Can You Name the '80s Artist From Their Lyrics?

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Becky Stigall

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"She says I am the one, but the kid is not my son"

These lyrics are from "Billie Jean," by Michael Jackson. The song was released in 1982 on the album "Thriller."

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"Maybe I'm just like my father too bold"

These lyrics are from "When Doves Cry," by Prince. It was released in 1984 on the album, "Purple Rain," and was featured in the movie of the same name.

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"Showin' how funky and strong is your fight"

These lyrics are from "Beat It," by Michael Jackson. The song was released on his 1982 album, "Thriller."

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"Since you've gone I been lost without a trace"

These are lyrics from "Every Breath You Take," by the Police. The song was released on their 1983 album, "Synchronicity."

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"My father yells what you gonna do with your life"

These are lyrics from "Girls Just Wanna Have Fun," by Cyndi Lauper. The song appeared on her 1983 album, "She's So Unusual."

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"I say, too ra loo ra, too ra-loo rye aye"

These lyrics are from "Come on Eileen," by Dexys Midnight Runners. The song was released on their 1982 album, "Too-Rye-Ay."

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"Went the distance, now I'm back on my feet"

These lyrics are from "Eye of the Tiger," by Survivor. The song was released on their 1982 album of the same name.

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"Turnaround bright eyes, every now and then I fall apart"

These lyrics are from "Total Eclipse of the Heart," by Bonnie Tyler. The song appeared on her 1983 album, "Faster Than the Speed of Night."

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"When your heart beats ... Next to mine"

These are lyrics from "Like a Virgin," by Madonna. The song was released on her 1984 album, "Like a Virgin."

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"Something evil's lurking from the dark"

These are lyrics from "Thriller," by Michael Jackson. The song appeared on his 1982 album of the same name.

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"And another one gone, and another one gone"

These are lyrics from "Another One Bites the Dust," by Queen. The song appeared on their 1980 album, "The Game."

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"I wanna feel the heat with somebody "

These are lyrics from "I Wanna Dance With Somebody," by Whitney Houston. The song appeared on her 1987 self-titled album.

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"Steam in the subway earth is afire"

These are lyrics from "Hungry Like The Wolf," by Duran Duran. The song appeared on their 1982 album, "Rio."

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"Sway through the crowd to an empty space"

These lyrics are from "Let's Dance," by David Bowie. The song was released on his 1982 album of the same name.

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"Close my eyes, feel the rhythm"

These are lyrics from "Flashdance... What a Feelin'," by Irene Cara. The song appeared on her 1983 album, "What a Feelin'."

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"I hear your voice, it's like an angel sighing"

These are lyrics from "Like a Prayer," by Madonna. The song appears on her 1989 album of the same name.

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"He turned to me as if to say, "Hurry boy, it's waiting there for you""

These are lyrics from "Africa," by Toto. The song appears on their 1982 album, "Toto IV."

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"Insanity laughs under pressure we're breaking"

These are lyrics from "Under Pressure," by David Bowie. The song appears on his 1982 album, "Hot Space."

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"And I've been waiting for this moment for all my life, oh Lord"

These are lyrics from "In The Air Tonight," by Phil Collins. The song appears on his 1981 album, "Face Value."

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"And she'll tease you, she'll unease you"

These are lyrics from "Bette Davis Eyes," by Kim Carnes. The song appears on her 1981 album, "Mistaken Identity."

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"You can't start a fire without a spark"

These are lyrics from "Dancing in the Dark," by the E Street Band (Bruce Springsteen). The song appears on their 1984 album, "Born in the U.S.A."

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"When I get there she's got incense, wine and candles"

These are lyrics from "Super Freak," by Rick James. The song appears on his 1981 album, "Street Songs."

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"I gotta take a little time, a little time to think things over"

These lyrics are from "I Want to Know What Love Is," by Foreigner. The song appears on their 1984 album, "Agent Provocateur."

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"Letting the days go by, let the water hold me down "

These are lyrics from "Once in a Lifetime," by Talking Heads. The song appears on their 1980 album, "Remain in Light."

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"Loving would be easy if your colors were like my dreams "

These are lyrics from "Karma Chameleon," by Culture Club. The song appears on the 1983 album, "Colour by Numbers."

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"Right round like a record, baby "

These are lyrics from "You Spin Me Round," by Dead or Alive. The song appears on the 1985 album, "Youthquake."

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"Number one with a bullet, I'm a power pack"

These are lyrics from "Back in Black," by AC/DC. The song appears on the 1980 album of the same name.

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"Give the past the slip"

These are lyrics from "Whip It," by Devo. The song appears on theri 1980 album, "Freedom of Choice."

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"They do the sand dance don't you know"

These are lyrics from "Walk Like an Egyptian," by the Bangles. The song appears on their 1986 album, "Different Light."

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"The twenty-first century's yesterday"

These are lyrics from "Need You Tonight," by INXS. The song appears on their 1987 album, "Kick."

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"Around and round you're turning me"

These lyrics are from "Upside Down," by Diana Ross. The song appears on her 1980 self-titled album.

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"Tommy used to work on the docks, union's been on strike"

These are lyrics from "Livin' on a Prayer," by Bon Jovi. The song appears on their 1986 album, "Slippery When Wet."

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"Rain keeps falling, rain keeps falling"

These lyrics are from "Don't You Forget About Me," by Simple Minds. The song appears on their 1985 album of the same name.

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"Feel it in your heart and feel it in your soul"

These lyrics are from "All Night Long," by Lionel Richie. The song appears on his 1983 album, "Can't Slow Down."

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"C'mon girls, let's go show the guys that we know"

These are lyrics from "Push It," by Salt N Pepa. The song appears on their 1986 album, "Hot, Cool & Vicious."

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About This Quiz

The '80s were an era of big hair, parachute pants and amazing music. If you were a child of the '80s, you likely sang along to each of these songs. Do you remember them all?

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