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Quiz about Did They Say That
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Did They Say That?! Trivia Quiz


Some songs have nonsense lyrics and made-up words that make us ask, "Did they say that?" Here's a quiz about ten of these songs with lyrics that aren't really words. Good luck and enjoy!

A multiple-choice quiz by tiffanyram. Estimated time: 3 mins.
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Author
tiffanyram
Time
3 mins
Type
Multiple Choice
Quiz #
396,178
Updated
Dec 03 21
# Qns
10
Difficulty
Easy
Avg Score
8 / 10
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Question 1 of 10
1. "I'm blue, da ba dee da ba daa" are lyrics from the 1998 song, "Blue (Da Ba Dee)", by which Italian music group? Hint


Question 2 of 10
2. In 1997, which band of brothers released a song with the lyrics, "MMMBop, ba duba dop"? Hint


Question 3 of 10
3. Which 2009 Lady Gaga song gave us the lyrics, "Rah rah ah-ah-ah!/ Ro mah ro-mah-mah/ Gaga oh-la-la!"? Hint


Question 4 of 10
4. "Da boom na da boom na namena" is chanted over ten times in a row in which KoRn song from their 1998 album "Follow the Leader"? Hint


Question 5 of 10
5. "I met him on a Monday and my heart stood still/ Da do ron-ron-ron, da do ron-ron" are lyrics from the 1963 song, "Da Doo Ron Ron", by which American vocal group? Hint


Question 6 of 10
6. Many singers like to include non-lexical vocables like "la la la" or "na na na" in their songs, and Van Morrison is no exception. Which of his hit songs, released in 1967, contains the line "Sha la la la la la la la la la la te da, la te da"? Hint


Question 7 of 10
7. Dexys Midnight Runners gave us a whole string of nonsense lyrics with the line, "Too ra loo ra too ra loo rye aye", in which song from their 1982 album "Too-Rye-Ay"? Hint


Question 8 of 10
8. While messing with a drum machine, which artist came up with the word "Sussudio", which became the title of a song that reached the number one spot on the US Billboard Hot 100 in 1985? Hint


Question 9 of 10
9. Which English girl group included the made up word "zigazig" in their 1996 song "Wannabe"? Hint


Question 10 of 10
10. "Bawitdaba da bang da dang diggy diggy, diggy, said the boogie, said up jump the boogie" are lyrics from the 1999 song, "Bawitdaba", by which singer, whose style is a mix of rap, rock, and hip hop? Hint



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Quiz Answer Key and Fun Facts
1. "I'm blue, da ba dee da ba daa" are lyrics from the 1998 song, "Blue (Da Ba Dee)", by which Italian music group?

Answer: Eiffel 65

"Blue (Da Ba Dee)" peaked at number six on the US Billboard Hot 100, but it performed well internationally, reaching the number one spot on many charts, including the UK Singles Chart, the European Hot 100 Singles, and Eurochart Hot 100. The single for the song debuted in Italy in 1998, but the song didn't become successful outside of Italy until 1999, when it was included on the group's 1999 debut album "Europop". Additionally, the song was nominated for the Best Dance Recording Grammy in 2001.

Eiffel 65, a Eurodance group known for their use of Auto-Tune and pitch correction, formed in 1998 with members Maurizio Lobina, Jeffrey Jey, and Gabry Ponte. Gabry Ponte left the group in 2005 to pursue a solo career, and Lobina and Jey then formed the duo Bloom 06. The group reunited in 2010 to reform Eiffel 65, and they had iTunes releases of their Italian-language single, "Panico", and its English version, "Critical", in 2016.
2. In 1997, which band of brothers released a song with the lyrics, "MMMBop, ba duba dop"?

Answer: Hanson

"MMMBop", the single from Hanson's 1997 album, "Middle of Nowhere", reached the top of the charts in many countries, including Australia, Canada, Germany, the UK (UK Singles Chart), and the US (Billboard Hot 100 and Mainstream Top 40). The group had recorded a version of the song in 1996, but redid the song to give it a livelier tempo. When Songfacts interviewed Zac Hanson in 2004, he told them that the song lyrics were originally going to be background for another song, but they became a song of their own.

Hanson is made up of three brothers--Zac, Taylor, and Isaac. They are from Tulsa, Oklahoma, and began their music careers in 1992. After having some issues with different record labels, the brothers formed their own record label, 3CG, in 2003.
3. Which 2009 Lady Gaga song gave us the lyrics, "Rah rah ah-ah-ah!/ Ro mah ro-mah-mah/ Gaga oh-la-la!"?

Answer: Bad Romance

The seemingly nonsense hook here is a repeated shortened form of the word 'romance'. "Bad Romance" was written by Lady Gaga and RedOne, and is a single from Lady Gaga's 2009 album "The Fame Monster". The song only made it to the number two spot on the US Billboard Top 100, but it topped many other charts, including the US Dance Club Songs, UK Singles Chart, and US Mainstream Top 40, as well as charts in many other countries.

Lady Gaga's real name is Stefani Joanne Angelina Germanotta and she was born in New York in 1986. Her stage persona is rather unique, and she is known for wearing outrageous outfits and costumes. She is often referred to as "Mother Monster" by her fans, which she calls "Little Monsters". Her music is mostly a mix of pop, dance, and electronic, but she likes to experiment and try new sounds and ideas. Lady Gaga has also participated in various philanthropic endeavors. In 2010, she donated money to reconstruction efforts in Haiti after the earthquake.
4. "Da boom na da boom na namena" is chanted over ten times in a row in which KoRn song from their 1998 album "Follow the Leader"?

Answer: Freak on a Leash

The single for "Freak on a Leash" was released in 1999, and the song is from KoRn's 1998 album, "Follow the Leader". The song was not a huge hit, but it did make it to number six on the US Billboard Alternative Songs chart. The album performed much better than the single, making it to number one on the US Billboard 200, as well as the charts in New Zealand, Canada, and Australia. The song expresses some strong emotion, and it talks about the toll that the music industry takes on an artist.

KoRn is a nu metal band that formed in 1993 in Bakersfield, California. The band's original members were Brian "Head" Welch, Jonathan Davis, Reginald "Fieldy" Arvizu, David Silveria and James "Munky" Shaffer. The drummer, David Silveria, was replaced by Ray Luzier, who became an official band member in 2009. The group is one of the pioneers of the nu metal subgenre of alternative metal music. Nu metal is heavy metal that is combined with elements from other music genres, like hip hop, funk, and grunge.
5. "I met him on a Monday and my heart stood still/ Da do ron-ron-ron, da do ron-ron" are lyrics from the 1963 song, "Da Doo Ron Ron", by which American vocal group?

Answer: The Crystals

Phil Spector, Jeff Barry, and Ellie Greenwich wrote "Da Doo Ron Ron". The nonsense lyrics were originally just supposed to be placeholder lyrics until other lyrics could be written, but the songwriters (especially Spector) decided they liked the sound of them and kept them. The song recorded by The Crystals in 1963 reached the number three spot on the US Billboard Hot 100, but the 1977 cover of the song by Shaun Cassidy reached the number one spot.

The Crystals were a female vocal group active from 1961 until 1968. Their hits include "Uptown", "There's No Other (Like My Baby)", "He's a Rebel", and "Then He Kissed Me". The group originally signed with Philles Records, Phil Spector's record label, but they left the label in 1964 after tensions and disagreements with Spector. One of the points of tension between the group came when Phil began recording Darlene Love and the Blossoms under the name "The Crystals". Their only number one hit, "He's a Rebel", is credited to The Crystals, but was actually recorded by Darlene and the Blossoms.
6. Many singers like to include non-lexical vocables like "la la la" or "na na na" in their songs, and Van Morrison is no exception. Which of his hit songs, released in 1967, contains the line "Sha la la la la la la la la la la te da, la te da"?

Answer: Brown Eyed Girl

"Brown Eyed Girl" was written by Van Morrison, and its single was released in June 1967. It peaked at number ten on the US Billboard Hot 100. The song's theme is that of a past love, including activities the lovers used to do together. The non-lexical vocables are part of the chorus that asks, "Do you remember when we used to sing/ Sha la la la la la la la la la la te da?"

George Ivan Morrison, better known as Van Morrison, was born in Belfast, Northern Ireland in 1945. He began his professional music career as an instrumentalist. He became the lead singer of the group, Them, in the mid-1960s, but his work with the group was short-lived, as "Brown Eyed Girl" marked the start of his solo career in 1967. While Morrison is perhaps known as more of an R & B artist, his work over the years has encompassed many other genres, including gospel, rock, jazz, and Celtic.
7. Dexys Midnight Runners gave us a whole string of nonsense lyrics with the line, "Too ra loo ra too ra loo rye aye", in which song from their 1982 album "Too-Rye-Ay"?

Answer: Come On Eileen

"Come On Eileen" was written collaboratively by three members of Dexys Midnight Runners--Kevin Rowland, Jim Paterson, and Billy Adams. In an interview with Songfacts, Rowland said that he was the one to come up with the "too ra loo" line and it just sounded good. The song reached the number one spot on charts in various countries, including the US Billboard Hot 100 and the UK Singles Chart.

Dexys Midnight Runners (now officially Dexys) is a pop group from England. Its membership has changed multiple times over the years, as well as a breakup that lasted from 1986 until 2003. The band's first two albums broke the top ten in the UK Albums Chart, with "Searching for the Young Soul Rebels" reaching number six and "Too-Rye-Ay" reaching number two. Although their third and fourth studio albums didn't have the same level of success, their fifth studio album, "Let the Record Show: Dexys Do Irish and Country Soul" (2016), reached the number ten spot on the UK Albums Chart.
8. While messing with a drum machine, which artist came up with the word "Sussudio", which became the title of a song that reached the number one spot on the US Billboard Hot 100 in 1985?

Answer: Phil Collins

After trying to find another word that worked as well as "sussudio", Collins decided that there wasn't one and stuck with the word. Collins wrote the song, and David Frank came up with the synth programming for the song. The song is about a boy's crush on a girl. The song only made it to number twelve on the UK Singles Chart, but it peaked at number one on the US Billboard Hot 100.

Phil Collins was born in Chiswick, Middlesex, England in 1951. "Sussudio" was one of his solo works, but he was also the drummer for the band, Genesis. Due to his interest in the Alamo and his collection of Alamo-related artifacts, Collins was given an honorary Doctorate of History by McMurry University in Abilene, Texas.
9. Which English girl group included the made up word "zigazig" in their 1996 song "Wannabe"?

Answer: Spice Girls

The Spice Girls' debut single, "Wannabe", was released in 1996 and became a hit, reaching the number one spot on multiple charts, including the US Billboard Hot 100 and the UK Singles Chart. The "zigazig-ah" line was added after a couple of the girls thought it would be good to add a bit of a rap to the song. The word was a made up word the group came up with during the writing session. They wrote the song together with Matt Rowe and Richard Stannard.

The Spice Girls originally formed in 1994. Members include Mel B as "Scary Spice", Emma Bunton as "Baby Spice", Geri Halliwell as "Ginger Spice", Victoria Beckham as "Posh Spice", and Melanie C as "Sporty Spice". The group split up in 2000, but had reunions in 2007-2008 and 2010. In 2018, the group reformed without Victoria Beckham. Some of their other hits include "Say You'll Be There", "2 Become 1", and "Spice Up Your Life".
10. "Bawitdaba da bang da dang diggy diggy, diggy, said the boogie, said up jump the boogie" are lyrics from the 1999 song, "Bawitdaba", by which singer, whose style is a mix of rap, rock, and hip hop?

Answer: Kid Rock

"Bawitdaba" was a breakthrough for Kid Rock. After his success with "Bawitdaba", he received a Grammy nomination for Best New Artist (2000), even though he had been active since before 1990. "Bawitdaba" never made it to the US Billboard Hot 100 chart, but it did make it to number number four on the US Billboard Bubbling Under Hot 100 Singles. Additionally, its album, "Devil Without a Cause", reached number four on the US Billboard 200 chart.

Kid Rock, born Robert James Ritchie, began his solo music career in 1990 with the release of his debut album, "Grits Sandwiches for Breakfast", after spending a couple of years as a member of The Beast Crew. In addition to being a singer and songwriter, Kid Rock is also a multi-instrumentalist. Kid Rock's musical style pulls inspiration from many genres, with each of his albums having different sounds. Several of his albums peaked in the top five of the US Billboard 200, with "Rock n Roll Jesus" peaking at number one, "First Kiss" at number two, and "Cocky" at number three.
Source: Author tiffanyram

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