Let's go back to the 80s

@Jshean20 (14374)
Canada
August 2, 2012 8:22pm CST
I was listening to some oldies tonight from the 80s, for some reason I love the music from this timeframe. I was just born in the 80s so I don't have any direct memories from this era. What kind of memories do you have from the 80s? Anything from TV, music, news or personal experiences are welcomed. Thanks in advance.
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@silverfox09 (4727)
• United States
3 Aug 12
I am not a 80s child and I love our current music but whenever I see shows from the 80 it bring back beautiful childhood memory . I dont know if I am really mixing up the 80s with the 90s lol I love like the little mermaid , thunder cats , scooby doo . Those are my childhood shows because they also aired in the 90s and my mother had some old music I really love from singer like Micheal Jackson . I think the music back then tell more of a story that the ones we have now , those were real talent not computer autotune . I am not into 80 movie but I remember watching some old black and white movies , I love those old romantic movie such as pretty woman .
@Jshean20 (14374)
• Canada
4 Aug 12
Pretty Woman was a classic movie, I enjoyed that. I might be thinking of the early 90s as well but remember the movie "Pretty in Pink", great movie but not sure if this is from the 80's or not. Thanks for commenting.
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• Philippines
4 Aug 12
Yes, Pretty in Pink is an 80s movie. 1986 to be exact.
@Jshean20 (14374)
• Canada
5 Aug 12
Oh good to know, Pretty In Pink was made when I was just one year old then. The lead actress is also in some other movies that I like but I cannot think of the names at the moment. Thanks for giving me the year the movie was made, I wondered!
@much2say (38744)
• United States
3 Aug 12
Oh I feel so old when you tell me you were born in the 80's - ha ha!! The 80's for me was during middle school and high school . . . and at the end I was in college. The 80's seemed to be a better time for everyone financially (eek - look where the world is now). I love 80's music even today . . . I loved Duran Duran, Culture Club, Pet Shop Boys, Tears for Fears, Yaz, Lionel Richie, Michael Jackson . . . omg and that's just to name a few. 80's clothing was crazy . . . I remember wearing neon colors, knickers, tuxedo shirts with bow ties (for the ladies), sweatshirts with the collar area cut off with a tank top underneath (like Flashdance). I love the 80's "culture" - it was fun and zany!!
@Jshean20 (14374)
• Canada
3 Aug 12
I remember doing a collage back in high school which was based on the 80s, I recall seeing a lot of big hair and makeup in the images I collected on websites. It was a lot of fun creating that collage actually, my sisters seen more of the 80s than I did, so it brought back memories for them!
@much2say (38744)
• United States
4 Aug 12
OMG yes, the big hair. I never got into the big hair, but looking at my old photos, it looks like I had big hair anyway!!!! Oh yah, the make up colors - LOTS of crazy colors - that went with the bright clothing colors . . . yep, I went through all that too!!!
@Jshean20 (14374)
• Canada
4 Aug 12
I've noticed that things from those days seem to slowly be coming back into style again, give it a few more years and people will be pulling out the lime colored tights again.
@adforme (2116)
4 Aug 12
The 80's were a very formative time in my life. Some of the music, movies and clothing I still very much enjoy. I love horror movies, and I believe the 80's were a good time for those. The music is always still in my head, some of it would be considered classic pop and rock by now. Michael Jackson was always at the top of the charts and rock rocked. As far as televison is concerned, I remember the Ateam, Battlestar Gallatica, V, Dynasty and all that good stuff. I was in Jr. High and highschool in the 80's. It was a fun time to be a student. I would imagine more fun than now. Thank you for the trip down memory lane.
@Jshean20 (14374)
• Canada
4 Aug 12
My pleasure, thanks for enlightening me on what it was like since I was only born in 1985.
@adforme (2116)
4 Aug 12
Your welcome for the enlightenment. The 80's will always be great!
• Philippines
4 Aug 12
like you, i was born in the 80's. when talking about the 80's, little memories about my childhood would come back. like playing in the streets with my cousins and friends, my daddy singing a lullaby to me and my sister, going to school wearing short pants, wearing a dress with the same color and design of my sister's, the feeling of envy when i'll see a child holding a very nice toy.
@Jshean20 (14374)
• Canada
4 Aug 12
When I look at pictures from my childhood it tells a certain story of what the 80's was like as far as style is concerned, my dad had some big hair in the 80's!
• Slovenia
4 Aug 12
Thumbs up for this topic. I always wondred the same thing as you, how 80's kids and teens felt and how were those years for them. I absolutely adore 80's any music gqenre from then, hardly disappoiints me, which I sadly cant say same for nowadays music. Michael Jackson, Modern Talking, Laura Branigan and tv shows like CHiPs, A-team, Mcgayver and those Bud Spencer & Terence Hill series, I remembeer those being played years later when mom watched then when I was about 5 years old. In general 80s to me are a time when I think people had the most fun, clothes, big hair, great music, fun, good economy, I think it was a kind of heaven 80s kids had, I was unfortunately born in '89, would be so happy if I was born earlier. :]
@Jshean20 (14374)
• Canada
4 Aug 12
I'm glad that you enjoyed this topic, I can see by your profile picture that you're a fan of the 80's. Even though you were born in '89 I'm sure there is enough information online and on youtube to inform you. Thanks for commenting.
@maximax8 (27344)
• United Kingdom
3 Aug 12
I love music from the 1980s and hearing these tunes brings back many happy memories. A few weeks ago I did some brain storming to find past tunes that I used to listen to years ago. I found some old favorites and listening to them delighted me. My mom had a tape in her car and we used to listen to it as she drove along in her car. She had tunes on it like Japanese Boy. I liked Nik Kershaw, Aha, Kate Bush and Eurythmics. I went to a Madonna concert in 1987 and a Duran Duran concert in 1989. I wished I have been to a Michael Jackson concert but I missed out on that. I love the Michael Jackson tunes Thriller,Beat It and Billy Jean. I love Madonna tunes Holiday and Lucky Star. I adore the Nik Kershaw tune Wouldn't it be good. I like the Eurythmics tune Sweet Dreams. I liked Laura Branigan's music. Wow! Music today is not as great as it was in the 1980s.
@Jshean20 (14374)
• Canada
4 Aug 12
Michael Jackson was one of a kind that's for sure, I don't think anyone will ever come close to him. A lot of his songs make me want to dance and his slow songs make me teary eyed, for example "You are not Alone" is a good one.
@ARIES1973 (9534)
• Legaspi, Philippines
3 Aug 12
I was on my grade school and high school during those time. I remember the hair style during those time, the bangs are being teased to achieved the desired height and using a spray net to hold it in place. I see my pictures during those time. I look very ugly. He he. But my high school days are quite remembering. Those are one of the happiest times. I remember on of my favorites songs, "That's What Friends Are For."
@Jshean20 (14374)
• Canada
3 Aug 12
Did you have to go through a lot of hairspray to achieve this style or did you just "tease" the hair? Are you going to be brave and post a picture of your "slammin" style from the 80's?
@lanieky (47)
• United States
3 Aug 12
I was born in 1968 but I do like some of the music from the seventys andthe eightys but now days me and my husband would play a game when a song comes on the radio he ask me who sung it and I do the same to him most of the time I am right if it's around the 80's age rock but the 70's I don't know very much or else don't remember them.
@Jshean20 (14374)
• Canada
3 Aug 12
That sounds like a fun game to play. I'm good at humming tunes that I have in my mind, but to put words with it and say who sings it, I'm not so good at that part. Thanks for posting.
• China
3 Aug 12
Hi dear Jshean20,I was born in the 80s as well,about the memories of 80s I just can got it from the replay TV drama and some pop music of that era.But actually I think the best way to understand the era is to read some book cause in the book it will tell us about the details deeply. But I have the clear memories about the 90s and I really miss that era,at that time people are more pure,and the most important I think it is the commodity prices is in a low level so we can buy many stuff we need,but now,everything is expensive and I just find my salary is very very limited.
@Jshean20 (14374)
• Canada
3 Aug 12
I hear you. It seems that prices of everything goes up and yet somehow our wages stay the same. It's a scary trend if you ask me!
@Raine38 (9029)
• United States
3 Aug 12
I was also born in the 80s and to be honest I prefer the music of this decade than the ones we have during my teens. The artists then can really sing, pure and raw talent. The artists now rely most of the time to auto tune and an upbeat rhythm and then call it music.
@Jshean20 (14374)
• Canada
4 Aug 12
I'm really drawn to music of this era as well for some reason, atleast it doesn't just disappear with time and we can still enjoy it.
• United States
3 Aug 12
I think I am not sure that Ilike the70's better. I was born in 69 and the music all sounds so good to me. Iam sure I loved the80's as well since I love the oldies over all any how. Idon't have muchas far as memories. except we grew up listening tobob marley.
@Jshean20 (14374)
• Canada
3 Aug 12
Speaking of 69, I love "summer of 69" by Bryan Adams. Thanks for posting!