80’s One HIT Wonders Quiz

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80s One HIT Wonders Quiz - Quiz

This quiz is about the beautiful times of the 80's and the numerous one hit wonders released back then. Lets see how well you know the 80's One Hit Wonders.


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 

    On your package holiday in 1987 which Italian topless model’s hit, ‘Boys (Summertime Love)’ would you have been dancing to?

    • A.

      Spagna

    • B.

      Sabrina

    • C.

      Selina

    Correct Answer
    B. Sabrina
    Explanation
    In 1987, the hit song 'Boys (Summertime Love)' was performed by Sabrina, an Italian topless model.

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  • 2. 

    Name the self titled 1981 hit that has become the ‘Mighty Boro’s’ terrace anthem

    Correct Answer
    pigbag
    pig bag
  • 3. 

    What nationality was Aneka who sang the 1981 no.1 hit Japanese Boy

    • A.

      Japanese

    • B.

      Dutch

    • C.

      English

    • D.

      Swedish

    Correct Answer
    C. English
    Explanation
    Aneka, the singer who performed the 1981 no.1 hit "Japanese Boy," was English. This can be determined from the fact that the song was a hit in the UK and the artist's nationality is often associated with the country where their music is popular.

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  • 4. 

    Complete the Tight Fit song, ‘In the Jungle, the might jungle...’ 4 words

    Correct Answer
    the lion sleeps tonight
    Explanation
    The given answer "the lion sleeps tonight" completes the Tight Fit song, 'In the Jungle, the mighty jungle...'. This is a well-known line from the song "The Lion Sleeps Tonight" originally recorded by Solomon Linda and later popularized by the group Tight Fit. The answer accurately reflects the lyrics of the song and fits the given context.

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  • 5. 

    Men Without Hats sang the ‘Safety Dance’ in the UK in 1983, what chart position did they reach?

    • A.

      1

    • B.

      2

    • C.

      4

    • D.

      6

    Correct Answer
    D. 6
    Explanation
    Men Without Hats reached the chart position of 6 in the UK in 1983 with their song 'Safety Dance'.

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  • 6. 

    Falco reached no.1 in the UK in 1985 with ‘Rock me Amadeus’; what nationality was he?

    • A.

      Belgian

    • B.

      German

    • C.

      Austrian

    • D.

      Dutch

    Correct Answer
    C. Austrian
    Explanation
    Falco reached no.1 in the UK in 1985 with ‘Rock me Amadeus’, which is a song about the famous composer Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart. Since Mozart was Austrian, it can be inferred that Falco, who sang a song about him, must also be Austrian.

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  • 7. 

    In which country did Glaswegian duo Strawberry Switchblade have further success after their UK one hit wonder, ‘Since Yesterday’ in 1985?

    • A.

      USA

    • B.

      Japan

    • C.

      France

    Correct Answer
    B. Japan
    Explanation
    After their UK one-hit wonder, 'Since Yesterday' in 1985, Strawberry Switchblade found further success in Japan. This may be attributed to the band's unique style and sound, which resonated with the Japanese audience at that time. The Japanese music market has a history of embracing foreign artists, and Strawberry Switchblade's catchy pop tunes and distinctive image likely appealed to Japanese listeners, leading to their success in the country.

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  • 8. 

    Which, now deceased American duo, sang ‘I was a male stripper in a gogo bar’ in 1987?

    Correct Answer
    man 2 man meets man parrish
    man to man meets man parrish
    man to man meet man parrish
    man 2 man meet man parrish
  • 9. 

    A hit song of the 80's, "The Safety Dance" was sung by

    • A.

      Rockwell

    • B.

      Dead or Alive

    • C.

      Men without Hats

    • D.

      Cutting crew

    Correct Answer
    C. Men without Hats
    Explanation
    "The Safety Dance" was a hit song in the 80s and it was sung by Men without Hats.

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  • 10. 

    "Come On Eileen" was voted by the British public as the nation's sixth favourite 1980s song.

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    A. True
    Explanation
    "Come On Eileen" being voted as the nation's sixth favorite 1980s song indicates that the British public holds this song in high regard. The fact that it made it to the top ten list suggests that it was popular and well-loved during that time.

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