He-Man and the Masters of the Universe

He-Man was another of my favourite cartoon TV shows when I was growing up. He-Man and the Masters of the Universe, as a TV show really had...

He-Man and the Masters of the Universe

SuperTed (and the Spotty Man)

SuperTed (just realised it is all one word, not two!) was one of my favourite cartoons on TV as a youngest growing up in the 1980s. I don’t really...

SuperTed (and the Spotty Man)

Summer Holiday (We’re All Going on a…) – Cliff Richard & The Shadows

This track,and this movie, bring to mind the lazy hazy feelings of summer time for many...

Summer Holiday (We're All Going on a...) - Cliff Richard & The Shadows

Thundercats

Thundercats has near legendary status in my mind, as it was perhaps my favourite TV show growing up, and certainly the best cartoon. I remember getting a lion-o jumper...

Thundercats

Take That “Back for Good”

“A right proper love song” according to the writer, Gary Barlow. The Northern souls of Take That banded together to create the greatest...

Take That “Back for Good”

point horror books

I love point horror/ point horror unleashed and point horror nightmare hall. I’ve always loved them but it’s so difficult getting hold of them now. I have a small collection but would love to own every point horror book ever made. I may be 32 years old now but these books bring back memories from […]

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The Family Ness

The Family Ness

Growing up in the 1990s, there were a lot of children’s television programmes which kept me, my siblings and my friends entertained after school and during the morning children’s hours on the weekends. One of these was the The Family Ness, a cartoon series which ran 5 minute episodes about a family of humans who […]

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Challenger Explosion

Challenger Explosion

I was in the second grade. I remember entering the cafeteria for lunch, and being excited that they were serving tater tots. In back of the cafeteria near the stage, Mrs. Alfano the Speech teach er, Donnie the janitor, and Principal Manley were guddled around the tv. Mrs. Alfano shook her head, and wore a […]

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Ric Flair

Ric Flair

Woooooo! To be the man you gotta beat the man. Ric Flair! As a kid growing up in the Southeast US nothing was more exciting than getting out to the Saturday afternoon wrestling matches. No one brought more excitement and cocky self assurance to the mat than the “Nature Boy”. Although throughout most of his […]

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what a classic sweet - liquorice pipes

what a classic sweet – liquorice pipes

lovely liquorice pipes sweets that are now available online and in store in all good sweet shops. sweet greetings from shildon This post was submitted by Sweet.

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Tunnock\'s Teacakes

Tunnock\’s Teacakes

Tunnock\’s Teacakes have been around for goodness knows how long but both the TV adverts for them and actually eating one remind me strongly of childhood packed lunches and, as I ordinarily ate school dinner, school trips. Slightly melted Tunnock\’s Teacakes would be consumed readily on the bus to Beamish, where we went at least […]

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The nostalgia of N*Sync, and today’s boy bands

for popular-nostalgia.com – this is short, to keep with the style of their posts Before One Direction, before the Jonas Brothers, before Blue… there was ‘N Sync. The crazy dance moves, the late-’90s hairstyles, Justin Timberlake’s tight purple shirt… man, they had it all. “I Want You Back” was their first big hit, and it’ll […]

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what a classic sweet - liquorice pipes

what a classic sweet – liquorice pipes

lovely liquorice pipes sweets that are now available online and in store in all good sweet shops. sweet greetings from shildon This post was submitted by Sweet.

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Hall & Oates – I Can’t Go For That (No Can Do) (1981)

Daryl Hall & John Oates – I Can’t Go For That (No Can Do) – a classic 80s track that rolls back the years even though it was made a year or two before I was born! This track came out in 1981, and was by Hall & Oates. I can go for that! Lyrics […]


He-Man and the Masters of the Universe

He-Man was another of my favourite cartoon TV shows when I was growing up. He-Man and the Masters of the Universe, as a TV show really had it all. A main character with muscles and a big sword. Check. An enemy with a skull for a head (Skeletor). Check. At the end of the show, […]


SuperTed (and the Spotty Man)

SuperTed (just realised it is all one word, not two!) was one of my favourite cartoons on TV as a youngest growing up in the 1980s. I don’t really remember why, but I do remember the slightly effeminate character Spotty (I think his full name was the Spotty man, but Super Ted just used to […]


Crowded House – Four Seasons In One Day

Don’t know why – its like all the things I can’t explain – but this track by Crowded House “Four Seasons in One Day” evokes in me feelings of the utmost nostalgia. Hence, I thought it appropriate to add it to this Popular Nostalgia website! Feel free to leave your nostalgic comments about the time […]


Summer Holiday (We’re All Going on a…) – Cliff Richard & The Shadows

This track,and this movie, bring to mind the lazy hazy feelings of summer time for many people – and we get to enjoy the light hearted banter of Cliff Richard and the Shadows in the video clip above. Share your memories of Cliff and the Shadows “Summer Holiday” using the comments box below. We’re all […]

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The Family Ness

The Family Ness

Growing up in the 1990s, there were a lot of children’s television programmes which kept me, my siblings and my friends entertained after school and during the morning children’s hours on the weekends. One of these was the The Family Ness, a cartoon series which ran 5 minute episodes about a family of humans who […]

Challenger Explosion

Challenger Explosion

I was in the second grade. I remember entering the cafeteria for lunch, and being excited that they were serving tater tots. In back of the cafeteria near the stage, Mrs. Alfano the Speech teach er, Donnie the janitor, and Principal Manley were guddled around the tv. Mrs. Alfano shook her head, and wore a […]

The nostalgia of N*Sync, and today’s boy bands

for popular-nostalgia.com – this is short, to keep with the style of their posts Before One Direction, before the Jonas Brothers, before Blue… there was ‘N Sync. The crazy dance moves, the late-’90s hairstyles, Justin Timberlake’s tight purple shirt… man, they had it all. “I Want You Back” was their first big hit, and it’ll […]

Nostalgia on the Water; Remembering Fishing Trips

There aren’t too many of us country music fans up here in New York, but I grew up listening to Garth Brooks, Randy Travis, and Bonnie Raitt. One of my absolute favorite country music songs, though, is by a much lesser known band called The Nitty Gritty Dirt Band. As a kid, The Nitty Gritty […]

Ric Flair

Ric Flair

Woooooo! To be the man you gotta beat the man. Ric Flair! As a kid growing up in the Southeast US nothing was more exciting than getting out to the Saturday afternoon wrestling matches. No one brought more excitement and cocky self assurance to the mat than the “Nature Boy”. Although throughout most of his […]

Pang Game

Pang was my favorite game back in the 90’s. This post was submitted by panger.

Hall & Oates - I Can't Go For That (No Can Do)  (1981)

Hall & Oates – I Can’t Go For That (No Can Do) (1981)

Daryl Hall & John Oates – I Can’t Go For That (No Can Do) – a classic 80s track that rolls back the years even though it was made a year or two before I was born! This track came out in 1981, and was by Hall & Oates. I can go for that! Lyrics […]

Sabrina

Sabrina “Boys, Boys, Boys”

Its the 1980s, and you’re a boy, so what better to learn than that Sabrina is looking for a good time? This track will take you right back to those 1980s summertime holidays. Or, you’ll watch the video and remember that it really was quite revealing. Either way, reminisce with us about Sabrina, Boys Boys […]

what a classic sweet - liquorice pipes

what a classic sweet – liquorice pipes

lovely liquorice pipes sweets that are now available online and in store in all good sweet shops. sweet greetings from shildon This post was submitted by Sweet.

Tamagotchis

Tamagotchis came around in the mid-90’s as the alternative to actually owning a pet, for children it was very exciting period and these were all the rage in a time when digital was relatively unknown. They weren’t popular for long, like most things in the 90’s they were swept along on a wave of new […]

Ask Jeeves

Does anyone remember a time when, as well as Googling something, we might, just, once in a while, Ask Jeeves. I do. Jeeves was an imaginary butler who would go away through the internet and find your query in double-quick time. Except, more often than not, because they used a version of Google from about […]

Cadbury’s Aztec

Sometime in the late 1960s the Cadbury chocolate company was advertising a new line which they called Aztec. Their TV campaign used the historically correct fact that chocolate, in some form was known to the aztecs of ancient mexico. I remember a setting of temple-pyramids and actors dressed in ornate feather costumes dancing and singing […]

RETURN OF THE CATS!

RETURN OF THE CATS A 1980s favourite is set to become this year’s Christmas ‘must-have’ as retailer demand outstrips supply of the new Thundercats action figures and vehicles. The retro cartoon – with celebrity fans including Jonathan Ross, Chris Moyles and Paulo Nutini – has been updated and recently released on British TV screens. The […]

Trumpton

This programme made me SO happy even though I grew up in the eighties! Trumpton (1967) is a stop-motion children’s television show from the producers of Camberwick Green first shown on the BBC in the 1960s. The third and final series in the sequence was Chigley. Trumpton was narrated by Brian Cant. The animation was […]

The Herbs

THE most AMAZING children’s programme. Following info care of Wikipedia. The Herbs was a television series for young children made for the BBC by Graham Clutterbuck’s FilmFair company. It was written by Michael Bond (creator of Paddington Bear), directed by Ivor Wood using 3D stop motion model animation and first transmitted from 12 February 1968 […]