So there’s this awesome guy named Josh who has this awesome Tumblr, Music History in GIFs, filled with his awesome animated pixel art that celebrates music’s most awesome moments in history. I know, I’m using the world “awesome” a lot, but in this case it’s well-deserved. Each 8-bit animated GIF also comes with a side of musical trivia so you can brush up on those all-important pop culture facts, like knowing that MC Hammer introduced parachute pants to the world in 1990, and there was much rejoicing.

Here are some of my favorites, for obvious reasons:

1990 - MC Hammer Scores a ridiculously popular hit, and popularizes parachute pants!

1993 - Prince changes his name to an unpronounceable symbol, later dubbed Love Symbol #2

1987 - Rick Astley's "Never Gonna Give You Up" goes #1, RickRolling is born.

1991 - Nirvana releases Nevermind. Grunge is in full swing.

1983 - Michael Jackson debuts the moonwalk on Mo Town 25 during Billie Jean.

1980 - The Cure releases their US Debut, Boys Don’t Cry,

[via BuzzFeed by way of The Curious Brain]