11 replies on “Name That 80’s Band | Dorky Geeky Nerdy Trivia Podcast #74”

  1. It feels weird to use the weighted scoring here, but my score would be 34 by that scale.
    Round 1: 9 – You can tell which band I don’t listen to.
    Round 2: 6 – Ooops, I confused Motley Crue for Guns ‘n Roses. I somehow feel, here in 2020, that’s valid.
    Round 3: 4 – A lot more in this round that I knew, but the actual band name was just past the tip of my tounge and I never got it. It didn’t help that I remembered covers more than the originals.

    Also, if the podcast drops in the morning, why doesn’t this post hit Bureau42 until the afternoon? (If it’s a manual process, I get that, that’s a valid answer, I am just used to Blaine who set up his podcasts to post automatically every day through three weeks after the heat death of the universe.)

    • I forgot to queue it up. Blaine put in some nifty tool that does it for him and I’ve just been too lazy to get around to setting it up for DGN. I’ll try and get around to that before next week’s show.

      Also, all of the Nerdy Round was made up of one-hit wonders

      • You know, it is very easy to confuse 80s hair metal bands, especially from the distance of 2020!

        (And yes, I know that many fans of one of those two bands would deny they were “hair metal,” and they certainly had other influences, but, c’mon! Look at their early photos, in particular!)

    • Also, currently, the farthest out any of my advanced scheduling goes is October 2021. At least, for podcasts that are edited and uploaded. We keep “99 Years, 100 Films” recording about a year ahead; “Bedtime in the Public Domain” has been recorded through Aesop’s Fables, which wraps in January; “The X-Files Retrospective Podcast” is also good through 2020 (with the latest recording as the season 9 premier); and “Old Time Radio at Bureau 42” is the one covered through 2021, as all episodes of “X Minus One” are uploaded and ready to go. I just need to decide what comes next. (I’m open to suggestions.)

  2. 7 = 7
    9 = 18
    7 = 14 21

    39 46

    I worked for a DJ service for a time during the 80s.

    RE: Nerdy Round:
    Men Without Hats charted twice in the 1980s. “Pop Goes the World” was #20 in the US and #2 in Canada, and did well elsewhere. And the band that sang “Come on Eileen” was originally identified as Keven Rowland and Dexys Midnight Runners and the Emerald Express. That got shortened almost as quickly as their time in the limelight. Subsequent incarnations have simply gone by Dexys.

    Bonus: Which song was the one-hit for two different one-hit wonders, at the start and end of the 1980s?

      • I thought that looked wrong! Thanks, Lex. I’m at a busy time at work-from-home that should settle very soon.

        The answer is “Funkytown.” Lipps, Inc. recorded it in ’79, but it wasn’t a hit until 1980, when it went to #1. Pseudo Echo’s 1986 version went to #6. In all fairness, the original band did hit the low end of the charts a few more times, but they’re remembered as a one-hit wonder.

        Many one-hit wonders actually had more than one song that charted, but only one anybody remembers. Sort of how we all remember Len for “Steal My Sunshine,” even though they had a follow-up (“Feelin’ Alright”) which fared okay globally, and did fairly well with their fellow Canadians. Len, in most people’s books, would be a one-hit wonder.

        • There’s a few One-Hit Wonders that I ended up with an album of (back when “Albums” were a thing) and their hit is completely unlike the rest of their style, and I like their other stuff better.

          Save Ferris has a bunch of great songs, not just the cover of Come On Eileen. Remember “I’m Too Sexy”? Right Said Fred is actually an acoustic, vaguely romantic duo who happen to be very pretty, so they did a parody of the modelling industry and that was the one that caught on.

          • I didn’t know anything about Right Said Fred, except for that goofy hit. It must be kind of a mixed thing, where you make money, but then everyone knows you for your atypical hit.

            Jeannine Deckers aka Sister Sourire ake the Singing Nun really wanted to be taken seriously after she left the convent, but all anyone wanted was a nun singing “Dominique.” She later committed suicide, though I don’t know how much of that came about because of her career failures.

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