How well do you know your '80s lyrics?

Rickspringfield_lStraight up now tell me: Are you an ’80s music addict? Then come go with me by clicking here and taking a totally rad ’80s lyrics quiz. (Thanks to my friend Bonnie for sending it to me; that’s a half-hour of my life I won’t be getting back!) I scored a better-than-expected 123.5, but still can’t believe I missed No. 91. (D’oh!) And even after finishing the quiz and getting the answer key, I still needed Google’s help to determine the song origins of Nos. 38 and 71.

Once you’ve completed your test (yes, that Rick Springfield photo to the left might be a clue to one of the answers), post your score in the comments section below, and share with your fellow PopWatchers which questions stumped you the most. Like a Pointer Sister, I’m so excited to hear how you did!

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  • Nose

    I got a 136. So, when will EW be calling to offer me my well-deserved job for being so full of pop culture knowledge? I’m coming for you, Slezak!

  • Leo

    Bah, 87. There were several that were “almost” right though. Come on Slezak, you don’t know sledgehammer?

  • Dominique L.

    A measley 35.8, but to be fair I was born in 1986. Trying my luck at the 90s now, hopefully I’ll do better…

  • mcbridefan

    I got a 58.2

  • Amanda

    that darned olivia newton john one stumped me. grrr.

  • diggity

    I only got a 92 and I am an 80s DJ. Not good! But I got 10 points for the Hotel California song!

  • diggity

    I only got a 92 and I am an 80s DJ. Not good! But I got 10 points for the Hotel California song!

  • Catherine

    44…I am so disappointed in myself…

  • Nancy

    66.5. Took it quickly, didn’t go back and check any answers. After looking at the answers, I knew most of them, but couldn’t place the song without the melody!

  • Lynny

    I am sort of disappointed in myself- 117. There were so many that seemed really obvious, but I just couldn’t place them. Oh well, I got all the BIG pointers.

  • Amy

    47, although I think I am at a bit of a disadvantage, having been born in 1988. And a couple were only slightly wrong.

  • Nicole

    i got a 54.5 but i was born in 1987. and slezak i was totally kicking myself for not knowing 91 either! i also don’t think it’s fair that spelling counts boooo

  • Anonymous

    number 25 is wrong I think…there are two words there

  • stephanie

    I only got a 34 but in my defense I was born in Dec ’89 and I mostly listen to musicals

  • pk

    143! Apparently that’s considered doing ‘scarily well’. To be fair, I was 12 in 1984 and currently listen to XM ’80s on 8 at every opportunity. Only missed a few – two for spelling errors! argh! – but notably I was stumped by the Olivia Newton-John one and the Roxette (never was much of a fan). Thanks for the link!

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