Quiz: Fill In the Missing Word in These ’80s Songs
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Fill In the Missing Word in These ’80s Songs
By: Bambi Turner
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About This Quiz

RIP disco -- the '70s are over and it's time for a fresh new decade of music. With the dawn of the 1980s, music lovers traded in their platform shoes and jumpsuits for a whole new style. Pop music developed a dance focus, with new wave and electronic beats topping the charts. Synthesizers were so popular that synth-pop became a thing for the first time, as digital recording changed the way artists worked in the studio and gave albums -- and those cutting-edge cassette tapes -- a whole new vibe.

Chart toppers include fun pop acts like Cyndi Lauper and Paul Abdul, boy bands like New Kids on the Block, British acts from David Bowie to Phil Collins and enigmas like Prince -- who was still embracing that name at the time. And of course, there was the rise of Madonna, who went on to become one of the bestselling female artists of all time, and this guy named Michael Jackson, who killed everyone else's chances for chart-topping success with a little '80s album called "Thriller." 

In addition to all these great acts and new tech, the '80s brought one more innovation that would change music forever -- a little channel called MTV. Starting in 1981, they played music videos around the clock, giving fans a never-before-seen look at their favorite singers. Think you can sing along to every great '80s hit? Prove your '80s music IQ with this lyrics quiz, and don't forget your scrunchie!


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"A-people always told me, 'Be careful what you do, and don't go around breaking young girls' hearts.' A-but she came and stood right by me, and just the smell of sweet ______, And this happened much too soon, and she called me to her room"
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"Gina works the _____ all day, working for her man."
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"Oh can't you see, you belong to me? And my poor heart _____, with every step you take."
4 of 35
"Ay oy whey oh, ah oh whey oh, Walk like an_____."
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"I wanna know what _____ is, I want you to show me."
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"We're talking away, I don't know what to say. I'm to say it anyway, Tomorrow's another day to find you, Shying away, I'm coming for your _____, OK?"
7 of 35
"If you fall I will _____ you, Time after Time."
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"Your first kiss was a sweet kiss, second kiss had a _____. Third and your fourth kiss, I don't want to miss."
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"What a feeling, Being's believing. I can have it all and I'm _____ for my life."
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"What's love got to do with it? What's love, but a _____ emotion?"
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"Do you come from a land down under, where woman _____ and men plunder?
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"I'm lost and I'm found, and I'm hungry like the _____."
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"Never gonna give you up, never gonna let you down, never gonna run _____, and desert you."
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"I hear you call my name, and it feels like home. Just like a _____, your voice can take me there."
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"I wish that I had Jessie's _____."
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"Wake me up before you go-go, Don't leave me hanging on like a _____."
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"People dancing in the street, see the _____ all in their feet."
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"I can feel _____ coming in the air tonight. And I've been waiting for this moment, for all my life."
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"Music can be such a _____, dancing around, you feel the sweet sensation."
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"That's the _____ of knowing, what this world is about. Watching some good friends screaming, 'Let me out!'"
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"Like a _____ I was born to walk alone, goin' down the only road I've ever know."
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"Ah, push it, push it _____."
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"Sweet dreams are made of _____, who am I to disagree?"
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"Once I ran to you, now I run from you. This _____ love you've given, I give you all a boy can give you."
25 of 35
"Oh I swear it _____, at this moment, you mean everything."
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"Don't you, forget about me. I'll be alone, _____, you know it baby."
27 of 35
"I can't _____, with or without you."
28 of 35
"This is what it sounds like when _____ cry."
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"Once upon a time I was falling in love, now I'm only falling apart. There's nothing I can do, a total _____ of the heart."
30 of 35
"Oh mother dear, we're not the fortunate ones. And girls, they wanna have _____."
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"Just beat it, beat it, beat it, no one wants to be _____."
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"It's the eye of the _____, it's the thrill of the fight."
33 of 35
"Crazy little thing called _____."
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"Just a small town girl, livin' in a lonely world. She took the midnight _____ goin' anywhere."
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"She's got eyes of the bluest skies, and if they thought of _____, I hate to look into those eyes and see an ounce of pain."
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