Do you remember Duran Duran, Madonna, Twisted Sister, Simple Minds and Depeche Mode? If you don't recall any of these artists, you didn't grow up in the eighties. I must say it was quite an exciting time for music in general - you could listen to new wave, punk rock, pop, rock and heavy metal. There were even vinyl records, walkmans (a portable cassette player) and the launch of music videos. Back then, the girls wore tube skirts, blazers, bangles, brooches, and had big, teased hair! We swooned over Johnny Depp in 21 Jump Street, and flocked to the movie theatres, and watched The Breakfast Club and Pretty in Pink. Ah, good times!
Recently, my kids found my 80's play list on the computer, and started listening to the songs in my collection. Soon enough they were belting out tunes from U2! And at bedtime, they would request to play 38 Special's, "The Boys are Back in Town". Huh? How did you know that song? Oh my, it's a blast from the past! I can't believe my boys are actually embracing the music I listened to when I was sixteen. But what can I say, my kids rock! They know a good song when they hear one - even if it's from the eighties!
What do you remember from the 80's?