Why Are You An Eighties Fan?

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I was born in 85 and i was just a kid in that decade but I feel now that it that was the best DECADE OF ALL!! I'm talking about the music like: Starship, Bon Jovi, Def Leppard, Journey...and you come and tell me that Coldplay won a rock award!?...That's what hurts me the most!! And I believe that if you pick up a guitar and start playing an 80s song, people will recognize it and their eyes will shine brighter I believe!!! So please bring the real series like Cheers, Knight Rider and the A team back so we can shine brighter!!! MISS THE 80'S!!! João from Portugal
From: João Guilherme

Wow! The 80s! I lived my whole childhood in the 80s. I believe all of us who were raised in the 80s had a happy childhood watching cartoons early Saturday Morning. I remember my parents asking me how did I wake up early on Saturday all by myself and on school days it was a war with the sheets (I bet I`m not the only one ). Remember when you could go out till dark and have no worries of being kidnapped or getting shot? You could play all you wanted we would play army or have water balloon wars with our He-Man - GI Joes even with our Ghostbusters and Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles. We didn`t need shrinks when we were doing bad in school. A good spanking or verbal menace would do the trick. Or when we we go out fishing with the whole family it was great x-mas was the event of the year all those presents the only worst part was the Clothes your mom would pick so you could look like a decent chile for once in the whole year along with Church on Sunday. The 80`s Rocked remebr Cleaning the yard on Saturday noon after the cartoons and Kung Fu hour on TV it was fun. I`m 27 now and when i read some post i had a huge Flashback and my eye got wet i mean i have so fond memories of the 80`s that............... Well take care all you 80`s Child and keep clear that our generation was the best and always will If you want to talk or have a great friend write to me to this e-mail: rdmc1803@yahoo.com Take Care and may the FORCE BE WITH YOU BY THE POWER OF GREYSKULL THUNDER THUNDER THUNDER CATS HOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO Bye amigos from Chile Southamerica to the world Raised in New Orleans and praying for all in My hometown Remember ther isn`t no dark day forever there will always be a brighter day after CHAO
From: Ricardo Melis

I was born in 1972 so I am an 80s child. I miss all the cartoons and TV shows back then. I have two girls, 8 and 5 and I always tell them that Saturday mornings had cartoons from 6:00 in the morning until 4:00 in the evening. My kids wake up to more sports than cartoons. It's pretty sad. I want all cartoons back for my kids to watch. I know they would love them!
From: lisa

I was born in 1987, I didn't really remember much of it until when I was 10, I started liking the 70s and the 60s, but it wasn't till 15 then I started to REALLY love the 80s. The clothes, music, and movies were stuff I actually love to get along with. I never had any interest in the 21st century. In fact, I call THEIR stuff a fashion disaster instead. People are so blinded by fashion industries. Baggy pants, spiky short hair and hip hop is just ....wrong... But GOSH! I'm glad to see many people who still love the 80s on this site. Long live the era!
From: J.

I was born in 1974. The comments posted on this site brought back many wonderful childhood memories for me. My favorite TV shows were T.J. Hooker, The Fall Guy (I was so in love with Heather Locklear...hahaha...), The Incredible Hulk & Blue Thunder. Does anyone remember the sad tune that always plays at the end of each Incredible Hulk episode? I was a big fan of the New Kids on the Block, Tiffany & Debbie Gibson. In those days we had stereos with 2 tape-decks & made up our own Greatest Hits cassettes. I remember when the 1st walkman came out, it was a big heavy thing with metal headphones... Fashions were great too. When the L.A. Gear hightop shoes came out...I saved up for months to buy a pair of the hightop sneakers. Me & my friends would buy day-glo shoelaces for our LA. Gear sneakers. Things were different then in the 80s, I wish I could relive those childhood wonderful years all over again...
From: Dean Matthews

What made the 80s THE 80s? Their is no simple answer. I turned 5 years old the year the 80s started, and 15 when they ended. In between there was so much to love. The music, the television, the toys, the movies. From Star Wars (and sequels) to the Transformers, Live Aid, and so much more. There can never be another decade like the 1980s. By now everything is over commercialized, over hyped, and it all under delivers. Musically, everything has been done (mostly during the...you know) and now it's just the same old same old. I miss the 80s, I get very sad and nostalgic any time I think about them. The good old days. "If I could turn back time..." they sang in the 80s, well I know where I would want to go back to. We have our memories of a great time, notice know one ever talks about the 06s, 70s, or 90s like this. I'm trying to think of some deep, meaningful way to sign off, but it can't be done. So I'll leave you with a quote: "No...it can't be...it is...it's the Staypuft Mashmallow Man."
From: Andy Johnston

Do you remember Fraggle Rock and those disco bars with Strawberry Nugget? Where can i get some leg warmers...?
From: Chloe Feeley

80s music is the only music I listen to. I love it!! The hair bands are amazing and the music is original. If I could I would to back to the 80s and live life to the fullest. Too bad I was born in 1986 and can't say I actually lived the 80s, but through the music and shows on TV... I do. Nothing is better than the 80s. Brilliant!!!
From: janelle

Born in 79. My brother and I used to love watching the Monchichi's growing up, anyone know where I could get some movies or other Monchichi merchandise? Thanks Lacey
From: Lacey Wood

Born in 1973. Went through the 80s as a teenager. Definitely do not want to live through that again.....to all the youngies born in the eighties...get over it...it happened once and once is enough. Move on...get your own time.
From: Ant

Why I love the 80s? I was born in 1973 and I love the 80s because we had Breakin' 1 & 2, Purple Rain and Fame. Video games that you didn't need a 200pg manual just to play, guys could get away with being pretty without being called gay and girls had big hair and wore belts around their shirts. Movies were a source of "feel good" escapism. Your personal life wasn't a political issue. Saturday mornings actually had cartoons, from 6 am to noon. You could watch one channel and see all your favorite shows. THE MUPPET SHOW! Who can forget the Muppets? Gimme A Break, Silver Spoons, and Michael Jackson's Pepsi commercials. It was a time when MTV played videos all day long! You could eat a Big Mac without risking a heart attack. And being a size 10 was actually normal. Boy do I miss the 80s.
From: Nina

OK, I was born one year out of the 80s.. grrr.. I'm telling you it was an honest mistake. Anyway, I love the 80s music and THE BREAKFAST CLUB is the best movie ever!
From: melissa

Alas, I am not a person who was alive for most of the eighties! I was born in 1987, so experienced 3 years of it (in diapers) I am a fashion student, and have always loved 80s fashion. I wear my mum's oversized jumpers over leggings, 3/4 length tights, ripped sleevelsss denim jackets, slouch style clothing...the 80's were the best decade for experimentation, and I feel sad that I'm growing up in an age where experimentation/improvised streetstyle is lost. Yeah sure, we always look back to past decades for fashion, but stuff would be considered too "tacky" or something if we decided to do anything TRULY original and outrageous, as in the eighties. And the music, oh the music! The drum machine was one of the best inventions of the 80s imo, I don't care what anyone says. And the dance moves of the singers...so much better than the repetetive booty shaking, overtly-sexual grinding nowadays. People actually used to have fun. I even think perms were fun. Now it's dead straight everything. Oh, and make-up is 'natural' nowadays, BORING! I just find the eighties inspiring, it just seemed to carefree and improvised. I was meant to be a teen in the 80s, but no matter, I just emulate it now and have fun.
From: Miranda

I love the 80s because I was born in the 80s and the music was awesome. My most favorite song in the 80s is Thriller!. Most of all it was the most awesome time of my life.
From: Nicole Jackson

Great site! I was born in 1983, and i love the 80s and early 90s- like somebody said, were very similar to the 80s. All those great comedy shows, toys-My Little Pony, Strawberry Shortcake. My fave cartoon was Alvin & the Chipmunks, fave show was Small Wonder. Remember her? Rad fashions-high ponytials, pony tails on the side,scrunchies, hightops,bleached jeans,chuncky socks, parachute material,and those plastics things to roll your shirts up with! I don't think i had any Jordache, but i did have a Gitano outfit! Awesome stuff! And who can forget Double Dare? As a kid, my favorite place to be was the skate center. Kids from school always had birthday parties there, and I'd wear myself out on weekends going around to Def Leppard's "Pour Some Sugar On Me" or "Hangin' Tough" by NKOTB. I really miss those fun days of skating, doing the Hokey Pokey or the Achy Breaky, or the limbo game. And - who's with me on this? Am I being nostalgic or has the help in this world gotten MORE RUDE? I remember going into the grocery store and almost always being greeted with a smile. These days it's the EXCEPTION, not the RULE to be treated nicely! The customer back in the day was actually the guest, not the burden. Bring back those good old times!!! 80s rule!
From: Holly

I was born in 1969 and graduated in 1987. I love 80s music, even today. Rather it be pop, rock, or R & B. The 80s were a special time for me. I was in high school in the mid 80s and dressed in the teenagers styles. I loved the Reagan years. I had the best and worst of times in the 80s, as a teen growing up and learning the world, yes even getting on my parents nerves!
From: Hector

This is a great page. I was born in 1970, so the 80s was definitely my decade as well. I remember playing Atari, and when the game would get stuck, you'd take out the cartridge and blow hard in it to get it to work again. LOL! I remember being totally hypnotized by Michael Jackson in the 80s. Does anyone remember their jaw hitting the floor when he first revealed the moonwalk on Motown's 25th Anniversary special?! LOL. Who else remembers finally learning all the Thriller dance steps and did them whenever the video came on. I remember Madonna's first appearance on MTV when she was rolling on the floor in that wedding dress, I was like "What is she doing, she's totally embarrassing herself". I remember the audience members also looking just as confused.... We all know now don't we? I remember going to see E.T. with all of my cousins and how we were all crying when E.T. died..the boys cried too! LOL! I remember when Krush Groove and Breakin' came out. I remember when every girl wanted to either be Salt or Pepa. I remember the Cosby show coming on Thursday nights at 8 pm on NBC and hatin' on how pretty Lisa Bonet was. LOL I remember being totally confused about whether Boy George was a boy or girl?! That means I also I had no clue about George Michael's sexual orientation either. I thought David Hasselhoff, Phillip Michael Thomas (Miami Vice)and Taimak (Last Dragon) and Adolpho Quinones(Breakin')were all fine back then. Remember A-HA's cartoon video "Take On Me", Peter Gabriel's Sledgehammer? How many times did John Cougar Mellencamp change his name?! I loved Andrew Taylor from Duran Duran. Molly Ringwald movies were the bomb back in the 80s. The wonderful memories go on and on! God Bless VH-1 Classic!!!
From: Dana

I was born in '71 and graduated high school in '89. The 80s were by far one of the most influential decades of the 20th Century. From music to fashion, from politics to TV. I also believe it is the last of originality and innocence. A great thing about being born in '71 is that I too remember waking up in the morning, having my bowl of "Sugar Pops" or "Sugar Smacks", not this PC crap to hide the "sugar" word.....c'mon!!!! I'd watch my favorite cartoons and TV shows: Pink Panther, Sid & Marty Krofft, The Bugs Bunny Cartoon Show, and I could go on and on. Then I'd go outside and play in the street, backyards, and my friends and I would play war all day long until it got dark. Never had to worry about being kidnapped, or accused of criminal mischief. Then I'd watch my Incredible Hulk, Dukes of Hazzard, or BJ and the Bear. When I got a little older, I had a paper route. I'd wrap the paper bag around my bike, deliver the paper and "collect" at the end of each month. The music was great. I listened to my Men at Work, Duran Duran, Hall & Oates, and Madonna. Oh and 6th grade camp. I don't think they do that anymore. At least my 13 year old daughter never went to camp. Anyone remember "Joe Isuzu?" I remember where I was when I heard that John Lennon was murdered, the hostages in Iran were released, and the Challenger explosion (my 8th grade teacher was a finalist for that). As I got older, I was way into the hair metal. Motley Crue, Ratt, Poison, and oh man....what a great time those concerts were. I had a blast in the 80s decade and I'd do it all over again. Anyone who wants to talk 80's shop, e-mail me at ten8fiv1@yahoo.com or if ya just want another friend. Take care all of you 80s children....we were and still are very fortunate to be a part of that deacde.
From: Chris

OK, so I was born in 1992, but I grew up listening to 80s music! And I love it! Duran Duran, The Smiths, Soft Cell, I love it all!!!! And, if anyone is embarassed or ashamed to say they like or miss the 8's, they're bloody crazy! Those radical dance routines, THOSE hairstyles, and the fashion! Don't you just want it all back? The answer: YES YES AND THREE TIMES YEEESSSSSSSSS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
From: Punkylilfish

I went into the US Army at age 17 in 1980, what a blast that six years was. I went to Germany and Egypt and several stateside duty stations. I had the opportunity to experience a lot of the 80s on both sides of the Atlantic, although, the Europeans were about 2 years behind us in styles and such. I have two little girls now and they love 80s music and the styles. Girls and women knew how to dress back then. I loved the 80s.
From: Jim Baer

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.