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The Ultimate 80s Music Quiz!

How well do you know the music of the 1980s? Test your knowledge here!

Beano Quiz Team
Last Updated:ย  September 1st 2022

Some old people think the 80s were the best decade for music. How much do you know about this golden era of music?

1/27 Janet Jackson
Janet Jackson | Rhythm Nation | Janet Jackson, Jimmy Jam and Terry Lewis | dir. Dominic Sena | A&M Records

Janet Jackson's single Rhythm Nation was released in which year?

2/27 a-ha
a-ha | Warner Bros.

Which country are 80s pop legends a-ha from?

3/27 A famous pop duo
Mute Records

Andy Bell and Vince Clarke were a pop duo known as what?

4/27 Kylie minogue
Grundy Television

Kylie Minogue became a pop star while she was acting in which Australian show?


MARRS had a hit in 1988 with Pump Up The... what?


Who sings 'Sunshine on Leith'?


Which of these is NOT a Cyndi Lauper song?

8/27  A scene from Bohemian Rhapsody
20th Century Fox Home Entertainment | Regal Films

The film Bohemian Rhapsody told the story of which rock band?

9/27 This singer had a hit with Never Gonna Give You Up

Who was Never Gonna Give You Up in 1987?

10/27 The cover of Eye of the Tiger by Survivor

Survivor had a hit with Eye of the Tiger. Which film did it feature in?

11/27 80s trio Bros

What was the title of Bros' debut album?

12/27 Bros

What are the two Goss brothers in Bros called?

13/27 Boy George and his 80s group

Boy George sang for which band?

14/27 Thompson Twins

Were the Thompson Twins actually related?

15/27 This band from the 80s had a hit with Manic Monday

Which all-girl group had a Manic Monday?

16/27 Whitney Houston

What was Whitney Houston's first number one in the USA?

17/27 A popular 80s music duo

What is the name of this duo?

18/27 Wet Wet Wet's cover for Popped In Souled Out
Wet Wet Wet

Wet Wet Wet are the biggest band to come from Wales. True or false?

19/27 Sting, Bono and Simon Le Bon
Band Aid | YouTube

Band Aid was the name of an all-star charity group. What song did they release?

20/27 Madonna in Who's That Girl?
Madonna | Giphy

What is Madonna's full name?

21/27 This duo had a hit with Everybody Wants to Rule the World

Who had a hit with Everybody Wants to Rule the World?

22/27 Michael J Fox in Back To The Future
Back To The Future | Director: Robert Zemeckis | Amblin Entertainment, Universal Pictures

The Power of Love appears on the Back to The Future soundtrack. Who performed it?

23/27 Born In The USA
Columbia Records

Who's this chap wearing a red cap in his pocket?

24/27 Glastonbury Festival
BBC Glastonbury Festival | Giphy

Who released a song called Buffalo Stance?

25/27 99 Red Balloons

Which German group released 99 Red Balloons?

26/27 Come On Eileen
Beyond Retro

Which band had a hit with Come On Eileen?

27/27 Queen artwork for a 1986 hit single

Queen had a 1986 hit single with A Kind Of... what?

Oh dear!

Oh dear! Maybe you should time travel to the 80s with a notepad and try again later!

Good try!

Good try! Why not have another go and see if you can get an even bigger score?

Great job!

Great job! How did you get so many right? Did you time travel?


Awesome! You're an expert on 80s music!