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1. Someone or something called Spotify had a big impact on music during 2011. Who or what is Spotify?
It's a rap-country crossover supergroup
It's a music streaming service
It was Green Day's controversial college campus tour
It's the vocal group that won America's Got Talent
2. Grown damn men prance around in elephant costumes during in the video for this song:
Just Can't Get Enough by The Black Eyed Peas
Good Life by One Republic
Paradise by Coldplay
For the First Time by The Script
3. This band executed a terrific idea, as they launched a Garage Tour, playing gigs in the actual garages of fans:
Foo Fighters
Arcade Fire
Bruce Springsteen & The E Street Band
Mumford and Sons
4. Judges from NBC's singing competition The Voice collaborated on this single:
Pretty Girl Rock
What's My Name?
Moves Like Jagger
What the Hell
5. The radio edit of Foster the People's Pumped Up Kicks omitted these two words:
Supremacy and revenge
Bitch and Christ
Gun and bullet
Whore and suicide
6. If you're grooving to some jams from Watch the Throne, then you're enjoying the joint musical talents of which two people?
Kanye West and Pitbull
Jay-Z and Kanye West
Kid Rock and Kanye West
Eminem and Jay-Z
7. It would have been easier to survive a zombie apocalypse than to have escaped the clutches of LMFAO's Party Rock Anthem during 2011. The duo is made up of men of this relation:
Fraternity brothers
8. Like it or not, Katy Perry continues to be a force in popular music. Last Friday Night became hit #1 on the Billboard Hot 100 chart, the fifth single from Teenage Dream to top the chart. This feat had only been accomplished one time before, by:
The Saturday Night Fever Soundtrack
Janet Jackson's Rhythm Nation1814
Garth Brook's Ropin' the Wind
Michael Jackson's Bad
9. So what does pop culture pariah Lindsay Lohan have to do with music in 2011? Not much, though she did sue this artist for using her name in his song Give Me Anything:
Kanye West
Justin Bieber
Chris Daughtrey
10. Rihanna's unexpected toplessness during a video shoot motivated the owner of ____________, where the shoot was being held, to object and shut down the proceedings:
Santa Monica car wash
Abandoned amusement park
Hawaiian estate
Farmland in Ireland
11. Rolling Stone magazine continues to publish. Three of these was a cover of the magazine that hit the newsstands in 2011. Which is the odd one out?

By way of explanation.....
Jay Z's issue is dated 6/24/10
12. This singer had a pretty decent year. He married a Argentine model, starred in a network TV holiday special and had the top-selling Christmas album. His friends call him:
Michael Buble
Adam Lambert
Kid Rock
Fred Durst
13. Adele enjoyed a monster year, largely on the momentum of her ultramega smash single Rolling in the Deep. It ruled the charts, earned the adoration of critics, was named song of the year, on and on.....So, at some point, during the year, you found out what Adele's last name is, right?
14. "Well, well, well … if it isn't James Van Der Douche..." The star of Dawson's Creek makes an unexpected appearance in the video for this woman's single:
Christina Perri
15. To the delight of possibly dozens, October 3, 2011 marked the return of this video music-related show to the airwaves:
120 Minutes
Headbanger's Ball
Pop-Up Video
16. Peal Jam fans delighted in the Cameron Crowe-directed rockumentary about the band, known commonly as:
Five Against the World
Back and Onward
Dave Abbruzzese's Lament
17. If you're dancing at the edge of the Hollywood sign, then you are living out the lyrics to:
Mr. Know It All by Kelly Clarkson
Dirt Road Anthem by Jason Aldean
Grenade by Bruno Mars
Tonight Tonight by Hot Chelle Rae
18. Earning approximately one bazillion dollars, the top-grossing concert tour of 2011 was the continuation of one launched in 2009. The artist involved? Put your hands together for:
Bon Jovi
The Jonas Brothers
The Rolling Stones
19. See, there was this sitcom TV show. And then there was an actor on it. Anyway, he signed a record deal under the name Childish Gambino, and then released this album caused Camp that's supposed to be good or something.

Soooooo, what is the TV show that featured the dude who became Childish Gambino?
The Big Bang Theory
Two and a Half Men
Mike and Molly
By way of explanation.....
Childish Gambino is the stage name of one Donald Glover, who plays Troy Barnes on Community
20. Cee Lo Green's F**k You peaked on the Billboard Hot 100 at #2 on March 5. Which of the below also hit #2 in February with a song title that also contained a form of the vulgarity?
Gwen Stefani
Kelly Clarkson
Miranda Lambert
21. This hip hop artist made tried to get all pharmaceutical, as he arrested in Miami for having ecstasy and illegally possessing Viagra:
Big Boi
Lupe Fiasco
22. If you, on occasion, to whip your hair back and forth (just whip your hair), then your life is based to an annoying degree on the song sung by:
A former MTV VJ
An NFL star
The daughter of a music/film star
By way of explanation.....
2011 is very, very sorry for unleashing this Willow (son of Will) Smith gem upon the populace
23. Being associated with The Muppets confers automatic coolness. Therefore, this band, which cut a single of The Muppet Show Theme Song, is cool:
Lady Antebellum
Smashing Pumpkins
24. Sabi's synth-accompanied "La la la la la" provides the unmistakable intro for which song?
Colbie Caillat's Brighter Than the Sun
Gym Class Hero's Stereo Heart
Cobra Starship's You Make Me Feel
Gavin DeGraw's Not Over You
25. The album Lulu was the unexpected and generally pretty crappy collaboration between Lou Reed and which other act?
Iron Maiden
Nine Inch Nails

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