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Quiz August 2008

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Joel from Midland, MI is this month's quiz winner and will receive a cool and comfortable

SongFacts t-shirt. :coolio:

Here are the answers:

1. What 2008 movie is based on the songs of a Pop group?

Mamma Mia! is based on the songs of ABBA.

2. Who is the most famous living singer that refuses to fly? This person is in the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame.

Aretha Franklin

3. What is the only U.S. #1 hit released by an artist who was not signed to a record label?

"Stay (I Missed You)" by Lisa Loeb

4. In what city did The Rolling Stones play to their biggest crowd?

Rio DeJaneiro, Brazil. Their concert at Copacabana Beach on Feb. 18, 2006 attracted an estimated 1 million people.

5. What is the first Rock Band to write a #1 Country hit?

Bon Jovi

Bon Jovi's song, "Who Says You Can't Go Home" with Jennifer Nettles (vocalist for the band Sugarland) from Bon Jovi's album, Have A Nice Day, peaked at #1 on the U.S. Hot Country Songs chart in 2006.

The band Exile, who were a popular Pop band in the late '70s, was not accepted as a correct answer because not only were they not a Rock band, the group transitioned into a country band in the early '80s and the songs they wrote for themselves and the band Alabama that went to #1 were written by them as a country band.

6. What famous song features the sound of a baby grand piano being slammed shut?

"Bridge Over Troubled Water" by Simon and Garfunkel. It sounds a bit like an explosion.

7. The same 6 words open the lyrics to an '80s hit by a solo artist and a '70s hit by a band he fronted. What are those words?

"Every Time I Think Of You."

John Waite opened the song, "Missing You" with these lyrics in 1984 and his band 'The Babys' had a hit with a song of that name in 1979.

8. In the UK, who has the biggest-selling debut album by a female artist?

Dido - The album's title is "No Angel."

9. What currently-married couple each had a U.S. Top-40 hit as a solo artist in the '80s and '90s?

Vince Gill and Amy Grant

10. What popular group of the '60s and '70s named themselves for an American Rock singer?

The Hollies.

They're named for Buddy Holly.

Congratulations to Joel and thanks to everyone who entered the quiz this month. :thumbsup:

Go to our main page and click on the Mighty SongFacts Trivia Quiz link to take the new quiz and maybe you can be the next person wearing a cool SongFacts t-shirt for all to see.

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