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RIP David Bowie – Music Legend Dead at 69

Singer, songwriter, actor, pop culture icon… David Bowie lost his 18-month battle with cancer on January 10, 2016. For more than four decades, including the bestĀ decade, Bowie sold more than 130 million records. Perhaps our most favorite David Bowie moments are that of his his role of Jareth the Goblin King in the 1986 Jim Henson fantasy cult film “Labyrinth” and his performance of the song “Magic Dance.” Share your favorite Bowie moment in the comments section.

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Daughters Borrow Their Mothers’ 80s Hairstyles

80shairdoosHappy New Year 80s lovers! We’re back for another year, with tidbits, news, notes, and everything all about the best decade ever! One of our Twitter followers alerted us to a cool experiment that BuzzFeed Yellow, the hip media company, conducted early last year. The website asked several moms to share pictures of how they looked in the 1980s, and wanted to see their daughters’ reactions. Want to know how each viewed the big hair days of the 80s? Read on.

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Vans Goes Totally 80s with Star Wars Skating Movie

The popular shoe designer/maker Vans Inc recently put out its own Hollywood-esque mini film about skateboarding in the ’80s. With the help of the loveable wookie Chewbaca, the crowd is treated to one of the best performances on 4 wheels, only to find his run received a low score by one of the judges. Tons of hollering (yelling?) and Star Wars comedy ensues. An awesome PR tactic to spread the word about the Vans x Star Wars collection sneakers, now available.

Click here to view the entire line and yourself a pair. May the force with you!

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Top 10 80s Fashion Trends

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80swerethebest.com constantly scours the internet looking for the most relevant and interesting articles, movie clips, websites, etc. dedicated to the best decade ever. While doing some surfing today checking out 80’s fashion styles, we stumbled across this groovy website, liketotally80s.com. The website does a great job compiling images and writeup about some of the biggest retro fashion to hit the streets. If you want to read the entire writeup, you’ll have to visit the page, but here are the top styles in their opinion:

  • Shoulder Pads
  • Mini Skirts
  • Leg Warmers
  • Huge Earrings
  • Fingerless Gloves
  • Parachute Pants
  • Members Only Jackets
  • UNITS
  • Stretch-Stirrup Pants
  • Oversized Tops

Remember these? Which was your favorite? Read the full article then take our poll:

What is/was your favorite 80's fashion statement?

  • Oversized Tops (22%, 2 Votes)
  • Parachute Pants (22%, 2 Votes)
  • Fingerless Gloves (22%, 2 Votes)
  • Mini Skirts (22%, 2 Votes)
  • Leg Warmers (11%, 1 Votes)

Total Voters: 9

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Road House : The Greatest B Movie Ever Made

I just had the opportunity to watch the greatest 80’s film you may never have heard of, Road House, starring Patrick Swayze. If you’ve never had the chance to see this film, go rent it this weekend. Wow, that makes me sound dated; go stream/Hulu/NetFlix it. Actually I dont think it’s on Netflix now, so you’ll need to try another way. Anyway – what an awesome film. The “Double Deuce” bar is looking for a new cooler (how long has it been since you heard “cooler” for bouncer?), and the Swayze is the man they want. Patrick trades his Dirty Dancing shoes for a pair of parachute pants and a bad attitude, kicking butt in the name of righteous patrons. The movie isĀ chalk-full of great hairdo’s, retro clothes, phrases, and special effects. Something not to miss the next Saturday you find yourself at home!

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