What did you (or do you) like the most about the 80's?

@dmillman (2273)
United States
January 27, 2007 4:54pm CST
For me, I love the music and the movies. I used to love the clothes and the hair, but I've finally outgrown that. There is just something about the music that I love. It's not as fake as the newer stuff. I mean you hear real instuments, especially guitars in the stuff from the 80's. Maybe it's because it brings me back to my youth when life was easier. I just love the music, and the movies. What do you think?
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@sunnypub (2131)
• United States
27 Jan 07
I have to agree with you. I love the music and movies also. The music was alwasy so much fun and weird and the artisits seemed to be more creative. The movies were silly but they really caught the essense of the gerneration. We were a free and wild and crazy and creative and loving generation and both the music and movies showed that about us.
@dmillman (2273)
• United States
27 Jan 07
I've liked the same groups for ages. I might not like their new stuff, but I'll always listen to their old stuff. It's also weird seeing some of the 80's groups/singers making a come-back. I'm liking the new Bon Jovi album a lot.
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@sanjayko (339)
• India
28 Jan 07
I like the love amongst neighbors which was there at 80,s not now because of the Computers, and all this.....
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• Ireland
28 Jan 07
are you kidding 80s music was the fakest music there ever was
@AndreaM76 (1164)
• United States
28 Jan 07
I love 80s' music! I was born in 76' and remember alot about the 80s'.You want to know what I love most? People worried about being thin still but it wasn't the bones protruding out of the flesh thin. It was curvey and round faces just the right amount to look good. Now if your spine isn't sticking out and cheeks sunken in then you are to fat. I loved the big hair too!
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• United States
28 Jan 07
You are soooo right. I was a teen in the 80's and we wanted to be thin but not anorexic looking. Curves were in. The big hair was great! I miss it. It has taken me years to finally get rid of the big hair. lol My husband still says it's too fluffy. I'll never be able to wear straight to the head hair. Have to have some body to it.
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@AndreaM76 (1164)
• United States
28 Jan 07
I saw a few years ago where they were trying to copy the 80s' looks. I saw one girl running around town with the ratted hair and bright blush and blue eye shadow. She looked a little on the crazy side since noone else was dressing like her but she was super skinny so I think it killed the look too:(
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@dmillman (2273)
• United States
29 Jan 07
I think that's one of the best parts about going to a concert from an 80's group - it's seeing everyone dressed up in 80's-style clothing. Remember Spandex - WOW! I can't believe that I could wear that stuff back then, or wanted to for that matter. I definitely liked the curves of the 80's better too.
@joesgamez (225)
• United States
28 Jan 07
Ummmm i love this Topic!! i guess the music was good.. its been soo long. i would love to Go back. i think thats when life ment something
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@dmillman (2273)
• United States
29 Jan 07
To bad we didn't have a time machine like in Back to the Future so we could go back to the 80's. That would be pretty awesome!
• United States
28 Jan 07
The 80s were a strange decade, but you have to love them. I think my favorite part about the 80s are the movies and cartoons it produced. Some of the best movies of our time came out of the 80s.
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@dmillman (2273)
• United States
29 Jan 07
I can't even think of the cartoons right now. What were they again?
• United States
28 Jan 07
I didn't get to grow up or live in the 80s (born in '90...) but i would have loved too. I love 80s music, its sweet, then theres some really funny stuff. Theres just a ton of great bands and it would be a much better time to grow up, in my opinion...
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@dmillman (2273)
• United States
29 Jan 07
That's it, it's really fun music. By the 90's everything went commercial if you ask me. It was more of what they thought the people wanted, versus what they wanted to sing. Though, there are a few today that break out from the mold, and I like that. I hate the cookie cutter stuff.
@crystal8577 (1470)
• United States
28 Jan 07
I am a huge 80's fan when it comes to the music & movies. I really do not have much use for a lot of the music made today. I could spend all day just watching 80's movies. My middle daughter saw "Teen Wolf" last weekend & has watched it like 5 times now.
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@dmillman (2273)
• United States
29 Jan 07
I forgot about Teen Wolf. That was good too. I could spend forever listening to 80's music and watching 80's movies too!
• United States
28 Jan 07
80's music was Da'Bomb! You can't beat the music that was put out in the 80's by the popular hair bands! The music is terrific still today and gets you up dancing and makes you remember a more carefree time in your life.
@dmillman (2273)
• United States
29 Jan 07
Yeah! I've been to 2 Poison concerts. The first one was the best, because I got us tickets in the 3rd row. One of my friends caught a guitar pick from one of the opening bands. The concert was called something like the Big Hair Bands or something.
• United States
27 Jan 07
I am with you. I stopped listening to the radio because I have Music Choice on my cable. They have a channel that plays nothing but 80's songs! And don't get me started about the movies of the 80's.From great dramas like Terms of Endearment to silly comedies like Bachelor Party and Porky's. It was a great era. Oh, i almost forgot, like you I used to love the "fashion" of the 80's. I most cofess, one of my favorites looks for Madonna was her first. Her look for Desparatly Seeking Susan.
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@dmillman (2273)
• United States
27 Jan 07
Totally agree! I love Madonna and her music and the clothes that she wore. The Desperately Seeking Susan outfits were my faves too. I like her and her music so much that I took Madonna as my confirmation name. She may be controversial, but her music still rules. I'd love to see her in concert one of these days!!!
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• United States
30 Jan 07
I was born in the 80's how much better can it get?? haha so i wasnt really around for all the cool stuff....but my husband swears that if his prime years were in the 80's he would have been the best dancer ever! haha! i think that all the ppl my age are starting to try and bring the 80's back....so i hope you didnt throw all your 80's clothes away...you may have another chance to wear them!!
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@dmillman (2273)
• United States
31 Jan 07
You just reminded me of break dancing - OMG! Anyone remember that? I just saw it in a newwer movie, so I guess it's making a comeback, huh?
@dmillman (2273)
• United States
11 Feb 07
I've actually noticed more and more things from the 80's making a comeback. Gee, I hopw they start making music and movies like they did in the 80's again - that would be totally awesome!
@inked4life (4227)
• United States
18 Feb 07
For me it was definitely the music. It pretty much shaped what I listen to today. I was into all the synth pop stuff like Gary Numan (who I still think is incredible), Visage, Ultravox, Human League etc. Was never a big fan of the fashion, although I did stop weraring socks around the time Miami Vice was on.
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@dmillman (2273)
• United States
19 Feb 07
I was into the pop, pop rock, rock, dance and heavy metal. Went to Metallica (2x), Motley Crue, Poison with other groups (2x) and Aerosmith(though, their more 70s I think?). The music was definitely great. Thanks for the post.
@Denmarkguy (1845)
• United States
18 Feb 07
I do like a lot of 80's music still-- perhaps because the 80's represent my college years, and I was fairly happy at that time. One the whole, though, I am not all that "past-oriented." My ex used to kid me that I seemed to lack the "nostalgia gene" many people who reminisce about "the good old days" seem to have. I do like some of the 80's films, too-- Reality Bites, The Breakfast Club, Dazed & Confused-- that seemed to define the time, on some level. I'd have to say (no offense to anyone) that the clothes and hair were mostly... ummm.... UNFORTUNATE.
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@dmillman (2273)
• United States
19 Feb 07
I could listen to 80s music all day, and be in heaven. I still love it, and always will. That's what was playing when I was growing up, so it does bring back some great memories........and a few bad ones sometimes.............but it's usually the good ones, and I like that!
@katan22 (327)
• Philippines
1 Feb 07
During the 80's, I was only a toddler so I don't have any memories on what I used to like during that time? For us Filipinos, the 80's era is not a good one because it was the time that we had our Marshal Law so it is definitely a time not worth reminiscing for most.
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@dmillman (2273)
• United States
1 Feb 07
Sorry to hear about that. I'm not sure what you mean by Marshal Law, but it doesn't sound like it was enjoyable. Sorry if I brought up some bad memories for you.
@JeTBoy (155)
• Portugal
1 Feb 07
The music is definitely what I like the most about the 80's. I consider that the 80's seen the best pop/rock music ever made. I'm addicted to 80's music channels. Also love most great cars from that decade!
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@dmillman (2273)
• United States
1 Feb 07
You got that right. The music is the best, and probably always will be the best, as far as I'm concerned.
@dfinster (3535)
• United States
31 Jan 07
I was in high school during most of the 80's and I loved everything about it. It was just some kind of feeling that I've never had before and a fun kind of attitude about things.
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@dmillman (2273)
• United States
31 Jan 07
I was in high school from the late 80's to early 90's, but still loved everything 80's. Didn't care much for the new stuff then either. It was so carefree back then. I miss that too.
@mzbubblie (3840)
• United States
30 Jan 07
I enjoyed music, clothes, movies, skating, being around my friends going to the mall..Those were the days.. I enjoyed so much in the 80's..Those were the times, the good times
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@dmillman (2273)
• United States
30 Jan 07
I loved all that too!
• Canada
29 Jan 07
I don't remember anything about the 80's personally, I was born in '82, and the rest of the 80's are a blur.. but the thing that I like to see most about the 80's is the make up and hair that people used to wear. It's pretty funny.
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@dmillman (2273)
• United States
29 Jan 07
It was a great way to express ourselves. That's what it was all about - expressing yourself, and not caring what other people thought! If we had more of that these days, that would be GREAT!
@amitavroy (4826)
• India
29 Jan 07
the most important things about the 80s was the culture and I miss that a lot in this time. People used to interact a lot more than than what they do nowadays. It seems everything is now getting computerised and is people are getting very lazy to get out of your house and interact with people outside their house. People don't like to go to anyone's house and discuss anything. Most of them feel comfortable spending their time watching television which has all rubbish TV serials and outs of the a lot of time pass in front of the computer. Also there to the culture we used to get good movies music and lot more stuff is which we can call as classics. But now a day's we don't see those in the more and I really miss them in this time
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@dmillman (2273)
• United States
29 Jan 07
So is that a pic of your cat listening to some 80's music? Just curious. What you wrote is very true. Back then we barely used the phone, because we hung out with everyone in the neighborhood. Didn't get into the phone thing till high school when I had friends in other towns/cities. I definitely miss the "human touch" so-to-speak that you mention.
• United States
29 Jan 07
I will never forget the 80's, particularly the New Wave craze. It was so much fun, just bringing back the memories! The music was so cool especially the British bands. No offense meant, but I totally prefer the non-pop genre (not the likes of Madonna and Cyndi Lauper's music). Nevertheless, the 80's has indeed made a special mark of its own with its blend of funky clothes and hairstyles and ATTITUDE!
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@dmillman (2273)
• United States
29 Jan 07
I liked almost alll of the 80's music. I listened to the pop rock and dance stuff when I was younger, and that was the thing to do. When I got into high school, I got into rock and heavy metal. I still have all of my 80's music cassettes. I just can't throw them out!!!
• United States
29 Jan 07
They 80's where great and I love to listen to a local station that plays 80's on the weekend. Last year my teenage daughters school had an 80's dance and she said they had the most fun out of all the dances all year dancing and playing around to the 80's music. I have natural curly hair so I loved the big hair cause it was easy for me to do. LOL Now it is a struggle to tame it down with all the curl.
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@dmillman (2273)
• United States
29 Jan 07
So when we were all spending forever on our hair in the morning you were still sleeping? Lucky you!
• United States
28 Jan 07
oh yeah just the music and the style i looooovvve the music the most though
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@dmillman (2273)
• United States
29 Jan 07
Same here!