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Quiz about 90s Covers of 80s Tracks
Quiz about 90s Covers of 80s Tracks

90s Covers of 80s Tracks Trivia Quiz

The 90s was a decade of grunge, rap and alternative music. Many great tracks from this decade were actually covers of 80s hits. Match the 90s band to the 80s track they covered.

A matching quiz by apathy100. Estimated time: 4 mins.
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4 mins
Match Quiz
Quiz #
Dec 03 21
# Qns
Avg Score
7 / 10
(a) Drag-and-drop from the right to the left, or (b) click on a right side answer box and then on a left side box to move it.
1. "Total Eclipse of the Heart"  
  Tina Turner
2. "Blue Monday"  
  Love Spit Love
3. "Sweet Dreams (Are Made of This)"  
  Jeff Buckley
4. "How Soon Is Now?"  
5. "Time After Time"  
6. "Missing You"  
  Nikki French
7. "Take On Me"  
  Marilyn Manson
8. "Faith"  
  Limp Bizkit
9. "Electric Avenue"  
  Refugee Camp All-Stars
10. "Hallelujah"  
  Reel Big Fish

Select each answer

1. "Total Eclipse of the Heart"
2. "Blue Monday"
3. "Sweet Dreams (Are Made of This)"
4. "How Soon Is Now?"
5. "Time After Time"
6. "Missing You"
7. "Take On Me"
8. "Faith"
9. "Electric Avenue"
10. "Hallelujah"

Quiz Answer Key and Fun Facts
1. "Total Eclipse of the Heart"

Answer: Nikki French

In 1983, Bonnie Tyler released the track "Total Eclipse of the Heart" which peaked at the number one spot in eight countries around the world including Canada, United Kingdom and United States. In 1995, Nikki French released her version of the track and it peaked at the number one spot in four countries around the world, one of them being Canada where "Total Eclipse of the Heart" peaked at the top spot for the second time.
2. "Blue Monday"

Answer: Orgy

The band New Order released a 12-inch single of "Blue Monday" in March of 1983 and would remain in the Top 50 around the world for over two years. The highest this version of the song would peak was at the number two spot in New Zealand. The song was then remixed in 1988 where it once again was successful in various countries of the world and even peaked at the number one spot in New Zealand.

In 1998, alternative band Orgy would bring the song back to the charts successfully bringing the track into the Top 10 in both Canada and the United States.

Their version of the track, while much heavier in sound than the original, peaked at the number one spot on the US Billboard Hot Dance Music/Maxi-Singles Sales.
3. "Sweet Dreams (Are Made of This)"

Answer: Marilyn Manson

"Sweet Dreams (Are Made of This)" is undoubtedly the signature track from the 1980s duo of Annie Lennox and David Stewart (The Eurythmics). Initially, their 1983 version almost never peaked at the number one spot, but after four weeks at number two on the US Billboard Charts, it overtook "Every Breath You Take" by The Police to claim the prized spot for one week.

In 1995, metal and shock rock group Marilyn Manson brought the track back into the spotlight on their album "Smells Like Children". Their cover are what many music historians classify as their first legitimate hit song.

While their version never hit the Top 10, it send waves through the music industry where it topped out at the number 12 spot in Canada and number 26 on the US Alternative Songs chart.
4. "How Soon Is Now?"

Answer: Love Spit Love

"How Soon Is Now?" is the only song by The Smiths to peak in the Top 40 in the United States where it landed at the number 36 spot on the US Dance Charts in 1984. It would peak at number 24 in the United Kingdom. On the other hand, they would have nine songs hit the Top 20 on the UK Singles Charts between 1985 and 1995. Love Spit Love, a splinter group from the eighties band Psychedelic Furs released a cover version of the track in 1996.

Their version received mixed reviews but was successfully used as the theme song to the American television series "Charmed" for eight seasons.
5. "Time After Time"

Answer: INOJ

Initially recorded and released by Cyndi Lauper in 1983, "Time After Time" has been covered and charted by at least four other bands and musicians including Novaspace (2003) where it was successful mainly in Europe, Quietdrive (2007) which hit the Top 30 in the United States and by Javier Colon (2011) who peaked in the Top 100 on the Billboard Charts. Pop and R&B musician INOJ released her most successful track of the 1990s when she covered "Time After Time" in 1998 where her version peaked in at the number six spot on the US Billboard charts.
6. "Missing You"

Answer: Tina Turner

Lead vocalist John Waite from The Babys and Bad English garnered number one success in the United States when he released "Missing You" in 1984. Tina Turner covered the track for her 1996 album "Wildest Dreams" where it barely made the Top 100 in the United States peaking in at number 84.

While not successful in the US, Turner saw plenty of success with the cover track in the United Kingdom where she brought it to the number 12 spot on the UK Singles Chart.
7. "Take On Me"

Answer: Reel Big Fish

Norwegian synthpop band released the catchy and classic pop track "Take On Me" in 1984 where it would settle in at the number one spot in Canada, United States, United Kingdom, Germany and Australia. It had the distinction of having a unique music video completed in sketch and animation.

The ska punk band Reel Big Fish did a remake of the song in 1998 released as a soundtrack song for the film "BASEketball" but it was unable to gain any mainstream success.
8. "Faith"

Answer: Limp Bizkit

In 1987, George Michael spent four weeks at the number one spot on the US Billboard Charts with his hit "Faith" from the album of the same name. The album not only spawned this hit song, but also "Father Figure", "I Want Your Sex", "Monkey" and "One More Try".

In 1998, nu metal band Limp Bizkit covered the song in order to gain attention for the band. While the song was not as successful as the original, it put Limp Bizkit on the map in terms of the music industry where they would peak at number 28 on the US Alternative Charts. Between 1999 and 2001 Limp Bizkit would go on to have five Alternative Top 10 charting songs.
9. "Electric Avenue"

Answer: Refugee Camp All-Stars

"Electric Avenue" was released in 1982 by Eddy Grant where it referred to the actual Electric Avenue in South London. It peaked at the number one spot in Canada and at number two in the United States. The Refugee Camp All-Stars version was remade as the track "Avenues" where it was featured for the movie "Money Talks" in 1997.

It was a reggae version of the song and features Bob Marley's song Ky-Mani Marley. It would peak at the number 35 spot in the United States on the Billboard Charts.
10. "Hallelujah"

Answer: Jeff Buckley

Canadian folk artist Leonard Cohen released "Hallelujah" for his album "Various Positions" in 1984. The song was successful in France where it peaked at the number one spot but the music charts were less forgiving in Canada and the United States where it topped at at number 17 and number 20 respectively. "Hallelujah" was featured on the only album released by Jeff Buckley titled "Grace" in 1994.

The song did not garner success upon its initial release and sadly Jeff Buckley would succumb to a drowning shortly after its release. Over a decade after its initial release, the Buckley version would peak at the number one spot on the US Digital Charts in 2007. Contributing to its success was the fact that his version of the song had been used in various television shows including The "West Wing", "House M.D.", and" One Tree Hill".
Source: Author apathy100

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