Billboard #1 Hit Wonders of the 1980s (Part 2: The We Wanna Rock Edition) by CourtneyKhaaaaaan

Champion(s):

bmrafferty
Well... that happened


Runner(s)-Up:

HomerS
I am Groot.

Tarn
I know my months


Quiz Description

Whoa! Yeah! Kickstart my heart! Hope it never stops! Need to bone up on your Billboard Chart history? Ever get a question at pub quiz about a one-hit-wonder and you scream in frustration? Then this series of quizzes will help you! I'll be talking about artists that only had ONE song hit #1 on the Billboard Hot 100. I'll be doing a quiz or three (there's a lot of these songs) for every decade that the Hot 100 has been around. So, get your music brains on and let's begin!

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Questions:

Hey teachers, leave them kids alone! For their popularity- both criticals and among us pleebs- Pink Floyd only had one #1 in the US. Give me the EXACT TITLE of their hit jam about the perils of rigid school structures.

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Another Brick in the Wall, Part 2

Off his fourth studio album Working Class Dog, WHICH AUSTRALIAN SINGER and General Hospital star released "Jessie's Girl" in 1981? Wikipedia may say the song is about unrequited love but I say it's more about not really being a good friend.

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Rick Springfield

THIS FORMER RUNAWAY and her unfeeling back-up band released "I Love Rock 'n' Roll" in 1982 and shot up the charts. Originally done by British group Arrows in 1975, it was subsequently covered by Britney Spears in 2002 but didn't do nearly as well.

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Joan Jett

In 1983, "Come On Eileen" hit the charts and had everyone singing the nonsensical "too ra loo ra too ra loo rye aye." Yeah, it is what it is. WHAT BAND released this jam? Psst, I like the cover by ska band Save Ferris better.

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Dexy's Midnight Runners

Off their eleventh (wow!) studio album 90125 (also wow), prog rock group Yes released WHAT TRACK in 1984? The video, featuring the band changing into animals, was featured heavily on MTV but didn't star keyboardist Tony Kaye who had momentarily said no to being in Yes. (Hehehehe)

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Owner of a Lonely Heart

Lou Gramm belted out "I Want to Know What Love Is" in 1985 and shot WHAT BAND to the top spot? Perhaps the most ballad-y of their big hits, this single helped shoot their album Agent Provocateur to #4 on the albums chart.

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Foreigner

For a long time in my 20s, I had a roommate named Amanda born in 1988. WHAT BAND released the song she was named after in 1986 and saw it become their only #1? Fans of this band may be, but are not limited to, Ben Affleck, David Ortiz and Chris Evans.

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Boston

The theme for your next four questions: HAIR METAL IS THE BEST METAL! In 1987, Whitesnake re-released WHAT SONG that shot to #1? Originally done in 1982, the new version came with a rather famous music video featuring model Tawny Kitaen writhing on top of a car.

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Here I Go Again

"Every Rose Has Its Thorn" isn't the hard-grinding song that would normally be associated with a hair metal band but Poison decided to explore their softer side in 1988. WHAT LEAD SINGER of the band solidified his vocal prowess and made hearts melt? This may have led to him getting his own reality show, Rock of Love, twenty years later.

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Bret Michaels

1987's Hysteria, the fourth studio album from WHAT ENGLISH ROCK BAND, produced their only #1 hit, "Love Bites." The fact that this song hit #1 and not a much-more popular song from the same album is strange indeed. Oh well, at least that other song got its due in gentlemen's clubs around the country.

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Def Leppard

Okay, can't talk about hair metal without discussing perhaps the most popular band of the genre: Guns N' Roses. Their 1987 album, Appetite for Destruction, is the best-selling debut album of all time and produced WHAT SONG, an ode to singer Axl Rose's girlfriend.

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Sweet Child o' Mine

One of my weirdest interests is celebrity baby names. What does this have to do with music, you might ask? Well, Heavenly Hiraani Tiger Lily is the daughter of Michael Hutchence, lead singer of WHAT BAND, who saw their song "Need You Tonight" hit #1 in 1988?

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INXS

If you had asked me to tell you what song Billy Idol hit #1 with, I would definitely pick 1982's "White Wedding." But I would be wrong. Instead, it was THIS SONG, a cover of a 1968 song by Tommy James and the Shondells. Idol had originally covered the song on his 1981 album Don't Stop but a live version hit the top spot in 1987.

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Mony Mony

These last three questions are categorized as Oscar Losers. In 1987, Bob Seger (sans Silver Bullet Band) saw his song "Shakedown" hit #1 off the success of Beverly Hills Cop II. However, it lost the Oscar for Best Original Song to Bill Medley & Jennifer Warnes' "The Time of My Life" from WHAT FILM about white people learning to shake their groove things?

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Dirty Dancing

"Eye of the Tiger" might be the most popular song for gym and running enthusiasts. Sylvester Stallone liked it enough to use it in the 1982 installment of the Rocky series. It hit #1 and was nominated for the Oscar but lost to "Up Where We Belong" from An Officer and a Gentleman. That song was also sung by Jennifer Warnes but this time with Joe Cocker. Anyway, I need you to tell me two things: 1) WHICH BAND performed "Eye of the Tiger" and 2) WHICH ROCKY MOVIE was the song in? Just in case you aren't familiar, there are five movies in the first run of the series. I just need the number. (TWO ANSWERS REQUIRED)

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Survivor, Rocky 3

You know what sucks the worst: losing the Oscar to another song that's in the same movie! But that is what happened to Michael Sembello and his 1983 jam track "Maniac." He hit #1 at least but lost the Oscar to Irene Cara and her title song from WHAT MOVIE?

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Flashdance