Can We Guess Your Job Based on Your ’80s Playlist?
By: Ian Fortey
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About This Quiz
Music is one of the few things in the world that has a strange and powerful way of cutting to the heart of who we are and what we do, think and feel about life. So many moments in our lives have a soundtrack to them, and that music that can bring us back in time when we hear it. Not only can those songs make us remember the old times, but they can make us feel the way we did back then. It's an incredible power that music has, and it's one of the reasons why we love it so much. Music tells us about who we are and who we were. In some ways, it even reflects who we want to be.
If music tells us so much about who we are and what we feel about the world, would you believe it can also tell us who you are and what you do? Why don't you put together your best '80s playlist for us? We'll use that info to figure out exactly what it is you do for a living. The music of the '80s is just that powerful! Now put on your headphones and take the quiz to see for yourself.
Madonna was one of the biggest stars in the '80s. Pick your favorite song!
The hair metal from the '80s is legendary. What's the best song?
"Every Rose Has Its Thorn"
"We're Not Gonna Take It"
"Rock You Like a Hurricane"
What's your go-to '80s power ballad for setting the mood?
"I Remember You" by Skid Row
"Patience" by Guns N' Roses
"When I See You Smile" by Bad English
"Is This Love?" by Whitesnake
We all know Michael Jackson was an '80s icon, but which one of his songs is on your playlist?
Let's hop across the pond and pick the best British singer from the '80s!
Rap and hip-hop really took off in the '80s. Which one of these songs was the best one?
"Fight the Power" by Public Enemy
"The Message" by Grandmaster Flash
"Straight Outta Compton" by N.W.A.
"It's Like That" by Run DMC
If you could only listen to one Prince song ever again, which one would it be?
A lot of great bands came out of the '80s, but only one can be best. What band was it?
You can't go wrong with AC/DC, can you? Which song is the best?
"You Shook Me All Night Long"
"For Those About To Rock"
What singer are you most likely to bust out during a karaoke night?
The '80s was a great decade for teen pop stars, but who would you say is the best of the bunch?
Music needs to have some soul. Which soulful song from the '80s strikes a chord the most?
"I'm Coming Out" by Diana Ross
"Sexual Healing" by Marvin Gaye
"When I Think Of You" by Janet Jackson
"Smooth Operator" by Sade
Tells us the best Cyndi Lauper song of the '80s!
"Girls Just Wanna Have Fun"
"The Goonies R Good Enough"
You can dance if you want to, but some of the best dances come from '80s songs. What's your dance of choice?
It's party time! What song is kicking it off first?
"We Got the Beat" by the Go Go's
"Girls Just Wanna Have Fun" by Cyndi Lauper
"Rock Lobster" by the B-52s
When you're feeling a little amorous, you have a lot of choices from the '80s for a soundtrack. Pick one!
"Lady in Red" by Chris de Burgh
"Endless Love" by Lionel Ritchie
"I Wanna Know What Love Is" by Foreigner
"Cherish" by Kool and the Gang
Sometimes romance takes a turn for the worse. What's the ultimate '80s breakup song?
"Don't You (Forget About Me)" by Simple Minds
"With or Without You" by U2
"Total Eclipse of the Heart' by Bonnie Tyler
"I Hate Myself for Loving You" by Joan Jett
When you need to get fired up, what '80s song sets the mood for you?
"We're Not Gonna Take It" by Twisted Sister
"Hit Me With Your Best Shot" by Pat Benatar
"Danger Zone" by Kenny Loggins
"Eye of the Tiger" by Survivor
What Duran Duran song do you think is the best one?
Which of these Eurythmics songs would you like to hear right now?
"Sweet Dreams (Are Made of This)"
"Here Comes the Rain Again"
You know who created some of the best songs of the '80s? Weird Al Yankovic! What's his greatest '80s triumph?
It's time to pick a Depeche Mode song!
Not a lot of '80s bands were as huge as they should have been. What band is the most underrated band of the decade?
Do you like the Bangles? Pick a song!
Hair bands weren't always as hard as they could have been, not like metal bands. What metal band rocked the hardest?
It's almost impossible to not sing along with a Journey song when one comes on. Which one is the hardest to resist?
A lot of powerful women recorded some great songs in the '80s. Who did you like the most?
Music and movies go hand in hand. What movie had the best soundtrack?
Pick the Bon Jovi song that deserves to be on your playlist.
Some bands never escaped the '80s. What's your favorite one-hit wonder?
"Come On Eileen" by Dexy's Midnight Runners
"Relax" by Frankie Goes to Hollywood
"99 Luftballoons" by Nena
"She Blinded Me With Science" by Thomas Dolby
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