October 2009

80's Teen TV Stars

Oh, how the mighty have fallen. Or so I say to myself as I laugh at the fallen idols of my own somewhat misguided youth. The 80’s was a great time for teenaged TV pop star icons.  Here’s my list of my own personal heroes and heroines from my youth. Please note that some stars are included with more than a touch of irony, so please keep your snarkiosity to a minimum in the comments section.

And, so, without further ado.....

The 80's: When M-TV Actually Still Had Music Videos

M-TV was the only thing that remotely added value to the life of a teen-ager in the 1980’s. Everything else and I hope you will pardon my French, sucked ass. The make-up was more creative than flattering. (If you don’t believe me- just ask Madonna.) The hair was frightening and resembled something that you would see at a dog grooming show. Trust me, the majority of the  hairstyles did not belong on a human’s head. If you have a tough time remembering the clothes in the 80’s, I have two words for you and two words only: Helicopter Pants.

But M-TV was new and at that time, you could actually watch music videos on it, which might be tough for some of you young munchkins to believe. Here are some of my personal faves from the 80’s.