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1980s Music Trivia

Answer these questions about the music of the 1980s.
Last updated: July 06, 2017
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Whose hair caught on fire while recording a Pepsi commercial?
Michael Jackson
What singer was short, wore purple, and came from Minneapolis?
Prince
Who just called to say he loved you?
Stevie Wonder
What song started "Just a small town girl / Livin' in a lonely world"?
Don't Stop Believin'
What boyband's members included Donnie Wahlberg and Joey McIntyre?
New Kids on the Block
What duo were caught lip-synching?
Milli Vanilli
What band's name was pronounced "in excess"?
INXS
What duo was composed of George Michael and Andrew Ridgeley?
Wham!
What song was recorded by charity supergroup USA for Africa?
We are the World
What two Madonna songs had names that start with "Like a"?
Like a Prayer
Like a Virgin
Who recorded "Footloose" and "Danger Zone"?
Kenny Loggins
What did girls just want to have, according to Cyndi Lauper?
Fun
What type of song is "Every Rose Has Its Thorn"?
Power Ballad
What band was named after a river in Hades?
Styx
What song was a little ditty about two American kids growing up in the Heartland?
Jack & Diane
What city did The Smiths and New Order come from?
Manchester
What city did N.W.A come straight outta?
Compton
What style of music was played at raves?
Acid House Music
Whose daughter, Moon Unit, talked like a valley girl for the song "Valley Girl"?
Frank Zappa's
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level 41
Mar 6, 2015
Only missed the Smiths one.
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level 66
Apr 29, 2015
Never heard of Jack & Diane.
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level 67
Apr 29, 2015
That's OK for an American kid doing the best that you can.
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level 54
Apr 29, 2015
Really? Treat yourself to a little John (Cougar) Mellencamp.
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level 52
Apr 29, 2015
'Merica!!!
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level 72
Apr 13, 2018
Well, I guess life goes on.
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level 60
Apr 29, 2015
I guess you don't live in a little pink house either?
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level 67
Apr 29, 2015
Thought I must have been wrong when "NKOB" was not accepted, so gave up on the question.
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level 63
Apr 29, 2015
The acronym is NKOTB.
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level 57
Apr 29, 2015
I misspelled Jack & Diane as Jack and Dianne. Oops.
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level 60
May 29, 2015
As did I, I got credit for it :)
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level 60
Apr 29, 2015
I went through Lethe, Cocytus, Phlegethon, and Acheron before remembering Styx.
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level 59
Apr 30, 2015
Can't believe I couldn't get the Frank Zappa question. Not that I was a fan, but who could forget a name like that!!
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level 75
Apr 13, 2018
And Dweezil!
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level 44
May 2, 2015
Shouldn't it be "named after a river in the Greek Underworld" or something to that effect instead of Hades?
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level 50
Nov 4, 2015
river in hades? i thought hades was a god not a place...
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level 61
Feb 13, 2017
It's both.
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level 62
Dec 3, 2015
Did not know raves were common in the 1980s - thought they were more a '90s thing.
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level 62
Dec 3, 2015
Also, I always considered Styx to be more of a '70s-era band.
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level 70
Apr 14, 2018
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level 59
Jan 13, 2017
Please accept "reflux" for the rave question
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level 43
Mar 2, 2017
Hahaha
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level 64
Mar 2, 2017
Looks like it wasn't a problem for most, but I couldn't come up with the correct spelling for Milli Vanilli to save my life. Accepting some alternate spellings would be appreciated.
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level 75
Apr 13, 2018
Most of these are pretty common knowledge for anyone growing up in the 80s, except for the Acid question. A legitimate question, for sure, but certainly not as mainstream as the rest.
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level 46
Apr 13, 2018
For the love of God accept Jack and Diane for Jack & Diane
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level 47
Apr 15, 2018
weird that there's a 80s music quiz without guns n roses