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Who Did That 1980s Song #1

Can you name the singers and bands who recorded these hits from the 1980s?
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Last updated: September 4, 2018
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First submittedJanuary 20, 2013
Times taken146,449
Average score65.0%
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Song
Musical Act
Livin' on a Prayer
Bon Jovi
Billie Jean
Michael Jackson
Like a Virgin
Madonna
Don't Stop Believing
Journey
Walk Like an Egyptian
The Bangles
Welcome to the Jungle
Guns N' Roses
Love Shack
The B-52's
Hungry Like the Wolf
Duran Duran
Every Breath You Take
The Police
Born in the U.S.A.
Bruce Springsteen
Song
Musical Act
Fight For Your Right
Beastie Boys
Super Freak
Rick James
Little Red Corvette
Prince
Girls Just Want to Have Fun
Cyndi Lauper
Rock Me Amadeus
Falco
Jack & Diane
John Mellencamp
Tainted Love
Soft Cell
Don't Worry, Be Happy
Bobby McFerrin
Uptown Girl
Billy Joel
We're Not Gonna Take It
Twisted Sister
46 Comments
+3
Level 78
Sep 9, 2010
Rock me Amadeus...nice pull. Only one I missed.
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Level 38
Mar 19, 2011
i know most of these but cant remember who made them
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Level 62
Aug 26, 2011
MIssed 5 and could sing them all just couldn't remember the artists! Aarrgh
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Level 37
Oct 27, 2011
Missed 1, not bad for 93 :D. I knew the last one too, bloody Falco
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Level 81
Jun 10, 2019
You're 93 years old. That's impressive.
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Level 14
Nov 28, 2011
i knew half or more of them but i didn't know who they were by (except for billie jean)
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Level 21
May 24, 2012
20/20 on the first try, and I was born in 96 :)
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Level 62
Nov 2, 2012
Kudos for accepting "The Boss"
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Level 78
May 30, 2013
Kudos revoked for not accepting GNR
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Level 68
Feb 11, 2020
accepted now...
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Level 78
Apr 17, 2024
Kudos reinstated.
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Level 58
Nov 16, 2012
100% with 3 minutes to spare. love the 80's music.
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Level 47
Jul 8, 2014
Jack and Diane was done when John Mellencamp was John Cougar.
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Level 66
Sep 8, 2020
Which I guess is why "cougar" was accepted as a right answer. It made me smile.
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Level 2
Jul 19, 2014
70%. Not too bad considering I was born in '97.
+1
Level 89
Aug 3, 2015
Like 80's music? Try my 80's album quiz Herel
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Level 48
Aug 3, 2015
9/20 My love for 80s music is reflected in my score.
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Level 65
Aug 3, 2015
An easy 20/20. All of these were huge, radio friendly hits.
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Level 72
Feb 5, 2021
Never heard of Rick James here in the UK
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Level 78
Oct 17, 2022
He was a super freak... super freaky... yow
+2
Level 77
Aug 4, 2015
For all you born AFTER the 80s. You know these, cause these are CLASSICS. Now, in the 90s or 2000s there's so many less songs that last even a year. You won't know them at all, but you know these. Think about it.
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Level 73
Nov 5, 2021
What..? There are plenty of hits from the 90s/00s that people will continue to remember.
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Level 65
Aug 6, 2015
I can't believe more people got Soft Cell than Twisted Sister. As of the day I did it anyway...
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Level 90
Oct 17, 2022
Same here. Soft Cell was the only one I had to think about for a little while.
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Level 33
Feb 4, 2016
Is there an 80's 1 hit wonder. Soft Cell would qualify - must be referring to their brain.
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Level 33
Feb 4, 2016
Replace Soft Cell - Tainted Blood with Go-Go's. HUGE in the 80's, as well as Billy Idol, Def Leppard and a slew of others!
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Level 18
Apr 23, 2021
So true, Def Leppard is my favorite band, but add Queen, Van Halen, Genisis, and Surivor.
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Level 67
Jun 21, 2022
maybe add some spelling lessons lol. Only (lightly) teasing
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Level 52
Jul 19, 2016
Born '02, got 'em all except for Rock me Amadeus
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Level 62
Dec 7, 2016
20/20 with 3:08 left. I don't think I ever left the 80s..
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Level 69
Aug 18, 2017
3:08 left. Love me some '80s music. Summer of '69 was great in '85
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Level 8
Jun 22, 2018
20/20 and I’m 12, Viva Hysteria!
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Level 89
Jun 25, 2018
Sad 2/3 of music quizees know Bobby McFerrin.
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Level 49
Jan 3, 2019
Did anyone else think "Don't Worry, Be Happy" was Bob Marley?
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Level 69
Jun 8, 2019
Nope, but then again I am Jamaican. Lol
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Level 68
Jun 8, 2019
Soft cell had numerous hits in the UK.
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Level 72
May 18, 2020
The title of the Journey song is "Don't stop believin' "
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Level 28
Jun 19, 2020
I can sing every single one of those songs but I just don't know who sung them
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Level 33
Jan 23, 2023
lol same
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Level 56
Feb 26, 2021
I spelled McFerrin wrong. Kept trying different spellings: "Bobbie" McFaren, McFarren, and nothing worked.
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Level 56
Sep 14, 2021
Me too!
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Level 56
Oct 6, 2022
'Like a Surgeon' is better
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Level 78
Oct 17, 2022
Fun fact: Don't Worry be Happy is the only a cappella song ever to hit #1 on the Billboard Hot 100. Now, I know some of you immediately will argue that it's not a cappella but go listen to it. It's all McFerrin. The man is incredibly talented.
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Level 65
Oct 17, 2022
I'd like to thank my brother constantly making reference to the Simpsons joke about "Thank you, Taco, for that moving tribute to Falco" for the 100% on this quiz...
+1
Level 67
Dec 12, 2023
I don't remember that Amadeus song - had to look it up. I think I must have blocked it from my memory it's so awful
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Level 47
Feb 16, 2024
20/20 (well, technically 17/20) I needed help with Little Red Corvette, Don't Worry Be Happy, and Fight For Your Right. I'm 17. I've really been liking Rock Me Amadeus lately tho.