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Quiz: ’80s One-Hit Wonders

There was a time when your Walkman and your homemade mix tapes were sacrosanct. There was a time when your college radio station kept you glued to the newest and the latest. There was a time when you thrilled to the opening chords of an early U2 or Flock of Seagulls song. Or raced to your record store to pick up a copy of the New Musical Express paper and read what was going on “across the pond.” There were a whole bunch of great bands that came – and went – during the ‘80s. Some of their hits you may remember, some may be a bit of a headscratcher. At any rate, think back to those days of big hair, neon clothes, and ‘80s dance moves (you know what they are/were)…and see how well you recall these ‘80s one-hit wonders.

80s One Hit Wonders

Get ready to slam-dance back a few decades when music was, like, totally awesome!


 

-Cindy Grogan

Photo Credit: Wall of Voodoo, Chicago, Illinois, April 21, 1983. (Photo by Paul Natkin/Getty Images)

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Cindy Grogan is a longtime freelance writer, having worked in a ton of different industries, writing a ton of different things. Her background in radio is a natural fit for her love of music – anything from the Beatles to Hank Williams, Sr. to Prokofiev. A rabid consumer of pop culture and politics, Cindy finds the smartass tendencies that once got her grounded now serve her well in Facebook arguments. Oh, and she also loves cats.

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