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  • 1. 

    Who recorded the hit "Ballerina Girl" in 1987?

    • A.

      Chantays

    • B.

      Leo Sayer

    • C.

      Dru Hill

    • D.

      Lionel Richie

    Correct Answer
    D. Lionel Richie
    Explanation
    Lionel Richie recorded the hit "Ballerina Girl" in 1987.

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  • 2. 

    Who recorded the hit "Love You Down" in 1987?

    • A.

      Odyssey

    • B.

      Ready For The World

    • C.

      Clarence Carter

    • D.

      Supremes

    Correct Answer
    B. Ready For The World
    Explanation
    Ready For The World recorded the hit "Love You Down" in 1987. The song became a popular hit for the band and is still recognized as one of their signature songs.

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  • 3. 

    Who recorded the hit "Faith" in 1988?

    • A.

      George Michael

    • B.

      2Pac

    • C.

      B. J. Thomas & The Triumphs

    • D.

      Lesley Gore

    Correct Answer
    A. George Michael
    Explanation
    George Michael recorded the hit "Faith" in 1988. This song was the title track of his debut solo album and became one of his most successful and iconic songs. George Michael's soulful vocals and catchy melody made "Faith" a chart-topping hit and a fan favorite.

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  • 4. 

    Who recorded the hit "Need You Tonight" in 1988?

    • A.

      Blessid Union Of Souls

    • B.

      INXS

    • C.

      Usher

    • D.

      Stevie Wonder

    Correct Answer
    B. INXS
    Explanation
    INXS recorded the hit "Need You Tonight" in 1988.

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  • 5. 

    Who recorded the hit "Never Gonna Give You Up" in 1988?

    • A.

      The Beatles

    • B.

      Rick Astley

    • C.

      Monkees

    • D.

      Dick & Deedee

    Correct Answer
    B. Rick Astley
    Explanation
    Rick Astley recorded the hit "Never Gonna Give You Up" in 1988. This song became a huge success and is often associated with the internet meme known as "Rickrolling." The Beatles, Monkees, and Dick & Deedee are not the correct answers as they did not record this particular song.

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  • 6. 

    Who recorded the hit "Sweet Child O' Mine" in 1988?

    • A.

      Ventures

    • B.

      Steve Miller Band

    • C.

      Guns N' Roses

    • D.

      Brian McKnight Featuring Mase

    Correct Answer
    C. Guns N' Roses
    Explanation
    In 1988, the hit song "Sweet Child O' Mine" was recorded by Guns N' Roses. This rock band, formed in Los Angeles in 1985, gained immense popularity with their debut album "Appetite for Destruction." The song became one of their most successful singles, reaching the top of the charts and becoming an iconic rock anthem. Guns N' Roses' unique sound and energetic performances contributed to their lasting impact on the rock music scene.

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  • 7. 

    Who recorded the hit single "Could've Been" in 1988?

    • A.

      Tiffany

    • B.

      Jo Dee Messina

    • C.

      Paul McCartney & Wings

    • D.

      Ronny & The Daytona

    Correct Answer
    A. Tiffany
    Explanation
    Tiffany recorded the hit single "Could've Been" in 1988.

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  • 8. 

    Who recorded the hit single "Seasons Change" in 1988?

    • A.

      Expose

    • B.

      Metallica

    • C.

      The Doobie Brothers

    • D.

      Travis Tritt

    Correct Answer
    A. Expose
    Explanation
    Expose recorded the hit single "Seasons Change" in 1988. Metallica, The Doobie Brothers, and Travis Tritt are not associated with this song.

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  • 9. 

    Who recorded the hit single "Is This Love" in 1988?

    • A.

      Fireballs

    • B.

      Whitesnake

    • C.

      Undisputed Truth

    • D.

      Herman's Hermits

    Correct Answer
    B. Whitesnake
    Explanation
    Whitesnake recorded the hit single "Is This Love" in 1988.

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  • 10. 

    Who recorded the hit single "Foolish Beat" in 1988?

    • A.

      Debbie Gibson

    • B.

      Madonna

    • C.

      Fleetwood Mac

    • D.

      Destiny's Child

    Correct Answer
    A. Debbie Gibson
    Explanation
    Debbie Gibson recorded the hit single "Foolish Beat" in 1988. Madonna, Fleetwood Mac, and Destiny's Child did not record this particular song.

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  • 11. 

    Who recorded the hit single "Where Do Broken Hearts Go" in 1988?

    • A.

      Lonestar

    • B.

      Dru Hill

    • C.

      Whitney Houston

    • D.

      Simon & Garfunkel

    Correct Answer
    C. Whitney Houston
    Explanation
    Whitney Houston recorded the hit single "Where Do Broken Hearts Go" in 1988. She was a renowned American singer and actress known for her powerful vocals and chart-topping hits. Houston's version of the song became a commercial success, reaching number one on the Billboard Hot 100 chart.

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  • 12. 

    Who recorded the hit single "Hazy Shade Of Winter" in 1988?

    • A.

      Marvin Gaye & Tammi Terrell

    • B.

      Miracles

    • C.

      Bangles

    • D.

      Bob Welch

    Correct Answer
    C. Bangles
    Explanation
    The correct answer is Bangles. In 1988, the Bangles recorded the hit single "Hazy Shade Of Winter." This song was originally written and recorded by Simon & Garfunkel in 1966, but the Bangles' cover version became very popular and achieved success on the charts.

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  • 13. 

    Who recorded the hit single "The Way You Make Me Feel" in 1988?

    • A.

      Magoo And Timbaland

    • B.

      Destiny's Child

    • C.

      Michael Jackson

    • D.

      B. J. Thomas & The Triumphs

    Correct Answer
    C. Michael Jackson
    Explanation
    Michael Jackson recorded the hit single "The Way You Make Me Feel" in 1988.

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  • 14. 

    Who recorded the hit single "Bad Medicine" in 1988?

    • A.

      Bon Jovi

    • B.

      Walter Brennan

    • C.

      Jackson Browne

    • D.

      Crazy Elephant

    Correct Answer
    A. Bon Jovi
    Explanation
    Bon Jovi recorded the hit single "Bad Medicine" in 1988. They are a popular American rock band known for their energetic performances and catchy songs. "Bad Medicine" was a successful track from their album "New Jersey" and became a chart-topping hit. Bon Jovi's unique sound and charismatic lead singer, Jon Bon Jovi, contributed to their immense popularity in the 1980s and beyond.

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  • 15. 

    Who recorded the hit single "Desire" in 1988?

    • A.

      Bobby Oldsboro

    • B.

      Booker T & The Mg's

    • C.

      Dick & Deedee

    • D.

      U2

    Correct Answer
    D. U2
    Explanation
    U2 recorded the hit single "Desire" in 1988.

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  • 16. 

    Who recorded the hit single "Perfect World" in 1988?

    • A.

      Huey Lewis & The News

    • B.

      Freddy Fender

    • C.

      Dr. Hook & The Medicine Show

    • D.

      Spinners

    Correct Answer
    A. Huey Lewis & The News
    Explanation
    Huey Lewis & The News recorded the hit single "Perfect World" in 1988.

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  • 17. 

    Who recorded the hit single "If It Isn't Love" in 1988?

    • A.

      New Edition

    • B.

      Chad & Jeremy

    • C.

      Dave Clark Five

    • D.

      Don & Juan

    Correct Answer
    A. New Edition
    Explanation
    New Edition recorded the hit single "If It Isn't Love" in 1988. The other options, Chad & Jeremy, Dave Clark Five, and Don & Juan, are not associated with this particular song.

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  • 18. 

    Who recorded the hit single "Fast Car" in 1988?

    • A.

      Styx

    • B.

      Sam & Dave

    • C.

      Tracy Chapman

    • D.

      Martha & The Vandellas

    Correct Answer
    C. Tracy Chapman
    Explanation
    Tracy Chapman recorded the hit single "Fast Car" in 1988. This song became one of her most successful and iconic songs, reaching the top 10 in several countries. Chapman's soulful vocals and heartfelt lyrics resonated with listeners, making "Fast Car" a timeless classic.

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  • 19. 

    Who recorded the hit single "The Valley Road" in 1988?

    • A.

      Sophie B. Hawkins

    • B.

      David Essex

    • C.

      Whitney Houston

    • D.

      Bruce Hornsby & The Range

    Correct Answer
    D. Bruce Hornsby & The Range
    Explanation
    Bruce Hornsby & The Range recorded the hit single "The Valley Road" in 1988.

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  • 20. 

    Who recorded the hit single "When It's Love" in 1988?

    • A.

      Jamie Walters

    • B.

      Toni Braxton

    • C.

      Van Halen

    • D.

      Burton Cummings

    Correct Answer
    C. Van Halen
    Explanation
    Van Halen recorded the hit single "When It's Love" in 1988.

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  • 21. 

    Who recorded the hit single "Right Here Waiting" in 1989?

    • A.

      Tyrese

    • B.

      Richard Marx

    • C.

      Kenny Rogers & Sheena Easton

    • D.

      Jewel

    Correct Answer
    B. Richard Marx
    Explanation
    Richard Marx recorded the hit single "Right Here Waiting" in 1989. This song became one of his most popular and successful songs, reaching the top of the charts in multiple countries. Richard Marx is a singer, songwriter, and musician known for his soft rock and pop ballads. He has had a successful career in the music industry, releasing multiple albums and earning several awards and nominations. "Right Here Waiting" remains one of his signature songs and continues to be well-loved by fans.

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  • 22. 

    Who recorded the hit single "Waiting For A Star To Fall" in 1989?

    • A.

      Boy Meets Girl

    • B.

      Nat King Cole

    • C.

      Del Shannon

    • D.

      Jim Stafford

    Correct Answer
    A. Boy Meets Girl
    Explanation
    Boy Meets Girl is the correct answer because they recorded the hit single "Waiting For A Star To Fall" in 1989. This song was a commercial success and reached the top 10 on the charts in several countries. Boy Meets Girl is a pop music duo consisting of George Merrill and Shannon Rubicam, and they are known for their catchy melodies and romantic lyrics.

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  • 23. 

    Who recorded the hit single "This Look" in 1989?

    • A.

      Bob Dylan

    • B.

      Roxette

    • C.

      Royal Philharmonic Orchestra

    • D.

      Elvis Presley

    Correct Answer
    B. Roxette
    Explanation
    Roxette recorded the hit single "This Look" in 1989.

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  • 24. 

    Who recorded the hit single "Two Hearts" in 1989?

    • A.

      John Travolta

    • B.

      Phil Collins

    • C.

      Pink Floyd

    • D.

      Albert Hammond

    Correct Answer
    B. Phil Collins
    Explanation
    Phil Collins recorded the hit single "Two Hearts" in 1989. He is a well-known English musician and singer-songwriter who has achieved great success both as a solo artist and as a member of the band Genesis. "Two Hearts" was featured as the theme song for the film "Buster" in which Collins also starred. The song became a major hit, reaching the top of the charts in several countries. Collins' distinctive vocals and catchy melodies contributed to the success of the song.

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  • 25. 

    Who recorded the hit single "Listen to Your Heart" in 1989?

    • A.

      Turtles

    • B.

      Roxette

    • C.

      James Brown

    • D.

      Shaun Cassidy

    Correct Answer
    B. Roxette
    Explanation
    Roxette recorded the hit single "Listen to Your Heart" in 1989.

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  • 26. 

    Who recorded the hit single "Armageddon It" in 1989?

    • A.

      Olivia Newton John

    • B.

      Paul Davis

    • C.

      Def Leppard

    • D.

      Rickie Lee Jones

    Correct Answer
    C. Def Leppard
    Explanation
    Def Leppard recorded the hit single "Armageddon It" in 1989. This British rock band gained significant popularity in the 1980s with their energetic and melodic hard rock sound. "Armageddon It" was one of the successful songs from their album "Hysteria" and became a chart-topping hit. Def Leppard's distinctive style, catchy hooks, and powerful vocals contributed to their success, making them one of the iconic bands of the era.

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  • 27. 

    Who recorded the hit single "Satisfied" in 1989?

    • A.

      Duran Duran

    • B.

      Richard Marx

    • C.

      Men At Work

    • D.

      Connie Francis

    Correct Answer
    B. Richard Marx
    Explanation
    Richard Marx recorded the hit single "Satisfied" in 1989.

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  • 28. 

    Who recorded the hit single "I Like It" in 1989?

    • A.

      Yvonne Elliman

    • B.

      Neil Sedaka

    • C.

      A Taste Of Honey

    • D.

      Dino

    Correct Answer
    D. Dino
    Explanation
    Dino is the correct answer because he recorded the hit single "I Like It" in 1989.

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  • 29. 

    Who recorded the hit single "Sowing The Seeds Of Love" in 1989?

    • A.

      Tears For Fears

    • B.

      Andy Gibb

    • C.

      Keith Carradine

    • D.

      Linda Scott

    Correct Answer
    A. Tears For Fears
    Explanation
    Tears For Fears recorded the hit single "Sowing The Seeds Of Love" in 1989.

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