Quiz: Match the Hit '80s Song Lyric with the Artist
Match the Hit '80s Song Lyric with the Artist
By: Stella Alexander

About This Quiz

"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!

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"People always told me be careful of what you do / And don't go around breaking young girls' hearts."
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"And I need you now tonight / And I need you more than ever / And if you only hold me tight / We'll be holding on forever."
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"Sometimes I feel I've got to / Run away I've got to / Get away from the pain that you drive into the heart of me."
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"She says, we've got to hold on to what we've got / It doesn't make a difference if we make it or not."
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"She's got eyes of the bluest skies / As if they thought of rain / I hate to look into those eyes / And see an ounce of pain."
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"Some boys take a beautiful girl / And hide her away from the rest of the world / I want to be the one to walk in the sun."
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"Every single day / Every word you say / Every game you play / Every night you stay / I'll be watching you."
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"We're talking away / I don't know what / I'm to say I'll say it anyway / Today's another day to find you."
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"How can you just leave me standing / Alone in a world that's so cold / Maybe I'm just too demanding / Maybe I'm just like my father, too bold."
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"Cover me with kisses, baby / Cover me with love / Roll me in designer sheets / I'll never get enough."
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"Welcome to your life / There's no turning back / Even while we sleep / We will find you acting on your best behavior."
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"Who am I to disagree / I travel the world / And the seven seas / Everybody's looking for something."
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"I've been in love and lost my senses / Spinning through the town / Sooner or later, the fever ends / And I wind up feeling down."
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"Through the storm we reach the shore / You give it all but I want more / And I'm waiting for you."
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"Steve walks warily down the street / With the brim pulled way down low / Ain't no sound but the sound of his feet / Machine guns ready to go."
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"In touch with the ground / I'm on the hunt down, I'm after you / Smell like I sound, I'm lost in a crowd."
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"Parti, karamu, fiesta, forever / Come on and sing along."
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"You put the boom boom into my heart / You send my soul sky high when your lovin' starts / Jitterbug into my brain / Goes bang bang bang till my feet do the same."
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"How does it feel to treat me like you do / When you've laid your hand upon me and told me who you are."
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"Just a city boy / Born and raised in South Detroit / He took the midnight train going anywhere."
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"Poor old Johnny Ray / Sounded sad upon the radio / But he moved a million hearts in mono / Our mothers cried, sang along, who'd blame them."
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"Well, I hear the music / Close my eyes, feel the rhythm / Wrap around / Take a hold of my heart."
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"It's the terror of knowing / What the world is about / Watching some good friends / Screaming 'let me out'."
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"Too many shadows whispering voices / Faces on posters too many choices / If when why what how much have you got / Have you got it do you get it?"
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"Love is like a bomb, baby, c'mon get it on / Livin' like a lover with a radar phone / Lookin' like a tramp, like a video vamp / Demolition woman, can I be your man?"
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"Risin' up, back on the street / Did my time, took my chances / Went the distance, now I'm back on my feet / Just a man and his will to survive."
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"And she's watching him with those eyes / And she's loving him with that body, I just know it / Yeah n' he's holding her in his arms late, late at night."
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"Karma, karma, karma, karma, karma chameleon."
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"Want you to push it, babe / Coolin' by day then at night working up a sweat / C'mon girls, let's go show the guys that we know / How to become number one in the hot party show."
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"So slide over here / And give me a moment / Your moves are so raw / I've got to let you know / I've got to let you know / You're one of my kind."
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"I get up, and nothin' gets me down / You got it tough, I've seen the toughest around / And I know, baby, just how you feel / You got to roll with the punches and get to what's real."
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"All I know is that to me / You look like you're lots of fun / Open up your lovin' arms / I want some, want some."
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"Put your hand in a party wave / Pass around / Make a shroud pulling combs through a backwash frame."
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"I don't know where I'm goin' / But I sure know where I've been / Hanging on the promises in songs of yesterday."
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"Life is a mystery / everyone must stand alone / I hear you call my name / And it feels like home."
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