Acceptable in the 80s

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"Acceptable in the 80s"
CalvinHarrisAcceptableInThe80s.jpg
Single by Calvin Harris
from the album I Created Disco
B-side
  • "This Is The Industry"
  • "Love for You"
Released 11 December 2006 (2006-12-11)
Format
Recorded 2006
Genre Electro-funk[1]
Length 5:34
Label
Songwriter(s) Calvin Harris
Producer(s) Calvin Harris
Calvin Harris singles chronology
"Acceptable in the 80s"
(2006)
"The Girls"
(2007)
"Acceptable in the 80s"
(2006)
"The Girls"
(2007)

"Acceptable in the 80s" is a song by Scottish musician Calvin Harris from his debut studio album, I Created Disco (2007). It was released as the album's lead single on 11 December 2006, the single peaked at number 10 on the UK Singles Chart.

Music video[edit]

The music video, directed by Woof Wan-Bau, features many references to the 1980s, including the stereotypical large hairstyles and bright dayglo colours, it also features scientists dissecting a sock puppet of what appears to be a genet, the products of which are used by a hair stylist and a TV chef, and to heal a grazed knee.

In other media[edit]

This song is extensively used as the theme song for the Patreon-funded video podcast OSW Review.

The song is used in the bowling mini-game of Xbox 360 video game Kinect Sports.

The song is featured in a dancing mini-game in Rayman Raving Rabbids: TV Party.

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

Charts[edit]

Certifications[edit]

Region Certification Certified units/Sales
United Kingdom (BPI)[11] Silver 200,000^

^shipments figures based on certification alone

References[edit]

  1. ^ Naylor, Tony (13 June 2007). "Calvin Harris: I Created Disco". NME. Archived from the original on 10 August 2014. Retrieved 18 June 2018. 
  2. ^ "ARIA Top 100 Singles – Week Commencing 13th August 2007" (PDF). Australian Recording Industry Association (910): 4. 13 August 2007. Retrieved 13 December 2013 – via Pandora Archive. 
  3. ^ "ARIA Dance – Week Commencing 13th August 2007" (PDF). Australian Recording Industry Association (910): 15. 13 August 2007. Retrieved 18 June 2018 – via Pandora Archive. 
  4. ^ "Danishcharts.com – Calvin Harris – Acceptable in the 80s". Tracklisten.
  5. ^ "Offiziellecharts.de – Calvin Harris – Acceptable in the 80s". GfK Entertainment Charts.
  6. ^ "Chart Track: Week 15, 2007". Irish Singles Chart.
  7. ^ "Official Scottish Singles Sales Chart Top 100". Official Charts Company.
  8. ^ "Official Singles Chart Top 100". Official Charts Company.
  9. ^ "Official Dance Singles Chart Top 40". Official Charts Company.
  10. ^ "End of Year Singles Chart Top 100 – 2007". Official Charts Company. Retrieved 18 June 2018. 
  11. ^ "British single certifications – Calvin Harris – Acceptable in the 80s". British Phonographic Industry. 22 July 2013. Retrieved 18 June 2018.  Select singles in the Format field. Select Silver in the Certification field. Enter Acceptable in the 80s in the search field and then press Enter.

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