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Quiz about Song by Song Get Ur Freak On

Song by Song: "Get Ur Freak On" Quiz


Take a dive into this genre-bending Missy "Misdemeanor" Elliot song.

A multiple-choice quiz by skylarb. Estimated time: 2 mins.
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Author
skylarb
Time
2 mins
Type
Multiple Choice
Quiz #
407,108
Updated
Dec 03 21
# Qns
10
Difficulty
Easy
Avg Score
8 / 10
Plays
169
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Question 1 of 10
1. "Get Ur Freak On" was released as a single in what year? Hint


Question 2 of 10
2. Who co-wrote "Get Ur Freak On"? Hint


Question 3 of 10
3. "Get Ur Freak On" is often categorized as belonging to what genre of music, which has its origins in both Punjabi traditional folk music and western pop music? Hint


Question 4 of 10
4. "Get Ur Freak On" begins with a man saying, "Kore kara minna de mechakucha odotte. Sawagou, sawagou" in Japanese. What does "sawagou" mean? Hint


Question 5 of 10
5. "Y'all can't stop me now / Listen to me now / I'm lasting _____ rounds." How many rounds? Hint


Question 6 of 10
6. This genre-bending song entered the top ten on all of the following U.S. charts EXCEPT which one? Hint


Question 7 of 10
7. "If you wanna _____, then let me know." What word is missing from this blank? Hint


Question 8 of 10
8. "Get Ur Freak On" re-entered the Billboard chart in 2015 after Missy Elliot performed it where? Hint


Question 9 of 10
9. "Now sweat me when I'm done / We got the radio shook like we got a" what? Hint


Question 10 of 10
10. "____, so don't copy me." What word is missing from this blank? Hint



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Quiz Answer Key and Fun Facts
1. "Get Ur Freak On" was released as a single in what year?

Answer: 2001

The single "Get Ur Freak On" was released from the album "Miss E...So Addictive" on March 13, 2001. It was recorded at Westlake Recording Studios in Los Angeles, California. The song peaked at number four on the UK Singles Chart and at number one on the UK Dance chart.
2. Who co-wrote "Get Ur Freak On"?

Answer: Timbaland

Timbaland is the professional name of American songwriter, musician, and record producer Timothy Zachery Mosley. He co-wrote the song with Missy Elliot. "Me and Timbaland been hot since twenty years ago," Missy sings in the song.

"Missy and Tim took over the radio in the late Nineties," Rolling Stone magazine writes in its 2021 article on the 500 greatest songs of all time, "just two kids out of Portsmouth, Virginia, blowing minds with their own unique space-funk sound."

Rolling Stone ranked "Get Ur Freak On" number eight on its 2021 list of the "500 Greatest Songs of All Time," even though the magazine only ranked the song as number eleven among "the best songs of the 2000s" decade in 2011 and it wasn't included at all on the magazine's 2004 list of "The Greatest Songs of All Time."
3. "Get Ur Freak On" is often categorized as belonging to what genre of music, which has its origins in both Punjabi traditional folk music and western pop music?

Answer: Bhangra

Bhaṅgṛā is a modern genre of music born of the Punjabi diaspora in Britain which draws from both Punjabi traditional folk music and 1970s and 1980s western pop music. One early group in the genre, Alaap, was formed in 1977 by Channi Singh and Harjeet Gandhi and released the album "Teri Chunni De Sitaray " in 1982.

The genre peaked in the late eighties and early nineties.
4. "Get Ur Freak On" begins with a man saying, "Kore kara minna de mechakucha odotte. Sawagou, sawagou" in Japanese. What does "sawagou" mean?

Answer: Let's make some noise

The opening line means, "Everyone start dancing together wildly now. Let's make some noise, let's make some noise."

The rock band Eels released an indie rock cover of this song on its 2008 compilation album, "Meet the Eels: Essential Eels Vol. I."
5. "Y'all can't stop me now / Listen to me now / I'm lasting _____ rounds." How many rounds?

Answer: twenty

"Missy be puttin' it down
I'm the hottest 'round
I told y'all mother-ooh
Y'all can't stop me now
Listen to me now
I'm lasting twenty rounds."

UK artist Ergo Phizmiz And His Orchestra did a cover of this song in January of 2007. KT Tunstall, a Scottish acoustic rocker, performed a version for BBC Radio Live Lounge in 2005.
6. This genre-bending song entered the top ten on all of the following U.S. charts EXCEPT which one?

Answer: U.S. Mainstream Top 40 Airplay (Billboard)

"Get Ur Freak On" did make it onto the mainstream chart, at number nineteen, but it did not crack the top ten. It peaked at number seven on the rap songs chart and at number three on both the rhythmic and R&B/hip-hop songs chart. In the UK, it peaked at number one on the dance chart and number two on the R&B chart.
7. "If you wanna _____, then let me know." What word is missing from this blank?

Answer: battle

"If you wanna battle then . . . let me know
Holla, gotta feel me son
Let me throw you some
People here I come."

Satanicpornocultshop, an experimental music group from Japan, sampled "Get Ur Freak On" for its 2010 songs "Pinky" and "[r.i.p.] Tide." A surf rock version of the song was included on Shawn Lee's Ping Pong Orchestra's "Hits the Hits" 2007 album.
8. "Get Ur Freak On" re-entered the Billboard chart in 2015 after Missy Elliot performed it where?

Answer: The Super Bowl XLIX halftime show

After Missy Elliot's Super Bowl halftime performance, "Get Ur Freak On" re-entered the Billboard magazine charts on February 21, 2015 at number forty. This was more than ten years after the song peaked at number seven on the U.S. Billboard Hot 100. In its 2021 article on the greatest songs of all time, Rolling Stone magazine called the song "a massively weird avant-garde experiment that also blew up into a global pop hit."
9. "Now sweat me when I'm done / We got the radio shook like we got a" what?

Answer: gun

"People here I come
Now sweat me when I'm done
We got the radio shook like we got a gun
Go, get your freak on...."

American jazz singer, pop singer, and trombonist Aubrey Logan did a mash-up version of "Work It" and "Get Ur Freak On" called "Fun." The song was released on "The Prequel Years" EP in September of 2018.
10. "____, so don't copy me." What word is missing from this blank?

Answer: Copywritten

"Quiet!
Shh, hush your mouth
Silence when I spit it out, in your face
Open your mouth, give you a taste
Holla, ain't no stoppin' me
Copywritten, so don't copy me
Y'all do it, sloppily
And y'all can't come close to me."

"Get ur Freak On" was certified platinum in the U.K. by BPI and in the U.S. by RIAA. It entered the top twenty on singles charts in the Netherlands, Belgium (Ultratop 50 Flanders), Canada, Germany, Scotland, and Switzerland and cracked the top forty in Sweden, New Zealand, Ireland, and France.
Source: Author skylarb

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