DO COLLEGE KIDS KNOW 80s MUSIC? (REACT: Do They Know It)
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DO COLLEGE KIDS KNOW 80s MUSIC? (REACT: Do They Know It)


♪ (upbeat theme music) ♪ – (FBE) So today we’re gonna test
how well you know music from the ’80s. – What?! (laughing)
I wasn’t even born yet. – Oh god. This is gonna be interesting. – I’m a ’90s kid, so this
is gonna be mad hard. – Oh, okay. Maybe. I hope my dad doesn’t
get mad if I don’t know it. – I play Fallout and there is a mod, and they have an ’80s playlist on there. I think I got this. – I watch a lot of ’80s movies,
and that has a lot of ’80s music in it, so that might give me
a little bit of an advantage. ♪ (quirky interlude) ♪ – (male) ♪ And mother always told me ♪
– Ah! This is Michael. – ♪ And be careful of what you do ♪ – It’s Michael Jackson. – (singing along)
♪ Billie Jean is not my lover ♪ – (singing along) ♪ She’s just a girl
who says I am the one ♪ – This song is so good. You could just dance to it forever. – ♪ Woo! ♪ – Yeah, I know that one. How could you not know that one? – (FBE) Do you know this one?
– That is Michael Jackson, “Billie Jean.” – “Billie Jean” by Michael Jackson? – “Billie Jean” by Michael Jackson? – It’s catchy, it’s fun,
it’s typical ’80s music. – I loved that song. That album was amazing. I actually own that album at home. That was one of my favorites as a kid. ♪ (quirkly interlude) ♪ – (male) ♪ Slow change may pull us apart ♪ – Oh my god! – Hold on, hold on.
– ♪ When the light gets in… ♪ – This was in The Breakfast Club! – ♪ Don’t you… ♪ – Oh! “Don’t You Forget About Me.” – (singing along) ♪ Don’t,
don’t, don’t, don’t ♪ Psssh! – ♪ Don’t you…
– Oh my gosh. This is from Breakfast Club. – (laughing) I can just picture
the ending when he’s walking across the football field.
(sentimental sigh) Classic. – (FBE) So, do you know
the title and artist? – Uh, title, maybe,
“Don’t You Forget About Me”? – “Don’t You Forget About Me”? I do not know who sings it. – I know it’s from The Breakfast Club. I don’t remember who sings it, though. – (FBE) So this is “Don’t You,”
also known “Don’t You Forget About Me” by Simple Minds.
– Simple Minds, okay. – Oh, I don’t know who that is. – Simple Minds, I never
would’ve guessed it. I have never, ever heard of that. – The Breakfast Club
is such an iconic movie. It’s one of my favorite
movies of all time. (groans) If my life
could be an ’80s movie, I’d be so happy. ♪ (quirky interlude) ♪ – (female) ♪ I can’t hear
what you’ve said ♪ ♪ Then you say, go slow ♪ ♪ I fall behind ♪
– Is this Madonna? – It’s not Madonna, right? – ♪ The second hand unwinds ♪
– No idea. (gasping) Wait, there we go.
Just needed the chorus. – (singing along) ♪ Time after time ♪ Who is this? (groaning) – Is this Cyndi Lauper? – ♪ Time after time ♪ – This is, like, my mom’s favorite song. – (FBE) Do you know this one?
– Um… not the artist. I believe it’s called “Time After Time.” – The song is “Time After Time,”
but I don’t know the artist. – “Time After Time.” I remember that one being
in the Napoleon Dynamite prom scene. – Is it “Time After Time” by Madonna? – I think it’s Cyndi Lauper,
“Time After Time”? – Cyndi Lauper, “Time After Time!” – (FBE) This is “Time After Time”–
– Okay. – (FBE) By Cyndi Lauper.
– Never even heard of Cyndi. I’m so sorry, Cyndi. – Cyndi Lauper! Duh! Okay. It makes sense. – She’s such a great representative
of the ’80s, you know, and that style, like what she would wear. She’s still so iconic. ♪ (quirky interlude) ♪ – (male) ♪ Handful of grease
and my hair feels right ♪ ♪ But what I need… ♪
– It’s like a rock song. – ♪ Girls, girls, girls ♪
– “Girls, Girls, Girls.” I’ve heard it. – ♪ Long legs and… ♪
– I’ve definitely heard it. – ♪ Girls, girls, girls ♪
– It’s obviously a hair band. – Is this ACDC? – Guns N’ Roses? – (singing along) ♪ Girls, girls, girls ♪ ♪ (electric guitar) ♪
– Never heard it before. Don’t know who this is,
what the name of the song is, but I like it.
It sounds pretty dope. – (FBE) So, do you know this one?
– I do not know this one. – “Girls” by Twisted Sister? – Well, it’s definitely
called “Girls, Girls, Girls.” Alice Cooper? – I know it was “Girls, Girls, Girls.” I want to say Scorpions. – (FBE) So this is “Girls, Girls, Girls,”
by Mötley Crüe. – Oh my gosh! I totally should have gotten that. – Oh, okay. Oh my gosh. Okay. – Mötley Crüe, son of a bitch. – “Mötley Crüe”? Okay, a rock band, I’m assuming. – I associate, like, the ’80s
as either pop princess Madonna or like hair band, that just goes
straight into the hair band category. ♪ (quirky interlude) ♪ – (male) ♪ Once I ran to you ( I ran) ♪ ♪ Now I run from you ♪
– I know this song. – ♪ This tainted… ♪
– “Tainted Love,” Blondie. – ♪ I give you all a boy could give you ♪ – Oh my god.
♪ Duh ♪– oh my god! – (singing along)
♪ And that’s not nearly all ♪ – ♪ Tainted love ♪
– (vocalizing) – ♪ Tainted love ♪ – I don’t know what it is,
but I’ve definitely heard that song before. – (FBE) Do you know this one? – I kind of recognize the sound, I just don’t know who this is by. – Don’t know the name,
don’t know the artist. – I know it’s “Tainted Love,”
but I have no idea who it’s by. – I know it’s “Tainted Love,”
right, but it’s, uh… I can’t remember!
I’m sorry, dad, I’m so sorry. – (FBE) So this is
“Tainted Love” by Soft Cell. – Oh. I don’t know who that is. – “Soft Cell,” never heard of them at all. – (chuckling) “Soft Cell”? Okay, see, I never would
have guessed that. – I’m getting all these .5’s
because I can’t give you the mother[bleep] artist. ♪ (quirky interlude) ♪ – (male) ♪ Maybe I’m just like my father ♪
– It’s Prince! – ♪ Or maybe I’m just like my mother ♪ ♪ She’s never… ♪ – It’s great, but again,
never heard of it. – ♪ Why do we scream at each other ♪ – Is this Prince? – I’ve been waiting
for Prince this entire time. – I know it’s “When Doves Cry.” – “When Doves Cry,” Prince. RIP, aww. – I love Prince so much. Like, that song could keep playing. – (FBE) Do you know it?
– No, I– I do not. – I don’t know the artist
or the song name. – No name, no artist.
I don’t know, period. – I think that song is called
“When Doves Cry.” – “When Doves Cry.” I can’t remember the artist’s name. – That’s “When Doves Cry” by Prince. Oh yeah! – (FBE) This is “When Doves Cry” by Prince. – Oh, that was Prince? Oh shit! – Oh my god. – Oh my gosh! That is the most embarrassing thing ever. – This was one of those songs that would play throughout
my childhood all the time. – I just have so much respect
for him as an artist and a person, in general,
that it’s just so sad that he passed away. ♪ (quirky interlude) ♪ – (male) ♪ I… ♪
– (singing along) ♪ Just wanna tell you… ♪ Stop! This is my favorite song! – ♪ Gotta make you… ♪
– Am I getting rick rolled right now? – ♪ Never gonna give you up ♪ ♪ Never gonna let you down ♪ – Yeah! – ♪ And desert you ♪ – Get a little hip, a snap. – Are you guys trying to rick roll me? Like, seriously? – (singing along) ♪ Never gonna
tell a lie and hurt you ♪ That– I love that song so much. – (FBE) Do you know this one? – I think it’s called
“Never Gonna Give You Up”? I don’t know who it’s by. – I know it. It’s the meme guy. – “Never Gonna Give You Up” by Rick…
something and another. – This is “Never Gonna
Give You Up” by… Rick– His name can’t be Rick Roll! That’s not what it is,
but you “rick roll” somebody. What is his name? – You just rick rolled me. Not cool. Um, this is “Never Gonna
Give You Up” by Rick Astley. – (FBE) So this is “Never Gonna
Give You Up” by Rick Astley. – “Rick Astley,” that’s right. – The sad thing is the only reason
why I’m associated with that song is because I got rick rolled once. – It was the greatest way to get
trolled on the internet, from as long as I can remember. – They should bring it back.
Bring back the rick roll. ♪ (quirky interlude) ♪ – Thanks for watching
Do They Know It on the React channel. – Don’t you forget about me! Subscribe. – Let us know in the comments
what we should test our knowledge on next. – Hey, guys, I’m Katie,
a React channel producer. As a thank you for watching this video, we have a special clip for you guys. Wait for it… wait for it. – ♪ Never gonna give you up ♪ ♪ Never gonna let you down ♪ ♪ Never gonna run around and desert you ♪

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

  1. When I majority of the kids were saying 'Oh, its Never Gunna Give You Up by Rick….."
    I wasn't the only one screaming 'ASTLEY!' at my computer, was I….? lol

  2. billie jean I knew because my dad loved that song
    time after time, I heard it in the radio..my dad used to listen to this station where they passed songs from the 80's
    never gonna give you up..I love that song, don't know where I first heard it, but is just so catchy.

  3. me and my friends were playing minecraft today, my friend was playing music on his phone, and I Rick rolled everybody

  4. the most popular band of the 80s Guns n Roses and you never put one of there songs in. you guys mostly play 80s pop. when it was most rock n roll

  5. Man I've heard I think all of these songs but some I either didn't know the song title or the artist mainly because I was born in the early 90s. But certainly everyone who's been rick rolled know that song as soon as they hear it. It was an interesting and good test even for me as someone who loves to listen to music. 😄

  6. The 80s and 90s were the best music periods in history (in my opinion) I LOVE MICHAEL JACKSON SO MUCH.i was really young when he died.i wish I could've known him sooner. <3

  7. I don't really get the ''I was born in the * insert decade *, so I don't know music from * insert older decade *''. I mean, didn't you ever watch VH1 or listened to the radio?! There are a lot of iconic hits from previous decades that are still 'around'
    (and that's just one aspect, the other is: you only know the culture from when you were born, and have no curiosity for other stuff?)

  8. I'm a 12 year old girl and I knew every single one of those songs when ever somebody got it wrong I would literally scream into my phone

  9. haha this was great. i felt old at the end because i knew the risk astley song but i have no clue what getting 'rick rolled' means.

  10. I'm born 2000 and I new every song except one bc I grew to listening to the music (happens when your parents are 80s teens)

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