1980s

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Noun1.1980s - the decade from 1980 to 19891980s - the decade from 1980 to 1989  
decade, decennary, decennium - a period of 10 years
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When he was barely 10 years, I picked up my Filipino-American friend's LA-born, now New York-based son Lukas Villarin in my old trusty CRV, in which, on my on-board DVD player, I had Kylie Minogue's 1988 video "The Loco-Motion" playing, and he sighed a big, dreamy sigh, as he hopped on, saying, "What I'd do to have been alive in the '80s!"
These days, you get barraged by all sorts of things every minute of the day,' he said at a recent press conference for the upcoming concert 'Into the '80s.'
The '80s was a time when hair was big, clothes were colourful, music was a smorgasbord of many delights - and aerobics was the pioneering form of exercise at fitness classes across the land.
If you're a child of the '80s and still hark back to the days when Duran Duran, Erasure and Wham!
Summary: Nestled in Hamra's notorious Alleyway, new restobar Walkman was designed to take patrons on a journey back in time to the good old eclectic '80s.
Straddling two decades, Rentaghost is nonetheless the benchmark of some very happy '80s childhood viewing.
Popular retro outfits included '80s girls and`'80s guys, '70s basketball players, '80s bikers and punks and '70s fitness trainers.
The calendar features photos by Vancouver's Bev Davies, mostly dating to the early '80s, with amazing bands like the (Canadian) Subhumans, DOA, Dead Kennedys, Black Flag, X, and more.
Until he was well into his '80s, Paul says his dad was in the office every day in his '80s, reading copy.
(Sticklers for chronology should be aware that these books contain material that is not strictly contained within the 1970s, that they all differ on when the periods we think of as "the '60s," "the '70s," or "the '80s" began or ended, and that most studies of the period come with an understanding that we're referring to a "long '70s" of more than 10 years' duration.)
The juggernaut of modernism had already broken down and was being stripped for parts, although it would be a few years until the big bang of the early '80s, when these disparate pathways would assume coherence as precursors to the sensibility of a new wave of younger artists.