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1980s Music Quiz

Singers, albums, songs, lyrics......mixture of UK 80s music trivia 10 Questions.

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Which group had a number one hit in 1981 with "Ghost Town"?

  • Madness
  • The Human League
  • UB40
  • The Specials

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What is the name of this singer who had a hit in 1983 with "Total Eclipse of the Heart"?

  • Cyndi Lauper
  • Bonnie Tyler
  • Kate Bush
  • Elaine Paige

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"What a good place to be, don't believe it 'cause they speak a different language and it's never really happened to me." are lyrics from which Housemartins song?

  • "Caravan Of Love"
  • "Me & The Farmer"
  • "Happy Hour"
  • "Think For A Minute"

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Duran Duran were formed in which English city?

  • London
  • Birmingham
  • Manchester
  • Nottingham

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This is an image from which 1986 music video?

  • Eurythmics - "There Must Be An Angel"
  • Men At Work - "Down Under"
  • Frankie Goes To Hollywood - "Relax"
  • Falco - "Rock Me Amadeus"


Match these 1980s albums with the correct artist?

Drag items from right column to match with left column


  • U2
  • The Housemartins
  • Paul Young
  • The Smiths


  • Meat Is Murder
  • London 0 Hull 4
  • No Parlez
  • Rattle And Hum

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What was Michael Jackson's first solo UK number one hit of the 1980s?

  • "One Day In Your Life"
  • "Thriller"
  • "Billie Jean"
  • "Beat It"

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Synthpop duo Yazoo was made up of vocalist Alison Moyet and which musician?

  • Chris Lowe
  • Vince Clarke
  • Dave Stewart
  • Marc Almond

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"I reached inside myself and found nothing there to ease the pressure of my ever worrying mind" are lyrics from which A-ha song?

  • "Take on Me"
  • "Hunting High and Low"
  • "The Sun Always Shines on TV"
  • "Train of Thought"

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"Ride On Time" by Black Box was the best selling single of 1989. How many weeks did it spend at number one?

  • Five
  • Six
  • Seven
  • Eight