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Hot Adult Contemporary Tracks: Quiz


Question 1: Much of the music recorded by singer-songwriters such as Carole King, ________, James Taylor and Janis Ian got as much, if not more, airplay on this format than on Top 40 stations.
Nobody Does It BetterCarly SimonSheena EastonAlicia Keys

Question 2: Newer female singer-songwriters such as Sarah McLachlan, Jewel, ________ and Sheryl Crow also broke through on the AC chart during this time.
I Need to Wake UpMelissa EtheridgeA New Thought for ChristmasCome to My Window

Question 3: "Love Is Blue" by ________ held the top of the Easy Listening chart for 11 weeks in 1968, which remained the longest stay at #1 on this chart until 1993.
FranceJapanPaul MauriatBrazil

Question 4: Notable artists with multiple #1 songs on this chart during the 1960s include Elvis Presley, Connie Francis, Dean Martin, ________, The 5th Dimension, and Glen Campbell.
Andy WilliamsUnited StatesFrank SinatraBranson, Missouri

Question 5: The longest stay at #1 on the Easy Listening chart in the 1970s was "Time Passages" by ________, which remained atop the chart for ten weeks.
Modern Times (Al Stewart album)Al StewartLive/Indian SummerPast, Present and Future

Question 6: In addition to Clarkson, other ________ performers who have seen success on this chart include David Cook, David Archuleta, Kimberley Locke, Chris Daughtry, and Katharine McPhee.
American Idol (season 8)American Idol ExtraAmerican IdolAmerican Idol (season 6)

Question 7: An article on ________'s website by Corey Moss describes this trend: "In other words, AC stations are where pop songs go to die a very long death.

Question 8: The first #1 song on the Billboard Easy Listening chart was "The Boll Weevil Song" by ________.
Billboard Hot 100Record labelBrook BentonArtists and repertoire

Question 9: The ________ market has also been relatively successful in crossing over to mainstream radio.
Christian music industryContemporary Christian musicChristian metalChristian music festival

Question 10: In 1967, only one single reached #1 on both the Easy Listening and Hot 100 charts - "Somethin' Stupid" by ________ and Nancy Sinatra.
Frank Sinatra filmographyFrank SinatraThe Complete Reprise Studio RecordingsThe Reprise Collection

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