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Post by NorthAmericanguy » October 19th, 2012, 4:22 pm

All_That_Is_Man wrote:I happened to stumble on this thread just as I'm listening to the Grand Theft Auto Vice City (which takes place in 1986, by the way) soundtrack!! I love everything about the 80s but especially the music! Give a listen to these gems!


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Post by NorthAmericanguy » October 19th, 2012, 4:55 pm

homme wrote:The reason the music was better back then is obvious: rap and hip-hop weren't pushed onto the mainstream like they are now.

The 80s was the last decade when white musicians dominated the Billboard pop charts. That made all the difference. ~ swincor


What's funny is what's all the fascination with rap music from non Africans? It's commonly known that in the 90's rap took off because young white kids in the suburbs were buying all the rap music and going to the rap concerts. Young black teens in the 90's couldn't even afford the afford $17 bucks for a CD, let alone concert tickets. Whites then came out with their own rap such as Beastie boys, Insane Clown Posse, Vanilla Ice, and my favorite, House of Pain.


And it still isn't over, all the rap from the 1990's is now VERY popular today with the young whites in Ukraine, Serbia and Germany. So that being said, rap is not being "pushed" on anybody if urban black music can jump across cultural, continental, and linguistic barriers.

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Post by fightforlove » October 19th, 2012, 5:57 pm

There was a much better hard country music scene back then, as well...




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Post by Ghost » November 6th, 2012, 1:32 am

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Post by zboy1 » November 6th, 2012, 7:41 am

Ghost wrote:Well, I often get on youtube and look up songs, TV intros, cartoons, and commercials, etc. from the 80s. I was born toward the end of it though. I was ultimately a 90s kid. It seems like it was so innocent then, even though I know it was even nearly. 90s feminism was heavy then, but I was a kid, so it didn't even matter to me then. The TV was better. Most of the best video games came out then. The music, though...I would say the 80s win in that category, and probably on cartoons as well.

I'm very nostalgic, and still wish I could relive childhood sometimes.
I was lucky I was born in the late 70s. I got to experience some great times during the 80s. It probably was the best era to be a kid/teenager/young adult. The 90s was a little too cynical and trashy for my tastes, but it was still good for the most part. After the 90s, the U.S. has just gone down the trashheap imo.

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The Tubes - She's A Beauty




De La Soul - Me, Myself And I




Pet Shop Boys - What Have I Done To Deserve This


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Post by dreamer82 » August 28th, 2013, 3:38 pm

I don't think movies were mentioned like the john hugh's films starring the brat pack. Also the big blockbusters were sometimes funny even if a little violent like "Beverly Hills Cop" and "Die Hard" and "Terminator". Did anyone notice how most of the aliens from the 80's were good? Now, they all want to invade the earth (except for "Paul" although he was cynical) and kill everybody.

The movies together with the music and TV were altogether positive and combined to make the 80's feel like a good decade. Even my username has 82 in it because it was a good year.

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Post by Hero » August 28th, 2013, 8:44 pm

The girls were better-looking and they weren't covered with tattoos and piercings. They were bitchy and out of my league, but at least they were nice to look at. And I never saw fit, handsome men dating fat hogs either.
Nowadays it's hard to find decent-looking women even on a college campus.

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Post by aozora13 » August 31st, 2013, 3:05 am

Hero wrote:The girls were better-looking and they weren't covered with tattoos and piercings. They were bitchy and out of my league, but at least they were nice to look at. And I never saw fit, handsome men dating fat hogs either.
Nowadays it's hard to find decent-looking women even on a college campus.
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Although I was born in the mid-1980s I was able to see how women during that time still looked nice and did not look like hogs like they do today. Even in the early part of the 1990s too. This country fell pretty hard.

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Post by Jester » September 1st, 2013, 7:34 am

aozora13 wrote: Although I was born in the mid-1980s I was able to see how women during that time still looked nice and did not look like hogs like they do today. Even in the early part of the 1990s too. This country fell pretty hard.

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Post by polya » September 2nd, 2013, 8:16 pm

By 1996 women had become bitches and men became their door-mats:

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Post by Digit » September 29th, 2013, 12:25 pm

I Love the movies and music of the 80ies! Cant stand most stuff nowadays that hits the cinemas and modern pop music is garbae.

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Post by jamesbond » October 3rd, 2013, 9:25 am

This was a popular song and music video from 1985 by Starship. The song is called, "Sara."

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Post by Moretorque » October 3rd, 2013, 9:16 pm

I thought overall the music from the 70's and 60's was way better than the eighties. Some of it was good but a lot was real bad in my opinion.
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Post by Winston » October 6th, 2013, 6:15 pm

I just remembered something. In 1983 - 1985, girls at my school in elementary and Junior High, did flirt with me and chased me around the campus, even if it was just for fun. I felt intimidated by it and didn't know what to do since I was shy and had no skills with girls. I even remember the name of the girl who flirted with me most aggressively, "Kristi Hillhouse". She was very cute. But unfortunately, I can't find her on Google. :(

So yes, back in the 80's, girls did flirt with guys. But in the 1990's, I never saw any girls flirt, not with me or anyone else. It seems that they stopped flirting in the 1990's and instead became angry and hateful of men, seeing them as creeps.
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