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'80s Music Quiz (Archived June 16th 2002)

1: Who sang the early '80s hits "1999" and "Little Red Corvette" ?
    Michael Jackson
    Lionel Richie
    Prince
    Rick James
2: Who was the lead singer of Culture Club?
    Sting
    Bono
    Boy George
    Freddie Mercury
3: Name the artist and song title associated with the following lyrics : "I hear the
    drums echoing tonight, but she hears only whispers of some quiet conversation"
    Toto - "Africa"
    Bryan Adams - "Summer of 69"
    Tears for Fears - "Shout"
    Prince - "1999"
4: Who sang "The Safety Dance", one of the biggest hits in the early '80s ?
    The Fixx
    Soft Cell
    Men without Hats
    Huey Lewis & the news
5:Which of the following female artists starred in the popular '80s movie "Goonies"?
    Madonna
    Cyndi Lauper
    Toni Basil
    Bonnie Tyler
6: C.C Deville was a member of which of the following metal bands from the 80s?
    AC/DC
    Warrant
    Whitesnake
    Poison
7: Who sang "Total Eclipse of the Heart" ?
    Bonnie Tyler
    Madonna
    Cyndi Lauper
    Kim Carnes
8: Which of the following groups released the cheesey (yet catchy) '80s hit
    "The Final Countdown" ?
    Nelson
    Warrant
    Asia
    Europe
9: Name the group associated with the following lyrics : "These are the things I
    can do without, come on.. I'm talking to you"
    Pet Shop Boys
    Naked Eyes
    Level 42
    Tears for Fears
10: All of the following artists participated in USA for Africa's "We are the World"
    song, except one. Can you spot the odd one out?
    Cyndi Lauper
    Bruce Springsteen
    Madonna
    Diana Ross
11:Which late '80s one-hit-wonder group were best known for their song "Breakout"?
    Swing Out Sister
    Living Colour
    Fine Young Cannibals
    Los Lobos
12: In the 1980s, which of the following artists was once quoted as saying "People used
    to throw rocks at me because of my clothes. Now they want to know where I buy them."
    Boy George
    Madonna
    Cyndi Lauper
    Prince
13:Which of the following is actually a remake of a song by Gloria Jones in the mid '60s?
    Soft Cell - "Tainted Love"
    Cyndi Lauper - "Girls just wanna have fun"
    Kim Carnes - "Bette Davis Eyes"
    Human League - "Don't you want me"
14: Which of the following is actually a remake of a hit from 1969?
    Laura Branigan - "Gloria"
    Phil Collins - "You can't hurry love"
    Bananarama - "Venus"
    George Harrison - "Got my mind set on you"
15: How many different artists or bands are mentioned in the following '80s mini
    story, taken from lyrics of various 80s songs -[Avoid counting repeat artists/bands
    more than once] I was working part time in a five and dime. My boss was Mr. Magee. He
    was six foot four and full of muscles and walked like an Egyptian, but I was happy to
    be stuck with him. One manic Monday, while I was busy working for the weekend, I
    overheard him make a careless whisper.
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