Sunday, February 28, 2010

Pronoun Problems - Random Trivia Answers

  • A1) Yes. The ten-minute song from the band's Close to the Edge classic album is split into four sections: "Cord of Life", "Eclipse", "The Preacher, the Teacher", and "Apocalypse".
  • A2) Yaz (known by their original name Yazoo in the U.K.). The album's name, You and Me Both, as well as the band's debut single, "Only You" from the previous year, almost fit the quiz's theme.
  • A3) Gloria Estefan and Miami Sound Machine. The Cuban-American crossovers had at least four other songs that fit, or nearly fit, this week's theme: "Ay, Ay, I", "Here We Are", "Into You", and "You".
  • A4) Madonna. The Material Girl's first single was released on October 6, 1982, seven years before Black Box's "Everybody Everybody" (Billboard 100 #8) and fifteen years before the Backstreet Boys' "Everybody (Backstreet's Back)" (Billboard 100 #4).
  • A5) The Beatles. The Fab Four's first charting U.S. single only peaked at #41 despite topping the British charts.
  • A6) Alexia and Double You. The solo singer Alessia Aquilani and the group composed of William Naraine, Franco Amato, and Andrea de Antoni teamed up for this Eurodance hit, Alexia's first single.
  • A7) Abba. Although the song from the group's final studio album, The Visitors, failed to crack the top 100 in the U.S., it reached #1 in Belgium, Germany, and Holland, and Ireland.
  • A8) Bryan Adams. The single from his Reckless album topped the Billboard Rock chart and reached #11 on the Hot 100. Depeche Mode had a minor hit by the same name only a few month earlier (in 1984).
  • A9) Paula Abdul. Neither song was a big hit from her Spellbound album although the latter was composed by Prince.
  • A10) Pink Floyd. Richard Wright wrote the longest song on their Dark Side of the Moon album for the 1969 movie Zabriskie Point as "The Violent Sequence", but director Michelangelo Antonioni chose not to use it.
  • A11) U2. The third track from The Joshua Tree was selected as one of "The 500 Greatest Songs of All Time" by Rolling Stone magazine in 2004.
  • A12) Michel Buble. Stevie Wonder composed the final, non-bonus track of the It's Time album. Fleetwood Mac's 1987 Tango in the Night album ends with a song called "You and I, Part II", but there's no "You and I".

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