YouTube to jog your memory) you'll realize the 80s weren't all that bad.
The movies (for the most part) were excellent. The cartoons were awesome, and, I'll admit it, those jellies were pretty cool too (even though they KILLED if you stepped on a rock).
I'm sharing with y'all a few videos I found that explain the greatness of the 80s - videos, movies, people, etc.
This video lists basically everything good about the 80s (although it did leave out some stuff, obviously):
Some of the music:
And, of course I HAVE to add a John Hughes tribute:
What do you think were the best parts of the 80s?