One Hit Wonders ML - The B-Sides by DixonD

Champion(s):

AnthonyBianca
The saddest thing in life is wasted talent.


Runner(s)-Up:

PenningtonJ
The bird, bird, bird. The bird is the word.


Quiz Description

I wrote 90 questions for the recent One Hit Wonders ML on LearnedLeague-- these are the questions that didn't make the final cut, for various reasons.

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Questions:

This image comes from the title sequence of a popular spinoff sitcom, whose theme song was the one and only hit for its performer. Name that singer.

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Cyndi Grecco ("Making Our Dreams Come True" from Laverne & Shirley)

The image shows stills from a musical number in the 1956 comedy The Girl Can’t Help It, in which actor Tom Ewell puts on a record and then drunkenly hallucinates the singer in various poses around his home. Name either the actress or her one hit torch song record performed in this scene.

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Julie London; Cry Me a River

Name the singer who, in 1974, became the first Jamaican recording artist to have a #1 hit in the US. His followup single (heard here) did reach #8 but is completely eclipsed by his initial hit.

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Carl Douglas

Name two of the four hip-hop acts in this compilation who popularized a new dance with their one hits.

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E.U. or Experience Unlimited, Cali Swag District, DJ Webstar, Freak Nasty

Although they had several hits in the early ‘70s at home, name the Dutch rock band whose magical US hit (heard here) doubly rhymes with the band’s name.

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Focus ("Hocus Pocus")

What Spartan king’s only significant battle, in 480 BC at Thermopylae, was a loss to the invading Persians? His sacrifice of himself and his small army in an effort to slow down the Persians’ advance made him a hero to his fellow Greeks, who went on to defeat the Persians at Salamis later that year.

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Leonidas (I)

Name the wide receiver for the Dallas Cowboys whose only career reception was in Super Bowl X, when he caught a 34-yard touchdown pass from Roger Staubach. He injured his knee in the following year’s preseason and never played pro ball again.

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Percy Howard

This 2013 Twitter rant preceded the cancellation of the sequel to what popular platformer video game, featured in the documentary Indie Game: The Movie and named for the tasseled hat worn by its protagonist?

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Fez

Although many of her papers were burned by her husband after her accidental death in 1949, the final four chapters of what author’s only novel were discovered decades later in a Connecticut library?

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Margaret Mitchell

Name the British physician who, in his 1866 paper, “Observation on an Ethnic Classification of Idiots,” made these remarks about people with a genetic abnormality: “The hair is not black, as in the real Mongol, but of a brownish colour, straight and scanty. The face is flat and broad, and destitute of prominence. The cheeks are roundish, and extended laterally. The eyes are obliquely placed, and the internal canthi more than normally distant from one another. The palpebral fissure is very narrow. The forehead is wrinkled transversely from the constant assistance which the levatores palpebrarum derive from the occipito-frontalis muscle in the opening of the eyes.”

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John Langdon Down

“Ah, that went to schnapps.” That was the response from what failed German industrialist, when asked by his Israeli hosts what became of the ring (with a Hebrew inscription) forged from gold teeth that he was given at the end of World War II?

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Oskar Schindler

This image still comes from a 2007 YouTube video in which Chris Crocker tearfully protests the negative media attention about what popular singer?

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Britney Spears