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.
TODAY IN SLATE
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