'80s Music Quiz (Archived April 13th 2003)

1: Who is the lead singer of Aerosmith?
    Steven Tyler
    Axl Rose
2: Who released an album titled "Sign O' The Times" in 1987?
    Michael Jackson
    Lionel Richie
    None of the above
3: Name the late '80s hard rock band whose hits include "Patience" and "Paradise City"
    Van Halen
    Guns n' Roses
4: Complete the following song title from 1989 : "Another day in _______"
5: Peter Gabriel was one of the founding members of which band when it was formed in 1965?
    The Clash
    Pink Floyd
    Led Zeppelin
6: Name the '80s group whose hits include "Just can't get enough" and "Blasphemous Rumors"
    Joy Division
    Depeche Mode
    The Pretenders
7: Which '80s song begins with the lyrics : "If a boy had a chance, a chance with someone
    like you" ?
    A Flock of Seagulls - "I Ran"
    Billy Idol - "Sweet Sixteen"
    Icehouse - "Electric Blue"
    George Michael - "Faith"
8: Name the group associated with the lyrics "And you may find yourself behind the wheel of a
    large automobile..."
    The Cars
    Cheap Trick
    Talking Heads
    The Police
9: Whose real name is William Broad?
    Billy Idol
    Ozzy Osbourne
    Axl Rose
10: What color is Boy George's dream in Culture Club's "Karma Chameleon" ?
    Red, White & Blue
    Red, White & Green
    Red, Gold & Blue
    Red, Gold & Green
11: Dionne Warwick, Andy Gibb, Marilyn McCoo and Rick Dees were all hosts of a 1980-88 TV
    show that highlighted hit records. What was it called?
    American Idol
    Solid Gold
    Total Request Live
    Much Music
12: Madonna married actor Sean Penn in 1985. The following year they starred together in
    the awful romantic comedy "Shanghai Surprise". What was the plot of this movie?
    Madonna hired Sean to recover some stolen opium
    Sean hired Madonna to pose as his wife
    Madonna hired Sean to rescue her daughter from China
    Sean hired Madonna to sing at the Shanghai Hilton
13: According to a popular legend circulating after the introduction of the compact disc
    (CD) in 1982, what could you do to make your CD sound better?
    Wash it
    Rub it
    Write on it
    Play it really loud to 'break it in'
14: Who won the Grammy award for album of the year in 1987?
    Bon Jovi, for "Slippery When Wet"
    U2, for "The Joshua Tree"
    George Michael, for "Faith"
    Michael Jackson , for "Bad"
15: Name the band shown below:

    The Clash
    Joy Division
    The Smiths
    Cutting Crew
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