80s Pop Culture


  1980’s actors and their less famous siblings My name is Matt and I was born in the 80’s, 1983 to be precise. I don’t know what it is about that era be it nostalgia, or the colours and sounds or the childhood memories, the smells or perhaps a mixture of all all of those thing but I LOVE the 80’s. I live and breathe this glorious decade through my

The 80s makes a comeback in TV Commercials

Companies are increasingly turning to the 80s to help sell their products.  While commercials have often used 80s music in the background, ad agencies are now taking it a step further by including 80s TV and movie stars in their productions.  Alf in particular has been showing up a lot lately.  Below are some of the 80s related commercials getting the most attention. Radio Shack has an entire series dedicated

The Totally Awesome 80s Run

We just love it when people find ever new and creative ways to celebrate the greatest decade ever! The folks down in Pitman, New Jersey, have come up with a great way to bring back the 80s: An 80s Themed Road Race!   The event included a 5K run followed by an 80s-themed dance party with a live 80s cover band. Awards were handed out for the top male and female finishers,

Last Minute Gift Ideas for Fans of the 80s

Here are some last minute gift ideas for the 80s fans in your life.  We have everything from a rocking guitar shirt that really plays to a tie straight out of an early Leisure Suit Larry game!   8-Bit Tie by ThinkGeek Rubik’s Cube Salt & Pepper Mills Rock N Roll 45 RPM Clock ’80s Cellphone Case Voltron 8GB USB Flashdrive I Rocked The 80’s 2012 Wall Calendar Electric Rock

The 80s Makes a Comeback

I can’t even describe how powerful of an influence the 80s has had on me – and surprisingly still has on pop culture. Here are a few ways the 80s has snuck back (or up) into the 21st century: Journey’s 1981 hit “Don’t Stop Believin” has made several poignant appearances over the past handful of years, rejuvenating our spirits with its powerful and trademark 80s positive, uplifting, and energetic riffs.

Guest post on The 80s Blog

We are now allowing guest postings on our 80s Blog. If you want to drive traffic back to your own 80s site or simply love the 1980s, feel free to apply to be a contributing author on The 80s Blog.  We just ask two things: Your articles be unique to this site – no copying an existing post from your own website/blog Your articles be about the 1980s or celebrities from the 1980s

80s In The News – Summer Edition

Ok 80s Fans, time to take a look at what has been going on this summer related to our favorite decade.. The 1980s! The Smurfs are back!  This time on the big screen. Debbie Gibson appeared on ABC’s Good Morning America to talk about her new tour with fellow 80s teen star Tiffany: They both then appeard on The View Sade talked to Thomas Conner of the Chicago Sun-Times about

80s in the News – May Roundup

A look at 80s related news and events that happened in the month of May, 2011: The Vancouver Sun determined that Corey Hart was no longer “The Boy in the Box” Duran Duran kicked off a Summer UK Arena Tour Debbie Gibson and Tiffany joined forces for a summer tour starting with a performance on ABC’s “Good Morning America” Summer Concert series, Friday, July 29. Darth Vader and his Stormtroopers rocked out