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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.

 

OCT 16 2021 - GHOSTBUSTERS COSTUMES for Women. I take a look at four very different outfits that will ensure you have a spooktacular night out!OCT 16 2021 - GHOSTBUSTERS COSTUMES for Women. I take a look at four very different outfits that will ensure you have a spooktacular night out!OCT 12 - THE PERISHERS - a look back the the cartoon TV series by Maurice Dodd with video episode.OCT 12 - THE PERISHERS - a look back the the cartoon TV series by Maurice Dodd with video episode.OCT 8 - WARRIORS OF THE WASTELAND by Frankie Goes To Hollywood. Videos, song facts, lyrics info and vinyl sleeve photosOCT 8 - WARRIORS OF THE WASTELAND by Frankie Goes To Hollywood. Videos, song facts, lyrics info and vinyl sleeve photosOCT 5 - THE IMPRESSIVE EVOLUTION of the Office Workspace - from the 1980s to today.OCT 5 - THE IMPRESSIVE EVOLUTION of the Office Workspace - from the 1980s to today.OCT 3 - VAN HALEN T-SHIRTS. Pay tribute to Eddie and his band with our pick of the best T-shirts from UK suppliers.OCT 3 - VAN HALEN T-SHIRTS. Pay tribute to Eddie and his band with our pick of the best T-shirts from UK suppliers.SEP 30 - RETRO 80s HORROR T-SHIRT featuring six legendary characters hitching a ride in the Mystery Machine from Scooby Doo!SEP 30 - RETRO 80s HORROR T-SHIRT featuring six legendary characters hitching a ride in the Mystery Machine from Scooby Doo!SEP 29 - THE CULT -RAIN - the goth rock band's second hits single from the album Love.SEP 29 - THE CULT -RAIN - the goth rock band's second hits single from the album Love.SEP 25 - THE DICTIONARY OF 1980s SLANG - stranger than fiction. Book review.SEP 25 - THE DICTIONARY OF 1980s SLANG - stranger than fiction. Book review.SEP 23 - THE MOST POPULAR BABY NAMES from the 80s. Have they stood the test of time?SEP 23 - THE MOST POPULAR BABY NAMES from the 80s. Have they stood the test of time?SEP 21 - This SKELETOR COSTUME is perfect for an 80s halloween theme.SEP 21 - This SKELETOR COSTUME is perfect for an 80s halloween theme.SEP 20 - JOHN CHALLIS - Following his death on 19th Sept, I take a look back at the Only Fools and Horses actor's long career.SEP 20 - JOHN CHALLIS - Following his death on 19th Sept, I take a look back at the Only Fools and Horses actor's long career.SEP 17 - SIR CLIVE SINCLAIR - his best and worst inventions. From the C5 to the ZX Spectrum.SEP 17 - SIR CLIVE SINCLAIR - his best and worst inventions. From the C5 to the ZX Spectrum.SEP 15 - CLIFF RICHARD - SOME PEOPLE - Cliff's No.3 hit single from 1987 with video and song facts.SEP 15 - CLIFF RICHARD - SOME PEOPLE - Cliff's No.3 hit single from 1987 with video and song facts.SEP 10 - TOP 5 HOME VIDEO GAMES FROM 1983. With video of gameplay. Which were the bestsellers?SEP 10 - TOP 5 HOME VIDEO GAMES FROM 1983. With video of gameplay. Which were the bestsellers?SEP 6 - HAVE YOU DISCOVERED EGGBERT YET? Find out why 80s stars are endorsing this delighful book series.SEP 6 - HAVE YOU DISCOVERED EGGBERT YET? Find out why 80s stars are endorsing this delighful book series.SEP 4 - 10 AMAZING FACTS ABOUT MR. POTATO HEAD. Did you know the original toys used real potatoes?SEP 4 - 10 AMAZING FACTS ABOUT MR. POTATO HEAD. Did you know the original toys used real potatoes?SEP 1 - MODERN TALKING - Brother Louie. The sunth-pop duo's 1986 hit single reviewed.SEP 1 - MODERN TALKING - Brother Louie. The sunth-pop duo's 1986 hit single reviewed.Aug 27 - THE TERMINATOR T-800 Cyberdyne Systems Model 101 T-shirts. A great choice for Halloween.Aug 27 - THE TERMINATOR T-800 Cyberdyne Systems Model 101 T-shirts. A great choice for Halloween.AUG 23 - LISA STANSFIELD - This Is The Right Time. A hit 32 years ago back in August 1989.AUG 23 - LISA STANSFIELD - This Is The Right Time. A hit 32 years ago back in August 1989.AUG 18 - TEEN WOLF T-SHIRTS. Pay homage to the 1985 Michael J. Fox movie.AUG 18 - TEEN WOLF T-SHIRTS. Pay homage to the 1985 Michael J. Fox movie.AUG 17 - WHATEVER HAPPENED TO NICK BERRY? The Eastenders and Heartbeat actor was big in the 80s and 90s, but what's he up to now?AUG 17 - WHATEVER HAPPENED TO NICK BERRY? The Eastenders and Heartbeat actor was big in the 80s and 90s, but what's he up to now?AUG 14 - SIMPLE MINDS T-SHIRTS. Celebrate Scotland's finest band with our hand-picked tees.AUG 14 - SIMPLE MINDS T-SHIRTS. Celebrate Scotland's finest band with our hand-picked tees.AUG 13 - FIVE STAR - FIND THE TIME - the band's third consecutive top ten hit. Video and song facts.AUG 13 - FIVE STAR - FIND THE TIME - the band's third consecutive top ten hit. Video and song facts.AUG 9 - COLOURFUL 80'S CASSETTE T-SHIRTS. Rewind to the era of the mixtape with one of these eye-catching tees.AUG 9 - COLOURFUL 80'S CASSETTE T-SHIRTS. Rewind to the era of the mixtape with one of these eye-catching tees.AUG 6 - LIZA MINNELLI - LOSING MY MIND - Video and song facts for her 1989 collaboration with Pet Shop Boys.AUG 6 - LIZA MINNELLI - LOSING MY MIND - Video and song facts for her 1989 collaboration with Pet Shop Boys.AUG 3 - SKOOL DAZE. A review of the 1984 video game by Microsphere for the ZX Spectrum and C64.AUG 3 - SKOOL DAZE. A review of the 1984 video game by Microsphere for the ZX Spectrum and C64.JUL 30 - DUSTY HILL OBITUARY - A look back at the life of the ZZ Top bassist, following his death.JUL 30 - DUSTY HILL OBITUARY - A look back at the life of the ZZ Top bassist, following his death.JUL 25 - ATARI RETRO GAMING WALLETS and Pouches. Store your cards and cash retro style.JUL 25 - ATARI RETRO GAMING WALLETS and Pouches. Store your cards and cash retro style.JUL 20 - COLLEGE LIFE in the 80s - Then Vs Now inc. diversity, technology and nightlife.JUL 20 - COLLEGE LIFE in the 80s - Then Vs Now inc. diversity, technology and nightlife.JUL 19 - AN 80s TENNIS PLAYER COSTUME? You cannot be serious! Create a John McEnroe look.JUL 19 - AN 80s TENNIS PLAYER COSTUME? You cannot be serious! Create a John McEnroe look.JUL 17 - THUNDERCATS T-SHIRTS and GIFTS. Pay homage to the classic 80s cartoon.JUL 17 - THUNDERCATS T-SHIRTS and GIFTS. Pay homage to the classic 80s cartoon.JULY 16 - TIFFANY 80S POP STAR T-SHIRT - celebrating her hit I Think We're Alone Now.JULY 16 - TIFFANY 80S POP STAR T-SHIRT - celebrating her hit I Think We're Alone Now.JUL 13 - THE 1980s FITNESS STARS who inspired us to get moving. DId you own a Jane Fonda video?JUL 13 - THE 1980s FITNESS STARS who inspired us to get moving. DId you own a Jane Fonda video?JUL 12 - TRACY CHAPMAN - FAST CAR - A look back at the American singer's one hit wonder from 1988.JUL 12 - TRACY CHAPMAN - FAST CAR - A look back at the American singer's one hit wonder from 1988.JUL 7 - POINTER SISTERS - JUMP (FOR MY LOVE). A review of the 1984 top ten hit from the Californian trio.JUL 7 - POINTER SISTERS - JUMP (FOR MY LOVE). A review of the 1984 top ten hit from the Californian trio.JUL 3 - KP SPACE RAIDERS. The popular snack which launched in 1987 with pickled onion flavour.JUL 3 - KP SPACE RAIDERS. The popular snack which launched in 1987 with pickled onion flavour.JUN 29 - A-HA - YOU ARE THE ONE. The Norwegian synthpop band's final hit of the 80s.JUN 29 - A-HA - YOU ARE THE ONE. The Norwegian synthpop band's final hit of the 80s.JUN 25 - POPULAR COLOURS that made the 80s Bright and MemorableJUN 25 - POPULAR COLOURS that made the 80s Bright and MemorableJUN 24 - SOCK INVADERS! Quirky 80s themed socks for retro gamers.JUN 24 - SOCK INVADERS! Quirky 80s themed socks for retro gamers.JUN 22 - MELODY MAKER - a look back at the weekly paper aimed at prog rock, indie and jazz music fans.JUN 22 - MELODY MAKER - a look back at the weekly paper aimed at prog rock, indie and jazz music fans.JUN 18 - SUPER DADDIO T-SHIRTS for Men. The ideal gift for gamer Dads. We pick out the best ones.JUN 18 - SUPER DADDIO T-SHIRTS for Men. The ideal gift for gamer Dads. We pick out the best ones.JUN 17 - How NIGEL MANSELL Dominated Formula One in the 1980s. A look back at Mansell mania!JUN 17 - How NIGEL MANSELL Dominated Formula One in the 1980s. A look back at Mansell mania!JUN 13 - QUEEN and FREDDIE MERCURY T-SHIRTS. Our top picks from leading suppliers. Pay homage to the rock band.JUN 13 - QUEEN and FREDDIE MERCURY T-SHIRTS. Our top picks from leading suppliers. Pay homage to the rock band.JUN 10 - The Main COFFEE TRENDS of the 1980s - and how they contributed to today's coffee culture.JUN 10 - The Main COFFEE TRENDS of the 1980s - and how they contributed to today's coffee culture.JUN 7 2021 - BILLY OCEAN - SUDDENLY - Video and review of the musician's 1985 hit ballad and title track from his most successful album.JUN 7 2021 - BILLY OCEAN - SUDDENLY - Video and review of the musician's 1985 hit ballad and title track from his most successful album.JUN 4 - MAGNUM P.I. T-SHIRTS and Hawaiian Shirts. Pay homage to the classic 80s TV series set in Hawaii and starring Tom Selleck.JUN 4 - MAGNUM P.I. T-SHIRTS and Hawaiian Shirts. Pay homage to the classic 80s TV series set in Hawaii and starring Tom Selleck.MAY 31 - HERE'S WHY THE 80S was the era of the instant ready-made meal.MAY 31 - HERE'S WHY THE 80S was the era of the instant ready-made meal.MAY 28 - POLARIS VIDEO GAME. A review of the Taito arcade game, plus Atari VCS and Vic-20 versions.MAY 28 - POLARIS VIDEO GAME. A review of the Taito arcade game, plus Atari VCS and Vic-20 versions.MAY 26 - PRINCE PURPLE RAIN Fancy Dress Costume for Men. Become the iconic pop star.MAY 26 - PRINCE PURPLE RAIN Fancy Dress Costume for Men. Become the iconic pop star.MAY 20 - ASHES TO ASHES by David Bowie. The iconic video with review and song facts.MAY 20 - ASHES TO ASHES by David Bowie. The iconic video with review and song facts.MAY 15 - 80S CARTOON HEROES T-SHIRTS - pay homage to your favourite animated characters with these awesome tees.MAY 15 - 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.

 

OCT 12 2021 - THE PERISHERS - a look back the the cartoon TV series by Maurice Dodd with video episode.OCT 12 2021 - THE PERISHERS - a look back the the cartoon TV series by Maurice Dodd with video episode.OCT 8 - WARRIORS OF THE WASTELAND by Frankie Goes To Hollywood. Videos, song facts, lyrics info and vinyl sleeve photosOCT 8 - WARRIORS OF THE WASTELAND by Frankie Goes To Hollywood. Videos, song facts, lyrics info and vinyl sleeve photosOCT 5 - THE IMPRESSIVE EVOLUTION of the Office Workspace - from the 1980s to today.OCT 5 - THE IMPRESSIVE EVOLUTION of the Office Workspace - from the 1980s to today.OCT 3 - VAN HALEN T-SHIRTS. Pay tribute to Eddie and his band with our pick of the best T-shirts from UK suppliers.OCT 3 - VAN HALEN T-SHIRTS. Pay tribute to Eddie and his band with our pick of the best T-shirts from UK suppliers.SEP 30 - RETRO 80s HORROR T-SHIRT featuring six legendary characters hitching a ride in the Mystery Machine from Scooby Doo!SEP 30 - RETRO 80s HORROR T-SHIRT featuring six legendary characters hitching a ride in the Mystery Machine from Scooby Doo!SEP 29 - THE CULT -RAIN - the goth rock band's second hits single from the album Love.SEP 29 - THE CULT -RAIN - the goth rock band's second hits single from the album Love.SEP 25 - THE DICTIONARY OF 1980s SLANG - stranger than fiction. Book review.SEP 25 - THE DICTIONARY OF 1980s SLANG - stranger than fiction. Book review.SEP 23 - THE MOST POPULAR BABY NAMES from the 80s. Have they stood the test of time?SEP 23 - THE MOST POPULAR BABY NAMES from the 80s. Have they stood the test of time?SEP 21 - This SKELETOR COSTUME is perfect for an 80s halloween theme.SEP 21 - This SKELETOR COSTUME is perfect for an 80s halloween theme.SEP 20 - JOHN CHALLIS - Following his death on 19th Sept, I take a look back at the Only Fools and Horses actor's long career.SEP 20 - JOHN CHALLIS - Following his death on 19th Sept, I take a look back at the Only Fools and Horses actor's long career.SEP 17 - SIR CLIVE SINCLAIR - his best and worst inventions. From the C5 to the ZX Spectrum.SEP 17 - SIR CLIVE SINCLAIR - his best and worst inventions. From the C5 to the ZX Spectrum.SEP 15 - CLIFF RICHARD - SOME PEOPLE - Cliff's No.3 hit single from 1987 with video and song facts.SEP 15 - CLIFF RICHARD - SOME PEOPLE - Cliff's No.3 hit single from 1987 with video and song facts.SEP 10 - TOP 5 HOME VIDEO GAMES FROM 1983. With video of gameplay. Which were the bestsellers?SEP 10 - TOP 5 HOME VIDEO GAMES FROM 1983. With video of gameplay. Which were the bestsellers?SEP 6 - HAVE YOU DISCOVERED EGGBERT YET? Find out why 80s stars are endorsing this delighful book series.SEP 6 - HAVE YOU DISCOVERED EGGBERT YET? Find out why 80s stars are endorsing this delighful book series.SEP 4 - 10 AMAZING FACTS ABOUT MR. POTATO HEAD. Did you know the original toys used real potatoes?SEP 4 - 10 AMAZING FACTS ABOUT MR. POTATO HEAD. Did you know the original toys used real potatoes?SEP 1 - MODERN TALKING - Brother Louie. The sunth-pop duo's 1986 hit single reviewed.SEP 1 - MODERN TALKING - Brother Louie. The sunth-pop duo's 1986 hit single reviewed.Aug 27 - THE TERMINATOR T-800 Cyberdyne Systems Model 101 T-shirts. A great choice for Halloween.Aug 27 - THE TERMINATOR T-800 Cyberdyne Systems Model 101 T-shirts. A great choice for Halloween.AUG 23 - LISA STANSFIELD - This Is The Right Time. A hit 32 years ago back in August 1989.AUG 23 - LISA STANSFIELD - This Is The Right Time. A hit 32 years ago back in August 1989.AUG 18 - TEEN WOLF T-SHIRTS. Pay homage to the 1985 Michael J. Fox movie.AUG 18 - TEEN WOLF T-SHIRTS. Pay homage to the 1985 Michael J. Fox movie.AUG 17 - WHATEVER HAPPENED TO NICK BERRY? The Eastenders and Heartbeat actor was big in the 80s and 90s, but what's he up to now?AUG 17 - WHATEVER HAPPENED TO NICK BERRY? The Eastenders and Heartbeat actor was big in the 80s and 90s, but what's he up to now?AUG 14 - SIMPLE MINDS T-SHIRTS. Celebrate Scotland's finest band with our hand-picked tees.AUG 14 - SIMPLE MINDS T-SHIRTS. Celebrate Scotland's finest band with our hand-picked tees.AUG 13 - FIVE STAR - FIND THE TIME - the band's third consecutive top ten hit. Video and song facts.AUG 13 - FIVE STAR - FIND THE TIME - the band's third consecutive top ten hit. Video and song facts.AUG 9 - COLOURFUL 80'S CASSETTE T-SHIRTS. Rewind to the era of the mixtape with one of these eye-catching tees.AUG 9 - COLOURFUL 80'S CASSETTE T-SHIRTS. Rewind to the era of the mixtape with one of these eye-catching tees.AUG 6 - LIZA MINNELLI - LOSING MY MIND - Video and song facts for her 1989 collaboration with Pet Shop Boys.AUG 6 - LIZA MINNELLI - LOSING MY MIND - Video and song facts for her 1989 collaboration with Pet Shop Boys.AUG 3 - SKOOL DAZE. A review of the 1984 video game by Microsphere for the ZX Spectrum and C64.AUG 3 - SKOOL DAZE. A review of the 1984 video game by Microsphere for the ZX Spectrum and C64.JUL 30 - DUSTY HILL OBITUARY - A look back at the life of the ZZ Top bassist, following his death.JUL 30 - DUSTY HILL OBITUARY - A look back at the life of the ZZ Top bassist, following his death.JUL 25 - ATARI RETRO GAMING WALLETS and Pouches. Store your cards and cash retro style.JUL 25 - ATARI RETRO GAMING WALLETS and Pouches. Store your cards and cash retro style.JUL 20 - COLLEGE LIFE in the 80s - Then Vs Now inc. diversity, technology and nightlife.JUL 20 - COLLEGE LIFE in the 80s - Then Vs Now inc. diversity, technology and nightlife.JUL 19 - AN 80s TENNIS PLAYER COSTUME? You cannot be serious! Create a John McEnroe look.JUL 19 - AN 80s TENNIS PLAYER COSTUME? You cannot be serious! Create a John McEnroe look.JUL 17 - THUNDERCATS T-SHIRTS and GIFTS. Pay homage to the classic 80s cartoon.JUL 17 - THUNDERCATS T-SHIRTS and GIFTS. Pay homage to the classic 80s cartoon.JULY 16 - TIFFANY 80S POP STAR T-SHIRT - celebrating her hit I Think We're Alone Now.JULY 16 - TIFFANY 80S POP STAR T-SHIRT - celebrating her hit I Think We're Alone Now.JUL 13 - THE 1980s FITNESS STARS who inspired us to get moving. DId you own a Jane Fonda video?JUL 13 - THE 1980s FITNESS STARS who inspired us to get moving. DId you own a Jane Fonda video?JUL 12 - TRACY CHAPMAN - FAST CAR - A look back at the American singer's one hit wonder from 1988.JUL 12 - TRACY CHAPMAN - FAST CAR - A look back at the American singer's one hit wonder from 1988.JUL 7 - POINTER SISTERS - JUMP (FOR MY LOVE). A review of the 1984 top ten hit from the Californian trio.JUL 7 - POINTER SISTERS - JUMP (FOR MY LOVE). A review of the 1984 top ten hit from the Californian trio.JUL 3 - KP SPACE RAIDERS. The popular snack which launched in 1987 with pickled onion flavour.JUL 3 - KP SPACE RAIDERS. The popular snack which launched in 1987 with pickled onion flavour.JUN 29 - A-HA - YOU ARE THE ONE. The Norwegian synthpop band's final hit of the 80s.JUN 29 - A-HA - YOU ARE THE ONE. The Norwegian synthpop band's final hit of the 80s.JUN 25 - POPULAR COLOURS that made the 80s Bright and MemorableJUN 25 - POPULAR COLOURS that made the 80s Bright and MemorableJUN 24 - SOCK INVADERS! Quirky 80s themed socks for retro gamers.JUN 24 - SOCK INVADERS! Quirky 80s themed socks for retro gamers.JUN 22 - MELODY MAKER - a look back at the weekly paper aimed at prog rock, indie and jazz music fans.JUN 22 - MELODY MAKER - a look back at the weekly paper aimed at prog rock, indie and jazz music fans.JUN 18 - SUPER DADDIO T-SHIRTS for Men. The ideal gift for gamer Dads. We pick out the best ones.JUN 18 - SUPER DADDIO T-SHIRTS for Men. The ideal gift for gamer Dads. We pick out the best ones.JUN 17 - How NIGEL MANSELL Dominated Formula One in the 1980s. A look back at Mansell mania!JUN 17 - How NIGEL MANSELL Dominated Formula One in the 1980s. A look back at Mansell mania!JUN 13 - QUEEN and FREDDIE MERCURY T-SHIRTS. Our top picks from leading suppliers. Pay homage to the rock band.JUN 13 - QUEEN and FREDDIE MERCURY T-SHIRTS. Our top picks from leading suppliers. Pay homage to the rock band.JUN 10 - The Main COFFEE TRENDS of the 1980s - and how they contributed to today's coffee culture.JUN 10 - The Main COFFEE TRENDS of the 1980s - and how they contributed to today's coffee culture.JUN 7 2021 - BILLY OCEAN - SUDDENLY - Video and review of the musician's 1985 hit ballad and title track from his most successful album.JUN 7 2021 - BILLY OCEAN - SUDDENLY - Video and review of the musician's 1985 hit ballad and title track from his most successful album.JUN 4 - MAGNUM P.I. T-SHIRTS and Hawaiian Shirts. Pay homage to the classic 80s TV series set in Hawaii and starring Tom Selleck.JUN 4 - MAGNUM P.I. T-SHIRTS and Hawaiian Shirts. Pay homage to the classic 80s TV series set in Hawaii and starring Tom Selleck.MAY 31 - HERE'S WHY THE 80S was the era of the instant ready-made meal.MAY 31 - HERE'S WHY THE 80S was the era of the instant ready-made meal.MAY 28 - POLARIS VIDEO GAME. A review of the Taito arcade game, plus Atari VCS and Vic-20 versions.MAY 28 - POLARIS VIDEO GAME. A review of the Taito arcade game, plus Atari VCS and Vic-20 versions.MAY 26 - PRINCE PURPLE RAIN Fancy Dress Costume for Men. Become the iconic pop star.MAY 26 - PRINCE PURPLE RAIN Fancy Dress Costume for Men. Become the iconic pop star.MAY 20 - ASHES TO ASHES by David Bowie. The iconic video with review and song facts.MAY 20 - ASHES TO ASHES by David Bowie. The iconic video with review and song facts.MAY 15 - 80S CARTOON HEROES T-SHIRTS - pay homage to your favourite animated characters with these awesome tees.MAY 15 - 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!

 

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.

 

80s memories collage




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