There are many companies from the 1980s that continue to successfully operate today. Many of them have even continued to grow into the 21st century. Some of them have declined but still remain in business. Some of these 80s companies have gone out of business but they are fondly remembered by their fans.
There are some 80s brands that I have never heard of, and others that haven’t been around in my area for years. This blog is for information about brands from the 1980s, especially brands that were founded in the 80s and are still around today.
This blog is not about fashion or pop culture from the 80s. It’s about companies from the 80s. The focus is on American companies, but there might be a few foreign companies if they had a presence in America in the 80s. There also might be some articles about defunct or non-American companies if they’re interesting enough to write about.”
In the 80’s, there were many different brands of things. Some are still around today and some are not. This blog will focus on the brands that are still around today.
I will start by looking at what was popular in the 80s. I’ll also look at how these brands have changed over time and how they’re different from other brands that were popular then but aren’t anymore.
It’s interesting to see how things have evolved since their inception during this period. For example, when we think about McDonalds, it’s hard not imagine Ronald McDonald clowning around with his friends or eating hamburgers at any given moment (or maybe he just likes burgers). But McDonalds didn’t start out as a clowning around fast food chain; rather, it began as an ice cream parlor where people could get ice cream cones and sundaes.
If you were a kid in the 80s then you probably rememember brand name products from that decade. Products like McDonalds, Tonka, Dolly Madison and many others are still around today and going strong. Some of these companies have even been around for generations and are still popular brands with children today.
Here is a list of some of these companies and what they are up to now:
– McDonalds – This company was founded in 1940 and has become a world wide franchise that offers a variety of food and beverages. Their menu also includes desserts, salads, snacks, sandwiches and drinks.
– Burger King – This fast food chain offers burgers, fries, chicken nuggets, fish sandwiches and other items as well. They opened their first restaurant in 1955 and have since expanded throughout the U.S., Canada and Europe with over 13 thousand locations worldwide.
– Taco Bell – Founded by Glen Bell Jr in 1962 this restaurant chain is based out of Irvine California with headquarters located at Yum! Brands headquarters building on West Main Street near Interstate 405 (San Diego Freeway)and State Route 133 (Laguna Canyon Road) intersection
The 1980s was a decade that was so rad, even the bad guys had awesome hair. For example, there was no way to tell that the music industry would be just fine after the 80s were over. The following bands were popular during the 80s and are still around today.
Depeche Mode is an English electronic band that formed in 1980. They have had fifty songs in the UK Singles Chart and thirteen top 10 albums in the UK chart; they have sold more than 100 million records worldwide. Depeche Mode also hold the record for most concerts of any artist in the world. To date, Depeche Mode have only had one line-up change, with Alan Wilder’s departure in 1995. It’s an awesome feat for any band to last this long.
Duran Duran is a British rock band that has placed 14 singles in the Top 10 of the UK Singles Chart and 21 in the Billboard Hot 100, and have sold over 70 million records worldwide. The band was one of the most successful of the 1980s and a leading band in the MTV-driven “Second British Invasion” of the US. Since their first album came out in 1981, they have released 14 studio
Most of us are still here. Some of us are even making new music. Here is a list of some bands from the 80s that are still around:
The Human League
OMD (Orchestral Maneuvers in the Dark)
Tears for Fears
Pet Shop Boys
80s techno bands are a genre of electronic music that emerged in the late 1970s. The first electronic pop music was produced in the 1980s. The most popular artists from the 80s include Depeche Mode, New Order, Yazoo and Duran Duran.
Electronic music is a broad range of percussive electronic music genres largely based on the use of digital synthesizers and other electronic musical instruments. The complete range of digital software used by musicians includes audio editing software. Hit songs from the 80s include “The Power of Love” by Huey Lewis and the News, “I Want to Know What Love Is” by Foreigner, “Live to Tell” by Madonna, and “Sledgehammer” by Peter Gabriel.