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Music Quiz: Artist by Popular Spotify Songs VIII

Welcome to week 8 in the Sporcle Spotify challenge.

Here are the results so far:

ParticipantWeek 7Total
Sheik Yerbouti20139
Rich Kamerman19135
Geoff (1001)19134
John (2loud2old)17132
Max (badfinger20)18128
Chris (moviesandsongs)15116
J.Not yet74

This week’s quiz is at: https://www.sporcle.com/games/MSUKent/artist-by-popular-spotify-songs-viii

I scored 18/20 (I think this one is genuinely the hardest yet), the average is 58%, what did you score? For the first week since I’ve been posting these there hasn’t been a new one added to the series, so the 17th in the series might be the last.

My misses so far: The Partridge Family, Post Malone, Snoop Dogg, ‘The Kid is Hot Tonite’, ‘Blue Velvet’ (even though I’ve seen the movie).

If you missed the early weeks and want to catch up, you can find the previous quizzes at https://albumreviews.blog/category/sporcle/

In New Zealand there are signs that the Coronavirus might be coming under control – we’re halfway through a 4 week lockdown, and case numbers are coming under control. It looks quite possible that we might have a less stringent phase coming in a couple of weeks where most people can return to work and school (except maybe in hard hit areas).

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  1. 19/20. I shocked myself on this one. How come I know who did the ‘Baby Got Back’ artist in addition to the guy who did ‘Blue Velvet?’ Although on the latter I guessed every 50’s guy I could think of. I did not know the artist who covered ‘Teen Spirit.’ But this quiz was all over the map. I even knew who sung ‘You Need to Calm Down’ which has been said to me many times.

  2. SCORE
    19/20 I missed the one who covered Nirvana…and I knew it…I can’t believe knew some of the other ones.

  3. 20/20 – I knew the ‘Blue Velvet’ singer from the film itself as I went to check the soundtrack after watching it and thank god I knew ‘Joy of the World’ through that one Friends episode

  4. 17 of 20 for me so actually a bit higher than my 15 average. 🙂 The Blue Velvet one was right on tip of my tongue as was the Novel Young People on a city unit of measurement…. And I got the Canadian 80s band right off the bat – I hated them when I was in high school.
    Glad to hear the covid situation is getting better down there – I fear up here its going to be a while although there may be glimmers of hope for flattening the curve.

    • We were down to 29 new cases today – easily our best yet. Still have another 2 weeks of lockdown, which makes sense, and school might not start up straight away after that.

  5. 20/20 and I’m in shock at getting the Blue Velvet guy; he can only be in my memory thanks to David Lynch.
    Here…well; having queues for 50 mins to get into a supermarket this morning (at least it’s sunny out this time) I saw the headlines on the papers all reading “no end to lockdown in sight”. So we’ll see. I try to avoid the news online and on tv as it’s not good for my mental health, there’s also a tendency for the media to over report at the best of times.

  6. 18 – I guessed the wrong Bobby (Rydell!) & I didn’t know any of the songs by the most recent artists. If they’d chosen her 2009-2014 songs, I would have been more familiar

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