Why Are You A Child Of The 80s?
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SLAP BRACELETS I remember when my second grade teacher put at least five of those in her desk every day, we were so amused by them. Also, being frightened by Aerosmith (esp. Steve Tyler) on MTV, my Dad just laughed at my expression. Learning that drinking someone elses soda would not give you AIDS from 3-2-1 Contact. REMEMBER Mathnet on Square One???? "pinwheel, pinwheel spinning around. see what I've found" if you can finish the theme song to Pinwheel (Nickelodeon) PLEASE DO!!! firstname.lastname@example.org
I was born in 1966, so not only do I remember the 70's I also really remember all of the 80's. I really miss the movies and the toons from back in the old days. I have seen a lot in the last 30 or so years. I like to listen to the old music from the 50's,60's, 70's, 80's. I can hear a song and remember the first time that I heard it along with what was ging on. But the 70's and the 80's were the best of times.
i was born in 1982, so i was not old enough to be a teen in the 80's, which believe me, i would give anything for. all my friends, and family tell me that i look like an 80s punk rocker and that makes me super happy. anyways, i wanted to say that i totally love this site it is like, totally awesome! i am so stoked that i found it and i am gonna definately be back here often, cuz there is so much stuff! i just want you to know that i love you guys for making this site, and you have helped me with my living in the past. the only beef i have is that some of your facts about the clash arent right on, and i know that its probably a difference of opinion, but i think you should have given the clash way more credit than you did. they arent just another 80's punk band, they revolutionized a good number of things about the music industry. but thats all i have to say. thanx for making today happier for me.
i was born in 80. reading all this has brought back so many great childhood memories!
I was only 9 when 1980 hit. I was so naive and young, but I already knew that I hated the 1970's with the big hair and big pants and the big disco hits. I guess the 1980's hit me in 1984, when I really fell in love with music... Duran Duran, Ozzy, Van Halen, all that rock and 'new wave' stuff that caght my imagination. Plus, I tried so hard to fit in! I was a poor backwoods-country kid going to school trying to be accepted so hard. I had the totally stupid perm only in the back of my head, the parachute pants, and ONE Polo brand shirt that I wore so often to try to look cool... as you can probably imagine, it didn't work. Anyway, by 1984, I gave up trying so hard when I found music. Then, oddly enough, the friends started coming to me... and I felt so uncomfortable for some reason! I remember the TV movie "The Day After". My parents told me that they wouldn't let me watch it, so I slept at a friend's house... we thought that it was totally frightening. I had a hard time sleeping for three or four days. Man, every Saturday I would take my allowance money ($10) and go to the mall just to buy a new G.I. Joe action figure or vehicle and a G.I. Joe comic book. When I wasn't buying G.I. Joe, I was building model cars and trucks. Heh, my parents still have my Atari 2600 from the mid 80's, with tons of games... Combat, Pac-Man ( I still have that Pac-Man Fever album, too!! No I don't still listen to it, so don't ask!!), Haunted House, Pitfall, Defender, Q-Bert, Dig Dug, etc... and an Intellivision, too! I loved Dungeons & Dragons (the cartoon), Scooby-Doo, the Transformers (plus I had a ton of the first line of Transformer cars and planes). I actually remember bailing out of a friend's birthday party just to stay home to watch the first Dukes Of Hazzard episode (or maybe ONE of the first...). I remember seeing Empire Strikes Back and Return Of The Jedi at the theater, as well as a couple of the Superman movies. Oh yeah... I almost forgot: I was in chorus throughout all my middle school years (5-8 grades). We made a breakdancing crew, of which I was the only white guy. That same year, I sang a solo performance of "I Guess That's Why They Call It The Blues" by Elton John. I'll never figure out exactly WHY they let me go through with it because I was such a rotten singer I made the entire chorus department look bad. Anyway... sorry so long of an entry! You opened the floodgates of memories for me! I could go on for pages, but you'd get annoyed. Thanks for the opportunity to express this! Great webpage!
Being a child of the 80's was glorious. I graduated from 6th grade, junior high and high school all in the 80's. Gloria Vanderbilts and ditto jeans were in, so were candies shoes!!! We use to take flavored jello packets to school. This was our treat and considered lick-m-aid at the time. leg warmers were worn only two ways. Hip and real... Bell bottoms, retro platform, all that jazz.....Disco was hip and flashdance was the craze. Anyone who did not take dance class, never had the opportunity to jazz....You needed the freedom to be open minded, yet wise. Gia was my mentor....High heels, zz top, Van Halen, anything disco, and afro's. Jerry curls, s-curls, teased hair and the like. metallic clothing, shiny polyester purple passion and acid. Come beat with us, get your groove on tonight, celebrate good times, c'mon!!!!! If I could ever go back to anything in time, this would be it....oh how I miss those days.....Those glorious days.....
I was born in 83, but i can deffinatly remember the 80's!! all those oufits my mum would dress me up in.. all those strange hair styles older ppl would have, and their weird clothes! The best thing in the world has to be GLOWORMS!! i still have my collection now :) and in those days, every single cartoon rocked! unlike now. N e one remember The Cities Of Gold?? i loved that! and there was frggle rock, care bears, my little pony, cant say i remember alot, cuz i was only a little kid in the 80's, but i know i loved it :)
From: Angela Vallory
ah the 80s i was born in 70s but the 80s was it for me,i was a mad "new-romantic" human league,abc,heaven17 etc etc but mainly a "japan"fan what a group best years of my life!!god bless all who sailed in her!
I love the 80's! So I was born in 1985 and was only around for the last 5 years in the 80's, so what? I went to this site and all of a sudden, I started remembering all sorts of things. Like when my older sister used to tease her bangs to amazing heights with hair spray. I started remembering Degrassi, Punky Brewster and Pop Rocks. I can definitely relate to anyone who was born 84-86 that is still is obsessed with the 80s. I own lots of 80s music (My faves being Total Eclipse of the Heart by Bonnie Tyler and Take on Me by A-HA). Just today, I had my sister dig through her closet to find her hair crimper. I live to be a true child of the 80s, no matter what any new-age-I-live-in-the-90s-not-the-past people may say about it...
Being born in early '84, I didn't think I'd remember much of the 80's, but in looking through this site, memories came up and smacked me in the face! I was a cartoon junkie--Nickelodeon and Disney were my life. And I got all the toy spinoffs of the cartoons I watched (can we say My Little Ponies?) I wasn't really old enough to participate in the music, but lately I've been discovering bands like The Cure and artists like Cyndi Lauper. Hehehe. Thanks to cable, I'm also reliving all the shows I couldn't appreciate because I was about three when they aired. Thanks for the peek back into childhood!
First of all you would not understand how happy I am I found this site, because to me the 80's were the best. Even though I was born in 82 I loved everthing. I a had a transformer action figure, that was given to me for my third birthday, that was the closes thing to me in the world. My favourite shows were, The Wonder Years, Growing Pain, Fat Albert, and the Cosby show. Everthing seem to be fun. Playing and go seek, Nickie nickie nine door, listen to Michael Jackson, and even having the glove to go alone with it. The video games seem to be way more intersting then these days. If you had super mario brithers for nintendo and you manage to pass the game, it was the biggest thing ever. I loved watching break dancing, and now in the 90's or 2000 if you want. I break dance with the crew in canada Boogie Brats. The reason I found this site was because I trying to find where I could get Garbage Pale Kids cards. But instead I found people shared great memories of the 80's....it's been real. I'll leave you with the top 5 movies of the 80's... 1)Farris Bulare 2)Beat Sreet 3)Rocky movies 4)Gewnes 5)Robo cop I have so many more, but that all for now....
My twin brother and I had to miss part of the 80s, having been born in 1984. But we still remember all that great 80s stuff, maddonna, 321 Contact, jelly braclets, transformers, getting up on saterday morning to watch the GOOD cartoons, smurfs, scooby doo, ect.
my memories of the 80's are very vauge because a lot of things happend in the early 90's that changed my life forever so the 1980's are not to clear for me. but believe me when i say that i would do anything to be a teenager in the 80's. I know i would have the most fun and be out a lot but also home a lot to watch television. even now i love the sitcoms of the 80's. in fact thoes sitcoms are my favorite and the ones i always come back to. I remember with my grandmother (who has become one of my best friends)i would watch the golden girls and 227 and amen and differnt world and cosby show. i also liked pooh corner on disney. and the old Nick at night with the 50's and 60's shows. my 80's was centerd around TV. well my hole life is centerd around TV even now. I remember have tons of stuff animals. I loved zooblie Zoo and fraggle rock and seame street. I remember watching the mupets take manhatten and thinking it was the best movie ever lived. and i remember roger rabbit as being pretty cool. and alf from malmac. my aunt patty called up in 1989 and said she was giving birth to my first counsin while i was watching alf. I also love the fashion in the 80's everything was big (hair, shoulder pads and wanting money) I know that if i was a teenager of the 80's i would have the most fun ever. I wish Dynasty was back on the air for repeats because i know i would love that show.
I LOVE the 80s!!!! I may have graduated in 1991 but I still listen to those classic 80s tunes!! I still have a long-tailed shirt,necklace,swatch,and high-top black converse shoes that still reflect on the 80s. Remember the Lennon style sunglasses like Duckies? I still have a stereo from 1985 that I listen to all my LP soundtracks and 45s on! I LOVE music from Duran Duran(The Reflex,View to a Kill,Union of the Snake,New Moon on Monday,Please Please Tell Me Now),Cydni Lauper(Girls Just Wanna Have Fun,Time After Time,All Through the Night,She Bop),The Cars(Drive,Tonight She Comes,Shake it Up,Magic),ABC(The Look of Love),Berlin(The Metro,No More Words,Take My Breath Away),The Thompson Twins(Hold Me Now,Doctor Doctor,Lay Your Hands on Me),Soft Cell(Tainted Love),The Human League(Human,Keep Feeling Facination,Don't You Want Me),The Go-Go's(We Got the Beat,Our Lips are Sealed,Head Over Heels,Vacation),Dead or Alive(Brand New Lover,You Spin Me 'round and 'round),Culture Club(It's a Miracle,Miss me Blind,Time Clock of the Heart,Church of the Poison Mind,Karma Kamilian,Do You Really Wanna Hurt Me?,I'll Tumble 4 Ya,Move Away),Huey Lewis and the News(Heart of Rock n'Roll,I Wanna New Drug,If This is It,Stuck with You),Crowded House(Don't Dream It's Over,Something so Strong),Madonna(Borderline,Lucky star,Material Girl,Crazy 4 You,Like a Virgin,Dress You Up,Burnin' Up),Prince(Little Red Corvette,1999,Let's Go Crazy,Raspberry Baret,When Doves Cry,Kiss),Billy Ocean(Loverboy,Get Outta My Dreams and into my Car),Ray Parker Jr.(Ghostbusters-theme,A Woman Needs Love Just like You Do,I'm in Love with the Other Woman),WHAM!(Wake Me Up Before You Go-Go,Freedom,Careless Whisper,Everything She Wants),Talking Heads(And She Was,Wild Wild Life,Burning Down the House,Once in a Lifetime,Road to Nowhere),When In Rome(The Promise),Eraser(A little Respect,Chains of love),The Cure(Friday I'm in Love),Depeshe Mode(Personal Jesus),Lisa Lisa and the Cult Jam(Lost in Emotion,Head to Toe)Spandu Ballet(True),The Stray Cats(She Sexy and 17,Rock this Town,Stray cat Strut),Tears for Fears(Head over Heels,Shout,Everybody Wants to Rule the World),Yello(Oh Yeah),Men without hats(Safety Dance),Quiet riot(Cum on Feel the Noize)Taco(Puttin'on the Ritz),The Tubes(She's A Beauty),Modern English(Melt with You),Adam Ant(Goody Two Shoes,Glass Tiger(Don't Forget Me When I'm Gone),Simple Minds(Don't You Forget About Me-"The Breakfast Club")and all my 80s soundtracks-"Pretty In Pink","The Breakfast Club", "Sixteen Candles", "Dudes", "No Small Affair", "Hiding Out", "St. Elmo's Fire", "The Woman In Red", "Weird Science"!!!! I wish that the 80s styles would come back cuz hell ever other era has! Gotta jam!
From: Anne Reyes
ahhhh the 80's.....hmmmmmmm i always had a up to date radio you know the one with big speakers and to be the cooler one detachable speakers I also wore the parachute pants to beable to do the worm for my friends....little cheesy now that i think about it , but it was loads of fun. My poor poor mom..hee hee she endored all the new releases of the coolest break dance movies, like beat street. i always listened to run-dmc and ll cool j. although i could'nt wear shoes without the thick florecent shoe laces ahhhhh. and them killer nikes.....well that was one fashion statement of the 80's i was fortunate enough to never have a rat tail to look at in my year books like some of my friends...so funny lookin now. some of my favorite shows were like the waltons, gilligans island, scooby-doo, great space coaster...and the older 80's people will remmeber the h&r puff n stuff my fav...well let me get back to reality of 2000...wow in the 80's ...2000 seemed like a eternity. i always imagined like floating cars and more like the jetson..not there yet but maybe my kids will see it!
i wasnt born till 1980 but the things you guys speak of are so true i loved mister wizard and snorks and smurfs especially the music well the hair bands anyway
From: tonya g
in december of 1980, i had just turned ten years old. i would spend every bit of my teenage years growing up in the eighties. the music was great, the fashions were great, and it just felt good to be alive and part of it. (Hmmmm-i think i'll go break out a pair of parachute pants and do some windmills)
Well, I'm feeling quite old here as I was born in 1970, but I have a very clear memory of the 80's as I was not only a child but a teen! The 70's are harder to recall...because they weren't as much fun I guess. It's been fun reading these posts and it has brought back stuff that I've forgotten - my more radical memories having taken place during the "big hair" portion of the 80's. I about died laughing at the "you know your an 80's child when.." (part II) Especially since I was a diehard lover of Corey Hart in 85 (call me crazy..but I saved all that memorabilia!) I look forward to the day when I can share those memories with a daughter (or my son if he is interested)...of course I won't share ALL of the memories. Especially the concerts..ahem...those that I can remember that is. How dumb was that? Spend good money to see awesome bands and then get wasted and not be able to remember most of the show..except the part where you are throwing up while David Coverdale is singing his lungs out?? Anyway, my girlfriend and I always joke about being stuck in the 80's - though we have tried to tone down our hair (and still can't go totally flat - even though it looks great on these little itty bitty 90's chicks) and we gave up the Dark Purple Can of Aqua Net for the oh so mild Rave - and now that blue eye shadow is back in style we don't have to throw that old stuff away! Of course we won't be putting it UNDER our eyes this time. Unfortunately I don't think the bandana's up and down the arms and legs will be coming back in style any time soon so I guess they will be used as hankies! For Christmas this year I received my latest prized posessions...a copy of "The Breakfast Club" and "Sixteen Candles" (What happened to that babe Michael in that movie anyway?). And can I just say that seeing Judd Nelson, Ally Sheedy, Charlie Sheen, & Emilio as they are now...does absolutely nothing for making me feel young - seeing them age just reminds me that I'm aging too! Okay, and then finding out that the kid from "A Christmas Story" is now a porn star...depressed the hell out of me! I don't need to be thinking about that little boy having sex okay? So, I guess I'll just pop in my movies .. or my cassettes...or my HELLO records and I'll close my eyes and think about shopping for the first day of school, and about the dance on Friday, and what I'm going to wear....see ya!
friendship beads, leggins, hightops, spring shoestrings, mtv played videos, trapper keepers, wax packs of baseball cards with gum, karate kid movies, poofy bangs, green and hot pink eyeshadows, cartoons made sense, tying ribbon and lace in hair as headbands
I LOVED THE 80'S FOR SURE! I CAN'T THINK OF ANYTHING I DIDN'T LOVE.PEOPLE ARE ALWAYS SAYING WE DIDN'T HAVE TOYS LIKE THAT WHEN WE WERE LITTLE.THEIR RIGHT OURS WERE BETTER! I MEAN WE HAD CABBAGE PATCH KIDS,CARE BEARS,RAINBOW BRITE,STRAWBERRY SHORTCAKE,POOCHIE...... IMEAN HOW CAN ANYTHING COMPARE TO THOSE?I STILL GET A LITTLE EXCITED WHEN I SEE A OLD TOY.I THINKOF ALL THE FUN TIMES I HAD ....I MEAN I REMEBER WHEN "DIRTY DANCING"WAS SUCH A BAD MOVIE FOR YOUR KID TO WATCH......DIDN'T EVERY LITTLE GIRL HAVE THE NIGHTGOWN THAT CAME WITH ONE FOR YOUR DOLL THAT MATCHED?AND THE BARBIE DREAM HOUSE ..MAN THOSE WERE THE DAYS I STILL REMEMBER GETTING MY FIRST BARBIE......WHAT REALLY MAKES ME SADIS THAT I WAS BORN IN'81 ,THERE IS SO MUCH I MISSED OUT ON.... I WOULD HAVE LOVED TO BE A TEENAGER THEN .....BUT I DEFINATELY LOVED IT ANYWAY! IM SOOOO OBESSED WITH THE EIGHTIES.... I FEEL SORRY FOR ALLTHE PEOPLE WHO MISSED OUT! I MEAN THE T.V'S SHOWS WERE SO MUCH BETTER,THE CARTOON'S THE TOYS.........THEY MISSED OUT ON CABBAGE PATCH MANIA,LEG WARMERS,HEAD BANS.I THINK OF THE FUN I HAD PUTTING ON MY MOMS BRIGHT BLUE EYE SHADOW AND SHIMMERY PINK LIP STICK.MAN DID I HAVE FUN! I STILL WATCH OLD SHOWS DAILY.KINDA COMFORTING ! I STILL THINK ABOTU RIDING AROUND ON MY BIKE WITH MY LITTLE POCKET RADIO WIHT THE LITTLE BITTTY TAPES LISTENING TO TIFFANI,DEBBIE GIBSON.........WEARING MY MICHEL JACKSON EARRINGS SHAPED LIKE THE GLOVE,PUTTTING ON MY OWN SHOWS,COOKING ON MY RAINBOW BRITE STOVE,TRADING MY MUCH LOVED GARBAGE PAIL KIDS STICKERS......I MAYBE A LITTLE PARTIAL BUT I CAN'T IMAGINE IT BEING AS FUN TODAY. I MEAN EVERYBODY WAS SO MUCH MORE INNOCENT....AND IT DIDN'T MATTER HOW EXPENSIVE YOUR TOY WAS ... I STILL REMEBER THE THRILL I'D GET BUYING A GROCERY STORE TOY(USUALLY FAKE MONEY...OR THE RED PALSTIC FINGER NAILS)I THINK ILL ALWAYS LOOOOOVVVVVEEEEEE THE 80'S:) BEST TIEM OF MY LIFE:)
This is one page of many, check out the intro at Child of the 80s where you can add your own memories as well.