How Much Do You Know About 80's Music?

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Questions and Answers
  • 1. 

    What was Madonna's first UK #1 single?

    • A.

      Into the Groove

    • B.

      Crazy for you

    • C.

      Papa don't preach

    • D.

      Live to tell

    Correct Answer
    A. Into the Groove
    Explanation
    "Into the Groove" was Madonna's first UK #1 single. This song was released in 1985 and was featured in the film "Desperately Seeking Susan." It became a huge hit and showcased Madonna's talent for creating catchy pop songs with a danceable beat. The song's success helped solidify Madonna's status as a pop icon and set the stage for her many future chart-topping hits.

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  • 2. 

    Who was the other performer, along Michael Jackson, to sing the song Say Say Say?

    • A.

      Stevie Wonder

    • B.

      David Bowie

    • C.

      Paul McCartney

    • D.

      It's not a duet

    Correct Answer
    C. Paul McCartney
    Explanation
    Paul McCartney was the other performer, along with Michael Jackson, to sing the song Say Say Say. This is evident from the question itself, which asks for the "other performer" besides Michael Jackson. Out of the given options, Paul McCartney is the only one who fits this criteria, as Stevie Wonder and David Bowie are not mentioned as performers of the song. Therefore, Paul McCartney is the correct answer.

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  • 3. 

    What is the name of the rock style that marked the 80's?

    • A.

      Glam rock

    • B.

      Pop rock

    • C.

      Hard rock

    • D.

      Soft rock

    Correct Answer
    A. Glam rock
    Explanation
    Glam rock is the correct answer because it was a rock style that emerged in the 1970s and reached its peak popularity in the 1980s. It was characterized by flamboyant fashion, makeup, and extravagant performances. Glam rock bands such as David Bowie, T. Rex, and Queen became iconic figures of the era. The genre combined elements of rock, pop, and glamor, and its influence can still be seen in contemporary music and fashion.

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  • 4. 

    What is the title of the U.S. Charts #1 hit from Whitesnake's album "Whitesnake" from 1987?

    • A.

      Still of the night

    • B.

      Is this love

    • C.

      Give me all your love

    • D.

      Here I go again

    Correct Answer
    D. Here I go again
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "Here I go again". This song was a #1 hit on the U.S. charts from Whitesnake's self-titled album released in 1987.

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  • 5. 

    Who was the backing vocal in Cher's song Perfection?

    • A.

      Madonna

    • B.

      Bonnie Tyler

    • C.

      Belinda Carlisle

    • D.

      Cindy Lauper

    Correct Answer
    B. Bonnie Tyler
    Explanation
    Bonnie Tyler was the backing vocal in Cher's song "Perfection". Madonna, Belinda Carlisle, and Cindy Lauper were not involved in providing backing vocals for this song.

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  • 6. 

    Richie Sambora was the lead guitar player in which band?

    • A.

      Aerosmith

    • B.

      Metallica

    • C.

      Bon Jovi

    • D.

      Deep Purple

    Correct Answer
    C. Bon Jovi
    Explanation
    Richie Sambora was the lead guitar player in Bon Jovi. Bon Jovi is a rock band that was formed in 1983 and has had numerous hits such as "Livin' on a Prayer" and "Wanted Dead or Alive". Richie Sambora played a significant role in the band's success, contributing his guitar skills and co-writing many of their popular songs. He was known for his melodic solos and his ability to blend different styles of rock music.

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  • 7. 

    What is the name of the duo from the picture?

    • A.

      Talk Talk

    • B.

      Dead or Alive

    • C.

      Depeche Mode

    • D.

      Soft Cell

    Correct Answer
    D. Soft Cell
    Explanation
    The correct answer is Soft Cell. This is because the question asks for the name of the duo from the picture, and out of the given options, Soft Cell is the only duo. Talk Talk, Dead or Alive, and Depeche Mode are all bands, but not duos. Therefore, Soft Cell is the correct answer.

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  • 8. 

    Which musician won an Oscar for Best Music, Original Song Score?

    • A.

      Michael Jackson

    • B.

      Davi Bowie

    • C.

      Prince

    • D.

      Elton John

    Correct Answer
    A. Michael Jackson
    Explanation
    Michael Jackson won an Oscar for Best Music, Original Song Score. This award is given to the musician who has composed the original songs for a film. Michael Jackson's work on the film "The Wiz" earned him this prestigious recognition.

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  • 9. 

    What's Sting's real name?

    • A.

      Gordon Suneth

    • B.

      Gareth Sumner

    • C.

      Gareth Summer

    • D.

      Gordon Sumner

    Correct Answer
    D. Gordon Sumner
    Explanation
    Sting's real name is Gordon Sumner.

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  • 10. 

    What is the name of Michael Jackson's first #1 single he had recorded as a solo artist, but didn't write it himself?

    • A.

      Faith

    • B.

      Careless Whisper

    • C.

      I knew you were waiting

    • D.

      Father Figure

    Correct Answer
    C. I knew you were waiting
    Explanation
    "I knew you were waiting" is the correct answer because it was Michael Jackson's first #1 single as a solo artist that he recorded, but he did not write it himself. The song was actually a duet with Aretha Franklin, and it was released in 1987.

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