MUSIC QUIZ OF THE YEAR €100 CASH TO BE WON
HOW MUCH ATTENTION WERE YOU PAYING TO THE WORLD OF MUSIC THROUGH 2014?
Test your knowledge with our 50-question quiz and you could bag a post-Christmas pressie of €100 in cash.
1. In March, which female singer announced her first live tour dates in 35 years, since the only tour of her career in 1979? 2. Which member of Take That left the band in September? 3. Name the 67-year-old voted best British Male Solo Artist at the BRIT Awards in February. 4. What announcement did Liam Gallagher make on October 25, much to the indifference of most music fans? 5. Ireland’s 2014 Eurovision entry failed to make the final, finishing 12th in a semi-final field of 15. What was it called? 6. Who duetted with Michael Jackson on ‘Love Never Felt So Good’? 7. How many shows was Garth Brooks scheduled to play at Croke Park? 8. Whose fifth studio album sold 1.287 million copies in its first week in the US, making it far and away the best selling artist album in America this year? 9. Name the two singers who teamed up on the single ‘Black Widow’. 10. What was Rolling Stone magazine’s surprise Album of the Year 2014? 11. What are Viva, Bliss and The Vault? 12. New Zealand singer Ella Manja Lani Yelich-O’Connor is better known as… 13. Name the Spice Girl judge on X Factor. 14. Who announced that their ‘On The Road Again’ tour would visit Dublin in October 2015? 15. Hozier is a native of which Irish county? 16. Which Disney movie soundtrack gave us the biggest selling album of the year? 17. Who called their 2014 album ‘Sheezus’? 18. What nationality is Sia, the ‘Chandelier’ hitmaker? 19. Who announced their ‘conscious uncoupling’ after ten years of marriage in March? 20. Which member of One Direction made his debut on the pitch for Doncaster Rovers back in February? 21. Who won the 2014 Eurovision Song Contest? 22. For the first time since 1993, British artists took the two top spots in the US album charts in July. One was Ed Sheeran, but who was the other? 23. Mark David Chapman was refused parole in the US in August. Who did he shoot dead in New York 34 years ago? 24. Which Beach Boys hit was covered in a BBC promo featuring a host of star names, including Lorde, Chris Martin, Stevie Wonder and Elton John? 25. Name the two singers who joined Jessie J on ‘Bang Bang’? 26. Who was named a ‘global welcome ambassador’ by the city of New York in October? 27. In what year was the original Band Aid ‘Do They Know It’s Christmas?’ recorded? 28. Name the Irish singer questioned after an alleged assault on a flight attendant during an Aer Lingus flight from New York in November. 29. Which 2012 X Factor contestant had a major hit with ‘Ghost’? 30. Whose cover of The Beatles’ ‘Real Love’ featured in the 2014 John Lewis Christmas ad about a penguin finding love? 31. Which Welsh singer married American artist and film actor/director Andrew Levitas at Hampton Court Palace on September 27? 32. Country/folk sisters Johanna and Klara Söderberg are known as….? 33. Who released the singles ‘West Coast’, ‘Shades of Cool’ and ‘Brooklyn Baby’? 34. What is EDM? 35. Where did The Script shoot their video for ‘Superheroes’? 36. Where is the Coachella music festival staged? 37. Who bought Beats Electronics and Beats Music – the headphone and music streaming company - for $3 billion? 38. Which Monty Python song is the most popular song played at funerals in the UK, according to data gathered by Co-operative Funeralcare in November? 39. Which Irish man’s album prevented a U2 album reaching number one in Ireland on the first week of its release for the first time since 1987? 40. Who called their fourth studio album ‘Four’? 41. Who had a hit with ‘Me And My Broken Heart’? 42. In June, whose ‘Summer’ became the 23rd song with the word ‘summer’ in the title to reach the top ten in America’s Billboard Hot 100 since the chart launched in 1958? 43. Who had their first US number one in a ten-year career with ‘All Of Me’? 44. What number in the ‘Now That’s What I Call Music…’ series was released in November 2014? 45. What nationality are the members of ‘5 Seconds Of Summer’? 46. Who wrote and produced ‘We Are One (Ola Ola)’, the official FIFA World Cup 2014 single? 47. In June, which ‘Dame’ became the oldest living artist to reach the top 20 in the UK albums chart, at the age of 97? 48. ‘My Favourite Faded Fantasy’ was the first studio album in eight years for whom? 49. What nationality is DJ/producer Avicii? 50. Who fronts American band OneRepublic?
To have a chance of winning, answer as many questions as you can and send your entry to Music Quiz of the Year, Wicklow People, New Street, Wicklow Town. The closing date for entries is Friday, January 2, Please write or type your answers on one side of a page. The first all-correct entry drawn will win. If no entrant answers all the questions correctly, the entry with most
correct answers wins. Judges’ decision is final. Answers will be published in this newspaper in the New Year.