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Bruce from Kansas City, MO is the winner of this month's quiz and will receive a cool and comfortable

SongFacts t-shirt! :coolio:

Here are the answers:

1. Besides Madonna, what singer had at least ten U.S. #1 Hot 100 hits after 1983 and was once married to a popular actor?

Whitney Houston

She had 11 #1 hits on the U.S. Hot 100 chart and she was married to R&B singer/actor Bobby Brown from 1992-2007.

2. In what Top-20 hit from the '00s, that was written for a movie, is the title repeated over 75 times?

"Say" by John Mayer.

The song was written for the 2007 film, The Bucket List.

The word say is in the song 81 times (and that's not including the few extra times from the background vocal guy during the long ending chorus which would make it in the high 80's).

3. What popular group lost its lead singer to a drug overdose in 1986?

Thin Lizzy

Best known for their 1976 hit, "The Boys Are Back In Town".

Phil Lynott died on 1/4/86 (age 34).

4. What #1 song mentions "cotton fields" in its first line?

"Brown Sugar" by The Rolling Stones - "Gold coast slave ship bound for cotton fields".

5. In the U.S., what was the biggest hit from the '80s to feature a saxophone solo?

"Maneater" by Daryl Hall & John Oates.

There were many but Maneater came out on top.

The hit spent a total of 4 weeks at #1 and a total of 17 weeks in the Top-40 positions on the U.S. Billboard Hot 100 chart in 1982.

It also peaked at #18 on the U.S. Billboard Top Tracks chart (now known as the Mainstream Rock Tracks chart) in 1982.

6. What musician who scored more than one U.S. #1 hit also had his own TV series for six seasons and starred in several famous movies.

Will Smith

He had two songs that peaked at #1 on the U.S. Hot 100 chart, starred on TV's Fresh Prince Of Bel Air for six seasons between 1990-1996 and in such movies as Independence Day, Men In Black and Hitch.

7. What U.S. Top-10 hit from the '00s shares its four word title with a minor hit from the '90s?

"I Kissed A Girl"

Katy Perry spent a total of 7 weeks at #1 in the U.S. on Billboard's Hot 100 chart with her song in 2008.

Jill Sobule only peaked at #67 in the U.S. on Billboard's Hot 100 chart with her song of the same name in 1995.

8. What '80s hit has both a Spanish word and a Swahili word in its lyrics?

"All Night Long(All Night)" by Lionel Richie - "Fiesta " and "Karamu."

9. In the '60s, what famous singer wrote and recorded a hit song at age fifteen?

Stevie Wonder - "Uptight (Everything's Alright)"

Co-written by Stevie, the song peaked at #3 in the U.S. on Billboard's Hot 100 chart and at #1 on the R&B chart in early 1966 when Stevie was just 15 years old.

10. What is the biggest hit of the '00s with a video that is in black and white?

"Single Ladies (Put A Ring On It)" by Beyonce.

The catchy tune, released in 2008 peaked at #1 for 4 non-consecutive weeks on the U.S. Billboard Hot 100 chart and also at #1 in the UK (along with peaking in the Top 10 of many countries).

The song has also sold millions of downloads.

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

The new quiz is up, so get on over to our main page and click on the link to take the next Mighty SongFacts Trivia Quiz.

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To n2firenkc:

> Question #1 asks for a singer who 'was once married ' to a popular actor, not for a singer who 'is ' married to a popular actor.

Mariah Carey is still married to Nick Cannon. They never divorced, even though they came close to it.

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And does Nick Cannon really qualify as a "popular" actor?

Maybe not in your book or mine but the kids who watch Nickelodeon think he is. :D

Good thing they didn't divorce years ago or I'd have to include him in the correct answer list and Eminem would have stepped up to the batter's box for his turn to "hit that". :shades:

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