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A mix of fifteen questions from the 1950’s to the 2010’s …

1. Which ‘Hot Chocolate’ song was a top ten hit in the UK charts during the 1970’s, 1980’s and 1990’s?

You Sexy Thing

2. Which 1986 UK number 1 hit for Diana Ross was a Motown inspired song written and produced by The Bee Gees?

Chain Reaction

3. Originally known as ‘Two Tons O’Fun’, which US duo changed their name to reflect the title of their 1984 UK hit?

The Weather Girls

4. An audition from which singer? (Hint)

Leona Lewis

5. Which European capital city is mentioned in the lyrics of ‘Men at Work’s’ 1983 UK number one hit ‘Down Under’?

(Buying bread from a man in Brussels)

6. Which rock group had their first UK top ten single in 1989 with ‘Paradise City’?

Guns ‘N’ Roses

In 1999, which female artist reached a landmark in her career by having her first solo top ten hit after having previously charting as both part of a duo and also group member?

Melanie C
(of ‘The Spice Girls’, also duetted with Bryan Adams)

8. Formed in 1985 which rock group chose their name as a reference to the lack of space at the apartment which they were sharing?

Crowded House

9. Backtrax – A famous song played backwards – can you name the song title? (Hint)

(Pharrell Williams)

10. Which group had the biggest selling single of 1976 with their Eurovision Song Contest winner?

Brotherhood of Man
(Save Your Kisses For Me)

11. The 100th edition of the ‘Now That’s What I Call Music’ series went on sale in 2018, but in which year was the first compilation released?


12. What is the first girls name to be mentioned in Lou Bega’s smash1999 hit ‘Mambo Number 5’?
A – Monica B – Angela C – Rita

B – Angela
(‘I like Angela, Pamela, Sandra and Rita, and as I continue you know they’re gettin’ sweeter’;
Monica is the first name mentioned in the chorus)

13. The instructions to learning which worldwide dance craze of the 1950’s to early 1960’s was to ‘Imagine you are stubbing out a cigarette with both feet whilst drying your back with a towel’?

The Twist

14. You’ll hear snippets from five UK number one hits from the same year – can you name the year? (Hint)

1. Da Ya Think I’m Sexy/Rod Stewart
2. Three Times A Lady/Commodores
3. Rivers of Babylon/Boney M
4. Matchstalk Men And Matchstalk Cats And Dogs/Brian & Michael
5. Night Fever/Bee Gees
(Boney M’s ‘River Of Babylon’ was a double ‘A’ side with ‘Brown Girl In The Ring’)

15. In which decade were the UK singles charts introduced?


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