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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.

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Please note: These are all the latest articles posted on the Simply Eighties website, and also our 80s fashion blog and Old Ads UK blogs.

AUG 6 2022 - MOON PATROL - Free game and full review of the arcade version and Atarisoft ports inc. 2600, XL/XE, C64 and Apple II versions.AUG 6 2022 - MOON PATROL - Free game and full review of the arcade version and Atarisoft ports inc. 2600, XL/XE, C64 and Apple II versions.AUG 3 - PHILIPS VIDEO CD ADVERT 1987 featuring Misfit by Curiosity Killed The Cat. Looks like Ben's had his Ready Brek!AUG 3 - PHILIPS VIDEO CD ADVERT 1987 featuring Misfit by Curiosity Killed The Cat. Looks like Ben's had his Ready Brek!AUG 2 - GARY NUMAN and Tubeway Army - The early years from 1977 to 1984.  The albums and singles.AUG 2 - GARY NUMAN and Tubeway Army - The early years from 1977 to 1984. The albums and singles.JUL 24 - SONIA - You'll never stop Me Loving You. A look back at the singer's debut single from 1989.JUL 24 - SONIA - You'll never stop Me Loving You. A look back at the singer's debut single from 1989.JUL 20 - HOLLY JOHNSON. How old is he and what's he up to these days?  Is the ex-Frankie frontman still performing?JUL 20 - HOLLY JOHNSON. How old is he and what's he up to these days? Is the ex-Frankie frontman still performing?JUL 15 - YELLOW PAGES ADVERT 1985. Featuring a young lad who wants a racing bike and his dad who pretends he's not getting one!JUL 15 - YELLOW PAGES ADVERT 1985. Featuring a young lad who wants a racing bike and his dad who pretends he's not getting one!JUL 13 - SIMPLY SKIN CARE ADVERT 1987. Do you remember this thought-provoking ad in which a lily is sprayed with artificial colouring by a robotic arm?JUL 13 - SIMPLY SKIN CARE ADVERT 1987. Do you remember this thought-provoking ad in which a lily is sprayed with artificial colouring by a robotic arm?JUL 07 - FORD FIESTA MKIII - UK TV advert from 1989 featuring the new third generation Fiesta.JUL 07 - FORD FIESTA MKIII - UK TV advert from 1989 featuring the new third generation Fiesta.JUL 4 - QUEEN - BREAKTHRU - Essential facts about the band's second single from their 1989 album The Miracle.JUL 4 - QUEEN - BREAKTHRU - Essential facts about the band's second single from their 1989 album The Miracle.JUN 28 - MONSTER MUNCH - UK TV advert from 1986. Which was your favourite  flavour - pickled onion maybe?JUN 28 - MONSTER MUNCH - UK TV advert from 1986. Which was your favourite flavour - pickled onion maybe?JUN 22 - ITV ADVERT BREAK from 1982 - how many of these ads do you remember?JUN 22 - ITV ADVERT BREAK from 1982 - how many of these ads do you remember?JUN 19 - KATE BUSH - Running Up That Hill finally reaches No.1 - Stranger Things have happened!JUN 19 - KATE BUSH - Running Up That Hill finally reaches No.1 - Stranger Things have happened!JUN 18 - KONAMI FROGGER T-SHIRT for men. Remember when this 8-bit frog was king of the road?JUN 18 - KONAMI FROGGER T-SHIRT for men. Remember when this 8-bit frog was king of the road?JUN 13 - WIMPY UK TV ADVERT 1988. Plus, my experience of eating in a Wimpy in the 80s - better than McDonalds?JUN 13 - WIMPY UK TV ADVERT 1988. Plus, my experience of eating in a Wimpy in the 80s - better than McDonalds?JUN 8 - GARDENING TRENDS in the 80s inspired by festivals, flower shows and TV programmes. Do you remember Percy Thrower?JUN 8 - GARDENING TRENDS in the 80s inspired by festivals, flower shows and TV programmes. Do you remember Percy Thrower?JUN 3 - VW GOLF GTi ADVERT 1984. This ad was used to help promote the new Mk2 model.JUN 3 - VW GOLF GTi ADVERT 1984. This ad was used to help promote the new Mk2 model.MAY 31 - Pioneering ZX Spectrum Games Led The Way in Home Computing by Jane Duncan.MAY 31 - Pioneering ZX Spectrum Games Led The Way in Home Computing by Jane Duncan.MAY 28 - RETRO PEPSI T-SHIRTS. Featuring the iconic logo from the 80s and 90s. Inc. a cool ringer tee.MAY 28 - RETRO PEPSI T-SHIRTS. Featuring the iconic logo from the 80s and 90s. Inc. a cool ringer tee.MAY 24 - NOW DANCE '89 - Our Price Records advert for the 12 inch compilation. How many of these do you remember?MAY 24 - NOW DANCE '89 - Our Price Records advert for the 12 inch compilation. How many of these do you remember?MAY 19 - MEXICO '86 WORLD CUP T-SHIRTS. Celebrate the classic tournament with one of these stylish tees.MAY 19 - MEXICO '86 WORLD CUP T-SHIRTS. Celebrate the classic tournament with one of these stylish tees.MAY 17 - EVERYTHING WAS BIGGER - Top Wedding Trends from the 80s. From dramatic dresses to huge tiered cakes.MAY 17 - EVERYTHING WAS BIGGER - Top Wedding Trends from the 80s. From dramatic dresses to huge tiered cakes.MAY 16 - PATSY PALMER appears in this Clearasil advert from 1989. Remember being a spotty teen in the 80s?MAY 16 - PATSY PALMER appears in this Clearasil advert from 1989. Remember being a spotty teen in the 80s?MAY 11 - The Best Women's Fragrances Of The 80s - That Are Still Amazing Today! Do you remember or still use these perfumes?MAY 11 - The Best Women's Fragrances Of The 80s - That Are Still Amazing Today! Do you remember or still use these perfumes?MAY 10 - THE CURE - Boys Don't Cry T-shirt. Available for men and women. Official and unofficial designs.MAY 10 - THE CURE - Boys Don't Cry T-shirt. Available for men and women. Official and unofficial designs.MAY 08 - TESCO CHECKOUT ADVERT 82 - features a range of reduced price products - how many of these did you buy back in the day?MAY 08 - TESCO CHECKOUT ADVERT 82 - features a range of reduced price products - how many of these did you buy back in the day?MAY 4 - RENAULT 25 TV ADVERT from 1986. Shown on British TV during the 1980s. Could you afford one?MAY 4 - RENAULT 25 TV ADVERT from 1986. Shown on British TV during the 1980s. Could you afford one?MAY 3 - 3 MEMORABLE GOLFERS That Ruled the Eighties. Do you remember these golfing legends?MAY 3 - 3 MEMORABLE GOLFERS That Ruled the Eighties. Do you remember these golfing legends?APR 30 - SCHOOLBOY ROCKER COSTUMES. Become Angus Young from AC/DC and get on the Highway to Hell!APR 30 - SCHOOLBOY ROCKER COSTUMES. Become Angus Young from AC/DC and get on the Highway to Hell!APR 29 - Dress-Up as DEL BOY AND RODNEY. Official costumes and also create your own - lovely jubbly!APR 29 - Dress-Up as DEL BOY AND RODNEY. Official costumes and also create your own - lovely jubbly!APR 27 - The Rise and Fall of NEW KIDS ON THE BLOCK in the 80s and 90s. Inc. videos and photos.APR 27 - The Rise and Fall of NEW KIDS ON THE BLOCK in the 80s and 90s. Inc. videos and photos.APR 25 - WHY DATING IN THE 80s was the best. It was so much simpler back then, and a lot more fun!APR 25 - WHY DATING IN THE 80s was the best. It was so much simpler back then, and a lot more fun!APR 24 - WOOLWORTH ADVERT 1983. A TV advert from 1983 featuring a school teacher from Grange Hill. Will you recognise him?APR 24 - WOOLWORTH ADVERT 1983. A TV advert from 1983 featuring a school teacher from Grange Hill. Will you recognise him?APR 21 - SOLIHULL SUMMER FEST 2022 is back, and the line-up includes some big stars from the 80s. Who are they?APR 21 - SOLIHULL SUMMER FEST 2022 is back, and the line-up includes some big stars from the 80s. Who are they?APR 20 - SCOTCH VIDEO TAPES ADVERT from 1985. Featuring the dancing skeleton - re-record not fade away.APR 20 - SCOTCH VIDEO TAPES ADVERT from 1985. Featuring the dancing skeleton - re-record not fade away.APR 12 - FRANKIE SAY WAR! HIDE YOURSELF, an authentically 80s slogan T-shirt which is more appropriate than ever.APR 12 - FRANKIE SAY WAR! HIDE YOURSELF, an authentically 80s slogan T-shirt which is more appropriate than ever.APR 09 - TUNES ADVERTS from the 1980s. Inc. Window cleaner and train to Nottingham.APR 09 - TUNES ADVERTS from the 1980s. Inc. Window cleaner and train to Nottingham.APR 07 - PAT & MICK - a look back at the pop duo's charity hits from the 80s and 90s - I Haven't Stopped Dancing yet.APR 07 - PAT & MICK - a look back at the pop duo's charity hits from the 80s and 90s - I Haven't Stopped Dancing yet.APR 04 - BISTO ADVERT 1984 - Never in a month of Sundays. From a time when families enjoyed a Sunday roast together.APR 04 - BISTO ADVERT 1984 - Never in a month of Sundays. From a time when families enjoyed a Sunday roast together.MAR 29 - U2 WAR TOUR - Official T-shirts to show your appreciation for the epic tour of 1982/83.MAR 29 - U2 WAR TOUR - Official T-shirts to show your appreciation for the epic tour of 1982/83.MAR 28 - VOLTRON: Defender of the Universe. A look back at the original 80s cartoon series ft. Lion Force and Vehicle Team.MAR 28 - VOLTRON: Defender of the Universe. A look back at the original 80s cartoon series ft. Lion Force and Vehicle Team.MAR 23 - ANDREX PUPPY ADVERT 1988. Featuring a Labrador puppy and a Bearded Collie. Prepare for a cuteness overload!MAR 23 - ANDREX PUPPY ADVERT 1988. Featuring a Labrador puppy and a Bearded Collie. Prepare for a cuteness overload!MAR 20 - FOX'S GLACIER MINTS - TV Adverts compilation featuring four mini cartoons. Remember these?MAR 20 - FOX'S GLACIER MINTS - TV Adverts compilation featuring four mini cartoons. Remember these?MAR 18 - MOTORHEAD T-SHIRTS & GIFTS. Pay tribute to the English rock band and wild frontman Lemmy.MAR 18 - MOTORHEAD T-SHIRTS & GIFTS. Pay tribute to the English rock band and wild frontman Lemmy.MAR 15 - OFFICIAL MADNESS House Of Fun T-shirt. Perfect for fans of the band and 2 Tone/Ska.MAR 15 - OFFICIAL MADNESS House Of Fun T-shirt. Perfect for fans of the band and 2 Tone/Ska.MAR 13 - CARE BEARS TOYS. The original toys and characters from the 1980s. How many do you remember?MAR 13 - CARE BEARS TOYS. The original toys and characters from the 1980s. How many do you remember?MAR 8 - THE RUBIK'S CUBE AND SNAKE. A look back at the puzzle toy crazes that swept the nation during the 80s.MAR 8 - THE RUBIK'S CUBE AND SNAKE. A look back at the puzzle toy crazes that swept the nation during the 80s.MAR 4 - CASTROL GTX ADVERT 1984. Liquid Engineering. The elegant, relaxing advert that is a true 80s classic.MAR 4 - CASTROL GTX ADVERT 1984. Liquid Engineering. The elegant, relaxing advert that is a true 80s classic.MAR 1 - MILKY WAY ADVERT 1989 - The red car and the blue car had a race, but all red wants to do his stuff his face!MAR 1 - MILKY WAY ADVERT 1989 - The red car and the blue car had a race, but all red wants to do his stuff his face!FEB 25 - TROTTERS INDEPENDENT TRADING CO. T-SHIRT - buy one now, you know it makes sense!FEB 25 - TROTTERS INDEPENDENT TRADING CO. T-SHIRT - buy one now, you know it makes sense!FEB 24 - FRY'S TURKISH DELIGHT ADVERT 1981 - It's full of eastern promise!FEB 24 - FRY'S TURKISH DELIGHT ADVERT 1981 - It's full of eastern promise!FEB 22 - SIMPLE MINDS - Sanctify Yourself. Essential info about the second single from Once Upon A Time.FEB 22 - SIMPLE MINDS - Sanctify Yourself. Essential info about the second single from Once Upon A Time.FEB 19 - KWIK FIT 1980s ADVERT - You Can't get Better Than A Kwik Fit Fitter - we're the boys to trust!FEB 19 - KWIK FIT 1980s ADVERT - You Can't get Better Than A Kwik Fit Fitter - we're the boys to trust!FEB 18 - TOPIC CHOCOLATE BAR TV ADVERT. An amusing ad that leaves some VIPS stranded while their chauffeurs go to the local sweet shop.FEB 18 - TOPIC CHOCOLATE BAR TV ADVERT. An amusing ad that leaves some VIPS stranded while their chauffeurs go to the local sweet shop.FEB 17 - 80s SAYS RELAX T-SHIRT for Women. Plus, add these accessories to create a full costume.FEB 17 - 80s SAYS RELAX T-SHIRT for Women. Plus, add these accessories to create a full costume.FEB 14 - LAST ROLO TV ADVERT 1981 - Do you love anyone wneough to give them your last Rolo?FEB 14 - LAST ROLO TV ADVERT 1981 - Do you love anyone wneough to give them your last Rolo?FEB 11 - KNIGHT RIDER T-SHIRTS. Pay homage to the 80s crime drama series ft. Michael Knight and KITTFEB 11 - KNIGHT RIDER T-SHIRTS. Pay homage to the 80s crime drama series ft. Michael Knight and KITTFEB 8 - READY BREK 80s ADVERT - When kids went to school with an orange glow.FEB 8 - READY BREK 80s ADVERT - When kids went to school with an orange glow.FEB 7 - THE WEETABIX GANG ADVERT 1982 - The cartoon skinheads tell us why it's neat wheat mate!FEB 7 - THE WEETABIX GANG ADVERT 1982 - The cartoon skinheads tell us why it's neat wheat mate!FEB 6 - TAFFY - I LOVE MY RADIO. The one hit wonder from 1987 by the English Italo Disco singer.FEB 6 - TAFFY - I LOVE MY RADIO. The one hit wonder from 1987 by the English Italo Disco singer.JAN 31 - MAKING A SPLASH! The Most Popular Watersports of the 1980s, by  Jane Duncan.JAN 31 - MAKING A SPLASH! The Most Popular Watersports of the 1980s, by Jane Duncan.JAN 27 - CURIOSITY KILLED THE CAT. A look back at the sophisti-pop bands 80s albums and hits.JAN 27 - CURIOSITY KILLED THE CAT. A look back at the sophisti-pop bands 80s albums and hits.JAN 25 - JUST ONE CORNETTO - The classic Wall's TV advert from 1981.JAN 25 - JUST ONE CORNETTO - The classic Wall's TV advert from 1981.JAN 22 - GRANDSTAND MINI ARCADE GAMES from 1982. How many of these did you receive for Christmas back in the 80s?JAN 22 - GRANDSTAND MINI ARCADE GAMES from 1982. How many of these did you receive for Christmas back in the 80s?JAN 20 - CHRIS REA - 80s Songs and Albums. A look back at all of the musician's releases during the 1980s.JAN 20 - CHRIS REA - 80s Songs and Albums. A look back at all of the musician's releases during the 1980s.JAN 16 - PET SHOP BOYS TV ADVERTS for Actually and Behaviour albums, shown in the UK.JAN 16 - PET SHOP BOYS TV ADVERTS for Actually and Behaviour albums, shown in the UK.JAN 15 - 1980s KITCHEN APPLIANCES That Were New And Exciting. How microwaves, washing machines and dish washers made our lives easier.JAN 15 - 1980s KITCHEN APPLIANCES That Were New And Exciting. How microwaves, washing machines and dish washers made our lives easier.JAN 14 - BRYAN ADAMS IN THE 80s. A look back at his albums and singles inc. Reckless, Summer Of 69.JAN 14 - BRYAN ADAMS IN THE 80s. A look back at his albums and singles inc. Reckless, Summer Of 69.JAN 13 - BRITISH TELECOM OLOGY ADVERT 1988 - Maureen Lipman is thrilled when her grandson gets an ology!JAN 13 - BRITISH TELECOM OLOGY ADVERT 1988 - Maureen Lipman is thrilled when her grandson gets an ology!JAN 11 - PERSONAL COMPUTER WORLD ADVERT from 1984 - Including the BBC Micro, Apple Macintosh and Atari 800XLJAN 11 - PERSONAL COMPUTER WORLD ADVERT from 1984 - Including the BBC Micro, Apple Macintosh and Atari 800XLJAN 9 - BRUCE SPRINGSTEEN IN THE 80s. A look back at the best songs from The Boss released in the 1980s.JAN 9 - BRUCE SPRINGSTEEN IN THE 80s. A look back at the best songs from The Boss released in the 1980s.JAN 6 - THE SPECIALS - GHOST TOWN. The band's second No.1 single which was released during a time of UK riots and urban decline.JAN 6 - THE SPECIALS - GHOST TOWN. The band's second No.1 single which was released during a time of UK riots and urban decline.JAN 7 2022 - WHAT WE WOUGHT AT WOOLWORTH'S - A selection of the wide variety of goodies that we bought at Woolies back in the day.JAN 7 2022 - WHAT WE WOUGHT AT WOOLWORTH'S - A selection of the wide variety of goodies that we bought at Woolies back in the day.DEC 28 2021 - DURAN DURAN ADVERTS COMPILATION shown on British TV in the 80s and 90s.DEC 28 2021 - DURAN DURAN ADVERTS COMPILATION shown on British TV in the 80s and 90s.DEC 27 - FRANKIE GOES TO HOLLYWOOD TV ADVERTS - for Welcome To The Pleasuredome, shown in the UK.DEC 27 - FRANKIE GOES TO HOLLYWOOD TV ADVERTS - for Welcome To The Pleasuredome, shown in the UK.DEC 16 THE COMMUNARDS - So Cold The Night. The band's 4th chart hit from 35 years ago this month.DEC 16 THE COMMUNARDS - So Cold The Night. The band's 4th chart hit from 35 years ago this month.DEC 12 - TV COMIC ANNUALS from the 1980s. A look back at the three annuals featuring your favourite cartoon characters.DEC 12 - TV COMIC ANNUALS from the 1980s. A look back at the three annuals featuring your favourite cartoon characters.DEC 8 - DO YOU REMEMBER BEJAM? Here are my memories of shopping at the frozen food retailer.DEC 8 - DO YOU REMEMBER BEJAM? Here are my memories of shopping at the frozen food retailer.DEC 3 - THE REAL GHOSTBUSTERS ANNUALS - Did you receive one of these for Christmas back in the 80s or 90s?DEC 3 - THE REAL GHOSTBUSTERS ANNUALS - Did you receive one of these for Christmas back in the 80s or 90s?NOV 22 - WHATEVER HAPPENED TO MR. T? The 80s TV personality starred in The A Team and Rocky III, but where is he now?NOV 22 - WHATEVER HAPPENED TO MR. T? The 80s TV personality starred in The A Team and Rocky III, but where is he now?NOV 18 - THE DUKES OF HAZZARD - I've given this page a major update. Come see what's new!NOV 18 - THE DUKES OF HAZZARD - I've given this page a major update. Come see what's new!NOV 12 - THE MOST MEMORABLE 1980s TV BOSSES - from Sam Malone to Boss Hogg.NOV 12 - THE MOST MEMORABLE 1980s TV BOSSES - from Sam Malone to Boss Hogg.NOV 11 - FUNKO POP Collectable Vinyl Figures for 80s Fans. 85 ideas!NOV 11 - FUNKO POP Collectable Vinyl Figures for 80s Fans. 85 ideas!NOV 7 - 1980s HOME RENOVATION and Design Ideas for a Nostalgic Makeover.NOV 7 - 1980s HOME RENOVATION and Design Ideas for a Nostalgic Makeover.NOV 4 - ROBERT PALMER - She Makes My Day. Video and song facts for the hit single from the album Heavy Nova.NOV 4 - ROBERT PALMER - She Makes My Day. Video and song facts for the hit single from the album Heavy Nova.

 

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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