What Was Big in the 80s?
The 80s was a great decade in pop culture. It was the decade that brought us many iconic movies and TV shows that continue to be popular today. It was also the decade where we started to see more of the music video come into play and become an art form in itself.
The 1980s saw the rise of MTV and some great musicians who came out with some amazing music in this time. Some of the biggest hits of the decade were from artists such as Michael Jackson, Madonna and Prince.
There were many different styles of music that were popular in the ’80s. There was everything from hip hop to funk. There were also a lot of grunge bands that came out and became very successful. Bands like Nirvana, Alice in Chains, Husker Du, Green River, Sonic Youth and Pixies were all very popular in this genre.
Some of the biggest trends in fashion were from the ’80s as well. High waisted jeans were really popular and you had a lot of neon colors to choose from as well. These high waisted pants were known as mom jeans. They were very popular and you could easily find them in all of the stores around the world.
Another trend that was very popular in the ’80s was the boombox or ghetto blaster. They were a great way to listen to your favorite songs and they had so much sound.
These were a really great alternative to the CDs of the time and they had so many cool features as well. They had a built in tape deck so you could record your songs and have them on you when you needed them.
You could even have your songs played on the radio as well. They were the greatest thing in music of the 80s!
There were so many great sitcoms that were coming out in the ’80s as well. These included Full House, Bosom Buddies, Too Close for Comfort, Family Ties and Cheers.
Movies were also a big part of the 80s with some of the most popular teen films being released in this time such as Fast Times At Ridgemont High, Ferris Bueller’s Day Off, Back to the Future and The Breakfast Club.
During this time we also had a few inexplicable fads that people would go crazy over, one of the most famous was the Cabbage Patch dolls. It was so crazy that it still gets a lot of mocking.
The ’80s was the era that brought a lot of great movies to the screen, including some of the best trilogies of all time. The Star Wars trilogy was a huge hit and we can’t forget the Indiana Jones series.
In the sports arena we saw some of the best teams and players come out of this decade. Some of the biggest names were the Chicago Bears, San Francisco 49ers and Washington Redskins. These were all teams that would go on to win several Super Bowls and were able to create some of the best rivalries in sports history.