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– (singing along) ♪ Wake
me up before you go-go ♪ – (singing along)
♪ I want the world to know ♪ – (singing along)
♪ I gotta let it show ♪ ♪ (upbeat intro) ♪ – (FBE) So today, we’re gonna see
how well you know some ’80s songs. – Oh boy, this is gonna be bad. This is gonna be really bad. Literally, I know
nothing of ’80s music at all. – I am just gonna be so bad. I’ll listen to songs,
but I won’t pay attention to who is it. – Music is not my thing. I can tell you any movie,
what year, what director, what actors, but when it comes to music,
I’m just like, “I know that song.” – I feel like every time I do these,
I get a little bit better, so hopefully I’ll know
all of them this time, but if not, this just means
I have something to listen to on the way back home. – Yes! (laughing)
I like the ’80s. My mom listens to a lot of ’80s music,
and when we’re in the car, since normally she’s the one driving, she’ll be like, “It’s my radio,”
so I listen to ’80s music a lot. ♪ (quirky interlude) ♪ – ♪ So c’mon, take a bottle,
shake it up ♪ ♪ Break the bubble… ♪ – I’ve totally heard this song before. – (singing along)
♪ Pour some sugar on me ♪ – ♪ Ooh, in the name of love ♪ – (singing along)
♪ Pour some sugar on me ♪ – This is from the Vine
with the Chihuahua. – ♪ Pour your sugar on me ♪ ♪ I can’t get enough ♪
– I like it. It’s like a rock kinda song. – (FBE) Do you know it?
– No, I don’t. – No. – No, I don’t think I do.
It hurts to say this. – “Sugar,” Journey. – “Pour Some Sugar on Me,”
but I don’t know who it is. – “Pour Some Sugar on Me,”
but I do not know the artist. – I don’t know the artist,
but the song title is “Pour Some Sugar on Me.” – “Pour Some Sugar” by Def Leppard? – (FBE) This is
“Pour Some Sugar on Me” by Def Leppard.
– Never heard of him. – I’ve never heard of them,
but I’ve heard this song. – I’ve never even heard of that band. I’ve listened to it before. My sister’s all about the ’80s,
so she’s gonna be really disappointed in me. – (FBE) So Def Leppard’s drummer
Rick Allen lost his left arm in a car accident in 1984. He didn’t think he’d
be able to play drums again, but his band mates
urged him to continue and play with the band.
– What? – (FBE) He now plays with his foot
what he used to play with his arm. – Are you serious? I admire him so much.
That is awesome. – That just goes to show
that people literally find ways to do things, and it’s like, yeah,
you lost an arm, but that’s something
that you loved doing, so, hey, he adapted and learned
how to use his foot to play. That’s pretty awesome. ♪ (quirky interlude) ♪ – ♪ I’ll make it through ♪ ♪ The time has come for me ♪ ♪ To break out of this shell ♪ – I don’t know
what this is, but I like it. – ♪ I have to shout ♪ ♪ That I am coming out ♪ – (singing along) ♪ I’m coming out ♪ – (singing along)
♪ I want the world to know ♪ – (singing along)
♪ I got to let it show ♪ – Oh, this song reminds me of my mom. – It’s good vibe music right here. – ♪ I got to let it show ♪
– I like it. The way I picture this song
is someone skipping in the street and just singing
♪ I’m coming out ♪ – (FBE) Do you know it?
– No, I don’t know this song. – No, I don’t. – I don’t know. – I don’t know anything. – “I’m Coming Out” by I don’t know. – This is “I’m Coming Out,”
and I want to say it’s by Diana Ross. – (FBE) This is “I’m Coming Out”
by Diana Ross. – Oh, Diana Ross?
I should have known that. – Really? It’s Diana Ross? I’ve only heard a few of her songs, but I never sat down
and actually listened to her. – Okay, look at me!
One on the board. All right. I remember hearing this one
in the house a lot, when my grandma
would clean up on Saturdays. ♪ (quirky interlude) ♪ – ♪ Got to give us
what we want (uh!) ♪ ♪ Gotta give us what we need (hey!) ♪ ♪ Our freedom of speech
is freedom or death ♪ ♪ We got to fight the powers that be ♪ ♪ Fight the power ♪
– It’s super catchy. – ♪ Fight the power ♪ – I don’t think I’ve
ever heard of this song before. – It sounds very familiar,
but I just can’t. – It’s giving me N.W.A. vibes. – ♪ Fight the power ♪ ♪ Fight the power ♪ ♪ We’ve got to fight
the powers that be ♪ – Oh no! I’m so bad with rap,
just in general, and if you add
an extra 37 years, I’m so lost. – (FBE) So do you know it?
– I don’t know. – I don’t know this song. – I can’t say I’ve heard
of this song before. – This song is “Fight the Power,”
and I don’t know the artist. – “Fight the Power” by Ren DMC? – (FBE) This is “Fight the Power”
by Public Enemy. – Never heard of it. – I don’t think
I’ve ever heard of them. – I don’t think I know who they are,
but I also think I’ve seen Public Enemy posters. – It’s so dope, honestly. The message behind it
and the beat that goes with it, it’s like, ah, damn,
you guys were onto something. ♪ (quirky interlude) ♪ – ♪ I was dreaming, but I should
have been with you instead ♪ – (singing along) ♪ Wake me up
before you go-go ♪ – (singing along) ♪ …hanging
on like a yo-yo ♪ – I wanna do the Compton. (singing along) ♪ …before you go-go ♪ – ♪ I don’t want to miss it
when you hit that high ♪ – (singing along) ♪ Wake
me up before you go-go ♪ – ♪ ‘Cause I’m not plannin’… ♪
– I have never heard this song before. – (singing along) ♪ Wake me up… ♪ Okay, so I know the song. – ♪ Take me dancing tonight ♪ – I love that song.
I love that one. They did it in an episode of Glee,
which is where I first heard it, and then I decided
to listen to the original, and then I was like, “Oh my god,
this is such a great song.” – (FBE) Do you know it?
– I have no idea what that was. – “Wake Me Up.”
I don’t know this artist, though. – Don’t know who sang it,
but it’s “Wake Me Up Before You Go-Go.” – “Wake Me Up Before You Go-Go,”
but I don’t know the artist. – “Wake Me Up Before You Go-Go”
by a person wearing a sweatband. – It’s “Wake Me Up
Before You Go-Go” by Wham!. – (FBE) This is “Wake Me Up
Before You Go-Go” by Wham!. – (laughing) Yeah,
I’ve definitely never heard that. – Damn! Wham!. They made the best songs. – It’s super upbeat and hype
and it just makes me want to, like… ♪ Wake me up ♪ (laughing) ♪ (quirky interlude) ♪ – ♪ No place to be ending
but somewhere to start ♪ ♪ No need to ask ♪ ♪ He’s a smooth… ♪
– (singing along) ♪ …operator ♪ – (singing along) ♪ Smooth operator ♪ – ♪ Smooth operator ♪ – Honestly, you just do this
the whole time during this song. – ♪ Smooth operator ♪ – See, every time I hear this song,
I think of my dad because my dad
has sung this on karaoke. – (FBE) Do you know it?
– No. – No. – “Smooth Operator.”
I don’t know the artist. – “Smooth Operator”
by I don’t know. – “Smooth Operator,”
but I don’t know the artist. – (FBE) So this is
“Smooth Operator” by Sade. – Nothing. – I feel so bad. I have no idea who that is. – It is really different
from typically ’80s sounding songs because ’80s, you think
of super up and upbeat and stuff, and this is definitely not that. ♪ (quirky interlude) ♪ – ♪ (vocalizing) ♪ ♪ With or without you ♪ – It sounds kind of familiar. – ♪ With or without you ♪ – Who sings this? – This is ’80s?
It sounds like Coldplay. – ♪ With or without you ♪ – I’ve heard this one, for sure. I like it, yeah.
It’s super cute. It’s lovey-dovey
and gooey romantic. It makes me want
to throw up rainbows. – (FBE) Do you know it?
– Uh, no. – No, I don’t know it. – No, never heard of it before. – “With or Without You,”
but I don’t know the artist. – It’s “With or Without You,”
but I don’t recall the artist. – “With or Without You”
by… I have no idea. – “With or Without You” by U2. – (FBE) This is
“With or Without You” by U2. – I’ve never listened to U2,
except for that one time when it was on everybody’s iPhones. – I know who U2 is. They’re a pretty big band,
but I just wouldn’t have guessed that that was their song. – I know who they are,
simply because Apple just put their music on my phone
a couple years ago. I did not know they were that old. I thought they were more modern
instead of the ’80s. ♪ (quirky interlude) ♪ – ♪ Ain’t no sound
but the sound of his feet ♪ ♪ Machine guns ready to go ♪ – Hey!
– ♪ Are you ready? ♪ ♪ Hey, are you ready for this? ♪ ♪ Are you hanging
on the edge of your seat? ♪ ♪ Out of the doorway the bullets rip ♪ – This is an iconic one,
and I’ve definitely heard it. – Bum, bum, bum. (singing along)
♪ Another one bites the dust ♪ – ♪ Another one bites the dust ♪ – (singing along)
♪ And another one gone ♪ ♪ And another one gone ♪ ♪ And another one bites the dust ♪ – (singing along) ♪ Hey,
I’m gonna get you too ♪ – (singing along) ♪ When
another one bites the dust ♪ Whenever I hear that song,
I just think of the Weird Al cover, too. That’s so many ’80s songs
that I just know the beats because of Weird Al. – (FBE) Do you know this one? – “Another One Bites the Dust”? I do not know who it’s by. – “Another One Bites the Dust,”
but I don’t know the artist. – It’s “Another One Bites the Dust.” I don’t know the artist. – “Another One
Bites the Dust” by Queen. – “Another One
Bites the Dust” by Queen. – “Another One
Bites the Dust” by Queen. – (FBE) This is “Another One
Bites the Dust” by Queen. – I’m leaving. I’m gonna go now. – I knew it was Queen. I knew it was Queen the entire time. – I feel like everybody,
no matter how old you are, I feel like my four-year-old
little brother can be like, ♪ Another one bites the dust ♪ Like, everybody knows that song. – Queen was my all-time
favorite band when I was younger, and I don’t know why. I have all their albums.
I loved Freddie Mercury. ♪ (quirky interlude) ♪ – Thanks for watching “Do They Know It?”
on the React channel. – Hit that Like button
if you liked this episode. – Let us know in the comments
what we should test our knowledge on next. – Hey, guys, I’m Katie,
a React channel producer. Thank you so much
for watching this episode. We have new shows now
every single day, so subscribe. Bye, guys, love you.

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100 thoughts on “DO COLLEGE KIDS KNOW 80s MUSIC? #9 (REACT: Do They Know It?)

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  2. As someone who lived in the 80's, most of these songs were considered popular radio crap.  Aside from Queen and Sade, they were not cool.

  3. Y'all gotta add some Bon Jovi or something! You just have to let them sing that powerful chorus in Livin on a prayer

  4. How can someone not no who the hell def leppard is! I'm only a few years older than them! My mom showed me what good music is

  5. This time you chose perfect 80-s and it is a big shame for guys not knowing Sade, U2, Queen or Deff Lepard. Maybe this challenge will help them to realize how good music was at that time.
    You can also try 90s pop hits like Headaway, 2 Unlimited, Captain Jack, Rednex, Dr Alban etc

  6. Kids not knowing Public Enemy is a bit of a downer, but then again, they didn't recognize U2, so maybe there's still some hope left.

  7. What about Tears for Fears , Kajagoogoo ,Flock of Seagulls ,Bow wow wow ,Starship, Toto,Heart, INXS , so many good groups

  8. These guys are only a few years younger than me but I felt like I came from a different generation watching them nonchalantly react to these iconic songs lool. These are some of the most groundbreaking artists in global music history man 😂😂

  9. my little brother absolutley loves "another one bites the dust" 😂 I'll put it on and turn it up and he'll go ham in the back seat .

  10. Algo de lo que me di cuenta mirando estos videos, es que ellos no tienen la menor idea de algunos temas que gente hispanohablante podríamos decir al segundo de escuchar. Es increíble

  11. After seeing them all miss Wham!, I think it's time for a College Kids/Teens React to this band. They need to know about the wonderful music George (Michael) and Andrew (Ridgeley) gave us. (Part of me wants to see how the girls react to George in what I like to call his "golden-mulleted glory days", because let's face it… he was gorgeous back then. 😉) Who's with me?

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