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  • Writer's pictureEric Knabel

Do You Want Your MTV? The Answers!

Did you enjoy the quiz from last time! I tried not to make it too hard, but I also didn't want it to be a layup either, like so many 80s music trivia items are. Without any further adieu, here are the answers. If you missed it, you can take the quiz here.

Random Words

1. Jessie’s Girl – Rick Springfield

2. The Safety Dance – Men Without Hats

3. Our House – Madness

4. She Blinded Me With Science – Thomas Dolby

5. Jack and Diane – John Cougar (before he went back to Mellencamp)

6. The Reflex – Duran Duran

7. Down Under – Men at Work


1. Jump – Van Halen

2. Alfonso Ribeiro (was also Carlton on The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air)

3. Let’s Dance – David Bowie

4. Sharp Dressed Man – ZZ Top

5. Walk Like an Egyptian – the Bangles

6. Hello – Lionel Richie

7. Sweet Child O’ Mine – Guns and Roses

8. After he says, “I’ll take it!”, Grace replies, “I’ll take you!” then bites his ear.

9. Material Girl – Madonna

Song Lyrics

1. U Got the Look – Prince

2. Let’s Go All the Way – Slyy Foxx

3. High on You – Survivor

4. Brand New Lover – Dead or Alive

5. Faithfully – Journey

6. Eyes Without a Face – Billy Idol

7. She Bop – Cyndi Lauper

8. (Don’t You) Forget About Me – Simple Minds

9. If You Leave – OMD

10. Love Shack – the B52s

11. I Love Rock n Roll – Joan Jett and the Blackhearts (shout out to Stacey Hurst for reminding me that those aren’t the exact lyrics. A pox upon me)

12. Freeze Frame – J. Geils Band

Chart Trivia

1. Touch of Grey

2. Total Eclipse of the Heart. Bonnie Tyler made it a hit.

3. Footloose

4. Somebody’s Watching Me – Rockwell, with backing vocals from Michael Jackson

Don’t Forget Me When I’m Gone – Glass Tiger, with backing vocals from Bryan Adams

5. Say Say Say – Paul McCartney and Michael Jackson

6. Open Arms – Journey

7. Stand By Me – Ben E. King

One Hit Wonders

1. Scritti Politti had a hit with “A Perfect Way” in 1986

2. Tarzan Boy

3. M

4. Pac Man

5. A-Ha, with Take on Me

6. T’Pau

7. Dexy’s Midnight Runners and Come on Eileen

8. Video Killed the Radio Star by the Buggles


1. Almost Paradise

2. I Knew You Were Waiting (For Me)

3. (I Had) The Time of My Life

4. Endless Love

5. Easy Lover

6. Leather and Lace

New blog post coming out in the next couple of days!

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