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Top 100 Songs of the 1980s (70 - 61)
"This quiz features ten of the 100 most popular songs in the U.S. as determined by the Billboard Hot 100 charts from the 1980s. Find out how much you know about these songs that touched and affected so many lives."
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Song number 70: "Guilty feet have got no rhythm"
Billboard named this song the most popular record of 1985. The singer said he wrote it at 16 while working as an usher at a local movie theater. Do you know this worldwide number one smash?
Everything She Wants
Stranded at the Drive-in
Song number 69: "I'm a man who doesn't know how to sell a contradiction"
Riverboats paddling down the Mississippi River conjure up old world innocence and tales spun by Mark Twain. These bucolic images were upended in this celebrated video the moment Boy George iconically stepped onboard a barge and shimmied his way through this big hit. Do you remember this number one song from 1984?
I'll Tumble 4 Ya
Song number 68: "Midnight...and I'm a-waiting on the 12:05"
In 1981 this catchy tune peaked at number two and spent 27 weeks on Billboard's Hot 100 chart. Do you know the biggest hit for country star Juice Newton?
Queen of Hearts
Midnight Train to Georgia
Love's Been a Little Bit Hard on Me
You Should Hear How She Talks About You
Song number 67: "You get more mileage from a cheap pair of sneakers"
This was the first of three number one singles for this New York singer and songwriter during the 1980s. It spent two weeks on top in July, 1980 and has become the biggest hit in a chart career spanning over 20 years. Can you name this song?
It's Still Rock n' Roll to Me
You May Be Right
Song number 66: "Goes bang bang bang 'til my feet do the same"
This number one smash from 1984 was inspired by a note found by the lead singer from his bandmate. Do you know which of these songs fit the bill?
I'm Your Man
Do Ya Think I'm Sexy?
I'm Coming Out
Wake Me Up Before You Go-Go
Song number 65: "Who am I to disagree?"
You won't find me disagreeing with the lead singer of this number one song. Imagine a woman in a man's suit sternly holding a pointer while standing next to a globe of the world. Do you know the video that gave me childhood nightmares in 1983?
Here Comes the Rain Again
Justify My Love
Nothing Compares 2 U
Sweet Dreams (Are Made of This)
Song number 64: "Are you somewhere feeling lonely or is someone loving you?"
Talk about nightmares. The video for this song features a blind girl sculpting a clay likeness of the singer's head and, well, the perverse result still haunts me. Can you name this ballad from 1984?
Man Without a Face
Song number 63: "To keep me moving, keep me grooving with some energy"
This song was a phenomenon. Coming at the close of the disco era, it spent four weeks at number one in the spring of 1980. I can remember my friends and I getting all excited when the man with the electronic voice came on at the end. Do you know this hit by Lipps Inc.?
Take Your Time (Do It Right)
Song number 62: "Stick around, we're nearly there"
...to revealing the name of this next hit by ex-Beatle Paul McCartney. In a famous pre-MTV video Paul took on ten different roles and played them to humorous effect. The version of the song that spent three weeks at number one in the United States was recorded in concert in what European city?
Song number 61: "You're giving me the chills, baby, please baby, don't"
This song has been parodied by Weird Al Yankovic, been used in commercials for Disney and was heard as a cover version in the movie "Bring It On". Who knew back in 1982 that it would cause such a sensation. Which of these women dressed up in a cheerleader's outfit and cheered "Mickey" all the way to number one?
The Queen Mum
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Compiled May 25 13