200+ 80’s music trivia questions and answers

music trivia questions and answers

Sometimes some people are really good with their memory that they remind o every single detail of what they saw, what they heard or what they watched! Such type of people really gives a hard competition to those who don’t observe things around them with so much concern. Yes! Trivia questions and answers solve this problem. It is a kind of session where you ask simple question related to any field and opponent has to answer you. It is not a way to do a test of memory but a unique and easy way to find someone’s interest and their personality. In short it is good way to know a stranger and also a good a way to start a healthy conversation. Here we are going to present you 200+ 80’s music trivia questions and answers. Every decade has some special kind of music and music videos that is why it is special to know about each decade’s music. Let’s play the game with the music lovers and have some good time.

200+ 80’s music trivia questions and answers

music trivia questions

Here we present you some 80’s music trivia questions and answers:

  1. Which hit song featured the following lyric: (The love we share seems to go nowhere and I've lost my light)

    Tainted Love

  2. Who sang the title track of the late 80s James Bond film license to kill?

    Gladys Knight

  3. The Magic Number was a 1989 hit for the band De La Soul. Which album of theirs did it appear on?

    3 Feet High and Rising

  4. Which 80s Clash song, when re-released in 1991, went straight to number one in the UK?

    Should I Stay or Should I Go?

  5. Which Duran Duran song opened with a sample of laughter from the keyboardist's girlfriend?

    Hungry Like the Wolf

  6. Complete the Kate Bush lyric, from her 1985 song Hounds of Love: Now the hounds of love are hunting. I've always been a coward

    And I don’t know what’s good for me

  7. What was the band’s name who scored mid 80’s a good hype?

    Aztec Camera

  8. Which band, apart from Ultravox, did Midge Ure enjoy chart success with during the 1980's? (not Band Aid either)


  9. The pencil-sketch animation technique used in the A-ha video Take on Me was known as what?


  10. How many singles were released from the Prince album Love sexy?


  11. Which British band had the massive hit Fools Gold?

    The Stone Roses

  12. Which one of these songs by The Police did not chart in the 80s?

    Walking on the Moon

  13. Now known as a songwriter of hits like the Britney Spears song Toxic, Cathy Dennis was once a solo artist. Which 80s song marked her debut?

    C’mon and Get My Love

  14. Which Grace Jones video featured excerpts from the experimental documentary film Koyaanisqatsi?

    Pull Up to the Bumper

  15. Which Pet Shop Boys' song was about the lead singer's Catholic upbringing?

    It’s a Sin

  16. 'Need you tonight' was released by which rock band?


  17. Kylie Minogue began her music career in the late 80s. Which one of the following has she not done a duet with?


  18. From which movie the given song is belong to? Danger Zone

    Top Gun

  19. From which movie the given song is belong to? The Heat is On

    Beverly Hills Cop

  20. From which movie the given song is belong to? Cruel Summer

    The Karate Kid

  21. From which movie the given song is belong to? In the Air Tonight

    Risky Business

  22. From which movie the given song is belong to? Party man


  23. From which movie the given song is belong to? Up Where We Belong

    An Officer and a Gentleman

  24. From which movie the given song is belong to? Power of Love

    Back to the Future

  25. From which movie the given song is belong to? Eye of the Tiger

    Rocky III

  26. From which movie the given song is belong to? Don't You (Forget About Me)

    The Breakfast Club

  27. From which movie the given song is belong to? The Touch

    Transformers: The Movie

  28. From which movie the given song is belong to? The Glory of Love

    The Karate Kid Part II

  29. From which movie the given song is belong to? Nothing's Gonna Stop Us Now


  30. Which Frankie Goes to Hollywood song was banned on UK radio play in 1984, because of its lyrics?


  31. Talking of lyrics, which Roxette song featured the line: (I'm not afraid, a trembling flower, I'll feed your heart and blow the dust from your eyes)

    Dressed for Success

  32. Can you name Dweezil's first album?

    Havin’ A Bad Day

  33. Who sang 'Oh Yeah' in 1985?


  34. The French song Joe le Taxi, by Vanessa Paradis, charted at what position on the UK chart?


  35. Which Eurythmics song featured the lead singer entering a derelict cottage in a nightgown?

    Here Comes the Rain Again.

  36. Who topped the UK Charts with 'If I Was' in 1985?

    Midge Ure

  37. Which popular 80s song begins with the lyrics, 'I hear the drums echoing tonight'?

    Africa by Toto

  38. Who is the lead singer of the Pet Shop Boys?

    Neil Tennant

  39. What is the opening line to 'Club Tropicana' by Wham?

    Let me take you to the place where membership’s a smiling face

  40. Which rock band released an album called 'Brothers In Arms'?

    Dire Straits

  41. Which female artist had one of the best-selling UK singles of 1985 with 'The Power of Love'?

    Jennifer Rush

  42. From which band Mark King Belong to?

    Level 42

  43. Z - Who sang 'Legs'?

    ZZ Top

  44. What is the opening line to 'Our House' by Madness?

    Father wears his Sunday best

  45. Which country does the famous singer 'Billy Ocean' come from?


  46. Which rock band released an album called Saints and Sinners in 1982 which included a hit song called 'Here I Go Again'?

    White snake

  47. What is the title of the song that earned Whitney Houston the best-selling US single of 1987?

    I Wanna Dance With Somebody Who Loves Me

  48. Which male artist sang the lyrics, 'How can you leave me standing? Alone in a world that's so cold'?

    Prince: When Doves Cry

  49. Who sang 'Islands In The Stream' with Kenny Rogers?

    Dolly Parton

  50. What was the title of Bon Jovi's best-selling US album of 1987?

    Slippery When Wet

  51. Which Irish rock band sang the lyrics, 'And when I go there, I go there with you, it's all I can do'?

    U2: Where the Streets have no name

  52. Which band is the maker of 'The Harder I Try'?

    Brother Beyond

  53. Which American pop group abbreviated their name to NKOTB?

    New Kids On The Block

  54. Who is the lead singer of the rock band Def Leppard?

    Joe Elliott

  55. Complete the missing line from the well-known lyrics by Bon Jovi, 'Tommy used to work on the docks, ...'

    Union’s been on strike, He’s down on his luck, it’s tough, so tough (from Livin’ on a Prayer)

  56. What year did George Michael release 'Careless Whisper'?


  57. What is the opening line to Duran Duran's song 'Save A Prayer'?

    You saw me standing by the old corner of the main street

  58. What was the title of Guns N' Roses' best-selling album of 1987?

    Appetite For Destruction

  59. Complete the opening line to Spandau Ballet's song 'Gold': Thank you for coming home...?

    I’m sorry that the chairs are all worn, I left them here I could have sworn

  60. Which UK motorway was Chris Rea's 1989 song 'The Road To Hell' written about?

    London’s notoriously jammed M25 motorway

  61. Which male artist won the Eurovision Song Contest in 1987 with 'Hold Me Now'?

    Johnny Logan

  62. Which member of Queen wrote 'Who Wants To Live Forever'?

    Brian May

  63. 'Born In The U.S.A' was sung by?

    Bruce Springsteen

  64. Which 1981 Duran Duran music video was banned by the BBC?

    Girls On Film

  65. Which song earned Madonna the number one spot in 1989 in both the US and the UK?

    Like A Prayer

  66. What was the year when Michael Jackson's song 'I Just Can't Stop Loving You' reach number one in the UK and the US and broke all records?


  67. Which singer is Gordon Matthew Sumner better known as?


  68. Which famous female singer was cousin to Dionne Warwick and Dee Dee Warwick and god-daughter to Aretha Franklin?

    Whitney Houston

  69. Andy McCluskey was the front man for which band?


  70. Who was behind 'Kokomo' from the movie Cocktail?

    The Beach Boys

  71. What is the opening line to Diana Ross' 1986 hit song 'Chain Reaction'?

    You took a mystery and made me want it

  72. From which band James Het field belongs?


  73. Who was the male vocalist with Paul McCartney in 'Ebony and Ivory' in 1982?

    Stevie Wonder

  74. Which band released songs in the 80's called 'Bodytalk' and 'Just An Illusion'?


  75. With which song did Bucks Fizz won the 1981 Eurovision Song Contest?

    Making Your Mind Up

  76. In 1986, which Billboard Hot 100 Number One song was by Bangles?

    Walk Like An Egyptian

  77. Prince's (Purple Rain) album, released in 1984, spent how many weeks at number 1 in the US?


  78. In 1980, who had the Billboard Top 40 Pop Singles Number One hit (Funky Town)?

    Lipps, Inc

  79. Known for their blistering guitar solos, this band's only certified Billboard Hot 100 top-40 hit contained none and came as a surprise (and was sequenced deep into the album) and was on their Signals album. He's a radio receiver tuned to factories and farms. He's a writer and a ranger and a young boy bearing arms. What band had this hit lyrics?


  80. Who was behind (Crazy) and (You Sure Fooled Me?)

    The John Hall Band

  81. Which band sang (Why Me) in 1983?

    Planet P

  82. If someone had asked her who she and her friends were, this young woman would have said defiantly: (We're the kids in America!) Who is she?

    Kim Wilde

  83. Who sang 'Senses Working Overtime' in 1982?


  84. Which band, with a duplicated name, gave us (Broken Wings) in 1985?

    Mr. Mister

  85. Jefferson Airplane, Jefferson Starship, Starship. Whatever you call them, they had a number one song in 1985. Which was it?

    We Built This City

  86. This European artist's theme makes the quiz here. (Miami Vice Theme) was a big hit in 1985 for this gentleman. Can you name him?

    Jan Hammer

  87. According to the opening lyrics of Bruce Springsteen's 1980 song (Hungry Heart), in which city did the singer have a wife and kids?


  88. (Mexican Radio): I feel a hot wind on my shoulder, and the touch of a world that is older, turn the switch and check the number, leave it on when in bed I slumber

    Wall of Voodoo

  89. In 1983, Elton John released a popular song called (I'm Still ________.)


  90. Daryl Hall and John Oates scored a number on single in 1984 with (Out of ____)


  91. UK group The House martins sang this gospel tune, a cover of Chris Jasper's original, taking it to the top of the international charts in 1987. What was the song?

    Caravan of Love

  92. Which singer from New York City had a hit song in 1983-84 with (Break My Stride)?

    Matthew Wilder

  93. A top selling tune from 1980 was (Woman in Love) from Barbra Streisand. The question is, who wrote it?

    Barry and Robin Gibb

  94. 1980 saw Queen hit the top of the charts with their biggest selling chart topper. Bite what?


Now here we present some of the lyrics of the famous 80’s songs and you have to tell the singer and the song:

famous 80's music

  1. And she's lovin him with that body I just know it

    ‘Jessie’s Girls’ Rick Springfield

  2. I'm on the hunt, I'm after you

    “Hungry Like the Wolf,” Duran Duran

  3. Who needs a heart when a heart can be broken?

    “What’s Love Got to Do With It,” Tina Turner

  4. Let me tell you 'bout the girl I met last night

    “High On You,” Survivor

  5. Well I like takin off, don't like burnin out, every time you turn it on, makes me wanna shout

    “Cool the Engines,” Boston

  6. Buying bread from a man in Brussels, he was 6 foot 4 and full a muscles

    “Down Under,” Men At Work

  7. With every breath I'm deeper into you

    “Crazy For You,” Madonna

  8. Distant eyes, losin ground I'm reachin for you, you, you

    “Seprate Ways,” Journey

  9. Music does the talkin, says the things you wanna hear

    “Magic Power,” Triumph

  10. And I've never been a loser and I just can't lose tonight

    “Winning It All,” The Outfield

  11. I'm gonna buy me a one way ticket, nothin's gonna hold me back. Your love's like a slow train comin and I can feel it comin down the track- whoah

    “When The Going Gets Tough,” Billy Ocean

  12. At this moment, you mean everything!

    “Come On Eileen,” Dexys Midnight Runners

  13. Tried my imagination, but I was disturbed

    “867-5309/Jenny,” Tommy Tutone

  14. Making love to you was never second best

    “Melt With You,” Modern English

  15. I've got to, run away from the pain you drive into the heart of me

    “Tainted Love,” Soft Cell

  16. So wild, so free, So far from me. You're all I want, my fantasy

    “Photograph,” Def Leppard

  17. If you got the money honey we got your disease

    “Welcome to the Jungle,” Guns N’ Roses

  18. My baby may not be rich, he's watchin every dime

    “Let’s Hear it for the Boy,” Deniece Williams

  19. Take your-passion, and make it happen

    “What A Feeling,” Irene Cara

  20. I think they got the alias, that you been livin under

    “Gloria,” Laura Branigan

  21. Had a premonition that he shouldn't of gone alone

    “Smugglers Blues,” Glenn Frey

  22. And when the night is cold and dark, you can't see you can't see light

    “Never Surrender,” Corey Hart

  23. Don't drink, Don't smoke, what do ya do?

    “Goody Two Shoes,” Adam Ant

  24. Don't wanna be a girl like that, do you wanna see a grown man cry?

    “Naughty, Naughty,” John Parr

  25. Somebodies callin after somebody, somebody turns the corner out of sight. Lookin for somebody, somewhere in the night

    “Tender Is the Night,” by Jackson Browne

  26. A week without you, but I forget, two weeks without you and I still haven't gotten over you yet

    “Vacation,” The Go-Go’s

  27. Strange voices are saying, ah what did they say? Things. I can't understand

    “Cruel Summer,” Bananarama

  28. Been workin, so hard. I'm punchin, my card

    “Footloose,” Kenny Loggins

  29. I know just how to whisper, and I know Just how to cry

    “Makin’ Love Out Of Nothing At All,” Air Supply

  30. I was a high school loser never made it with a lady 'til the boys told me somethin I missed

    “Walk This Way,” Run-D.M.C. w/ Aerosmith

  31. I knew right from the beginning, that you would end up winnin', I knew right from the start, you'd put an arrow through my heart

    “Round and Round,” Ratt

  32. You got to roll with the punches to get to what's real

    “Jump,” Van Halen

  33. Just a look at that girl with the lights comin up in her eyes

    “Somebody’s Baby,” by Jackson Browne

  34. It's gonna take a lot to drag me away from you, it's nothing that a hundred men or more could ever do

    “Africa,” Toto

  35. And heart to heart you win, if ya survive

    “The Warrior,” Scandal w/ Patty Smyth

  36. Play the guitar on the MTV

    “Money for Nothing,” Dire Straits

  37. So when you call up that shrink in Beverly Hills, you know the one, Dr. everything be all right

    “Let’s Go Crazy,” by Prince

  38. Tin roof...... Rusted

    “Love Shack,” The B-52’s

  39. You're givin me the chills baby please baby don't

    “Mickey,” Toni Basil

  40. I knew he must a been about seventeen

    “I Love Rock ‘n’ Roll,” Joan Jett

  41. With the touch of a velvet glove

    “Abracadabra,” Steve Miller

  42. It's just another Sunday, in a tired old street

    “We Built This City,” Starship

  43. Slight of hand and a twist of fate, on a bed of nails she makes me wait

    “With or Without You,” U2

  44. She's so fine, she's all mine, the girl is all right!

    “Legs,” ZZ Top

  45. And your friends don't dance and if they don't dance well they're no friends of mine

    “Safety Dance,” Men Without Hats

  46. Your feet are going to be on the ground, your head is there to move you around

    “Stand,” R.E.M.

  47. Oceans apart, day after day, and I slowly go insane

    “Right Here Waiting For You,” Richard Marx

  48. Guess I should a known by the way you parked your car sideways that it wouldn't last

    “Little Red Corvette,” Prince

  49. You're all the things I've got to remember

    “Take On Me,” A-ha.

  50. Let the children's laughter remind us how we used to be

    “Greatest Love of All,” Whitney Houston

  51. I had a friend, was a big baseball player, back in high school

    “Glory Days,” Bruce Springsteen

  52. See yourself, give your freewill a chance, you've got to work to succeed

    “Owner of a Lonely Heart,” Yes

  53. One likes to believe in the freedom of music

    “Spirit of Radio,” Rush

  54. Heirs of the cold war, that's what we've become. Inherited troubles, I'm mentally numb.

    “Crazy Train,” Ozzy Osbourne

  55. Kid can't read at seventeen, the words he knows are all obscene but, it's all right

    “Touch of Grey,” Grateful Dead

  56. Sailed away to China, in a little row boat to find ya, you said you had to get your laundry done

    “Break My Stride,” Matthew Wilder

  57. I never believed in things that I couldn't see, I said if I can feel it, how could it be

    “You Can Do Magic,” America

  58. Don't take money, don't take fame, don't need no credit card to ride this train

    “Power Of Love,” Huey Lewis and the News

  59. The school bell rings, you know it's my cue, I'm gonna meet the boys on floor number two

    “Smokin’ in the Boys’ Room,” by Mötley Crüe

  60. I never meant to be so bad to you. One thing I said that I would never do

    “Heat of the Moment,” Asia

  61. Put me in coach, I'm ready to play, today

    “Centerfield,” John Fogerty

  62. Just like the white wing dove sings a song, sounds like she's singing

    “Edge of 17,” Stevie Nicks

  63. This 1980 tune, taken to the top by Diana Ross, was originally turned down by another top recording artist. Which song did Ross take up the charts?

    Upside Down

  64. Who sang (Swords of a Thousand Men) in 1981?

    Tenpole Tudor

  65. Christopher Cross went to the top of the charts with this way of getting from Point A to Point B in 1980. Can you name the tune?


  66. (Magic) has been the title of a few songs over the course of the Rock Era. The only song with this title to reach the top of the Billboard Hot 100 was sung by this artist (or group) in 1980. Which one?

    Olivia Newton-John

  67. This 1980 Billy Joel classic begins with (What's the matter with the clothes I'm wearing, can't you tell that your tie's too wide, Maybe I should buy some old tab collars welcome back to the age of jive...) and goes on to describe various old versus new styles in dress, cars and music in general. What song is it?

    It’s Still Rock and Roll

  68. The first single from Diana Ross's 1980 was (upside down) Motown album (diana). What other Motown artist or band was originally going to record the songs on (diana), but declined?

    Aretha Franklin

  69. What town did the group Lipps Inc. sing about in 1980?

    Funky town

  70. Which Australian band recorded the theme for the movie (Crocodile Dundee)?

    Mental as anything

  71. 1980: (Rock With You) was one of the biggest singles of 1980. Rod Temperton wrote this song for Michael Jackson. He also wrote what other major hit for Jackson?


  72. Which of these songs did Weird Al Yankovic NOT parody?

    Hold Me Now (“Hold My Cow”)

  73. Which Michael Jackson video was later listed in Guiness World Records as “Most Successful Music Video”?


  74. Who sang 'Fade to Grey'?


  75. Madonna sang “Just try to understand, I’ve given all I can, ’cause you got the best of me” in which song/video?


  76. Who performed in the video of “Always Something There to Remind Me”:

    Naked Eyes

  77. Who “dances on the sand” in the Duran Duran song?


  78. Who “just called to say I love you?”

    Stevie Wonder

  79. Where did Madness sing that their house was located?

    In the middle of their street

  80. Who went straight to the No.1 in 81 with Stand and Deliver?

    Adam and the Ants

  81. What colour Door gave Shakin' Stevens an 80s hit?


  82. Which ex Beatle had a hit with Stevie Wonder in 1982?

    Paul McCartney

  83. Whose album Thriller provided several hit singles?

    Michael Jackson

  84. Who was KC's backing Band?

    Sunshine Band

  85. Which Scot had a chart success after Esther Rantzen's The Big Time?

    Sheena Easton

  86. Which BBC Radio station banned Relax?

    Radio One

  87. Ravel's Bolero carted because of which skaters' Olympic success?

    Torvill & Dean

  88. Which actor Rober was named in a Bananarama song title?

    Robert De Niro

  89. Which Superstar Rat sang Love Me Tender?


  90. Which Alison's nickname was Alf?


  91. Which Elaine and Barbara topped the charts in 1985?

    Paige, Dickson

  92. Which Mrs Andrew Lloyd Webber had a hit with Pie Jesu?

    Sarah Brightman

  93. Who had hits as part of Visage and Ultravox?

    Midge Ure

  94. Who told you that were In The Army Now?

    Status Quo

  95. Who fronted Culture Club?

    Boy George

  96. Graham McPherson of Madness was known as what?


  97. Which Kim reached No.2 in 1981, 24 years after dad Marty?

    Kim Wilde

  98. Which Spanish singer had the UK's first chat topper in Spanish?

    Julio Inglesias

  99. David Sylvian was part of which Asian sounding band?


  100. David Bowie and Mick Jagger had a hit after which Concert?

    Live Aid

  101. Who was the then oldest man in the charts with New York New York?

    Frank Sinatra

  102. Who joined Cliff Richard for his 80s Living Doll?

    The Young Ones

  103. Which TV puppets sand The Chicken Song?

    Spitting Image

  104. Which red haired Royal liked Lady in Red?

    Duchess of York

  105. Which future England coach joined Waddle on Diamond Lights?


  106. Who had a Xmas No.1 in 88 after 30 years in the charts?

    Cliff Richard

  107. Who sang backing vocals on Dire Straits' song (Money For Nothing)?