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#whatstrending: Are the 1980s back?

Sunday - 5/15/2011, 2:52pm  ET


Neal Augenstein and Nathan Hager discuss the resurgence of musicians from the 1980s.


WASHINGTON - Pop culture is sending us Back to the Future.

Looking at what's new on iTunes, you'd think the 80s never ended. Which is odd, considering there was no iTunes in the 80s.

No less an 80s staple than The Cars are back, ending their flirtation with Todd Rundgren and reuniting with original lead singer and songwriter Ric Ocasek for their first new album in nearly a quarter-century: "Move Like This."

This new album comes a week after The Beastie Boys put out their latest album, "Hot Sauce Committee"

Can you believe it's been 25 years since they gave us this?

Even Lady Gaga's feeling the 80s vibe. Listen to her latest single, "The Edge of Glory," and tell us it wouldn't fit in the soundtrack for a future "Top Gun" remake.

So what do you think of this new New Wave?

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