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Artist of the Week III – Quiz #49

December 8, 2019


Exceptional Artist of the Week III Series logo by Sarca @ caughtmegaming

2019 Artists of the Week (so far): George Harrison, Notorious B.I.G., Amy Winehouse, Van Halen, Red Hot Chili Peppers, Mariah Carey, Elton John, Gorillaz, Led Zeppelin, Aretha Franklin, Cheap Trick, Can, Kanye West, Fleetwood Mac, Morrissey, Franz Ferdinand, Black Sabbath, Tina Turner, Jeff Buckley, The Monkees, Fiona Apple, Kiss, Dr. Dre, Ella Fitzgerald, Pixies, Supertramp, The Strokes, Common, Pearl Jam, TLC, The Who, Tom Petty, Justin Timberlake, T. Rex, Kid Rock, Duran Duran, The Kinks, Britney Spears, The Offspring, Peter Frampton, Rush, Blondie, Lynyrd Skynyrd, Cyndi Lauper, Traffic, R.E.M., Dire Straits, Joy Division


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

Congrats to all those who correctly identified Joy Division last week.

The results after 48 weeks (as of Friday afternoon – results submitted after that time will be added to next week’s spreadsheet):


after 48 weeks'


Ready for Quiz #49?

I’m Ready!


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 #49
Record POINTS Earned (Not Artist Name) in the comments
(scroll down for additional clues)


500 points………………..Born in Kingston (KingstonCon!) Ontario in 1959, this Reckless male solo artist was name-checked in the 1999 film, South Park: Bigger, Longer & Uncut…

Untitled presentation (20)






400 points……………….Though none of his tunes appeared in the South Park film, he did contribute songs to many other successful 90s soundtracks, including Robin Hood: Prince of Thieves, The Three Musketeers, and Don Juan Demarco






300 points……………………After an exhaustive statistical analysis, it was determined that on his 1991 album, Waking Up The Neighbours, he utters 103 ‘Yeah’s compared to a mere 48 ‘Baby’s…in case you were wondering!







200 points………………..He shares a first name (different spelling) with the dog from the Family Guy, or Monty Python’s Life of ______. His last name is the same as the 2nd & 6th Presidents of the USA, John & John Quincy _______.






100 points………………..The artist is B______ A_______.





Answer: بريان آدامس

(Please post your points earned in the comments section)

Thanks for playing!


Verbalize the Positive

The Canadian Government need not apologize – I love this artist unapologetically!

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  1. Got my points at the 500 and dime….

  2. 0, this week…

  3. Harrison permalink

    500 please

  4. 500. My mum liked this artist and I would often quote that south park line

    • Though I’m a fan of the artist, I’m also a fan of that line – and a fan of 500 scores too!

  5. Yay, good one! 500 points please Stephen.

  6. 500 please. There will never be another

  7. Zack permalink

    500. Best line from that movie.

  8. Everywhere I go those 500 points are gonna rock!

  9. 500 for me. Saw him in concert this past year for the first time ever. Great show!!

  10. 500 today.

  11. 500 for me please. ‘for a couple of bucks you can get a weird haircut and waste your life away’. Wisdom, right there.

    • I enjoyed 1980s musical financial advice – like the haircut here & Billy Joel’s guidance of buying sneakers over speakers!

  12. jprobichaud permalink

    500. However, I had no idea he was born in Kingston so that initially threw me for a loop. Also, didn’t know the year he was born. So that would’ve made him for the “best days of [his] life”.

  13. 500. He’s very popular in India. Also, that 300 point clue must have been a lot of work!

  14. 500 each for me and Mika. I believe this is where BA Johnston took the BA in his stage name from.

  15. 500 points surprisingly

  16. 400. Took my eye off the ball.

  17. 500 for me, Geoff. Woop!

  18. 500! I like the 300 points clue the best though…

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