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Trivia Quiz - Recording Artists Mentioned in Songs by Other Recording Artists

Sometimes it's a sign of admiration. Other times, it just seems to fit the mood of the song. These ten questions are about songs whose lyrics include the mention of a recording artist other than the one who recorded the song. Confused? Try a few questions

Quiz Number: 3030
Date Submitted: December 29, 2008
Quiz Categories: Music
Quiz Type: General Quiz
Author: Samurai Sam
Average Score: 49.7 percent
Times Taken: 30 times
Taken by Registered Users: 8

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Recording Artists Mentioned in Songs by Other Recording Artists
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1. What rock n' roll pioneer is mentioned in the lyrics of the 1989 Tom Petty single "Runnin' Down a Dream"?
  A.   Del Shannon
  B.   Roy Orbison
  C.   Elvis Presley
  D.   Rick Nelson

2. What pop singer of the 1950s is mentioned in the opening line to the 1982 song "Come on Eileen", by Dexy's Midnight Runners?
  A.   Paul Anka
  B.   Frankie Avalon
  C.   Johnnie Ray
  D.   Little Richard

3. In the lyrics to the 1971 Cymarron single "Rings", what singer is "on the stereo"?
  A.   Neil Young
  B.   James Taylor
  C.   Neil Diamond
  D.   Lobo

4. In the 1970 Creedence Clearwater Revival single "Lookin' Out My Back Door", what country singer was mentioned in the lyrics?
  A.   Mel Tillis
  B.   Johnny Cash
  C.   Merle Haggard
  D.   Buck Owens

5. What two late soul singers were mentioned in the lyrics to the Commodores' 1985 hit "Nightshift"?
  A.   Marvin Gaye & Otis Redding
  B.   Otis Redding & Jackie Wilson
  C.   Marvin Gaye & Jackie Wilson
  D.   Otis Redding & Johnny Ace

6. In the 1997 Counting Crows hit "Mr. Jones", lead vocalist Adam Duritz sings that he wants to be what rock star?
  A.   Mick Jagger
  B.   Paul McCartney
  C.   Jimi Hendrix
  D.   Bob Dylan

7. According to the 1978 song Steely Dan hit "FM (no static at all)", there's nothing but blues and this rock n' roll legend and somebody else's favorite song. Who is the rock n' roll legend?
  A.   Elvis
  B.   Chuck Berry
  C.   Chubby Checker
  D.   Bill Haley

8. The lyrics to Randy Newman's 1983 hit "I Love L.A." mentions rolling down the top and "cranking up" the music of what 60s group?
  A.   The Beatles
  B.   The Beach Boys
  C.   The Rolling Stones
  D.   The Temptations

9. The British band ABC had a hit with a song entitled "When ________ Sings". The first name of which R&B singer correctly completes the title?
  A.   Sam Cooke
  B.   Smokey Robinson
  C.   Marvin Gaye
  D.   Luther Vandross

10. Which of the following southern rock artists is NOT mentioned in the lyrics to the Charlie Daniels Band's 1975 hit "The South's Gonna Do It"?
  A.   Elvin Bishop
  B.   Lynyrd Skynyrd
  C.   Richard Betts
  D.   Blackfoot®   

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