Some views out the window on our flight home from Wisconsin will accompany this music quiz (as ever the answers are tucked within the tags below).
Sky Music Query #1: Who sings this song called “Big Sky”?
Sky Music Query #2: Who sings this song called “The Big Sky”?
Remember the days when pop artists released 12 inch vinyl extended versions of their hits? Well I do, because I’m old that way, and here is the 12 inch version, the “Meteorological Mix”, of “The Big Sky”:
“That cloud looks like cumulus castellus.”
“That cloud is nothing but trouble.”
“That cloud looks like … hmmm… one of those …”
“That cloud looks like snow.”
“No it doesn’t!”
“This cloud ought to be removed immediately!”
Sky Music Query #3: Of course I will include a song called “Sky Fits Heaven”. You probably can easily identify the singer. Can you also name the album it’s from?
Ed arguably spent the flight more productively than I:
Sky Music Query #4: “Eye in the Sky” is not just a 2015 movie starring Helen Mirren, it’s also a 1982 pop hit for which music act?
Sky Music Query #5: “Blue Sky Paradise” is recorded by which band whose lead singer is which actor who played which hobbit in the Lord of the Rings movies (yet this is the one song of theirs that doesn’t put his sweet vocals front and center; you can best hear him doing the “ahs” after “it’s turning around”)?
Sky Music Query #6: Which classic rock album from which classic rock band gave us “The Great Gig in the Sky”?
Sky Music Query #7: OK, we all know The Beatles’ “Lucy in the Sky with Diamonds”:
But who in Las Vegas is dancing to this “Love”-ingly produced remix?
Sky Music Query #7a: And which superstar recorded this cover of “Lucy in the Sky with Diamonds”?
Sky Music Query #7b: And which rock idol acting in which movie directed by which director (most famous for the Broadway production of “The Lion King”) is giving Lucy in the Sky a whirl here?
Sky Music Query #8: Who cowrote and sang the first James Bond theme to win the Oscar for Original Song (whose title has “Sky” in it, naturally)?
Cloud Song Query #1: The artist who sang about “The Big Sky” also sang about “Cloudbusting”. Which famous movie actor played her cloudbusting scientist father in the song’s video (actually his father, since she portrayed the scientist’s young son)?
Cloud Music Query #2: Who is the young man who recorded “Clouds” before his untimely death from cancer at 18 years in 2013?
Cloud Music Query #3: For what “Cloud” titled movie is this the main theme music?
(PS: I write about splendid string orchestra music written for the same movie here.)
Sky Music Query #9: “Fallen from the Sky” is from which Oscar winning movie turned Tony winning musical?
Sky Music Query #10: Which front man of which fabulous pop band is now going solo with “Palace in the Sky”?
Sky Music Query #11: Which Broadway stalwart (also seen on TV and movies like the Oscar winning “Spotlight”) is singing Sondheim’s classic “Giants in the Sky” here? (Do I need to ask which musical gave us this song?)
Sky Music Query #12: OK, you know this one, “Mr. Blue Sky”, surely. Which band recorded it again?
Sky Music Query #13: In which movie is which legend singing “A Piece of Sky”?