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Quiz about No 1 Hits of the 80s Vol12
Quiz about No 1 Hits of the 80s Vol12

No. 1 Hits of the 80s Vol.12 Trivia Quiz


This is for the MTV generation. This is the continuing series of songs that were U.S. Billboard number one hits during the 1980s. How many do you remember? You may need the title or artist of the song. You may find some clues along the way. Have fun.

A multiple-choice quiz by fredsixties. Estimated time: 4 mins.
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Author
fredsixties
Time
4 mins
Type
Multiple Choice
Quiz #
327,321
Updated
May 01 23
# Qns
10
Difficulty
Average
Avg Score
7 / 10
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Awards
Top 35% Quiz
Last 3 plays: Guest 79 (8/10), Guest 74 (5/10), Hayes1953 (5/10).
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Question 1 of 10
1. Christopher Cross went to the top of the charts with this way of getting from Point A to Point B in 1980. Can you name the tune? Hint


Question 2 of 10
2. "The One That You Love" was a top selling hit for this duo in 1981. Can you remember who they were? Hint


Question 3 of 10
3. "Hard to Say I'm Sorry" was a 1982 number one tune for this geographical band. Which location on the map are we talking about?

Answer: (Windy)
Question 4 of 10
4. In the music video for Billy Joel's "Tell Her About It" which cheesy and respectful acts come before and after Joel's group, B.J. and the Affordables? Hint


Question 5 of 10
5. The theme to this "spooky" movie made it to the top of the charts in 1984. What was the name of both the song and the movie? Hint


Question 6 of 10
6. "Sussudio" was a 1985 chart topper for Phil Collins. What does the word Sussudio mean? Hint


Question 7 of 10
7. Madonna hit the top of the charts in 1986 with a song that was used in a motion picture soundtrack which featured someone close to her. Can you get close to the title of this one? Hint


Question 8 of 10
8. This oft covered tune from Motown in the 1960s became a 1987 number one single for Kim Wilde. Can you name it? Hint


Question 9 of 10
9. Whitney Houston broke a record of sorts when her "Where Do Broken Hearts Go" got to the top of the charts in 1988. What did she accomplish? Hint


Question 10 of 10
10. "I'll Be There For You" was a 1989 number one tune for this U.S. East Coast super group. Name the group. Hint



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Mar 26 2024 : Guest 79: 8/10
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Quiz Answer Key and Fun Facts
1. Christopher Cross went to the top of the charts with this way of getting from Point A to Point B in 1980. Can you name the tune?

Answer: Sailing

"Sailing" was a number one tune for Christopher Cross off his debut album of the same name. It spent a week at the top of the U.S. Billboard Hot 100 charts in the summer of 1980. It won the Grammy Award as "Song of the Year". Cross in perhaps best remembered for his rendition of "Arthur's Theme" from the 1981 film starring Dudley Moore and Liza Minnelli.
2. "The One That You Love" was a top selling hit for this duo in 1981. Can you remember who they were?

Answer: Air Supply

It was the combination of Graham Russell and Russell Hitchcock who combined to form Air Supply, one of the biggest selling soft rock acts of the 1970s and 1980s. This song, "The One That You Love", was a 1981 chart topper which spent one week at the number one spot on the Billboard charts in the summer that year.
3. "Hard to Say I'm Sorry" was a 1982 number one tune for this geographical band. Which location on the map are we talking about?

Answer: Chicago

Chicago, which was a top selling band of the 1970s suffered a tragic loss of original member Terry Kath in 1978. "Hard to Say I'm Sorry" was a comeback of sorts, as it was their first Top 50 song in four years and became their first number one since 1976 when it climbed to the top of the U.S. Billboard Hot 100 charts for a two week stay in September of 1982.

This song propelled Chicago to their second incarnation so to speak, and they remained a powerful force in rock music throughout the 1980s.
4. In the music video for Billy Joel's "Tell Her About It" which cheesy and respectful acts come before and after Joel's group, B.J. and the Affordables?

Answer: Topo Gigio and Rodney Dangerfield

"Tell Her About It" was a number one Billy Joel hit which spent a week at the top of the Billboard Hot 100 charts. The song was off his album called "An Innocent Man". In the video, which imitated the Ed Sullivan as U.S. variety show of popular in the 1950s and 1960s, Joel's fictitious band is introduced by a Sullivan impersonator who thanks the prior act "Topo Gigio" (a talking mouse puppet who made many appearances on the show).

After the song Joel goes backstage and walks by Rodney Dangerfield (yes, the REAL Rodney Dangerfield was in the video) who tells Joel "Thanks for warming them up for me". Dangerfield prepares to go onstage next as he thinks Sullivan is introducing him, but Sullivan next introduced "Petrushka the Dancing Bear", much to the chagrin of Dangerfield. Funny stuff.
5. The theme to this "spooky" movie made it to the top of the charts in 1984. What was the name of both the song and the movie?

Answer: Ghostbusters

"Ghostbusters" was a 1984 comedy starring Dan Aykroyd, Bill Murray and Sigourney Weaver. The theme from the motion picture was written and recorded by Ray Parker Jr. and spent three weeks at the top of the U.S. Billboard Hot 100 charts in the summer that year. The song also went to number two in the U.K. and was nominated for an Academy Award.
6. "Sussudio" was a 1985 chart topper for Phil Collins. What does the word Sussudio mean?

Answer: Nothing. It's made up

"Sussudio" spent one week at the top of the U.S. Billboard Hot 100 charts in the summer of 1985 and reached number 12 on the U.K. charts. The song was the first release from his album "No Jacket Required". According to Collins, he was improvising lyrics to go with a drum track he was laying down and "suss-sussudio" was a wording that scanned properly on his equipment.

After trying to find a better word or real word to fit the track, he decided just to leave it as it was, so "Sussudio" became the title of the song and well as its main lyric.
7. Madonna hit the top of the charts in 1986 with a song that was used in a motion picture soundtrack which featured someone close to her. Can you get close to the title of this one?

Answer: Live to Tell

"Live to Tell" was a Madonna tune that spent a week at the top of the U.S. Billboard Hot 100 charts in the spring of 1986. The song was off an album called "True Blue". It was used as part of the soundtrack of the 1986 motion picture "At Close Range" starring Sean Penn, who was her husband at the time.
8. This oft covered tune from Motown in the 1960s became a 1987 number one single for Kim Wilde. Can you name it?

Answer: You Keep Me Hangin' On

"You Keep Me Hangin' On" was a number one tune on the Billboard Hot 100 charts for Diana Ross and the Supremes in 1966, and a number six tune as a cover by Vanilla Fudge in 1968. Covered by a multitude of artists during the following decades, the song found it's way to the top of the Billboard charts once again in 1987 when British singer Kim Wilde got to the top for one week in the spring that year.

Her version also went to number one in Canada and Australia and number two in her native U.K.
9. Whitney Houston broke a record of sorts when her "Where Do Broken Hearts Go" got to the top of the charts in 1988. What did she accomplish?

Answer: Seven straight number one U.S. hits

"Where Do Broken Hearts Go" spent two weeks at the top of the U.S. Billboard charts in the spring of 1988. This was Whitney's seventh straight number one U.S. tune, and was the first time this feat was accomplished by any act. She had been in a tie with The Beatles and The BeeGees who had accomplished six straight number ones, but this song put her over the top.
10. "I'll Be There For You" was a 1989 number one tune for this U.S. East Coast super group. Name the group.

Answer: Bon Jovi

"I'll Be There For You" was the third release from the album "New Jersey", preformed by Bon Jovi who hail from, of course, New Jersey. The song spent a week at the top of the U.S. Billboard Hot 100 charts in the spring of 1989. The other song with the same title was performed by the Los Angeles based group, The Rembrandts, and was used as the theme song from the American television series called "Friends".
Source: Author fredsixties

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