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Mostly 70's and 80's Music PoP Pourri

written by: skyblu1
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!

Question 1:

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?
The Boys Are Back in Town- Thin Lizzy
Ariel- Dean Friedman
Breakup Song (They Don't Write 'Em)- The Greg Kihn Band
Don't Go Breaking My Heart- Elton John and Kiki Dee

Question 2:

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?
Thin Lizzy
Iron Maiden
Iron Butterfly
Steely Dan

Question 3:

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
like wood
like spinach
like cardboard

Question 4:

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 newspaper
a bottle of Kaopectate
a six pack of sodas

Question 5:

This Power Pop band shares its name with a former Atlanta area supermarket chain. This band's name is:
Winn Dixie
Big Star
Buy Rite

Question 6:

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:
Jesse's Girl by Rick Springfield
Manic Monday by The Bangles
The Breakup Song ("They Don't Write 'em") by The Greg Kihn Band
Rappers' Delight by The Sugarhill Gang

Question 7:

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:
Egypt, by Men Without Hats
Yemen, by The B-52's
I Ran, by A Flock of Seagulls
Iraq, Iraq, by Nu Shoos

Question 8:

What song from this 80's New Wave group is on the soundtrack for the movie "To Live and Die in L.A.?"
Somebody's watching Me by Rockwell
Dance Hall Days by Wang Chung
Rock Me, Amadeus by Falco
Tainted Love by Softcell

Question 9:

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 _______"
San Diego
San Francisco
San Jose

Question 10:

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?
Manic Monday, by The Bangles
Sister Christian, by Nightranger
Mickey, by Toni Basil
Morning Train, by Sheena Easton


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