Can You Name the 80's Band?
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Goodbye disco and hello electronica. The 1980s saw the emergence of dance music and new wave. Although it still had its share of rock and roll, the 1980s are associated with a trend in digital recording using synthesizers giving birth to various genres including synth-pop, electronic, and house music. It also saw R&B, hip hop and urban genres becoming more commonplace. Test your 80s skills with this name the band quiz. Read more
Which synth pop duo is best remembered for their 1981 hit Tainted Love?
Who were these English punks that transitioned into the mainstream with their album Combat Rock?
Fronted by Robert Smith can you name this notable goth rock band?
What's the name of these California hardcore pioneers?
The Edge and Bono are two members of which band?
Do you know this band famous for soundtracking the last iconic moments of the Breakfast Club?
Built on the remains of Joy Division what is the name of this synth pop group?
This group not only began the career of George Michael but also produced hits like Careless Whisper. Who were they?
Where is My Mind? and Gigantic were hits off this band's first album Surfer Rosa. Who are they?
Known for his synthesis of many different styles of music along with his inhuman ability to produce hits such as Purple Rain, can you name this superstar?
Can you name this indie rock band from New Jersey?
This new wave band instantly garnered critical acclaim with their first album Crocodiles. Who are they?
This group is well known from their synthesis of punk and folk, with hits like Blister in The Sun. Can you name them?
Who was the band that wanted some sugar to be poured on them?
Who are these hard rockers famed for their large audience and various controversies lead singer Axl Rose has found himself in?
Can you name this band known for singing about the end of the world and feeling fine?
Known as one of the first post punk innovators in the late seventies, led by David Byrne who was this band?
This band are the subject of the 2019 movie The Dirt.
One of the most influential and popular artists ever is
famous in the 80s for making a complete left turn
with his music in the decade. Who was he?
Can you name this hip hop trio known for being one of the first hip hop groups to make it into the mainstream?
Can you name this band headed by Morrissey and Johnny Marr?
This Scottish rock band was able to produce multiple big hits such as Just Like Honey and Upside Down. What's their name?
One of the first groups to make it big in synth-pop, they were able to garner attention through their big-budget music videos?
What is the name of this best selling English synth-pop duo that made the hit always on my mind?
These synth pop stars are known for hits like I just can't get enough and Personal Jesus. Who were they?
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