Quiz: Women.com Challenges YOU To Take The Ultimate 80s Music Challenge!


How well do your remember 80s songs and their music videos?

This fun trivia quiz contains questions about popular songs, recording artists, and music video clips from the 1980s.

 Oct 27, 2017

1 of 15Pick your answer!

With which song did Michael Jackson debut his famous Moonwalk dance on TV in 1983?
'Beat It'
'Billie Jean'

2 of 15Pick your answer!

Which 80s pop hit has most of its lyrics in German?
'Mickey' by Toni Basil
'The Safety Dance' by Men Without Hats
'Rock Me Amadeus' by Falco

3 of 15Pick your answer!

Which future 'Friends' star played a starstruck fan in the video for Bruce Springsteen's 'Dancing in the Dark' video?
Courteney Cox
Jennifer Aniston
Lisa Kudrow

4 of 15Pick your answer!

What was the first music video that played on MTV?
'Off the Wall' by Michael Jackson
'Video Killed the Radio Star' by the Buggles
'You Better You Bet' by The Who

5 of 15Pick your answer!

Which of these 80s hits was composed by Prince?
'Straight Up' by Paula Abdul
'Nothing Compares 2 U' by Sinead O'Connor
'Like a Prayer' by Madonna

6 of 15Pick your answer!

Which 60s group scored a comeback hit in the 80s with 'Kokomo'?
The Monkees
The Beach Boys
The Mamas and the Papas

7 of 15Pick your answer!

The first rap heard on MTV was in the song _________.
'Rapture' by Blondie
'Rapper's Delight' by Sugarhill Gang
'My Melody' by Eric B and Rakim

8 of 15Pick your answer!

The arrangement of 'When Doves Cry' by Prince is notable for its lack of _________.
bass guitar

9 of 15Pick your answer!

Which duo became MTV favorites in the 80s, with hits like 'Kiss on My List' and "Maneater'?
Seals and Crofts
Hall and Oates
Loggins and Messina

10 of 15Pick your answer!

Which music video by Madonna drew criticism for using religious imagery in controversial ways?
'Like a Prayer'
'Like a Virgin'
'Papa Don't Preach'

11 of 15Pick your answer!

Which music video features pro wrestling personality Captain Lou Albano?
'Girls Just Wanna Have Fun' by Cyndi Lauper
'Material Girl' by Madonna
'Mickey' by Toni Basil

12 of 15Pick your answer!

Which music video is famous for its pencil sketch animation?
'Take On Me' by A-ha
'Sunglasses at Night' by Corey Hart
'Careless Whisper' by Wham!

13 of 15Pick your answer!

Which Phil Collins video features him lounging in a hot tub in the back of a limousine?
'In the Air Tonight'
'Against All Odds'
'Take Me Home'

14 of 15Pick your answer!

Which 70s star had a comeback hit with the theme to 'Footloose'?
James Taylor
Kenny Loggins
Paul Simon

15 of 15Pick your answer!

Which 80s singer appeared in several videos with a backing band of identically dressed girls?
Bryan Adams
Huey Lewis
Robert Palmer
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