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Quiz: How well do you know these 80s classics?

It’s quiz time.

A FEW MONTHS ago, we tested your knowledge of classic hits from the 1970s.

For this quiz, we’re taking a step forward in time to when hair got weirder, tunes got synthier and everyone had MTV on the telly. 

Best of luck!

Which of these songs began 1980 atop Ireland's single chart at no.1?
Another Brick in the Wall (Part 2) - Pink Floyd
Pass the Dutchie - Musical Youth

Two Tribes - Frankie Goes to Hollywood
Desire - U2
Duran Duran had a slew of hits in the 80s. Three band members shared the same surname. What was it?

Le Bon
Which band had a no.1 hit in 1983 with the song The Lion Sleeps Tonight?
Close Call
Best Shot

Good Shout
Tight Fit
George Michael fronted the hit duo Wham! What was the other lads' name?
Paul Stewart
Vince Clarke

Andrew Ridgeley
Peter Hook
Which of these Rod Stewart songs got to no.1 in Ireland in the 1980s?
Another Heartache
Baby Jane

Do Ya Think I'm Sexy?
Maggie May
U2 had a string of songs reach no.2 in the charts in the early 80s. Which song finally nabbed them no.1 in the Irish charts in 1985?
New Year's Day
The Unforgettable Fire

Two Hearts Beat As One
Pride (In The Name of Love)
After a tremendously successful 1970s, The Bee Gees would go on to have no no.1 hit at all in the 1980s - true or false?
"So true, funny how it seems / Always in time, but never in line for dreams" is the opening lyrics to which song?
Hold Me Now - Johnny Logan
Is There Something I Should Know? - Duran Duran

True - Spandau Ballet
Everybody Wants to Rule The World - Tears for Fears
The song The Boys in Green by the Republic of Ireland Soccer Squad went straight into no.1 in the summer of Euro 88. How many weeks did it remain in the charts?

Which song ended 1989 as no.1 in the Irish charts?
Especially For You - Kylie Minogue and Jason Donovan
Like A Prayer - Madonna

99 Red Balloons - Nena
Do They Know It's Christmas - Band Aid II
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Top Dog
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Clever cat
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A decent job
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What are ewe doing?
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