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This masterpiece hit #1 on the Billboard charts 40 years ago this week

Where ARE my legwarmers?

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by Anonymousreply 9September 17, 2023 9:57 PM

Somewhere, a bear loving twink exploded looking at this photo.....

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by Anonymousreply 1September 17, 2023 7:06 PM


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by Anonymousreply 2September 17, 2023 7:14 PM

SO 80s!

by Anonymousreply 3September 17, 2023 7:19 PM

September, 1983 ...

Weird to think that 2023 is as far from 1983 as 1983 was from 1943. The world of 1983 is both as fresh in my memory and yet as distant in time as World War II was for my mother in 1983.

If I could go back to a point in my past, dropping into the life I was leading at the time but knowing what I know now, 1983 would be a good choice. I was 26 and just starting graduate school. I was fully independent and self-supporting but still young enough to make some changes in the direction of my life. And I get to spend time with some people I really, really miss.

by Anonymousreply 4September 17, 2023 7:42 PM

[quote]Weird to think that 2023 is as far from 1983 as 1983 was from 1943.

Isn't it crazy to think of that? I was a child of the 80s and WWII was like ancient history to me. And now here we are, removed from the 80s at exactly the same length of time.

by Anonymousreply 5September 17, 2023 7:45 PM

[quote]Isn't it crazy to think of that?

Yes! I used to think along the lines of "well, the world changed so much after the war and in the late 60s-early 70s ... that's why World War II seems so long ago."

But here we are in 2023, and the world has changed in drastic ways we couldn't have imagined in 1983, and yet that era feels familiar and really not so long ago (even though I know it is).

by Anonymousreply 6September 17, 2023 8:26 PM

I really just CANNOT believe 1983 was 40 years ago. It doesn't process in my brain.

by Anonymousreply 7September 17, 2023 8:28 PM

Ah yes, nostalgia. My favorite trap.

by Anonymousreply 8September 17, 2023 9:55 PM

Never could stand the movie but BOY do I love the soundtrack...great mix of girl power pop of the early 80's, and very unique for that time. Manhunt is SUBLIME.

by Anonymousreply 9September 17, 2023 9:57 PM
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