When I hear people wax nostalgic about a decade, it's almost always the 80s. Hey, the economy was off the charts, many of us were young adults and loving the mall life. But, the most missed thing about the 1980s was it artistic style.
The 1980s decade was a wellspring of artistic expression from the fashions, decorating, music videos, art, music, movies, and totally original in overall style.
Some figures of the 1980s - Ronald Reagan, John Hughes, Indiana Jones, John Rambo, Madonna, Cyndi Lauper, Michael Jackson, the Brat Pack, Guns & Roses, Boy George, Molly Ringwald, Brooke Shields, Eddie Murphy, Whitney Houston, Max Headroom, Michael J. Fox, Joe Isuzu, and more!
Some TV shows of the 1980s - Dallas, Knot's Landing, Family Ties, Growing Pains, The Facts of Life, Thirty Something, Three's Company, Who's the Boss?, Different Strokes, Alf, Magnum PI, Miami Vice, WKRP, Fantasy Island, Love Boat, Full house, and more!
Some movies of the 1980s - Down and Out in Beverly Hills, Beverly Hills Cop, Weekend at Bernie's, Pretty in Pink, Sixteen Candles, The Lost Boys, The Breakfast Club, National Lampoon's Vacation, St. Elmo's Fire, Risky Business, Crocodile Dundee, Trading Places, Short Circuit, The Karate Kid, and more!
Some bands and singers of the 1980s - Prince, Whitney Houston, Van Halen, The Bangles, Def Leppard, Rick James, Men at Work, Journey, George Michael, Tina Turner, Eurythmics, Robert Palmer, U2, REM, The Police, Bon Jovi, ZZ Top, Billy Idol, Lionel Richie, Tom Petty, Eddie Money, Queen, Oingo Boingo, Bruce Springstein, John Cougar-Mellencamp, and more!
Some fashion from the 80s - scrunchies, Candies shoes, double belts, bangles, sockless shoes, neon colors, teased hair, leggings, granny boots, workout clothing, hair perms, lip liner, shoulder pads, fingerless gloves, oversized jackets, scrunchy socks, acid-washed jeans, jeans jackets, and more!
What do you miss from the 1980s and want to see come back?
For me, I'd say rock n'roll, big hair, scrunchy socks, men and women both showing off fashion, the fun-filled movies, and the upbeat music. I'd take the economy then too!