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Subject: US & UK Number Ones: The 1980s (DONE!)

Written By: CeramicsFanatic on 01/07/05 at 12:46 pm

Greetings, everybody!  This quiz is a collaboration between Paul and myself.  What we have done is chosen a song from each year of the 1980s that topped the charts in the US and in the UK, respectively.  The country is indicated at the left of each lyric. 

Name the song and the artist(s), and as always, no cheating please!

Limit: 3


1980

US 1. "You get more mileage from a new pair of sneakers"
RnRF (It's Still Rock And Roll To Me - Billy Joel)

UK 2. "Got something -- I'm winking at you"
FB (Brass In Pocket - The Pretenders)


1981

US 3. "Such moments as this are too few"
RnRF (The One That You Love - Air Supply)

UK 4. "Someone touching your face"
maddog (One Day In Your Life - Michael Jackson)


1982

US 5. "I can't go for being twice as nice"
ktelqueen

UK 6. "I saw her on the cover of a magazine"
Useless (The Model - Kraftwerk


1983

US 7. "Frightened of the things that I've become"
ktelqueen (Africa - Toto)

UK 8. "You always look so good, you make me forget my thoughts"
Tanya (Candy Girl - New Edition)


1984

US 9. "My arms are open wide"
Tam (Hello - Lionel Richie)

UK 10. "Now there is no chance you'll come back home"
Tam (I Should Have Known Better - Jim Diamond)


1985

US 11. "I won't harm you or touch your defenses"
FB

UK 12. "700 enemy troops were killed last week"
stingr (19 - Paul Hardcastle)


1986

US 13. "I search for the time on a watch with no hands"
ktelqueen (These Dreams - Heart)

UK 14. "The way I'm drifting gloomily through time"
PIP (The Sun Always Shines On TV - A-ha)


1987

US 15. "We'll go all the way to heaven"
Indy (Shake You Down - Gregory Abbott)

UK 16. "So don't wait up for us tonight"
maddog (Respectable - Mel & Kim)


1988

US 17. "My mind could not erase the beauty of your face"
stingr (Hold On To The Nights - Richard Marx)

UK 18. "Our love will lead the way for us"
PIP (Nothing's Gonna Change My Love For You - Glenn Medeiros)


1989

US 19. "These five words I swear to you"
RnRF (I'll Be There For You - Bon Jovi)

UK 20. "I was the one, the weakest one of all"
PIP (All Around The World - Lisa Stansfield)






Subject: Re: US & UK Number Ones: The 1980s

Written By: RockandRollFan on 01/07/05 at 1:05 pm

1. It's Still Rock And Roll To Me - Billy Joel~1980

Subject: Re: US & UK Number Ones: The 1980s

Written By: ktelqueen on 01/07/05 at 1:07 pm

thx for the fun once again,Karen and Paul  8)

5.I Can't Go For That(No Can Do)-Hall And Oates 

Subject: Re: US & UK Number Ones: The 1980s

Written By: RockandRollFan on 01/07/05 at 1:09 pm

3. The One That You Love - Air Supply

Subject: Re: US & UK Number Ones: The 1980s

Written By: ktelqueen on 01/07/05 at 1:11 pm

yay..

13.These Dreams-Heart

Subject: Re: US & UK Number Ones: The 1980s

Written By: RockandRollFan on 01/07/05 at 1:13 pm

19. I'll Be There For You - Bon Jovi

Another great quiz! Thanks, Karen ;)

Subject: Re: US & UK Number Ones: The 1980s

Written By: ktelqueen on 01/07/05 at 1:16 pm

just did the happy dance..

#7.Africa by Toto

Subject: Re: US & UK Number Ones: The 1980s

Written By: CeramicsFanatic on 01/07/05 at 1:18 pm


1. It's Still Rock And Roll To Me - Billy Joel~1980


3. The One That You Love - Air Supply


19. I'll Be There For You - Bon Jovi


3 for 3, Mark!  8)

Another great quiz! Thanks, Karen ;)

Thanks!  Be sure to give credit to Paul, too!  ;)

Subject: Re: US & UK Number Ones: The 1980s

Written By: CeramicsFanatic on 01/07/05 at 1:30 pm


thx for the fun once again,Karen and Paul  8)

5.I Can't Go For That(No Can Do)-Hall And Oates 


yay..

13.These Dreams-Heart


just did the happy dance..

#7.Africa by Toto



Nice job, Maria!  8)

And thanks for the nice compliment!  ;)

Subject: Re: US & UK Number Ones: The 1980s

Written By: RockandRollFan on 01/07/05 at 1:31 pm


3 for 3, Mark!  8)

Thanks!  Be sure to give credit to Paul, too!  ;)
Anytime, Karen :) Thanks, Paul :)

Subject: Re: US & UK Number Ones: The 1980s

Written By: FussBudgetVanPelt on 01/07/05 at 2:35 pm

Hi !

# 2  Brass In Pocket - Pretenders

# 11  Don't You (Forget About Me) - Simple Minds

:)

Subject: Re: US & UK Number Ones: The 1980s

Written By: CeramicsFanatic on 01/07/05 at 2:58 pm


Hi !

# 2  Brass In Pocket - Pretenders

# 11  Don't You (Forget About Me) - Simple Minds

:)



Hi Luke!

Good job with those two!  8)

Subject: Re: US & UK Number Ones: The 1980s

Written By: stingr22 on 01/07/05 at 3:41 pm

Great quiz Karen!  8)

12. 19 - Paul Hardcastle
17. Hold On To The Night - Richard Marx

Subject: Re: US & UK Number Ones: The 1980s

Written By: CeramicsFanatic on 01/07/05 at 3:45 pm


Great quiz Karen!   8)

12. 19 - Paul Hardcastle
17. Hold On To The Night - Richard Marx


Thanks, Rob!  ;)

You nailed those two, BTW!  8)

Subject: Re: US & UK Number Ones: The 1980s

Written By: Indy Gent on 01/07/05 at 3:57 pm

9. I'll Melt With You-Modern English
15. Shake You Down-Gregory Abbott

Subject: Re: US & UK Number Ones: The 1980s

Written By: CeramicsFanatic on 01/07/05 at 4:07 pm


9. I'll Melt With You-Modern English
15. Shake You Down-Gregory Abbott


Hiya Indy!  :)

#15 is correct, but I'm afraid #9 is wrong.... :-\\

Subject: Re: US & UK Number Ones: The 1980s

Written By: PrettyInPink on 01/07/05 at 4:30 pm

Hello CeramicsFanatic! (All my guesses are fave songs of mine! :) 8))
#14 - The Sun Always Shines On TV - A-ha
#18 - Nothing's Gonna Change My Love For You - Glen Medeiros
#20 - Around The World - Lisa Stansfield

Subject: Re: US & UK Number Ones: The 1980s

Written By: Philip Eno on 01/07/05 at 5:21 pm

#6 is familiar and I just cannot place it.

Subject: Re: US & UK Number Ones: The 1980s

Written By: Tanya1976 on 01/07/05 at 7:28 pm

#8 Candy Girl - New Edition

I looooove that song!

Tanya

Subject: Re: US & UK Number Ones: The 1980s

Written By: CeramicsFanatic on 01/07/05 at 8:21 pm


Hello CeramicsFanatic! (All my guesses are fave songs of mine! :) 8))
#14 - The Sun Always Shines On TV - A-ha
#18 - Nothing's Gonna Change My Love For You - Glen Medeiros
#20 - Around The World - Lisa Stansfield



3 for 3, Lanie!  :)

Subject: Re: US & UK Number Ones: The 1980s

Written By: CeramicsFanatic on 01/07/05 at 8:21 pm


#6 is familiar and I just cannot place it.


Get those wheel turnin', Phil!  ;)

Subject: Re: US & UK Number Ones: The 1980s

Written By: CeramicsFanatic on 01/07/05 at 8:22 pm


#8 Candy Girl - New Edition

I looooove that song!

Tanya


You nailed it, Tanya!  :)

Subject: Re: US & UK Number Ones: The 1980s (5 LEFT!)

Written By: maddog on 01/09/05 at 12:06 pm

Hi Paul & CF

#4  One Day In Your Life - Michael Jackson
#16 Respectable - Mel & Kim

Subject: Re: US & UK Number Ones: The 1980s (5 LEFT!)

Written By: CeramicsFanatic on 01/09/05 at 12:09 pm


Hi Paul & CF

#4  One Day In Your Life - Michael Jackson
#16 Respectable - Mel & Kim



Hiya Maddog!  :)

Got 'em both!

Subject: Re: US & UK Number Ones: The 1980s (3 LEFT -- No Limit!)

Written By: CeramicsFanatic on 01/11/05 at 2:06 pm

Limits removed!!  :)

Subject: Re: US & UK Number Ones: The 1980s (3 LEFT -- No Limit!)

Written By: Tam on 01/14/05 at 2:51 pm

9. "My arms are open wide" - Hello by Lionel Richie

Subject: Re: US & UK Number Ones: The 1980s (3 LEFT -- No Limit!)

Written By: CeramicsFanatic on 01/14/05 at 8:42 pm


9. "My arms are open wide" - Hello by Lionel Richie


Good spot, Tam!  :)

Subject: Re: US & UK Number Ones: The 1980s (2 LEFT -- No Limit!)

Written By: Tam on 01/15/05 at 12:02 am

Thanks
Any hints on the last two?

Subject: Re: US & UK Number Ones: The 1980s (2 LEFT -- No Limit!)

Written By: Useless on 01/15/05 at 12:21 am

6 - The Model - Kraftwerk

Subject: Re: US & UK Number Ones: The 1980s (2 LEFT -- No Limit!)

Written By: CeramicsFanatic on 01/15/05 at 12:36 am


6 - The Model - Kraftwerk


Hi Useless!

That is correct!  :)

Subject: Re: US & UK Number Ones: The 1980s (2 LEFT -- No Limit!)

Written By: CeramicsFanatic on 01/15/05 at 12:38 am


Thanks
Any hints on the last two?


There is one more left, and if nobody gets it by tomorrow I shall post hints.  :)

Subject: Re: US & UK Number Ones: The 1980s (1 LEFT -- No Limit!)

Written By: Tam on 01/15/05 at 12:44 am

I know the last song.... it has something to do with the guy cheating.....
OMG! Why can't I think of it???

Subject: Re: US & UK Number Ones: The 1980s (1 LEFT -- No Limit!)

Written By: CeramicsFanatic on 01/15/05 at 1:04 am


I know the last song.... it has something to do with the guy cheating.....
OMG! Why can't I think of it???


Sleep on it and maybe it'll come to you by morning.  :)

Subject: Re: US & UK Number Ones: The 1980s (1 LEFT -- No Limit!)

Written By: Tam on 01/15/05 at 11:11 am

OK - The song is called "Should've Know Better" I think
But is isnt the one by Richard Marx....
Hope that helps someone cause I am lost for who sang it but I know all the words!!!

Subject: Re: US & UK Number Ones: The 1980s (1 LEFT -- No Limit!)

Written By: CeramicsFanatic on 01/15/05 at 12:02 pm


OK - The song is called "Should've Know Better" I think
But is isnt the one by Richard Marx....
Hope that helps someone cause I am lost for who sang it but I know all the words!!!


Close enough... (It's actually "I Should Have Known Better") ;)

Check out the original post for this thread, as I've added some clues and they might help you come up with the artist's name.  :)

Subject: Re: US & UK Number Ones: The 1980s (0.5 LEFT -- No Limit -- CLUES!)

Written By: Tam on 01/15/05 at 8:48 pm

Jim Diamond!
Finally!!!!

Subject: Re: US & UK Number Ones: The 1980s (0.5 LEFT -- No Limit -- CLUES!)

Written By: Paul on 01/16/05 at 2:01 pm

Looks like we got us a completed quiz, Karen...

Subject: Re: US & UK Number Ones: The 1980s (0.5 LEFT -- No Limit -- CLUES!)

Written By: CeramicsFanatic on 01/16/05 at 7:29 pm


Jim Diamond!
Finally!!!!


Yay!  You got it, Tam!  :)

Subject: Re: US & UK Number Ones: The 1980s (0.5 LEFT -- No Limit -- CLUES!)

Written By: CeramicsFanatic on 01/16/05 at 7:30 pm


Looks like we got us a completed quiz, Karen...


Indeed, Paul!  It was fun!!!  8)

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