against the genre but 80s rock kicks it's *** any day of the week.
From: Luis

I was born in 1987 but I had a bunch of 80s clothes and toys back in the 90s and watched 80s cartoons so I had a connection. I mainly listen to music from that era if the old bands and artists are still singing. (i.e. Sting and Bon Jovi) The reason I loved the 80s was you could dress as freakishly as you wanted and no one would pull you aside and beat the living he** out of you for it. It was a time of self expression at it's most extreme. And of course, the Goonies. Things also seemed a little bit better despite the AIDS epidemic, you know?
From: Rach

Oh I really loved the 80s. I am writing a book about my life growing up in the 80s. I was born in 1975 so by time the 80s came I was 5 years old. I remember when the Saturday cartoons were like the biggest thing ever for kids in the 80s. The cereal, candy, movies like ET and Back To The Future. Remember name belts and spike wrist bands? Remember Micheal Jackson buttons and the zipper coat? I tried to breakdance but could only pop remember that, or doing the snake. I was a dancer so I remember the dances around my neighborhood were the Whop, the Cabbage Patch. Remember those? My favorite candies of the 80s were Big League Chew - that gum would last forever! Lemonheads, Now & Laters, and last but not least, Button Candy. Did you eat the wax lips? Tell the truth. One other thing that was cool in the 80s but we can not do now is the drive-in theatre, remember watching the movie from the roof of your parents car and to hear the movie you would have to find the station it was on. I can go on and on and on and on, but I won't but I do love the 80s! (THE 90'S BECAME DEPRESSING)
From: schaneque

Born in 72..I love the eighties because the music actually had something to say, and most of the movies involved experiences or even fantasies that people could relate to...and I don't know about most of you, but those so-called cheesy "feel good" movies (Rocky IV, Vision Quest)inspired me through some tough times growing up...Long live the 80's baby.
From: Chris

The 80s kick a** man. I can relate to the songs, you know, I have the "feel" of the music. I understand the meaning of the lyrics and the message of the band. The sh** they play now is nothing compared to the wave man. If your wanna here something with truth, meaning, and experience, then the 80s are for you man. As for me...well, I'm going to keep on keeping on. This is the sh** and if you disagree, email me and I'll kick your a** and then tell your mom to die and stuff...yeah. Until then enjoy the music and keep it real dudes. Later.
From: Chris

The 80s reminds me of: running downstairs when my sister informed me that the "We Are The World" video was on again, collecting as many jelly bracelets as possible (to go w/my jelly shoes of course), rollerskating to "Rosanna" every Saturday, Saturday morning Smurfs, Bryan Adams concerts, slow dancing at h.s. dances to Loverboy songs, my first crush on River Phoenix in the "Explorers", watching Goonies 10 times, playing "Lost Luggage" over and over on Atari, sporting my mini Rubix Cube necklace, shocked over the Challenger exploding, my subscription to "Teen" magazine, reading "Forever" (Judy Blume) and hiding it from my parents, thinking I could actually run faster in my Kangaroo sneakers (and keeping a nickel in the pocket), pretending I was on "Dance Fever", watching "Kids Incorporated" every weekend and of course the prime time line up: Cosby, Family Ties, Cheers, etc. The 80s seemed like a more innocent time without all this reality show crap polluting the air waves. Cheers to the 80s!!
From: Meg

Because I was born In The 1986. I'm 18 right Now. I'll be 21 in the next 3 years. I wish I went back To my past and stay there instead of living to my future. I love Real Ghostbusters, JEM, Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, Dangermouse, Transformers(Watch it on Sci-Fi Channel in the 90s didn't buy the toys til 2003-2004.) The 80s is the best decade.
From: Kayleigh O'Connell

I loved the 80s, I was born in 1968 but I grew up through most of the late 70s and early 80s. I graduated high school in 1987. Those were some of the best times of my life. I worked at an amusement park that summer and had a lot of fun. We rocked on as people said. I met my first boyfriend in 1986. I met some of my best friends who I am still friends with now. We had fun going to movies, the beach, and listening to the best music ever created. I will not listen to the stuff that is played today.
From: Charlene

The 80's were an illustrious time to be alive. In sports, Marino, O'Brien, Esiason and my personal favorite, Elway filled the heavens with footballs and millions of passing yards. As for children's shows (I'm an '82-er) I greatly enjoyed such classics as DuckTales, Care Bears and even the Smurfs. On a consistent basis, I get the themes of such abstract programs as Today's Special and McGyver in my mind. It goes to show that in these times, television actors, producers and writers actually knew what they were doing. If not, why do I have such a strong remembrance of such things?
From: Brad(ford) J. Barton

I loved the 80s. I was born in 1984. I'm 20 now and I miss you 80s! Please come back! We will never forget 80-89...
From: pat j lowe

I was born Dec.23 1967. What I remember about the 70s is pretty much a blur, except maybe 1979 the TV show the Dukes Of Hazzard,and that's only because I got to meet Sorrel Booke aka Boss Hogg. What I remember and loved about the 8's is The great expanse of Punk Rock. In the 80's I WAS A GOD!! Here in Cincinnati, OH there was a radio station on Victory Parkway called WAIF 88.3 FM. Anyone that is from here can tell you that at that time that station RULED THE AIRWAVES. It was the best public radio station in Ohio,some of my friends that worked there such as Tommy ROT,SOUNDS OF THE SUBuRBS,OUT TO LUNCH,-HANdsome CLemm CArpENter,SEARch and DEStrOy,KAREN LINDER-In Yr EAR,were some of the best dj.s that were ever on the radio anywhere.the only other radio stations that played the GOOD music were WVXU and WOXY in Oxford, OH. But with out a doubt waif played everythang from the stooges to the sex pistols,Ramones,Black flag,blast,red lori yellow lori,the jam ,Misfits,metallica,acdc,D.O.A,and the list goes on and on.aanother thing that i really miss is a club that was in NEWPORT KY>called THE JOCKEY CLUB,IT was the best punk rock bar and teen dance spot in the world!!!. it was so good in fact that they even Recorded some of the shows on tape and sold a cassette tape CALLED THE JOCKEY CLUB Compalation VOL 1.Wich i still have a copy of and listen to all the time.i used to have a collection of Punk and Hardcore punk that would make even the singers proud.but like the 90's a wrong choice and bam i got bit in the a..,friends suck sometimes,that even seems to be the case right now .anyone who Knows who sings a song from the 80's that goes like this-boring,no one listens to you...Boring nothing you can do...boring won't you shut up your face.and do a favor to the human race.-p.s. if you do than pleaze tell me Who the f..k it was because every a..hole radio dj i have asked from this time is a dumba..and doesn't have a clue.best wishes signed YOUR FRIENDLY NEIBORHOOD SPIDERMAN..
From: johnny squid

Reasons I love the 80s: Care Bears, The Mysterious Cities of Gold, My Little Pony, Rainbow Brite, Infomercials, Pillow People, GI Joe, Thundercats, Nintendo, Ghostbusters, Kate & Allie, Cagney & Lacy, colorful popcorn, mix tapes, Cabbage Patch Kids, Garbage Pail Kids, Garfield, Charles In Charge, My Two Dads, Ziggy, Inside-out sweatshirts, Splash, The Noid, Rubik's Cube, The Facts of Life, School House Rock, The Wonder Years, Transformers, and Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles.
From: Brian Fuchs

I was born in 1964 so the 80s started with the better part of my teenage years. I had the first of everything in the eighties, basically it is my much missed youth.
From: Ramon

Why I likeed the 80's (1) Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, G.I. Joe, Galaxy Space Cowboys, Kidd Video, Scooby Doo, Galaxy High!, The Smurfs, The Snorks, The CareBears, Rainbow bright my sister loved also Strawberry Shotcake and My Little Pony..Remember your sis playing with that??? lol.. Classic.. He-man Master's Of The Universe!..Fraggle Rock, The Muppets Show Sesame Street 3-2-1 Contact..Wow is that all I remember nope (2) There were Teens who in 7th grade wore ripped jeans and inside/out t-shirts wierd..Punk haircuts Pacman products everywhere! lol...Alf T-shirts.. The Movies were cool The Karate Kid, Star Wars, V, Tron,!Indiana Joes definitely! The Dark Crystal,,The Labyrinth Legend! Oh what a classic..The Neverending Story E.T..Awsome movie it was! And the funny cool movie froom Disney Flight Of The Navigator..1986! The Fox And The Hound a Disney Classic whitch came out in 1981!..Along with the other cartoons I remember when growing up to see a movie!.. .... ,The Star Trek 60's version's reruns were cool.. and 80's Star Trek The Next Generation! Americas funnest home videos premiried in 1988..,, Retro..Like it still ..Also Pacman,Mrs Pacman, Centipede my favorite game still to this day for Retro: Also Moon Patrol..The Arcades, Videogames! Atari 2600.. Nintendo, and Sega Master System,..Tv shows were cool. Alf, The Facts Of Life..Knight Rider,Silver Spoon, And The Brady Bunch I still watch reruns of it cus it was a family sit down funny show also Who couldn't Forget Married With Children lol lol..!..And in 1989 The Simpsons.... And tv game shows Press your luck a funny game show!.. Wheel Of Fortune, The Gong Show lol funny..Jepordy ..Etc..Family Fued!..Now if they'd get off there butts and release some of this classic stuff especailly RAD!...And ..Night Of The Comet!..Etc..And The Karate Kid Collection in the DVD boxset like europe got in 2002!..
From: Christian

I LOVE EVERYTHING ABOUT THE 80'S!!! :) The hair, the clothes, the music, EVERYTHING!!!
From: Casey

What I like about the 80's.... Our arch villains were always the Soviet Union aka CCCP, in movies, TV shows, and sometimes even in cartoons!
From: Chris

I was born in 1965. The 80s were a wonderful time to have been a teenager. Sex, booze, rock and roll! A highlight to this day was seeing Def Leppard in June of 1983. I skipped school (with my parents' permission) to wait in line at the coliseum for 7 hours. It was general admission and I was right up against the boards. Joe Elliot was (and still is) so hot! The 80s were the last decade of partying without severe consequences. I made the most of them!
From: Nancy

Things I liked in the 80s: Belinda Carlisle, Huey Lewis and the News, the Stray Cats, Video Rock (local 30 minute show that came on at 11 pm that showed music videos), 3-D movies, Back to the Beach, Miami Vice, Pac Man, Donkey Kong, Back to School, Magnum, PI, Whiz Kids, Men at Work, the Atari 2600, Kelly McGillis, Beverly Hills Cop, and just plain out being a teenager!
From: Todd Moore

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.