Musical Allusions by AlexanderD

Champion(s):

KroegerJ
Strength and Honor


Runner(s)-Up:

CorriereC
Whatever you do, take care of your shoes


Quiz Description

Ever hear a piece of music and think to yourself... "That sounds awfully familiar!" Well here are 12 questions about songs that reference other songs, either intentionally or... not so much.

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Questions:

Kid Rock mentions what song by name, then proceeds into a riff from said song during "All Summer Long"?

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"Sweet Home Alabama"

"Chrono Trigger" may have triggered the Rickrolling phenomenon, as Robo's theme sounds a whole lot like Rick Astley's debut single. Name the song.

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"Never Gonna Give You Up"

Much of the background of the hook in Rihanna's "Don't Stop the Music" is lifted from the background of a Michael Jackson song that is also sampled for the theme music of the anime "Magical Shopping Arcade Abenobashi". Name the song.

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Wanna Be Starting Something

"Buzzword", a prize cue from "Wheel of Fortune's" halcyon days in the late 80s and 90s, was re-purposed as the theme music for "Merv Griffin's Crosswords" in 2007. In the original song, the bridge re-purposes the first seven notes to what quiz show's incredibly catchy "think" piece?

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Jeopardy!

The ending theme music to "Captain Planet and the Planeteers" borrows heavily from the title track of an album released by New Kids on the Block the same year the series premiered (with new lyrics written by Nick Boxer). Name the album, and you name the song.

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Step by Step

An earlier Beatles work, a European national anthem, and an old Glenn Miller tune are amongst the references alluded to by the Fab Four over the course of what song?

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All You Need Is Love

The first arcade version of "Punch-Out!!" (as well as the NES version) features as its theme an interpolation of "Look Sharp Be Sharp", a march originally recorded for what company's "Cavalcade of Sports"?

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Gillette

Chris Brown's "She Ain't You" samples from a 1993 song that sampled Michael Jackson's "Human Nature" in its remix. Name either the song or the girl group that sang it.

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"Right Here (Human Nature)", SWV

The first 15 seconds of the ending music to Enix's "ActRaiser" is a goof on what film company's fanfare (more specifically, the fanfare with CinemaScope extension)?

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(20th Century) Fox

Ronnie Spector herself sings the end of the hook for one of her hits with the Ronettes as part of the hook for one of Eddie Money's hits during the 80s. Name either song.

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"Take Me Home Tonight" or "Be My Baby"

Billy Joel sings the Cadillacs' version of "Gloria" in what song that is referenced (at least the longer version of it) in "Lullaby (Goodnight My Angel)"?

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"The River of Dreams"

Hirokazu "Hip" Tanaka is a known Beatles fan, so it stands to reason that he would include at least one Fab Four tune in a game he scored. The intro to what 1968 single was used as the "Fever" music in "Dr. Mario"?

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Lady Madonna