58 Reasons Why The 1980s Was The Best Decade Ever
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58 Reasons Why The 1980s Was The Best Decade Ever

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58 Reasons Why The 1980s Was The Best Decade Ever

The 1980s was certainly a time of blockbuster movies, over the top rock music, and ridiculousness. It sure seemed like a fun time to grow up. Though I wish I had thought of 80 reasons why the 1980s was the best decade ever, here are 58!

1. Ridiculous hair styles

2. Regan

3. The Washington Redskins won two Super Bowls

4.Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers

5. Madonna

6. Maybe Regan was a bad thing, actually...

7. Michael Jackson

8. The Police

9. Denim jackets

10. In fact, the whole denim on denim look was happening

11. Aliens

12. The Terminator

13. Star Wars

14. Star Trek

15. Movie trailers basically narrated everything that happens in the movie.

16. War on drugs

17. That actually wasn't good, either...

18. "Gnarly."

19. "Totally radical, dude"

20. MTV

21. The "Every Breath You Take" music video

22. It was after this...

23. But before this.

24. Big tax cuts

25. Smaller government

26. Industrial deregulation

27. The "yuppie" generation

28. Cyndi Lauper

29. Pat Benatar

30. The Twilight Zone came back

31. Raiders of the Lost Ark

32. My parents got married.

33. The synthesizer was featured a lot more in music.

34. Everything was so unnecessarily over the top.

35. Many things were so bad, they were good.

36. Except the economy, that was so bad, it was bad

37. The Breakfast Club

38. An Officer and a Gentleman

39. Fatal Attraction

40. You could dress like this and no one thought you were weird.

41. Disco died

42. Chris Pine was born

43. Terrorism wasn't a huge concern

44. The NFL featured the rise of the black quarterback

45. Like this gem.

46. New wave

47. Progressive rock

48. Again, disco died.

49. Girls dressed like this

50. But not like this.

51. Thank God there was none of this.


53. But there was this!

54. Leather jackets

55. More leather

56. Girls Just Wanna Have Fun

57. Crowded House

58. This guy hadn't been president yet.

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