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Music of the 80s: Part II

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Music of the 80s Part II game quiz
"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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1. What wrestling star played Cyndi Lauper's father in the video for 'Girls Just Want to Have Fun'?
    Captain Lou Albano
    Rowdy Roddy Piper
    Hulk Hogan
    Macho Man Randy Savage


2. In what island country did Duran Duran film the video for 'Hungry Like The Wolf' in 1983?
    Indonesia
    The Philippines
    Sri Lanka
    Madagascar


3. 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


4. 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


5. 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


6. 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?'
    Answer: (Two or Three Words)


7. What Texas act asked the musical question 'is that tuff enuff?' in 1986?
    The Fabulous Thunderbirds
    Stevie Ray Vaughn
    ZZ Top
    Sammy Hagar


8. 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
    Storm Front
    Good Night Saigon


9. 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


10. Whom did the Bangles consider to be their lead singer?
    Susanna Hoffs
    Vicki Peterson
    None of these
    Debbi Peterson


11. Who warned, in 1983, 'baby you're much 2 fast, yes U are'?
    Answer: (One Word Only)


12. For what movie's soundtrack did James Brown compose the 1986 hit 'Living In America'?
    Rocky IV
    The Golden Child
    Crocodile Dundee
    Ferris Bueller's Day Off


13. The video for this 1985 song has Bryan Adams singing to an audience of TV screens. What was the song?
    Answer: (One Word)


14. 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
    Cameo
    The Commodores
    Kool & the Gang


15. Which of the famous actors below did NOT appear in Billy Ocean's 1986 video for 'When the Going Gets Tough'?
    Michael Douglas
    Kathleen Turner
    Robin Williams
    Danny DeVito


16. What supermodel was Billy Joel's real-life 'Uptown Girl'?
    Cheryl Tiegs
    Christie Brinkley
    Farrah Fawcett
    Cindy Crawford


17. Actor Bruce Willis charted in 1987 with 'Respect Yourself' in 1987. What was the name of the album on which the song appeared?
    Bruce's House
    Night Music
    Shake That Thing
    The Return of Bruno


18. In what David Bowie song did the singer complain of 'visions of swastikas in my head'?
    Answer: (Two Words)


19. 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


20. 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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