Life in the 80s The 1980s, often called "the Eighties," was the decade that began on January 1, 1980 and ended on December 31, 1989 and was the ninth decade of the 20th century. 3rd period- Lindsey Rager
wHYdOwEcARE?? Whether we like it or not, lifestyles and trends from the 80s helped push us to where we are today. We modified their looks and made them suitable for the 2000s.
You're an 80's child if...1. You wanted to be on StarSearch2. You can remember what Michael Jackson looked like before his nose fell off.3. You knew what Williswas "talkin' 'bout"4. You know that another name for a keyboard is a "Synthesizer."5. You wore french rolls on the botom of your splatter painted jeans.6. You fell victim to 80's fashion: big hair, crimped, combed over to the side, and you wore spandex pants7. You knew "The Artist" when he was humbly called "Prince."8. You Believed that "By the power of Greyskull, you HAD the power!"9. You ever had a Swatch Watch10. You own any cassettes Life In The 80s *MOVIES Back To The Future Sixteen Candles The Breakfast Club Valley Girl The Goonies Ghostbusters Men wore heavy makeup and grew long hair, women wore short hair and layered clothes. Both sexes were looking for an identity. WORDS OF THE 80’S Gnarly, Rad, Tubular, Bodacious, And the ever-prevelant: Dude.
there was David "the Hoff" Hasselhoff and his dependable sidekick, Kit the car. And who could forget beloved Papa Smurf? He taught us so much in terms of how to live the good life and outsmart Gargamel. M-M-Max Headroom, who, even though it's hard to remember exactly where he came from, still embodies the 80s fascination with all things futuristic. And how can we ever forget- madonna!
To many, the 80s were a time of bad hair and even worse fashion. But to others it helped shape the way we as Americans live from day to day. Many stars from the 80s grew in our hearts and became even bigger stars in the world we live in today.
This cartoon helps show how outlandish people of the 80s would dress. I would assume that in the 80s this outfit would fit right in. But as the world changes, the 80s are frowned upon because of the lifestyle choices.
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Questions How do you think the styles from the 80s translate into the time that we live in today? How did the music from the 80s impact the music that we listen to now? In what ways are the 80s still impacting the US today?
Click here for song clip(: “i'msorry i can't relate irefuse to associate sodon't go balming me foryour bad hair day badhair dayi saw you yesterday youtold me to go away iguess you were having abad hair day bad hair daywould you like an aspirinfor your bad hair day badhair day” Yes, this is the dude from the movie “labyrinth” Guys LOVED big hair.
Conclusion There are many benefits of the 80s- we got Madonna, The rubics cube, the fitness craze, MTV, and even the discovery of the titanic. Along with this, we had a booming economy and sometimes interest even reached double digits. Sure, there were cons to the 80s.. Such as the tylenolmurders and the horrible vocabulary, but all in all I believe that we can appreciate this time period for its unique way of sculpting America.