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Subject: Your Favourite Year for Popular Culture?

Written By: HazelBlue99 on 07/29/17 at 10:09 am

I thought this would be an interesting idea for a topic. What is your favourite year for popular culture?

Personally, my favourite year for pop culture is...

1994.

I won't go into great depth about why I like the year as much I do, but I will list the things that I do like from it;

Albums:

"Vitalogy" - Pearl Jam
"Sixteen Stone" - Bush
"MTV Unplugged" - Nirvana
Superunkown - Soundgarden
Dookie - Green Day

Songs:

"What's The Frequency, Kenneth?" - R.E.M
"Zombie" - The Cranberries
"Tomorrow" - Silverchair
"Self Esteem" - The Offspring
"Undone (Sweater Song)" - Weezer
"Seether" - Veruca Salt
"Coma" - Max Sharam
"Buddy Holly" - Weezer
"Come Out and Play" - The Offspring

Movies:

Forrest Gump
The Lion King
The Shawshank Redemption
The Santa Clause

TV Shows:

The Simpsons (Season 5 is my favourite season)
Beavis & Butthead
Ren & Stimpy
Seinfeld


Subject: Re: Your Favourite Year for Popular Culture?

Written By: wixness on 07/29/17 at 10:39 am

2007, 2008, 2009?

Subject: Re: Your Favourite Year for Popular Culture?

Written By: SpyroKev on 07/29/17 at 9:49 pm

Dude, you should have made this the Your Favorite year for Popular culture (90s version) so the topics can be organized and spread. Actually, I might make a 2000s version anyway now.

My favorite year for pop culture of the 90s is generally the late 90s.

Subject: Re: Your Favourite Year for Popular Culture?

Written By: 80sfan on 07/29/17 at 9:57 pm

What an interesting question.

I guess somewhere in the 80's, like 1986.

Subject: Re: Your Favourite Year for Popular Culture?

Written By: #Infinity on 07/29/17 at 11:06 pm

You know, this is actually pretty hard. As much as I love the music, fashion, and some of the cinema of 1983 and 1984, both years are marred by mediocre gaming, as well as too much homophobia. 1994 and 1995 are a little better for gay rights and are flat-out excellent for music and film, but don't have my favorite fashion, not to mention the technology wasn't quite where I liked it most, yet.

Honestly, I'd say 2000 wins on an overall level. I actually really like the music of that year, both the mainstream stuff as well as much of the artsy stuff, it produced a lot of really good and funny movies, the technology was fantastic, the fashion was delightful, gay rights were accepted enough that I could live decently enough, and gaming was at its very finest.

Subject: Re: Your Favourite Year for Popular Culture?

Written By: TheReignMan99 on 07/29/17 at 11:57 pm

I like the timespan of 1987-1995 very much. However, if I had to choose a specific year then it would be:

1989

Music

1. New Jack Swing was in full bloom with Bobby Brown ("On Our Own" from Ghostbusters II, "Every Little Step", "My Prerogative")
2. Paula Abdul and Janet Jackson were rocking the charts.
3. NKOTB and Madonna were also rocking the charts.

Movies

There was so many good movies in 1989 such as:

*Batman
*Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade
*Back to the Future Part II
*Lethal Weapon 2
*Ghostbusters II (it's OK)
*Major League
*The Little Mermaid
*Field of Dreams
*Bill & Ted's Excellent Adventure
*Do the Right Thing

TV shows

New and older shows such as:

*Full House
*Roseanne
*Cops
*The Simpsons
*The Cosby Show
*Seinfeld
*Family Matters
*Saved by the Bell
*Baywatch
*Cheers
*The Golden Girls
*The Wonder Years

Sports (in the U.S.)

*Super Bowl XXIII (The San Francisco 49ers vs. the Cincinnati Bengals). The 49ers win 20-16 in what would be the second to last championship of the 49ers dynasty.

*1989 NBA Finals: The "Bad Boys" Detroit Pistons defeat the "Showtime" Los Angeles Lakers in a 4 game sweep. The Pistons would repeat as champions in 1990.

*1989 World Series: "Bay Bridge Series", "Battle of the Bay" The Oakland Athletics vs. the San Francisco Giants. The A's would sweep the Giants in 4 games.

"On October 17, 1989....just minutes before the start of Game 3, a magnitude 7.1 earthquake struck the Bay Area causing significant damage to both Oakland and San Francisco. Candlestick Park in San Francisco suffered damage to its upper deck as pieces of concrete fell from the baffle at the top of the stadium and the power was knocked out. The game was postponed out of concerns for the safety of everyone in the ballpark as well as the loss of power...the series resumed on October 27 and finished the next day."

Politics

*George H.W. Bush became President of the U.S. on January 20, 1989 after being Ronald Reagan's VP for 8 years and defeating then-Massachusetts Governor Michael Dukakis in the 1988 U.S. Presidential election.

*March 24, 1989: Exxon Valdez oil spill

*The Berlin Wall was tworn down in November 1989. The Cold War was over

*In November 1989, David Dinkins was elected as NYC's first (and still only) African American mayor.

*December 20, 1989: President H.W. Bush launches Operation Just Cause to overthrow Panamanian leader Manuel Noriega.

Subject: Re: Your Favourite Year for Popular Culture?

Written By: Escondudo on 07/30/17 at 12:29 am

Brilliant. Very good arguments. 1989 has a lot of character.



I like the timespan of 1987-1995 very much. However, if I had to choose a specific year then it would be:

1989

Music

1. New Jack Swing was in full bloom with Bobby Brown ("On Our Own" from Ghostbusters II, "Every Little Step", "My Prerogative")
2. Paula Abdul and Janet Jackson were rocking the charts.
3. NKOTB and Madonna were also rocking the charts.

Movies

There was so many good movies in 1989 such as:

*Batman
*Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade
*Back to the Future Part II
*Lethal Weapon 2
*Ghostbusters II (it's OK)
*Major League
*The Little Mermaid
*Field of Dreams
*Bill & Ted's Excellent Adventure
*Do the Right Thing

TV shows

New and older shows such as:

*Full House
*Roseanne
*Cops
*The Simpsons
*The Cosby Show
*Seinfeld
*Family Matters
*Saved by the Bell
*Baywatch
*Cheers
*The Golden Girls
*The Wonder Years

Sports (in the U.S.)

*Super Bowl XXIII (The San Francisco 49ers vs. the Cincinnati Bengals). The 49ers win 20-16 in what would be the second to last championship of the 49ers dynasty.

*1989 NBA Finals: The "Bad Boys" Detroit Pistons defeat the "Showtime" Los Angeles Lakers in a 4 game sweep. The Pistons would repeat as champions in 1990.

*1989 World Series: "Bay Bridge Series", "Battle of the Bay" The Oakland Athletics vs. the San Francisco Giants. The A's would sweep the Giants in 4 games.

"On October 17, 1989....just minutes before the start of Game 3, a magnitude 7.1 earthquake struck the Bay Area causing significant damage to both Oakland and San Francisco. Candlestick Park in San Francisco suffered damage to its upper deck as pieces of concrete fell from the baffle at the top of the stadium and the power was knocked out. The game was postponed out of concerns for the safety of everyone in the ballpark as well as the loss of power...the series resumed on October 27 and finished the next day."

Politics

*George H.W. Bush became President of the U.S. on January 20, 1989 after being Ronald Reagan's VP for 8 years and defeating then-Massachusetts Governor Michael Dukakis in the 1988 U.S. Presidential election.

*March 24, 1989: Exxon Valdez oil spill

*The Berlin Wall was tworn down in November 1989. The Cold War was over

*In November 1989, David Dinkins was elected as NYC's first (and still only) African American mayor.

*December 20, 1989: President H.W. Bush launches Operation Just Cause to overthrow Panamanian leader Manuel Noriega.

Subject: Re: Your Favourite Year for Popular Culture?

Written By: HazelBlue99 on 07/30/17 at 12:47 am


I like the timespan of 1987-1995 very much. However, if I had to choose a specific year then it would be:

1989


The fact that Faith No More released "Epic" in 1989 is enough of a reason for me to like the year. :P

Subject: Re: Your Favourite Year for Popular Culture?

Written By: TheReignMan99 on 07/30/17 at 12:51 am


Brilliant. Very good arguments. 1989 has a lot of character.

Thanks man 8).


The fact that Faith No More released "Epic" in 1989 is enough of a reason for me to like the year. :P

Fair enough :P.

Subject: Re: Your Favourite Year for Popular Culture?

Written By: DesiredUsernameWasTaken on 07/30/17 at 8:05 am

1985

This has always been my favorite year of all time, not only pop culturally but in terms of movies as well. (Two of which are my favorite movies of all time)

-Back To The Future
-The Goonies
-The Breakfast Club
-To Live And Die In LA
-Rocky IV
-Weird Science
-Commando
-Real Genius
-Teen Wolf
-Mask
-Rambo II

People consider 1985 to be the greatest year in teen movie history and with the some of films I listed above, you can see why.


Music wasn't quite as significant as the previous year, 1984, but was still great nonetheless. Though arguable, 1985 was also the last year where new wave and synthpop were at the forefront of the music industry. Here are some my favorite songs from '85;

Queen - One Vision
Madonna - Into The Groove
Baltimora - Tarzan Boy
Duran Duran - A View To a Kill
Dire Straights - Money For Nothing
Tears For Fears - Everybody Wants To Rule The World
New Order - The Perfect Kiss

Subject: Re: Your Favourite Year for Popular Culture?

Written By: Zelek3 on 08/02/17 at 2:04 pm

2004, perfect mix of early 2000s and mid 2000s.

Subject: Re: Your Favourite Year for Popular Culture?

Written By: #Infinity on 08/02/17 at 10:51 pm


1985

This has always been my favorite year of all time, not only pop culturally but in terms of movies as well. (Two of which are my favorite movies of all time)


Really? I thought 1984 was your absolute favorite!

Subject: Re: Your Favourite Year for Popular Culture?

Written By: JordanK1982 on 08/06/17 at 12:07 am

This is a tough one! I can't really figure out an all-time favorite but if I had to choose from the decades I care about:

70's - 1979
80s - 1988
90's - 1994
00's - 2001

Subject: Re: Your Favourite Year for Popular Culture?

Written By: 80sfan on 08/06/17 at 5:46 pm

For the 90's, I really liked/like 1997.  8)

Subject: Re: Your Favourite Year for Popular Culture?

Written By: #Infinity on 08/06/17 at 5:55 pm

1960s - 1964
1970s - 1975
1980s - 1984
1990s - 1995
2000s - 2000
2010s - 2010

Subject: Re: Your Favourite Year for Popular Culture?

Written By: DesiredUsernameWasTaken on 08/06/17 at 5:58 pm

50s - 1957
60s - 1966
70s - 1977
80s - 1985
90s - 1996
00s - 2002
10s - 2010

Subject: Re: Your Favourite Year for Popular Culture?

Written By: TheReignMan99 on 08/06/17 at 9:24 pm

1960s: 1962-1964 (tie)
1970s: 1976
1980s: 1989
1990s: 1992
2000s: 2007
2010s: 2012...I guess.

Subject: Re: Your Favourite Year for Popular Culture?

Written By: ZeldaFan20 on 08/06/17 at 10:09 pm

1960's: 1969
1970's: 1977
1980's: 1989
1990's: 1992
2000's: 2004
2010's: 2012

Subject: Re: Your Favourite Year for Popular Culture?

Written By: TheReignMan99 on 08/06/17 at 10:14 pm


1960's: 1969
1970's: 1977
1980's: 1989
1990's: 1992

2000's: 2004
2010's: 2012

Nice choices 8).

Subject: Re: Your Favourite Year for Popular Culture?

Written By: ZeldaFan20 on 08/06/17 at 11:11 pm


Nice choices 8).


Thanks, although you don't agree with my choice for the 2000's......HOW COULD YOU POSSIBLY DISS THE PERFECT, BADASS, AND EQUALLY EARLY & MID 2000'S AWESOMENESS OF 2004!?!? >:( >:( >:( >:( >:( >:(JK ;D

But in all seriousness what's your favorite 2000's year?

Subject: Re: Your Favourite Year for Popular Culture?

Written By: TheReignMan99 on 08/06/17 at 11:14 pm


Thanks, although you don't agree with my choice for the 2000's......HOW COULD YOU POSSIBLY DISS THE PERFECT, BADASS, AND EQUALLY EARLY & MID 2000'S AWESOMENESS OF 2004!?!? >:( >:( >:( >:( >:( >:(JK ;D

But in all seriousness what's your favorite 2000's year?

2007 :P.

However, the time span of 2002-2008 is my childhood and I will NEVER forget the amazing memories from then.

Subject: Re: Your Favourite Year for Popular Culture?

Written By: HazelBlue99 on 08/07/17 at 1:47 am


However, the time span of 2002-2008 is my childhood and I will NEVER forget the amazing memories from then.


Are you basing the 2002-2008 timeline on the cultural 2000's or do you believe that your childhood occurred during those years? I personally consider 2009 and 2010 to have been apart of my childhood.

Subject: Re: Your Favourite Year for Popular Culture?

Written By: Longaotian00 on 08/07/17 at 1:54 am

WOW! Tie between 2002 and 2016! I can't decide :D

Subject: Re: Your Favourite Year for Popular Culture?

Written By: TheReignMan99 on 08/07/17 at 9:56 am


Are you basing the 2002-2008 timeline on the cultural 2000's or do you believe that your childhood occurred during those years? I personally consider 2009 and 2010 to have been apart of my childhood.

It's a combination of both.

I also consider 2009 and 2010 to be apart of my childhood but those were the "waning years". I didn't have as much fun as I did from 2002-2008.

Subject: Re: Your Favourite Year for Popular Culture?

Written By: TheReignMan99 on 08/07/17 at 9:57 am


WOW! Tie between 2002 and 2016! I can't decide :D

2002...really? Weren't you only 2 in 2002?

Subject: Re: Your Favourite Year for Popular Culture?

Written By: Longaotian00 on 08/07/17 at 1:35 pm


2002...really? Weren't you only 2 in 2002?


Yes I was. But didn't you select your favourite years for the 60s-90s ??? LOL, I'm pretty sure you couldn't remember 1989 ;D

Subject: Re: Your Favourite Year for Popular Culture?

Written By: ZeldaFan20 on 08/07/17 at 1:37 pm


2007 :P.

However, the time span of 2002-2008 is my childhood and I will NEVER forget the amazing memories from then.


2007 is a good choice as well. Really any year from 2000-2007 is a good choice. 2000's pop culture started to get stale in 2008 :P

Subject: Re: Your Favourite Year for Popular Culture?

Written By: TheReignMan99 on 08/07/17 at 2:26 pm


Yes I was. But didn't you select your favourite years for the 60s-90s ??? LOL, I'm pretty sure you couldn't remember 1989 ;D

Fair point :P.

However, I thought that you were just talking about your favorite year for pop culture in your own personal life.

Subject: Re: Your Favourite Year for Popular Culture?

Written By: TheReignMan99 on 08/07/17 at 2:26 pm


2007 is a good choice as well. Really any year from 2000-2007 is a good choice. 2000's pop culture started to get stale in 2008 :P

2000s pop culture never got stale to me...it just faded away :P.

Subject: Re: Your Favourite Year for Popular Culture?

Written By: JordanK1982 on 08/07/17 at 11:20 pm

If I absoutely had to choose one year then I'd go with 1994 just for Dookie and Smash alone.

Subject: Re: Your Favourite Year for Popular Culture?

Written By: Howard on 08/08/17 at 7:32 am


If I absoutely had to choose one year then I'd go with 1994 just for Dookie and Smash alone.


Who's Dookie and Smash?

Subject: Re: Your Favourite Year for Popular Culture?

Written By: TheReignMan99 on 08/08/17 at 9:15 am


Who's Dookie and Smash?

LOL ;D.

Smash is the 1994 album by The Offspring.

Dookie is the 1994 hit album by Green Day.

Subject: Re: Your Favourite Year for Popular Culture?

Written By: TheEarly90sFan on 08/08/17 at 12:56 pm

1990

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New TV Shows:

- The Simpsons
- Supermarket Sweep
- Twin Peaks
- In Living Color
- Wings
- Northern Exposure
- Beverly Hills 90210
- Tiny Toon Adventures
- The Fresh Prince of Bel Air
- Parker Lewis Can't Lose
- Evening Shade
- Law and Order
- NBA on NBC

Popular TV Shows:

- Roseanne
- Cheers
- America's Funniest Home Videos
- The Wonder Years
- The Golden Girls
- The Cosby Show
- A Different World
- In the Heat of the Night
- Murphy Brown
- Full House
- Family Matters
- Growing Pains
- Empty Nest
- Doogie Howser, MD
- Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles

Video Games:

* This was the year of the original Nintendo World Championships

- Super Mario Brothers 3
- Final Fantasy (US Release)
- Tetris for the NES
- Splatterhouse for the Turbo Grafx-16
- Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles 2: The Arcade Game
- Shadow of the Beast 2
- Ninja Gaiden 2: The Dark Sword of Chaos
- Dr. Mario
- Mega Man 3
- Castlevania 3: Dracula's Curse
- Michael Jackson's Moonwalker for the Sega Genesis
- Strider for the Sega Genesis
- Startropics

Movies:

- Pretty Woman
- Ghost
- Goodfellas
- Dances with Wolves
- Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles
- Back to the Future Part 3
- Dick Tracy
- Tremors
- The Freshman
- Home Alone
- Edward Scissorhands
- Gremlins 2: The New Batch
- Young Guns 2
- Child's Play 2
- Days of Thunder
- House Party
- Opportunity Knocks
- The Rescuers Down Under
- Ducktales the Movie: Treasure of the Lost Lamp
- Flatliners
- Mermaids
- Presumed Innocent
- The Adventures of Ford Fairlane
- My Blue Heaven
- Mo Betta Blues
- Men at Work

Albums:

- Depeche Mode - Violator
- Sonic Youth - Goo
- Public Enemy - Fear of a Black Planet
- Pixies - Bossanova
- They Might Be Giants - Flood
- Sinèad O' Connor - I Do Not Want What I Haven't Got
- A Tribe Called Quest - People's Instinctive Travels and the Paths of Rhythm
- Jane's Addiction - Ritual de lo habitual
- Midnight Oil - Blue Sky Mining
- Fugazi - Repeater
- Megadeath - Rust in Peace
- Madonna: The Immaculate Collection
- MC Hammer - Please Hammer, Don't Hurt 'Em
- George Michael - Listen Without Prejudice Vol. 1
- Morrissey - Bona Drag
- The Black Crowes - Shake Your Money Maker
- Garth Brooks - No Fences

Subject: Re: Your Favourite Year for Popular Culture?

Written By: Howard on 08/08/17 at 2:54 pm


LOL ;D.

Smash is the 1994 album by The Offspring.

Dookie is the 1994 hit album by Green Day.


Thanks for that.

Subject: Re: Your Favourite Year for Popular Culture?

Written By: TheReignMan99 on 08/08/17 at 3:13 pm


Thanks for that.

You're welcome :).

Subject: Re: Your Favourite Year for Popular Culture?

Written By: 80sfan on 08/08/17 at 3:17 pm

For the 60's, 1968.

Subject: Re: Your Favourite Year for Popular Culture?

Written By: Rainbowz on 02/24/18 at 10:26 am

60's - 1969
70's - 1977
80's - 1989
90's - 1998
00's - 2003
10's - 2011

Subject: Re: Your Favourite Year for Popular Culture?

Written By: TheReignMan99 on 02/24/18 at 11:52 am


60's - 1969
70's - 1977
80's - 1989
90's - 1998

00's - 2003
10's - 2011

Can you explain why you like those 2 in bold?

Subject: Re: Your Favourite Year for Popular Culture?

Written By: Rainbowz on 02/24/18 at 12:04 pm


Can you explain why you like those 2 in bold?

I liked a lot of the music that came from those years

Subject: Re: Your Favourite Year for Popular Culture?

Written By: TheReignMan99 on 02/24/18 at 12:07 pm


I liked a lot of the music that came from those years

OK cool. I liked a lot of the music from 1989. 1998? Eh, not so much :P

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