Christmas Music Quiz Extravaganza

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Re: Christmas Music Quiz Extravaganza

Postby ASmallTurnip » Sun Dec 21, 2008 12:49 pm

Holy cow, you guys are awesome. Nancy, I cannot believe you got No. 2. I am beyond impressed. Seriously, my brain is boggled that you got that.

Indy, I love that song, too. Such a sucker for S & G. La dah dah dah dah dah!

Val, you're on final warning for your impudence. Do it again, and I'll make you write lines, young lady.

Sully, come the Robot Revolution of the Year 2000, you may be spared. Surely knowing the 2001: A Space Odyssey theme tune counts for something, right?

DP, yes that will do. And yes, shouting out numbers IS rather amusing, isn't it? I like to do that when someone is trying to memorize a phone number. Very entertaining. Until they hurt me.

I'll add another one: No. 18 is 110. It's from 76 Trombones, from The Music Man:

"Seventy six trombones led the big parade
With a hundred and ten cornets close at hand.
They were followed by rows and rows of the finest virtuosos,
the cream of every famous band."


Oooh! It's getting tricky now! Can anyone get any more?




1) Subtract the year that held a great night for The Hollies from the one when Bryan Adams had the best days of his life (as per the songs).

2) A classic pastoral number multiplied by the number of people needed for a trout. 30

3) The Beatles' query on their geriatric care. 64

4) You could be feeling groovy on this street's bridge. 59

5) The object of Chuck Berry's affection.

6) Janis Ian's angst fixation. 17

7) The Love Potion. 9

8 ) The house number on Mount Pleasant Street in this "climatic" song. 57

9) It is said to be the highway that's the best. 66

10) This many interrogations for half a dollar.

11) Wilson Pickett, Tina Turner and Otis Redding are just some of the people eager for you to call this number.

12) "Also Sprach Zarathustra" is better known as the theme to what? 2001

13) How many vestal virgins were leaving for the coast in 1967? 16

14) How many ways could you leave your lover? 50

15) Take that many love songs.

16) Radiohead's (incorrect) calculation result.

17) The year of the US capital's mining disaster.

18) The number of cornets who were second in the parade. 110

19) Add together Bob's wet weather females from the 1960s.

20) How many seconds in the album title from this "remedial" band?



Final answer:

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Re: Christmas Music Quiz Extravaganza

Postby indigo_jones » Sun Dec 21, 2008 2:27 pm

I suspected No. 18 was from the Music Man.

I believe the answer for number 15 is One Million, from Take That's song One Million Love Songs.

Number one is killing me, because I know the second half, but can't pin down the first half of the question.
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Re: Christmas Music Quiz Extravaganza

Postby LSully9 » Sun Dec 21, 2008 4:27 pm

indigo_jones wrote:Number one is killing me, because I know the second half, but can't pin down the first half of the question.


Ugh! I know! I'm having the same problem... :witsend:
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Re: Christmas Music Quiz Extravaganza

Postby LSully9 » Sun Dec 21, 2008 4:32 pm

ASmallTurnip wrote:Sully, come the Robot Revolution of the Year 2000, you may be spared. Surely knowing the 2001: A Space Odyssey theme tune counts for something, right?


Yay! I knew my nerdom would come in handy one day!
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Re: Christmas Music Quiz Extravaganza

Postby Val2150 » Sun Dec 21, 2008 6:18 pm

ASmallTurnip wrote:Val, you're on final warning for your impudence. Do it again, and I'll make you write lines, young lady.


:sosad:


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Re: Christmas Music Quiz Extravaganza

Postby mockingbird » Mon Dec 22, 2008 4:14 am

5. Sweet Sixteen. I'm surprised I'm the first one to get that.

19. Dylan's watery tarts were Rainy Day Women Nos. 12 and 35, if I remember correctly.

Neat quiz, ASmallTurnip. I went ahead and put mine in there, so I'll be pretty embarassed if I'm wrong.


1) Subtract the year that held a great night for The Hollies from the one when Bryan Adams had the best days of his life (as per the songs).

2) A classic pastoral number multiplied by the number of people needed for a trout. 30

3) The Beatles' query on their geriatric care. 64

4) You could be feeling groovy on this street's bridge. 59

5) The object of Chuck Berry's affection. 16

6) Janis Ian's angst fixation. 17

7) The Love Potion. 9

8 ) The house number on Mount Pleasant Street in this "climatic" song. 57

9) It is said to be the highway that's the best. 66

10) This many interrogations for half a dollar.

11) Wilson Pickett, Tina Turner and Otis Redding are just some of the people eager for you to call this number.

12) "Also Sprach Zarathustra" is better known as the theme to what? 2001

13) How many vestal virgins were leaving for the coast in 1967? 16

14) How many ways could you leave your lover? 50

15) Take that many love songs.

16) Radiohead's (incorrect) calculation result.

17) The year of the US capital's mining disaster.

18) The number of cornets who were second in the parade. 110

19) Add together Bob's wet weather females from the 1960s. 47

20) How many seconds in the album title from this "remedial" band?



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Re: Christmas Music Quiz Extravaganza

Postby Nancy » Mon Dec 22, 2008 5:28 am

Could #17 possibly be referring to New York Mining Disaster 1941? (alias Have You Seen My Wife, Mr Jones? - by the Bee Gees) :dunno:
The US capital is what's throwing me - yes, NY was the US capital at one time, but not in 1941, but if you re-read that question, it's pretty ambiguous, and there doesn't seem to be any mining activity in Washington, DC. :hrm:
Since it's the only song that seems to fit the bill, I'd guess the answer to #17 is 1941, but I'm definitely not closing the book on this one. :hrmpf:

Any other thoughts?
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Re: Christmas Music Quiz Extravaganza

Postby Nancy » Mon Dec 22, 2008 5:59 am

Number 11 is 634-5789 also known as Soulsville, U.S.A. This was a hard one, but looking down the lists of songs recorded by the artists, I first found it under Wilson Pickett, then Otis Redding. I honestly haven't found it inTina's list yet, but I'm willing to bet this is right. :nod:
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Re: Christmas Music Quiz Extravaganza

Postby Nancy » Fri Jan 02, 2009 5:55 am

Turnip, how did your Dad do on the quiz? What were the answers to the ones we didn't get? I'm dying to know! :witsend:
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Lady-like Fish

I don't think so Bro, she's a Lady, Lady, Lady, Lady

No, no, she's a fish that's just a little bit

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Re: Christmas Music Quiz Extravaganza

Postby ufotofu » Tue Mar 10, 2009 5:16 pm

ASmallTurnip wrote:Sully, come the Robot Revolution of the Year 2000, you may be spared. Surely knowing the 2001: A Space Odyssey theme tune counts for something, right?


Don't become complacent just because it's now 2009. The end is nigh. This is the first step of the robotic uprising!
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