These are the questions I was asked during the Popmaster quiz on BBC Radio 2 on the 24th July 2020. What would you score?

The Questions

  1. What 2001 number one by Geri Halliwell was a cover of an 80’s song by The Weather Girls? (3 points)
  2. What is the name of the guitarist with Genesis who formed the band Mike and the Mechanics? (3 points)
  3. In which year did this week’s top 3 have “The Roussos Phenomenon” by Demi Roussos at number 3, “A Little Bit More” by Dr Hook at number 2 and “Don’t Go Breaking My Heart” by Elton John and Kiki Dee at number 1? (3 points)
  4. Bonus Question. In 1986 this singing model achieved the first of her 8 solo top 40 hits. Can you identify her. (Female artist sings “Touch me. Touch me. I wanna feel your body. Your heartbeat next to mine. Touch me. Touch me now.) (6 points)
  5. Which band first reached the top 10 in 1990 with the song “The only one I know” then had further top 10 singles with “North Country Boy” and “One to Another”? (3 points)
  6. Bonus Question. You’re about to hear Willie Nelson’s version of a song that became a number 1 hit in 1987 for which British Duo? (Male artists sing “You are always on my mind. You are always on my mind.”) (6 points)
  7. Which number 1 for All Saints in 2000 featured on the film The Beach starring Leonardo di Caprio? (3 points)
  8. Which Australian singer had hits in the mid 90’s called “Chains”, “Sorrento Moon” and a cover of Maria McKee’s “Show me Heaven”? (3 points)
  9. Bonus Question. Can you identify this comedian from his one and only chart entry from 1988? (Male artist sings “Loads of Money. Money.”) (6 points)
  10. The Jam sung about “A Town Called Malice” in 1982 but what type of town did they sing about in their 1979 hit single?

The Answers

  1. It’s Raining Men. (3 points)
  2. Mike Rutherford. (3 points)
  3. 1976 (3 points)
  4. Samantha Fox (6 points)
  5. The Charlatans (3 points)
  6. Pet Shop Boys (6 points)
  7. Pure Shores (3 points)
  8. Tina Arena (3 points)
  9. Harry Enfield (6 points)
  10. Strange Town (3 points)

3 in 10 artist: Supergrass

You could have picked from any of: Caught By The Fuzz, Mansize Rooster, Lose It, Lenny, Alright/Time, Going Out, Richard III, Sun Hits The Sky, Late In The Day, Pumping On Your Stereo, Moving, Mary, Never Done Nothing Like That Before, Grace, Seen The Light, Kiss Of Life, St Petersburg, Low C or Bad Blood.

What was your score?

Maximum score possible is 39 (which is worthy of the Popmaster Champions League). A good score would probably be 21 upwards, respectable score mid-high teens and up. You can hear Popmaster every weekday morning on the Ken Bruce Show on BBC Radio 2 and also check out hundreds of Popmaster question by buying the Ultimate PopMaster book on Amazon! How did you do? Let us know by commenting below!

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