Pop Quiz: Can You Identify These ’80s Hits by Just Their First Second?

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July 17 2014 12:27 PM

Pop Quiz: Can You Identify These ’80s Hits by Just Their First Second?

Michael Jackson, Madonna and Axl Rose.
How well do you know this era?

Photo illustration by Slate. MJ and Madonna photos by Michael Putland/Getty Images; Axl photo by Marc S. Canter/Michael Ochs Archives/Getty Images

Earlier this month we challenged you to identify 16 recent Billboard hits by their first second alone. Last week we challenged you to do the same for ’90s hits. Now, travel with us to the era of cassette players and massive hairdos. Put on your luckiest pair of parachute pants and see if you can name these ’80s hits based on their first second.

Take Our Other Pop Quizzes: 1970s1990s, Recent Hits

David Haglund is a senior editor at Slate. He runs Brow Beat, Slate's culture blog.

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