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macro
01-26-2005, 12:33 AM
Here's a fun quiz to test your knowledge and memory of 80s music lyrics. Some of these will drive you crazy when you can't think of the words, even though you've heard them hundreds of times. Be sure to post your score back here for all to see.

http://www.yetanotherdot.com/asp/80s.html

Hint: At the end of the quiz, you'll be asked to state which event you were born before. They penalize you quite a bit if you were born before Woodstock, so you might want to fib and pick the next-latest event if you were close. I was born in '65, so I fibbed.

My score was 77.5.

CougarQuest
01-26-2005, 12:59 AM
Isn't "How well do you remember your 80s" a hard enough question, now you want to know about lyrics!!!

;)

KronoRed
01-26-2005, 03:29 AM
I got a 56

That's sad..I blame vh1

Hap
01-26-2005, 06:17 AM
115.5

TRF
01-26-2005, 11:15 AM
sadly, 46.3

but it is early in the morning.

bomarl1969
01-26-2005, 11:29 AM
83.5, a few I should have got but I didn't

919191
01-26-2005, 11:50 AM
28.7. I guess I'm just a 70's Show kid who resented 80's music.

Redsland
01-26-2005, 12:03 PM
86 - Pop Junkie

Johnny Footstool
01-26-2005, 12:03 PM
Eat this...141.5.

No cheating, very few guesses. On my own, like Tarzan's Boy.

Puffy
01-26-2005, 12:38 PM
117.5 - and I missed a couple because I added an "s" (every rose has its thorns and my memories have just been sold).

Stupid grammar.

Redsland
01-26-2005, 12:43 PM
Yeah, a couple of verb forms (hear/hears/heard) got me, plus a couple of transposed words. Like those matter. It's not like Whitesnake's lyricist was Yeats or anything.

:)

REDREAD
01-26-2005, 03:17 PM
I got a 60.. but I was kind of peeved when I saw the answers.. Should answered a lot more right than I did :lol:

KittyDuran
01-26-2005, 09:40 PM
You were probably working in a bank in the 80's. 15% handicap on the Gen Xers.
5 point bonus for telling me where you saw this. Thanks!

Final Score: 97.575

I echo redread statement - felt like kicking myself because I would get one part right - other wrong - so NO points... :dflynn:

REDREAD
01-26-2005, 10:05 PM
I echo redread statement - felt like kicking myself because I would get one part right - other wrong - so NO points... :dflynn:

Or you'd see the answer, and it would be so obvious..
I hope you got the "Rio" question right :MandJ:

FreelFanatic
01-27-2005, 12:09 AM
88 (could've been higher since I had some misspellings), but this was a lot of fun...thanks Macro!

Catch22
01-27-2005, 01:15 AM
136.5

I live on 80's music.

Although kinda found it funny that the biggest scoring question was regarding an Eagles song from the 70's.

Like many of you, should have been higher as I had a couple words that I pluralized that were marked wrong.

gonelong
01-27-2005, 02:43 AM
125 - cracked myself up when I saw what I put for this one.

GL

23. Bow down before the one you love , you're going to get what you deserve
Go buy some black leather... then bow down before the one you serve, you're going to get what you deserve.

KittyDuran
01-27-2005, 10:14 AM
I hope you got the "Rio" question right But of course... too bad there weren't more of Duran's lyrics - since most were pretty strange! :gac:

RedRoser
01-27-2005, 02:22 PM
33.5. Ouch.

zombie-a-go-go
01-27-2005, 02:31 PM
I quit halfway through and hit calculate to see what the answers were.

I posted a -3. :D

(You'll think I'm lying, but I wasn't allowed to listen to the radio growing up. Devil's music and all that. :) )

Chip R
01-27-2005, 02:56 PM
43.85. Of course I didn't have MTV for much of the 80s.

Redsland
01-27-2005, 02:57 PM
43.85. Of course I didn't have MTV for much of the 80s.
Cry me a river.


Oh wait, that's not an '80s song.

:)

Puffy
01-27-2005, 03:01 PM
Boy, Moderating Engineers really suck at this game. :mhcky21:

RosieRed
01-28-2005, 01:26 AM
I got 101.5, and missed many an obvious one.