Only a totally rad Eighties kid can name these pop stars on 1980s TV

These rock stars popped into the stu-stu-studio.

Eighties television rocked! For starters, the "M" in MTV actually stood for music. Yes, kids, MTV used to show music videos! It was like YouTube on your TV!

But the pop invasion did not stop there. Many big music stars made acting cameos on hit television shows, too.

We've gathered some memorable — and downright unlikely — guest appearances from 1980s television. See if you can recognize these totally '80s musicians!

  1. He sang to the Huxtables in 1986.
    Image: Carsey-Werner Productions
  2. She sang and acted in Wiseguy.
  3. He played "Phil the Shill" on Miami Vice.
    Image: NBCUniversal Television Distribution
  4. These oddballs played Muffy's Bat Mitzvah on Square Pegs.
    Image: CBS / Embassy Telecommunications
  5. This "Goody Two Shoes" actually played a bad guy on The Equalizer.
    Image: CBS / Sony Pictures Television
  6. This avant-garde rocker appeared on Miami Vice, too.
    Image: NBCUniversal Television Distribution
  7. Now this is a meeting of haircuts. This pop star on The A-Team fronted which band?
    Image: NBCUniversal Television Distribution
  8. He taught piano to Punky Brewster. But he used to "just want to be your everything."
    Image: NBCUniversal Television Distribution
  9. The girls from Eastland visiting this musician in the studio on The Facts of Life.
    Image: Sony Pictures Television
  10. This Georgia new-wave band appeared on Guiding Light. Yes, the soap opera.
    Image: CBS
  11. This member of the Beach Boys played a teacher on The New Leave It to Beaver.
    Image: NBCUniversal Television Distribution

Only a totally rad Eighties kid can name these pop stars on 1980s TV

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Rrene03 7 days ago
10 out of 11 ... Rad 80's kid!
BrianMoore 8 days ago
8 out of 11. I could kick myself for missing number 10
BruceMorgan 18 days ago
10 out 11 I messed up on the last one I was thinking Wilson but for some reason I pressed Love. I must be getting old.
JC 26 days ago
You got 8 out of 11
Rock on! You get a big thumbs up. We'll tumble for you.
SheriHeffner 27 days ago
11 out of 11. And I remember The B52s on Guiding Light.
daDoctah 1 month ago
Not only did Devo perform on Square Pegs, but the theme song was done by The Waitresses (as in "I know what boys like").
AND Pssy Strut.
MarciaMarciaMarcia 1 month ago
You got 11 out of 11

Rock on! You get a big thumbs up. We'll tumble for you.
JudithAGerber 1 month ago
10 out of 11...Missed #9. Still don't have a clue who he is.

Craigg 1 month ago
You got 10 out of 11
Rock on! You get a big thumbs up. We'll tumble for you.
Runeshaper 1 month ago
You got 7 out of 11
Looks like you could have phoned a friend. You were not quite feeling it in the air tonight. Better luck next time.

That's not too bad considering I was born in the mid-80s LOL
DerekBird 1 month ago
You got 10 out of 11
Rock on! You get a big thumbs up. We'll tumble for you. Missed #11 (never a big Beach Boys fan).
bnichols23 1 month ago
OK, I missed the DeBarge one, I admit it. But #2? No way on God's Green Earth would I ever miss anything with Debbie Harry. "And out comes a man from Mars......" 80s rules, 70s (with a few notable exceptions) drool......
DIGGER1 1 month ago
Only a totally rad Eighties kid can name these pop stars on 1980s TV
You got 11 out of 11
Rock on! You get a big thumbs up. We'll tumble for you.
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There were a few in the quiz that I almost didn't recognize, but I got them right anyways. Sometimes I amaze even myself, you dig? LOL!
Lillyrose 1 month ago
10 out of 11. I love Leave it to Beaver! Speaking of Leave it to Beaver, will MeTv also be airing The New Leave it to Beaver?
bnichols23 Lillyrose 1 month ago
GAWD, I hupp not!
Barry22 Lillyrose 1 month ago
I wouldn't mind that.
RobCertSDSCascap 1 month ago
#8-
Thank you... My teenage hearthrob!!! 💗 I just wanted to be his everything!! 😍
You're welcome! My sisters fought over a 6' full color standy of him when the
older went to college.
Lol! Besides all the albums, etc., I had posters all over my walls...brings back a lot of happy memories 😉😁
Excellent!
They read Tiger Beat, Teen Beat, 16 Beat, Sports Beat, Hollywood Beat,
Beaten Beat- you name it!
I always held out for the annual poster issues.
Me Too, Won tickets to see him in concert in 1978. Also had pictures all over one wall.
Wow! Where did you see him in concert? 🎫 I bet it was phenomenal 😊
Moverfan 1 month ago
Beach Boys question was easy for me. I know Mike Love is blonde and I know Don Henley is one of the Eagles. Hope whoever put this quiz together knows that...
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