The 1980s were the birthplace of numerous occurrences that have become commonplace in our lives: Computers, Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles films, as well as a two-pound mobile phone. It was an unusual, magical time that is still widely renowned thanks to our fixation with fond memories, but here are 80 things you may not know about the 1980s.
So join us as we dive into 10 incredible facts about the 1980s
TONI BASIL WAS 38 YEARS OF AGES WHEN SHE TAPE-RECORDED “MICKEY”
One incredible fact about the 1980s is a popular song. The 1982 song, “Mickey,” came to be a cheerleader anthem. However, its vocalist was more than a couple of years through with school. It was also originally called “Kitty,” but producers altered it to be about a guy.
CLARK KENT HELPED NAME THE WALKMAN
Sony named the Walkman after the Pressman sound recorder included in Superman. They initially called it the Sound-About in the United States and the Stowaway in the United Kingdom.
MS. PAC-MAN HAD AN INTERESTING TAGLINE
When the computer game character was presented in 1982, her tagline was: “The new femme fatale of the video game globe.” Sure. Yeah.
YOU COULD ACQUIRE THE PHONE FROM YOUR FAVE SHOW
In 1984, if you wanted a phone that looks like lips, it would undoubtedly cost you $70. Nowadays, nobody also recognizes the cost of a landline phone—and lots of people will certainly never recognize the adventure of chatting on a hamburger, a banana, or a Mickey Mouse phone. Or those phones where you could see all the cords inside. Those days were crazy!
BARBRA STREISAND’S STYLIST CREATED THE CRIMPING IRON.
Another incredible fact about the 1980s is that Stylist Geri Cusenza designed the crimped style. It was accidentally produced after hours of intertwining and unbraiding Barbra Streisand’s hair for a photo shoot. This unleashed a hairdo that would rule over the decade.
DC COMICS ALLOWED “THE KARATE KID” TO KEEP ITS NAME
Before The Karate Kid movie, The Karate Kid was an entirely unassociated DC Comics superhero. Columbia Pictures said thanks to DC Comics in the motion picture’s credits to utilize the name.
BOOMBOXES REQUIRED SOME SERIOUS ARM STRENGTH
According to boombox expert Fred Brathwaite, those boxes were so heavy that “people that would bring their boxes all the time would eventually develop their forearm and bicep muscles.” Some boomboxes weighted as much as 26 pounds.
NINTENDO GOT ITS CONSOLE INTO SHOP WITH AN OFFER THEY COULDN’T DECLINE
In 1985, to persuade stores in New York City to bring the brand-new Nintendo Entertainment System, a Nintendo exec guaranteed that they could return the ones they did not sell for free. Still, they wound up offering 50,000 that holiday season.
PRINCE CREATED MANIC MONDAY
Prince created manic Monday by The Bangles under the pseudonym Christopher. That was before his alias was known. He likewise wrote “Nothing Contrasts 2 U” for Sinead O’Connor and pinched hit Alicia Keys, Chaka Khan, and a lot more.
THE RECORDING FOR THE STAR-PACKED TRACK WE ARE THE WORLD LASTED TILL 3 A.M.
Stevie Wonder wished to tape a verse in Swahili and was waiting for a telephone call regarding correct pronunciations. When the call ultimately came, Ray Charles claimed, “It’s three o’clock in the goddamn morning. Swahili, sh*it, I can’t even sing in English anymore.”