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Quiz about One Hit Wonders of the 90s 1990
Quiz about One Hit Wonders of the 90s 1990

One Hit Wonders of the 90s: 1990 Quiz


How well do you know your 90s one hit wonders? You will be given a fact and you will need to match the name of the song with the fact. Good luck!

A matching quiz by apathy100. Estimated time: 5 mins.
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Author
apathy100
Time
5 mins
Type
Match Quiz
Quiz #
382,359
Updated
Dec 03 21
# Qns
10
Difficulty
Average
Avg Score
7 / 10
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1. Jive Bunny & The Mastermixers fused together 1940s and 1950s tunes into this blended one hit wonder.  
  Just A Friend
2. In the music video to this number one Sinead O'Connor hit song composed by Prince, a close-up of O'Connor's face progresses through different stages of sadness and anger.  
  I Wanna Be Rich
3. This one hit wonder was featured on the soundtrack for a movie that included the characters Raphael, Donatello, Leonardo, and Michelangelo.  
  Swing the Mood
4. The glam metal band Faster Pussycat had a hit song that ironically has the same name as another one hit wonder band from the 90s.  
  House of Pain
5. Canadian musician Jane Child is best known for this hit song that peaked at number two on the Billboard charts in 1990.  
  Groove Is In The Heart
6. Concrete Blonde released this song believed to be about someone that is addicted to alcohol.  
  Turtle Power
7. A trio of Japanese, Russian, and American heritage formed to produce this song that would go to number four on the Billboard charts.  
  Joey
8. Brothers Vincent and Reginald Calloway had this dance/R&B track peak at number two.  
  Tom's Diner
9. This Biz Markie hit was an interpretation of a 1968 song by Freddie Scott.  
  Nothing Compares 2 U
10. Two English electronic music producers collaborated to perform and record a remix of this popular Suzanne Vega tune.  
  Don't Wanna Fall In Love





Select each answer

1. Jive Bunny & The Mastermixers fused together 1940s and 1950s tunes into this blended one hit wonder.
2. In the music video to this number one Sinead O'Connor hit song composed by Prince, a close-up of O'Connor's face progresses through different stages of sadness and anger.
3. This one hit wonder was featured on the soundtrack for a movie that included the characters Raphael, Donatello, Leonardo, and Michelangelo.
4. The glam metal band Faster Pussycat had a hit song that ironically has the same name as another one hit wonder band from the 90s.
5. Canadian musician Jane Child is best known for this hit song that peaked at number two on the Billboard charts in 1990.
6. Concrete Blonde released this song believed to be about someone that is addicted to alcohol.
7. A trio of Japanese, Russian, and American heritage formed to produce this song that would go to number four on the Billboard charts.
8. Brothers Vincent and Reginald Calloway had this dance/R&B track peak at number two.
9. This Biz Markie hit was an interpretation of a 1968 song by Freddie Scott.
10. Two English electronic music producers collaborated to perform and record a remix of this popular Suzanne Vega tune.

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Quiz Answer Key and Fun Facts
1. Jive Bunny & The Mastermixers fused together 1940s and 1950s tunes into this blended one hit wonder.

Answer: Swing the Mood

"Swing the Mood" peaked on the U.S. Billboard charts at number eleven in 1990. This song fused together some songs by well known artists of the 1940s and 1950s including Glenn Miller, Little Richard, Elvis Presley, and Bill Haley & The Comets. Jive Bunny & The Mastermixers formed as a novelty act in the 1980s and had great success in their native United Kingdom - three number one hits on the British charts. "Swing the Mood" would be their only hit in North America.
2. In the music video to this number one Sinead O'Connor hit song composed by Prince, a close-up of O'Connor's face progresses through different stages of sadness and anger.

Answer: Nothing Compares 2 U

Not one to shy away from controversy, Sinead O'Connor produced one number one hit on the U.S. Billboard charts. During a "Saturday Night Live" invitation, O'Connor sang a cover of Bob Marley's "War" and protested sexual abuse by the Catholic Church without the prior knowledge of NBC or the SNL crew members. This caused a stir by many Catholic believers and as many as 4400 phone calls had to be fielded by NBC.

During a Bob Dylan tribute performance two weeks after her incident on "Saturday Night Live", she once again emphasized why she protested on SNL. She left the stage crying after having to shout over the crowd. In 2013, she wrote an open letter to Miley Cyrus expressing her concern over Miley's provocative persona. A fellow female musician, Amanda Palmer, claims that O'Connor was "off target" about Miley Cyrus.

In a 2014 interview with Norwegian radio station NRK about the singer Prince, O'Connor was not afraid to speak her mind about her distaste for Prince. She claims that Prince who composed "Nothing Compares 2 U", invited her to his house and was violent towards her. She claimed that she had to escape his house. Controversial nonetheless due to the fact that in a 2004 interview with Graham Norton, O'Connor claimed that Prince was "a sweet guy".
3. This one hit wonder was featured on the soundtrack for a movie that included the characters Raphael, Donatello, Leonardo, and Michelangelo.

Answer: Turtle Power

"Turtle Power" by the rap duo Partners in Kryme reached number 13 on the U.S. Billboard charts. It was originally released on the soundtrack for "Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: The Original Motion Picture Soundtrack" and was then re-released on the "Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles III" soundtrack. "Turtle Power" was also included in the 2013 video game "Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Out of the Shadows".
4. The glam metal band Faster Pussycat had a hit song that ironically has the same name as another one hit wonder band from the 90s.

Answer: House of Pain

From their 1989 album "Wake Me When It's Over", the song "House of Pain" would reach number 28 on the U.S. Billboard charts. While touring the album, Faster Pussycat fired their drummer and were forced to replace him after he was arrested for possession of heroin.

The band would have limited success following this album that would reach number 48 on the Billboard 200. The band House of Pain would have a one hit wonder hit "Jump Around" in 1992.
5. Canadian musician Jane Child is best known for this hit song that peaked at number two on the Billboard charts in 1990.

Answer: Don't Wanna Fall In Love

Jane Child is the daughter of Canadian violinist Ricky Hyslop. "Don't Wanna Fall In Love" peaked at number two the week of April 14, 1990 and was certified gold by the Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA). The song would be featured on the "Grand Theft Auto V" soundtrack in 2013.
6. Concrete Blonde released this song believed to be about someone that is addicted to alcohol.

Answer: Joey

"Joey" peaked at number nine on the U.S. Billboard charts and was confirmed to be about former Wall of Voodoo frontman Marc Moreland. Moreland died of renal failure in 2002 and in an interview with Concrete Blonde lead singer Johnette Napolitano, she confirmed that the song was about her love for Marc Moreland, an admitted alcoholic.
7. A trio of Japanese, Russian, and American heritage formed to produce this song that would go to number four on the Billboard charts.

Answer: Groove Is In The Heart

"Groove Is In The Heart" became an instant dance-pop hit in multiple countries around the globe. DJ Dmitry, Lady Miss Kier, and Towa Tei formed the trio Deee-Lite in 1989 and would go on to have six U.S. Billboard Hot Dance Club charting songs over their history as a group. The group disbanded in 1996 citing creative and personal differences.
8. Brothers Vincent and Reginald Calloway had this dance/R&B track peak at number two.

Answer: I Wanna Be Rich

Off their "All The Way" album, "I Wanna Be Rich" would be one of three singles released. Only "I Wanna Be Rich" would see any success on Billboard charts. The song would also reach number five on the R&B charts. The duo, better known as Calloway, would later concentrate on the music production industry after their success as recording artists.
9. This Biz Markie hit was an interpretation of a 1968 song by Freddie Scott.

Answer: Just A Friend

Rapper and comedian Biz Markie produced and performed "Just A Friend" which would peak at number nine on the U.S. Billboard charts. Markie used the chord and melody from Freddie Scott's "You Got What I Need" as the basis for the song. For his efforts, Markie has been ranked in VH1's Top 100 one hit wonders as well as in the Top 100 greatest songs of hip-hop.
10. Two English electronic music producers collaborated to perform and record a remix of this popular Suzanne Vega tune.

Answer: Tom's Diner

Peaking at number nine on the U.S. Billboard charts, "Tom's Diner" was originally written in 1982 and then recorded on Suzanne Vega's 1987 album "Solitude Standing". The duo of Nick Batt and Neal Slateford (also known as DNA), would release their own remix that would peak in December 1990. DNA would remix two other tracks, those being Suzanne Vega's "Rusted Pipe" and Loreena McKennitt's "The Mummers Dance", but with limited success.
Source: Author apathy100

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