Sunday, March 28, 2010

007 Songs - Random Trivia Answers

  • A1) Carly Simon. "Nobody Does It Better" peaked at #2, blocked from the top spot by Debby Boone's megahit "You Light Up My Life".
  • A2) Sheena Easton. The song, which peaked at #4, was nominated for a Best Song Oscar but lost to "Arthur's Theme (Best That You Can Do)" by Christopher Cross.
  • A3) Rita Coolidge. "All Time High" was the disco queen's final appearance in the Hot 100, reaching #36.
  • A4) Duran Duran. The English band became the only artist to reach the top spot with a Bond theme, for two weeks in July 1985.
  • A5) a-ha. Not surprisingly, the song topped the charts in the band's native Norway, but it failed to make the Hot 100 in the U.S.
  • A6) Gladys Knight. Knight was asked to sing only after Eric Clapton turned down the opportunity to compose and perform the theme song.
  • A7) Tina Turner. Bono and The Edge composed the song, but it still failed to chart in the U.S.
  • A8) Sheryl Crow. The song was nominated for a Best Original Song Golden Globe Award and a Best Song Written Specifically for a Motion Picture or for Television Grammy, losing to Titanic's "My Heart Will Go On" both times.
  • A9) Garbage. The band beat out Jamiroquai, Robbie Williams, Sharleen Spiteri, Bjork, and Melanie C for the honor but failed to chart in the U.S.
  • A10) Madonna. The song reached #8 on the Hot 100 and topped various Hot Dance Music charts.
  • A11) Chris Cornell. "You Know My Name" only reached #79 for the Soundgarden lead singer.
  • A12) Alicia Keys and Jack White. "Another Way to Die", the first duet for a Bond theme song, could only get to #81 on the Hot 100.

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