The 80s Are Coming Back

The Return of the Music, Fashion, and Films

Around social media, there is a lot of talk about bringing back the era of the 80s. From hairstyles to the outfits, according to InRegister, the 80s was an era of go big or go home.  We see the 80s in a lot of places, like the movies, fashion icons, and social media. The spike of 80s popularity now connects to the value of its aesthetic and style. 

For some people, the style of the 80s can be very nostalgic because of the excitement from classic films. Some films you might recognize are Ghostbusters, Die Hard, E.T. and The Breakfast Club. These films and more are still widely watched today, which is cool since they were released almost 40 years ago. The films in this time had a vintage and such a specific feel to it, which made people adore these films and want sequels of them in the future. 

The 80’s movie period also caused a lot of sequels to be made in our current time. For example, Top Gun, starring Tom Cruise (1986) was a huge hit when it came out, making $357.3 million in box office. The sequel to this film is called Top Gun Maverick, and it made $1.454 billion in box office. The popularity of the first movie made the sequel possible and widely watched, more than the first one. Footloose was also a very admired film that came out in 1984. Starring Kevin Bacon, it made $80 million at the box office. The remake made $63.5 million at the box office. 

The 80s music has also become very popular as well.  Songs you may recognize are “Take On Me” by Hunting High and Low, “I Wanna Dance with Somebody” by Whitney Houston, and “Don’t Stop Believin’ by Journey”. We hear a lot of 80s songs on social media, which keeps them widely known for over 40 years. There were a lot of different genres in the 80s. Some genres are soft rock, thrash metal, smooth jazz, hip hop, and rap. We hear a lot of rap these days, and the throwbacks to the 80s music bring diversity.

The style of the 80s is making its way into 2022. There are numerous fashion trends that are still common now. A style still fashionable now are turtlenecks. In Morgan, a lot of people are wearing turtlenecks, especially in this fall (almost winter) weather. Jean jackets are also still worn today, and are great for breezy summer and spring nights. They also highlight the advent of fall. 

Life moves pretty fast. If you don’t stop and look around once in a while, you could miss it.” — Ferris Bueller (1986 film)