Quiz: Are You Old-School Enough To Get 10/15 On This 80s Music Test?

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How well do you know classic 80s songs and the stories behind them?

This fun trivia quiz includes questions about songs by the big stars and one hit wonders of the 80s.

 Nov 04, 2017

1 of 15Pick your answer!

Which prolific songwriter wrote 'Total Eclipse of the Heart,' made famous by Bonnie Tyler?
Bruce Springsteen
Jim Steinman
Prince

2 of 15'Pick your answer!

The song that goes "I don't wanna lose your love tonight" is ___________.
'Method of Modern Love' by Hall and Oates
'Love Plus One' by Haircut 100
'Your Love' by The Outfield

3 of 15Pick your answer!

Which Guns N' Roses member is British?
Duff McKagan
Axl Rose
Slash

4 of 15Pick your answer!

Who sings the chorus in 'Somebody's Watching Me' by Rockwell?
Sting
David Bowie
Michael Jackson

5 of 15Pick your answer!

What are the names of the couple in 'Livin' on a Prayer' by Bon Jovi?
Jack and Diane
Tommy and Gina
Bill and Sue

6 of 15Pick your answer!

Who sings the "I want my MTV" refrain in 'Money for Nothing' by Dire Straits?
Bono
Freddie Mercury
Sting

7 of 15Pick your answer!

The 1985 charity single 'That's What Friends Are For' was recorded to raise money for _________.
famine relief in Ethiopia
HIV/AIDS research
shelters for domestic violence survivors

8 of 15Pick your answer!

'Beds Are Burning' by Midnight Oil is a protest song about _________.
apartheid in South Africa
the displacement and resettlement of Aboriginal Australians
the HIV/AIDS crisis

9 of 15Pick your answer!

Which actor became an 80s music one-hit wonder with the song 'Party All the Time'?
Eddie Murphy
LeVar Burton
Arsenio Hall

10 of 15Pick your answer!

'Black Velvet' by Alannah Myles is about __________.
John Lennon
Jimi Hendrix
Elvis Presley

11 of 15Pick your answer!

Which 80s hit song contains only vocals, no instruments?
'When Doves Cry' by Prince
'Don't Worry, Be Happy' by Bobby McFerrin
'Mickey' by Toni Basil

12 of 15Pick your answer!

The song 'St. Elmo's Fire' is about __________.
the threat of nuclear war
a Paralympian athlete
a German man who saved his Jewish neighbors from the Holocaust

13 of 15Pick your answer!

At the beginning of 'Games Without Frontiers' by Peter Gabriel, Kate Bush sings the song's title in _________.
German
Spanish
French

14 of 15Pick your answer!

'The Safety Dance' by Men Without Hats is about __________.
pogoing (an early form of slamdancing)
nuclear weapons
racism on MTV

15 of 15Pick your answer!

Who played the guitar solo on the album version of 'Beat It' by Michael Jackson?
Eddie Van Halen
Mark Knopfler
Prince
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