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What was the first top 40 hit for the Australian rock band "Men at Work"?
a. It's a Mistake
b. Down Under
c. Who Can It Be Now?
Who Can It Be Now? - Men at Work formed in Australia in 1979.
What American soul band performed the title track to the movie "Car Wash"?
a. Wild Cherry
b. The Spinners
c. Manfred Mann
d. Rose Royce
Rose Royce - The movie and song brought Rose Royce national fame.
Who won the first Grammy awarded in the Rap category in 1988?
a. Cypress Hill
b. Public Enemy
c. Beastie Boys
d. DJ Jazzy Jeff and the Fresh Prince
DJ Jazzy Jeff and the Fresh Prince - Due to not paying taxes and the resulting penalties, Smith was nearly bankrupt in 1990.
What American vocalist duo had a number one hit with the song "Reunited"?
a. Eddie Rabbit and Crystal Gayle
b. Diana Ross and Marvin Gaye
c. Diana Ross and Lionel Richie
d. Peaches and Herb
Peaches and Herb - Still active today (2014), Herb has had seven different women fill the role of 'Peaches'.
Which of the following songs was not a hit for Bobby Vee?
a. Take Good Care of My Baby
b. More Than I Can Say
c. Come Back When You Grow Up
d. Long Lonely Nights
Long Lonely Nights - Long Lonely Nights was a hit for Lee Andrews and the Hearts.
Which of the following artists do not have a hit song with the word "blue" in the title (as of 2014)?
a. David Bowie
b. Linda Ronstadt
c. Elvis Presley
d. Avril Lavigne
Avril Lavigne - Due to Parkinson's disease, Linda Ronstadt is no longer able to sing.
What was the first number one hit of the 1970's?
a. Bridge Over Troubled Water
b. Let it Be
d. Raindrops Keep Falling on my Head
Raindrops Keep Falling on my Head - Featured in the 1969 film 'Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid', 'Raindrops Keep Falling on my Head' won an Academy Award for Best Original Song.
When was the Beatles' first single "Love Me Do" released in the United Kingdom?
a. October 5, 1962
b. October 5, 1960
c. October 5, 1961
d. October 5, 1959
October 5, 1962 - The song entered the public domain in Europe in 2012.
Written in remembrance of the 1959 plane crash that killed Buddy Holly, Ritchie Valens and the Big Bopper, why did Don McLean name his hit song "American Pie"?
a. Apple Pie was Buddy Holly's favorite food
b. No one other than McLean knows why
c. 'American Pie' was his favorite poem
d. The Airplane they died in was named 'American Pie'
The Airplane they died in was named 'American Pie' - The song is known for its enigmatic lyrics that have long been the subject of speculation.
In 1967, the Bee Gees released a hit song about a New York mining disaster. What year did the disaster take place?
1941 - The song was titled 'New York Mining Disaster 1941'.
Originating from the Philippines, an "agung a tamlang" is classified as what type of instrument?
Percussion - An 'agung a tamlang' is a slit drum.
Which of the following songs was not a hit by the American all-girl group the Marvellettes?
a. Don't Mess with Bill
b. He's so Fine
d. Please Mr. Postman
He's so Fine - He's So Fine" is a song by The Chiffons. In 2013, the Marvelettes were inducted into the Music Hall of Fame in Cleveland.
What was the first top 40 hit song for the Isley Brothers?
b. It's Your Thing
c. That Lady
d. Twist and Shout
Twist and Shout - Twist and Shout reached number 17 on the US Billboard chart in 1962.
Originally the guitarist for "The James Gang," who replaced Bernie Leadon of the "Eagles" in 1975?
a. Glenn Frey
b. Joe Walsh
c. Randy Meisner
d. Don Henley
Joe Walsh - The Eagles released their self-titled debut album in 1972.
Dead at the age of 63 in 2012, who was singing about "MacArthur Park" in 1978?
a. Donna Summer
b. Whitney Houston
c. Diana Ross
d. Gloria Gaynor
Donna Summer - Macarthur Park was a Billboard Hot 100 number one single on 11 November 1978.
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