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, Amstrad 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.

 

 

MAY 15 2021 - 80S CARTOON HEROES T-SHIRTS - pay homage to your favourite animated characters with these awesome tees.MAY 15 2021 - 80S CARTOON HEROES T-SHIRTS - pay homage to your favourite animated characters with these awesome tees.MAY 12 - Official Nintendo NES DUCK HUNT T-SHIRT for adults. Pay homage to the classic 80s shooter game.MAY 12 - Official Nintendo NES DUCK HUNT T-SHIRT for adults. Pay homage to the classic 80s shooter game.MAY 7 - NICK KAMEN TRIBUTE. After his death on May 4th, I take a look back at his 80s pop career.MAY 7 - NICK KAMEN TRIBUTE. After his death on May 4th, I take a look back at his 80s pop career.MAY 2 - FOOLISH BEAT by Debbie Gibson. The American singer's fourth consecutive hit in the UK.MAY 2 - FOOLISH BEAT by Debbie Gibson. The American singer's fourth consecutive hit in the UK.APR 29 - 1980s FASHION PRINT by Marnie Fogg. Book review by Mark Nobes.APR 29 - 1980s FASHION PRINT by Marnie Fogg. Book review by Mark Nobes.APR 25 - If STAN LAUREL became Adam Ant, Stan and Deliver T-shirt. A fun choice for fans of both icons.APR 25 - If STAN LAUREL became Adam Ant, Stan and Deliver T-shirt. A fun choice for fans of both icons.APR 23 - PHIL COLLINS - One More Night. Video with review and song facts.APR 23 - PHIL COLLINS - One More Night. Video with review and song facts.APR 16 - ADAM ANT T-SHIRTS. Check out our brand new page and pay homage to the Prince Charming himself.APR 16 - ADAM ANT T-SHIRTS. Check out our brand new page and pay homage to the Prince Charming himself.APR 7 - BROTHER BEYOND - He Ain't No Competition. The boyband's second consecutive top 10 hit single.APR 7 - BROTHER BEYOND - He Ain't No Competition. The boyband's second consecutive top 10 hit single.APR 1 - SOLIHULL SUMMER FEST 2021 is set to go ahead this summer. Yay!APR 1 - SOLIHULL SUMMER FEST 2021 is set to go ahead this summer. Yay!MAR 29 - 1980s FADS and FASHION Colouring Book for Adults. Full review with video.MAR 29 - 1980s FADS and FASHION Colouring Book for Adults. Full review with video.MAR 25 - I SHOULD BE SO LUCKY by Kylie Minogue. Video and song review with sleeve photos.MAR 25 - I SHOULD BE SO LUCKY by Kylie Minogue. Video and song review with sleeve photos.MAR 19 - THE YOUNG ONES TRIBUTE T-SHIRT. Pay homage to the anarchic BBC sitcom.MAR 19 - THE YOUNG ONES TRIBUTE T-SHIRT. Pay homage to the anarchic BBC sitcom.MAR 15 - EURYTHMICS  -Would I Lie To You? Video and song facts for the 1985 hit song by Lennox and Stewart.MAR 15 - EURYTHMICS -Would I Lie To You? Video and song facts for the 1985 hit song by Lennox and Stewart.MAR 11 - CRAZY FOR SWAYZE T-SHIRTS - show some love for the 80s hearthrob in our latest blog post.MAR 11 - CRAZY FOR SWAYZE T-SHIRTS - show some love for the 80s hearthrob in our latest blog post.MAR 5 - MERCENARY: ESCAPE FROM TARG - review of the classic 3D wireframe game by NovagenMAR 5 - MERCENARY: ESCAPE FROM TARG - review of the classic 3D wireframe game by NovagenMAR 2 - TWO TRIBES by Frankie Goes To Hollywood. A review of the classic anti-war tune.MAR 2 - TWO TRIBES by Frankie Goes To Hollywood. A review of the classic anti-war tune.FEB 27 - DANNY DEVITO 80s Landscape T-shirt. Pay homage to the much-loved actor.FEB 27 - DANNY DEVITO 80s Landscape T-shirt. Pay homage to the much-loved actor.FEB 26 - GENERAL LEE 01 BASEBALL TEE. Pay homage to The Dukes of Hazzard with this popular shirt.FEB 26 - GENERAL LEE 01 BASEBALL TEE. Pay homage to The Dukes of Hazzard with this popular shirt.FEB 22 - REMEMBER THOSE 80s BRACES? Now they are worn by fashionistas. How times have changed!FEB 22 - REMEMBER THOSE 80s BRACES? Now they are worn by fashionistas. How times have changed!FEB 18 - HAZELL DEAN - Whatever I Do (Wherever I Go) video and song facts for the singer's second hit single.FEB 18 - HAZELL DEAN - Whatever I Do (Wherever I Go) video and song facts for the singer's second hit single.FEB 17 - GIRLS ON FILM by Duran Duran. The controversial video, song facts and sleeve photos for the 1981 hit.FEB 17 - GIRLS ON FILM by Duran Duran. The controversial video, song facts and sleeve photos for the 1981 hit.FEB 12 - GO WEST in the 80s and 90s. A look back at the synthpop duo's hits and albums.FEB 12 - GO WEST in the 80s and 90s. A look back at the synthpop duo's hits and albums.FEB 10 - THE FABULOUS FINE JEWELLERY of the 1980s including Princess Diana’s stylish sapphire engagement ring.FEB 10 - THE FABULOUS FINE JEWELLERY of the 1980s including Princess Diana’s stylish sapphire engagement ring.FEB 2 - DRESS UP YOUR NAILS with these 80s inspired manicure trends.FEB 2 - DRESS UP YOUR NAILS with these 80s inspired manicure trends.JAN 29 - KIA-ORA 80s CROWS ADVERT, I'll be your dog! Remember this?JAN 29 - KIA-ORA 80s CROWS ADVERT, I'll be your dog! Remember this?JAN 27 - The Most HEARTBREAKING and Talked About CELEBRITY BREAK-UPS and Make-Ups in the 80s.JAN 27 - The Most HEARTBREAKING and Talked About CELEBRITY BREAK-UPS and Make-Ups in the 80s.JAN 21 - THE MOST POPULAR SPORTS in 80s Britain, including darts, snooker and athletics.JAN 21 - THE MOST POPULAR SPORTS in 80s Britain, including darts, snooker and athletics.JAN 20 - ROLAND EATING CRISPS T-SHIRT. Pay homage to Roland Browning in Grange Hill.JAN 20 - ROLAND EATING CRISPS T-SHIRT. Pay homage to Roland Browning in Grange Hill.JAN 15 - CELEBRATING THE 1980s through your choice of swim and pool wear.JAN 15 - CELEBRATING THE 1980s through your choice of swim and pool wear.JAN 9 - PAC-MAN - 10 Little Known Facts about the popular maze game from the 80s.JAN 9 - PAC-MAN - 10 Little Known Facts about the popular maze game from the 80s.JAN 6 - PREPPED AND PUNKED. Bring 80s flair to your wardrobe. Book review.JAN 6 - PREPPED AND PUNKED. Bring 80s flair to your wardrobe. Book review.JAN 4 - TOP 10 Lovely Jubbly Only Fools and Horses Catchphrases.JAN 4 - TOP 10 Lovely Jubbly Only Fools and Horses Catchphrases.DEC 30 2020 - RICK ASTLEY 80s HOMAGE SWEATSHIRT. Show your appreciation for the 80s singer.DEC 30 2020 - RICK ASTLEY 80s HOMAGE SWEATSHIRT. Show your appreciation for the 80s singer.DEC 27 - TOP 10 80's KARAOKE SONGS. Guaranteed to go down a storm at any party.DEC 27 - TOP 10 80's KARAOKE SONGS. Guaranteed to go down a storm at any party.DEC 11 - 80s KEYRINGS. Remind yourself of the greatest decade every time you use your keys!DEC 11 - 80s KEYRINGS. Remind yourself of the greatest decade every time you use your keys!DEC 5 - THE WATERBOYS - The Whole of the Moon. The band's biggest hit single.DEC 5 - THE WATERBOYS - The Whole of the Moon. The band's biggest hit single.NOV 30 - 12 DAYS of UGLY 80s CHRISTMAS SWEATERS - so ugly they're gorgeous!NOV 30 - 12 DAYS of UGLY 80s CHRISTMAS SWEATERS - so ugly they're gorgeous!NOV 29 - LOOK-IN Television Annual 1989. Did you read this annual?NOV 29 - LOOK-IN Television Annual 1989. Did you read this annual?NOV 25 - TOP OF THE POPS 80s neon logo hoodie for adults. Pay homage to the iconic music show.NOV 25 - TOP OF THE POPS 80s neon logo hoodie for adults. Pay homage to the iconic music show.NOV 21 - RAINBOW BRITE Made in the 80s pink hoodie for women, plus other designs.NOV 21 - RAINBOW BRITE Made in the 80s pink hoodie for women, plus other designs.NOV 18 - THUNDERCATS ANNUALS - Every annual from the 80s and 90s. Which one(s) did you read?NOV 18 - THUNDERCATS ANNUALS - Every annual from the 80s and 90s. Which one(s) did you read?NOV 13 - 80s SWEATSHIRTS - big choice of themes and ideas for men and women.NOV 13 - 80s SWEATSHIRTS - big choice of themes and ideas for men and women.NOV 8 - 80s HOODIES. Keep warm this winter and pay homage to the best decade ever!NOV 8 - 80s HOODIES. Keep warm this winter and pay homage to the best decade ever!NOV 3 - TAKING A SELFIE in the 80s. Without digital technology, the process was somewhat problematic.NOV 3 - TAKING A SELFIE in the 80s. Without digital technology, the process was somewhat problematic.NOV 1 - RETRO GIFTS. See what's new in our updated gift shop and find the perfect Christmas gift.NOV 1 - RETRO GIFTS. See what's new in our updated gift shop and find the perfect Christmas gift.OCT 24 - RETRO CANDLES continue to wow some four decades later. Ball candles and scented candles became popular in the 80s.OCT 24 - RETRO CANDLES continue to wow some four decades later. Ball candles and scented candles became popular in the 80s.OCT 19 - PAUL YOUNG - I'M Gonna Tear Your Playhouse Down. The lead single from Paul's second album The Secret of Association.OCT 19 - PAUL YOUNG - I'M Gonna Tear Your Playhouse Down. The lead single from Paul's second album The Secret of Association.OCT 15 - 1980s SCIENCE FICTION that became science fact. Which inventions actually became reality?OCT 15 - 1980s SCIENCE FICTION that became science fact. Which inventions actually became reality?OCT 8 - VAN HALEN - JUMP - Following the sad death of Eddie Van Halen, we look back at the band's best known hit.OCT 8 - VAN HALEN - JUMP - Following the sad death of Eddie Van Halen, we look back at the band's best known hit.OCT 4 - 80s COLOURING BOOKS. Relax, unwind and revisit your childhood.OCT 4 - 80s COLOURING BOOKS. Relax, unwind and revisit your childhood.OCT 2 - TOP SONGS FROM THE 80S to play on your guitar, from acoustic classics to heavy rock.OCT 2 - TOP SONGS FROM THE 80S to play on your guitar, from acoustic classics to heavy rock.SEPT 29 - WHATEVER HAPPENED TO YAZZ? The 80s pop star had a No.1 with The Only Way Is Up in 1988.SEPT 29 - WHATEVER HAPPENED TO YAZZ? The 80s pop star had a No.1 with The Only Way Is Up in 1988.SEPT 25 - REDISCOVER the 80s Home Entertainment Trends inc. Betamax, VHS and Hi-FisSEPT 25 - REDISCOVER the 80s Home Entertainment Trends inc. Betamax, VHS and Hi-FisSEPT 18 - 80S DRINKS - These Are The Drinks That Everyone Loved in the 80s.SEPT 18 - 80S DRINKS - These Are The Drinks That Everyone Loved in the 80s.SEPT 12 - THESE 80S FASHION TRENDS are making a comeback. Here's how you can wear them.SEPT 12 - THESE 80S FASHION TRENDS are making a comeback. Here's how you can wear them.SEPT 7 - CLASSIC GAMING ICONS from the 80s and 90s. Pokemon, Zelda, Pac-Man.SEPT 7 - CLASSIC GAMING ICONS from the 80s and 90s. Pokemon, Zelda, Pac-Man.SEPT 3 - ELTON JOHN - I'm Still Standing. Song info and video for the 1983 hit single.SEPT 3 - ELTON JOHN - I'm Still Standing. Song info and video for the 1983 hit single.AUG 30 - BRUCE HORNSBY and The Range - The Way It Is. The band's one hit wonder from 1986.AUG 30 - BRUCE HORNSBY and The Range - The Way It Is. The band's one hit wonder from 1986.AUG 25 - THE SMITHS - Girlfriend In A Coma. The band's 1987 hit single from Strangeways, Here We Come.AUG 25 - THE SMITHS - Girlfriend In A Coma. The band's 1987 hit single from Strangeways, Here We Come.AUG 20 - QUEEN - It's A Hard Life. The band's third top ten hit from thebalbum The Works.AUG 20 - QUEEN - It's A Hard Life. The band's third top ten hit from thebalbum The Works.AUG 15 - HEINZ INVADERS - Do you remember this invaders shaped pasta which launched in 1984.AUG 15 - HEINZ INVADERS - Do you remember this invaders shaped pasta which launched in 1984.AUG 12 - SMITH'S CRISPY TUBES - a look back at the popular 80s potato snack with TV ads.AUG 12 - 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.

 

Popular Pages about the 80s

Here are some of the most popular pages about the 80s, which you may like to take a gander at...
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.

 

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