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Artist of the Week VI – Quiz #23

June 5, 2022

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

2022 Artists of the Week (so far):

Bush, Katy Perry, Keith Richards, Wu-Tang Clan, John Mellencamp, Frankie Goes To Hollywood, Salt-n-Pepa, The Stone Roses, Tom Jones, Jack Johnson, Patti Smith, Boyz II Men, Stevie Ray Vaughan, Linkin Park, Gordon Lightfoot, Maroon 5, Al Green, INXS, Anne Murray, Bob Seger, John Legend, Depeche Mode


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

All are welcome to join at any time during the year.

Congrats to all those who correctly identified Depeche Mode last week.

The results after 22 weeks (as of Wednesday evening – results submitted after that time will be added to next week’s spreadsheet):



Ready for Quiz #23?

You know the rules!


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 #23
Record POINTS Earned (Not Artist Name) in the comments
(scroll down for additional clues)


500 points………………..English singer, born in Lancashire.

He has sold over 40 million albums, many of which were copies of his 1987 debut album, Whenever You Need Somebody.






400 points………………..That album featured the title track, Together Forever, and the song that has been viewed more than 1 billion times (sometimes by viewers that weren’t expecting to view it) on YouTube…







300 points……………….a song that featured a series of promises to never run around / say goodbye / tell a lie…






200 points………………..and it’s the opening track on an album that I don’t plan on giving up any time soon!






100 points………………..The artist is R_____ A_________




Answer: ريك أستلي

(Please post your points earned in the comments section)

Thanks for playing!


Verbalize the Positive

It’s physically impossible to be in a foul mood when listening to his debut album!

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  1. jprobichaud permalink

    I was r*ck-rolled at 400.

    True story: my wife saw him in concert at Kingswood Music Theatre back in the day.

    • The good old Canada’s Wonderland music venue, JP!

      • jprobichaud permalink

        Interestingly, the only show I ever saw there was last week’s artist.

  2. 500, lucky guess. I thought he would have been a little older at the time of his debut.

  3. Harrison permalink

    400 please

  4. 300 for me. Now I get the 400 clue.

  5. Don’t know this one at all.

  6. Zack permalink

    400. There’s a great video of him doing that song with Foo Fighters.

  7. 500 we used to drive past his old house on the way to the beach apparently

  8. 400 as this dude has those two tunes still on rotation at our fluff rock station here in town. A girl I work with is going to see this guy and Backstreet Boys in a few Retro night ..

  9. 500! Not even a guilty pleasure! He’s a pure pleasure to listen to!

  10. 200 points please! I had no idea he was British too.

  11. 500 for me, 400 for Mika.

  12. 400. The guy is a brilliant. Zack mentioned earlier his appearance with the Foo Fighters – well worth checking it out if you haven’t seen yet.

    • I hadn’t seen it until a few months ago – and now I think it’ll be a video I watch once every few months or so, great stuff!

  13. Ah, of course. Two clues needed.

  14. An easy 500. Had this on cassette as a kid!

  15. Holen permalink


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