Is It Time To Stop Saying The 80s Are Back In Film?
Sep26

Is It Time To Stop Saying The 80s Are Back In Film?

We have been guilty of one thing here at Like Totally 80s. That one thing happens to be saying that the 80s are back when referring to new films. The truth is, for the 80s to be back, it would have had to have left in the first place. It never really did and it is continuing to flourish in new films. Is It Time To Stop Saying The 80s Are Back In Film? When Stranger Things hit Netflix all folks could talk about was the 80s influence on...

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30 Songs from the Summer of 1987
Sep20

30 Songs from the Summer of 1987

Music-wise, I’d have to rank the summer of 1987 as… OK. Either way, we’re going to take a look at 30 Songs from the Summer of 1987. 30 Songs from the Summer of 1987 Don’t get me wrong: thirty years ago, beachgoers were slathering on that Coppertone lotion to some very, VERY good songs– I’m talking classics, such as U2’s “I Still Haven’t Found What I’m Looking For,” Heart’s “Alone,” and Sammy Hagar’s “Give to Live.” (OK,...

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Has 80s Nostalgia In Entertainment Reached Its Peak?
Sep12

Has 80s Nostalgia In Entertainment Reached Its Peak?

After last week’s majorly successful release of IT, it is hard to argue that 80s nostalgia in entertainment has peaked. 80s fans like us really appreciate it and welcome it because it helps us relive our golden years. Though for some, it could be reaching a breaking point. Has 80s Nostalgia In Entertainment Reached Its Peak? To get a sense of the amount of 80s nostalgia crammed into IT, we visit, Hollywood Reporter‘s Andy...

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Here’s Why 80s Settings Are Popular In TV Today
Aug29

Here’s Why 80s Settings Are Popular In TV Today

The 80s is a spectacular decade. The creativity that emerged during the era of entertainment and in the era as a whole was arguably unreachable in decades before it. That’s why we keep seeing the 80s settings appear in TV today. Don’t believe us? USA Today seems to feel the same way. “More than a dozen current and upcoming series are set in the decade of Ronald Reagan and shoulder pads, a time when actual music...

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The U.K. Keeps Bringing The 80s Back To Life
Aug17

The U.K. Keeps Bringing The 80s Back To Life

If you haven’t noticed by now, the U.K. has a pretty loyal fanbase when it comes to everything 80s. They continue to bring the 80s back. That is especially true for the music of the decade. It serves as one of the best reminders that the 80s will never be forgotten. The U.K. Keeps Bringing The 80s Back To Life Just recently the 80s and 90s were combined for a festival that we would love to see make its way over to the U.S. Which...

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Would A Gremlins Remake Be A Good Idea?
May30

Would A Gremlins Remake Be A Good Idea?

The 1984 a strange but awesome film called Gremlins was released and it is definitely a fan favorite for the 80s. With the amount of 80s remakes that are on the way, we got to thinking whether or not a Gremlins remake would hold up in current times. Gremlins is listed as a horror comedy for good reason. At first, a regular Gremlin is cute and could very well be what was behind the inspiration of toys like the Furby. However, when...

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The 1980s BMW M3 E30 Is Still Heavily Sought After Today
May26

The 1980s BMW M3 E30 Is Still Heavily Sought After Today

BMW advertises their vehicles as the ultimate driving machine. In 1989 they introduced their BMW M3 E30 edition and it completely embodied that branding. Today, the car is still one of the most sought after BMW’s on the net. A 1989 BMW M3 E30 such as the one pictured above, is selling on EBAY Motors for a whopping $37,990. For that price, you can buy a brand new BMW however, it won’t be nearly as nostalgic as the 1989 E30....

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Are Today’s Artists Stuck In The 80s?
May22

Are Today’s Artists Stuck In The 80s?

We often speak about the influence the 80s still plays in music today. A new band by the name of Dreamcar has recently released their debut album and it has a super distinct 80s feel. This leaves us to question whether or not today’s artists are stuck in the 80s. Tom Dumont, Tony Kanal and Adrian Young of No Doubt have picked up a new lead singer in Davey Havok, a previous member of the band, AFI. Together they formed Dreamcar...

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Is ‘Just Like Heaven’ The Best 80s New Wave Song?
May19

Is ‘Just Like Heaven’ The Best 80s New Wave Song?

In the 80s there were plenty of new wave bands that stepped on to the scene with massive hits. The Cure is one of those bands and “Just Like Heaven” is one of it’s major hits. However, is it worthy of taking on the role of being he best 80s new wave song? “Just Like Heaven” featured a beautiful guitar solo and that signature 80s electronic synthesizer that made some many incredible tracks pop. Meanwhile,...

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Does Harry Styles Want to Bring Back the 80s?
May08

Does Harry Styles Want to Bring Back the 80s?

Ask you kids about Harry Styles and we’re sure you’ll be able to hear all about him. However, what they may not be able to tell you is that Styles may be bringing the 80s back with one track. If you haven’t heard of Styles, he’s one of the members of the former boy band One Direction. Since the band parted ways, each of the five members ventured out into the world of solo music. Most of the members also...

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80s Themes Continue To Help Great Causes
Apr13

80s Themes Continue To Help Great Causes

Who would have thought that the 80s themes would grow to be such a popular one to help many great causes? Not only was the 80s absolutely spectacular, it’s also being used by plenty of associations and smaller groups to both raise awareness and funds for very important causes. In the town of Tiverton in England, a 1980s themed disco night is being held to raise awareness of Dementia and funds for The Larches Care Home....

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Were Family Vacations In The 80s Better Than Today?
Mar13

Were Family Vacations In The 80s Better Than Today?

A recent reflective piece from the Telegraph found a writer pondering whether his parents were doing vacations better than he was. It got us thinking that maybe family vacations in the 80s were better than those of today. In our defense, there were no iPads or devices that would draw all of your kids attention away from relaxing family time. Wifi wasn’t a thing and life was much simpler. Kids loved to catch sun and play on the...

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First Concert Reflections: Bon Jovi 1986
Feb06

First Concert Reflections: Bon Jovi 1986

As I write this, I am looking at an orange, tattered, thirty-year-old slip of paper: the ticket stub to my first concert. First Concert Reflections: Bon Jovi 1986   The barely legible words on the ticket tell the tale. The date: December 27, 1986. The place: The Centrum in Worcester, MA. The price: $12.50. (No kidding!!) And the act? Bon Jovi!   I became a Bon Jovi fan by osmosis. In 1986, I was driven to school by my friend...

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Is Christmas Vacation The Best Holiday Movie Ever?
Dec14

Is Christmas Vacation The Best Holiday Movie Ever?

Of all the holiday movies ever made, it takes an 80s classic to be named the best of all time. According to Huffington Post writer Claire Fallon Christmas Vacation (1989) stands as the best holiday movie of all time. Fallon makes her case and notes that many so-called Christmas movies are not even really about the holiday itself. Christmas Vacation, on the other hand, could not be more pointedly about the highs and lows of the holiday...

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80s Goodies: The Dunkin Donuts Cereal
Dec05

80s Goodies: The Dunkin Donuts Cereal

In the mid-80s something spectacular happened, Dunkin Donuts decided to release a cereal. The Dunkin Donuts cereal was brought to us from the Ralston company who managed to capture the awesome flavor of doughnuts in cereal. You could pick your sugary poison between glazed and chocolate Dunkin Donuts cereal and for a special period of time you could get both flavors in one box. Some of you may remember mixing the flavors and creating...

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