Famous Artists Singing Backup by CasaleggiL

Champion(s):

MattK55
Stay gold, Ponyboy.


Runner(s)-Up:

GoodmanDL
A genius is someone like Norman Einstein...

GoodmanDL
A genius is someone like Norman Einstein...


Quiz Description

Have you ever listened to a song and thought that you heard a familiar voice in the background or coming in on the harmonies? Sometimes you were probably right. This quiz is about famous musicians who have contributed vocals to the work of other artists.

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Questions:

John Lennon got vocal assistance on his first post-Beatles #1 song "Whatever Gets You Thru the Night" by this fellow Englishman, who also provided backup vocals on Neil Sedaka's "Bad Blood."

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Elton John

This one-named artist sang on, and was credited as a co-writer, of the Dire Straits song "Money For Nothing."

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Sting

Two brothers from a famous musical family contributed vocals to the song "Somebody's Watching Me" by Rockwell, which was the stage name of their childhood friend, Kennedy Gordy. What is the family name of these brothers?

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Jackson

Which member of the B-52's sang on several songs on REM's 1991 album "Out of Time," including "Shiny Happy People" and "Me In Honey."

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Kate Pierson

Neil Young enlisted the help of two other 1970s hit makers on his #1 song "Heart of Gold." Name ONE of the two famous singers who provided backing vocals on this hit.

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Linda Ronstadt, James Taylor

This son of Roxie Roker ("The Jeffersons") co-wrote and performed vocals on Madonna's "Justify My Love."

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Lenny Kravitz

While the song is not about him, this cocky frontman did provide vocals for Carly Simon's "You're So Vain."

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Mick Jagger

This Queen of Funk added her distinctive vocals to the Steve Winwood song "Higher Love." She is also credited for the vocal arrangements on Robert Palmer's "Addicted to Love," which was originally going to be a duet between the two artists.

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Chaka Kahn

The band Glass Tiger were not reckless in selecting this popular Canadian artist to contribute vocals to their hit "Don't Forget Me (When I'm Gone)."

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Bryan Adams

This soulful singer is best known as part of a duo, but he has also helped out his friends by contributing backing vocals on Elvis Costello's "The Only Flame In Town" and on INXS's "Original Sin" at the request of Nile Rodgers.

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Daryl Hall

This artist contributed backup vocals over many decades, including on Lou Reed's "Satellite of Love" in 1972 and Arcade Fire's "Reflektor" in 2013. His song "Fame" had its own famous vocal contributor, John Lennon.

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David Bowie

A preacher might not approve of the profanity in the title, but Elton John had a soft spot for this singer who added vocals on "The Bitch is Back."

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Dusty Springfield