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Can You Get More Than 10 Right On This Basic Pop Music Quiz?

Did all those hours spent watching MTV pay off?

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  1. 1.

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    Via Epic
    "Beat It"
    Via Epic
    Correct
    Incorrect
    Via Epic
    "Smooth Criminal"
    Via Epic
    Correct
    Incorrect
    Via Epic
    "Billie Jean"
    Via Epic
    Correct
    Incorrect
    Via Epic
    "Remember the Time"
    Via Epic
    Correct!
    Wrong!

    "Smooth Criminal"

    Despite this song topping the charts in Spain and the Netherlands in 1987, it came up short in the US. Definitely strange, given how it's by easily one of the most recognizable songs from one of the most popular musical artists of all time.

    "Smooth Criminal"
    Via Epic
  2. 2.

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    Via Epic
    "Time After Time"
    Via Epic
    Correct
    Incorrect
    Via Virgin
    "Don't You Want Me"
    Via Virgin
    Correct
    Incorrect
    Via EMI
    "Eye of the Tiger"
    Via EMI
    Correct
    Incorrect
    Via Mercury Records
    "I'll Be There for You"
    Via Mercury Records
    Correct
    Incorrect
    Via Capitol
    "U Can't Touch This"
    Via Capitol
    Correct
    Incorrect
    Via RCA
    "Never Gonna Give You Up"
    Via RCA
    Correct!
    Wrong!

    "U Can't Touch This"

    Though it definitely fits with the '80s vibe, this song debuted in 1990. It was one of the most emblematic pop songs of all time, and you'll hear it endlessly in movies, TV shows, ads and more.

    "U Can't Touch This"
    Via Capitol
  3. 3. Finish these Madonna lyrics:

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    pray, deep, pray, my time
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    go, again, go, you
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    Incorrect
    preach, deep, preach, sleep
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    take no mess, again, take no mess, my time
    Correct!
    Wrong!

    "Papa Don't Preach"

    This song, co-written and performed by Madonna, was released in 1986. It's been covered a number of times, one of the most famous covers being Kelly Osbourne's take on the song in 2002.

    "Papa Don't Preach"
    Via Warner Bros
  4. 4. Which boy band is this?

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    5ive
    Correct
    Incorrect
    New Kids on the Block
    Correct
    Incorrect
    98 Degrees
    Correct
    Incorrect
    LFO
    Correct!
    Wrong!

    98 Degrees

    Remember Nick Lachey, Jessica Simpson's ex? In the '90s, he was the leader of this boy band, known for being an independent recording group that wasn't created by a producer or a label, like every other boy band.

    98 Degrees
    Via Universal
  5. 5.

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    Sporty Spice
    Correct
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    Scary Spice
    Correct
    Incorrect
    Posh Spice
    Correct
    Incorrect
    Lucky Spice
    Correct
    Incorrect
    Baby Spice
    Correct
    Incorrect
    Ginger Spice
    Correct!
    Wrong!

    Lucky Spice

    These famous nicknames for the Spice Girls were given to them by the press and not themselves.

    Lucky Spice
    Via Virgin
  6. 6.

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    J.Lo
    Via Getty Images
    Correct
    Incorrect
    Madonna
    Correct
    Incorrect
    Beyoncé
    Correct
    Incorrect
    Britney Spears
    Correct
    Incorrect
    Mariah Carey
    Correct
    Incorrect
    Christina Aguilera
    Correct!
    Wrong!

    Mariah Carey

    In the music video for "We Belong Together," the singer used the Vera Wang dress that she wore to her wedding when she married Tommy Mottola.

    Mariah Carey
    Via Island
  7. 7.

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    Via Getty Images
    Jessica Simpson
    Via Getty Images
    Correct
    Incorrect
    Britney Spears
    Correct
    Incorrect
    Justin Timberlake
    Correct
    Incorrect
    Ryan Gosling
    Correct!
    Wrong!

    Jessica Simpson

    The Mickey Mouse Club was a Disney show that featured a number of '90s stars when they were young, including JC (from NSYNC), Christina Aguilera, Britney Spears, Justin Timberlake, and even Ryan Gosling — but never Jessica Simpson. :(

    Jessica Simpson
    Via Getty Images
  8. 8.

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    Via Def Jam
    "Diamonds," Rihanna
    Via Def Jam
    Correct
    Incorrect
    Via Sony BMG
    "Utopia," Belinda
    Via Sony BMG
    Correct
    Incorrect
    Via Columbia
    "Pretty Hurts," Beyoncé
    Via Columbia
    Correct
    Incorrect
    Via RCA
    "Wrecking Ball," Miley Cyrus
    Via RCA
    Correct!
    Wrong!

    "Wrecking Ball" by Miley Cyrus

    Sia Furler, the Australian singer-songwriter, has written a number of hit songs, but "Wrecking Ball" was not one of them.

    "Wrecking Ball" by Miley Cyrus
    Via RCA
  9. 9.

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    Via Getty Images
    Taylor Swift
    Via Getty Images
    Correct
    Incorrect
    Beyoncé
    Correct
    Incorrect
    Madonna
    Correct
    Incorrect
    Rihanna
    Correct!
    Wrong!

    Taylor Swift

    In 2014, this singer took the No. 1 spot on the Billboard charts with her song "Shake It Off," but it wasn't long before "Blank Space" would later join it.

    Taylor Swift
    Via Getty Images
  10. 10.

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    Drums
    Correct
    Incorrect
    Piano
    Correct
    Incorrect
    Guitar
    Correct
    Incorrect
    Trumpet
    Correct
    Incorrect
    Bass
    Correct!
    Wrong!

    The bass

    The Canadian musician is a multi-instrumentalist, and not only sings but also writes and is very attractive. (Though I suppose that last one is subjective.)

    The bass
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  11. 11.

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    Rihanna
    Via Getty Images
    Correct
    Incorrect
    Nicki Minaj
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    Incorrect
    Pink
    Correct
    Incorrect
    Shakira
    Correct!
    Wrong!

    Shakira

    This rapper has collaborated an impressive number of times with other singers, but Shakira has yet to have the good fortune (?) of being one of them.

    Shakira
    Via Getty Images
  12. 12.

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    Via Harvest
    The Dark Side of the Moon, Pink Floyd
    Via Harvest
    Correct
    Incorrect
    Via Parlophone (GBR)
    Please, Please Me, The Beatles
    Via Parlophone (GBR)
    Correct
    Incorrect
    Via Epic
    Thriller, Michael Jackson
    Via Epic
    Correct
    Incorrect
    Via Big Machine
    1989, Taylor Swift
    Via Big Machine
    Correct
    Incorrect
    Via Jive
    Millennium, Backstreet Boys
    Via Jive
    Correct
    Incorrect
    Via Warner Bros
    Madonna, Madonna
    Via Warner Bros
    Correct!
    Wrong!

    Thriller

    With more than 100 million copies, this record is the most-sold album in all history. In second place is Back in Black by ACDC, while the third place is taken by The Dark Side of the Moon by Pink Floyd.

    Thriller
    Via Epic
 
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