This Week in Popular Music by thorsleyd

Champion(s):

minarik15


Runner(s)-Up:

Matto
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Quiz Description

Answer these questions related to songs and artists currently in the upper half of the Billboard Hot 100. All references to the "current" chart in the questions refer to the chart dated August 8, 2015.

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6 Conchobar 378 82 00
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7 TowJ 349 79 00
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9 ParkerJ 344 72 00
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10 HessJa 338 69 00
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11 Goldenboy 333 66 00
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12 RobinJRichards 307 62 00
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Questions:

Taylor Swift and Kendrick Lamar’s “Bad Blood” is the second song by that name to reach #1 on the Billboard Hot 100. Who performed the first #1 called “Bad Blood” in 1975, with uncredited backing vocals by Elton John?

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Neil Sedaka

Fifth Harmony is the only American act to appear as a contestant on what show and have a Billboard Hot 100 single?

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The X Factor

What baseball team is consternating reporters by continually referencing the number 1738 in interviews, because it’s mentioned at the start of Fetty Wap’s “Trap Queen”? For instance, Mike Moustakas said of Eric Hosmer: "Hoz picks that thing 17 out of 38 times."

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Kansas City Royals

Only at #46 this week because Drake allegedly refused to promote it, what song by Meek Mill features an allegedly ghostwritten verse? The song is named for a 1970 law famously used in 2015 against FIFA.

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R.I.C.O.

The Weeknd is missing the third “e” in its name because of a pre-existing Canadian band called “The Weekend.” What British band, who had a #1 album in 1996, had to add an “x” to their name on their Canadian releases because they also had a conflict with a pre-existing Canadian band?

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Bush

According to the first two lines of the hook, what two dances should you watch Silentó perform?

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whip and nae nae

What singer, currently at #8 with her debut song on the Billboard Hot 100, is currently touring with Colbie Caillat and Christina Perri on “The Girls Night Out, Boys Can Come Too Tour”?

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Rachel Platten

Current #1 song “Cheerleader” features a performance from a North American artist and a remix by a European artist. Name the two countries that the participants in this long-distance collaboration call home.

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Jamaica and Germany

Keith Urban’s “John Cougar, John Deere, John 3:16” is at #57 this week, while there are two songs named for non-fictional individuals in the top 50. Name EITHER of those songs.

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Uma Thurman or Marvin Gaye

What band’s “Sugar”, currently at #23, peaked earlier this year at #2? Their lead singer’s favorite NBA team may also have peaked at #2 in their quest to sign LaMarcus Aldridge.

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Maroon 5

WALK THE MOON takes their name from the song “Walking on the Moon,” a 1979 song from the album Reggatta de Blanc by what English group?

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The Police

What is the first word Jason Derulo utters in this week’s #19, “Want To Want Me”?

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Derulo