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53 Things Only '80s Girls Can Understand

The decade that was truly, truly, truly outrageous.

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1. The struggle of trying to get your Popple into his ball shape.


To think there was once a time when children could be endlessly amused by a stuffed animal that simply folded into itself.


4. You knew being a rock star with a secret identity was the best job ever!

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Also, the life lessons Jem taught you:

1. It’s OK if your man cheats on you, as long as it’s with your secret alter ego.

2. Sometimes it’s way more fun to be the villain (looking at you, Pizzazz).

3. That anything can be solved by pressing down on your earring and saying, "Showtime, Synergy!”


9. The fun of a new Get in Shape, Girl! workout cassette (and, most importantly, the rockin' accessories it came with).


19. Organizing all your cosmetics, bath products, and jewelry in a Caboodle (which in itself was sort of the reason to buy tons of stuff to put inside it).


25. You went through, like, one Sweet Valley High book a day.

Even though Jessica was too much of a bitch and Elizabeth too much of a Goody Two-shoes for you to really relate to either of them.

50. The excitement of coming home to a letter (or tons of letters) from a penpal is still, to this day, unmatched.


You probably decorated the envelope with Gelly Roll pens and regularly sent each other friendship bracelets.


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