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Two For One Trivia Quiz


In music, it is rare for an artist to have a number one single let alone two of them. Here are some instances where one album spawned two (and only two) number one singles on the US Billboard charts. Match the album to its rightful musician. Good luck

A matching quiz by apathy100. Estimated time: 3 mins.
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Author
apathy100
Time
3 mins
Type
Match Quiz
Quiz #
391,085
Updated
Dec 03 21
# Qns
10
Difficulty
Easy
Avg Score
9 / 10
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1. The album: "Sherry & 11 Others", The number ones: "Big Girls Don't Cry", "Sherry" (1962)  
  The 5th Dimension
2. The album: "The Age of Aquarius", The number ones: "The Age of Aquarius/Let the Sunshine In", "Wedding Bell Blues" (1969)  
  The Four Seasons
3. The album: "Hotel California", The number ones: "Hotel California", "New Kid in Town" (1977)  
  Mariah Carey
4. The album: "The Game", The number ones: "Crazy Little Thing Called Love", "Another One Bites the Dust" (1980)  
  Eminem
5. The album: "Autoamerican", the number ones: "The Tide Is High", "Rapture" (1981)  
  Queen
6. The album: "I'm Your Baby Tonight", The number ones: "All The Man That I Need", "I'm Your Baby Tonight" (1990)  
  Paula Abdul
7. The album: "Spellbound", The number ones: "The Promise of a New Day", "Rush, Rush" (1991)  
  Whitney Houston
8. The album: "Music Box", The number ones: "Dreamlover", "Hero" (1993)  
  Eagles
9. The album: "Life After Death", The number ones: "Hypnotize", "Mo Money Mo Problems" (1997)  
  Blondie
10. The album: "Recovery", The number ones: "Not Afraid", "Love the Way You Lie" (2010)  
  The Notorious B.I.G.





Select each answer

1. The album: "Sherry & 11 Others", The number ones: "Big Girls Don't Cry", "Sherry" (1962)
2. The album: "The Age of Aquarius", The number ones: "The Age of Aquarius/Let the Sunshine In", "Wedding Bell Blues" (1969)
3. The album: "Hotel California", The number ones: "Hotel California", "New Kid in Town" (1977)
4. The album: "The Game", The number ones: "Crazy Little Thing Called Love", "Another One Bites the Dust" (1980)
5. The album: "Autoamerican", the number ones: "The Tide Is High", "Rapture" (1981)
6. The album: "I'm Your Baby Tonight", The number ones: "All The Man That I Need", "I'm Your Baby Tonight" (1990)
7. The album: "Spellbound", The number ones: "The Promise of a New Day", "Rush, Rush" (1991)
8. The album: "Music Box", The number ones: "Dreamlover", "Hero" (1993)
9. The album: "Life After Death", The number ones: "Hypnotize", "Mo Money Mo Problems" (1997)
10. The album: "Recovery", The number ones: "Not Afraid", "Love the Way You Lie" (2010)

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1. The album: "Sherry & 11 Others", The number ones: "Big Girls Don't Cry", "Sherry" (1962)

Answer: The Four Seasons

The Four Seasons, also referred to as Frankie Valli and The Four Seasons had two number one hits from their "Sherry & 11 Others" album when "Sherry" went to the number one spot the week of September 15, 1962 and stayed there for five straight weeks. Boris Pickett's "Monster Mash" and "He's A Rebel" by The Crystals spent the next four weeks at the top of the charts before "Big Girls Don't Cry" hit the number one spot on November 17, 1962.

It would also spend five weeks at the top of the charts before The Tornadoes "Telstar" became only the second instrumental song to hit the number one spot on the Billboards on December 22, 1962 to finish off the year.
2. The album: "The Age of Aquarius", The number ones: "The Age of Aquarius/Let the Sunshine In", "Wedding Bell Blues" (1969)

Answer: The 5th Dimension

The 5th Dimension saw success in 1969 when their medley "The Age of Aquarius/Let the Sunshine In" peaked on the Billboard charts the week of April 12, 1969. It would remain at the top of the charts for six straight weeks being bumped out by The Beatles' "Get Back" the week of May 24, 1969. The song has been used in various popular culture forms including the Season 3 episode of The Simpsons "Bart the Lover" and the 2005 American film "The 40-Year Old Virgin". In terms of recording, the song is unique as it was recorded in two different cities and then mixed in a single studio.

Their second number one track from "The Age of Aquarius" album was "Wedding Bell Blues" which peaked at number one the week of November 8, 1969 remaining there for three weeks. The song was originally written and recorded in 1966 by Laura Nyro but that version never saw mainstream success. "Wedding Bell Blues" also marked the last number one hit released by The 5th Dimension. They had three more top ten hits in the 1970s, with "One Less Bell to Answer" falling just short of the top spot peaking at number two in 1970.
3. The album: "Hotel California", The number ones: "Hotel California", "New Kid in Town" (1977)

Answer: Eagles

"The New Kid in Town" and "Hotel California" both spent one week at the number one spot in 1977. As the "Hotel California" album was released in December 1976, the songs did not peak until the following year. "The New Kid in Town" peaked at number one the week of February 26, 1977 and received a Grammy Award for the category of Best Vocal Arrangement for Two or More Voices. It featured Glen Frey as the lead vocalist while Don Henley performed the harmony vocals.

"Hotel California" peaked mid-year when it reached the number one spot the week of May 7, 1977. Over the years, various interpretations of the songs meaning have come about including that it is "a journey from innocence to experience" or a "sociopolitical statement". In an interview with Rolling Stone Magazine, Don Henley of the Eagles went on record to clarify that the song is "more of a symbolic piece about America in general". He has also stated that the song was "our interpretation of the high life in Los Angeles". In 1979, The Eagles would have one more number one hit on the Billboards with "Heartache Tonight" before disbanding in 1980 (re-forming in 1994).
4. The album: "The Game", The number ones: "Crazy Little Thing Called Love", "Another One Bites the Dust" (1980)

Answer: Queen

"Crazy Little Thing Called Love" peaked on the Billboard charts the week of February 23, 1980. While their 1975 hit "Bohemian Rhapsody" peaked in at the number one spot in the United Kingdom, it only reached number four in the United States. As such, "Crazy Little Thing Called Love" became Queen's first number one hit in the United States and stayed there for four straight weeks.

The follow-up single "Another One Bites the Dust" peaked on October 4, 1980 for a total of three straight weeks. These two tracks were the bands only two number one singles in the United States.

Their final Top 10 track was the 1991 medley "Bohemian Rhapsody/Those Are the Days of Our Lives" on September 5, 1991, Freddie Mercury's birthday. It would peak at the number two spot. Sadly, Mercury lost his life from complications due to HIV and AIDS just over a month after its release.
5. The album: "Autoamerican", the number ones: "The Tide Is High", "Rapture" (1981)

Answer: Blondie

"Autoamerican" was released as the fifth studio album for American new wave band Blondie in November 1980. The album itself charted in the Top 10 in Australia, Canada, the United Kingdom, and the United States. The first single "The Tide is High", a cover originally done in 1967 by Jamaican band The Paragons bumped John Lennon's "(Just Like) Starting Over" from the number one spot the week of January 31, 1981 and was there for one week.

On March 28, 1981, a second single, "Rapture", peaked at the number one spot for two straight weeks. This song became the first ever to reach the Billboard number one spot and include "rap vocals". While their 1999 track "Maria" peaked in at the number one spot in the United Kingdom, "Rapture" marked the final number one single for Blondie in the United States.
6. The album: "I'm Your Baby Tonight", The number ones: "All The Man That I Need", "I'm Your Baby Tonight" (1990)

Answer: Whitney Houston

"I'm Your Baby Tonight" was the third studio album released by Whitney Houston in November 1990. The title track was the first single released from the album and peaked at the number one spot on the Billboard charts the week of December 1, 1990 and charted at the top for just one week. The recording was eventually certified Gold by the Recording Industry Association of America. The second single released from the album "All the Man That I Need" went to number one on February 23, 1991 for two weeks. During the 1980s, Houston had released seven number one hits off of two albums. "I'm Your Baby Tonight" and "All the Man That I Need" marked the first two number one singles during the 1990s for Houston. By the end of the decade, she had released four number one hits in the United States and twelve Top 10 songs.
7. The album: "Spellbound", The number ones: "The Promise of a New Day", "Rush, Rush" (1991)

Answer: Paula Abdul

"Rush, Rush" was released on May 1, 1991 by Virgin Records and by June 15, 1991, it had already peaked in at the number one spot on the US Billboard charts. Unlike her first four number one singles from her debut album "Forever Your Girl", "Rush, Rush" was her first ballad to be released as a single and to peak in at the top spot. The music video for the track featured acclaimed actor Keanu Reeves.

The second number one from the album "The Promise of a New Day" became her sixth and final number one charting song of the 1980s and 1990s peaking during the week of September 14, 1991. Following the release of this single and the "Spellbound" album, Abdul would battle an eating disorder and take a hiatus from the music industry until 1995 when she released her final album of the 1990s "Head Over Heels". Unfortunately she saw limited success with this album only having one song crack the Top 40. The single "My Love Is For Real" peaked at number twenty-eight on the US Billboard chart, but topped at the number one spot on the US Hot Dance Club songs chart.
8. The album: "Music Box", The number ones: "Dreamlover", "Hero" (1993)

Answer: Mariah Carey

"Music Box" was the third full length album released by Mariah Carey and spawned four Top 20 hits in the United States. "Dreamlover" hit the number one spot the week of September 11, 1993 and remained there for eight weeks. It was also successful in Canada and Australia. Due to its popularity, performed the song on various televised programs including "The Arsenio Hall Show" and the popular British music show "Top of the Pops". Since its release, it was declared Gold certification in both Australia and New Zealand and has been certified Platinum in the United States.

"Hero" became the number one single on the US Billboard charts the week of December 25, 1993 and remained there for four weeks. The song was initially intended to be recorded by acclaimed musician Gloria Estefan. After Carey had rejected the song as she could not connect to the style, she was convinced to take it on and gave it her own personal flair. As a result, "Hero" has often been regarded as one of Mariah Carey's most important and inspirational ballads.
9. The album: "Life After Death", The number ones: "Hypnotize", "Mo Money Mo Problems" (1997)

Answer: The Notorious B.I.G.

On May 3, 1997, Christopher Wallace, known by his stage name The Notorious B.I.G., would have the single "Hypnotize" peak at the number one spot on the Billboard charts. It would be the final single released by The Notorious B.I.G. as a week later, he was murdered in a drive-by shooting. The song features samples from the 1979 Herb Alpert hit "Rise". Since its release it has been certified Platinum in the United States.

A second single, "Mo Money Mo Problems" was released July 15, 1997, three months after his death. Both "Hypnotize" and "Mo Money Mo Problems" peaked at the number one spot on the Billboard charts following his death giving The Notorious B.I.G. the distinction of becoming the first musician in Billboard history to have two number one singles posthumously. "Mo Money Mo Problems" is also unique as it bumped Puff Daddy's "I'll Be Missing You" from the number one spot, the song that was recorded as a tribute to the late Notorious B.I.G.
10. The album: "Recovery", The number ones: "Not Afraid", "Love the Way You Lie" (2010)

Answer: Eminem

"Recovery" was the follow-up album to the 2009 success "Relapse". It was released in June 2010 and featured singles that focused on positive change. "Not Afraid" went to the number one spot the week of May 22, 2010 and its lyrical content focuses on Eminem's positive change to move away from drugs and violence. The song went on to receive positive reviews and won a Grammy Award for "Best Rap Solo Performance" in 2011.

The second single from the album to peak at the number one spot on the Billboard charts featured popular singer Rihanna. "Love The Way You Lie" focuses on an abusive relationship between lovers. Rihanna has stated that the theme of "abusive relationships" is one that many do not have knowledge of and it is what makes the song so powerful. The track hit the number one spot the week of July 31, 2010 and remained there for seven straight weeks. The song has been reviewed positively and has won awards at several award shows including the "Teen Choice Awards", Soul Train Music Awards", "People's Choice Awards", and the "Billboard Music Awards". It also received five Grammy nominations but did not win in any of the categories.
Source: Author apathy100

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