Pairs #27 (Music Edition)

Select the other half of each pair. Assume the word “and” (or an ampersand) between the hint and the answer.

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Last updated: February 21, 2024
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“TROLLZ” (10K Projects), 2020
6ix9ine (pronounced “six nine”) and Nicki Minaj. The credit on the single version of “TROLLZ,” recorded by US rapper 6ix9ine and Trinidadian rapper Nicki Minaj for 6ix9ine‘s 2020 album TattleTales.
“Wonderful One” (Atlantic), 1995
Page and Plant. English rock band headed by Jimmy Page and Robert Plant, 1994-1998.
“Squad Car” (Liberty), 1963
Eddie & the Showmen. US instrumental surf rock band, c. 1963-1964.
B. Bumble
“Bumble Boogie” (Rendezvous), 1961
B. Bumble and the Stingers. US instrumental ensemble that specialized in rock and roll arrangements of classical melodies, 1961-1963. Their biggest hit, “Bumble Boogie,” was a rock and roll version of Rimsky-Korsakov's "Flight of the Bumble Bee.”
Garnet Mimms
“Cry Baby” (United Artists), 1963
Garnet Mimms & the Enchanters. US R&B group that originated in Philadelphia, 1961-1964. Mimms had been performing since 1953, and went on to a solo career between 1964 and 1978. Their hit “Cry Baby” was covered by Janis Joplin in a posthumous 1971 release.
"In the Year 2525 (Exordium & Terminus)" (RCA Victor), 1969
Zager and Evans. US pop/rock duo Denny Zager and Rick Evans, 1962-1971.
“My Boo” (LaFace), 2004
Usher and Alicia Keys. The credit on the single version of “My Boo,” recorded by the two artists for Usher’s 2004 album Confessions.
“Tramp” (Stax), 1967
Otis and Carla. Singers Otis Redding and Carla Thomas recorded King & Queen, an album of duets, in 1967. The three singles lifted from the album were credited to “Otis and Carla.”
“Hold On, I’m Comin’” (Stax), 1966
Sam & Dave. US soul and R&B duo Sam Moore and Dave Prater, 1961-1970.
“Kings of the Wild Frontier” (CBS), 1980
Adam and the Ants. English punk/post-punk/new wave rock band (credited successively as the Ants; Adam and the Ants; and Adam Ant), 1977-1982.
Van McCoy
“The Hustle” (Avco), 1975
Van McCoy and the Soul City Symphony. McCoy had been performing and composing for nearly 20 years when he formed the Soul City Symphony in the mid-1970s. He was still performing when he died at the age of 39 in 1979.
“(Shake, Shake, Shake) Shake Your Booty” (TK), 1976
KC and the Sunshine Band. US disco/funk/blue-eyed soul band, 1973-1984.
“Land of 1000 Dances” (Rampart), 1965
Cannibal & the Headhunters. US rock band who pioneered the Los Angeles “East Side Sound” and who were the opening act for The Beatles’ second US tour.
J. Frank Wilson
“Last Kiss” (Josie), 1964
J. Frank Wilson and the Cavaliers. US band, c1955-c1974.
Nancy Sinatra
“Somethin’ Stupid” (Reprise), 1967
Nancy Sinatra & Frank Sinatra. Father/daughter team-up.
“Theme from Exodus” (United Artists), 1960
Ferrante & Teicher. US duo of classical pianists Arthur Ferrante and Louis Teicher, who also scored four Top 10 hits, active 1947-1989.
“I’m Leaving It (All) Up to You” (Montel), 1963
Dale & Grace. Singing duo Dale Houston and Grace Broussard, whose recordings are examples of Texas-Louisiana “swamp pop,” 1963-1965. Their hit “I’m Leaving It (All) Up to You” was covered by Donny and Marie Osmond in 1974.
“Early Morning Rain” (Vanguard), 1965
Ian & Sylvia. Canadian folk and country duo Ian and Sylvia (Fricker) Tyson, 1959-1975. They stopped performing together after their 1975 divorce.
Hank Ballard
“Work with Me, Annie” (Federal), 1954
Hank Ballard and The Midnighters. US R&B/blues/rock & roll group, 1953-1965. Ballard, who was also a composer, played an integral role in the development of the fledgling rock & roll genre in the early 1950s.
“96 Tears” (Cameo), 1966
? and the Mysterians (pronounced “Question Mark and the Mysterians”). US garage rock band, 1962-1969.
Walter Murphy
“A Fifth of Beethoven” (Private Stock), 1976
Walter Murphy & the Big Apple Band. The credit on the initial release of the single A Fifth of Beethoven, which was a disco version of Beethoven’s Fifth Symphony. The second and third releases of the record were credited to The Walter Murphy Band and Walter Murphy, respectively.
“Love Will Keep Us Together” (A&M), 1975
Captain & Tennille. Husband/wife duo Daryl Dragon and Toni Tennille, 1972-2013.
Lady Gaga
“Rain on Me” (Interscope), 2020
Lady Gaga and Ariana Grande. The credit on the single “Rain on Me,” recorded by the two artists for Gaga’s 2020 album Chromatica.
Celine Dion
“I’m Your Angel” (Epic/Jive), 1998
Celine Dion and R. Kelly. The credit on the single version of “I’m Your Angel,” recorded by the two artists for Dion’s 1998 Christmas album These Are Special Times.
Mariah Carey
“One Sweet Day” (Columbia), 1995
Mariah Carey and Boyz II Men. The credit on the single “One Sweet Day,” recorded for Carey’s 1995 Daydream album.
Alicia Keys
Ariana Grande
Boyz II Men
Frank Sinatra
Nicki Minaj
R. Kelly
the Ants
the Big Apple Band
the Cavaliers
the Enchanters
the Headhunters
The Midnighters
the Mysterians
the Showmen
the Soul City Symphony
the Stingers
the Sunshine Band
Level 66
Feb 21, 2024
A pair in this quiz may be any of the following.

1. A song title, or part of a title, e.g., “Heart and Soul”

2. A musical act named after its lead singer and their band, e.g., Joan Jett & the Blackhearts

3. A lead instrumentalist or a bandleader/conductor and their musicians, e.g. Guy Lombardo and his Royal Canadians

4. The name of a musical act consisting of a duo of singers or instrumentalists who regularly perform(ed) and record(ed) together, e.g., Ike and Tina Turner

5. A composer/lyricist pair who regularly collaborated (not necessarily exclusively) for a period of time, e.g., George and Ira Gershwin

6. The credit on an individual single recorded by two normally independent musical acts, e.g., Ed Sheeran and Andrea Bocelli as the credit on the single “Perfect Symphony”