Thursday, November 29, 2007

Thursday Challenge IV

At TSORT's World's Music Charts, by combining a number of source charts, the following were listed as the biggest hit albums of their year. Arrange them in chronological order from oldest to youngest. Two points for each correct answer.

Bonus points:
  • Give yourself 2 additional bonus points for each album/CD you own.
  • You get 5 bonus points if you own zero.
  • I own two; for two points each, name them.

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You can wait until Tuesday for the answer or look here

Rules: Points only for those you know without googling. Obviously I can't stand over you with a Nun ruler, so I'll borrow from the guidelines Ken Jennings uses for his Tuesday Trivia:
As with all good trivia, it would take you about 30 seconds to Google the answers. So you're on the honor system here: no peeking, and only send in the answers you knew off the top of your head.

Unless otherwise noted, spoiler discussions are allowed in the comments. So discuss the answers as much as you want in the comments and if you're still guessing then avoid the comments until your answers are ready.


justkim said...

1. Bob Newhart, Button down Mind of...
2. Simon & Garfunkel, Bridge over Troubled Water
3. Beatles, Rubber Soul
4. ?, Wish you were here (I can't recognize the cover, but I'm sure I know who this is. I'm blaming my cold.)
5. AC/DC, Back in Black
6. Dire Straits, Brothers in Arms
7. Sinead O’Connor, I Do Not Want What I Haven’t Got
8. Alanis Morisette, Jagged Little Pill
9. Santana, Supernatural
10. Coldplay, X&Y

I own the Dire Straits and the Sinead, so 4 points for me.

You own the Bob Newhart and the Dire Straits.

Pastor_Jeff said...

The later ones will be tough since I don't know some of these albums, but here goes:

1. Bob Newhart (early 60s; parents owned this. I might have taken it from them)
2. Beatles (mid 60s)
3. Simon & Bullwinkle (late 60s; own this)
4. Pink Floyd (mid 70's?)
5. AC/DC (late 70s; owned this in jr. high - might still have the cassette somewhere)
6. Dire Straits (mid 80s; ditto)
7. Sinead (late 80s?)
8. Santana (early 90s?)
9. Alanis (mid 90s?)
10. Coldplay (recent?)

Bonus points claimed only for the one confirmed kill - S&G.

Bill_45 said...


1960: Bob Newhart The Button-Down Mind Of Bob Newhart
1965: The Beatles Rubber Soul
1970: Simon & Garfunkel Bridge Over Troubled Water
1975:Pink Floyd Wish You Were Here
1980: AC/DC Back In Black
1985: Dire Straits Brothers In Arms
1990: Sinead O'Connor I Do Not Want What I Haven't Got
1995: Alanis Morissette Jagged Little Pill
2000: Santana Supernatural
2005: Coldplay X & Y

I own Bob Newhart and Sinead O'Connor.

justkim = 24. 16 + 4 + 2 + 2 (for promptness)

pastor_jeff = 18. 16 + 2

new leaderboard:
justkim: 45
xwl: 30
pastor_jeff: 24