Round 10: Music Round
This is Round 10 of the Number 42 Sample Quiz! The total sample quiz consists of 10 rounds, with a total of 100 quiz questions. Great work: you have reached the final round! We will end the quiz with a ‘name that tune’ music round. You’ll hear 10 songs.
We are looking for the title and the artist of each clip, for half a point each. So you can earn 10 more points on this round! We thought it was a little too easy to show a photo of the artists. Instead, you will see a (sometimes very) cryptic image that refers to either the title or the artist.
Billy Joel – Piano Man
Billy Joel worked as a bar pianist in the early 70s. He did that under the pseudonym Bill Martin, because he was more or less ‘living undercover’ hoping to get out of a contract with a record label. The song, which refers to those days, has since become a true classic. In case you were wondering about the picture: it’s Ikea’s ‘Billy’ bookcase.
Soft Cell – Tainted Love
The British synth pop duo Soft Cell recorded a version of the song in 1981. Their version differs substantially from the original; they adopted a slower pace and replaced the electric guitars and wind instruments with synthesizers and drum computers. The single became an international hit.
Kings of Leon – Sex on Fire
The band consists of the three brothers Caleb, Jared and Nathan Followill and their cousin Matthew. The band was looking for a catchy opening line. During practice they came up with ‘Set us on fire’. However, one of the sound mixers misheard this as Sex on fire. The band liked that so much that it became the final title!