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Pop Master questions, week ending 10 April 2020

This piece from last weekend listed the questions from BBC Radio 2 mid-morning quiz Pop Master for the week ending Friday 3 April. Here are the questions and answers, 10 rounds of 10 questions, for the week just ended (Friday 10 April 2020).

On the radio, each Bonus Question features a brief clip from a hit song. In most cases you need to hear the clip to get the answer, but sometimes there is enough information in the clue to help you. In some cases below, in transcribing the Bonus Questions, I have included hints to make up for the fact that you can’t hear the musical clip.

Of course, reading the questions here is no substitute for hearing them read out by Ken Bruce. This link will take you to the episodes of his show available on the BBC Sounds App, going back for the last 31 days. Pop Master begins around 60 minutes into each show.

The Questions

Monday 6 April 2020

Round 1 Bonus Questions: Same Title Different Song [Not Take a Walk]

Can the Can was the 1973 debut hit and first #1 for which singer and bass player?

Complete the title of this 2004 debut album for Keane: Hopes and …

BONUS: This classic Beatles track shares its title with a 1984 #1 by which male artist? [The lyrics include: I should have known better with a girl like you / That I would love everything that you do]

What is the title of Malcolm McLaren’s 1983 Top 3 single about a skipping game?

You Said No, Crashed the Wedding and Who’s David were all #1 hits in the first half of the early 2000s for which group?

BONUS: Here’s an ABC hit, Poison Arrow, name the hit title that they share with Madonna

In which year did this week’s Top 3 consist of Rhythm of my heart Rod Stewart, Sit Down James, The One and Only Chesney Hawkes?

Name the French musician who had a hit in 1977 with Oxygene Part IV

BONUS: Here’s a 1995 hit for TLC, name the act that reached the Top 10 1993 with a different song with the same title [The lyrics include: So I creep, yeah, just creeping on / On the down low / except nobody is supposed to know]

Of the 9 Top 40 hits for Japan, only 2 made the Top 10, name either

Round 2 Bonus Questions: Take A Walk [Not Here Comes the  Rain]

Who wanted to Let the Music Play, according to the title of his Top 10 song of the mid-70s?

Which 3-word song title provided different hits for Human League in 1981 and Madonna in 1986?

BONUS: In 2004, after 2 Top 40 hits, this group made it into the Top 20 with this song, who are they? [The lyrics include: See the Idiot Walk / See the Idiot Talk]

Human was a 2008 hit for which American group?

The Steps #1 version of Tragedy was a double A side with which other song?

BONUS: Here’s the intro to a 1981 hit for the Jacksons, what’s the title?

In which year were the songs at 30 20 and 10 in this week’s chart Night Shift Commodores, You Spin Me Round Dead or Alive, Kiss Me Stephen Tin Tin Duffy?

Which 1981 hit by The Police was also a Top 40 single in 1996 when recorded by Pato Banton and Sting

BONUS: Here’s a Top 10 instrumental hit from 1960 by The Ventures, please give the title

Which Canadian singer-songwriter had his first and biggest hit in 1971 with If you could read my mind?

3 in 10: David Gray

Tuesday 7 April 2020

Round 1 Bonus Questions: Songs about Mondays [Not Cover Versions]

Hysteria was the title of a hit single and #1 album for which rock band?

What garden did Siouxsie and the Banshees sing about on their 1978 debut?

BONUS: A 1957 hit by Fats Domino [Blue Monday], name the act who had a hit in 1983, 1988 and 1995 with different mixes of a different song with the same title?

In which year were the following songs new entries in this week’s chart? Hang on to your love Donovan, Step on Happy Mondays, Opposites Attract Paula Abdul with the wild pair

The singer Phyllis Nelson reached #1 in 1985 with which song?

BONUS: Please identify this group and then name their 1984 Top 10 hit that had the word Monday in the title [He plays a clip from The Union of the Snake]

Back to Bedlam spent 10 weeks as the UK’s #1 album in the mid-00s for which singer-songwriter?

What 1976 Top 10 for Melba Moore was a Top 10 cover for Danni Minogue in 1993?

BONUS: Here’s an American Top 10 from 1971 that failed to make the British charts; name the group [The musical clip includes the following lyrics: Hanging around/ Nothing to do but frown / Rainy days and Mondays always get me down]

The 1973 singles By the devil I was tempted and Randy were the last two of seven Top 40 hits by which group?

Round 2 Bonus Questions:  Over the Rainbow [Not Cover Versions]

Amy Winehouse had a #1 album in 2007, followed by a Top 10 single in 2011, both called Back to …

Who has had hit albums called Road to Hell, Auberge and God’s Great Banana Skin?

BONUS: In 1968 this group, sharing the same name as a successful 90s band, achieved their only UK hit with this track; please name them [HINT: The song is called Rainbow Chaser]

The duo R&J Stone made their only chart appearance in 1976 with which Top 5 song?

The songs Lean on me Ah-Li-Ayo and For America were hit singles in the 1980s for which chart act?

BONUS: Here’s a 1970 hit called Rainbow; name the group

In which year did this week’s Top 3 consist of Tie a Yellow Ribbon Round the Old Oak Tree Dawn, Twelfth of Never Donny Osmond, Get Down Gilbert O’Sullivan?

What 1983 Top 3 hit for The Beat had been a Top 3 single for Andy Williams 20 years earlier in 1963?

BONUS: This song by a hugely successful UK act reached #25 in the US but was never released in the UK; name the group [The musical clip includes the following lyrics: She comes in colours everwhere / She combs her hair / She’s like a rainbow]

The singer who had a Top 10 hit in the early 90s with a song called Peace is Sabrina who?

3 in 10: Odyssey

Wednesday 8 April 2020

Round 1 Bonus Questions: World Hits [Not Keep it Green]

Which chart act made its debut in 1977 with 2-4-6-8 Motorway?

What’s the one-word title of the song that spent 5 weeks at #1 for Duffy in 2008?

BONUS: Here’s the biggest hit to date by Joan Armatrading [Love and Affection]. Which of the following countries was she born in? Barbados, St Kitt’s, Martinique St Kitt’s

What 1982 release was the first hit for Blancmange?

In which year did this week’s Top 3 consist of Two can play at that game Bobby Brown, Don’t Stop Wiggle Wiggle Outhere Brothers, Back for Good Take That

BONUS: Here’s the only #1 for Jimmy Nail [Ain’t No Doubt]. What part of England does he come from?

Which two singers recorded the 1978 hit duet Too much too little too late?

What 1998 Top 5 song by Savage Garden has the same 3-word title as a 1990 film starring Alan Rickman and Juliet Stephenson?

BONUS: Here’s part of Justin Bieber’s recent single, Yummy. What nationality is he?

The 1983 single Tantalize Wo-Wo-Ee-Yeh-Yeh was the only hit for which group?

Round 2 Bonus Questions: Keep it Green [Not 90s Number Ones]

Can’t get you out of my head spent 4 weeks at #1 in 2001 for which singer?

What’s the only single by Hot Chocolate to reach #1?

BONUS: This is the first hit from the 70s by this highly successful group; please name  them [The musical clip includes the following lyrics, which also make up the title of the song: The Green Manalishi With The Two Pronged Crown]

A Top 3 cover of the 60s song Sweets for my sweet was a 1994 hit for the singer CJ who?

What type of world featured in the title of both a hit single and a Top 3 album by Kate Bush in 1989?

BONUS: In 2007 this group achieved a Top 20 hit with their version of this TV theme tune; please name them [HINT: It’s the Simpsons Theme]

The double A side Something better change and Straighten out was a Top 10 single in 1977 for which group?

In which year did this week’s Top 3 consist of Say my name Destiny’s Child, Never be the same again Melanie C, Fool Again Westlife?

BONUS: Here is Rice is nice by the Lemonpipers, the follow-up to their only UK Top 40 hit; please name it

The one-time “Eastenders” actor Sean Maguire had 8 Top 40 hits in the 90s, including a cover of a 1976 #1; what was that cover?

Tie-break questions: Which former wrestler and bouncer had hits with Big 6, Big 7 and Big 8? / Which other performer did Mark Almond sing with on his #1 hit revival Something’s gotten hold of my heart?

3 in 10: Nelly Furtado

Thursday 9 April 2020

Round 1 Bonus Questions: 80s Hits [Not Hits from the Musicals]

See my baby jive spent 4 weeks at #1 in 1973 for which group?

Four of the Top 10 singles by S Club 7 have just one-word titles; name any of them

BONUS: He had several hits in the 70s, but this was the only chart success for this artist in the 80s; who is he? [The song is Hold on to my love]

Having had success with groups in the 80s and 90s, who made his solo debut in the Top 40 in 1998 with the song She will have her way?

In which year did this week’s Top 3 consist of Boxer Beat Joboxers, Is there something I should know Duran Duran, Let’s Dance David Bowie?

BONUS: In 1986 The Simon May Orchestra achieved a Top 10 hit with this vocal version of the theme from “Eastenders”; can you name the credited vocalist?

The song Faraway eyes was one of the two tracks on a 1978 double A side for The Rolling Stones; what was the other song?

Which group had hits in 1986 with the songs Move away and God thank you woman?

BONUS: Listen to the only UK Top 20 hit achieved by Robbie Neville, then name the one other Top 40 chart entry he had in the 80s [The song is C’est la Vie]

What song, originally a Top 10 hit for White Stripes in 2003, was a Top 10 cover for the singer Marcus Collins in 2012?

Round 2 Bonus Questions: Hits from the Musicals [Not Hit Duets]

Who reached #1 in 1982 with his debut solo single Goody Two Shoes?

The actor Telly Savalas reached #1 in 1975 with his version of which David Gates song?

BONUS: This is Michael Crawford and Barbara Bonnie performing the title song from a classic hit musical [Phantom of the Opera]; name the two singers who recorded the 1986 chart hit version of the song?

The songs Last Request, Jenny Don’t Be Hasty and Rewind were all hits in 2006 for which Scottish singer-songwriter?

What was the title of the 1992 #1 by the duo Charles and Eddie?

BONUS: Here’s a chart-topping song from 1963, originally featured in the musical Carousel [You’ll never walk alone]; name the act singing this version

Lily Allen’s chart debut in the mid-00s was also her first #1; what’s it called?

The songs Heaven help us all in the 70s, Overjoyed in the 80s, For your love in the 90s are among the smaller Top 40 hits for which superstar?

BONUS: From which Andrew Lloyd Webber musical did this Jason Donovan #1 originate? [The song is Any Dream Will Do]

In which year did this week’s Top 3 consist of When Showaddywaddy, Going in with my eyes open David Soul, Knowing Me Knowing You Abba?

3 in 10: Tony Christie

Friday 10 April 2020

Round 1 Bonus Questions: Where in the World [Not One Hit Wonders]

According to the title of their 1996 #1 what did Oasis say you shouldn’t do in anger?

Who had a hit in 1979 with the Elvis Costello song Girls Talk?

BONUS: Here’s one of two solo hits by Deborah Harry [I Want That Man], name the other

What was the title of the 1989 Top 5 song by Bette Midler that featured in the soundtrack to the film Beaches?

Who is the lead singer with American band Maroon 5?

BONUS: Here is the only hit single by Alphaville; what’s it called?

Almost all of East 17’s hits in the 90s were original songs but they did have a hit in 1993 with a Top 20 cover of which 1985 #1?

NOTE: This is a slightly misleading question; this was a cover of a song that reached #1 in 1986, after being released in 1985

In which year did this week’s Top 3 consist of Music John Miles, You see the trouble with me Barry White, Save your kisses for me Brotherhood of Man?

BONUS: In 1980 David Bowie achieved a Top 40 with this song, previously recorded by the Doors; can you name it? [The lyrics include: Show me the way to the next whisky bar/ Oh don’t ask why]

All This Time spent 3 weeks at #1 at the start of 2004 for the winner of the second and final series of Pop Idol; who is she?

Round 2 Bonus Questions: Ladies Singles [Not One Hit Wonders]

Which song spent 6 weeks at #1 for Elton John and Kiki Dee in 1976?

What is the name of the lead singer with Mumford and Sons?

BONUS: Please identify this group and then name their first hit [The lyrics include: It’s a hazy shade of winter]

The French singer Desireless had her only Top 40 hit in 1988 with which Top 5 song?

The songs Passion in the 80s, You’re the Star in the 90s and I Can’t Deny It in the 00s were among the smaller hits for which superstar?

BONUS: Here’s the first of two Top 10 hits for Nelly Furtado [I’m Like a Bird] in 2001; please name the other

All Saints reached #1 in 1998 with a double A side featuring versions of Red Hot Chilli Peppers Under the Bridge and which song from the mid-70s?

Which group made its chart debut in 1977 with the Top 20 song Looking After Number One?

BONUS: This singer in 1970 represented the UK with this song at Eurovision, coming in second [Knock Knock Who’s There?]; who is she?

In which year were the following songs new entries in this week’s chart? Take Your Mama Scissor Sisters, Flamboyance Pet Shop Boys, Sunrise Norah ones

3 in 10: Culture Club

Questions and Answers

The answers appear in brackets after each question; UPPER CASE indicates a question that I got wrong. For some of the more difficult questions I have included extra information in square brackets for clarification after the answer.

Monday 6 April 2020

Round 1 Bonus Questions: Same Title Different Song [Not Take a Walk]

Can the Can was the 1973 debut hit and first #1 for which singer and bass player? (Suzi Quatro)

Complete the title of this 2004 debut album for Keane: Hopes and (Fears)

BONUS: This classic Beatles track shares its title with a 1984 #1 by which male artist? [The lyrics include: I should have known better with a girl like you / That I would love everything that you do] (Jim Diamond)

What is the title of Malcolm McLaren’s 1983 Top 3 single about a skipping game? (Double Dutch)

You Said No, Crashed the Wedding and Who’s David were all #1 hits in the first half of the early 2000s for which group? (Busted)

BONUS: Here’s an ABC hit, Poison Arrow, name the hit title that they share with Madonna (The Look of Love)

In which year did this week’s Top 3 consist of Rhythm of my heart Rod Stewart, Sit Down James, The One and Only Chesney Hawkes? (1991)

Name the French musician who had a hit in 1977 with Oxygene Part IV (Jean-Michel Jarre)

BONUS: Here’s a 1995 hit for TLC, name the act that reached the Top 10 1993 with a different song with the same title [The lyrics include: So I creep, yeah, just creeping on / On the down low / except nobody is supposed to know] (Radiohead)

Of the 9 Top 40 hits for Japan, only 2 made the Top 10, name either (I second that emotion) Ghosts

36 for him, he didn’t get the Busted question, 39 for me

Round 2 Bonus Questions: Take A Walk [Not Here Comes the  Rain]

Who wanted to Let the Music Play, according to the title of his Top 10 song of the mid-70s? (Barry White)

Which 3-word song title provided different hits for Human League in 1981 and Madonna in 1986? (Open Your Heart)

BONUS: In 2004, after 2 Top 40 hits, this group made it into the Top 20 with this song, who are they? [The lyrics include: See the Idiot Walk / See the Idiot Talk] (THE HIVES) NOPE

Human was a 2008 hit for which American group? (Killers)

The Steps #1 version of Tragedy was a double A side with which other song? (Heartbeat)

BONUS: Here’s the intro to a 1981 hit for the Jacksons, what’s the title? NOPE (WALK RIGHT NOW)

In which year were the songs at 30 20 and 10 in this week’s chart Night Shift Commodores, You Spin Me Round Dead or Alive, Kiss Me Stephen Tin Tin Duffy? (1985)

Which 1981 hit by The Police was also a Top 40 single in 1996 when recorded by Pato Banton and Sting (SPIRITS IN THE MATERIAL WORLD)

BONUS: Here’s a Top 10 instrumental hit from 1960 by The Ventures, please give the title (Walk Don’t Run)

Which Canadian singer-songwriter had his first and biggest hit in 1971 with If you could read my mind? (Gordon Lightfoot)

3 for him, 27 for me, tough bonus questions there

3 in 10: David Gray, nope, not for him or me

David Gray (6 April 2020): Babylon / Alibi / Please forgive me / Say Hello Wave Goodbye

 

Tuesday 7 April 2020

Round 1 Bonus Questions: Songs about Mondays [Not Cover Versions]

Hysteria was the title of a hit single and #1 album for which rock band? (Def Leppard)

What garden did Siouxsie and the Banshees sing about on their 1978 debut? (Hong Kong Garden)

BONUS: A 1957 hit by Fats Domino [Blue Monday], name the act who had a hit in 1983, 1988 and 1995 with different mixes of a different song with the same title? (New Order)

In which year were the following songs new entries in this week’s chart? Hang on to your love Donovan, Step on Happy Mondays, Opposites Attract Paula Abdul with the wild pair (1990)

The singer Phyllis Nelson reached #1 in 1985 with which song? (Move Closer)

BONUS: Please identify this group and then name their 1984 Top 10 hit that had the word Monday in the title [He plays a clip from The Union of the Snake] (Duran Duran, New Moon on Monday]

Back to Bedlam spent 10 weeks as the UK’s #1 album in the mid-00s for which singer-songwriter? (James Blunt)

What 1976 Top 10 for Melba Moore was a Top 10 cover for Danni Minogue in 1993? (This is it)

[Problems with the contestant’s phone line meant that he didn’t hear the question correctly, he guessed Spinning Around, and, with all the uncertainty, Ken didn’t give the correct answer]

BONUS: Here’s an American Top 10 from 1971 that failed to make the British charts; name the group [The musical clip includes the following lyrics: Hanging around/ Nothing to do but frown / Rainy days and Mondays always get me down] (Carpenters)

The 1973 singles By the devil I was tempted and Randy were the last two of seven Top 40 hits by which group? (Blue Mink)

30 for him, 39 for me

Round 2 Bonus Questions:  Over the Rainbow [Not Cover Versions]

Amy Winehouse had a #1 album in 2007, followed by a Top 10 single in 2011, both called Back to … (Black)

Who has had hit albums called Road to Hell, Auberge and God’s Great Banana Skin? (Chris Rea)

BONUS: In 1968 this group, sharing the same name as a successful 90s band, achieved their only UK hit with this track; please name them [HINT: The song is called Rainbow Chaser] (Nirvana)

The duo R&J Stone made their only chart appearance in 1976 with which Top 5 song? (We do it)

The songs Lean on me (Ah-Li-Ayo) and For America were hit singles in the 1980s for which chart act? (Red Box)

BONUS: Here’s a 1970 hit called Rainbow; name the group (MARMALADE)

[NOPE, I thought it was The Moody Blues]

In which year did this week’s Top 3 consist of Tie a Yellow Ribbon Round the Old Oak Tree Dawn, Twelfth of Never Donny Osmond, Get Down Gilbert O’Sullivan? (1973)

What 1983 Top 3 hit for The Beat had been a Top 3 single for Andy Williams 20 years earlier in 1963? (Can’t get used to losing you)

BONUS: This song by a hugely successful UK act reached #25 in the US but was never released in the UK; name the group [The musical clip includes the following lyrics: She comes in colours everwhere / She combs her hair / She’s like a rainbow] (The Rolling Stones)

The singer who had a Top 10 hit in the early 90s with a song called Peace is Sabrina who? (JOHNSTON)

She said it just after the 5 second timer, but it wasn’t allowed, that’s a shame

33 for her, 30 for me

3 in 10: Odyssey, yes for me (just), not for her

Odyssey (7 April 2020): Native New Yorker / Going back to my roots / If you’re looking for a way out / Inside Out

Wednesday 8 April 2020

Round 1 Bonus Questions: World Hits [Not Keep it Green]

Which chart act made its debut in 1977 with 2-4-6-8 Motorway? (Tom Robinson Band)

What’s the one-word title of the song that spent 5 weeks at #1 for Duffy in 2008? (Mercy)

BONUS: Here’s the biggest hit to date by Joan Armatrading [Love and Affection]. Which of the following countries was she born in? Barbados, St Kitt’s, Martinique (St Kitt’s)

What 1982 release was the first hit for Blancmange? (Living on the ceiling)

In which year did this week’s Top 3 consist of Two can play at that game Bobby Brown, Don’t Stop Wiggle Wiggle Outhere Brothers, Back for Good Take That (1995)

BONUS: Here’s the only #1 for Jimmy Nail [Ain’t No Doubt]. What part of England does he come from? (Newcastle-upon-Tyne)

Which two singers recorded the 1978 hit duet Too much too little too late? (Johnny Mathis and Deniece Williams)

What 1998 Top 5 song by Savage Garden has the same 3-word title as a 1990 film starring Alan Rickman and Juliet Stephenson? (Truly Madly Deeply)

BONUS: Here’s part of Justin Bieber’s recent single, Yummy. What nationality is he? (Canadian)

The 1983 single Tantalize Wo-Wo-Ee-Yeh-Yeh was the only hit for which group? (JIMMY THE HOOVER)

15 for him, 36 for me [Let down by Jimmy the Hoover]

Round 2 Bonus Questions: Keep it Green [Not 90s Number Ones]

Can’t get you out of my head spent 4 weeks at #1 in 2001 for which singer? (Kylie Minogue)

What’s the only single by Hot Chocolate to reach #1? (So you win again)

BONUS: This is the first hit from the 70s by this highly successful group; please name  them [The musical clip includes the following lyrics, which also make up the title of the song: The Green Manalishi With The Two Pronged Crown] (Fleetwood Mac)

A Top 3 cover of the 60s song Sweets for my sweet was a 1994 hit for the singer CJ who? (CJ LEWIS)

What type of world featured in the title of both a hit single and a Top 3 album by Kate Bush in 1989? A (Sensual) World

BONUS: In 2007 this group achieved a Top 20 hit with their version of this TV theme tune; please name them [HINT: It’s the Simpsons Theme] (Green Day)

The double A side Something better change and Straighten out was a Top 10 single in 1977 for which group? (Stranglers)

In which year did this week’s Top 3 consist of Say my name Destiny’s Child, Never be the same again Melanie C, Fool Again Westlife? (2000)

BONUS: Here is Rice is nice by the Lemonpipers, the follow-up to their only UK Top 40 hit; please name it (Green Tambourine)

The one-time “Eastenders” actor Sean Maguire had 8 Top 40 hits in the 90s, including a cover of a 1976 #1; what was that cover? (YOU TO ME ARE EVERYTHING)

15 for him, 33 for me

Tie-break questions: Which former wrestler and bouncer had hits with Big 6, Big 7 and Big 8? (Judge Dread) / Which other performer did Mark Almond sing with on his #1 hit revival Something’s gotten hold of my heart? (Gene Pitney)

3 in 10: Nelly Furtado, yes for me, not for him

Nelly Furtado (8 April 2020): I’m like a bird / Turn off the light / Maneater / Try / Promiscuous / Broken Strings

Thursday 9 April 2020

Round 1 Bonus Questions: 80s Hits [Not Hits from the Musicals]

See my baby jive spent 4 weeks at #1 in 1973 for which group? (Wizzard)

Four of the Top 10 singles by S Club 7 have just one-word titles; name any of them (Reach) Natural You Alive

BONUS: He had several hits in the 70s, but this was the only chart success for this artist in the 80s; who is he? [The song is Hold on to my love] (Jimmy Ruffin)

Having had success with groups in the 80s and 90s, who made his solo debut in the Top 40 in 1998 with the song She will have her way? (NEIL FINN)

In which year did this week’s Top 3 consist of Boxer Beat Joboxers, Is there something I should know Duran Duran, Let’s Dance David Bowie? (1983)

BONUS: In 1986 The Simon May Orchestra achieved a Top 10 hit with this vocal version of the theme from “Eastenders”; can you name the credited vocalist? (Anita Dobson)

The song Faraway eyes was one of the two tracks on a 1978 double A side for The Rolling Stones; what was the other song? (Miss You)

Which group had hits in 1986 with the songs Move away and God thank you woman? (Culture Club)

BONUS: Listen to the only UK Top 20 hit achieved by Robbie Neville, then name the one other Top 40 chart entry he had in the 80s [The song is C’est la Vie] (DOMINOES)

[NOPE, I thought it was (Don’t know much, his duet with Linda Ronstadt)]

What song, originally a Top 10 hit for White Stripes in 2003, was a Top 10 cover for the singer Marcus Collins in 2012? (7 Nation Army)

21 for him, 30 for me

Round 2 Bonus Questions: Hits from the Musicals [Not Hit Duets]

Who reached #1 in 1982 with his debut solo single Goody Two Shoes? (Adam Ant)

The actor Telly Savalas reached #1 in 1975 with his version of which David Gates song? (If)

BONUS: This is Michael Crawford and Barbara Bonnie performing the title song from a classic hit musical [Phantom of the Opera]; name the two singers who recorded the 1986 chart hit version of the song? (Sarah Brightman and Steve Harley)

The songs Last Request, Jenny Don’t Be Hasty and Rewind were all hits in 2006 for which Scottish singer-songwriter? (PAOLO NUTINI)

What was the title of the 1992 #1 by the duo Charles and Eddie? (Would I lie to you?)

BONUS: Here’s a chart-topping song from 1963, originally featured in the musical Carousel [You’ll never walk alone]; name the act singing this version (Gerry and the Pacemakers)

Lily Allen’s chart debut in the mid-00s was also her first #1; what’s it called? (Smile)

The songs Heaven help us all in the 70s, Overjoyed in the 80s, For your love in the 90s are among the smaller Top 40 hits for which superstar? (Stevie Wonder)

BONUS: From which Andrew Lloyd Webber musical did this Jason Donovan #1 originate? [The song is Any Dream Will Do] (Joseph and the Amazing Technicolour Dreamcoat)

In which year did this week’s Top 3 consist of When Showaddywaddy, Going in with my eyes open David Soul, Knowing Me Knowing You? Abba (1977)

27 for her, 36 for me [Let down by Paolo Nutini]

3 in 10: Tony Christie, yes for me, two for her

Tony Christie (9 April 2020): I did what I did for Maria / Is this the way to Amarillo / Avenues and alleyways / Walk like a panther / Las Vegas

Friday 10 April 2020

Round 1 Bonus Questions: Where in the World [Not One Hit Wonders]

According to the title of their 1996 #1 what did Oasis say you shouldn’t do in anger? (Look Back)

Who had a hit in 1979 with the Elvis Costello song Girls Talk? (Dave Edmunds)

BONUS: Here’s one of two solo hits by Deborah Harry [I Want That Man], name the other (French Kissing in the USA)

What was the title of the 1989 Top 5 song by Bette Midler that featured in the soundtrack to the film Beaches? (Wind Beneath My Wings)

Who is the lead singer with American band Maroon 5? (Adam Levine)

BONUS: Here is the only hit single by Alphaville; what’s it called? (Big in Japan)

Almost all of East 17’s hits in the 90s were original songs but they did have a hit in 1993 with a Top 20 cover of which 1985 #1? (West End Girls)

NOTE: This is a slightly misleading question; this was a cover of a song that reached #1 in 1986, after being released in 1985

In which year did this week’s Top 3 consist of Music John Miles, You see the trouble with me Barry White, Save your kisses for me Brotherhood of Man? (1976)

BONUS: In 1980 David Bowie achieved a Top 40 with this song, previously recorded by the Doors; can you name it? [The lyrics include: Show me the way to the next whisky bar/ Oh don’t ask why] (Alabama Song)

All This Time spent 3 weeks at #1 at the start of 2004 for the winner of the second and final series of Pop Idol; who is she? (Michelle)

18 for her, 39 for me

Round 2 Bonus Questions: Ladies Singles [Not One Hit Wonders]

Which song spent 6 weeks at #1 for Elton John and Kiki Dee in 1976? (Don’t Go Breaking My Heart]

What is the name of the lead singer with Mumford and Sons? (Marcus Mumford)

BONUS: Please identify this group and then name their first hit [The lyrics include: It’s a hazy shade of winter] (Bangles, Manic Monday)

The French singer Desireless had her only Top 40 hit in 1988 with which Top 5 song? (Voyage Voyage)

The songs Passion in the 80s, You’re the Star in the 90s and I Can’t Deny It in the 00s were among the smaller hits for which superstar? (ROD STEWART)

BONUS: Here’s the first of two Top 10 hits for Nelly Furtado [I’m Like a Bird] in 2001; please name the other (Turn Off the Light)

All Saints reached #1 in 1998 with a double A side featuring versions of Red Hot Chilli Peppers Under the Bridge and which song from the mid-70s? (Lady Marmalade)

Which group made its chart debut in 1977 with the Top 20 song Looking After Number One? (Boomtown Rats)

BONUS: This singer in 1970 represented the UK with this song at Eurovision, coming in second [Knock Knock Who’s There?]; who is she? (Mary Hopkin)

In which year were the following songs new entries in this week’s chart? Take Your Mama Scissor Sisters, Flamboyance Pet Shop Boys, Sunrise Norah ones (2004)

14 for her, 36 for me

3 in 10: Culture Club, yes for me, not for her

Culture Club (10 April 2020): Karma Chameleon / Do You Really Want to Hurt Me / Victims / Time Clock of the Heart / Church of the Poison Mind

 

My scores, and the questions I got wrong

Monday 6 April 2020

39, 24, Idiot walk 2004 hit for The Hives, Jacksons 1981 hit Walk right now, Spirits in the material world Police hit 1981 and a 1996 hit for Pato Banton and Sting | 06-04-20

Tuesday 7 April 2020

39, 30, Marmalade 1970 hit Rainbow, Sabrina Johnston 1991 hit Peace | 07-04-20

Wednesday 8 April 2020

36, 33, Tantalize 1983 hit for Jimmy the Hoover, CJ Lewis 1994 cover of Sweets for my sweet, Sean Maguire cover of 1976 #1 You to me are everything | 08-04-20

Thursday 9 April 2020

30, 36, Neil Finn debut solo hit 1998 She will have her way, Robbie Neville other 80s Top 40 hit Dominoes, Paolo Nutini 2006 hits Last request  Jenny don’t be hasty Rewind | 09-04-20

Friday 10 April 2020

39, 36, Smaller hits for Rod Stewart Passion 80s You’re the Star 90s I Can’t Deny It 00s | 10-04-20

 

 

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