The Unofficial "80's" Thread...


Nov 12, 2006
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Hey, all...

The mid-1990's were my formative years, but I was raised primarily on 80's fare and gospel. So, out of curiosity, I decided to do a thread dedicated to that decade. I've listed some of my favorite childhood influences from that era, and I'm curious to hear about yours. And as with any other thread, let's try and keep this both civil and peaceful. Thanks! :D

  • Favorite Music Artist(s): Michael Jackson, Soft Cell, Tears for Fears, Amy Grant, Peter Cetera, Bon Jovi (occasionally), "Weird Al" Yankovic
  • Favorite Song(s): "You're the Inspiration", "Billie Jean", "Livin' on a Prayer"
  • Favorite Movie(s): "Back to the Future", "Ferris Bueller's Day Off", "Honey, I Shrunk the Kids", "Crocodile Dundee", "Escape from New York", "Lethal Weapon", "Top Gun", "Bill & Ted's Excellent Adventure", "The Wizard", "Good Morning, Vietnam"
  • Favorite TV Show(s): "The Cosby Show", "Perfect Strangers", "Star Trek: TNG", "Murder, She Wrote"
  • Favorite Video Game(s): "Super Mario Bros.", "Metroid", "The Legend of Zelda", "Tetris", "Gauntlet"
I think the-dark-knight made a thread about this already.
the 90's are the best because thats when i was born, 2000's suck so far.:(
Well, I wasn't born until '88, but I was still raised on '80s stuff.

Favorite Music Artist(s): Billy Joel, Bon Jovi, Motley Crue, Guns N Roses
Favorite Song(s): Way too many to list
Favorite Movie(s): "The Empire Strikes Back", "Raiders of the Lost Ark", "E.T.", "Return of the Jedi", "Gremlins", "The Terminator", "Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom", "Back to the Future", "The Goonies", "Aliens", "Robocop", "Die Hard", "Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade", "Batman"
Favorite TV Show(s): "Transformers", "Thundercats"
Favorite Video Game(s): "Super Mario Bros.", "Tetris"
Who remembers this one?

I watched that like crazy when I was 9 years old; back then, one of the cast members was a then unknown Jennifer Love Hewitt.
Credited as simply Love Hewitt. I thought her first name was Love for years.
  • Favorite Music Artist(s): Minor Threat, Negative Approach, Bad Brains, Black Flag, Depeche Mode, etc..
  • Favorite Song(s): "Nothing", "Screaming at a Wall", "Attitude", "Rise Above"
  • Favorite Movie(s): the Breakfast Club, the Empire Strikes Back, Better Off Dead, Say Anything
  • Favorite TV Show(s): Transformers, Voltron, Cosby Show, Mr Wizard, Today's Special, Wonder Years, Knight Rider
  • Favorite Video Game(s): Super Mario Brothers, Pitfall, Mario Brothers, Blaster Master
Favorite Music Artist(s): Depeche Mode, Journey, Chicago
Favorite Song(s): Anything by the artists above...
Favorite Movie(s): cant think of any
Favorite TV Show(s): Robotech, Galaxy Rangers, Star Trek TNG
Favorite Video Game(s): Contra, Gauntlet, Wasteland, Ultima Series
  • Favorite Music Artist(s): Billy Joel, Soft Cell, Tears for Fears, Bon Jovi
  • Favorite Song(s): to many, can;t be arsed to think
  • Favorite Movie(s): Raiders, Die Hard, Bill and Ted's Excellent Adventure, Ghostbusters
  • Favorite TV Show(s): can't reamember, born '88
  • Favorite Video Game(s): Super Mario Bros
Favorite Music Artist(s):
  • X
  • Violent Femmes
  • Van Halen
  • Duran Duran
  • The Power Station
  • Motley Crue
  • U2
  • INXS
  • Eurythmics
  • The Go Go's
  • The B-52's
  • Run DMC
  • Aerosmith
  • Sinead O'Connor
  • Prince
  • King Crimson
  • David Bowie
  • DEVO
  • Yes
  • Men At Work :-)o)

Favorite Song(s):
  • (Keep Feelin') Fascination
  • Electric Avenue
  • E=MC2
  • Der Kommissar
  • Come On Eileen
  • Our House (In The Middle Of The Street)
  • One Thing Leads To Another
  • The One Thing
  • Don't You Forget About Me
  • Looks That Kill
  • Shout At The Devil
This is ******ed, I have 2,400 favorites from the 80's....

Favorite Movie(s):

  • The Empire Strikes Back
  • Ghost Busters
  • The Thing
  • Big Trouble In Little China
  • Prince Of Darkness
This is ******ed, I have 500 favorites from the 80's...

Favorite TV Show(s):
  • V
  • Sewing With Nancy
  • DeGrassi Jr. High
  • SCTV

Favorite Video Game(s):
  • Rolling Thunder
  • Trojan
  • R-Type
  • Forgotten Worlds
  • I, Robot
  • Zork
  • Panama Joe
  • Dig Dug

Lists are criminally incomplete.

He needs a blue face though. :huh:
Yeah, when I found that, it was much smaller, and it blew up huge when posted...***ing my eyeballs. :(:(

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