Interesting Questions, Facts and Information
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Interesting Questions, Facts, and Information
Time in Songs
|On their debut studio album, "It's About Time" (2006), the Jonas Brothers covered which 2003 song from the British boy band Busted?||Years in Songs
Year 3000. On "It's About Time" (2006), the Jonas Brothers covered two Busted songs, "Year 3000" (2003) and "What I go to School For" (2002), though the lyrics of both songs were slightly rewritten to be more family friendly.
The Jonas Brothers' debut album "It's About Time" (2006) was released by Columbia records. When they were dropped by Columbia and moved to Hollywood Records to release their second album ("Jonas Brothers", 2007), "Year 3000" was the only title that Hollywood got the distribution rights for, and the song appeared on their second album as well.
|On their 2008 album, "Funplex", The B-52s sing what futuristic song?||Years in Songs
Love in the Year 3000. The B-52s used to be known as The B-52's, but officially dropped the apostrophe with the release of "Funplex" in 2008.
The B-52s started in 1976 with Cindy Wilson, her brother Ricky Wilson, Kate Pierson, Keith Strickland, and Fred Schneider. Ricky Wilson died in 1985, supposedly from cancer, but the cause of death was later revealed to be complications from AIDS.
|In 1969, what song from Zager and Evans reached the number one spot on the US Billboard Hot 100?||Years in Songs
In the Year 2525. "In the Year 2525 (Exordium and Terminus)" refers to many future years in the lyrics, beginning with 2525 and continuing through 9595.
Although this song was a number one hit for Zager and Evans, they never had another single on the charts.
The song has been covered numerous times, and has appeared in science-fiction television shows and movies, such as "Cleopatra 2525" (2000-2001) and "Alien 3" (1992).
|Paul McCartney & Wings and Bowling For Soup each recorded different songs with the same year-based title. What is the title?||Years in Songs
1985. "Nineteen Hundred and Eighty Five" was last track of Wings' album "Band on the Run" (released in 1973 and looking into the future). In 2004, Bowling For Soup had a hit with "1985", about a woman living in the past.
|Which Smashing Pumpkins song won the 1996 MTV Video Music Award for Best Alternative Video?||Years in Songs
1979. "1979", from 1996's "Mellon Collie and the Infinite Sadness" was nominated for but did not win the 1997 Grammy Awards for Record of the Year and Best Rock Performance by a Duo or Group with Vocal.
The video for "1979" was actually filmed twice. After completing the video, the original tapes were left on the top of a car and lost and all the footage was re-filmed.
|Who sings the song "AM Radio" (2000), which mentions 1970, 1972, 1975, and 1977 in the lyrics? ||Years in Songs
Everclear. The song is about singer/songwriter "Art" Alexakis's memories of listening to AM radio while growing up in the 1970s. The song is on the album "Songs from an American Movie, Vol. 1: Learning How to Smile" (2000).
In 2006, the song was used by General Motors in a television commercial.
|When staying at the "Hotel California," when you ask for your favorite wine, you will find out that they "haven't had that spirit here since" what year?||Years in Songs
1969. "Hotel California" is the title track of the 1976 album by the Eagles.
Despite rumors and urban legends, the song is not about a specific hotel, insane asylum, or satanism, but is a socio-political commentary about America in general and the California music industry in specific.
Even though wine is a fermented alcoholic beverage and not a distilled spirit, "we haven't had that spirit here since 1969" isn't a literal statement about a drink but is a metaphor, just like the rest of the song.
|Who sings the song "You Keep It All In" (1989), which refers to "that robbery in '62" and "the murder in '73"?||Years in Songs
The Beautiful South. "You Keep It All In" is from the 1989 album "Welcome to the Beautiful South".
Some people have suggested that the robbery is referring to the great train robbery in England, however that actually happened in 1963, and the "murder of '73" supposedly refers to the murder of Lord Lucan's nanny, however this occurred in 1974 and not '73. "The Beautiful South" is an English alternative rock group, and these events grabbed headlines in the UK.
|Which "Weird Al" Yankovic parody song contains the lyric "Then tonight we're gonna party like it's 1699"?||Years in Songs
Amish Paradise. "Amish Paradise" (1996) parodies the song "Gangsta's Paradise" (1995) by Coolio featuring L.V.
Although Yankovic normally gets permission from the original artists for his parodies, Coolio denies giving permission for a parody because of the serious nature of "Gangsta's Paradise". Yankovic's record company (Scotti Bros.) maintains that they secured permission from Coolio's record company (Tommy Boy/Warner Bros. Records). Coolio's song was a reworking of Stevie Wonder's "Pasttime Paradise" from the album "Songs in the Key of Life" - Coolio used the same tune and a different orchestration of the original backing music.
|Who sings the song "1492" on their 2008 album "Saturday Nights & Sunday Mornings"?||Years in Songs
Counting Crows. "1492" was originally supposed to be part of the Counting Crows's previous album, "Hard Candy" (2002).
While not the first commercial single for the album, "1492" was available as a digital download preceding the release of "Saturday Nights & Sunday Mornings".
|This song appeared on this Diva's twentieth album. Who had a big hit with "If I Could Turn Back Time" in 1989?||Sing Me a Time
Cher. "If I Could Turn Back Time" reached number one on the Australian charts, number six in the UK and number three in the US. The song appeared in the famous music video made aboard the "USS Missouri". Cherilyn Sarkisian was born in 1948. She is a singer, actress and television personality. She has won an Oscar, Emmy, Golden Globes and Grammy Awards. She had a successful singing career and TV show with her then husband, Sony Bono, before going solo. She has appeared in such films as "Silkwood" (1983), "Mask" (1985), and "Moonstruck" (1987), for which she won an Oscar for Best Actress.
|Which singer/songwriter had a hit in 1973 with "Time in a Bottle"?||Sing Me a Time
Jim Croce. "Time in a Bottle" was a hit for Jim Croce after his death in September 1973 and it was number one for two weeks in the US in December 1973. It has been covered by, among others, Roger Williams, Glen Campbell, Floyd Cramer and Chris de Burgh. James Joseph Croce was born in 1943 and first performed with his wife, Ingrid, as a duo. At age 30, Croce and five others were killed in a plane crash in Louisiana in September 1973.
|Which female pop star had a hit with the song "Time After Time"?||Sing Me a Time
Cyndi Lauper. "Time After Time" was recorded by Cyndi Lauper in 1984 and it reached number one on the US Billboard Hot 100 Chart and number three on the UK Singles Chart. Cyndi Lauper co-wrote this song. It has been covered many times by numerous artists including Tracy Chapman, Miles Davis, Nana Mouskouri, Eva Cassidy and Mariah Carey, to name but a few. Cynthia Ann Stephanie Lauper was born in the US in 1953. She has won many awards including Grammy, Emmy and MTV Awards. She has appeared in numerous movies and TV shows.
|Which funk/soul band had a big hit with "Three Times a Lady" in 1978?||Sing Me a Time
The Commodores. "Three Times a Lady" was the Commodore's first number one hit on the Billboard Hot 100. The Commodores were originally called The Mystics and were very popular in the 1970s and 1980s and sold over 75 million records. Lionel Richie left the group to pursue a solo career. However, the Commodores still carried on performing.
|What legendary singer/songwriter penned "The Times They are a-Changin'"?||Sing Me a Time
Bob Dylan. "They Times They are a-Changin'" is listed as number 59 on "Rolling Stones" 2004 list of "The 500 Greatest Songs of All Time." It was written by Bob Dylan and released in 1964. This song was so popular it was covered by Peter, Paul & Mary, Simon and Garfunkel, Burl Ives, The Hollies, Nina Simone, Billy Joel and Brian Ferry, just to name a few.
Robert Allen Zimmerman was born in 1941. He is a painter, a poet, a musician and a singer-songwriter and has written hundreds of songs. He has received many awards including an Oscar, Golden Globe and Grammy. He has been inducted into the Songwriters Hall of Fame, and the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. In his home town, Duluth Minnesota, a road was named in his honour "The Bob Dylan Pathway." He played for a short time in Bobby Vee's backing group.
|Which great English girl singer had a hit with "A Sign of the Times" in 1966?||Sing Me a Time
Petula Clark. "A Sign of the Times" reached number 11 on the Billboard Hot 100 and number two on Billboard's Easy Listening survey. Petula Clark, CBE, was born in 1932 and her career as an actress, composer and singer has lasted seventy years. She has had such hits as "Downtown", "I Know a Place" "Colour My World and "Don't Sleep in the Subway", just to name a few. She has appeared in many films and has released many singles in France, Germany, Italy and Spain.
|What iconic singer had a hit with "The Longest Time" in 1984?||Sing Me a Time
Billy Joel. Billy Joel released the single "The Longest Time" in 1984 and it rose to number 14 on the Billboard Hot 100. As well as singing lead vocal, he also sang all the background tracks. William Martin Joel was born in 1949. "Piano Man" was his first hit in 1973. During his career he has written and recorded over thirty Top 40 hits in the US. He has been nominated over twenty times for, and won six Grammy Awards. He has been inducted into the Songwriters Hall of Fame and the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, and has sold over 150 million records. He is also a classical music composer. He was once married to super model Christie Brinkley for nine years.
|Who had a hit with that great rock and roll song "Old Time Rock & Roll"?||Sing Me a Time
Bob Seger and the Silver Bullet Band. This song appeared on Seger's album "Stranger in Town" in 1978, and a year later it was released as a single. The song gained a lot of fame, being featured in the Tom Cruise film "Risky Business" (1983) when the character played by Tom Cruise dances in his underwear.
Robert Clark Seger was born in 1945 and in 1974 he formed "The Silver Bullet Band. He has had much success both as a solo singer and with the Silver Bullet Band.
|Which singing duo had a hit with "Do That To Me One More Time" in 1979?||Sing Me a Time
Captain & Tennille. Following the success of "Love Will Keep Us Together" in 1975, Captain & Tennille released "Do That To Me One More Time" in 1979. Toni Tennille wrote the song and it reached number one on the US Billboard Top 100.
Husband and wife team Captain & Tennille (Daryl Dragon, born in 1942 and Cathryn Antoinette Tennille born in 1940) were a very successful singing duo who commenced their career in the 1970s and had numerous Platinum and Gold albums and singles. They released their last album in 2007.
Glen Campbell. Johnny Rivers had the original recording of this song in 1965, but it was not until Glen Campbell recorded it in 1968 that it became a huge hit. The song won two Grammy Awards (Best Vocal Performance, Male; and Best Contemporary Male Solo Vocal Performance) and has been covered by Thelma Houston, Frankie Laine, Jack Jones and Stevie Wonder, just to name a few.
Glen Travis Campbell was born in 1936. His career has spanned over 50 years and he has over 70 albums to his credit. He's won many Awards, including eight Grammys. He played alongside John Wayne in the movie "True Grit" (1969) for which Campbell received a Golden Globe nomination. He was inducted into the Country Music Hall of Fame in 2005.