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Quiz about A Lonely Number
Quiz about A Lonely Number

A Lonely Number Trivia Quiz

Three Dog Night said "One" was the loneliest number. In this quiz match the one-word song titles to their artists. Maybe they weren't so lonely since they each reached number one on the "Billboard Hot 100" chart.

A matching quiz by CmdrK. Estimated time: 3 mins.
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3 mins
Match Quiz
Quiz #
Dec 03 21
# Qns
Avg Score
9 / 10
Top 35% Quiz
Last 3 plays: Midget40 (10/10), BarbaraMcI (10/10), Guest 101 (10/10).
(a) Drag-and-drop from the right to the left, or (b) click on a right side answer box and then on a left side box to move it.
1. Mariah Carey  
2. Lipps Inc  
3. Bruno Mars  
4. Steve Miller Band  
5. Van Halen  
6. Madonna  
7. Alicia Keys  
8. George Michael  
9. J. Geils Band  
10. Los Del Rio  

Select each answer

1. Mariah Carey
2. Lipps Inc
3. Bruno Mars
4. Steve Miller Band
5. Van Halen
6. Madonna
7. Alicia Keys
8. George Michael
9. J. Geils Band
10. Los Del Rio

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Nov 03 2023 : Midget40: 10/10
Nov 02 2023 : BarbaraMcI: 10/10
Oct 22 2023 : Guest 101: 10/10
Oct 12 2023 : Guest 99: 10/10
Oct 03 2023 : Guest 172: 10/10
Oct 03 2023 : Guest 72: 10/10

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Quiz Answer Key and Fun Facts
1. Mariah Carey

Answer: "Emotions"

Carey was one of the writers on the song, which was the first single released from her 1991 album "Emotions". Her voice spanned more than four octaves on the recording, though she holds back a bit when singing it live.
2. Lipps Inc

Answer: "Funkytown"

"Funkytown" (1980) was Lipps Inc's second single, and their only big hit, big enough to reach number one in 28 countries, a record that wouldn't be surpassed until Madonna scored in 41 countries in 2005 with "Hung Up".
3. Bruno Mars

Answer: "Grenade"

The song comes from Mars's debut album "Doo-Wops & Hooligans" in 2010. Originally a surf rock song, it was rearranged and recorded again two days before the CD was to be released.
4. Steve Miller Band

Answer: "Abracadabra"

"Abracadabra" was said to have been written by Miller several years after he met Diana Ross while performing on a TV show. It was released in 1982 and has become one of the band's most popular songs. "Billboard" magazine ranked it number 70 on its greatest songs of all time list.
5. Van Halen

Answer: "Jump"

Van Halen's most successful song, "Jump" was from the 1983 album "1984" (Got that?). Eddie Van Halen wrote most of the music for the song and David Lee Roth wrote the lyrics. There was disagreement between them about the song and it eventually led to Roth leaving the band.
6. Madonna

Answer: "Vogue"

Echoing 1970s disco beats, "Vogue" was a trendsetting song for dance clubs in the 1990s. It was released as a single from Madonna's 1990 album "I'm Breathless". The music video for the song won three awards at the 1990 MTV Music Video Awards.
7. Alicia Keys

Answer: "Fallin'"

Another hit song from a debut album, "Fallin'" was from Keys's 2001 album "Songs in A Minor". Despite the album title, "Fallin'" was composed in E minor. It won three Grammy Awards in 2002.
8. George Michael

Answer: "Faith"

This was Michael's second single from the "Faith" album, his first solo album after leaving Wham!. It was the top selling single of 1988, according to "Billboard" magazine. Michael wrote, arranged and produced every song on the album.
9. J. Geils Band

Answer: "Centerfold"

Boston's J. Geils Band had their only number one hit with "Centerfold" in 1981. It was from the album "Freeze Frame", from which a song of the same name became their second-best selling song.
10. Los Del Rio

Answer: "Macarena"

Los Del Rio are a Spanish duo who got an international hit (as well as a dance craze) in 1995 with "Macarena". It became one of only six foreign language songs to top the "Billboard Hot 100". "Billboard" also named it number seven on their "All Time Top 100".

In 2002, music channel VH1 called it the "#1 Greatest One-Hit Wonder of All Time". The song and dance continue to be performed on the dance floors at wedding receptions everywhere.
Source: Author CmdrK

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