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80s and 90s pop quiz - answer one, ask one...

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LordProfFekkoThePenguinPhD Sat 28-Sep-19 15:47:36

City of origin of the band ‘they might be giants’... and go...

LoveMySituation Fri 11-Oct-19 14:24:31

Which Frankie goes to Hollywood song is based on a poem by Samuel Taylor Coleridge?

xsquared Fri 11-Oct-19 14:51:25

Guessing: Two tribes

wowfudge Fri 11-Oct-19 15:41:55

No - it's Welcome to the Pleasuredome.

In Xanadu did Kubla Khan a Pleasuredome erect.

What was the first CD to sell a million copies? I have the album on vinyl, Luddite that I am.

LordProfFekkoThePenguinPhD Fri 11-Oct-19 15:42:30

What’s vinyl, grandma? 😉

LoveMySituation Fri 11-Oct-19 15:47:48

I have a vague idea it was the dire Straits one brothers in arms.

WildRosie Sat 12-Oct-19 19:14:08

I agree, LoveMySituation. Either that or Stars by Simply Red.

What was the title of Neil Diamond's E.T. themed song ?

WildRosie Wed 16-Oct-19 04:57:54

It was Heartlight.

wowfudge Wed 16-Oct-19 07:20:00

Brothers in Arms by Dire Straits was the first million selling CD.

How many Neighbours actors had hit records? Extra points for naming them.

LoveMySituation Wed 16-Oct-19 11:39:23

Stefan Dennis, Kylie, Jason, Gayle and Gillian whatsit, Natalie Imbruglia, Craig Mclaughlin, think that's allgrin obsessed with eighties neighbours

wowfudge Wed 16-Oct-19 15:19:28

Play the game @LoveMySituation - your turn to ask a question!

LoveMySituation Wed 16-Oct-19 16:26:48

OK fudge, I've thought of one. What was the original name of the band that became Tears for Fears?

Single2catsand1daughter Wed 16-Oct-19 16:33:11

History of Headaches.

What band was Limahl in?

LoveMySituation Wed 16-Oct-19 16:38:23

Kajagoogoo. Maybe I should have been clearer. I meant the band that the main two were in before leaving and striking out on their own

VeniVidiWeeWee Wed 16-Oct-19 17:14:47


What band's member became an MEP?

wowfudge Wed 16-Oct-19 17:21:26

You're not thinking if Dollar's David Van Day who is a councillor in Essex are you?

LordProfFekkoThePenguinPhD Wed 16-Oct-19 17:34:49

I thought he ran a burger van on the coast somewhere.

VeniVidiWeeWee Wed 16-Oct-19 17:39:29


Definitely an MEP.

British band.

VeniVidiWeeWee Wed 16-Oct-19 17:49:37

Sorry everybody. Seems I was taken in by an urban myth. He left the band to "persue a career in politics".

However, the band member I'm thinking of was the Rector of the University of Edinburgh 1991–1994.

DoctorTwo Wed 16-Oct-19 20:13:55

Dave Rowntree of Blur perchance?

I'll answer my own question as nobody else can be bothered wink grin. Jello Biafra's real name is Eric Boucher. The UK branch was run by Bill Gilliam.

VeniVidiWeeWee Thu 17-Oct-19 11:12:23

Not Blur.

WildRosie Mon 21-Oct-19 14:26:49

May I restart ? Thank you.

Whose only UK hit was 'Heartache Avenue' ?

Bluesheep8 Mon 21-Oct-19 15:11:48

Was it the masonettes? What were the 3 members if the Thompson twins called?

wowfudge Mon 21-Oct-19 15:28:13

Alannah, Tom and the other fella, who I think left the group.

wowfudge Mon 21-Oct-19 15:29:40

Who had a hit in 1981 with a cover of It's My Party?

LoveMySituation Mon 21-Oct-19 15:58:52

Dave Stewart and Barbara Gaskin
Joe was the other Thompson twin

LoveMySituation Mon 21-Oct-19 16:00:29

The teenager in me still giggles at 'Nobody knows where my Johnny has been' grin

LoveMySituation Mon 21-Oct-19 16:45:23

What did the leavers of the Human League do and who was originally meant to be the singer?

wowfudge Mon 21-Oct-19 20:29:43

They formed Heaven 17.

Your question's not clear, but I think you're referring to them wanting Glen Gregory to be the lead singer of the Human League.

wowfudge Mon 21-Oct-19 20:30:48

How many hit singles did Madness have? And for a bit of fun, list them.

LoveMySituation Mon 21-Oct-19 20:42:46

Yes fudge, that's what I meant

WildRosie Tue 22-Oct-19 11:54:34

The Prince, My Girl, Return of the Los Palmas Seven, Shut Up, Embarrassment, Grey Day, One Step Beyond, Grey Day, Our House, House of Fun, Wings Of A Dove, The Sun And The Rain, Michael Caine, Cardiac Arrest, Waiting For The Ghost Train, I Pronounce You, Lovestruck.

Those are the ones I can remember.

WildRosie Tue 22-Oct-19 11:55:11

Grey Day was only a hit once.

WildRosie Sun 27-Oct-19 17:37:58

What is the title of Marti Webb's (only) 1980 hit ?

LoveMySituation Sun 27-Oct-19 18:56:49

Ben ? I thought that was later than 1980 though

xsquared Sun 27-Oct-19 20:44:17

I've missed this! Don't know about the Marti Webb question though.

Loveislandaddict Sun 27-Oct-19 20:49:06

Mart Webb.question - Take that look of your face?

What was FR David’s only hit?

LoveMySituation Sun 27-Oct-19 21:21:42

Words. I believe I answered that a few pages ago grin

xsquared Mon 28-Oct-19 13:27:32

May I ask?
Who was making plans for Nigel?

wowfudge Mon 28-Oct-19 14:12:16

XTC - a 1979 hit.

Who had a hit with the King of Wishful Thinking?

xsquared Mon 28-Oct-19 14:14:11

Sorry. I'll make it up.

King of Wishful thinking was Go West.

Sticking with Go West, they had a hit with "What a fool
believes" but who sang the original?

bruffin Mon 28-Oct-19 14:15:54

Marti Webb - Take that look off your face from Tell Me on a Sunday

bruffin Mon 28-Oct-19 14:17:24

What was Midge Ures two groups in the 80s

xsquared Mon 28-Oct-19 15:20:45

Visage and Ultravox.

Sticking with Go West, they had a hit with "What a fool
believes" but who sang the original?

wowfudge Mon 28-Oct-19 19:38:52

The Doobie Brothers. Think you're still in the 70s though!

What was Billy Joel's early 80s album called and name a hit from it.

xsquared Mon 28-Oct-19 20:19:08

@wowfudge Go West is 80s though. That counts surely!

xsquared Mon 28-Oct-19 20:22:22

Plus it was released in the 90s by Peter Cox.

TheoriginalLEM Mon 28-Oct-19 20:23:50

?uptown girl?

Who did the Specials send a message to?

wowfudge Mon 28-Oct-19 20:25:30


Which 80s girl band singer's sister was in the video for Come on Eileen?

xsquared Mon 28-Oct-19 20:51:17

Mhairi Fahey okayed Eileen, who is Siobhan's sister of Bananarama.

Sticking with Bananarama, in which music video by which Band do Bananarama plus future member Jackie O' Sullivan appear?

xsquared Mon 28-Oct-19 20:51:58

Sorry Mhairi Fahey played Eileen.

xsquared Thu 31-Oct-19 09:00:19


Sticking with Bananarama, in which music video by which Band do Bananarama plus future member Jackie O' Sullivan appear?

wowfudge Thu 31-Oct-19 11:29:50

I only know cos I cheated and looked it up. So it's not fair of me to answer.

LoveMySituation Sun 03-Nov-19 16:13:00

So did I fudge. Kept hoping someone would answer on here but they haven't grin

WildRosie Sun 03-Nov-19 19:51:08

I'll relaunch once more, if I may. Name Captain Sensible's three top twenty hits.

LoveMySituation Sun 03-Nov-19 20:13:25

Happy talk is the only one I know I think. Does with the damned count? thlwink

xsquared Sun 03-Nov-19 23:30:40

Ok. I'll give a clue re: Bananarama appearance in a video. It is a duo which had the spouse of one of the Bananarama girls. Not Wham if that helps.

BareKneesDeCourcy Sun 03-Nov-19 23:42:22

Who’s that girl? Eurythmics.

I’m sorry I had to look it up.

BareKneesDeCourcy Sun 03-Nov-19 23:45:37

Wrong thread but DID YOU KNOW that Captain Sensible and Paul O’Grady were probably separated at birth?

BareKneesDeCourcy Sun 03-Nov-19 23:54:44

Who was it that said having a number one single felt like vaguely nothing, like having a cup of tea?

(I remember reading it in Smash Hits back then!)

xsquared Sun 03-Nov-19 23:54:48

I only know Happy Talk by Captain Sensible.

xsquared Sun 03-Nov-19 23:55:39

Bareknees I vaguely remember that. Was that Hollie Johnson or Neil Tennant?

LoveMySituation Mon 04-Nov-19 00:11:20

I thought it was Boy George @bareknees, about sex grin

MsPepperPotts Mon 04-Nov-19 00:47:49

And all the roads jam up with credit
And there's nothing you can do
It's all just bits of paper flying away from you.

Do you know which song these lyrics are from?

BareKneesDeCourcy Mon 04-Nov-19 01:01:22


Neil Tennant!

BareKneesDeCourcy Mon 04-Nov-19 01:03:35


Oh apparently Boy George said he’d rather have a cup of tea than sex.

These pop stars are so British!

Tartyflette Mon 04-Nov-19 02:16:08

Boy George has subsequently admitted that the cup of tea thing was a big fat lie...

wowfudge Mon 04-Nov-19 07:15:51

Glad it's all Over was another Captain Sensible hit.

Road to Hell by Chris Rea is the lyrics.

Name three hits of the 80s or 90s written by the artists as teenagers.

xsquared Mon 04-Nov-19 07:27:24

Careless whisper by George Michael is one of them.

BareKneesDeCourcy Mon 04-Nov-19 10:37:31

Debbie Gibson, Only in my dreams.

PS surely we can make sexy sex, THEN have a cup of tea?

WildRosie Mon 04-Nov-19 17:51:00

Wot was the other Captain Sensible hit.

BareKneesDeCourcy Mon 04-Nov-19 17:55:39

I dunno WildRosie wot was it, ha ha ha!

WildRosie Mon 04-Nov-19 20:01:00

Larf. With which 70s punk band was Tenpole Tudor associated ?

xsquared Wed 06-Nov-19 08:05:43

Sex pistols?

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