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Questions for Eighties Pop Quiz


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Questions for Eighties Pop Quiz


  1. What is the opening line to 'Take On Me' by A-Ha?

  2. What year did Simple Minds release 'Don't You'?

  3. Tony Hadley is the lead singer of which 80's band?

  4. What was George Michael's first solo single?

  5. Which British Ska band released 'Lip Up Fatty' in 1980?

  6. What international hit song was released by Kylie Minogue in 1987?

  7. Which famous 80's song begins with the lyrics, 'I try to discover, A little something to make me sweeter'?

  8. Which Italian band topped the charts in 1989 with 'Ride On Time'?

  9. Which Bryan Adam's song includes the lyrics, 'Jimmy quit, Jody got married'?

  10. Who is lead singer of the Pet Shop Boys?

  1. Released 1983 to 1984, what are the titles of Frankie Goes to Hollywood's first three singles?

  2. Which Michael Jackson song begins with the lyrics, 'She was more like a beauty queen from a movie scene'?

  3. Which famous duo released a hit song in 1982 called 'Come On Eileen'?

  4. Which male artist released a number one album in 1989 called '...But Seriously'?

  5. What is the chorus to Rick Astley's iconic 80's song 'Never Gonna Give You Up'?

  6. Which Survivor song begins with the lyrics, 'Risin' up back on the street, Did my time, took my chances'?

  7. Who had a US Christmas number one in 1981 with 'Physical'?

  8. Dave Gahan is the lead singer of which English band?

  9. Can you complete the lyrics by UB40: 'Red red wine you make me feel so fine, You keep me...'?

  10. Who am I: I was born in 1958 in Bay City, Michigan. I've released many hit songs over the decades and I've starred in films including 'A League of Their Own'. My first single 'Everybody' was released in 1982?