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 Sunday, September 28, 2003

Top 20

Today's quiz was a musical top twenty for you to identify, with every song in the list recorded digitally. All the correct answers are now listed below, so thanks if you stuck a correct guess in the comments box.

  1) Every 1's A Winner, Hot Chocolate (1978, no 12)
  2) Song 2, Blur (1997, no 2)
  3) 3am Eternal, KLF (1991, no 1)
  4) Mary Of The 4th Form, Boomtown Rats (1977, no 15)
  5) Mambo No 5, Bob The Builder (2001, no 1)
  6) 6 Underground, Sneaker Pimps (1997, no 9)
  7) 7, Prince (1992, no 27)
  8) Sk8er Boi, Avril Lavigne (2002, no 8)
  9) 9pm (Till I Come), ATB (1999, no 1)
10) Perfect 10, Beautiful South (1998, no 2)
11) Love Missile F1-11, Sigue Sigue Sputnik (1986, no 3)
12) 12 Reasons Why, My Life Story (1996, no 32)
13) The 13th, Cure (1996, no 16)
14) (help!)
15) TVC 15, David Bowie (1976, no 33)
16) 16 Bars, Stylistics (1976, no 7)
17) 7 Teen, Regents (1979, no 11)
18) 18 Carat Love Affair, Associates (1982, no 21)
19) 19/2000, Gorillaz (2001, no 6)
20) 20th Century Boy, T Rex (1973, no 3)

As for 14, finding any appropriate record to ask about is still causing problems. Emma's suggested a couple of American hits (Fourteen days by Laura Love, and 14 Karet Fool by Buzz Clifford), but neither of those was a hit over here. Ian suggests 14 Hours To Save The Earth by Tomski (1998), which is fine if you consider number 42 to be a hit record. I was toying with the marvellous They're Coming To Take Me Away Ha-Haaa! by Napoleon XIV (1966, no 4), except the 14 there is in the artist's name and not in the title. And Scaryduck, well, he suggests something rather more devious which, whilst not strictly digital, is probably borderline acceptable. So, this is Scaryduck's idea, but not his choice of record. Can you guess:
14) Steps (1998, no 2)

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