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What Do You Know About '80s Music?

Updated on April 30, 2013

'80s Music and the Bands that Made it Great!

I have been a music lover all my life. Most any genre would work for me, at least for a while. Looking back over the past 30 odd years, I have found that my favorite era was the 1980s. I loved the hair bands and the makeup!

I have created a SquidQuiz for those who choose to take it. How much do you really know about '80s metal/pop music?

Test your knowledge, your mettle, your trivia (not trivial) pursuit, your multiple choice skills. See if you cut the mustard, are up to snuff, ace in the hole, all that good stuff. Take my quiz is what I'm saying! (Do you dare?) Good luck, and have fun.

Hair Bands of the '80s

My favorite hair bands were Def Leppard, Poison, Guns-N-Roses, Warrant, Motley Crue, and Cinderella. I loved the look first, then I would find that I enjoyed the music as well. With songs ranging from real rockers and "ticket getters" to power ballads, there was always something new and fun to listen to.

After seeing many of these bands in concert, and sometimes all together in one concert, I found that the excitement actually came from watching them seem to enjoy themselves and have fun on stage.

Through the many lineup changes the music sometimes suffered and the audiences grew smaller. There was always that one band member that caused havoc in the press and behind the scenes.

This photo of Bret Michaels was taken in Atlanta, GA during a Poison, Firehouse and Damn Yankees concert. Yes, we were THAT close!

Do You Take Sugar? - One Lump or Two?

Def Leppard asked the question and so many women wanted to give them a personalized answer!

Joan Jett in the '80s

My favorite rocker of the '80s was Joan Jett. That tiny woman could belt out a tune and make you want to yell right along with her! I Love Rock-n-Roll is the #28 song of all time on the rock charts. Though she had many other hits, this one will always stand out. It was actually a cover of an Arrows song, but Joan made it hers. To me, any other version pales in comparison.

Even now, 30 years later, she is still rocking with her signature Gibson guitar and belting out the tunes! She was a hero to many young women just learning that they were equals.

She lead a whole new generation of women rockers and helped bridge the gap between rock and punk.

Crimson and Clover - Joan Jett Style!

Music from the '80s

Home Sweet Home - Motley Crue

This just goes to show that even the most radical rockers get homesick! I loved a quote I heard sometime ago that "just because they wear lipstick, it doesn't mean they can't kick your ass!"

'80s Music

Did you take the quiz? How did you do? Did you learn something fun? Sure you did.


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