1980s Music Quiz

Below are 222 lines from 80's pop music songs. The fun is to guess the song and artist of each.

No two songs are by the same artist, and all were produced between 1980 and 1989.

Most people should be familiar with almost all of the songs, if they owned a radio in the 80's. Good luck!

  1. Suckin on chili dogs outside the Tastee-Freez
  2. I've done no harm, I keep to myself
  3. There's a freeway runnin' through the yard
  4. I've seen a million faces and I've rocked them all
  5. Your mom threw away your best porno mag
  6. Can you hear them? They talk about us, telling lies, well that's no surprise
  7. One that won't make me nervous, wonderin what to do
  8. Are you more than hot for me, or am I a page in your history (book)
  9. I can hear you comin, I know what you're after
  10. And it's true we are immune when fact is fiction and TV reality
  11. Don't go around breaking young girls' hearts
  12. I've got my back against the record machine
  13. You take me by the heart when you take me by the hand
  14. A cloud appears above your head, a beam of light comes shining down on you
  15. I'm lying in the rain, but I never wave bye-bye
  16. He's the one that makes ya feel alright
  17. Are you happy, are you satisfied, how long can you stand the heat
  18. I think I thought you were someone else
  19. I tried my imagination but I was disturbed
  20. I tell you one and one makes three
  21. I'll be stretching my mouth to let those big words come right out
  22. And though she will mess up your life, you want her just the same
  23. You can listen as well as you hear
  24. Think of the tender things that we were working on
  25. They gave you life and in return you gave them hell
  26. Knew he must've been about seventeen
  27. I am the maker of rules, dealing with fools
  28. Can't get food for the king
  29. Step on a crack, break your momma's back
  30. Her hair reminds me of a warn safe place where as a child I'd lie
  31. You're like the sun chasing all of the rain away
  32. Every one you meet they're jamming in the streets
  33. I'm not internationally known, but I'm known to rock a microphone
  34. Every time I see you falling, I get down on my knees and pray
  35. We'll take your car, yes we will, we'll take your car and drive it
  36. I said to my reflection "Let's get out of this place" -
  37. Easy ready willing overtime
  38. The five years we have had have been such good times
  39. Didn't know how lost I was until I found you
  40. People of the world today are we looking for a better way of life
  41. You in that dress my thoughts I confess verge on dirty
  42. I'm about to lose control and I think I like it
  43. Write it on a pound note, pound note
  44. We are strong, no one can tell us we're wrong
  45. Out on the road today, I saw a deadhead sticker on a Cadillac
  46. Caught up in the action I've been looking out for you
  47. An invisible man sleeping in your bed
  48. But somewhere sometime when you're curious, I'll be back around
  49. I know her love is true but it's so damn easy makin' love to you
  50. Oh mother dear we re not the fortunate ones

  51. And incidents arose from circumstance
  52. You know I like my girls a little bit older
  53. You always live your life never thinking of the future
  54. Now we're sharing the same dreams, and our hearts can beat as one
  55. She don't need a man's touch
  56. She'll get a hold on you, believe it
  57. You're everywhere, but you're so hard to find
  58. You want your percentage, but I'm the fool paying the dues
  59. No April rain, no flowers' bloom, no wedding Saturday within the month of June
  60. There's a skeleton chokin' on a crust of bread
  61. With my body and soul I want you more than you'll ever know
  62. I used to think maybe you loved me, now I know that it's true
  63. Animals strike curious poses
  64. Religion is a light in the fog
  65. I don't know where I'm goin' but I sure know where I've been
  66. If you want to find all the cops they're hanging out in the donut shop
  67. And there's a heart that's breaking down this long distance line tonight
  68. I'm always workin', slavin', every day
  69. Feel like I could run away, run away from this empty heart
  70. Kick off your Sunday shoes
  71. Daddy says she's too young, but she's old enough for me
  72. He turned to me as if to say, "Hurry boy, it's waiting there for you"
  73. Darken the city night is a wire, steam in the subway earth is afire
  74. She had the body of a venus, Lord imagine my surprise
  75. I can't help recalling how it felt to kiss and hold you tight
  76. Will you meet him on the main line, or will you catch him on the rebound?
  77. Watching every motion in this foolish lover's game
  78. You make the sun shine brighter than Doris Day
  79. Loving would be easy if your colours were like my dream, red, gold and green
  80. They threw an American flag in our face
  81. When I'm dancing close to her, I can smell the chemicals
  82. She told me to come but I was already there
  83. Streetlight people, living just to find emotion
  84. It belongs to them, let's give it back
  85. Everything you do is quite angelicate
  86. Rolling like thunder under the covers
  87. I don't know what you expect staring into the TV set
  88. My eyes dilate, my lips go green
  89. I touch you once, I touch you twice
  90. To have you with me I would swim the seven seas
  91. Crazy little woman in a one man show
  92. Went the distance, now I'm back on my feet
  93. Got in a little hometown j am, so they put a rifle in my hand
  94. There is freedom within, there is freedom without
  95. But whatever road you choose, I'm right behind you win or lose
  96. I need fifty dollars to make you holler
  97. So let's sink another drink 'cause it'll give me time to think
  98. Goddess on the mountain top
  99. Couldn't see how much I missed you (now I do)
  100. They even bother my poor father 'cause he's down with me

  101. Where can I find a woman like that
  102. Paul, I think I told you I'm a lover not a fighter
  103. Mine's an ordinary life, working when it's daylight and sleeping when it's night
  104. I had a whiskey on the rocks and change of a dollar for the jukebox
  105. Just don't ask me how I am
  106. Your lights are on but you're not home
  107. Take your passion and make it happen
  108. That little faggot he's a millionaire
  109. I was wrong, now I find just one thing makes me forget
  110. So if you're feeling low, turn up your radio
  111. It's no better to be safe than sorry
  112. Darlin' in my wildest dreams I never thought I'd go
  113. The road is long, there are mountains in your way
  114. The Salvation Army band played and the children drank lemonade
  115. The more you live, the faster you will die
  116. I've got a secret I've been hiding under my skin
  117. I love you though you hurt me so
  118. Wouldn't wanna be swept away, far away from the one that I love
  119. The sheik he drove his Cadillac
  120. She showed me the beach, gave me a peach, and pulled out the suntan lotion
  121. Two silhouettes saying goodnight by the garden gate
  122. Have some more chicken, have some more pie
  123. I asked the doctor to take your picture so I could look at you from inside as well
  124. Well it's all right riding around in the breeze
  125. I'm just going to keep on counting until you are mine
  126. Every time you call my name, I heat up like a bumin' flame
  127. This is it boys, this is war
  128. I can't understand what makes a man hate another man
  129. I can't sleep at night, I toss and turn
  130. I know you really want to tell me goodbye
  131. Food is served and you're stone cold munchin'
  132. Don't let go while I'm hangin' on, 'cause I been hangin' on so long
  133. We can dance, everybody look at your hands
  134. I know a place where we can dance the whole night away underneath electric stars
  135. I know a good thing must come to an end but it's hard to take losing a friend
  136. Well Superman looked up at me, he said "You rock so naturally"
  137. You can say anything you like, but you can't touch the merchandise
  138. You want a piece of my heart, you better start from the start
  139. But when the wrong word goes in the right ear, I know you been lyin' to me
  140. I follow where my mind goes
  141. What's your definition of dirty, baby
  142. We'll leave the TV and the radio behind
  143. All you sittin' in high places, the rain's gonna fall on you
  144. I turn the switch and check the number, I leave it on when in bed I slumber
  145. So when the night falls, my lonely heart calls
  146. So you better go back to your bars, your temples, your massage parlors
  147. Did you really think about it before you made the rules
  148. So you think my singing's out of time, well it makes me money
  149. Across the north and south to Key Largo, love for sale
  150. Bermuda, Bahama, come on pretty mama

  151. Swear that I could see forever in your eyes
  152. Nothing had the chance to be good, nothing ever could
  153. Take my license and all that jive
  154. Well by the force of will my lungs are filled, and so I breathe
  155. Dreams stay with you like a lover's voice fires the mountainside
  156. No huggin' no kissin' till I get a wedding ring
  157. I don't worry 'cause my wallet's fat
  158. Sister's sighing in her sleep
  159. Better make it fast or else I'm gonna get pissed
  160. Wish I knew what you were looking for
  161. What's your price for flight
  162. I know a guy who's tough but sweet
  163. And I had a feeling I could be someone, be someone, be someone
  164. Why do I find it so hard to write the next line, oh I want the truth to be said
  165. Every time he pulls me near, I just wanna cheer
  166. Put the needle on the record
  167. Whoa no, I've got to keep on moving
  168. Once upon a time there was light in my life, but now there's only love in the dark
  169. I stain my sheets, I don't even know why
  170. There were incidents and accidents, there were hints and allegations
  171. I can't get any rest, people say I'm obsessed
  172. She dances like she's never danced before
  173. Do your fancy dances
  174. Your moves are so raw, I've got to let you know you're one of my kind
  175. Get up, get up, get up, get up, let's make love tonight
  176. But when I win your heart, I'm gonna paint it cherry red
  177. All the doors I closed on time will open up again
  178. Dream of better lives, the kind which never hate
  179. You can feel the punishment but you can't commit the sin
  180. I'm not the one to tell you what's wrong or what's right
  181. He wants me, but only part of the time
  182. People don't you know, don't you know it's about time
  183. You were the first, you'll be the last
  184. You think you're mad, too unstable, kicking in chairs and knocking down tables
  185. Your heart's been achin' but you're too shy to say it
  186. The only one who'll hang out with me is my dear Old Granddad
  187. Things are going great, and they're only getting better
  188. So you better treat her right
  189. It's time to bring this ship in to the shore and throw away the oars forever
  190. We are the ones who make a brighter day, so let's start giving
  191. We could dance and party all night, and drink some cherry wine
  192. Dressed up like a million-dollar trooper
  193. You've got to find a way, say what you want to say
  194. Sail away with me to another world
  195. I'll be your friend, I'll help you carry on
  196. Welcome to the big time, you're bound to be a star
  197. Yo no soy marincro, portisere, portiscre, portiscre
  198. Work all day to earn his pay, so we can play all night
  199. Ever since you've been leaving me, I've been wanting to cry
  200. Baby baby when I look at you, I get a warm feeling inside

  201. And when we hear the voices sing, the book of love will open up and let us in
  202. Some of them want to abuse you, some of them want to be abused -
  203. He's licking his lips. he's ready to win, on the hunt tonight for love at first sting
  204. I have a picture pinned to my wall
  205. I can see a new horizon underneath the blazin' sky
  206. You'll flow down her river, she'll ask and you'll give her
  207. Earth below us drifting falling floating weightless
  208. Ooh baby, do you know what that's worth?
  209. I know when to pull you closer and I know when to let you loose
  210. Let me hear your body talk
  211. Won't you pack your bags, we'll leave tonight
  212. The beating of our hearts is the only sound
  213. And if this world runs out of lovers, we'll still have each other
  214. Is it so wrong to be human after all?
  215. There is good and bad (mmmm-hmmm) in everyone
  216. Who needs a heart when a heart can be broken?
  217. It's gonna take money, a whole lotta spendin' money-
  218. I'm not the kind of girl who gives up just like that
  219. It must've been some kind of kiss, I shoulda walked away
  220. You see it all around you, good lovin' gone bad
  221. Ronny, Bobby, Ricky and Mike, if I like a girl, who cares who you like