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Intros Quiz – 1983 edition

Continuing our anniversary theme, we travel back 25 years (oh my! It feels like the day before yesterday). As usual, 20 five-second intros to well-known hits, this time all from 1983. All were hits either in the US or UK. The regular reader will guess correctly that next month, we’ll visit 1988.

I will post the answers in the comments section on Thursday. If you really need to know the answer to that pesky number number 11, feel free to e-mail me at the address in the sidebar. Or feel free to e-mail me anyway; it is always nice to meet people who read this blog.

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  1. Any major dude with half a heart
    May 7th, 2008 at 21:39 | #1

    THE ANSWERS1. New Order – Blue Monday2. Bonnie Tyler – Total Eclipse Of The Heart3. David Bowie – China Girl4. Kenny Rogers & Dolly Parton – Islands In The Stream5. Howard Jones – What Is Love6. Billy Joel – Tell Her About It7. Freeez – I.O.U.8. Ryan Paris – Dolce Vita9. Blancmange – Living On The Ceiling10. Bananarama – Cruel Summer11. Rita Coolidge – All Time High12. Depeche Mode – Everything Counts13. Mike Oldfield – Moonlight Shadow14. Tears For Fears – Change15. Bryan Adams – Cuts Like A Knife16. Culture Club – Church Of The Poison Mind17. Joan Armatrading – Drop The Pilot18. The Alarm – 68 Guns19. K.C. & the Sunshine Band – Give It Up20. Irene Cara – Flashdance (What A Feeling)A couple of people rightly pointed out that the Blancmange song was in 1982. It was a hit in South Africa in early 1983, hence my impression that it was from that year.Drop The Pilot will always remind me of the time I fell asleep at a Joan Armatrading concert, in the middle of the second row at the Hammersmith Odeon in early ’85. I probably ate something dodgy in the pub before. It is said that the performer can see the first 4-5 rows from stage, and Ms Armatrading must have seen my sleeping self. When Drop The Pilot came on, she motioned to the audience to come to the front of the stage. Possibly so she didn’t have to look at that sleeping bastard any longer. The commotion woke me up, momentarily.

  2. Darren
    June 11th, 2008 at 08:00 | #2

    15/20Can’t believe I didn’t get Blue Monday.

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