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Music Quiz: Artist to Badly Drawn Songs 1970s

Congratulations to kingclover and ElecticMusicLover, who both scored 36/38 in last week’s tough ‘The’ Bands quiz. It included some obscure answers like The Donnas and The Mighty Mighty Bosstones. This week, it’s a return to the badly drawn franchise. Can…

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10 Best Hit Songs of the 1960s

The 1960s were an exciting time for popular music, with new genres emerging and recording technology evolving constantly. I recently listed 10 awful 1960s songs, so it’s time to pick out some highlights. This list largely eschews the most acclaimed…

10 Best Jessie Ware Songs

UK’s most likeable pop star, Jessie Ware is charming where other mainstream acts leave me cold. She has a gorgeous voice, but she’s closer to the sophisticated poise of Sade than the vocal histrionics of Celine Dion. Ware’s body of…

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Music Quiz: ‘The’ Bands

Congratulations to Tony, who caffeined up and motored through last week’s Flip Flop albums quiz. This week is straightforward after last time’s visual hysteria. You just need to name the band given the song. I scored 35/38 – I…

Nuggets: (Would I Still Be) Her Big Man by The Brigands

Before he became Patti Smith’s lead guitarist, Lenny Kaye compiled Nuggets: Original Artyfacts from the First Psychedelic Era. Released in 1972, the two-LP set covered American garage rock and psychedelia from the years 1965-1968 and was a major influence on…

Music Quiz: Flip Flop Albums

Congratulatons to EclecticMusicLover, who easily won last week’s never had a #1 single. He scored 26/29, 3 ahead of J’s 23, while no one else scored over 20. This week’s quiz is a little confusing. You need to select the…

Singapore by Girls Aloud: Great B-Sides

Lots of dedicated music fans are sniffy about mainstream pop music from the 21st century. And if there’s anything worse, it’s 21st-century mainstream pop that was pre-fabricated for a TV show. Girls Aloud originated from the reality show Popstars: The…

10 Best ABBA Songs

Swedish quartet ABBA were massively popular from the mid-1970s to the early 1980s. They were effectively a supergroup when they formed in 1972 – Agnetha Fältskog was already a solo star in Sweden while songwriting team Björn Ulvaeus and Benny…

Music Quiz: Never Had a #1 Single

Congratulations to Aaron, who just edged Tony and Rich for the fastest time last week. This week you need to select the artists that never had a #1 Billboard single. It’s not sudden death – if you get one wrong,…