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Howard Jones: His Life, Career and Music
"Howard Jones had a brilliant music career and gained success all over the world. Here are fifteen questions based on his life and musical success."
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Everyone knows Howard as Howard Jones, but Howard is actually not his given birth name. What is his rather mundane birth name?
Howard Jones' peak of his career came throughout the 1980s. Besides being a singer, Howard Jones' instrumental musicianship can be predominantly summed up in which musical instrument?
Howard Jones debuted his first single in 1983 and made some significant chart positions in both the U.S. and the U.K. "I've been waiting for so long..." was the opening lyric that exposed his musicianship to the world. What was the title of this debut single?
Hunt the Self
You Jazzy Nork!
Later in 1983, WEA/Elektra released his debut album, which would span a total of four Top 40 songs in the United Kingdom, as well as achieve #1 status on the UK Albums Chart. What was the title of this debut smash album?
Body & Soul
Contrary to what you might think, the musical artist Haddaway didn't remake Howard Jones' second single; they are two completely different songs. What was the title of his second single?
Pearl in the Shell
Don't Always Look At the Rain
What Is Love?
In the summer of 1984, prior to the release of his second album, Howard Jones released a single entitled "Like to Get to Know You Well". Upon its release, he publicly stated that the song was dedicated to...what?
"The spirit of the Olympic Games."
"the US space program."
"Charles' and Diana's Royal wedding.
During the earliest years of Howard Jones' career, he included an extra component to his live show not often seen in a typical concert. What was the addition to his live performances?
A Tumbling Act
An African Dance Troupe
In March of 1985, Howard Jones released his second and most successful full scale studio album. What was the title of this album?
Dream Into Action
Rhythm of the Night
Behind the Sun
The first single from his second album would become his first Billboard Top 5 song in the United States. Asking us in the chorus, "And do you feel scared?", what was the title of this hit song?
Hunger For the Flesh
Is There a Difference?
Things Can Only Get Better
Howard Jones performed on the UK side of Live Aid in July of 1985, but he reverted back to a hit from his first album, at least a hit on that side of the pond. What was his one song he performed at the mega-event, sung in loud unison with the large British audience?
Hide and Seek
Howard Jones had a song from his second album that he remixed for an extended play album he released in 1986 called "Action Replay". This new version of the song would become his biggest hit in the United States. With a chorus that goes, "And you want her, and she wants you; we want everyone," what was the title of this hit song?
Always Asking Questions
Bounce Right Back
No One Is to Blame
A well established pop music star came in to produce and play drums for Howard Jones on his single from "Action Replay". What musician was this, who would later become an Oscar winner?
Continuing his prolific pace of releasing new music, Howard Jones released his third full scale album, "One to One", in October of 1986. Howard had one successful single in the United States from this album, a song with a video that incorporated a style similar to A-ha's ground-breaking "Take On Me" video. What was this song, his second question-titled Top 40 song?
Who Can It Be Now?
You Know I Love You...Don't You?
What Have I Done to Deserve This?
Do You Really Want to Hurt Me?
Howard Jones' last chart success in 1989 came more on the Adult Contemporary chart. From his album "Cross That Line", what was his last successful American single?
Fresh Air Waltz
Out of Thin Air
Howard Jones adheres to a strict religious lifestyle, as demonstrated on his personal vignette on the short lived U.S. version of the music show "Hit Me Baby, One More Time". What religion does Howard Jones practice?
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Compiled Jun 28 12