A Closer Look At ‘Last Christmas’ By Wham!
Jan04

A Closer Look At ‘Last Christmas’ By Wham!

Tough listening to “Last Christmas” this season, huh?  Every time I heard the Wham! classic, I couldn’t help but recall the terrible fact that George Michael passed away on December 25, 2016.  So, last Christmas– well, Christmas 2016– was indeed George’s last Christmas. A Closer Look At ‘Last Christmas’ By Wham! Perhaps the one-year anniversary of George Michael’s death was the reason why I looked a little more...

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Can 80s-Styled Arcades Make A Nationwide Comeback?
Jan02

Can 80s-Styled Arcades Make A Nationwide Comeback?

How many of us find ourselves looking to play an Atari or an Nintendo NES game at an 80s-styled arcade after watching kids these days enjoy their own systems? Taking a kid to Chuck E Cheese or even going to an establishment like Dave and Busters really brings back some serious memories. Though, the games that are housed at these arcades aren’t the classics we loved. Can 80s-Styled Arcades Make A Nationwide Comeback? It would...

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The Struggle of Winding A Cassette: 80s Struggles
Dec04

The Struggle of Winding A Cassette: 80s Struggles

Today, kids use the term, “the struggle is real” when referring to plenty of seemingly “first-world problems.” If they only knew the struggles that were around in the 80s. One of those big struggles include winding a cassette tape. You all know exactly what we’re talking about. The Struggle of Winding A Cassette: 80s Struggles Last week, Twitter was on fire with both 80s and 90s struggle according to a...

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Is the Ferrari 288 GTO the Greatest 80s Sports Car?
Nov30

Is the Ferrari 288 GTO the Greatest 80s Sports Car?

Between 1984 and 1987 an absolute beauty of an automobile was produced. That car was the Ferrari 288 GTO and it makes the case for being one of the greatest sports cars of the decade. Is the Ferrari 288 GTO the Greatest 80s Sports Car? “The Ferrari 308 was one of the poster stars of the 1980s and had a starring role as Tom Selleck’s daily runabout in the wonderfully trippy television show Magnum P.I,” according to...

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This Kid is the Embodiment of All 80s Gamers
Nov29

This Kid is the Embodiment of All 80s Gamers

When it comes to 80s gamers, this kid may have to go down in history as a legend. Not because of his ability to play video games, but because he expressed the joy that we all felt when we first set our eyes on a Nintendo NES. “Steve is surprised by his parents with a new Nintendo Entertainment System in 1988. His brother, Kyle, could not be less interested in it,” raid the caption of the video posted to the Crying Nintendo...

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80s Songs with Two Versions
Nov26

80s Songs with Two Versions

“Safety Dance”— a song so good, it deserves to be played twice, even if there are two versions of the track. 80s Songs with Two Versions Last summer, on my birthday, my wife and I went to a 80s “Retro Futura” concert. Howard Jones was the headliner, but the event also featured acts such as Katrina (sans Waves), Modern English, Paul Young, English Beat, and Men Without Hats. Most of the bands played maybe five or six songs,...

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80s Shoulder Pads Won’t Go Away
Nov22

80s Shoulder Pads Won’t Go Away

When it comes to 80s shoulder pads, we should probably stop trying to get rid of them. Why? Because every time we do, some modern day celebrity decides to make a fashion statement by bringing them back. 80s Shoulder Pads Won’t Go Away That is exactly what former One Direction member, Harry Styles did at a recent show. He brought them back and even added a few elements of the 70s for a dual decade flashback. “Shoulder pads....

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My Favorite 80s Holiday Movie Picks
Nov22

My Favorite 80s Holiday Movie Picks

Movies like A Christmas Story are such a staple at Christmas time, and other 80s holiday movies continue to get watched over and over again throughout the years, too. When it comes to a good 80s movie, I can watch them again and again. From third favorite, to first, do you agree? Third Favorite 80s Holiday Movie In National Lampoon’s Christmas Vacation all Clark wants is the best holiday ever and family fun for everyone, so you know...

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Thor: Ragnarok Used the 80s Just Like Everyone Else
Nov08

Thor: Ragnarok Used the 80s Just Like Everyone Else

One thing is definitely for certain, the 80s has never died and it never will. That’s because a large majority of films and overall media have been keeping it relevant over the past decade or so. The new Thor: Ragnarok joined the ranks of IT and Stranger Things is pulling inspiration from the 80s and it seemed to have paid off pretty well. Thor: Ragnarok Used the 80s Just Like Everyone Else From the colorful promo posters to...

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Can Fanny Packs Make A Comeback?
Nov07

Can Fanny Packs Make A Comeback?

Many vintage fashions from the 80s have made a complete comeback in present day. However, there is one that often teeters on the edge of a full comeback. Fanny packs. Is it possible that the fanny pack can make a complete comeback? Can Fanny Packs Make A Comeback? On Halloween? Heck yeah the fanny pack makes a comeback but how many people actually use one as a functional fashion piece? Not many right? Today, function is actually a...

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Why 80s Fans Should Love ‘Stranger Things’
Oct30

Why 80s Fans Should Love ‘Stranger Things’

For the next week or so, you won’t be able to visit any online entertainment site without some piece on Stranger Things. Unfortunately we’re also going to be held in that realm for today. The truth is, 80s fans should love Stranger Things. We have a brief theory on why and who knows, maybe you’ll check it out after reading this. Why 80s Fans Should Love ‘Stranger Things’ We’re gonna keep this very...

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Were the 80s the Best Halloween Decade?
Oct24

Were the 80s the Best Halloween Decade?

Halloween is a special kind of holiday for people who just love any and everything spooky. It’s a great excuse to get dressed up as something you are not. Honestly, times have changed and we think the 80s may have been the best Halloween decade. This is simply based off of the classic films that the decade featured. Were the 80s the Best Halloween Decade? “We could sit here all day and debate which era produced the best...

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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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