15 Hilarious Memes Only True 80s Kids Will Understand

We really are a special bunch us children of the 1980s. We didn’t grow up in the time of technology like a Millennial, but we were still young enough to adapt quickly when they technology revolution hit, being the first to embrace texting, social media and online dating when we reached our twenties. We remember using walkmans and VCRs, but we also embraced Ipods and DVDs. We recorded songs off the radio when we were kids, but as we got older we loved using iTunes and Spotify.

And being part of a truly special club means there are some things that only we will truly understand. And it’s with that in mind that we’ve scoured the internet to come up with ‘15 Hilarious Memes Only 80s Kids Will Truly Understand’. We hope you enjoy them!

1. Even as an 80s child, it took me a few seconds to ‘get’ this one when I first saw it. A knowledge of Rick Astley but also Pixar films is necessary…

2. If you grew up in the 1980s then surely you’ll get this one. Combining two eighties legends, this is simple but effective…

3. This might seem common knowledge to us, but would the kids of today understand exactly what ‘leaving the phone off the hook’ meant?

4. Fans of Richard Dean Anderson’s MacGyver will be quick to appreciate this one…

5. There was no internet search history back in our childhood, as this meme well knows…

6. The ozone layer couldn’t have liked the 1980s much, but it did help produce some of the wildest and most over the top haircuts of all time…

7. Featuring Mr Lionel Richie again, this is one of our personal favourites…

8. Fans of 80s synth-pop will appreciate this clever play on words…

9. Kids of today really don’t appreciate what we had to go through do they?

10. An absolutely glorious bit of nostalgia this, featuring the gorgeous Jon Bon Jovi in a rather tight pair of shorts…

11. Featuring the third appearance from Mr Richie, as well as some other classic 80s album covers, this pays tribute to ‘the lean’…

12. 80s fashion really was something to behold, but at the time we all thought we looked great right?

13. The trauma of having to wind back our Blockbuster tapes before watching them. Sad times…

14. Some may consider this to be in bad taste, but it’s just a bit of fun…

15. You need to have seen Fight Club (as well as The Breakfast Club of course) to appreciate this one…

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