Who doesn’t love the 80’s?



I spent my teen years in the 1980s, which was a good thing. That decade brought us movies like Top Gun, Back to The Future and Rambo. On TV you had Miami Vice, Cheers and The A Team, just to name a few. And who could forget the music? I could go on an on about that one subject forever.

Luckily I have satellite radio and the 80’s live on inside my car. Even though the radio station in primarily on the “80’s on 8” I do switch it around once in a while depending on my mood.

We’ve listened to so much 80’s music my kids know the lyrics to some songs better than I do. They have even discovered 80’s movies, along with old TV shows because of Netflix.

What can I say? They have good taste.

Today, I was driving with my son when I noticed the radio station was on the “90’s on 9.” I looked at him and asked, “Did you change the station?”

“No, I thought you did,” He replied. “I was going to ask to put it back on the 80’s on 8.”

I thought it was cool to hear my son say that. He then said something even better.

“Listening to the 90’s on 9 is like being part of the Lewis and Clark expedition. You don’t know what to expect.”

That’s my boy. Only he could associate the Lewis and Clark expedition to the unknown of listening to 90’s music.

He gets a freebee the next time he gets in trouble.

6 thoughts on “Who doesn’t love the 80’s?

  1. LOL
    My kids, too, have been subjected to the beautiful sounds of the 80’s and 70’s. My son has said that music today is to repetitive and wonders if they modeled themselves after the songwriters of Dora the Explorer.
    He is a huge fan of 70’s Rock and 80’s new wave, et al. He has rummaged through my DVDs of the 80’s movies and watched a good portion of them.
    I recently had the privilege to take them to see Danny Elfman live and the former Oingo Boingo singer surprised us with an encore of ‘Dead Man’s Party.’ My life is complete! lol
    We did right by our kids. 😜


  2. Great blog post! Hearing the sweet sounds of ’80’s music takes me right back to my childhood. It was like you were talking about my childhood as I read your words. What a great time it was. I love that your son appreciates a part of what you came from and that you can share it together in the car. And I’m so curious, what color was your {cringing!} Member’s Only jacket?


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