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The way we were in 1981: Pop music

Hairspray and make-up all round. Bucks Fizz won Eurovision at a time when the UK could muster more than "nul points". The New Romantics wave was in full swing, with bands such as Adam and the Ants, Ultravox and Spandau Ballet all frills and eyeliner. The 2 Tone ska sounds of The Specials and Bad Manners topped the royal wedding summer charts.