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Re: Gazoo's Non-Three-Songs Trivia
« Reply #15 on: November 17, 2008, 02:35:13 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).

which itself would be half the answer to "what two '80s hits mention Marvin by name?"
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Re: Gazoo's Non-Three-Songs Trivia
« Reply #16 on: November 17, 2008, 02:54:00 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).

which itself would be half the answer to "what two '80s hits mention Marvin by name?"

The answer to THAT is also the answer to Gaz's orig question.
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Re: Gazoo's Non-Three-Songs Trivia
« Reply #17 on: November 17, 2008, 02:57:58 PM »

which itself would be half the answer to "what two '80s hits mention Marvin by name?"

the other half being spandau ballet's "true".

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« Reply #18 on: November 17, 2008, 02:58:57 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).

Nice way to beat around the bush on ABC.  I spent at least half a minute trying to get the reference (that's either a complement to both of us - if it takes me longer than 5 secs it usually means it's a stumper - or a clear sign that I'm losing my mind)
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Re: Gazoo's Non-Three-Songs Trivia
« Reply #19 on: November 17, 2008, 03:06:43 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).

which itself would be half the answer to "what two '80s hits mention Marvin by name?"

The answer to THAT is also the answer to Gaz's orig question.


OK, now I'm confused -- I'm thinking of "True", as the princess says above. But that song doesn't mention Smokey.
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« Reply #20 on: November 17, 2008, 03:11:18 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).

which itself would be half the answer to "what two '80s hits mention Marvin by name?"

The answer to THAT is also the answer to Gaz's orig question.


OK, now I'm confused -- I'm thinking of "True", as the princess says above. But that song doesn't mention Smokey.

yeah, i'm confused, too! i thought it was just the doobie.

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Re: Gazoo's Non-Three-Songs Trivia
« Reply #21 on: November 17, 2008, 03:12:52 PM »

which itself would be half the answer to "what two '80s hits mention Marvin by name?"

the other half being spandau ballet's "true".

ummm, no. Smokey's not in that one.  And I don't know if "Genius Of Love" attained the status of a hit, but it contained:

No
One
Ca-a-a-a-n sing
Quite like Smokey
Smokey Ro-BIN-son


Is that the other half?

In the late 70's there was also the following from Ian Dury:

Health service glasses
Gigolos and brassies
Round or skinny bottoms
(Reasons to be cheerful - part 3)
Take your mum to Paris
Lighting up the chalice
Wee Willy Harris
(Reasons to be cheerful - part 3)
Bantu Stephen Biko
Listening to Rico
Harpo, Groucho, Chico
(Reasons to be cheerful - part 3)
Cheddar cheese and pickle
The Vincent motorsickle
Slap and tickle
(Reasons to be cheerful - part 3)
Woody Allen, Dali
Dimitri and Pasquale
Balabalabala and Volare
(Reasons to be cheerful - part 3)
Something nice to study
Phoning up a buddy
Being in my nuddy
(Reasons to be cheerful - part 3)
Saying hokey-dokey
Singalonga Smokey
Coming out of chokey
(Reasons to be cheerful - part 3)
John Coltrane's soprano
Adi Celentano
Bonar Colleano

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Re: Gazoo's Non-Three-Songs Trivia
« Reply #22 on: November 17, 2008, 03:19:41 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).

which itself would be half the answer to "what two '80s hits mention Marvin by name?"

ABC's "When Smokey Sings" also mentions Marvin:

Luther croons
Sly's the original originator
James screams
Marvin was the only innovator
But nothing can compare
Nothing can compare
When Smokey sings
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Re: Gazoo's Non-Three-Songs Trivia
« Reply #23 on: November 17, 2008, 03:20:47 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).

which itself would be half the answer to "what two '80s hits mention Marvin by name?"

ABC's "When Smokey Sings" also mentions Marvin:

Luther croons
Sly's the original originator
James screams
Marvin was the only innovator
But nothing can compare
Nothing can compare
When Smokey sings


damn -- save that for a My 3 Songs a year from now.
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Re: Gazoo's Non-Three-Songs Trivia
« Reply #24 on: November 17, 2008, 03:25:32 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).

which itself would be half the answer to "what two '80s hits mention Marvin by name?"

ABC's "When Smokey Sings" also mentions Marvin:

Luther croons
Sly's the original originator
James screams
Marvin was the only innovator
But nothing can compare
Nothing can compare
When Smokey sings


damn -- save that for a My 3 Songs a year from now.

DU-U-UDE!!!  You are getting old & losing your memory.  I did exactly that M3S a couple years ago, and then got to chastise you for not getting the ABC component despite all the griping that you & I had collectively done over the fact that Dave has never played that song.  (follow?)

In other words I thought it was a lob pass to you & you failed to dunk it.
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Re: Gazoo's Non-Three-Songs Trivia
« Reply #25 on: November 17, 2008, 03:26:53 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).

which itself would be half the answer to "what two '80s hits mention Marvin by name?"

ABC's "When Smokey Sings" also mentions Marvin:

Luther croons
Sly's the original originator
James screams
Marvin was the only innovator
But nothing can compare
Nothing can compare
When Smokey sings


damn -- save that for a My 3 Songs a year from now.

DU-U-UDE!!!  You are getting old & losing your memory.  I did exactly that M3S a couple years ago, and then got to chastise you for not getting the ABC component despite the griping that you & I had collectively done over the fact that Dave has never played that song.  (follow?)

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Re: Gazoo's Non-Three-Songs Trivia
« Reply #26 on: November 17, 2008, 03:45:47 PM »
2. Which '50s recording star was instrumental in creating USA for Africa?
pat boone

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

the jerk

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

garth brooks

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

aerosmith

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

michael jackson


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Re: Gazoo's Non-Three-Songs Trivia
« Reply #27 on: November 17, 2008, 04:46:10 PM »
I was all set to say Garth for #8, and the Princess beat me to it. As for the Unplugged question (12?), was it Paul McCartney?
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Re: Gazoo's Non-Three-Songs Trivia
« Reply #28 on: November 17, 2008, 05:06:58 PM »
I was all set to say Garth for #8, and the Princess beat me to it. As for the Unplugged question (12?), was it Paul McCartney?

I just remembered (this has been bugging me all DAY) it was Squeeze.  But (iirc) Macca was the 1st to do a whole album of just Unplugged stuff, & the subsequent success of that album was credited for ensuring the longevity of the show.

Footnote (  ;) ) if Jacko graduated from Columbia, I'll eat my smelly socks.  (let's assume that was a POC joke).
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Re: Gazoo's Non-Three-Songs Trivia
« Reply #29 on: November 17, 2008, 06:29:33 PM »
The Unplugged was indeed Squeeze.  Nice catch, Mark.

Smokey's two hits were ABC's "When Smokey Sings" and Tom Tom Club's "Genius of Love" - I never paid close enough attention to the lyrics to notice.  As for Marvin, yup, we're up to 3 '80s hits (would be 4 if Diana Ross's "Missing You" had mentioned him by name).

And shocker - the CMA answer isn't Garth Brooks!  That had been my guess too.
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