Friday, June 28, 2013

Friday Funday Trivia: 15 of the 100 Greatest Videos of All Time


 

Below are 3 montages containing 15 screenshots from videos which made MTV's 1999 list of the 100 Greatest Music Videos Ever Made. You have to correctly identify the music video. To enlarge the montages, click on them.  Below the montages are the point values for each photo (40 pts total). Along with the values for each photo, there are 3 bonus questions as well totaling 10 pts. 

Also, if you can correctly identify the lowest ranked video among these 15, you can earn 5 bonus pts.  Please note this doesn't necessarily mean the video in question is ranked #100. It just means it's the lowest ranked of these 15 videos. 
 
If you are a Friday Funday Trivia virgin about to be touched for the very first time, please read the following rules before playing:

* The game is pub style so looking up the answers, using friends/family/co-workers, etc. for help,  is not allowed.

If you are the only player to correctly identify a photo/photo set, you earn 5 bonus points. The first player to submit their finalanswers to me will earn 2 bonus points.

* Please do not post your answers in the comments section. Instead, send them to ultfan@gmail.com no later than Sunday night (6/30) at 11:59 PM EST. The answers will be posted on Monday, July 1st.

Not an official rule: If you have no clue, feel free to come up with an intentionally funny answer. Although you won't get credit for a correct answer, you'll get a thumbs up from me for originality, execution, and showmanship. What can I say, I love to be entertained and I'll take it any way I can get it!

Have fun and good luck!


 1-5

1. 2 pts- In the movie within this music video, the singer wears a varsity jacket with what letter of the alphabet on the front?  3 bonus pts
2. 2 pts
3. 2 pts
4. 2 pts
5. 2 pts

6-10

6. 3 pts- The name of what popular 1990s series briefly flashes on the screen of this video? 3 bonus pts
7. 2 pts
8. 2 pts
9. 2 pts
10. 4 pts

11-15

11. 3 pts
12. 4 pts
13. 2 pts
14. 2 pts- How many MTV Video Music Awards did this clip win? 4 bonus pts
15. 6 pts

Monday, June 24, 2013

Answers to Friday Funday Trivia: "Cruise" Control


 

Before getting to the answers, here are the names of the 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place finishers this week. 

1st place-Michelle and Dina: 50 pts each... excellent job!
2nd place- Jenna: 44 pts
3rd place- Becky: 42 pts 

Congratulations to those who made it to the podium and thanks to everyone who played.


 1-5

1. 2 pts- Top Gun
2. 2 pts- Jerry Maguire
3. 2 pts- Cocktail
4. 2 pts- Interview with the Vampire: The Vampire Chronicles. This film is based on a novel by what author?  3 bonus pts- Anne Rice
5. 2 pts- Rain Man

6-10

6. 3 pts- Rock of Ages
7. 2 pts- A Few Good Men
8. 2 pts- Mission Impossible
9. 2 pts- The Outsiders. In what decade is this movie set? 3 bonus pts- The 1960s (1965 to be exact)
10. 4 pts- Eyes Wide Shut

11-15

11. 3 pts- Austin Powers in Goldmember. What is the name of the "film within the film" of this movie? 4 bonus pts- Austinpussy
12. 4 pts- Collateral
13. 2 pts- Tropic Thunder
14. 2 pts- Risky Business
15. 6 pts- Losin' It- Set in the late 1950s, this 1983 comedy about a group of L.A. teens who take a road trip to Tijuana, Mexico to lose their virginity was the first film in which Cruise received top billing.  The woman pictured with Cruise is Shelley Long (who plays a woman heading to Mexico to get a quickie divorce).

Sunday, June 23, 2013

The Retro Mix Playlist for 6/22/13: The 1970s


Hour 1

Spirit in the Sky- Norman Greenbaum
Dance Wit Me- Rufus feat. Chaka Khan
Don't You Worry 'Bout a Thing- Stevie Wonder
Summer Song- Fanny
(I've Been) Searchin' So Long- Chicago
Time and a Word- Yes
Love Train- The O'jays

On the Flip Side segment:
Substitute- Gloria Gaynor (B-side to "I Will Survive")

Temptation Eyes- The Grass Roots
Bad Time- Grand Funk
Ready for Love- Bad Company
You Are Everything- The Stylistics
Machine Gun- The Commodores
Bad Girls- Donna Summer
Unpack Your Adjectives- Blossom Dearie

Hour 2

Will It Go 'Round in Circles- Billy Preston
Boogie Child- The Bee Gees
Up Around the Bend- CCR
Magneto and Titanium Man- Wings
Oh Girl- The Chi Lites
Can't Let Go- Earth, Wind, and Fire
Takin' It to the Streets- The Doobie Brothers
Wig Wam Bam- Sweet

The Greatest Miss of the Week:
Couldn't I Just Tell You- Todd Rundgren (only reached #93 on the Billboard Hot 100)

The Best of My Love- The Emotions
Help Yourself- The Undisputed Truth
If You Don't Know Me By Now- Harold Melvin & the Blue Notes
TNT- AC/DC
Heart of Glass- Blondie
One Man Band (Plays All Alone)- Ronnie Dyson

Hour 3

Crocodile Rock- Elton John
Well All Right- Santana
Lookin' for a Love- Bobby Womack
So Very Hard to Go- Tower of Power
Brand New Key- Melanie
Surrender- Cheap Trick
Baby Blue- Badfinger
Shame- Evelyn "Champagne" King
Drivin' Around- The Raspberries
Shambala- Three Dog Night
Natural High- Bloodstone
Dazz- Brick
Heavy Makes You Happy (Sha-Na Boom Boom)- The Staple Singers
I Don't Wanna Lose You- Hall & Oates
Green Eyed Lady- Sugarloaf

The Retro Mix Video of the Week: Brand New Key by Melanie



The Retro Mix Playlist for 6/15/13: The Second British Invasion



Hour 1

Hungry Like the Wolf- Duran Duran
Round and Round- Belouis Some
Too Shy- Kajagoogoo
Doctor Love- Bananarama
Holding Back the Years- Simply Red
Love of the Common People- Paul Young
(Keep Feeling) Fascination- The Human League

On the Flip Side segment:
Cardiac Arrest- Madness (B-side to "Our House")

Karma Chameleon- Culture Club
Boxerbeat- JoBoxers
Poison Arrow- ABC
Goodbye Seventies- Yaz
True- Spandau Ballet
Man Made- A Flock of Seagulls

Hour 2

Rock of Ages- Def Leppard
Come On Come On- Billy Idol
Sweet Dreams Are Made of This- Eurythmics
We Close Our Eyes- Go West
Never Gonna Give You Up- Musical Youth
Everybody Wants to Rule the World- Tears for Fears
Back on the Chain Gang- The Pretenders

In Concert segment:
Message in a Bottle- The Police (rec. live at the Omni in Atlanta in November 1983)

Chequered Love- Kim Wilde
You Spin Me 'Round (Like a Record)- Dead or Alive
Speak Like a Child- The Style Council
Hold Me Now- The Thompson Twins
Things Can Only Get Better- Howard Jones
Taking My Chances- The Outfield

Hour 3

One Thing Leads to Another- The Fixx
68 Guns- The Alarm
In a Big Country- Big Country
Lessons in Love- Level 42
Smooth Operator- Sade
Invaders- Iron Maiden
Electric Avenue- Eddy Grant
Don't Be My Enemy- Wang Chung
Talk Talk- Talk Talk
Men Called Uncle- Elvis Costello
They Don't Know- Tracey Ullman
Oh Lamour- Erasure
Freedom- Wham!
Kid Dynamo- The Buggles
She Blinded Me with Science- Thomas Dolby

The Retro Mix Video of the Week: Karma Chameleon by Culture Club

The Retro Mix Playlist for 6/8/13: TV Themes


Hour 1

(Theme from) The Rockford Files- Mike Post
F Troop
The New Scooby-Doo Movies
Paint It Black- The Rolling Stones (later used as the theme to "Tour of Duty")
21 Jump Street- Holly Robinson
Cleveland Rocks- The Presidents of the United States of America
Police Woman
Believe It or Not (Theme to "The Greatest American Hero")- Joey Scarbury
Perry Mason
Mission: Impossible- Lalo Schifrin
The Groovie Goolies
The Tra La La Song- The Banana Splits
Searching My Soul (Theme to Ally McBeal)- Vonda Shepard
Good Times
The Streets of San Francisco
The Dating Game
L.A. Law- Mike Post
The Fresh Prince of Bel Air- Will Smith
Walk with You (Theme to "Touched by an Angel")- Della Reese
St. Elsewhere
Mickey Mouse March
Sesame Street
Stand- R.E.M. (later used as the theme to "Get a Life")
Thank You for Being a Friend (Theme to "The Golden Girls")- Cynthia Fee
Keep Your Eye on the Sparrow (Theme to "Baretta")- Sammy Davis Jr.
Where Everybody Knows Your Name (Theme to "Cheers")- Gary Portnoy

Hour 2

Batman- Neil Heft
Stop That Pigeon (Theme to "Dastardly and Muttley in Their Flying Machines")
Making Our Dreams Come True (Theme to "Laverne and Shirley")- Cyndi Greco
My Life- Billy Joel (later used as the theme to "Bosom Buddies")
We Used to Be Friends (Theme to "Veronica Mars")- The Dandy Warhols
Beverly Hills, 90210
In Living Color- Heavy D & the Boyz
Hill Street Blues- Mike Post
My Opinionation (Theme to "Blossom")- Dr. John
Rawhide- Frankie Laine
The Wild, Wild West
Low Rider- War (later used as the theme to "George Lopez")
Match Game
Movin' on Up (Theme to "The Jeffersons")- Ja'net Dubois
In My Life (Theme to "Providence")- Chantal Kreviazuk
Love, American Style- The Cowsills
Fat Albert
Jonny Quest
Go Speed Racer Go
Reflections- Diana Ross & the Supremes (later used as the theme to "China Beach")
Bonanza
Hawaii Five-O
Drive (Theme to "Hardcastle & McCormick")
With a Little Help from My Friends- Joe Cocker (later used as the theme to "The Wonder Years")
Kimba, the White Lion
Where You Lead I Will Follow (Theme to "Gilmore Girls")- Carole King & Louise Goffin

Hour 3

I'll Be There for You (Theme to "Friends")- The Rembrandts
Closer to Free (Theme to "Party of Five")- The Bodeans
Theme from S.W.A.T.- Rhythm Heritage
Tiny Toon Adventures
Pee Wee's Playhouse- Cyndi Lauper
Perhaps, Perhaps, Perhaps- Mari Wilson (later used as the theme to the britcom "Coupling")
The Mod Squad
And Then There's Maude- Donny Hathaway
There's No Place Like Home (Theme to "227")- Marla Gibbs
Living Single- Queen Latifah
C'mon Get Happy (Theme to "The Partridge Family")- David Cassidy
The Snorks
Atom Ant
Best Friend (Theme to "The Courtship of Eddie's Father")- Harry Nilsson
Chico and the Man- Jose Feliciano
Kiss Me (Theme to "The Cosby Show")- Bobby McFerrin
Barney Miller
The Munsters
The Addams Family
Makin' It- David Naughton
Doogie Howser, M.D.
The Six Million Dollar Man
Secret Squirrel
The Jetsons
Action (Theme to "Where the Action Is")- Freddy Cannon
The A-Team- Mike Post
The Patty Duke Show
(Theme from) The Monkees
For Pete's Sake (the closing theme to the 2nd season of "The Monkees")

The Retro Mix Video of the Week: I'll Be There for You by The Rembrandts

The Retro Mix Playlist for 5/18/13: The Bo Diddley Beat



For this show, I featured tunes that used the Bo Diddley Beat  (along with other songs from the 50s through the 90s).

Hour 1

Bo Diddley- Bo Diddley
Lean on Me (Ah-Li-Ayo)- Red Box
I Want Candy- Bow Wow Wow
Sorry Is a Sorry Word- The Temptations
Not Fade Away- Buddy Holly
Hey Little Girl- Dee Clark
Sister Christian- Night Ranger
Love Is a Battlefield- Pat Benatar
Who’s Making Love- Johnnie Taylor

The Guestbook Segment #1:
When the Lovelight Starts Shining Through His Eyes- Supremes (feat. backup vocals by The Four Tops)

Desire- U2
Charmless Man- Blur
Panic in Detroit- David Bowie
Verdi Cries- 10,000 Maniacs

Hour 2

(Marie’s the Name) His Latest Flame- Elvis Presley
All Around the World- Little Richard
Mona- Bo Diddley
Basket Case- Green Day
Golden Thing- Throwing Muses
Burn Rubber- The Gap Band
Don’t Answer Me- The Alan Parsons Project
Don’t Let Him Go- REO Speedwagon
You Get What You Give- New Radicals

The Guestbook Segment #2:
Mickey’s Monkey- The Miracles (feat. backup vocals Mary Wilson of the Supremes, Martha & the Vandellas, The Temptations, and the Marvelettes)

Kalimba Story- Earth, Wind, and Fire
Magic Bus- The Who
Blood on the Dance Floor- Michael Jackson
Sweet Dreams- Tori Amos
Shame, Shame, Shame- Shirley & Company

Hour 3

New York Groove- Ace Frehley
Closer to the Heart- Rush
Willie and the Hand Jive- The Johnny Otis Show
Vacation- The Go-Gos
Deathwish- The Police
Gypsy Woman- The Impressions
Watch Out Sally!- Diane Renay
Brother Love’s Travelling Salvation Show- Neil Diamond
The Greatest Thing- Elvis Costello
Screwdriver- The White Stripes
Are You Gonna Go My Way- Lenny Kravitz
Mi Vida Loca (My Crazy Life)- Pam Tillis
The Chain- Fleetwood Mac
Get Me to the World on Time- The Electric Prunes
Windy- The Association
Faith- George Michael

The Retro Mix Video of the Week: Mi Vida Loca (My Crazy Life) by Pam Tillis



Friday, June 21, 2013

Friday Funday Trivia: "Cruise" Control


 

Below are 3 montages containing 15 photos/screenshots representing films from the career of Tom Cruise. You have to name the film. To enlarge the montages, click on them.  Below the montages are the point values for each photo (40 pts total). Along with the values for each photo, there are 3 bonus questions as well totaling 10 pts.
 
If you are a Friday Funday Trivia virgin about to be touched for the very first time, please read the following rules before playing:

* The game is pub style so looking up the answers, using friends/family/co-workers, etc. for help,  is not allowed.

If you are the only player to correctly identify a photo/photo set, you earn 5 bonus points. The first player to submit their finalanswers to me will earn 2 bonus points.

* Please do not post your answers in the comments section. Instead, send them to ultfan@gmail.com no later than Sunday night (6/23) at 11:59 PM EST. The answers will be posted on Monday, June 24th.

Not an official rule: If you have no clue, feel free to come up with an intentionally funny answer. Although you won't get credit for a correct answer, you'll get a thumbs up from me for originality, execution, and showmanship. What can I say, I love to be entertained and I'll take it any way I can get it!

Have fun and good luck!


 1-5

1. 2 pts
2. 2 pts
3. 2 pts
4. 2 pts- This film is based on a novel by what author?   3 bonus pts
5. 2 pts

6-10

6. 3 pts
7. 2 pts
8. 2 pts
9. 2 pts- In what decade is this movie set? 3 bonus pts
10. 4 pts

11-15

11. 3 pts- What is the name of the "film within the film" in this movie? 4 bonus pts 
12. 4 pts
13. 2 pts
14. 2 pts
15. 6 pts

Monday, June 17, 2013

Answers to Friday Funday Trivia: Who Is Your Daddy and What Does He Do?


 

Before getting to the answers, here are the names of the 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place finishers this week. 

1st place-Jon: 44 pts... excellent job!
2nd place-David B.: 43 pts
3rd place- Celina and Teresa: 35 pts each

Congratulations to those who made it to the podium and thanks to everyone who played.


 1-5


1. 2 pts- Mike Brady, architect (The Brady Bunch and its various sequels)
2. 2 pts- Cliff Huxtable, obstetrician/doctor (The Cosby Show)
3. 2 pts- Tim Taylor, TV show host (Home Improvement)
4. 2 pts- George Jefferson, dry-cleaning business owner (The Jeffersons)
5. 2 pts- Al Bundy, (women's) shoe salesman (Married... with Children). This character's father was a high school star in what sport?  3 bonus pts- football

6-10

6. 3 pts- Tony Soprano, mobster (The Sopranos)
7. 2 pts- Alan Harper, chiropractor (Two and a Half Men)
8. 2 pts- Tony Micelli, housekeeper or as Dina quoted from an episode of the show, "He Cleans with Manly Power for Ad Exec Angela Bower!" (Who's the Boss?)
9. 2 pts- Andy Taylor, sherriff (The Andy Griffith Show). In what U.S. state does this character and his father reside? 3 bonus pts- North Carolina
10. 4 pts- Maxwell Sheffield, Broadway producer (The Nanny)
11-15

11. 3 pts- Rob Petrie, TV comedy writer (The Dick Van Dyke Show)
12. 4 pts- Howard Cunninghmam, hardware store owner (Happy Days)
13. 2 pts- Fred Sanford, junk dealer (Sanford & Son). In the series' final season, this character and his father appeared as contestants on what show? 4 bonus pts- The Gong Show
14. 2 pts- Homer Simpson, safety inspector at a nuclear power plant (The Simpsons)
15. 6 pts- Josiah Bartlett, President of the United States (The West Wing)- Celina was the only player to get this correct. 

Friday, June 14, 2013

Friday Funday Trivia: Who Is Your Daddy and What Does He Do?


 

In a nod to Detective John Kimble, below are 3 montages containing 15 photos of  TV characters. You have to correctly identify not only the TV character's father, but also their father's primary occupation. If you can only name the father and not their occupation or vice versa, you still earn half credit.

To enlarge the montages, click on them.  Below the montages are the point values for each photo (40 pts total). Along with the values for each photo, there are 3 bonus questions as well totaling 10 pts.
 
If you are a Friday Funday Trivia virgin about to be touched for the very first time, please read the following rules before playing:


* The game is pub style so looking up the answers, using friends/family/co-workers, etc. for help,  is not allowed.

If you are the only player to correctly identify a photo/photo set, you earn 5 bonus points. The first player to submit their finalanswers to me will earn 2 bonus points.

* Please do not post your answers in the comments section. Instead, send them to ultfan@gmail.com no later than Sunday night (6/16) at 11:59 PM EST. The answers will be posted on Monday, June 17th.

Not an official rule: If you have no clue, feel free to come up with an intentionally funny answer. Although you won't get credit for a correct answer, you'll get a thumbs up from me for originality, execution, and showmanship. What can I say, I love to be entertained and I'll take it any way I can get it!

Have fun, good luck and Happy Father's Day!


 1-5


1. 2 pts
2. 2 pts
3. 2 pts
4. 2 pts
5. 2 pts- This character's father was a high school star in what sport?  3 bonus pts

6-10

6. 3 pts
7. 2 pts
8. 2 pts
9. 2 pts- In what U.S. state does this character and his father reside? 3 bonus pts
10. 4 pts
11-15

11. 3 pts
12. 4 pts
13. 2 pts- In the series' final season, this character and his father appeared as contestants on what show? 4 bonus pts
14. 2 pts
15. 6 pts

Monday, June 10, 2013

Answers to Friday Funday Trivia: Recording Acts on the "B"- List


 

Before getting to the answers, here are the names of the 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place finishers this week. 

1st place- Becky: 37 pts... two wks in a row, good job!
2nd place- Jennifer: 34 pts 
3rd place- Jenna and Teresa: 33 pts each

Congratulations to those who made it to the podium and thanks to everyone who played.


 1-5


1. 2 pts- The Beatles
2. 2 pts- David Bowie
3. 2 pts- Boyz II Men. This group's  first #1 hit appeared on thesoundtrack of what 1992 Eddie Murphy romantic comedy?  3 bonus pts- Boomerang (the song was The End of the Road)
4. 2 pts- Pat Benatar
5. 2 pts- James Brown

6-10

6. 3 pts- Busta Rhymes
7. 2 pts- Chuck Berry
8. 2 pts- The Banana Splits
9. 2 pts- The Bangles. This band's first hit (which peaked at #2 on the Billboard Hot 100 in 1986) was written by what legendary singer/musician? 3 bonus pts- Prince (the song was Manic Monday)
10. 4 pts- B.o.B- No one got this correct
11-15

11. 3 pts- The Black Eyed Peas- The photo above is from the cover of their 2000 album Bridging the Gap, which was released during the pre-Fergie era. 
12. 4 pts- Blur
13. 2 pts- Mary J. Blige
14. 2 pts- The Beastie Boys In 1985, this group served as the opening act for what future Rock and Roll Hall of Famer's debut  concert tour? 4 bonus pts- Madonna
15. 6 pts- Boyce & HartNo one got this correct. Boyce & Hart are best known for writing such Monkees tunes as (Theme from) the Monkees, Last Train to Clarksville, (I'm Not Your) Steppin' Stone, and Words. The duo also had some success as a recording act in their own right, with such hits as I Wonder What She's Doing Tonight and Alice Long (You're Still My Favorite Girlfriend). 

Friday, June 7, 2013

Friday Funday Trivia: Recording Acts on the "B"-List


 

Below are 3 montages containing 15 photos of  recording acts whose names begin with the letter "B". You have to correctly identify the recording act. In the case of solo acts who use a surname, that's the word which will begin with "B".

To enlarge the montages, click on them.  Below the montages are the point values for each photo (40 pts total). Along with the values for each photo, there are 3 bonus questions as well totaling 10 pts.
 
If you are a Friday Funday Trivia virgin about to be touched for the very first time, please read the following rules before playing:


* The game is pub style so looking up the answers, using friends/family/co-workers, etc. for help,  is not allowed.

If you are the only player to correctly identify a photo/photo set, you earn 5 bonus points. The first player to submit their finalanswers to me will earn 2 bonus points.

* Please do not post your answers in the comments section. Instead, send them to ultfan@gmail.com no later than Sunday night (6/9) at 11:59 PM EST. The answers will be posted on Monday, June 10th.

Not an official rule: If you have no clue, feel free to come up with an intentionally funny answer. Although you won't get credit for a correct answer, you'll get a thumbs up from me for originality, execution, and showmanship. What can I say, I love to be entertained and I'll take it any way I can get it!


Have fun and good luck!


 1-5


1. 2 pts
2. 2 pts
3. 2 pts- This group's  first #1 hit appeared on the soundtrack of what 1992 Eddie Murphy romantic comedy?  3 bonus pts
4. 2 pts
5. 2 pts

6-10

6. 3 pts
7. 2 pts
8. 2 pts
9. 2 pts- This band's first hit (which peaked at #2 on the Billboard Hot 100 in 1986) was written by what legendary singer/musician? 3 bonus pts
10. 4 pts
11-15

11. 3 pts
12. 4 pts
13. 2 pts
14. 2 pts- In 1985, this group served as the opening act for what future Rock and Roll Hall of Famer's debut  concert tour? 4 bonus pts
15. 6 pts
 
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