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How much do you know about No. 1 songs of the 1980s?
by John Miller
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ABOUT THIS QUIZ

Drum roll, please…hold it, hold it...hit that power chord! It’s time for you to set aside this century and look back about 30 – yes, 30 – years to everyone's favorite pop songs. That’s right; it’s your chance to beat our quiz about number one hits of the '80s.

The '80s were an in-your-face time with in-your-face music, spawning glam rock, glossy pop, and legendary dancefloor tunes of all kinds. Do you remember how many number-one hits Michael Jackson generated in this decade? And do you recall how everything rock changed once Guns N’ Roses blazed into the top 10, again and again?

A guy by the name of Bon Jovi said one “prayer,” shot to the top of the charts and made an entire career based on a breakthrough debut album. The '80s spawned memorable lyrics that reverberate even today, with lines like “doves cried,” “glory of love,” and “the wind beneath my wings,” all catching our hearts and making our overly-heavy mascara streak and stain the shoulder pads on our favorite jazzercize shirts.

Do you remember the guys who had hit after hit…and it turned out that they were just lip-syncing the words? And do you know all of the lyrics to the biggest Roxette songs of the decade?

The '80s weren’t just a decade – they generated a major shift in music culture, which almost immediately descended into the madness of grunge during the '90s. Take our number one '80s hits quiz and see how much you really know about these iconic songs.

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