Match these outrageous haircuts to the correct '80s new-wave bands

That's a whole lot of Aqua Net.

When it came to '80s pop music, it was all about the hair. Unless you were Phil Collins or that guy in Midnight Oil. Like, there was band called Haircut 100 and an entire genre dubbed Hair Metal. Aqua Net mattered as much as the amps.

What's amazing is the variety of big hair. It was a marvelous menagerie of styles. Each new-wave act had its trademark look.

You probably associate the bands as much with their haircuts as their hits. Let's see if you can identify these popular acts from the Eighties!
  1. When they wrote "Lovesong" maybe it was for their stylist.
    Image: Rhino / YouTube
  2. These Georgians brought back the beehive.
    Image: Rhino / YouTube
  3. Did "Chameleon" refer to the many colors of his hair?
    Image: YouTube
  4. "I Ran" must have been about rushing to the salon.
    Image: Zomba Productions / YouTube
  5. They knew that "Everything Counts," especially your look.
    Image: WMG / YouTube
  6. "Lips Like Sugar." Hair like licorice?
    Image: Rhino / YouTube
  7. These Brits were hardly "Too Shy" when it came to their haircuts.
    Image: Rhino / YouTube
  8. When they shouted "Doctor! Doctor!" it was probably not for a hair emergency.
    Image: UMG / YouTube
  9. "You Spin Me Round" — an ode to a curling iron?
    Image: Sony BMG / YouTube
  10. Their hits "Love Missile F1-11" and "21st Century Boy" almost reached as high on the charts as their hair.
    Image: YouTube

Match these outrageous haircuts to the correct '80s new-wave bands

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TomTerrrific 2 months ago
5/10. Never heard of most of these. The 80's was definitely not my decade for music.
thedude1500 2 months ago
10/10 The ones I didn't know right away, I was able to get from the clues. I worked for a college radio station in the 80s, so I was well versed with the alternate scene.
Cynthia 2 months ago
Ten out of ten. The 80s were my jam.
Edward 2 months ago
Perfect score. Missed 'em all.
UnicornPrincess 2 months ago
3/10! That's terrible! And I love 80's music!
anthony 2 months ago
4/12.Thought I would do better.These were pretty obscure though.There were more well known "Big hair" bands in the 80's that weren't mentioned.
BrownieMom 2 months ago
Darn good for someone who didn't pay attention to the 80s bands.

You got 7 out of 10
Don't feel too sad. At least you looked fabulous. Better luck next time.
Peter59 3 months ago
MTV now is just plain FILTH. Porn-like images of nearly naked women, over and over and over again. And alienating black rap videos, with frightening musical beats and images. It's not fun anymore, people. I've stopped watching MTV, and for that matter much else on TV. It's all gone downhill . . .and I'm sixty now (this August, in fact)
Peter59 3 months ago
The B-52's hairdos were really a bit more in the 1990's, not really the late 80's as much.
Vamp13 3 months ago
8/10 I was a metal head in the 80's still am
BrittReid 3 months ago
9/10. New Wave Rock of The 80's!!
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