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The 80’s Music Lyrics Quiz


See just how many of these classic 80s songs, along with the artists you can name!!!

1. I wanna tell her I love her, but the point is probably moot.

2. I’m on the hunt, I’m after you.

3. Who needs a heart when a heart can be broken?

4. I was wrong. Now I find just one thing makes me forget.

5. Buying bread from a man in Brussels, he was 6 foot 4 and full of muscles.

6. With every breath I’m deeper into you.

7. At this moment, you mean everything!

8. I’ve got to, run away from the pain you drive into the heart of me.

9. You’ve seen the difference and it’s getting better all the time.

10. Take your passion, and make it happen.

11. And mama always told me be careful what you do, don’t go around breaking young girls’ hearts.

12. My baby may not be rich, he’s watchin every dime.

13. Some of them want to use you. Some of them want to get used by you.

14. I think they got the alias, that you been livin under.

15. And when the night is cold and dark, you can’t see you can’t see light.

16. Don’t drink, Don’t smoke, what do ya do?

17. A week without you, but I forget, two weeks without you and I still haven’t gotten over you yet.

18. Just a look at that girl with the lights comin up in her eyes.

19. Been workin, so hard. I’m punchin, my card.

20. I’m lying alone, with my head on the phone. Thinkng of you till it hurts.

21. You got to roll with the punches to get to what’s real.

22. An invisible man sleepin’ in your bed.

23. Strange voices are saying, oh what did they say? Things I can’t understand.

24. And heart to heart you win, if ya survive.

25. Play the guitar on the MTV.

26. It’s gonna take a lot to drag me away from you.

27. Tin roof…… Rusted!

28. You’re givin me the chills baby please baby don’t.

29. Slight of hand and a twist of fate, on a bed of nails she makes me wait.

30. With the touch of a velvet glove.

31. It’s just another Sunday, in a tired old street.

32. Your feet are going to be on the ground, your head is there to move you around.

33. She’s so fine, she’s all mine, the girl is all right!

34. And your friends don’t dance and if they don’t dance well they’re no friends of mine.

35. I knew he must have been about seventeen.

36. Nations go to war over women like you, it’s just a form of appreciation.

37. No chocolate covered candy hearts to give away.

38. You’re all the things I’ve got to remember.

39. Before I put another notch in my lipstick case, you better make sure you put me in my place!

40. Your very first kiss was your first kiss goodbye.

41. So many times, it happens too fast, you trade your passion for glory.

42. Oceans apart, day after day, and I slowly go insane.

43. Guess I should a known by the way you parked your car sideways that it wouldn’t last.

44. I touch you once, I touch you twice.

45. Don’t take money, don’t take fame, don’t need no credit card to ride this train.

46. And then the conversation turned, until the sun went down.

47. Every claim you stake I’ll be watching you.

48. You tell me that you love me, and I know that I’m right cause I hear it in the night.

49. I’ll drive a million miles to be with you tonight.

50. All you got is this moment. The twenty-first century’s yesterday.

51. Once upon a time there was light in my life.

52. Don’t wish it away, don’t look at it like this forever.

53. You’re a candle in the wind on a cold dark winters night.

54. I’ll be alone, dancin, you know it baby.

55. I bet she never had a backstreet guy. I bet her mama never told her why.

56. Scratches his head and does his best James Dean.

57. Oh, thinkin about all our younger years. It was only you and me. We were young and wild and free.

58. Like a knight in shining armor, from a long time ago.

59. I’ve been meaning to tell you, I’ve got this feeling that won’t subside.

60. Let the children’s laughter remind us how we used to be.

61. I had a friend who was a big baseball player, back in high school.

62. See yourself, give your freewill a chance, you’ve got to work to succeed.

63. Working all week, 9 to 5 for my money.

64. When I’m lost at sea, I hear your voice and it carries me.

65. I walk along the city streets you used to walk along with me.

66. I never meant to be so bad to you. One thing I said that I would never do.

67. So let’s sink another drink, cause it’ll give me time to think.

68. I sailed away to China, in a little row boat to find ya.

69. I won’t make it on my own. No one likes to be alone.

70. Now every time I go for the mailbox, gotta hold myself down.

71. I can make it, I know I can. You broke the boy in me, but you won’t break the man.

72. We fuss and we fight and delight in the tears and we we cry until dawn.

73. My blood runs cold. My memory has just been sold.

74. Even while we sleep we will find you acting on your best behavior.

75. Don’t want no Captain Crunch, don’t want no raisin bran.

76. Every time I think of you, I always catch my breath.

77. The school bell rings, you know it’s my cue, I’m gonna meet the boys on floor number two.

78. Who’s gonna block your ears, when you scream?

79. Listen up everybody if you wanna take a chance.

80. I know a guy who’s tough but sweet. He’s so fine, he can’t be beat.

81. All the cops in the donut shop say way-o way-o.

82. You are so hard to read, you play hide and seek with your true intentions.

83. I think of you and let it go.

84. You do the boom boom into my heart. You set my soul sky high when your lovin starts.

85. Another kiss, and you’ll be mine, one track mind!

86. You want a piece of my heart, you better start from the start.

87. There doesn’t seem to be anyone around.

88. Speed so fast, felt like I was drunk.

89. Loving would be easy if your colors were like my dream.

90. The phone rings in the middle of the night, my father yells, “What you gonna do with your life?”


So, How Did You Do?

To get credit, you have to have either the correct song name OR the correct artist.

If you named them both, well what can I say?


No Peeking!!!

The Answer Key Is Below

76-90 – Bodacious, You Are A True Veteran of the 80s.

61-75 – Gnarly Dude, You Did a Great Job.

46-60 – Radical, You Were Awake Most of the Decade.

31-45 – Like, Whatever, You Probably Had Other Things to Do.

16-30 – Gag Me With a Spoon, You Can Do Better Than This.

0-15 – Grody to the Max. Were you really alive in the 80s?


1. Jessie’s Girl – Rick Springfield

2. Hungry Like the Wolf – Duran Duran

3. What’s Love Got to Do With It – Tina Turner

4. Red Red Wine – UB40

5. Down Under – Men at Work

6. Crazy For You – Madonna

7. Come on Eileen-Dexy’s Midnight Runners

8. Tainted Love-Soft Cell

9. Melt With You-Modern English

10. Flashdance-Irene Cara

11. Billie Jean-Michael Jackson

12. Let’s Hear It For the Boy-Denise Williams

13. Sweet Dreams-Eurythmics

14. Gloria-Laura Branigan

15. Never Surrender-Corey Hart

16. Goody Two Shoes-Adam Ant

17. Vacation-The Go Go’s

18. Somebody’s Baby-Jackson Browne

19. Footloose-Kenny Loggins

20. All Out of Love-Air Supply

21. Jump-Van Halen

22. Ghostbusters-Ray Parker Jr.

23. Cruel Summer-Bananrama

24. The Warrior-Scandal

25. Money for Nothin’-Dire Straits

26. Africa-Toto

27. Love Shack-The B-52s

28. Mickey-Toni Basil

29. With or Without You-U2

30. Abracadabra-Steve Miller Band

31. We Built This City-Starship

32. Stand-R.E.M.

33. Legs-ZZ Top

34. Safety Dance-Men Without Hats

35. I Love Rock and Roll-Joan Jett

36. Strut-Sheena Easton

37. I Just Called to Say I Love You-Stevie Wonder

38. Take on Me-A-ha

39. Hit Me With Your Best Shot-Pat Benatar

40. You Give Love a Bad Name-Bon Jovi

41. Eye of the Tiger-Survivor

42. Right Here Waiting-Richard Marx

43. Little Red Corvette-Prince

44. If You Leave-OMD

45. The Power of Love-Huey Lewis and the News

46. Fascination-Human League

47. Every Breath You Take-The Police

48. Talkin’ In Your Sleep-The Romantics

49. Everybody Have Fun Tonight-Wang Chung

50. Need You Tonight-INXS

51. Total Eclipse of the Heart-Bonnie Tyler

52. I Guess That’s Why They Call it the Blues-Elton John

53. Can’t Fight This Feeling-REO Speedwagon

54. Don’t You Forget About Me-Simple Minds

55. Uptown Girl-Billy Joel

56. Jack and Diane-John Cougar Mellencamp

57. Heaven-Bryan Adams

58. Glory of Love-Peter Cetera

59. Hungry Eyes-Eric Carmen

60. Greatest Love of All-Whitney Houston

61. Glory Days-Bruce Springsteen

62. Owner of a Lonely Heart-Yes

63. Wild Thing-Tone Loc

64. Heaven is a Place on Earth-Belinda Carlisle

65. Always Something There To Remind Me-Naked Eyes

66. Heat of the Moment-Asia

67. Dancin’ With Myself-Billy Idol

68. Break My Stride-Matthew Wilder

69. She Drives Me Crazy-Fine Young Cannibals

70. Walking on Sunshine-Katrina and the Waves

71. St. Elmo’s Fire-John Paar

72. Hold Me Now-Thompson Twins

73. Centerfold-J. Geils Band

74. Everybody Wants to Rule the World-Tears for Fears

75. Eat It-Weird Al Yankovic

76. Missing You-John Waite

77. Smokin’ in the Boys Room-Motley Crew

78. Drive-The Cars

79. Hangin’ Tough-New Kids on the Block

80. I Want Candy-Bow Wow Wow

81. Walk Like an Egyptian-The Bangles

82. Straight Up-Paula Abdul

83. 99 Luft Balloons-Nena

84. Wake Me Up Before You Go Go-Wham!

85. Addicted to Love-Robert Palmer

86. Workin’ for the Weekend-Loverboy

87. I Think We’re Alone Now-Tiffany

88. Fast Car-Tracy Chapman

89. Karma Chameleon-Culture Club

90. Girls Just Wanna Have Fun-Cyndi Lauper

Hopefully this brought back some good memories!!!