Everything about the ’80s was extreme. The hair was so big. The music was so epic. The fashions were so neon, so stretchy, and so shoulder-padded. It was a wild time in the history of our great planet, and many people miss those years dearly, including those like me who were born at the tail-end of the decade. I may not have been alive for most of the ’80s, but the spirit of the ’80s lives on within me. The music, the movies, the television… There was so much to love about it.
Kids today really don’t know what they are missing. Also, the world seems to be falling apart at a faster rate every second of every day. It is for those reasons that people recently took to Twitter to share their memories about the biggest, wackiest decade in history. In exactly five words. #The80sIn5Words hashtag is a surprisingly comprehensive look back at the boldest decade.