Acceptable in the 80s

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"Acceptable in the 80s"
Single by Calvin Harris
from the album I Created Disco
  • "This Is The Industry"
  • "Love for You"
Released 12 March 2007
  • 10"
  • 12"
  • CD
  • download
Recorded 2006
Length 5:34
3:31 (radio edit)
  • Sony
  • Columbia
Calvin Harris singles chronology
"Acceptable in the 80s"
"The Girls"

"Acceptable in the 80s" is the debut single by Scottish musician Calvin Harris. The song became Harris' first hit in the United Kingdom, peaking at the #10 position on the UK Singles Chart. Internet Wrestling pay-per-view reviewers "OSW Review" use this song and various covers of this for their introduction.

Music video[edit]

The music video, directed by Woof Wan-Bau, features many references of the time; the stereotypical large hairstyles, bright dayglo colours and bizarrely, scientists dissecting a sock puppet which appears to be an otter, products of which are used by a hair stylist, TV chef, and to heal a grazed knee: this may be a reference to the fact that testing cosmetic products on animals was still legal in the UK in the 1980s.

Track listing[edit]

10" (FLYEYE 001)
No. Title Length
1. "Acceptable In The 80s"   5:33
2. "This Is The Industry"   3:36

12" (FLYEYE 003)
No. Title Length
1. "Acceptable In The 80s" (Tom Neville Remix) 7:16
2. "Acceptable In The 80s"   5:33
3. "Acceptable In The 80s" (Glimmers Remix) 5:58

Maxi CD (FLYEYE 004)
No. Title Length
1. "Acceptable In The 80s" (Radio Edit) 3:31
2. "Love For You"   3:49
3. "Acceptable In The 80s"   5:33
4. "Acceptable In The 80s" (Tom Neville Remix) 7:16


Chart (2007–08) Peak
Australia (ARIA)[1] 97
Denmark (Tracklisten)[2] 14
Germany (Official German Charts)[3] 30
Ireland (IRMA)[4] 30
Scotland (Official Charts Company)[5] 9
UK Singles (Official Charts Company)[6] 10


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