Tuesday, November 21, 2006

Retro Tuesday: '80s Female Musicians

How about a quiz about female recording artists from the '80s, I thought to myself when I woke up at 4:00 this morning.

Since I couldn't go back to sleep, I thought I'd give it a shot. So here goes....

1. What famous indie artist was once the lead singer for 'Til Tuesday?
(earworm of the day: "hush, hush...keep it down now, voices carry....")

2. Which famous '80s recording artist began her career as an opera singer?

3. Which female artist sang the theme song for PeeWee's Playhouse?

4. Who was the lead singer for Missing Persons?

5. Who played an unknown dancer on the TV spin-off of Fame before she made it big as a musician?

6. Joan Jett was signed to her first recording contract under the name Joan Jett and _____? Bonus question: How old was she?

7. In Toni Basil's video for "Mickey," what school was represented by her cheerleading uniform?

8. In 1984, Van Halen released an album called...1984. (Clever, huh?) What other band fronted by a female released an album of the same name?

9. Prince wrote a song that was made famous by an all-female band. Name the song and the band. (Bonus: what other female singer had a smash hit in 1990 which was also written by Prince?)

10. What was the name of Madonna's first band?

Answers posted later today!

7 Comments:

Anonymous Gypsy soliloquized...

2. Cyndi Lauper!

6. Joan Jett and the Heartbreakers!

9. The Bangles, Manic Monday

Tuesday, November 21, 2006 9:36:00 AM  
Blogger Sparky Duck soliloquized...

Geez for 1. Aimee Mann?

7.By the one she wore, wasnt it Pepperdine?

9.Bonus question:Nothing Compares to U by Sinead O'Connor

10.Breakfast Club

Tuesday, November 21, 2006 10:00:00 AM  
Blogger Heather Harper soliloquized...

2. Linda Rondstat?

6. the heartbreakers?

10. Sinead O' Stupid.

Tuesday, November 21, 2006 10:15:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous soliloquized...

1. Aimee Mann

2. ~ ~ ~ ~ ~

3. Cyndi Lauper

4. ~ ~ ~ ~ ~

5. Janet Jackson

6. Joan Jett and the Blackhearts. Bonus: 30?

7. ~ ~ ~ ~ ~

8. Eurythmics

9. Manic Monday by the Bangels. Bonus: Sheila E or Sheena Easton?

10. ~ ~ ~ ~ ~

Tuesday, November 21, 2006 10:34:00 AM  
Anonymous Janet soliloquized...

1. Aimie Mann

4. Dale someone...

6. the Blackhearts

Tuesday, November 21, 2006 10:59:00 AM  
Blogger Colleen Gleason soliloquized...

Oh!!! I finally have some stumpers! Yay for me!

1. Yes, is Aimee Mann

2. Maybe she wasn't a professional opera singer, but she was trained to be one...she is a solo artist

3. Yes, is Cyndi Lauper

4. Yes, Dale someone...but who? :-)

5. Yes, is Janet Jackson

6. Joan Jett's later band was called the Blackhearts...but the first name she was signed under (at age 15!!) was a different name.

7. Toni Basil's uniform had LVHS on it...

8. This female frontsperson was half of a duo

9. Yes on the Manic Monday/Bangles answer, and the Sinead O'(what did you call her Heather? *g*) Connor song.

10. Yes, the Breakfast Club is right.

Tuesday, November 21, 2006 3:31:00 PM  
Blogger ren soliloquized...

i think i can fill in some blanks...

2. pat benetar was trained as an opera singer.

4. dale bozio sang lead for missing persons and her husand terry was the drummer.

6. joan jet sang lead for the runaways (with lita ford!)

9. aside from "manic monday" and "nothing compares 2 u" prince also composed "sugar walls" for sheena easton.

Tuesday, November 21, 2006 4:34:00 PM  

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