Remember That Song: 8/10/12

Can you name the artist and song:

Darlin’
I wanna be near you
If only you’d feel like I do
I must’ve had it wrong, I should a known


Last Song: “Greatest Love of All” by Whitney Houston. Great job Rachel (@StarLady82), Kids Inc Daily (@kidsincdaily), and Jim:

I believe the children are our future
Teach them well and let them lead the way

And once again, thanks to Kids Inc Daily for answering with this video from the show Kids Incorporated:

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Daily Trivia: 8/9/12

Question: What movie capitalized on Melanie Griffith’s exotic allure with ads reading “Something different, something daring, something dangerous”?


Last Question: What former Disney on Parade dancer landed the lead role in the miniseries North and South?

Answer: Patrick Swayze

Here is a promo for Disney on Parade:

And here is an North and South miniseries promo:

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Remember That Song: 8/9/12

Here’s an easy one. She would have turned 49 today:

I believe the children are our future
_____ ____ ____ ___ ___ ____ ____ ___ ___


Last song: “Desire” by U2 in honor of The Edge who turned 51 yesterday. Great job Kevin (@KevinATBoltonFM)!!:

She’s a candle burning in my room
Yeah I’m like the needle, needle and spoon

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Daily Trivia: 8/8/12

Question: What former Disney on Parade dancer landed the lead role in the miniseries North and South?


Last Question: What Olympic sprinter was stripped of his 1988 gold medal after testing positive for steroids?

Answer: Ben Johnson

Ben Johnson was born in Jamaica in 1961, and emigrated to Canada in 1976. He would go on to have a fierce rivalry with American sprinter, Carl Lewis.

At the 1984 Olympics in Los Angeles, Ben Johnson reached the 100 meter finals. He would win the bronze behind Carl Lewis and Sam Graddy. He also won the bronze as part of the 4×100 meter relay team.

In 1985, after eight consecutive losses, Johnson finally beat Carl Lewis. He would also go on to beat Lewis at the 1986 Goodwill Games. By the time of the 1987 World Championships, Johnson had won his four previous races with Lewis and had established himself as the best 100 m sprinter. At Rome, Johnson gained instant world fame and confirmed this status when he beat Lewis for the title, setting a new world record of 9.83 seconds as well, beating Calvin Smith’s former record by a full tenth of a second.

Then without naming names, Lewis said “There are a lot of people coming out of nowhere. I don’t think they are doing it without drugs.” He then called on the sport of track and field to start investigating the abuse of steroids.

On September 24 1988, Johnson beat Lewis in the 100m final at the Olympics n Seoul, lowering his own world record to 9.79 seconds. However, three days later Johnson was disqualified for testing positive for steroids. Carl Lewis had won the silver, but was bumped up to gold after Johnson’s disqualification.

Ben Johnson was suspended until 1991. Then he attempted a comeback. He had failed to qualify for the 1991 World Championships in Tokyo but made the Canadian Olympic team again in 1992 in Barcelona, Spain. He did not do very well at the Olympics as he finished last in the semi-finals.

He found success again in 1993 as he won a 50 meter race and was just 0.04 seconds shy of the world record. However, there was a reason why he became successful once again – once again he was found guilty of doping – this time for excess testosterone. He was then banned for life by the IAAF.

In 1999, Johnson made headlines again when it was revealed that he had been hired by Libyan leader Muammar Gaddafi to act as a football coach for his son, Al-Saadi Gaddafi, who wanted to join an Italian soccer/football team. Al-Saadi was able join an Italian team but was fired after one game when he — you guessed it– failed a drug test.

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Remember That Song: 8/8/12

Can you name the artist and song:

She’s a candle burning in my room
Yeah I’m like the needle, needle and spoon


Last Song: “Burning Heart” by Survivor:

In the warriors code – there’s no surrender,
Though his body says stop, His Spirit Cries Never!

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Daily Trivia: 8/3/12

Question: What Olympic sprinter was stripped of his 1988 gold medal after testing positive for steroids?


Last Question: What show gave Joey Lawrence his big break, playing six-year-old orphan Joey Donovan?

Answer: Gimme a Break!


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Remember That Song: 8/3/12

Can you name the Artist and Song and complete the lyrics:

In the warriors code – there’s no surrender,
Though his body says stop, ___ ______ _____ _____!


Last Song: “Bit by Bit (Theme from Fletch)” by Stephanie Mills (Great job @kidsincdaily!):

Have you heard the news making all the headlines
Zooming via satellite?
Have you heard the news coming through the grapevine

 

And thanks for @kidsincdaily for pointing out this video from Kids Incorporated (You may or may not recognize the singer – Stacy Ferguson a.k.a Fergie of The Black Eyed Peas):

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Remember That Song: 8/2/12

Can you name the artist and song:

Have you heard the news making all the headlines
Zooming via satellite?
Have you heard the news coming through the grapevine

[Hint: This song was featured in a Chevy Chase movie]


Last Song: “Endless Summer Nights” by Richard Marx (Great job Christa – @buttercup081474!!):

I’d give my life for one more night
Of having you here to hold me tight; oh, please
Take me there again

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Remember That Song: 8/1/12

Can you name the artist and song:

I’d give my life for one more night
Of having you here to hold me tight; oh, please
Take me there again


Last Song: “Touch of Grey” by The Grateful Dead

Draw the curtains I don’t care, ’cause it’s alright
I will get by, I will get by, I will get by, I will survive

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