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80s Trivia

(21 votes)
14 questions
Do you know your 80s?

True or False: Skateboarding was invented in the 1980's?



50% got this right

False - Skateboarding has been around since the 1940s

In the 1985 movie Back to the Future, how fast does the Delorean have to be speeding in order to time-travel?

88 MPH

100 MPH

135 MPH

65 MPH

Hard  24% got this right

The DeLorean was almost a Mustang.

Who had a hit single with 'Never Gonna Give You Up' in 1987?

Rick Astley

Rich Astley

Robbie Astley

Ron Astley

55% got this right


In which year did Bucks Fizz win the Eurovision Song Contest?


39% got this right

The song that won the contest was 'Making Your Mind Up'

Can you guess this 80's song by the intro?

You Spin Me Round (Dead or Alive)

Enjoy the Silence (Depeche Mode)

Faith (George Michael)

Tainted Love (Soft Cell)

53% got this right


Where was the wreckage of the Titanic found in 1985?

Off the coast of Newfoundland

Near the Bermuda Triangle

Off the coast of Iceland

Off the coast of Nova Scotia

Hard  26% got this right

12 random squares

What group sang the song 'Walk Like an Egyptian'?

The Bangles



The Go-Go's

51% got this right

Producer Liam Sternberg wrote this 1987 song after seeing people on a ferry walking awkwardly to keep their balance.
48 random squares

"Shot through the heart, and you're to blame, darling" ... is the opening line of what 80's song?

You Give Love a Bad Name (Bon Jovi)

Final Countdown (Europe)

Paradise By The Dashboard Light (Meat Loaf)

Total Eclipse of the Heart (Bonnie Tyler)

60% got this right


A typing one ... For which sport was 'Eddie the Eagle' known for setting world records in?

Skee jump

Ski jump

Ski jumping


68% got this right

Eddie still holds the British Olympic record for ski jumping at 71 metres; his personal best is currently 119.5 metres.

Name the only known comet that can be visible to the naked eye and which could be seen for the last time in 1986?

Halley’s Comet

Comet Hale–Bopp


Shoemaker Levy

73% got this right

This comet orbits the sun every 75-76 years ... to return in 2061 or 2062!
Blur reveal

In 1987, Who was the lead female actor in BBC adaptation of 'Fortunes of War'?

Emma Thompson

Angela Lansbury

Elena Secota

Gillian Kearney

51% got this right

Thompson's first husband was actor & director Kenneth Branagh, whom she met in 1987 while filming the TV series
Blur reveal

"There's a boy I know, he's the one I dream of, looks into my eyes, takes me to the clouds above?" is opening line of:

How Will I Know [Whitney Houston]

Control [Janet Jackson]

Jump (For My Love) [The Pointer Sisters]

What's Love Got To Do With It [Tina Turner]

51% got this right

Did you know the backing vocals are by Whitney's mother, Cissy Houston?

Queen recorded music for which 1980 film and its accompanying soundtrack?

Flash Gordon

Clash Of The Titans


Somewhere In Time

40% got this right

Flash Gordon was the first big-screen adaptation of it's iconic comic strip.

Can you guess this '80's song by the intro?

Take On Me

Don't You Want Me

Just Can’t Get Enough

Sweet Dreams (Are Made of This)

66% got this right

Take On Me was released by A-ha unsuccessfully three times before it caught on to be one of their biggest hits!