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Good morning to all, how are you? Me, had a long day today, for 2 days now, haven't got my afternoon nap, lol, been thinking of things here concerning My Uncle. My article here today's 'bout the Year where i was born and the images i'm going use and uploaded here are from Google. My year or the year i was born on to was considered as the best year or the best decade so far and was proud to be borned on that said year. This article's also inspired by the exchanges of replies i had with Sir @Peter-Molnar the other day, lol, got busy yesterday and a little lazy too so i wasn't able to write this one here, but now, will do it, lol, so here it is po :)

I was a 80's baby as i was born on 1983. 80's are considered as the best year and a best decade of all times 'coz of the neon clothes as fashion or clothes styles that time, 'coz of the games, the music, the tv shows, etc. Suddenly remembered a picture of My Father and Mother that time, just too bad i haven't got that said photo right now nor was able to took a photo of it to share it here, lol. The photo above's a pic collage i made for this article of mine here today.

80's Are......

The year I was born, a proud 80's Baby, lol, was born on 1983.

A time of Great Pop Culture including Songs, Clothes, Games, TV Shows and even Foods.

Things That Made The 80's The Great Decade

Movies- The Golden Age that gave rise to the Blockbusters and Trilogies.

Notable/Hits Movies

* Ghostbusters- Starred Tom Hanks

* Beverly Hills Cop

* Top Gun- Starred Tom Cruise

* Crocodile Dundee

* 3 Men and a Baby

* Gremlins

* Batman

Music- So much for the New Variety and Pretty much Rock-Based, or the so-called New Wave.

Top Selling/Songs

* The Wall- Pink Floyd, 1980

* Hi Infidelity- Reo Speedwagon, 1981

* Asia- Asia, 1982

* Thriller- Michael Jackson, 1983

* Born In The U.S.A- Bruce Springsteen, 1985

* Whitney Houston- Whitney Houston, 1986

* Slippery When Wet- Bon Jovi, 1987

* Faith- George Michael, 1988

* Don't Be Cruel- Bobby Brown, 1989

* Call Me- Blondie, 1980

* Better Davis Eyes- Kim Carnes, 1981

* Physical- Olivia Newton John, 1982

* Every Breath You Take- The Police, 1983

* When Doves Cry- Prince, 1984

* Careless Whisper- Wham, 1985

* That's What Friends Are For- Dionne and Friends, 1986

* Walk Like An Egyptian- The Bangles, 1987

* Look Away- Chicago, 1989

Mix Tape- 80's in the Nutshell, makes you sit diligently on your tape deck.

Walkman- Takes it on the go and a Style Statement

Hiphop- Has its roots in the Bronx, a Breakbets and Breakdancers

Clothes- Neon Colored Clothes

TV Shows- A Must See

Notable/Popular Shows and Rate Percentage

* The Cosby Show- 33.7%

* Family Ties- 30%

* Murder, She Wrote- 25.3%

* 60 Minutes- 23.9%

* Cheers- 23.7%

* Dallas- 21.9%

* Dynasty- 21.8%

* The Golden Girls- 21.8%

* Miami Vice- 21.3%

* Who's The Boss- 21.1%

Video Games- An Atrocious Video Game

Notable/Famous Games, Year and Units Sold

* Super Mario Bros.- 1985, 40.24M. Units

* Tetris- 1989, 30.26M. Units

* Duck Hunt- 1984, 28.31M. Units

* Super Mario Land- 1989, 18.14M. Units

* Super Mario Bros. 3- 1988, 17.28M. Units

* Super Mario Bros. 2- 1988, 7.46M. Units

* Pac-Man- 1982, 7M. Units

* The Legend Of Zelda- 1986, 6.51M. Units

* Zelda ll- The Adventure Of Link- 1987, 4.38M. Units

* Excitebike and Fitfall- 1984, 4.16M. Units

Fads and Craze- Crazy Toys and Questionable Fashion Choices

* Koosh Balls- A balls made of Rubber filaments attached to a soft core in lots of colors that's a collectibles too.

* Jelly Shoes- It's a delight to wear, light and airy.

* Car Surfing- A craze that involves getting on top of Friend's car while they are driving it.

* Shoulder Pads

* Hair Crimping- A Marmite of the Hair Style World.

* Hacky Sacks- A mini Leather Beanbags which comes in many colors that's complete with different facial expressions slapped across it.

* Parachute Pants- A tight fitting Trousers that's characterized by its interesting shape.

* Freezy Freakies- Snow Gloves that reveals fun colors and design in cold temperatures.

* Slap Bracelets- It's a massive trend.

* Leg Warmers- Was designed for cold days but was used more in the Gym.

* Mullets- One of the ultimate Bad Hair Styles.

* Big Hair- Bigger was meant to be better or the Bigger, the Better.

* Garbage Pail Kids- An ultimate collectible Cards yet some of the designs were really quite disgusting.

* Yo-Yos- Usually come and go as a Fad, particularly massive Fad in 80's.

* Walkman- Literally shows like you were owning a little bit of the future right there in your hand.

* Fingers Monsters- It's cute and very cool.

* Cabbage Patch Dolls- Really not attractive Toys, didn't look nice and friendly.

* M.U.S.C.L.E Men- Extremely popular, totally bizaare cool collectible.

* Micro Machines- An Easy to collect that usually come in packs of 3 or 5, great to swap to other if they have one you wanted or didn't have.

* Rubik's Puzzles- It took the World by storm and insanely popular until today.

* Ghetto Blasters- Considered as a Portable Radio.

* Monster Balls- So different yet been a part of the cool crowd at school, was based around different famous monsters from different Eras and very well designed.

* Boglins- Basically meant to be friendly, another cool monster-related product.

* Polly Pocket- It's one of the biggest toy crazes aimed at girls.

* Monster In My Pocket- It was capitalized on Kid's love of the different, weird and wonderful creatures.

Pop Cultures That Continues To Influence Us Until Today

Movies and TV Shows- The Movies and Trilogies that's still popular to date.

Movie Franchises/Sequels

* Terminator

* Indiana Jones

* Mad Max

Video Games

Music- Golden Age hits of synthesizer music and energetic anthems, the greatest era.

Great Jams, Artist, Albums, Year and Records

* Don't Stop Believing- Journey- Escape Album, 1981, Columbia Records.

* Lost In Love- Air Supply- Lost In Love Album, 1980, Arista Records.

* Always- Atlantic Starr- All In The Name Of Love Album, 1987, Warner Bros. Records.

* (I've Had) The Time Of My Life- Bill Medley and Jennifer Warnes- Dirty Dancing OST, 1987, RCA Records.

* Uptown Girl- Billy Joel- An Innocent Man Album, 1983, Columbia Records.

* Livin' On A Prayer- Bon Jovi- Slippery When Wet Album, 1986, Mercury Records.

* Sailing- Christopher Cross- Christopher Cross Album, 1980, Warner Bros. Records.

* Boys Of Summer- Don Henley- Building The Project Beast Album, 1985, Geffen Records.

* Shake You Down- Gregory Abbott- Shake You Down Album, 1986, Columbia Records.

* Sweet Child O' Mine- Guns N' Roses- Appetite For Destruction Album, 1987.

* Private Eyes- Hall and Oates- Private Eyes Album, 1981, RCA Records.

* Billie Jean- Michael Jackson- Thriller Album, 1983, Epic Records.

* All I Need Is A Miracle- Mike and The Mechanics- Mike and The Mechanics, 1985, Atlantic Records.

* Jessie's Girl- Rick Springfield- Working Class Dog Album, 1981, RCA Records.

* It's Tricky- Run-DMC- Raising Hell Album, 1987, Profile Records.

* Redemption Song- Bob Marley- Uprising Album, 1980, Islands Records/Tuff Gong.

* Little Red Corvette- Prince- 1999, 1983 Album, Warner Bros. Records.

* Push It- Salt-N-Pepa- Cool, Hot and Vicious Album, 1987, Next Plateau Records.

* I Wanna Dance With Somebody- Whitney Houston- Whitney Album, 1987, Arista Records.

* Rock Steady- The Whispers- Just Gets Better With Time Album, 1982, Solar Records.

* Eye Of The Tiger- Survivor- Eye Of The Tiger Album, 1982, Scotti Brothers Records.

* I Just Called To Say I Love You- Stevie Wonder- The Woman In Red Album, 1984, Motown Records.

* Higher Love- Steve Windwood- Back In The High Life Album, 1986, Island Records.

* The Sweetest Taboo- Sade- Promise Album, 1985, Epic Records.

* Under Pressure- Queen- Hot Space Album, 1981, EMI Records.

* Glory Of Love- Peter Cetera- Solitude/Solitare Album, 1986, Warner Bros. Records.

* Your Love- The Outfield- Play Deep Album, 1986, Columbia Records.

* Take My Breath Away- Berlin- Count Three and Pray Album, 1986, Columbia Records.

* Shook Me All Night Long- AC/DC- Back In Black Album, 1980, Atlantic Records.

* Take On Me- A-Ha- Hunting High and Low Album, 1985, Warner Bros. Records.

* Wake Me Up Before You Go-Go- Wham- Make It Big Album, 1984, CBS Records.

Reasons Why The 80's Were The Greatest Ever Music Decade

* Fun Fun Fun- It's a Sheer Musical Ebullience.

* The Return Of Quality British Songwriting- A possible Exceptions, a Glorious display of Chart-Bothering, Musically-Ambitious British songwriting talent not seen since the late 60's.

* Band Aid/USA for Africa/ Live Aid/Sir Bob

* Goodbye Dad Rock- Hello Pan-Sexual/Pan-Musical new pop.

* Sisters Doin' It For Themselves

* Great Independent Labels

* The Peak Of Music Journalism

* Michael Jackson, Prince and Madonna

* Music TV Flourishes

* 80's Pop Tribes

* Music Video Comes Of Age

* Black Music Goes Mainstream

Reasons We're Glad We Grew Up In The 80's- How goofy the 80's were, it's totally tubular and gnarly.

* MTV viewing sessions were wild, unpredictable fun.

* All socializing happened on the Playground.

* Mastering the Rubik's Cube was a shared lofty ambition.

* We all wore Parachute Pants and Acid-Wash Jeans.

* Everything was Neon.

* We had favorite commercials.

* Boomboxes were the definition of Cool.

* Tween Literature has never been better.

* Dot Matrix Printer Paper was a hassle we loved to hate.

* Ketchup was considered a Vegetable.

* Computers became more accessible.

* We all learned how to Breakdance.

* Curfews were dictated by Street Lights.

* We actually knew our Friend's phone numbers by heart.

* We passed notes in class instead of texting.

* We taped songs off the Radio so we could listen to it on loop.

* We created the perfect soundtracks of our lives with Mixtapes.

Songs 80's Kid Knows By Heart- The tunes might not be good, Per Se, but they sure are Unforgettable.

* Every Breath You Take- The Police, 1983- The most romantic tune ever written.

* Should I Stay Or Should I Go?- The Clash, 1982.

* Ghostbusters- Ray Parker, Sr., 1984- Who you gonna call?

* Hello- Lionel Richie, 1984- A big Hit.

* Once In A Lifetime- Talking Heads, 1981.

* Beat It- Michael Jackson, 1983- yes, Beat It.

* Take On Me- A-Ha, 1984- A wildly Inventive Video.

* Total Eclipse Of The Heart- Bonnie Tyler, 1983- It's a Break-Up Song.

* Kiss On My List- Hall and Oates, 1980- A kiss on my list.

* Walk This Way- Run DMC ft. Aerosmith, 1986- A Crossover Hit.

* Pour Some Sugar On Me- Def Leppard, 1987- It's a best song about Sex.

* Blister In the Sun- Violent Femmes, 1983- A Perennial Favorite.

* Don't Stop Believin'- Journey, 1981- Just hold on to that Feeling.

* It's The End Of The World As We Know It(And I Feel Fine)- R.E.M., 1987- A Classic.

* Faith- George Michael, 1987- Faith and don't lie.

* Push It- Salt-N-Pepa, 1988- A Masterpiece.

* Sweet Child O' Mine- Guns N' Roses, 1988.

* Just A Friend- Biz Markie, 1989- Really Just a Friend.

* Mickey- Toni Basil, 1982.

* I Wanna Dance With Somebody- Whitney Houston, 1987.

* Eye Of The Tiger- Survivor, 1982- Yes, The Eye Of The Tiger.

* Africa- Toto, 1982.

* Love Shack- The B-52's, 1989- A 40 hour Work week.

* You Shook Me All Night Long- AC/DC, 1980- It's a Hard-Rocking Song.

* We Didn't Start The Fire- Billy Joel, 1989- A Monster Hit.

Things 80's Kids Remember- Grew up during the Go-Go 80's

* Learning To Just Say No- An Anti-Drug Campaign.

* Hanging Out With The Smurfs.

* Trying To learn The Moonwalk.

* Listening To Music On A Walkman For The First Time.

* Learning That Darth Vader Was Luke's Father.- Luke Skywalker's Darth Vader's Son.

* Doing The Super Bowl Shuffle- Loves Football, A One-Hit Wonder.

* Getting A Little Frightened When A Computer Was Named Man Of The Year.

* Watching President Raegan say Tear Down This Wall.

* Rocking Out To The Live Aid Concert.

* Watching Movies On A Betamax.

* Having Nightmares About Teddy Ruxpin- Yes, Teddy Ruxpin.

Good morning to all once again, going to call it a night soon, have a good day to all, stay safe, God bless, it's a Wednesday morning now, lol, hope you like my article for today, tomorrow again po :)

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Yay batang 80's Kampala all 90's per astig noong panahon niyo yay cute ng mga colored na outfit haha and mag kulot na hair style yay.

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Opo, proud batang 80's po aq, lol, opo, gnyan po cnsuot po dti ng tatay n nanay q po, nkta q po kc sa picture nla dati plus ung hair style din po eh malupit po, lol

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Haha kaya nga nakakatuwa gang tingnan haha short hair then mga pants nila uso maluluwang pero pasyonista sila nuon pa haha.

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Opo, lol, kakaiba po un dati, lalo na nga po ung sa damit n sa buhok n pti na po sa sayaw o dance move po nla dati, lol, prang ngaun nga po eh inaaadapt na po ung sayaw o dance move po nla dati

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Hehehe I not 80's baby, but ayos pala nung time niyo😅. Ngayon ewan haha okay naman but madami talaga nagsasabi mas maganda noon una. Don't know😅

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Yes po, ms mganda po tlga dati compared po ngaun, lol, dati po, puro physical n exercise po ang mga laro, tlgang pgpapawisan po kau ng sobra, i'm an 80's baby po, lol, salamat po sa upvote :)

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Kaya ngaa hahaha

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Opo, kua lejay, lol

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Batang 80s present! 🙈

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Yes po, anong year po kau? Aq po eh 1983 po, dba po ang taon po ntin ang the best po? Lol, proud to be born in the 80's po :) thank u po sa upvote :)

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Well done on bringing this awesome 80's list of all the good ones. It made me remember a lot of them. How can we forget them? Good times good memories. Really an amazing decade. Thanks again.

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Thanks especially for the upvote, lol, yes had this idea from the exchanges of reply/comments we had the other, Sir Peter n also 'coz i was born on this year so it's my favorite year n yes, the 80's the good n the best decade, got a lot of things there, good times n good memories, indeed n u r welcome, Sir :)

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@bmjc98, @Maestro02, thAnk u po for the upvote :)

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