Think you’re an expert on 80s trivia? How about Oscar winners? Let’s put your skill to the test with a quiz on the 10 winners of the Academy Award for Best Original Song from the years 1980 to 1989. I’ll give you the year and rather than give you the songwriter or producer, I’ll supply with the artist who who sang the Oscar winner (hint: one is a Disney classic). You’ll need to provide the A) song title and B) the movie it appeared in. One point for each part so 2 points possible for each year. Before you get too cocky, let me warn you the last two are tough!
1980 Irene Cara
1981 Christopher Cross
1982 Joe Cocker and Jennifer Warnes
1983 Irene Cara
1984 Stevie Wonder
1985 Lionel Richie
1987 Bill Medley and Jennifer Warnes
1988 Carly Simon
1989 Samuel E. Wright
And the answers are :
1980 “Fame” from Fame
1981 “Arthur’s Theme: Best That You Can Do” from Arthur
1982 “Up Where We Belong” from An Officer and A Gentleman
1983 “Flashdance” from Flashdance
1984 “I Just Called To Say I Love You” from The Woman In Red (Prince was robbed here)
1985 “Say You Say Me” from White Nights
1986 “Take My Breath Away” from Top Gun
1987 “(I’ve Had The) Time Of My Life” from Dirty Dancing
1988 “Let The River Run” from Working Girl
1989 “Under The Sea” from The Little Mermaid
A score of 18 or more and you’re a true Oscar savant!
A score of 14 to 17 and you’re probably a ringer at your office Oscar tournament.
A score of 10 to 13 and you didn’t embarrass yourself.
A score below 9…..I’m sorry but we ran out of participation ribbons.