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


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?
Jim Steinman
Bruce Springsteen

2 of 15'Pick your answer!

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

3 of 15Pick your answer!

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

4 of 15Pick your answer!

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

5 of 15Pick your answer!

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

6 of 15Pick your answer!

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

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 HIV/AIDS crisis
the displacement and resettlement of Aboriginal Australians

9 of 15Pick your answer!

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

10 of 15Pick your answer!

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

11 of 15Pick your answer!

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

12 of 15Pick your answer!

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

13 of 15Pick your answer!

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

14 of 15Pick your answer!

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

15 of 15Pick your answer!

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