Does anybody still use the word ‘cool’ to describe something hip, swag or sick? We’re not sure, but having been set the challenge to name 40 cool cars from the 1980s, we grabbed our parachute pants, permed our hair and stuck some Wham on the Sony Walkman before making a list.
We’ve tried to avoid the obvious, choosing to concentrate on some forgotten gems.
As far as fashion goes, no decade is quite as no-no-notorious as the 80s. After all, in what other decade could you get away with wearing skin-tight pants one day and baggy “MC Hammer” pants the next? During what other time period could you wear leg warmers, a sweater and a miniskirt all at the same time (and in electric neon colors)? Take a walk down memory lane. Here are the top 10 80s fashion fads we used to love.
In all of these fads, color was the order of the day. The drab khakis, white and black of the 90s do not apply. Big color and color mixed in unusual ways (say, bright yellow with red) were considered totally tubular – to the max.
Perhaps more than any decade before or since, due largely to the home video market, the 1980s was a great time for cult films. Part of the attraction with these movies designated with cult status is that they are decidedly different and much more provocative than mainstream populist fare.
What Is the Future of Synthwave? There are no certainties in life, though the next few years hold several assurances for synthwave fans. These include the continued rise in prominence of cybersynth and darksynth and the continued integration of synthwave into mainstream pop.