I Love the 80s Strikes Back

The BEST episodes of I Love the 80s Strikes Back

Every episode of I Love the 80s Strikes Back ever, ranked from best to worst by thousands of votes from fans of the show. The best episodes of I Love the 80s Strikes Back!

Various music and TV personalities reminisce about 1980s popular culture in a mostly humorous manner.

Last Updated: 10/23/2022Network:VH1
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1980
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9.00
28 votes

#1 - 1980

Season 1 - Episode 1 - Aired 10/20/2003

Movies included Superman II, Flash Gordon, Friday the 13th, Blues Brothers, The Shining, Stir Crazy, and American Gigilo. TV shows: Alice, Too Close For Comfort, Eight Is Enough, Real People, Richie Rich, and Solid Gold. Artists included ""Rock With You"" by Michael Jackson, ""Whip It"" by Devo. Also: Plastic Man, Grey Poupon, Hungy, Hungry Hippos

1981
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9.00
28 votes

#2 - 1981

Season 1 - Episode 2 - Aired 10/20/2003

Movies included Mommie Dearest, Clash of the Titans, Endless Love, On Golden Pond, and Cannonball Run. TV included Benson, Dynasty, The Smurfs, and Magnum P.I. Artists included ""The Stroke"" by Billy Squier, Journey, The Rolling Stones, Rick James, and Simon and Garfunkel reunite in New York City. Also: Iron-on decal clothing, velcro, Jelly Shoes, Benetton clothing, Esprit clothing

1983
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9.00
28 votes

#3 - 1983

Season 1 - Episode 4 - Aired 10/21/2003

Movies included Risky Business, Staying Alive, The Outsiders, and Trading Places. TV included V (Mini-Sseries), The Day After (Mini-Series), The Thorn Birds (Mini-Series), and Fraggle Rock. Music indluded ""All Night Long"" by Lionel Richie and The Stray Cats. Also in this year, Richard Simmions teaches us to work out, Chicken McNuggets are introduced, Klondike bars made their debut, and Snausages, the dog treat, is ushered in.

1984
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9.00
28 votes

#4 - 1984

Season 1 - Episode 5 - Aired 10/22/2003

Movies included Gremlins, Nightmare on Elm Street, Karate Kid, Splash, Ghostbusters, Beverly Hills Cop, Revenge Of The Nerds, and Bachelor Party. TV included Cagney And Lacey, Night Court, Murder She Wrote, and The Burning Bed (made for TV movie) Artists inlcuded Rockwell, Medudo, Van Halen, Tina Turner, Billy Idol, The Thompson Twins, and ""Drive"" by The Cars. Also: My Little Ponies and Glo Worms.

1986
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9.00
28 votes

#5 - 1986

Season 1 - Episode 7 - Aired 10/23/2003

Movies included The Fly, Howard The Duck, About Last Night..., One Crazy Summer, The Golden Child, 9 ½ Weeks, and Soul Man. TV included Double Dare, Pee Wee's Playhouse, Dallas, and LA Law. Music included ""Walk Like An Egyptian"" by The Bangles, ""Heartbeat"" by Don Johnson, ""Conga"" by Gloria Estefan and the Miami Sound Machine, ""You Can Call Me Al"" by Paul Simon, and Bon Jovi. Also: Jolt-Cola soda, Michael Jordan hits it big, OP & LA Gear clothing, Al Capone's vault, Rainbow Bright, Garbage Pail Kids, Cabbage Patch Kids,

1987
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9.00
28 votes

#6 - 1987

Season 1 - Episode 8 - Aired 10/23/2003

Movies included Raising Arizona, The Princess Bride, RoboCop, Over The Top, and Predator, Lethal Weapon, and Steve Guttenberg movies. TV included Full House, Star Trek: The Next Generation, and Beauty And The Beast Artists included ""Bad"" by Michael Jackson, ""Land Of Confusion"" by Genesis, Jody Watley, LL Cool J, and ""Here I Go Again"" by Whitesnake Also: Flowers In The Attic

1985
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8.00
28 votes

#7 - 1985

Season 1 - Episode 6 - Aired 10/22/2003

Movies included TeenWolf, Weird Science, Rambo First Blood Part II, and Better Off Dead. TV included The Peoples' Court, Inspector Gadget, Jem, and Lifestyles Of The Rich And Famous. Artists included Dead or Alive's ""You Spin Me Round (Like A Record)"" (U.S. Pop #11), Dionne & Friends' (Dionne Warwick, Elton John, Stevie Wonder, and Gladys Knight) ""That's What Friends Are For"" (U.S. Pop #1), Tears For Fears' ""Shout"" (U.S. Pop #1), and Foreigner's ""I Want To Know What Love Is"" (U.S. Pop #1) Also: New Coke and Tube Skirts

1989
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8.00
28 votes

#8 - 1989

Season 1 - Episode 10 - Aired 10/24/2003

This episode profiles such movies as Field Of Dreams, When Harry Met Sally, Driving Miss Daisy, Batman, and Weekend At Bernie's TV Shows include Full House, Designing Women, Doogie Houser M.D., and thirtysomething. Artists include Richard Marx, Samantha Fox, and ""Just A Friend"" by Biz Markie. Also: Zsa Zsa Gabor slaps a cop, the Clapper, Cindy Crawford on MTV, ""Choose Your Own Adventure"" books,

1982
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0.00
0 votes

#9 - 1982

Season 1 - Episode 3 - Aired 10/21/2003

Movies included Annie, Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan, Tootsie, Mad Max II: The Road Warrior, An Officer And A Gentleman, Conan The Barbarian, The Beatmaster, Pink Floyd's The Wall, and The Toy. TV included Dynasty, TJ Hooker, Entertainment Tonight, and Fame Music included ""I'm So Excited"" by The Pointer Sisters, ""Gloria"" by Laura Branigan, ""Abracadabra"" by The Steve Miller Band, ""Pass The Dutchie"" by Musical Youth, Men At Work, and John Cougar Mellencamp. Also: GI Joe, Wayne Gretzky, Colecovision, and Kangaroo shoes.

1988
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0.00
0 votes

#10 - 1988

Season 1 - Episode 9 - Aired 10/24/2003

Movies included Beetlejuice, Who Framed Roger Rabbit, Big, Coming To America, A Fish Called Wanda, Beaches, and Young Guns. TV included Growing Pains, Charles In Charge, My Two Dads, and Headbanger's Ball. Artists included REM, Sonic Youth, Jane's Addiction, Tracey Chapman, ""Get Out Of My Dreams, Get Into My Car"" by Billy Ocean. Also: Ickey Woods, the ""Monster Bash"", George Bush I, the Jamaican Bobsled team, and Hypercolor t-shirts.

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