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Living Like An '80s Teen

Checklist of all things 1980-1989. Can you check them all off?

Living Like An '80s Teen

Have you ever wondered what it would of been like to be friends with your parents as teenagers? Well, after finding a love for the movie "Back To The Future" and singing '80s music all the time, I find myself wondering this very question.

If you can check these off, then you wanted to be a teen in the '80s.

1. These are your top five favorite movies.

You are all for 2000s movies, but you laugh, cry and enjoy yourself more with movies from the 80s. Specifically, these are you top favorite movies: "Back To The Future" Trilogy, "The Breakfast Club," "The Outsiders," "The Goonies," and "E.T." The teens in these movies are the kind you look up to because they are just are so real and cool.

2. You are always jamming to '80s songs.

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This is the beginning of every playlist from your vintage Sony Walkman to your iPhone or Android:

Madonna - "Like A Prayer"

Prince- "Purple Rain"

Bon Jovi - "Livin’ On A Prayer"

Michael Jackson- "Thriller"

Whitney Houston - "I Wanna Dance With Somebody"

Cyndi Lauper - "Time After Time"

3. Every girl your age's man crush Monday is Zac Efron, but yours is Michael J. Fox.

I love "High School Musical" and every other Zac Efron movie, but there is nothing quite like a Michael J. Fox movie. You already know what movie I am talking about. "Back To The Future"is the timeless movie of the '80s.

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4. You love the '80s style games.

A typical game night with your family or close friends ( who always let you pick the game line up) looks about like this: Rubik's Cube, Pacman, Donkey Kong, Trouble, Operation, and Connect Four. This is a night full of laughter and competition.

5. Cord phones over cordless phones, any day. They are just so cool looking to you.

Ah the memories. When I was growing up in the late '90s to early 2000s, my parents put a glossy red cord phone in my and my sister's bedroom. I thought it was the coolest looking phone ever, and if you love the '80s, then you are shaking your head in agreement right now.

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6.Your style is spunky and colorful.

Well in this era of fashion, teens are most likely inspired by their favorite musicians or characters on a family sitcom. Your style is a combination of Cyndi Lauper and Kimmy Gibbler, which means big hair, long colorful necklaces, striped socks, twinkly lights on your party dress and cool sunglasses.

7. Family sitcoms are how you spend your evenings.

You have your top favorite families on television, who make you laugh until your stomach aches. "The Cosby Show," "Married With Children," "Full House," and "Family Ties," are the series that make you glad your family is not on television.

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8. All the guys have the hots for Emma Watson while you love Jennifer Grey.

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9. You were totally the '90s baby that owned Cabbage Patch Kids, Care Bears and Strawberry Shortcake Dolls.

OK so this is a given, if you were born in the '90s, you owned these toys, but maybe you are one of them who collects these toys. You love the '80s so much you keep these famous gems as mementos on your favorite era of toys.

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10. You are totally the "Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles" fan in your family.

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Shout to my sister and her boyfriend because they know that "Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles" is the best thing ever. If you have grown up with them, and now in 2016, it is still a hit, which makes your '80s heart jump with joy

11. Way before the iPod was the main portal music device, you had a Sony Walkman.

I will be honest, I do not know much about the Sony Walkman, nor have I ever owned one. My parents did back in their teenage years, and loved them!

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I am just a 20 year old living like it is the 1980s.

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