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13th Feb 2016 - 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. 

16th Jan - Vinyl Charts Top 20 - our brand new section featuring the latest best-sellers. Plus, recent releases and reissues from 80s artists. 

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... 

9th Dec - Christmas in the 80s - remembering what it was like preparing for and making it through the big day. Including a Woolworth's Christmas ad from 1983. 

7th Dec - Alice Cooper - our brand new page features a video playlist of classic hits inc. School's Out, Poison etc. with album and single sleeve photos and a generous helping of facts and info.

5th Dec - Aneka - Japanese Boy - this updated page now includes lots of extra info about the singer and what she's doing now. Plus, extra photos and a video playlist. 

Playing Draughts in the 80s

3rd Dec - A look back at the joy and misery of playing Draughts (Checkers) on a wet, Sunday afternoon. Plus, free online games you can play against the CPU or a friend. 

1st Dec 2015 - Rainbow Star Pinball - a new game just for girls. Enter a magical and cute world to gain the highest score possible. Works on all devices.

29th Nov - Flappy Mario Free Game - for all formats. Help Mario fly over and under the pipes in this very challenging HTML5 arcade game which plays on all formats. 

28th Nov - She-Ra: Princess of Power Costumes. Looking for an original 80s costume idea? Then check out the latest post from our 80s Fashion blog. 

25th Nov - 80s Cars - we've added oodles of new photos to this page - go take a look! 

23rd Nov - Mr T Costumes - stuck for a costume idea for the party season? Hey, fool! Then why not go as Mr. T from the A-Team?

20th Nov - Bo Derek Films - a look back at movies starring the 80s sex symbol inc. 10 and Bolero.

18th Nov - Annuals from 1985 - a look back at a selection of annuals inc. Warlord, Oh Boy!, Shiver and Shake, Dennis the Menace and more... 

16th Nov - Ghostbusters Messenger Bags - the latest post on our 80s fashion blog looks at some very cool, official Ghostbusters bags. 

15th Nov - Sydney Youngblood - this updated page now includes a playlist, Soundcloud mixes and extra info and photos.

13th Nov - David Soul Songs - a look back the Starsky & Hutch star's short-lived pop music career. 

11th Nov - Nostalgia Books - this revamped section has now been split into new categories, with new books added - take a look!

8th Nov - Turbo OutRun - a review of the 3D racing game sequel that was both fantastic and terrible - but why?

6th Nov - Sinclair User - a look back at the 80s computer magazine for Speccy owners.
4th Nov - Become an 80s Air Hostess - a stylish costume idea on the latest post on our fashion blog.

2nd Nov - Michael Jackson in the 80s - this revamped page now includes a playlist, Soundcloud mixes, extra pictures and info.

31st Oct - Best Horror Movies of the 80s - to celebrate Halloween, we take a look back at a decade of ground-breaking horror flicks.
28th Oct - Talking Heads - this much-improved page now includes a video playlist and lots of new photos and info - take a look!
26th Oct - 80s Costume Ideas - a new primary page is now available for our U.S. visitors where all costume pages can be accessed.
24th Oct - A-Z of 80s Film & TV T-shirt Ideas - stuck for a retro T-shirt idea? Then take a look at this revamped section.
22nd Oct - Rentaghost - a look back at the zany 80s children's comedy series from the BBC.
20th Oct - 1983 Annuals - including Rentaghost, World of Sport, Cannon & Ball...
18th Oct - A tribute to Gordon Honeycombe ITN news reader and actor.

16th Oct - 80s Skirts for Women - this updated section now features more products with extra info about each item. 

14th Oct - Create an 80s Roller Disco Look - the latest post from our fashion blog. 

12th Oct - Whatever Happened to Wincey Willis - the TV-am weather girl.




Cheer up girls, you're in Bananarama

 

 


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

Let's Get Physical - Not Half!