What era is your "flashback" era?

United States
February 8, 2007 5:47pm CST
Mine is a mix of 70's and 80's.... bands that I just smile about when I hear their names... BTO (Bachman Turner Overdrive), Madonna (ok, so she's still around) and so many more! What's your era?
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@babyhar (1335)
• Canada
9 Feb 07
My era would have to be of course the 80's! I honestly believe that you don't know how much you have missed until it's gone. And I know I miss this era with every fiber of my being! I remember how back then it didn't matter what you had looked like. I mean you could have dressed as wild & crazy as much as you'd like.. Like for example how Cyndi Lauper used to dress, in which I still admire her being able to pull that style off.. But I find now.. That these days it seems like when you try to dress differently that you end up getting weird stares, unless you are a celebrity & are well known by the public. In which I find to be quite sad personally that some people feel you need to be well known to have a creative style like no other! I know that I don't really care what society thinks & will dress the way I'd like to. I just wish more & more clothing from the 80's would be brought back. I know some has, but not enough in my opinion.. I also remember how the music they put out in the 80's ended up sounding so much more original compared to the music they are putting out now. I found the musicians back then to be so much more talented, as well as creative. And I loved how a lot of artists we're some-what rebellious & it came to show in there music, as well as there style in general. I remember as well listening to artists such as Madonna back then, or Glass Tiger, Michael Jackson, or even Cory hart to name just a few. I miss those days with all of my heart.. I still listen to 80's music to this very day more than I do music that has been put out recently. I love being able to listen to 80's music as it helps me to revisit my childhood. It also helps to bring back good memories from that era that I was able to experience. I as well am a big fan of 80's movies! Half of my collection of the movies that I do own as of right now at this moment in time are mostly from the 80's! I really enjoyed movies from the 80s, not only because they we're rather entertaining.. But I feel that they help to teach some important lessons more than movies that are being put out now. I find 80's movies to be rather inspirational & very positive at the same time. I know that still to this very day that movies such as "The Burbs" , "Uncle Buck" , "The Heavenly Kid" , & "Big" all still remain some of my favorite movies. I honestly do feel that the 80's was such a great era in movie history. And of course who could forget the cartoons from the 80s?! I know that I can't. I'm still trying to get my hands on old cartoons that I used to watch during my childhood. I find the cartoons these days aren't quite as comparable & memorable as the movies from the 80's. I remember watching cartoons such as: Smurfs, Inspector Gadget, Jem, Alf, Jetsons, etc.. I still want to get my hands on half of these cartoons that I used to watch.. I am wanting to try to start a collection of the cartoons I used to watch from back then. Cartoons today just aren't the same for me. In conclusion, I know that I personally do miss the 80's. I find the reason behind this is due to the fact that I found back then I was so innocent, yet so young. And I found the 80's to be an era in which the world was to. I know that now that I've grown older that I miss my past due to what the 80's brought to my life. Now that I am older I am at least proud that I am still passionate about those times in my life. Thanks for allowing me to share! xx
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• United States
9 Feb 07
OMG... I so remember people dressing like Cindy Lauper... lol I've never been too "trendy" so I can say I never really went for any music era look in fashion. But Cindy Lauper and Madonna truly did dawn a whole fashion look at one point in time! OMG.. and the Michael Jackson glove! I remember kids going around buying them and thinking they were so cool!!!!!! LOL
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@ESKARENA1 (18299)
9 Feb 07
for me its the late 1970s , particularly thin lizzy and BTO also. I also got into Rush about this time, wow see im just an old hippy lol
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• United States
9 Feb 07
lol... that's okay... we love the ol' hippies and the new ones alike!
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@Wanderlaugh (1624)
• Australia
9 Feb 07
I’ve played music for decades, and I can tell you it’s all one big flashback. To this day I still listen to stuff I heard when I was a kid. The original HDH Motown and Atlantic, acid rock, Sly and the Family Stone, Jethro Tull, and a string of things from the 70s and beyond. I notice that what remains are the good songs and musical ideas, not so much the “memories” thing. The 80s and 90s were a bit cute for my tastes, too many hairstyles, too few good bands, and I got into jazz instead, a belated but worthwhile education. I picked up a lot of different kinds of music as well, Chinese, classical, Chinese classical, blues, big band, Native American, Australian Aboriginal, you name it. Another good reason for playing music and listening to music: you can always take it with you. Music is its own time zone.
• United States
9 Feb 07
You sound a lot like me. I love a variety of styles, eras and types. I have to agree that some of the bubble gum pop of the late 80's wasn't really my style, but for the most part I can find something in any era that I love.
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• Malta
9 Feb 07
I have just read your discussion and you made me open the my music folder! I love the 80's and 90's era. Simply love that kind of music. I still like the brand new nusic especially the slow & romantic one though to try not to feel old! LOL!
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@shywolf (4520)
• United States
9 Feb 07
I was born in 1975, so my flashback era has definitely got to be the 80's! I love the 1980's. The music from that era, especially British pop bands with lots of synthesizers involved, has got to be some of my favorite sounding music of all time! I definitely feel nostalgic when I hear some of those songs, whether one-hit wonders or artists who had a long and successful career. ^_^
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• United States
9 Feb 07
Isn't it amazing how much music plays a part in our lives growing up?
• Philippines
14 Feb 07
the flower people, woodstock, stomping ground, of the late 60s and early 70s, my kind of music, my kind of flashback
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@FishStick (102)
• Belgium
9 Feb 07
My flashback era is the sixties and the early seventies. I just love the sound of these days. :) I think it would be wonderful to be a teenager in that era.
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@lifeiseasy (2292)
• United States
9 Feb 07
I grew up listening to jim corce and kitty wells , yes they were both in my home ...I personally like the songs of the sixties ..they are fast and up beat ... I am a country fan and flashback for me is redneck girl by bellamy brother s...favorite song to dance to at the bars ...lol way back when ...those we good times
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@inked4life (4227)
• United States
9 Feb 07
I'm definitely a child of the 80's. Thats when I really started to get into music...loved all the synth stuff (still do)like Gary Numan, Ultravox, Human League, Visage etc. The fashions left a little bit to be desired mind you...a little bit too much pastel for my liking.
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@Debs_place (10525)
• United States
9 Feb 07
Actually I am more a 60's and 70'skidn of person, but I also love 50's and big band. So I am all over theplace. It is funny you should ask this, Iwas looking at the time-life collection the other day and realized that I stopped really buying a lot of the current music about 1986. Which is the year my son was born, mmm. I guess that just goes to show, kids really do make you feel old. Sometime after that was when I ralized how out of touch with the current music I was. And him, he loves that country western stuff - yuck.
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@emeraldisle (13145)
• United States
9 Feb 07
Mine would have to be the same. I grew up listing to the musics of the 70's and 80's. A few things from before that but for the most part the groups I listen to are from that time. I listen to a lot of them when ever I get the chance. They are still my favorites.
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@crazynurse (7489)
• United States
9 Feb 07
Mine would have to be the 70's! Hall and Oates, Chicago, , Don McClean, Little River Band, Jim Croce, Elton John, Billy Joel, Cat Stevens...the list goes on!! Time to go turn on Sirius and listen to some of these great artists! Thanks for the trip down memory lane!
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@Sissygrl (10915)
• Canada
9 Feb 07
Late 80's early 90's, criss cross, boys to men, salt n peppa, lol just to name a few. Oh dear. my husband still listens to some of those old rap groups. i just laugh while he raps along with them, TOO FUNNY
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@Bizziebod (3526)
8 Feb 07
Oh I dunno whether I should reveal this as you will know my age then! Oh yeah it's already on my profile lol! Mine is the 80's Madonna, Erasure, Kajagoogoo, Culture Club to name but a few! Just thinking about the 80's makes me smile, brings back some great memories and some real cringeworthy ones too when I remember how we used to dress!!
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@howard96h (11658)
• New York, New York
8 Feb 07
Oh the 70's Motown's my favorite. When I listen to it now I just go back in time and it feels so good. Wish I could jump back there. +
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@katcarneo (1442)
• Philippines
8 Feb 07
the boyband and girlband era!!!!i know every album and song of the backstreet boys, spice girls, n'sync, boyzone, 911, five, take 5, solid harmonie, and many many more. this is in the late 90's and early 2000. there's a new boyband that pops out every other week but sadly most of them are one-hit wonders.