Can you match the 80s album name to the artist? Quiz

Welcome to a journey back in time with our very cleverly named quiz: “Can you match the 80s album name to the artist.”

This quiz transports you to the vibrant, transformative era of the 1980s when the music scene was as diverse as it was revolutionary.

The ’80s brought forth a blend of different styles – from synth-pop to hair metal, new wave to hip-hop, creating an eclectic musical landscape that continues to resonate today.

The ’80s were marked by the advent of the music video, propelled by the launch of MTV, leading to a more visually-oriented music industry. This period witnessed the rise of numerous iconic bands, each leaving an indelible mark with their distinctive sounds, innovative music videos, and landmark albums.

From the soaring rock anthems of Bon Jovi, the synth-laden soundscapes of Depeche Mode, to the unique blend of funk, rock, and new wave from INXS, the ’80s gave us music that transcended boundaries. Albums such as U2’s ‘The Joshua Tree,’ Duran Duran’s ‘Rio,’ and The Smiths’ ‘The Queen Is Dead’ became emblematic of this decade’s vibrant music scene.

So, are you ready to travel back to this dynamic era of music? Whether you’re an ’80s kid, a music historian, or an all-genre music lover, this quiz will take you on a nostalgic ride through some of the biggest, boldest, and most memorable moments of ’80s music. Don your leg warmers, tease up your hair, and let’s get started!

Seriously, though… it is time to get quizzing as there’s absolutely nothing at stake, except your musical pride…

Can you match the 80s album name to the artist?


  1. “Thriller”
  2. “Appetite for Destruction”
  3. “Rio”
  4. “The Joshua Tree”
  5. “Slippery When Wet”
  6. “Back in Black”
  7. “Kick”
  8. “The Queen Is Dead”
  9. “Violator”
  10. “Songs from the Big Chair”
  11. “Brothers in Arms”
  12. “The Unforgettable Fire”
  13. “Purple Rain”
  14. “Like a Virgin”
  15. “Disintegration”
  16. “True”
  17. “Hysteria”
  18. “Remain in Light”
  19. “Synchronicity”
  20. “Master of Puppets”
  21. “Graceland”
  22. “Doolittle”
  23. “Let It Be”
  24. “Pyromania”
  25. “The Nightfly”


  1. Michael Jackson (1982)
  2. Guns N’ Roses (1987)
  3. Duran Duran (1982)
  4. U2 (1987)
  5. Bon Jovi (1986)
  6. AC/DC (1980)
  7. INXS (1987)
  8. The Smiths (1986)
  9. Depeche Mode (1990)
  10. Tears for Fears (1985)
  11. Dire Straits (1985)
  12. U2 (1984)
  13. Prince (1984)
  14. Madonna (1984)
  15. The Cure (1989)
  16. Spandau Ballet (1983)
  17. Def Leppard (1987)
  18. Talking Heads (1980)
  19. The Police (1983)
  20. Metallica (1986)
  21. Paul Simon (1986)
  22. Pixies (1989)
  23. The Replacements (1984)
  24. Def Leppard (1983)
  25. Donald Fagen (1982)