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Quiz about Less Than Perfect
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Less Than Perfect Trivia Quiz


Don't you just hate it when a plan doesn't quite come together or something is not as it should be? The following songs touch on things that fail to hit the mark.

A multiple-choice quiz by pollucci19. Estimated time: 4 mins.
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Author
pollucci19
Time
4 mins
Type
Multiple Choice
Quiz #
349,387
Updated
Dec 03 21
# Qns
10
Difficulty
Average
Avg Score
7 / 10
Plays
640
Awards
Top 35% Quiz
Last 3 plays: Guest 50 (6/10), Dunkeroo (6/10), Reamar42 (10/10).
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Question 1 of 10
1. Helen Reddy reached #1 on the US Billboard charts with, which song that tells of a girl who "lives (her) life in the songs she hears"? Hint


Question 2 of 10
2. A situation that would be less than perfect would be to be "here today and gone tomorrow" a position that befell the protagonist of which Chris Andrews song, also his debut single, released in 1965? Hint


Question 3 of 10
3. "Sail away, sail away,
ooh, I know better now, I know better now
giving it all away".

The song is called "Giving it All Away" and was written by Leo Sayer but it became the first solo hit for which artist best known as the lead singer for The Who?
Hint


Question 4 of 10
4. Which 1999 hit for the Red Hot Chili Peppers is a reflection of Anthony Kiedis' less than perfect flirtation with drugs? Hint


Question 5 of 10
5. "Two Out of Three Ain't Bad", a song that deals with unrequited love, was released by Meatloaf in 1977 and appeared on which best selling album? Hint


Question 6 of 10
6. "If I only had a dollar, for ev'ry song I've sung.
And ev'ry time I've had to play while people sat there drunk.
You know, I'd catch the next train back to where I live.
Oh! Lord, I'm stuck in Lodi again".

The above song is called "Lodi" and it appears on the 1969 album "Green River" recorded by which American rock and roll band?
Hint


Question 7 of 10
7. "Taillights Fade", a song about the unbeloved, was released in 1992 by which American alternative band? Hint


Question 8 of 10
8. Less than perfect would be pure sarcasm for the title of which 2002 Puddle of Mudd song that reached number one on the US Billboard Hot Mainstream Rock Tracks? Hint


Question 9 of 10
9. Considered by many as his signature tune and is the theme song for the West Virginia University, which John Denver hit opens with the less than perfect lyric "Almost heaven"? Hint


Question 10 of 10
10. On the 1982 tune "Ain't That Pretty at All", which "excitable" American rocker howls out the anthem for the less than perfect "I'd rather feel bad than feel nothing at all"? Hint



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Quiz Answer Key and Fun Facts
1. Helen Reddy reached #1 on the US Billboard charts with, which song that tells of a girl who "lives (her) life in the songs she hears"?

Answer: Angie Baby

The song, written by Alan O'Day, reached the top spot in December of 1974 and was Reddy's fifth number one US single. It deals with a girl who is somewhat "socially retarded" and living in a make believe world. The lyrics remain cryptic and tend to raise more issues than it provides answers - Is Angie a witch, what happened to the boy next door - Reddy, herself has always remained mute on the subject, preferring to hear how others have interpreted the work.
2. A situation that would be less than perfect would be to be "here today and gone tomorrow" a position that befell the protagonist of which Chris Andrews song, also his debut single, released in 1965?

Answer: Yesterday Man

"Well yesterday I thought I met an angel
But she wasn't worth what she seemed to be worth".

Chris Andrews was born in London during World War II and formed his own band during the 1950's. After writing top selling songs for Adam Faith and a string of hits for Sandie Shaw he chose to record his own work. "Yesterday Man" reached number three on the UK charts and he also had success with his follow up single "To Whom It Concerns".
"Yesterday" is a Lennon and McCartney tune released by the Beatles, also in 1965, "Yester Me, Yester You, Yesterday" is a Stevie Wonder song from 1969 and the Carpenters had a hit with "Yesterday Once More" in 1973.
3. "Sail away, sail away, ooh, I know better now, I know better now giving it all away". The song is called "Giving it All Away" and was written by Leo Sayer but it became the first solo hit for which artist best known as the lead singer for The Who?

Answer: Roger Daltrey

Daltrey gives a beautiful rendition of a song that deals with a naive young man not quite making his mark in the world. It appears on Daltrey's self titled debut album and reached number five on the UK charts in 1973. Sayer would release his version of his song on his second album "Just a Boy", which was released the following year.
4. Which 1999 hit for the Red Hot Chili Peppers is a reflection of Anthony Kiedis' less than perfect flirtation with drugs?

Answer: Scar Tissue

"Make it to the moon if I have to crawl" is an exhibition of the desperate need Keidis had to get high while under the clutches of heroin. The song reached number nine on Billboard's Hot 100 Charts and made the coveted number one spot on several charts around the world.

Despite the mind swirling content of the song, the music moved away from the band's experiment with psychedelic tones on their previous album "One Hot Minute" toward a more melodic rock sound.
5. "Two Out of Three Ain't Bad", a song that deals with unrequited love, was released by Meatloaf in 1977 and appeared on which best selling album?

Answer: Bat Out of Hell

"Bat Out of Hell" was Meatloaf's second album and was a massive hit for him worldwide, selling in excess of 40 million copies. "Two Out of Three Ain't Bad" was a challenge laid at the feet of songwriter Jim Steinman to write a simple song along similar lines to an Elvis Presley tune that incorporated the lyric "I want you, I need you, I love you". Steinman professed that he drove home that night and that the best he could come up with was "I want you, I need you but there ain't no way I'm ever gonna love you, but don't be sad, 'cause two out of three ain't bad". (And he thought that was less than perfect).

The song peaked at number eleven for Meatloaf on the US Billboard Hot 100 charts.
6. "If I only had a dollar, for ev'ry song I've sung. And ev'ry time I've had to play while people sat there drunk. You know, I'd catch the next train back to where I live. Oh! Lord, I'm stuck in Lodi again". The above song is called "Lodi" and it appears on the 1969 album "Green River" recorded by which American rock and roll band?

Answer: Creedence Clearwater Revival

The song revolves around a down and out singer who has "lost connection" and "ran out of songs to play" stuck in a town that essentially reflects his prospects. The song appears as the second track on side two (for those who can still recall LP's) of the band's third studio album. Though "Lodi" was not released as a single the album did boast two of the band's best known songs in "Green River" and "Bad Moon Rising".
7. "Taillights Fade", a song about the unbeloved, was released in 1992 by which American alternative band?

Answer: Buffalo Tom

Buffalo Tom formed in Boston in 1986 and gained popularity in both the US and UK during the 1990's. "Taillights Fade", with its lovelorn lyric "watch my taillights fade to black", appeared on the band's third album "Let Me Come on Over" and it reflected a newfound maturity for the band.

Whilst the single did not chart well for them it did inspire an independent film of the same name, which was released in 1999.
8. Less than perfect would be pure sarcasm for the title of which 2002 Puddle of Mudd song that reached number one on the US Billboard Hot Mainstream Rock Tracks?

Answer: She Hates Me

The song was written by Jimmy Allen as a piece of vitriol after the break up with his girlfriend who had told him to quit his music and get himself a real job. Though the band had some issues with claims that the song's chord progression was similar to that of "I Saw Your Mommy" (by Suicidal Tendencies) it still reached number 13 on Billboard's Hot 100 (US) and number 14 on the UK charts.
9. Considered by many as his signature tune and is the theme song for the West Virginia University, which John Denver hit opens with the less than perfect lyric "Almost heaven"?

Answer: (Take Me Home) Country Roads

The song was a breakout hit for John Denver. Appearing on his album "Poems, Prayers and promises", it was released in 1971 and reached number two on the US Billboard Hot 100 charts. It is an iconic symbol for West Virginia though a number of resolutions put forward in the West Virginia House of Delegates and Senate to have it as the State's song have failed to be carried.
10. On the 1982 tune "Ain't That Pretty at All", which "excitable" American rocker howls out the anthem for the less than perfect "I'd rather feel bad than feel nothing at all"?

Answer: Warren Zevon

Warren Zevon's life was never one of moderation and on his 1982 album "The Envoy", which contains the track "Ain't That Pretty at All", he endeavours to confront some of the demons that haunted him through his life. Possibly the most poignant of those tracks, apart from "Pretty" are "Charlie's Medicine", a rather chilling look at the death of the dealer who supplied him with drugs and "Jesus Mentioned" a quiet reflection on the death of Elvis Presley who "went walking on the water with his pills".
Source: Author pollucci19

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