Music Trivia Derby

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Music Trivia Derby

Postby John Cougar Lunchbucket » Wed Aug 31, 2016 10:32 am

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Here's the rules -- Answer a question, then ask one.

Q: This band had three, and only three, top-10 Billboard hits: One each in the 60s, 70s and 80s. Name that band! Name those hits!
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Postby TransMonk » Wed Aug 31, 2016 3:17 pm

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Top 10 Billboard hits on the US chart?
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Re: Music Trivia Derby

Postby John Cougar Lunchbucket » Wed Aug 31, 2016 3:23 pm

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Yes, as far as I can tell. Hint?

Songs were 1965, 1972 and 1986!
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Re: Music Trivia Derby

Postby G-Fafif » Wed Aug 31, 2016 3:34 pm

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The Moody Blues: the Mike Jorgensen of the Top 10.

What sweet, sweet song held the No. 1 slot on Billboard as the Mets went to their first World Series?
“And if anyone tries to tell you it can't be done, remember the Mets. If they can do it, we can do it.”
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Re: Music Trivia Derby

Postby TransMonk » Wed Aug 31, 2016 3:47 pm

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G-Fafif wrote:The Moody Blues: the Mike Jorgensen of the Top 10.

What sweet, sweet song held the No. 1 slot on Billboard as the Mets went to their first World Series?

I got Moody Blues, too, but "Your Wildest Dreams" from '86 is the only song I got...what are the other two songs from JCL's question? I want to think "Nights In White Satin" hit between '65 and '72, no?
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Postby John Cougar Lunchbucket » Wed Aug 31, 2016 3:55 pm

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Nights in White Satin: No. 2, 1972
Your Wildest Dreams: No. 9, 1986
Go Now: No. 10, 1965
http://www.billboard.com/artist/300750/ ... lues/chart
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Re: Music Trivia Derby

Postby seawolf17 » Wed Aug 31, 2016 4:01 pm

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G-Fafif wrote:What sweet, sweet song held the No. 1 slot on Billboard as the Mets went to their first World Series?

Sugar Sugar by the Archies?
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Re: Music Trivia Derby

Postby TransMonk » Wed Aug 31, 2016 4:09 pm

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John Cougar Lunchbucket wrote:Nights in White Satin: No. 2, 1972
Your Wildest Dreams: No. 9, 1986
Go Now: No. 10, 1965
http://www.billboard.com/artist/300750/ ... lues/chart

I would have said "Satin" in '65 and "Singer in a Rock and Roll Band" in 72...and would have been wrong.

I figured it was the Moody Blues, though. One of those prog-rock bands with staying power through the decades but not a lot of bonafide hits.
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Re: Music Trivia Derby

Postby G-Fafif » Wed Aug 31, 2016 4:37 pm

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seawolf17 wrote:
G-Fafif wrote:What sweet, sweet song held the No. 1 slot on Billboard as the Mets went to their first World Series?

Sugar Sugar by the Archies?


Yes, yes.
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Re: Music Trivia Derby

Postby seawolf17 » Wed Aug 31, 2016 7:29 pm

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Okay, question from me, then.

What band has the most Billboard Hot 100 #2 singles without a single #1 hit? (Hint: they call came in 1969 and 1970.)
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Postby batmagadanleadoff » Wed Aug 31, 2016 8:11 pm

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seawolf17 wrote:Okay, question from me, then.

What band has the most Billboard Hot 100 #2 singles without a single #1 hit? (Hint: they call came in 1969 and 1970.)


I think that's Creedence. Check out their 1969. About as Amazin' as the Mets.

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Postby batmagadanleadoff » Wed Aug 31, 2016 8:18 pm

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In the same post, name the first two songs featuring Eric Clapton as guitar player that broke top 10 on Billboard's Weekly Hot 100 chart.

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Postby John Cougar Lunchbucket » Wed Aug 31, 2016 8:27 pm

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For Your Love

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Postby batmagadanleadoff » Wed Aug 31, 2016 8:35 pm

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John Cougar Lunchbucket wrote:For Your Love

Strange Brew


With an answer like that, you won't be getting to ask the next question.

Re: Music Trivia Derby

Postby seawolf17 » Wed Aug 31, 2016 10:22 pm

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batmagadanleadoff wrote:
seawolf17 wrote:Okay, question from me, then.

What band has the most Billboard Hot 100 #2 singles without a single #1 hit? (Hint: they call came in 1969 and 1970.)


I think that's Creedence. Check out their 1969. About as Amazin' as the Mets.

Creedence would be correct. Proud Mary, Bad Moon Rising, Green River, Travelin' Band, and Lookin' Out My Back Door -- all #2s.
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Re: Music Trivia Derby

Postby SteveJRogers » Thu Sep 01, 2016 5:16 am

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While My Guitar Gently Weeps
Sunshine of Your Love

Re: Music Trivia Derby

Postby sharpie » Thu Sep 01, 2016 8:11 am

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The "Your Love" twins:

For Your Love
Sunshine of Your Love

Re: Music Trivia Derby

Postby Edgy MD » Thu Sep 01, 2016 10:19 am

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Yeah, that sounds about right. "While My Guitar Gently Weeps" would only count if you considered playing on the B-side to "Ob-La-Di, Ob-La-Da" as contributing to a hit, but even then, it only cracked, like, the top 60. They should have given George's song the A-side.

Funny how everybody is asking Billboard-related questions.
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Re: Music Trivia Derby

Postby John Cougar Lunchbucket » Thu Sep 01, 2016 10:33 am

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Shocking that Batmags asked a Cream-related question tho
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Re: Music Trivia Derby

Postby batmagadanleadoff » Thu Sep 01, 2016 11:52 am

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sharpie wrote:The "Your Love" twins:

For Your Love
Sunshine of Your Love


Yes. The category was "Songs that end with the words 'Your' and 'Love'".



Re: Music Trivia Derby

Postby batmagadanleadoff » Thu Sep 01, 2016 12:06 pm

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And while we wait for sharpie to ask the next official question, I ask you this:

In the same post, name the last two Beatles songs to top the Billboard charts?

Re: Music Trivia Derby

Postby John Cougar Lunchbucket » Thu Sep 01, 2016 12:08 pm

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I'll go trick question and say "Free as a Bird"
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Re: Music Trivia Derby

Postby batmagadanleadoff » Thu Sep 01, 2016 12:09 pm

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John Cougar Lunchbucket wrote:I'll go trick question and say "Free as a Bird"


No - but re-read my post, because I modified the question.

Re: Music Trivia Derby

Postby sharpie » Thu Sep 01, 2016 2:05 pm

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Here's my question (and this is a closed book question): What was the highest US Billboard charting song by the Who?

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Postby Edgy MD » Thu Sep 01, 2016 3:19 pm

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I'll go with "Squeezebox."
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