Karla Reed Thomas
Music Appreciation 122
December 12, 2011
Musical Scavenger Hunt
1. A SONG WITH A ONE WORD TITLE- ARTIST- PRINCE AND THE REVOLUTION, Song Title- “ Kiss”
EXPLANATION: “Kiss” - is a 1986 single by Prince and the Revolution, from the album Parade. Kiss is about a man wanting a woman and not caring if she is perfect. He is very attracted to her and wants her kiss.
RESEARCH: Prince and The Revolution was an American rock band formed in Minneapolis, Minnesota in 1979 by Prince. The band originally started off with 6 members, Prince (lead vocals, guitar, and piano), Dez Dickerson (guitar), Andre Cymone (bass guitar), Bobby Z (drums, percussion), ...view middle of the document...
RESEARCH: Maroon 5 is an American pop band from Los Angeles, California. The band was formed in high school in 1994 and was formally known as Kara’s flowers. The band consists of Adam Levine (lead vocalist, guitarist), Jesse Carmichael (back-up vocals, keyboards, and rhythm guitar), Mickey Madden (bass guitarist), James Valentine (lead guitarist), and Matt Flynn (drummer). Maroon 5 has won 8 Grammy awards, 1 billboard music award, 2 MTV video awards, they have released three albums.
4. A SONG THAT MAKES YOU WANT TO DANCE- Artist- Parliament-Funkadelic, Song
EXPLANATION: “AQUABOOGIE” is a song by George Clinton of Parliament-Funkadelic. This song is one my favorite dance tunes. The funky bass line just makes me want to dance at any given moment.
RESEARCH: Parliament-Funkadelic is a funk band formed in the late 1950’s by George Clinton in Plainfield, New Jersey. Their psychedelic rock touch comes from the influences of Jimi Hendrix, Led Zeppelin, and Frank Zappa. There were sixteen members of this funk group but the most memorable are George Clinton (Band leader, vocals, keyboards, songwriter, producer), William “Bootsy”Collins (bass guitar, vocals, drums, songwriter, and producer), and Gary “Diaper man” Shider (vocals, guitar). Parliament-Funkadelic was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 1997. Atomic Dog is the only song produced by the group to reach #1 on the U S R&B charts.
5. A SONG THAT MAKES U LAUGH- Artist- Sir-Mix A lot, Song Title- “Baby Got Back”
EXPLANATION: “Baby Got Back” is a song by Sir Mix A lot and DJ Nasty Mes. This song title uses an urban slang term to express the opinion about a woman’s backside. She has a big butt.
RESEARCH: Sir-Mix A lot is a producer and emcee from Seattle, Washington. His record spinner and partner is DJ Nasty Mes. Sir-Mix A lot and DJ Nasty Mes founded Nasty mix record label in 1986. Baby Got Back went double platinum and won a Grammy Award for Best Rap Solo Performance in 1993. Baby
Got Back’s video was controversial at the time that it was only shown at night.
6. A SONG THAT MAKES YOU CRY- Artist- Barbara Streisand, Song Title- “The Way We Were”
EXPLANATION: “The Way We Were”, is a song written by Barbara Streisand for the movie, The Way We Were., starring Barbara Streisand and Robert Redford. This song describes a love affair between two young people during a time of political unrest. The two get married and divorce due to the husband’s infidelity.
RESEARCH: Barbara Streisand is an American singer, actress, film producer and director from Brooklyn, New York. The Way We Were is based on an American romantic film with costar Robert Redford. The Way We Were has won two Academy Wards for best original dramatic score and best original song. The song has sold over one million copies.
7. A SILLY SONG- Artist- Weird Al Yankovic, Song Title- “Eat It”
EXPLANATION: “Eat It” is a parody of Michael...