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.

 

 

APR 4 2020 - BEST PAC-MAN LAMPS - celebrate the iconic gaming character with one of these awesome lights.APR 4 2020 - 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.NOV 14 - GAME & WATCH PARACHUTE - Play the Android and Chromebook version of the classic LCD game from 1981.NOV 14 - GAME & WATCH PARACHUTE - Play the Android and Chromebook version of the classic LCD game from 1981.NOV 10 - RUN TO THE HILLS - Iron Maiden's first single to reach the UK Top 10.NOV 10 - RUN TO THE HILLS - Iron Maiden's first single to reach the UK Top 10.NOV 7 - BAGPUSS - a look back at the charming stop motion animation.NOV 7 - BAGPUSS - a look back at the charming stop motion animation.NOV 3 - PREDATOR COSTUME - become the alien from the 1987 movie.NOV 3 - PREDATOR COSTUME - become the alien from the 1987 movie.NOV 1 - TERRY AND JUNE - a look back at the very successful BBC sitcomNOV 1 - TERRY AND JUNE - a look back at the very successful BBC sitcomOCT 28 - THE WILD BOYS - DURAN DURAN - Video and song facts for the band's 1984 hit song.OCT 28 - THE WILD BOYS - DURAN DURAN - Video and song facts for the band's 1984 hit song.OCT 24 - CLASSIC BRITISH COMEDY - Treat someone to a DVD boxset this Christmas.OCT 24 - CLASSIC BRITISH COMEDY - Treat someone to a DVD boxset this Christmas.OCT 23 - RETRO CHRISTMAS DECORATIONS and Gifts 2019. Paper decorations, 80s fairy lights and more.OCT 23 - RETRO CHRISTMAS DECORATIONS and Gifts 2019. Paper decorations, 80s fairy lights and more.OCT 20 - ANNIE, I'M NOT YOUR DADDY - video and song facts for the No.2 hit by Kid Creole and the Coconuts.OCT 20 - ANNIE, I'M NOT YOUR DADDY - video and song facts for the No.2 hit by Kid Creole and the Coconuts.OCT 15 - RAZZMATAZZ - a look back at the ITV kids music show.OCT 15 - RAZZMATAZZ - a look back at the ITV kids music show.OCT 12 - ICONIC DOCTOR WHO FASHION from the 80s. From Tom Baker to Sylvester McCoy.OCT 12 - ICONIC DOCTOR WHO FASHION from the 80s. From Tom Baker to Sylvester McCoy.OCT 8 - TISWAS - a look back at the chaotic kids TV show with Chris Tarrant and Sally James.OCT 8 - TISWAS - a look back at the chaotic kids TV show with Chris Tarrant and Sally James.OCT 4 - ASTON VILLA 1982 SHIRT - celebrate their European Cup win against Bayern Munich.OCT 4 - ASTON VILLA 1982 SHIRT - celebrate their European Cup win against Bayern Munich.OCT 2 - NEW KIDS ON THE BLOCK - check out this very 80s T-shirt paying homage to the boy band.OCT 2 - NEW KIDS ON THE BLOCK - check out this very 80s T-shirt paying homage to the boy band.OCT 2 - A-HA - I've Been Losing You. The lead single from the second album Scoundrel Days.OCT 2 - A-HA - I've Been Losing You. The lead single from the second album Scoundrel Days.SEP 29 - DAVID BOWIE - Modern Love. Video and song facts for the third single from Let's Dance.SEP 29 - DAVID BOWIE - Modern Love. Video and song facts for the third single from Let's Dance.SEP 25 2019 - WET WET WET - Sweet Surrender. The Scottish band's sixth single from 1989.SEP 25 2019 - WET WET WET - Sweet Surrender. The Scottish band's sixth single from 1989.SEP 22 - 3 EASY WAYS to give your shirts an 80s DIY makeover.SEP 22 - 3 EASY WAYS to give your shirts an 80s DIY makeover.SEP 20 - CREATE AN 80s AEROBICS Fashion Look in our latest blog post.SEP 20 - CREATE AN 80s AEROBICS Fashion Look in our latest blog post.SEP 19 - WHERE'S WALLY and Wenda Costumes for men and women.SEP 19 - WHERE'S WALLY and Wenda Costumes for men and women.SEP 18 2019 - MARILLION - LAVENDER - the band's second hit from Misplaced Childhood.SEP 18 2019 - MARILLION - LAVENDER - the band's second hit from Misplaced Childhood.SEP 17 - THE LOST BOYS T-SHIRTS - pay homage to the classic 80s vampire movie for Halloween.SEP 17 - THE LOST BOYS T-SHIRTS - pay homage to the classic 80s vampire movie for Halloween.SEP 15 - ROBOCOP COSTUMES - become the ultimate law enforcer from the 80s.SEP 15 - ROBOCOP COSTUMES - become the ultimate law enforcer from the 80s.SEP 13 - 80s MAKE-UP IS BACK in a Big Way. Time to dig out that neon eye shadow once more!SEP 13 - 80s MAKE-UP IS BACK in a Big Way. Time to dig out that neon eye shadow once more!SEP 12 - QUICK AND EASY 80s Skirt and Shirt Costumes. Oodles of ideas for ladies.SEP 12 - QUICK AND EASY 80s Skirt and Shirt Costumes. Oodles of ideas for ladies.SEP 10 - ALPHAVILLE - Big in Japan - the band's only major hit in the UK.SEP 10 - ALPHAVILLE - Big in Japan - the band's only major hit in the UK.SEP 8 - SKELETOR COSTUME - become He-man's archenemy for Halloween.SEP 8 - SKELETOR COSTUME - become He-man's archenemy for Halloween.SEP 4 - STARLIGHT - NUMERO UNO - the Italo house top ten hit from 1989.SEP 4 - STARLIGHT - NUMERO UNO - the Italo house top ten hit from 1989.SEP 3 - THE GOONIES T-SHIRTS - Hey you guys, check out the best designs all in one place.SEP 3 - THE GOONIES T-SHIRTS - Hey you guys, check out the best designs all in one place.SEP 1 - CAPTAIN CAVEMAN T-SHIRTS - celebrate the Hanna-Barbera cartoon in style.SEP 1 - CAPTAIN CAVEMAN T-SHIRTS - celebrate the Hanna-Barbera cartoon in style.AUG 30 - 80s DIETS to Avoid or Embrace. Do you remember these?AUG 30 - 80s DIETS to Avoid or Embrace. Do you remember these?AUG 29 - BACK TO THE 80s with Ben & Jensen. Like, totally, you don't want to miss this.AUG 29 - BACK TO THE 80s with Ben & Jensen. Like, totally, you don't want to miss this.AUG 27 - WAX - Bridge To Your Heart - the duo's melodic one hit wonder from 1987.AUG 27 - WAX - Bridge To Your Heart - the duo's melodic one hit wonder from 1987.AUG 23 - A Journey Through some 80s HORROR MOVIE Classics.AUG 23 - A Journey Through some 80s HORROR MOVIE Classics.AUG 21 - 50th BIRTHDAY GIFTS - lots of unique, funny and traditional ideas for all budgets.AUG 21 - 50th BIRTHDAY GIFTS - lots of unique, funny and traditional ideas for all budgets.AUG 17 - HUMAN LEAGUE - HUMAN - the band's final top 10 hit of the 80s.AUG 17 - HUMAN LEAGUE - HUMAN - the band's final top 10 hit of the 80s.AUG 13 - SINITTA - SO MACHO - the singer's first hit of the 80s.AUG 13 - SINITTA - SO MACHO - the singer's first hit of the 80s.AUG 11 - 80s JEWELLERY. Trends that are back in fashion.AUG 11 - 80s JEWELLERY. Trends that are back in fashion.AUG 6 - 80s COMPUTER GEEK - Create a nerd costume. Get ideas in our latest blog post.AUG 6 - 80s COMPUTER GEEK - Create a nerd costume. Get ideas 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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