Tuesday, 5 January 2010

Name The Decade.


Every decade has had a "nick name" and has been famous for something:

So, I love the Charlston dancing, six inch cigarette holders and the classic model T of the Roaring Twenties,

The funky fashion and hats of the Thrillin' Thirties, which also gave us Judy Garland in The Wizard of Oz and the ridiculous Plus Fours. 

The glamourous Hollywood hairstyles of the Retro Forties, the time where Anne Frank went into hiding and they invented the Slinky toy. 

Elivs and the Fifties saw the Cold War and the popularity of roaring V8 cars with bench seats and bold diners.  Hoola Hoops and girls with wide skirts and bobby socks and guys with their Brille Cream and leathers.  The first ever Grammy Awards.

Then came the awesome music festivals of the Swinging Sixties where the drugs came easy and cheap and the skirts were super short.  The decade of the Baby Boomers and the first man on the moon.

It was followed by the Hippy Seventies where Feminism became fashionable and was also known as the woman's decade, Margaret Thatcher ruled politics, disco was king, trousers were bell-bottomed and everyone's hair was long.

The Eighties was over-sized shoulder pads and the Rubik Cube.  It was the time of Haley's Commet and the falling of the Berlin Wall.  Madonna and Duran Duran.  It was the decade of women power dressing, the spiral perm and BIG hair.

The Nineties showed us movies including Wayne's World and Mrs Doubtfire.  The Spice Girls were "it"  and made the union jack dress famous.  We wore baggy jeans and fanny packs.  Reece's Crunchy Cookie cups and Donkey Kong.  Teletubbies and Pound Puppies.  Everything was "Slammin'!" and Tony Danza was hawt. 

The Nougties followed with Y2K and the millenium celebrations.  Irritating mobile ringtones and You Tube and Twitter. The Sopranos, all things social networking, information overload, 9/11 and the credit crunch.  Mac outrated PC and a global recession.

What do you think this decade will be called and what do you think it will be famous for?

Which has been your favourite decade and what sticks in your mind for each one?

9 comments:

twistygirl said...

hehe, what an awesome post.
I so did the spiral perm in the 80's and the Spice Girls in the 90's!

I can't wait to see what this decade will bring and can't even begin to think of what lies ahead.

Blasé said...

'Disco' was very popular but for only a short period of time. In Spite of Discos short hoopla...Classic Rock, the best music ever made, mostly made up the 70s.

otin said...

I love the 90's! It was the best of times for me. I have no idea what they will call the next decade?

Mo said...

Looking forward to the 2010's

JennyMac said...

I loved the music of the 80s..and not so much the legwarmers, parachute pants, and side pony tails. I mean, I LOVED them at the time but cringe with remorse now.

cat said...

Me myself, am an 80's girl. I think the decade in which you spent your teenage years will always be special. Style wise, I love the 30's and 40's.

Wat the new decade will bring? Children way more clever than us in my opinion.

KK said...

No clue what to call this one...maybe the teen years? I liked the 80s, but that's when I was in high school and I think we tend to think that was our best time (at least I was thin and had no wrinkles!)

Kathryn said...

I can't imagine what they'll call this decade. The Digging-Out decade??
Yikes.

I have to believe it's gonna be betta...it's gotta be betta! We need some serious stability over here.

I DO feel that every decade before us was a *simpler* time, though...compared to the trials of the last ten years.

So, bring on the stability!!

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