How well do you know the hit songs of 1983?

These are the Billboard Year-End Hot 100 singles of 1983.

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These are the Billboard Year-End Hot 100 singles of 1983. They're the biggest songs of the year.

But how well do you remember these tunes now that they're a few decades old? Are you stellar on the recall, or will your score be totally bogus? Find out with this quiz about the hit songs of 1983. Be sure to share your score and recollections in the comment section below.

  1. "Every Breath You Take" was the biggest US and Canadian hit of 1983. How many times does the word "every" recur in the song's lyrics?
  2. Although Thriller was released in Nov. of '82, this single was released in January of 1983. Which Michael Jackson track was the second highest-single on the Billboard Year-End Hot 100?

  3. "Flash Dance... What a Feeling" was performed by which of the following recording artists?
  4. The lyrics of Men at Work's "Down Under" made prominent references to which savory food spread?
  5. Michael Jackson's "Beat It," the fifth-biggest single of 1983, featured a guitar solo from which axe man?
  6. Bonnie Tyler's "Total Eclipse of the Heart" is power ballad perfection. Where is she from?
  7. The seventh-biggest single of 1983 was "Maneater." Hall & Oates met while they were both attending which university?
  8. Patti Austin and James Ingram scored a hit with "Baby, Come to Me," when which soap opera used the song heavily as the love theme for the character Luke Spencer?
  9. "Maniac" is the second song on this list from the movie Flashdance. Who recorded this smash hit?
  10. The Eurythmics' "Sweet Dreams (Are Made of This)" music video takes place primarily in what office setting?

How well do you know the hit songs of 1983?

Your Result...

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IndianaRockz 1 month ago
9/10....lotta good guesses. Now, like, get that hair big with a big ol can of aerosol Rave, pop ur collar & put on a matching shaker sweater & Jordache jeans & have a totally awesome weekend! 😎
TheFanFromUNCLE 1 month ago
9/10. The Police kept me from a perfect score.
I literally just looked at the printed lyrics. Dunno where they got 52 from, I only counted 30 times that "every" is used.
Flash4001 3 months ago
Eddie did NOT want any royalties for "Beat It"
BorisK 3 months ago
Only 10 questions and 2 feature a pedophile?
Hollie BorisK 3 months ago
and you know this how ? were you there involved ? what an azz
TheSentinel 3 months ago
"You nailed it"? Sort of - I got 7/10 (missed the first two and #7).
Moverfan 3 months ago
Nine out of ten. I don't know where Bonnie Tyler is from, but she doesn't know where I'm from either, so it balances out.
Supercat58 3 months ago
Only half right. Got all the 1963 questions even though I was just a little kid then.
DeannaT 3 months ago
3 out of 10 omg I busted the tape! Well I was only 12 in 1983.
Ready2go 3 months ago
10/10. Not bad for an old guy!
Herbert 3 months ago
I thought I was going to be trip up for a moment.
JayBurd 3 months ago
3 of 10. 1983 was not a year I really remember.
Stoney 3 months ago
8 for 10. Pretty challenging.
geatornez82 3 months ago
6/10. Ouch. Then again, I was only a year old in 1983, so I'm not that surprised.
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