When We Were Young: The Best Piece Of Pop Culture From The 80s & 90s

when-you-were-young-3.jpgWe’ve now aired multiple episodes of the When We Were Young podcast, which means it’s officially time to start uselessly ranking things.

That’s right — because I am a millennial (barely), I am obsessed with ranking things that are not terribly similar in any way, and chances are, you are obsessed with it, too. (Thanks, Buzzfeed!) So I am keeping a running tally of which of the movies, TV shows, albums, and other pop culture artifacts from the 80s and 90s hold up best.

Is it completely arbitrary to compare, say, Steven Spielberg’s E.T. to the 90s catalogue of Britney Spears to the entire run of The Fresh Prince Of Bel-Air? Of course it is! That’s what makes it such a meaningless waste of time!

twister-helen-hunt-sadnessAN ARBITRARY RANKING OF 80s & 90s POP CULTURE:

  1. Buffy The Vampire Slayer

2. Scream

3. Romy And Michele’s High School Reunion

4. Seinfeld

5. Election

6. Twister

7. Trainspotting

8. The Brady Bunch Movie & A Very Brady Sequel

9. Don Bluth movies

10. Molly Ringwald / John Hughes movies

11. The Blair Witch Project

12. Now That’s What I Call Music! Vol. 1

13. Alanis Morissette’s Jagged Little Pill

14. Disney pop singles

15. Who Framed Roger Rabbit?

That’s my ranking but I’m also curious about how you would rank them. Pick your favorite in the poll below:


My rankings list will be updated accordingly following each episode of the podcast. The poll will also be refreshed with new options as we cover them. You can vote once a week, so if your answers changes when we introduce a new topic, that’s fine!

Listen to the podcast here.



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