Bustle Highlights ’80s Baby Names You Wished Your Parents Gave You
Jan03

Bustle Highlights ’80s Baby Names You Wished Your Parents Gave You

It’s always nice when you’re reminded of classic characters from the ’80s that you wish you could just jump into the screen and become. Recently, Bustle gave a little ’80s throwback by listing ’80s Baby Names You Wished Your Parents Gave You. On this list are some of the most memorable female characters of the ’80s including Flashdance‘s Alex, Ariel (The Little Mermaid), Alice from The Agony...

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’80s Music Icons We Lost In 2016
Dec29

’80s Music Icons We Lost In 2016

2016 was a very difficult year for 80s fans. We lost some substantial music icons from the beginning of the year all the way up until the end. We decided to honor those ’80s music icons we lost in 2016 with a couple of flashbacks. This year, we saw the lives of George Michael, John Berry, Vanity, Prince and David Bowie slip away and we can only hope that they are sharing their remarkable talents wherever the after life may be....

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10 Best WWE Superstars of the 80s
May18

10 Best WWE Superstars of the 80s

When we think about WWE superstars of today v.s. those of the 80s, it’s hard to think of just how many of them have come and go. So, being that the 80s is considered as the golden era of wrestling, we compiled our list of the 10 Best WWE Superstars of the 80s. It’s really hard to group these memorable names in a top 10 list because there were some many incredible acts, however, these ones really exemplified what it was to...

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Jennifer Hudson and ‘The Color Purple’ Cast Honor Prince
Apr22

Jennifer Hudson and ‘The Color Purple’ Cast Honor Prince

Jennifer Hudson and the cast of the hit musical “The Color Purple,” performed Prince’s “Purple Rain” in honor of the fallen music icon. In the beginning of the video below you can hear Hudson reliving a moment she and her cast had when they were asked to visit Prince. “He said his music will live on and he will live through his music so we want to keep him alive today with his song,” said...

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Gimme A Break! Joey Lawrence Turns 40 Today
Apr20

Gimme A Break! Joey Lawrence Turns 40 Today

We like to make you feel old. That’s why we’re bringing it to your attention that it is little Joey Donovan’s 40th birthday today. Hopefully you’re not too old to remember Joey Lawrence as Joey Donovan from season’s 3-6 of the classic sitcom Gimme A Break!, his first acting role that he landed when he was just seven years old. Lawrence would go on to be the voice of Oliver in Disney’s 1988 Oliver & Company as well as to be a...

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Are These the ’80s Most Notable Moments?

CNN is debuting a new original series tonight called The Eighties and as part of an intense marketing campaign has been highlighting some of the decade’s biggest political, cultural and technological impacts on today. Recently, it released 80 moments from the ’80s that it thinks are the most notable events of the decade. The list includes events like: February 22, 1980: Miracle on ice happens as U.S. hockey team defeats...

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Here Are 30 Facts About Bob Ross That Prove He Was Awesome
Mar25

Here Are 30 Facts About Bob Ross That Prove He Was Awesome

If you remember spending your time in front of the TV watching master painter Bob Ross of “The Joy of Painting,” chances are you are going to love some of these amazing facts about him. Ross was one of the most popular painters in the 80s thanks to his televised show, which brought “The Joy of Painting” to all of his viewers. In the video below posted by The Awesomer, you learn some pretty impressive facts...

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You Mean These 80s Performers Have Died?
Jan14

You Mean These 80s Performers Have Died?

Though far from a product of the 1980s, David Bowie certainly made an indelible mark on the decade: he had a bunch of hit singles, including “China Girl,” “Modern Love,” “Blue Jean,” and “Let’s Dance” (which went to Number 1); he performed at Live Aid in 1985, and then released one of the songs he sang at the event, “Dancing in the Streets” (with Mick Jagger); heck, even Peter Schilling’s song “Major Tom (Coming Home)” is an homage to...

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A Prince Is Born
May04

A Prince Is Born

The world has been waiting in anticipation on the announcement from London of the name of the new little princess — welcome to the world Charlotte Elizabeth Diana. Living in the USA, all of the pomp and circumstance of kings, queens, princes and (sigh) princesses is all so fascinating, so regal, and so different from how we do things here. It’s so, well, royal. Who can forget the fairytale wedding of Charles and Diana back in...

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The WWF in the 1980s: I Was a Teenage Hulkamaniac
Aug12

The WWF in the 1980s: I Was a Teenage Hulkamaniac

By Lori Ferraro My interest in sports as a young girl was pretty low – I was more of an “indoor” kid. However . . . I do remember a few significant athletic events of the 1980s that got me pretty excited about sports. Like . . . The Chicago Bears peaked my interest in football with that “Superbowl Shuffle” song. Andre Agassi pulled me into the tennis world with his good looks and super sweet mullet. Rocky II and Rocky III made me a...

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Mary Lou Retton
Jul26

Mary Lou Retton

By Julie Anderson Okay, eighties kids, close your eyes and picture Mary Lou Retton’s face. Go ahead. Do it. Photo credit: Newsweek Archivist I bet you a gazillion bucks that you pictured her with a big, enthusiastic smile, right? Mary Lou Retton was the embodiment of the happy, healthy, bouncy female athlete in the 80s. Totally. Mary Lou Retton just radiated sweetness and energy, didn’t she? Dude – she STILL does: Retton was born on...

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Best-Looking Celebrity Babes of the 80s
Jun30

Best-Looking Celebrity Babes of the 80s

By Julie Anderson The dudes had their day in the sun, and now it’s totally time to give the ladies the spotlight. Like Totally 80s Facebook friends and Twitter followers responded enthusiastically to our poll and helped us come up with this list of gorgeous 80s girls. Models, actresses, and singers make up our comely crew, so check it out: did YOUR choice for best-looking female of the eighties make our top ten list? Number Five: A...

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Best-Looking Celebrity Dudes of the 80s
Jun06

Best-Looking Celebrity Dudes of the 80s

By Julie Anderson Who was the most swoon-worthy celebrity dude of the eighties? Like Totally 80s asked our Facebook friends and Twitter followers. You guys totally came up with a hot, handsome handful of 1980s stars. Some found fame through the movies, some through television, and some made music that melted our teenage hearts, but all of these boys were totally FINE. Number Five: A FIVE-WAY TIE!! Andrew McCarthy We loved him as...

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Dr. Ruth
Mar26

Dr. Ruth

By Julie Anderson There’s a whole lot to love and admire about Dr. Ruth. The pint-sized sex therapist (she’s 4’7”) unblushingly goes there – YOU know where – time and time again. Dr. Ruth became the go-to resource for Americans’ most private questions, and she never made us feel dirty or shameful for wanting to know the answers. We might have had fun with her accent (which the Wall Street Journal has described as “a cross between...

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Hulk Hogan: Larger Than Life
Dec03

Hulk Hogan: Larger Than Life

By Michael Nazarewycz In 1982, when I was 13 years old, I saw Rocky III. The action in the film, a lesser entry in the Rocky franchise, is built around the fights that take place between Rocky Balboa (Sylvester Stallone) and Clubber Lang (Mr. T). But in an early scene, Rocky has a charity exhibition “fight” against a professional wrestler named Thunderlips. Seriously. Thunderlips. So, Thunderlips (because repeating it just never gets...

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