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.
Best Decade of All Time #The80sIn5Words— Dumb Hollywood (@Dumb Hollywood)1551737753.0
Life moves fast
Hey, Life moves pretty fast. #The80sIn5Words https://t.co/Vt4kI05zce— Kris with a C (@Kris with a C)1551653354.0
Prince, Michael, Madonna, Whitney, George #The80sIn5Words— Shari Bee (@Shari Bee)1551647380.0
Crimped hair was to cool #The80sIn5Words https://t.co/j1VQ267pBy— Lea Thompson (@Lea Thompson)1551651789.0
#The80sIn5Words A lot of hair spray https://t.co/Fst61bdyBH— NUMBER JUAN 🇵🇷🇺🇸 (@NUMBER JUAN 🇵🇷🇺🇸)1551649147.0
The Breakfast ClubI would venture to say that this song is probably the most iconic freeze frame/end of movie song ever in the history of movies. Do you agree?
#The80sIn5Words all the best power ballads https://t.co/WORAZ04RLo— Maxine 🌻 (@Maxine 🌻)1551647569.0
Bye bye ozone layer
Aqua Net Destroyed Ozone Layer #The80sIn5Words https://t.co/BBySW3JpPH— Crimsonicity (@Crimsonicity)1551649100.0
The Facts of Life
Learning the facts of life #The80sIn5Words https://t.co/6SWeRhJ60M— Jeff Dwoskin Says Wear A Mask (@Jeff Dwoskin Says Wear A Mask)1551646914.0
#The80sIn5Words We grew up playing outside.— 🔨 ɹǝʇsɐsᴉp ⛓ (@🔨 ɹǝʇsɐsᴉp ⛓)1551646893.0
Video shops were a thing #The80sIn5Words https://t.co/fWKP2CDomF— Angry Ghosted Girl (@Angry Ghosted Girl)1551647300.0
CheersI went to screenwriting school, and the pilot of Cheers was always taught as the perfect pilot, and you know what? It is.
I am serious......and don't call me Shirley! Sure, Airplane! hasn't quite aged well, but it was a classic in my household when we were growing up.
#The80sIn5Words Needed lots of D batteries https://t.co/9qKNnJ6ksc— ♥ Lisa ♥ (@♥ Lisa ♥)1551648628.0
Bill and Ted
Be excellent to each other. #The80sIn5Words https://t.co/FvlJFIq9bI— Jen (@Jen)1551647259.0
#The80sIn5Words Had the time of my life https://t.co/Gojpmf28DX— Kavalon (@Kavalon)1551657558.0
#The80sIn5Words the greatest movies ever made https://t.co/z1rY5tPk79— Sam Goodman (@Sam Goodman)1551647031.0
Rewinding cassettes with a pencil #The80sIn5Words— Dom Shaw (@Dom Shaw)1551729688.0
Glamour shots in the mall #The80sIn5Words https://t.co/nxMVS6UsGv— Gia ❤️🦋❤️👻🍁☢️🎃🌊 (@Gia ❤️🦋❤️👻🍁☢️🎃🌊)1551647455.0
Sit, Ubu, sit!
Sit Ubu Sit. Good Dog #The80sIn5Words https://t.co/2yb5eG2nnq— Significant Spice (@Significant Spice)1551649662.0
John Hughes was the King. #The80sIn5Words https://t.co/Puj5tmtiru— Alayeni Silvermist (@Alayeni Silvermist)1551649644.0
The Oregon Trail
You have died of dysentery #The80sIn5Words https://t.co/LXWCMvBswo— Dave (@Dave)1551661963.0
#The80sIn5Words acid wash pleated waist jeans https://t.co/fW8yEz56jB— Eileen McGuire (@Eileen McGuire)1551652815.0
FashionNo, this is not a trio of circus clowns, this is just what people wore in the '80s. Big blocks of color, baggy sweaters, and let's not forget the windbreakers.
@HashtagRoundup @BratPackTags I Think We’re Alone Now #The80sIn5Words— Tiffany (@Tiffany)1551837081.0
Still Waiting For "Trickle Down" #The80sIn5Words https://t.co/yFHKeCDu7E— Ben Richardson (@Ben Richardson)1551664318.0
#The80sIn5Words hanging out at the mall! https://t.co/XNnTH7o67g— beautiful_mess 💜 (@beautiful_mess 💜)1551646996.0
Nightmare Shining Hellraiser Poltergeist Friday #The80sIn5Words https://t.co/pLDxTiguwQ— WaveGirl03 🇺🇸🎗🌟⚖🙏🤟😝🤟 (@WaveGirl03 🇺🇸🎗🌟⚖🙏🤟😝🤟)1551649946.0
#The80sIn5Words Never gonna give you up https://t.co/mAMsC9gOA3— No Worries, Sam (@No Worries, Sam)1551646903.0
Really cool music and videos. #The80sIn5Words https://t.co/5tF6S6RBb7— KK Garrett 💎 🐶 🐕🍫 🎶 (@KK Garrett 💎 🐶 🐕🍫 🎶)1551647453.0