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Growing up in the ’80s meant a lot of things, but growing up in Chicago during the decade of John Hughes and Rubik’s Cubes meant a whole different story. For city kids, the ’80s held many unforgettable memories embedded in their childhoods and this roller coaster of nostalgia is sure to strike a chord. Whether you grew up with “E.T.” and neon spandex or not, here are some things ’80s kids remember most about Chicago.
Music-loving teens growing up in the ’80s tuned in their radios to B96, a Chicago based radio station that featured a top 40 format known as “Hot Hits.” Bickering between “Team Madonna” and “Team Cyndi,” girls blasted B96 while trying to get their hair as high as they could and guys, banging their heads to Quiet Riot and the Beastie Boys, tuned in to hear their favorites as well. A Chicagoland staple, B96 found itself soaring in popularity in a decade that brought music to the forefront of kids’ attention.
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Super Bowl XX took place between the Chicago Bears and New England Patriots right smack in the middle of the ’80s. With the effort to take home the gold, the “Super Bowl Shuffle” emerged and the Bears took the win, smashing the Patriots, 46 to 10. This marked a turn in Chicago sports as it was the city’s first sporting victory since 1963. With...
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