70S AND 80S NOSTALGIA 

MEMORIES FROM YOUR CHILDHOOD

Watch movie trailers and read reviews of old films from the 1980s. From An American Werewolf in London to WarGames, rediscover the imaginative films from your younger days.

Watch clips of old UK and U.S. TV shows, adverts and cartoons. Plus, facts, photos and reviews. From Airwolf to Wonder Woman, here you can relive the golden days of TV from two decades.

From ABBA to ZZ Top, here you can watch hundreds of videos with extra info and pictures about each artist and song. Plus, one hit wonders and best and worst songs of the 80s.

 

Using photos and video clips, here you will find the car that your parents used to drive, or maybe you drove yourself. Including many 70s and 80s rust buckets!


 

You may no longer own a joystick, but you can still have fun playing free old school 8-bit games online. Plus, retro games for Android and reviews of old games, with video clips from Airwolf to Zaxxon.

Which computer or games console did you own in the 80s? This section includes Amstrad, Atari, Commodore, Sinclair, MSX and more! 


A real trip down memory lane! Here we look back at the best and worst toys from the 70s and 80s, including video clips and photos. How many of these do you remember?

 

More Memories

What makes you a true child of the 80s? Was it solving the Rubik's Cube while drinking Cherry Cola? Hmm... 

Remember when there was less traffic on the roads and there were bobbies on the beat? See if you agree with our 10 reasons life was better back in the day.

And you can't do them now! Yes, driving was a very different experience back then. Take a trip back to a time when cars had ashtrays and a choke.

Dig out your flared trousers and jump on your chopper bike for a trip back down memory lane. 

Take a look back at a selection of old annuals from the end of the decade inc. Happy Days, Starsky & Hutch, Just William etc. 

Here we take a look back at the main news events in each year of the 1980's. Plus, a list of popular films for each year.

Take a gander at these annuals for boys and girls from 1980 and see how many you can remember.
Another selection of memorable annuals, this time from 1981 inc. Larry The Lamb and Roy Of The Rovers.
A look back at the books many of us were reading in 1981 including novels, factual and educational titles.
This selection includes All Creatures Great and Small, Dr. Who, Laff-A-Lympics and Barry Manilow - remember him?

A look back at the TV ads were were watching back in 1982, inc. Kraft Singles, Emva Cream, Renault 9.

Another selection, this time including Hi-de-Hi, World of Sport, The Pink Panther, Rentaghost, K-9, Cannon & Ball...

A wide range of annuals inc. Beano, Fame, Buttons, Hotspur, Sesame Street, Shoot!, World Soccer Stars...

A look back at titles including Shiver and Shake, Oh Boy!, Jackie, Warlord, School Fun, Girl Guides Annual... 

Magazine covers from 1985 with details about each one. Inc. Blitz,Jackie, Jamming!, Blue Jeans, Guitarits, The Hit and more. 

This selection includes Blue Peter, Dennis the Menace, Jackie, The Beano Book, Beryl the Peril...

An amusing look back at school life in the 70s and 80s with subjects including teachers, the tuck shop, the lunchbox, school dinners, P.E. lessons, the pencil case and more.

Take a trip down memory lane with all the posts from my Tumblr blog, which can be accessed without leaving the Simply Eighties site. The 80s Heaven blog features photos of everything 80s, including magazine front covers, music, gadgets, movie posters and more!

I have selected only the very best stations to include on this page, and all of them are playing only music from the past!

Here you will find a selection of the most memorable music videos from the 90s including Maria McKee, They Might Be Giants, Ricky Martin and many more besides.
Of course, there were no apps around in the eighties, but here you can download lots of retro themed apps - many are free. Includes old games, tv game shows, 80s trivia and more.
A look back at the very best English goalkeepers from the 80s including Ray Clemence, Peter Shilton and Jimmy Rimmer.

A nostalgic trip back to the golden era of teen magazines for girls.  

This German teen magazine focused heavily on British pop stars, and we take a look back at some covers from the 1980s. 

A look back at the food that was served up at parties in the UK, with advice on what food to buy to recreateyour own 80s party.

Remember those TV adverts for Brut 33 featuring Henry Cooper and Barry Sheene? We take a look back. Plus, where you can buy Brut now!

There are lots of photos of old calculators to enjoy on this page including Hewlett Packard, Sharp, Sinclair and Commodore - yes, they made calculators, too!

A look back at TV, Film and Music stars from the 80s. Are they still alive, and if so, what are they up to now? Do you know what happened to Living In A Box?

On this page you'll find old TV ads and photos featuring many retro favourities such as Topic, Milky Bar, Yorkie, Fry's Plain Sandwich, Cadbury's Picnic etc.

An in-depth look at what it was like to prepare for and live through Christmas in the 80s.  

You're sure to remember some of these sweets and chocolate bars from the eighties. Includes picture, video clips and the opportunity to buy these classic sweets once again.

Virtually every town had one back in the 70s and 80s and you may remember the yellow pack budget range.
Potato Waffles, Smith's Salt 'n' Shake, Top Deck Shandy, Space 1999 Ice Lolly and many more snacks from the eighties features on this page. You'll find lots of videos, pics and info to help bring the memories flooding back.
Just like today, some gadgets were far more useful than others, but what gadgets were we all using in the eighties?
A look back at the highly popular weekly magazine for teenage girls, which became the No1 seller in the UK during the 1970s.

Relive your pre-teen years by taking at look at some vintage Ladybird books inc. the Well-Loved Tales series and Sounds and Pictures. 

Take a gander at some old lorries that graced the British roads back in the 80s. When was the last time you saw a Leyland truck?
Take a look back at the TV Times for kids which was very popular throughout the 1970s and 80s.

Revisit the infamous "Hand of God" goal by Maradona against Peter Shilton  - if you can bare it! 

Nearly everyone sported a mullet back in the 80s didn't they? Well, maybe not, but those who did are regretting it now! Check out the ghastly hair style photos and video clips!

This pop magazine was Smash Hits main rival, and many would argue that it was the better of the two.
A look back at every Now album (1 to 16) released in the 80s including Now Dance and Now Smash Hits.
Lots of vintage mags inc. Sounds, Kerrang!, Smash Hits, Elle, The Face and many more.
We all had a poster or two on our bedroom wall back in the day. Have a gander at this lot and transport yourself back to your teen years once again!

This was the only pop music magazine to feature the official music charts for the UK and U.S. 

Remember buying Saisho electronics goods from Dixons? We take a look at some of the items you may have bought.

A look back at the most popular football magazine of the 70s and 80s.

The high street looked very different back in the 80s. What were we all buying and where did we buy it from?

A look back at the monthly mag for Sinclair computer owners which went from a serious hobbyist publication to a kids gaming mag. 

At its peak during the late 80s, this leading British pop music magazine had an audience of over 1 million, and was essential reading for teens who loved mainstream pop.

These stores were popular with electronics enthusiasts and hobbyists back in the 70s and 80s. Take a look back at some of their products.

What an exciting time for new technology! Here we take a look back at the electronic wizardry that was changing the way we lived our lives.
70s and 80s toys that are still going strong. There are two pages featuring lots of photos of the original toys including Mousetrap, Barbie, Meccano, Ker-Plunk and oodles more!
These are the really old, classic wooden and metal toys and games that we used to play with which are still available to buy today.
Another page packed with old toys including Corgi and Dinky cars, Fisher Price Airport, Sunreed Reed Organ and much more.
Take a look back at some old issues of this popular magazine for women (and nosey men) from the 70s and 80s.
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Photo Credit: Kekka

CURRYS TV ADVERT FROM THE 80S

It's interesting to see that the prices of many of these items are roughly the same as they are today. However, although electrical items are cheaper to buy today with our higher wages, it's the cost of everything else that is now a problem - it used to cost me around £1 to fill my moped up with fuel back then and that would last me the week!

WOOLWORTHS CHRISTMAS TV AD FROM 1981

Now this clip is packed with nostalgia - how I miss Woolworths!  I suppose this ad seems a bit cheesy now, but Bill Oddie and Tim-Brooke Taylor are not taking themselves too seriously. I'd completely forgotten about the Pickwick records that they used to sell, and watch out for the hi-fi unit, carriage clock, and Bontempi organ - great memories!
Bontempi Organ

Bontempi Organ - Creative Commons photo by rchappo2002 on flickr

 

 

Patches Annual for girls 1982

 

Star Trek Annual 1976

 

 

Judy For Girls Annual 1989

 

 

Shoot! football annual 1972

 

Black Beauty Annual 1977