Ultimate 80s Music Trivia Questions And Answers

From Boy George to Bon Jovi and MJ to Madonna, the decade of dance was full of smash hits. Test yourself against our 80s music trivia questions and answers!

80s music quiz questions and answers

Whether you were a child of the 80s or a big fan of the decade’s best artists, we’ve put together our favorite 80s music trivia questions and answers to see how much you remember. Get your spandex and shoulder pads ready, there’s a few tricky ones in here!

The 80s produced more legends than perhaps any other era, including the likes of Michael Jackson, George Michael, and more. From household names to one-hit-wonders, we’re still hearing the best of the 80s on our radios today!

If the decade’s best bops just hit differently for you, our 80s music quiz should be right up your street. We’ll be covering the best of the best, from Cyndi Lauper to Madonna, and even a few names you may have forgotten!

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How much do you know about 80s music?

Do you remember which legendary 80s movie Huey Lewis and the News wrote the theme for? Can you recall which artist topped the charts across 25 countries with his debut single?

If you remember all of the 80s biggest bands, the stand-out singer-songwriters, and the catchiest chart-toppers, you’ll have no trouble at all.  With that said, dig out your Walkman, dust off your boombox, and turn the volume up!

If you enjoyed our 80s music trivia questions and answers, why not try our Ultimate Music General Knowledge Quiz?

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It’s time to put your 80s music trivia to the test!

80s Music Trivia Questions

Which artist ranked at No. 1 on the Billboard Year-End Hot 100 Singles of 1980?

New Jersey's Dead or Alive became famous for which of the following records?

Who became famous for hit song, 'Tainted Love,' later covered by Marilyn Manson?

How many US No. 1 Singles did Michael Jackson earn in the 1980s?

80's pop legends A-Ha hail from which of the following countries?

Which of the following is NOT a Cyndi Lauper song?

Boy George was the lead singer of which famous band?

Charity supergroup 'Band Aid' released which of the following songs in 1984 to raise funds for those struck by famine in Ethiopia?

Which German singer-songwriter became famous for hit single, '99 Luftballons'?

George Michael wrote hit song, 'Careless Whisper,' at what age?

Madonna first topped the Billboard Hot 100 with which single?

Rick Astley topped the charts in 25 countries with which of the following songs?

Huey Lewis and the News wrote ‘The Power of Love’ for which 1985 Hollywood blockbuster?

Mick Jagger and David Bowie had a hit with which song?

The lyrics "you can't start a fire, you can't start a fire without a spark," were penned by which legendary US musician?


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  1. Ultimate Quiz Night
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