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TD 258: The Spirit of Radio (Final Results Revealed)

Post by BigDaddyMatty » Sun Aug 23, 2015 11:08 pm

Hey there, all you listeners out in radioland! Thanks for tuning in to W-JBTV; we're number 258 on your TD dial. Sit back, relax, put your thinking caps on, and get ready to groove the night away to the sounds of Think Different 258: The Spirit of Radio.

For my first crack at hosting a TD, I decided to go with what I know. This TD is based on popular music. Knowledge thereof will undoubtedly help. However, I have tried to make the quiz accessible enough that it should be nuthin' but a good time for even you stodgy NPR types. (I kid, I kid.)

Before we begin, we do in fact need some education. Here be the rules, which of course go to 11:
1. This is a traditional TD in terms of scoring. The object is to come up with the least popular correct answer for each question. Correct answers receive one point for each contestant who gave that answer. Lowest score wins.
2. Don't hand me no lines, and keep your hands to yourself! You may not get help from other people or do research in any way; however, if you stumble across an answer before you submit, you’re welcome to use it.
3. Keep it in the closet! Do NOT post your answers in this thread. Send them to me via PM.
4. If you asked me to, I just might clarify myself and remedy your confusion forever. You may use the thread to ask for such provided they don’t give anything away. If you’re unsure, PM me.
5. You may (and should) choose to skip one question and instead go STRAIGHT TO #1; you will receive a singleton for that question.
6. You may also choose to RUN WITH THE PACK for one question, which will net you a score equal to the greater of a) the highest scoring correct answer (MOST REQUESTED) for that question or b) the number of people who selected the RUN WITH THE PACK option on that question.
7. Don't get me--er, questions--wrong. Incorrect responses are worth the score of the MOST REQUESTED answer (or the number of people selecting the RUN WITH THE PACK option, if higher), plus 5.
8. You are welcome to change your answer(s) without penalty at any time prior to the submission deadline by PMing me with the answer(s) you wish to change. It's your prerogative.
9. There is no penalty for incorrect answers on bonus questions, so you might as well jump on those.
10. Chart positions refer to the Billboard Hot 100 or its predecessors unless otherwise noted.
11. Entries are due by August 31 at 6:00 9:00 pm CDT.

Have fun! After all, music makes the people come together.
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1. "Let's Go Crazy" (#1, 1984)
If there is one rule in pop music, it is that if you want a song to be a hit, entitle it "Crazy." To get this TD started, either

A. Name one of the eight artists to have recorded a Top 40 hit entitled "Crazy"*

OR

B. Answer one of these questions related to “crazy” music:
i. The Madonna ballad "Crazy For You" appeared on the soundtrack to what 1985 Matthew Modine film?
ii. Crazy Frog became the first artist to take a ringtone to the top of the UK charts with its version of what Harold Faltermeyer instrumental named for Eddie Murphy's character in Beverly Hills Cop?
iii. Crazy Town frontman Seth "Shifty Shellshock" Binzer was a patient on several seasons of VH1 programs based on the work of what addiction medicine specialist? (Acceptable with or without last name)
iv. What 1994 Salt 'N' Pepa/En Vogue hit features the line "You so crazy; I think I wanna have your baby"?

* - One of these songs includes a parenthetical in its title

2. "Alone Again (Naturally)" (#1, 1972)
Each of the following four clues has three possible responses. Name one of these twelve participants in a famous collaboration and subsequent break-up.

A. Name the country dissolved in 1993's "Velvet Divorce" or either of the two surviving nations.
B. Two NFL teams from the same state merged for the 1943 season before going their separate ways. Name either of the teams or the name under which the combined unit played.
C. Name any of the three lead singers with whom Van Halen has recorded at least one studio album.
D. Name either of the former Mega-Powers who faced off in the main event of WrestleMania V or the “first lady of wrestling” who was the ostensible cause of the rift.

3. "Your Song" (#1, 1970)
Each of the following clues leads to an answer that is also the name of a popular single released in the year(s) listed in parentheses. Name one.
Bonus: For -1 point, name the artist who released your answer choice in the listed year. If your answer choice is one of the ones that has two years listed, you may name either artist for -1 point or both for -2 points. (If you get one artist right and the other wrong, I will still give you -1 point.)

A. Public space in the Westlake neighborhood of Los Angeles named for a five-star general (1968, 1978)
B. First name of Tim Reid’s on-air character on WKRP in Cincinnati (1970, 1986)
C. 1818 novel subtitled “The Modern Prometheus” (1973)
D. Film for which Hilary Swank won her first Oscar (1979)
E. Fence-painting title character of several Mark Twain novels (1980)
F. 1948 Florida-set film noir starring “Bogie and Bacall” (1981)
G. Anthology series whose episode “To Serve Man” was ranked #11 on TV Guide’s 100 Greatest Episodes of All Time (1982, 1992) (NOTE: These two are unrelated songs that happen to share a title; by coincidence, however, the acts in question hail from the same country.)
H. The television game show that brings all us Boardies together here (1983)
I. Magazine helmed by Anna Wintour since 1988 (1990)
J. Desert downer starring Nicolas Cage and Elisabeth Shue (1994)
K. Movie that sees John Travolta’s everyman transformed into a genius with telekinetic powers (1997)
L. Los Angeles suburb famous for Rodeo Drive and a certain ZIP Code (2005)

4. "Free Bird" (#19, 1974)
Name one of the twelve gifts mentioned in the final verse of the carol “The Twelve Days of Christmas” (number required).

Get it? Free…bird?

5. Say My Name (#1, 2000)
Dropping names has been a pop music staple since way back in the day. Each of the following songs contains the first and last name of a famous entertainer. Choose a song and name the drop-ee.
NOTE: For this question, please indicate the letter or title of the song that goes with your chosen celeb.

A. “Mrs. Robinson” (Simon & Garfunkel, 1968)
B. “American Pie” (Don McLean, 1971)
C. “Rock On” (David Essex, 1973)
D. “Candle In The Wind” (Elton John, 1974)
E. “Genius of Love” (Tom Tom Club, 1981)
F. “Come On Eileen” (Dexys Midnight Runners, 1982)
G. “Puttin' On The Ritz” (Taco, 1983)
H. “Mr. Jones” (Counting Crows, 1993)
I. “Lose Yourself” (Eminem, 2002)
J. “Tonight, Tonight” (Hot Chelle Rae, 2011)
K. “Uptown Funk” (Mark Ronson featuring Bruno Mars, 2014)
L. “Uma Thurman” (Fall Out Boy, 2015)

6. King of Rock (#14 Hot Black Singles, 1985)
The subject of the tiebreaker question notwithstanding, there has never been a more successful artist in pop music than Elvis Presley. Name a feature-length motion picture released between 1956-1964 for which the “King of Rock & Roll” received an acting credit on IMDb (16 possible answers). (FYI, the first Elvis movie that is too recent to qualify as a correct answer is Girl Happy.)

7. “Moonlighting” (#23, 1987)
Many an actor has tried his hand at cutting a record, and vice versa. Name one of these entertainment luminaries who also found success in the world of music.

A. He left us too soon, but word is that he had the time of his life recording “She’s Like The Wind,” which went all the way to #3 in 1987
B. Before he found his true calling in life, this game show great earned some dough by recording “Deck of Cards,” a million-seller in 1959
C. This giant of stand-up found Top 40 success twice with “Party All the Time” and “Put Your Mouth on Me,” which is almost enough to make us forget about The Adventures of Pluto Nash
D. This actor took a break from Moonlighting to moonlight as a soulful singer, with his 1987 version of “Respect Yourself” charting higher than the Staple Singers’ original
E. Before playing the love interest of the title character on Coach, she went all the way to #1 with 1962’s “Johnny Angel”
F. You may know her as the most ornery woman in Raytown or an ’80s game show celebrity guest extraordinaire, but she also sold two million copies of “The Night The Lights Went Out In Georgia,” a song penned by then-husband Bobby Russell
G. Whoa! This child actor’s singing career blossomed with 1993’s “Nothin’ My Love Can’t Fix”
H. She and her sister both star in shows airing on FOX; she is also the “She” in indie darlings She & Him (First and last name, please)
I. This soap opera star’s “All I Need” couldn’t quite unseat “Like A Virgin” from the top of the charts in 1985
J. His “Disco Duck” went to the top of “the weekly Top 40” in 1976
K. Easily the most successful musician on this list, this erstwhile Fly Girl will tell you that she’s still “Jenny from the block”
L. The second person in this quiz to win an Oscar for playing a transgender person, he has gone out of his way to avoid using his celebrity to push the profile of his band, Thirty Seconds to Mars

8. “Stairway To Heaven” (not released as a single, 1971)
When she gets there she knows, if the stores are all closed, it’s probably because of blue laws. For this question, name one of the following:

A. Any of the five largest Christian denominations in the United Stated by number of adherents, according to the National Council of the Churches of Christ in the USA’s 2012 Yearbook of American & Canadian Churches (NOTE: The correct answers here are organized church bodies, i.e. “African Methodist Episcopal Zion Church” is a possible correct answer, while “Evangelical” and “Baptist” are not.)

OR

B. Any of the five states where 45% or more of residents attend religious services at least weekly, according to a 2015 Gallup poll

OR

C. Any of the three states where 20% or less of residents attend religious services at least weekly, according to the same 2015 Gallup poll

9. “It Takes Two” (#36, 1988)
Everybody knows about one-hit wonders, but what about two-hit wonders? They might be even more interesting. Sometimes the second “hit” is just the result of carryover popularity from the first; sometimes an artist has two legitimate winners. Either way, they never find a way to climb back on the charts again. Is it marketing, a fickle public, or was that just all the inspiration they could muster? The world may never know. In any event, given the titles of the hits and the initials of the artist, name one of these acts who loved us two times before goin’ away.

A. “Just The Way It Is, Baby”, “I’ll Be There For You” (T.R.)
B. “Tenderness”, “I’ll Take You There” (G.P.)
C. “Good Vibrations”, “Wild Side” (M.M.A.T.F.B.)
D. “Black Horse And The Cherry Tree”, “Suddenly I See” (K.T.T.)
E. “Thong Song”, “Incomplete” (S.)
F. “Everything About You”, “Cat’s In The Cradle” (U.K.J.)
G. “(I Just) Died In Your Arms”, “I’ve Been In Love Before” (C.C.)
H. “Society’s Child (Baby I’ve Been Thinking)”, “At Seventeen” (J.I.)
I. “Right Here, Right Now”, “Real, Real, Real” (J.J.)
J. “Walk Away Renee”, “Pretty Ballerina” (T.L.B.)
K. “Wild Thing”, “Funky Cold Medina” (T.-L.)
L. “Bang Your Head (Metal Health)”, “Cum On Feel The Noize” (Q.R.)
M. “96 Tears”, “I Need Somebody” (?.A.T.M.)
N. “Safety Dance”, “Pop Goes The World” (M.W.H.)

10. “Hey Mr. DJ” (#6, 1993)
It’s mostly a lost art now, but radio was once driven in large part by the outsized personalities of disc jockeys. In their honor, name one of these famous deejays, DJs and D.J.s.
NOTE: For this question, please indicate the letter of the clue that corresponds with your answer.

A. He’s best known as Sonny Crockett or Nash Bridges, but I’ll always remember him for his cheesy 1986 smash “Heartbeat”
B. She played Donna Jo “DJ” Tanner on TV’s Full House
C. On the 1988 album He’s The DJ, I’m The Rapper, he was the DJ
D. This “lupine” jock and his trademark howl built their fame at Mexico’s XERF-AM
E. Hall of Fame Celtics guard who broke Lakers fans’ hearts with his buzzer-beating jumper in Game 4 of the 1985 NBA Finals
F. He is the only American-born judge on America’s Got Talent
G. The good guy half of Robert Louis Stevenson’s split-personality duo
H. Pioneering female DJ who may or may not own a glass slipper but definitely knows how to “push it real good”
I. This former Miami Hurricanes defensive lineman defeated Jimmy Fallon on the inaugural episode of Spike TV’s Lip Sync Battle; it was not his first championship belt
J. Like, zoinks, Scoob! This Armenian-American Lebanese-American deejay’s wife starred in the short-lived Cheers spinoff The Tortellis
K. Born Sonny John Moore, he won the Best Dance Recording, Best Dance/Electronica Album and Best Remixed Recording Grammys in 2012 and 2013
L. This recently retired Yankees captain is rumored to have dated Scarlett Johansson, Jessica Biel, Jessica Alba, Jordana Brewster, Adriana Lima and Tyra Banks, among others

11. “Video Killed The Radio Star” (#40, 1979)
This was, as all good triviaphiles know, the first video ever played on MTV. Each of the following clues leads to an answer that is made up exclusively the letters M,T and/or V.
NOTE: For this question, please indicate the letter of the clue that corresponds with your answer.

A. Top-level Internet domain for the tiny island nation of Tuvalu
B. This 1983 miniseries about an alien invasion was written and directed by Kenneth Johnson
C. Homophone of the English word that puts the “kara” in “karate”
D. Common abbreviation for a message left on the modern equivalent of an answering machine
E. Pseudonym of English musician Robin Scott, who topped the pop music charts in 1979 with, appropriately enough, “Pop Muzik”
F. “Hokie” university located in Blacksburg
G. Common abbreviation for a recognizable sign, design, or expression which identifies products or services of a particular source from those of others
H. NYSE stock symbol of the former “Ma Bell”
I. Common abbreviation for a category of equations used to determine the present or future value of annuities, perpetuities, etc.
J. Automobile taxation program also known as “pay-per-mile”
K. Unix command that moves one or more files or directories from one place to another
L. The second video aired on this cable network was Pat Benatar’s cover of The Young Rascals’ “You Better Run”

12. “Do That To Me One More Time” (#1, 1980)
You may have noticed that each question in this TD (including this one!) corresponds with the title of a hit single of yesteryear. Name any one of the artists who recorded these hits (must correspond with the chart position/year information in parentheses).

Tiebreaker
As unbelievable as it sounds, the most prolific hitmakers in history in terms of entries on the Billboard Hot 100 chart are the cast of Glee. Just how many of their choral abominations did that ragtag bunch from William McKinley High land on the Hot 100? (Hint: it was more than one per episode of the series.)
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Re: TD 258: The Spirit of Radio

Post by BigDaddyMatty » Sun Aug 23, 2015 11:08 pm

ENTRANTS:
SpoilerShow
1. Rackme32
2. cf22
3. Caboom
4. Abraxas
5. 9021amyers
6. nightreign
7. quarterrican
8. patkav
9. gamawire
10. MitchO
11. immaf
12. ElendilPickle
13. Vermonter
14. Ryno
15. dnbguy
16. Category 13
17. alamble
18. Blue Lion
19. Peggles
20. Peachbox
21. ouachiouat
22. mahatma
23. Lars
24. MarkBarrett
25. TerrHeel
26. dott888
27. clprez
28. econgator
29. barandall800
30. bamaman
31. Turd Ferguson
32. jjwaymee
33. coolcah36
34. JeopardyMom
35. tjconn728
36. whatisbishkek
37. brainpower
38. colonialrampage
39. Steppenwolf (how apropos!)
40. goforthetie
41. BobF
42. RandyG
43. xxaaaxx
44. Tigershark
45. Tabby
CORRECTIONS:
This week, we at the Countdown received a letter that we just have to share with you. A listener with a heavy heart told us his tale of pain and deception.

...And he writes:
Just so you know, the answer to clue J in question 10 is Lebanese-American (specifically, Druze), not Armenian-American.
Doesn't that just tug at your heart strings? Our listener was done wrong, but he wants to make it right. On his behalf, a dedication. Here's Bryan Adams with "Please Forgive Me."

CLARIFICATIONS:
The description of Question 11 has been edited for clarity.
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Re: TD 258: The Spirit of Radio

Post by Peggles » Sun Aug 23, 2015 11:14 pm

Looking forward to it.

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Re: TD 258: The Spirit of Radio

Post by ElendilPickle » Mon Aug 24, 2015 12:25 pm

This sounds like fun!

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Re: TD 258: The Spirit of Radio

Post by OrangeSAM » Mon Aug 24, 2015 1:30 pm

Don't Rush.
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Re: TD 258: The Spirit of Radio

Post by BobF » Mon Aug 24, 2015 1:47 pm

OrangeSAM wrote:Don't Rush.
This post should have come from "The Sun Will Come Out"
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Re: TD 258: The Spirit of Radio

Post by TheSunWillComeOut » Mon Aug 24, 2015 2:31 pm

BobF wrote:
OrangeSAM wrote:Don't Rush.
This post should have come from "The Sun Will Come Out"
It's been a struggle to hold myself back from popping in here and just letting loose with a slew of Rush comments, lemme tell ya.

EDIT: "OF SALESMEN!"

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Re: TD 258: The Spirit of Radio

Post by dott888 » Mon Aug 24, 2015 8:42 pm

Baba booey!

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Re: TD 258: The Spirit of Radio

Post by 9021amyers » Mon Aug 24, 2015 9:49 pm

Radio silence?

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Re: TD 258: The Spirit of Radio

Post by patkav » Mon Aug 24, 2015 9:58 pm

Is anyone hearing this static?

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Post by ihavejeoprosy » Mon Aug 24, 2015 10:07 pm

Is this named after the Rush album?
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Re: TD 258: The Spirit of Radio

Post by BigDaddyMatty » Tue Aug 25, 2015 1:22 am

Sorry for the delay, y'all. Let's get this party started.
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Re: TD 258: The Spirit of Radio

Post by MitchO » Tue Aug 25, 2015 8:54 am

I want to just answer all the ones in #9. I am so torn which one is the best choice for a singleton ... can I get a peek of everyone else's playlists? :D

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Re: TD 258: The Spirit of Radio

Post by 9021amyers » Tue Aug 25, 2015 10:20 am

BigDaddyMatty wrote:CORRECTIONS:
This week, we at the Countdown received a letter that we just have to share with you. A listener with a heavy heart told us his tale of pain and deception.

...And he writes:
Just so you know, the answer to clue J in question 10 is Lebanese-American (specifically, Druze), not Armenian-American.
Doesn't that just tug at your heart strings? Our listener was done wrong, but he wants to make it right. On his behalf, a dedication. Here's Bryan Adams with "Please Forgive Me."
Ha!

(I want to riff on this correction so bad, but the TOM is already off the charts.)

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Re: TD 258: The Spirit of Radio

Post by mahatma » Tue Aug 25, 2015 4:40 pm

In question #8, if we name a state, do we have to say which option we're attempting to answer?

Also, I think you forgot an option on question #5. Surely you intended to include 'We Didn't Start the Fire'?

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Re: TD 258: The Spirit of Radio

Post by BigDaddyMatty » Tue Aug 25, 2015 4:58 pm

mahatma wrote:In question #8, if we name a state, do we have to say which option we're attempting to answer?
No. If you're that far off one way or the other, you need all the help I can give you. I'm only requiring you to name the corresponding letter on questions 5, 10 and 11.
mahatma wrote:Also, I think you forgot an option on question #5. Surely you intended to include 'We Didn't Start the Fire'?
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Post by Peggles » Wed Aug 26, 2015 10:07 pm

Just as much fun as I expected. Thanks.

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Just for a minute, let's all do the bump.
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Post by BigDaddyMatty » Sat Aug 29, 2015 5:05 pm

26 entrants so far. Singletons still available on every question but one. Be a jukebox hero! Enter TD 258 today!
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