1980s Music Quiz – Remember These Hits?
#1. This is the intro to which song?
Ashes to Ashes is a song by David Bowie, released in 1980. It made No. 1 in the UK.
#2. This is the intro to which song?
Eye of the Tiger is recorded by Survivor. It was released in 1982 and was the theme song for the film Rocky III.
#3. Listen to the clip - Who is the artist?
Dancing in the Dark is a song by Bruce Springsteen. It was the first single released from his 1984 album, Born in the U.S.A.
#4. What is the name of the group?
Owner of a Lonely Heart is a song by the English progressive rock band Yes.
#5. Listen to the clip. Who is the artist?
I Wanna Wake Up with You is a 1986 song made popular by Boris Gardiner. It peaked at No. 1 on the UK Singles Chart for three weeks in August 1986.
#6. Listen to the clip - Who is the artist?
All Night Long (All Night) is a recording by Lionel Richie from 1983. It peaked at No. 1 in United States and No. 2 in United Kingdom.
#7. This is the intro to which British hit song?
Last Christmas is a song by English pop duo Wham!, released in 1984. It peaked at No. 2 in United Kingdom.
#8. Listen to the clip. Can you name the recording artist?
Relax is the debut single by Frankie Goes to Hollywood, released in the United Kingdom in 1983.
#9. This cover version of Dancing in the Street is recorded by:
This cover version of Dancing in the Street was recorded by the English rock singers Mick Jagger and David Bowie as a duo in 1985, to raise money for the Live Aid famine relief cause.
#10. Who is the artist?
I Wanna Dance with Somebody (Who Loves Me) is the first single from Whitney Houston’s second studio album Whitney. The single topped the charts in 13 countries including Australia, Italy, Germany, UK and United States.
Note: music continues until you start another snippet (even if you move to another question!)
Music Quiz with Song Snippets from the 1980s
1980s Music Quiz – Challenge Your Friends
In the 1980s, synthesizers made their way into pop music, creating synth-pop music and other electronic genres. Disco music slowly fell out of fashion, making room for the king of Pop, Michael Jackson. His 1982-album Thriller becomes the most successful album of the 80s.
The decade also saw emergence of superstars like Janet Jackson, Madonna, Prince, and Whitney Houston. Bruce Springsteen rose to icon status with his album Born in the U.S.A. In the latter half of the 1980s, teen pop experienced its first wave, with bands like New Kids on the Block.
In United States, hip-hop became the dominant cultural movement of the African American communities.
In United Kingdom and rest of Europe, the pop duo Wham! made huge success. In 1985, Bob Geldof and Midge Ure organized Live Aid, a dual-venue concert to raise funds for relief of the ongoing Ethiopian famine. The concert featured many the biggest names on the music scene of the time. A global audience of nearly 2 billion watched the concert on TV.
Kylie Minogue’s first single, Locomotion, was a huge hit in her home country, Australia.
This quiz takes you back to some of the greatest hits of the eighties. If you grew up during the 1980s, you’ll find this one easy!
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