1.   The UJT Music Trivia Quiz !

I am not aware of any government studies that confirm it, but I believe that music is the universal language of humanity. If we spent more time appreciating what our music was trying to tell us we would live in a much less dangerous place. We would find our common humanity and appreciate the differences between us more. In my experience music (with the possible exceptions of Disco, Opera and Rap) teaches us tolerance and contemplation. All kidding aside, we could do worse than pay attention to the details of the sounds that soothe us and help us grow.

In that light, I have initiated the UJT Musical Trivia Quiz. About once each month, I will assemble a numbered list of musical trivia items (a factoid about the music or bit of lyric or some other detail you should know if you were paying attention) and a lettered list of songs and artists associated with that musical item. Your mission is to match the items to their owners and songs. The key will be provided at the bottom of the page, much like we do the Vocabulary Word Quiz.

This in intended to be fun and thought provoking. A challenge to our minds (as opposed to Google!) in connecting details you have probably witnessed with those that created them. Whether you succeed or not is not really the point. Remember, we should try to enjoy the journey.

Musical Trivia Quiz for December 6th, 2018

Trivia Item:

  1. What song has the lyrics – “On a dark desert highway, cool wind in my hair”?
  2. What are the “…two reasons why I cry…” in Grateful Dead’s song, “Friend of the Devil”?
  3. Who played piano for the band Return to Forever?
  4. In 1986, which Billboard Hot 100 Number One song was by Bangles?
  5. “Broken Wings” was hit single for what band?
  6. What year did Jefferson Starship emerge as hit single (We Built This City) resurrection of Jefferson Airplane?
  7. “Miami Vice Theme” was a big hit in 1985 for this gentleman. Can you name him?
  8. What artist had the first song to be number one on four separate Billboard charts?
  9. Elton John’s big hit, “I’m Still Standing was released in what year?
  10. Which song includes the lyrics, “You already won me over, in spite of me.” ?



A. Stevie Wonder
B. Walk Like an Egyptian
C. Chick Corea
D. 1983
E. Head Over Feet
F. Mr. Mister
G. Anne Marie and prison
H. Hotel California
I. Jan Hammer
J. 1985


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  1. H) From The Eagles album of the same name, released in 1976.
  2. G) From their “American Beauty” album released in 1970; lyrics by Robert Hunter; music Jerry Garcia and John Dawson.
  3. C) This was Jefferson Airplane’s biggest hit.
  4. B) This was the single from their 1986 release, “Different Light”. Peter Gabriel also had a hit that year with “Sledgehammer”
  5. F) “”Saturday night I was downtown. Working for the FBI” was part of this hit by The Hollies.
  6. J)”We Built This City” was their 1985 album, “Knee Deep in the Hoopla”
  7. I) Jan Hammer came to us from Prague, in the Czech Republic, and has been recording tunes since 1968. Hammer was a close associate of Jeff Beck and worked with him in the 1970s.
  8. A) “Part Time Lover” was a Stevie Wonder penned tune that spent a week at the top of the U.S. Billboard Hot 100, R&B, Dance and Adult Contemporary charts in the fall of 1985. It also hit number three in the U.K.
  9. D) In 1983. “I’m Still Standing” appeared on the album “Too Low for Zero”
  10. E) “Head Over Feet ” is from Alanis Morissette’s 1995 album “Jagged Little Pill”.