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Artist of the Week IV – Quiz #45

November 8, 2020

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

2020 Artists of the Week (so far):

The CurePublic Enemy, Steely Dan, Taylor Swift, Venom, Chuck Berry, Dixie Chicks, Billy Idol, Randy Newman, Jay-Z, Alanis Morissette, Pulp, The Byrds, Love, Queen Latifah, Muddy Waters, Robbie Williams, Rage Against the Machine, The Cars, Janet Jackson, King Crimson, Arcade Fire, James Brown, Daft Punk, PJ Harvey, Soundgarden, Dave Matthews Band, Stephen Stills, New Order, The Wallflowers, Billie Holiday, Earth Wind & Fire, Nirvana, Nick Drake, The Guess Who, Norah Jones, Cat Stevens, Blur, Faith No More, The Carpenters, Marilyn Manson, Run DMC, The Clash, Van Morrison


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

Congrats to all those who correctly identified Van Morrison last week.

The results after 44 weeks (as of Monday evening – results submitted after that time will be added to next week’s spreadsheet):



Ready for Quiz #45?

There ain’t no more to say!


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…………………American singer-songwriter, born in Ohio in 1964, her 1988 self-titled debut is on the 1001 list.

On that album’s exceptional lead single, in lieu of the typical radio-single verse-chorus-verse format, she opened the song with 4 consecutive verses before launching into the chorus, just after the 2-minute mark, with the line, “so remember when we were driving…”






400 points…………………That song, Fast Car, was one of many fine tracks from that eponymous debut (which also included Talkin’ ’bout a Revolution & Baby Can I Hold You)






300 points……………………Give Me One Reason to listen to this artist? Her fabulous contralto voice, for starters!






200 points…………………and the inevitable photo puzzle clue:






100 points………………..The artist is T______ C_____________






Answer: تريسي تشابمان

(Please post your points earned in the comments section)

Thanks for playing!


Verbalize the Positive

That song structure for Fast Car, easily in my Top 5 Song Structures, just brilliant!

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  1. jprobichaud permalink

    500. I clearly remember when this song came out, watched her perform it on some awards shows, but I almost missed the first clue on this. Trickery.

    • I’m pleased the trickiness didn’t preclude you from earning a perfect score, JP!

      • jprobichaud permalink

        Me too. I feel I’ve been struggling of late.

  2. I kind fo new at 500 but to be honest I got 400 and I so remember how fresh she sounded back then

  3. 500. I assumed she was a man for ages.

  4. 400. 1988 threw me.

  5. 500 fast points!

  6. 500 points from this side of the wall please

  7. Only 400 this time. Not familiar enough with her music though I am certainly aware of the praise.

  8. Harrison permalink

    Absolutely no clue from me

  9. 500 as I was seeing a girl back in 88 who was huge into this debut album. Rolling Stone was all over ratios one as well. 88 was a good year for music. Etheridge I think came out at this time as well in which my lady friend dug as well.

  10. 200 for me today.

  11. 500! I remember this song (memories of grade 8 grad)!

  12. 500 points for me.

  13. 500 each for me and Mika.

  14. Zack permalink

    I’m disappointed I only scored 400 when she’s from my home state 😪.

  15. 400 please Geoff. I remember it all being a bit on the miserable side.

  16. Hey Geoff can you count 400 for my buddy Chris S? I think he’s going to start playing from this point on. I’ll tag him on FB each week so he remembers to play.

    • Will do – it will be added to next week’s spreadsheet. There’s already a “Chris” and “Chris M” so he will be “Chris S” !

  17. 500. That debut is amazing.

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