What's New at Simply Eighties?
3rd Dec - Johnny Mathis - When A Child Is Born - video for the No.1 Christmas hit from 1976 with record sleeve photos.
2nd Dec - 80s Christmas Songs - now you can access all the festive tunes on the site from one page.
1st Dec - Midge Ure - If I Was - the original video for the No.1 solo hit from 1985 by the Ultravox lead singer.
28th Nov - 70s Wigs - a brand new page featuring retro wigs for men and women from the disco era.
27th Nov - 80s Wigs - if you're planning a fun night out then make it an 80s night with one of these wigs for ladies and gents.
25th Nov - 80s Style Picture Boards. Get inspiration for retro 80s dress-up with our brand new picture boards for ladies.
23rd Nov - The Whispers. Watch the original videos to the hits "And The Beat Goes On" and "It's A Love Thing".
20th Nov - Silkworm - a review of the classic 8-bit shoot-em-up game with the usual selection of video clips and photos.
16th Nov Retro LED Watches. Looking for an uber cool gift idea? Then check out these stylish retro watches!
12th Nov - Tom and Jerry - a review of the classic cartoon series with video clip and pictures.
11th Nov - Retro 80s Gaming T-shirts. Browse through a fantastic range of retro style gamer T-shirts featuring your favourite games and consoles/computers from the 80s.
9th Nov - Classic British Drama DVDs. From the gritty Boys From The Blackstuff to period dramas such as Upstairs Downstairs. How many of these can you remember watching?
8th Nov - Classic Sci-Fi - DVDs of the original and best TV Series from the 70s and 80s - who remembers Tripods?
7th Nov - Classic Kids TV - visit the brand new UK DVD page which features many favourites from your childhood inc. Adrian Mole, Captain Pugwash, Pipkins to name but a few!
6th Nov - The Flumps - a look back at the BBC children's TV series featuring odd-looking, furry creatures wearing funny hats.
4th Nov - Best 70s Rock Music this page has been updated to include a new video playlist of classic rock tunes.
3rd Nov - Adam Ant performs "Where Did Our Love Go" live in the 80s. When New Wave met Motown, this is a truly bizarre moment from the archives!
1st Nov - The Best of The Police and Sting - a new playlist has now been added. Select and play the biggest hits!
29th Oct - S'Express - all the hits by the 80s acid/house group inc. our favourite here at SimplyEighties, Superfly Guy.
25th Oct - Junior Giscombe - watch the videos for "Mama Used To Say" and "Another Step Closer To You" with Kim Wilde - remember those?
18th Oct - Video Game Reviews - we've now fixed the faulty links which were redirecting to the wrong pages. Sorry about that, should be okay now!
17th Oct - The Jets - the band's top ten hits, plus photos and facts.
15th Oct - Old American Cartoons - A new playlist video has been added which now includes more cartoon intros and episodes.
14th Oct - Acorn Atom - A look back at this British home computer which was launched in 1980.
11th Oct - Bananarama - this page has just been updated and includes a playlist featuring all of the girls' 80s hits and extra info.
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.
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.
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.
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 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!
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?
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?
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!
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.
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.
Please note that, sadly, this T-shirt is no longer being made,
but please visit the links below to see many more exciting designs.
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.
Most Popular Pages
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!
It's not hard to see why this page is popular! Even that image of flying saucer sweets is making me lick my lips. You'll find memories galore on this page.
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.
Actually, this controversial pop star is still very much alive, and you'll find all the hits from his 80s band here, inc. the No.1 "You Spin Me Round (Like A Record)".
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.
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.
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".
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.
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.
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.
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