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Music Quiz: 7 to 1 Hits by Royal Artists

Congratulations to Sheik Yerbouti, who just pipped Tony on the squirrel quiz.

This week you need to link the hit songs to the artists with royal names, including Duke Ellington, Chaka Khan, and Carole King. Note the hit clause; Prince wrote and recorded eight songs on the list, but one of them was a hit for another artist.


Perhaps disadvantaged by King Crimson’s poor showing as a singles band, I only scored 25/28. Can you beat me?

Americana legend Jason Isbell dropped a new single, ‘Be Afraid’, this week, in advance of a new album:

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  1. 22 of 28 – my lack of knowledge of several of these artists made me end up guessing with predictable results. Nailed all the Prince ones though.

    • I don’t really know Chaka Khan either (except I Feel For You), but I found it easy to spot the Duke Ellington songs. Does it sound like a swing song?

  2. Re: Jason Isbell song, I fell like a number of artists I admire have decided that its time to start speaking out about the political situation in US. Just listened to the new Drive By Truckers album, and the Avett Brothers album from last year was much more political than what they’ve done in the past.

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