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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IndianaRockz 4 months ago
11/11

Boy George's makeup is just always so perfect, makes us girls jealous. 💋💄
Kevinperson 24 months ago
You got 11 out of 11
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DerekBird 37 months ago
You got 10 out of 11
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EllisClevenger 42 months ago
You got 9 out of 11
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Missed #4 and #11
Mob39 42 months ago
Way too easy! I love the 80s and I always will!! You got 11 out of 11
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