The Simply Eighties website
is dedicated entirely to the 1980s, and explores all areas of the great
decade. The eighties was a decade that was very much in your face, with
bold and daring fashions, crazy hair styles and groundbreaking music
videos. The technology was groundbreaking, too, with Sinclair and Commodore bringing computing to the masses.
If you lived in the UK, then apart from Thatcherism, yuppies, miner's strikes, recession, shoulder pads, the mullet, puffball skirts, cabbage patch dolls, the ZX81 computer, Sinclair C5 and mobile phones the size of a brick, the eighties were really rather good!
though, the intention of this site is to remind ourselves of what
people were really up to in this brilliant decade, using videos wherever
possible. Although aimed mainly at a British audience, visitors from
other countries should find plenty to keep them amused, too.
you were heavily into the music and fashion of the 80s such as the New Romantics like Duran Duran and Japan ( maybe you still own a frilly shirt?), or maybe you were more into the 80s rock bands such as Whitesnake, Bon Jovi and Europe. Of course, some artists were harder to categorise. Adam Ant took new romanticism to another level and Frankie Goes To Hollywood ruffled feathers with their controversial songs about sex and nuclear armageddon.
have very fond memories of the eighties. I was at school until 1984,
and unlike today, you knew virtually every song in the pop charts. Every
week kids up and down the country would eagerly await the new Top 30
charts on Radio 1, with a blank cassette in hand ready to tape each song
off the radio - Of course, the tricky part was editing out the DJ's voice and joining the songs together!
Anyway, read on to discover
what was hot, and what was not so hot in this amazing decade.