"Take on me, take me on!" Those words come courtesy of this quiz and one of the biggest bands of the 1980s. A decade filled with the King of Pop, rock bands and breakthrough females, the decade had some of the biggest hits to ever come through the music industry. With artists like Michael Jackson and Cyndi Lauper and groups like Journey and Guns N' Roses, can you match the hit '80s song lyrics with the artist?
The 1980s were an iconic time in pop culture. At home, people might've been watching popular sitcoms like Cheers or Three's Company. Fashionistas were bouncing around from fashion week to fashion week discovering new trends like leg warmers, Members Only jackets and parachute pants. When it came to music lovers, they were following their favorite artists as they performed their biggest hits around the country. The decade saw singer Michael Jackson release the best-selling album of all time, Thriller (1982). Bon Jovi had their fans "Livin' On a Prayer" while Cyndi Lauper knew that "Girls Just Want to Have Fun." The 1980s saw the emergence of bubblegum pop with tracks like "Physical" while lovebirds everywhere were crooning to romantic tracks like "Endless Love" or "Every Breath You Take." With countless classic hits to choose from, can you remember the lyrics that everyone was singing in the '80s? Enough to match it to the artist? There's only one way to find out! Pick up your imaginary mic and let's see if you'll get an encore with this quiz!
"Billie Jean" is a song that Michael Jackson released on his iconic 1982 album "Thriller." The song is Michael Jackson's best-selling single of all time.
"Total Eclipse of the Heart" is the hit song performed by Bonnie Tyler. The song appeared on her fifth album "Faster Than the Speed of Night" which was released in 1983.
The song "Tainted Love" was originally written and recorded in the 1960s. The duo, Soft Cell, would record it in 1981 and the song would gain its fame from then on.
"Livin' on a Prayer" is the hit song by the rock group, Bon Jovi. The song was released on their 1986 album "Slippery When Wet."
"Sweet Child o' Mine" is the hit '80s song from rock band Guns N' Roses. The song first appeared on their 1988 album "Appetite for Destruction" and would become the bands only #1 single.
"Girls Just Want to Have Fun" is the biggest hit from Cyndi Lauper. Although previously recorded by another artist in the late '70s, Lauper recorded her version for her 1983 album "She's So Unusual."
"Every Breath You Take" is the hit '80s single from the English band, The Police. The song was released on their 1983 album "Synchronicity."
"Take On Me" is the '80s hit from the Norwegian group A-ha. The song appears on the 1985 album "Hunting High and Low" and is the group's most-known song to date.
One of the great power ballads of the 80s, "When Doves Cry" was recorded in 1984 for Prince's album "Purple Rain." It would become the best-selling single of that year.
"Call Me" is the 1980 song by Blondie. It appeared on the soundtrack for the film "American Gigolo" and spent 6 weeks at the top of the Billboard charts.
"Everybody Wants to Rule the World" is the 1985 song by Tears for Fears. The song appears on their album "Songs from the Big Chair."
"Sweet Dreams (Are Made of This)" is the popular hit song by the English group Eurythmics. The song was released in 1983 from the album of the same name.
"I Wanna Dance With Somebody (Who Loves Me)" is the popular '80s hit from Whitney Houston. Released in 1986, the song appears on her second album "Whitney."
"With or Without You" is the 1987 single from the Irish rock band U2. The song was released on their album "The Joshua Tree."
"Another One Bites the Dust" is the popular 1980s song from the rock band Queen. The song appears on their album "The Game."
"Hungry Like the Wolf" is the popular '80s song from English band, Duran Duran. The song is featured on their second album "Rio," which was released in 1982.
"All Night Long (All Night)" is the popular single from Lionel Richie. The song was released in 1983 on his album "Can't Slow Down."
"Wake Me Up Before You Go-Go" is the popular '80s single from the English duo, Wham! The song is featured on their 1984 album "Make It Big."
"Blue Monday" is the popular single from English rock band New Order. The song appears on their 1982 album "Power, Corruption, & Lies."
Probably one of the most popular songs of the decade and of all time, Journey released the single "Don't Stop Believin'" in 1981 on their album "Escape."
"Come On Eileen" is the popular 1980s single from Dexys Midnight Runners. The song appears on their 1982 album "Too-Rye-Ay."
"Flashdance... What a Feeling" is the popular '80s song performed by Irene Cara. The song was written for the 1983 film "Flashdance." The song appears on the soundtrack for the film as well as Cara's 1983 album "What a Feelin'."
"Under Pressure" is the 1981 song recorded and released by David Bowie and Queen.
"West End Girls" is the 1980s song by Pet Shop Boys. It was released as a single in 1984.
"Pour Some Sugar on Me" is the popular '80s song by English rock band, Def Leppard. The song was released in 1988 on the album "Hysteria."
"Eye of the Tiger" is the popular 1980s song by Survivor. While the song was released on Survivor's 1982 album, it is well known as part of the "Rocky III" soundtrack.
"Jessie's Girl" is the popular 1981 song by Rick Springfield which was released on his album "Working Class Dog."
"Karma Chameleon" is the popular 1983 single by English group, Culture Club. The song was released on their album "Colour by Numbers."
"Push It" is the popular 1986 single by Salt-N-Pepa. The song appeared on their album "Hot, Cool, & Vicious."
"Need You Tonight" is the 1987 song recorded by the rock band INXS. It was released on their album "Kick."
"Jump" is the popular 1983 Van Halen song that appears on their album "1984."
"You Spin Me Round (Like a Record)" is the 1985 Dead or Alive song that appears on their album "Youthquake."
"Don't You Want Me" is the popular 1981 song by The Human League. The song was released on their album "Dare."
"Here I Go Again" is a popular '80s power ballad from the group Whitesnake. The song appears on the 1982 album "Saints & Sinners."
Closing out the decade, Madonna released "Like a Prayer" in 1989 on the same titled album.