I Love the '80s (U.S. TV series)

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I Love the '80s
Genre Comedy
Written by James Eatock
Narrated by Doug Jeffers
Country of origin US
Original language(s) English
No. of seasons 1
No. of episodes 10
Running time 60 minutes
Production company(s) MTV Networks
Original network VH1
Original release December 16 – December 20, 2002

I Love the '80s is a decade nostalgia television program that was produced by VH1, based on the BBC series of the same name. The first episode, "I Love 1980", premiered on December 16, 2002, through the final episode, "I Love 1989", premiered on December 20, 2002.

Recurring segments[edit]

  • Lionel Richie presented "Makeout Songs" from each year.
  • Bret Michaels presented "Babes" from each year.
  • Traci Lords presented "Hunks" from each year.
  • "Weird Al" Yankovic compares trends of the given year and the present day in the "Then and Now" segment.
  • Andrew Dice Clay presented the "Mr. & Ms." of each year.
  • Soleil Moon Frye presented people, bands, and products that were "Born In" the given year.
  • A public service announcement (PSA) from each year was presented.
  • During the credits of every episode, a clip from a popular music video was played without any type of commentary. These were usually replaced with a show promo by Vh1.


Makeout songs of 1980: Air Supply - "Every Woman in the World", Dan Fogelberg - "Longer", & Captain & Tennille - "Do That to Me One More Time"

End Credit Video is Devo's "Whip It"


Makeout songs of 1981: REO Speedwagon - "Keep on Loving You", Foreigner - "Waiting For a Girl Like You", Lionel Richie & Diana Ross - "Endless Love"

PSA of 1981: Girl Scouts in Gymnastics

End Credit Video is The Police's "Every Little Thing She Does Is Magic"


Makeout songs of 1982: Joe Cocker - "Up Where We Belong" and Lionel Richie - "Truly"
Babes of 1982: Kim Wilde, Brit-Pop Babe ("Kids In America"), Rae Dawn Chong, Cave Babe (Quest For Fire), Kirstie Alley, Vulcan Babe
PSA of 1982: Time for Timer "Sunshine on a Stick" PSA
End Credit Video is The Human League's "Don't You Want Me"


Makeout songs of 1983: The Police - "Every Breath You Take", Spandau Ballet - "True" & Marvin Gaye - "Sexual Healing"

PSA of 1983: Smokey Bear - Mask of Joanna Cassidy

End Credit Video is Madness' "Our House"


Makeout songs of 1984: Mike Reno & Ann Wilson - "Almost Paradise", Phil Collins - "Against All Odds", and John Waite - "Missing You"

PSA of 1984: Don't let your lungs go to pot- Cast of Fame

End Credit Video is Nena's "99 Red Balloons"


Makeout songs of 1985: Wham! - "Careless Whisper", Sade - "Smooth Operator", and Madonna - "Crazy for You"

End Credit Video is Tears for Fears' "Shout"


Makeout songs of 1986: Berlin- "Take My Breath Away", Peter Cetera & Amy Grant - "The Next Time I Fall", Atlantic Starr - "Secret Lovers"

PSA of 1986: "Vote With A Friend. Make It Count More" with Quincy Jones and James Ingram

End Credit Video is Mr. Mister's "Kyrie"


Makeout songs of 1987: Billy Vera & The Beaters - "At This Moment", Crowded House - "Don't Dream It's Over", & LL Cool J - "I Need Love"
PSA Of 1987: Anti-Drug (Marijuana) "I learned it by watching you!"

End Credit Video is Wang Chung's "Everybody Have Fun Tonight"


Makeout songs of 1988: Patrick Swayze - "She's Like the Wind", Richard Marx - "Hold On to the Nights", and Cheap Trick - "The Flame"

PSA of 1988: Buckle Up (Car Crash Test Dummies)

End Credit Video is INXS' "Mediate"


Makeout songs of 1989: Richard Marx - "Right Here Waiting", Simply Red - "If You Don't Know Me by Now", and The Cure - "Lovesong"
PSA of 1989: AIDS Prevention

End Credit Video is Madonna's "Express Yourself"

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