Musical Allusions 3 by AlexanderD

Champion(s):

DoyleE
Oscar Wilde said, "One's real life is so often the life that one does not lead." I should've been the one to get to say that.


Runner(s)-Up:

KroegerJ
Strength and Honor


Quiz Description

More songs that referenced other songs note by note, bar by bar, and in some cases, chorus by chorus. Enjoy!

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Questions:

The chorus of "Standing Outside a Broken Phone Booth with Money in My Hand" by the Primitive Radio Gods, a one-hit wonder from the 1990s, references a line from what BB King song originally released in 1964?

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"How Blue Can You Get"

A jazz standard that has been used as the main theme to the "Peanuts" TV specials, the opening bars of "Linus and Lucy" were included as an interlude in what band's "Grade Nine"?

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Barenaked Ladies

Jimmy Jam & Terry Lewis incorporated the Human League's "Human" (which they co-wrote) into 1997's "Human II (Don't Turn Your Back On Me)", with help from the group that would ultimately include it on their "Evolution" album. What quintessential 90s R&B group recorded it?

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Boyz II Men

The SNES adaptation of "Super Off Road" features an adaptation of what car company's "I Love What You Do For Me" jingle, referring to its former titular racer Ivan "Ironman" Stewart's primary race sponsor?

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Toyota

VH1's Top 20 Countdown referred to what band's breakout single as "Cupid's Chokehold/Breakfast in America" due to the fact that it contained the chorus from Supertramp's "Breakfast in America" as its own?

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Gym Class Heroes

A rather darkened turn on "Baa Baa Black Sheep" forms much of the backing track to what song that went 11 times platinum in its initial release in Australia before going 8 times platinum in the US in 2012, ultimately going to No.1 in both countries?

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"Somebody That I Used To Know"

One of the earliest artists of the Nerdcore hip-hop subgenre, MC Chris lifted Earl Vickers & Hal Canon's opening theme to the NES port of what labyrinthine 1985 Atari arcade game as the backing track to his 2001 ode to cough syrup, "Robotussin"?

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Gauntlet

Marc Broussard changed the lyric from the spiritual "Wade in the Water" to "straight from the water" in a bridge to his 2004 debut track that got heavy airplay in the days after Hurricane Katrina devastated his home state of Louisiana. What is the name of that song?

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"Home"

Will Smith sampled "Forget Me Nots" for a song from a film in which his job was, ironically, to make people forget what they just saw. Name the film, and you name the song.

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"Men In Black"

"Korobeiniki" (The Peddlers), a composition of Nikolai Nekrasov poem set to music, is known outside of Russian folklore as the "Type A" music to what Game Boy classic?

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Tetris

Giving a synth-pop lustre to "Alexander's Ragtime Band" & "There's No Business Like Show Business", what one-hit wonder of the 1980s reached #4 on the Billboard Hot 100 with his cover of "Puttin' On the Ritz"?

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Taco

Officially, it is the longest-titled song to ever chart on Billboard (doing so in 1981), owing to the fact that it used samples from no less than eight songs by The Beatles (and one from the Archies), and copyright laws at the time required that the titles of those songs be in the title of the song. For convenience purposes, it's usually shortened to what the "band" would be credited as in the US. Name the band, and you name the song.

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Stars on 45