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Quiz January 2005


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Deb from Easton, PA wins a clean and comfortable Songfacts T-Shirt.

Here are the answers:

  • What female singer with a shaved head had a #1 hit in the '90s?
    - Sinead O'Connor
    "Nothing Compares 2 U"

  • What group is planning a reality TV show to replace a member who died in 2002?
    - TLC
    Apparently, this is a trend. INXS is also doing a reality show to find a new member. Their lead singer, Michael Hutchence, died in 1997.

  • What song had a video where Chevy Chase lip-synched the vocals?
    - "You Can Call Me Al" by Paul Simon

  • What is the best-selling album named after a year?
    - 1984 by Van Halen
    1999 by Prince was a good guess.

  • What hit song featured a line from an MTV promotional campaign?
    - Money For Nothing by Dire Straits
    The line is "I Want My MTV."

  • In what song are the words "I Know" repeated consecutively 26 times?
    - "Ain't No Sunshine" by Bill Withers
    Donna Summer had a song called "Try Me, I Know We Can Make It," but that has only about 22 consecutive "I Know"s. "Smells Like Teen Spirit" was another popular guess.

  • What female singer flashed David Letterman on his TV show?
    - Courtney Love
    Madonna swore at him, but didn't flash him.

  • What U2 song mentions a US radio station in the lyrics?
    - "Angel Of Harlem"
    The line is "On the BLS I heard the sound." It refers to the station WBLS.

  • What popular British band lost 2 original members to suicide?
    - Badfinger

  • What famous singer found out later in life that the woman he thought was his sister was actually his mother?
    - Bobby Darin
    Eric Clapton grew up with his grandparents, and John Lennon with his Aunt, so those were common answers.

  • How many CDs did the Songfacts staff get for Christmas?
    - 3

Thanks to everyone who took the quiz, and be sure to take the new one


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