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February 03, 2006

Things that are great about 1984

So I was thinking we all grew up in a pretty funky age. We had cool cartoons and some ace movies. But I decided that it was time to properly document the things that made our age the golden age of growing up. I pity the children of today who will one day grow up and talk about sponge bob square pants instead of ren and stimpy and bob the builder instead of postman pat.

Am I looking on my childhood through rose tinted glasses just as future generations will look upon thier own? perhaps but digimon is a pile of crap whatever you say. And as yet all the CD:UK's in the world will never replace classic saturday morning tv.

I only need to say two things…. the racoons and Going Live!

Right on with the listing…

Films and tv

  • Beverly Hills Cop
  • Terminator
  • Footloose
  • Ghostbusters
  • Gremlins
  • Karate Kid
  • The last starfighter
  • Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom
  • Airwolf
  • The Never Ending Story….sadly it did end….very badly: see never ending story 3 for further details.
  • Police Academy
  • Romancing the Stone
  • Dune


  • Scarlett Johansson born 12 days after me!
  • Delta Goodrem born 1 day before me!
  • Avril Lavigne
  • Katie Melua
  • Kelly Osbourne

Music Things

  • Sting plays his last concerts with The Police: March 1st
  • "Take me on" – Ah ha
  • "Relax" – Frankie goes to hollywood (strictly speaking end of 1983 but i'm reaching.)
  • "Do they know its christmas" – Band Aid
  • "Last Christmas" – Wham!
  • "Like a virgin" – Madonna (albumn)
  • "Purple Rain" – Prince and the Revolution
  • "Cruel Summer" – Bananarama
  • "Footloose" – Kenny Loggins
  • "Forest Fire" – Lloyd Cole and the Commotions
  • "Freedom" – Wham!
  • "Girls Just Want To Have Fun" – Cyndi Lauper
  • "Ghostbusters" – Ray Parker Jr.
  • "Smooth Operator" – Sade
  • "The Wild Boys" – Duran Duran
  • "Time After Time" – Cyndi Lauper

Just an extra bit for TNMT fans

Also I'm happy to present thanks to a comment leaver known only as "splinter" a link to a fansite of the teenage mutant hero turtles, which began in…yes you guessed it 1984. Check out this website if you're a fan you'll love it.

I started off this article with a lot of steam and now I seemed to have run out. I know there are many things that make 1984 great but I just cant find them all. If you think of any let me know.

Enjoy the remenicing until you then realise….you've become old. At least you still have your hair and your original teeth….probably.

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