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361 1980s Music quizzes and 5,054 1980s Music trivia questions.
1.
  Totally 80s    
Match Quiz
 10 Qns
Remember the days of big hair and spandex? I MISS THE 1980s! I'll give you the title of a 1980s rock song, you name the rock artist.
Average, 10 Qns, workisboring, Feb 12 24
Average
workisboring gold member
Feb 12 24
346 plays
2.
  A Blast from the Past, the Sounds from the 1980s    
Ordering Quiz
 10 Qns
The 1980s produced some fantastic music. Can you remember the year when the song was released? All you have to do is enter the song in the order in which it was released in the UK. Have fun and good luck!
Tough, 10 Qns, Lord_Digby, Dec 18 23
Tough
Lord_Digby gold member
Dec 18 23
468 plays
3.
  Top 100 Songs of the 1980s (10 - 1)   best quiz  
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
This quiz features the ten most popular songs in the U.S. as determined by the Billboard Hot 100 charts from the 1980s. Find out how much you know about these songs that touched and affected so many lives.
Average, 10 Qns, bottle_rocket, Oct 28 19
Average
bottle_rocket gold member
Oct 28 19
17690 plays
4.
  The 1980s Rock!   popular trivia quiz  
Match Quiz
 10 Qns
This is for all the 80s rock fans out there. See if you can match the song title with the singer or group that sang the song! Good luck!
Average, 10 Qns, ponycargirl, Jun 27 23
Average
ponycargirl editor
Jun 27 23
1324 plays
5.
  Songs From the 1980s    
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
I will give you a title of a song from the 1980s, and you match the title of that song to the band or singer.
Easier, 10 Qns, blake_aus_nsw, May 18 23
Easier
blake_aus_nsw gold member
May 18 23
1930 plays
6.
  First Lines of 1980s Hits   popular trivia quiz  
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
I give you the first line(s). Do you know the song?
Average, 10 Qns, Vermic, Jun 29 13
Average
Vermic
27279 plays
7.
  Hits in the 80s   popular trivia quiz  
Multiple Choice
 20 Qns
I will name the song or songs and you name the artist.
Easier, 20 Qns, jds2001, Oct 03 13
Easier
jds2001
21332 plays
8.
  Top 100 Songs of the 1980s (20 - 11)   best quiz  
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
This quiz features ten of the 100 most popular songs in the U.S. as determined by the Billboard Hot 100 charts from the 1980s. Find out how much you know about these songs that touched and affected so many lives.
Easier, 10 Qns, bottle_rocket, Feb 28 18
Easier
bottle_rocket gold member
Feb 28 18
11559 plays
9.
  Top 100 Songs of the 1980s (90 - 81)   best quiz  
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
This quiz features ten of the 100 most popular songs in the U.S. as determined by the Billboard Hot 100 charts from the 1980s. Find out how much you know about these songs that touched and affected so many lives.
Average, 10 Qns, bottle_rocket, Jul 01 07
Average
bottle_rocket gold member
12499 plays
10.
  Top 100 Songs of the 1980s (80 - 71)   best quiz  
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
This quiz features ten of the 100 most popular songs in the U.S. as determined by the Billboard Hot 100 charts from the 1980s. Find out how much you know about these songs that touched and affected so many lives.
Average, 10 Qns, bottle_rocket, Jun 14 07
Average
bottle_rocket gold member
10748 plays
trivia question Quick Question
What was Billy Joel's contribution to 1983's Billboard number one songs on September 24, 1983?

From Quiz "Billboard Number One Hits of 1983"




11.
  Top 100 Songs of the 1980s (70 - 61)   best quiz  
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
This quiz features ten of the 100 most popular songs in the U.S. as determined by the Billboard Hot 100 charts from the 1980s. Find out how much you know about these songs that touched and affected so many lives.
Average, 10 Qns, bottle_rocket, Sep 14 19
Average
bottle_rocket gold member
Sep 14 19
10190 plays
12.
  Top 100 Songs of the 1980s (50 - 41)   best quiz  
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
This quiz features ten of the 100 most popular songs in the U.S. as determined by the Billboard Hot 100 charts from the 1980s. Find out how much you know about these songs that touched and affected so many lives.
Average, 10 Qns, bottle_rocket, Aug 24 13
Average
bottle_rocket gold member
9493 plays
13.
  Billboard Hot 100 Number One Hits - 1980s    
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
A quiz about number one hits on the US Billboard Singles Chart in the 1980s. US chart: Joel Whitburn's book of Billboard Top Pop Singles. UK chart: The Guinness Book of British Hit Singles.
Average, 10 Qns, shipyardbernie, May 16 23
Average
shipyardbernie gold member
May 16 23
832 plays
14.
  Top 100 Songs of the 1980s (100 - 91)   best quiz  
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
This quiz features ten of the 100 most popular songs in the U.S. as determined by the Billboard Hot 100 charts from the 1980s. Find out how much you know about these songs that touched and affected so many lives.
Average, 10 Qns, bottle_rocket, Sep 18 23
Average
bottle_rocket gold member
Sep 18 23
10880 plays
15.
  Top 100 Songs of the 1980s (40 - 31)   best quiz  
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
This quiz features ten of the 100 most popular songs in the U.S. as determined by the Billboard Hot 100 charts from the 1980s. Find out how much you know about these songs that touched and affected so many lives.
Average, 10 Qns, bottle_rocket, Apr 13 08
Average
bottle_rocket gold member
8592 plays
16.
When Words Fail Music Speaks
  When Words Fail, Music Speaks   popular trivia quiz  
Photo Quiz
 10 Qns
It is the 1980s and here is a great selection of songs that will make you think about something other than the world going around.
Very Easy, 10 Qns, ClaudiaCat, Jun 28 20
Very Easy
ClaudiaCat gold member
Jun 28 20
1681 plays
17.
  Top 100 Songs of the 1980s (30 - 21)   best quiz  
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
This quiz features ten of the 100 most popular songs in the U.S. as determined by the Billboard Hot 100 charts from the 1980s. Find out how much you know about these songs that touched and affected so many lives.
Average, 10 Qns, bottle_rocket, Dec 18 23
Average
bottle_rocket gold member
Dec 18 23
7323 plays
18.
  1980s Artists and Their Hits   great trivia quiz  
Multiple Choice
 15 Qns
I absolutely love the 80s. Hopefully this quiz will bring back some fond memories. I will list the song and you pick the artist. Good luck! Chart references are to US charts.
Easier, 15 Qns, claysgirl26, Jul 19 18
Easier
claysgirl26
Jul 19 18
12334 plays
19.
  Ladies From the Eighties   best quiz  
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
I give you a song and a hint or two, and you give me the artist. Just remember, all the answers will be female artists, girl vocal groups, all-girl bands, or bands that are well known for having a woman in them, all from the 80s!
Easier, 10 Qns, VickiPeterson, Jan 11 22
Easier
VickiPeterson
Jan 11 22
6499 plays
20.
  We Loved the 80s   best quiz  
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
Big hair, MTV and singers who couldn't dance to save their lives (except for Michael). Return with us now to those days of yesteryear because - we loved the '80s!
Average, 10 Qns, CmdrK, Sep 05 12
Average
CmdrK gold member
5210 plays
21.
  Name that 80s Band   popular trivia quiz  
Multiple Choice
 25 Qns
I give you the name and the first line of the rockin 80s song, and you name the band - that simple.
Average, 25 Qns, shawshankin, Feb 04 21
Average
shawshankin
Feb 04 21
14487 plays
22.
  Casey Kasem's Countdown Clues   top quiz  
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
Remember the weekly American Top 40 hosted by cheesy but fun DJ Casey Kasem? Each question is worded as if Casey himself were introducing a song on the Top 40. Find clues to the correct song and artist in my pretend Casey Kasem banter. I hope you enjoy!
Average, 10 Qns, cbaker3122, Sep 12 13
Average
cbaker3122
6594 plays
23.
  Music of the Eighties : 1    
Multiple Choice
 20 Qns
Can you remember who sang these songs (artist or group) in the early 1980's? Some are one hit wonders. Have fun!
Average, 20 Qns, mr.gazoo, Mar 26 17
Average
mr.gazoo
14115 plays
24.
  80s Tunes A-Z    
Multiple Choice
 26 Qns
Here's a simple quiz for music lovers of the 80s....
Easier, 26 Qns, SLAPSHOT4, Feb 24 22
Easier
SLAPSHOT4 gold member
Feb 24 22
907 plays
25.
  Top 100 Songs of the 1980s (60 - 51)   great trivia quiz  
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
This quiz features ten of the 100 most popular songs in the U.S. as determined by the Billboard Hot 100 charts from the 1980s. Find out how much you know about these songs that touched and affected so many lives.
Average, 10 Qns, bottle_rocket, Aug 22 07
Average
bottle_rocket gold member
6337 plays
26.
  80s Rock bands   popular trivia quiz  
Multiple Choice
 20 Qns
OK, in this quiz, I give you the name of the famous song and you pick the band (or singer) who performed it. Sound easy? Not if you don't know your 80's music! Give it a shot and enjoy! Good Luck!
Average, 20 Qns, billscout, Apr 04 16
Average
billscout
17144 plays
27.
  Rockin' to the 80s in Songs   great trivia quiz  
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
These rock songs are sure to bring back some wild memories! Enjoy.
Easier, 10 Qns, Lilady, Sep 05 09
Easier
Lilady
4334 plays
28.
  More 80s Songs than You Can Shake a Stick At!    
Multiple Choice
 25 Qns
Some very memorable songs were released in the 80s. Here are some of those songs. I'll name the song, you name the band or singer.
Average, 25 Qns, ramonesrule, Aug 03 20
Average
ramonesrule gold member
Aug 03 20
921 plays
29.
  Fill In the 80s Song Title    
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
I'll give you part of a title, you fill in the missing word.
Easier, 10 Qns, vixnn, Jul 17 21
Easier
vixnn
Jul 17 21
9679 plays
30.
  1980s Pop Music Potpourri, Part 2   great trivia quiz  
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
Here is a quiz on some popular songs from the 1980s. Good luck and have fun.
Average, 10 Qns, mrgrouchy, Aug 18 23
Average
mrgrouchy
Aug 18 23
3633 plays
31.
  80s Music Survey for Generation Y'ers   popular trivia quiz  
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
If you're Gen X or older, this quiz should be a breeze! But if you're Gen Y (as in barely legal to drink, or younger), challenge yourself with this 80s survey - one question for each year of that decade - to prove how pop savvy you are!
Easier, 10 Qns, luvinsmile, Oct 22 22
Easier
luvinsmile
Oct 22 22
6180 plays
32.
  Who Sang That? 1980s   popular trivia quiz  
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
This quiz is filled with song titles from the eighties. You have the fun task of matching the song with the performer.
Average, 10 Qns, dd1988, Dec 28 06
Average
dd1988
8719 plays
33.
  Don't Give Up! Give this 80s Song Quiz a Try!    
Match Quiz
 10 Qns
Welcome to my quiz. I do love the 80s and hope you remember some of these songs that make up my top ten all time favourite songs from that decade. You need to match the song to the correct artist.
Average, 10 Qns, ramonesrule, Jul 12 20
Average
ramonesrule gold member
Jul 12 20
727 plays
34.
  Number One '80s Hits on the UK Singles Chart   popular trivia quiz  
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
A quiz about number one hits on the UK Singles Chart in the 1980s. UK chart: The Guinness Book of British Hit Singles. US chart: Joel Whitburn's book of Billboard Top Pop Singles.
Average, 10 Qns, shipyardbernie, May 17 23
Average
shipyardbernie gold member
May 17 23
465 plays
35.
  80s Music Trivia    
Multiple Choice
 20 Qns
Remember the 80's? Here are a few questions about 80's music.
Average, 20 Qns, jane6677, Apr 02 23
Average
jane6677
Apr 02 23
12817 plays
36.
  Songs That Characterized The 80s    
Multiple Choice
 15 Qns
80s music has a reputation as being the death of R&B rock and the birth of electric pop. That might be so, but it did spawn some mighty fine tunes and mighty large shoulder pads. This quiz looks at some of the best songs and artists.
Average, 15 Qns, bertho, Sep 21 18
Average
bertho
Sep 21 18
8475 plays
37.
  1980s Pop Music Potpourri   great trivia quiz  
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
Here is a quiz on some popular tunes from the 1980s. Good luck and have fun.
Average, 10 Qns, mrgrouchy, Jul 23 10
Average
mrgrouchy
2609 plays
38.
  Classic Albums of the 1980s    
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
I will name four songs from ten different classic albums of the 1980s, and you pick the correct album title.
Average, 10 Qns, ralzzz, Sep 21 05
Average
ralzzz gold member
5522 plays
39.
  Take this 1980s Music Quiz    
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
Do you remember vinyl? I list the album, you name the band.
Average, 10 Qns, BradRich, Apr 29 11
Average
BradRich
8472 plays
40.
  It's The 80s UK Music Quiz: Part 1    
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
Some people get a little sniffy about the music of the 1980s, often belittling the quality. It was, though, a high time in the UK. See what you remember.
Easier, 10 Qns, darksplash, Jan 09 24
Easier
darksplash gold member
Jan 09 24
422 plays
41.
  80s Music Survey for Generation Y'ers - Part II    
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
Hmmm...so you Generation Y'ers thought you were smart enough to ace the last 80s survey quiz. Let's see how you all do on this one! The format is the same: a total of 10 questions, one for each year of pop music from 1980 to 1989. Enjoy!
Average, 10 Qns, luvinsmile, Mar 24 07
Average
luvinsmile
3321 plays
42.
  Music From the Eighties!    
Multiple Choice
 20 Qns
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, superferd, Apr 07 18
Average
superferd
Apr 07 18
7422 plays
43.
  1980s Pop Music Potpourri, Part 3   popular trivia quiz  
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
Here is a quiz on some popular songs from the early 1980s. Good luck and have fun!
Average, 10 Qns, mrgrouchy, Sep 11 10
Average
mrgrouchy
1788 plays
44.
  They're Back!   popular trivia quiz  
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
Just when their pop music careers seemed over, these recording acts made a huge splash back on the American charts in the 1980s. See if you can recognize the top ten song that marked the return of these artists who first hit the charts in the 60s and 70s
Average, 10 Qns, bottle_rocket, Mar 24 10
Average
bottle_rocket gold member
1157 plays
45.
  It's The 80s UK Music Quiz: Part 2   popular trivia quiz  
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
Continuing our look at music that was hot in the UK in the 1980s.
Average, 10 Qns, darksplash, Feb 02 21
Average
darksplash gold member
Feb 02 21
316 plays
46.
  Name An 80s Tune    
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
Love 80s music? I give you a lyric, you tell me the artist and title.
Average, 10 Qns, Rach43084, Jul 07 23
Average
Rach43084
Jul 07 23
6135 plays
47.
  80s Movie Music Trivia    
Multiple Choice
 15 Qns
Test your knowledge of the movies and the music of the 80s.
Average, 15 Qns, weezette, Dec 04 09
Average
weezette
5113 plays
48.
  1980s Music From A to Z    
Multiple Choice
 25 Qns
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, mr.gazoo, Oct 28 14
Average
mr.gazoo
7052 plays
49.
  Music Trivia from the 1980s    
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
This is my first Music quiz and I decided to choose the 80s. Enjoy!
Average, 10 Qns, bwfc10, Apr 19 20
Average
bwfc10
Apr 19 20
822 plays
50.
  Concerts I Have Seen    
Multiple Choice
 20 Qns
Everyone has different tastes in music. See if we have anything in common.
Average, 20 Qns, buckmanboston, Dec 01 12
Average
buckmanboston
4503 plays
51.
  The 1980s Bite Back    
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
Loved the 80s? Miss the 80s? Here's a quiz to show your devotion!
Average, 10 Qns, Nebnim, Nov 23 15
Average
Nebnim
4547 plays
52.
  1980s Mega Music Mix    
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
These are some of the songs I remembered from the 1980's.
Average, 10 Qns, skirwood, Aug 12 09
Average
skirwood
3955 plays
53.
  Lesser Known UK Hits Of The 80s    
Match Quiz
 10 Qns
The third decade in this little series of well known artists and their not so well known UK hits.
Average, 10 Qns, 480154st, Feb 27 18
Average
480154st gold member
Feb 27 18
257 plays
54.
  1980s -The Best Decade For Music #1    
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
Test your knowledge of 1980's music, especially the goofy stuff.
Average, 10 Qns, stumpyjoe73, Aug 26 11
Average
stumpyjoe73
4119 plays
55.
  80s Artists & Songs    
Multiple Choice
 15 Qns
Do you remember these great & not so great artists & songs?
Average, 15 Qns, joopie, Sep 04 22
Average
joopie
Sep 04 22
6514 plays
56.
  Who Sang These 80s Songs? Part 1    
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
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, lynn-ann, Sep 22 06
Average
lynn-ann
3553 plays
57.
  Music Trivia from the 1980s Part 4    
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
Hello music lovers. Here is another installment of my music trivia from the 1980s.
Average, 10 Qns, bwfc10, Apr 19 20
Average
bwfc10
Apr 19 20
711 plays
58.
  Music Trivia from the 1980s Part 2    
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
Hi, Music fans! Here is Part 2 of my 80s mixed music trivia.
Average, 10 Qns, bwfc10, Apr 19 20
Average
bwfc10
Apr 19 20
675 plays
59.
  Name That 80s Tune Test    
Multiple Choice
 15 Qns
Using a selected lyric, identify the titles of hit songs from the 1980s.
Average, 15 Qns, mbhall, Nov 22 07
Average
mbhall
4082 plays
60.
  Influential Eighties Bands    
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
"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, Beanster, Feb 18 06
Average
Beanster
1454 plays
61.
  Before They Were (Really) Famous: 80's Music    
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
These artists became household names during the 1980s. Can you identify the works that came just before they achieved mainstream success?
Average, 10 Qns, Beanster, Jul 28 16
Average
Beanster
1690 plays
62.
  1980s Tunes    
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
I will give you a song name, you will choose the artist. All songs were heard on the radio in the 80s.
Average, 10 Qns, topher2me, May 25 13
Average
topher2me
3356 plays
63.
  Music Trivia from the 1980s Part 3    
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
Hello music lovers! Here is Part three of my Music trivia from the 1980s. Hope you enjoy!
Average, 10 Qns, bwfc10, Aug 28 19
Average
bwfc10
Aug 28 19
741 plays
64.
  Music Trivia from the 1980s Part 5    
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
Here is another of my 1980s quizzes for your pleasure!
Average, 10 Qns, bwfc10, Sep 04 19
Average
bwfc10
Sep 04 19
645 plays
65.
  Child of the Eighties - 2    
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
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, philthyspice, Apr 16 11
Average
philthyspice
4082 plays
66.
  UK Chart Music from the 1980s    
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
It was the time for big hair, excessive make up and big shoulder pads ... and that was just the boys! Enjoy my nostalgia quiz of the '80s.
Average, 10 Qns, Mr_Rusty, Jan 12 11
Average
Mr_Rusty
2469 plays
67.
  Obscure 1980s Music 3    
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
Remember the groups and solo artists that had minor success in the 1980s?
Average, 10 Qns, JimBailey, Jul 22 06
Average
JimBailey
3701 plays
68.
  80s Rock Music    
Multiple Choice
 5 Qns
A pretty simple quiz about the early 80s rock movement.
Average, 5 Qns, lvher_05, Aug 01 10
Average
lvher_05
6602 plays
69.
  Who Sang These 80s Songs? Part 2    
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
More songs from the 80s. Once again I'll give you a song and you tell me who sang it. Have fun.
Average, 10 Qns, lynn-ann, Sep 22 06
Average
lynn-ann
1703 plays
70.
  80s Artists in Alpha Order    
Multiple Choice
 25 Qns
I'll name the song, you enter or select the artist starting with the appropriate letter.
Average, 25 Qns, tracyb555, Aug 29 22
Average
tracyb555
Aug 29 22
6135 plays
71.
  80s Pop Tunes    
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
The following questions all relate to people or songs that made the UK Charts during the 1980s. Enjoy the trip down memory lane!
Average, 10 Qns, filmgal, Apr 25 07
Average
filmgal
1900 plays
72.
  Wonderful 80s    
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
I will give you the song title and you tell me who the great artist is to record it.
Average, 10 Qns, jenle27, Sep 19 11
Average
jenle27
3590 plays
73.
  Name the 80s Album    
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
I'll give you the artist and release date, you name the album.
Average, 10 Qns, deflprd, Apr 03 11
Average
deflprd
4859 plays
74.
  80s Albums And Groups    
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
For those of you stuck in the 80's- I hope you enjoy my first foray into the world of quiz creation!
Average, 10 Qns, map, Jun 22 18
Average
map
Jun 22 18
4622 plays
75.
  The New Romantics    
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
If you were a teenager in the 80s, chances are you listened to these!
Average, 10 Qns, ladyphantasma, May 01 06
Average
ladyphantasma
764 plays
76.
  80s Music Brain Bender    
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
I wasn't around in the eighties, but I know so much it seems like I was!
Average, 10 Qns, raptorx2, Apr 22 05
Average
raptorx2
1692 plays
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1980s Music Trivia Questions

1. The last Billboard Hot 100 hit of 1980 was by John Lennon. What is the title of that song?

From Quiz
Billboard Hot 100 Number One Hits - 1980s

Answer: (Just Like) Starting Over

"(Just Like) Starting Over" written by John Lennon was number one for five weeks on the Billboard Hot 100 for John Lennon in 1980. It was number one for one week on the UK Singles Chart the same year. "(Just Like) Starting Over" rose to number one on December 27 1980, 19 days after John Lennon was fatally shot outside the Dakota Building, where he lived in New York. John Lennon's previous number one hit was "Whatever Gets You Thru The Night", six years earlier in 1974. He was the last of the four Beatles to have a solo number one hit on the Billboard Hot 100.

2. Which was the only group to have three number one hits on the UK Singles Chart in 1980?

From Quiz Number One '80s Hits on the UK Singles Chart

Answer: Blondie

Blondie's three number one hits on the UK Singles Chart in 1980 were; "Atomic" was written by Chris Stein/Debbie Harry and was number one for two weeks. It peaked at number 39 on the Billboard Hot 100 in 1980. "Call Me" was written by Georgio Moroder/Debbie Harry and was number one for one week. It was number one for six weeks on the Billboard Hot 100 and was the biggest selling single of 1980 in the USA. "The Tide Is High" was written by John Holt and was number one for two weeks. It was number one for one week on the Billboard Hot 100 in 1981. It took them 20 years but Blondie had six number one hits on the UK Singles Chart between 1979 and 1999.

3. Which band sings the song "Need You Tonight"?

From Quiz Songs From the 1980s

Answer: INXS

INXS was an Aussie rock band between 1977 and 2012. Some albums by INXS include "Kick", "Listen Like Thieves", "Switch", and "Shine Like It Does: The Anthology (1979-1997)". "Need You Tonight" ranked number two on the US Billboard Hot 100 charts in 1988. "Need You Tonight" was written by Andrew Farriss and Michael Hutchence.

4. Who added to 30 years in the charts with a spiritual UK Christmas number one in 1988?

From Quiz It's The 80s UK Music Quiz: Part 2

Answer: Cliff Richard

"Oh, it's Christmas time, mistletoe and wine Children singing Christian rhyme With logs on the fire and gifts on the tree A time to rejoice in the good that we see..." "Mistletoe And Wine" spent four weeks at the top of the Official UK Charts in December 1988. It was one of 14 number ones for Cliff Richard among 68 UK top tens from 1958.

5. Which band debuted at the top of the UK pop charts in 1981 with their song "Stand And Deliver"?

From Quiz It's The 80s UK Music Quiz: Part 1

Answer: Adam And The Ants

More than one million copies of "Stand And Deliver" were sold at a time when that meant physical sales of 45s. For a brief moment in time, Adam and the Ants were the biggest band on the 1980s UK music scene. They sounded, and looked very different from the rest, and it was that look that got attention. Flamboyant clothes and a lot of feathers, added to bright make up for the lead singer, pitched them above the common herd. They got that attention almost by accident - picking up a last-minute spot on 'Top of the Pops' when another act dropped out. That got their single "Dog Eat Dog" from number 37 eventually to number four. Off their third LP, "Prince Charming", came "Stand And Deliver". Promoted with an elaborate video it grabbed a lot of attention and became their first UK number one. Between 1978 and 1982, the band had eight songs in the UK top 30, including two number ones. Adam Ant (real name Stuart Leslie Goddard) then broke up the band and had a solo career that included five songs in the UK top 30. Of these, "Goody Two Shoes" was a 1982 chart topper.

6. "Hold Me Now" was a huge hit for this trio. Released in 1983 in the U.K., who sang it?

From Quiz More 80s Songs than You Can Shake a Stick At!

Answer: Thompson Twins

Thompson Twins formed in 1977 and had many different personnel changes. From 1982 to 1986 Thompson Twins consisted of Joe Leeway, Tom Bailey and Alannah Currie and it was this version of the band that released one of their biggest hits, "Hold Me Now.". This song was released in 1984 in the U.S. and reached number three on the Billboard Hot 100.

7. What hit song by The Kinks had these lyrics: "That's where the big bands used to come and play. My sister went there on a Saturday..."?

From Quiz Music Trivia from the 1980s Part 5

Answer: Come Dancing

"Come Dancing" was written in 1982 and was included on the 1983 album "State of Confusion". It peaked at number six on the US Billboard Hot 100 in 1983.

8. What was the first album AC/DC released after the death of lead singer Bon Scott?

From Quiz Music Trivia from the 1980s Part 4

Answer: Back in Black

"Back in Black" was released in 1980 and was their seventh studio album. The lead vocals were sung by Brian Johnson who joined the group on the recommendation of "Mutt" Lange.

9. What 1983 Tom Cruise movie featured Bob Seger's "Old Time Rock and Roll"?

From Quiz Music Trivia from the 1980s Part 3

Answer: Risky Business

"Risky Business" featured the now-famous scene in which Cruise's character (Joel) lip-syncs and dances around his house in a dress shirt and underwear to the accompaniment of Bob Seger's "Old Time Rock and Roll."

10. For what group was Ric Ocasek the lead singer?

From Quiz Music Trivia from the 1980s Part 2

Answer: The Cars

The Cars originated in Boston in the late 1970s and were active through 1988. In 2010 surviving members of the band re-united for one more album. They made seven studio albums and were inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 2018.

11. "Touch of Grey" was this band's highest-charting song on the Billboard Hot 100.

From Quiz Music Trivia from the 1980s

Answer: Grateful Dead

"Touch of Grey" was released in 1987 as a single from the album "In the Dark". It was also released as their first music video.

12. If someone had asked her who she and her friends were, this young woman would have said defiantly: "We're the kids in America!" Who is she?

From Quiz We Loved the 80s

Answer: Kim Wilde

While more popular in the U.K., Kim Wilde's "Kids in America" reached number 25 on the Billboard Hot 100 in 1981. She topped U.S. charts in 1986 with "You Keep Me Hangin' On".

13. According to the opening lyrics of Bruce Springsteen's 1980 song "Hungry Heart", in which city did the singer have a wife and kids?

From Quiz 1980s Pop Music Potpourri, Part 3

Answer: Baltimore

"Got a wife and kids in Baltimore, Jack / I went out for a ride and I never went back..." Thus began the hit song "Hungry Heart" by New Jersey's Bruce Springsteen. "Hungry Heart" climbed to the number five spot on the U.S. Billboard charts in November 1980 and was included on an album called "The River." This song proved to be one of Springsteen's most popular in-concert tunes. The Boss sang these words, "Everybody's got a hungry heart Everybody's got a hungry heart Lay down your money and you play your part Everybody's got a hungry heart..."

14. In 1983, Elton John released a popular song called "I'm Still ________."

From Quiz 1980s Pop Music Potpourri, Part 2

Answer: Standing

"I'm Still Standing" was a hit song for Sir Elton John in 1983. This tune appeared on the album "Too Low for Zero" and it reached the number 12 position on the U.S. Billboard singles charts. Elton John sang these words: "Don't you know I'm still standing Better than I ever did Looking like a true survivor Feeling like a little kid..."

15. Which singer from New York City had a hit song in 1983-84 with "Break My Stride"?

From Quiz 1980s Pop Music Potpourri

Answer: Matthew Wilder

Matthew Wilder hit the U.S. singles charts in 1983-84 with the song "Break My Stride." In the USA, this upbeat tune climbed to the number five spot on the Billboard charts. Wilder, born in Manhattan, sang these words from the song's chorus: "Ain't nothing gonna break my stride Nobody gonna slow me down, oh no I got to keep on moving..." Rockwell was born in Detroit; Chris Isaak and Steve Perry were born in California.

16. From which song would you hear the lyrics: "I gotta be cool relax Get hip, get on my tracks Take a back seat, hitch-hike And take a long ride on my motor bike Until I'm ready..."?

From Quiz Rockin' to the 80s in Songs

Answer: Crazy Little Thing Called Love

The single, "Crazy Little Thing Called Love", was the first U.S. number one hit for the English rock band Queen. Freddie Mercury wrote the song for his band and it was released in 1979 from their album, "The Game". It reached number two on the charts in the U.K. "Man on the Prowl" (1984), "Ride the Wild Wind" (1991) and "Under Pressure" (1981) were songs from Queen as well.

17. Song Number 40: "Sucking on chili dogs outside the Tasti-Freeze" ...was John Cougar Mellencamp's idea of a date back in 1982. In what number one classic did he try to "dribble off those Bobby Brooks" so he could do what he pleased?

From Quiz Top 100 Songs of the 1980s (40 - 31)

Answer: Jack and Diane

"Jack and Diane" was the second release from the number one album "American Fool". It debuted in the top 40 on August 7th, 1982 and eight weeks later took over the top spot which it held for four weeks. It spent 17 weeks in the top 40 and was the only number one pop hit in Mellencamp's chart career. The Recording Industry Association of America certified the single gold and named the record one of the 20th century's "Songs of the Century". "Pink Houses" was a top ten hit for John Cougar Mellencamp in 1984. Bryan Adams sang "Summer of '69" into the top ten in 1985. "Eat It" was a number 12 hit for Weird Al Yankovic in 1984. FUN FACT: "Jack and Diane" was inspired by the performances of Warren Beatty and Natalie Wood in the 1961 movie "Splendor in the Grass".

18. 1980 was the year of the Moscow Olympics. Genghis Khan had a major hit with the song entitled "Moscow". What nationality was the band?

From Quiz 1980s Mega Music Mix

Answer: German

This song was number #1 in Australia for four weeks as well as many other European countries.

19. Song number 70: "Guilty feet have got no rhythm" Billboard named this song the most popular record of 1985. The singer said he wrote it at 16 while working as an usher at a local movie theater. Do you know this worldwide number one smash?

From Quiz Top 100 Songs of the 1980s (70 - 61)

Answer: Careless Whisper

"Careless Whisper" began its three week stay at number one on February 16, 1985 and remained in the top 40 for 17 weeks. While it was considered a solo single for George Michael all over the world, in the United States it was released as Wham! (featuring George Michael). It eventually went on to hit number one in 18 countries, spend five weeks at number one on the Adult Contempory chart and achieve platinum status by the Recording Industry Association of America. "Everything She Wants" was Wham's number one tune from May, 1985. Kenny Loggins took "Footloose" to number one in 1984. You can find John Travolta singing "Sandy" in the movie "Grease". FUN FACT: Among the dozens of artists who have covered this song are Bananarama, Gloria Gaynor, Kenny G and Julio Iglesias. Dios mio!

20. Which group scored the first new Number One of the 1980s with the hit "Brass In Pocket"?

From Quiz UK Chart Music from the 1980s

Answer: The Pretenders

"Brass In Pocket" was the only Number One hit for The Pretenders in a chart career that spanned 20 years.

21. Which 1980s new wave group sang the song "True Faith" ?

From Quiz Who Sang That? 1980s

Answer: New Order

This English rock group was formed in 1980.

22. Who claimed he was, "An Innocent Man" in 1984?

From Quiz Who Sang These 80s Songs? Part 2

Answer: Billy Joel

This song reached number ten in the U.S. Charts and number eight in the U.K. Charts. Billy Joel was born in 1949 in New York. He started piano lessons at a young age. He became popular with his song, "Piano Man"(1973). He writes and performs all his own songs and has been included in The Songwriters Hall Of Fame (1992) and the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame (1999).

23. The song "Baggy Trousers" was performed by which crazy band?

From Quiz Who Sang These 80s Songs? Part 1

Answer: Madness

"Baggy Trousers" was just one great "Madness" hit. It reached no. 3 in the U.K. charts in 1980. Another great song from "Madness" was, "House of Fun" and don't forget, "It Must be Love".

24. "Step by step, heart to heart Left, right, left We all fall down like..." Who sang this epic song?

From Quiz The 1980s Bite Back

Answer: Martika

"Toy Soldiers" by Martika, a number one hit in 1989. Martika, born as Marta Marrero, originally got her start as an actress for a kids show.

25. This group had a #53 hit in the U.S. with the song "China" in 1983. Hint: The group recorded for the San Francisco label 415. Can you name them?

From Quiz Obscure 1980s Music 3

Answer: Red Rockers

The Red Rockers hit #53 in the U.S. with the song "China" in 1983, and followed up this hit with the minor hit "Gold" later in the year. Both songs were featured on the debut album 'Good As Gold'. The Red Rockers met with little success with their second album, which featured a cover of Barry McGuire's "Eve Of Destruction".

26. Who was the lead singer of Visage?

From Quiz The New Romantics

Answer: Steve Strange

Steve Strange was born Steven Harrington on May 28, 1959. David Sylvian was the lead singer of Japan, Mike Score fronted A Flock Of Seagulls, and Sal Solo was Classix Nouveaux's vocalist.

27. Which female singer scored a hit titled "They Don't Know" and later had a TV show that introduced "The Simpsons"?

From Quiz 80s Music Brain Bender

Answer: Tracey Ullman

"The Simpsons" were said to be thought up in a waiting room before a job interview.

28. 1980: Which Bruce Springsteen hit single, originally written for The Ramones to perform, was his first Top Ten hit in the U.S.?

From Quiz 80s Music Survey for Generation Y'ers - Part II

Answer: Hungry Heart

After seeing The Ramones perform in Asbury Park, NJ, Bruce Springsteen decided to write "Hungry Heart" for the group to perform. However, his manager convinced him to keep the song for himself. His manager was right - "Hungry Heart" off of "The River" album was Springsteen's first Top Ten hit in the U.S., with many more hit singles yet to come.

29. Kicking it off with 1980: "Whip It" peaked at #10 in the U.S. pop charts. What was the name of the group who could "Whip it...into shape...Whip It Good"?

From Quiz 80s Music Survey for Generation Y'ers

Answer: Devo

Mark Mothersbaugh and Jerry Casale formed Devo in 1972 while the two were art students at Kent State University. They peaked in mainstream pop in 1980 with "Whip It" but soon faded out of the pop music scene.

30. Who sang "Video Killed the Radio Star?"

From Quiz 1980s Artists and Their Hits

Answer: The Buggles

Even though this song was from 1979, it still is considered part of the 1980s. This song's music video was the first to be aired on MTV in August of 1981. I love it. This group was under "Island Records Ltd."

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