Who sang these pop songs about classic TV shows?

These hits featured references to Mary Tyler Moore, The Brady Bunch, Star Trek and more.

There's a hip band called TV on the Radio. This quiz is not about them. 

No, this quiz is about when TV is on the radio, when popular songs reference television shows. We gathered hits from across the decades. They featured lyrics about everything from The Twilight Zone to Dynasty

Can you correctly guess who sang them? Good luck!
  1. He sang "You don't have to watch Dynasty" in his No. 1 hit from 1986.
  2. This iconic British band sang about a British sitcom called Meet the Wife in its 1967 song "Good Morning Good Morning."
  3. He mentioned TV classics like Davy Crockett and Peyton Place (and dozens of other things) in a No. 1 hit of 1989.
  4. This rap group referenced both The Flintstones and Star Trek in its 1998 Top 40 hit "Intergalactic."
  5. This rapper won a Grammy in 1989 for his song that mentioned The Brady Bunch. He would later have his own TV show.
  6. A quarter century ago, this rock band sang about "Mary Tyler Moore" in its No. 2 Modern Rock smash.
  7. This German act sang that "Everyone's a Captain Kirk" in its 1984 No. 2 hit "99 Luftballons."
  8. Time for a commercial break! Which band sang about "that man" on the TV selling detergent in a 1965 No.1 hit?
  9. This band scored a big hit in 1992 by singing about Taxi star and comedy legend Andy Kaufman. Later, Hollywood used the song title for a Kaufman biopic.
  10. This cartoonish act titled its 2001 "Clint Eastwood," in honor of the Rawhide star. Though the chorus "I got sunshine in a bag" was from The Good, The Bad & The Ugly.
  11. This rapper mentioned talk show hosts Regis and Kathy Lee in his 2004 No. 11 hit "Jesus Walks." He has also made a lot of references to the sitcom Martin.
  12. He mentioned The Twilight Zone in his smash "Somebody's Watching Me," which went to No. 2 in 1984.
  13. This Dutch band scored a Top 10 hit in 1982 with a song called "Twilight Zone." They had a hit a decade earlier with "Radar Love."
  14. This band referenced Hill Street Blues, Dallas and The Jeffersons in the American punk classic "TV Party." You could also hear it in the movie 'Repo Man.'

Who sang these pop songs about classic TV shows?

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Amalthea 3 months ago
12/14. I really had to stop on #8, because, when I saw the lyrics, I could hear Devo's version in my head, and it threw me off. I did end up getting it right, tho.
STTOS 5 months ago
You got 10 out of 14 - You can get satisfaction! Nice work! Time to have a TV party! Actually better than I thought I would do considering I guessed on about of them.
BuckeyeBeth 10 months ago
PERFECT SCORE!! 14/14 I ROCK!! πŸ˜„πŸ»πŸŽΈβ€οΈ

Bless You, Bless You, Bless You MeTv for having a quiz that mentioned Black Flag and one of my favorite movie soundtracks of all time! 1984's Repo Man (with Emilio Estevez)!! I will never tire of listening to the title cut Repo Man by Iggy Pop. Awesome guitars! 🎸 ❀️

When I first saw the link for this quiz I thought easy peasy. Then I took a peek at it and thought oh no this is not going to go well. Amazingly I only guessed at 2 or 3 questions.
Barry22 10 months ago
11/14, and guessed on a few.
EllisClevenger 10 months ago
You got 6 out of 14
Maybe you're more into the rhythm and melody than the lyrics. Better luck next time.
No, I just like songs you can sing to, not scream to.
Someone should knock Rap in the head and put it out of it's misery.
MrsPhilHarris 10 months ago
9/14 Thought I would have done better than that
JeffTanner 10 months ago
I got 6 right, and 8 wrong! Which is bad for me.
ETristanBooth 10 months ago
9/14. Asking me questions about rap is a completely pointless endeavor.
anthony 10 months ago
9/14.Not bad since I didn't even study for this test.πŸ˜‹
cperrynaples 10 months ago
12/14! didn't know my rap, so I missed 4 and 11! Fun fact: Michael Jackson did background vocals on 12!!
UTZAAKE 10 months ago
12/14. Foiled by 6 and 8.
Amalthea UTZAAKE 3 months ago
Me, too, but I was foiled by 10 & 14.
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