Possibly the best time period there ever was to live in.
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A decade that began on January 1, 1981 and ended on December 31, 1990 by the technical definition of a decade (counting 1-10 instead of counting 0-9, same as 2001 began the millennium). However, the politics, music, fashion, and general culture that defined the 1980s stretched beyond the technical definition. Many see the entire first half of the 1990s as simply a continuation of the 1980s, and the last few years of the 1970s as a precursor to the 1980s. The reason this occured was because the 1970s and 1990s for the most part did not contain as many decade-specific defining cultural traits and were simply interim decades between two major decades (ie: the 1960s, the 1980s, the 2000s). Broadest definitions of the 1980s can typically range from 1976, the year Jimmy Carter was elected, to 1994, the year that the internet became easily accessible to the public.
1. I know the movie "China Moon" was released in 1994, but look at the way everyone's dressed, the music, the type of film used. Anyone who says that it's not a 1980's movie is an elitist.

2. You're telling me that Gary Numan's "Cars" isn't a 1980's song because it was released in 1979? Fuck you.
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A decade ranging from January 1 1980 to December 31 1989.
2.Star Wars
3.Hair Metal
4.Guns n Roses

I was born in the 1980's
by Taxman July 31, 2006
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Worst decade ever.

Nearly everything was cheesy - the pop music, the over the top fashion, the movies and their soundtrack, makeup, the hair....

What's even worse about it is that its fashion didn't fully die out until like 1997. Yes, there were some people who still didn't get over the 80's fashion!

The most worst thing about the decade was the women's big, fluffy hair - ugh! Men had those awful thick, mullet hairs where they resembled llamas. The music was the 2nd worse with its cheesy synthpop sound alongside those cheap drums - AARGH!

Most of the time the term "80's" is used in a negative manner, just like how the word "gay" is.
Ew, what are you wearing? That's so 80's!

Ugh! This song is so 80's! Change it!

I admit I looked awful in the 1980's.
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The decade in the United States that had the highest incidence of murders and killings. Most of these were committed by disillusioned but narcissistic Baby Boomers and Gen-X'ers who became jealous of their failures and the system. And by then, just decided "oh well, might as well screw up the country for everyone else!"
The 1980's were far from a safe decade in the USA. This is the era when gangs became more popular, people used drugs as a business like cocaine - (the drug cartels formed), lots of people died of AIDS, serial killers and crime rate was at it's highest, and people of all races and social classes became poorer - the economy was the worst since WW2. But Reagan apparently promised to "fix it". (he really didn't)

Despite what was portrayed in the media and by naive, sheltered people, it really was a sad, frightening and depressing decade, and probably the worst decade America had seen since the Great Depression.
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The Gayest Shoes Purchasable To Date.
Wow Paul Are Those 1980's Vintage Heels? Oh I See, You're On Your Way To The Gay Bar.
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