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Posted: May 5th 2011 6:44PM Graill440 said

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MM the 80's, Taylor Dayne.

Posted: May 5th 2011 6:54PM Lenn said

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Ugh, music in the 80s was horrible. Good decade for movies and computer games though.

Posted: May 6th 2011 12:00AM Cavadus said

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@Lenn

Are you kidding? The 80s saw the birth of thrash, death, and black metal.
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Posted: May 6th 2011 1:25AM Lenn said

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@Cavadus Thanks for proving my point. :)
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Posted: May 6th 2011 2:12AM Space Cobra said

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@Lenn

Yeah, like Late Nineties/2000-something cRAP will stand the test of time (NOT!). I still don't see any Time-Life compilations of such music in stores.

The eighties launched much music genres and, luckily, this is being revived by newer bands of today.
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Posted: May 6th 2011 5:35AM pcgneurotic said

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@Lenn

For once, Lenn, I have to agree with you. :D
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Posted: May 5th 2011 7:07PM Saker said

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The 80's were a time of wonder, there was still hope for the future even though we were mired in the madness of emperor reagan-the-mad. There hasn't been such a interesting era since. Oh for a time like that again, the hair-bands alone were worth it! This era is bland and passion-less.

Posted: May 6th 2011 1:40AM Elikal said

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@Saker HAHAHA, aww yes. It were grand days to be young, that's for sure. These days seem so grey and dull to me compared it then. I mean, it was childish and wild, but yes full of dreams and fantasy yet. It created music videos, colourful, happy and making totally no sense at all.

Great times to be young. Much unlike today., when all is grey, bleak and serious.
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Posted: May 5th 2011 7:47PM AnotherPint said

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It did bring us to grunge even though that started in the 80's as well but did not take off until the 90's.

@Eliot

Thanks for putting the video in as well. Does it show our age by just repling to this?

Posted: May 5th 2011 9:34PM (Unverified) said

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You can dance if you want to.

I actually saw (and heard) Men Without Hats in person in Trenton NJ.

Posted: May 5th 2011 9:51PM iowahawkeyedave said

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Wish we could bring back the 80's

Posted: May 6th 2011 12:42AM Faction 3 said

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Men Without Hats...

That's some name eh?

Posted: May 6th 2011 5:36AM pcgneurotic said

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Women in the 80s should have had more hats. I never could get used to the 'big hair' stylings.

Posted: May 6th 2011 8:43AM (Unverified) said

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The video for "Safety Dance" was filmed in and around my village. The bridge they dance across at one point is at http://maps.google.co.uk/?ie=UTF8&ll=51.493498,-2.280312&spn=0.002659,0.008256&t=h&z=18 and the maypole was in the courtyard of the house belonging to a school friend.

Sadly, I was away when they filmed it :( Otherwise I'm sure I'd be totally famous by now. Totally.

Posted: May 6th 2011 11:15AM (Unverified) said

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As ive grown older ive come to realize that you bond with the decade you grow up in and it becomes your decade. The music, games, TV shows, everything. I myself have become trapped in the eighties and still listen to my favorite eighties bands that I loved when I grew up, Ive had a hard time finding any recent music that makes me as happy.

And what is funny is that when I was young I used to laugh at these old guys that were trapped in the 60's and 70's telling me that there hasnt been any good rock music since that time still wearing their led zepplin T shirts saying that all this 80's stuff is crap and not music.

Posted: May 6th 2011 2:32PM Space Cobra said

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@(Unverified)

I realize that myself from looking at how music was accepted (like in the 50's and 60's). I try to keep my curiousity up and a bit of zest in my life.

I tend to like a WIDE variety of music genres, but a few. I even like some rap, but it does tend to be the older kind (pre-80's).

The thing is, although one can point to rap examples in other countries, there has been much continued influence from the 80's in other parts of the world and this has gone into the creation of other new sounds/genres. So, while Americans (MTV corporates) were closing down on that sound in America, it still had/has influence in other countries. And now, newer bands are taking up the evolution of the sound and, much like in the 80's, they are many bands one still does not hear on top 40 stations/pop stations: they are underground again and some songs do make themselves heard.

Actually, it's just a big circle. Even in the past, retro sounds/movements made comebacks and influenced today's sound. This is the nature of the world.
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Posted: May 6th 2011 1:47PM Loki1 said

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Please someone explain how one post-dates a decade, could i see a phrase from one of these kids?

Posted: May 6th 2011 2:35PM Space Cobra said

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@Loki1

Your question is a bit confusing. :/

I mean, if I understand you correctly, it is easy for most people and the media to give a decade a time frame: So, even though the 80's is interpreted 1980-89, there was some bleed over before and after.

Unless you are looking for some slang on par with, "That's old!" or somesuch?
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Posted: May 6th 2011 7:32PM Loki1 said

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@Space Cobra

what's confusing about my question? I couldn't understand how do those persons "post-date" the eighties.
Incidentally Eliot Lefebvre is probably referring to WoW players since that video popped up a few years ago to remind how the alliance players suck at PvP but they can dance(roleplay too). I was playing the game then.

then i thought it simply means that some kids believe the "eighties"(as generic style) happened from, say, 2000 to 2005. Did i get it right?
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Posted: May 7th 2011 11:40AM JuliusSeizure said

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@Loki1

He means they were born after the '80s. Duh.
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