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Answers to Bread & Roses Music Quiz!

Thank you to everyone who entered our Music Quiz. We were impressed by the collective knowledge of our community. Special congratulations to Kathie Autumn from Catholic Charities Treasure Island Child Development Center! We hope you all participate in the next quiz which will be announced in the coming Heartbeat newsletter. Join our email list to stay tuned.


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1. Question: "Shallow" - a duet by pop star Lady Gaga and Hollywood actor Bradley Cooper won the Academy Award for Best Original Song in 2019. On which film's soundtrack did it appear? Answer: A Star Is Born

Fun Fact: "Shallow" is a song performed by American singer Lady Gaga and American actor/ filmmaker Bradley Cooper. It was released through Interscope Records on September 27, 2018 as the lead single from the soundtrack of the 2018 musical romantic drama film, A Star Is Born. "Shallow," written by Gaga with Andrew Wyatt, Anthony Rossomondo and Mark Ronson, was produced by Gaga with Benjamin Rice. The song is heard three times throughout the film, most prominently during a sequence when Cooper's character Jackson Maine invites Gaga's character Ally to perform it onstage with him. The scene was filmed in front of a live audience at the Greek Theater in Los Angeles, California.

2. Question: How many notes are in the musical alphabet?

Answer: 12 notes 

Fun Fact: The complete musical alphabet consists of 12 notes; seven keys named from A to G and five black keys named either with sharps or flats. 

3. Question: What is the most expensive music video ever made?

Answer: “Scream” by Michael Jackson and Janet Jackson.

Fun Fact: “Scream” by Michael Jackson and Janet Jackson cost $7 million and was listed in the Guinness World Records as the most expensive music video ever made. Michael Jackson and Janet Jackson — "Scream," $10.7 million (originally $7 million).

4. Question: Who was the original drummer for The Beatles?

Answer: Pete Best

Fun Fact: Randolph Peter Best Scanland is an English musician known as having been the Beatles drummer prior to their achieving worldwide fame. After he was dismissed from the group in 1962, he started his own band, the Pete Best Four, and joined many other bands over the years. He is one of several people who have been referred to as the Fifth Beatle.

5. Question: In 1994, the Elton John song "Can You Feel the Love Tonight" was released. Which Disney film from the same year featured this tune?

Answer: The Lion King

Fun Fact: The self-titled song from Disney's 1994 animated film The Lion King, was composed by Elton John with lyrics by Tim Rice. A hit in the UK, it peaked at Number 14 on the UK Singles Chart and achieved even more success in the US, reaching number four on the Billboard Hot 100. The song was a number-one hit in Canada and France, selling 11 million copies worldwide. At the 67th Academy Awards in March 1995, it won the award for Best Original Song. The same year, Elton John also won a Grammy Award for best male vocal pop performance on the song.

6. Question: What city calls itself the live music capital of the world?

Answer: Austin, TX

Fun Fact: Austin's official motto is the "Live Music Capital of the World" because on any given night, one can find over one hundred venues showcasing a wide variety of free, live music performances. Austin is also famed for Southwest (SXSW) and the Austin City Limits (ACL) Music Festivals which showcase an eclectic array of live musical talent from across the globe. The greatest concentration of music venues in Austin are located around 6th Street, the Warehouse District, Downtown, Central East Austin, South Congress, the Red River District, the University of Texas, South Lamar and South Austin.

7. Question: Who was the most streamed artist on Spotify in 2019?

Answer: Post Malone

Fun Fact: Austin Richard Post (born July 4, 1995), known professionally as Post Malone, is an American singer, songwriter, rapper, record producer and actor. Known for his introspective songwriting and laconic vocal style, Malone has gained acclaim for bending a range of genres including country, grunge, hip hop and R&B. He first attained recognition in 2015 following the release of his debut single "White Iversion." He subsequently signed a recording contract with Republic Records.

8. Question: What song by British rock band Queen and singer David Bowie was released as a single in October 1981?

Answer: Under Pressure

Fun Fact: Originally released as a single in October 1981, the song was later included on Queen's 1982 album Hot Space. The song reached number one on the UK Singles Chart, becoming Queen's second number one hit in their home country (after 1975's "Bohemian Rhapsodywhich topped the chart for nine weeks) and Bowie's third (after the 1975 reissue of "Space Oddity" and "Ashes To Ashes" in 1980). The song charted in the top 10 in more than ten countries around the world, and peaked at No. 29 on the US Billboard Hot 100 in January 1982.

9. Question: When translated, what does 'Karaoke' mean?

Answer: Empty Orchestra

Fun Fact: The word Karaoke actually means "Empty Orchestra" in Japanese. Karaoke was born in a Japanese town called Kobe when a band failed to show up for a gig in a bar. The innovative owner played some music and asked his customers to come up and sing.

10. Question: Who wrote the hit song “I Will Always Love You” made famous by the singer Whitney Houston?

Answer: Dolly Parton

Fun Fact: "I Will Always Love You" is a song written and originally recorded in 1973 by American singer-songwriter Dolly Parton. Her country version of the track was released in 1974 as a single. It was written as a farewell to her former partner and mentor of seven years, Porter Wagoner, following Parton's decision to leave The Porter Wagoner Show and pursue a solo career.


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