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Trivia in 10s: “World” #1s and LAND-less countries

The posts on this Blog relating to ITV quiz show “Tenable” have received nearly one million views. Most of these posts contain the correct answers to the lists of 10 items that contestants name to build up, and then win, a jackpot. There have been repeats and the odd Celebrity Special over the last eight months, but the last new episode of the regular show was broadcast, as far as I can tell, on 13 May 2021. While we’re waiting for the next series, here are two “Tenable”-style challenges which contain, as things stand, exactly 10 correct answers.

The questions

10 UK #1s that contain the word “World”

Name the 10 song titles that contain the word “World” which have reached #1 in the UK chart. [Note: two of these titles have been #1 on more than one occasion; one of them was #1 in two different versions, the other was a shared song title for two different UK #1s. Also, the Rihanna hit “Only Girl (in the World)” is not included here as the word “World” appears in brackets, not as part of the main title.]

10 countries that do not contain the letters L, A, N or D

Name the 10 countries that do not contain any of the following letters: L, A, N or D. [As usual, these countries are all sovereign states and members of the UN in their own right, so Kosovo is not an acceptable answer.]

The Answers

10 UK #1s that contain the word “World”

In order of when the song first reached #1:

A World Without Love
You’re My World
What a Wonderful World
I’d Like to Teach the World to Sing (In Perfect Harmony)
We Are the World
All Around the World
World in Motion
The Most Beautiful Girl in the World
World of Our Own
Mad World

For clarification, here are the song titles with the years they reached #1 and the credited artists:

A World Without Love (1964, Peter & Gordon)
You’re My World (1964, Cilla Black)
What a Wonderful World (1968, Louis Armstrong / 2007 Eva Cassidy & Katie Melua)
I’d Like to Teach the World to Sing (In Perfect Harmony) (1972, New Seekers)
We Are the World (1985, USA For Africa)
All Around the World (1989, Lisa Stansfield / 1998, Oasis)
World in Motion (1990, englandneworder)
The Most Beautiful Girl in the World (1994, Prince or The Artist Formerly Known as Prince)
World of Our Own (2002, Westlife)
Mad World (2003, Michael Andrews featuring Gary Jules)

10 countries that do not contain the letters L, A, N or D

Comoros
Cyprus
Egypt
Fiji
Greece
Mexico
Morocco
Peru
Togo
Turkey

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