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  1. How many top 10 hits have AC/DC had?
  2. What was Abba's last number 1?
  3. Who wrote "Private Life", a hit for Grace Jones?
  4. Which jazz legend played trumpet on Scritti Politti's "Oh Patti (Don't Feel Sorry For Loverboy)"?
  5. I was born Arnold Dorsey in India, had 10 top 10 hits in the 60's, 2 of which were number 1's. Who am I?
  6. In which decade was Bruce Springsteen born?
  7. Which 'Baby' did Helen Reddy sing about in 1975?
  8. Who had a number 1 with "Angel Fingers (A Teen Ballad)" in 1973?
  9. Who recorded the 70's album "Arrival"?
  10. Which song title provided hits for Lulu, Tears For Fears & Ant And Dec?
  11. What were the best selling singles of the 50's, 60's, 70's, 80's & 90's?
  12. Which group first charted in 1971, had 36 hits with 6 number 1's  (1 in '71, 2 in '72 & 3 in '73)?
  13. What was Mel B's only solo number 1?
  14. Which single sold 1,783,919 copies in 2002, making it the best selling single of the 2000's?
  15. How many top 40 hits have ABC had?
  16. How many top 10's singles have A-ha had?
  17. Who was/is the oldest person to top the British singles charts?
  18. Which rock band produced spin-off acts in the shape of: Rainbow, Whitesnake & Gillan?
  19. Which trio won 2 Brits at the 1990 awards & returned them?
  20. What were The Moody Blues "In Search Of" in 1968?
  21. Who produced Lionel Richie's "Hello"?
  22. What was The Who's first top 10 album in the USA?
  23. Which group suggested that "what we need is a great big melting pot" in 1969?
  24. Who was the first on-stage 'Evita'?
  25. Who had a hit with "September" in December 1978?
  26. What are Stock,Aitken & Waterman's christian names?
  27. Who or what were It Bites 'calling' in 1986?
  28. What song title gave different hits to the following: Status Quo, Thompson Twins, Jonathan Butler, En Vogue & EMF
  29. "Killing Me Softly With His Song" was written about who?
  30. Who are Marie Frederikson and Per Gessle?
  31. Which 1979 number 1 told the story of Brenda Spencer?
  32. Which of these artists have had the most number 1 singles : Blondie, Gary Glitter, Pet Shop Boys, Shakin' Stevens or 10cc?
  33. "Don't Phunk With My Heart" was a top 10 single for which group in 2005?
  34. What connects The Manic Street Preachers, Creed & The Sugababes with The Olympic Games?
  35. "Living In The Past" & "Sweat Dream" were top 10 hits for which band in 1969?
  36. In 1976 there were 2 different number 1's with the same song title. Name the artists
  37. Who charted in the 90's with a version of "Give Me Just A Little More Time"?
  38. Which footballer was "Head Over Heels In Love" in 1979?
  39. Which group teamed up with Olivia Newton-John to hit number 1 with "Xanadu"?
  40. What was the title of The Manic Street Preachers' first Greatest Hits album?
  41. Who asked to "Rescue Me" in 1966?
  42. What is the actual title of The Beatles' "White Album"?
  43. Which song provided hits for Eruption, Ann Peebles & Tina Turner?
  44. What historic musical occasion took place on 25th November 1984?"
  45. Who sang "I Love To Love (But My Baby Loves To Dance)" in 1976?
  46. England fans charted with a song called "Come On England" in 2004 under the name 4-4-2. What position did it reach?
  47. Which duo left Wham as backing singers to record "Heartache" & "Goodbye Stranger"?
  48. Belgian Jeanine Deckers had her only hit in 1963. How was she better known?
  49. Which group released the 2004 box set "With The Lights Out"?
  50. What was Ali G's 2002 number 2 single?
  51. Which 3 main members of the Red Dwarf cast have had chart experience? (Tony Hawks does not count as he was only a peripheral actor)
  52. What was Elvis Costello's first hit?
  53. Prog-rockers Focus were from which country?
  54. Who fronted Big Country?
  55. Unlimited, In A Room, Cowboys, Pac ?
  56. What was the name of Trevor Horn's record label?
  57. Which 00's female singer's surname is Newkirk?
  58. Who released the album "Hopes And Fears" in 2004?
  59. What is Santana's first name?
  60. Which 'easy listening' singer's only top 10 hit was 'I Wanna Do It With You' (in 1982)?
  61. Which punk band released the albums 'Machine Gun Etiquette' and 'Phantasmagoria'?
  62. Which Talk Talk cover gave No Doubt their final top 20 hit?
  63. Which Seattle grunge band have released over 50 live albums?
  64. What was the only Steps single that failed to reach the top 10?
  65. What was the best selling 12 inch single of all time?
  66. Who reached the top 10 in the 80's with 'All Stood Still' and 'Dancing With Tears In My Eyes'?
  67. What was unusual about these Shadows singles : 'Mary Ann', 'Don't Make My Baby Blue' 'I Met A Girl', 'The Dreams I Dream' and 'Let Me Be The One'?
  68. Whose backing band were The Silver Bullet Band?
  69. Who had top 10 hits in the 70's with 'Rainbow', 'Cousin Norman' and 'Falling Apart At The Seams'?
  70. Who is the only Spice Girl to have never had a number 1 single?

LYRICS - (Punctuation has been omitted to make it a bit trickier.)

  1. "When it gets too much I want to feel your touch"
  2. "Jennifer Alison Phillipa Sue
  3. "It's not me it's not my family in your head they are fighting"
  4. "We're on the road to paradise here we go"
  5. "In avarice and love to suckle on the blood of some forgotten god"
  6. "He just smiled and gave me a vegemite sandwich"
  7. "When everything goes wrong sometime it makes no sense"
  8. "A tennement a dirty street"
  9. "With the birds I'll share this lonely view"
  10. "Sounds of the birds and the bees bringing you to your knees is all I wanna do"
  11. "I treasure your love I never wanna lose it"
  12. "Would you stay if she promised you heaven"
  13. "I was the one who let you know I was your sorry ever after"
  14. "Just another know it all fatality"
  15. "Some girls steal your heart most girls do"
  16. "She couldn't quite explain it they'd always just been there"
  17. "What the hell am I doing here, I don't belong here"
  18. "Here I am Again in this mean old town"
  19. "Mary says he changes his mind more than a woman"
  20. "Dishing out love for a hungry world tell me would that appease her"
  21. "I've asked myself how much do you commit yourself"
  22. "All the boys thinks she's a spy"
  23. "And only you can make it happen everything's blue now"
  24. "Acid on the radio acid on the brain acid in the calico acid in the rain"
  25. "Whenever heaven's doors are shut you kept them open but I know you"
  26. "And heaven knows I hope she goes"
  27. "That music's not my taste so try another flavour"
  28. "I've witnessed your suffering as the battle raged higher"
  29. "I am your hurricane your fire in the sun how long must I live in the air"
  30. "Are you ever gonna push me let me run and let me do i need it and I'm ready and I haven't got a clue"
  31. "42-39-56 you could say she's got it all"
  32. "And when she gets there she knows if the stores are all closed with a word she can get what she came for"
  33. "Loving would be easy if your colours were like my dreams red gold and green"
  34. "The past is steeped in shame but tomorrows fair game"
  35. "Words like violence break the silence"
  36. "If you don't answer I'll just ring it off the wall"
  37. "searching our hearts for so long both of us knowing..."
  38. "Bernie Rhodes knows don't argue"
  39. "Mother's tired she needs a rest the kids are playing up downstairs
  40. "Stay with me my love I hope you'll always be right here by my side if ever I need you"
  41. "Gazing at people some hand in hand"
  42. "If I leave here tomorrow will you still remember me"
  43. "If I were in your shoes I'd whisper before I shout"
  44. "Her mocking smile says it all"
  45. "No heavy metal rock 'n' roll music from the past"
  46. "Love is like a grain of sand slowly slipping through your hand"
  47. "I keep tropical fish in me underpants"
  48. "Kick out the style bring back the Jam"
  49. "You see one crowded poluted stinking town"
  50. "Now you're my angel divine"
  51. "Don't look Ethel!"
  52. "Like a flower and the scent of summer"
  53. "And it all breaks down at the role reversal got the muse in my head she's universal"
  54. "On the wall hung a tall mirror"
  55. "Shower another shower you've got to do your best for her and be clean everywhere"
  56. "Rows and rows of disused milkfloats standing dying in the dairy yard"
  57. "A statistic a reminder of a world that doesn't care"
  58. "Wine beer and spirits all the time"
  59. "Watch out boy she'll chew you up"
  60. "Talking about our kid now he's married to Mabel"
  61. "Bury the bottle mama it's grapefruit wine kick off your high heeled sneakers it's party time"
  62. "When you're weary feeling small when tears are in your eyes I'll dry them all"
  63. "6 o'clock already I was just in the middle of a dream"
  64. "Holding you closer it's time that I told you everything's gonna be fine"
  65. "People everywhere a sense of expectation hanging in the air giving out a spark across the room your eyes are glowing in the dark"
  66. "Somebody take a beautiful girl and hide her away from the rest of the world"
  67. "I still dream of Organon I wake up crying you're making rain and you're just in reach when you and sleep escape me"
  68. "Well I told you once and I told you twice but you never listen to my advice"
  69. "Just a stranger on the bus trying to make his way home"
  70. "Back to the howling old owl in the woods hunting the horny-backed toad"
  71. "You and I in a little toy shop"
  72. "I've been loving you since the miner's strike"
  73. "From the very very young to the very very old everybody now say 'Aye'"
  74. "So far so good I think you understood caught something in your eye now you're laughing at the sky"
  75. "Oh baby when she moves she moves"
  76. "I don't ever want to play the part of a statistic on a government chart"
  77. "I didn't realise my girl was setting me up my girlfriend didn't trust me no yup!"
  78. "Well you kissed me and stopped me from shaking and I need you today"
  79. "And they drive an ice cream van"
  80. "But I know I'll see your face again"
  81. "I can tell you my love for you will still be strong"
  82. "On a morning from a Bogart movie in a country where they turn back time"
  83. "When the sun shines we'll shine together told you I'll be here forever said I'll always be your friend took an oath I'ma stick out 'til the end"
  84. "My morals got me on my knees I'm begging please stop playing games"
  85. "In and out my mind goes in and out it goes to show me it's cruel my trust in you"
    (Award yourself a new anorak if you get this one:)
  86. "I was lying on the grass on Sunday morning of last week indulging in my self defeat my mind was thugged all laced and bugged all twisted wrong and beat a comfortable 3 feet deep"

NAMES - Who are:

  1. Mark Read, Paul Marazzi, Ben Adams & Christian Ingebrigtsen
  2. Elaine Bookbinder
  3. Alison Clarkson
  4. Peter Cox & Richard Drummie
  5. Linn, Jenny and Jonas Ekberg & Ulf
  6. Harry Pitch
  7. Bobby Farrell, Marcia Barrett, Liz Mitchell & Maisie Williams
  8. Justin & Dan Hawkins, Ed Graham & Frankie Poollain
  9. Antonia Basilotta
  10. Leslie McKeown, Eric Falkner, Stuart Wood and Alan & Derek Longmuir
  11. Terence Nelhams
  12. Marshall Mathers
  13. Cherilyn LaPierre
  14. Russell Roberts
  15. David Cook
  16. Adam Tinley
  17. Grace Mendoza
  18. David Batt
  19. Joseph Foreman
  20. Rosemary Brown
  21. Sean Sherrard
  22. Marthurin Campbell
  23. Mary Sandeman
  24. Christopher Wallace
  25. Mark Feld
  26. Chris & Eddie Amoo, Ray Lake & Dave Smith
  27. Richard Breen
  28. Eithne Ni Bhraonain
  29. Paul Strohmeyer
  30. Leslie Charles
  31. Cornell Hayes
  32. John Maus, Gary Leeds and Scott Engel

ANAGRAMS

  1. RICE RASH
  2. BEAK SHUT
  3. SEND SAM
  4. SALE ON CHICK JAM
  5. FAR ANAL THINKER
  6. RAIDS SITTER
  7. MANS BRA DAY
  8. ITCH PLEASES
  9. FINDS A LINER
  10. BORE TRAMPLER
  11. DEAR CHARLES ON REMOTE HUT VAN RISK
  12. JILL BOYLE
  13. BACON IRKS A BARD
  14. GRANNY UMA
  15. O NICE SILK JAW
  16. SEVE STILL COOL
  17. KOOL ROY AND THE FEW IGLOOS
  18. A MAD JANITOR RANG
  19. I LOVED A DEAR
  20. BEEGLE RAT RIP
  21. LIP PEA GO LEVEL
  22. PUP PER LEED
  23. MARY GAVE IN
  24. NO JAVA DON SON
  25. POOL TRADE
  26. FAIR VEST
  27. EVERY L KING BETH
  28. SO I JURUR NINE
  29. SPITE WITHERS
  30. VAST LUST DRAIN
  31. ARR MUPPETS
  32. IS POTTERS DINNER
  33. RARE USE
  34. SPIRITS RAN PLACE
  35. NICER STAMPS REACT HERE
  36. HI CABERET MISSION DRANK LEMON SOY
  37. SNEER BAY TRIPS
  38. NAT SHE'S CLEVER
  39. LACKIE I SAY
  40. A MARKET TOWN SACK NITE
  41. SALLY SPOTS CUD
  42. TINS OR KEBAB
  43. ROLE IN TENBY
  44. HI CHANCE BROKE
  45. HER EARS PISSES TASK
  46. IS A MOTHER
  47. CURE MY SHIT
  48. SOFT FIRE HOG
  49. CAVE MASKS A TIT
  50. BB SAUSAGE
  51. BUT MEN MOAN

BRACKETS - What is in the brackets?:

  1. "Spirits(--)" - Bee Gees
  2. "(-)The Hucklebuck" - Coast To Coast
  3. "Hooverville(------)" - Christians
  4. "(--)Guitar Man" - Duane Eddy
  5. "Alone Again(-)" - Gilbert O'Sullivan
  6. "Treason(----)" - Teardrop Explodes
  7. "Pride(-----)" - U2
  8. "Time(----)" - Culture Club
  9. "She Believes(--)" - Ronan Keating
  10. "Theme From 'Mahogany'(-------)" - Diana Ross
  11. "Caribbean Queen(------)" - Billy Ocean
  12. "How Sweet It Is(-----)" - Jnr Walker & The All-Stars
  13. "(---)Sad Old Kinda movie" - Pickettywitch
  14. "(----)Elected" - Alice Cooper
  15. "Oye Mi Canto(---)" - Gloria Estefan
  16. "Incredible(-----)" - Darius
  17. "Until You Come Back To Me(-----)" - Aretha Franklin
  18. "That's The Way(---)" - KC & The Sunshine Band
  19. "San Damiano(---)" - Sal Solo
  20. "Calling Occupants Of Interplanetary Craft(-------)" - The Carpenters

MORE BRACKETS - These are in the brackets, what is the main title?:

  1. (To The Edit) - The Art Of Noise
  2. (Momba Saera) - Bucks Fizz {a top 10 hit}
  3. (Come Up And See Me) - Steve Harley & Cockney Rebel
  4. (Theme From 'Prisoner: Cell Block H') - Lynne Hamilton
  5. (Da Ba Dee) - Eiffel 65
  6. (Is Weak For You) - Isley Brothers
  7. (The Mood I'm In) - Brotherhood Of Man
  8. (In Mysterious Ways) - Julia Fordham
  9. (No Can Do) - Daryl Hall & John Oates
  10. (Get Out) - Jojo
  11. (Toil And Trouble) - Manfred Mann
  12. (I Don't Need this Pressure On) - Spandau Ballet
  13. (Stupid Mistake) - Gareth Gates
  14. (Let's Make lots Of Money) - Pet Shop Boys
  15. (Take A Look At Me Now) - Phil Collins
  16. (Shanty Town) - Desmond Dekker & The Aces
  17. (I'm In Heaven When You Smile) - Dexy's Midnight Runners
  18. (Brand New Key) - Wurzels
  19. (A Teen Ballad) - Wizzard
  20. (Don't Feel Sorry For Loverboy) - Scritti Politti

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