Monday, 8 December 2008

Countdown to Christmas

Join The 80s Forum for our annual countdown to Christmas.

There are only 17 days left until Christmas day, how scary is that.

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Advent Calendar

The 80s Forum Advent Calendar is under way.

A different image for everyday leading up to Christmas.

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Tuesday, 28 October 2008


U2 are the new 80s Forum Star of the 80s.

Not a fan, not in the slightest, but they were a huge part of the 80s set up and should be included here.

U2 are an Irish rock band formed in Dublin, featuring Bono (Paul David Hewson) on vocals, rhythm guitar and harmonica; The Edge (David Howell Evans) on lead guitar, keyboards and backing vocals; Adam Clayton on bass guitar; and Larry Mullen, Jr. on drums and occasionally backing vocals.

Formed in 1976, U2 has consistently remained among the most popular acts in the world since the mid 1980s. The band has sold approximately 50.5 million albums in the U.S., according to the RIAA, and upwards of 170 million worldwide, has had six #1 albums in the US and nine #1 albums in the UK and are one of the most successful bands of the rock era.

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Wednesday, 22 October 2008

New Homepage for The 80s website

A new (Beta) homepage for the all80s has just been created, check it out and let us know what you think.

It is XHTML and CSS compliant, this took a long time to sort as the original homepage was filled with errors.

As it states, it's only in Beta stage at the moment and will not go live until I am completely satisfied with it.... which will probably be never, but what can you do.

Hope you all like it.

Happy Birthday Christopher Lloyd

Christopher Lloyd is 70 (yes 70) years young today, Happy Birthday.

Most remembered for his role as Emmet 'Doc' Brown in the Back to the Future trilogy, he also starred as Reverend Jim Ignatowski on television's Taxi, classic TV.

Tuesday, 14 October 2008

Ne-Yo: 'I hung up on Michael Jackson'

R&B singer Ne-Yo has revealed that he once hung up the phone on Michael Jackson by mistake.

Ne-Yo, real name Shaffer Chimere Smith, did not believe that Jackson would personally call him on his mobile, so switched off his phone thinking it was a prank.

He told GMTV: "It was my personal cell phone - Michael Jackson doesn't call people on their cell phone - at least I didn't think he did!

"His people called back a few minutes later... I actually had to lie because I was so embarrassed. I was like, 'Yeah, I was driving through a tunnel, and then it... disconnected?'"

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Bon Jovi to be sued for $400 billion

Rock group Bon Jovi is apparently being sued a massive $400 billion (£216 billion) after an American musician accused its frontman of stealing his lyrics.

The Boston Herald reports that Massachusetts-based musician Samuel Bartley Steele claims Jon Bon Jovi plagiarised his 2004 song '(Man I Really) Love This Team'.

Steele alleges the rocker heard the song and used the track's lyrics to create 'I Love This Town'.

He said: "I know I’m the little fish and they’re the big fish, but they f**ked with the wrong piranha. I want credit, acknowledgement and an apology. I know that I’m right."

Bon Jovi's spokesman was not available for comment, the paper reports.

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Tickets flop forces Boy George to axe gig

Boy George has been forced to axe a gig on his latest tour amid reports that less than 100 tickets sold.

The 1980s icon was due to perform at the Portsmouth Guildhall tomorrow night as part of his 'The Boy Is Back In Town' tour.

However, venue organisers confirmed that the date has been cancelled and that full refunds will be given to anyone with a ticket.

Just 89 seats were sold the for the event, which could have drawn an audience of 2,200, reports WENN.

The blow comes just months after the former Culture Club frontman had to cancel his US tour because officials refused to grant him a working visa.

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Zac Efron in line for Footloose

Kenny Ortega has been invited to "re-imagine" Footloose for Paramount.

The High School Musical director told Newsbeat: "There's some genuine enthusiasm coming from the Paramount side."

The 58-year-old said that Zac Efron is likely to star in the film, adding that he would be "perfect" for the role.

Efron said: "I'll always be open to more musicals. I think they're fun and I think it's our responsibility as performers to try and keep them alive. I love Footloose - it's a great movie."

Kevin Bacon starred in the original 1984 musical, which also featured Sarah Jessica Parker.

"It looks like there's a real good chance that this may be a movie that we're going to do next year," Ortega added.

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Unknowns assemble for 'Fame' remake

A host of unknown actors have signed up for MGM's remake of Fame, says The Hollywood Reporter.

The studio and director Kevin Tancharoen have cast Kristy Flores, Paul Iacono, Paul McGill, Naturi Naughton, Kay Panabaker, Kherington Payne, Collins Pennie, Walter Perez and Anna Maria Perez de Tagle in the new version of Alan Parker's 1980 musical.

More info at The 80s Forum.

Monday, 6 October 2008

New Whitney album

There is a new album on the way from Whitney Houston, according to internet news.

The new album, which includes her new single "Like I Never Left" is set to be released some time before the end of this year.

Not before time, cannot wait to see her return hopefully to the way she originally was, not this 'Watchulookinat' rubbish. More of the 'It's Not Right, But It's Okay' or 'Your Love Is My Love' or even better the original stuff from the 80s, @How Will I Know' and 'I Wanna Dance With Somebody (Who Loves Me).

Come on Whitney, how the world you are still as good as we think you are.

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No 1 This week in the 80s.

Number 1 singles from this week in The 80s

1980 Police- Don't Stand So Close To Me (4 weeks)

1981 Adam And The Ants- Prince Charming (4 weeks)

1982 Musical Youth- Pass The Dutchie (3 weeks)

1983 Culture Club- Karma Chameleon (6 weeks)

1984 Stevie Wonder- I Just Called To Say I Love You (6 weeks)

1985 Midge Ure- If I Was (1 week)

1986 Communards- Don't Leave Me This Way (4 weeks)

1987 M A R R S- Pump Up The Volume (2 weeks)

1988 Hollies- He Aint Heavy He's My Brother (2 weeks)

1989 Black Box- Ride On Time (6 weeks)

Some superb songs in there, but also some bad ones.

Read more and see the #1's from every week in The 80s at The 80s Forum.

Saturday, 4 October 2008

We have a winner.

The 80s Forum.

Our first TEFA awards were a huge success. The Eighties Forum Awards (TEFA) 2008 were split into 7 categories for member's to vote for their favourites, in all over 250 votes were cast.

The winners have been revealed and will receive their trophies in our awards ceremony on Sunday evening.

Celebrate with us in typical 80s style with all the glitz and glamour you would expect from an 80s forum.

The 80s Forum team.

The Autumn Quiz League returns

Today we welcome back The Autumn Quiz League to The 80s Forum.

There are 4 different categories this year, General 80s, 80s Films, 80s Music and Non 80s. There will also be an 'On th spot' quiz for extra bonus points along the way.

Our unique Forum League will also highlight who has done well and who has not done so well in the battle to reach the top and stay there for the whole year, the rewards are a trophy and title of Autumn Quiz League champion in your profile for all to see.

Come in and have a look, you may see some questions you know the answer to that no-one else knows, you could even be our new League Champion.

The 80s Forum Team.

Saturday, 20 September 2008

Rio voted best music video of all time

A poll of around 40,000 viewers of MTV has just voted for their greatest music video of all time.

Duran Duran's 'Rio' has been voted the winner, with Bjork's robotic video 'All Is Full Of Love' second, A-ha's 1985 video 'Take On Me' came third, while Michael Jackson's 'Thriller' followed in fourth.

Sigur Ros's surreal promo for 'Svefn-g-Englar' took fifth place, followed by Nirvana's 1991 video 'Smells Like Teen Spirit'.

Radiohead's 'Just Video', Jamiroquai's 'Virtual Insanity', Madonna's 'Like A Prayer' and OK GO's 'Here It Goes Again' rounded out the top ten.

No way is Rio the greatest video of all time, who the heck voted in this poll, what about 'Sledgehammer' or 'Bohemian Rhapsody' or 'You Can Call Me All' or loads more I could name but cannot think of right now, need to have a look at the full list.

Depeche Mode

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Depeche Mode are our Star of the 80s.

Depeche Mode are an English electronic music band formed in 1980, in Basildon, Essex. The group's original line-up was Dave Gahan (lead vocals), Martin Gore (keyboards, guitar, vocals, chief songwriter after 1981), Andrew Fletcher (keyboards) and Vince Clarke (keyboards, chief songwriter 1980–81).

Depeche Mode are one of the longest-lived, most successful and influential bands to have emerged from the New Romantic and New Wave era. They have had forty-five songs in the UK Singles Chart, as well as one US and two UK number one albums. According to their record company Mute Records, Depeche Mode have sold over 72 million records worldwide.

Vince Clarke left the band after the release of their 1981 debut album, and was replaced by Alan Wilder (lead keyboards) who was a band member from 1982 to 1995. Following Wilder's departure, Gahan, Gore, and Fletcher have continued as a trio.

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The 80s Forum Awards 2008

Just started this month are The 80s Forum Awards 2008 (TEFA).

All members' can vote in 7 different categories to voice their opinions on the last year in the forum, new members are welcome to join and vote.

Already proving to be a success, the voting will close at the end of the month when the winners will be announced and the prizes will be awarded.

The seven categories are-

  • Funniest Poster

  • Best Member

  • Best Signature

  • Best Newcomer

  • Best Avatar

  • Most Controversial Thread

  • Favourite Overall Thread

  • Nearly 100 hundred votes have already been cast and there is still no clear winner in any category.

    Don't forget the voting closes on September 30th, so vote now before it's too late.

    The Autumn Quiz League Countdown

    Counting down to The Autumn Quiz League on The 80s Forum.

    We are in the process of writing the questions for the quiz league and it's actually quite difficult to find suitable questions for each category.

    The categories for this year will be-

  • 80s music

  • 80s tv

  • 80s movies

  • non 80s

  • Something for everyone there I hope.

    It all begins on October 1st 2008 and comes complete with a league showing the positions of all participants and a cup awarded to the overall champion.

    Wednesday, 3 September 2008

    Happy Birthday to The 80s Forum

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    The 80s Forum is Two Years Old.

    Come in and help us celebrate our second birthday. We have some exciting new features coming up including-
    The Autumn Quiz League & The 80s Forum Awards Show 2008.
    Join in the celebrations at The 80s Forum.

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    Tuesday, 15 July 2008

    NKOTB in comeback tour

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    New Kids on The Block in comeback tour.
    New Kids on The Block are making a comeback, unfortunately. They have joined the likes of Yazoo, Boyzone, Take That, Spice Girls and Bros!! on the comeback trail, who's next.
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    Monday, 16 June 2008

    Janet Jackson

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    Janet Jackson is The 80s Forum star.

    Janet Damita Jo Jackson (born May 16, 1966) is an American singer-songwriter, producer, dancer and actress. She is the youngest child of the Jackson music family and the sister of Michael Jackson. Janet ranks as the ninth most successful artist in the history of rock and roll and the second most successful female artist of all time behind Madonna.

    Jackson initially stepped into the limelight as a young actress, appearing in television shows. Upon her father's insistance, she released two studio albums; neither garnered much attention nor success. Jackson is well-known for her detailed dance choreography and music videos. After a brief marriage to James DeBarge, Jackson set out to find her own identity. She collaborated with producers Jimmy Jam and Terry Lewis, and the trio created Jackson's breakout album, Control (1986) and the socially-focused follow-up, Rhythm Nation 1814 (1989).

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    Tuesday, 6 May 2008

    Del Potro insults Andy's mum

    Juan Martin Del Potro has allegedly made a remark to Andy during their match in The Rome Masters.

    The conversation has been reported as going something like this... more at The Andy Murray Forum.

    Sunday, 4 May 2008

    Andy Murray at the Rome Masters

    It's another tournament on clay for Andy Murray next week.

    The Masters Series continues in Rome from Monday (5th).

    Andy will face a qualifier in Rome, the draw takes places tomorrow (4th). If he defeats the qualifier in R1, he would then face either Marat Safin or Stanislas Wawrinka in R2. Then it's top quality stuff as Rafael Nadal waits in R3, if he makes it past his R2 opponent.

    Let's hope he has a better tournament than before, Mario Ancic must be avoided.

    Join in the discussion in The Andy Murray Forum.

    Friday, 11 April 2008

    Elton John is our Star of The 80s

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    Elton John

    Elton John is our 80s Star of the week.

    In his four-decade career, John has been one of the dominant forces in rock and popular music, especially during the 1970s. He has sold more than 250 million albums and over one hundred million singles, making him one of the most successful artists of all time. He has more than 50 Top 40 hits including seven consecutive #1 U.S. albums, 59 Top 40 singles, 16 Top 10, 4 #2 hits, and nine #1 hits. He has won five Grammy awards and one Academy Award. His success has had a profound impact on popular music and has contributed to the continued popularity of the piano in rock and roll. In 2004, Rolling Stone ranked him #49 on their list of the 100 greatest artists of all time.

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    Thursday, 20 March 2008

    Kylie Minogue

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    Kylie Minogue

    Kylie Minogie is The 80s Forum Star

    Kylie Minogue was excellent in the 80s, realeasing some superb pop songs through Stock, Aitken and Waterman, then she met Michale Hutchence. IMO, he was the downfall of her, when she met up with him he convinced her to change her style to a more raunchy look with songs away from SAW, this was a disasterous time for her and nearly ruined her career. But only a true megastar has the ability to turn it around, she managed to do that and the rest is history.

    I will never forget buying 'I Should Be So Lucky', it was my eighteenth birthday and was just a stunning song with a stunning singer, what more could you want, superb. Another welcome addition to our 80s gallery of stars. Kylie Minogue is our current 80s star.

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    Monday, 3 March 2008

    Kate Bush is our Weekly 80s Star

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    Kate Bush

    Kate Bush is our 80s Star of the week.

    One of my favourite singers of all time, she has a unique voice and talent, able to transform even the dullest song into a work of art. Who can forget her version of Elton John's 'Rocket Man', superb.

    Kate Bush (born Catherine Bush on 30 July 1958 in Bexleyheath, Kent, now part of Greater London) is an English singer-songwriter with an expressive four-octave voice. She is known for her eccentric, idiosyncratic literary lyrics, and eclectic and meticulous musical and production style.

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    Tuesday, 8 January 2008

    Sylvester Stallone is our 80s Star of the week.

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    Sylvester Stallone

    Sylvester Stallone is our 80s Star of the week.

    Stallone's father was an immigrant from Gioia del Colle (province of Bari, Apulia, Italy). Stallone attended a private boarding school, The Glenholme School, in Washington, Connecticut. In the 1960s, Stallone attended the American College of Switzerland in Leysin, and the University of Miami for three years. He came within a few credit hours of graduation before he decided to drop out and pursue an acting career. After Stallone's request that his acting and life experiences be accepted in exchange for his remaining credits, he was granted a Bachelors of Fine Arts (BFA) degree by the President of the University of Miami in 1999.

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