Wednesday, September 21, 2011

Rocking the 80's!

Cool guest and 80’s quiz for you today! And a few chuckles at my expense.

But first, a HUGE thank you to everyone who participated (or simply enjoyed) the Worst Movies Ever blogfest. Wow! I think that was the best one yet. I got such a kick out of reading everyone’s reasons for their worst movie selections. I managed to visit everyone’s post and then some. (Which is why I took a break Tuesday morning.) But I really, really appreciate everyone who got involved in the revelry of crappy movies. All of the links now lead straight to the blogfest post, so please continue to browse, especially the later entries.

Now, for your viewing pleasure… the 80’s Queen herself – Nicki Elson!

I’m just going to say it: Alex and I have nothing in common.

I write chick-lit romance; he writes sci-fi adventure.

He’s a techno-gadget wizard; I recently had to Google to figure out how to turn off my hand-me-down Nano.

I’m a frequent user of the emoticon. :) He doesn’t partake of them. :(

And music? Let’s just say we have differing tastes. Sir Alex won a totally rockin’ out cool One Hit Wonders of the 80s CD in a trivia contest at my blog during A to Z, and do you know what he said? Well, I don’t remember his exact words, but it was essentially “I’ll take a pass.” For real. He took a pass on the likes of Kajagoogoo and Dexy’s Midnight Runners. Can you imagine? (Yes, I did!)

But I so wanted to guest post at his place to show off my schnazzy new book cover (with nary a spaceship in sight) and let Alex’s Army know about Omnific Publishing’s awesome Back-to-School Sale throughout September―Three Daves and other school-related titles are only 99 cents in Kindle, Nook, and ePub! So I had to come up with something…anything…to ingratiate myself to the Ninja Master. Then it hit me…

…I’m a big fan of the 80s, as evidenced by the era in which Three Daves is set…

…he’s a big fan of heavy metal…

Metal was HUGE in the 80s! At least as huge as the hair of the musicians themselves!

And here we have it, the common ground. :)

Don’t be nervous, but right now we’re going to see how fit you are to be a member of Alex’s Army. How many of these 10 songs from the 80s can you match with the correct metal band? Give it a whirl and please let Alex know in the comments how you did (if you preferred 80s New Wave to Metal, you can let him know that too—loudly.)


Good luck!

Thanks for stopping by, and thanks for having me, Alex!

P.S. If you’re a book reviewer, A Tale of Many Reviews has opened up sign-ups for a Three Daves paper book tour.

Visit Nicki Elson at her website or blog.

All right guys – you’ve been challenged!

And if metal is not your thing, can you name any other 80’s band? Anyone? Anyone?

134 comments:

Clarissa Draper said...

I grew up in the 80s. I was a fan of the way they dressed (though only back then, I shake my head at the fashion--yikes! I wore that stuff!?) and the music ( I still am a fan of the music...I should have won that CD. Except, I don't own a CD player anymore...) Congrats on your book!

Clarissa Draper said...

I forgot to tell you what I listened to in the 80s: Pet Shop Boys, The Cure, Cindy Lauper, Debbie Gibson. I was a teenage girl! Give me a break.

Isis Rushdan said...

The 80's was a difficult decade filled with lots of angst for me. I didn't like the clothes or most of the music. It's just a period I would never want to relive. I did get 60% on the quiz, so I guess that's not too pathetic.

Congratulations on your book!

oceangirl said...

I rushed here for the 80s! My son said he wished he was around in the 80s. I listened to Aerosmith but really I listened to the 80s, and no particular singer or band, except slightly later, I listened to Sade, Sade, Sade like how I listen to Mraz now.

And where are my manners. Hello Nicki, nice to meet you, and hello Alex, thank you for a fun blogfest and I am glad to hear that the links now are to the blogfest posts because I am late to the party.

Isis Rushdan said...

Seeing Clarissa's additional comment, I will say that I listened to so much Cyndi Lauper and Prince it drove my mother to madness. Still love Lauper's albums from the 80's and Purple Rain :).

Will Burke said...

I got %100, and I guessed on at least four of them. I still listen to Prince now and then, and even some Duran Duran has aged well.

Alex J. Cavanaugh said...

Clarissa, I'll give you a break!

Isis, that would've driven me to madness!

Oceangirl, I'm surprised by how many teens dig the 80's stuff.

Ricky said...

I'm a child of the 80's myself. Phil Collins was cool back then and I also loved the Whitesnake and Survivor hits.

Bish Denham said...

I was a child of the 60's so the 80's (fashion wise) didn't do all that much for me. But there was plenty of good music. I liked Heart and Pat Benatar, Van Halen and the Police, to name a few.

Old Kitty said...

I was a total New Romantic Mod in the 80's so will fail most miserably with this quiz!!!

And I was a Spandauette rather than a Duranie!

Take care
x

Jemi Fraser said...

I should have known these ... but I can never remember who sings what! I didn't even get half right!! *sigh*

welcome to my world of poetry said...

Hey, I had 5 out of ten. next time have a 60s quiz Please.

Thanks for the blogfest and all the hard work it entailed.

Have a quiet day.
Yvonne.

Natalie Aguirre said...

I'll be like Alex and pass on the quiz. But I did and do love Cyndi Lauper.

Journaling Woman said...

Sadly, I was too busy in the 80's raising my two children, keeping my hair big and finding shoulder pads for all my jackets to listen much to music. It was a lot of Sesame Street tunes. I didn't take the quiz.

PS I know who the bands and singers were, but not specific songs.

Siv Maria said...

Brain is already on overtime so no quiz for me! Before I check out Nickis site I would like to thank you for the blogfest, it was alot of fun and I am still roaming the halls in there. Not much of a metal fan but the 80's was all about Michael Jackson and THRILLER!!!!!

Ciara said...

I'm a huge 80's and sci-fi fan. I guess I'd get along with both of you. :)

Ciara said...

BTW - I scored 100% LOL. Only because my son is the lead singer of a band and they are playing a lot of 80's rock. Oh, and I danced to final countdown for an audition in high school. Gosh, that was...oh, never mind.

Laila Knight said...

No way you turned down and 80's cd. 80's music rocked! It was the best ever. I loved Cindy Lauper, Boy George, Twisted Sister, Kiss, Pat Benatar, Bruce Springsteen, the Eagles, the Beach Boys,Neil Diamond, Madonna, the occasional Guns and Roses, Rod Steward, and the Eurythmics...can't leave them out. I constantly sang "Sweet Dreams." There were so many great ones, but I will fail your quiz. For the life of me I can't match songs with bands. :)

Jen Daiker said...

Drat!!! I couldn't do the little quiz here at work -- apparently it doesn't like me. Yes, I'm still upset about it!

What I love about Alex is that even though you are in different genres (much like I am), he's still so AWESOME -- YES YOU ARE! So I love that my two awesome peeps joined together today! LOVE IT!

Creepy Query Girl said...

Yikes, I only got 5 our of 10. I know, I suck. Thanks for introducing us to Nicki and her book! I enjoyed her interview with Jen a couple weeks ago too. 3 Daves looks awesome!

Anne Gallagher said...

No heavy metal for me thank you. I was an old fashioned rock and roll girl. Lynard Skynard, Queen, Zep, Jethro Tull, Genisis with Peter Gabriel. (Okay, maybe I'm dating myself here and they were in the 70's. I can't remember now.)

Caledonia Lass said...

OMG I just got all ten of those right. ::Sighs::

80's bands... Oingo Boingo. Gotta love Danny Elfman. ;)

I think I need to go back to the 80's lol!

Samantha Vérant said...

I heart the 80s, but I wasn't into metal bands, save for GnR, so I bombed the quiz. 6/10. At any rate, I'm off to check out Three Daves. And this was a rocking post!

Nicki Elson said...

Yaaay! The 80s lives! Look at all the awesome bands you've already named in your comments and there are SO many more. I think what I love most about the 80s is it just didn't seem to take itself too seriously (*ahem* Oingo Boingo). And for those of you who cringe at the fashion...it's baaaack...even shoulder pads are making it to the runways. Let's just hope they don't make it into our closets!

Well, day's already off to a wonderful start reading through these awesome comments. :) Thanks to all of you and HUGE thanks to Alex!

Charles Gramlich said...

10 out of 10. I listened to a lot of Metal in the 80s, and today.

Scott Stillwell said...

8 out of 10. Not too bad considering the fact that I was watching Nickelodeon more than MTV at that point in my life.

Nicki, have you heard of Ernest Cline's new book "Ready Player One"? It's a sci-fi dystopian novel about a global contest for world domination that centers on the knowledge of 80's geek pop culture. It is every bit as rad as it sounds :)

Summer Ross said...

70% woot, I managed to get 7 out of 10 right. I think I missed the first few. :)

Candy Fite said...

Captain Ninja Alex's Army...I should be able to be a part of your army since I got 8 / 10 correct. However, I'm also on Nicki's team because I couldn't friggin' post my results. I know, technically challenged. I'm owning it.

Alicia Gregoire said...

I so scored 100. \m/

M.A. Leslie said...

I got a 60. Since i was born in 1980 i think i did pretty good. would prob. do better on a 90 music trivia

Nicki Elson said...

Y'all are doing great on the quiz! Welcome to the team, Candy. :) I've not heard of "Ready Player One," Scot but it sounds like I must check it out---thanks for the tip!

Carol Kilgore said...

I write a different genre, too, but Alex is still cool :)

Love Cyndi Lauper, AC/DC, Aerosmith, and Phil Collins. Yes, I might be strange. I prefer eclectic.

Budd said...

100% woot. I am an 80s master! well at least this time. Thanks for the quiz.

KarenG said...

The 80's are my favorite decade by far. I want to go watch Wedding Singer right now. And I can't wait any longer. I'm getting Three Daves on my Kindle. How can I pass up the .99 back to school special?

Melissa Bradley said...

Great Post and I got all the answers right. Whoo Hoo!! I was the quintessential 80's kid so my faves included Duran Duran, Culture Club, Wham! Poison, Guns N Roses, Cinderella, Night Ranger, Journey and AND Spandau Ballet. Also New Edition, Prince, Run DMC,Lisa Lisa & Cult Jam, Rick James and Shalimar. Can I get a get "Gag me with a spoon?" LOL

Suze said...

KILLER! I got a 100%-- I felt like I was bubbling up with laughter the whole time I was taking the quiz. That was so cool! And for the record, blog-land, Nicki and Alex are officially two of my favorite people! I've bought both of their books and, well, they rock!

Thanks for a super fun quiz. :)

Melissa Bradley said...

Oh and Hi Nicki!! Great to meet you. This book sounds like it's perfect for me. I wish you tons of success.

iZombie said...

i too lived the 80's... but in a judas priest, whitesnake, dokken, w.a.s.p., billy idol, chuck norris kind of way... yeah i know i wasn't cool then either... ultimate sad face. :(+10

jeremy

Jeffrey Beesler said...

I got 9 out of 10 correct, having never listened to an Iron Maiden song. Does that evict me from Captain Ninja Alex's army?

Alex J. Cavanaugh said...

Ricky, you mean before Collins did nothing but sappy ballads?

Bish, I don't think any decade had great duds.

Yvonne, you'd probably beat me on a 60's quiz.

Journaling, but you were hip with the shoulder pads, right?

Ciara, good for you! And yes, that was a long time ago...

Laila, it just wasn't my kind of music.

Aw, thanks Jen!

Mel, good for you!

Nicki, you are welcome.

Charles, you are uber-cool in my book.

Scott, that sounds wild.

Candy, that's all right - everyone is welcome here.

Carol, so does my wife. She just doesn't play it around me.

Melissa, that is quite the variety.

Suze, thank you!

Bob Sanchez said...

Hi Alex and Nicki, I didn't take the quiz 'cause I've always been hopelessly clueless about popular music. It's fun reading all the comments, though!

Tara said...

I listened to *everything* in the 80's, well almost. Sometimes, in the car, my 9-y-o son will say, "This song must be from the 80's. It's weird." LOL.

I got 100 on the quiz. ;-) And I like emoticons. :-)

clickerbug said...

100%!!

I did guess at a couple, but I guessed right. I graduated high school smack dab in the middle of the 80s, and those were my musically formative years. :)

Though, I wasn't deep into the heaviest of heavy metal. I liked hard rock.

Suzie F. said...

I got 70% - not bad. I was a teen/college student in the 80s but didn't listen to much metal. I loved rock and began gravitating toward alternative in the late 80s.

I listened to Aerosmith, U2, REM, Til Tuesday, Pat Benatar, The Police, Genesis, Elvis Costello, Echo and the Bunnymen, Squeeze, Talking Heads, The Smiths/Morrissey, World Party, INXS, Sinead O'Connor, The The, The Cure...ok I'll stop now, lol.

Thanks for the trip down memory lane!

Mary Aalgaard, Play off the Page said...

That is a snazzy, and catchy, book cover. Congrats!

GYPSYWOMAN said...

oh, good grief! isn't heavy metal like a truck or a box car or something?

Michael Di Gesu said...

That was quite the quiz.... I was too busy walking the runway to pay too much attention to heavy metal music. LOL.

However I did get four answers correct. WHOOPEE!

THis was super fun, Like, like totally narly. I am glad you and Nicki came to a compromise Alex.

Nicki ... another fun post! Congrats!

Michael Di Gesu said...

Oh, 80's bands... Let's see...

Duran Duran, Depeche Mode, Blondie (Adored Debrah Harre), Wham... eek. Culture Club, (Loved them too)

Arlee Bird said...

90% for me! I missed the AC/DC song, but I never liked that group anyway. I listened to just about everything in the 80s--like I still pretty much do.

Good job, Nicki. Just goes to show the we bloggers may not all have the same tastes, but we can get along just fine and learn a lot from each other.

Lee
Tossing It Out

Matthew MacNish said...

Wow. I got 70% right. That's way better than I thought I'd do.

Christopher Hudson said...

I got 50% ... my typical test results ... but, as I was of a different decade (I ain't gonna say which one), that's not too bad.

Annalisa Crawford said...

80% for me. And some of those were guesses!! I loved everything about the 80s, metal through to A-Ha with the gorgeous Morten Harket.

RaShelle Workman said...

I liked metal, sure, but it was in my college years. Mostly during HS I listened to the pop/dancy stuff. But college, I was a rebel. LOL I love/loved 80's music.

Great post.

Empty Nest Insider said...

I skipped the quiz as I led a double life in the 80's between Devo and Earth, Wind & Fire. Both of you would have probably pretended not to see me if I walked by. Congratulations on your book Nicki! Julie

Reka Sang said...

Got 6 of the 10 right...the ones I didn't know where bands I haven't listened to...good luck on your book Nicki...met her on the A-Z hopping around and found her posts interesting given I was a 80's teenager...sounds like a fun book...though chick lit isn't something I read.

Cynthia Chapman Willis said...

8 out of 10, which is better than I would have thought. Sometimes I recognize a song, but not necessarily by the title.

Fun quiz and great to meet Nicki.

N. R. Williams said...

Hi Alex
Hurray! I am at your blog. A major achievement it seems. The right internet provider is essential. No idea about the heavy metal stuff.

Congrats Nicki on your books and cover.

Nancy
N. R. Williams, The Treasures of Carmelidrium

Hannah Kincade said...

Uh, I love everything 80s: movies, music, TV. I could list all the ones on my ipod...but I won't. ;)

Michael Offutt said...

Wierd Science is the best 80's movie ever. If anyone is unfamiliar with the eighties...go watch this show. You will see eighties teens in their environment, a sample of the great John Hughes, BIG BIG HAIR...

Do I miss the eighties? Nope...but I'm glad I lived through them.

Christine Rains said...

I got 7 out of 10, but I'm horrible at remembering band names and song titles. I'd know the song to hear it, but the pop culture trivia crown belongs to my husband in this house.

anthony stemke said...

I can't work that thing to take the test.
Although I missed most of the 80's due my interest in baroque, classical and romantic era music (you know-Bach,Mozart, Beethoven) and opera, I did like ac/dc, the scorpions, johnny winter and steve vai and joe satriani.
I don't know if they were on your list but; They SHOULD be.
Thank You.

Jennie Bailey said...

I got 10 out of 10!! I love ALL 80s music, though I do have a soft spot for metal. At our wedding, my husband and I put CDs with our favorite 80s song on everyone's plate. It was a huge hit! But we couldn't narrow it down to just one CD. We made two and alternated the seating. So, if you came as a couple, you got both CDs!

Angela Orlowski-Peart said...

I still love 80's music! I grew up in Poland but we've listened to the same bands as you guys have here, in the States :-)

Some of my favorite bands of that era were (and still are): Guns N' Roses, Duran Duran, Depeche Mode, Dire Straits, Fleetwood Mac, Grateful Dead, Man At Work, OMD, Simply Red, Talking Heads. R.E.M. And there was John Lennon, George Michael, Elton John, Madonna, Michael Jackson, Peter Gabriel, Prince... I could go on and on :-)

Angela Brown said...

I'm going to pretend that my 4 out of 10 didn't happen :-(

I was a Janet Jackson, Michael Jackson, Whitney Houston, Madonna and Cyndi Lauper (Girls just want to have fun) kid with a huge thing for Prince and the Revolution and that bothersome thing called rap back then.

Tara Tyler said...

love the comparison of alex v nicki.
couldn't see the music quiz on my ipad =(
oh well...

Alex J. Cavanaugh said...

Tara, some of it was weird!

Gypsywoman, no!

Michael, I would've hosted her anyway. And we listened to very different music you and I...

Glad you're back, Nancy!

Michael, Better Off Dead is another great 80's teen flick.

Anthony, every guitarist knows Vai and Satriani!

Jennie, that's a clever idea.

Alex J. Cavanaugh said...

And for the record, I got all ten correct. Easy answers!

Nicki Elson said...

Wow, I go to work for a few hours and look what happens! Alex's place is hoppin! I'm happy you're having so much fun w/ the quiz (sorry to those of you who can't get it :( ) I'm not sure I would've done as well as most of you have if I hadn't been the one to make it up!

I'm loving reading all these 80s bands. A few names I haven't seen yet that were my faves back in the day: Hall & Oates, Adam Ant, Jane's Addiction, and one that's still going strong: Madness! :D

Come on, is NO ONE going to fess up to Rick Springfield?

Jennie, oh how I wish I'd been at your wedding...with a date---awesome wedding favor!

ali cross said...

Ha! FUN!

I was/am so not the metal fan, but my hubby sure is! I bet he could win this game in ten seconds flat.

And Alex? You know how awesome I think you are, right? But you are totally wrong on the 80's! I loved it all! (well except for the heavy metal!)

Okie said...

Woot! 10/10 on the quiz (though I had to make 'educated guesses' on two of them that I couldn't remember for sure).

Thanks for the fun. :)

L. Diane Wolfe said...

Boo-yah! I got all ten right.

Copyboy said...

10 outta 10! I'm a true 80s rocker baby!!! Sorry for the bay comment. That was out of line.

Christa said...

I am a total failure. I only got 6/10. But really, I wasn't really a metal girl in the 80's. I was more of the Cyndi Lauper, Hughie Lewis, Bananrama type. *hangs head shamefully*

M Pax said...

Oh, I get Nicki on Friday, and she wrote such a fab post.

I got 9 out of 10 right. I dated a metal head in the 80's, but I would have loved the 80's cd Nicki had. I was obsessed with Billy Idol back then ... I think.

80's bands: Duran, Duran, Madonna, Cindy Lauper, Aha, Nick Kershaw, Icicle Works, ABC Band, Gap Band, The Cure, Depeche Mode, The Smiths, ... Umm, I could be here the rest of the day naming 80's bands.

Alex J. Cavanaugh said...

Ali, I loved all the heavy metal for you!

Mary, should've passed the CD on to you.

Nicki, glad everyone is having fun with the quiz today!

cestlavie22 said...

Yikes I got 40 %. I take it metal is not my thing lol!

julie fedderson said...

10 out of 10, baby. And I think I have them all on vinyl, too. Except maybe Europe, which is a damn shame. That guy had great hair. I think you should be tied to a chair and forced to watch The Wedding Singer for turning down that 80s CD.

Monti said...

Interesting! I didn't pay much attention to the bands. Was surprised to get 5 out of 10 while guessing at all of them.

Thanks for a fun post!

Monti
NotesAlongTheWay

Stephen Tremp said...

The 80s was a decade of bad fashion and even worse haircuts. But great music though! ANd I got ten out of ten. That was an easy quiz as I listened to all these bands back in the day.

Julius Cicero said...

I am a child of the eighties. I got all ten metal songs, those were the days!

L'Aussie said...

Firstly Alex congrats on the Movie 'fest. I enjoyed reading but didn't enter as luckily I don't see many bad movies.

80s! Well wasn't that the era of all those 'strange' people - Alice Cooper et al, speaking of Alice, he's in Oz doing a tour ATM and looks in great form. That's also when Kylie Minogue took off or was that the 90s. Sorry no time to google it.

Looking forward to Summer Vac 'fest our tomorrow.

Denise

tfwalsh said...

80s are so the best - I love music from the 80s still... I was in my very early teens in the 80s and yes I used to do my hair like the rock bands... Oh I had huge crushes on them..hehe Europe was my fav.

Lynda R Young said...

The 80s rocked! However, I'm not into metal songs so I only knew the answer to one of those questions and the rest were guesses--I got 5/10 right LOL!

Love the cover on the book too, by the way :)

Amity said...

Ha ha...the Quiz was so much fun...and the most funny thing is...I scored 4 out of a 10 item question...grrrrr....I am alien to the 80's toppers...maybe I am not really a music lover...and I just did guess my answers!

I was like a college stude during the 80's...he he...

Interesting post Alex! Kudos! :))

Alex J. Cavanaugh said...

Julie, I just don't do the pop music!

Stephen it was easy. And the 80's was full of bad hair and strong hairspray.

Denise, Cooper was really weird in the 70's. Got a little normal in the 90's.

Thanks everyone for making Nicki's visit fun!

Nicki Elson said...

Yes, thanks everyone for making it VERY fun. :) I'm seriously impressed w/ those hair band skilz (even those of you who got 4s & 5s). And hey, rather cool that the comments are now numbering in the 80s, eh?

Copy boy - I forgive you. But let's not let it happen again... ~_^

And Mary, I'm looking forward to Friday. :D

Oh, and Alex, just so you know, I did find a good home for the One Hit Wonders CD with...the wonderful Suze.

Lydia Kang said...

Wow, I got a 90%. Not bad! I am a child of the 80's so I guess that makes sense. :)

Copyboy said...

BTW...also made you blog of the day.

Leovi said...

Undoubtedly, in the 80's ruled Metallica, the most powerful group of the decade.

Elizabeth Mueller said...

It's nice to meet you, Nicki! She's right, no space and stars on her book cover! ;)

Can you believe it's Thursday already? Where is the time going? Aaa!


♥.•*¨Elizabeth¨*•.♥

LR said...

Look at all these comments!

I got 10 out 10. Yeah.

80's band: A Flock of Seagulls?

Enid Wilson said...

80s, where were I? Hmm my senior moment sets in and I can't remember or think of an answer. But congratulations on the new release, Nicki.

Every Savage Can Reproduce

Alex J. Cavanaugh said...

Nicki, that's good!

Copyboy, I did? Cool.

Leovi, you are extra cool!

Susan Fields said...

That was fun! I got 9 out of 10 correct. How about Duran Duran for another 80s band - they were my favorite when I was a teeny bopper!

Nicki Elson said...

Metallica - even the name is so cool. Flock of Seagulls and Duran Duran, hmm, names not quite as cool but that didn't stop them from being awesome. That's great news, Copy Boy!

Karen Lange said...

Thanks Alex, for the intro to Nicki! As for the quiz, I did terribly. My kids were all born in the 80's, so I'll use busy and distracted as an excuse. :)

lynnrush said...

Okay, that QUIZ was awesome!!!! Love the 80s!!!!

Liz Fichera said...

Nicki is all over the place! And turning down a CD of 80's music?! Are you mad, Alex? :)

I've read THREE DAVES and it is wonderful. A perfect weekend read. So fun.

Sarah Pearson said...

The more I hear about this book, the more it interests me :-)

I wasn't into metal in the eighties but my brother was. I managed 60% so I guess some stuff went in without me realising :-)

Talli Roland said...

Yay! I do love Bon Jovi, Whitesnake and the like! I'm not sure they classify as metal, but they're still hardcore 80s bands, right? :)

Sigh. I miss the 80s!

Sarah Ahiers (Falen) said...

i can't watch the video while at work so i'll have to check it out later. But, Alex, you passed on the 80s cd??! What is wrong with you? The 80s was a trainwreck of awesome!

Darlene Steelman said...

10 of 10 of course! So happy I read a blog I follow and then found yours! :)

I have an 80's blog.. yay.

I love the 80's music! hair metal, heavy metal, thrash metal and pop!

Darlene

Patricia Stoltey said...

I figured I wouldn't know any of these since I was in my 40s in the 80s -- but I got a rocking 40%. I must have been listening a couple of times when my boys had their stereos cranked up.

Alex J. Cavanaugh said...

Nicki, Flock of Seagulls was definitely not cool.

Liz, I don't like pop music.

Talli, Whitesnake was definitely 80's style metal.

Sarah, I can't do 80's pop. Makes my ears bleed.

Darleen, that is cool!

Patricia, I'm sure my mom would've scored the same.

Hilary Melton-Butcher said...

Hi Alex .. not a music fan .. just doesn't go in .. but I got 40% = guesswork! and boy are you getting comments ...

Great to see Nicki here with her book - bon chance to both of you ..

Sir Alex now .. well that could be true with comments into the hundreds ..

Cheers and enjoy the music!! Hilary

Nezzy said...

Woohoo man, I got 100 per cent but I'm kinda a music freak among other quirks. Heeehehhe!

It was great to meet Nicki and get a feel of her book.

God bless and have an amazin' day!!! :o)

Jennifer Lane said...

Woo hoo, I got 9 out of 10 correct! And I'm not a huge hair band fan but I listen to the radio a lot. ;) Fun quiz!

Jennifer Lane said...

The guys who pretended to be Milli Vanilli had great hair...do they count? ;D

Elizabeth Spann Craig/Riley Adams said...

I was a Metallica fan in high school. :) Now I've gotten a lot tamer!

Alex J. Cavanaugh said...

Hilary, the comments on Monday's post really blew my mind.

Nezzy, good for you!

Jennifer, they count as something, just not sure what...

Elizabeth, you rocker chick!

K.C. Woolf said...

I prefer 80s New Wave - by far.

Still, got 70% in the quiz. It's embarrassing ... ;-)

Sharon - coping with a loss said...

Amazing! I got 70% on the quiz by pure guessing. We were in Brazil during the 80's and I never listened to heavy metal in my life - at least not on purpose! Lucky guesses, huh?! I did enjoy reading about the differences between the two of you. Very well written.

Doralynn Kennedy said...

Hi Alex... you passed?? Wow, I'm shocked.

Hi Nicki, that was fun. I did prefer New Wave, which is probably evidenced by my score... I got 5 right... 5 wrong... so at least I was balanced.

Of course, I still failed miserably.

Okay, gotta go listen to Billy Idol on my obsolete iPod.

Chipper Muse said...

Well, I guess I qualify for the Army. I got 100%. And I got to see Def Leppard in concert just the other night. They can still bring it. Glad to meet you, Alex.

Nicki Elson said...

Yahoo, the 80s partay is still rockin' at Alex's place. :) Liz, I promise you'll be sick of me by the end of the month. ;) It's good to see New Wave getting some votes. :) And leave it to you, Jennifer, to bring up Milli Vanilli. Hehe, yup, they definitely count as something.

Hey, to show my appreciation to everyone for indulging me and taking the quiz, I'm going to attempt to attach an 80s Metal playlist. Did it work?

Come At Me Bro said...

This is great!

Rusty Webb said...

Sorry it took so long to comment, I usually do it from my phone or iPad and I couldn't access the quiz that way.

But never fear - I managed to score a perfect 10 out of 10, didn't even have to think either. Those were all automatic answers. I dub myself '80's master.'

Unfortunately, chick lit might be too far out of my realm of enjoyment to read, but I do agree that the cover is pretty good. I wish Nicki all the best.

Tyrean Martinson said...

7 out of 10, pretty good for an old Duran Duran fan, but then my school was known for all things AC/DC with a senior class theme of Back in Black . . .so I guess it makes sense. Those songs brought back some memories . . . and the vision of big hair so big that I couldn't see past a row of it in a tiered seating theater . . . and they were seated.

Alex J. Cavanaugh said...

Sharon, that's good stuff!

Chipper, I've seen them several times - yes they can!

Rusty, I saw that picture of a younger you - if you hadn't scored a perfect ten, I'd be shocked.

Tyrean, oh yeah!

Leovi said...

Well, I got 60% in the test of metal mania, approved by the hair ...

Cherie Colyer said...

I got a 70. I did listen to rock in the 80s. I guess that means I should have gotten them all right, but I only remember my favorites (GNR, Aerosmith and Van Halen among them).

Thanks Alex and Nicki for such a fun post!

Rawknrobyn.blogspot.com said...

Iron Maiden? Motley what? I think I was listening to Journey in the 80s and still am. Clearly, I must check out Nicki's work.
xoRobyn

James Garcia Jr said...

Hello, Nicki. Good to meet you.
Alex, it took mere seconds to tear through that list, brother! Perfect 10. :)
Rock on, you two.

-Jimmy

Bones said...

Great Post! followed :)

Alex J. Cavanaugh said...

Leovi, that's great!

James, you are a confirmed metalhead!

Nicki Elson said...

All hail Rusty and Jimmy! Robyn, you and I can definitely hang---Journey was my first ever concert!

And still, not one person confessed to Rick Springfield...

Thanks again to everyone who stopped by and el-hugo THANKS to Sir Alex, Ninja Master, for being the ultimate in awesome.

Ella said...

70% and I like metal...mmh! Where were all the Metallic questions, lol.
Reminds me of getting our new Bose speakers. WE lived in a duplex and our neighbors cracked it up all the time. Boy, did we have fun when our new speakers arrived. When they started to pound the wall, we turned it up till we couldn't hear them pound anymore, lol.
They were always blasting us; it was our turn. Europe's Final Countdown and Motley Crew's Wild Side were a great warm up~

DiscConnected said...

Alex & Nicki-

10 for 10

It was too easy a quiz...they had Blue Murder as an answer, they shoulda thrown in a Blue Murder song!

And I'll confess to Rick Springfield..."Jesse's Girl" is a power pop gem-he is one of the guilty pleasures in my collection.

As is Night Ranger...and Poison.

Larry

Nebular said...

This blogfest was great and so mmuch fun. I'm looking forward to the next one. Alex, you're an incredible host. Your blogfests rule!

Donea Lee said...

What a fun post!! I LOVE the '80's!!! And I actually got 90% on the quiz ~ woo hoo!!! My musical tastes were all over the place back then. (And I didn't see any Queensryche!) Of course - I also listened to a lot of Depeche Mode... :)

Nicki Elson said...

And we have a Rick Springfield. :D I feel complete now. Thank you, Larry.

Queensryche! THAT's the band I was trying to remember. My friend's wife traveled around Japan w/ them as a crew member in the 80s! And yet I couldn't think of they're name for the quiz. :(

Alex J. Cavanaugh said...

Ella, that's wicked - I like it!

George, thanks! I think that was the biggest one yet. Sent my stats off the chart this week.

Donea, good for you!

Nicki, how could you forget????

Pk Hrezo said...

For not being a metal head I did pretty good.. %80. Boo yah!
Who could forget the hair bands of the 80s?? I grew up listening to them. :)

Deniz Bevan said...

Woo hoo, I got 100%! Except I guessed the Iron Maiden song. Other 80s bands, hmmm... there are so many! Crowded House, The Stone Roses...