The 80s Makes a Comeback

I can’t even describe how powerful of an influence the 80s has had on me – and surprisingly still has on pop culture. Here are a few ways the 80s has snuck back (or up) into the 21st century:

Journey’s 1981 hit “Don’t Stop Believin” has made several poignant appearances over the past handful of years, rejuvenating our spirits with its powerful and trademark 80s positive, uplifting, and energetic riffs. First, the Chicago White Sox adopted it as their anthem en route to the 2005 World Series. Then, it served as the closing soundtrack to the final moments of the HBO hit series The Sopranos. More recently, its popularity was revived again when it was featured on the hit TV show Glee.

The Smurfs, the latest box office phenomenon to hit the big screen, used to light up our small screens every Saturday morning as an animated series. We fell in love with those little blue creatures, and let’s face it, Papa Smurf probably ended up teaching us more life lessons than our own parents did.

Nothing makes a more ironic, and thus awesome, fashion statement than rocking throwback wardrobe items that speak to your love of the 80s. I’m sure you’ve noticed that 80s t-shirts are on the rise. It seems everywhere I look there’s someone sporting a Madonna or Top Gun tee.

For a kid who spent all his time next to an enormous tape deck rocking out to 80s tunes, nothing shows off my love of the 80s like this funny t-shirt.

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  1. The 80s rocked

    I would like to add , The 80s for me was a time of living fast and enjoying the freedom a teenager was allowed to enjoy , it was the age of excess, we smoked and drank and well…. ummm yeah the sex . it was all about doing things without consiquence, we didnt have to report for much of anything , the cops .. well pretty much left us alone , the beer was cheap and the music had a feeling of sex , drugs and rock and roll . everyone had big hair and aqua net was the king of hairspray , screw the ozone , like anyone knew what that was or even cared , screw authority like we even knew who that was , if it was too loud you were too old . oh how I miss those days hanging with friends and waiting for the next show , having a few buds and meeting the next hot chick in the hood , now looking back at my life I would say to me that was the best time in my life . I hope my teenagers dont read this , I will be in for it .


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