When I was younger, I remember being convinced one of my parents was harbouring my twin who I was destined to meet at summer camp. This conspiracy was strongly, if not completely, inspired by The Parent Trap. I also dedicated a lot of time to trying to learn their secret handshake.
A lot of teen/kids movies like this from 80s and 90s included music numbers that were lip synched or danced too and I’m sure you recreated some of them. Don’t lie. Whenever you were home alone you slid into the kitchen Risky Business style. Am I right?
We remember these songs and moments because they became iconic in some of our favourite retro movies. I’m thinking of ”Don’t You Forget About Me,” which will go down in history books as the song that accompanied the famous ending scene of The Breakfast Club. It’s time to take a trip down memory lane and re-watch some of these moments.
Breakfast Club (1986) – “Don’t You Forget About Me,” Simple Minds
Hocus Pocus (1993) – “I Put a Spell on You,” Screamin’ Jay Hawkins,
Itty Bitty Pretty One (1996) – “Itty Bitty Pretty One,” Thurston Harris
Footloose (1984) – “Footloose,” Kenny Loggins
Pretty In Pink (1986) – “Try a Little Tenderness,” Otis Redding
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Those who watch The Walking Dead know that it isn’t for the faint of heart. From killing zombies to flesh-eating, there’s a reason why this isn’t considered “a family show”.
But what would the The Walking Dead be like if it was transformed into an ’80s-like sitcom like Punky Brewster? Adorable and heartwarming, that’s what.
With NKOTB, 98 degrees, and Boys II Men anouncing a spring tour this week, I thought it was only fitting to make a list of our fave boy band hits from the 90s. These guys helped pave the way for our beloved One Direction and the Wanted.
Warning, the following videos will cause uncontrollable singing and an irreversible condition of being unable to forget the songs for days.
10. B44 – Get Down
This Canadian boy band is probably the worst export we’ve ever had. Not only is this song terrible, so is the hair, and the fact it is the catchiest song ever. Everyone remembers this song, unfortunately, I’ve brought it back.
9. B2K – Uh huh
This track was one of the biggest hits this band ever had. Lil’ Fizz, J-Boog, Raz-B and Omarion, made up the four-piece boy band. Nothing has come out for them in years, but Omarion has signed with Maybach Music Group. MMG is Rick Ross’s music label empire, which also has Wale and Meek Mill. Like Rick Ross, this doesn’t sound the least bit gangsta, but that’s why it’s on the list.
8. The Moffats – Misery
I think I was the only girl my age that didn’t have a crush on these guys. Regardless, the Moffats were big and all my friends went to their concerts. I have a confession: I actually kind of like this song. I may or may not have it on my iPod.
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You might complain about all the sketchy dudes you meet through online dating sites like eHarmony and Plenty of Fish, dreaming of a time when couples met naturally by locking eyes in a coffee shop or bumping into one another one the subway. Well, I have news for you: Life before dating sites wasn’t much better.
Case in point: These dating profiles from the 80s, featuring Fred the Viking, wild boy Maurice, Big Phil and blue-eyed Monroe. Mullets, high-rise jeans and weird facial hair aside, the guys manage to be creepy and ridiculously demanding.
Things they are looking for: Fun.
Things they aren’t looking for: Food-noshing fatties, hamsters, dopers, smokers, alcoholics, money-grabbers, crazies, sexual abusers and power women who don’t like to clean the house.
Do you think any of these guys ended up with dates?
Watch it here
I can barely contain my excitement for The Hobbit to come out, let alone write something about the highly anticipated film. But what if The Hobbit met with the 1985 gem The Goonies? The epicness is too much for my mind to handle, so I’ll let YouTuber Lance Ford explain.
Basically, in “The Hobbit and Goonies Movies Trailer Mashup!” Ford combines the world of Bilbo with the adventures of Mikey and the gang and before you know it, tears are streaming down your face at the realization that one man has created a match made in heaven. Now some of you are probably thinking this:
But before you diss the idea of Bilbo teaming up with The Goonies, just watch the mashup trailer and imagine the wonderful world of total adventure and discovery that would ensue. With lots of weird creatures along the way, of course.
Watch the trailer here:
If you’re anything like me, you’re a complete weirdo and base your wardrobe off of people who don’t exist. In the past, I’ve looked to fictional characters like Luna Lovegood from the Harry Potter series and Angela Chase from My So-Called Life for wardrobe inspiration. I’ve always felt like we have some sort of connection to the fictional characters we cherish most. One way to emulate them is through our wardrobes, as though they’re a part of our everyday lives and inspiration. No matter what books you read, what television shows you watch, or movies you love — there’s always that one character who wows you with their style.
Now that I’m in university, I try not to dress like an eccentric witch with blonde, curly locks. However there’s no reason to take the fun out of a wardrobe just because you’re all grown up. Here are a few very lovely fictional characters who would be fantastic muses for your college wardrobe.
1. Denise Huxtable from The Cosby Show
There’s a whole part of society dedicated to Denise Huxtable appreciation. Though The Cosby Show was about a sweet and funny family, Denise’s wardrobe was always something to admire.
Why it would work for college: There’s a tiny part in all of us that secretly wishes to impress our friends with our wardrobes. I truly feel like Denise’s style would do that. Her style is casual while also making bold statements with reds and printed headbands.
2. Emily Fields from Pretty Little Liars
When they’re not trying to figure out who A is, the characters of Pretty Little Liars have always shown off their unique sense of style. Each character has their own fashion flare, but Emily in particular is bothsporty and edgy at the same time.
Why it would work for college: Emily is known for her athleticism, especially in swimming. While Aria might wear more cutting edge pieces, Emily’s wardrobe is perfect for varsity athletes constantly balancing their academic and athletic roles.
3. John Bender from The Breakfast Club
John Bender might not seem like boyfriend material, but he does have potential “boyfriend” style. It’s kind of hard not to feel like a rebel while wearing a worn-out denim jacket, and paired with the “I don’t care” attitude of this Brat Pack member, you’ll look like a walking teen icon from the 80s.
Why it would work for college: The over-sized jacket will keep you warm during those long commutes to school. It’s also suitable for weekend detentions (although I’ve never heard of that in college.) If that happens, then you’re a rebel for sure.
4. Cher Horowitz from Clueless
Once you admit to yourself that Clueless is like, the best movie/television show of all time, you’ll start to realize that the best part of it is the fashion. Literally every single character in the film, especially Dionne and Cher, has the grooviest style. Maybe I’m totally buggin’ to think that anyone else could pull of their preppy, plaid-filled wardrobe. As if!
Why it would work for college: Although Cher is in high school, her wardrobe was made for a college student. Cher somehow manages to look ready for a job interview (or in her case, a driving test) all the time, which is good for a college student embarking on pursuits in the real world.
5. Hilary Banks from Fresh Prince of Bel-Air
By Gabriella Zicarelli
When you think about the 80s and 90s you probably think of shoulder pads, big hair, mullets and guys with frosted tips (ick). I think we can all agree none of these beauty trends should EVER make a comeback. Still, the decade gave us a lot of great TV shows and with the latest news of a Boy Meets World reboot, it’s time to take out your scrunchies and crop tops and get a little nostalgic.
What shows would you like to see return?
Here are 10 shows from the 80s and 90s that need a reunion:
Blossom jumpstarted Joey Lawrence’s music career (I still have the cassette), along with Mayim Bialik’s acting career. She now plays Amy Farrah Fowler on the Big Bang Theory. The fact that she gave the world “WOAH!” is all I need to know. If this Old Navy Blossom commercial is any indication, a reunion would be like old times.
Freaks and Geeks
High school isn’t always what it’s cracked up to be, which is why Judd Apatow knew what he took on Freaks and Geeks. Focusing on timeless issues like bullying and peer pressure, a reboot of this show would restonate with today’s teens. The show launched the careers of Jason Segel who now plays Marshall on How I met your Mother, Seth Rogen and James “I Can Do Everything” Franco (both also starred in Pineapple Express), Linda Cardellini who was in ER for seven seasons and the adorkable John Francis Daley, who plays Dr. Sweets in Bones.
My So Called Life
Before becoming a CIA agent in Homeland, Claire Danes was a regular 15-year-old dealing with the ups and downs of being young in My so Called Life. Like Freaks and Geeks, this show dealt with many timeless topics, which is why a comeback would still resonate with teens. Another notable career that was launched was Jared Leto, who not only continued acting but even went on to produce, direct, and play front-man to rock band 30 Seconds to Mars. Unfortunately, like Freaks and Geeks the show was also cancelled early and went on to become a cult classic.
After saying goodbye to the Tanners in 1995, the Olsen twins became more popular than overalls. They went on to star in Two of a Kind (Not gonna lie, I really liked that show) and A LOT of movies. There’s no question how high in demand they became. Today they are big names in fashion. Some of the best scenes in Full House came courtesy of Michelle and TV’s coolest uncle, Jesse. Like this gem, where we are taught how NOT to change a diaper.
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With an old music video of Kris Jenner surfacing, this really takes the cake in the most horrifying things I have ever seen on the internet.
Featuring a younger Kris sporting a bob and singing while driving a car, this video was made for her 30th birthday. Singing the lines “I LOVE MY FRIENDS!” repeatedly throughout, there are also clips of people telling the birthday girl they love her (something tells me she put them up to this).
From her off-key singing to listing her favourite things to do such as Bible Study (who would have thought?!), this video is actually painful to watch.
Thank God Kris didn’t pursue a music career after this. I don’t think our ears could have taken any more.
Uh…WTF did I just watch?
Everyone has probably been teased once or twice in their lives, but according to this video, karma is truly a bitch.
In this corny ’80s public service announcement about bullying, watch what happens when a bike gang stops in the middle of the road to heckle a group of kids playing catch.
BUT LO AND BEHOLD! KARMA STRIKES BACK.
While the repercussions of bullying can be bad, I don’t think the end result was the best way to portray the consequences of teasing someone.
P.S. I also don’t think the kid in the green shirt was too upset about the incident either.
The song has the typical Gaga feel – rock, 80s beats, futuristic vibes – and of course, is sure to anger many Catholics around the world. “Jesus is my virtue, and Judas is the demon I cling to,” sings Gaga.
The song didn’t immediately appeal to me, I’m more of a Britney fan myself, but it’s slowly growing on me. Her songs have a way of creeping up to you. Her fans seem to like it though – it’s already gotten over 6,000 tweets and 5,000 Facebook shares. It’s the beginning of a Gaga revolution – the woman can do no wrong in the eyes of her fans!
Her full studio album ‘Born This Way’ will be released May 23, 2011. Gaga also unveiled her ‘Born This Way’ album cover last night, which can be viewed here.