Contact Us

‘The ’80s — The Decade That Made Us’ Debuts, Memories Re-Lived

80s
http://channel.nationalgeographic.com/

As a child of the ’80s, I LOVE re-living the absurd things we did. Teasing hair (AQUANET, anyone???), leg warmers, jelly bracelets….I love it.

National Geographic Channel has a six-part miniseries on the ’80s, called ‘The 80s:  The Decade That Made Us‘, hosted by the ultimate ’80s guru, Rob Lowe.  I only caught a few minutes of last night’s parts, but definitely want to set the DVR for the next four installments.

I’ve gathered a few highlights from comprehensive surveys they did to prepare for the show.  Feel free to add your favorite memories!

  • What ’80s TV family would you most want to be adopted by? The Cosby Show took first place honors.
  • The top ’80s make-out song went to The Police’s “Every Breath You Take”. (We didn’t catch on to it being a stalker-esque type song until later!)
  • The movie that defined the decade went to one that focused on the ’60s — Back To The Future.
  • The best ’80s movie couple went to Johnny and Baby from ‘Dirty Dancing’…and to this day, nobody puts Baby in the corner.
  • What musician had the biggest influence on today’s artists?  Michael Jackson by a landslide.
  • Favorite “Brat Pack” member went to Demi Moore.  I thought for SURE Molly Ringwald would take that honor, but she was a close second.

Other categories included…

Most important tech invention of the ’80s — the personal computer (I’m still using a Commodore 64 here at work….)

Top ’80s fashion fad people never want to see again went to shoulder pads (“The wider the shoulders, the smaller the hips” was a theme).

BEST ’80s fashion?  Leg warmers.  Nowadays I guess we just keep our legs warm with…pants?

;)

<3 LD

More From Joy FM

Best of the Web

Leave a Comment

It appears that you already have an account created within our VIP network of sites on . To keep your points and personal information safe, we need to verify that it's really you. To activate your account, please confirm your password. When you have confirmed your password, you will be able to log in through Facebook on both sites.

Forgot your password?

*Please note that your points, prizes and activities will not be shared between programs within our VIP network.

It appears that you already have an account on this site associated with . To connect your existing account with your Facebook account, just click on the account activation button below. You will maintain your existing profile and VIP program points. After you do this, you will be able to always log in to http://961joyfm.com using your Facebook account.

*Please note that your points, prizes and activities will not be shared between programs within our VIP network.

Please fill out the information below to help us provide you a better experience.

Register on 96.1 Joy FM quickly by logging in with your Facebook account. It's just as secure, and no password to remember!

Not a Member? Sign Up Here.

Sign up for an account to comment, share your thoughts, and earn points to get great prizes.

Register on 96.1 Joy FM quickly by logging in with your Facebook account. It's just as secure, and no password to remember!