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Old 01-30-2007, 02:42 PM   #1
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Your Best of the 1980s!

From the early 1980s of Arthur's Theme, The Police and Tootsie. TO the mid-80s with Miami Vice And Family Ties. To the Late eighties of Chaka-kahn (sp?) and Debbie Gibson. Gezzz there is Van Halen, Poison, Bon Jovi, Journey and many more as far as music. But there were The Goonies, Ghost Busters and Top Gun. Jonny Carson was still at the helm of The Tonight Show.
Oldsmobiles abound and Toyotas were still some foriegn scum.


What were YOUR best ENTERTAINMENT moments of the 1980's?

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Old 01-30-2007, 02:52 PM   #2
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Reganomics were entertaining.

Dead Kennedy's Jello Biafra vs. Tipper Gore.

Goonies is still one of my ALL time faves, along with Labyrinth.
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Old 01-30-2007, 02:53 PM   #3
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Best entertainment moments of the 1980s?

I was a freshman in college in 1985 - I remember the guys with the long died mohawk hair cuts, the punk look (so shocking for a little farm girl like me!).

some of my best 1980s memories:

- driving for hours to see the Cure, Depeche Mode, the Smiths, etc - and dancing dancing dancing with my girlfriends.

- the movies: Out of Africa, the Color Purple, Back to the Future.

- the fashion (or lack thereof). Pastel colors, lime green sweaters with black LEGGINGS, spiral perms (which should be outlawed!), padded shoulders on everything, short, skinny skirts, big bows in your hair, white washed jeans, Jane Fonda work out attire - ug.
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Old 01-30-2007, 03:03 PM   #4
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As far as films go, that was the decade many of my all time faves were produced. To name a few,

Stand By Me
A Fish Called Wanda
Dead Poets Society
Princess Bride
Biloxi Blues
Never Ending Story...

The music, of course I remember plenty of ghastly stuff, but there were also oodles of cool tunes, too...

I still love Cure, Depeche Mode, Erasure, New Order, Elvis Costello, Joe Jackson, Big Audio Dynamites, and Talking Heads.
(shhhh, don't say it aloud, but "Never Gonna Give You Up" by Rick Astley is one of my fave picks for karaoke!!)
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Old 01-30-2007, 06:33 PM   #5
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Well, I could say having my kids...but that was only entertaining for the delivery room nurses!

In the early 80s, we followed Twisted Sister around to every local club they played, every weekend.
I don't know how many times we saw Judas Priest or Iron Maiden!
Being there when NYC started dancing again (without benefit of modern medicine or chemicals)....
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Old 01-30-2007, 06:42 PM   #6
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Toga parties and Jungle juice... they went well together. lol.
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Seeing ZZ Top in concert was awsome!Doctor Who numbers 4 and 5 were great! And then the decline of Doctor WHo 6 and 7 were HORRIBLE! Miami Vice was GREAT! THough the clothes never lasted a season. Some of the music was wonderful....... some of it was crap too.
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Old 01-30-2007, 07:29 PM   #8
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When I think of the 80's the first thing I think of is rollerskating to Hungry Like The Wolf.

Wearing my sunglasses at night.

No matter what was going on, always being home Friday night to watch Miami Vice.

Pink Izod shirts with the collar turned up.
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This was the era of one hit wonders of which a friend of mine is an expert. My favorite is thought is the haircuts of which a new name was given to a classic hairstyle. The was the bi-level drop cut. Does anyone know what this is now referred to? ( Almost put an "as" at the end of the sentence but I need to look out for the grammar police)

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Wearing my sunglasses at night

Great song Gb !!!

Okay for me it's

Back To The Future
Teen Wolf
Family Ties
Growing Pains

And of course the big hair bands like Bon Jovi, Motley Crue, etc...

Anyone remember Strawberry Shortcake and Rainbow Brite ?
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