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30 Things All ’80s Kids Remember

Best Life Logo By Bob Larkin of Best Life | Slide 2 of 31:     When Michael Jackson did the moonwalk for the first time in 1983, while singing “Billie Jean” during a Motown television special, it didn’t just become his signature move. It was also the moment when every kid in the United States decided they wanted to be a pop superstar. If you didn’t practice the backward glide, which looked deceptively easy when Jackson did it, then it’s debatable whether you were actually a kid during the ’80s. And for more things you’ll only remember if you were an ’80s kid, check out the 20 Photos Only Kids Who Grew up in the 1980s Will Understand.

1. Michael Jackson introducing the moonwalk.

When Michael Jackson did the moonwalk for the first time in 1983, while singing “Billie Jean” during a Motown television special, it didn’t just become his signature move. It was also the moment when every kid in the United States decided they wanted to be a pop superstar. If you didn’t practice the backward glide, which looked deceptively easy when Jackson did it, then it’s debatable whether you were actually a kid during the ’80s. And for more things you’ll only remember if you were an ’80s kid, check out the 20 Photos Only Kids Who Grew up in the 1980s Will Understand.

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