Christmas Number Ones

Christmas Quiz 4 – Round 2 – Christmas Number Ones

Christmas Number Ones Quiz – In which year were the following songs Christmas number one in the UK?

1. ‘A Moment Like This’ – Leona Lewis

2006

2. ‘2 Become 1’ – Spice Girls

1996

3. ‘Mary’s Boy Child’ – Harry Belafonte

1957

4. ‘Mary’s Boy Child – Oh My Lord’ – Boney M

1978

5. ‘Can We Fix It?’ – Bob the Builder

2000

6. ‘There’s No One Quite Like Grandma’ – St Winifred’s School Choir

1980

7. ‘Skyscraper’ – Sam Bailey

2013

8. ‘Return to Sender’ – Elvis Presley

1962

9. ‘Mr Blobby’ – Mr Blobby

1993

10. ‘Do They Know It’s Christmas?’ – Band Aid (Original Version)

1984

 

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1. Which supernatural creature gave the Cranberries a 1994 hit and a ‘Best Song’ award at the 1995 MTV Europe Music Awards?

Zombie

2. In which year was Michael Jackson’s ‘Thriller’ released as a single?

1984 (The video was released at the end of 1983, the single wasn’t released until 1984)

3. Who recorded the 1962 novelty song ‘Monster Mash’?

Bobby (Boris) Pickett

4. Who ‘Went Down To Georgia’, according to the Charlie Daniels Band?

The Devil

5. Which band reached number one in the UK singles charts in 1986 with a cover version of Norman Greenbaum’s ‘Spirit in the Sky’?

Doctor and the Medics

6. On which Rolling Stones album would you find the track ‘Sympathy for the Devil’?

Beggars Banquet

7. Who recorded the original Ghostbusters theme tune?

Ray Parker Jr.

8. Which spider gave Iggy Azalea and Rita Ora a 2014 hit?

Black Widow

9. In which musical would you find the songs ‘Over at the Frankenstein Place’, ‘Super Heroes’ and ‘Science Fiction/Double Feature’?

The Rocky Horror (Picture) Show

10. The opening piano solo of which famous song was used in the theme tune to the 1973 horror film ‘The Exorcist’?

Tubular Bells – Mike Oldfield

 

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Quiz 107 – Round 6 – Music

For this music round we will give you three album titles. All you need to do is give us the name of the artist or band who recorded all three.

1. Music (2000), Celebration (2009) and Rebel Heart (2015)

Madonna

2. Welcome to My Nightmare (1975), Trash (1989) and Along Came a Spider (2008)

Alice Cooper

3. Speak (2010), Red (2012) and 1989 (2014)

Taylor Swift

4. Blondes Have More Fun (1978), Smiler (1974) and Another Country (2015)

Rod Stewart

5. Harvest (1972), Harvest Moon (1992) and Earth (2016)

Neil Young

6. One Voice (1979), 2:00 AM Paradise Cafe (1984) and Showstoppers (1991)

Barry Manilow

7. Dark Lady (1974), Stars (1975) and Believe (1998)

Cher

8. Only by the Night (2008), Because of the Times (2007) and Come Around Sundown (2010)

Kings of Leon

9. Where Am I Going? (1967), A Brand New Me (1970) and A Very Fine Love (1995)

Dusty Springfield

10. Hot Fuss (2004), Sam’s Town (2006) and Day & Age (2008)

The Killers

 

 

 

 

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Quiz 104 – Round 2 – Music

In this round we will give you the names of three famous songs which all come from the same album. Can you name the album? By ‘album’, we mean original studio album, not ‘Best of’ albums or other compilations.

1. ‘Break on Through (To the Other Side)’, ‘Light My Fire’ and ‘The End.’

The Doors – The Doors

2. ‘Twist and Shout, ‘Love Me Do’ and ‘I Saw Her Standing There.’

Please Please Me – The Beatles

3. ‘Starman’, ‘Moonage Daydream’ and ‘Suffragette City.’

The Rise and Fall of Ziggy Stardust and the Spiders from Mars – David Bowie

4. ‘Subterranean Homesick Blues’, ‘Mr. Tambourine Man’ and ‘On the Road Again.’

Bringing it All Back Home – Bob Dylan

5. ‘Hand in my Pocket’, ‘Ironic’ and ‘You Learn.’

Jagged Little Pill – Alanis Morissette

6. ‘Dreamlover’, ‘I’ve Been Thinking About You’ and ‘Never Forget You.’

Music Box – Mariah Carey

7. ‘Money for Nothing’, ‘Walk of Life’ and ‘So Far Away.’

Brothers in Arms – Dire Straits

8. ‘Wannabe’, ‘Who Do You Think You Are’ and ‘2 Become 1.’

Spice – Spice Girls

9. ‘Enter Sandman’, ‘Sad But True’ and ‘Nothing Else Matters.’

Metallica – Metallica

10. ‘Where the Streets Have No Name’, ‘With or Without You’ and ‘I Still Haven’t Found What I’m Looking For.’

The Joshua Tree – U2

 

 

 

 

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Quiz 103 – Round 4 – Music

The following performers have all recorded the same song – can you name it?

1. Judy Garland, Cliff Richard and Eva Cassidy

(Somewhere) Over the Rainbow

2. Bruce Springsteen and Manfred Mann’s Earth Band

Blinded by the Light

3. Dionne Warwick, Isaac Hayes, The Stranglers, Gabrielle, Cyndi Lauper and Seal

Walk on By

4. Richard Chamberlain, Carpenters, Dusty Springfield and Frank Sinatra

(They Long to Be) Close to You

5. Don McLean, Chris De Burgh, Catch 22, Mott the Hoople and Madonna

American Pie

6. Patti Smith Group, Bruce Springsteen, 10,000 Maniacs, Cascada and Garbage

Because the Night

7. Prince & The New Power Generation feat. Rosie Gaines, Sinéad O’Connor, The Family and Stereophonics

Nothing Compares 2U

8. Brenda Lee, Elvis  Presley, Willie Nelson and Pet Shop Boys

Always on my Mind

9. Tears for Fears and Michael Andrews feat. Gary Jules

Mad World

10. Elton John, Rod Stewart, Ellie Goulding, Cilla Black, Andy Williams and The Streets

Your Song

 

 

 

 

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Quiz 97 – Round 6 – Music

From which song are these the opening lines?

1. “Poor old Johnny Ray sounded sad upon the radio.”

Come On Eileen – Dexy’s Midnight Runners

2. “My lover’s got humour, she’s the giggle at a funeral.”

Take Me To Church – Hozier

3. “I would have given you all of my heart but there’s someone who’s torn it apart.”

The First Cut is the Deepest – Cat Stevens

4. “How many times do I have to try to tell you that I’m sorry for the things I’ve done.”

Why – Annie Lennox

5. “Now if there’s a smile on my face its only there trying to fool the public.”

Tears of a clown – Smokey Robinson

6. “Oh life, it’s bigger, it’s bigger than you.”

Losing My Religion – REM

7. “When I was a little girl I had a rag doll.”

River Deep, Mountain High – Ike and Tina Turner

8. “When you were here before, couldn’t look you in the eye.”

Creep – Radiohead

9. “When routine bites hard and ambitions are low.”

Love Will Tear Us Apart – Joy Division

10. “Is it getting better or do you feel the same?”

One – U2

 

 

 

 

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Quiz 96 – Round 5 – Music

1. Which English rock band is fronted by Robert Smith?

The Cure

2. Whose first studio album was called ‘Empty Sky’ and was released in June 1969?

Elton John 

3. Which single has been a hit for Betty Everett, Linda Lewis and Cher?

The Shoop Shoop Song (It’s in His Kiss)

4. Which one-hit wonders found fame with ‘The JCB Song’ in 2005?

Nizlopi

5. In which Verdi opera would you find the characters of Gilda, the Duke of Mantua and the Duke’s jester, who gives the opera its name?

Rigoletto

6. Which classical composer was born in Bergen, Norway in 1843?

Edvard Grieg

7. Who had a 1993 hit with ‘Mr Vain’?

Culture Beat

8. Who had a 1971 hit with a cover version of ‘The Night They Drove Old Dixie Down’ by ‘The Band’?

Joan Baez

9. Which musical instrument is the smallest and highest pitched of the flute family?

Piccolo

10. The 1986 fantasy film ‘Highlander’ had its soundtrack provided by which band?

Queen

 

 

 

 

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Quiz 94 – Round 5 – Music

1. Lang Lang is famous for playing which musical instrument?

Piano

2. Which Mozart opera tells the story of Tamino, a prince who must pass a series of tests in order the marry the princess Pamina?

The Magic Flute (Die Zauberflöte)

3. In which country was the singer, songwriter and politician Youssou N’Dour born?

Senegal

4. Whose first studio album, released in 2005, was entitled ‘Music of the Sun’?

Rihanna

5. John Kay, who was born Joachim Fritz Krauledat in Germany in 1944, found fame as the lead singer of which rock band?

Steppenwolf

6. Which has been the biggest-selling UK X Factor winner’s single to date?

Hallelujah – Alexandra Burke

7. Which stage musical includes the songs ‘It Sucks to be Me’, ‘Schadenfreude’ and ‘What Do You Do with a B.A. in English?’?

Avenue Q

8. Which member of the Beatles was the youngest?

George Harrison

9. To which instrument does an orchestra usually tune?

Oboe

10. ‘Doggystyle’ and ‘Malice n Wonderland’ are albums released by whom?

Snoop Dogg

 

 

 

 

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Quiz 93 – Round 2 – Music

Band members quiz – can you identify the all-male band from the members? In the case of bands where the members have changed over the years, we have given the original line-up.

1. Matt Bellamy, Chris Wolstenholme and Dominic Howard.

Muse

2. Morrissey, Johnny Marr, Mike Joyce, Andy Rourke and Craig Gannon.

The Smiths

3. Ian Curtis, Bernard Sumner, Peter Hook and Stephen Morris.

Joy Division

4. Dave Gahan, Martin Gore, Andy Fletcher and Vince Clarke.

Depeche Mode

5. Neil Tennant and Chris Lowe.

Pet Shop Boys

6. Damon Albarn, Graham Coxon, Alex James and Dave Rowntree.

Blur

7. Alex Turner, Matt Helders, Jamie Cook, Nick O’Malley and Andy Nicholson.

Arctic Monkeys

8. Syd Barrett, Nick Mason, Roger Waters and Richard Wright.

Pink Floyd

9. Jimmy Page, Robert Plant, John Paul Jones and John Bonham.

Led Zeppelin

10. Adam Levine, Jesse Carmichael, Mickey Madden, Ryan Dusick and James Valentine.

Maroon 5

 

 

 

 

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Quiz 92 – Round 4 – Music

David Bowie quiz – Can you identify from which David Bowie song these lyrics are taken?

1. “Though I’m past one hundred thousand miles, I’m feeling very still.”

Space Oddity

2. “Strung out on lasers and slash back blazers.”

The Jean Genie

3. “Johnny wants a plane, Johnny wants to suck on a coke.”

I’m Afraid of Americans

4. “I’m happy. I hope you’re happy too.”

Ashes to Ashes

5. “Blue, blue, electric blue. That’s the colour of my room.”

Sound and Vision

6. “Wake up you sleepy head, put on some clothes, shake up your bed.”

Oh! You Pretty Things

7. “I stumble into town just like a sacred cow, visions of swastikas in my head.”

China Girl

8. “Living in lies by the railway line, pushing the hair from my eyes.”

Buddha of Suburbia

9. “I, I will be king and you, you will be queen.”

“Heroes”

10. “But her friend is nowhere to be seen, now she walks through her sunken dream.”

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Quiz 90 – Round 2 – Classical Composers

In this round you quite simply need to tell us in which modern day country the following classical composers were born.

1. Ludwig Van Beethoven

Germany

2. Franz Liszt

Austria

3. Frédéric Chopin

Poland

4. Antonio Vivaldi

Italy

5. Sergei Rachmaninoff

Russia

6. Maurice Ravel

France

7. George Gershwin

U.S.A

8. Edvard Grieg

Norway

9. Edward Elgar

England

10. Jean Sibelius

Finland

 

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2015 Quiz – Round 5 – Music

1. The Lewisham and Greenwich NHS Choir was Christmas number 1 this year. Who was number 2?

Justin Bieber

2. Adele released a new album this year. What are the names of all three of her studio albums to date?

19, 21 and 25

3. Taylor Swift completed a world tour this year for an album named after the year she was born – which year?

1989

4. Which country won the Eurovision Song Contest this year?

Sweden

5. What is the name of the last Album released by 1 Direction before their break at the end of 2015?

Made in the AM

6. Who sang the official Children in Need charity single for 2015?

Jess Glynne

7. Name the 4 judges on this year’s X Factor?

Simon Cowell, Rita Ora, Cheryl Fernandez-Versini and Nick Grimshaw

8. Name the 3 remaining members of Take That who toured this year?

Gary Barlow, Mark Owen, Howard Donald

9. Who recorded the song for the new James Bond film Spectre?

Sam Smith

10. Who released the album 75 at 75 this year?

Cliff Richard

 

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This Christmas picture round contains a selection of the first lines of sheet music for well-known Christmas carols. Can you identify the carols?

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1. O Come, All Ye Faithful

2. Away in a Manger

3. We Three Kings

4. Deck the Halls

5. The Holly and the Ivy

6. God Rest Ye Merry Gentlemen

7. I Saw Three Ships

8. Once in Royal David’s City

9. The First Noel

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Christmas Quiz 3 – Round 4 – Christmas Music

Christmas Music Quiz – From which Christmas songs are the following lyrics taken?

1. “She didn’t see me creep down the stairs to have a peep.”

I Saw Mommy Kissing Santa Claus – Jimmy Boyd

2. “Vixen and Blitzen and all his reindeer pullin’ on the reins.”

Here Comes Santa Claus – Gene Autry

3. “Snowing and blowing up bushels of fun.”

Jingle Bell Rock – Bobby Helms

4. “And the Christmas bells that ring there are the clanging chimes of doom.”

Do They Know It’s Christmas – Band Aid

5. “In the meadow we can build a snowman.”

Winter Wonderland – Various Artists

6. “Crowded street, busy feet hustle by him, downtown shoppers, Christmas is nigh.”

Pretty Paper – Roy Orbison

7. “It’s the season for love and understanding.”

Merry Christmas Everyone – Shakin’ Stevens

8. “Outside under the purple sky, diamonds in the snow sparkle.”

2000 Miles – The Pretenders

9. “And then they found a little nook in a stable all forlorn.”

Mary’s Boy Child – Boney M

10. “Top to toe in tailbacks, oh, I got red lights on the run.”

Driving Home for Christmas – Chris Rea

 

 

 

 

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Quiz 89 – Round 6 – Music

A lyrics round with a twist – can you give the next few words? All words are written as quoted in official lyrics – so things like ‘gonna’ will count as one word.

1. “Such a feelin’s comin’ over me, there is wonder in most every thing I see…” (Next 6 words please)

Not a cloud in the sky (Top of the World – The Carpenters)

2. “I’m gonna make a change, for once in my life…” (Next 5 words please)

It’s gonna feel real good (Man in the Mirror – Michael Jackson)

3. “How do I live? How do I breathe? When you’re not here I’m suffocating…” (Next 5 words please)

I want to feel love (Writing’s on the Wall – Sam Smith)

4. “Oh when we walk it always feels so nice…” (Next 7 words please)

And when we talk it seems like paradise (Denis Denis – Blondie)

5. “So come on, spin me around, now I don’t wanna go home, ’cause when you hold me like this…” (Next 7 words please)

You know my heart skips, skips a beat (Heart Skips a Beat – Olly Murs feat. Rizzle Kicks)

6. “Running just as fast as we can, holdin’ on to one another’s hand…” (Next 7 words please)

Tryin’ to get away into the night (I Think We’re Alone Now – Tiffany)

7. “You’re the light, you’re the night, you’re the colour of my blood, you’re the cure…” (Next 3 words please)

You’re the pain (Love Me Like You Do – Ellie Goulding)

8. “The old home town looks the same as I step down from the train and there to meet me…” (Next 5 words please)

…is my Mama and Papa (Green Green Grass of Home – Tom Jones)

9. “Almost heaven, West Virginia, Blue Ridge Mountains…” (Next 2 words please)

Shenandoah River (Take Me Home Country Roads – John Denver)

10. “When I’m stuck in a day that’s grey and lonely…” (Next 6 words please)

I just stick out my chin (Tomorrow – from the musical Annie)

 

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Quiz 86 – Round 2 – National Anthems

Of which country are the following the national anthems? In the case of anthems with the name of the country within it, that name has been omitted.

1. Advance ___________ Fair.

Australia

2. Land of the Free

Belize

3. The Star-Spangled Banner

United States

4. Forged from the Love of Liberty

Trinidad and Tobago

5. ___________, Land We Love

Jamaica

6. O, _____________

Canada

7. Isle of Beauty, Isle of Splendour

Dominica

8. God bless our Homeland, ___________

Ghana

9. Arise, O Compatriots

Nigeria

10. God Save the Queen

United Kingdom

 

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Quiz 86 – Round 6 – Music

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Can you identify the song from which these lyrics are taken?

1. “And the papers want to know whose shirts you wear.”

Space Oddity – David Bowie

2. “Nice girls not one with a defect, cellophane shrink-wrapped, so correct.”

Watching the Detectives – Elvis Costello

3. “How can you make me fall apart, then break my fall with loving lies?”

Closest Thing to Crazy – Katie Melua

4. “I know I need a small vacation, but it don’t look like rain.”

Wichita Lineman – Glen Campbell

5. “We’ve got this king-size to ourselves, don’t have to share with no-one else.”

Marvin Gaye – Charlie Puth feat. Meghan Trainor

6. “I never wanted to be your weekend lover, I only wanted to be some kind of friend.”

Purple Rain – Prince

7. “I’ll buy you a diamond ring my friend if it makes you feel alright.”

Can’t Buy Me Love – Beatles

8. “Got Chucks on with Saint Laurent, gotta kiss myself I’m so pretty.”

Uptown Funk – Mark Ronson feat. Bruno Mars

9. “Oh life, it’s bigger, bigger than you and you are not me.”

Losing my Religion – REM

10. “Take a look up the rail track, from Miami to Canada.”

A Letter from America – The Proclaimers

 

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Quiz 84 – Round 3 – Music

1. In Prokofiev’s ‘Peter and the Wolf’, which instrument represents the wolf?

French horn

2. Which song was a successful single for the Jackson 5 in 1971, Gloria Gaynor in 1974 and the Communards in 1987?

Never Can Say Goodbye

3. What are the opening five words of Hotel California by the Eagles?

On a dark desert highway

4. Which band’s hits include ‘The Unforgiven’, ‘Enter Sandman’ and ‘Master of Puppets’?

Metallica

5. “Away, I’d rather sail away, like a swan that’s here and gone…” These are lyrics from which Simon and Garfunkel hit?

El Condor Pasa (If I Could)

6. Who had a hit in 1990 with ‘U Can’t Touch This’?

MC Hammer

7. On which Caribbean island was Ricky Martin born?

Puerto Rico

8. Jacqueline du Pré was famous for playing which musical instrument?

Cello

9. Which controversial musician has been part of both ‘The Libertines’ and ‘Babyshambles’?

Pete Doherty

10. Who released an album in 2015 entitled ‘Rebel Heart’?

Madonna

 

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Quiz 83 – Round 5 – Music

1. What was the name of Ed Sheeran’s 2011 debut album?

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2. Which ‘one hit wonder’ had a 1979 disco hit with ‘Ring my Bell’?

Anita Ward

3. In which year was Queen’s ‘Bohemian Rhapsody’ released?

1975

4. Which singer has released albums called ‘Fearless’, ‘Speak Now’ and ‘1989’?

Taylor Swift

5. “You know the day destroys the night, night divides the day,” are the opening lines of which 1967 hit?

Break On Through (To the Other Side) – The Doors

6. Which singer danced alongside ‘MC Skat Kat’ in the music video for a hit 1989 single?

Paula Abdul (Opposites Attract)

7. Which British rock band released the 1988 hit ‘The King of Rock ‘n’ Roll’?

Prefab Sprout

8. What are the names of the Scottish twins who make up ‘The Proclaimers’?

Charlie and Craig Reid

9. Who released the 2015 hit ‘Fester Skank’?

Lethal Bizzle (ft. Diztortion)

10. Which guitarist has commonly been referred to as ‘Slowhand’?

Eric Clapton

 

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Quiz 81 – Round 2 – Music

1. Which of the Beatles was the oldest?

Ringo Starr

2. Which of the Bee Gees were twins?

Maurice and Robin Gibb

3. Who released the 2009 album ‘Wild Young Hearts’?

Noisettes

4. Which singer was born Mary Isobel Catherine Bernadette O’Brien in April 1939?

Dusty Springfield

5. Which band’s hits included ‘Ramblin’ Man’, ‘Good Clean Fun’ and ‘End of the Line’?

Allman Brothers Band

6. Who had a hit with ‘Fanfare for the Common Man’ in 1977, adapted from Aaron Copeland’s composition of the same name?

Emerson, Lake & Palmer

7. Which song was a hit for Betty Everett in 1964 and for Cher in 1990?

The Shoop Shoop Song (It’s In His Kiss)

8. Which UK X Factor winner released an album entitled ‘Right Now’ in 2008?

Leon Jackson

9. Whose singles include ‘Last Request’, ‘Scream (Funk My Life Up)’ and ‘One Day’?

Paolo Nutini

10. How many strings are there most commonly on a balalaika?

Three

 

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