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What's New at Simply Eighties?
The Blow Monkeys - 80s Hits
22nd Aug - The Blow Monkeys - this updated page now includes a playlist of official videos with extra info and pics about the British band fronted by Dr. Robert.
Dead Poets Society Film Trailer and Review
20th Aug - Dead Poets Society - review and original trailer for the 1989 film starring Robin Williams as the inspirational teacher John Keating.
Citizen Smith BBC Comedy Show
18th Aug - Citizen Smith - a look back at the 1970s British comedy starring Robert Lindsay as the "urban guerrilla" from Tooting.
Retro Classic Sci-fi TV Series DVDs
16th Aug - Retro Sci-Fi TV Series - DVDs, Box Sets and Blu-ray for all your favourite shows from your childhood, including many forgotten gems.
Saturday Morning TV for Kids in the 70s and 80s
14th Aug - Saturday Morning TV - you'll now discover many new clips and extra info on this updated page featuring Swap Shop, Tiswas, No.73, Saturday Superstore and Going Live.
Classic Kids TV DVDs
12th August - Classic Kids TV DVDs - all of your favourite TV shows and cartoons from your childhood - how many of these do you remember?
A-Z of British Drama in the 70s and 80s
10th August - Classic British Drama - an A-Z of the best drama series from the 70s and 80s from A Family At War to When The Boat Comes In.
Retro 80s Gaming Mugs
7th August - Gaming Mugs - looking for a novel gift idea? Take a look at these retro 80s gaming mugs on this updated page.
Retro Mugs
5th August - Retro Mugs - these revamped pages now feature larger images with prices. New mugs have been added, too.
Vintage Toys and Games
3rd August - Retro Toys and Games - I've added a brand new page of old toys and games that you can still buy today, with many photos of the original products.
Retro and Vintage Gift Ideas
1st August - Retro Gift Ideas - this revamped section now includes many more quirky gift ideas with a retro theme. 
The (English) Beat - 80s Hits
30th July - The (English) Beat - enjoy a new video playlist featuring the 2 Tone/Ska revival band's biggest 80s hits. Plus, you'll discover extra info and pics, too.
Retro Android Apps - games, music, radio, trivia
29th July - Retro Android Apps - if you've got an android device then check out these amazing apps with a retro theme. Inc. games, music, radio, trivia etc.
80s Movie Posters
27th July - 80s Film Posters - This section has been revamped to include many more poster ideas in a neater layout.
Kylie 80s Videos
24th July - Kylie Minogue - visit this updated page to enjoy a new 80s playlist with extra pictures and info about the Australian megastar.
Old Fashioned Chocolate Bars

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.

Retro Sweets and Chocolates
20th July - Retro Sweets and Chocolate Bars - this much improved page now features many more childhood favourites along with lots of new pictures.
Most Popular 80s T-shirts
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.
Fine Fare Supermarkets
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.
School Life in the 80s
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.
The Cure in the 80s
11th July - The Cure - this updated page now features an 80s playlist with more info about the British band fronted by Robert Smith.
Moon Patrol Game
9th July - Moon Patrol - on this updated page you can now read a review of the game, as well as play it for free.
Blake's 7
8th July - Blake's 7 - remember watching this cult sci-fi series? It featured one of the best-designed spaceships of the 70s.  
To The Manor Born
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?
80s Fashion
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.
Top Ten 80s Music Artists
2nd July - Top Ten Most Popular 80s Artists - which pop acts are people searching for the most?
Madonna Fancy Dress Costumes
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.
The Dukes Of Hazzard
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.
Open All Hours
24th June - Open All Hours - a review of the classic BBC sitcom starring Ronnie Barker and David Jason as Arkwright and Granville.
80s Party Decorations
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.
Roseanne - TV Show
20th June - Roseanne - this half hour sitcom starring John Goodman and Roseanne Barr became highly popular in the late 80s and into the 90s.
Pipkins Kids' TV Show
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.
80s Rock Band T-shirts
16th June - 80s Rock T-shirts - discover more ideas on this updated page which now includes more retro bands.
Shoot! football magazine in the 70s and 80s
13th June - Shoot! Magazine - a look back at the UK's leading football magazine in the 80s.
Debbie Harry - 80s Songs
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.
Rik Mayall Tribute
9th June - Rik Mayall - a tribute to the legendary comedy actor who sadly died today, aged 56.
Vintage Top Trumps card games
8th June - Top Trumps and Ace Trumps - remember playing this card game back in your childhood - which packs did you collect?
The Charlie Brown and Snoopy Show
5th June - The Charlie Brown and Snoopy Show - on this new page we take a look back at the amusing 80s cartoon series based on the Peanuts comic strip.
80s Movie and TV Themed T-shirts
3rd June - 80s Film And TV T-Shirts - now in alphabetical order with three pages of retro ideas for men and women.
Top 10 Movies in 1980
1st June - Top 10 Films from 1980 - a nostalgic look back at the highest-grossing movies with original video trailers and promotional flyers included.
The Smiths - songs and albums
30th May - The Smiths - this revamped page includes more pictures to share, a video playlist and extra info about the British 80s band fronted by Morrissey.
Top 100 80s Songs
28th May - Top 100 Best- Selling Songs of the 80s watch every video (or just a few, at least!) in the definitive list using sales figures from the UK singles chart.
Tapper computer game review
26th May - Tapper Video Game - this updated page now includes a playlist of different 8-bit conversions, with extra screenshots and images.
The Stranglers
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.
The Style Council
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.




Cheer up girls, you're in Bananarama

 
80s Cars - Ford Cortina MarK V estate
Old Cars

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.
Jaws game from the 70s
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.
Frogger Game

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.

80s Computers - Commodore Vic 20
Retro Computers

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.
80s Fashion - Duran Duran
80s Fashion

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!
80s Sweets - Chewits
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?
Knight Rider title card
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?
80s Boombox
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!
title page from Ceefax
80s Technology

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

Polaroid The Button Camera
80s Gadgets

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.

80s Fashion - Party Outfit for Girls
80s clothing - neon keep fit
80s T-Shirt
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.
80s style wayfarer neon sunglasses


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.  

Top Ten
Most Popular Pages
Samantha Fox in the 80s

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!

Kylie and Jason
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.
80s Fashion - Baggy Pants

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.

Linda Lusardi - 80s Celebrities

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 80s Chocolate - Minstrels
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!
ABC (band) in the 80s

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.

Soft Cell in the 80s

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".

Sigue Sigue Sputnik

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.

80s Comedy Double-Acts

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.

Rod Hull & Emu

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.

80s Fashion - Olivia Newton John

Let's Get Physical - Not Half!