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Any Spotify playlists with songs that have been mentioned on Jeopardy?

Posted: Fri Aug 02, 2019 12:56 am
by MattKnowles
Any Spotify playlists with songs that have been mentioned on Jeopardy?

Jeopardy mentions a lot of popular and interesting songs from different genres. Has anybody made a playlist on Spotify or another service? It would be fun to listen to and it would be helpful for studying.

I've tried to search for it but the results are dominated with the Jeopardy theme song and not what I'm looking for.

Re: Any Spotify playlists with songs that have been mentioned on Jeopardy?

Posted: Fri Aug 02, 2019 1:37 am
by MarkBarrett
MattKnowles wrote:
Fri Aug 02, 2019 12:56 am
Any Spotify playlists with songs that have been mentioned on Jeopardy?

Jeopardy mentions a lot of popular and interesting songs from different genres. Has anybody made a playlist on Spotify or another service? It would be fun to listen to and it would be helpful for studying.

I've tried to search for it but the results are dominated with the Jeopardy theme song and not what I'm looking for.
Not Spotify, playlists or a connection to J! clues.

What I can share is something different. These are the songs/artists from the 7/29 ep. of Beat Shazam:

Signed, Sealed, Delivered I'm Yours by Stevie Wonder
Turn Off the Light by Nelly Furtado
Ironic by Alanis Morissette
Ridin' Solo by Jason Derulo
Big Shot by Billy Joel
Stitches by Shawn Mendes
[Excluded for being part of current TD game]
We R Who We R by Kesha
You Get What You Give by New Radicals
Let's Get It On by Marvin Gaye
How Sweet It Is to be Loved By You by Marvin Gaye
Got to Give It Up by Marvin Gaye
Mercy, Mercy Me (The Ecology) by Marvin Gaye
Them from New York, New York by Frank Sinatra
My Sharona by The Knack
Love Song by Sara Bareilles
Pinball Wizard by The Who
You Can't Always Get What You Want by The Rolling Stones
Paparazzi by Lady Gaga
Elvira by The Oakridge Boys
Where Do Broken Hearts Go by Whitney Houston
Jumper by Third Eye Blind
Summertime Blues by Eddie Cochran

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Re: Any Spotify playlists with songs that have been mentioned on Jeopardy?

Posted: Fri Aug 02, 2019 11:26 am
by NAQT
This isn't specifically Jeopardy-related, but NAQT has put together playlists of songs that frequently come up in our quiz bowl questions. There's often overlap with material on the show (for instance, "Liebestraum," which appears on our Lisztomania playlist, was a $2000 topic in the All-Stars tournament).

Here's the link to our Spotify page; our username is "naqtquizbowl".

Re: Any Spotify playlists with songs that have been mentioned on Jeopardy?

Posted: Fri Aug 02, 2019 6:58 pm
by threearruda
The good thing about J! is that you don't necessarily need to know an entire discography.. so you can get away with what I do, which is play iHeartRadio's 80s and 90s pop hits stations on my work's radio (eventually I'll get to the other decades they have). Those stations play the top hits and the playlists tend to repeat about once a day. As such, you're exposed to the same songs frequently. Listen a few times a week for a few months, and those names/titles/lyrics will probably stick. There are lots of stations for other genres if you need help with specifically rock, country, etc., but I've just been listening to the decades stations lately.

For modern stuff, I'll advise people to simply listen to Ryan Seacrest's American Top 40 (and maybe review the Billboard Hot 100/Billboard 200 Albums charts). A lot of people say it's unbearable and I can understand where they're coming from, but there's a treasure trove of information if you give it a chance. Plus, listening only takes up three or four hours of your week.

Just don't think of it as studying, most importantly. Go in with an open mind - that's how a 2000s kid came to enjoy 90s music. *shrug*

Re: Any Spotify playlists with songs that have been mentioned on Jeopardy?

Posted: Fri Aug 02, 2019 7:00 pm
by Ironhorse
I assume the post was just looking for one in a "just for fun" manner. It's not likely that Sicko Mode is going to come back up anytime soon, for instance.

Re: Any Spotify playlists with songs that have been mentioned on Jeopardy?

Posted: Fri Aug 02, 2019 8:37 pm
by MattKnowles
Thanks for the feedback so far. The NAQT playlists are pretty close to what I'm looking for. I'm listening to the "Canonical Country" playlist now.

I have more trouble with country, jazz, and oldies from the 20s/30s/40s/50s than anything else. The IHeartRadio playlists might work really well for the oldies.

I try to listen to the songs that are mentioned on the show if I don't recognize them. It's been a good way to discover music. If there was a playlist with songs that had appeared on Jeopardy I think it would appeal to a lot of people.

Re: Any Spotify playlists with songs that have been mentioned on Jeopardy?

Posted: Fri Aug 02, 2019 9:25 pm
by MinnesotaMyron
MattKnowles wrote:
Fri Aug 02, 2019 8:37 pm
Thanks for the feedback so far. The NAQT playlists are pretty close to what I'm looking for. I'm listening to the "Canonical Country" playlist now.

I have more trouble with country, jazz, and oldies from the 20s/30s/40s/50s than anything else. The IHeartRadio playlists might work really well for the oldies.

I try to listen to the songs that are mentioned on the show if I don't recognize them. It's been a good way to discover music. If there was a playlist with songs that had appeared on Jeopardy I think it would appeal to a lot of people.
You should put some together. I bet a lot of people would listen.

Re: Any Spotify playlists with songs that have been mentioned on Jeopardy?

Posted: Fri Aug 02, 2019 10:08 pm
by MattKnowles
Sure, I'll try to put one together. It won't happen right away but once I get around to it I'll post an update here.