Ultimate 1980’s Music Quiz

1980s Music Rocks

Step into the time machine and groove to the unforgettable tunes of the 1980’s with our ultimate 1980’s music quiz! The ’80s were a decade of neon fashion, iconic hairstyles, and a music scene that left an indelible mark on pop culture.

From the rise of MTV to the emergence of legendary artists, this quiz will test your knowledge of the chart-toppers, one-hit wonders, and iconic albums that defined this electrifying era of music. So, dust off your air guitar and get ready to test your ’80s music IQ.

Are you ready to rock and roll?



1980s Music

What Prince song from 1984 begins with the famous line, “I never meant to cause you any sorrow”?

Who had a hit in 1981 with “Tainted Love?”

What was the first music video ever played on MTV?

How many weeks did Olivia Newton-John's song “Physical” stay at the top of the Billboard 100?

Boy George was lead singer of which band before going solo?

Who released the 1982 hit “I Ran (So Far Away)”?

What year did Michael Jackson release the album “Bad”?

What rock band, fronted by Sting, released the album “Synchronicity” in 1983?

Who wrote the popular song “Endless Love” for the 1981 film of the same name?

Which band released “Back in Black” in 1980?

Who sang the 1982 hit “Come on Eileen”?

What was the debut album of the band Guns N' Roses, released in 1987?

What song by Survivor was the theme for the movie “Rocky III” in 1982?

What year did MTV air the first music video?

What duo sang the theme song for the 1987 film “Dirty Dancing”?

In 1986, George Michael achieved a life-long goal singing “I Knew You Were Waiting (For Me)” with which artist?

Which British band, known for their alternative rock sound, released the album “Disintegration” in 1989?

Which Australian band had a hit with “Need You Tonight” from their 1987 album?

What band released the album “Slippery When Wet” in 1986?

In 1985, David Bowie released “Dancing in the Street” with which front man?

The 1985 big hit “The Heat Is On” by Glenn Frey appeared in which movie?

“In the Air Tonight” released in 1981 was the first solo single by which English artist?

Who sang background vocals on Steve Winwood's 1985 hit “Higher Love”?

Tina Turner had how many US Billboard #1 songs?

Who was not a member of the Travelling Wilburys?

Which song was not on the 1984 “Footloose” soundtrack?

How many weeks in a row did Michael Jackson's 1982 “Thriller” stay at number one on the Us Billboard charts?

Ricky Bell, Bobby Brown, Michael Bivins, Johnny Gill were all part of which 1980's group?

Which hit song was not written by Prince?

Who sang the 1986 hit “Take My Breath Away” featured in Top Gun?

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