Matt Young

Blogs by Matt Young

I have a passion for all things 80s and have contributed to some of the biggest 80’s websites around the world. I was 6 when the decade came to a close and I think my interests stem from some truly happy memories of the time.

If I’m not writing about the 80s you will find me playing in Popgun or pursuing other hobbies like writing, collecting rare specimens of Faberge eggs or having a good time somewhere. I’d like to think I say things as I see them and apart from one blatant lie in the previous sentence I’d like to think of myself as one of the good guys, perhaps a modern day hero.  Teaching music, bringing up an amazing three year old and spending time with friends and family takes up any other free time I have but I wouldn’t change my life for anyone else’s. .....well maybe David Hasselhoff’s but i’d have to see his medical records first.

Any feedback is always welcome and you can contact me directly at

Recent Posts by this author

We do it so you dont have to, check out our blog of the worst 80s number ones to ever hit the UK, you wouldnt find these on a Popgun playlist.

Please enjoy my blog to my all time favourite 80s star, Mr Sylvester Stallone. From Rocky, Rambo and Rhinestone.

30 years ago The Lost Boys was a summer smash at the Box Ofiice. This blog examines why this movie is the best Vampire Movie ever made.

A blog dedicated to the life of one of the most iconic wrestlers of the 80's, Macho Man Randy Savage

This historic FA Cup final was the finest of the decade and stands as one of the finest in the FA Cups rich history.

Girls, Girls, Girls, a phrase adopted by Father Jack in the 90’s is also a fantastic rock record by Motley Crue from the 80’s. Songs about motorcycles, drugs and (yes) girls rule the album.

Popgun bring their brand new light/laser show to Colchester June 2nd at the Bull

The 80’s was arguably the most diverse and eclectic time for popular music but not every hit song was an original composition. Some of the biggest hits you may be surprised to know were covers of older songs. Here is a list of my top ten covers of the 80’s. Let me know if you agree.