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Duet or Don't Trivia Quiz


The music industry has had some great twosomes. This quiz focuses on some of those you may remember. Enjoy!

A multiple-choice quiz by alexis722. Estimated time: 5 mins.
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Author
alexis722
Time
5 mins
Type
Multiple Choice
Quiz #
363,326
Updated
Dec 03 21
# Qns
10
Difficulty
Average
Avg Score
8 / 10
Plays
2046
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Question 1 of 10
1. "Body and Soul" was a 2011 duet by Tony Bennett and this woman, who passed away a few months before the song was released. Which singer recorded the song with Bennett? Hint


Question 2 of 10
2. Which Danish-born pianist and comedian worked with several other performers in his acts, but more with Marylyn Mulvey as his 'straight man'? Hint


Question 3 of 10
3. Both members of this duet were born in 1941 in the United States. They first performed under the name of "Tom & Jerry", but later changed their stage name to their real last names. Altogether, they released five studio albums and one movie soundtrack under their famous name from 1964 to 1970 before breaking up over artistic differences related to their final album together. If I tell you the first names-- Paul and Art-- can you tell me the name of this duo? Hint


Question 4 of 10
4. Which father released a duet of himself singing "Something Stupid" with his daughter in 1967? Hint


Question 5 of 10
5. Brandy and Monica released a duet in the late '90s called "The Boy Is Mine". The song did very well on the charts, and it was considered the best song of 1998. What are the last names of Brandy and Monica, respectively? Hint


Question 6 of 10
6. Peter Asher and Gordon Waller, recording as Peter and Gordon, had a number of international hits in the '60s with songs written by Paul McCartney, although that was not the name given credit on the records. Which of these was NOT credited to Lennon-McCartney? Hint


Question 7 of 10
7. Active from 1984 to 1987, and then again from 1988 to 2003, this duo hails from Germany. Their signature, mellow "Europop" - based mostly on synthetic sounds and soft voices, later gave way to a more powerful, faster Eurodance style. The first names of these two performers are Thomas and Dieter. What was their joint stage name? Hint


Question 8 of 10
8. Kenny Rogers and Dolly Parton had a hit with "Islands in the Stream" in 1983. The song was written by three brothers who had a few hits for themselves, especially in the 1970s. What was the name of their band? Hint


Question 9 of 10
9. Nicki Minaj is arguably the greatest female rapper of all time and she has been the featured artist of more songs than I care to count. One such duet, released in 2012, was called "Beauty and a Beat" With which singer did she sing this? Hint


Question 10 of 10
10. Mostly specializing in synthpop and new wave music, this duo's female partner was a very famous Annie (with an outstanding solo career), while the male part, David, is known mostly for his contribution to the duo. Both are British (Annie is from Scotland, David from England) and their greatest hits date from the 1980s. They reunited in the late 1990s to release one more studio album entitled "Peace". What is the name of this duo? Hint



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Quiz Answer Key and Fun Facts
1. "Body and Soul" was a 2011 duet by Tony Bennett and this woman, who passed away a few months before the song was released. Which singer recorded the song with Bennett?

Answer: Amy Winehouse

Amy Winehouse recorded the duet with Bennett in March of that year (a cover of a 1930 song) and in July she passed away. The song was released in September, and was included on her posthumous album "Lioness: Hidden Treasures" as well as on Bennett's album "Duets II".

Question by salami_swami.
2. Which Danish-born pianist and comedian worked with several other performers in his acts, but more with Marylyn Mulvey as his 'straight man'?

Answer: Victor Borge

Born Boerge Rosenbaum (1909-2000) to Jewish parents in Denmark, he later changed his name and became an American citizen in 1948.
Victor gave his first piano recital at the age of 8, having been trained in the classics; both his parents were musicians. He was accepted into the Royal Danish Academy of Music with a full scholarship and gave his first concert in 1926. Victor escaped to America during WWII, and began to be noticed by the public after appearing on Rudy Vallee's radio Show and Bing Crosby's 'Kraft Music Hall'. His one liners and stand-up comedy became his primary routine and the piano and accompanist his foils.
Marylyn was a talented operatic singer and very patient and gracious; her arias and songs were often interrupted by Victor's clowning around - as when she hit a high note and he slid off the piano seat to the floor. He often started playing tunes that sounded strange, and then, looking confused, turned the sheet music around and played it right side up.
Victor used many foils in his acts and appeared with many other well known performers and orchestras. He also released several albums and videos.

Question submitted by alexis722.
3. Both members of this duet were born in 1941 in the United States. They first performed under the name of "Tom & Jerry", but later changed their stage name to their real last names. Altogether, they released five studio albums and one movie soundtrack under their famous name from 1964 to 1970 before breaking up over artistic differences related to their final album together. If I tell you the first names-- Paul and Art-- can you tell me the name of this duo?

Answer: Simon & Garfunkel

In "The Sound of Silence" (1964), "Mrs. Robinson" (1967) and "Bridge Over Troubled Water"(1970), Simon & Garfunkel had three number one Billboard hits. Several of the songs they released on their first four albums reappeared on the soundtrack to "The Graduate", released in 1968. After their 1970 breakup, they reunited, first in 1981, in 2003 and finally in 2009. None of these reunions resulted in a new album, but there were several new songs, including the 1975 "My Little Town" and a 1981 cover of "Wake Up Little Susie".

Question submitted by WesleyCrusher.
4. Which father released a duet of himself singing "Something Stupid" with his daughter in 1967?

Answer: Frank Sinatra

Carson Parks and his wife, Gail Foote, were the first to record this song, which he wrote, in 1966. The Sinatras released their version in 1967 and it was number one on the US Billboard Hot 100 chart for four weeks, then topped the easy listening chart for even longer. In 2001 Robbie Williams and Nicole Kidman covered the song again, resulting in yet another hit.

Nat King Cole's daughter, Natalie, recorded a duet of the two of them singing his big hit 'Unforgettable' in 1992, using her live singing and edited tapes of the original recording (Nat King Cole had passed away in 1965).

Question submitted by looney_tunes.
5. Brandy and Monica released a duet in the late '90s called "The Boy Is Mine". The song did very well on the charts, and it was considered the best song of 1998. What are the last names of Brandy and Monica, respectively?

Answer: Norwood and Brown

"The Boy Is Mine", released in 1998, and remained at the top of the Billboard Hot 100 for 13 weeks in that year. The song was nominated for three Grammy Awards, one of which the duo won. The song was released on Brandy's album "Never Say Never" and Monica's "The Boy Is Mine" where it was the lead single on both (each released in 1998).

Question submitted by salami_swami.
6. Peter Asher and Gordon Waller, recording as Peter and Gordon, had a number of international hits in the '60s with songs written by Paul McCartney, although that was not the name given credit on the records. Which of these was NOT credited to Lennon-McCartney?

Answer: Woman

Paul McCartney wrote all four of these songs, but "Woman" was credited to Bernard Webb. Allegedly this was because he wanted to see if it was the Lennon/McCartney label or the quality of the song that appealed. Apparently, the answer was "a little from column A and a little from column B" (to quote Grandpa Simpson).
"Woman" was a hit, but didn't achieve the stellar success of "A World Without Love", their first release.

Question submitted by looney_tunes.
7. Active from 1984 to 1987, and then again from 1988 to 2003, this duo hails from Germany. Their signature, mellow "Europop" - based mostly on synthetic sounds and soft voices, later gave way to a more powerful, faster Eurodance style. The first names of these two performers are Thomas and Dieter. What was their joint stage name?

Answer: Modern Talking

"You're My Heart, You're My Soul", a synthpop number was Modern Talking's first major success and, at the time, a rather big surprise - no one had these newcomers on the radar. The single ultimately sold over eight million copies worldwide and was in the top ten of 35 national charts. While successful all over Europe, Modern Talking never became a big act in the U.S. While band member Thomas Anders has mostly remained active as a singer and performer after the second breakup, his partner Dieter Bohlen has shifted his focus to finding and developing new musical talents, most notably acting as judge and mentor in "Deutschland sucht den Superstar", Germany's version of the "Idol" casting show franchise.

Question submitted by Wesley_Crusher
8. Kenny Rogers and Dolly Parton had a hit with "Islands in the Stream" in 1983. The song was written by three brothers who had a few hits for themselves, especially in the 1970s. What was the name of their band?

Answer: Bee Gees

Robin, Maurice and Barry Gibb, aka the Bee Gees, performed together for many years, with their music changing style with the times. They are probably best remembered for their disco hits of the '70s, including "Stayin' Alive", one of the tracks they contributed to the soundtrack of the 1977 film "Saturday Night Fever". They originally wrote "Islands In The Sun" as an R&B song intended for Marvin Gaye, but changed it to have a country feel for Rogers and Parton.

The title for the song was taken from the first of Hemingway's novels to be published after his death. It was actually a compilation of three separate bits of writing, two originally intended to be part of a larger novel whose third part had already been published as "The Old Man and the Sea", and an unrelated story.

Question submitted by looney_tunes.
9. Nicki Minaj is arguably the greatest female rapper of all time and she has been the featured artist of more songs than I care to count. One such duet, released in 2012, was called "Beauty and a Beat" With which singer did she sing this?

Answer: Justin Bieber

After the success of her third album, Nicki Minaj seemed to dominate the pop charts as she seemed to feature in just about every song out, and in 2012 she sang a duet with Justin Bieber called "Beauty and a Beat". The song was released on Bieber's album "Believe". Minaj has also recorded songs with all the other artists mentioned: Madonna's "Give Me All Your Luvin'", Christine Aguilera's "Woohoo", and Sean Kingston's "Dutty Love (Letting Go)".

Question submitted by salami_swami.
10. Mostly specializing in synthpop and new wave music, this duo's female partner was a very famous Annie (with an outstanding solo career), while the male part, David, is known mostly for his contribution to the duo. Both are British (Annie is from Scotland, David from England) and their greatest hits date from the 1980s. They reunited in the late 1990s to release one more studio album entitled "Peace". What is the name of this duo?

Answer: Eurythmics

While their first album "In The Garden" was hardly a big hit - it peaked at number 63 in the British charts - Eurythmics had their first great success with 1983's "Sweet Dreams (Are Made of This)". They continued to record and perform together until 1989 when they broke up to establish solo careers. David Stewart had only moderate success, including a number six (UK) single "Lily Was Here", while Annie Lennox's debut solo album "Diva" went on to become a number one release with quadruple platinum status.

Question submitted by Wesley_Crusher.
Source: Author alexis722

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