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Music of the 80s: Part II
"This is the follow-up to Part I of my quiz. I try to make these challenging and fun, with questions that haven't been asked a hundred times elsewhere. Hope you like it!"
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What wrestling star played Cyndi Lauper's father in the video for 'Girls Just Want to Have Fun'?
Captain Lou Albano
Rowdy Roddy Piper
Macho Man Randy Savage
In what island country did Duran Duran film the video for 'Hungry Like The Wolf' in 1983?
In Men at Work's single 'Down Under,' what was the height of the 'man in Brussells'?
Six foot four
Six foot five
Six foot one
Six foot tall
Public Enemy's 1988 album 'It Takes a Nation of Millions to Hold Us Back' is considered a classic of 80s music, and one of the best rap albums ever. However, what was the name of Public Enemy's debut album, released a year before, in 1987?
Yo! Bum Rush the Show
Black Steel in the Hour of Chaos
Fear of a Black PLanet
Prophets of Rage
What song contained the line 'yellow is the color of sunrays'?
'Walkin' On Sunshine' by Katrina and the Waves
'Faithfully' by Journey
'Sowing the Seeds of Love' by Tears for Fears
'Keep On Movin' by Soul II Soul
About which city was Huey Lewis singing when he asked 'where else can you do a half a million things, all at a quarter to three?'
(Two or Three Words)
What Texas act asked the musical question 'is that tuff enuff?' in 1986?
The Fabulous Thunderbirds
Stevie Ray Vaughn
In what 1989 song did Billy Joel give us an exhaustive list of 20th century historical events?
Famous Last Words
We Didn't Start the Fire
Good Night Saigon
In what song will you hear the line 'everyone's a silverhero, everyone's a Captain Kirk'?
'Take On Me' by A-Ha
'Everybody Wants to Rule the World' by Tears for Fears
'99 Red Balloons' by Nena
'The End of the Innocence' by Don Henley
Whom did the Bangles consider to be their lead singer?
None of these
Who warned, in 1983, 'baby you're much 2 fast, yes U are'?
(One Word Only)
For what movie's soundtrack did James Brown compose the 1986 hit 'Living In America'?
The Golden Child
Ferris Bueller's Day Off
The video for this 1985 song has Bryan Adams singing to an audience of TV screens. What was the song?
Phil Collins and Phillip Bailey teamed up for the 1985 song 'Easy Lover.' What famous group was Bailey formerly a member of?
Earth, Wind and Fire
Kool & the Gang
Which of the famous actors below did NOT appear in Billy Ocean's 1986 video for 'When the Going Gets Tough'?
What supermodel was Billy Joel's real-life 'Uptown Girl'?
Actor Bruce Willis charted in 1987 with 'Respect Yourself' in 1987. What was the name of the album on which the song appeared?
Shake That Thing
The Return of Bruno
In what David Bowie song did the singer complain of 'visions of swastikas in my head'?
Britain's beloved Dr. Magnus Pike is given credit as a guest vocalist on which 1983 hit?
'Rock It,' by Herbie Hancock
'She Blinded Me With Science,' by Thomas Dolby
'People Are People,' by Depeche Mode
'Video Killed the Radio Star,' by The Buggles
In 1984, Huey Lewis sued Ray Parker Jr., claiming 'Ghostbusters' ripped off what song?
'The Power of Love'
'Do You Believe In Love'
'I Want a New Drug'
'Heart and Soul'
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