Only A True 80s Baby Can Recognize These One Hit Wonders. Can You?

Warner Bros.

Time to rewind those cassette tapes!

Only a true 80s music lover will be able to name every single one of these one hit wonder 80s tunes by just one line from the lyrics.

 Mar 01, 2019

1 of 22Name The One Hit Wonder:

"At this moment, you mean everything, you in that dress, my thoughts I confess verge on dirty"
“I Ran (So Far Away)” – A Flock of Seagulls
“Come on Eileen” – Dexy’s Midnight Runners
“Take On Me” – A-Ha

2 of 22Name The One Hit Wonder:

"I walk along the avenue, I never thought I'd meet a girl like you"
“I Ran (So Far Away)” – A Flock of Seagulls
“Tainted Love” – Soft Cell
“867-5309 / Jenny” – Tommy Tutone

3 of 22Name The One Hit Wonder:

"Today's another day to find you, shying away I'll be coming for your love, okay"
“Mickey” – Toni Basil
“I Melt With You” – Modern English
“Take On Me” – A-Ha

4 of 22Name The One Hit Wonder:

"I tried to call you before but I lost my nerve, I tried my imagination but I was disturbed"
“I Want Candy” – Bow Wow Wow
“867-5309 / Jenny” – Tommy Tutone
“Too Shy” – Kajagoogoo

5 of 22Name The One Hit Wonder:

"And I've lost my light, for I toss and turn, I can't sleep at night"
“Tainted Love” – Soft Cell
“Relax” – Frankie Goes to Hollywood
“Obsession” – Animotion

6 of 22Name The One Hit Wonder:

"What a pity you don't understand, you take me by the heart when you take me by the hand"
“Whip It” – Devo
“She Blinded Me With Science” – Thomas Dolby
“Mickey” – Toni Basil

7 of 22Name The One Hit Wonder:

"You've seen the difference and it's getting better all the time, there's nothing you and I won't do"
“Whip It” – Devo
“99 Luftballons” – Nena
“I Melt With You” – Modern English

8 of 22Name The One Hit Wonder:

"I know a guy who's tough but sweet, he's so fine, he can't be beat"
“Come on Eileen” – Dexy’s Midnight Runners
“I Want Candy” – Bow Wow Wow
“I Ran (So Far Away)” – A Flock of Seagulls

9 of 22Name The One Hit Wonder:

"Try a little harder, something's wrong, you're not naive, you must must be strong"
“Too Shy” – Kajagoogoo
“Take On Me” – A-Ha
“867-5309 / Jenny” – Tommy Tutone

10 of 22Name The One Hit Wonder:

"Maha, hiya, give it to me one time now, well-ell, no-oh, well-ell"
“Relax” – Frankie Goes to Hollywood
“Tainted Love” – Soft Cell
“Mickey” – Toni Basil

11 of 22Name The One Hit Wonder:

"I am your possession, unopened at your feet, there's no balance, no equality"
“I Want Candy” – Bow Wow Wow
“Obsession” – Animotion
“I Melt With You” – Modern English

12 of 22Name The One Hit Wonder:

"It's poetry in motion, she turned her tender eyes to me, as deep as any ocean"
“Too Shy” – Kajagoogoo
“Relax” – Frankie Goes to Hollywood
“She Blinded Me With Science” – Thomas Dolby

13 of 22Name The One Hit Wonder:

"Give the past the slip, step on a crack, break your momma's back"
“Obsession” – Animotion
“Whip It” – Devo
“She Blinded Me With Science” – Thomas Dolby

14 of 22Name The One Hit Wonder:

"Set them free at the break of dawn 'til one by one they were gone"
“She Blinded Me With Science” – Thomas Dolby
“Whip It” – Devo
“99 Luftballons” – Nena

15 of 22Name The One Hit Wonder:

"I heard you on the wireless back in fifty two, lying awake intent at tuning in on you"
“I Ran (So Far Away)” – A Flock of Seagulls
“Come on Eileen” – Dexy’s Midnight Runners
“Video Killed the Radio Star” – The Buggles

16 of 22Name The One Hit Wonder:

"Open up your lovin' arms, watch out here I come"
“You Spin Me Round (Like a Record)” – Dead or Alive
“867-5309 / Jenny” – Tommy Tutone
“Take On Me” – A-Ha

17 of 22Name The One Hit Wonder:

"All I want is to be left alone in my average home, but why do I always feel like I'm in the Twilight Zone"
“Mickey” – Toni Basil
“Tainted Love” – Soft Cell
“Somebody’s Watching Me” – Rockwell

18 of 22Name The One Hit Wonder:

"We've got the right to choose it, there ain't no way we'll lost it"
“I Melt With You” – Modern English
“We’re Not Gonna Take It” – Twisted Sister
“I Want Candy” – Bow Wow Wow

19 of 22Name The One Hit Wonder:

"And she's dancing like she's never danced before"
“Maniac” – Michael Sembello
“Relax” – Frankie Goes to Hollywood
“Too Shy” – Kajagoogoo

20 of 22Name The One Hit Wonder:

"Down in the street there is violence and a lots of work to be done"
“Electric Avenue” – Eddy Grant
“She Blinded Me With Science” – Thomas Dolby
“Obsession” – Animotion

21 of 22Name The One Hit Wonder:

"I keep looking for something I can't get, broken hearts lie all around me"
“I Just Died In Your Arms” – Cutting Crew
“99 Luftballons” – Nena
“Whip It” – Devo

22 of 22Name The One Hit Wonder:

"There's always something happening and it's usually quite loud"
“Come on Eileen” – Dexy’s Midnight Runners
“Our House” – Madness
“I Ran (So Far Away)” – A Flock of Seagulls
WOMEN.COM | Quiz Facts

You know them and you love them, no matter how much you don't want to admit it! Who doesn't love a one hit wonder? One hit wonders from the 80s are some of the best songs ever written. They're super catchy and gained so much popularity during this decade for a reason. But not every single 80s band was lucky enough to have as long and successful a career as Michael Jackson, Madonna, and more. Every decade, there are a few bands and artists who come out with that one perfect song that's on everybody's lips, and then, for reasons known only to the musical gods, they are never heard from again. The one thing that remains—their songs. Those timeless classics that made the summer better, or your holidays just a little more memorable. How well do you know these bands who graced the charts with just one hit? Can you really name them by just one lyric? Do you remember Come on Eileen" by Dexy's Midnight Runners, I Ran (So Far Away)" by A Flock of Seagulls, Take On Me" by A-Ha, 867-5309 / Jenny" by Tommy Tutone, Tainted Love" by Soft Cell, Mickey" by Toni Basil, I Melt With You" by Modern English, I Want Candy" by Bow Wow Wow, Too Shy" by Kajagoogoo, Relax" by Frankie Goes to Hollywood, Obsession" by Animotion, She Blinded Me With Science" by Thomas Dolby, Whip It" by Devo, 99 Luftballons" by Nena, Video Killed the Radio Star" by The Buggles, and more? Let's see just how big of an 80s music expert you truly are! We know you have it in you to get a perfect score!