Interesting Questions, Facts and Information
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Interesting Questions, Facts, and Information
Science in Songs
Kraftwerk. Kraftwerk are a German band formed in 1970, by Florian Schneider and Ralf Hütter.
The album "Computer World" was released in 1981. It was the bands eighth album. Tracks from the album include "Computer World", "Computer Love" and "Home Computer." The whole album is about the rise of computers within society. In 1981 MS-DOS 1.0 was released in August. IBM joins the computer race by introducing IBM Personal Computer, which runs the new MS-DOS operating system. Logitech is founded in Apples, Switzerland. And one for the record, in 1982 Peter Norton creates Norton Utilities.
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|The Australian rock band Killing Heidi, released their third album called "Killing Heidi" in 2004. One of the tracks from the album has a computer theme. Can you name the track?||Computers and Related Parts in Songs
Notebook. Members of the band are as follows, Ella Hooper, Jesse Hooper, Adam Pedretti and
Yes. Scanner was formed in 1986. The first album by the band was "Hypertrace" released in 1988. "Hypertrace" is a science fiction story on vinyl, rather than a book; with great music tracks.
Their second album was "Terminal Earth" (1989) followed by "Mental Reservation" (1995), "Ball of The Damned" (1997) and Scantropolis (2002) Axel A.J. Julius is the only original band member left.
Apple. Apple Records were formed in 1968 by The Beatles as a division of Apple Corps Ltd. The distributors were EMI/Capitol Records until 1975. Apple Inc, formerly Apple Computer, Inc, Is an American manufacturing consumer electronics company. The Macintosh, iPod and iPhone are all made by Apple. Apple's software includes the Mac OS X operating system and the iTunes media browser. Between 1978 and 2006 there were a number of legal disputes over the trademark rights. The dispute came to an end on 5 February, 2007.
|Barry Manilow released his twelfth album "Here Comes the Night" in November 1982. In the UK the album was called "I Wanna Do It With You." Can you recall a track from the album that is computer related? ||Computers and Related Parts in Songs
Memory. Other tracks from the album include "I Wanna Do It With You", "Here Comes The Night", "Let's Get On With It" and "I'm Gonna Sit Right Down And Write Myself A Letter".
|Katie Melua released her sixth single on April 17, 2006. The second verse of the song has these lyrics: "cause the line between, Wrong and right, Is the width of a thread from a"; what is the name of this song?||Computers and Related Parts in Songs
Spider's Web. Katie Melua is a Georgian-British singer, songwriter and musician. Katie was born in Georgian SSR, and moved to Northern Ireland when she was a young girl. At the age of fourteen she then moved to England. Katie Melua released her first album in 2003, titled "Call off the Search." The album was number one on the UK Album Chart and only reached number 161 on the U.S. Billboard 200, although it did reach the number seven position on the U.S. Billboard Top Heatseekers (U.S.)
|Sean Paul released the album "The Trinity" in 2005. One of the songs has this Chorus: "Boy when you touch my body...You know you make me feel hot." What is the song called?||Computers and Related Parts in Songs
Connection. "The Trinity" is the third album by Sean Paul, released on September 27, 2005 (U.S.) The album reached number seven on the U.S. Billboard 200. The first single released from the album was "We Be Burnin'"; the song peaked in at number six on the U.S. Billboard Hot 100 and stalled at number two on the UK singles chart. The Pussycat Dolls single "Don't Cha" stopped "We Be Burnin'" stopped the single from being a number one hit for Sean Paul.
|This band is an American alternative rock band, formed in 1993. Albums from the band include "We Were Dead Before the Ship Even Sank", "Good News for People Who Love Bad News" and "The Moon & Antarctica." What is the name of this band?||Computers and Related Parts in Songs
Modest Mouse. Founding members of Modest Mouse are Isaac Brock, Jeremiah Green and Eric Judy. The bands first full debut album was called "This Is a Long Drive for Someone with Nothing to Think About" released in 1996. The bands fifth album "We Were Dead Before the Ship Even Sank" has so far been the most successful for the band, reaching number one on the U.S. Billboard 200 and stalling at number 47 on the UK Album Charts. A new face in the band was the ex Smiths guitarist, Johnny Marr.
|The Cars had a huge hit with this song in the 80s. Here is the first part of the lyric. "Who's gonna tell you when, It's too late". What is the name of this song?||Computers and Related Parts in Songs
Drive. "Drive" was released in 1984. The single reached number three on the Billboard Hot 100 chart and peaked at number five on the UK singles chart (1985). The Cars were an American rock band, formed in the mid 70s. Members of the band at that time were, Ric Ocasek, Benjamin Orr, Elliot Easton, Greg Hawkes and David Robinson.
Silicon Chip. The first verse of the song "I Don't Like Mondays" begins with the lyric, "The Silicon Chip inside her head was switched to overload." The single reached the number one position on the UK singles chart in 1979, but only reached a lowly position of 73 on the Billboard Hot 100. The song was written by Bob Geldof and was the bands second number one hit in the UK.
|'OK, so you're a rocket scientist' are lyrics from which Shania Twain song?||Blinded By Science
That Don't Impress Me Much. The single was taken from Shania's hugely successful 1997 album 'Come on Over' which was a crossover from country to mainstream. This song reached number 3 on the UK charts and number 7 on the Billboard Hot 100 charts in the USA. It was also a big hit in many other countries.
|Reaching number one in the UK in both 1975 & 1991, and number two in the USA in 1992, 'Galileo' is repeated five times in one line of which song?||Blinded By Science
Bohemian Rhapsody. Sung by Queen, of course. The song was written by Freddie Mercury and came from the album 'A Night at the Opera'. It was re-released in 1992 following Freddie's untimely death. 'Bohemian Rhapsody' was also featured on the soundtrack of the film 'Wayne's World', which helped it to its number 2 US chart position.
|'They All Laughed' is another song which names scientists, Edison and Marconi among others. Who wrote it?||Blinded By Science
George Gershwin. 'They all laughed when Edison recorded sound' & 'They told Marconi, wireless was a phoney' are the specific lines from this song, written in 1936. The song tells how various pioneers were laughed at, as the singer is for aiming at a girl beyond his reach. But the singer gets the girl and the inventors were right, so 'Who's Got the Last Laugh Now?'.
Coldplay. The song came from their album 'A Rush of Blood to the Head'. It reached number 10 on the UK singles chart and number 18 on the US Billboard Hot Modern Rock Tracks. Other tracks from this album released as singles included 'In My Place' and 'Clocks'. Coldplay's lead singer, Chris Martin, married American actress Gwyneth Paltrow in 2003.
|The REM song, 'Man on the Moon' refers to two famous scientists in the lyrics. Newton is one, but who is the other?||Blinded By Science
Darwin. The song is about the American actor/entertainer Andy Kaufman who died at the young age of 35 in 1984. As he had joked about faking his own death, there are many fans who still believe his death was not real. The song dates from 1993 and the title was used for a film about Kaufman in 1999.
|The hit single 'Biology' came from the album 'Chemistry' by which British girl band? ||Blinded By Science
Girls Aloud. 'Girls Aloud' were formed in 2002 on a reality television show called 'Popstars: The Rivals', which put together a girls versus boys group. They have bucked the trend and remained successful ever since. 'Chemistry' was released in 2005. Cheryl Cole, one of the five members, has been a judge on the British version of 'The X Factor', another television talent show, since 2008.
|Diana Ross had a number one UK hit in 1986 with 'Chain Reaction'. Who wrote the song?||Blinded By Science
Bee Gees. Barry, Maurice and Robin Gibb wrote the song and also performed on the record, singing backing vocals. The song was also a huge hit in Australia, but performed poorly in the USA. The other options are all prolific songwriters, with numerous hits to their names.
|Which British glam rock band, whose lead singer was Brian Connolly, had a minor UK hit with a song named 'Alexander Graham Bell'?||Blinded By Science
Sweet. 'Sweet' had numerous top ten hits in the UK, and also made the charts in the USA, most notably with 'Little Willy' and 'Ballroom Blitz'. Connolly died in 1997. 'T-Rex' were led by Marc Bolan, 'Slade' by Noddy Holder and 'Wizzard' by Roy Wood.
|Thomas Dolby's song, 'She Blinded Me with Science', sold considerably better in the USA than in his home country. Where was he from?||Blinded By Science
Britain. The song, from 1982/3, reached number 5 on the Billboard Hot 100 in America, but reached only number 49 in the UK. A well-known presenter of science programmes in the UK at the time, named Magnus Pyke, contributes to the record by shouting out comments.