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Intros Quiz: 1987 edition

November 12th, 2012 Leave a comment Go to comments

We continue our five-yearly cycle of intros quizzes, arriving at 25  years ago: 1987 — yes, a quarter of a century ago.

1987 was the year the US stock market crashed (guess what, Republican administration again!);31 people died in a fire at London’s King’s Cross underground station and a weatherman got his storm warnings wrong; Terry Waite, the special envoy of the archbishop of Canterbury in Lebanon, was kidnapped in Beirut (he was released almost five years later); A West German court found Nazi war criminal Klaus Barbie guilty of crimes against humanity and Rudolf Hess committed suicide in Spandau Prison Berlin;  A cross-channel ferry capsised off Zeebrugge, Belgium, killing 180; Nineteen year-old West German pilot Mathias Rust landed a private plane on Red Square in Moscow; The First Intifada began in the Gaza Strip and West Bank; The Simpson made their TV debut on the Tracey Ullman Show; Microsoft released Windows 2.0 and the first version of Photoshop was developed; the world’s population reached five billion, but by year’s end that number excluded Liberace, Andy Warhol, Peter Tosh, Fred Astaire, Rita Hayworth, Lee Marvin, Maria von Trapp and Woody Herman.

As always, twenty intros to hit songs from that year of 5-7 seconds in length. All were single releases and/or hits in 1987. The answers will be posted in the comments section by Thursday. If the pesky number 17 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 – 1987 Edition

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  1. halfhearteddude
    November 15th, 2012 at 07:37 | #1

    1. Beastie Boys – Fight For Your Right To Party
    2. Crowded House – Don’t Dream It’s Over
    3. Levert – Casanova
    4. T’Pau – China In Your Hand
    5. Whitesnake – Here I Go Again
    6. Rick Astley – Never Gonna Give You Up
    7. Johnny Hates Jazz – Shattered Dreams
    8. Tiffany – I Think We’re Alone Now
    9. Pet Shop Boys – What Have I Done To Deserve This
    10. LL Cool J – I Need Love
    11. Bananarama – Love In The First Degree
    12. Heart – Alone
    13. The Smiths – Girlfriend In A Coma
    14. Atlantic Starr – Always
    15. Black – Wonderful Life
    16. Bee Gees – You Win Again
    17. A-ha – The Living Daylights
    18. The Cure – Just Like Heaven
    19. Starship – Nothing’s Gonna Stop Us Now
    20. Freddie Mercury & Montserrat Caballe – Barcelona

  2. Airoe
    December 2nd, 2012 at 22:11 | #2

    Congratulations for this very good site but…
    The recent intro quizzes (87 & so on…) are already deleted.
    Is it normal ???
    Thanks for all

  3. halfhearteddude
    December 3rd, 2012 at 10:30 | #3

    Stuff gets deleted at impossible rates, I’m afraid.

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