1980's Music Quiz

Below are 250 lines from 80s pop music songs. Your job is to guess the song and artist of each. Hint: No two songs are by the same group (although certain musicians may show up more than once), and all were produced between 1980 - 1989. The average person should be familiar with almost all of the songs, if he/she owned a radio in the 80s. Good luck!

The answers are at http://www.pobox.com/~zehner/80s_quiz_answers.html

Please report any additions or errors to zehner@pobox.com

Back to the quiz page

 1.     Suckin on chili dogs outside the Tastee-Freez
 2.     I've done no harm, I keep to myself
 3.     there's a freeway runnin' through the yard
 4.     I've seen a million faces and I've rocked them all
 5.     Your mom threw away your best porno mag
 6.     Can you hear them?  They talk about us,
        telling lies, well that's no surprise
 7.     One that won't make me nervous,
        wonderin' what to do
 8.     Are you more than hot for me,
        or am I a page in your history (book)
 9.     I can hear you comin', I know what you're after
 10.    And it's true we are immune when fact is
        fiction and TV reality
 11.    don't go around breaking young girls' hearts
 12.    I've got my back against the record machine
 13.    You take me by the heart when you take me by the hand
 14.    A cloud appears above your head,
        a beam of light comes shining down on you
 15.    I'm lying in the rain, but I never wave bye-bye
 16.    he's the one that makes ya feel alright
 17.    Are you happy, are you satisfied,
        how long can you stand the heat
 18.    I think I thought you were someone else
 19.    I tried my imagination but I was disturbed
 20.    I tell you one and one makes three
 21.    I'll be stretching my mouth to let those big
        words come right out
 22.    And though she will mess up your life,
        you want her just the same
 23.    You can listen as well as you hear
 24.    Think of the tender things that we were working on
 25.    They gave you life and in return you gave them hell
 26.    Knew he must've been about seventeen
 27.    I am the maker of rules, dealing with fools
 28.    can't get food for the king
 29.    Step on a crack, break your momma's back
 30.    Her hair reminds me of a warn safe place
        where as a child I'd lie
 31.    you're like the sun chasing all of the rain away
 32.    Everyone you meet, they're jamming in the streets
 33.    I'm not internationally known,
        but I'm known to rock a microphone
 34.    Every time I see you falling,
        I get down on my knees and pray
 35.    we'll take your car, yes we will,
        we'll take your car and drive it
 36.    I said to my reflection "let's get out of this place"
 37.    Easy ready willing overtime
 38.    The five years we have had have been such good times
 39.    Didn't know how lost I was until I found you
 40.    People of the world today are we looking for
        a better way of life
 41.    You in that dress my thoughts I confess verge on dirty
 42.    I'm about to lose control and I think I like it
 43.    Write it on a pound note, pound note
 44.    We are strong, no one can tell us we're wrong
 45.    Out on the road today,
        I saw a deadhead sticker on a Cadillac
 46.    Caught up in the action I've been looking out for you
 47.    An invisible man sleeping in your bed
 48.    But somewhere sometime when you're curious,
        I'll be back around
 49.    I know her love is true
        but it's so damn easy makin' love to you
 50.    Oh mother dear we're not the fortunate ones
 51.    And incidents arose from circumstance
 52.    You know I like my girls a little bit older
 53.    You always live your life never thinking of the future
 54.    Now we're sharing the same dreams,
        and our hearts can beat as one
 55.    She don't need a man's touch
 56.    she'll get a hold on you, believe it
 57.    you're everywhere, but you're so hard to find
 58.    You want your percentage,
        but I'm the fool paying the dues
 59.    No April rain, no flowers? bloom,
        no wedding Saturday within the month of June
 60.    there's a skeleton chokin? on a crust of bread
 61.    With my body and soul I want you more than you'll ever know
 62.    I used to think maybe you loved me,
        now I know that it's true
 63.    Animals strike curious poses
 64.    Religion is a light in the fog
 65.    I don't know where I'm goin? but I sure know
        where I've been
 66.    If you want to find all the cops they're
        hanging out in the donut shop
 67.    And there's a heart that's breaking down
        this long distance line tonight
 68.    I'm always workin', slavin', every day
 69.    Feel like I could run away,
        run away from this empty heart
 70.    Kick off your Sunday shoes
 71.    Daddy says she's too young,
        but she's old enough for me
 72.    He turned to me as if to say,
        "Hurry boy, it's waiting there for you"
 73.    You're not naive, you must be strong
 74.    Darken the city night is a wire,
        steam in the subway earth is afire
 75.    She had the body of a Venus, Lord imagine my surprise
 76.    I can't help recalling how it felt to kiss and hold you tight
 77.    Will you meet him on the main line,
        or will you catch him on the rebound?
 78.    Watching every motion in this foolish lover's game
 79.    You make the sun shine brighter than Doris Day
 80.    Loving would be easy if your colors were like my dream,
        red, gold and green
 81.    They threw an American flag in our face
 82.    When I'm dancing close to her,
        I can smell the chemicals
 83.    She told me to come but I was already there
 84.    Streetlight people, living just to find emotion
 85.    It belongs to them, let's give it back
 86.    Everything you do is quite angelicate
 87.    Rolling like thunder under the covers
 88.    I don't know what you expect staring into the TV set
 89.    My eyes dilate, my lips go green
 90.    I touch you once, I touch you twice
 91.    To have you with me I would swim the seven seas
 92.    Crazy little woman in a one man show
 93.    Went the distance, now I'm back on my feet
 94.    Got in a little hometown jam,
        so they put a rifle in my hand
 95.    There is freedom within,
        there is freedom without
 96.    But whatever road you choose,
        I'm right behind you win or lose
 97.    I need fifty dollars to make you holler
 98.    So let's sink another drink
        'cause it'll give me time to think
 99.    Goddess on the mountain top
 100.   couldn't see how much I missed you (now I do)
 101.   They even bother my poor father
        'cause he's down with me
 102.   Where can I find a woman like that
 103.   Paul, I think I told you I'm a lover not a fighter
 104.   mine's an ordinary life,
        working when it's daylight
        and sleeping when it's night
 105.   I had a whiskey on the rocks
        and change of a dollar for thejukebox
 106.   Just don't ask me how I am
 107.   Your lights are on but you're not home
 108.   Take your passion and make it happen
 109.   That little faggot he's a millionaire
 110.   I was wrong, now I find just one thing makes me forget
 111.   So if you're feeling low, turn up your radio
 112.   it's no better to be safe than sorry
 113.   Darlin' in my wildest dreams I never thought I'd go
 114.   The road is long, there are mountains in your way
 115.   The Salvation Army band played
        and the children drank lemonade
 116.   The more you live, the faster you will die
 117.   I've got a secret I've been hiding under my skin
 118.   I love you though you hurt me so
 119.   wouldn't wanna be swept away,
        far away from the one that I love
 120.   The sheik he drove his Cadillac
 121.   She showed me the beach, gave me a peach,
        and pulled out the suntan lotion
 122.   Two silhouettes saying goodnight by the garden gate
 123.   Have some more chicken, have some more pie
 124.   I asked the doctor to take your picture
        so I could look at you from inside as well
 125.   Well it's all right riding around in the breeze
 126.   I'm just going to keep on counting until you are mine
 127.   Every time you call my name,
        I heat up like a burnin' flame
 128.   This is it boys, this is war
 129.   I can't understand what makes a man hate another man
 130.   I can't sleep at night, I toss and turn
 131.   I know you really want to tell me goodbye
 132.   Food is served and you're stone cold munchin'
 133.   don't let go while I'm hangin' on,
        cause I been hangin on so long
 134.   We can dance, everybody look at your hands
 135.   I know a place where we can dance the whole
        night away underneath electric stars
 136.   I know a good thing must come to an end but
        it's hard to take losing a friend
 137.   Well Superman looked up at me, he said "You
        rock so naturally"
 138.   You can say anything you like,
        but you can't touch the merchandise
 139.   You want a piece of my heart,
        you better start from the start
 140.   But when the wrong word goes in the right ear,
        I know you been lyin' to me
 141.   I follow where my mind goes
 142.   What's your definition of dirty, baby
 143.   we'll leave the TV and the radio behind
 144.   All you sittin' in high places,
        the rain's gonna fall on you
 145.   I turn the switch and check the number,
        I leave it on when in bed I slumber
 146.   So when the night falls,
        my lonely heart calls
 147.   So you better go back to your bars,
        your temples, your massage parlors
 148.   Did you really think about it before you made the rules
 149.   So you think my singing?s out of time,
        well it makes me money
 150.   Across the north and south to Key Largo,
        love for sale
 151.   Bermuda, Bahama, come on pretty mama
 152.   I swear that I could see forever in your eyes
 153.   Nothing had the chance to be good,
        nothing ever could
 154.   Take my license and all that jive
 155.   Well by the force of will my lungs are
        filled, and so I breathe
 156.   Dreams stay with you like a lover's voice
        from the mountainside
 157.   No huggin' no kissin' til I get a wedding ring
 158.   I don't worry 'cause my wallet's fat
 159.   sister's sighing in her sleep
 160.   Better make it fast or else I'm gonna get pissed
 161.   Wish I knew what you were looking for
 162.   what's your price for flight
 163.   I know a guy who's tough but sweet
 164.   And I had a feeling I could be someone,
        be someone, be someone
 165.   Why do I find it so hard to write the next
        line, oh I want the truth to be said
 166.   Every time he pulls me near,
        I just wanna cheer
 167.   Put the needle on the record
 168.   Whoa no, I've got to keep on moving
 169.   Once upon a time there was light in my life,
        but now there's only love in the dark
 170.   I stain my sheets, I don't even know why
 171.   There were incidents and accidents,
        there were hints and allegations
 172.   I can't get any rest, people say I'm obsessed
 173.   She dances like she's never danced before
 174.   Do your fancy dances
 175.   Your moves are so raw, I've got to let you
        know you're one of my kind
 176.   Get up, get up, get up, get up,
        let's make love tonight
 177.   But when I win your heart,
        I'm gonna paint it cherry red
 178.   All the doors I closed on time will open up again
 179.   Dream of better lives, the kind which never hate
 180.   You can feel the punishment
        but you can't commit the sin
 181.   I'm not the one to tell you what's wrong or
        what's right
 182.   He wants me, but only part of the time
 183.   People don't you know,
        don't you know it's about time
 184.   You were the first, you'll be the last
 185.   You think you're mad, too unstable,
        kicking in chairs and knocking down tables
 186.   Your heart's been achin'
        but you're too shy to say it
 187.   The only one who'll hang out with me is my
        dear Old Granddad
 188.   Things are going great,
        and they're only getting better
 189.   So you better treat her right
 190.   it's time to bring this ship in to the shore
        and throw away the oars forever
 191.   We are the ones who make a brighter day,
        so let's start giving
 192.   We could dance and party all night,
        and drink some cherry wine
 193.   Dressed up like a million-dollar trooper
 194.   you've got to find a way,
        say what you want to say
 195.   Sail away with me to another world
 196.   I'll be your friend, I'll help you carry on
 197.   Welcome to the big time, you're bound to be a star
 198.   Yo no soy marinero, por ti sere,
        por ti sere, por ti sere
 199.   Work all day to earn his pay,
        so we can play all night
 200.   Ever since you've been leaving me,
        I've been wanting to cry
 201.   Baby baby when I look at you,
        I get a warm feeling inside
 202.   And when we hear the voices sing, the book
        of love will open up and let us in
 203.   Some of them want to abuse you,
        some of them want to be abused
 204.   he's licking his lips, he's ready to win,
        on the hunt tonight for love at first sting
 205.   I have a picture pinned to my wall
 206.   I can see a new horizon underneath the blazin' sky
 207.   you'll flow down her river,
        she'll ask and you'll give her
 208.   Earth below us drifting falling floating weightless
 209.   Ooh baby, do you know what that's worth?
 210.   I know when to pull you closer
        and I know when to let you loose
 211.   Let me hear your body talk
 212.   won't you pack your bags, we'll leave tonight
 213.   The beating of our hearts is the only sound
 214.   And if this world runs out of lovers,
        we'll still have each other
 215.   Is it so wrong to be human after all?
 216.   There is good and bad (mmmm-hmmm) in everyone
 217.   Who needs a heart when a heart can be broken?
 218.   it's gonna take money,
        a whole lotta spendin? money
 219.   I'm not the kind of girl who gives up just like that
 220.   It must've been some kind of kiss,
        I shoulda walked away
 221.   You see it all around you, good lovin? gone bad
 222.   Ronny, Bobby, Ricky and Mike,
        if I like a girl, who cares who you like
 223.   I can't face another night on my own
 224.   I work from nine to five
        Hey, hell I pay the price
 225.   But in and outside I turn to water
 226.   Sometimes if I shout
        that's not whats intended
 227.   I've got to wait here for your moon to turn blue
 228.   Open your loving arms
        watch out here I come
 229.   First time was a great time
        Second time was a blast
 230.   Erotic images float through my head
 231.   She was a black haired beauty
 232.   Somebody turns the corner out of sight
 233.   Let's take a walk together near the ocean shore
 234.   I wish I didn't feel so strong about you
 235.   Live thoses dreams
 236.   Who's the hunter, who's the game
 237.   Ronnie's got a new gun
 238.   We spent the summer with the top rolled down
 239.   I'm all dressed up with no where to go
 240.   With a little preserverence you can get things down
 241.   Love was just a four letter word
 242.   I never cared for nobody like I care for you
 243.   You're an untamed youth
 244.   Nothing can stop these lonely tears from falling
 245.   You got yourself into your own mess
 246.   I'm thinking about the fireworks that go off when you smile
 247.   Are you gonna drop the bomb or not
 248.   She says she would be lost without you
 249.   Looking for a new star to put you in a trance
 250.   When you open up your heart and the truth comes out