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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 computing to the masses.
We hope you will enjoy browsing through the 1500+ pages on this site and taking a nostalgic trip down memory lane.

JUN 16 2018 - SINITTA - RIGHT BACK WHERE WE STARTED FROM - her top 10 hit from 1989.JUN 16 2018 - SINITTA - RIGHT BACK WHERE WE STARTED FROM - her top 10 hit from 1989.JUN 13 - RAINBOW UNICORN BIRTHDAY COSTUME - a gorgeous tutu outfit for girls.JUN 13 - RAINBOW UNICORN BIRTHDAY COSTUME - a gorgeous tutu outfit for girls.JUN 13 - ZEBRA PRINT MINI RA-RA SKIRT in a choice of colours - perfect for creating an 80s look.JUN 13 - ZEBRA PRINT MINI RA-RA SKIRT in a choice of colours - perfect for creating an 80s look.JUN 12 - TIFFANY - I SAW HIM STANDING THERE - the singer's 1988 top ten hit single.JUN 12 - TIFFANY - I SAW HIM STANDING THERE - the singer's 1988 top ten hit single.JUN 11 - UNICORN AND RAINBOW MUGS - all the best designs in one place.JUN 11 - UNICORN AND RAINBOW MUGS - all the best designs in one place.JUN 9 - BEST 80s T-SHIRTS FOR UNDER £10 - grab a bargain with our latest blog post.JUN 9 - BEST 80s T-SHIRTS FOR UNDER £10 - grab a bargain with our latest blog post.JUN 7 - KATE ROBBINS AND BEYOND - MORE THAN IN LOVE - the No.2 hit from 1981.JUN 7 - KATE ROBBINS AND BEYOND - MORE THAN IN LOVE - the No.2 hit from 1981.JUN 4 - SOUL II SOUL - BACK TO LIFE - the No.1 single from 1989JUN 4 - SOUL II SOUL - BACK TO LIFE - the No.1 single from 1989MAY 31 - NEW EDITION - CANDY GIRL - the group's debut No.1 single.MAY 31 - NEW EDITION - CANDY GIRL - the group's debut No.1 single.MAY 28 - TENPOLE TUDOR - THE SWORDS OF A THOUSAND MEN - the 1981 hit single.MAY 28 - TENPOLE TUDOR - THE SWORDS OF A THOUSAND MEN - the 1981 hit single.MAY 26 - LIVERPOOL F.C. - ANFIELD RAP - The Red Machine in Full Effect. Classic rap from 1988.MAY 26 - LIVERPOOL F.C. - ANFIELD RAP - The Red Machine in Full Effect. Classic rap from 1988.MAY 23 - PREFAB SPROUT - THE HEART OF ROCK 'N' Roll - the band's biggest hit from 1988.MAY 23 - PREFAB SPROUT - THE HEART OF ROCK 'N' Roll - the band's biggest hit from 1988.MAY 20 - JOHNNY HATES JAZZ - SHATTERED DREAMS - the British band's first major hit.MAY 20 - JOHNNY HATES JAZZ - SHATTERED DREAMS - the British band's first major hit.MAY 16 - YAZOO - ONLY YOU - the duo's debut single.MAY 16 - YAZOO - ONLY YOU - the duo's debut single.MAY 13 - CHAKA KHAN - I'M EVERY WOMAN - the 1989 remix with video and lyrics.MAY 13 - CHAKA KHAN - I'M EVERY WOMAN - the 1989 remix with video and lyrics.MAY 11 - THE MATCHROOM MOB WITH CHAS & DAVE - SNOOKER LOOPY - the No.6 novelty hit from 1986MAY 11 - THE MATCHROOM MOB WITH CHAS & DAVE - SNOOKER LOOPY - the No.6 novelty hit from 1986MAY 8 - STEVE ARRINGTON - FEEL SO REAL - the singer's best known song from 1985.MAY 8 - STEVE ARRINGTON - FEEL SO REAL - the singer's best known song from 1985.MAY 5 - HARRY ENFIELD - LOADSAMONEY (DOIN' UP THE HOUSE) - a look back at the novelty house song from 1988.MAY 5 - HARRY ENFIELD - LOADSAMONEY (DOIN' UP THE HOUSE) - a look back at the novelty house song from 1988.MAY 2 - F. R. DAVID - WORDS - the infectious hit song from 1983.MAY 2 - F. R. DAVID - WORDS - the infectious hit song from 1983.APR 29 - DAVID ESSEX - SILVER DREAM MACHINE - the No.4 hit from the film Silver Dream RacerAPR 29 - DAVID ESSEX - SILVER DREAM MACHINE - the No.4 hit from the film Silver Dream RacerAPR 27 - HAZELL DEAN - WHO'S LEAVING WHO - video, facts and lyrics.APR 27 - HAZELL DEAN - WHO'S LEAVING WHO - video, facts and lyrics.APR 24 - TERENCE TRENT D'ARBY - IF YOU LET ME STAY - the singer's debut single which reached No.7 in 1987.APR 24 - TERENCE TRENT D'ARBY - IF YOU LET ME STAY - the singer's debut single which reached No.7 in 1987.APR 22 - BLONDIE - CALL ME - the No.1 single from 1980 produced by Giorgio Moroder.APR 22 - BLONDIE - CALL ME - the No.1 single from 1980 produced by Giorgio Moroder.APR 20 - GRANGE HILL CAST - JUST SAY NO - the anti-drugs single from 1986.APR 20 - GRANGE HILL CAST - JUST SAY NO - the anti-drugs single from 1986.APR 17 - DAVID BOWIE - LET'S DANCE - a review of one of Bowie's best-known songs.APR 17 - DAVID BOWIE - LET'S DANCE - a review of one of Bowie's best-known songs.APR 14 - JUDY BOUCHER - CAN'T BE WITH YOU TONIGHT - the No.2 hit single from 1987.APR 14 - JUDY BOUCHER - CAN'T BE WITH YOU TONIGHT - the No.2 hit single from 1987.APR 11 - THE BANGLES - ETERNAL FLAME - the No.1 hit song from 1989.APR 11 - THE BANGLES - ETERNAL FLAME - the No.1 hit song from 1989.APR 8 - SHAKIN' STEVENS - A LOVE WORTH WAITING FOR - the final single from The Bop Won't Stop.APR 8 - SHAKIN' STEVENS - A LOVE WORTH WAITING FOR - the final single from The Bop Won't Stop.APR 7 - RENTAGHOST T-SHIRTS - Forget Ghostbusters tees, these are much cooler!APR 7 - RENTAGHOST T-SHIRTS - Forget Ghostbusters tees, these are much cooler!APR 4 - WE CLOSE OUR EYES - GO WEST - the No.5 hit single from 1985.APR 4 - WE CLOSE OUR EYES - GO WEST - the No.5 hit single from 1985.APR 3 - DURAN DURAN LIVE IN 1982 - Full official concert video from the Palladium in New York.APR 3 - DURAN DURAN LIVE IN 1982 - Full official concert video from the Palladium in New York.MAR 30 - FROGGER GIFT SHOP - a wide range of gifts and collectibles.MAR 30 - FROGGER GIFT SHOP - a wide range of gifts and collectibles.MAR 29 - CLIFF RICHARD AND THE YOUNG ONES - LIVING DOLL - the very first Comic Relief single from 1986.MAR 29 - CLIFF RICHARD AND THE YOUNG ONES - LIVING DOLL - the very first Comic Relief single from 1986.MAR 26 - GOOMBAY DANCE BAND - SEVEN TEARS - the one hit wonder from 1982.MAR 26 - GOOMBAY DANCE BAND - SEVEN TEARS - the one hit wonder from 1982.MAR 22 - BANANARAMA - ROBERT DE NIRO'S WAITING - a look back at the No.3 hit song from 1984MAR 22 - BANANARAMA - ROBERT DE NIRO'S WAITING - a look back at the No.3 hit song from 1984MAR 19 - TV TIMES IN THE 80s - a look back at the TV listings magazine which was essential reading in the 80s.MAR 19 - TV TIMES IN THE 80s - a look back at the TV listings magazine which was essential reading in the 80s.MAR 16 - DONNA SUMMER - THIS TIME I KNOW IT'S FOR REAL - a review of the hit song from 1989 with video and lyricsMAR 16 - DONNA SUMMER - THIS TIME I KNOW IT'S FOR REAL - a review of the hit song from 1989 with video and lyricsMAR 14 - BULLSEYE WITH JIM BOWEN - we take a nostalgic look back at the 80s darts game show.MAR 14 - BULLSEYE WITH JIM BOWEN - we take a nostalgic look back at the 80s darts game show.MAR 12 - MADONNA - MATERIAL GIRL - On this day in 1985, Madonna was at No.3 with her second single from the Like A Virgin album.MAR 12 - MADONNA - MATERIAL GIRL - On this day in 1985, Madonna was at No.3 with her second single from the Like A Virgin album.MAR 9 - VYVYAN BASTERD YOUNG ONES COSTUME - become the anarchic punk!MAR 9 - VYVYAN BASTERD YOUNG ONES COSTUME - become the anarchic punk!MAR 8 - BOY GEORGE - EVERYTHING I OWN - 1987 video with song facts and sleeve photos.MAR 8 - BOY GEORGE - EVERYTHING I OWN - 1987 video with song facts and sleeve photos.MAR 5 - NIK KERSHAW - WOULDN'T IT BE GOOD - video, lyrics and review of Nik's second single release.MAR 5 - NIK KERSHAW - WOULDN'T IT BE GOOD - video, lyrics and review of Nik's second single release.MAR 1 - SIMPLE MINDS - BALLAD OF THE STREETS EP - a review of the 1989 EP which included Belfast Child, Mandela Day and Biko.MAR 1 - SIMPLE MINDS - BALLAD OF THE STREETS EP - a review of the 1989 EP which included Belfast Child, Mandela Day and Biko.FEB 26 - SURVIVOR - BURNING HEART - the top 5 hit single from the Rocky IV movie soundtrack.FEB 26 - SURVIVOR - BURNING HEART - the top 5 hit single from the Rocky IV movie soundtrack.FEB 23 - CREATE A DISTINCTIVE 80s LOOK with triangles. Lots of triangular themed clothing and accessories in our latest blog post.FEB 23 - CREATE A DISTINCTIVE 80s LOOK with triangles. Lots of triangular themed clothing and accessories in our latest blog post.

 

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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