Daily Trivia – 4/3/12

Question: What Ron Howard movie was spiced with characters Fin Raziel, Meegosh and Burglekutt?


Last Question: What actress appeared in the movies Transylvania 6-5000, Fletch, and Earth Girls Are Easy?

Answer: Geena Davis

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Remember That Song – 4/3/12

Can you name this Pat Benatar tune:

_____ __ _____
Open your eyes, maybe you’ll see the light


Last Song: “Sanctify Yourself” by Simple Minds:

Control yourself, love is all you need
Control yourself, in your eyes
Sanctify yourself, sanctify

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One Hit Wonders of the ’80s: 1988 – M|A|R|R|S

“Pump Up the Volume” by M|A|R|R|S

Brothers and sisters! Pump up the Volume! M|A|R|R|S was a collaboration of the groups A.R. Kane and Colourbox. The name is an acronym derived from the first names of the five artists involved in the project: Martyn Young (from Colourbox), Alex Ayuli and Rudy Tambala (from A.R. Kane), Russell Smith (an associate A.R. Kane member and founder of Terminal Cheesecake), and Steve Young (from Colourbox).

The only release of this collaboration was the double A-sided single “Pump Up the Volume” / “Anitina”. Of the two songs, “Pump up the Volume” became the hit. It was a sampling of several songs, and was inspired by the American house music that was starting to make an impact on the British charts. The song went on to be a #1 hit in several countries, and peaked at #13 on the U.S. charts on February 20, 1988.

The groups never recorded together again. Apparently they did not get along with each other. Producer John Fryer found himself in the middle and unable to resolve the conflict between the two groups. So instead of working together, the two groups ended up recording a track each, then turning it over to the other for additional input.

The result was this hit song:

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Daily Trivia -4/2/12

Question: What actress appeared in the movies Transylvania 6-5000, Fletch, and Earth Girls Are Easy?


Last Question: What legendary director died weeks after voicing the role of Unicron in The Transformers: The Movie?

Answer: Orson Wells

Here is the movie trailer:

And if you’re wondering what that awesome song is at the beginning of the trailer, it is “The Touch” by Stan Bush:

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Remember That Song -4/2/12

Can you name the artist:

Control yourself, love is all you need
Control yourself, in your eyes
Sanctify yourself, sanctify


Last Song: “Fool for Your Loving” by Whitesnake:

I’m so tired of trying, I always end up crying,
Fool for Your Loving no more

Here is the version most of us are familiar with:

Here is the original version from 1980:

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