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Gazoo's Non-Three-Songs Trivia
« on: August 31, 2008, 05:00:31 PM »
From 1973 through 1979, there was exactly one Top 10 hit each year whose first word was "Boogie."  Identify them:

1973: Boogie ____________________

1974: Boogie ____________________

1975: Boogie ____________________

1976: Boogie ____________________

1977: Boogie ____________________

1978: Boogie ____________________

1979: Boogie ____________________
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Re: Gazoo's Non-Three-Songs Trivia
« Reply #1 on: August 31, 2008, 09:00:08 PM »
I can't remember which year Stevie Wonder was, 74 or 75, so I'll leave that blank for now.

1973: Boogie Woogie Bugle Boy

1974: Boogie ____________________

1975: Boogie ____________________

1976: Boogie Fever

1977: Boogie Nights

1978: Boogie ____________________

1979: Boogie Wonderland
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Re: Gazoo's Non-Three-Songs Trivia
« Reply #2 on: August 31, 2008, 10:36:25 PM »
1978: Boogie Oogie Oogie
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Re: Gazoo's Non-Three-Songs Trivia
« Reply #3 on: September 01, 2008, 09:59:59 AM »
I can't remember which year Stevie Wonder was, 74 or 75, so I'll leave that blank for now.

1973: Boogie Woogie Bugle Boy

1974: Boogie ____________________

1975: Boogie ____________________

1976: Boogie Fever

1977: Boogie Nights

1978: Boogie ____________________

1979: Boogie Wonderland


The Stevie song you're obviously referring to is Boogie On, Reggae Woman; it was in '74. I'm not coming up with anything for '75 though.
Let's get right to it.

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Re: Gazoo's Non-Three-Songs Trivia
« Reply #4 on: September 01, 2008, 10:05:21 AM »

1973: Boogie Woogie Bugle Boy


Nice: I thought this would be the stumper.
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Re: Gazoo's Non-Three-Songs Trivia
« Reply #5 on: September 01, 2008, 10:15:56 AM »
The Stevie song you're obviously referring to is Boogie On, Reggae Woman; it was in '74. I'm not coming up with anything for '75 though.

per Billboard, the Stevie didn't chart as a single until March of '75 (!); '74's song would then have to be "Boogie Down"
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Re: Gazoo's Non-Three-Songs Trivia
« Reply #6 on: September 01, 2008, 10:17:00 AM »
The Stevie song you're obviously referring to is Boogie On, Reggae Woman; it was in '74. I'm not coming up with anything for '75 though.

per Billboard, the Stevie didn't chart as a single until March of '75 (!); '74's song would then have to be "Boogie Down"
And with that, you guys have completed the board.  Nice work!
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Re: Gazoo's Non-Three-Songs Trivia
« Reply #7 on: September 18, 2008, 12:28:27 PM »
Today's WLNG TV Triva Quiz is one only Gaz can answer: Phoebe Figalilly is a silly name, but... "What was the name of the family on Nanny & the Professor?"

ETA: oops, the question referred to that *other* nanny (the Fran Drescher one; it was "Sheffield"). But if Gaz can answer the N&TP question anyway, I'd be interested because I have no clue.
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Re: Gazoo's Non-Three-Songs Trivia
« Reply #8 on: September 18, 2008, 01:41:13 PM »
The Professor in Nanny & the Professor was Professor Everett.
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Re: Gazoo's Non-Three-Songs Trivia
« Reply #9 on: September 18, 2008, 01:47:42 PM »
The Professor in Nanny & the Professor was Professor Everett.

thank you, sir! (I would not have slept tonight)
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Re: Gazoo's Non-Three-Songs Trivia
« Reply #10 on: September 18, 2008, 06:50:57 PM »
The Professor in Nanny & the Professor was Professor Everett.

thank you, sir! (I would not have slept tonight)

Nice work.  How I wish some network (or DVD) would revive that show.  If for no reason than that the Addrisi Brothers' theme song is the only TV theme that ranks in my Top 100 Songs of All Time list.
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Re: Gazoo's Non-Three-Songs Trivia
« Reply #11 on: September 18, 2008, 08:26:27 PM »
The Professor in Nanny & the Professor was Professor Everett.

thank you, sir! (I would not have slept tonight)

Nice work.  How I wish some network (or DVD) would revive that show.  If for no reason than that the Addrisi Brothers' theme song is the only TV theme that ranks in my Top 100 Songs of All Time list.

Actually, I think "ion" (formerly PAX-TV) was showing it for a while. But don't get me started on the fact that the "old" shows are becoming scarce as Nick-at-Nite shows stuff like George Lopez. And WTF is TVLand doing showing Scrubs which is available on, like, 5 other channels?
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Re: Gazoo's Non-Three-Songs Trivia
« Reply #12 on: November 17, 2008, 12:31:58 PM »
Friday night I took part in the annual M-T Bowl, a charity trivia event staged by Rich Appel, whose "Hz So Good" newsletter is a favorite of mine (and Mike's, when the graphics finally load).  (This year's recipient was World Hunger Year.)  Impossibly difficult trivia questions tossed out to six teams of longtime radio listeners and trivia fanatics.  I usually know but a fraction of them and typically score a couple surprises, leaving the night with a fair amount of schwag.

This time, though, was a disappointment; I was off my game, answered more incorrectly than I usually do, and went home empty-handed.  Here's a sampling of some of the questions thrown at us - have at 'em:

1. Smokey Robinson is mentioned in which two '80s hits?  (I knew only one.)

2. Which '50s recording star was instrumental in creating USA for Africa?

3. What dance was inspired by TV's Ed Sullivan?  (I incorrectly guessed "The Freddie.")

4. What football team's fans did Charlie Daniels advise against messing with?

5. What Led Zeppelin song did Robert Plant refer to as their "wedding song"?

6. Who once recorded as "Moidonna"?

7. How old were the Everly Brothers when they began touring?

8. Who won the CMA's male vocalist of the year award each year from 1991 through 1995?

9. Who penned for a Leonard Bernstein piece in 1970: "Half of the people are stoned and the other half are waiting for the next election."?  (I incorrectly thought, but did not guess, Janis Ian.)

10. In "Jesus Walks," Kanye West declared that he needs Jesus like __________ needs __________.

11. What was Count Basie's real first name?  (I incorrectly replied, "Countess.  Long story.")

12. Who was the very first performing act on MTV Unplugged?  (I incorrectly guessed the Alarm.)

13. What '00s one-hit wonder scored with "Addictive"?

14. "Rainy Day," sort of ironically, was the flip side of what 1968 hit?

15. Who graduated from Columbia after scoring a couple dozen hit singles?

16. What 1968 hit involved someone losing his gal and his job within eight days?

17. Bon Jovi hit the country charts with a singer from what country band?

18. What band had a hit in 1975 by referring to characters from their 1967 and 1972 hits?

19. In "London Bridge," what makes Fergie get loose?

20. Name the #2 hit by each of the following:
     a. Sam Cooke
     b. the Beach Boys
     c. Ray Charles
     d. The Fifth Dimension
     e. Bryan Adams
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Re: Gazoo's Non-Three-Songs Trivia
« Reply #13 on: November 17, 2008, 01:50:48 PM »
I also know half of #1, along with only #4 & #12.  At first I thought #18 was the Steve Miller Band, but the dates don't work out.
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Re: Gazoo's Non-Three-Songs Trivia
« Reply #14 on: November 17, 2008, 02:22:22 PM »
I also know half of #1, along with only #4 & #12.  At first I thought #18 was the Steve Miller Band, but the dates don't work out.

One half of #1 is pretty easy (as easy as one-two-three, do-re-mi, etc.), but is the other half of #1 The Commodores' "Night Shift?"

eta:  Nope, I just checked -- and that song mentions Marvin (Gaye) and Jackie (Wilson).
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