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Who Did That 1980s Song #2

Name the musical artists or groups who recorded these hits from the 1980s.
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First submittedJuly 26, 2011
Last updatedNovember 15, 2015
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Year
Song
Band or Artist
1982
Beat It
Michael Jackson
1984
Eat It
Weird Al Yankovic
1985
Material Girl
Madonna
1985
Raspberry Beret
Prince
1987
Heaven Is a Place on Earth
Belinda Carlisle
1987
I Think We're Alone Now
Tiffany
1987
Where the Streets Have
No Name
U2
1986
The Final Countdown
Europe
1987
Pour Some Sugar on Me
Def Leppard
1986
Everybody Have Fun Tonight
Wang Chung
1983
Burning Down the House
Talking Heads
1987
It's the End of the World as
We Know It (And I Feel Fine)
R.E.M.
Year
Song
Band or Artist
1982
White Wedding
Billy Idol
1983
Total Eclipse of the Heart
Bonnie Tyler
1989
Bust a Move
Young M.C.
1982
867-5309/Jenny
Tommy Tutone
1982
I Want Candy
Bow Wow Wow
1984
Jump
Van Halen
1989
Monkey Gone to Heaven
The Pixies
1988
I'm Gonna Be (500 Miles)
The Proclaimers
1983
Sweet Dreams
(Are Made of This)
Eurythmics
1988
Every Rose Has Its Thorn
Poison
1982
Rock the Casbah
The Clash
1984
I Can't Drive 55
Sammy Hagar
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level 64
Jul 27, 2011
Agreed, yocoy. I got all but the Proclaimers. I could hear the song in my head but had no idea who performed it.
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level 44
Jan 12, 2012
I'm 18 and I did better at the 60's quiz, 77% there and 71% here...odd
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level 33
Mar 13, 2013
Didn't do too well here, but at least I got Monkey Gone to Heaven, which I will give myself a pat on the back for. Great song, by the way. If you don't know it, you should give it a listen.
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level 35
Feb 21, 2014
18/24, and I was born in '98. Sweet.
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level 48
Nov 12, 2014
My jaw dropped when I saw only 13% got Pixies. One of the greatest bands of all time in my opinion, but also one of the most influential, and that part is fact.
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level 59
Feb 13, 2017
I bet if the song was "Here comes your man," more people would know that it was them.
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level 77
Jan 10, 2016
Everyone listen to the Pixies now!
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level 58
Jan 10, 2016
yes, as well as this track try Gouge Away from the same album
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level 48
Nov 15, 2017
in 1990 i think...i saw Pixies, Primus and Jane's Addiction on the same bill on back to back nights! EPIC!
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level 36
Jan 10, 2016
I never heard Europe (the band). And did not ever hear the name of the Proclaimers, though I've loved the song for years. Thanks for reminding me of some great music. As great as the 60s and 70s were, the 80s had such innovative bands and singers there was always a great new song (esp to dance to) every few days. So many different styles and so accessible. And then the bands and artists from the previous 2 decades all went on tour and did charity concerts in L.A., so there was that too. Best decade for constant music. Sometimes I think the music died now (it's so packaged and auto-tuned), till I hear White Buffalo, Joshua James, Tarbox Ramblers and a few others.
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level 51
Jan 11, 2016
I had to look up The Proclaimers because I knew that song came out in 1993. Turns out it was 1993 in the US, but 1988 in the UK.
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level 59
Feb 13, 2017
Ugh! I said bow wow. Darn it! Missed by a syllable.
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level 35
Mar 9, 2017
Kudos for adding Weird Al.
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level 53
Jun 7, 2017
I got all but Monkeys Gone to Heaven...and I know the song, just never knew what it was called. I saw the Pixies (can't remember who they opened for), and I still missed it.
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level 49
Aug 1, 2017
Cmon people, the album Doolittle by Pixies is some of the only good music recorded in the 1980s!
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level 49
Oct 25, 2017
Couldn't spell Belinda Carlisle or the Eurythmics to sasve my life...frustrating!!!
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level 59
Jul 12, 2018
I was so psyched to see the Pixies referenced! But not surprised recognition was low. They were awesome, but not very commercial. I think that was on purpose.
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level 56
Mar 12, 2019
Why that one from The Clash? I know it was their biggest hit in the US, but ugh... Didn't London Calling cross over from 1979 to 1980? I'm going to put in my headphones now and sooth away my pain...
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level 72
Mar 12, 2019
How is a 1980s music throwback complete without Men At Work or There Is Always Something There to Remind Me?
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level 56
May 3, 2019
I love how it starts with "Beat It," and then "Eat It."