Sixteen covers of 16 magazine from the ’80s

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Vintage 1980s 16 magazine covers

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Take a trip down memory lane and browse this virtual newsstand to remember who was hot (at least in the hearts of teen girls) during the eighties!

We put together this collection of sixteen different covers from teenybop magazine 16 — featuring the most popular musicians and actors. They show how the country’s taste turned over time from Kiss and Leif Garrett to Duran Duran and Ralph Macchio, then to Kirk Cameron and a young Johnny Depp.

1) 16 Magazine: January 1980

Gene Simmons of Kiss, Rex Smith, Peter Barton, Greg Evigan, Andy Gibb


2) 16 Magazine: March 1980

Kiss, Leif Garrett, Styx, Robin Zander of Cheap Trick, Peter Barton


3) Teen fan mag from October 1980

Scott Baio, Kiss, Tom Wopat, Matt Dillon


4) 16 Magazine: December 1981

John Schneider, REO Speedwagon, Kiss, Scott Baio, Journey, Rick Springfield, Ralph Macchio


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5) 16 Magazine: August 1984

Michael Jackson, Duran Duran, Tommy Howell, Menudo, Ricky Schroder, Van Halen, Kevin Bacon


6) Sixteen Magazine: December 1984

Duran Duran, Ralph Macchio, Tommy Howell, Rick Springfield, Ricky Schroeder


7) Sixteen Magazine from September 1984

Duran Duran, Ralph Macchio, Michael Jackson, Culture Club, Solid Gold


8) January 1985

Duran Duran weddings, Menudo, John Stamos, Bruce Springsteen, Rob Lowe, Chad Lowe


9) 16 Magazine: April 1986

Michael J Fox, Andrew McCarthy, Duran Duran, a-ha, Don Johnson, Loverboy


10) Sixteen Magazine: January 1987

The Monkees, a-ha, Sean & Mack Astin, young Kirk Cameron, Don Johnson, Corey Hart


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11) 16 Magazine: March 1987

Monkees, Micky Dolenz, Kirk Cameron, Rob Lowe, a-ha, Tommy Howell


12) 16 Magazine: August 1987

Jon Bon Jovi, Ralph Macchio’s secret wedding, Kirk Cameron, Corey Haim, Sean Astin, River Phoenix


13) 16 Magazine: September 1987

River Phoenix, Madonna, Bon Jovi, Monkees, Menudo, Corey Feldman & the Lost Boys movie

16 Magazine September 1987

14) 16 Magazine: November 1987

River Phoenix, Kirk Cameron, Johnny Depp, Chad Allen, Wil Wheaton, Monkees, Sean Astin


15) Sixteen Magazine: Winter 1987-1988

Kirk Cameron, Monkees, River Phoenix, George Michael, Corey Haim, Monkees, Def Leppard, Charlie Sheen, Michael J Fox


16) 16 Magazine: February 1988

Corey Feldman, Kirk Cameron, River Phoenix, Sean Astin, Bon Jovi, Monkees


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