80's Pop culture

80's pop culture facts

80s fashion was big on accessories. The trendiest items included scrunchies, leg warmers, fingerless gloves, plastic bangles, large funky earrings in neon shades, mesh accents, fanny packs and pearl necklaces.

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The 1980s revolutionized pop culture due to its amazing (and sometimes horrifying) trends and styles. A lot of change and transformation took place during this era including chunky cellphone technology, action figure mania, the end of the bronze era of comic books, and personal computers entering homes

hile royal and celebrity weddings are still a big ratings hit to this day, they pale in comparison to Diana and Charles' wedding in 1981. In fact, over a billion people around the globe tuned in for the July 29th wedding. To give some context to that figure, just 10.5 million viewers watched Kim Kardashian's 2011 wedding to Kris Humphries.

What were the 80's known for? Often remembered for its materialism and consumerism, the decade also saw the rise of the "yuppie," an explosion of blockbuster movies and the emergence of cable networks like MTV, which introduced the music video and launched the careers of many iconic artists.