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Artist of the Week II – Quiz #27

July 8, 2018


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, Björk, Ryan Adams


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

Congrats to all those who correctly identified Ryan Adams last week.

The results after 26 weeks (as of Thursday afternoon – results submitted after that time will be added next week):


after 26


Ready for Quiz #27?



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!


Artist of the Week #27
Record POINTS Earned (Not Artist Name) in the comments
(scroll down for additional clues)


500 points………………..According to Chuck D, this American Artist born in 1935 was a hero to most; but as with Chuck D, he never meant (much) to this author either






400 points………………..His middle name is Aaron & he was name-checked (along with Andy Kaufman) in R.E.M.’s Man on the Moon, “Andy are you goofing on _______? Hey Baby, are we having fun?”






300 points…………………He has a trio of albums on the 1001 list, all featuring his first name prominently in the title (self-titled debut, _____ is Back!, From ______ in Memphis)





200 points…………………He shares a first name with the Canadian Figure Skater Stojko & the Irish Singer Costello






100 points………………..The artist is:    E______ P_________






Answer: إلفيس بريسلي

(Please post your points earned in the comments section)

Thanks for playing!


Verbalize the Positive

I’m a big fan of (Marie’s The Name) His Latest Flame!


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  1. 500. I generally like Chuck D better than him too.

  2. After losing some points last week, I’m glad to report a comeback special of 500 today.

  3. 500 — and now I have the song from 400 stuck in my head!

  4. Never heard of Chuck D, and that almost threw me. Then I thought, who in the book might was born in ’35? Didn’t need your organisation’s Employee Assistance Program then. Just its initials.

    • Well played Bruce – with the score, the logic used in obtaining the answer, and the reporting of the answer!

    • Well done Amrita – I was listening to there goes a tenner yesterday, what a song!

      • I definitely like her comedic little numbers. I think there’s a part of her that always wanted to do very pure British comedy, which I think she did do at some point – something to do with dogs.
        I have a recommendation for you. It’s a TV show called My Mad Fat Diary set in the mid 90s. There’s lots and lots of 90s alt rock on the soundtrack and it’s a genuinely hilarious show.

      • Sounds promising!

  5. Easiest 500 for me. More PE-themed clues, please. Will report back with Mika’s score as she’s on vacation.

  6. 500 — hip-hop head here!

  7. Zack permalink

    200. He Never Meant Much To Me Either.

  8. 500 deep fried points for me please. With extra syrup.

  9. 500 but I can’t be too proud. We’re all getting 500 this week

  10. 400 for me thanks to REM!!

  11. 500 points. Everyone has heard the name. Don’t know anyone who actually listens to the artist

    • Nice work Chris – My great aunt has a CD of him singing church hymns (so to his credit, he’s versatile)!

  12. 500 for me too.

  13. 500! Not much of a rap guy but I know that line!

  14. jprobichaud permalink

    500. Yeah. I know that PE line quite well. Still, almost didn’t get it…

  15. 200. Never meant much to me either.

  16. 400 for me!

  17. 400, not sure why I retain that line.

  18. Ah! 400 for me this week.

  19. Whats the Frequency Mr Stephen!
    400 Hound Dogs for this fella!

  20. I hadn’t Liked this quiz post, so then I wondered if I’d voted (couldn’t remember). I scrolled the Comments and didn’t see me there, so I don’t think I did vote? If I did, disregard this one, but if I didn’t:

    500. Easy peasy. I grew up on this guy’s songs coming from the 45s in my mother’s jukebox.

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