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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.

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.. 

14th Aug - Popgun 80s Tribute Band - a review with video performances covering Bon Jovi, Van Halen and B-52's.
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.

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

14th July - 1982 Annuals - inc. Metal Mickey, Paul Daniels, Oor Wullie, Penny and more.
5th July - 80s Fancy Dress for Ladies - this section has been revamped and has a new look if you're using a desktop/laptop.
30th June - 80s Bum Bags - this new page features a range of stylish belt and bum bags that are ideal for festivals.
28th June - General Hospital - a look back at the highly popular daytime soap which aired on ITV in the 1970s.
26th June - Trio - "Da Da Da" - the unforgettable, minimalist German No.2 synthpop hit from 1982.

24th June - Commando - play the classic 8-bit game from 1986 online for free.  

17th June - Grange Hill - this updated page now features many more characters from the 80s series - how many do you remember?
15th June - 80s Party Decorations - This revamped page now features many more products for a totally awesome 80s party!
13th June - Old Leyland Trucks - take a gander at these old British lorries which once graced our roads.
7th June - Ghostbusters Costumes - if there's something strange in your neighbourhood then take a look at this revamped page.
3rd June - Ultravox "Vienna" - the classic synthpop song from 1980 is finally at Simply Eighties!
1st June - Boy George Fancy Dress - Costumes and wigs which are ideal for 80s festivals and parties feature on this revamped page.

30th May - Leaderboard Golf - a review of the classic golf sim from 1986 for the C64, ZX Spectrum and Atari computers. 

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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

Let's Get Physical - Not Half!