Celebrity Challenge: Pop Music Quiz

Celebrity Challenge: Pop Music Quiz
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Shun college radio? If you love nothing but the Top 40 over and over again, then we've got some trivia for you. See if you know what goes on behind the music with this Pop Music Quiz.
Which of these bands got their name by throwing a dart at a map?
The Bay City Rollers
The Bay City Rollers threw a dart at a map that landed on Bay City, Mich. The band, originally called the Saxons, wanted a more American-sounding name.
Chicago
Buffalo Springfield

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U2 recorded an album which they said was intended to "chop down The Joshua Tree." Which was it?
Achtung, Baby
The band's album "Achtung, Baby" took the band in a different direction from the more rhythm and blues feel of "The Joshua Tree."
Under a Blood Red Sky
Zooropa

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Which of these greatest hits of the Rolling Stones was covered by Duran Duran, among other bands?
"(I Can't Get No) Satisfaction"
"Mother's Little Helper"
"Paint It Black"
The Rolling Stones' "Paint It Black" is among their most covered songs. Duran Duran, Judas Priest, Led Zeppelin and other groups have paid homage to the Stones by covering it.

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Which revived pseudo band played Super Bowl XXXI in 1997 with James Brown and ZZ Top?
The Archies
The Monkees
The Blues Brothers
The Blues Brothers, featuring surviving member Dan Ackroyd and stand-ins Jim Belushi and John Goodman, played Super Bowl XXXI with the Godfather of Soul and the Texas boys with the cool car.

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What artist recorded "Cracked Rear View," the 16th best-selling album of all time?
Hootie and the Blowfish
Hootie and the Blowfish had a hit with "Cracked Rear View."
Alanis Morissette
Garth Brooks

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Which band was co-founded by Damon Albarn of Blur and consists of four cartoon characters?
Gorillaz
Albarn and Jamie Hewlett created Gorillaz in 1999. The bandmates are four cartoons: 2D, Noodle, Murdoc and Russel.
the Chipmunks
the Mosquitoes

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What was the reason Elvis gave for saying, "I lose myself in singing … I'm limp as a rag, worn out when the show's over"?
dancing too hard onstage wore him out after concerts
background training in soulful gospel hymns took it out of him
Elvis Presley mentioned his early training in singing gospel hymns as a possible reason for why he wore himself out by the end of his shows.
keeping screaming fans at bay while in concert was exhausting

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What song was the first to put Madonna in the Billboard Top 100?
"Holiday"
"Holiday," was Madonna's first big single from her debut album "Madonna." The single peaked at number 16 in 1983.
"Borderline"
"Lucky Star"

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Beatles co-founder John Lennon was shot to death by which three-named man?
Lee Harvey Oswald
Mark David Chapman
Mark David Chapman shot John Lennon outside the Dakota Hotel in New York on Dec. 8, 1980.
Henry Lee Lucas

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Which band's 1977 rare, mint-condition "God Save the Queen" single sells for about $25,000?
the Sex Pistols
The Sex Pistols' "God Save the Queen" singles on vinyl were given as gifts to outgoing executives when record label A&M closed its London office in 1998. Those who sold them got about $25,000 for the records.
the Stranglers
the Buzzcocks

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