Eighties Music 3 - Answers

Published: Saturday 29th October 2011
  1. Who duetted with Bryan Adams on the 1985 hit "It's Only Love"? Tina Turner.
  2. Who recorded the 1982 number 1, "Seven Tears"? The Goombay Dance Band.
  3. Which artists had hit albums in the 1980s with the following titles, [a] "Business As Usual", [b] "Can't Slow Down", [c] "Make It Big", [d] "Diamond Life" and [e] "Songs From The Big Chair" [a] Men at Work, [b] Lionel Ritchie, [c] Wham!, [d] Sade and [e] Tears For Fears.
  4. Who had a top ten hit with "Heaven Knows I'm Miserable Now"? The Smiths.
  5. What did Steve "Silk" Hurley suggest you do with your body in 1987? "Jack Your Body".
  6. Who had a 1986 hit with "Harlem Shuffle"? The Rolling Stones.
  7. Of which 1980's bands were the following the lead singers/ front men, [a] David Byrne, [b] Julian Cope, [c] Carole Decker, [d] Joe Elliot and [e] Tony Handley [a] Talking Heads, [b] The Teardrop Explodes, [c] T'Pau, [d] Def Leppard and [e] Spandau Ballet.
  8. Where did Murray Head spent a night in 1984? "One Night in Bangkok".
  9. Who said "Call Me" at number one in 1980? Blondie.
  10. Who had a dream of winning the World Cup in 1982? The Scotland World Cup Squad - "We Have a Dream".
  11. Who represented the UK in the 1983 Eurovision Song Contest? Sweet Dreams - "I'm Never Giving Up".
  12. Whose "Man in the Mirror" was a top thirty hit in 1988? Michael Jackson.
  13. Which hits of the 1980s contain the following lyrics, [a] "Loving would be easy if your colours were like my dream", [b] "My job is very boring, I'm an office clerk", [c] "He's his father's pride and joy, his mother's little golden boy", [d] "Daddy's gonna buy you a dream to cling to" and [e] "Buying bread from a man from Brussels, he was six foot four and full of muscles" [a] "Karma Chameleon" - Culture Club, [b] "Echo Beach" - Martha and the Muffins, [c] "My Perfect Cousin" - The Undertones, [d] "Love of the Common People" - Paul Young.
  14. What was it raining according to the Weather Girls in 1984? Men.
  15. Who took their first THREE singles to the number one spot in 1983/4? Frankie Goes to Hollywood.
  16. Who were the only UK winners of the Eurovision Song Contest in the 1980s? Buck's Fizz.
  17. What nationality was Falco who had a hit with "Rock Me Amadeus" in 1986? Austria.
  18. Who had number one albums in the 80s with "Number of the Beast" and "Seventh Son of a Seventh Son"? Iron Maiden.
  19. What was the title of Strawberry Switchblade's most successful single, reaching number 5 in 1984? "Since Yesterday".
  20. How many top five singles did Status Quo achieve in the 1980s? Four ["What You're Proposing", "Marguerita Time", "In the Army Now" and " Burning Bridges"].

One Comment

  1. Lisa says:

    Question 13. You’ve missed the answer off,which I believe to be land down under by men at work … Love your quizzes by the way

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