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1. Rupert Holmes wrote "Timothy" in 1971. Some trapped miners are rescued but one is missing. Answer this question: "Timothy, where on earth did you go?"
2. Rupert Holmes also penned, "Escape (The Pina Colada song)". Holmes said he feels chagrin at having written it. It's a sappy story we love to hate, about what?
3. "See the tree how big it's grown, but friends it hasn't been too long, it wasn't big, I laughed at her and she got mad..." Can you name this bad hit song?
4. This crazy song started on a carnival float, the Baha Men sang it in a movie, and it was passionately shouted at sports games. Which song is it?
5. Paul Anka wrote about his wonder and joy at this real event, but it's sappy and self-indulgent. What is he so pleased someone is doing?
6. In 2000 Ricky Martin sang "She Bangs", topping the music charts all over the world. By 2004 "Blender" magazine named "She Bangs" one of the "50 Worst Songs Ever", citing Martin's version and a 2004 version heard on "American Idol". Who sang "She Bangs" on "American Idol"?
7. Originally released by "Starship" with Grace Slick as a lead vocal, the cities Cleveland, New York City, and San Francisco all claimed this song was about them. Some radio stations changed the traffic portions of the lyrics to their own local streets and bridges. Which bad hit are we talking about?
8. It was first titled "Don't Tell My Heart" by writer Don Von Tress. Which flakey song became a 1992 signature for Billy Ray Cyrus?
9. Recognize this? "In the year 9595, I'm kinda wonderin' if Man is gonna be alive. He's taken everything this old Earth can give, and he ain't put back nothing, whoa-whoa..." What's the title of that foreboding song?
10. In 1991 Right Said Fred confidently informed listeners that they were too much of something. Can you name that repetitive and annoying hit song?
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