This one confused me for a while:
- 1984: unlisted
- 1983: 6 baby girls name Jeopardy [debut]
- 1982: unlisted
Jeopardy was a one-hit wonder on the SSA’s baby name list in 1983.
My first (and only) guess was the popular quiz show Jeopardy, but the show began airing in the mid-1960s, so that probably wasn’t it.
Then, a week or two ago, I heard what I think is the answer on an ’80s radio station. It was a tune called “Jeopardy” by The Greg Kihn Band.
“Jeopardy” was apparently one of the top songs in the nation in 1983, reaching #2 on Billboard’s Hot 100 in May. I’d never have guessed it by the bizarre music video.