1980s Memories Collage by Simplyeighties.com

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Established in 2009, the Simply Eighties website is dedicated almost entirely to the 1980s, and will help you to rekindle the many thousands of memories etched in your brain. The site explores all areas of the great decade, which was very much in your face with bold and daring fashion clothing, voluminous hair styles and groundbreaking music videos.
The technology was innovative, too, with Sinclair, Commodore and Atari bringing home computing to the masses. 
We hope you will enjoy browsing through the 1600+ pages on this site and taking a nostalgic trip down memory lane.

 

AUG 12 2020 - SMITH'S CRISPY TUBES - a look back at the popular 80s potato snack with TV ads.AUG 12 2020 - SMITH'S CRISPY TUBES - a look back at the popular 80s potato snack with TV ads.AUG 7 - CADBURY'S SMASH MARTIANS - a look back at the iconic TV adverts.AUG 7 - CADBURY'S SMASH MARTIANS - a look back at the iconic TV adverts.AUG 2 - AIRWOLF - check out our updated page with extra info about the helicopter used in the 80s TV series.AUG 2 - AIRWOLF - check out our updated page with extra info about the helicopter used in the 80s TV series.JUL 28 - BROS - TOO MUCH. The duo's lead single from their second album The Time.JUL 28 - BROS - TOO MUCH. The duo's lead single from their second album The Time.JUL 24 - PARANOIMIA by The Art of Noise with Max Headroom. The group's 1986 hit.JUL 24 - PARANOIMIA by The Art of Noise with Max Headroom. The group's 1986 hit.JUL 19 - CHARLENE - I'VE NEVER BEEN TO ME. The singer's one hit wonder from 1982.JUL 19 - CHARLENE - I'VE NEVER BEEN TO ME. The singer's one hit wonder from 1982.JUL 15 - FREEEZ - I.O.U. - video and info about the group's No.2 hit from 1983.JUL 15 - FREEEZ - I.O.U. - video and info about the group's No.2 hit from 1983.JUL 14 - 80s CHOCOLATE BARS - From Applause to Treets, How many of these do you remember?JUL 14 - 80s CHOCOLATE BARS - From Applause to Treets, How many of these do you remember?JUL 8 - SALT N PEPA - PUSH IT. The group's first top ten hit from 1988.JUL 8 - SALT N PEPA - PUSH IT. The group's first top ten hit from 1988.JUL 3 - PENNY SWEETS - Yes, you really can still buy 1p sweets by Haribo and Swizzels.JUL 3 - PENNY SWEETS - Yes, you really can still buy 1p sweets by Haribo and Swizzels.JUL 1 - PAC-MAN MUGS, Cups and Glasses. Pay homage to the iconic video game character while drinking your favourite beverage.JUL 1 - PAC-MAN MUGS, Cups and Glasses. Pay homage to the iconic video game character while drinking your favourite beverage.JUN 28 - MIFFY BOOKS - Every Miffy book from 1955 to 2020. How many of these did you read?JUN 28 - MIFFY BOOKS - Every Miffy book from 1955 to 2020. How many of these did you read?JUN 25 - 70s AND 80s TOYS You can still buy today. Remember all of these?JUN 25 - 70s AND 80s TOYS You can still buy today. Remember all of these?JUN 23 - RETRO GIFT SHOPS YOU'LL LOVE - A list of our favourite online stores.JUN 23 - RETRO GIFT SHOPS YOU'LL LOVE - A list of our favourite online stores.JUN 19 - British Magazines from 1984. How many of these did you read?JUN 19 - British Magazines from 1984. How many of these did you read?JUN 16 - NEVER GONNA GIVE YOU UP T-SHIRT. For men and women.JUN 16 - NEVER GONNA GIVE YOU UP T-SHIRT. For men and women.JUN 16 - ATARI T-SHIRTS - Our revamped page features a whole new range of designs.JUN 16 - ATARI T-SHIRTS - Our revamped page features a whole new range of designs.JUN 11 - LOOK-IN Magazine Issues from 1982. How many of these do you remember?JUN 11 - LOOK-IN Magazine Issues from 1982. How many of these do you remember?JUN 7 - FORD CAPRI MkIII - a look back at the iconic coupe with photos.JUN 7 - FORD CAPRI MkIII - a look back at the iconic coupe with photos.JUNE 3 -ANIMOTION - OBSESSION. A look back at the group's biggest hit single.JUNE 3 -ANIMOTION - OBSESSION. A look back at the group's biggest hit single.MAY 31 - 80s JIGSAW PUZZLES. Kill time and bring back fond memories with these 80s themed jigsaws.MAY 31 - 80s JIGSAW PUZZLES. Kill time and bring back fond memories with these 80s themed jigsaws.MAY 28 - Top Features of CLASSIC 80s WEDDING DRESSES. Inc. Princess Diana, Lace etc.MAY 28 - Top Features of CLASSIC 80s WEDDING DRESSES. Inc. Princess Diana, Lace etc.MAY 24 - STATUS QUO - What You're Proposing. The band's lead single from the 1980 album Just Supposin'.MAY 24 - STATUS QUO - What You're Proposing. The band's lead single from the 1980 album Just Supposin'.MAY 21 - POPULAR 80s TRAVEL DESTINATIONS. Would You Go There?MAY 21 - POPULAR 80s TRAVEL DESTINATIONS. Would You Go There?MAY 18 - QUEEN - I Want It All. The band's 1989 lead single from The Miracle.MAY 18 - QUEEN - I Want It All. The band's 1989 lead single from The Miracle.MAY 13 - 80s FITNESS FADS That Deserve a Comeback, from aerobics to jazzercise.MAY 13 - 80s FITNESS FADS That Deserve a Comeback, from aerobics to jazzercise.MAY 12 - WOOLWORTH Cassette Tapes TV Advert from 1983 ft. Kenny Everett as narrator.MAY 12 - WOOLWORTH Cassette Tapes TV Advert from 1983 ft. Kenny Everett as narrator.MAY 9 - LOONEY TUNES T-SHIRTS - Pay homage to the classic cartoons from your childhood.MAY 9 - LOONEY TUNES T-SHIRTS - Pay homage to the classic cartoons from your childhood.MAY 8 - Retro 80s VIDEO TAPE T-shirts for Adults - our latest blog post.MAY 8 - Retro 80s VIDEO TAPE T-shirts for Adults - our latest blog post.MAY 5 - TOP 80s WINE TRENDS That Stood the Test of Time.MAY 5 - TOP 80s WINE TRENDS That Stood the Test of Time.MAY 2 - AIRWOLF VIDEO GAME - a review of the 1984 game by Elite for 8 bit home computers.MAY 2 - AIRWOLF VIDEO GAME - a review of the 1984 game by Elite for 8 bit home computers.APR 30 - OLD SPICE AFTERSHAVE - I take a look back at the original 80s cinnamon aftershave.APR 30 - OLD SPICE AFTERSHAVE - I take a look back at the original 80s cinnamon aftershave.APR 26 - PHIL COLLINS - Against All Odds (Take A Look At Me Now). Video and song facts.APR 26 - PHIL COLLINS - Against All Odds (Take A Look At Me Now). Video and song facts.APR 22 - PONGOAL - A unique Pong Football Game you can play FREE online.APR 22 - PONGOAL - A unique Pong Football Game you can play FREE online.APR 17 - PAC-MAN WATCHES - our pick of the best watches from across the web.APR 17 - PAC-MAN WATCHES - our pick of the best watches from across the web.APR 16 - PEBBLES - GIRLFRIEND - the American singer's UK one hit wonder from 1988.APR 16 - PEBBLES - GIRLFRIEND - the American singer's UK one hit wonder from 1988.APR 12 - MR MEN MUGS - Check out our new page. There's a character for everyone!APR 12 - MR MEN MUGS - Check out our new page. There's a character for everyone!APR 9 - DEPECHE MODE - People Are People. The band's tenth hit single and their highest-charting of the 80s.APR 9 - DEPECHE MODE - People Are People. The band's tenth hit single and their highest-charting of the 80s.APR 5 - RAINBOW BRITE GIFTS - bring colour into someone's life with one of these gorgeous gifts.APR 5 - RAINBOW BRITE GIFTS - bring colour into someone's life with one of these gorgeous gifts.APR 4 - BEST PAC-MAN LAMPS - celebrate the iconic gaming character with one of these awesome lights.APR 4 - BEST PAC-MAN LAMPS - celebrate the iconic gaming character with one of these awesome lights.APR 2 - IMAGINATION - Just An Illusion - the band's lead single from In The Heat of the Night.APR 2 - IMAGINATION - Just An Illusion - the band's lead single from In The Heat of the Night.MAR 29 - 1987 NUMBER ONES - The top songs from 1987 with video playlist.MAR 29 - 1987 NUMBER ONES - The top songs from 1987 with video playlist.MAR 23 2020 - ROWNTREE'S FRUIT PASTILLES - 80s TV Adverts.MAR 23 2020 - ROWNTREE'S FRUIT PASTILLES - 80s TV Adverts.MAR 19 - SNAKES AND LADDERS - Play this free online version on any device,MAR 19 - SNAKES AND LADDERS - Play this free online version on any device,MAR 16 - JIM DIAMOND - HI HO SILVER - the theme tune to the TV series Boon.MAR 16 - JIM DIAMOND - HI HO SILVER - the theme tune to the TV series Boon.MAR 10 - TIMECRAWLER 82 - Mt. Fuji - A cool 80s synthwave track - download for reuse in your own videosMAR 10 - TIMECRAWLER 82 - Mt. Fuji - A cool 80s synthwave track - download for reuse in your own videosMAR 6 - BANANARAMA - Na Na Hey Hey Kiss Him Goodbye. The trio's top 5 hit from March 1983.MAR 6 - BANANARAMA - Na Na Hey Hey Kiss Him Goodbye. The trio's top 5 hit from March 1983.MAR 2 - FIVE STAR - System Addict - The band's first top 10 hit in the UK.MAR 2 - FIVE STAR - System Addict - The band's first top 10 hit in the UK.FEB 27 - 6 Astonishing Facts You Never Knew About CADBURY MINI EGGS - ever had a green one?FEB 27 - 6 Astonishing Facts You Never Knew About CADBURY MINI EGGS - ever had a green one?FEB 24 - Create an 80s MY LITTLE PONY UNICORN COSTUME. Our latest blog post shows you how.FEB 24 - Create an 80s MY LITTLE PONY UNICORN COSTUME. Our latest blog post shows you how.FEB 21 - These TATTOO FADS FROM THE 80s Will Inspire You to Get Inked.FEB 21 - These TATTOO FADS FROM THE 80s Will Inspire You to Get Inked.FEB 16 - DURAN DURAN T-shirts - we've hand-picked the best tees just for you.FEB 16 - DURAN DURAN T-shirts - we've hand-picked the best tees just for you.FEB 12 - 1980s Movie Dragons That Daenerys Targaryen Would Love to Own.FEB 12 - 1980s Movie Dragons That Daenerys Targaryen Would Love to Own.FEB 11 - Give Your Next Party a KICK UP THE 80s, and make it the best in town!FEB 11 - Give Your Next Party a KICK UP THE 80s, and make it the best in town!FEB 9 - JETPAC - a review of the classic ZX Spectrum space shooter game from 1983.FEB 9 - JETPAC - a review of the classic ZX Spectrum space shooter game from 1983.FEB 5 - A THING OF THE PAST: Common Tech Fixes of the 80sFEB 5 - A THING OF THE PAST: Common Tech Fixes of the 80sFEB 2 - SHE DRIVES ME CRAZY by Fine Young Canninals - official video and song facts.FEB 2 - SHE DRIVES ME CRAZY by Fine Young Canninals - official video and song facts.JAN 29 - NICHOLAS PARSONS. A tribute to the legendary actor, broadcaster and game show host.JAN 29 - NICHOLAS PARSONS. A tribute to the legendary actor, broadcaster and game show host.JAN 28 - THE MOST ICONIC CARS from your favourite 80s movies.JAN 28 - THE MOST ICONIC CARS from your favourite 80s movies.JAN 23 - SUPER COBRA - Play free, plus a review with video clips and screenshots.JAN 23 - SUPER COBRA - Play free, plus a review with video clips and screenshots.JAN 19 - ZAXXON T-shirts - Pay homage to the classic 1982 video game with a stylish T-shirt.JAN 19 - ZAXXON T-shirts - Pay homage to the classic 1982 video game with a stylish T-shirt.JAN 15 - LUDO ONLINE - Play the classic board game Ludo on any device.JAN 15 - LUDO ONLINE - Play the classic board game Ludo on any device.JAN 11 - GALAXY CHOCOLATE bars in the 70s and 80s, with wrapper photos and advert video clip.JAN 11 - GALAXY CHOCOLATE bars in the 70s and 80s, with wrapper photos and advert video clip.JAN 7 - ALISON MOYET - Is This Love? The singer's lead single from her second album Raindancing.JAN 7 - ALISON MOYET - Is This Love? The singer's lead single from her second album Raindancing.JAN 2 2020 - BILLY JOEL - Tell Her About It - video and song facts for the 1983/84 hit single.JAN 2 2020 - BILLY JOEL - Tell Her About It - video and song facts for the 1983/84 hit single.30 DEC 2019 - 80s STARS who died in 2019 inc. Talk Talk frontman Mark Hollis, Tony Britton, Marie Fredriksson.30 DEC 2019 - 80s STARS who died in 2019 inc. Talk Talk frontman Mark Hollis, Tony Britton, Marie Fredriksson.DEC 23 - PIPE MANIA - Free online game for all devices. Plus, a review of the original 1989 game.DEC 23 - PIPE MANIA - Free online game for all devices. Plus, a review of the original 1989 game.DEC 19 - WHITESNAKE - A look back at the rock band's songs and albums from the 70s and 80s.DEC 19 - WHITESNAKE - A look back at the rock band's songs and albums from the 70s and 80s.DEC 15 - BRUCE SPRINGSTEEN - Santa Claus is Coming To Town / My Hometown - videos and song facts.DEC 15 - BRUCE SPRINGSTEEN - Santa Claus is Coming To Town / My Hometown - videos and song facts.DEC 11 - 1986 CHRISTMAS ANNUALS for Girls. How many of these do you remember?DEC 11 - 1986 CHRISTMAS ANNUALS for Girls. How many of these do you remember?DEC 7 - ORAN JUICE JONES - The Rain - the American singer's one hit wonder from 1986.DEC 7 - ORAN JUICE JONES - The Rain - the American singer's one hit wonder from 1986.DEC 3 - UB40 - Don't Break My Heart - video and info about the band's 1985 hit single.DEC 3 - UB40 - Don't Break My Heart - video and info about the band's 1985 hit single.NOV 29 - THE STONE ROSES - Fools Gold - 1989 music video and song facts.NOV 29 - THE STONE ROSES - Fools Gold - 1989 music video and song facts.NOV 25 - THE COMMODORE 64 is back! With working keyboard, BASIC and built-in games.NOV 25 - THE COMMODORE 64 is back! With working keyboard, BASIC and built-in games.NOV 22 - SO EMOTIONAL by Whitney Houston. A look back at her 1987 hit single with the official video.NOV 22 - SO EMOTIONAL by Whitney Houston. A look back at her 1987 hit single with the official video.NOV 18 - ROAD TO NOWHERE - Talking Heads - including the 1986 video and song facts.NOV 18 - ROAD TO NOWHERE - Talking Heads - including the 1986 video and song facts.

 

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 Montage
Do you remember the pleasure you experienced from visiting the local record store and purchasing the latest 12" single on vinyl? You may also remember popping down to the video rental store and hiring out the latest film on VHS such as Ghostbusters or Back To The Future? Sadly, you can no longer enjoy such an experience, but the memories remain forever etched inside our brains. Indeed, I think you'll agree that shopping in the 80s was a much more satisfying experience than it is today.

 

80s memories collage




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