Best of SciFi in the 80s

Imagine sitting in your armchair with a freshly done mullet, lip syncing to ACDC blasting on the radio while munching on the Super Pretzel – just add a classic Sci-fi on your TV set and you are good to go.  The epitome of mashing up genre and decade in cinematic history has … Read more

The Interesting Profile of the 80s and 90s Icon Vanilla Ice

Synopsis Robert Matthew Van Winkle aka Vanilla Ice is a rapper and a TV reality show star whose one-hit single “Ice Ice Baby” made the world go crazy. No one knew that a broken person like him who didn’t even know who his biological father was, would gain so much popularity with … Read more

Important Events and Moments of the 80s

The attempted assassination of US President Ronald Reagan on March 30, 1981

From the birth of the pop culture to the invention of the very first Nintendo Game Boy, the 1980s were anything but boring! If you are an 80’s kid, you must be familiar with most, if not all, the memorable moments that it gave us. If you don’t remember or don’t know, … Read more

Top Female Pop Stars of the 80s

In the 1980s, music lovers witnessed a shift in the music industry with the unveiling of some of the greatest of all time singers, songwriters and musicians. The magic in music was mainly a contribution by women pop stars that very confidently filled music with bold fashion, heart-touching lyrics and fusion of … Read more

Top Iconic Sporting Events of the 80s

Top Iconic Sporting Events of the 80s

There are several iconic moments that make up the 80s decade overall. However, the sporting moments of that time period are really something to remember.  We know that in every sport, there’s at least one figure that breaks out and makes a name for themselves. Such events and more are what make … Read more

Biggest Political Scandals of the 80s

It seems the political arena is filled with scandals in every decade. Some people might look back on the 80s as a happier, optimistic time, but even that decade wasn’t free of its political scandals. Indeed, there are several scandals within these ten years that are still influencing the political scene of … Read more

Best Electronic Games of the 80s

fire away 80s game

The early phase of the 80s was home to some very entertaining, arcadey games that left a mark in our memories. By the decade’s end, electronic gaming became a much more complicated affair, sprawled with high dozes of interactivity and sprawling narratives. As intricacy and graphic quality increased by manifold, many influential … Read more

Top Horror Flicks of the 80s

There are several things which make the 80s such an iconic and memorable decade. Even if we didn’t grow up during that time, it’s evident that this was an era that created some very interesting tropes and trends for the future. We might fondly remember the game shows every night, for instance, … Read more

The Best Home Computers of 1980s

Commodore 64 (Launched in 1982)

Introduction Computing and home computers really took off in 1980s with many companies competing against each other for a slice of the pie. New models were released year after year, but only a few became hugely successful. 80s was the time when affordable home computers were introduced to the masses and allowed … Read more

The Best Alternative Bands in the 1980s

R.E.M.

During the 1980s, alternative music meant anything that mainstream radio would not play, which was mostly anything back then. If you want to listen to alternative music, you need to have an “alternative” station or a college radio station to hear them.  1. The Smiths     The Smiths were an English rock … Read more

The Biggest Musical Moments of the 80s

Madonna on the stage

Life back in the 80s was very simple – no internet, no blogs, social media wasn’t there, and cell phones were as big as bricks (and only a few people had them). The 1980s is also known as the era of pop culture when fashion and music started to evolve. From key … Read more

Top 80s Fads

Every decade has its own share of fads and crazes, and the ‘80s were no different. In fact, this decade was bursting with questionable fashion choices and crazy toys. Let’s be honest, most of us are glad that some of these crazy fads stayed in the ‘80s because most of them were … Read more

Top Punk Bands of the ‘80s

Top Punk Bands of the ‘80s

Even if punk rock’s first wave was a ‘70s phenomenon, the music genre surely made it into the ‘80s and more specifically on America’s West Coast where several punk rock bands were formed. Punk also had several sub-genres that rose into fame such has hardcore punk rock and it proved that punk … Read more

The Best Basketball Players of the ‘80s

The ‘80s was the decade that saved the NBA and this was after they merged with the American Basketball Association in 1976. With this move, it was obvious that the league was struggling to get attention because, during the ‘70s, Major League Baseball, the National Hockey League, and the National Football League … Read more

Top 80s Game Shows

Top 80s Game Shows

Games shows have always been popular in TV and the 80s definitely had its share of hits as well. Some of them were a little cheesy and filled with bad jokes and a lot of inuendo that may make you cringe along the way but they were a popular diversion from daily … Read more

Top Metal Bands of the 80s

The ‘80s was the decade that gave birth to the sub-genres of hair metal and thrash metal among the many popular 80s music genres.  In fact, the ‘80s had more metal rock as a whole compared to any other decade in music history. But for several bands that made waves during the … Read more

The Top Science Discoveries and Innovations of the 80s

The Top Science Discoveries and Innovations of the 80s

Can you imagine our world without Microsoft Windows, DNA fingerprinting, and Apple computers? Kind of hard, right? Well, all of those technologies and innovation was started in the 1980s. When we hear and think of the 80s, some of us may immediately think of Madonna, U2, or even former president Ronald Raegan. … Read more

Top Cartoons of the 80s

Top Cartoons of the 80s

The 80s brought about a lot of cartoon fans. For a lot of children back in the day, the 80s was a sacred time in their lives. This was when weekday afternoons and Saturday mornings are filled with amazing and wonderful stories of these animated cartoons which helped shape several young minds. … Read more

Craziest Rock and Pop Hairstyles of the 80s

Aerosmith

From time to time there are hairstyles that become popular whether it be the afro, cornrows, dreadlocks, liberty spikes, mohawks, the “K-pop” hairstyles among many others. Many of these iconic hairstyles were made popular by popular groups, bands, and singers. Without a doubt the 80s had some outlandish hairstyles which was a … Read more

Top Shoe Styles of the 1980s

Heat Edge Mens Moccasin Slipper Shoe

As with every generation and decade, the 80s had its own style and fashion. Ranging from spandex to having bangs with big hair to flipped up collars and polos – 80s fashion was its own. Shoes also were a big part of the 80s fashion scene.  Basketball shoes started their ascendancy to … Read more

Iconic Cars of the 80’s

Toyota MR2 Supercharged

The 80’s gave us so much to remember from music, fashion and movies. There’s the MC Hammer pants, Rick Astley, Metallica, Back to the Future and many more. But another thing that is iconic during the 1980s were cars. This is the era where sports cars meet comfort, where innovation and design … Read more

Classic Toys of the 80’s

Water Ring Toss

The 1980’s was a decade when video games exploded in popularity. But aside from video games, it was also a special decade for toys such as the Cabbage Patch Dolls and other action figures. If you grew up in the 80’s, it’s possible that you owned many of these toys, but if … Read more

Top Disney Movies of the 80’s

Top Disney Movies of the 80s

Most of us have that one Disney movie that makes our hearts skip a beat even with just the mere mention of its title. That Disney movie that transports you back to the cinema where you first saw it. Disney movies are different for every generation but one thing they have in … Read more

Best Cartoons of the 80s

He Man and the Masters of the Universe

Today, watching cartoons is easy as pie. You will just have to take out your iPad or turn on your Smart TV, open Netflix and watch whatever cartoon you want to watch. In most cases, you wouldn’t even have to wait a week to watch another episode. A whole season is uploaded … Read more

Top 20 80s Arcade Games

Top 20 80s Arcade Games

Today, games are now accessible on many devices and platform. Whether you have a phone, a console or a personal computer.  Today people also use custom controllers,  Fightsticks or even customized personal gaming computers. You can even talk with your friends while you play the game all thanks to technology and the … Read more

The Top 20 Teen Movies of the 1980’s

Back to The Future 2

The 1980’s was a decade where Hollywood produced a lot of great films that were aimed at a teenage audience. These teen movies resonated with most of us because our teenage years were the most angst-ridden and formative years of our lives. The teen movies of the 1980’s vary in genre but … Read more

Television in the 1980s

Introduction to Classic Television The short history of the late-night talk show The short history of soap operas Television’s impact on society and culture Television in the 1950s Television in the 1960s Television in the 1970s Television in the 1980s Television in the 1990s Classic TV – Conclusion If you were a … Read more

The 1980s: John Lennon, Classic Rock Radio stations and MTV

Introduction to Classic Rock The 1960s: Rock Music Comes of Age The 1970s: Rock vs. Disco The 1980s: John Lennon, Classic Rock Radio Stations and MTV Best Selling Classic Rock Artists and Bands Classic Rock – Influence on Culture Artists and Bands Symbols Dress and Fashion Movies Quotes and Commentary on Classic … Read more

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