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Ipod Shuffle 07: 1980s Billboard Top 100 Part 1

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Ipod Shuffle 07 1980s Billboard Top 100 Part 1 game quiz
"This installment features one song for each year of the 1980s that charted on the Billboard Top 100."

15 Points Per Correct Answer - No time limit  



1. 1980: Tom Petty's "Refugee" hit the charts in 1980. The album, "Damn the Torpedoes", was Petty's first album to break the Top Ten on the Billboard Album charts, going all the way to number two for seven weeks. What album kept Petty from having the number one album?
    "Emotional Rescue" (The Rollign Stones)
    "52nd Street" (Billy Joel)
    "The Wall" (Pink Floyd)
    "Against The Wind" (Bob Seger & the Silver Bullet Band)


2. 1981: John Lennon's "Watching the Wheels" features what instrument accompanying the lead piano?
    Steel drum
    Tambourine
    Hammered dulcimer
    Cello


3. 1982: Asia released their first single from their debut album, "Asia", called "Heat of the Moment". The TV show "Supernatural" featured the song in what episode?
    Answer: (Two words)


4. 1983: Michael Jackson's "Thriller", easily the biggest album of 1983, features contributions from people as diverse as Vincent Price, Paul McCartney, and Eddie Van Halen. Both Van Halen and Toto guitarist Steve Lukather played guitar on "Beat It", which is not the last time the two guitarists collaborated. What Van Halen song did Lukather contribute backup vocals to?
    When It's Love
    Love Walks In
    Right Now
    Learning to See


5. 1984: The original German lyrics of "99 Luftballons" by Nena deal with apocalyptic matters when some national military forces overreact to 99 balloons floating over their borders and begin a nuclear war - pretty strange for a pop song. The main writer of the song, guitarist Carlo Karges, got the idea at a concert where they released several balloons. Who was the main star of the concert?
    The Rolling Stones
    Cheap Trick
    The Who
    Iggy Pop and The Stooges


6. According to Jimmy Vallance, cowriter of Bryan Adam's 1985 hit "Summer of 69", the song has no sexual reference but is actually about the year of 1969.
    True
    False


7. 1986: Jermaine Stewart's number five hit "We Don't Have to Take Our Clothes Off" found success especially after being included in the show "Miami Vice". Stewart sang backup vocals with what 1980s group before he released that hit single?
    XTC
    Culture Club
    Frankie Goes to Hollywood
    Duran Duran


8. 1987: Heart had the hit single "Alone", which was written in 1983. John Stamos, best known as Uncle Jessy on "Full House", recorded the song for what CBS show?
    Full House
    Dreams
    General Hospital
    Hangin' with Mr. Cooper


9. 1988: Who is the artist associated with the Internet phenomenon of "rickrolling"?
    Answer: (Two Words)


10. 1989: Skid Row had two Billboard Top 100 Top Ten singles and a hit on the Mainstream chart from their debut album, "Skid Row". Which song was NOT a hit on either chart?
    18 and Life
    I Remember You
    Youth Gone Wild
    Can't Stand the Heartache


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Compiled Jun 28 12