Make an '80s Playlist and We'll Guess Which Horse Breed Is Your Spirit Animal

By: Ian Fortey

Make an '80s Playlist and We'll Guess Which Horse Breed Is Your Spirit Animal
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About This Quiz

Every decade has its memorable music.  Who could forget David Bowie's "Life on Mars" in the '70s or Nirvana's "Smells Like Teen Spirit" in the '90s?  Will any of us ever stop listening to Psy's 2012 opus "Gangnam Style?"  Of course not.  History is littered with great music, but there's just something amazing about the '80s, isn't there?  That decade really helped shaped the musical landscape in ways that no other time has.  It saw the rise of MTV and the music video, and really created visual rock stars people came to know and love.  Musical acts of the 1980s were larger than life.  Certainly larger than regular folk.  They were horse large!

If you're not seeing the connection between '80s music and horses, you're probably just not looking hard enough. For instance, have you ever seen any competitions with horses, whether it's racing or even equestrian events at the Olympics? That rhythmic thumping of hooves is the perfect backbeat for any '80s song!  And your tastes in '80s music will help us determine which horse breed is your spirit animal.  Horses and music are both full of personality and that's just science.  It shouldn't come as a surprise that the two have a ton in common.  Answer these questions about your favorite '80s tunes and you'll see what we mean.


The '80s made Madonna a superstar. Which one of her songs do you think is best?
"Like a Virgin"
"Like a Prayer"
Not a big Madonna fan
"Crazy for You"

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Which of these '80s hits would you still listen to today?
Bon Jovi's "Livin' on a Prayer"
"Wake Me Up Before You Go-Go" by Wham!
"Sweet Child O' Mine" by Guns n' Roses
"I Can't Go For That (No Can Do)" by Hall & Oates

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Hair bands were huge in the '80s. Which one of these hits was your favorite?
"Here I Go Again" by Whitesnake
"Sister Christian" by Night Ranger
"Welcome to the Jungle" by Guns N' Roses
"Every Rose Has Its Thorn" by Poison

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The '80s was when rap and hip-hop really started coming into their own. Which of these '80s hits is your favorite?
"Walk This Way" by Run DMC
"It Takes Two" by Rob Base and DJ EZ Rock
"Straight Outta Compton" by NWA
"Girls Ain't Nothing but Trouble" by DJ Jazzy Jeff and the Fresh Prince

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You could sing about anything in the '80s. Which of these songs about money was the best?
"Money for Nothing" by Dire Straits
"She Works Hard for the Money" by Donna Summer
"What Do You Do For Money Honey" by AC/DC
"Money Changes Everything" by Cyndi Lauper

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Picking a band name is never easy. Which one of these alphabet-inspired musicians was the best?
A-Ha
The B-52s
AC/DC
ABBA

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Not every band name was a winner. Which of these '80s bands picked the worst name?
Bananarama
The Human League
Kajagoogoo
Duran Duran

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If there's one thing '80s musicians wanted to do, it was dance. Which of these songs about dancing was the best?
"I Wanna Dance with Somebody" by Whitney Houston
"The Safety Dance" by Men Without Hats
"Dancing with Myself" by Billy Idol
"Dancing in the Dark" by Bruce Springsteen

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If you need an inspirational song, you go to the '80s. Which song gives you the biggest rush?
"Eye of the Tiger" by Survivor
"Don't Stop Believin'" by Journey
"Danger Zone" by Kenny Loggins
"The Greatest Love of All" by Whitney Houston

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Sometimes music is by the numbers. Which numerical '80s song is best?
"99 Luftballons" by Nena
"It Takes Two" by Rob Base & DJ E-Z Rock
"867-5309/Jenny" by Tommy Tutone
"Seven Wonders" by Fleetwood Mac

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Celebrate Father's Day with '80s music! Which one of these paternal songs is best?
"Papa Don't Preach" by Madonna
"Father Figure" by George Michael
"My Old Man's a Fatso" by Angry Samoans
"Father to Son" by Phil Collins

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What's more flattering than someone singing a song about you? Which '80s song named for a person is best?
"Billie Jean" by Michael Jackson
"Jessie's Girl" by Rick Springfield
"Jack and Diane" by John Mellencamp
"Bette Davis Eyes" by Kim Carnes

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Do you want to know how to prove the '80s rocked? They kept saying it. Which song with "rock" in the title was best?
"Rock with You" by Michael Jackson
"Rock the Casbah" by the Clash
"I Love Rock n Roll" by Joan Jett
"It's Still Rock n Roll to Me" by Billy Joel

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A lot of musicians in the '80s had issues with love. Which song about love that wasn't quite right did you like best?
"You Give Love a Bad Name" by Bon Jovi
B-52s "Love Shack"
"Love is a Battlefield" by Pat Benatar
"Tainted Love" by Soft Cell

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If nothing else, the '80s were a colorful decade for music. Which colorful song was the best?
"True Blue" by Madonna
"Little Red Corvette" by Prince
"White Wedding" by Billy Idol
"Red Red Wine" by UB40

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You can't listen to music all day, sometimes you have to work. What song about work was best?
"She Works Hard for the Money" by Donna Summer
"Working for the Weekend" by Loverboy
"Workin' for a Living" by Huey Lewis and the News
"Working on the Highway" by Bruce Springsteen

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The '80s were an inquisitive time because so many songs were questions. Which question did you want to answer most?
"How Soon is Now?" by the Smiths
"How Will I Know?" by Whitney Houston
"Should I Stay or Should I Go?" by the Clash
"What About Love?" by Heart

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There was a lot of Girl Power in the '80s. Which song about a girl was your favorite?
"Material Girl" by Madonna
"Girls Just Wanna Have Fun" by Cyndi Lauper
"California Girls" by David Lee Roth
"Girl You Know It's True" by Milli Vanilli

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The '80s were so active there are even a bunch of songs about running. Which one gets you moving?
"Run to You" by Bryan Adams
"Runnin' Down a Dream" by Tom Petty
"Run Runaway" by Slade
"Take it on the Run" by REO Speedwagon

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The '80s spent a lot of time teaching us how to walk. Which walking song was best?
"Walkin' on Sunshine" by Katrina and the Waves
"Walk Like an Egyptian" by the Bangles
"Walk This Way" by Aerosmith and Run DMC
"Walk of Life" by Dire Straits

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Would it have been a dream to be an '80s musician? They sure sang about dreams a lot. Pick the best dream tune.
"Runnin' Down a Dream" by Tom Petty
"Get Outta My Dreams, Get Into my Car" by Billy Ocean
"Sweet Dreams" by the Eurythmics
"These Dreams" by Heart

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They say the eyes are the window to the soul. Which '80s tune about eyes saw its way onto your playlist?
"In Your Eyes" by Peter Gabriel
"Eyes Without a Face" by Billy Idol
"Eye of the Tiger" by Survivor
"Hungry Eyes" by Eric Carmen

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If you wanted to have a fight, the '80s was your soundtrack. What song about fighting gets you fired up?
"Fight for Your Right" by Beastie Boys
"Fight Fire with Fire" by Kansas
"Fight the Power" by Public Enemy
"Can't Fight This Feeling" by REO Speedwagon

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The music of the '80s could get pretty beastly. Which of these catty tunes was best?
"Eye of the Tiger" by Survivor
"Lovecats" by The Cure
"Look What the Cat Dragged In" by Poison
"Stray Cat Strut" by Stray Cats

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In the dog days of the '80s, you could always enjoy a dog-themed song. Pick the best.
"Hungry Like the Wolf" by Duran Duran
"Dog Eat Dog" by Adam Ant
"Bark at the Moon" by Ozzy Osbourne
"Atomic Dog" by George Clinton

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There are an odd number of monkey-inspired songs from the '80s. Pick your favorite.
"Shock the Monkey" by Peter Gabriel
"Monkey" by George Michael
"Brass Monkey" by the Beastie Boys
"Monkey on my Back" by Aerosmith

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If you want to go for a drive and listen to '80s music, why not listen to a song about cars? Pick one!
"Cars" by Gary Numan
"Get Outta My Dreams, Get Into My Car" by Billy Ocean
"Drive" by the Cars
"Fast Car" by Tracy Chapman

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A musician can fit the word "baby" into any song. Pick the best baby tune from the '80s.
"Baby I Love Your Way" by Will to Power
"Baby Don' Forget My Number" by Milli Vanilli
"Take Me Home Tonight (Be My Baby)" by Eddie Money
"Somebody's Baby" by Jackson Browne

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The '80s had a lot of holding going on. Which song holds strong even today?
"Holding Back the Years" by Simply Red
"Hold Me" by Fleetwood Mac
"Hold on Loosely" by .38 Special
"Hold Me Now" by the Thompson Twins

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They called Michael Jackson the King of Pop. Which of his '80s songs was the best?
"Billie Jean"
"Rock with You"
"Beat It"
"The Way You Make Me Feel"

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