The Memorable 80's-What the 80's left us to love

TOP 40 of the Memorable 80's

The Memorable 80’s-What the 1980’s gave to us…My Top 40...

1. Strawberry Shortcake- Rainbow Bright and Jem

2. Betsy Wetsy-Glow Worms-Pound Puppies-Teddy Ruxpin

3. She ra-He Man-Transformers-GI Joe

4. Cabbage Patch Kids were the first ‘must have toy’ for Christmas in 1983

5. Care bears and My Little Pony

6. Rhinestone Tee Shirts-with Puffy Paint

7. Parachute Pants

8. Scrunch / Slouch Socks

9. Neon Spandex

10. New Kids on the Block

11. Mini Vans

12. Big 80’s Hair

13. Smurfs

14. Monday Night Disney Movie

15. Fraggle Rock

16. Music Videos

17. Michael Jacksons-Thriller (and you knew all the moves)

18. CD’s were introduced to the world in 1982

19. VHS tapes pushed out Betamax (the little tapes)-both were introduced in the late 1970’s but in the 1980’s VHS won…And now most people would say Betamax? What?

20. Camcorders found us in the 1980’s you could make your own home videos without hooking up to a VCR. They were bulky and somewhat heavy…but were available.

21. In the 1980s, the transistor radios of the past evolved into powerful boom-boxes and ghetto-blasters

22. Personal Computers- if you were in grade school I am sure you remember looking forward to that weekly trip down to the computer lab where you and your class sat in front of Computers and played Wagon Trail. The games that within 45min class period your horse died-you lost a wagon wheel and your wife was having twins…

23. Electric Typewriters and Word Processors

24. Slogan Tee Shirts---They got big when Wham wore them

25. Shoulder Pads-the bigger the better

26. Jelly Shoes- Girls you know what I am talking about/ we had them in every color possible-and they were the only shoes you could buy that clear was an option

27. Slap Bracelets

28. Converse and Nike…They made hi-tops the cool thing to wear

29. You weren’t anyone unless you had a swatch watch

30. Scrunchies appeared on the market in 1987- what a variety of colorful hair accessories that emphasized the crimped hair you had

31. It wasn’t just the ladies with the memorable hair-boys had ‘rat tails’ and the ever so sexy ‘mullet’

32. Denim Jackets, we all had denim jackets-no matter the age.

33. ‘Gag me with a Spoon’ and ‘Fer Sure’…(1982 Valley Girl)

34. Garbage Pail Kids (I wonder where my collection of cards went?)

35. Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles- ‘Like Cowabunga Dude’

36. Singlet’s- but my mom only let me have them every once in a while

37. Atari and the original Nintendo;Somehow, when it wouldn't work/all you had to do was blow into the machine/and the game cartridge-and it was good to go?

38. Then in 1989 Game boy…

39. Pac Man, Frogger, Centipede, Donkey Kong, Tetris and Mrs. Pac Man

40. Books-Sweet Valley High -Judy Blume-Baby Sitters Club

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Cagsil profile image

Cagsil 7 years ago from USA or America

Pretty cool hub. Brings back memories. lol


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Maria C Gonzalez 7 years ago

Wow! Thanks for the trip down memory lane.


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bat115 6 years ago from Los Angeles, CA

good hub. I loved the 80s!


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dave272727 6 years ago from Kentucky

I miss the 80s


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Literary Geisha 5 years ago from Philippines

i'd only be echoing everybody else's comment. still, great hub, thanks for this!


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H.C Porter 5 years ago from Lone Star State Author

@Cagsil- thanks for the comment :)

@Maria C Gonzalez- thanks for the comment (sorry for not responding)


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H.C Porter 5 years ago from Lone Star State Author

@bat115 - I loved them toe...sometimes wish I was still in them, lol...thanks for the comment!

@dave272727- thanks Dave....don't we all? :-)


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H.C Porter 5 years ago from Lone Star State Author

Literary Geisha - thank you ma'am for reading and commenting on one of my very first hubs on Hub Pages... Glad you enjoyed the trip down memory lane


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Kamran100 5 years ago

pretty cool hub, nice stuff, vote up!


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Debarshi Dutta 5 years ago from Calcutta

So if you are an 80's person..I know exactly where you are coming from..and what makes you not so happy in the 2010s...and this hub was pretty nostalgic..

Thank you.


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H.C Porter 5 years ago from Lone Star State Author

Kamran100- thank you! I appreciate the feedback and am glad that you enjoyed memory lane :)


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H.C Porter 5 years ago from Lone Star State Author

Debarshi Dutta- I was born in 1980, so yeah- I recall the decade and think that in 2010's we are missing some factors that existed back then. Thanks for the comment :)


randy 5 years ago

Freeezy freakys


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H.C Porter 5 years ago from Lone Star State Author

lol- thanks randy... flash backs are nice :)

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