Which '80s Song Is Your Theme Song?

By: Amanda Monell
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About This Quiz

Many think that the 1980s were the dawn of the Digital Era. New technologies were popping up in almost every avenue of life. From heart transplants to compact synthesizers to personal computers to DNA mapping, no one could deny that the 1980s were a big deal. Fashion was no exception, with bright colors littering the landscape, forever changing how bright neon was. And with the loud fashions came even louder music.

During the 1980s, music was fun, catchy, and most notably, dance-able.  Instead of performing live, a lot of the hits had music videos, each with a bigger production budget than the last. To show the world what the true definition of a music video was, Michael Jackson released "Thriller," the third video from the album of the same name in 1982.  Directed by John Landis and special effects guru Rick Baker (director and Academy Award-winning makeup artist for "An American Werewolf in London"), it was destined for great things. These men helped bring Michael Jackson's horror-movie themed video to life. With horror icon Vincent Price providing voice overs and a 45-minute documentary following it, this was on its way to being a masterpiece.  

It wasn't just the men spending big bucks on videos. Madonna had a slew of tuxedo dressed men in her "Material Girl" video. For the next, she had a lion and trips to Venice and New York for her "Like a Virgin" video. She even had a contest in the later '80s for the bragging rights (not to mention $25,000) for creating the concept for her video, "True Blue."  

So in the time of big hair and bigger personalities, which song would be the theme song of your life?  One way to find out is to take this quiz!

What kind of music do you tend to listen to?

If you were to have an '80s themed wedding, what song would you have your dance to?

Madonna became a thing in the 1980s. Which of her '80s songs do you know all the lyrics to?

You're packing up and going on a road trip. Which song would be on your playlist?

Which one-hit wonder wrote your jam?

Many artists from the 1980s have books written about them. Which one would you put on your bookshelf?

Long ago, in a mall, Tiffany was discovered. Which one of these songs did you sing into your mirror?

Debbie Gibson became a household name in the '80s. Which song did you play while doing homework?

Which of these songs about an exotic location is your favorite?

What color boombox did you have?

Which song from Wham! got your feet tapping?

Rap was in its infancy in the 1980s. Which song did you like the most?

You've just met someone amazing. Which '80s song do you sing to them?

Which song about school do you remember the most?

Michael Jackson exploded onto the scene in the 1980s. Which one of his hits do you dig the most?

Which country song would you listen to at a honky-tonk?

Which New Kids on the Block song did you blast on your boombox?

Which song about work would you listen to on your commute to the office?

Glam rock was HUGE in the 1980s. Which of these bands would you listen to?

When it came to glam rock, Poison was a top contender with its style of music. Which one of their tunes have you heard?

Guns 'n' Roses was a bright new band with a great future. Which one of their songs do you remember?

In 1989, Metallica became the first metal band to appear on a Grammy broadcast. Which of their songs do you bang your head to?

The 1980s had some incredible movies. Which song from a movie soundtrack do you still enjoy?

Why did you like the music of the '80s?

You just found out your significant other was cheating! Which song would you play to cheer yourself up?

Billy Joel's "We Didn't Start The Fire" burned up the charts in 1989. Were you a fan?

The '80s had some pretty bold protest songs. Which one of these did you relate to?

Which punk song did you style your mohawk to?

Which duet would you sing along with?

Today, there are several artists that have revisited old '80s songs to revisit. Which one of these remakes are your favorite?

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