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This board was created for the Diamond Jubilee to encourage Londoners and visitors to dress up 80s.
How to dress up 80s style: it's all about colour
How to dress up 80s style: going goth
Bonnie Tyler hit the top spot in 1983 with 'Total eclipse of the heart'
The boss. It's Springsteen and 'Dancing in the Dark' from 1984
Here's Prince in 1986 with 'Kiss'. Love the crop top!
Madonna and 1985's 'Material Girl' video parodying Marilyn in 'Diamonds are a girl's best friend'
Back when big hair ruled... It's Journey and the 'Final Countdown'
'Let me take you to a place I know you wanna go...' Inner City in 1988 with 'Good Life'
With a rebel yell... It's Billy Idol
Ian Curtis and Joy Division with 'Love will tear us apart' in 1980, released a month before his suicide.
Don't Leave Me This Way, a no 1 for the Communards in 1986
Visage and 'Fade to Grey' from 1980
In 1988, Tracy Chapman became a star with her performance at the Nelson Mandela 70th birthday concert. Here's 'Talking 'bout a revolution'
Edie Brickell and New Bohemians with 'What I Am' - everywhere in 1988
Love this song!
Haircut 100 on the cover of Smash Hits in December 1981. Their clean cut preppie looks and perky poppy sounds made them an instant success.
The tune of 1981. Here's Soft Cell and their version of 'Tainted Love'
OMG I love this tune! thanks for posting!
We do too. it's an absolute classic!
London design duo Bodymap had a stall at Camden Lock and were hugely influential in the 80s
Mid 80s advert for Boy London on Kings Road
Sade brought a coffee table sophistication to the mid 80s music scene. Here's Smooth Operator from 1984
Janet Jackson getting Nasty in 1986
Culture Club on TOTP in 1982. Boy George caused consternation among the tabloid press who were confused by his androgynous look
Max Headroom hit TV screens in 1987 and soon became a cult show
Jools Holland and Paula Yates presented must-see show the Tube from 1982-87
The Wag Club was where to be seen on Sunday nights in the 80s
First ever TV appearance for 1981 Eurovision winner Bucks Fizz