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Wednesday Music Quiz


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OK, try this one people. Try to answer all 10 questions instead of just one at a time.


Q1. What act has had more CONSECUTIVE #1 hits than any other in the history of Rock and Roll?


a Elvis Presley

b The Beatles

c Bee Gees

d Michael Jackson

e Whitney Houston



Q2: How many #1 hits has superstar Bruce Springsteen had?


a None

b 2

c 3

d 4

e 10



Q3: What act holds the record for most #1 hits?


a Elton John

b Michael Jackson

c Elvis Presley

d The Supremes

e The Beatles



Q4: Which act holds the record for most #2 records without hitting #1?


a Creedence Clearwater Revival

b Gary Puckett & The Union Gap

c Bob Seger & The Silver Bullet Band

d Blood, Sweat & Tears

e The Carpenters



Q5: What Beatles' song held the #1 position the longest?


a "I Want To Hold Your Hand"

b "Can't Buy Me Love"

c "Yesterday"

d "Hey Jude"

e "Get Back"



Q6: In 1992 Whitney Houston's "I Will Always Love You" spent 14 weeks at #1. Who wrote it?


a Dolly Parton

b Carly Simon

c Barbra Streisand

d Olivia Newton-John

e Madonna



Q7: What duo has had more #1 hits than any other duo in the Rock and Roll era?


a Sonny & Cher

b Ashford & Simpson

c Everly Brothers

d Simon & Garfunkel

e Hall & Oates



Q8: What was the first rap song to ever hit #1?


a "U Can't Touch This" by MC Hammer

b "Ice Ice Baby" by Vanilla Ice

c "Rapture" by Blondie

d "Walk This Way" by Run DMC

e "Rapper's Delight" by Sugar Hill Gang



Q9: What is the only song in the rock era to ever hit #1 twice?


a "Mack The Knife" by Bobby Darin

b "The Twist" by Chubby Checker

c "Twist and Shout" by The Beatles

d "Unchained Melody" by Righteous Brothers

e "Stand By Me" by Ben E. King



Q10: All of these Beatles' songs hit #1, but one of them only held the top spot for one week. Which one?


a "Paperback Writer"

b "We Can Work It Out"

c "All You Need Is Love"

d "Eight Days A Week"

e "I Feel Fine"




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For example.

Question 9. Bohemian Rhapsody, She Loves You, My Sweet Lord, Three Lions, Mr Blobby (!) have all hit number one on two separate occasions.

Question 6, in the UK charts this was only number one for 8 weeks.

Question 10. Eight Days A Week was never a UK single release.

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Okay, I'll answer these in relation to the UK charts.


1. The Beatles had 11 consecutive number ones between 1963 and 1966. They were From Me To You, She Loves You, I Wanna Hold Your Hand, Can't Buy Me Love, A Hard Days Night, I Feel Fine, Ticket To Ride, Help, Day Tripper/We Can Work It Out, Paperback Writer and Eleanor Rigby/Yellow Submarine. The sequence was broken by Penny Lane/Strawberry Fields Forever which only reached number two.

2. Bruce Springsteen has had no UK number ones. Dancing In The Dark came closest in 1984.

3. Elvis Presley has had 18 number one hits, one more than The Beatles. Paul McCartney, however, has appeared on 22 different number one singles.

4. Sash have made number two on FIVE occasions, without once hitting the summit.

5. From Me To You and Hello Goodbye both stayed at number one for seven weeks.

6. Dolly Parton wrote I Will Always Love You.

7. The Pet Shop Boys have had four number one singles, more than any other duo.

8. First UK rap number one was probably The Power by Snap in 1990. The first House music number one was Jack Your Body by Steve 'Silk' Hurley in 1987.

9. Many songs have had two spells at number one. Only Bohemian Rhapsody by Queen (1975 and 1991) and My Sweet Lord by George Harrison (1971 and 2002) have hit the top spot twice with "different" releases, as opposed to Three Lions, say, which returned to the top after being briefly dislodged by The Fugees.

10. None of The Beatles singles spent only one week at number one, although Paperback Writer, Lady Madonna and Hey Jude spent just two weeks at number one each.

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To me, it's obvious that his/her knowledge of music rises just above the level of rudimentary.


Taking the answers to the three most difficult questions from someone else does give a false impression, however.


Zealster? He knew a bit. Beatles specialist as I recall. Knew nothing of Springsteen so he wouldn't have known the answer to Q2. Mind you. Neither did Palomino until he stole it from me. Could be co-incidence.

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