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I Love the 80s

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    Duran Duran, Madonna and Day-glo

    I love the 80s because I was a teen for most of them and I was also a big fan of Duran Duran. There was an air of flamboyance and artistic expression back then. It was all about the hair and the bright colours and having fun. Madonna emerged as a young singer and we all wanted to...
    Lacrymose Lacrymose 41-45, F 7 Responses Nov 24, 2007

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    Band Aid In Bed

    I feel i missed out! just about caught 89 but obviously...i was...a newborn and all that. cos i feel xmas is upon me,i sung the whole of the band aid song...in bed...to my bf.[the original!] he did not approve  but ill soon get him into it  [those are so...
    wraysgirl wraysgirl 16-18, F Nov 29, 2007

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    The Video

    The music Video came of age as an art form in the 80's. MTV and Michael were the driving forces behind the music video becoming an art form and not just a cheaply made promotional device.  Interestingly enough, Michael Jackson and most black artist had problems getting air play...
    holloway64 holloway64 46-50, M Dec 17, 2012

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    I Am a 90s Baby...

    but everything about the 80s is so wicked to me. I am wrapped in it's culture, it is insane.
    wewantcowbell wewantcowbell 16-17, F 1 Response Nov 14, 2007

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    I Was Born In the 80s of Cours...

    I was born in the 80s of course I love them. Besides, all of those cool games (except for cabbage patch kids and teddy ruxspin :hides:), the music--superb, and who could forget awesome shows like ALF, and cartoons like the snorks, the 80s were great and a big part of them still...
    shaun0h shaun0h 26-30, T 1 Response Jan 16, 2008

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    Growing up in the 80s was great,

    from the toys you could get to the sweets..... :-) Was such a great time. I have so many good memories from my childhood.
    mistymerlin mistymerlin 41-45, M 2 Responses Aug 10

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    Yeah, Me Too!

    I lloved the music.  (My car was in the movie "Flashdance").  I loved my job.  I loved the world.  And I was in love.  I was happy and healthy and had  the drive and time left to fix my life if it was going down the toilet.  Maybe the...
    AyeAye AyeAye 46-50, F 1 Response May 18, 2008

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    I Miss the 80's

    I miss waking up on a Saturday moring really early just to prepare for myself, a Feast of Feasts.  Now, i a Feast of Feasts is simply some Kellogg's Corn Flakes with just the right amount of sugar to accompany Rainbow Bright, He-Man, Transformers, etc, just to name a few...
    deleted deleted 26-30 Jan 20, 2009

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    I Come From The 80s

    Motley Crue was my first taste of glam metal & I loved em,especially Nikki Sixx. I went on to love other 80s glam metal bands...Poison,Rat,Vinnie Vincent Invasion,among others. Back in the 80s MTV actually played music vids. I loved MTV. When I wasn't kicked back watching MTV...
    bourboncrow76 bourboncrow76 51-55, F 2 Responses Aug 7, 2013

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    Love It!!!

    I was born in 81 but I still remember growing up that decade better then I remember the 90's, everything I love the most is from then the movies the music, my boyfriend and every1 makes fun of me so much because I still now prefer 80's music and movies to anything current, and I...
    Calliebaby13 Calliebaby13 31-35, F Jun 1, 2013

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    Love It - and Hate It a Little Bit

    Ahh, the 80s'... the decade I both love and hate. I was a teenager and had the time of my life. The thing I feel the most nostalgic about is the music: we got cable in the mid-80s', and watching music videos on Sky Channel and MTV was great fun. And back then the people in the...
    Anonna Anonna 36-40, F May 19, 2008

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    His Purple Majesty

    A little man with big talent: Prince burst onto the scene i he 80s with the hit movie Purple Rain. He looked like a combination of Jimi Hendrix, a pimp, and Rue Paul. The movie had a loose plot that mostly was an excuse to get to the great music Prince was playing.  I remember...
    holloway64 holloway64 46-50, M Dec 18, 2012

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    The Best...

    ... decade I have lived in so far. Like that song, 1980 something or whatever. Nintendo, the expression "lame". All of it. The 80's were great in nearly every way!
    VincentValentine VincentValentine 31-35, M 4 Responses Aug 10, 2009

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    I Want Them Back!!

    i really miss the 80s, what great music!!! my idol Prince, Billy Idol, Madonna was better then. i want to go back to my teens lol oh and i miss all the lycra shorts the girls wore lol
    drippy72 drippy72 41-45, M Jun 1, 2012

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    Fashion

    I don't necessarily think all the '80s trends were cool, but I like the fact that people felt comfortable to express themselves that freely. No one expresses themselves that freely anymore, or at least not as much.
    ameeker ameeker 21-25, F 1 Response Nov 19, 2007

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    Stress Relief

    Every time I would feel stressed out I'd find a comfortable couch, put on my head phones, close my eyes and listen to my favorite 80's music. Sometimes my mind would wonder out to the good old days, my teen experiences and all those other fun stuff I used to do. Before I know it...
    trojanrider trojanrider 36-40, M Apr 10, 2013

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    HowAboutNoScott HowAboutNoScott 22-25, M Feb 8, 2012

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    The 80s Was The Best Year Ever!

    Everything about the 80s was fun. Even though most of the movies back then are corny now, with cheap special effects that was the uprising of scary and social misfit movies. Some of my favorite movies back then...The Dark Crystal, Just One of the Guys, Fast Times at Ridgemont...
    Misspurple Misspurple 31-35, F May 14, 2012

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    80s Music

    I love Bon Jovi so much, he's way better than JB and all the rappers that don't even use their real voice. Bon Jovi is a legend.
    kmbell333 kmbell333 13-15, F Aug 19, 2013

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    Happy

    I love the eighties.. the music, the clothes.. the atmosphere.  I was happy and healthy in the 80s.. carefree years filled with going to clubs (underage ;-)) and having fun. I was a Boy George impersonator and had much fun doing that.
    alabastardragon alabastardragon 36-40, M 3 Responses Jan 16, 2008

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    rowena7 rowena7 51-55, F 1 Response Sep 11

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    Great Time To Be A Teenager

    I was a '70s kid and I am very fond of that decade.  But that meant spending my adolescence in the '80s and that was wonderful too. Top 40 pop stations were worth listening to, back in the days when the Top 40 actually meant something and the charts gave a much more accurate...
    londdragon londdragon 41-45, M 1 Response Jun 22, 2011

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    I'm A Fan, Alright

    I was born in the late 80s, but because of what I like to call 'decade bleed' and the fact that we had a lot of thrift stuff and hand-me-downs, like Nintendo and Cabbage Patch Kids, I was very familiar with the 80s as a child. I always dug the music. It was so different...
    RagdollTherian RagdollTherian 18-21, F Jun 22, 2010

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    The Good About The Cold War During The 1980'S

    I am going to start with the election of President Reagan who was not only most responsible for winning the Cold War but also for recovering America's economic juggernaut economy. Also, some things were never as important before or after the Cold War but during it they were...
    DELENNIS DELENNIS 41-45, M 1 Response Mar 16, 2013

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    I Will Admit It....

    It's that "so bad, it's good" kind of love.  I think we always love the period of time when we were transitioning into adulthood, though.  Most of us anyway.  That time of finding true independence and discovering one's sexual power.  Being young...
    deleted deleted 26-30 1 Response Feb 20, 2009

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    A Look Back In Time.

    I love the music from the 80's, and maybe that's because music helped me get through the 80's. I miss the style of the music, it seems like a lost art. At least you can understand the lyrics that were paired with the music, unlike most of today's' music, depending on the genre. I...
    TwilightDream TwilightDream 36-40, F Jun 26, 2012

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    My Goodness!!!

    i LOVE LOVE LOVE the 80's at my old job we had 80's day and that was so much fun! dressing with our spandex and teased hair..rockin out to the soundtrack of sixteen candles!
    bOObsMaGee bOObsMaGee 22-25, F Aug 30, 2008

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    I Had Some of My Best Times In...

    I had some of my best times in the 80's. The music was the best and todays artists are still singing 80's songs or using the beats. I would go out dancing three nights a week and could still function to go to work the next day. My life was full of drama and I always came out on...
    sweetd sweetd 56-60, F 1 Response Jan 16, 2008

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    Best Decade Ever

    And not just because I was born in the middle of it!  Love 80s music, espesh the power ballad type songs by bands like Europe and Foreigner. I like 80s movies, The Labyrinth and Flash Gordon are probably my favs.  If u like Queen, check Flash out, its...
    auroraaustralis auroraaustralis 22-25 1 Response Oct 20, 2008

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    The 80's..the movies were better back then,

    the music was really good. I loved that movie with Tom Cruise in it called "Risky Business".
    SentimentalMood SentimentalMood 36-40, F Dec 9

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    It Was A Time Of Great Creativity, A Perfect Blend Of Old And New

    I loved everything about the 80s, I was 10 in 1980 and so I got a chance to enjoy the great time that it was to be a child ,I loved the toys and cartoons but when Madonna came out with like a virgin in 83-84 and the girls were dressing like her and cindy lauper it was magical for...
    glennm7 glennm7 41-45, M 1 Response Feb 8, 2013

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    Music, Ankle Warmers, Action!

    I was born in the wrong decade I was born in 84 but should have been born 16 years earlier for my liking so i could experience the 80's songs that i love now in context! Examples: Mirrorman - Human League 69 Balloons E.L.O David Bowie Bon Jovi Iron Maiden Guns n'Roses Etc
    danielwilkins1 danielwilkins1 26-30 Jul 10, 2012

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    Rock On

    Like a Prayer, Thriller, Roller Skating, being able to roam the neighborhood without a bat for the screwballs... just fun and free. Neon clothing, leg warmers, Izod and Jordach... oh how I miss the 80's.
    mysplitpersonality mysplitpersonality 36-40, F 2 Responses Jun 19, 2008

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    Yes I Do

    I love the eighties so much, I still get my clothes from there.
    holloway64 holloway64 46-50, M 1 Response Sep 26, 2012

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    ...

    hi, sometimes i feel like im born in the wrong decade.....everyone keeps telling me that its 2011 now and to wake up....sometimes people see me as joking.....but im not. 80s is my life. i love everything about it.the style,movies,clothes,color,tv commercials, movies. my mp3...
    jmart103 jmart103 22-25 2 Responses Sep 12, 2011

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    What 80'S Memorabilia Do You Have?

    I will start i have Garbagepail kids GI JOES THundercats masters of the universe 1982 Worlds fair beer 1982 Worlds fair official guide book so what all do you guys have P.S i still have my michael jackson thriller coat
    jtrain jtrain 36-40, M Jun 24, 2013

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    The Music! the Hair! the Fashions!

    i'm such a sucker for all of it. everything about that awesome decade rocks my world. i'd absolutely love to travel back to it and live through each year being the age i'm at now.
    runnagirrl runnagirrl 22-25, F 11 Responses Apr 7, 2009

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    Given my vintage (1966) I guess it's natural.

    .. John Hughes movies...ludicrous haircuts (Flock of Seagulls anyone?)...daft student politics (Militant was me!)...and fabulous Indie music.... Sigh...
    ThisCharmingManUK ThisCharmingManUK 46-50, M 2 Responses Nov 16

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    Just Loved The 80's!! Lol

    i know a lot of people look back on the 80's with fear, cos of the hairstyles and fashion and so on, but i loved it!!! i grew up in the 80's, and i just remember the music and the fashion, the hairstyle's and the fashion and the shoulder pads, the lot, and i thought it was...
    cowshed123 cowshed123 31-35, M 5 Responses Jun 7, 2010

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    I don't know if I can

    even describe the anguish I feel every day just not living in the 1980s. I love that period of time so much it's insane. The music, movies, clothing style, culture, the way things looked, everything, even the corny bits. I wish so much that I could travel back in time and live...
    maddiegraddie maddiegraddie 18-21, F 2 Responses Feb 12

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    Well, I Enjoy the Rock, Anyway...

    The best of the 1980s was definitely the rock music. Aerosmith, Rush, Toto, REO Speedwagon, Survivor, Men at Work, The Police, Sting (going solo), Kenny Loggins, Duran Duran (not totally rock, but rock enough), Tears for Fears (same deal), Foreigner, Dire Straits, Bryan Adams...
    rustyguy rustyguy 18-21, M 2 Responses May 18, 2009

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    I am obsessed with the 80's!

    For not growing up in the 80's I love the music, the movies, the TV shows, the actors, the technology, I even love just collecting old records and playing them on my dad's record player!
    simplyunfathomable simplyunfathomable 13-15, F 1 Response Jun 19

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    Some Fun Times

    I was born in '76 and I mostly remember the end of the 80's really well when I was 12-13 years old. Junior high...What I remember the most was the fashion...remember big messy hair, shoulder pads in jackets, spandex leggings in crazy animal prints and shiny neon colours? How...
    RobertaS RobertaS 36-40, F 10 Responses Aug 27, 2013

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    I Hate This Lifetime

    I LOVE EVERYTHING THERE IS ABOUT THE 80'S. THE MUSIC WAS AWESOME. "METELLICA, GUNS 'N' ROSES, NIRVANA...." JUST SOME OF THE MUSIC I LIKE. AND THEIR HAIR AND CLOTHING.... AMAZING.    IF ONLY MAN....
    countingshadows07 countingshadows07 18-21, F Jun 4, 2010

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    Me Too

    Seems so long ago now. Mrs Thatcher was the Prime Minister, Ronald Reagen was the President of the United States and Mr Gorbachev was the Soviet President. The USA, USSR and China were super-powers. The Cold War existed by the Soviet Bloc and the Western World. South Africa...
    yfronts36 yfronts36 41-45, M Mar 3, 2012

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    Oh Yes

    It started with Ferris Bueller, Cher, Madonna, then to 80s one-hit wonders, asking the people I know who were young during the 80s what life was like... Bohemian Rhapsody, leg warmers,  Michael Jackson, and my obsession with glitz didn't help much... it was...
    PaperPlanes PaperPlanes 18-21, F 4 Responses Apr 28, 2009

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    80s Music

    Don get me wrong, there was some great music in the 80. But what marks the eighties music are the overly loud drum machine and the omnipresent synthesizer. I loved Tina Turner's Private Dancer album, I owned it. But when I listen to it now, I am almost in a state of shock at...
    holloway64 holloway64 46-50, M 1 Response Sep 28, 2012

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    I was born in the late 70's

    so I can't say I have really experienced the 80's but it's my favorite decade. I love the hairstyles, the fashion (I do think the 80's shoulder pads were an abomination) loved the music! Couldn't get enough of those cheesy rock ballads, guns and roses, Joan Jett, nirvana, U2...
    walorn walorn 36-40, F 1 Response Jul 2

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    Related Experiences

    I know, "More Than A Feeling" is like "Smells Like Teen Spirit" or "Blitzkrieg Bop" when it comes to most known, but this song is awesome *tear*. When I'm tired and thinking cold...
    Alayjahndro Alayjahndro 16-17, M Nov 23

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    Okay, here's the story: I have a very strong crush - I will not call it love - on my male employee. I am a manager at a place and he is one of my staff members. This should send...
    HunterOfTheRings HunterOfTheRings 26-30, F 8 hrs ago

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    My boss is hotttt male who has serious crush on me for the past 1 year. i can see love/crush in his eyes for me, he is open about it infront of even his boss. I have been ignoring...
    catt123ow catt123ow 70+, F Nov 28

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