Top Ten Things that Spring to Mind Whenever Anyone Mentions the 80s

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The Top Ten

1 Michael Jackson Michael Jackson Michael Joseph Jackson was an American singer, dancer, and songwriter born on August 29, 1958 in Gary, Indiana and passed away on June 25, 2009. He donated (at least) a remarkable 300,000,000 dollars to charity. Michael is also known as The King of Pop (a title given to him by Elizabeth Taylor) or under ...read more.
2 Mullets

David Bowie springs to mind more, even American patriotism. - Swellow

3 Shoulder pads

Yes...The Joan Crawford-linebacker look. The only things that could have made the style more appealing were epaulettes, a bandolier and a swagger stick.

4 Bad fashion

No doubt the fashion was bad, but almost all fashion is bad. We only realize how bad by looking backwards over 10 years or more. After 30 years, whatever was popular actually becomes a Halloween costume. Kind of like how what you are wearing right now will become a very funny-looking Halloween costume sometime in the near future.

I'm wearing a short floral summer dress at the moment. Excellent! I'll keep it for future Halloween's and save money! - Britgirl

They wor a lot of short floral print summer dresses during the 1950's and 1960's, and they have been mocked non stop since then, think "Pleasant Valley Sunday".

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5 MTV MTV MTV is an American basic cable and satellite television channel which is a part of the "Viacom Music and Entertainment Group" which is the flagship Property of the Viacom Media Networks division of Viacom, of which it is a subsidiary. V 1 Comment
6 The Breakfast Club
7 Nintendo commercials
8 Duran Duran V 1 Comment
9 Neon colors
10 Pac-Man

The Contenders

11 Yuppies

Business people everywhere. No matter where you go, you could see a woman with her hair down wearing a pastel skirt and dress shirt. - Swellow

12 Slasher films
13 Huge mobile phones

1980s Motorola phones are known by slang as "bricks" today, and you can see why. - Swellow

14 Thrash metal Thrash metal Thrash metal is an extreme subgenre of heavy metal music characterized by its fast tempo and overall aggression. The songs usually use fast percussive beats and low-register guitar riffs, overlaid with shredding-style lead work.The genre evolved in the early 1980s from combining the fast drum beats ...read more.
15 Frankie Goes to Hollywood V 1 Comment
16 Tape cassettes
17 John Hughes John Hughes
18 Your childhood V 1 Comment
19 Molly Ringwald Molly Ringwald Molly Kathleen Ringwald is an American actress, singer, dancer, and author. Her first major role was in The Facts of Life before making her motion picture debut in the independent film Tempest, which earned her a Golden Globe nomination.
20 Ghostbusters
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