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♪ (upbeat theme music) ♪ – (FBE) Today, we’re going to test
how well you know music from the 1980’s. – (groaning) I’m going to do so bad. I’ll know songs
but I won’t know who sings it. – I don’t really know
anything from the 1980’s. I wasn’t alive. I was barely even a thought. – I’m not good with music. I enjoy listening to it,
but I never know bands. – I’m pretty sure I know
a couple songs from the ’80s. – I’d like to say that I’m going
to do pretty great, but there’s a lot of music
that went out in the ’80s, so fingers crossed. ♪ (quirky interlude) ♪ – ♪ We’re not gonna take it ♪ – (singing along)
♪ No, we ain’t gonna take it ♪ – (singing along)
♪ We’re not gonna take it… ♪ – (singing along) ♪ …anymore ♪ (vocalizing guitar playing) – I love that part. ♪ (rock and roll music) ♪ – ♪ We’ve got the right… ♪ – I know this. – This song is probably so famous. I actually have zero idea who it is. – (FBE) Do you know it? – I’ve heard it many times,
but I don’t know who performs it. – “We’re Not Gonna Take It.” The band is… I don’t know. – “We’re Not Gonna Take It”
by… I don’t know. – “We’re Not Gonna Take It.” I don’t want to say Motley Crue. – Twisted Sister,
“We Ain’t Gonna Take It”? – (FBE) So this is
“We’re Not Gonna Take It” by Twisted Sister.
– Twisted Sister. That sounds very familiar. – I’ve heard of them. If someone was like, oh,
you listen to Twisted Sister, I couldn’t be able to tell
you a song by them. – The first time I heard this song,
I heard it as a cover. It just pops in my head every time
I’m going to say no to someone, like, ♪ I’m not gonna take it ♪ ♪ (quirky interlude) ♪ – ♪ Watching in slow motion ♪ ♪ As you turn around and say ♪ – I’ve definitely heard this. – (singing along) ♪ Take my breath away ♪ – Yeah, I definitely know this song. – Classic. – Yeah, I have no idea of this. – ♪ Take my breath away ♪ – I don’t know how I feel about that one. Like, I feel like it’s
kind of a love type song, but I don’t know– it makes me
kind of sad, listening to it. – (FBE) Do you know this song?
– “Take My Breath Away”? Cyndi Lauper? – “Take My Breath Away” by Unknown Artist. – (FBE) This is “Take
My Breath Away” by Berlin. – I have no idea who that is. – Berlin? Okay, see, I wouldn’t know. – I know that Jessica Simpson covered it. That’s the first version
that I ever heard of it. – I feel like I’m at an ’80s dance,
like I need a bow tie. ♪ (quirky interlude) ♪ – ♪ And catch my breathing
even closer behind ♪ – (singing along) ♪ Do do do do do
do do dodo dododo dodo ♪ – Yo, what is this song?
This song is so lit. – My mom used to play
this song every day when I was a kid. – ♪ In touch with the ground ♪ – (singing along) ♪ I’m on the hunt
I’m after you ♪ – ♪ Smell like I sound ♪ ♪ I’m lost in a crowd ♪ ♪ And I’m… ♪ – (singing along)
♪ …hungry like the wolf ♪ Ohhhh… what song is that? My dad is going to be so pissed. – (FBE) You recognize this one?
– No. – I’ve heard it a lot,
but I don’t know who sings it. – I know the song,
but I don’t know who sings it or what it’s called. – Again, I don’t know the artist.
I’m so bad at this. – My mom used to play this,
like, Madonna all the time. I have no clue what
this song is called though. This is from my childhood right now. – (FBE) So this is “Hungry Like the Wolf”
by Duran Duran. – Duran– see, I’m not gonna
get Duran Duran. – Wow, Duran Duran is fricking legendary
and I didn’t know them. – Now I hear it. Now I’m like, oh gosh,
I’m going through other songs. I’m like, oh, it does sound like them. – That sound is so specific to that era and it’s so classic and you can’t hate it. ♪ (quirky interlude) ♪ – ♪ That girl is pretty wild now ♪ – (singing along) ♪ She’s a super freak ♪ – ♪ The kind of girl you read about ♪ ♪ In new-wave magazines ♪ ♪ That girl is pretty kinky ♪
– This is a classic. – ♪ I really love to taste her ♪ ♪ Every time we meet ♪ – (singing along) ♪ She’s alright ♪ – (singing along) ♪ She’s alright ♪ – I just want to go to a disco. – (singing along) ♪ With me ♪ I learned this song a little bit,
when I was a little bit too young. – (FBE) Do you know this one?
– “Super Freak” by… I don’t know who. – That song is obviously “Super Freak.” I don’t know who the artist is! – “Super Freak” by I don’t know,
for the fourth time. – It’s “Super Freak,” but I have
no idea who sings it. – “Super Freak” by Rick James. – (FBE) So this is
“Super Freak” by Rick James. – Rick James. Oh, he’s big, right? – GOD! (groaning) – I’m discovering all these artists
of songs that I’ve heard throughout my whole life. It’s so cool. ♪ (quirky interlude) ♪ – ♪ An’ I could tell it wouldn’t be long ♪ ♪ Till he was with me, yeah me ♪ – I know this one. – ♪ An’ I could tell it wouldn’t be long ♪ ♪ Till he was with me… ♪
– (singing along) ♪ Yeah, me ♪ – (singing along)
♪ Singin’ I love rock an’ roll ♪ This is a classic song. – ♪ …dime in the jukebox, baby ♪ ♪ I love rock an’ roll ♪ ♪ So come an’ take
your time an’ dance with me ♪ – I sang this in choir in fifth grade. (laughing) My school choir. – (FBE) Do you know it?
– Is it “I Love Rock and Roll”? That band. Again, I don’t know. – “I Love Rock and Roll,” Pat Benatar? – “I Love Rock and Roll” by Joan Jett? – “I Love Rock and Roll”
by Joan Jett and The Blackhearts. – (FBE) So this is “I Love Rock and Roll”
by Joan Jett and The Blackhearts. – Dang it! Oh well, well, I got the title right. – I remember that– dancing
to that in my seventh grade dance. I won a dance competition to that song. – It’s always nice to have
a female musician from the ’80s that also happens to be rock and roll. They’re bad asses. ♪ (quirky interlude) ♪ – ♪ She’ll see I’m not so tough ♪ ♪ Just because… ♪ – (singing along) ♪ I’m love
with an uptown girl ♪ – Oh, I love this song. – ♪ …uptown girl ♪ ♪ She’s getting tired
of her high class toys ♪ ♪ And all her presents
from her uptown boys ♪ – I love this song.
Billy Joel has a special place in my heart. I was literally listening
to this on the way over here. I have it on a CD in my car. – (FBE) Do you know this one?
– I have no idea who sings it, but I know the song.
It’s “Uptown Girl.” – I don’t know the artist,
but I know the song. It’s “Uptown Girl.” It’s one of my favorite songs. – “Uptown Girl” by Billy Joel. – This song is “Uptown Girl” by Billy Joel. – (FBE) This is “Uptown Girl”
by Billy Joel. – Oh, he’s huge too! Oh my goodness, man. All these names I know, man. I should actually listen
to some of their music. – I know who he is. I wouldn’t be able to tell you
what his songs were. – The only reason why
I know about this song is because I watched it
in an episode of Glee and I just never remembered to look up
who actually sang the song. – (FBE) “Uptown Girl”
is actually about two supermodels. When he started writing this song, it was his then
girlfriend Elle MacPherson, but after they split,
the blue collared Joel looked to his future wife,
supermodel Christie Brinkley. – Oh, okay. Ooh, fascinating. – His life is so hard. He had a supermodel girlfriend,
and now he has a supermodel wife. – Was that drama for them
in the supermodel industry, where it’s like, oh yeah,
that song was about me. It’s like, well, it’s about me now. – So he wrote a song about a girl,
and then made it about his wife. Is the wife… does she know about that? ♪ (quirky interlude) ♪ – ♪ You missed two classes
and no homework ♪ – (laughing) That’s a funny lyric. – I know this song. – ♪ But your teacher preaches class
like you’re some kind of jerk ♪ – Beastie Boys? – ♪ You gotta fight ♪ – (singing along) ♪ For your right ♪ – ♪ To party ♪ – This song, I’ve heard so many times. Who is this? Who is this? – (FBE) Last one. Do you know it? – I don’t. – No. – “Fight For Your Right to Party”
by Beastie Boys? – “You Gotta Fight For Your Right,”
the Beastie Boys. – (FBE) This is “Fight For Your Right”…
– Ah! – (FBE) …by the Beastie Boys.
– The Beastie Boys. Yes, I’ve heard of them. – I know who they are but I’ve
never really gotten into their music. – I love the Beastie Boys. They used to be one
of my big favorite artists. – They still are one
of the best hip hop groups in hip hop history. – It’s like the super teen rebellion song. Like, yeah, you know what? Forget all this nonsense with school. I gotta fight for my right to party. And that’s me. Don’t tell my mom that. ♪ (quirky interlude) ♪ – Thanks for watching us
test our ’80s music knowledge on the React channel. – Take our breath away! Subscribe. – If you love rock and roll and us,
then hit that like button. – Hey, guys, I’m Katie,
a React channel producer. Thank you so much for watching. If you’re too young
to be nostalgic for the ’80s, don’t worry, we got
more episodes for you below.

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