Quiz: One-hit Wonders of the '80s Quiz
One-hit Wonders of the '80s Quiz
By: Staff
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About This Quiz

Raise your hand if you wore high-waisted jeans and Reebok Pumps in the ‘80s. Now keep it raised if you love listening to ‘80s smash hits on Spotify. If your hand is up, you most certainly know these one-hit wonders… and you still rock out to them today!

Because who WOULDN’T rock out to songs that remind us of our favorite ‘80s movies? Remember a certain "Dirty Dancing" actor who wooed us with a blowing element? Or how about the amazing pop hits we first heard on MTV and VH1?

There were so many memorable songs that left us wanting more in the ‘80s… but in some cases, all we got was a lousy phone number! You probably don’t even remember “her” name because the only part you could remember was the number! You know what we’re talking about! That’s one thing all of these one-hit wonders had in common – they got stuck in your head - which wasn’t always a bad thing, especially when someone offered to stop the world and melt with you! (Yes please!)

So let's see how you do. It’s time to put on your best leotard and slouched leg warmers, then flaunt that maniac dance. We’re not gonna take it if you can’t!

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What band instructed listeners to "whip it good!" in 1980?
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What band sang the 1982 smash "Come On Eileen"?
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This song by Frankie Goes to Hollywood sold over a million copies in 1984.
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Singer Marc Almond was the driving force behind this band, known for the song "Tainted Love."
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This song by Rob Base and DJ E-Z Rock peaked at No. 3 on the Billboard charts in 1988.
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Who sang the 1984 song "She Blinded Me With Science"?
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What was the 1982 song "Electric Avenue" named after?
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What band is best known for the song "Our House"?
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Two Oregon bands called Pilot and Seafood Mama joined forces to form this band, which was known for the song "Harden My Heart."
10 of 30
Manager Malcolm McLaren helped get the Sex Pistols together and also helped form this "I Want Candy" band.
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Before they declared "We're Not Gonna Take It," this band was known as Silver Star.
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What was the most famous song to come off the album "Rhythm of Youth" by the band Men Without Hats?
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What year did A Flock of Seagulls gain fame for the song "I Ran (So Far Away)"?
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What were singers Martha Wash and Izora Armstead better known as?
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Where did the band A-ha originate?
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What year did Kajagoogoo hit No. 5 on the charts with "Too Shy"?
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What Michael Sembello song was featured in the movie "Flashdance"?
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What band hit No. 1 of the Billboard singles chart in 1986 with "(I Just) Died in Your Arms"?
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What band was the first to have its video shown on MTV?
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What song was a big hit for British band the Outfield in 1985?
21 of 30
What Gary Numan album features the song "Cars"?
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What stage name did Motown founder Berry Gordy's son use when he released the song "Somebody's Watching Me"?
23 of 30
What song made Stacey Q a star in 1986?
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Who sang the cheerful ditty "Don't Worry, Be Happy"?
25 of 30
What band released the 1983 Top 10 hit "I Melt With You"?
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What song brought Matthew Wilder into the spotlight in 1983?
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What year did Dead or Alive spin listeners 'round like a record player?
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True or false: "99 Luftballons" was a protest song.
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What band cracked the Top 10 in the U.S. in 1985 with "Obsession"?
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True or false: Toni Basil's "Mickey" was about Monkee Micky Dolenz.
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