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Quiz May 2008

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Gina from Paradise Valley, AZ is this month's quiz winner and will receive a cool and comfortable SongFacts t-shirt, compliments of our webmaster, Carl, who is spreading the SongFacts legacy across the globe with his generous helpings of SongFacts fashion. :coolio:

Here are the answers to the quiz:

1. What song's lyrics mention the names "Gus," "Roy" and "Lee"?

"Fifty Ways To Leave Your Lover" by Paul Simon

2. Worldwide, who was the best-selling female artist of 2001?


Many people answered Britney Spears, but she didn't do as well as Enya that year.

Britney's 2nd album was released in mid 2000 and most copies sold in the year 2000, while her 3rd album didn't release until Nov. 2001.

Enya's album, "A Day Without Rain", was released in late 2000 and had sold over 7 million copies worldwide by mid Oct. 2001 and had reached over 10 million in worldwide sales by year's end. It was the 4th biggest selling album in the U.S. for 2001 and worldwide sales are now over 13 million to date.

The album is best known for it's 2nd single, "Only Time" which gained enormous popularity when it was used by the media and radio as background music for World Trade Center tributes after the Sep. 11, 2001 terrorist attacks on the United States.

Click the link below to view one of these tributes featuring the song.

WTC Tribute featuring Enya's "Only Time" - Video

3. What popular group has a lead singer with the first name "Rivers."


His name is Rivers Cuomo.

4. Between 2005-2008, what popular band played concerts in six continents?

Fall Out Boy

They tried to play all 7 continents, but the Antarctica weather didn't cooperate.

Many people answered "The Rolling Stones". Although they have never played Antartica either, they also hit the other six continents, but that was during their 1994-95 Voodoo Lounge tour.

5. What popular singer of the '80s and '90s became a grandparent at age 37?

John Mellencamp

6. What group's name is based on an American basketball player?

Gnarls Barkley - It's a play on the name Charles Barkley.

Mookie Blaylock - This was Pearl Jam's former name.

Luscious Jackson - It's a play on the name Lucious Jackson.

7. In what Rock song does a teenager come home to find his parents listening to KISS?

Surrender by Cheap Trick

But when I woke up, Mom and Dad

Are rolling on the couch

Rolling numbers, rock and rollin'

Got my KISS records out

8. What U.S. Top-40 hit from the '00s is named for a popular Country singer?

"Tim McGraw" by Taylor Swift

"Johnny Cash" by Jason Aldean

9. What '80s hit was written for a movie about an arm wrestler?

"Meet Me Half Way" by Kenny Loggins was written for the movie, Over The Top.

"Winner Takes All" by Sammy Hagar was also a top hit from the same movie.

10. What soon-to-be-famous singer was a student at Kent State when four students were killed by the U.S. National Guard in 1970?

Chrissie Hynde of The Pretenders

Mark Mothersbaugh of Devo

Congratulations to Gina and thanks to all who entered the quiz this month. :thumbsup:

Be sure to check out our main page for lots of music knowledge and click on the quiz link to take the new Mighty SongFacts Trivia Quiz.

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