Today's 80s Trivia Question:
Q: What lead singer of a chart topping
80s band was offered the lead singer spot with both Toto and Chicago but
turned them down?
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80s Movie Trivia
Q: What 80s actor was valedictorian of
his high school class and later turned down the lead in “American
Q: Who said? "Like, he's got the bod,
but his brains are BAD news."
brother and sister both appeared (before either was famous) in bit parts
in 1984's Sixteen Candles?
Q: What was the first word uttered by
Allison (Sheedy), the Basket Case in The Breakfast Club?
star of the Breakfast Club was also part of the original cast of
the Facts of Life?
Q: What is
Ilan Mitchell-Smith, star of Weird Science, up to these days?
Q: Who was
on the shirt that Mouth was wearing on the Goonies?
80s Music Trivia:
Q: What late 80s pop sensation band had
their Grammy revoked for allegedly not singing the vocals on their
What 80s pop queen got her start on Star Search, but did not win (she
came in second)?
Check out Tiffany's video for "I Think We're Alone Now," filmed during her Mall tour to promote her first album.
Q: Who was the lead singer of Genesis before Phil Collins
stepped into the role?
Q: Like what was the very first video
ever to play on MTV?
Q: What 80s rock band trio agreed to
bleach their hair blonde in order to do a chewing gum commercial?
turned down both the lead roll in Back to the Future as well as
the opportunity to perform the hit song "Danger Zone" for the movie
The hit song "Maniac" from the film Flashdance was originally inspired by the horror film Maniac. Michael Sembello wrote the song after seeing the 1980 movie about a serial killer in New York City. The lyrics had to be changed before it could be used in Flashdance. Check out the earlier version of the chorus:
maniac, maniac that's for sure,
Unfortunately, the song was disqualified from its Academy Award nomination because it was not originally written for Flashdance.
Q: What model was featured in Duran
Duran's 1986 Notorious music video?
Q: What was the first a cappella song to
reach #1 in the Billboard charts?
80s Pop Culture Trivia:
Q: User-submitted trivia: What soda had
six times the caffeine of any other soda on the market?
80s TV Trivia:
Q: On Family Ties, what president's picture did Alex Keaton
keep on his nightstand?
Q: What actress, who played Flo in the movie Alice
Doesn’t Live Here Anymore, appeared as Flo’s replacement Belle on
the TV series
Q: Who had the catch phrase "Wa! Wa! Wa!" (Trivia submitted by S.R. Fox)
A. Dwayne F. Schneider from "One Day at a Time"
A: D. Charles 'Chachi' Arcola from "Happy Days"
this lyric from "One Day at a Time's" theme song, This is it; this is
A. This is life, the one you chose you just
can't have it all!
A: B. This is life, the one you get, so go and have a ball! Be sure to check out the video of the theme song!
Q: Who was Matthew Frewer?
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