Make an '80s Mix Tape and We'll Guess Your First Car!

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Zoe Samuel

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About This Quiz

If you're a Millennial and you were lucky enough to have a car when you were young, that car probably had a tape deck. For the Generation Z folks reading this: a tape deck is like a radio that comes with the car only it has a place to put your actual physical music in the form of those retro cassette tape thingies you've seen in movies set before 1995.

Cassettes had a couple of advantages over CDs, and also over the MP3 file. They weren't fragile to quick the same degree as a CD and frankly they had a better variety and quality of sound than MP3 files. However, they were easily destroyed by the players that would munch them up and spit them out. They were also bulky and they had to be rewound in order to listen to them more than once. You needed a special deck to duplicate them. That's why they were displaced by the more easily stored CD, and they both were largely supplanted by the digital world.

However, cassettes had one lovely feature which was that you could make a mixtape for someone. It was a playlist, but it was much more personal, and it was a physical object which you could keep in the car. Hopefully it was the ideal reflection of your tastes, just like your car was - and if that's the case, then tell us about it, and we'll guess the car in which you played it!

How much country music is on your mixtape?

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Which Madonna song is on there first?

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Which rap number did you include?

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Where in the lineup is "I Wanna Dance With Somebody"?

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How many times did you include Journey's "Don't Stop Believin'"?

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Do any of the songs not have synth?

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How small is the smallest hairdo of the singers you included?

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How many songs by Queen do you have?

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Which Billy Joel song do you have?

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Which song by Blondie do you have?

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Did you include Dolly Parton's "9 to 5"?

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Where in the playlist is "Physical" by Olivia Newton-John?

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Which collaboration did you include?

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How many Michael Jackson songs are on there?

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How about songs by Prince?

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How many ballads are there?

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Which song by Digital Underground do you have on there?

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Which Tina Turner song is on there?

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Which Stevie Wonder song did you definitely include?

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Which Bond theme song did you include?

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Which Lionel Richie number did you include?

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Which generally respected artist could you live without?

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Which song is there for comic relief?

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Which Bob Seger song do you include?

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Which kinda ridiculous artist will you avoid?

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Which Aretha Franklin song will you include?

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Which George Michael song will you include?

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Which Diana Ross song will you include?

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Which Phil Collins song will you include?

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Which Metallica song is on there last?

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