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What's New at Simply Eighties?
22nd Nov - Beastie Boys - you'll find all of this controversial band's 80s videos (You Gotta Fight, No Sleep Till Brooklyn etc.) and more besides on this new page.
20th Nov - The Bangles - this updated page now includes a video playlist of 80s hits with extra sleeve photos and facts.
18th Nov - 'Allo 'Allo! a look back at this classic Lloyd & Croft BBC comedy which was highly popular during the 80s.
15th Nov - Chopper Drop - an 80s style retro game in which you must drop bombs on the city buildings below before your helicopter crashes into them.
13th Nov - Retro Sweets - see what's new on this updated page which now features even more childhood favourites.
9th Nov - Altered Images - Listen to "Happy Birthday" and other hits in a new playlist of videos with extra photos and facts on this much improved page.
7th Nov - 80s Rewind - a new playlist of the best video clips from the festivals with extra facts and photos.
5th Nov - Best Atari 8-bit Games - this updated page now features lots of extra info and screen grabs from the best 80s games.
3rd Nov - International Karate - a look back at the 80s martial arts game and its sequel IK+ with video clips and screen grabs.
29th Oct - Shopping in the 80s - remember Timothy White's? Take a nostalgic look back at the old British high street shopping experience.
27th Oct - Worst Songs of the 80s - a new video playlist of the most cringeworthy tunes (and extra pictures) have been added to this updated page.
25th Oct - Born in the 70s - a brand new page of ideas for 40th Birthday presents and gifts for anyone who was born or grew-up in the flamboyant decade.
23rd Oct - Born in the 80s - find the best birthday gift ideas for anyone born in the great decade, including 30th and 25th birthday gifts.
19th Oct - Jackanory - the original BBC1 children's TV series which featured famous people reading out stories.
17th Oct - Chuckie Egg - play this free online version of the much-loved, classic 8-bit platformer from the 1980s. ft. Hen House Harry.
15th Oct - Castlevania - fight your way through Dracula's scary castle in this free online version of the NES platformer from 1986.
13th Oct - Phil Collins - this updated page now includes a video playlist with extra info and record sleeve photos.
10th Oct - Boinggg! Play this free, online platformer which was originally released in 1988 for the Amstrad CPC by Atlantis Software.
8th Oct - L. A. Mix - this dance act had several hits back in the late 80s, their biggest being Check This Out which reached #6.
3rd Oct - Queen - Radio Ga Ga - watch two official videos featuring the original single and Live Aid performance. Plus, extra info and sleeve photo.
1st Oct - Simple Minds - Big Music - a preview of the band's brand new album which has an exciting new sound. Watch two NEW videos.
25th Sept - Jean Michel Jarre - this updated page now includes a new playlist and a look back at the Oxygene and Equinoxe albums.
21st Sept - Billy Idol - his brand new single, plus, a new video playlist, pictures and info about the English rock star in the 80s.
16th Sept - Iron Maiden - don't run to the hills. Instead, you can watch a brand new playlist of official videos featuring the heavy metal band's best hits.
3rd Sept - Celebrity Squares with a revamped show being launched on ITV, it's the perfect time to take a look back at the original series hosted by Bob Monkhouse.

27th Aug - British Comedy Classics - DVD box sets featuring your favourite comedy series from the golden days of TV. There are many forgotten gems here.

24th Aug - Morris Marina - using photos and video clips, I take a look back at the popular British family car from the 70s.
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.




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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!