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21st Century music quiz

Post by Vanya » Fri Jun 08, 2012 4:05 pm

Who says there isn't any great music produced today? Test your knowledge of these 21 recordings* released in the 21st Century**.

3 points for the name of the song.
2 points for the artist.
1 point for the year of release.

PM me with answers. Reveal next week sometime.

* Song may have been written earlier.

** 21st Century began January 1, 2000.


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Post by Volante » Fri Jun 08, 2012 4:26 pm

Vanya wrote:Who says there isn't any great music produced today? Test your knowledge of these 21 recordings* released in the 21st Century**.

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** 21st Century began January 1, 2000.

*gets out the popcorn.

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Post by TenPoundHammer » Fri Jun 08, 2012 4:36 pm

I think it's obvious which two I know.
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Re: 21st Century music quiz

Post by MarkBarrett » Fri Jun 08, 2012 4:59 pm

My entries are in and I can count my points on two (well perhaps three) hands. Go ahead and play even if one hand is all you need for your score.

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Re: 21st Century music quiz

Post by MarkBarrett » Fri Jun 08, 2012 5:13 pm

I was curious about #13 and #20 since the songs sounded pretty good. My research led me to YouTube and just for the two songs the view count total was over 253,000,000.

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Re: 21st Century music quiz

Post by zakharov » Fri Jun 08, 2012 8:30 pm

Lots of Real Bad dance-pop released in this century imo

edit: Not even bothering to send in my entry since I literally got 2
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Re: 21st Century music quiz

Post by alamble » Fri Jun 08, 2012 8:42 pm

I can identify quite a few more of the artists than the actual songs.

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Re: 21st Century music quiz

Post by sherder » Fri Jun 08, 2012 9:01 pm

Any penalties for guessing? I'm a little shaky on year of release for the ones I know.

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Re: 21st Century music quiz

Post by xxaaaxx » Fri Jun 08, 2012 9:22 pm

I think I recognized 5, and I can't actually name the artist/title for 3 of them. Hmm...

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Re: 21st Century music quiz

Post by econgator » Fri Jun 08, 2012 9:37 pm

MarkBarrett wrote:My entries are in and I can count my points on two (well perhaps three) hands. Go ahead and play even if one hand is all you need for your score.


I can't even make it on to the first hand. :)

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Post by Vanya » Sat Jun 09, 2012 8:24 am

sherder wrote:Any penalties for guessing? I'm a little shaky on year of release for the ones I know.


No penalty for guessing.

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Post by bpmod » Sat Jun 09, 2012 8:55 am

Vanya wrote:** 21st Century began January 1, 2000.

Where?

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Re: 21st Century music quiz

Post by RandyG » Sat Jun 09, 2012 11:59 am

econgator wrote:
MarkBarrett wrote:My entries are in and I can count my points on two (well perhaps three) hands. Go ahead and play even if one hand is all you need for your score.


I can't even make it on to the first hand. :)


I figure that I have an expected value of 2 if I just guess the same year for every song, and I do recognize one of the songs, though I have no idea who the artist is. So I'm pulling for a 5 ±σ
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Re: 21st Century music quiz

Post by mitchparov » Mon Jun 11, 2012 10:49 am

Haven't been here in a while... real life gets in the way. Anyway, hello again, y'all!

Things I learned from taking this quiz:

1) it's easier to remember what year things happened when you were in school than it is when you're out of school. (I already knew that, but it was pretty interesting how big a difference I noticed on this quiz).

2) the past 12+ years have had some incredible music, but they have had some truly horrendous music. I was only embarrassed by one or two of my gets--most of the really awful stuff, I didn't know.

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Re: 21st Century music quiz

Post by Volante » Mon Jun 11, 2012 12:45 pm

mitchparov wrote:2) the past 12+ years have had some incredible music, but they have had some truly horrendous music. I was only embarrassed by one or two of my gets--most of the really awful stuff, I didn't know.

Just like the 12 before that and the 12 before that...

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Re: 21st Century music quiz

Post by slam » Mon Jun 11, 2012 11:51 pm

MarkBarrett wrote:I was curious about #13 and #20 since the songs sounded pretty good. My research led me to YouTube and just for the two songs the view count total was over 253,000,000.



I'll give you a hint, Mark. #13 has been #1 on the Billboard Hot 100 for the last two months. :)

Sometimes, it helps to have teenagers.

I knew 13 of them cold (meaning artist and title). I suspect that if I didn't get the year exactly right on those, I wasn't off by more than a year.

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Re: 21st Century music quiz

Post by TenPoundHammer » Tue Jun 12, 2012 12:53 am

So when do we get the answers?
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Re: 21st Century music quiz

Post by Vanya » Tue Jun 12, 2012 11:39 am

TenPoundHammer wrote:So when do we get the answers?


Well I guess everyone who is going to enter has entered, so in the next couple days.

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Post by jkbrat » Tue Jun 12, 2012 5:47 pm

Vanya wrote:
TenPoundHammer wrote:So when do we get the answers?


Well I guess everyone who is going to enter has entered, so in the next couple days.


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Re: 21st Century music quiz

Post by gamawire » Tue Jun 12, 2012 6:23 pm

TenPoundHammer wrote:I think it's obvious which two I know.


The same two I knew? Actually, I knew one more, but that's it!
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