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?
Bruce Springsteen
Jim Steinman

2 of 15'Pick your answer!

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

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?
David Bowie
Michael Jackson

5 of 15Pick your answer!

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

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 _________.
shelters for domestic violence survivors
HIV/AIDS research
famine relief in Ethiopia

8 of 15Pick your answer!

'Beds Are Burning' by Midnight Oil is a protest song about _________.
the displacement and resettlement of Aboriginal Australians
apartheid in South Africa
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
Arsenio Hall
LeVar Burton

10 of 15Pick your answer!

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

11 of 15Pick your answer!

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

14 of 15Pick your answer!

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

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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