Can You Match These 1980s Songs to the Singers?

Heather Cahill

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About This Quiz

It's time to take a trip back to the decade of the '80s! Some of the biggest stars and the biggest hits of the decade are still known and loved today. They created a unique sound and style that only the '80s are known for. Maybe you grew up during the time, or maybe you're just a fan of the decade, but this quiz will test how well you know your music!

Do you remember songs like "Total Eclipse of the Heart" and "Everybody Wants To Rule The World"? What about "Wake Me Up Before You Go-Go" and "Girls Just Wanna Have Fun"? You'll find some classics and maybe a few one-hit wonders as well. But don't forget, knowing the songs is just half of this quiz!

Do you remember the music of Michael Jackson or Elton John? What about bands such as Blondie or Men At Work? Maybe your style was more Lipps Inc or Cyndi Lauper? No matter what you listen to, you've probably heard the songs of these artists throughout your life!

So, if you're a fan of the '80s and the musicians who helped shape the decade, then let's get down to business. Take the quiz to see if you really know your '80s songs and their singers!

Which artist sang "Sweet Child O'Mine"?

Guns N' Roses sang "Sweet Child O'Mine" which is from the album "Appetite for Destruction". It was released in 1988 and Slash originally did not like the song.

Which artist sang "Beat It"?

Michael Jackson sang the song "Beat It" from one of his best-selling albums, "Thriller". Since its release, it has impacted both culture and music and become a smash hit for Michael.

Which artist sang "I Wanna Dance With Somebody"?

Whitney Houston sang "I Wanna Dance With Somebody" which became one of her biggest hits. It was released in 1987 becoming an instant hit.

Which artist sang "Livin' On A Prayer"?

Bon Jovi sang "Livin' On A Prayer" which was on the album titled "Slippery When Wet". Did you know there is a version of the song that is much less known than the mainstream one we remember?

Which artist sang "Another One Bites the Dust"?

Queen sang the song "Another One Bites the Dust" which was released in 1980. Along with "Stayin' Alive" by The Bee Gees, this song has also been used when teaching CPR.

Which artist sang the song "Jessie's Girl"?

Rick Springfield sang the song "Jessie's Girl" which was released in 1981. Did you know that the song was written about Rick's friend's girlfriend?

Which artist sang "Total Eclipse of the Heart"?

Bonnie Tyler sang "Total Eclipse of the Heart" which was on the album titled "Faster Than the Speed of Night". Did you know that Bonnie once performed the song during a real eclipse?

Which artist sang "Everybody Wants To Rule The World"?

Tears For Fears sang "Everybody Wants To Rule The World" which was released in 1985. Did you know that the shoot for the music video was subject to many different accidents?

Which artist sang the song "Loving the Alien"?

David Bowie sang the song "Loving the Alien" which was released in 1985. Did you know that the full length song was over 7 minutes long?

Which artist sang the song "Addicted to Love"?

Robert Palmer sang the song "Addicted to Love" that was released in 1986. The song was covered by Tina Turner two years after its release.

Which artist sang the song "Mony Mony"?

Billy Idol sang the song "Mony Mony" which was a cover of the 1968 song. Billy Idol's version of the song was released in 1981.

Who sang the song "Down Under"?

Men at Work sing "Down Under" which is all about a man from Australia, also known as "The Land Down Under". The song has been used in many popular television shows and movies that involve Australia.

Which artist sang the song "Funkytown"?

Lipps Inc. sang the song "Funkytown" on their album titled "Mouth to Mouth". This song was one of the band's biggest hits.

Which artist sang "I Want to Know What Love Is"?

Foreigner sang "I Want to Know What Love Is" which was released in 1984. The song was also used in films like "The Good Guys" and "Miami Vice".

Who sang the song "Flashdance... What A Feeling"?

Irene Cara sang "Flashdance... What A Feeling" which was used in the movie "Flashdance". It was released in 1983 along with the movie.

Who sang the song "Every Breath You Take"?

The Police sang the song "Every Breath You Take" which was released in 1983 on the album "Synchronicity". Did you know that the song was written by Sting?

Who sang the song "All Night Long"?

Lionel Ritchie sang "All Night Long" which was released in 1983. The song was also the subject of being sampled in many newer, popular songs.

Who sang the song "Eye of the Tiger"?

Survivor sang the song "Eye of the Tiger" that was on an album of the same name. The song was also used in the popular "Rocky" franchise.

Which artist sang "Take On Me"?

a-ha is the artist that sings "Take On Me" which was one of their biggest hits. It was released on their album titled "Hunting High and Low".

Which artist sang the song "Tainted Love"?

Soft Cell sang the song "Tainted Love" which is a cover they did in 1981. The original song was recorded in 1965 by Gloria Jones.

Who sang the song "Sweet Dreams"?

Eurythmics sang the song "Sweet Dreams" and it became one of their biggest hits. The song was released in 1983 and it was later covered by Marilyn Manson.

Who sang the song "Karma Chameleon"?

Culture Club sang the song "Karma Chameleon" that was released in 1983. It was released on the album called "Color By Numbers" and went straight up the music charts shortly after its release.

Who sang the song "Wake Me Up Before You Go-Go"?

Wham! sang the song "Wake Me Up Before You Go-Go" which was written by one half of the band, George Michael. The song hit number one all around the world and became one of the band's biggest hits.

Which artist sang the song "Little Jeannie"?

Elton John sang the song "Little Jeannie" which was released in 1980. The song was a huge hit, jumping to the top of the music charts worldwide.

Who sang the song "Like A Prayer"?

Madonna sang the song "Like A Prayer" that was released in 1989. The song marked a small style change for Madonna as she furthered her career.

Who sang the song "Call Me"?

Blondie sang "Call Me," which is one of the band's most popular songs. Did you know that there were three different versions of the song?

Which artist sang "More Love"?

Kim Carnes sang "More Love" which was released on her album titled "Romance Dance". This song was the most successful version of the song which was originally written in the late '60s.

Which artist sang "Don't You Want Me"?

The Human League sang the song "Don't You Want Me" which has been used in countless commercials. The song was released on the group's album titled "Dare".

Which artist sang the song "Ebony & Ivory"?

Stevie Wonder and Paul McCartney sang the song "Ebony & Ivory". The song hit number one on music charts around the world after its release in 1982.

Who sang the song "Billie Jean"?

Michael Jackson sang "Billie Jean" which was released in 1983. It was off of Michael's extremely successful album titled "Thriller" and it shot up to number one on countless music charts.

Which artist sang the song "Never Gonna Give You Up"?

Rick Astley sang the song "Never Gonna Give You Up" which has since turned into a popular joke called "Rickrolling". The song was released in 1987 on the album "Whenever You Need Somebody".

Who sang the song "Girls Just Wanna Have Fun"?

Cyndi Lauper sang "Girls Just Wanna Have Fun" that was released in 1983. The song became a huge hit worldwide shooting up to the number one spot on the charts.

Who sang the song "The Tide Is High"?

Blondie sang "The Tide Is High", which was a remake of the original song from the 1960s. This version became a huge hit and it was released as a single by the band.

Which artist sang the song "Please Don't Go"?

KC and the Sunshine Band sang the song "Please Don't Go". Although it was released in 1979, the song became the first number one of the decade of the '80s.

Who sang the song "Push It"?

Salt-N-Pepa sang the song "Push It" which became extremely popular worldwide. The song is often considered one of the greatest hip-hop songs of all time.

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