Becky's Island Music Trivia Quiz #495 - 8/18/10

The Summer of 1980


1. What enormously popular AC/DC album was released in July 1980, just a few months after their lead singer Bon Scott died?: Back In Black
2. What did Michael Jackson do at the end of his Top Ten hit "She's Out of My Life?"
: Cried
3. Released in August 1980, the movie may have been a train wreck, but the soundtrack featured Olivia Newton-John, ELO, The Tubes and Cliff Richard. What movie was it?
: Xanadu
4. Yet another flop music movie from the summer of 1980 starred the Village People - what movie was it?
: Can't Stop the Music"
5. What Rolling Stones album was Number One for seven weeks beginning in July 1980?
: Emotional Rescue
6. And what was unusual about that album's title track?
: Mick Jagger used a falsetto voice
7.Who told us he feels safest of all in "Cars?"
: Gary Numan
8. Who sang about his love of "Sailing" all through August 1980?
: Christopher Cross
9. What one-time Grateful Dead keyboard player/backup singer was killed in a car accident on July 23, 1980?
: Keith Godchaux
10. Released on June 20, 1980, this musical comedy's cast included Ray Charles, Aretha Franklin, James Brown, Cab Calloway, John Lee Hooker, Joe Walsh, and Chaka Khan.
: The Blues Brothers
11. Billy Joel had a Number One hit in July 1980 with a song that was a conversation between an older artist and his more hip manager. What was the song?
: "It's Still Rock n Roll To Me"
12. This singer-actress had a Top Ten hit with the title song from her movie The Rose, a thinly-disguised story of Janis Joplin.
: Bette Midler
13. Paul McCartney's live version of "Coming Up" was Number One in July 1980. In what city was it recorded?
: Glasgow
14. What superstar co-wrote and sang backup on Jermaine Jackson's hit "Let's Get Serious?"
: Stevie Wonder
15. This "A Thousand Miles" singer was born on August 16, 1980.
: Vanessa Carlton
16. "Steal Away" by Robbie Dupree was a Top Ten hit in the summer of 1980, mostly because the arrangement sounded an awful lot like this 1979 hit.
: "What A Fool Believes" by the Doobie Brothers
17. This Manhattans hit (later covered by the Jerry Garcia Band) was not a remake of an Earth Wind & Fire song.
: "Shining Star"

Bonus: "Let Me Love You Tonight" was a Top Ten hit for Pure Prairie League in July 1980. What future country superstar sang lead on that song?: Vince Gill

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