Musical Royalty - Answers

Published: Saturday 24th August 2019A mix of classical and popular music where all the questions and answers concern a royal name.
  1. Which single of 1974 gave Queen their first UK top ten hit? Seven Seas of Rhye.
  2. Who played the King of Siam in the 1956 musical movie "The King and I"? Yul Brynner.
  3. Voted one of the Best Songs of the Century by the RIIA, who recorded "Stand by Me" in 1961? Ben E King.
  4. Which jazz clarinetist was known as the "King of Swing"? Benny Goodman.
  5. Who composed the 1890 opera "Prince Igor"? Alexander Borodin.
  6. Which girl band, named after an ancient Queen, had three UK top ten hits in 1998? Cleopatra.
  7. Which British prog-rock band released albums entitled "In the Wake of Poseidon" (1970) and "Larks' Tongues in Aspic"(1973)? King Crimson.
  8. Who had a 1990 hit with "King of Wishful Thinking"? Go West.
  9. Which jazz pianist and band leader won a total of 14 Grammy Awards and has a bridge in Washington DC bearing his name? Duke Ellington.
  10. Who joined Coldplay on their 2012 single "Princess of China"? Rihanna.
  11. In the ABBA song, how old was the "Dancing Queen"? Seventeen.
  12. Who wrote the hit songs "Manic Monday" and "Nothing Compares 2 U"? Prince.
  13. Which group was formed by brothers Caleb, Nathan and Jared Followill and their cousin Matthew? Kings of Leon.
  14. For which monarch did Handel compose the "Music for the Royal Fireworks"(HWV351)? King George II.
  15. Who was known as "The Queen of Soul"? Aretha Franklin.
  16. Who hit the UK top ten in 1971 with "Witch Queen of New Orleans"? Redbone.
  17. Which band had a number 2 hit in the UK in 1985 with "Love and Pride"? King.
  18. In which Disney movie does the song "Some Day My Prince Will Come" feature? Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs.
  19. Who had a UK number 1 in 1981 with "Prince Charming"? Adam and the Ants.
  20. Who composed the classical piece "In the Hall of the Mountain King"? Edvard Grieg.

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