Why Are You An Eighties Fan?

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I was born in 1982,and I remember G.I. Joe, He-Man, Ninja Turtles, New Kids on the Block, Madonna, Knight Rider, bike shorts, snap bracelets, collecting baseball cards that had gum inside the packs and were only 50 cents, the Pepsi Challenge, Showbiz pizza, E.T., Back to the Future, Goonies, Molly Ringwald, spiked hair, Rainbow Brite, Michael Jackson and the Moonwalk, MTV, Who's the Boss, Gary Numan, Jordache, BK, Guess, turned-up collars, leg warmers, Freddy Krueger and Jason, Alf, Mr. Belvedere, Heathcliff the coolest cat in the neighborhood, the Smurfs, the really short shorts that NBA players wore, Magic Johnson and Kareem Abdul-Jabbar, Michael Jordan, Larry Bird, Isaiah Thomas, William "the Refrigerator" Perry, Atari, NES and Duck Hunt and Super Mario, Crystal Pepsi, mullets, Garbage Pail Kids, Ronald Reagan, Culture Club and Boy George, Micro Machines, neon colors, Transformers,and...so much more but I'm out of time. Peace dudes!
From: Matt

I was born in 1990 but I still love the 1980s and I wish I would've lived in them, mainly because I love the Indiana Jones movies (Raiders of the Lost Ark 1981, Temple of Doom 1984, and Last Crusade 1989). I wish I could have seen each one at the theatre. Me and my brother, who was born in 84, have loved Indiana Jones for over a decade and have waited for a new Indy and their finally making one. My dad and mom also did a street ministry in Wichita, KS in the 80s and preached Christ Jesus on the streets and we moved back to Wichita and are trying to get the street ministry back together and we are still preaching Jesus saves on the streets. I also enjoy all the things from the 80s now, like the Nintendo games(Super Mario Brothers) and 80s music, although my favorite is classic rock , and I also love the other wonderful 80s movies like Back to the Future 1 2 and 3, and Terminator. But that all I can think of writing , so don't forget the Lord Jesus loves you and has a place for you in heaven if you will only just believe.
From: Andrew Stephen Goering

I remember the 80s like it was yesterday! The jelly bracelets when they didn't mean anything just to wear them and wearing two or three pairs of socks. I think all the girls went through the "Madonna" stage. I loved it! I loved the Smurfs, Care Bears, Rainbow Brite, and man did I use the hair spray! In those days we loved big hair! I would give it all to go back for one day, all except for my beautiful kids. The eighties was the beginning and the end in culture. All the music from today comes from this era and i wish the clothes would too. Tght jeans were in - the tighter the better! And all that jewelry and makeup we wore - it was so coooool. I loved Boy George,Motley Crue, Quiet Riot, and many more . I was born in 1975, so I enjoyed all the 80s! My heart and soul loves the 80s - when I see anything from this time I just have to see what it is! Thank you so much for this site and giving me the chance to tell you that I loved the 80s - they rocked and rolled!
From: Karen Hodge

Man, the 80s were the best! Back in those days, my sisters and I could camp outside without worrying about anything "bad" happening to us in the middle of the night. Some of my fondest memories were the movies that I got to watch with my oldest. How cheesy was "Grease 2"? But I loved it because it was time I could spend with her. "The Goonies", "The Breakfast Club", Sixteen Candles", "St. Elmo's Fire" (Boogedy, Boogedy, Boogedy, Uh, Uh, Oh), The Brat Pack. The music was great. Phil Collins, Madonna, Billy Idol. My sister still her "Pac-Man" sleeping bag. Mine was "Strawberry Shortcake", which I used up until it finally feel apart. Our middle sister got a "Smurfs" sleeping bag. Her son inherited her "Red" Fraggle Rock doll. He fell in love with the bright red color and it still sits on a shelf in his room. I could go on and on and on, but nobody has that much time. I long for the "innocence" of that era, but unfortunately, it is gone. Here's to all the rest of you who love the 80s. "Like, Totally, Far-Out" :-D Later.
From: Kathy

Oh the 80s! They are home to me and I wish I could go back! The New Zoo Revue, You Can't Do That On Television(LOVE LOVE LOVE)Maple Town, The Koalas, Fraggle Rock(AWESOME!), Muppet Theatre, Thundercats, Voltron, Transformers etc. He-Man, Fat Albert, Mighty Mouse, Underdog, Rocky & Bullwinkle(ROCKED!)! I NEVER missed an episode of the Smurfs. Wasn't Heathcliff back then? I so miss him. Scratch & Sniff stickers were so cool as well as puffy and googly-eyeds! Yes, I owned a Cabbage Patch Kid...but the first year they came out my mother went and bought a "Pumpkin Patch Kid" YUCK! Garbage Pail Kids were awesome and gross! Rainbow Brite, Weebles, Puffalumps...Peppermint smelling school paste! My kids have glue sticks now...how boring! The clothes we wore were so cool...tight jeans,frosted jeans,pin-striped jeans, jeans with zips and bows on the ankles etc. Cut up sweat-shirts..wearing tank tops over sweat-shirts, shorts over sweat-pants and then being able to buy them that way. Remember Jam shorts and parachute pants?! And those shirts that changed color from body heat? I must admit Michael Jackson was cool, I had a white fake leather Thriller purse and socks and gloves that sparkled. Still have the red and black jacket too! I loved Strawberry Shortcake(still do, though not AS cool)and Holly Hobby. I remember great times playing games like Simon, Perfection, Operation, Mr. Mouth, Hungry-Hungry Hippos etc. (Thank goodness we can still find some of these). It was way-cool to wear jelly bracelets and feathered roach clips in our hair and big fat barrets. I remember always wearing high pig-tails with fat yarn ribbons. A few years later we seemed to be having a contest to see who could have taller bangs! My kids would think I was crazy if I turned my head upside down, took a blowdryer and a can of Aqua Net and starting spraying and blowing. It's a wonder that I still have any hair left! I can't forget Bonne Bell's lip glosses either! The fat tubes and those little ones that had flavors like peppermint and cherry cola. My two favorite candies were Sugar Daddy's and BB Bats. And there was this gum. It came in a plastic box (like a Big Mac box)and it had all the layers like a cali cheeseburger. I could go on about movies too, but I won't except for one, which I'm currently trying to track down; Return To Oz. I think that was the wierdest/coolest movie I saw. Oh yeah! Silver Spoons, Different Strokes, Webster(he was so adorable)... and Punky Brewster ruled! I had those shoes! I also had pink Converse high-tops and my brother and I would switch one, he had black so we both had one black and one pink and wore them that way. Was it Puma's or Roos that had that side pocket in them? Oh, and my LA Gear wrestling shoes! I miss those, they were so comfortable. Sunfire Romance books, Choose Your Own Adventure, Sweet Valley High, Encyclopedia Brown etc...I miss my Atari games, I miss buying penny candy, I miss my E.T. light up finger..and saying things like; "Beee Gooood" and "Bright Light! Bright Light!" >sigh< little Gizmo. I could use that DeLorean right now!
From: Melissa Farabaugh (DeTurck)

WHAM was the best! I wish they hadn't broken up! It broke my heart...
From: Morgan

Because I was a teen and happy! Music in 80s was the best...
From: Mark

I'm a huge 80s fan! I was born in Chicago in 1970, so growing up here I saw some great things in Chicago during the 80s! I saw the birth of Air Jordan and the Bears go 15-1 and then win the Super Bowl. I saw the birth of hip hop with groups like Run DMC, the Beastie Boys, and LL cool J. Plus, I listen to groups like Duran Duran, Culture Club and Men at Work.

One of the things I loved about the 80s was that my sisters and I used to watch MTV 24 hours a day. In my heart and in my mind I remain in 80s. It was the best thing that ever happened to me.
From: Carol Cusack

Masters of the Universe (The best toy line ever)!!!!!! Please all MotU Fans get in touch with me!!!!!!!!!!!! I'm lookin' for otU Fans for all over the World!!!!! ...and ATARI was also a great thing;-)) Markus
From: Markus

Hey was up... I was born in 1984, which isn't a bad year. I loved alot of 80 shows, especially "Denver the Last Dinosaur" and "Wedget the World Watcher". "Karate Kid" wasn't bad either, but that all ended. Only if there was a way to download my favorite 80s shows - that would rock...
From: ERIC

I was born in 1989, but I still love the eighties! The music was awesome and the fashion was pretty cool too!!
From: amy

I love the 80s when Andre Cymone was still putting out records! And songs like "Surviving in the 80s" which should be our anthem! The music http://andrecymone.com/music/survivininthe80s.mp3 And the videos! www.andrecymone.com/1986.html
From: zvio

The 80s... great memories for me, even though I was born in 1982. I loved my childhood and can remember the TV programs, the music, and of course the haircuts!!
From: delingo88

I was born in 1988. The coolest things I remember of the 80s are cool haircuts, best songs ever written, best movies, large cool cars, president Reagan (one of the best), and of course Miami Vice !!! I spent my first 2 years in the 80s so I grew acquiring all those behaviors of the great epoch that I miss so much today. There's no competition between 80s music and today's music, all those rappers yelling undiscernable words comparated to the 80s melodies are crap. Who remembers the band "A Flock Of Seagulls"? They were the best for me!!! if you keep the 80s alive in your soul then it'll last forever!
From: kay colombo

I was born in 1975, so I got the 80s full affect and I loved it! I remember watching Madonna on MTV and a whole lot of other videos - now they play junk!!! My favorite movie still to this day is The Breakfast Club, and the rest of the Brat Pack flicks. I also loved all the punk music and fashion - I remember that we had a punk contest in my elementary school. Those times were the best! The 90s were lame. The only good thing was Nirvana and even that wilted away. I always try to buy anything that had to do with the 80s. I only wish they would have more 80s clothing in stores. I'm for sure an 80s girl forever!!!!
From: Cherry

I love the 80s. I too was born in 1988 and have been obsessed ever since I've listened to records with my family since my beginning. The 80s and the music really brought my family together. With all this rap crap, there are clashes between two very different cultures (rock and rap). Even though I'm avoided sometimes by some of my fellow peers because I'm "weird" I wouldn't have it any other way. Glad I stumbled on this site. Keep the 80s alive!!
From: Marlaena

Wow, where do I begin? I was born in 1971, and was a teenager in the 80s, it was the best time. Sometimes I wish I could go back. Remember all the Brat Pack movies? Those were wonderful. And all the real "music" the music now doesn't even compare. I have a 13 yr old daughter, I never thought that one would happen. Anyhow she loves to tell me how old I am, and she can't understand how I can listen to the 80s music. Well truthfully it was just better. Bon Jovi, Poison, Whitesnake, Ratt, I could go on and on, and you know every cassette you bought of them, you knew every song on it, now you but a CD and know maybe one song. But to cut it short, the 80s were the best.
From: Chana

I was born in 1986 so I am 80s flesh and blood! Although I was only young when the 80s ended, I still remember Pet Shop Boys blaring out of the radio and old penny sweets which have vanished from English corner newsagents! I remember Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles and Ghostbusters figures which were my best toys and not to mention a 'proper' Rubik's Cube (a bit larger than the new ones you can buy today!) Button moon and Rainbow were the latest children's TV programs, which everyone loved and I certainly did! I remember when the classic Mini could be seen in just about every street, now you're lucky if you see any at all. The 80s gave us the internet to make this website possible, it gave us the CD & the CD player, it gave us computers, Pac Man, Sonic the Hedgehog and so many classic games (including Space Invaders) which so many modern games are based around today. It gave us the 'neon' light and the classic ghetto boombox which you will never be able to buy again. I miss the 80s - bring it back!
From: Christopher Reeves

I love the 1980s because everything was happy and possible!
From: Justin Teplitz

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.