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Artist of the Week II – Quiz #45

November 11, 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, Elvis Presley, The Police, Iron Maiden, Kate Bush, Snoop Dogg, ZZ Top, Smashing Pumpkins, Billy Joel, Duke Ellington, Meat Loaf, Sheryl Crow, Boston, Queen, Buddy Holly, Outkast, Motörhead, Rod Stewart, k.d. Lang


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

Congrats to all those who correctly identified k.d. Lang last week.

The results after 44 weeks (as of Tuesday evening – results submitted after that time will be added next week):


after 44


Ready for Quiz #45?



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 #45
Record POINTS Earned (Not Artist Name) in the comments
(scroll down for additional clues)


500 points………………..This American artist’s 2001 song, We’re Going to Be Friends, was used in the opening credits of the film, Napoleon Dynamite






400 points………………..If you were learning to play the bass guitar in 2003, chances are, you attempted to learn this artist’s song, Seven Nation Army (and the city of Wichita likely saw a tourism spike that year as well)…






300 points……………….though ironically, this female/male duo doesn’t have a bass player (and instead of a bass, the famous riff was played on a six-string guitar, using an effects pedal to drop it down an octave)






200 points………………One way of describing a zebra’s colours? Black, with _____ _____.






100 points………………..The artist is The W______ S________






Answer: الخطوط البيضاء

(Please post your points earned in the comments section)

Thanks for playing!


Verbalize the Positive

Several years ago, the National Ballet of Canada had a performance set to the music of this artist – it was terrific!

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  1. 500. I think the tourism boom probably happened after Wichita Lineman too.

    • And it’s been 50 years since that & 15 years since this namecheck – the largest city in Kansas is due for another song mention!

  2. 400 and I have still not seen Napoleon Dynamite…

  3. 400 this week, please!

  4. 500. Vote Pedro!

  5. 500! (My band is actually playing one of their songs — ‘In The Cold Cold Night’ — at a show next week which should be fun!)

  6. 400. I’m ashamed I still haven’t seen Napoleon Dynamite.

    • Not to worry Amrita – it’s a relatively polarizing film, many find it an utter waste of 90 minutes. Perhaps I saw it at the right time with the right audience & so I found it hilarious!

      • People refer to it all the time, I should just watch it to understand what they mean!

  7. 400. I have seen Napoleon Dynamite but didn’t log the song.

  8. 400 for me please.

  9. Zack permalink


  10. 400 for me. I haven’t seen that movie since it was released so no memory of the song in the movie.

    • I didn’t realize it was them at the time (as it sounded nothing like their radio hits) – it was only later, when I heard the album, that I was pleasantly surprised to learn it was one of their tunes!

  11. da a dada da…(repeat a few times) thats my 7 Nation Army bass line! ha..
    400 this week Sir!

  12. From zero to hero! 500 this week.

  13. jprobichaud permalink

    Totally forgot the intro song to Napoleon Dynamite. Great flick though. 400 for me.

  14. Only 400, because like JP I totally forgot the song. Still can’t remember. Must re-watch. Actually must get blu-ray.

  15. 200. Thanks for the word play.

  16. 500. Now I’m off to IMDB to find out what on earth Napoleon Dynamite is. Sounds like a cartoon my 5 year old would watch.

  17. James: “should I just mark you down for 500 for this week’s quiz?”
    Mika: “what’s the first question?”
    James: “it references the song ‘We Are Going To Be Friends.’”
    Mika: “Okay, yeah.”

    So yeah, 500 each.

    They are no more, but he still plays that song live, BTW. Saw him on Monday. SO GOOD

  18. 500! One of my favourite bands. Just saw JW live this past June. Good times!

  19. Take a guess what I got (cinq cents, mais bien sûr)! Sorry I’m late to the party, but I love that track. Think I’ll go play it…

    • A fine track!
      Alas your score didn’t make it in time for this week’s spreadsheet, it will be updated for next time

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