Music General Knowledge #3

Answer these random questions about the world of music.
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Last updated: February 25, 2020
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What song from the movie "Frozen" won an Oscar for Best Original Song?
Let it Go
What is the national instrument of Ireland?
Harp
Who was featured on the song "Timber" and used to spell her name with a $?
Kesha
Nirvana's most famous song is probably "Smells Like Teen Spirit". What is Teen Spirit?
Deodorant
What mumbling Englishman was the lead singer of Black Sabbath?
Ozzy Osbourne
What band have Zack de la Rocha and Tom Morello played in?
Rage Against
the Machine
What famous singer was born in Barbados in 1988 as Robyn Fenty?
Rihanna
What movie featured the songs "Danger Zone" and "Take My Breath Away"?
Top Gun
In what music video did NSYNC dance like marionettes?
Bye Bye Bye
Who is Enrique Iglesias's father?
Julio Iglesias
What stringed instrument starts with Z, and is traditionally found in
parts of Eastern Europe?
Zither
What song did Wayne and Garth headbang to in the car?
Bohemian Rhapsody
Who famously ate peanut butter, banana, and bacon sandwiches?
Elvis Presley
What song by Sam Smith sounds like "I Won't Back Down" by Tom Petty?
Stay With Me
What house in New Orleans has been the ruin of many a poor boy?
The House of the
Rising Sun
What song by Michael Jackson asks "Annie are you O.K."?
Smooth Criminal
A4 has a frequency of 440 hertz. What is the frequency of A5, one octave higher?
880 Hertz
What does B.O.B. stand for in the title of the Outkast song?
Bombs Over Baghdad
What was the only #1 hit by the band "Toto"?
Africa
What four-letter club in New York was famous for punk shows?
CBGB
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Level 72
Jun 21, 2015
Like these questions
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Level 72
May 12, 2016
I find this quiz very insulting to Tom Petty.
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Level 72
Dec 8, 2016
Not at all. Sam Smith "inadvertently" swiped "I Won't Back Down", there was a lawsuit, and now Tom Petty (and I believe Jeff Lynne) get somewriting credits and royalties on "Stay With Me". A just ending.
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Level 80
Feb 26, 2020
...and now, Tom Petty's estate. :-(
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Level 78
Apr 30, 2020
When I saw the answer my first thought was, "When did these guys do a remake of Rod Stewart's song?" I had to look it up to realize it was a different song.
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Level 72
Dec 8, 2016
Update note: Kesha officially removed the dollar sign from her name quite some time ago.
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Level 78
Feb 12, 2018
Yup, the question needs to be tweaked a bit.
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Level ∞
Feb 14, 2018
Ok
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Level 82
Feb 25, 2020
Could zitra or zitar be accepted for that instrument? Many languages use an a instead of an e for spelling.
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Level 77
Feb 25, 2020
You can update the RATM question to present tense since they are back together in 2020!
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Level ∞
Feb 25, 2020
Ok
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Level 78
Feb 25, 2020
I was going to argue that Rosanna was Toto's first chart-topper, but when I looked it up I saw it peaked at number 2 for five weeks. Never release a great song the same time that Survivor does Eye of the Tiger.
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Level 64
Mar 3, 2020
My 2nd guess would've been Hold the Line. I guess sometimes timing is everything.
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Level 65
Apr 30, 2020
A song's release isn't always on time. (Whoa, whoa, whoa).
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Level 64
Apr 30, 2020
Quiz broken, Lynx/Axe Africa does not work for teen spirit.
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Level 65
Apr 30, 2020
My brother used to think it was "Annie, are you wonky".
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Level 65
Apr 30, 2020
It's kind of dumb that the most popular House of the Rising Sun covers swap the gender of the main character, changing the coherence and weight of the story portrayed in the lyrics. Bob Dylan didn't do it though (among others)! So I think it should be "many a poor girl."
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Level 58
Apr 30, 2020
feminist trash
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Level 65
Apr 30, 2020
It's not though. The song is about someone wasting their life in a brothel and the implication is that the person is stuck there, so it makes more sense that it would be from the perspective of a prostitute who needs to stay there to earn a living than from a guy who just can't control himself.
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Level 78
Apr 30, 2020
I don't know anyone who has been to a brothel but I can think of all kinds of problems a man could have from regularly attending one, including drug addiction, disease, broken personal relationships, and financial problems. I think the song works either way.
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Level 49
May 6, 2020
The follow up line is "and God I know I'm one", so if a man is singing the line probably needs to stay "poor boy".
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Level 56
May 2, 2020
I've never heard of Sam Smith, but sadly I have heard Stay With Me.
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Level 69
Sep 15, 2020
I have an issue with the Teen Spirit one. The answer is totally unrelated to the song, it's just a coincidence that doesn't reflect any musical knowledge.