I Love the 80s

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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


    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
    2 Responses Sep 12, 2011

    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
    41-45, M
    Apr 10, 2013

    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
    2 Responses Feb 8, 2013

    If you went to high school in the 80's,

    I am infinitely jealous of you. My parents both graduated high school in 1983 and I find myself flipping through their old yearbooks while listening to 80's music more than I care to admit.
    JerseyBoy16 JerseyBoy16
    18-21, M
    Sep 2, 2015

    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
    18-21, F
    1 Response Jun 19, 2014
    rowena7 rowena7
    51-55, F
    1 Response Sep 11, 2014

    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

    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
    Jan 20, 2009

    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
    18-21, F
    Nov 29, 2007

    OH, THE 80'S........

    They always bring a smile to your face and in some cases make you really laugh out loud. Miss those days with great music , shoulder pads and crazy hair.
    deleted deleted
    Mar 5, 2016

    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
    Jul 10, 2012

    Sometimes I wish we could all go back to this

    decade. Simpler times. There was enough technology to keep us entertained, but not too much where it controlled our lives. People had face to conversations. You had to work up the courage to actually CALL a girl. Pay phones still existed. Arcades were thriving. Hair was big. And...
    Stupidlyaddicted Stupidlyaddicted
    31-35, M
    2 Responses Jan 19, 2015

    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...
    46-50, M
    1 Response Mar 16, 2013

    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

    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

    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

    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
    1 Response Oct 20, 2008
    HowAboutNoScott HowAboutNoScott
    22-25, M
    Feb 8, 2012

    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

    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


    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

    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

    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
    2 Responses Sep 28, 2012

    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

    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
    Jan 16, 2008

    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

    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
    18-21, F
    1 Response Nov 14, 2007

    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, 2014

    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

    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

    I'm so jealous of my parents

    for having lived to go high school in the 80s. Both graduated in 1983 and I find myself flipping through their yearbooks while listening to 80's music more than I care to admit.
    JerseyBoy16 JerseyBoy16
    18-21, M
    2 Responses Sep 1, 2015

    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

    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
    41-45, F
    7 Responses Aug 27, 2013

    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

    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
    16-17, F
    1 Response Aug 19, 2013

    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


    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
    22-25, F
    1 Response Nov 19, 2007

    love most of everything abt the 80's besides

    the awful theme music to the vintage **** haha just joking.. bt I do like how adam sadler reminds us of the hair styles music nd corny sayings we used to say.. was awesome
    teri266 teri266
    36-40, F
    2 Responses Apr 16, 2015

    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.
    deleted deleted
    2 Responses Aug 10, 2014

    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

    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
    CoolMan1981 CoolMan1981
    36-40, M
    Apr 14, 2016

    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
    41-45, F
    Jul 2, 2014
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