Musical Allusions 2 by AlexanderD

Champion(s):

KroegerJ
Strength and Honor


Runner(s)-Up:

Sharpj


Quiz Description

Too many allusions for just one quiz, so here's a second one! Hope you enjoy taking it as much as I enjoyed making it.

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Questions:

The background music to the original "Spy Hunter", and the theme to the Playstation 2 reboot, Saliva's "Spy Hunter Theme" (creative title, right?), both borrow from the "Peter Gunn" theme music composed by whom?

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Henry Mancini

"Chopsticks" is repurposed as the intro to the theme of what 1993 cable quiz show that was based on a popular board game?

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Trivial Pursuit

"In the Still of the Night" was incorporated into the chorus of "Lost in the Fifties Tonight", a song that reached #1 on the Billboard Hot Country Singles chart and #8 on the Billboard Adult Contemporary chart in 1985. Who recorded AND won a Grammy for "Lost in the Fifties Tonight"?

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Ronnie Milsap

Are you a bad enough dude to answer this question? Referencing the game's main objective, what public-domain song is alluded in the ending of "Bad Dudes vs. Dragon Ninja"?

HINT: the arcade version, released in 1988, had a different ending than the NES version, released in 1989. An important event between the two games necessitated the change.

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"Hail to the Chief"

The guitar solo for 2005's "This Is How A Heart Breaks" is alluded in the chorus of "What You Want", a song from 2007's "Legally Blonde: The Musical", although since neither song shares a writer, this could probably be a big coincidence. The man who recorded "This Is How A Heart Breaks" is the lead singer of what 1990s band?

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Matchbox 20

Bobby Womack sang "If You Think You're Lonely Now". Babyface sang "Two Occasions". Mariah Carey went into lines from both songs during the course of what single that reached #1 on the Hot 100 in 2005?

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"We Belong Together"

"Lady Madonna" is alluded AGAIN in a song that Rolling Stone named to its 100 Greatest Guitar Songs of All Time at #83. Sadly, it hit big after the 1996 death of the band's lead singer Bradley Nowell. Name either the band OR the song.

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Sublime, "What I Got".

The subject of one of the most contentious music lawsuits of all time, the "Ghostbusters" theme (itself remixed for the 2016 reboot) contained a similar backing track to what Huey Lewis & the News song that was parodied by - who else - "Weird Al" Yankovic?

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"I Want A New Drug"

What 1983 arcade classic, described as similar to Galaga but in a forced 3D perspective, used an electronic uptempo version of Bach's "Toccata and Fugue in D minor" for its background music?

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Gyruss

The South Park episode "Asspen" (as well as Trey Parker & Matt Stone's "Team America: World Police") contains a training montage with a song that is similar to "Push It To The Limit", a Giorgio Moroder/Paul Engmann song from a similarly themed montage in a 1983 film. What film?

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"Scarface"

Mark Ronson's cover of The Smiths' "Stop Me (If You Think You've Heard This One Before)" features Daniel Merriweather on lead vocals interpolating the chorus of a Holland-Dozier-Holland song that was covered by ANOTHER British singer, Kim Wilde in 1986. Which Holland-Dozier-Holland song was it?

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"You Keep Me Hangin' On"

An accidental holiday classic, Dan Fogelberg's "Same Old Lang Syne" references TWO works. One is, obviously, "Auld Lang Syne", which is performed on the saxophone at the end. The other, referenced musically in the verses, is from what 1880 Tchaikovsky opus?

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The 1812 Overture