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More Pop Trivia: titles of UK #1 hits contained within other #1s (the answers)

This earlier piece contained a challenge based on the titles of UK #1 hit singles: 33 songs where the first word (or words) of the title were also the title of another song that reached #1. Here are the clues again, followed by the answers. The clues The first song title consists of a single… Continue reading More Pop Trivia: titles of UK #1 hits contained within other #1s (the answers)

Music · Trivia

More Pop Trivia: titles of UK #1 hits contained within other #1s

It’s time for some more pop trivia based on songs that have reached #1 in the UK charts. If this sort of thing doesn’t appeal to you, look away now. Last September (blimey, four months ago already) I posted this piece about UK #1 hits whose titles run on (and on, in some cases). The… Continue reading More Pop Trivia: titles of UK #1 hits contained within other #1s

Trivia

You might as well have a guess: 25 answers that are usually right

Once again I am thinking of Trivia and quiz questions. All these years of watching quiz shows on TV, and occasionally attending quiz nights at schools and in bars, have taught me that you might as well have a guess. It’s worth having a guess as long as you’re not going to lose money or… Continue reading You might as well have a guess: 25 answers that are usually right

Lyrics · Music · Trivia

“Yes sir I can boogie” and other self-referential lyrics

This month, while thinking about lyrics, I seem to be stuck in 1977. Last week it was “God Save the Queen” (the Sex Pistols version) and this week it’s something very different, “Yes sir I can boogie”, the global disco hit by Spanish duo Baccara. The song’s title featured in a recent edition of the… Continue reading “Yes sir I can boogie” and other self-referential lyrics