POP QUIZ: THOSE KIDS AND THEIR ROCKING AND THEIR ROLLING (answers)
Congratulations this week go to Gord G, who was number-one-with-a-bullet and a chart-topping 9/10! Way to go!
TRUE FACT: Gord is actually 67 years old, so his knowledge of youth pop culture is particularly impressive. Well done. I SAID ‘WELL DONE’!
1) Childish Gambino is the R&B/Rap performing persona adopted by which Golden Globe winning actor?
2) City And Colour is the one-man-band of which musician, also known for his affiliation with Alexisonfire?
3) Which two top-selling artists combined efforts on the single “Work” which spent nine weeks atop the Billboard list in 2016?
4) Which artist claimed both the number one and number two slots in Billboards year-end Hot 100 list for 2016?
5) Perhaps surprisingly, the top grossing concert tours in the last decade all feature older, established artists like Bruce Springsteen, Roger Waters and Madonna. Who are the only youngsters to make the list, with their 2014 “Where We Are” tour? When the tour ended, one of the five quite famously split from the band.
6) Canadian pop sensation Abel Tesfaye is better known under what stage-name?
7) Taylor Lautner, John Mayer and Jake Gyllenhall have all been romantically linked to which pop star?
8) Disturbed had a 2016 chart hit with a cover of what Simon & Garfunkel classic? (okay I had to get something old in there…)
9) Beyoncé canceled an appearance at which 2017 music festival due to her pregnancy?
10) What telecom company bought “Tidal” the streaming music service formerly owned by Jay-Z?
1) DONALD GLOVER
2) DALLAS GREEN
3) RIHANNA & DRAKE
4) JUSTIN BIEBER (‘Love Yourself’ and ‘Sorry’)
5) ONE DIRECTION
6) THE WEEKND
7) TAYLOR SWIFT
8) THE SOUND OF SILENCE
If you haven’t heard Childish Gambino, do yourself a favour and check him out. I’m not a fan of rap or even R&B in particular, but this is a really talented dude. His 2016 release “Awaken, My Love” is quality work.
And if you haven’t dated Taylor swift, just be patient. She’ll get to you.