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Mostly 70's and 80's Music PoP Pourri
A mixed bag of trivia, centering mostly on Pop Music from the 1970's and 1980's. Put on your Leg Warmers, and let's begin!
It's the summer of 1976, and you're listening to one of your favorite songs on the radio. One of the lines in the song is, "we got the munchies, so I made some spaghetti." What song are you listening to?
Breakup Song (They Don't Write 'Em)- The Greg Kihn Band
The Boys Are Back in Town- Thin Lizzy
Ariel- Dean Friedman
Don't Go Breaking My Heart- Elton John and Kiki Dee
In their smash hit, Hotel California, The Eagles make reference to 'steely' knives ("They stab them with their 'steely knives', but they stll can't kill the beast!"). What musical group might they be referring to?
In the 'old school' Rap classic, "Rappers Delight" by Sugar Hill Gang, one of the rappers is rapping about a meal he ate. He exclaims that the chicken tastes:
like it's raw
Continuing with the song 'Rappers Delight', in the next few stanzas, the rapper says he goes down to the corner to get:
a Lottery ticket
a bottle of Kaopectate
a six pack of sodas
This Power Pop band shares its name with a former Atlanta area supermarket chain. This band's name is:
You're listening to an early 80's hit song, when you hear the line: "They don't write like that anymore!" The song you're listening to is:
Rappers' Delight by The Sugarhill Gang
Jesse's Girl by Rick Springfield
The Breakup Song ("They Don't Write 'em") by The Greg Kihn Band
Manic Monday by The Bangles
This 80's group had a hit song that sounds like the name of a Middle Eastern country. Name the song and the group. Was it:
Yemen, by The B-52's
I Ran, by A Flock of Seagulls
Egypt, by Men Without Hats
Iraq, Iraq, by Nu Shoos
What song from this 80's New Wave group is on the soundtrack for the movie "To Live and Die in L.A.?"
Dance Hall Days by Wang Chung
Rock Me, Amadeus by Falco
Tainted Love by Softcell
Somebody's watching Me by Rockwell
This one reaches a bit further back, but it should prove easy to you, fans of beach music! In their hit song, Beach Baby, The First Class sing: "We couldn't wait for graduation day, we took the car and drove to _______"
You're listening to a mid 80's hit song when you hear the phrase, "wish your bed was already made." What song are you listening to?
Morning Train, by Sheena Easton
Manic Monday, by The Bangles
Sister Christian, by Nightranger
Mickey, by Toni Basil
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