Becky's Island Music Trivia Quiz #543 - 7/20/11

UK Number Ones, 1982-83

Thanks to MTV, music in the UK and US was much more similar in the 80s than in the 70s, but there were still some UK hits that never made it across the Atlantic. If you grew up in the UK, you know all of these songs - if you grew up in the US, you know a lot of them, and the ones you don't know are probably on Youtube or iTunes

1. This band's "The Land of Make Believe" was Number One for two weeks in January 1982.
2. This song by The Jam, later featured during the London scenes in National Lampoon's European Vacation, spent three weeks at Number One beginning in February 1982.
3. Adam Ant had a solo Number One in June 1982 with this song, that changes keys several times.
4. Dexy's Midnight Runners had the biggest song of 1982 with this hit that incorporated Irish melodies and themes.
5. This generation ruled the nation with a Number One song for three weeks in October 1982...what was the song?
6. Here he is...wearing makeup and long coats (really, what was so controversial?), hitting Number One for three weeks with his band's "Do You Really Want To Hurt Me."
7. This Renee and Renato song was the Christmas Number One for 1982.
8. Men at Work had a Number One hit with this song about their home country in January 1983.
9. Michael Jackson only had one Number One UK hit in 1983 - what was it?
10. Please please tell me now which Duran Duran song hit Number One for two weeks beginning in March 1983?
11. "True" has become a true 80s classic and was featured in the movie Sixteen Candles. It hit Number One for four weeks beginning in April 1983 for what band?
12. "Candy Girl" hit Number One in May 1983 for a group from Boston that sounded a lot like the Jackson Five - who were they?
13. This Police song hit Number One in the US, Ireland, and the UK in the summer of 1983 - what was it?
14. NNNNNNNNNNow, tell me the name of KC and the Sunshine Band's only Number One hit in the UK, from August 1983.
15. This Culture Club song, the video of which was set on a Mississippi riverboat, was the biggest selling single of 1983.
16. Billy Joel had his only UK Number One in November 1983 with what song?
17. What was the Christmas Number One song of 1983?

Bonus: What reggae song hit Number One for three weeks in September 1983 in the UK, but didn't hit Number One in the US until 1988?

Good Luck!!!

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