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Quiz about Violet is the New Purple
Quiz about Violet is the New Purple

Violet is the New Purple Trivia Quiz

There are 24 songs with colours in the title that I have replaced with the word 'Violet'. Twelve of these are 'Purple' songs and these are the ones you need to find. The others are three each of Red, Pink, Green and Yellow.

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3 mins
Quiz #
Mar 08 24
# Qns
Avg Score
9 / 12
Top 35% Quiz
Last 3 plays: Guest 99 (12/12), jonnowales (8/12), Guest 8 (10/12).
Choose the 12 songs that should have 'purple' instead of violet in their titles. Finding the 12 that don't might even be easier.
There are 12 correct entries. Get 3 incorrect and the game ends.
Violet Rain Deep Violet Violet Heather Violet Cashmere Bowling Violet Violet Haze Violet Submarine Little Violet Corvette Violet Snowflakes Violet Sky Violet Cadillac Lady in Violet Tie a Violet Ribbon Lily the Violet Big Violet Taxi Violet Stain I Saw Violet Village Violet Voices Green and Violet Violet Kisses Violet People Eater Violet Reindeer Little Violet Apples A Man in a Violet Dress

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Most Recent Scores
Today : Guest 99: 12/12
Today : jonnowales: 8/12
May 23 2024 : Guest 8: 10/12
May 21 2024 : Guest 138: 11/12
May 21 2024 : Guest 37: 7/12
May 20 2024 : Guest 97: 8/12
May 16 2024 : adam36: 10/12
May 15 2024 : cheeseit223: 8/12
May 15 2024 : Coromom: 9/12

Quiz Answer Key and Fun Facts

Purple is a secondary colour that is similar to violet light. Made from mixing red and blue it has a huge range of colours depending on where it sits between them. Towards the blue gives deep indigo purple tones and the redder colours include magenta. Very common shades are violet, lilac, amethyst, eggplant, lavender and mauve.

It has long been associated with royalty, piety, religion, pride and protests. The western world also relates it to vanity and extravagance. During the 1960s it became associated with counterculture and psychedelics, particularly LSD, which spilled over into the music scene of the time. There are a number of bands who used the colour in their name.

The Purple Gang was an American rock band from Los Angeles, California who were active from 1965-1967. Formed by 15 year-old students, its name was derived from a Chicago Gang.

One of the biggest bands that formed secondary to featuring psychedelic rock was Deep Purple. They began in London in 1967 as one of the pioneers of heavy metal and hard rock.

In 1969 an American country rock band emerged from the San Francisco psychedelic rock. Named New Riders of the Purple Sage, its original lineup included members who would later become the Grateful Dead.

The March Violets are an English post-punk, gothic rock band formed in 1981 by a group of Leeds university students. and New Zealand had an alternative rock band in the 1980s named Look Blue Go Purple.

A lot of later groups went for shades of purple such as The Lilac Time, an English alternative folk rock band formed in 1986 and The Violets who were an English post punk, indie, pop band from 2003 in London.

Hey Violet hailed from Los Angeles in 2008 with an all-female teenage group as did indie rock duo The Violet Lights in 2011. Magenta are a Norwegian industrial, alternative rock band from 1991 and a Welsh progressive rock band formed in 1999.

Our purple songs today included:

"Purple Haze" - The Jimi Hendrix Experience
"Purple Snowflakes" - Marvin Gaye
"Purple People Eater" - Sheb Wooley
"Purple Heather" - Rod Stewart and Van Morrison
"Deep Purple" - Donny and Marie Osmond
"Purple Stain" - The Red Hot Chili Peppers
"Purple Rain" - Prince
"Purple Sky" - Kid Rock
"Voices Green and Purple" - The Bees
"A Man in a Purple Dress" - The Who
"Purple Kisses" - The-Dream
"Purple Reindeer" - Steve Altman

The wrong answers:

"Lily the Pink" - The Scaffold
"Pink Cashmere" - Prince
"Pink Cadillac" - Bruce Springsteen

"Little Green Apples" - Bobby Goldsboro
"Bowling Green" - The Everly Brothers
"Village Green" - The Kinks

"Yellow Submarine" - The Beatles
"Big Yellow Taxi" - Joni Mitchell
"Tie a Yellow Ribbon" - Tony Orlando and Dawn

"Lady in Red" - Chris de Burgh
"Little Red Corvette" - Prince
"I Saw Red" - by Warrant
Source: Author Midget40

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