Becky's Island Music Trivia Quiz #542 - 7/13/11

UK Number Ones, 1980-81


1. The Pretenders' "Brass in Pocket" was the first new Number One song of the 80s. Who was their lead singer?: Chrissie Hynde
2. What Blondie dance song hit Number One for two weeks in March 1980?
: "Atomic"
3. Dexys Midnight Runners had a Number One hit in May 1980 with this song that doesn't sound Celtic at all.
: "Geno"
4. "Suicide is Painless" was Number One for three weeks in May and June 1980. What American TV show was it the theme for?: M*A*S*H
5. "Use It Up And Wear It Out" was Number One for two weeks in July and August. Who sang the song?
: Odyssey
6. David Bowie's "Ashes to Ashes," a Number One in August 1980, continues the story of what character from an earlier Bowie song?
: Major Tom
7. The biggest hit of the year was a Police song inspired by the writing of Vladimir Nabokov. What was it?
: "Don't Stand So Close To Me"
8. This song, named after a stage light, was ABBA's final of nine Number One hits in the UK.
: "Super Trouper"
9. Sadly, this John Lennon song was Number One for a week in December 1980, but he didn't live to see it top the UK charts.
: "(Just Like) Starting Over"
10. What was the Christmas Number One of 1980?
: "There's No-one Quite Like Grandma" by the St. Winifred's School Choir. Yeah.
11. John Lennon had two consecutive Number One songs in 1981: one an older hit, and one a new song. What were they?
: "Imagine" and "Woman"
12. Antpeople were thrilled when this Adam and the Ants song hit Number One for five weeks in May and June 1981.
 : "Stand and Deliver"
13. What American superstar had a UK Number One with "One Day In Your Life," a song actually recorded in 1975?
 Michael Jackson
14. "Green Door" was a Number One hit for four weeks in August 1981 for what Welsh singer?
: Shakin' Stevens
15. Soft Cell's only Number One hit was this, from September 1981.
: "Tainted Love"
16. This superstar collaboration between Queen and David Bowie, with a memorable bass line, hit Numbr One in November 1981.
: "Under Pressure"
17. The Human League had the Christmas Number One of 1981 with this song, later their breakthrough in the United States.
: "Don't You Want Me"

Bonus: This novelty song about Italian-American family life hit Number One for three weeks in February and March 1981.: "Shaddap You Face" by Joe Dolce Music Theatre

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