80’s Baby

How about a trip back in time to help speed this Monday Remix along? At some point during the eighties I was born and honestly I wish I would have been born a decade or so earlier.

Don’t get me wrong being a teenager in the nineties was great but nothing like the eighties. From the music to the fashion the eighties was clutch! So here are a few of my favorite things from that decade.

1) Harlem Nights: The 1989 film “Harlem Nights” is my number favorite movie of all time. With an all-star cast of hilarious and talented comedians and actors this movie will forever be a classic! Eddie Murphy and Richard Pryor in their prime!!

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2)Put Your Mouth On Me: Speaking of Eddie Murphy, did ya’ll know Eddie could sing? (Well kind of). I had his 1989 single “Put Your Mouth on Me” a collaboration with Rick James on cassette tape, and I wore it out!!

3) Teen Witch:The 1989 movie  starring Robin Lively is still till this day a movie I watch like it’s the first time I’ve ever seen it! Who doesn’t love magic?

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What girl didn’t want to be the most popular girl? And her fashion?? To die!!

4)Under the Cherry Moon: I was only a fresh one year-old when “Under the Cherry Moon” starring Prince and Jerome Benton was released, but have learned to appreciate the film twenty-seven years later. Set in black and white this movie is FULL of color!! Did I mention it stars Jerome Benton?

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5) Nasty Girl: Three years before I entered this world the girl group Vanity 6 was climbing the charts with their hit song “Nasty Girl” see my throwback video of the day for a recap.

6) Batman: Before Batman began and the Dark Knight rose there was just Batman. The 1989 adaptation of the Marvel Comic ““Batman” starring Micheal Keaton and Jack Nicholson was a classic!
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The original vilan and all around “clown”, Nicholson gave a great performance. No actor has ever been able to capture “The Batman” quite like Keaton.

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VTech Socrates:: Released in 1988 and named after the philosopher this was one of my first game consoles. It was an educational game system complete with wireless remotes and a talking Robot that resembled Johnny Five from the movie “Short Circuit”

9 and 10) Hair and Fashion:: Salt-N-Pepa were the upper echelon of style and fashion!
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From Pepa’s stacked gold hair to the groups overall style.  Denim outfits, leather motor cycle jackets and gold chains!! Then there was Jennier Beals’

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trendsetting off the shoulder oversized top and stretch pants. Big curly hair and fingerwaves with lots of “AquaNet” was also a must in the 80’s.

Ahhh the good old days!

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2 thoughts on “80’s Baby

  1. Purely.. Kay says:

    I knew Eddie tried to sing and could not stand the song “Party all the time” LOL. And I definitely remember everything you mentioned. I was born in the 80’s but this was a welcome back to an amazing decade 😉

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