If You Grew Up in the 80’s…

  1. You know what “Sike” means.
  2. You know the profound meaning of “Wax on, Wax off.”
  3. You know that another name for a keyboard is a “Synthesizer.”
  4. You can sing the McDonald’s Big Mack, Filet-o-fish, Quarter Pounder, and French Fry song.
  5. You know who Mr. T is.
  6. You know who Fat Albert is. And who was old boy with the pink mask?
  7. You ever wore fluorescent, neon clothing.
  8. You could breakdance, or wish you could.
  9. You wanted to be The Hulk for Halloween.
  10. You Believed that saying “By the power of Greyskull!”  You actually HAD the power.
  11. Partying “like it’s 1999” seemed SO far away.
  12. You thought that Transformers were “more than meets the eye.”
  13. You knew that “Knowing is half the battle.”
  14. You wanted to be on Star Search.
  15. You can remember Michael Jackson when he was black.
  16. You wore a banana clip at some point during your youth.
  17. You remember the Garbage Pail Kids, and probably owned some.
  18. You knew what Willis was “talkin’ ’bout.”
  19. You HAD to have your MTV.
  20. You actually thought “Dirty Dancing” was a REALLY good movie.
  21. You thought that ATARI was a state of the art video game.
  22. You owned cassettes.
  23. You were led to believe that in the year 2000 we’d all be living in space.
  24. You know what leg warmers are and probably had a pair.
  25. You wore biker shorts underneath a short skirt and felt stylish.
  26. You wore your shirt with the collar up.
  27. You had a Swatch Watch with the Swatch Guard.
  28. Your Lego collection started with the free sets in a Happy Meal.
  29. You remember when Happy Meals came in a box, not a paper bag.
  30. You remember when Saturday Night Live was funny.
  31. You had Wonder Woman or Superman underwear.
  32. You know what a “Push Up” ice cream is.
  33. You went in the house when the street lights came on.
  34. You changed into play clothes after school.
  35. You owned, or knew somebody with a Commodore 64.
  36. You hated Scrappy Doo.
  37. You recorded songs off the radio with your boom box.
  38. You wished you had a light saber.
  39. Somehow you still know all the words to songs played on VH1’s “Big 80s”
  40. Your arm was full of rubber bracelets.
  41. You have ever said, “Gag me with a spoon.”
  42. You have ever wondered what happened to Saturday morning cartoons.
  43. You had to get up to change the channel, or had one of those noisy brown clicky boxes.
  44. You can still sing 1 to 12 from the Pinball machine song on Sesame Street.
  45. You thought the Thriller video was pretty cool.
  46. You remember the first time you went in to a video store to rent a movie.
  47. Canadians watched Romper-Room, Mr. Dress-up, and the Friendly Giant – remember the teeny weeny furniture you wished you had?!
  48. You wore those wide, colorful shoelaces.
  49. Quiet Riot’s “Come on feel the noise” was the best song – ever.
  50. You know where “I want my two dollars” came from.
  51. You still cannot go in to the water because of that damn movie Jaws.
  52. El Debarge’s “Get a Beat to the Rhythm of the Night” plagued the radio every hour.
  53. You remember life before minivans and SUVs.
  54. Cars: Gremlins were cool – Pacers were not!

If you can identify with at least half of this list then you, my friend, are a “Child of the 80s!”

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