Sunday, May 16, 2010

MUSIC TRIVIA QUESTION OF THE WEEK

What musical artist has had the most Number one hits...all time...ever? Make your guess on the comment section.

31 comments:

Haley said...

I'm going to guess The Beatles. Just because they had so many darn songs. Haha.

wv:happaul Happy about Paul, it's a sign that I'm right!

Emily said...

My guess is Elvis

Rob said...

I'm going to venture a guess from deep in the recesses of my mind...
I seem to remember hearing that it was a country artist like Garth Brooks or something.
Or maybe Mariah Carey, but I think it's the country guy.

Alex said...

GEORGE STRAIT

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Amy said...

Maybe Michael Jackson?

Dan W said...

Burt Bacharach or somebody who dominates "easy listening" or one of the non-pop charts?

Pops said...

WAYTOGO, ALEX: I thought you would be the one to get it as you have some Country leanings. Yeah, George Strait has had 57 # 1 hits counting Country and all the other music charts. Country fans call him "The King". I listen to country for about 20 minutes a week and last Friday the station was doing a feature on George Strait and I learned all this crap. Thanks for playing, Peeps

Haley said...

Wow, that's right. He does have a lot of hits. He has a lot of good songs, I like him.

Emily said...

Wow 57 #1 songs, that's impressive. I can't name even one. -Or tell you what he looks like, sounds like, or anything about him.

Pops said...

Ems, you just don't run in the country crowd. Broaden your horizons.

Amy said...

George Strait is good. I like him. Pretty impressive stats. I tip my hat to Alex.

Haley said...

He really does have a lot of good songs. I added my favorite George Strait song on my playlist. Love this song. I actually own his #1 album, it's 2 cd's of all #1 hits. Pretty good. I should have thought of him!

Pops said...

Nice, Haley, for adding RUN by George Strait to your playlist. Nice smooth song.

Emily said...

Alright pops- I'll start listening to country when you start listening to rap.

Neaners said...

Country wow. I definitely am not a fan and of George Strait. Who knew? Glad there are fans out there. Love Em's comment. Rap Lol!

Pops said...

Emily: Looks like we are at a Mexican Standoff... oops, that is not politically correct now is it? I guess it will be a long time until you start listening to the twang, twang music.

Haley said...

Not all country is twang and not all hip hop is rap! You two. Hehe. I believe a more correct term would be an "impasse."

Emily said...

Hip hop and rap aren't the same thing at all, I suppose not all country is "twangy" but judging from that song George Strait sure is.

Dan W said...

I don't hate all country music, just a lot of it. My main problem in the genre is the emotional manipulation of many of the songs that tell stories. I prefer more obscure lyrics or songs that convey a feeling or attitude or just a glimpse at a relationship but don't try to force you to feel "inspired" or see something from a particular perspective. My classic example of manipulative country music is "Christmas Shoes," about a boy trying to buy shoes for his dying mother, but it's just one of a ton of country songs that make me crazy.

Pops said...

Ah, come on dan. What's wrong with a good 'ol country story set to music? A man's dog lay dying in the yard,hit by a Chevy pickup truck driven by a guy having an affair with his wife, his 13 year old daughter is pregnent by the neighbor boy in the next trailer and he has cancer of the ankle and worse of all he is out of beer. Yes, music of the people. Kick back and enjoy.

Amy said...

Oh Dad, you crack me up!

Emily said...

Dan- we are of one mind. I could have written your explanation of why country music bugs me word for word (well, perhaps not as eloquent). But Rob and I talk about it every once in a while- how they write these story songs that are supposed to get us right in the heart or something. That really annoys me. Truthfully, I am not a big fan of love songs- one or two here and there if it's good, but for everyday listening pleasure- no thanks. This is one of the many charms of Radiohead. If any of their songs are love songs, they are too obscure to catch unless listened to closely -except perhaps the one Thom wrote for Romeo and Juliet. That one is pretty obviously a love song- dark and unconventional, but so is the story.

Haha, remember that song that came out a while ago, She Thinks My Tractors Sexy? Come on. You can't tell me that didn't annoy everyone on here.

Haley said...

I think anyone on here would admit there are some really stupid country songs and artists. Toby Keith and Trace Adkins are the worst in my book. Oh my they are so awful. I hate the trashy redneck crap as much as anyone. There is some good country though. I don't listen to it all the time but I appreciate some of it and enjoy it.

Amy said...

Amen Haley. That's how I feel, too. Sometimes country songs hit the spot. I hardly ever listen to country radio stations because of the reasons above. I'm pretty selective, but some of it's really good.

Cat said...

Yesterday, on my way home from work I was 'All Things Considered' had this young country singer on named Elizabeth Cook. They played little bits of a couple of songs and one made me laugh really hard. She rhymed the words 'Annul it' and 'mullet'.

Pops said...

Case closed. Cat defined it spot on. Any song with 'mullet' in it can't be listened to. Period, ever! "Oh, my trucker honey-bunnys mullet is so swell....." Sheesh!

Dan W said...

Speaking of mullets, has everyone seen the worst mullet contest they have running over at Awkward Family Photos? Amazing! What a strange moment in history when mullets were so popular....

Amy said...

I've laughed several time at some of the rhymes they come up with in country songs. I've seen some scary signs that mullets might be trying to make a comeback. Could this possibly happen?

Emily said...

Annul it and mullet- that's awesome.
I am appalled at some of the 80's stuff that has made a comeback, but none would annoy or surprise me more then if the mullet did too. I have a hard time imagining that it would since it is still so widely made fun of. If it did, they would throw a spin on it like they did with the faux hawk.

Cat said...

Loving the mullet contest on AFP except for the ubiquitous movie advertisements.