Quiz about They Sang a Forest of Songs
Quiz about They Sang a Forest of Songs

They Sang a Forest of Songs Trivia Quiz


This quiz is about artists who released songs that have a tree-related word in the title - forest, wood, jungle - that sort of thing. Some oblique picture clues to help.

A photo quiz by Upstart3. Estimated time: 2 mins.
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Author
Upstart3
Time
2 mins
Type
Photo Quiz
Quiz #
409,915
Updated
Aug 10 22
# Qns
10
Difficulty
Very Easy
Avg Score
9 / 10
Plays
529
Awards
Top 10% Quiz
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1. Who had a single in 1974 called "Jungle Boogie"? Hint

The Commodores
Kool & the Gang
Earth, Wind & Fire
Odyssey

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2. "Norwegian Wood (This Bird Has Flown)" was a 1965 song by which group? Hint

The Rolling Stones
The Beatles
The Who
The Kinks

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3. Which artist released a song in 2020 called "willow"?

Ariana Grande
Taylor Swift

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4. "Knock on Wood" was a 1979 hit single for which artist? Hint

Randy Crawford
Amii Stewart
Gloria Gaynor
Freda Payne

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5. "I Talk to the Trees" was on the b-side of the 1970 single, "Wand'rin' Star", which was sung by Lee Marvin. Which cowboy star sang it? Hint

Lee van Cleef
Clint Eastwood
Eli Wallach
Yul Brynner

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6. "Fake Plastic Trees" was a 1995 release by which UK group? Hint

Depeche Mode
The Verve
Radiohead
Blur

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7. "Tie a Yellow Ribbon Round the Ole Oak Tree" was a 1973 single by which artist? Hint

Tony Orlando and Dawn
Little Jimmy Osmond
Sly and the Family Stone
Terry Jacks

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8. Which "goth" new wave group had a single in 1980 called "A Forest"? Hint

The Sisters of Mercy
The Cult
The Cure
Bauhaus

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9. "Bungle in the Jungle" and "Songs from the Wood" were songs by which UK group?

Jethro Tull
Genesis

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10. "Apple Blossom" was a track from the 2000 album "De Stijl", by which act? Hint

My Chemical Romance
White Stripes
Vampire Weekend
Kings of Leon


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Quiz Answer Key and Fun Facts
1. Who had a single in 1974 called "Jungle Boogie"?

Answer: Kool & the Gang

"Jungle Boogie" was the second single from Kool & the Gang's 1973 album, "Wild and Peaceful". The funk number has been covered by artists including The Muppets, and featured in Quentin Tarantino's movie, "Pulp Fiction".

The picture is from a 1922 movie called "Cold Feet".
2. "Norwegian Wood (This Bird Has Flown)" was a 1965 song by which group?

Answer: The Beatles

"Norwegian Wood (This Bird Has Flown)" was mainly John Lennon's creation, although Paul McCartney contributed some lines, and George Harrison's use of the sitar added much to its feel. It was released on the "Rubber Soul" album in 1965. A description of a love affair, or a critique of interior design, the song is regarded as one of the best of 20th century rock according to many polls.

The picture is of another great example of 1960s creativity from Liverpool, the Liverpool Metropolitan Cathedral, by Frederick Gibberd.
3. Which artist released a song in 2020 called "willow"?

Answer: Taylor Swift

Taylor Swift's 2020 song "willow", all in lower case, was the first single from her album "Evermore". A lyrical ballad, with folky treatment, it was a big hit and award winner. "Life was a willow and it bent right to your wind".

The picture shows a white-throated swift in flight.
4. "Knock on Wood" was a 1979 hit single for which artist?

Answer: Amii Stewart

"Knock on Wood" was written by legendary guitarist Steve Cropper and R&B singer Eddie Floyd, and released by Floyd on his album of the same name in 1967. The song has been covered multiple times, by artists such as Otis Redding and Wilson Pickett, but the most commercially successful by far was the 1979 release by Amii Stewart which gave it a disco treatment. Stewart had success with a similar reworking of "Light My Fire", the song by the Doors.

The picture is of some tartan, hopefully to make you think of Stewart. I must confess I couldn't find a picture of Stewart Tartan, so this is actually St David's Tartan from Wales. If you recognised it you deserve an imaginary bonus point!
5. "I Talk to the Trees" was on the b-side of the 1970 single, "Wand'rin' Star", which was sung by Lee Marvin. Which cowboy star sang it?

Answer: Clint Eastwood

"Paint Your Wagon" was a 1951 musical by Lerner and Loewe, set around gold mining in 19th century California. It was filmed in 1969 starring Jean Seberg, Lee Marvin and Clint Eastwood. Marvin and Eastwood's singing abilities weren't the best, but they went for it. The single was a hit in the UK in 1970.

The picture shows a compass pointing East.
6. "Fake Plastic Trees" was a 1995 release by which UK group?

Answer: Radiohead

"Fake Plastic Trees" was the third single from Radiohead's album "The Bends". Its use in the movie "Clueless" helped with the band's exposure in the US and worldwide.

The picture is a radio.
7. "Tie a Yellow Ribbon Round the Ole Oak Tree" was a 1973 single by which artist?

Answer: Tony Orlando and Dawn

"Tie a Yellow Ribbon Round the Ole Oak Tree" was a song about a prisoner who, on release, wonders if his lover will still want him. The ribbon gives the message. It had renewed resonance during the 1979 Iranian hostage crisis. Tony Orlando and Dawn had several hits including "Knock Three Times" (1970) and "Say, Has Anybody Seen My Sweet Gypsy Rose" (1973).

Hope you like the picture of a sunrise.
8. Which "goth" new wave group had a single in 1980 called "A Forest"?

Answer: The Cure

"A Forest" was the only single released from The Cure's second album, "Seventeen Seconds". The album was not immediately successful on release in 1980, but it has achieved praise from critics, with "A Forest" particularly positively received. It would be another three years before The Cure had big commercial success with "The Lovecats" in 1983.

The picture is of a 19th century billboard for pills to treat fever.
9. "Bungle in the Jungle" and "Songs from the Wood" were songs by which UK group?

Answer: Jethro Tull

"Bungle in the Jungle" was a single from Jethro Tull's 1974 album "War Child". Sample lyrics: "I'm a tiger when I want love, But I'm a snake if we disagree". "Songs from the Wood" (1977) was the tenth studio album by the group, and the title track was released as a single in some territories. Other nature-themed tracks on the album include "Jack-in-the-Green" and "Velvet Green".

The picture shows a flute - Jethro Tull's frontman Ian Anderson was renowned for his flute playing, often adopting a one-legged stance.
10. "Apple Blossom" was a track from the 2000 album "De Stijl", by which act?

Answer: White Stripes

"De Stijl", named after the Dutch artistic movement, which included Mondrian, was the second album by the White Stripes. Other tracks included "Hello Operator" and "Death Letter", a cover of the Son House song. "Apple Blossom" was used by Quentin Tarantino in his revisionist Western, "The Hateful Eight".

The picture is of a zebra. Fun fact: zebras are black with white stripes, and not vice versa.
Source: Author Upstart3

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