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Quiz about Music Repeats Itself
Quiz about Music Repeats Itself

Music Repeats Itself Trivia Quiz


Some bands give themselves imaginative names and others, well, don't. This quiz is about bands who named themselves by using the same word twice or even more.

A multiple-choice quiz by rossian. Estimated time: 4 mins.
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Author
rossian
Time
4 mins
Type
Multiple Choice
Quiz #
347,577
Updated
Dec 03 21
# Qns
10
Difficulty
Average
Avg Score
8 / 10
Plays
1514
Awards
Top 20% Quiz
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Question 1 of 10
1. Tom Tom Club were formed in 1981 by Tina Weymouth and Chris Frantz who were also, once in a lifetime, part of which of these bands? Hint


Question 2 of 10
2. Duran Duran also used the double naming option. Which of these songs is *NOT* one of theirs? Hint


Question 3 of 10
3. Wet Wet Wet were at the top of the UK charts for what felt like years with 'Love is All Around' after it was featured in which 1994 film? Hint


Question 4 of 10
4. The Ting Tings hit the charts in 2008 with 'That's Not My Name'. In which country were they formed? Hint


Question 5 of 10
5. The Go-Go's were a success in the 1980s, but which member went on to reach the charts as a solo artist? Hint


Question 6 of 10
6. Mr. Mister took which of these songs into the charts in 1985 in both the USA and UK? Hint


Question 7 of 10
7. Sisters Erica and Trecina Atkins-Campbell had a huge hit in 2000 with 'Shackles (Praise You)' under which repetitious name? Hint


Question 8 of 10
8. 'Fever to Tell', 'Show Your Bones' and 'It's Blitz!' are albums by which of these American bands? Hint


Question 9 of 10
9. Goo Goo Dolls had great chart success in 1998 with which flowery title? Hint


Question 10 of 10
10. American band Sha Na Na made their name by reviving 1950s rock and roll hits. They also made an appearance in which 1978 film? Hint



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1. Tom Tom Club were formed in 1981 by Tina Weymouth and Chris Frantz who were also, once in a lifetime, part of which of these bands?

Answer: Talking Heads

Talking Heads, which also included David Byrne and Jerry Harrison in their lineup, had UK hits with 'Once in a Lifetime' in 1981 and 'Road to Nowhere' in 1985. Tom Tom Club was set up by Tina and Chris, who married in 1977, and the band had its biggest hit in 1981 with 'Wordy Rappinghood'.

This song reached number one on the US Hot Dance Club chart and number seven on the UK Singles Chart. The band has never officially disbanded and was still releasing fresh material in the early part of the twenty-first century.
2. Duran Duran also used the double naming option. Which of these songs is *NOT* one of theirs?

Answer: Karma Chameleon

'Karma Chameleon' was a huge number one hit in many countries for Culture Club, with flamboyant singer Boy George. Duran Duran, led by singer Simon Le Bon and with three unrelated members all named Taylor, plus Nick Rhodes, was an extremely successful band from 1981 onwards. 'The Reflex' made number one in 1984 on both the US Billboard Hot 100 and UK Singles Chart, with 'Hungry Like the Wolf' managing number five in the UK and number three in the USA in 1982. 'A View to a Kill' was the theme song to the James Bond film of the same name, and hit number one in the USA and number two in the UK in 1985.
3. Wet Wet Wet were at the top of the UK charts for what felt like years with 'Love is All Around' after it was featured in which 1994 film?

Answer: Four Weddings and a Funeral

'Love is All Around' was written by Reg Presley, of The Troggs, and the band took the song to number five on the UK Singles Chart in 1967. This achievement was dwarfed by Wet Wet Wet, who remained at number one with the song for fifteen weeks, helped by the popularity of the film, which starred Hugh Grant and Andie MacDowall. 'Robin Hood, Prince of Thieves' (1991) gave us '(Everything I Do) I Do it for You' by Bryan Adams, which stayed at number one in the UK for a week longer, at sixteen weeks. 'Titanic' (1997) provided us with Celine Dion singing 'My Heart Will Go On', mercifully only number one for two weeks in the UK. 'Forrest Gump' (1994) featured many songs, and the soundtrack album did well, but there was no one song associated with the film.
4. The Ting Tings hit the charts in 2008 with 'That's Not My Name'. In which country were they formed?

Answer: UK

The band was formed in Salford, Manchester in 2004 by Jules de Martino and Katie White. 'That's Not My Name' reached number one on the UK Singles Chart and number thirty-nine on the Billboard Hot 100, although it was number four on the US Dance Chart.

The band's second album, called 'Sounds from Nowheresville', was released in February 2012 and has, so far, not been as successful as the first one, 'We Started Nothing'.
5. The Go-Go's were a success in the 1980s, but which member went on to reach the charts as a solo artist?

Answer: Belinda Carlisle

The Go-Go's were an all female band, who were originally together from 1978 to 1985. Belinda Carlisle then went on to solo success with songs such as 'Heaven is a Place on Earth', a number one hit around the world in 1987, 'Circle in the Sand' (1988) and 'Leave a Light On' (1989).

The Go-Go's have re-formed several times, and still tour occasionally in the early part of the twenty-first century. Deborah Harry was with Blondie, Annie Lennox with Eurythmics and Chrissie Hynde with The Pretenders.
6. Mr. Mister took which of these songs into the charts in 1985 in both the USA and UK?

Answer: Broken Wings

'Broken Wings' was a number one hit in the USA in 1985 for Mr. Mister, and managed number four in the UK. The band followed up with 'Kyrie', which was also a big success. The other songs were also big hits, with 'I Want to Know What Love Is' hitting the top spot for Foreigner in 1984. 'Don't Stop Believin'' was recorded by Journey in 1981 and 'You're the Inspiration' was by Chicago.

The latter song was written by Peter Cetera, who also sang the lead vocal, and took it into the charts in both the USA and UK in late 1984/early 1985.
7. Sisters Erica and Trecina Atkins-Campbell had a huge hit in 2000 with 'Shackles (Praise You)' under which repetitious name?

Answer: Mary Mary

The duo released their first album, called 'Thankful', in 2000 with 'Shackles (Praise You)' being released as a single. The song did well for the duo, being a crossover hit from gospel to the mainstream charts. They reached number five on the UK Singles Chart and number twenty-eight on the Billboard Hot 100, although they did get to number one on the US Hot Gospel Chart. Mary Mary have continued to release new material and have had continued success, mainly on the Gospel and Dance Charts.

They reached number one on both of these in 2009 with 'God in Me'.
8. 'Fever to Tell', 'Show Your Bones' and 'It's Blitz!' are albums by which of these American bands?

Answer: Yeah Yeah Yeahs

Of the options listed, Talk Talk and The The are both UK bands, which should have narrowed the choice down to a 50/50 chance even if you didn't know the correct answer. The Yeah Yeah Yeahs were formed in New York in 2000 and consist of Karen O, Nick Zinner and Brian Chase.

Their albums have been rather more successful in the UK than in their home country, with both 'Show Your Bones' and 'It's Blitz!' being ranked in the top ten of the Album Charts.
9. Goo Goo Dolls had great chart success in 1998 with which flowery title?

Answer: Iris

Goo Goo Dolls formed in New York in 1986 and released their first album, called 'Goo Goo Dolls' in 1987 without troubling the charts. 'Iris' was their biggest hit in the UK, managing to get to number three on the UK Singles Chart, and also reaching number nine on the US Billboard Hot 100.

The song raised the band's profile and the albums they have released in the twenty-first century have been successful, particularly in their home country.
10. American band Sha Na Na made their name by reviving 1950s rock and roll hits. They also made an appearance in which 1978 film?

Answer: Grease

Sha Na Na appeared as 'Johnny Casino and The Gamblers' and sang 'Blue Moon', 'Born to Hand Jive' and 'Hound Dog', among others, during the scenes set at the dance in 'Grease'. The band members dressed in 1950s style, wearing leather jackets and sporting pompadour hairstyles. Three of the singers dressed in gold lamé suits, which were skin tight (I actually saw the band in the UK in the early seventies, and those trousers were very close fitting). Sha Na Na had their own television series which ran from 1977 until 1981.

The UK had a version of the band with Showaddywaddy, but without the gold lamé, which might be just as well.
Source: Author rossian

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