Trivia Recap – Billboard Hits – Virtual/Streaming – May 8, 2021

Me and my “music trivia pardner” Kim (in addition to my husband Mike) put our heads together Saturday evening on a question set all about Billboard hits.

1. Triple Threats – What singer, dancer, and actress has had four #1 songs on the Billboard Hot 100, the first of which was “If You Had My Love” in 1999? Kim all over this one…

2. Rock Bands – In 1984, “Jump” became the only song to reach #1 on the Billboard Hot 100 chart by what band, who reached #1 on the Billboard Mainstream Rock chart twelve other times?

3. Samples – The 1972 song “Woman to Woman” by Joe Cocker was sampled by what 1996 song that reached #1 on the Billboard Hot 100 chart? We just couldn’t come up with this…clearly we had no “love” of this question.

I love any excuse to use a photo of Paul Newman in trivia recaps!

4. Awards – What song, written by Hal David and Burt Bacharach, won an Academy Award for Best Original Song for the 1969 film Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid? We had a similar question in a My Trivia Live game a few years ago and Brad was the one who was all over this answer. And because of this, I remembered it for this game! We’ll forgive the young host for not knowing how to pronounce this great songwriter’s last name (hint – it’s NOT “Batch a Ratch)!

5. ’90s – Elton John had two songs reach #1 on the Billboard Hot 100 in the 1990s, including “Something About the Way You Look Tonight/Candle in the Wind 1997.”

Name the other song, which was a re-release of an earlier single, this time as a duet with George Michael.

6. Boy Bands – What is the only song by the Backstreet Boys that has hit #1 on the Billboard Hot 100? Nope, picked the “other” popular BS boys song.

7. Un-American – What is the only Billboard Hot 100 #1 song released by the now 24-year-old singer from New Zealand who has also reached the top twenty with “Green Light” and “Team?” Really how many other singers are there from New Zealand – besides the lead singer from Crowded House – and Lucy Lawless (she played Rizzo in Grease)! I think she even sang in a couple of episodes! When Mike saw a photo of the correct person, he quipped, “That is a woman who doesn’t wash” (ouch buddy)! Cleanliness shaming indeed!

8. Songwriters – What singer-songwriter wrote the song “Nothing Compares 2 U,” which spent four weeks at #1 on the Billboard Hot 100 when Sinéad O’Connor released it in 1990? “Sinead” is a frequently mispronounced word by trivia hosts and this night was no exception – but we were nice about it when correcting him!

9. Lead and Featured – 50 Cent has been a credited artist on four songs that have reached #1 on the Billboard Hot 100, ahead of his #2 songs “Magic Stick” and “Hate It or Love It.”
Name two of those four songs.

10. Song Titles – What seven-letter word completes the title of a song about a woman waiting to hear from her long-distance boyfriend, which was first Motown song to reach #1 on the Billboard Hot 100?

Given the artist and year(s), identify the titles of songs that are among the 11 songs to have hit #1 on the Billboard Hot 100 with titles of three or fewer characters.

Britney Spears (2009)

Edwin Starr (1970)

Michael Jackson (either 1972 or 1987)

Cardi B feat. Megan Thee Stallion (2020)

We got three of these correct, missed the Britney Spears song. But as Mike joked, “If you know a lot about Britney Spears songs, this means that you both win – and lose.” We picked the older of the MJ songs (I said “I think it was about a mouse or something”).

Sadly, there were only five teams playing in this game – and we were in third with 54 points – five point away from the top top dogs.

Final Category: Cover Songs
What song, originally released in 1974 by The Eleventh Hour, hit #1 on the Billboard Hot 100 two other times as recorded by other artists—once in 1975 as a single from an album titled Nightbirds, and once in 2001 as the lead single from an Academy Award-winning film?

Good teamwork in coming up with this answer. I knew the lyrics – and Kim knew the title. Boom! Didn’t change the standings, but it’s always nice getting final questions correct!

As always, Go Pods – and stay classy, Megan Thee Stallion (though if you do, who’s going to watch your videos)?

One thought on “Trivia Recap – Billboard Hits – Virtual/Streaming – May 8, 2021

  1. j lo, van halen, california love, raindrops keep falling on my head, don’t let the sun go down on me, quit playing games with my heart, lourde, prince, SEE BELOW FOR NEXT ANSWERS, postman

    lead and featured answers – in da club, 21 questions, candy shop, crackle a bottle

    mystery – 3, war, ben/bad and WAP

    final – lady marmalade

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