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We Look Back at the Top Rock Tracks of the 1980s Because We Are at Bar Trivia

The 1980s were a golden age of rock & roll with loud guitar and even louder fashion. We here at The Hard Times felt it was a good time to take a look back at this tumultuous decade in music because we are all on a team at bar trivia and we have to answer five questions about 80s rock in three minutes.

With such hits as “Who’s Crying Now” and “Open Arms,” this band was originally named The Golden Gate Rhythm Section. It has to be Journey, right? I can hear Steve Perry’s voice in my head. Shit, or is it Boston? No, it has to be Journey. They are from San Francisco, right? Yeah, put down Journey.

Twisted Sister is famous for their hits “We’re Not Gonna Take It” and “I Wanna Rock” but do you happen to know the name of the album where both of those songs appear? Do you think it’s a trick question? Is the album just called “I Wanna Rock?” Actually, I’m pretty sure the album is called “Burn In Hell.” I remember parents being upset about that. Just put that down and we’ll come back to it.

Bon Jovi’s 1986 album “Slippery When Wet” went platinum 12 times but can you name three songs from it? Let’s see, “Livin’ on a Prayer” has to be one of them. Shoot, is “Wanted Dead or Alive” the one from “Young Guns” or is that the other one? I always get them confused. They are basically the same song.

Do you happen to know what political situation Scorpions were singing about in their hit song “Winds of Change?” It couldn’t be Watergate. Tat was way before this song came out. God, why did I have so many beers? Is it the Berlin Wall or communism in general? How specific do the judges want us to be?

We all know “Eye of the Tiger” is from the soundtrack of one of the Rocky movies, but which one? It’s Rocky 2. It has to be. I can picture him training for it when he’s preparing for his fight with Apollo. Or is that Mr. T I’m thinking of? Put Rocky 2, I’m sure of it.

Well, there you have it: a bold look back at the decade of Thriller, Madonna, and Bryan Adams. If you have time to stick around, and you know about Ornithology, we’ll buy you a drink and you can join us for round two.