For the people that experienced them, the 1980s seemed like a simpler time. The economy was booming, Sam and Diane were the perfect couple, and all you needed to worry about was whether you could tease your hair high enough.
Okay, maybe it wasn’t all that idyllic. It was also in the middle of the Cold War, cultures around the world were experiencing an upheaval, and technology was speeding ahead at a breakneck pace. People didn’t know what the future would look like.
It was an era of some of the most iconic and bizarre ads of all time. The 1980s were all about capitalism. Ad agencies tapped into the idea that sex sells and used it for, well, everything.
Big hair was in, and so were the products you needed to achieve it. Clothing was loud and big, with puffy sleeves, high-waisted jeans, and ruffles everywhere.
The people of the 80s loved technology. To them, it seemed like the stuff of the future. To us, their computers, Walkman radios, and cell phones seem hilariously primitive. Regardless, people thought it was amazing — and to be honest, it kind of was. These 80s ads will give you some serious nostalgia.
slideshow type=desc num=26]Get ready for the weirdest commercial for soda you’ve ever seen. Spoiler alert: it involves sultry saxophone music, a dog, and a guy shooting Coca-Cola at a sexy lady from across a boudoir.