80s Nostalgia

All your favourites and beloved memories from the 1980s.From your favourite TV shows, films, top ten hits and 80s toys.
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It brightened up the mornings of kids around the world back in the eighties, and it looks like a new generation of children will soon be enjoying the adventures down at Fraggle Rock.  There have been rumours about a movie version of Jim Henson’s singing-and-dancing puppet show for about a decade, but it looks like it’s finally going to happen.

OMG! 80s hit Fraggle Rock is being remade nearly 30 years after the original

"dance your cares away, worries for another day, let the music play, down at Fraggle Rock!

There was one thing that wasn’t in short supply during the 80s – all-action, crash-bang-wallop TV shows that provided the basis of many school playground games or after tea rumbles.  There was nothing like slipping your imaginary pistol in to your holster and hopping on to your bike whilst the theme tune of your favourite show ran through your mind.  Here are 10 80s programmes we loved to recreate back in the day.

10 TV shows every 80s kid spent their time recreating

There was one thing that wasn't in short supply during the - all-action, crash-bang-wallop TV shows that provided the basis of many school playground games or after tea rumbles.

Gameshows today have got it all wrong, contestants don’t want to win luxury holidays, brand new cars or life-changing sums of money. Today TV viewers can just send a text to be in with a chance of winning enough money to pay off their mortgage. It’s just not on. I mean look at what you could have won.

And Bully's Special Prize - why game show prizes were better in the 70s and 80s

Gameshows today have got it all wrong, contestants don't want to win luxury holidays, brand new cars or life-changing sums of money.

Remember when breakfast used to be exciting?  You know, back when it was all about collecting every Power Rangers secret ID book and when sugary marshmallow pieces and artificial colours knew no bounds.  Sure our teeth wouldn’t thank us for it now, but we’re talking about much simpler times and when people like Mr T were actively telling you that it was ‘cool’ to eat them.

5 obscure yet awesome breakfast cereals from the 80s that need to come back

Remember when breakfast used to be exciting? You know, back when it was all about collecting every Power Rangers secret ID book and when sugary marshmallow pieces and artificial colours knew.

As 80s legends go, David Hasselhoff must surely rank up there among them (well sort of, anyway).  So it was understandable that when American Idol presented its 80s-themed live show earlier this week that they might want to get the man himself along to join in the fun.

The Hoff singing this 80s medley has all the feels

As legends go, David Hasselhoff must surely rank up there among them (well sort of, anyway). So it was understandable that when American Idol presented its live show earlier this week that they might want to get the man himself along to join in the fun.

You couldn’t flick on the television in the 1980s without seeing a puppet beaming back at you.  All you needed for kids TV gold back then was an expressive piece of felt or plastic and someone to bring it to life.

20 puppets from '80s kids TV shows we adored

You couldn’t flick on the television in the without seeing a puppet beaming back at you. All you needed for kids TV gold back then was an expressive piece of felt or plastic and someone to bring it to life.

Some fantastic cartoons came out of the 80s.  True that a lot from that era were geared towards flogging an accompanying toyline, but still, while the decade its self was a bit of a mixed bag the one thing that remained consistent was how amazing children’s TV was.

11 forgotten cartoons from the 80s you used to love

Some fantastic cartoons came out of the 80s. True that a lot from that era were geared towards flogging an accompanying toyline, but still, while the decade its self was a bit of a mixed bag the one thing that remained consistent was how amazing children’s TV was.

80s was THE decade, let’s face it.  Even if you weren’t born in it, your life will definitely have come under some 80s influence at some point, even if it was just an 80s themed fancy dress party where you turned up wearing a hypercolour t-shirt and a massive scrunchie in your hair. Our music scene these days still takes inspiration from the synthy, glam metal sounds of the era. But could our stars today make it as 80s pop icons?

8 pop stars we threw back to the 80s

Aural history: They transition from Rock With You to Billie Jean (pictured), which won two.

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