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A depressing period. Although this was the decade that gave birth to the ZX80, the Sinclair Spectrum, Atari ST and the Amiga, home video recorders, the Space Shuttle, and Bailey's, it was also the main decade of Thatcherism, rampant unemployment, the last time Northern Ireland qualified for the World Cup and worse.
The 1980s are widely regarded as the period when music and many other forms of entertainment died. Though also see 90s.
If you're eager to relive the 80s, consider playing Grand Theft Auto Vice City on your PlayStation 2 - lots of pink and blue, cheesy electro-music, and enough sleeves rolled up for any David Bowie fan.
Jimmy White, officially The Man Of The 80s