A group of us met “virtually” for a trivia game about ’90s music…we didn’t do too badly! Other than flunking the final question. And by that I mean THE FINAL QUESTION WAS THE ONLY QUESTION WE MISSED!
We had a couple of members of a team called “Sparty On.” We had a couple of members of a team called “Miskatonic University Fighting Cephalopods.” We had a couple of members of a team called “More Beer, Less Pants.” It was a triple date, as it were… A couple of these teams had their kids thrown into the mix (though the kids were adorable, they didn’t actually help with any of the questions). Someday they will…someday!
Kim from Sparty On was indubitably the “star” of the game! She knew a lion’s share of the answers to these questions, though it was a team effort…and a fun “virtual” meeting for the players involved! We were in first with a perfect score heading into the final, but as it turns out, we don’t know lyrics to Smashmouth songs as well as we thought (no shame). Perfect ’90s music question as Smashmouth definitely didn’t survive the ’90s!
Here are the questions as posed to us:
1. Annual Hits – What song, released by Mariah Carey in 1994, has charted on the Billboard Hot 100 every year, finally reaching #1 in December 2019? Really…who would miss this one? Not any teams playing on this night!
2. Band Members – Art Alexakis has been the sole constant member of what band whose only #1 song on the Billboard Alternative Airplay chart is “Everything to Everyone”? Kim knew this, god I would’ve have NO idea…she is the ’90s music goddess…
3. Reggae – What song released in 1992 by Canadian reggae-rapper Snow set a Guinness World Record for the highest-charting reggae single in U.S.? I was derided a bit for not knowing who this guy is. Meh…off my radar…
4. Country – Who released the 1993 single “Should’ve Been a Cowboy,” which was the most-played country song of the 1990s on the radio? Kim with the right guess.
5. Top Tens – Name either song by Sophie B. Hawkins that reached the top ten of the Billboard Hot 100. Name both for a bonus. HEY I KNEW ONE OF THESE! Wow, she was SO horny! Kim knew the other one.
6. Albums – Name one of the three studio albums released by Blink-182 in the 1990s. Yup, Kim again…
7. Duos – Name both of the members of the rap duo whose highest charting 1990s singles are “Summertime” and “Boom! Shake the Room.” Yup, a whole lotta of…not me.
8. Singer/Songwriters – “The River of Dreams” is the only top 20 hit released in the 1990s by what singer-songwriter? Nope, they didn’t need me for this one, either! However, if they’d asked about his ’70s or ’80s its, I’d be all over ’em! Except that one song with all of that trivia crap of which I will not speak further (LOL)! CURSE that song!
9. Questions – “Would she have your baby?” and “Did you forget about me, Mr. Duplicity?” are two of the questions posed in the verses of what 1995 song? My husband said this singer TERRIFIED him. Then I said she wrote that song about an actor from “Full House.” Lame…
10. Charts – What song, released in 1975, peaked on the Billboard Hot 100 in 1992 after being featured in Wayne’s World, and also reappeared on the chart in 2018? SOCIAL!
Mystery – Anagrams –
Decipher the anagram to reveal the name of an artist who won the Grammy Award for Best New Artist in the early-to-mid-1990s.
1. “Hairy Camera” (1991)
2. “Demented Raptor Elves” (1993)
3. “Not Robin Tax” (1994)
4. “Slow Cherry” (1995)
Mike knew the first one right away, I knew the fourth one right away, Kim guessed the second one after a couple of clicks and bam, I got the third one after thinking for a bit (I felt pretty heroic for doing so, BTW!) So yeah, we got all of these…
We had 64 points going into the final (no misses)! We were by ourselves in first.
Final Category – Song Lyrics
There are seven words in the lyrics of “All Star” by Smash Mouth that end in the letters “I-N-G.” Of those seven, four are seven letters long. Name three of those four seven-letter words.
Nope, we missed this….Fuck Smashmouth, anyway!
Unsure when our next trivia outing will be. Might not be another until 2021 (unless it’s just my husband and I playing on our own). As always, Go Pods, and stay classy, Snow!