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Influential Eighties Bands

"Way before Nirvana" to quote a Bowling for Soup song, these artists helped define alternative genres to the decade's mainstream pop music.
Average (10 qns)
Feb 18 06
1290 plays
Fill In the 80s Song Title

I'll give you part of a title, you fill in the missing word.
Easy (10 qns)
Jul 27 02
8307 plays
UK Number 40 Hits - 1984 to 1989

The third quiz in my trilogy of the hits that never quite made it... As ever, all answere can be verified by checking the "Guinness Book Of British Hit Singles".
Very Difficult (15 qns)
Feb 19 07
912 plays
Gag Me with the 80's

This is a mix of music from the 1980's. It deals with the artists, the albums and the tunes. Have fun.
Difficult (10 qns)
Oct 22 07
1974 plays
Obscure Rock Hits of 1982 and 1983

The years 1982 and '83 were known for rock bands of all flavors making it on the Billboard Hot 100. This quiz will test your knowledge of songs that never made the top ten list, but did break the top 40 barrier (or died trying).
Difficult (10 qns)
Jul 05 14
384 plays
Obscure 80's Music Trivia!

How well do you remember the 80's? Take this quiz and find out how much of an impact the music scene and MTV had on you and your memory!
Tough (10 qns)
Jul 06 08
2505 plays
Early 1980s Bands And Songs

It's rather simple. Just match the song title to the artist/artists that performed it. Most of these are from the early 1980s, and the chart positions pertain to U.S. chart positions.
Tough (25 qns)
Aug 12 03
4749 plays
In My "80s" Obscure Lyrics - 2

Here's another sample of some of my favorite 1980s tunes. I'll give you the lyrics, and you give me the bands. Thanks to everyone who played Part One, hope you enjoy this one. Cheers all!
Average (10 qns)
Dec 30 06
2454 plays
Eighties Guilty Pleasures

These 1980's songs will probably not lead to enlightenment or world peace, but how many would you turn way up if they came on the radio?
Tough (10 qns)
Sep 02 05
5322 plays
1980s Music

Do you remember vinyl? I list the album, you name the band.
Average (10 qns)
Sep 18 00
8172 plays
Eighties Music References

The 1980's music scene is not usually associated with literary, scientific or classical music inspiration, but see if you can connect these songs with their historical roots.
Tough (10 qns)
Aug 16 05
1776 plays
Concerts I Have Seen

Everyone has different tastes in music. See if we have anything in common.
Average (20 qns)
Nov 28 00
4302 plays
Who Sang These 80s Songs? Part 1

Songs of the 80s. Who sang it? I will give you a title of a song and you tell me who performed the song in the 80s. Very easy. Have fun.
Average (10 qns)
Aug 26 06
3126 plays
Ipod Shuffle 29: 1980s Billboard Top 100 Part 4

This is my fourth 1980s quiz. This quiz covers songs that charted on the Billboard Top 100 in the 1980s. Each year gets a question.
Difficult (10 qns)
May 16 10
408 plays
Pure 80s Rock and Roll

Forget about new wave and techno, the best music from the 80s was pure Rock! Flashback to the days of big hair and even bigger guitar riffs!
Tough (20 qns)
Dec 22 01
4128 plays
Music Of The Eighties : 2

Here we go again with my second 1980s music trivia quiz. This one should be a little harder than the first one. Good luck to all!
Tough (20 qns)
Apr 19 01
5160 plays
1980s Ballads

I'll give you a few lines from some of my favorite ballads from the 80's. A few might be considered to be guilty pleasures. You pick the artist that sings them.
Tough (15 qns)
Apr 06 02
4098 plays
1980s Music From A to Z

My favorite subject: music of the eighties! I will give you the title of a 1980's song and you give me the artist who sang the song. The name of the artist starts with 'A' for question 1, then we'll continue alphabetically. Good luck and enjoy!
Average (25 qns)
Feb 12 02
6717 plays
Hard Rock Songs of 80s

Identify the songs of the 80s best Hard Rock and Hair Metal bands.
Tough (15 qns)
Feb 02 01
3177 plays
80s Music: New Wave / Vol. 2

This quiz is about alternative, progressive, and new wave music of the 80s. Many of these artists can be considered 'underground', just like those featured in my previous quiz. This is volume two. Good luck!
Difficult (10 qns)
Feb 23 07
882 plays
Name The Band With The 80s Hit

I'll give you a song title and some lyrics, you guess which group, whose names all include the word 'band', had a hit with it in the 80s. Chart positions are based on U.S. pop charts.
Average (10 qns)
Nov 13 04
2244 plays
80s Music UK

Mostly UK New Wave.
Tough (25 qns)
Mar 15 03
2229 plays
Ipod Shuffle 30: 1980s Billboard Top 100 Part 5

This is my fifth 1980s quiz and is formatted like the previous four installments. This quiz covers songs that charted on the Billboard Top 100 in the 1980s. Each year gets a question.
Difficult (10 qns)
May 29 10
408 plays
1980s -The Best Decade For Music #1

Test your knowledge of 1980's music, especially the goofy stuff.
Average (10 qns)
Aug 16 03
3873 plays
80s Lyrics, Name The Song

I will give you a line from a song. You name the song.
Average (10 qns)
Mar 05 01
4221 plays
Obscure 1980s Music 3

Remember the groups and solo artists that had minor success in the 1980s?
Average (10 qns)
Jun 03 06
3465 plays
Awesome Hair Songs

Hello, this is my first quiz! I hope everyone enjoys! In this quiz, I will give a song and you will give me the hair band (of the 80's) who sings the song.
Average (10 qns)
Sep 17 06
2103 plays
Forgotten Songs of the 80s part 2

More of the best forgotten songs of the 80s.
Very Difficult (15 qns)
Apr 14 14
354 plays
Child of the Eighties - 2

Here is my second installment of the "Child Of The Eighties" quizzes. Hope that you enjoy this one as much as the first. Good luck to everyone who plays.
Average (10 qns)
May 23 03
3954 plays
Music From the Eighties!

Who could forget the wonderful decade of the 1980s? Let's see if you did. Here are some questions to jog your memory. Good luck!
Average (20 qns)
Feb 19 03
7041 plays
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