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  • 1. 

    Who recorded the hit single "Who's Crying Now" in 1981?

    • A.

      Tommy James & The Shondells

    • B.

      Sister Janet Mead

    • C.

      R. Kelly

    • D.

      Journey

    Correct Answer
    D. Journey
    Explanation
    In 1981, the hit single "Who's Crying Now" was recorded by the band Journey. Journey is a popular American rock band known for their melodic rock sound and powerful vocals. The song was released as a single from their seventh studio album, "Escape," and became a commercial success, reaching the top 10 on the Billboard Hot 100 chart. Journey's distinctive sound and memorable songs have made them one of the most successful rock bands of all time.

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  • 2. 

    Who recorded the hit single "This Little Girl" in 1981?

    • A.

      Aaliyah

    • B.

      Gary U.S. Bonds

    • C.

      Al Green

    • D.

      Stevie B

    Correct Answer
    B. Gary U.S. Bonds
    Explanation
    Gary U.S. Bonds recorded the hit single "This Little Girl" in 1981.

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  • 3. 

    Who recorded the hit single "Same Old Lang Syne" in 1981?

    • A.

      Lobo

    • B.

      Dan Fogelberg

    • C.

      Stevie Wonder

    • D.

      Rick Nelson

    Correct Answer
    B. Dan Fogelberg
    Explanation
    In 1981, Dan Fogelberg recorded the hit single "Same Old Lang Syne."

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  • 4. 

    Who recorded the hit single "Really Wanna Know You" in 1981?

    • A.

      Chicago

    • B.

      Bachman-Turner Overdrive

    • C.

      Gary Wright

    • D.

      Elton John

    Correct Answer
    C. Gary Wright
    Explanation
    Gary Wright recorded the hit single "Really Wanna Know You" in 1981.

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  • 5. 

    Who recorded the hit single "I Love Rock N' Roll" in 1982?

    • A.

      Soul II Soul

    • B.

      DEVO

    • C.

      Joan Jett & The Blackhearts

    • D.

      Pretenders

    Correct Answer
    C. Joan Jett & The Blackhearts
    Explanation
    Joan Jett & The Blackhearts recorded the hit single "I Love Rock N' Roll" in 1982. This song became a massive success and is now considered a rock anthem. Joan Jett's powerful vocals and the catchy guitar riffs made this song a favorite among rock music fans. The song's popularity helped solidify Joan Jett & The Blackhearts' place in rock music history.

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  • 6. 

    Who recorded the hit single, "Tainted Love" in 1982?

    • A.

      Soft Cell

    • B.

      DEVO

    • C.

      Stevie Wonder

    • D.

      Pearl Jam

    Correct Answer
    A. Soft Cell
    Explanation
    Soft Cell recorded the hit single "Tainted Love" in 1982.

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  • 7. 

    Who recorded the hit single "Chariots Of Fire" in 1982?

    • A.

      Vangelis

    • B.

      Joan Baez

    • C.

      Elton John

    • D.

      Gary Puckett & The Union Gap

    Correct Answer
    A. Vangelis
    Explanation
    Vangelis recorded the hit single "Chariots Of Fire" in 1982.

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  • 8. 

    Who recorded the hit single "Let It Whip" in 1982?

    • A.

      Mariah Carey

    • B.

      Eddie Kendricks

    • C.

      Dazz Band

    • D.

      Dee Dee Sharp

    Correct Answer
    C. Dazz Band
    Explanation
    The correct answer is Dazz Band. The hit single "Let It Whip" was recorded by the Dazz Band in 1982.

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  • 9. 

    Who recorded the hit single "I Keep Forgettin'" in 1982?

    • A.

      Toad The Wet Sprocket

    • B.

      Monkees

    • C.

      Michael McDonald

    • D.

      Peter & Gordon

    Correct Answer
    C. Michael McDonald
    Explanation
    Michael McDonald recorded the hit single "I Keep Forgettin'" in 1982.

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  • 10. 

    Who recorded the hit single "Mirror Mirror" in 1982?

    • A.

      Janet Jackson

    • B.

      Labelle

    • C.

      Diana Ross

    • D.

      Luther Ingram

    Correct Answer
    C. Diana Ross
    Explanation
    Diana Ross recorded the hit single "Mirror Mirror" in 1982.

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  • 11. 

    Who recorded the hit single "Should I Do It" in 1982?

    • A.

      Aaliyah

    • B.

      Pointer Sisters

    • C.

      Brian McKnight

    • D.

      Blaque

    Correct Answer
    B. Pointer Sisters
    Explanation
    The correct answer is Pointer Sisters. The Pointer Sisters recorded the hit single "Should I Do It" in 1982. Aaliyah, Brian McKnight, and Blaque are not associated with this particular song.

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  • 12. 

    Who recorded the hit single "Never Gonna Let You Go" in 1983?

    • A.

      Sergio Mendes

    • B.

      Oliver

    • C.

      Lovin' Spoonful

    • D.

      Floyd Cramer

    Correct Answer
    A. Sergio Mendes
    Explanation
    Sergio Mendes recorded the hit single "Never Gonna Let You Go" in 1983. This information is not explicitly stated in the question, but it is implied that one of the options is the correct answer. In this case, Sergio Mendes is the most likely answer as he is a well-known musician and has recorded many hit songs throughout his career.

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  • 13. 

    Who recorded the hit single, "Hungry Like The Wolf" in 1983?

    • A.

      Duran Duran

    • B.

      Roberta Flack

    • C.

      DEVO

    • D.

      Phoebe Snow

    Correct Answer
    A. Duran Duran
    Explanation
    "Hungry Like The Wolf" is a popular hit single released in 1983. Duran Duran is the correct answer because they are the band that recorded and released this song. Roberta Flack, DEVO, and Phoebe Snow are not associated with this particular song.

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  • 14. 

    Who recorded the hit single "Africa" in 1983?

    • A.

      Timi Yuro

    • B.

      Marty Robbins

    • C.

      Toto

    • D.

      Kingsmen

    Correct Answer
    C. Toto
    Explanation
    Toto is the correct answer because they recorded the hit single "Africa" in 1983. Timi Yuro, Marty Robbins, and Kingsmen are not associated with this song.

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  • 15. 

    Who recorded the hit single, "Little Red Corvette" in 1983?

    • A.

      Backstreet Boys

    • B.

      New Kids On The Block

    • C.

      Smith

    • D.

      Prince

    Correct Answer
    D. Prince
    Explanation
    Prince recorded the hit single "Little Red Corvette" in 1983. He was a highly acclaimed musician known for his unique style and musical talent. The song became one of his most popular and iconic songs, showcasing his blend of rock, pop, and funk elements. Prince's distinctive vocals and guitar skills contributed to the success of the song, solidifying his status as a musical legend.

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