EIGHTIES MUSIC - I REMEMBER IT WELL!
Most unusual answer was from Lyndsey, 41 who said “Late Eighties I tried to dress like Ya Kid K out of Technotronic”.
I saw a lot of girls in my school wanting to be like the biggest female music star of the Eighties, Madonna and wearing the New Romantic frills and funky hairstyles.
Michelle, 42 said, “Dressed like Madonna and loved the New Romantic style!”
Lyndsey added, “Ska, Two Tone, Reggae and Punk brought lots of white skinheads together with Jamaican people in the UK, crossing racial divides.”
Joanne, 45 also agreed with Rob saying, “I don’t think so really, I used to like to go to the Youth Club Disco and enjoyed the silly dances we did together…I think the songs just happened to be the backdrop of that phase in my life, rather than contributing to it.”
Rob thought watching Status Quo at Deeside Leisure Centre in 1982 was his biggest mistake!
Lyndsey said her moment was having a crush on John Taylor of Duran Duran.
Paula, 40 said her “silly dances under Runcorn Baths roof(with friends and a beat box)” were her worst moments.
Most embarrassed was Eva, 33 who said, “Singing in front of the whole class at the tender age of 8, accompanied only by a piano, to establish if I was suitable for the school choir. It was discovered that I was tone deaf!”
Paula says “those were the days.”
Joanne stated, “I don’t have a lot of nostalgia for the Eighties. The film The Wedding Singer does make me smile, though.”
Michelle said, “Have loads of Eighties tunes, always put them on when I’m feeling down or low to cheer me up.”
That echoes my sentiments really.
The probable real reason is summed up finally with Eva who said this, “All the time because I was a kid and that is generally what kids do, don’t tend to worry too much and just enjoy themselves.”