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

1: Name the '80s rock band whose hits include "Janie's Got a Gun" and "Love in an elevator"
    Def Leppard
    AC/DC
    The Police
    Aerosmith
2: Name the all-female group from the '80s whose hits include "Venus" and "Cruel Summer"
    Bangles
    Bananarama
    Go-go's
    Heart
3: All of the artists below are of Canadian extraction, except one. Who is the odd one out?
    Bryan Adams
    Alannah Myles
    Corey Hart
    Cyndi Lauper
4: According to his early '80s hit song, where does Gary Numan feel safest of all?
    In his dreams
    In his car
    In his room
    On top of a mountain in Colorado
5: Who wrote "Manic Monday" for the Bangles?
    Lionel Richie
    Quincy Jones
    Prince
    Michael Jackson
6: Which song is about life on the streets of Los Angeles and the dangers people face?
    "Welcome to the Jungle" - Guns n' Roses
    "18 and Life" - Skid Row
    "Close My Eyes Forever" - Lita Ford & Ozzy Osbourne
    "Danger Zone" - Kenny Loggins
7: Which '80s song begins with the lyrics : "I hear a lot of stories, I suppose they
    could be true.."
    "Abracadabra" - Steve Miller Band
    "A Good Heart" - Feargal Sharkey
    "Sweet Dreams (are made of this)" - Eurythmics
    "9 to 5" - Dolly Parton
8: Name the group whose hits include "You Spin Me Round (Like a Record)" and
    "Brand New Lover"
    Erasure
    Pet Shop Boys
    Dead or Alive
    Huey Lewis and the News
9: What was the british equivalent to the U.S famine relief song "We are the World"?
    Always something there to remind me
    Do they know it's Christmas?
    Dancing in the Street
    Everybody wants to rule the world
10: The founder of the '80s band "Mike and the Mechanics" was originally a member of
    which of the following bands?
    Fine Young Cannibals
    Genesis
    The Police
    Depeche Mode
11: Which artist topped the US and European charts in the early 1980s with the cheesey
    single "Rock Me Amadeus" ?
    Nena
    Falco
    David Bowie
    Matthew Wilder
12: Name the artist associated with the lyrics : "That's all I wanted, something special,
    something sacred, in your eyes..."
    Peter Gabriel
    Prince
    George Michael
    Richard Marx
13: Which band took its name from a river in Greek mythology?
    Queensryche
    Eurythmics
    Arcadia
    Styx
14: In the 1980s, the topic of nuclear war seemed to come up a lot in songs. Of the songs
    listed below, which song does NOT fit into this genre?
    "1999" - Prince
    "Enola Gay" - OMD
    "99 Luftballons" - Nena
    "Sunday Bloody Sunday" - U2
15: Can you name the band shown below ?

    Psychedelic Furs
    The Cars
    Alphaville
    Talking Heads
 
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