Create an '80s Pop Playlist and We'll Guess Which Mythological Creature You Are

By: Ian Fortey

Create an '80s Pop Playlist and We'll Guess Which Mythological Creature You Are
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About This Quiz

Do you know what was great about '80s music?  Everything.  It was a heck of a decade.  "99 Red Balloons" and "Blame it on the Rain."  New Kids on the Block and Fine Young Cannibals. The powerhouse that is Rick Astley. Oh, it was a legendary time.  Some might even say mythological.  See what we did there?  Yeah, you see what we did.

When you dig deep into mythology you find a lot of interesting and diverse creatures, and in much the same way the '80s were chock-full of interesting and diverse pop songs. You can see how this is starting to come together. The more we know about your taste in '80s music, the more we can nail down just what beast from mythology really represents your inner self.  You might be surprised to see how your reactions to David Bowie and George Michael point you more toward werewolves and further away from griffins. Of course, there's only one way to get your final answer, to see with a scary degree of accuracy just what fantastic beast that never truly was is hidden deep in your musical soul. Take the quiz, get into your groove, and unleash your inner mythological beast.

The radio says George Michael is coming on next. What song do you hope it is?
"Faith"
"Careless Whisper"
I'm changing the station.
"Wake Me Up Before You Go-Go"

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It's hard not to sing along with Journey. What's your number-one Journey tune?
"Any Way You Want It"
"Faithfully"
Can I just read a book?
"Don't Stop Believin'"

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Who rocked the hardest in the '80s?
Aerosmith
Bon Jovi
Guns N' Roses
Van Halen

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Some of the best music in the '80s came from movie soundtracks. Which soundtrack hit was the best?
"Footloose"
"Flashdance"
"Batdance"
"Ghostbusters"

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Pick your Poison... song.
"Look What the Cat Dragged In"
"Something to Believe In"
"Talk Dirty to Me"
"Every Rose Has Its Thorn"

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Madonna became huge in the '80s. Which of her hits speaks to you?
"Like a Prayer"
"Crazy for You"
"Express Yourself"
"Like a Virgin"

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Huey Lewis and the News completely rocked the '80s. Which hit was your favorite?
"The Heart of Rock and Roll"
"Stuck With You"
"I Want a New Drug"
"The Power of Love"

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You can't deny the influence of Jon Bon Jovi in the '80s. Pick your favorite Bon Jovi hit.
"Bad Medicine"
"I'll Be There for You"
"Wanted Dead or Alive"
"Livin' on a Prayer"

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They called Michael Jackson the King of Pop. Which of his '80s hits was your favorite?
"Billie Jean"
"The Way You Make Me Feel"
"Bad"
"Man in the Mirror"

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You know who was awesome? Billy Idol. Pick your Billy Idol song!
"Mony Mony"
"White Wedding"
"Rebel Yell"
"Dancing with Myself"

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Prince did some of his best work in the '80s. What's your favorite Prince song?
"Raspberry Beret"
"When Doves Cry"
"Little Red Corvette"
"1999"

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There were some really memorable all-girl groups in the '80s. Which was the best?
The Bangles
Wilson Phillips
The Pointer Sisters
The Go-Gos

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Which of these ladies made the most memorable '80s hits?
Paula Abdul
Debbie Gibson
Samantha Fox
Tiffany

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John Cougar Mellencamp has changed his name a few times, but which song of his endured?
"Jack and Diane"
"Pink Houses"
"R.O.C.K. in the U.S.A."
"Hurts So Good"

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One of the biggest rock bands of all time was Van Halen. Which of their songs was the best?
"Panama"
"Why Can't This Be Love?"
"Runnin' with the Devil"
"Jump"

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Cyndi Lauper was always fun. Which of her songs was the most addictive?
"The Goonies 'R' Good Enough"
"True Colors"
"She Bop"
"Girls Just Want to Have Fun"

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The '80s had more than its fair share of beastly tunes. Which animal-themed song was tops?
"Batdance"
"When Doves Cry"
"Eye of the Tiger"
"Karma Chameleon"

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Def Leppard produced some iconic '80s rock. Name their best song.
"Love Bites"
"Pour Some Sugar on Me"
"Photograph"
"Rock of Ages"

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The Boy Band craze really started taking off in the '80s. Which group did it best?
Menudo
New Edition
There is no right answer to this question.
New Kids on the Block

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Guns N' Roses dominated rock in the '80s. Which of their songs was the greatest?
"Sweet Child O' Mine"
"November Rain"
"Welcome to the Jungle"
"Paradise City"

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Rick Astley gave us the Rickroll. What song was his best?
"Never Gonna Give You Up"
"She Wants to Dance with Me"
Dude had more than one song?
"Together Forever"

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Rap was just gaining popularity in the '80s. Which of these '80s rap songs was the best?
"The Message" by Grandmaster Flash
"It Takes Two" by Rob Base and DJ EZ Rock
"6 'N the Mornin'" by Ice T
"Rapper's Delight" by the Sugarhill Gang

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A lot of big duets came out of the '80s. Which one moved you the most?
"I Just Can't Stop Loving You" by Michael Jackson and Siedah Garrett
"Endless Love" by Lionel Richie and Diana Ross
"Close My Eyes Forever" by Ozzy Osbourne and Lita Ford
"Islands in the Stream" by Dolly Parton and Kenny Rogers

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Which iconic '80s single still gets you grooving?
"Africa"
"I Wanna Dance with Somebody"
"Sweet Dreams (Are Made of This)"
"Take On Me"

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A lot of '80s rock is about wanting to find the perfect someone. Which one of these tunes did it best?
"Mickey"
"Sara"
"Centerfold"
"Jessie's Girl"

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The easiest way to tell if a song rocks is if it has "rock" in the name. Which of these really rocked most?
"It's Still Rock and Roll to Me"
"Rock with You"
"I Love Rock 'n Roll"
"Rock Me Amadeus"

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There's a weird link between '80s pop music and geography. Which tune takes you to music town?
"We Built This City"
"Small Town"
"Paradise City"
"Funky Town"

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Which Australian '80s band was rocking out the most?
INXS
Air Supply
Crowded House
Men at Work

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British bands were huge in the '80s. Which band dominated the music scene?
The Smiths
Tears for Fears
The Clash
Depeche Mode

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What is the absolute best song of the 1980s?
"Every Breath You Take"
"Bette Davis Eyes"
"Bad"
"Physical"

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