80s Music Trivia

80s music trivia questions and answers!

Are you ready to take a nostalgic trip back to the era of big hair and neon clothing? This 80s music trivia quiz will test your knowledge of the most iconic songs and artists from this beloved decade. From the rise of MTV to the birth of new wave and the emergence of pop legends, the 80s were a time of musical innovation and experimentation. With questions spanning genres from rock to hip hop, you’ll have the chance to show off just how much you know about 80s music. So, grab your cassette tapes and get ready to test your knowledge with this fun and challenging 80s music trivia quiz!

If this was fun for you, be sure to check out our 70s music trivia and 90s music trivia for those decades as well!

Which band had a hit with "November Rain" in the 1980s?

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Which band enjoyed success with the song "Little Lies"?

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Who sang the song "Sweet Child O' Mine"?

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What band sang the song "The Way You Make Me Feel"?

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Which band had a hit with "Sweet Dreams (Are Made of This)" in the 1980s?

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Who sang the song "Wake Me Up Before You Go-Go"?

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What band had a hit song with the lyrics "Don't you forget about me"?

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Which band had a hit with "Sweet Child o' Mine" in the 1980s?

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What band sang the song "Like a Prayer"?

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Which female band’s debut album was called "The Writing’s on the Wall," released in 1999?

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Who was the singer of the song "Girls Just Want to Have Fun"?

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Which artist had a hit with "Like a Prayer" in the 1980s?

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Which band had a hit with "Thunderstruck" in the 1980s?

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Which artist had a hit with "Purple Rain" in the 1980s?

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Which band had a hit with "Crazy Little Thing Called Love" in the 1980s?

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Name the main singer of the band, No Doubt.

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Which renowned Icelandic singer had hits with "Human Behavior," "Venus as a Boy," and "It’s Oh So Quiet"?

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Which artist had a hit with "Like a Virgin" in the 1980s?

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Which artist had a hit with "Billie Jean" in the 1980s?

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Which band had a hit with "You Give Love a Bad Name" in the 1980s?

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Which artist had a hit with "The Power of Love" in the 1980s?

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Which artist had a hit with "Material Girl" in the 1980s?

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Which artist had a hit with "Walking on Sunshine" in the 1980s?

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Which Dublin-based ensemble is responsible for releasing the albums "War," "The Unforgettable Fire," and "The Joshua Tree"?

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Which Irish band had successes with "Linger," "Salvation," and "Zombie"?

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What was the very first music video that was played on the very first episode of the brand new MTV station that premiered in 1981?

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Which band had a hit with "Livin' on a Prayer" in the 1980s?

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Which movie did the music "Danger Zone" (performed by Kenny Loggins) serve as the theme for?

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Who sang the song "Livin' On a Prayer"?

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Which rapper had success with Dr. Dre on "California Love"?

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