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Chart singles from the 1980s

How good is your memory of chart songs from the 1980s? 30 Questions.

 
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1

What group had the first, brand new number 1 single of the 1980s?

  • Pink Floyd
  • Pretenders
  • Abba

2

Which one of these was NOT a Christmas Number 1?

  • Daddy's Home by Cliff Richard
  • Don't You Want Me by Human League
  • Only You by Flying Pickets

3

Which way was up for Yazz & the Plastic Population in the summer of 1988?

  • Only
  • Whichever
  • Whatever

4

Which one of these was an American number 1 in 1983?

  • Red Red Wine by UB40
  • Maniac by Michael Sembello (Flashback)
  • Karma Chameleon by Culture Club

5

Which year were 'Swing The Mood,' 'That's What I Like,' and 'Let's Party' by Jive Bunny & the Mastermixers, number 1 singles?

  • 1985
  • 1987
  • 1989

6

19 by Paul Hardcastle was number 1 in 1985 - who recorded a spoof of this and got a top 20 placing in the same year?

  • Weird Al Yankovic
  • Commentators (N-N-Nineteen Not Out)
  • Spitting Image

7

Living Doll was a number 1 hit for Cliff Richard & the Young Ones in March 1986 - when did the song ORIGINALLY top the UK chart?

  • 1959
  • 1969
  • 1979

8

What was the full title of the Eurythmics number 1 single, There Must Be An Angel...?

  • Playing With My Heart
  • Playing On My Harp
  • Singing For My Heart

9

Which song was a number 1 for Frankie Goes To Hollywood?

  • Welcome To The Pleasuredome
  • Rage Hard
  • Two Tribes

10

Who duetted with Kylie Minogue on 'Especially For You' at the end of 1988?

  • Craig McLachlan
  • Jason Donovan
  • Guy Pearce

11

Where did chart topper, Rick Astley come from?

  • Camden in London
  • Newton-Le-Willows in Lancashire
  • Torquay in Devon

12

Who sung on Soul II Soul's 1989 chart topper, Back To Life (However Do You Want Me)?

  • Mica Paris
  • Jocelyn Brown
  • Caron Wheeler

13

Stars On 45 had a massive global hit in 1981 with montages of classic songs - which medley was the most popular version?

  • Beach Boys
  • Beatles
  • Stevie Wonder

14

Who had the biggest selling single of 1980?

  • (Just Like) Starting Over by John Lennon
  • Don't Stand So Close To Me by Police
  • Woman In Love by Barbra Streisand

15

I Think We're Alone Now was a massive global hit for Tiffany in 1987/88 - who sung the original?

  • Beatles
  • Turtles
  • Tommy James & the Shondells

16

What was Duran Duran's first number 1 single?

  • Rio
  • Notorious
  • Is There Something I Should Know

17

Who sung the 1985 chart-topper, Move Closer?

  • Deneice Williams
  • Phyllis Nelson
  • Madonna

18

Who guested on 1989's remake of Gene Pitney's 'Something's Gotten Hold Of My Heart?'

  • Rick Astley
  • Jason Donovan
  • Marc Almond

19

Wet Wet Wet had a number 1 in 1988 with With A Little Help From My Friends - who sung on the flipside, She's Leaving Home?

  • Paul Weller
  • Billy Bragg
  • Joe Cocker

20

Which year was Paul Young's 'Wherever I Lay My Hat (That's My Home) released?

  • 1981
  • 1985
  • 1983

21

Who duetted with Jimmy Somerville on 'Comment Te Dire Adieu' in late 1989?

  • Lisa Stansfield
  • Sarah Brightman
  • June Miles-Kingston

22

Who had the biggest selling single of 1982?

  • Happy Talk by Captain Sensible
  • Eye Of The Tiger by Survivor
  • Come On Eileen by Dexys Midnight Runners

23

Which of these Madonna hits was NOT a number 1?

  • Like A Prayer
  • Into The Groove
  • Borderline

24

What did the Bangles sing about in 1986?

  • Woeful Wednesday
  • Fun-filled Friday
  • Manic Monday

25

Who had a hit with Echo Beach in March 1980?

  • Katrina & the Waves
  • Martha & the Muffins
  • Diana Ross & the Supremes

26

Who charted with Living By Numbers in early 1980?

  • Nine Below Zero
  • XTC
  • New Musik

27

Which of these was a number 1 single in 1988?

  • Nothing's Gonna Change My Love For You by Glenn Medeiros
  • Push It/Tramp by Salt N Pepa
  • Sign Your Name by Terence Trent D'Arby

28

Who had a hit with Arthur Daley (E's Alright) in 1982?

  • Weird Al Yankovic
  • Brat
  • Firm

29

Who said they won't let the sun go down on them in 1984?

  • Elton John
  • Nik Kershaw
  • King

30

Who had a hit in 1987 with a little boogie woogie in the back of their minds?

  • Gary Glitter
  • Stevie Wonder
  • Shakin' Stevens

 

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