What's New at Simply Eighties?
24th July - Kylie Minogue - visit this updated page to enjoy a new 80s playlist with extra pictures and info about the Australian megastar.
22nd July - Old Chocolate Bars - you'll now discover more TV adverts and pictures of some old favourites, along with extra info on this updated page.
18th July - Most Popular 80s T-shirts - on this brand new page you can discover which tees (with a 1980s theme) people are buying the most.
16th July - Fine Fare Supermarkets - from yellow packs to a cheesy TV ad, read about the supermarket chain that was on almost every high street back in the day.
14th July - 80s School Days - a nostalgic look back at school life during the 70s and 80s inc. teachers, school dinners, the tuckshop, P.E. lessons, punishment, what was in your pencil case and much more besides.
11th July - The Cure - this updated page now features an 80s playlist with more info about the British band fronted by Robert Smith.
9th July - Moon Patrol - on this updated page you can now read a review of the game, as well as play it for free.
8th July - Blake's 7 - remember watching this cult sci-fi series? It featured one of the best-designed spaceships of the 70s.
6th July - To The Manor Born - a review of the classic BBC comedy which starred Penelope Keith and Peter Bowles. Includes the opening titles - remember the theme music?
4th July - 80s Fashion - you can now read about puffball, skater and ra-ra skirts, deely boppers and animal print clothing. There are many new pictures, too. Go take a look.
30th June - Madonna Fancy Dress - you'll now find more helpful advice on creating an 80s Madonna style costume with extra pics and ideas on this much improved page.
26th June - The Dukes Of Hazzard - visit this updated page which features a new documentary, more pictures and facts about the actors/actresses in the series.
24th June - Open All Hours - a review of the classic BBC sitcom starring Ronnie Barker and David Jason as Arkwright and Granville.
23rd June - 80s Party Decorations - throwing an 80s party? You'll find oodles of ideas on this brand new page - from hanging decorations to tableware.
20th June - Roseanne - this half hour sitcom starring John Goodman and Roseanne Barr became highly popular in the late 80s and into the 90s.
18th June - Pipkins - remember Hartley the hare and Topov the monkey? On this new page I take a look back at this classic(?) British 70s puppet show.
16th June - 80s Rock T-shirts - discover more ideas on this updated page which now includes more retro bands.
13th June - Shoot! Magazine - a look back at the UK's leading football magazine in the 80s.
11th June - Debbie Harry - A brand new page featuring the Blondie vocalist's solo work inc. French Kissin' in the USA and I Want That Man.
9th June - Rik Mayall - a tribute to the legendary comedy actor who sadly died today, aged 56.
1st June - Top 10 Films from 1980 - a nostalgic look back at the highest-grossing movies with original video trailers and promotional flyers included.
30th May - The Smiths - this revamped page includes more pictures to share, a video playlist and extra info about the British 80s band.
26th May - Tapper Video Game - this updated page now includes a playlist of different 8-bit conversions, with extra screenshots and images.
24th May - The Stranglers - No More Heroes, Golden Brown, Skin Deep - which was your favourite? Watch videos for all of the band's biggest hits on this revamped page.
22nd May - The Style Council - you'll now discover more photos, facts and a new video playlist on this updated page which features the 80s band who were formed by Paul Weller and Mick Talbot.
20th May - The Undertones - this new page features the classic punk hits by the Irish band inc. Teenage Kicks, My Perfect Cousin etc.
19th May - Thompson Twins - Hold Me Now, Doctor! Doctor! and all of the band's other hits can now be seen and heard in our new video playlist. There are new photos and extra info, too.
17th May - Tiffany - more nostalgic pictures with extra info about the teen pop singer have now been added to this page. What's she up to these days?
15th May - Rover P6 - a look back at this classic British car that graced our roads during the 1970s.
13th May - Tina Turner - this improved page now includes an 80s playlist with extra pictures and info - check it out!
11th May - Saved By The Bell - a look back at the 80s/90s US sitcom featuring Dustin Diamond as Screech. Plus, whatever happened to the cast?
9th May - Woman's Weekly - take a look at some old front covers from the 70s and 80s featuring some delightful knitwear!
7th May - No.1 Magazine - remember buying this pop music mag back in the 80s or early 90s?
6th May - Austin Maestro - enjoy even more video clips and photos of the British family car in the 80s.
5th May - Audi Quattro - this improved page now features a new video selection and extra photos of the classic 80s car.
3rd May - Kim Wilde - this much improved page now includes a full playlist of Top 40 eighties songs, more photos and interesting facts.
27th April - Top Ten 80s Movies - this updated page now includes a trailer for each film with extra photos.
25th April - Bros - the British boy band finally make it to the Simplyeighties website! This brand new page features all of their hits with plenty of photos and facts.
23rd April - British TV Channel Idents - many more videos and photos of old idents/logos have now been added for both BBC and ITV channels.
21st April - Tracey Ullman - this vastly improved page now features all of her songs with album and single sleeve photos.
20th April - Transvision Vamp this updated and improved page features a new video playlist, new pictures and extra info about the band.
They were often unreliable and prone to rust, but there are still many of us who are very fond of the old cars from the 70s and 80s. So which were your favourites? To help you decide, you'll find lots of photos of classic and not-so classic cars, inc. models by British Leyland, as well as sports cars and some American cars, too. Plenty of car photos and plenty of memories, too - visit the 80s Cars page.
Childhood Toys & Games
Some of these are going to bring the memories of your childhood flooding back! Read about the most popular toys and games from both the 1970s and 80s including Subbuteo, BigTrak, Action Man, Cabbage Patch Dolls and many more on the 80s Toys page.
Eighties Video Games
Computer games were a lot simpler back in the 1980s, but they were also a lot more accessible. Frogger, Defender and Pac-Man were particular favourites of mine, and you can access many old classics on this page and play online for free, as well as read reviews of other computer games from the 80s.
The 1980s saw the beginning of the home computing revolution, a time when many of us actually learned how to program our computers. Which games consoles and computers did you use back in the 80s? From the very simple ZX80 to the highly popular, 16 bit Commodore Amiga, they can all be found on the 80s Computers page.
So what did you wear in the eighties? This page features crazy New Romantic big hair and quiff hair styles for men, Parachute Pants, Don Johnson (from Miami Vice) in his white suits, "Choose Life" T-shirts, pixie boots, boxer shorts, Ray Bans, big spectacles - the list goes on! Did you have 80s style or were you like me, an 80s fashion disaster!
Retro Sweets & Chocolate
These video clips and photos will help you to relive your 70s or 80s childhood, and on this page you can look at bucketloads of old-fashioned confectionary from the past, some of which has now disappeared, and some of which is still being made today. The question is, did you love anyone enough to give them your last Rolo?
70s and 80s TV Shows
Is it just me, or was there much more to watch on the TV when we were kids? Although we only had three TV channels here in the UK, there was always something decent to watch, and this page features links to dozens of pages about both British and American TV Shows
from yesteryear. Were you a Dukes Of Hazzard fan, or maybe Charlie's Angels was more your thang?
Eightes Music Videos
The 1980s saw the birth of the music video revolution, thanks mainly to MTV. Here you'll find a complete A-Z of all the music video pages on the Simply Eighties site. It's an ever-growing list, and you find everything from ABBA to ZZ Top. Most of the videos are official (where available), and I've hand-picked the best quality ones from Youtube. From New Wave to 80s power ballads, they're all here!
So who had a trim phone? Actually, we never had one of these as we weren't posh enough - just a plain old, standard cream dial telephone for us! Anyway, on the 80s technology page I have written about my own experiences with VHS tapes, an Amstrad TV, CB Radio and a lot more besides.
So what gadgets couldn't we live without during the 1980s? Actually, we could live without them a darn sight better than than people do these days. Now that's either because the gadgets were rubbish, or because we were made of sterner stuff. Whatever your thoughts, here you'll find lots of pictures and facts about digital watches, instant cameras, VCR's and Sodastream.
Please note that, sadly, the T-shirt featured is no longer being made,
but please visit the link below to see many more exciting designs.
What were people protecting their eyes with back in the 80s? Actually, some styles didn't protect the eyes at all and were worn purely as a fashion accessory. From Ray-Bans to shutter shades, on this revamped page I look back at the wide variety of styles that were worn in the eighties.
Most Popular Pages
Sam was a page 3 model in the Sun newspaper for just three years, before launching a pop music career with "Touch Me (I Want Your Body)" which hit the No.1 spot in no less than 17 countries!
What a soppy lot you are! After all these years you still can't get enough of the ex-Neighbours stars looking sweetly into each other eyes.
From neon-coloured leg warmers to the "Frankie Say Relax" T-shirt, this page is crammed full of in your face fashions from the 1980's.
Glamour model Linda Lusardi went on to become a TV presenter and actress, and you'll be pleased to know that you can find out what happened to her, along with and lots of other famous folk from the 80s on this page.
Retro chocolate still remains in the top ten and it would seem that we would all gladly be transported back to our childhood to experience those long-forgotten sweet delights!
Fronted by Martin Fry, this sophisti-pop 80s band had the now legendary Trevor Horn to thank for launching their musical career. You can immerse yourself in their quality sound once more on this page.
Marc Almond and Dave Ball released some very memorable tunes during the eighties, and you can watch the synthpop duo's original videos on this page, inc, their biggest hit "Tainted Love".
They came and went in the blink of an eye, and this crazy post-punk band managed just one hit album and three Top 40 singles. Featuring a whole array of sound effects, Love Missile F1-11 was their biggest-seller, and now you can enjoy listening to it once more.
So whatever happened to Hale and Pace? They were controversial at the time, and you can see them again along with some other memorable comedy duos.
Only this guy could get away with shoving his arm up a bird's backside for a laugh, and being in the top ten must mean that plenty of people still have fond memories of his crazy antics.
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