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Celebrity Challenge: Pop Music Quiz
by Staff
Shun college radio? If you love nothing but the Top 40 over and over again, then we've got some trivia for you. See if you know what goes on behind the music with this Pop Music Quiz.

Which of these bands got their name by throwing a dart at a map?

  • The Bay City Rollers
  • Chicago
  • Buffalo Springfield

U2 recorded an album which they said was intended to "chop down The Joshua Tree." Which was it?

  • Achtung, Baby
  • Under a Blood Red Sky
  • Zooropa

Which of these greatest hits of the Rolling Stones was covered by Duran Duran, among other bands?

  • "(I Can't Get No) Satisfaction"
  • "Mother's Little Helper"
  • "Paint It Black"

Which revived pseudo band played Super Bowl XXXI in 1997 with James Brown and ZZ Top?

  • The Archies
  • The Monkees
  • The Blues Brothers

What artist recorded "Cracked Rear View," the 16th best-selling album of all time?

  • Hootie and the Blowfish
  • Alanis Morissette
  • Garth Brooks

Which band was co-founded by Damon Albarn of Blur and consists of four cartoon characters?

  • Gorillaz
  • the Chipmunks
  • the Mosquitoes

What was the reason Elvis gave for saying, "I lose myself in singing … I'm limp as a rag, worn out when the show's over"?

  • dancing too hard onstage wore him out after concerts
  • background training in soulful gospel hymns took it out of him
  • keeping screaming fans at bay while in concert was exhausting

What song was the first to put Madonna in the Billboard Top 100?

  • "Holiday"
  • "Borderline"
  • "Lucky Star"

Beatles co-founder John Lennon was shot to death by which three-named man?

  • Lee Harvey Oswald
  • Mark David Chapman
  • Henry Lee Lucas

Which band's 1977 rare, mint-condition "God Save the Queen" single sells for about $25,000?

  • the Sex Pistols
  • the Stranglers
  • the Buzzcocks