Fictional Bands, Real Records by AlexanderD

Champion(s):

gregariouschinchilla
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Runner(s)-Up:

PeskinK


Quiz Description

They were hitmakers. They were trailblazers. They were music makers. Oh, and outside the realm of TV, movies, and books, they never existed. Can you answer these questions about these fictional musical acts?

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Questions:

Adam Schlessinger of Fountains of Wayne helped write it. Mike Viola recorded it. Jonathan Schaech mimed it. It became the only hit for the Wonders in 1964... AND apparently again in 1996. What is the name of this song (and the movie where you would hear it)?

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That Thing You Do!

What trumpet player joined Dr. Teeth & the Electric Mayhem in season 5 of "The Muppet Show", but has been scarcely seen since?

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Lips

Sex Bob-omb, Scott Pilgrim's band in "Scott Pilgrim vs. the World", is "played" in the movie of the same name by Beck, but what other musician shares his name with Scott's guitarist & vocalist?

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Stephen Stills

Written by Jeff Barry & Andy Kim, "Sugar, Sugar", a #1 hit of 1969, was released by The Archies of comic book fame. The song itself was sung by Ron Dante, the lead singer of what Staten Island-based music group?

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The Cuff Links

Steve Tyrell wrote the music for two bands made for TV in the early 1990s. One was The Heights, who hit the charts with "How Do You Talk To An Angel?" What was the name of the other band (and show), which failed to hit any chart?

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California Dreams

Despite being animated, this band released four albums and won a 2009 Revolver Golden God for best international band AND a 2013 Independent Music Award for Best Metal/Hardcore Album. Name this Brendon Small project.

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Dethklok

It was originally recorded in 1983 by Laura Branigan. It was covered in 1989 by its co-writer. The gang on "Saved by the Bell", performing as "The Zack Attack", sang it on the season 3 premiere when Zack & Kelly broke up. Name the song.

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How Am I Supposed to Live Without You?

In a 1987 novel - and a 1991 theatrical adaptation - Jimmy Rabbitte aspires to make the world's greatest band, one that played covers of Otis Redding & Aretha Franklin on the streets and clubs of Dublin, Ireland. Name this band.

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The Commitments

"A Heart Is A House For Love" and "Nights Like This" became hits for a fictional band composed of Donald "Duck" Matthews, JT Matthews, Eddie King Jr., Anthony "Choir Boy" Stone, and Terrence "Dresser" Williams. Name this group, the title of a semi-biographical 1991 feature co-penned by star Robert Townsend.

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The Five Heartbeats

The first single to come from the TV series "Nashville" was "Telescope", with versions by Maddie & Daphne Conrad and, released to country radio, what actress who plays Juliette Barnes?

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Hayden Panettiere

Neil Patrick Harris, Darren Criss, Taye Diggs, and Ally Sheedy have all portrayed the lead singer of what band, known for songs like "Midnight Radio"?

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The Angry Inch

This Brisbane-born songwriter hit Gold in 1999 when "Lost In You" was released to adult contemporary stations in the US and Canada, where it reached #1. Name him AND the real-life singer that portrayed him.

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Chris Gaines, Garth Brooks