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101 80’s Music Trivia Questions That Will Have You Dancing All Night Long

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June 30, 2022

The 80's was a great decade for music. With artists like Bon Jovi, Queen, Michael Jackson, Whitney Houston, and more the music of that decade was a hit. 

Even today, people born way after the 80s are familiar with 80’s music and all it had to offer. Whether your parents played 80’s music constantly when you were growing up, or you’re just an old soul who found the genre on your own, this 80s music quiz is for you. 

These 80’s music trivia questions and answers showcase all there is about the decade and what music back then had to offer. There was a wide variety of artists from that decade who went on to be legends in the music industry. 

This trivia quiz will test your knowledge of all there is to know about 80’s music. Take it with your parents, friends, or by yourself and see how far your knowledge goes! 

If you’re looking for more music trivia questions, check out our 50’s music, 60’s music, and 70's music trivia quizzes!

1. What band scored hits on the charts with 'Careless Whisper' and 'Wake Me Up Before You Go-Go'?

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2. What group sang the song 'Walk Like an Egyptian'?

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3. Weird Al Yankovic found himself on the Billboard charts with 'Eat It,' a parody of what musician's hit single 'Beat It'?

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4. I've got the brains you've got the looks, Let's make lots of money' suggested which group?

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5. Who scored a number one hit with the song 'Morning Train (Nine to Five)'?

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6. Who sang the hit song 'The Next Time I Fall' with Amy Grant in 1986?

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1. What group sang the hit song 'Every Breath You Take'/

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2. I've fallen in love, I've fallen in love for the first time' is from which Queen song?

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3. Movie and TV star Bruce Willis became a one-hit wonder with what hit song?

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4. Who had two number one hits in the 80s with 'The Look' and 'Listen To Your Heart'?

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5. Who released an album named Swordfishtrombones in 1983?

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6. What group got a spot on the charts with a cover of the song 'La Bamba'?

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1. A police car and a screaming siren' is the start of which song by the Jam?

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2. It's such a shame our friendship had to end' is from which Prince song?

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3. Walk This Way' was released by Run-D.M.C. in which year?

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4. Can you hear me calling, Out your name' is from which song by Fleetwood Mac?

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5. What band sang the hit song 'Jump'?

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6. Bobby McFerrin scored a number one hit in the '80s with what song?

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1. Who scored three number one hits including 'Baby Don't Forget My Number,' 'Girl I'm Gonna Miss You' and 'Blame It On The Rain'?

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2. All the school kids so sick of books, They like the punk and the metal band' is from a song by which group?

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3. Who scored a number one hit by singing with Kenny Rogers for the song 'Islands in the Stream'?

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4. Who had a hit in the 1980s with 'The Greatest Love of All'?

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5. Who sang the song 'Billie Jean'?

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6. Don't make a new story, Kind hearts don't grab any glory' is from which song?

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1. Who sang the song 'Up Where We Belong' with Joe Cocker?

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2. What band sang the hit song 'Centerfold'?

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3. What was the only number one hit in the 1980s for Billy Idol?

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4. Who sang the pop song 'Open Your Heart'?

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5. The band Toto had only one number one song in the 80s. What was it?

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6. How can you see looking through those tears?' asked which group?

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1. I met a strange lady, she made me nervous, She took me in and gave me' what, according to Men at Work?

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2. Cause teacher, There are things that I don't want to learn' is from which George Michael song?

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3. Caroline laughs, and it's raining all day, Loves to be one of the girls' is from a song by which group?

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4. How many number one hits did Michael Jackson have in the 1980s?

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5. What group had a hit in the 80s with 'Take On Me'?

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6. Who sang the song 'Cold Hearted'?

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1. Who spent a week at number one with 'The Way You Make Me Feel'?

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2. What U2 song spent the most time at number one of the Billboard charts in the 80s?

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3. It doesn't matter what they say, In the jealous games people play' is from which song?

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4. Bobby McFerrin scored a number one hit in the 80s with what song?

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5. How, how can it be, That a love carved out of caring' is from which song by Level 42?

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6. A few stolen moments is all that we share' is the start of which Whitney Houston song?

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1. But I'm quite sure that you'll tell me, Just how I should feel today' is from which song by New Order?

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2. Which '80s band wanted to: 'make music like a factory would build a car, with a designer's attention to detail'?

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3. What group had a number one hit in the 1980s with 'Invisible Touch'?

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4. Fun and sunshine, there's enough for everyone' is from which Wham song?

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5. I've never been closer, I've tried to understand' is the first line of which song?

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6. Good morning miss, Can I help you son' is the first line of which Madness song?

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1. He says that he's going to marry me, We can raise a little family' is from which song?

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2. What group had a hit in the '80s with 'Take On Me'?

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👏 Way to go!

3. I had a dream when I was young, A dream of sweet illusion' is from which Queen song?

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4. And if I stare too long, I'd probably break down and cry' is from which song?

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5. Diana Ross sang the hit song 'Endless Love' with whom?

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6. I've seen the signs and the looks and pictures, That give your game away, yeah' is from which Duran Duran song?

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1. Who sang the one hit wonder 'She Blinded Me With Science'?

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2. Who sang the song 'Say You, Say Me'?

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3. Who spent two weeks at the top of the charts in the 80s with 'One More Night'?

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4. Which of these was a hit album for Poison in 1988?

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5. Who had a hit in the 1980s with 'Venus'?

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6. I was beat, Incomplete, I'd been had, I was sad and blue' is from which Madonna song?

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1. What group scored a hit with the song 'The Flame'?

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2. Give me so much love, That I forget myself' is from a song by which group?

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3. What singer earned a song on the charts with 'Never Gonna Give You Up'?

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4. And now we're flyin' through the stars, I hope this night will last forever' is from a song by which artist?

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5. Just like every cowboy sings his sad, sad song' is from which song by Poison?

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6. All the Japanese with their yen, The party boys call the Kremlin' is from which song?

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1. Every generation, Blames the one before' is the first line of which hit?

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2. I can't get any rest, People say I'm obsessed' is from which song by the Fine Young Cannibals?

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3. Who sang the songs 'Love Will Tear Us Apart' and 'Atmosphere'?

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4. What song by Cutting Crew spent two weeks at number one in the 1980s?

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5. I pictured a rainbow, You held it in your hand' is from which song?

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6. Who sang 'Say, Say, Say' with Paul McCartney?

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1. Who sang the number one hit 'Who Can It Be Now'?

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2. Hey little sister what have you done' is the first line of which song?

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3. Which UK band released the hit 'Tainted Love' in the '80s?

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4. Who sang 'I Knew You Were Waiting (For Me)' with George Michael in 1987?

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5. And you can dance, For inspiration' is the start of which Madonna song?

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6. Into the sea, You and me, All these years and no one heard' is from a song by which group?

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1. And the night goes by so very slow, Oh I hope that it won't end though' is from a song by which group?

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2. Who sang 'On My Own' with Patti LaBelle?

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3. Who sang 'Like A Virgin'?

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4. It's strong and it's sudden and it's cruel sometimes' is from which song?

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5. What group hung tough for a week on the charts at number one with 'Hangin' Tough'?

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6. 1989 the number another summer' is from a song by which group?

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1. Girl you are to me, all that a woman should be' is from which song by Atlantic Starr?

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2. Which of these is an '80s Phil Collins song?

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3. I guess I should of known, By the way you parked your car sideways' is from which Prince song?

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4. Who spent three weeks at number in 1987 with the song 'Alone'?

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5. I don't want half hearted love affairs' is the start of which song?

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6. Give me time to realize my crime' is the start of which Culture Club song?

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1. He came into her apartment, He left the bloodstains on the carpet' is from which Michael Jackson song?

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2. Who scored a number one hit on the charts with the song 'Toy Soldiers'?

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3. Who scored a spot on the charts with 'Sweet Child O' Mine'?

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4. Alone in the night as the daylight brings, A cool, empty silence' is from which song?

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5. I was a PFC on a search patrol huntin' Charlie down' is from which military-themed song?

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6. What band did Joan Jett sing with on her albums?

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1. Who sang 'Like a Prayer'?

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2. What artist's collection of songs spent the most time at number one on the Billboard charts in the 1980s?

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3. Just like that river twisting through a dusty land' is from which Duran Duran song?

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4. Happened so naturally, I did not know it was love' is from which Chaka Khan song?

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5. What Bonnie Tyler song spent four weeks at number one on the Billboard chart?

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