6 Lessons I Learned About Love Thanks To Eighties Music Videos

I watched an abnormally amount of MTV as a child so I suppose it’s rather cool that I ended up an MTV personality back in the day. But, what I really learned from all those logged hours of RUN DMC videos, 120 Minutes, Head Bangers Ball, and Yo! MTV Raps goes beyond my love of music and straight to lessons I learned about love via the music video. I’m not saying that these lessons or “key points” were always the sanest tips on love, but that I was an impressionable young mind getting interesting impressions, to say the least!

Grab Your Love Interest’s Attention By Any Means Necessary

Okay, so writhing and doing a split on one or two cars— the split between the two vehicles is even more creative—seems a little out there, no? But Tawny Kitaen certainly made a point in Whitesnake’s “Here I Go Again,” video: if you want to catch your love’s eye, you better stop traffic. Literally. Being a wallflower won’t get you anywhere, for the most part, in love.

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Rock On,

Laura

9 Signs You Are a Parent Who Was Born in the ’80s

The ’80s. The great decade of excess, spandex, Aqua Net hair spray, turquoise mascara, Jem, hair metal, Michael and Madonna, RUN DMC, and more!

If you grew up in the ’80s, you probably watched after-school specials, know who Woodsy the Owl is, owned gummy bracelets, wondered why Madonna was writhing on a gondola in Italy, and dreamed about being a mall singer like Tiffany and Debbie Gibson.

Of course now, you’re a mom. Your days of Wigwams and hot-pink lipstick are over. Mostly. Instead, you’re probably working or at home with a bunch of littles, hitting the gym, wearing yoga pants and not Wigwams, using lip balm if you’re lucky or neutral lip shades rather than hot-pink lips and turquoise mascara, and most likely, you’ve listened to Justin Bieber or Frozen rather than “Like a Virgin” — sadly.

Here are just a few signs you are a parent made and born in the ’80s!

Your Guilt Over Foods 

You buy the organic brand of boxed mac ‘n’ cheese because you need something quick to make your kids but want it to be somewhat healthy. You buy “healthy” chips and snacks, presenting them to your kids even if they taste like cardboard. You then feel sort of terrible because let’s face it: you most likely downed at least three dozen bottles of Cheese Whiz, the most processed crap known to mankind, and ate Doritos. Let’s not forget the Ramen Pride you enjoyed on numerous occasions. You sort of feel like the flavor police and are so glad your kids don’t have a window to your childhood goodies.

 

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Laura

How Much of a Man Are You? ’80s Hair Metal Explains It All

These days men can’t just be stone-crushing, elephant-lifting, six-pack having babe magnets. Now you have to have an amazing job, 401K, be a great father, and manscape. It’s not easy anymore. The days of good looks and pure muscle strength are over, boys. It’s the big time now.

But how does one truly know how much of a man he is?

Well boys, it depends on what kind of hair metal you blasted out of your Trans Am, Yugo, Mustang, or Vette back in the ’80s…

Yes, that’s the real deciding factor.

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Break Out the Aqua Net Boys,

Laura