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Quiz about Video Killed the Sports Star

Video Killed the Sports Star Trivia Quiz


The first video to appear on MTV was 'Video Killed the Radio Star' by Buggles, which inspired me to write about music and sports - in this case, football (soccer). This quiz is about footballers who tried their hand at music, or appeared in music videos.

A multiple-choice quiz by Kankurette. Estimated time: 4 mins.
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Author
Kankurette
Time
4 mins
Type
Multiple Choice
Quiz #
401,986
Updated
Dec 03 21
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1. When Middlesbrough and Chelsea faced each other in the 1997 FA Cup final, Suggs sang Chelsea's FA Cup song, 'Blue Day'. Who did the Middlesbrough squad team up with for their song, 'Let's Dance'? Hint

The Pet Shop Boys
Jimmy Nail
Chris Rea
David Bowie

2. Creation Records is mainly known as the label of Oasis and the Jesus and Mary Chain, but it also had some lesser-known artists on it, such as Ed Ball. Which football team's players appeared in the video for Ed Ball's 'The Mill Hill Self-Hate Club'? Hint

Millwall
Arsenal
Chelsea
Tottenham Hotspur

3. Which Italian footballer and Oasis fan has a very brief cameo in their video for 'Lord Don't Slow Me Down'? Hint

Francesco Totti
Andrea Pirlo
Gianluigi Buffon
Alessandro Del Piero

4. Various countries have had official World Cup songs over the years, and England's Italia '90 song was 'World in Motion' by Englandneworder, aka New Order and actor Keith Allen. Several members of the England squad appeared in the video and on the record, but which one of them did a rap on the song? Hint

Paul Gascoigne
Des Walker
Peter Beardsley
John Barnes

5. This one is a little more obscure. Los Leales are an Argentinian cumbia group who had a song named after a very famous Argentinian player, who also appeared in the video. What was the name of the song? Hint

Diego Maradona
Kun Aguero
Lionel Messi
Gabriel Batistuta

6. Andy Cole, formerly of Manchester United and Newcastle United, is one of several footballers who has tried his hand at rapping. What was the name of the single he released in 2000? Hint

Diamond Lights
Not the Dancing Kind
Do the Right Thing
Outstanding

7. True or false: the video for Croatia's 2008 World Cup song, 'Vatreno Ludilo', features the national team's then manager on guitar.

True
False

8. Julia Channel, a French porn star, released a single called 'Forever in a Day' in 2012. Which Ivorian footballer has a cameo in the video at the end? Hint

Yaya Toure
Didier Drogba
Gervinho
Serge Aurier

9. True or false: footballer-turned-actor Eric Cantona appeared in the video for Irish boy band Westlife's single 'Bop Bop Baby'.

True
False

10. Which Sheffield indie band used footage of Sheffield Wednesday's Chris Waddle in their video for 'Don't Sit Down 'Cause I've Moved Your Chair'? Hint

Def Leppard
Longpigs
Arctic Monkeys
Pulp


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Quiz Answer Key and Fun Facts
1. When Middlesbrough and Chelsea faced each other in the 1997 FA Cup final, Suggs sang Chelsea's FA Cup song, 'Blue Day'. Who did the Middlesbrough squad team up with for their song, 'Let's Dance'?

Answer: Chris Rea

Both Chris Rea and the comedian Bob Mortimer, who also appeared in the video, are fans of Middlesbrough. Mortimer wrote a new set of lyrics for the song, and the squad and Rea sang on the chorus. Midfielder Juninho - who caused something of a stir when he was signed in 1995, as Brazilian footballers were a rarity in the UK back then - speaks at the beginning of the song, and several players show off their dodgy dance moves in the video. Chelsea went on to win the final 2-0 that year.
2. Creation Records is mainly known as the label of Oasis and the Jesus and Mary Chain, but it also had some lesser-known artists on it, such as Ed Ball. Which football team's players appeared in the video for Ed Ball's 'The Mill Hill Self-Hate Club'?

Answer: Chelsea

Ed Ball was a member of various indie and punk bands, such as the Television Personalities and Teenage Filmstars. He moved into television documentaries after Creation Records was dissolved in 1999. 'The Mill Hill Self-Hate Club' appeared on the albums 'Catholic Guilt' and 'Why Do I Need a Gun I'm Chelsea'.

The video was filmed in a 'greasy spoon' cafe and features Chelsea's Graeme Le Saux and David Lee, although Lee sits with his back to the camera for most of the video. Le Saux is shown playing with condiments and drawing a football pitch on a table. Actress Anna Friel, Creation head Alan McGee and members of the Boo Radleys also appear.
3. Which Italian footballer and Oasis fan has a very brief cameo in their video for 'Lord Don't Slow Me Down'?

Answer: Alessandro Del Piero

Alessandro Del Piero, formerly of Juventus, is a big fan of Oasis and a friend of Noel Gallagher. He even introduced Gallagher at a solo gig in Italy. Be warned, football fans - his cameo in the video for 'Lord Don't Slow Me Down' is very short! He appears backstage with Oasis, with the band signing a Juventus shirt for him. Gallagher watched Italy play in the 2006 World Cup semi-final and claimed that Del Piero asked him to come to the final with the same clothes on, believing it would bring Italy luck.

It did - they won the World Cup that year, beating France (football fans might remember that this is the match where Zinedine Zidane was sent off for headbutting Marco Materazzi).
4. Various countries have had official World Cup songs over the years, and England's Italia '90 song was 'World in Motion' by Englandneworder, aka New Order and actor Keith Allen. Several members of the England squad appeared in the video and on the record, but which one of them did a rap on the song?

Answer: John Barnes

According to Allen (who younger players will know as the father of singer Lily and 'Game of Thrones' actor Alfie), the song was originally going to be called 'E Is for England'. However, the FA disapproved as it was a reference to the drug Ecstasy. The entire squad appear in the video miming along, though only some of them - including the players in the other answers - were on the actual track. Gary Lineker declined as he was working on his own single, 'If We Win It All'. Barnes also rapped on two Liverpool FA Cup singles: 1988's 'Anfield Rap' and 1996's 'Pass & Move (It's the Liverpool Groove)'. Liverpool lost both finals to Wimbledon and Manchester United respectively.
5. This one is a little more obscure. Los Leales are an Argentinian cumbia group who had a song named after a very famous Argentinian player, who also appeared in the video. What was the name of the song?

Answer: Kun Aguero

Kun AgŁero - or Sergio AgŁero to his mum - became notorious in the UK when he scored the winning goal in extra time against Queen's Park Rangers in 2012, snatching the title from Manchester United at the last minute. His nickname of 'Kun' comes from his childhood resemblance to Kum-Kum, a cave boy from the anime of the same name. He duetted with Los Leales on their song named after him in 2006 while playing for Independiente.

A brief explanation: Cumbia is a style of music originating in Colombia, which makes heavy use of percussion, instruments such as accordions and trumpets, and vocal harmony. It originated in working-class communities and has a darker offshoot, cumbia villera, or 'shanty town cumbia'. Aguero isn't the only Argentinian Manchester City player to have dabbled in cumbia; his former team mate Carlos Tevez was the frontman of a cumbia villera group called Piola Vago, which also featured his brother Diego.
6. Andy Cole, formerly of Manchester United and Newcastle United, is one of several footballers who has tried his hand at rapping. What was the name of the single he released in 2000?

Answer: Outstanding

The video for 'Outstanding' features Cole driving in a car and rapping, interspersed with shots of models dancing. As Cole happened to be playing for Manchester United at the time, the song features the lyric 'United forever, whatever the weather, less than 100%? Never.' Cole was also namechecked by Welsh indie band Catatonia in 'Do You Believe in Me?', a B-side to 'You've Got a Lot to Answer For' and crowd favourite ("I'm Andy Cole's tortured soul, lost out again in front of goal.)"

All the other songs are also sung by footballers. 'Diamond Lights' was a song performed by Chris Waddle and Glenn Hoddle (who was also namechecked in Chas 'n' Dave's 'That's What I Like Mick'), when they were both playing for Tottenham Hotspur. 'Do the Right Thing' was by Ian Wright, formerly of Arsenal, and 'Not the Dancing Kind' was by Ruud Gullit, of Netherlands, AC Milan and Chelsea fame, and his band Revolution Time. Other songs by footballers include Kevin Keegan's 'Head Over Heels in Love' and Johan Cruyff's 'Oei Oei Oei'.
7. True or false: the video for Croatia's 2008 World Cup song, 'Vatreno Ludilo', features the national team's then manager on guitar.

Answer: True

The manager was Slaven Bilic, the band was Rawbau, and Bilic not only managed Croatia but also played on their World Cup song. Bilic is a fan of Iron Maiden and is friends with the band's bassist Steve Harris, who is himself a West Ham supporter (who Bilic both played for and managed). Bilic had previously played with another band, Newera, after his retirement. Unsurprisingly, Rawbau's video is full of Croatian flags; the title of the song means 'Fiery Madness'. Unfortunately for Bilic, Croatia were knocked out by Turkey on penalties.

Other guitar-playing footballers include Spain's Sergio Ramos (although he's more of a flamenco guitarist), England's Alex Scott and Leighton Baines, and the Czech Republic's Tomas Rosicky. Other footballers who play instruments include trumpeters Norberto Solano (formerly of Newcastle United) and Eric Cantona, pianists Roberto Firmino, Chris Woods, Tony Adams and Alexis Sanchez, drummer Petr Čech, and Dion Dublin, who invented a percussion instrument known as a dube.
8. Julia Channel, a French porn star, released a single called 'Forever in a Day' in 2012. Which Ivorian footballer has a cameo in the video at the end?

Answer: Didier Drogba

Julia Channel has appeared in both pornographic and mainstream films, hosted a hip-hop channel, and also guested in videos for various hip-hop musicians, such as Method Man. She and Drogba had mutual friends and she got to know him after doing an interview and photoshoot with him for 'Live Night and Day'.

In Channel's video, Drogba plays an unidentified man standing on a bridge waiting for her and checking his watch. His face isn't shown until the end, when Channel walks up to him and taps him on the shoulder, and we finally get to see who he is.
9. True or false: footballer-turned-actor Eric Cantona appeared in the video for Irish boy band Westlife's single 'Bop Bop Baby'.

Answer: False

While a footballer-turned-actor did appear in the video, it wasn't Cantona - it was Vinnie Jones, formerly of Wimbledon's 'Crazy Gang' and Wales fame. Jones went from being a hardman on the pitch to playing one in films such as 'Snatch' and 'Lock, Stock & Two Smoking Barrels'.

In Westlife's video, which is loosely based on 'The Three Musketeers', Jones plays 'the vilest man in the kingdom' who is set to marry the hero's love interest, and ends up having a sword fight with the band members.
10. Which Sheffield indie band used footage of Sheffield Wednesday's Chris Waddle in their video for 'Don't Sit Down 'Cause I've Moved Your Chair'?

Answer: Arctic Monkeys

Thankfully, Chris Waddle isn't singing in this one! Instead, he appeared in brief snatches in the video by the Arctic Monkeys, playing for Sheffield Wednesday, along with team mate Des Walker. Frontman Alex Turner has Waddle plectrums and even sang 'there's only one Chrissie Waddle' during a stripped-down version of 'Mardy Bum' at a Newcastle gig. (The man himself said he was 'honoured').

Sheffield Wednesday introduced a policy of playing songs by Sheffield bands at matches in the late '10s.
Source: Author Kankurette

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