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Quiz February 2006

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Brian from Conway, AR

Graham from Bristol, England

We're feeling generous this month, so both Brian and Graham will receive clean and comfortable Songfacts T-shirts.

Here are the answers:

1) What German song from the '80s became a big hit in both the UK and U.S.?

- "99 Luftballons" by Nena

2) What famous Rock band has a song about a spider?

- The Who - "Boris The Spider"

3) What 2005 hit mentions R&B legends Bobby Womack and Babyface?

- "We Belong Together" by Mariah Carey

4) What famous singer became a Muslim in the '90s?

- Everlast

- Ice Cube

- Mos Def

As expected, most people guessed Cat Stevens, but he converted in the '70s. Jermaine Jackson almost counts, but he converted in the '80s.

5) What singer who had a #1 hit in the '90s recently starred in a reality show about his/her dating exploits?

- Lisa Loeb

6) What popular Scottish group has the same name as a U.S. state?

- Texas

7) What Rolling Stones song was both covered by Etta James and remixed by Dr. Dre?

- "Miss You"

8) What hit song mentions a woman's specific height (5' 9") in the chorus?

- "Long Cool Woman (In A Black Dress)" by The Hollies

She was a long cool woman in a black dress

Just a 5'9, beautiful tall

With just one look I was a bad mess

'Cos that long cool woman had it all

9) What famous singer's real first name is Georgios?

- George Michael

He was born Georgios Kyriacos Panayiotou.

10) The Grateful Dead, ZZ Top and The Velvet Underground all used the same name at one point. What was it?

- The Warlocks

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

here.

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Falco was borderline on many levels.

Carl, I liked the Muslim question. All 3 were rappers, so how else could you have phrased it? Other than "Which white rapper...", but there are only two.

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