Acceptable in the 80s

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"Acceptable in the 80s"
Single by Calvin Harris
from the album I Created Disco
B-side "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 a song 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.

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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