The Music of the 1980s

The Music of the 1980s

Because all of the major turmoils from the 1960s and the 1970s — the counterculture movement, the Vietnam war, the Watergate scandal and the domestic economic crisis — many Americans were left frustrated. Their confidence towards their fellow citizens and the government were severely undermined. By the end of Jimmy Carter’s presidency, … Read more

Forgotten Actresses from the 80s – Where are they now?

Forgotten Actresses from the 80s – Where are they now?

  These actresses used to be at the peak of their fame during the 1980s. Check out who they are, their claims to fame, and what they are doing nowadays past their prime. Many of these 80s actresses still look stunning today (or very recently). Claudia Wells gained initial recognition as Jennifer, … Read more

Top Films of the 1980s

Top Films of the 1980s feat

The 1980s saw significant films. It was definitely the decade of the blockbuster films, spurred by the success of Star Wars in the 1970s. It was the decade of the blockbuster science fiction films (such as Star Wars sequels The Empire Strikes Back and Return of the Jedi), teen comedies (Say Anything, … Read more

One Hit Wonders of the 1980s

one hit wonders of the 1980s

  The term “one-hit wonder” refers to an artist who enjoys a hit on the national US chart — most specifically the Billboard Hot 100’s Top 40. Other factors such as hits on Billboard’s genre-specific charts, success in other regions or countries, or membership in more prominent acts won’t affect an artist’s … Read more

Child Stars of the 80s

Child Stars of the 80s

  These actors and actresses used to be really famous in the 1980s as child stars, but we can’t help wondering where are they now after their peak years. Did some of them give in to the pressures of stardom or otherwise manage to avoid the pitfalls of Hollywood? Here are the … Read more

Top Television Shows of the 80s

Top Television Shows of the 80s

  In the 1980s, television became an expected default in the vast majority of American homes. It was so common that the few who chose not to indulge were met with disbelief: “You don’t have a TV?!” TV shows of the 1980s continued to evolve, with the top ten Nielsen lists containing … Read more

Top Artists and Bands of the 80s

Top Artists and Bands of the 80s

    The 1980s saw the rise of pop music and heavy metal and the beginnings of rap.  Check out these top artists and bands of the 80s dude! Def Leppard Formed: November 1977, Sheffield, South Yorkshire, United Kingdom Members: Joe Elliott (vocals), Rick Savage (bass), Pete Willis (guitar, 1977-82), Tony Kenning … Read more