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"
“867-5309 / Jenny” – Tommy Tutone
“Tainted Love” – Soft Cell
“I Ran (So Far Away)” – A Flock of Seagulls

3 of 22Name The One Hit Wonder:

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

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
“Obsession” – Animotion
“Relax” – Frankie Goes to Hollywood

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
“I Melt With You” – Modern English
“99 Luftballons” – Nena

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"
“Take On Me” – A-Ha
“Too Shy” – Kajagoogoo
“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"
“Tainted Love” – Soft Cell
“Relax” – Frankie Goes to Hollywood
“Mickey” – Toni Basil

11 of 22Name The One Hit Wonder:

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

12 of 22Name The One Hit Wonder:

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

13 of 22Name The One Hit Wonder:

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

14 of 22Name The One Hit Wonder:

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

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"
“Video Killed the Radio Star” – The Buggles
“I Ran (So Far Away)” – A Flock of Seagulls
“Come on Eileen” – Dexy’s Midnight Runners

16 of 22Name The One Hit Wonder:

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

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"
“Tainted Love” – Soft Cell
“Mickey” – Toni Basil
“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
“I Want Candy” – Bow Wow Wow
“We’re Not Gonna Take It” – Twisted Sister

19 of 22Name The One Hit Wonder:

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

20 of 22Name The One Hit Wonder:

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

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
“Whip It” – Devo
“99 Luftballons” – Nena

22 of 22Name The One Hit Wonder:

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