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Quiz about 2012 Hit Songs
Quiz about 2012 Hit Songs

2012 Hit Songs Trivia Quiz


Do you remember the hit songs of 2012? Here are some melodies that will make that year memorable.

A multiple-choice quiz by elainehendrix. Estimated time: 6 mins.
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Time
6 mins
Type
Multiple Choice
Quiz #
358,520
Updated
Apr 30 23
# Qns
10
Difficulty
Difficult
Avg Score
4 / 10
Plays
831
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Question 1 of 10
1. What boy band hit single was the "Number One Song of 2012", according to the American Top 40?


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Question 2 of 10
2. Which "collaborative" record spent the most weeks at number one in the UK Singles Chart with five? Hint


Question 3 of 10
3. Linkin Park's "Burn It Down" spent eleven weeks--ten of them consecutively--at the Top of the Billboard Rock Song chart. Which Green Day hit interrupted this streak? Hint


Question 4 of 10
4. Katy Perry made music history when her CD "Teenage Dream" spawned five straight number one Billboard Hot 100 hits. What is the aptly-title sixth single from "Teenage Dream" that broke this streak of number one hits for Katy Perry when it could only peak at number three? Hint


Question 5 of 10
5. Which single by Maroon 5 spent nine consecutive weeks at number one in the Billboard Hot 100 in 2012, which was the longest-ever stay on top for the group? Hint


Question 6 of 10
6. What is the title of Taylor Swift's single that became her first number one Billboard Hot 100 hit, which also became the fastest selling single in digital history when it was released? Hint


Question 7 of 10
7. The only single to stay at number one for ten consecutive weeks in 2012 in the Billboard Alternative Songs chart is "Madness." Which English rock band recorded "Madness?" Hint


Question 8 of 10
8. On February 10, 2013, what composition won the Grammy award for Song of the Year for Jack Antonoff and others? Hint


Question 9 of 10
9. On February 12, 2012, British singing sensation Adele emerged the biggest winner with six Grammy awards. That same year, she had a single that went number one in the Netherlands, Poland, the US, Slovakia, Belgium, Israel, the Czech Republic and Brazil. What is the title of this 2012 hit by Adele which was also a 2013 Grammy award winner? Hint


Question 10 of 10
10. Dubbed "Song of the Summer" of 2012 by Yahoo, which song was the world's top-selling digital single for 2012? Hint



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Quiz Answer Key and Fun Facts
1. What boy band hit single was the "Number One Song of 2012", according to the American Top 40?

Answer: "Glad You Came"

The Wanted's "Glad You Came" also became the highest Billboard Hot 100 entry by a British boy band. It beat out Take That, which peaked at number seven with the single "Back for Good" in November 1995.
2. Which "collaborative" record spent the most weeks at number one in the UK Singles Chart with five?

Answer: "Somebody That I Used to Know" by Gotye featuring Kimbra

Gotye's real name is Wouter de Backer while Kimbra's surname is Johnson.
3. Linkin Park's "Burn It Down" spent eleven weeks--ten of them consecutively--at the Top of the Billboard Rock Song chart. Which Green Day hit interrupted this streak?

Answer: "Oh Love"

"Burn It Down" was number one from May 26 to August 11, 2012 except on week ending August 4 when "Oh Love" ruled the Billboard rock charts.
4. Katy Perry made music history when her CD "Teenage Dream" spawned five straight number one Billboard Hot 100 hits. What is the aptly-title sixth single from "Teenage Dream" that broke this streak of number one hits for Katy Perry when it could only peak at number three?

Answer: "The One That Got Away"

The five consecutive number one singles from Teenage Dream were "California Gurls", "Teenage Dream", "Firework", "E.T.", and "Last Friday Night (T. G. I. F.)".
5. Which single by Maroon 5 spent nine consecutive weeks at number one in the Billboard Hot 100 in 2012, which was the longest-ever stay on top for the group?

Answer: "One More Night"

"One More Night" sold nearly seven million copies in 2012.
6. What is the title of Taylor Swift's single that became her first number one Billboard Hot 100 hit, which also became the fastest selling single in digital history when it was released?

Answer: "We Are Never Getting Back Together"

It took more than twenty singles before Taylor Swift finally nailed the number one spot in the Billboard Hot 100 with "We Are Never Getting Back Together".
7. The only single to stay at number one for ten consecutive weeks in 2012 in the Billboard Alternative Songs chart is "Madness." Which English rock band recorded "Madness?"

Answer: Muse

Muse's "Madness" spent a lengthy eleven weeks overall at number one in the 2012 Billboard Alternative Songs lists.
8. On February 10, 2013, what composition won the Grammy award for Song of the Year for Jack Antonoff and others?

Answer: "We Are Young"

"The A Team," "Call Me Maybe," "Stronger (What Doesn't Kill You)"
together with Miguel Pimentel's "Adorn" were the losing nominees for the Song of the Year Grammy that year.
9. On February 12, 2012, British singing sensation Adele emerged the biggest winner with six Grammy awards. That same year, she had a single that went number one in the Netherlands, Poland, the US, Slovakia, Belgium, Israel, the Czech Republic and Brazil. What is the title of this 2012 hit by Adele which was also a 2013 Grammy award winner?

Answer: "Set Fire to the Rain"

"Set Fire to the Rain" was voted by readers of "Billboard" magazine as their favorite number one hit single of 2012.
10. Dubbed "Song of the Summer" of 2012 by Yahoo, which song was the world's top-selling digital single for 2012?

Answer: "Call Me Maybe"

"Call Me Maybe" sold 12.5 million copies worldwide in 2012, topping any other single that year.
Source: Author elainehendrix

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