1980s Albums

Name the musical acts who recorded these albums from the 1980s.
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Last updated: December 15, 2021
First submittedDecember 22, 2012
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Year
Album
Artist or Group
1989
Like a Prayer
Madonna
1988
Straight Outta Compton
N.W.A.
1987
Appetite for Destruction
Guns N' Roses
1987
The Joshua Tree
U2
1987
Faith
George Michael
1986
Master of Puppets
Metallica
1986
Slippery When Wet
Bon Jovi
1986
Graceland
Paul Simon
1986
Licensed to Ill
Beastie Boys
1985
No Jacket Required
Phil Collins
Year
Album
Artist or Group
1984
Purple Rain
Prince
1984
Private Dancer
Tina Turner
1984
Born in the U.S.A.
Bruce Springsteen
1984
Stop Making Sense
Talking Heads
1983
Synchronicity
The Police
1983
She's So Unusual
Cyndi Lauper
1983
Texas Flood
Stevie Ray Vaughan
1982
Thriller
Michael Jackson
1982
Rio
Duran Duran
1980
Back in Black
AC/DC
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Level 55
Feb 12, 2013
17/20. Nice variety of artists.
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Level 74
Nov 7, 2013
I agree, good fun quiz. I have all but 5 of these albums.
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Level 74
Jun 8, 2015
No.
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Level 81
Dec 10, 2015
The 80s rule.
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Level 85
Dec 11, 2015
If you like 80's music, try my quizzes on 80's music (and other music quizzes) here
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Level 56
Apr 5, 2017
The best bands on here are the ones that the lowest scores!
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Level 82
Dec 15, 2021
Great quiz!
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Level 66
Dec 15, 2021
Aw, I miss the version with Sonic Youth. Oh well. If anyone wants kinda OK angsty music from the 80s go listen to Sonic Youth.
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Level 83
Dec 15, 2021
Stop making sense is not really an album, more of a live soundtrack or so. Speaking in tongues or Little creatures would be more appropriate for that period of their career.
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Level 81
Dec 16, 2021
Just a consistency note: the 1990s quiz goes from oldest to newest. The order should be reversed in one of these quizzes.
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Level 81
Dec 17, 2021
The 2000s quiz is newest to oldest, so I guess it's the 1990s quiz that should reverse order.
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Level 83
Jan 12, 2022
For No Jacket Required I guess Members Only...
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Level 60
Jan 12, 2022
No Comment
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Level 47
Jan 12, 2022
most of these acts confirm what a poor decade the 80's was for music.
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Level 81
Jan 12, 2022
Shame on you.
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Level 75
Jan 13, 2022
I would like to disagree with you, although most of the best are missing from this quiz.
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Level 18
Jan 13, 2022
omg the 80's had the best music like Whitney Houston, Michael Jackson, Amy Winehouse, Cyndi Lauper, Bruce Springsteen

(I don't know if Whitney Houston was more 90's than 80's but she was really really really good)

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Level 85
Jan 14, 2022
Amy Winehouse was not at all 80's (unless you count that she was born in 1983). She released her first album in 2003.

And Whitney Houston spanned into the 90's and 2000's but she also was definitely 80's.

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Level 53
Jan 14, 2022
The 90's had the absolute best music of all time, the holdovers from the 80's were still pumping out outstanding music and the new generation took music to a new level, it was a magical time for music. Then the 2000's came around and it was pretty much down hill from there.
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Level 56
Jan 20, 2022
I remembered having listened to the album "Synchronicity" but still didn't remember whose album it was. I'm old on so many levels.