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« on: October 02, 2007, 10:58:37 AM »
I subscribe to the weekly Ken Jenning email trivia contest, and each week the 7th question is a real hard associative question.  Help me out with this one, I haven't cracked it yet.

7.  What unusual distinction is shared by these songs?  "American Woman" by the Guess Who, "Glamorous" by Fergie, "Hollaback Girl" by Gwen Stefani, "I'm Back" by Eminem, "I'm Henery VIII I Am" by Herman's Hermits, "Lola" by the Kinks, "Safety Dance" by Men Without Hats, and "Turn On Me" by the Shins.
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Re: courtesy of Ken Jennings
« Reply #1 on: October 02, 2007, 06:11:26 PM »
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I subscribe to the weekly Ken Jenning email trivia contest, and each week the 7th question is a real hard associative question.  Help me out with this one, I haven't cracked it yet.

7.  What unusual distinction is shared by these songs?  "American Woman" by the Guess Who, "Glamorous" by Fergie, "Hollaback Girl" by Gwen Stefani, "I'm Back" by Eminem, "I'm Henery VIII I Am" by Herman's Hermits, "Lola" by the Kinks, "Safety Dance" by Men Without Hats, and "Turn On Me" by the Shins.


Would it help you figure it out if I added Hall & Oates' "Method of Modern Love" to the list?
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Re: courtesy of Ken Jennings
« Reply #2 on: October 02, 2007, 10:09:46 PM »
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I subscribe to the weekly Ken Jenning email trivia contest, and each week the 7th question is a real hard associative question.  Help me out with this one, I haven't cracked it yet.

7.  What unusual distinction is shared by these songs?  "American Woman" by the Guess Who, "Glamorous" by Fergie, "Hollaback Girl" by Gwen Stefani, "I'm Back" by Eminem, "I'm Henery VIII I Am" by Herman's Hermits, "Lola" by the Kinks, "Safety Dance" by Men Without Hats, and "Turn On Me" by the Shins.


Would it help you figure it out if I added Hall & Oates' "Method of Modern Love" to the list?


Apparently not.   :roll:
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Re: courtesy of Ken Jennings
« Reply #3 on: October 03, 2007, 06:36:18 AM »
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I subscribe to the weekly Ken Jenning email trivia contest, and each week the 7th question is a real hard associative question.  Help me out with this one, I haven't cracked it yet.

7.  What unusual distinction is shared by these songs?  "American Woman" by the Guess Who, "Glamorous" by Fergie, "Hollaback Girl" by Gwen Stefani, "I'm Back" by Eminem, "I'm Henery VIII I Am" by Herman's Hermits, "Lola" by the Kinks, "Safety Dance" by Men Without Hats, and "Turn On Me" by the Shins.


Would it help you figure it out if I added Hall & Oates' "Method of Modern Love" to the list?


Apparently not.   :roll:


How about the Bay City Rollers' "Saturday Night"?
“The choir of children sing their song.  They've practiced all year long.  Ding dong.  Ding dong.  Ding dong.”

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Re: courtesy of Ken Jennings
« Reply #4 on: October 03, 2007, 07:50:39 AM »
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I subscribe to the weekly Ken Jenning email trivia contest, and each week the 7th question is a real hard associative question.  Help me out with this one, I haven't cracked it yet.

7.  What unusual distinction is shared by these songs?  "American Woman" by the Guess Who, "Glamorous" by Fergie, "Hollaback Girl" by Gwen Stefani, "I'm Back" by Eminem, "I'm Henery VIII I Am" by Herman's Hermits, "Lola" by the Kinks, "Safety Dance" by Men Without Hats, and "Turn On Me" by the Shins.


Would it help you figure it out if I added Hall & Oates' "Method of Modern Love" to the list?


Apparently not.   :roll:


How about the Bay City Rollers' "Saturday Night"?


Now I got it... I think.  But I don't remember any spelling in "American Woman".
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Re: courtesy of Ken Jennings
« Reply #5 on: October 03, 2007, 07:52:22 AM »
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I subscribe to the weekly Ken Jenning email trivia contest, and each week the 7th question is a real hard associative question.  Help me out with this one, I haven't cracked it yet.

7.  What unusual distinction is shared by these songs?  "American Woman" by the Guess Who, "Glamorous" by Fergie, "Hollaback Girl" by Gwen Stefani, "I'm Back" by Eminem, "I'm Henery VIII I Am" by Herman's Hermits, "Lola" by the Kinks, "Safety Dance" by Men Without Hats, and "Turn On Me" by the Shins.


Would it help you figure it out if I added Hall & Oates' "Method of Modern Love" to the list?


Apparently not.   :roll:


How about the Bay City Rollers' "Saturday Night"?


Now I got it... I think.  But I don't remember any spelling in "American Woman".


The single edit usually omits it, but I've heard an extended version (album track?) that has a spellout in the intro.
“The choir of children sing their song.  They've practiced all year long.  Ding dong.  Ding dong.  Ding dong.”

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« Reply #6 on: October 03, 2007, 07:54:44 AM »
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I subscribe to the weekly Ken Jenning email trivia contest, and each week the 7th question is a real hard associative question.  Help me out with this one, I haven't cracked it yet.

7.  What unusual distinction is shared by these songs?  "American Woman" by the Guess Who, "Glamorous" by Fergie, "Hollaback Girl" by Gwen Stefani, "I'm Back" by Eminem, "I'm Henery VIII I Am" by Herman's Hermits, "Lola" by the Kinks, "Safety Dance" by Men Without Hats, and "Turn On Me" by the Shins.


Would it help you figure it out if I added Hall & Oates' "Method of Modern Love" to the list?


Apparently not.   :roll:


How about the Bay City Rollers' "Saturday Night"?


Now I got it... I think.  But I don't remember any spelling in "American Woman".


The single edit usually omits it, but I've heard an extended version (album track?) that has a spellout in the intro.


Oops, you're right -- but that's fairly obscure compared to either the Rollers or H&O hits.  Oh those wacky Mormons, what will they think of next?
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« Reply #7 on: October 03, 2007, 09:24:41 AM »
There's spelling in "Henry the VIII I Am?"  I can't recall any, but it's difficult to remember very much of the song.  Anyway, considering I only had American Woman and Lola to go on (the rest of the songs I do not know at all -- well Safety Dance, but I don't remember spelling in it, either), I didn't feel my spelling guess was very strong.

Also, if it stumped Mark, I didn't think it could be that obvious. :wink:
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« Reply #8 on: October 03, 2007, 09:32:19 AM »
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There's spelling in "Henry the VIII I Am?"  I can't recall any, but it's difficult to remember very much of the song.  Anyway, considering I only had American Woman and Lola to go on (the rest of the songs I do not know at all -- well Safety Dance, but I don't remember spelling in it, either), I didn't feel my spelling guess was very strong.


H! E! N-R-Y!

S-S-S-S... A-A-A-A... F-F-F-F-... T-T-T-T...

But yeah, I don't know the Fergie or Eminem, and I find "Hollaback" one of THE most annoying records of the decade, so I've blocked it from my mind.
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Re: courtesy of Ken Jennings
« Reply #9 on: October 03, 2007, 10:30:39 AM »
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Would it help you figure it out if I added Hall & Oates' "Method of Modern Love" to the list?


Apparently not.   :roll:


How about the Bay City Rollers' "Saturday Night"?


I got it instantly with the second hint.  And began saying "D'Oh!" a lot.
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« Reply #10 on: October 03, 2007, 10:32:16 AM »
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S-S-S-S... A-A-A-A... F-F-F-F-... T-T-T-T...


Now that would be interesting, Safty Dance!
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« Reply #11 on: October 03, 2007, 10:38:53 AM »
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S-S-S-S... A-A-A-A... F-F-F-F-... T-T-T-T...


Now that would be interesting, Safty Dance!


S-M-A-R-T-A-S-S!
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Re: courtesy of Ken Jennings
« Reply #12 on: January 03, 2008, 10:00:58 AM »
Here's another good trivia question from KJ's weekly 7-question quiz:

4.  What's the only single in the history of the Billboard Top Ten to share its name with a book of the Bible?  ("Theme from Exodus" is NOT a
 biblical book.)
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Re: courtesy of Ken Jennings
« Reply #13 on: January 03, 2008, 10:30:04 AM »
Here's another good trivia question from KJ's weekly 7-question quiz:

4.  What's the only single in the history of the Billboard Top Ten to share its name with a book of the Bible?  ("Theme from Exodus" is NOT a
 biblical book.)


Well it'd have to be "Daniel" I guess.  But there's an album named after 3 books of  the bible -- name that.
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« Reply #14 on: January 03, 2008, 10:31:22 AM »
Here's another good trivia question from KJ's weekly 7-question quiz:

4.  What's the only single in the history of the Billboard Top Ten to share its name with a book of the Bible?  ("Theme from Exodus" is NOT a
 biblical book.)


Well it'd have to be "Daniel" I guess.  But there's an album named after 3 books of  the bible -- name that.

Lyle Lovett: Joshua Judges Ruth
"Music is the Earth, People are the Flowers, and I am the Hose."

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