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Intros Quiz: 1982 edition

August 16th, 2012 Leave a comment Go to comments

We continue our five-yearly cycle of intros quizzes, arriving at 30 (thirty! YIKES!!) years ago: 1982.

1982 was the year Argentina and Britain fought a war over the Falklands/Mavinas. Solidarity leader Lech Walesa is released after 11 months in detention. A guy named Michael Fagan paid the queen of England an unsolicited bedroom visit. Sony brought out the first CD player (kids, ask your parents). Time magazine named the computer Person of the Year (yes, they did). Guitar-strumming German singer Nicole won the Eurovision Song Contest with Ein Bisschen Frieden, and Italy won the football World Cup.  Deaths include John Belushi, Leonid Brezhnev, Grace Kelly, Ingrid Bergman, Henry Fonda, Thelonious Monk, Lester Bangs, Rainer Werner Fassbinder and Mr Hooper of Sesame Street.

As always, twenty intros to hit songs from that year of 5-7 seconds in length. All were single releases and/or hits that year. The answers will be posted in the comments section by Monday. If the pesky number 14 bugs you, go to the Contact Me tab above for the answers, or  better, message me on Facebook. If you’re not my FB friend, click here.

Intros Quiz – 1982 Edition

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  1. August 19th, 2012 at 08:11 | #1

    Oh that glorious era when synthesized drum beats had to sound like anything in the world but drum beats!

  2. Jeff
    August 20th, 2012 at 02:10 | #2

    Hope I have the numbering correctly. Generally, I get one or two, but this one was in my wheel house.

    1- Hall and Oates – Maneater
    2 – dexy’s midnight runners – come on eileen
    3 – joan jett – I love rock and roll

    6 – abc – poison arrow
    7 – toto – roxanna
    8 – billy joel – under pressure
    9 – boy george – time
    10- -survivor – eye of the tiger

    12 – John Mellencamp – jack and diane
    13 – steve miller – abra cadabra

    15 – chicago – you’re my inspiration
    16 – duran duran – rio

    19 – j geils band – centerfold
    20 – grand master flash – the message

  3. Jeff
    August 20th, 2012 at 02:13 | #3

    oops, boy george is culture club time (change of heart) or something like that

  4. halfhearteddude
    August 20th, 2012 at 07:04 | #4

    1. Hall & Oates – Maneater
    2. Dexys Midnight Runners – Come On Eileen
    3. Joan Jett – I Love Rock And Roll
    4. Yazoo – Only You
    5. Kool & The Gang – Ooh La La La (Let’s Go Dancing)
    6. ABC – Poison Arrow
    7. Toto – Rosanna
    8. Billy Joel – Pressure
    9. Culture Club – Time
    10. Survivor – Eye Of The Tiger
    11. Fat Larry’s Band – Zoom
    12. John Cougar – Jack And Diane
    13. Steve Miller Band – Abracadabra
    14. Shalamar – A Night To Remember
    15. Chicago – Hard To Say I’m Sorry
    16. Duran Duran – Rio
    17. Michael McDonald – I Keep Forgettin’
    18. A Flock Of Seagulls – Wishing (I Had A Photograph Of You)
    19. J Geils Band – Centerfold
    20. Grandmaster Flash – The Message

  5. August 26th, 2012 at 08:22 | #5

    13/20, I didn’t do too bad for having turned 8 the year these came out. Great quiz, I enjoyed this one quite a bit. I still remember putting my tape recorder up to the tv during the credits of Rocky III to get a copy (albeit horrible) of the Eye of the Tiger. I once saw Survivor in concert during the mid 90’s, it was rained out before we got to hear that tune, I don’t remember minding too much.

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