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1980's Music

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These questions focus on musicians, who generally produced their best work in the 1980s and have managed to become 80s icons.

Question 1:


This Canadian band came out with the song "Safety Dance," which after being released in 1982 in the USA, soared to the top of the billboard charts.
The Tubes
Flock of Seagulls
Asia
Men Without Hats

Question 2:


The song "Pac Man Fever" was created after the video game Pac Man, which was a craze that swept the USA in the 80's. Who recorded the song in 1982?
Ashford and Simpson
Buckner and Garcia
Split Enz
Rupert Holmes

Question 3:


This singer performed the song "Never Gonna Give You Up", which after being released in 1987, spent five weeks at the top of the British charts.
Rick Astley
Timmy T.
John Cougar
David Lee Roth

Question 4:


In 1982 this progressive rock group released "Heat Of The Moment", a song that reached #4 on US charts.
Asia
Toto
Survivor
Genesis

Question 5:


This Australian reggae-influenced rock band released their debut album "Business As Usual" in 1982.
Culture Club
Kajagoogoo
Men Without Hats
Men At Work

Question 6:


This Guyana-born musician released the song "Electric Avenue" which, in 1983, became both U.S. and UK number 2?
Ziggy Marley
Robbie Shakespeare
Bob Marley
Eddy Grant

Question 7:


This African American soul singer released the 1985 album "Rock Me Tonight", which contains two Top 20 songs, "You Are My Lady" and "Rock Me Tonight" ( for Old Times Sake).
Billy Ocean
Jermaine Jackson
Freddie Jackson
Peabo Bryson

Question 8:


This R&B and dance music singer recorded her first album at the age of 12. The album, produced and arranged by Van McCoy featured the disco tune "When You're Young and in Love".
Stacy Q
Pebbles
Stacy Lattisaw
Cyndi Lauper

Question 9:


This British pop-reggae band recorded the hit "Pass the Dutchie", one of the best-selling singles of 1982.
Musical Youth
Boyz to Men
New Edition
The Jacksons

Question 10:


In 1987 this rock-jazz-pop band released their debut album entitled "It's Better To Travel ", which included the single "Breakout".
Will To Power
Swing Out Sister
Shakespeare's Sister
The Pet Shop Boys

 


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