How well do you know these hits from '88?

Timeless, memorable music. But how well do you remember it?

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1988 was a leap year, but we hope you didn't leap over all the great songs that were released that year! Some serious hits and important work came out in '88. 

1988 gave us a lot. The first Walmart Supercenter opened in Washington, Missouri. A gallon of milk cost $2.30, a loaf of white bread was 60 cents, and a dozen eggs were 89 cents. Back then, a 30-second Super Bowl ad cost $645,000.

But we're here to talk music! Or at least you are when you let us know how much you remember the hits of 1988!

  1. "Faith" was a number 1 single for George Michael after he left which group?
  2. "Need You Tonight" was a huge song in '88, and the signature track for which Australian band?
  3. Which former Beatle scored a hit covering James Ray's "Got My Mind Set on You?"
  4. Rick Astley's "Never Gonna Give You Up" is the subject of an Internet meme known as which of the following?
  5. "Sweet Child O' Mine," the Billboard Year-End Hot 100 #5 single, features a solo from which guitarist?
  6. Finish these Whitney Houston lyrics: "I get so emotional baby. Every time I think of you. I get so emotional baby. ___________."
  7. As featured in an episode of Black Mirror, "Heaven Is a Place on Earth" is a song by which artist?
  8. "Could've Been" was the second #1 single in a row for which mononymous singer?
  9. "Hands to Heaven" was the international breakthrough hit for which English new wave act?
  10. Steve Winwood's "Roll With It" was the final #1 single presented during which disc jockey's historic run as host of American Top 40?

How well do you know these hits from '88?

Your Result...

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KellyO 14 days ago
Casey Kasem and American Top 40, my teen years cassette taping the show.
kidinthe70s 3 months ago
10 out of 10 loved 1988 remember it well. Better world & times for sure,,, Loved it
STTOS 3 months ago
You got 9 out of 10 - Well done! You're an expert of the era! Knew them all but #9. To be honest I never heard of the new wave act Breathe.
wbodine112 3 months ago
10/10. Proud child of the 80s. Easy win. :D

(having said THAT, I expect to totally beef the next quiz I take. :p )
dmirarh 3 months ago
You got 7 out of 10, nailed this mofo.
Moverfan 3 months ago
8/10. Third quiz in a row where I've missed two. Never heard of Breathe and never liked Guns 'N Roses.
stealth71 3 months ago
Proud card carrying Gen-X member here!!
Amandamia 3 months ago
9 out of 10, the Rick astley question got me. I graduated in 89, or as my kids would say, the 1900's!! I really miss those days
trogg888 3 months ago
Played in a cover band all through th 80s. But still missed the th whitney houston song and the breathe one.i really liked that band just didnt know their name
hippie22 3 months ago
10/10 I would’ve lost my GenX card if I didn’t ace this one!
vinman63 3 months ago
Since George Michaels been gone Xmas hasn't been the same
oldmoe51 3 months ago
6/10 I’d thought I’d do a lot better on this one
graceful1970 3 months ago
You got 8 out of 10
Well done! You're an expert of the era!
Ready2go 3 months ago
7/10. Never heard of Breathe.
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