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28th May 2016 - Mr. Bean - a full playlist of every episode. Plus, lots of pictures and essential facts about the much-loved, British comedy series starring Rowan Atkinson. 

25th May - Blondie and Debbie Harry T-shirts - find out where to get the best designs at low prices - there are lots of ideas in this brand new section.

23rd May - London Boys - a brand new page featuring all the hits by the duo. Plus, record sleeve photos and whatever happened to them? 

19th May - Knight Lore - a review of the classic action-adventure computer game from 1984, which featured unique, isometric graphics.

17th May - Godley & Creme - this brand new page features the duo's hit songs from the 80s, including Under Your Thumb, Wedding Bells and Cry. Plus, record sleeve photos and essential facts. 

14th May - 80s Fair Isle Jumpers and Cardigans - they have been en vogue again in recent times, but back in the day we wouldn't have been seen dead in a fair isle sweater! 

13th May - Fame the Musical Logo T-shirts - an updated post from our 80s fashion blog featuring the latest designs available. 

12th May - 80s Fashion Pictures from 1984 - the latest post from our blog takes a look at celebrities and the fashion trends they helped to create in 1984. 

11th May - Ray-Ban Sunglasses in the 80s - a look back at how the world famous brand reinvented itself after a slump in sales.

10th May - Captain Caveman T-shirts - the latest post on our 80s Fashion blog explores where to find tees featuring the retro cartoon character. 

8th May - The Lost Boys - a full review of the 1987 comedy horror film which featured many young 80s movie stars. Includes video trailer.

7th May - How To Create A Terminator Costume - Become a T-800 in the latest post on our 80s Fashion blog for both UK and US visitors. 

4th May - A-Z of 80s Cartoon T-shirts - take a look at this revamped section which is now in a convenient A-Z format. 

3rd May 2016 - Henry's Cat - a review of the much-loved, 80s animation featuring a laid back cat and his friends. Includes video clip. 

29th April - 80s Wall Art Ideas - your walls deserve art, and our latets blog post explores posters and prints with an eighties theme. 

24th April - How to Create an 80s Punk Costume. The latest post from our fashion blog is packed with ideas on creating an anarchic look.

22nd April - Prince Tribute - following his untimely death, we take a look back at the numerous songs and albums released by Prince in the 80s inc. Purple Rain, When Doves Cry etc. 

20th April - 80s Party Stickers - the latest post on our blog discusses stickers with an 80s theme and their many uses, 

19th April - Fleetwood Mac - Everywhere - a look back at the hit song from the multi-platinum album Tango in the Night, with video, lyrics and sleeve photo. 

18th April - 80s T-shirts for Ladies UK - we've added lots of new designs to this section - many tees are under £10. Take a look at what's new!

15th April - Eurythmics - this new and improved page now features even more info about the duo in the 80s with video playlist, album and single sleeve photos.

10th April - Free Defender Game - an online version of the classic 1981 game which you can play on your PC. 

8th April - Funny 80s T-shirt Ideas - the latest post on our 80s Fashion blog. Ideal for this year's music festivals. 

6th April - Hungry Horace - a review of one of the earliest ZX Spectrum games which was the first of three titles featuring the legendary 8-bit character. 

3rd April - Paul Young "Wherever I Lay My Hat (That's My Home)". Official video, lyrics, facts and sleeve photo for the No.1 hit from 1983. 

2nd April - Ska and 2 Tone T-shirts for Men. This new page is packed with low-cost tees which are all under £15 inc. delivery. 

1st April - Ska and 2 Tone T-shirts for Women. A brand new section filled with tees which are all under £15 each including delivery. 

29th March - Cafe 80's T-shirts - our latest blog post looks at shirts featuring the logo of the nostalgia restaurant that Marty McFly visited in Back To The Future II.

28th March - Drop The Bomb - free android game. A full review of a new version of a classic 1980s game with screenshots and video clip - how does it compare? 

24th March - Diamond Mine - a review of a free Boulder Dash style game for Android. How does it compare to the classic, original 1984 game featuring Rockford?

22nd March - 80s Car T-shirts - a brand new section featuring tees with a retro car theme. Lots of ideas and the perfect gift for an 80s boy racer! 

19th March - Dress Up as Eddie The Eagle - discover how on the latest post on our 80s fashion blog.  

17th March - Billy Ocean "Get Outta My Dreams, Get Into My Car". Video, lyrics and essential facts about the 1988 hit song on this brand new page. 

14th March - Forthcoming 80s Events. A brand new section which lists the latest retro and 80s events, shows, festivals, fairs and concerts.

12th March - Maria Vidal "Body Rock". Video, lyrics and facts about the 80s one hit wonder which was also the soundtrack to the film of the same name.

10th March - Ten 80s Fashion Trends We'd Rather Forget About - a brand new post on our fashion blog. 

8th March - 70s Costume Ideas for Ladies - this revamped page now includes many more great ideas with links to Amazon UK and U.S. stores. 

5th March - Bananarama and Lananeeneenoonoo "Help!". Official video, lyrics, sleeve photos and essential facts about the hot single from 1989. 

2nd March - 40th Birthday Gift Ideas - a brand new section bursting with great ideas to suit all budgets. 

29th Feb - 80s Drink Coasters - ideal for parties and events, or as a nostalgic gift idea. You'll find lots of cool retro designs in this brand new section. 

27th Feb - 80s Party Food Ideas UK - our new blog post is bursting with authentic retro food ideas to make your 80s themed party a success. 

25th Feb - Track & Field II - play the free online version of the 1980s NES game by Konami. Compete in swimming, hurdles and fencing.

23rd Feb - Paul Daniels in the 80s - a look back at The Paul Daniels Magic Show, Every Second Counts and other goodies featuring Britain's most popular magician. 

21st Feb - 80s Vests and Tank Tops UK - this revamped page now features many new items which are ideal for festivals, fancy dress or casual wear. 

19th Feb - Best 80s Doctor Who T-shirts - the latets post from our fashion blog features our pick of the best designs and where to get them - anyone for dalek invaders?  

17th Feb - A-Z of Retro Gaming T-shirt Ideas - from Asteroids to the ZX Spectrum, this revamped section is bursting with tees celebrating the golden days of gaming. 

15th Feb - Double - The Captain of Her Heart - this new pages includes the original video, extended mix, lyrics, sleeve photos and essential facts about the 1986 one hit wonder. 

13th Feb - Best David Bowie T-shirts - which are the best tees to buy in terms of supplier and design? Find out on our new 80s Fashion blog post. 

11th Feb - Raleigh Chopper T-shirts - a brand new page featuring tees adorning graphics representing the iconic 70s bicycle. Plus, other related items.

9th Feb - Morrissey - Last of the Famous International Playboys. Video, lyrics, sleeve photos and essential facts about the ex-Smiths frontman's hit single from 1989. 

8th Feb - Costumes for Boys - this much improved page now features many more dress-up ideas with a 1980s, retro or traditional theme. 

7th Feb - Ashford & Simpson "Solid" - the one hit wonder from 1985 which was written and sung by the husband and wife pop duo. Includes video, vinyl sleeve photo and essential facts.

4th Feb - The Stranglers "Golden Brown". A look back at the band's biggest ever hit single from 1981 and its controversial lyrics. 

2nd Feb - Loch Ness Water Skiing - we've just added this free online game which features 1980s, 8-bit retro graphics. Will you spot Nessie? Play now! 

30th Jan - Saved By The Bell T-shirts - the latest post from our fashion blog features the best designs related to the 80s/90s sitcom. 

27th Jan - Moon Racer Review - an android version of the classic side-scrolling shooter Moon Patrol, which became a hit for Atari in the 80s. 

26th Jan - 80s Greatest Hits Albums - a brand new section featuring a full A to Z of "Best of" compilations from ABBA to ZZ Top.

22nd Jan - The Nolans - I'm in the Mood for Dancing. A look back at the pop disco hit from 1980 by the Irish girl band. 

20th Jan - The Belle Stars - a brand new page that features details of all the band's songs with a playlist, Soundcloud interview and record sleeve photos inc. "The Sign of the Times".

18th Jan - ABBA - visit our revamped page which now features much more info about the band's classic songs with extra record sleeve photos. 

13th Jan - Bronski Beat - this updated page now features new soundcloud mixes, sleeve photos and more extensive info about the band in the 80s and 90s. 

11th Jan - David Bowie Tribute Page - a full, official playlist along with info about the best moments from the 80s, including duets with Mick Jagger and Freddie Mercury. 

10th Jane - Daring 80s Hair Styles - a new post on our fashion blog featuring original photos of bold (not bald!) hair styles from the 80s. 

10th Jan - 80s T-shirts - this section has been revamped and now includes new categories and ideas for men and women - take a look!

8th Jan - Dollar - this updated page now includes an in-depth look at the duo's turbulent musical career, with new pictures and video playlist.

6th Jan - We've added lots of new imagery to the ZX81 home computer page which you can freely share or use. Take a look... 

4th Jan - Create a Don Johnson (Sonny Crockett) Miami Vice Costume. Brand new post on our 80s Fashion blog, 

2nd Jan - Austin Metro - you will now find 25 brand new photos on this updated page featuring the classic(?) British car. 

27th Dec - Alien Splatter - If you're on a computer then relieve your boredom by playing this action-packed, 8-bit style shooter game. It's fantastic fun and looks authentically 80s. 

21st Dec - Curve Ball Free Game - this is a fantastic 3D version of the classic arcade game Pong, featuring retro 80s graphics and simple, addicive gameplay  Will not work on mobiles - sorry.

19th Dec - Top Ten Most Popular Music Acts - here is our updated list of the most viewed music pages here at SimplyEighties.com, and there are two new entries - did Blondie make it? 

17th Dec - 80s Fashion Pictures from 1983 - the latest post from our blog. From leg warmers to Boy George, 1983 was a very memorable year for fashion. 

15th Dec - Santa Claus & The Christmas Trees - a look back at the cockney knees-up band and their two festive hits from the 80s,

13th Dec - Tetro Classic - a free online version of the classic game Tetris that can be played on any device inc. iOs, Android, PC and Mac. 

11th Dec - Old Chocolate Bars - I've added another 15 products to this page including Cadbury's Monster Bars, Ticket, Truffle, Whole Nut, Galaxy Noddy, United biscuit bar and many more... 




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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.  

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 a whole lot more on the 80s Toys page.
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.
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 the outrageous clothing being worn in the great decade including crazy New Romantic big hair and quiff hair styles for men, shoulder pads, ra-ra skirts, 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!
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?

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?

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 just 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.

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 lots of other famous folk from the 80s on this page.

80s Fashion - Olivia Newton John

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