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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.

10th Oct - 80s Leggings & Tights - this section has been updated to include more products. 

8th Oct - 80s Fashion Pictures from 1982. The latest post on our blog.

6th Oct - 80s Aerobics Clothing a brand new page for our U.S. visitors. 

4th Oct - Five Best Songs From 1989 - are these your favourites? 

2nd Oct - Paul Hardcastle in the 80s - hit songs inc. 19, The Wizard, Don't Waste My Time.

30th Sept - Vauxhall Viva - a look back at the original 60s and 70s models with video clips and plenty of photos.

29th Sept - Quick and Easy Skirt and Shirt Costumes for Women - the latest article from our 80s fashion blog 

28th Sept - Number Three Hits from 1980. Every song that peaked at #3.

25th Sept - Annuals from 1979 inc. Happy Days, Just William, Dr. Who, Starsky & Hutch...

23rd Sept - Punk Costumes for Men. This improved section now includes more fun dress-up ideas. 

21st Sept - Top Five Online Stores to Buy 80s Costumes from - find out the answer on out blog.

19th Sept - Books We Were Reading in 1981 - inc. fiction, factual and educational books. 

17th Sept - Bomb Jack - Play the classic game by Elite online for free.
15th Sept - Kate Bush in the 70s and 80s - a look back at the singer/songwriter's early career.

13th Sept - Pac-Man Video Game Dresses for Women - a new post on our fashion blog.

11th Sept - Plus Size Costume Ideas for Women. A new range of fantastic retro outfits and accessories for size 16+ 

9th Sept - Alas Smith and Jones - a look back at the classic BBC comedy sketch show. 

7th Sept - Blocky Kong - a review of a Donkey Kong style platformer for Android.
5th Sept - Sega Hang-On - a review of the groundbreaking arcade game and FREE online version to play.
3rd Sept - Halloween Costumes for Ladies. Get lots of bone-chilling ideas with this new selection for 2015.

1st Sept - 30th Birthday Party Balloons. A diverse range of unique balloons for anyone born in 1985.

30th Aug - Mexico '86 World Cup - a look back at the "hand of God" goal and other memorable moments.

28th Aug - Thundercats - a look back at the classic 80s cartoon featuring Lion-O and Mumm-Ra.

26th Aug - Miss Edward Scissorhands Costumes - a terrific Halloween/80s costume idea on our fashion blog. 

24th Aug - Herbie Hancock - Rockit - the revolutionary jazz/hip hop single from 1983.

22nd Aug - The Smiths T-shirts - find out the best places to buy them on this new post from our 80s Fashion blog. 

20th Aug - 80s T-shirts for Men - a brand new section packed with low-cost ideas just for gents.. 

18th Aug - Retro Android Game Reviews - you can now access all of our reviews in this new section.  

16th Aug - Beetlejuice Costumes for men and women. Ideal for Halloween and 80s events.
14th Aug - Popgun 80s Tribute Band - a review with video performances covering Bon Jovi, Van Halen and B-52's.

12th Aug - The Nation's Favourite 80s Number Ones - CD album review.

10th Aug - Fame Logo T-shirts - ideal for fun 80s dress-up. Latest post at our 80s Fashion blog.
8th Aug - Born in the 80s and 30th Birthday Gift Ideas - take a look out our revamped section.
5th Aug - Disco Costumes for £10 or Less! Check out the bargains we found on Amazon and ebay.
3rd Aug - Milton Bradley MicroVision Game Console - a look back at the original handheld LCD console which launched in 1979.

2nd Aug - Let's Get Physical Costume - compare prices and save £'s using this new page!

1st Aug - The Choose Life T-shirt. A look back at the iconic block letter slogan and the latest tees based on the design. 

30th July - Every Blue Peter Annual from the 80s - this improved page now features larger pictures. 

29th July - Where to Find the Cheapest 80s Wild Child Costume - latest post on our 80s Fashion blog.
26th July - Whatever Happened to Jennifer Rush? The Power of Love became the biggest hit of 1985, but where is she now?

24th July - Create an 80s Party Girl Costume - the latest post from our 80s fashion blog. 

22nd July - Theme From Mash - the No.1 single from 1980 which was penned by a 14 year old!

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!