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Artist of the Week II – Quiz #25

June 24, 2018

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Amazing Artist of the Week Series logo by Sarca @ caughtmegaming

Artists of the Week (so far): Genesis50 CentSlayerWhitney HoustonoasisPaul SimonChicagoFatboy SlimDef LeppardBeyoncé, Kraftwerk, Green Day, George Michael, Frank Sinatra, Anthrax, CCR, Bon Jovi, Annie Lennox, Marvin Gaye, Dolly Parton, The Killers, Lenny Kravitz, Radiohead, Little Richard

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My thanks to all who have participated in the “Artist of the Week” quizzes so far.

Congrats to all those who correctly identified Little Richard last week.

The results after 24 weeks (as of Monday afternoon – results submitted after that time will be added next week):

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after 24

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Ready for Quiz #25?

Halfway there!

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Quiz Rules/Format
(Same as last year, feel free to skip to the quiz if you know the rules already)

Your Task: Name the mystery Artist, ideally with as few clues as possible.

Correctly guess the artist on the first clue? 500 points.

After scrolling down to the second clue? 400 points.

Still don’t know after the fifth clue? 0 points, but a crisp high-five for participating.

I’ll use google translate to put the correct answer at the bottom in Arabic (if you read Arabic, that’s fantastic, but no cheating by reading ahead!) and you can translate it back to the language of your choice to confirm your answer.

In the comments, please enter your POINTS earned (not the artist name) and I’ll keep track of the running totals in a spreadsheet.

In addition to eternal bragging rights, the winner at the end of the year may even get something as prestigious as a digital certificate.

Here goes!

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Artist of the Week #25
Record POINTS Earned (Not Artist Name) in the comments
(scroll down for additional clues)

For:

500 points………………..European artist born in 1965, she was the lead singer of The Sugarcubes (whose debut album, Life’s Too Good, is on the 1001 list)…

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400 points………………..though she’s better known as a solo artist & a hat trick of her records (Debut, Vespertine, and Medúlla) are also on the 1001 list

 

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300 points…………………Her home country (population 350,710) is currently turning heads in the Men’s World Cup of Football/Soccer, especially after its 1-1 draw with Argentina
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200 points…………………She goes by her umlaut-ed first name (which sounds like a honey-producing flying insect + a city in Northeast England)

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100 points………………..The artist is:    B_____

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Answer: بيورك

(Please post your points earned in the comments section)

Thanks for playing!

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Verbalize the Positive

Her tune, It’s Oh So Quiet, is an exemplar of how to go from a pianissimo verse to a fortissimo chorus!

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61 Comments
  1. jprobichaud permalink

    500. I love Life’s too good, especially Birthday. Good stuff.

    • Nice work JP – I haven’t had Life’s too good on in a couple years, I recall enjoying it!

      • jprobichaud permalink

        Yeah. And… the lead singer was pretty cute in a pixie-ish kind of way, back in the day.

  2. 500, although “Halfway there!” had me expecting Bon Jovi.

  3. 500, he warbled in an unusually inflected voice.

  4. Managed to get 500 despite not really knowing anything about this week’s artist.

    • Those are the best weeks for Return on Investment (ROI) – you’ve invested little time/energy getting to know the artist, but you still yielded the perfect score HMO!

  5. 500 for me and I couldn’t name one song for the Sugarcubes. I just knew this one fact about her.

  6. Big fat 0 for me.. I knew I was in serious trouble when I got to the “footy” clue.

    • It happens – I realized that I missed an opportunity for a video game reference (her country shares a name with world 6 in Mario 3!) – next time!

  7. Ohhhhh 500 for me. Love love love!

  8. 500!! Finally!

  9. 500, classy act all should know.

    • Well done Neil – and thanks to the 1001 list, I’m now at least familiar with 4 of her recordings!

  10. I had no idea until the Third Clue as I have been following the World Cup!
    300 high kicks please!

  11. Zack permalink

    300.

  12. 500, and I’m disappointed that my hero Deke has been following the world cup!

  13. 500 again!! Yasss!!

  14. 500 points this week. The artist in question is on my never-ending listen list!

    • Our lists seem to only get longer too Chris – so much good music is a nice problem though I suppose!

  15. 500 each for Mika and me

  16. 300. Looking forward to visiting that country soon.

    • I contemplated using that as a clue – ‘she’s from a country that my family will be visiting in the summer!’

  17. 500 — she’s the best!

  18. As a fellow pixie I got this one straight away. 500 points please.

  19. 500. And full marks for a football clue. Was there no ice hockey this week?

    • Haha, it’s done for the year – and I made sure to use the term football (rather than the North American soccer)!

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