Most of the ’80s music questions we battled in a virtual Sporcle Live trivia game Tuesday night were pretty easy! Except for the two we missed 🙂 Perhaps a Seagram’s golden wine cooler would make us feel better for missing a question about Bruce Willis’ one charting hit in the ’80s…or perhaps some reruns of “Moonlighting!”
Here were the questions as presented to us:
1. Band Members – Jon Moss, Mikey Craig, Roy Hay and Boy George are the members of what band that formed in 1981? That last person is a bit TOO much of a hint, isn’t it?
2. You’re The Inspiration – What are the first eight words in the lyrics to the 1984 single “You’re The Inspiration” by Chicago? Did anyone else randomly get that song in their heads after watching the first “Deadpool” movie – or was that just me?
3. You’re Not The Inspiration – What 1982 single by Toto that won the Grammy Award for Record of the Year was not written about the keyboard player’s girlfriend, as commonly assumed at the time?
4. Body Parts – Released in 1984, what part of the body is referenced in the title of ZZ Top’s first top 10 single on the Billboard Hot 100? Great choreography for a bunch of (mostly) bearded fellows, wasn’ it?
5. Lyrics – What singer had a hit with a 1988 single that includes the lyrics “Wouldn’t like to get my love caught in the slammin’ door; how about some information, please?”
6. Soundtracks – The 1987 top ten single “She’s Like the Wind” was released on the soundtrack to what film?
7. Bans – The lyrics of the 1982 single “Rock the Casbah” by the Clash were inspired by a ban on Western music by what Middle Eastern country? Mike with the correct answer here…
8. Albums – In the 1980s, what band released albums titled “Metal Health,” “Condition Critical,” “QR III” and “QR,” the latter two of which reference the band’s name? Again, QR was kind of a big hint! Did anyone guess “Queensryche?”
9. Rap Music – Other than “Walk this Way,” name two of the three charting singles on the R&B/Hip-Hop charts by Run-D.M.C. form their album “Raising Hell.” This was mostly Kim, but I helped…a little!
10. Other Hits – What singer released the 1985 single “Goonies ‘R’ Good Enough,” which was her fifth top ten single on the Billboard Hot 100?
Mystery – One-Hit Wonders
Give the title of the song that ranked on VH1’s list of the Greatest One-Hit Wonders of the 1980s based on the artist (one of whom is pictured below).
M1 – Modern English – #7
M2 – Rob Base & DJ E-Z Rock – #17
M3 – Edie Brickell and the New Bohemians – #23
M4 – Bruce Willis – #37
Missed #4. There was discussion about whether he sang the “Moonlighting” theme song (no that was some other guy), and discussion about whether he did that “You Look Marvelous” song (no that was Billy Crystal) and discussion about whether his singing of the Seagram’s golden wine cooler song in a commercial was a charting hit (no it wasn’t). When the answer was revealed, we only had a vague memory of that song. We’re not aware of too many things, but we know what we know if you know what we mean (do ya)? Now pardon me while I go drown myself in shallow water to erase the shame of not knowing the name of Bruce Willis’ hit song! 🙂
Bruce Willis (with hair) doing his part to sell booze to teens in the ’80s…
We were in third going into the final with 61 points.
Final Category – Notable Voices
What singer, who had five #1 hits on the Billboard Hot 100 during the 1980s, sings the opening line of the charity single “We Are The World?”
Nope…just couldn’t think of the right person…
As always, Go Pods, and stay classy, Bruno!