Fun Trivia Quiz: ONE-HIT WONDERS

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Fun Trivia Quiz: ONE-HIT WONDERS
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Fri, 08-03-2012 - 10:12am

Fun Trivia Quiz: ONE-HIT WONDERS

Musical acts that had a single but memorable hit song.

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1) When the German group Nena recorded their song “99 Luftballoons” in English, what was the song retitled? 

2) What radio DJ became a one-hit wonder in the 1970s with the novelty song, “disco Duck”? 

3) This pop group was “too sexy” for a shirt, a cat, and pretty much everything else.  

4) David Soul, star of Starsky and Hutch went to #1 in 1977 with his ballad “Don’t Give Up On Us.”  Was he Starsky orHutch?  

5) Bobby McFerrin sang and provided the instrumental “backing” in what ultrapositive, completely a capella hit from 1988?  

6) The Starland Vocal Band only had one hit, but they still got a short-lived TV variety show out of it.  Name the song.  

7) Terry Jacks had joy.  Terry Jacks had fun.  Terry Jacks also had what? 

8)” Rapper’s Delight” is regarded as the first nationally popular rap song.  The group that sang it, influential as they were, only had one hit.  Name the group.  

9) The 1960s garage rock classic “Double Shot of My Baby’s Love” was performed by what band?  

10) Devo wore flowerpots on their heads and sang like robots.  What was their only hit?  

11) The Tom Tom Club, who had one hit in 1982 with “Genius of Love” was a side project of two members from what mega-popular 1980s band?  

 

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1) When the German group Nena recorded their song “99 Luftballoons” in English, what was the song retitled? ’99 RED BALLOONS”

2) What radio DJ became a one-hit wonder in the 1970s with the novelty song, “disco Duck”? RICK DEES

3) This pop group was “too sexy” for a shirt, a cat, and pretty much everything else.  RIGHT SAID FRED

4) David Soul, star of Starsky and Hutch went to #1 in 1977 with his ballad “Don’t Give Up On Us.”  Was he Starsky orHutch?  HUTCH

5) Bobby McFerrin sang and provided the instrumental “backing” in what ultrapositive, completely a capella hit from 1988?  “DON’T WORRY BE HAPPY”

6) The Starland Vocal Band only had one hit, but they still got a short-lived TV variety show out of it.  Name the song.  “AFTERNOON DELIGHT”

7) Terry Jacks had joy.  Terry Jacks had fun.  Terry Jacks also had what? HE HAD “SEASONS IN THE SUN”.

8) ”Rapper’s Delight” is regarded as the first nationally popular rap song.  The group that sang it, influential as they were, only had one hit.  Name the group.  THE SUGARHILL GANG

9) The 1960s garage rock classic “Double Shot of My Baby’s Love” was performed by what band?  THE SWINGING MEDALLIONS

10) Devo wore flowerpots on their heads and sang like robots.  What was their only hit?  “WHIP IT”

11) The Tom Tom Club, who had one hit in 1982 with “Genius of Love” was a side project of two members from what mega-popular 1980s band?  TALKING HEADS

 

 

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Fri, 08-03-2012 - 8:55pm

Thanks, Deb, for these great musical memories.

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