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A quiz: How well do you know '80s playlist?

Are you like totally psyched for an awesome '80s show by the Florida Orchestra? Like fer sure! So we won't ruin the suspense by revealing the complete set list for this weekend. But let's see if you can figure out five songs by taking this short trivia quiz. Each correct answer is on the orchestra's planned list of songs.

1. This was the first No. 1 single for this artist back in 1984. Its memorable video was shot on gondolas around the city of Venice.

a. Electric Dreams (Debbie Gibson)

b. Like a Virgin (Madonna)

c. Heaven Is a Place on Earth (Belinda Carlisle)

2. This song was originally written by Jim Steinman for Meat Loaf to perform. It fell to another singer when his production company wouldn't pay up.

a. She's Like the Wind (Patrick Swayze)

b. Almost Paradise (Mike Reno with Ann Wilson)

c. Total Eclipse of the Heart (Bonnie Tyler)

3. Cyndi Lauper just wanted to have fun. And she did when this song became the second hit off her album She's So Unusual.

a. Time After Time

b. True Colors

c. I Drove All Night

4. This tune was released twice: in 1982 and again in 1987, when it finally hit No. 1. It didn't hurt that the band's lead singer was dating actor Tawny Kitaen, who is featured in the video.

a. Here I Go Again (Whitesnake)

b. You Shook Me All Night Long (AC/DC)

c. Don't You Forget About Me (Simple Minds)

5. This song is best known for its use in the 1989 movie Say Anything, where it became the love theme between John Cusack and Ione Skye.

a. Waiting for a Girl Like You (Foreigner)

b. In Your Eyes (Peter Gabriel)

c. Careless Whisper (Wham)

Answers: 1. b. 2. c. 3. a. 4. a. 5. b.

A quiz: How well do you know '80s playlist? 05/18/11 [Last modified: Wednesday, May 18, 2011 11:58am]

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