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Intros Quiz: 1985 edition

We continue on our five-yearly cycle of intros quizzes, going on to 1985, with 20 intros to hit songs from 1985,  of 5-7 seconds in length. All were released as singles or had their chart peak that year. There admittedly is a bit of a UK bias here: US readers should not despair at not getting the first track (though it was posted on this blog before). Number 9 was a hit in the UK only early 1986, but in the US in late 1985.

The answers will be posted in the comments section by Thursday “” please don’t post your answeers in the comments section, in case it inadvertently spoils the fun for somebody else. And if the pesky number 10 bugs you, e-mail me at halfhearteddude [at) gmail [dot] com for the answers, or  better, message me on Facebook. If you”re not my FB friend, click here.

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  1. sw2boro
    June 7th, 2010 at 19:22 | #1

    I believe that “Smash Hits” is living in my parents’ loft.

  2. halfhearteddude
    June 13th, 2010 at 10:53 | #2

    The answers. It seems that #17 troubled a few people…

    1. Strawberry Switchblade – Since Yesterday
    2. Billy Idol – White Wedding
    3. China Crisis – Black Man Ray
    4. Stevie Wonder – Part Time Lover
    5. REO Speedwagon – Can’t Fight This Feeling Anymore
    6. Tears for Fears – Head Over Heels
    7. Go West – We Close Our Eyes
    8. Phyllis Nelson – Move Closer
    9. Talking Heads – And She Was
    10. Arcadia – Election Day
    11. Madonna – Crazy for You
    12. Scritti Politti – Perfect Way
    13. Kool & the Gang – Cherish
    14. Bruce Springsteen – I’m On Fire
    15. Dee C. Lee – See The Day
    16. Bryan Adams – Run To You
    17. USA For Africa – We Are The World
    18. The Cure – In-Between Days
    19. Lionel Richie – Say You, Say Me
    20. Style Council – Walls Come Tumbling Down

  3. DJ Tony OKay
    June 16th, 2010 at 17:55 | #3

    I guess 14 out of 20 in not bad.