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– (singing along) ♪ Oh,
I wanna dance with somebody ♪ – (singing along) ♪ I wanna
feel the heat with somebody ♪ – This song makes me feel alive. ♪ (upbeat theme music) ♪ – (FBE) Today, we’re gonna test you
on how well you know music from the 1980s.
– Oh, I’m gonna be terrible. I don’t even think
I know anything from the 1980s. – Oh! It looks like something
I’m gonna do very poorly at. I feel like I know songs
and I never know who they’re by. – Oh god. I think that I’m going
to be able to sing along to at least 80% of the songs,
and I think I’m going to know the names of at least
one of the songs. – I’ll probably recognize
some of the songs, but I probably won’t do very well
on the bands or names. I don’t listen
to that much ’80s music. – Every time I do these,
I always feel like I learn more about music than I thought I knew. It either shows that I know
a lot about the ’80s music, or it’s like, “Oh,
there’s something else I have to add to a playlist.” ♪ (quirky interlude) ♪ – ♪ Sweet dreams… ♪ – (singing along)
♪ …are made of this ♪ – (singing along)
♪ Who am I to disagree? ♪ – ♪ I traveled the world ♪ ♪ And the seven seas ♪ ♪ Everybody’s looking… ♪ – Oh, this is such
a popular, famous song. – ♪ Sweet dreams are made of this ♪ – I need to just
be doing– is this ’80s? No? – ♪ I traveled the world ♪ ♪ And the seven seas ♪ ♪ Everybody’s looking for something ♪ – I like that song. I’ve heard it and I’ve liked it. I didn’t pay enough attention
to figure out who the name of those artists are. – (FBE) So do you know it?
– “Sweet Dreams.” I don’t know the artist. – “Sweet Dreams” by Marilyn Manson? – “Sweet Dreams.” I don’t know who sings it. – “Sweet Dreams,”
but I don’t know the artist. The cover art on the thing
is like two people in suits. – (FBE) So this is “Sweet Dreams,”
and it’s by the Eurythmics. – Oh, yeah, see?
Wouldn’t have known that. – I’ve never heard
that name in my life, and this song is so popping. – Just the tune
of it is very vintagy. It’s ’80s and it just makes me
want to walk on down the street and be like… ♪ (vocalizing) ♪
you know, to my steps, you know what I mean? It’s that kind of song,
the song that puts you in the mood, like, “I own this street.” ♪ (quirky interlude) ♪ ♪ (rap rock) ♪ – ♪ She starts swingin’ ♪ ♪ With the boys in tune ♪ ♪ And her feet fly up in the air ♪ ♪ Singing’ hey diddle diddle
with a kitty in the middle ♪ – (groaning) My mom loves this song. See, she’s going to be so pissed. – ♪ With a lady
who was ready to play ♪ ♪ It wasn’t me she was foolin’ ♪ ♪ ‘Cause she knew what she was doin’ ♪ ♪ When she told me
how to walk this way ♪ – (singing along)
♪ Told me to walk this way ♪ – (singing along) ♪ Talk this way ♪ – ♪ Walk this way ♪ ♪ Talk this way ♪ ♪ She told me to walk this way ♪ – The rap kind of came out of nowhere. I’ve heard the beat, though. It feels like the intro
for a lot of CMT shows, like Trick My Truck. – (FBE) Do you know it? – “Walk That Way”
by I don’t know who. – “Walk This Way,”
and it’s by– I don’t know. – “Walk This Way” by someone that’s not who I know
to sing that song. – “Walk This Way” by Aerosmith? – (FBE) This is “Walk This Way”
by Run-D.M.C., featuring Aerosmith. – Okay, was the scream
“Walk this way” Aerosmith? Okay, yeah, that makes sense.
That’s why I was confused. – Aah, I know both of those people! – This a really
famous collab too, right? It’s very two different styles
that contrast, but when put together, very cool. ♪ (quirky interlude) ♪ – ♪ Can you hear them ♪ – (singing along)
♪ They talk about us ♪ – ♪ Telling lies ♪ – (singing along)
♪ That’s no surprise ♪ – ♪ Can you see them ♪ ♪ See right through them ♪ ♪ They have no shield ♪ ♪ No secrets to reveal ♪ ♪ It doesn’t matter what they say ♪ – Okay, this one,
my mom definitely played on the stereo as a kid. – ♪ …games people play ♪ ♪ Our lips are sealed ♪ – It’s cute. I’ve never heard it before,
but it’s kinda cute. It’s like a teeny bopper type song. – (FBE) Do you know this one?
– No, I do not know it. – I don’t, actually. – No, I don’t even know
the name of it. – It sounds familiar,
but I don’t know the name. – It’s “Our Lips are Sealed,” Madonna. – “Our Lips are Sealed.” I remember hearing a cover of it,
where Hillary Duff was singing that with her sister. – (FBE) This is “Our Lips
are Sealed” by The Go-Go’s. – Okay, I thought Go-Go was a dance. – I’ve heard of The Go-Go’s,
but I don’t really know any of their music. – The Go-Go’s, damn, okay. – I could put this on while driving
on the PCH to Santa Monica, about to hit the pier
or something like that, and it’s fun. It’s like a summer song. ♪ (quirky interlude) ♪ – ♪ Don’t need money ♪ ♪ Don’t take fame ♪ – (singing along)
♪ Don’t need a credit card ♪ ♪ To ride this train ♪ – ♪ It’s strong and it’s sudden ♪ ♪ And it’s cruel sometimes ♪ – This sounds like a theme song
or opening song for a ’90s Nickelodeon show. – ♪ That’s the power of love ♪ ♪ That’s the power of love ♪ – Uh, god, I’ve heard that song
in every montage ever made for the last 30 years… I should probably know
what it’s called. – (FBE) Do you know this song?
– No, I’ve never heard of this. – Definitely never heard this song
or this artist at all in my entire life. – I don’t know who it’s by,
but I know it’s “The Power of Love.” – “Power of Love.” Artist, I do not know. – “The Power of Love.” It’s one of those songs
where you hear it once or twice, but you kind of just know it. – (FBE) This is “The Power of Love”
by Huey Lewis and the News. – Never heard of them. – I don’t think I’ve ever heard
of Huey Lewis and the News. – (FBE) This song was actually
featured in Back to the Future as Marty McFly
rides his skateboard to school, and Lewis actually has
a cameo in the film as one of the people judging bands
for the high school dance. – No. I need to watch
that movie again. I haven’t seen
Back to the Future in a while. – I remember this song
from the movie. The fact that he made
a cameo in the movie, it’s like, “Oh, my song’s in the movie.
I’m in the movie. I’m pretty cool, right?” ♪ (quirky interlude) ♪ – ♪ I’ve done alright up to now ♪
– Oh! – ♪ It’s the light of day… ♪ – This song makes me feel alive. – ♪ And when the night falls… ♪
– Oh my god! – ♪ Loneliness calls ♪ – (singing along) ♪ Oh,
I wanna dance with somebody ♪ – (singing along) ♪ I wanna
feel the heat with somebody ♪ ♪ Yeah… ♪ (laughing) – Yeah, this one’s triggy. I like this. – ♪ With somebody who loves me ♪ – This music is
really nice to listen to. It’s fun. It makes you happy. – (FBE) So do you know this one?
– “I Want to Dance With Somebody.” But I don’t know. – That’s “I Want
to Dance With Somebody,” but I don’t think I know the artist. – “Dance With Somebody”
by Whitney Houston? – “I Want to Dance With Somebody”
by Whitney Houston. – “I Want to Dance With Somebody”
by Whitney Houston. – “I Want to Dance With Somebody”
by Whitney Houston. That voice is so freaking strong
and so powerful that it can’t be replicated. – (FBE) This is
“I Want to Dance With Somebody” by Whitney Houston.
– No, it’s not. My god. I’m embarrassed. – I probably should know
that’s by Whitney Houston, but, yeah, I’ve definitely heard
the song before and it’s a classic. – Oh, wow, that’s– all right,
I should know who this is. Oh, wow, this is bad. Whitney Houston obviously,
you know, was a legend. – That was such a good song. I remember my grandma
playing it in the house before and I was like, “Oh my gosh,
who is that?” That’s when I first learned
about Whitney Houston, and from then on, it’s just like,
yo, Whitney is the best. ♪ (quirky interlude) ♪ – ♪ Knockin’ me out
with those American thighs ♪ ♪ Taking more than her share ♪ ♪ Had me fighting for air ♪ ♪ She told me to come… ♪ – (singing along)
♪ But I was already there ♪ – ♪ ‘Cause the walls start shaking ♪ ♪ The earth was quaking ♪ ♪ My mind was aching ♪ ♪ And we were making it and you ♪ – (singing along)
♪ Shook me all night long ♪ – This sounds so familiar. – ♪ Yeah, you shook me
all night long ♪ – It sounds very hair band-ish to me. – (FBE) How about this one?
Do you know it? – No idea. – No, I don’t. – I don’t know exactly what
the name of the song could be, but Guns N’ Roses? – “You Shook Me All Night Long”? I feel like I should
know who it’s by, but I don’t. – “All Night Long” by… I need to start looking at the names
of things when I listen to them. – (FBE) So this is called
“You Shook Me All Night Long” by AC/DC.
– Oh, it was AC/DC? Damn it. – I know who AC/DC is, but I’ve never heard
one of their songs. – Oh, AC/DC, okay. A popular band
that everybody usually knows. ♪ (quirky interlude) ♪ – ♪ Glitter on the front porch ♪ ♪ Glitter on the highway ♪ ♪ The Love Shack
is a little old place where… ♪ – (singing along)
♪ We can get together ♪ – ♪ Love Shack, baby ♪ ♪ Love Shack, baby ♪ ♪ Love Shack, that’s where it’s at ♪ ♪ Love Shack, that’s where it’s at ♪ – Yeah, that’s–
that’s one that makes you want to get up and dance,
so I feel like that’s a good one. I like that. – (FBE) Last one, do you know it?
– No, I’m out. – I don’t know who it’s by, but I believe
it’s called “Love Shack.” – It’s “Love Shack,”
but I don’t know the artist. – “Love Shack”? Artist is gonna be
another iconic person I don’t know. – (FBE) That was
“Love Shack” by the B-52’s. – I’ve never heard of them. – I’ve never even heard of them. The B-52’s? – (FBE) There’s
actually a line in the song where lead singer Cindy
Wilson wails, “Tin roof rusted!” That was originally an outtake
that was added to the track and has become one of the song’s
most memorable lines. – Oh, so it was an improv moment? That’s so cool! – Those are my favorite things of–
they’re not supposed to be there, and they weren’t planned. They just come out of the moment
because it’s so cool. That’s just real and spontaneous,
and it’s just there now. ♪ (quirky interlude) ♪ – Thanks for watching us
test our ’80s music knowledge on the React channel. – Hit that Like button
if you liked this episode. – Let us know in the comments
what ’80s songs you love. – Hi, everyone, Alyssa here,
a producer from the React channel. Thanks so much
for checking out our ’80s jam. If you liked this episode,
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22 thoughts on “DO COLLEGE KIDS KNOW 80s MUSIC? #5 (REACT: Do They Know It?)

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  2. College kids know 70's music. Include Aerosmith's original version of Walk This Way.
    Led Zeppelin
    Elton John
    Carole King
    Donna Summer
    Peter Frampton
    Logging and Messina

  3. Id love for them to play 50s music to kids/teens without telling them its 50s music. Just to see what they kids thought. Get an honest "what do you think of it".

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