Laura Crewe
Laura
Crewe
July 22, 2013

80 Things From the ’80s: How Many Do You Recognize?


How many of these movies, TV shows, music icons, foods, toys, fashions and other pop culture references from the 1980s can you name? The answer key is at the bottom — but don’t peek! Half the fun is wracking your brain for the answers.

Let us know how you did by sharing your score in the comments!

80 Things From the '80s

Credit: Twirlit

Answer Key

Answer key to 80 Things From The '80s

Credit: Twirlit

1. Van Halen’s 1984 album
2. Banana hair clip
3. Skinny leather tie
4. Jean jacket
5. Black rubber bracelets
6. River Phoenix and Wil Wheaton as Chris and Gordie in Stand By Me
7. Trivial Pursuit wedge
8. Marriage of Prince Charles and Lady Diana
9. Benetton logo
10. Acid wash denim
11. Ray-Bans
12. Run-D.M.C.
13. Poison
14. Angus Young of AC/DC
15. Bruce Springsteen’s Born in the USA album
16. Ocean Pacific brand
17. Breakdancing
18. Hubba Bubba gumfighter
19. Duran Duran pinback button
20. Toni Basil as a cheerleader from the “Mickey” video
21. Slogan t-shirt from Frankie Goes to Hollywood
22. Tube socks
23. Checkered slip-ons
24. Boom box aka ghettoblaster
25. Nerds candy
26. Madonna’s Boy Toy belt buckle
27. Tammy Faye Baker
28. Choose Life t-shirt worn by George Michael in “Wake Me Up Before You Go-Go” video
29. Levi’s red tab
30. Cyndi Lauper and wrestler Captain Lou Albano from “Girls Just Wanna Have Fun” video
31. Atari logo
32. Commodore VIC-20
33. Swatch watch
34. Punk with a mohawk
35. Michael Jackson’s sequined glove
36. California Raisin
37. Simple Simon electronic game
38. Garfield
39. Donkey Kong
40. Dr. Ruth Westheimer
41. Big League Chew bubble gum
42. Bottle Caps candy
43. My Little Pony
44. Smurf
45. Pac-Man
46. Bruce Willis as David Addison on Moonlighting
47. Pop Rocks candy
48. Indiana Jones’s hat and whip
49. Scratch ‘n’ sniff sticker
50. Cassette tape
51. Time-traveling DeLorean from Back to the Future
52. Drew Barrymore as Gertie in E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial
53. Rubik’s Cube
54. Emmanuel Lewis as Webster
55. Wacky Packages sticker
56. Cast of 21 Jump Street TV show, including Johnny Depp (far right)
57. Tom Cruise as Maverick in Top Gun
58. License plate from the opening sequence of LA Law
59. Ally Sheedy as Allison in The Breakfast Club
60. Ghostbusters
61. The A-Team
62. Jennifer Beals as Alex in Flashdance
63. Garbage Pail Kids
64. Scott Valentine as Nick in Family Ties
65. Square Pegs TV show
66. Alien from Space Invaders video game
67. Cheers TV show
68. Care Bear
69. Shoes from opening sequence of Footloose
70. John Matuszak as Sloth in The Goonies
71. Gedde Watanabe as Long Duk Dong in Sixteen Candles
72. Rainbow unicorn sticker
73. Tom Selleck as the title character in Magnum P.I.
74. Cabbage Patch dolls
75. Christian Slater and Winona Ryder as J.D. and Veronica in Heathers
76. He-Man
77. Lik-M-Aid Fun Dip candy
78. Kit from Knight Rider
79. Valley girl slang (from Frank Zappa’s “Valley Girl”)
80. Don Johnson as Sonny Crockett on Miami Vice