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Ipod Shuffle 07: 1980s Billboard Top 100 Part 1
"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
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)
1981: John Lennon's "Watching the Wheels" features what instrument accompanying the lead piano?
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?
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
Learning to See
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
Iggy Pop and The Stooges
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.
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?
Frankie Goes to Hollywood
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?
Hangin' with Mr. Cooper
1988: Who is the artist associated with the Internet phenomenon of "rickrolling"?
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