Are you sitting down?  No seriously sit down for this.  I'll wait...

Ok, I hope you're ready...1983...was THIRTY-FOUR years ago!!!  WHAT????  Where has the time gone??  Now if you were born after 1983 you are probably not alarmed by this, but if you were around in 1983 you may have just passed out.

It's Throwback Thursday and today we are taking it back to, you guessed it, 1983.  If you need some reminders of what the year was like, here you go:

Cost Of Living 1983

Yearly Inflation Rate USA - 3.22%
Year End Close Dow Jones Industrial Average 1258
Interest Rates Year End Federal Reserve 11.00%
Average Cost of new house $82,600
Median Price Of and Existing Home $70,300
Average Income per year $21,070.00
Average Monthly Rent $335.00
More Prices From 1983
Dodge RAM 50 Truck $5,665.00
Volkswagen Rabbit $6,994.00
Ford Mustang $6,572.00
Timex Sinclair Color Computer $179.99
Milk 2% Gallon $1.35
Kraft Singles Cheese (12) $1.49
Mens Leather Shoes $39.99

Pretty crazy to think you could get a new car for 6 grand.  Today you can get a car with no engine or tires, and some body damage for 7 grand.  Another big change since 1983 has been the music.  Some people think it's only gotten worse, and some think it's way better.  One thing is for sure, there were some classics that year that are still great even today.

TOP 20 of 1983
1PoliceEvery Breath You Take
2Michael JacksonBillie Jean
3Irene CaraFlashdance... What A Feeling
4Men At WorkDown Under
5Michael JacksonBeat It
6Bonnie TylerTotal Eclipse Of The Heart
7Daryl Hall and John OatesManeater
8Patti Austin and James IngramBaby Come To Me
9Michael SembelloManiac
10EurythmicsSweet Dreams (Are Made Of This)
11Culture ClubDo You Really Want To Hurt Me
12Eddie Rabbitt and Crystal GayleYou And I
13Dexy's Midnight RunnersCome On Eileen
14Bob Seger and The Silver Bullet BandShame On The Moon
15Donna SummerShe Works Hard For The Money
16Sergio MendesNever Gonna Let You Go
17Duran DuranHungry Like The Wolf
18David BowieLet's Dance
19Golden EarringTwilight Zone
20FridaI Know There's Something Going On