Music Trivia and Answers

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Hard

The Chainsmokers' and Halsey's 2016 track "Closer" was inspired by another song by which 1990's rock band?

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Answer: Blink-182
According to the Chainsmokers', their hit "Closer" with Halsey was inspired by Blink-182's "I Miss You" (2004), with Halsey actually giving a shoutout to Blink-during the lyrics of the song.

Medium

The musical group 3T are all relatives of which legendary pop musician?

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Answer: Michael Jackson
Though never reaching lasting superstardom themselves, 3T peaked in fame with their 1995 duet "Why" alongside their uncle, Michael Jackson.

Easy

The Band-Aid supergroup was formed in 1984 to raise money for famine relief in what troubled African nation?

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Answer: Ethiopia
Band-Aid consisted of mostly British and Irish acts such as U2, Wham! and Culture Club, who were committed to alleviating poverty in the East African nation of Ethiopia.

Hard

In 2019, which pop singer claims that US President Donald Trump called her after she performed at the 2013 MTV VMAs?

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Answer: Miley Cyrus
In 2019, Miley Cyrus claimed that business mogul Donald Trump, in his pre-presidential days, called to congratulate her after her infamous twerking performance at the 2013 MTV VMA Awards. At the time Kelly was 19, and the Donald would have been about 65 years old.

Easy

R. Kelly's unforgettable "I Believe I Can Fly" was originally featured on the soundtrack of which movie?

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Answer: Space Jam
The soundtrack of Space Jam - a 1996 film featuring basketball star Michael Jordan and cartoon star Bugs Bunny - included Kelly's "I Believe I Can Fly", perhaps the most-inspirational song to come out in the 1990's.

Medium

Which singer began her rise to superstardom actually as a dancer on a sketch-comedy television program?

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Answer: Jennifer Lopez
Before she was an accomplished singer or actress, Jennifer Lopez was actually a dancer on the Wayans Brothers' television program In Living Color during the early 1990's.

Medium

Which well-known Hollywood actor claims he turned down an opportunity to be a member of the Backstreet Boys?

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Answer: Ryan Gosling
Considering the success he has achieved as a leading male actor in Hollywood, it is unlikely the Ryan Gosling - who is reputed to be a better vocalist than even Justin Timberlake - regretted his decision not to join the Backstreet Boys.

Hard

In 2009, which artist set the record for the longest leap to number-one in Billboard Hot 100 history?

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Answer: Kelly Clarkson
Kelly Clarkson's 2009 hit "My Life Would Suck Without You" jumped from number-97 to number-1 on the Billboard Hot 100 in the course of a week and set a record for such in the process. Clarkson also set the record back in 2002 with "A Moment Like This", which jumped from 52nd to 1st place.

Medium

Which music legend was sentenced to six years in prison in 1988?

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Answer: James Brown
James Brown received a six-year sentence in May of 1988 for a number of charges, most notable perhaps being leading police on a car case through two states, though he only spent two years in prison for the charges.

Medium

The late Michael Jackson is widely known as the "King of Pop". But who is considered the "Queen of Pop"?

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Answer: Madonna
Madonna's influence on American and indeed global music is undeniable, thus earning her the generally-accepted title of "Queen of Pop".



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