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Subject: 1981 Lyrics Quiz: Number One Hits from the US & UK (DONE!)

Written By: CeramicsFanatic on 08/19/08 at 4:51 pm

Hi everyone!  :)

Here's a new quiz which Paul and I have put together for your enjoyment!  All songs represented in this quiz reached #1 on the charts in either the US or the UK...some in both countries...in 1981!  It's your job to identify the song and artist(s)...have fun!  8)

Limit: 3

(As always, NO CHEATING, please!!)


1. "We're gonna have a good time tonight"
WD (#1 in the US)

2. "I guess it's just what I must do"
ladybug (#1 in both the UK & the US)

3. "Such moments as this are too few"
Mr. Mister / Mike Bennington (The One That You Love - Air Supply) (#1 in the US)

4. "Now I find I'm sitting here on my own"
WD (#1 in the UK)

5. "All the boys think she's a spy"
Henk (#1 in the US)

6. "Long before my tongue has tripped me"
ladybug (#1 in the UK)

7. "Instead you lay still in the grass"
mooster (#1 in the US)

8. "Can it be that like love I am blind"
ladybug (#1 in the UK)

9. "You think maybe I need help"
mooster (#1 in the US)

10. "These are the days it never rains but it pours"
Henk (#1 in the UK)

11. "I wanna tell her that I love her but the point is probably moot"
FB (Jessie's Girl - Rick Springfield] (#1 in the US)

12. "She's a-gettin' ready to meet the saints"
Henk (#1 in the UK)

13. "'Cause the man from Mars is through with cars"
FB (#1 in the US)

14. "Throw your safety overboard"
karen (#1 in the UK)

15. "Two hearts, two hearts that beat as one"
Henk (#1 in the US)

16. "Why must the youth fight against themselves"
karen (#1 in the UK)

17. "Let me hear your body talk"
FB (#1 in the US)

18. "Just call my name and I'll be there"
maddog / bookmistress (#1 in the UK)

19. "Laughing about the way they want him to be"
WD (#1 in the US)

20. "I'm sorry I don't pray that way"
Henk (#1 in the UK)


Subject: Re: 1981 Lyrics Quiz: Number One Hits from the US & UK

Written By: Henk on 08/19/08 at 5:07 pm

Hi Karen! :) Nice quiz - as always.

Here's three random ones from me:

#5: Bette Davis Eyes - Kim Carnes
#12: This Ole House - Shakin' Stevens
#20: Tainted Love - Soft Cell

Subject: Re: 1981 Lyrics Quiz: Number One Hits from the US & UK

Written By: CeramicsFanatic on 08/19/08 at 5:11 pm


Hi Karen! :) Nice quiz - as always.


Thanks, Henk...but you forgot to mention Paul!  ;)

Here's three random ones from me:

#5: Bette Davis Eyes - Kim Carnes
#12: This Ole House - Shakin' Stevens
#20: Tainted Love - Soft Cell


All three are 100% correct!  :)

Subject: Re: 1981 Lyrics Quiz: Number One Hits from the US & UK

Written By: FussBudgetVanPelt on 08/19/08 at 5:32 pm

Hi !  :)


11.  Jessie's Girl - Rick Springfield

13.  Rapture - Blondie

17.  Physical - Olivia Newton-John

Subject: Re: 1981 Lyrics Quiz: Number One Hits from the US & UK

Written By: ladybug316 on 08/19/08 at 6:06 pm

Yay Karen and Paul - the Sonny and Cher of quizzes  ;D

#2 is "Don't You Want Me" by Human League

#6 is "Every Little Thing She Does is Magic" by the Police

#8 is "Being With You" by Smokey Robinson  8)

Subject: Re: 1981 Lyrics Quiz: Number One Hits from the US & UK

Written By: whistledog on 08/19/08 at 7:48 pm

Another excellent quiz :)

1 | Celebration - Kool and the Gang
4 | Japanese Boy - Aneka ;D
19 | Arthur's Theme (the Best That You Can Do) - Christopher Cross

Subject: Re: 1981 Lyrics Quiz: Number One Hits from the US & UK

Written By: mooster on 08/20/08 at 4:31 am

Hello  :)


#7   Keep On Loving You - REO Speedwagon

#9   Kiss on My List - Hall and Oates

#18 I'll Be There ?

Subject: Re: 1981 Lyrics Quiz: Number One Hits from the US & UK

Written By: CeramicsFanatic on 08/20/08 at 11:33 am


Hi !  :)


Hi, Luke!

For once, you made it here early!  ;D ;)

11.  Jessie's Girl - Rick Springfield

13.  Rapture - Blondie

17.  Physical - Olivia Newton-John


Nicely done, my friend!  :)


Yay Karen and Paul - the Sonny and Cher of quizzes  ;D


LOL!  ;D

#2 is "Don't You Want Me" by Human League

#6 is "Every Little Thing She Does is Magic" by the Police

#8 is "Being With You" by Smokey Robinson  8)


Perfect score, Shannon!  :)


Another excellent quiz :)


Thank you, Jason!  :)

1 | Celebration - Kool and the Gang
4 | Japanese Boy - Aneka ;D
19 | Arthur's Theme (the Best That You Can Do) - Christopher Cross


Those are all correct!  8)


Hello  :)


Hey there, Amanda!  :)


#7  Keep On Loving You - REO Speedwagon

#9  Kiss on My List - Hall and Oates

#18 I'll Be There ?


You got 2 right and 1 wrong...

I'm afraid #18 is not the song we were looking for here... :-\\

Subject: Re: 1981 Lyrics Quiz: Number One Hits from the US & UK

Written By: bookmistress4ever on 08/20/08 at 10:30 pm

Wild guess

10. It's raining again - Supertramp
15. Evergreen - Barbra Streisand

Subject: Re: 1981 Lyrics Quiz: Number One Hits from the US & UK

Written By: CeramicsFanatic on 08/21/08 at 1:39 pm


Wild guess

10. It's raining again - Supertramp
15. Evergreen - Barbra Streisand


Hi, Patty!

I'm sorry, but your two guesses are incorrect... :-\\

Subject: Re: 1981 Lyrics Quiz: Number One Hits from the US & UK

Written By: wildcard on 08/21/08 at 10:06 pm

15. Two Of Hearts-  Stacy *hold on* Q

added: at one time I was saying Stacy Q to Suzy Q - CCR. 

Subject: Re: 1981 Lyrics Quiz: Number One Hits from the US & UK

Written By: bookmistress4ever on 08/22/08 at 2:31 am

The year 1981 is messing me up, I think the lyric to 18. is "I'll be there" by The Jackson 5.  But that came out in the 70s... so maybe a different artists, eh?

Subject: Re: 1981 Lyrics Quiz: Number One Hits from the US & UK

Written By: CeramicsFanatic on 08/22/08 at 11:04 am


15. Two Of Hearts-  Stacy *hold on* Q

added: at one time I was saying Stacy Q to Suzy Q - CCR. 


I'm sorry, but that is not the one... :-\\

Subject: Re: 1981 Lyrics Quiz: Number One Hits from the US & UK

Written By: CeramicsFanatic on 08/22/08 at 11:06 am


The year 1981 is messing me up, I think the lyric to 18. is "I'll be there" by The Jackson 5.  But that came out in the 70s... so maybe a different artists, eh?


You're very close on the artist, Patty!  ;)

Subject: Re: 1981 Lyrics Quiz: Number One Hits from the US & UK

Written By: bookmistress4ever on 08/22/08 at 3:10 pm

hmmm..ok, I think Michael Jackson's solo album probably came out right around that time, so I'm hazarding a guess that he is the artist you are looking for.  ;D

Subject: Re: 1981 Lyrics Quiz: Number One Hits from the US & UK

Written By: karen on 08/25/08 at 7:43 am

#16 Ghost Town - The Specials ?

Subject: Re: 1981 Lyrics Quiz: Number One Hits from the US & UK

Written By: maddog on 08/25/08 at 5:48 pm

Hiya Paul & Karen  :)

#10 is "One Day In Your Life" - Michael Jackson

Subject: Re: 1981 Lyrics Quiz: Number One Hits from the US & UK

Written By: midnite on 08/25/08 at 8:50 pm

15. U2 - Two Hearts Beat As One

Subject: Re: 1981 Lyrics Quiz: Number One Hits from the US & UK

Written By: CeramicsFanatic on 08/26/08 at 12:56 pm


hmmm..ok, I think Michael Jackson's solo album probably came out right around that time, so I'm hazarding a guess that he is the artist you are looking for.  ;D


Yes, Michael Jackson would indeed be the right artist... :)

Subject: Re: 1981 Lyrics Quiz: Number One Hits from the US & UK

Written By: CeramicsFanatic on 08/26/08 at 12:58 pm


#16 Ghost Town - The Specials ?


Good spot, karen... :)

Subject: Re: 1981 Lyrics Quiz: Number One Hits from the US & UK

Written By: CeramicsFanatic on 08/26/08 at 12:59 pm


Hiya Paul & Karen  :)


Hi there, Graham!  Good to see you here again!  :)

#10 is "One Day In Your Life" - Michael Jackson


That is correct, which means you'll share credit with bookmistress (Patty), as she got the artist first... :)

Subject: Re: 1981 Lyrics Quiz: Number One Hits from the US & UK

Written By: CeramicsFanatic on 08/26/08 at 1:00 pm


15. U2 - Two Hearts Beat As One


I'm sorry, but that is an incorrect answer... :-\\

Subject: Re: 1981 Lyrics Quiz: Number One Hits from the US & UK (4 LEFT -- Limit Removed!)

Written By: karen on 08/26/08 at 1:45 pm

#14 Adam and the Ants I think.  Stand and Deliver perhaps

Subject: Re: 1981 Lyrics Quiz: Number One Hits from the US & UK (4 LEFT -- Limit Removed!)

Written By: CeramicsFanatic on 08/26/08 at 2:05 pm


#14 Adam and the Ants I think.  Stand and Deliver perhaps


Yep!  That's the one!  :)

Subject: Re: 1981 Lyrics Quiz: Number One Hits from the US & UK (3 LEFT -- Limit Removed!)

Written By: Henk on 08/26/08 at 3:25 pm

Alright, I see there's still two left that I recognize...

#10: Under Pressure - Queen with David Bowie
#15: Endless Love - Diana Ross & Lionel Richie


Subject: Re: 1981 Lyrics Quiz: Number One Hits from the US & UK (3 LEFT -- Limit Removed!)

Written By: CeramicsFanatic on 08/26/08 at 4:47 pm


Alright, I see there's still two left that I recognize...

#10: Under Pressure - Queen with David Bowie
#15: Endless Love - Diana Ross & Lionel Richie


Woo-hoo!  That's two more for you, Henk!  8)

Subject: Re: 1981 Lyrics Quiz: Number One Hits from the US & UK (1 LEFT -- Limit Removed!)

Written By: mikebennington on 10/29/08 at 6:35 am

Hi Paul & Karen and everyone,the members were quick enough and all over except #3 and #16   :-\\
I would like to go for the 3 one.
#3 - "Such moments as this are too few
        Lost in Love - Air Supply   :)
I found the song at http://www.whoditty.com .The song is from the album -Greatest Hits Live: Now & Forever - and is specially tagged as "Lost in love, air Supply, quiz fun" It if from Air Supply who are a soft rock duo going great guns in the late 1970s and the early 1980s

Subject: Re: 1981 Lyrics Quiz: Number One Hits from the US & UK (1 LEFT -- Limit Removed!)

Written By: CeramicsFanatic on 10/29/08 at 2:48 pm


Hi Paul & Karen and everyone,the members were quick enough and all over except #3 and #16   :-\\
I would like to go for the 3 one.
#3 - "Such moments as this are too few
        Lost in Love - Air Supply   :)
I found the song at http://www.whoditty.com .The song is from the album -Greatest Hits Live: Now & Forever - and is specially tagged as "Lost in love, air Supply, quiz fun" It if from Air Supply who are a soft rock duo going great guns in the late 1970s and the early 1980s



Hi,

You have the right group here, but the song title is incorrect...

Subject: Re: 1981 Lyrics Quiz: Number One Hits from the US & UK (0.5 LEFT -- Limit Removed!)

Written By: Green Lantern on 10/30/08 at 1:12 am

Ok ... I'll solve that last one ... anything for HALF a point ! :D


The one that you love (Air Supply) .... one that I serenaded some nut with   8-P    :-[    :(     .... at a karaoke 7 years or so ago with.


Sang it with plenty of feeling ... I guess the embarrassment is my dumb notion that I was the 'loved one'    ::)

Subject: Re: 1981 Lyrics Quiz: Number One Hits from the US & UK (0.5 LEFT -- Limit Removed!)

Written By: CeramicsFanatic on 10/30/08 at 2:46 pm


Ok ... I'll solve that last one ... anything for HALF a point ! :D


The one that you love (Air Supply) ....


That's correct, Alan...and thanks for finishing up this quiz!  :)

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