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'80s Music Quiz (Archived January 31st 2003)

1: What artist hit #1 on the Billboard charts in December of 1989 with "We didn't start
    the fire" ?
    Billy Joel
    Joe Jackson
    Richard Marx
    Dan Hartman
2: Complete the following song title from the '80s : "99 Red ________"
    Apples
    Balloons
    Cars
    Dragons
3: Name the artist associated with the lyrics : "Dream if you can a courtyard, an ocean
    of violets in bloom"
    Stevie Wonder
    Prince
    Elton John
    None of the above
4: Name the group associated with the lyrics : "I met a strange lady, she made me
    nervous..."
    Ultravox
    Men at Work
    Wham!
    Dexy's Midnight Runners
5: Who is the lead singer of Skid Row?
    Axl Rose
    Sebastian Bach
    Steven Tyler
    Bret Michaels
6: Which band released the hit album titled "Synchronicity" in 1983?
    Tears for Fears
    INXS
    The Police
    Men at Work
7: Who was the lead singer of 'Culture Club' ?
    Limahl
    Ric Ocasek
    Pete Burns
    Boy George
8: Which artist had small roles in the movies "U-571" and "Pay it Forward" ?
    Phil Collins
    Jon Bon Jovi
    Bob Seger
    John Cougar
9: Which Bruce Springsteen song describes his difficulty in writing a hit single?
    (ironically, it was a hit single)
    Dancing in the Dark
    Glory Days
    Born in the U.S.A
    Brilliant Disguise
10: Which artist got his name from a black and yellow striped sweater he wore in
    his youth?
    Oingo Boingo
    Adam Ant
    Sting
    Bono
11: Who is Farookh Bulsara better known as?
    Eddy Grant
    George Michael
    Chaka Khan
    Freddie Mercury
12: Which artist landed a gig as a backup singer on Michael Jackson's "Bad" tour in
    the late 1980s?
    Sheryl Crow
    Mariah Carey
    Faith Hill
    Jennifer Lopez
13: "Don't You (forget about me)" , written by Keith Forsey, was a hit for Simple Minds
    and was also the theme song to the popular '80s movie "The Breakfast Club". Which
    artist turned down the offer to record it first?
    Elton John
    Glenn Frey
    Billy Idol
    George Michael
14: Which '80s song did the United States Armed Forces use as a rallying cry when they
    invaded Iraq in 1991?
    "Message in a bottle" ~ The Police
    "In the Air Tonight" ~ Phil Collins
    "Rock the Casbah" ~ The Clash
    "Born in the USA" ~ Bruce Springsteen
15: The image shown below is taken from which popular '80s music video?

    "I Ran (So far away)" - A Flock of Seagulls
    "Safety Dance" - Men without Hats
    "In a Big Country" - Big Country
    "Come on Eileen" - Dexy's Midnight Runners
 
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