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music trivia: "Y's"

A "Y" word features prominently in each answer; as an initial letter of a last name, first name, band name, album title, song title or specific designated word from a song title or album title
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Ami's musical partner in the Japanese band Puffy. They had to modify their band name somewhat in the U.S. to avoid a lawsuit from Sean "Puffy"/"P.Diddy" Combs.
Yumi
A 1964 biopic about Hank Williams used this as it's title. Fitting, since Hank's song of that title was one of his greatest hits. The original version was as country as can be, but Ray Charles took it to #29 in the Billboard Hot 100 pop chart.
Your Cheatin' Heart
Although their original lineup included Tony Kaye, and Peter Banks, their "official" current lineup has Geoff Downes and Jon Davison, and Alan White has drummed longer for them than anyone else, I'll always consider the "classic" lineup Anderson, Howe, Wakeman, Squire and Bruford, because of the Fragile album of 1971.
Yes
The highest charting single by the duo, Loggins and Messina. One might wonder if they had a working knowledge of "The Dozens".
Your Mama Don't Dance
This artist has been in the vanguard of popular music since the '60s. A solo artist, singer, songwriter, guitarist, and band member many times over, working with The Squires, The Mynah Birds, Buffalo Springfield, Crosby, Stills & Nash, Crazy Horse, The Stray Gators, The Shocking Pinks, The Bluenotes, Pearl Jam, Booker T. and the M.G.'s, Willie Nelson, etc. and embracing styles as diverse as folk, electronica, country, synth-pop, rock, rockabilly and rock opera. Teenage Fanclub released a single in 1995 with his (albeit misspelled) name, and there is some wordplay vis a vis this artist in the movie Scott Pilgrim vs. The World regarding the name of Scott's replacement as the bass player for his band, Sex Bob-Omb.
Neil Young
Barbra Streisand's Academy Award winning movie musical of 1983; Also the name of the character played by Ms. Streisand
Yentl
Written by Phil Spector, Barry Mann and Cynthia Weil and first recorded by The Righteous Brothers in 1964. That recording is considered by many to be the ultimate expression of Phil Spector's "Wall of Sound" recording technique. The song has been covered many times and no fewer than five versions have charted in the U.S., U.K. and/or Australia. In fact, BMI (Broadcast Music Inc.) ranked the song as the "most-played song on American radio and television in the 20th century", with nearly 15 million airplays by 2011.
You've Lost That Lovin' Feelin'
If you know one Cellist, it is this probably this French born American with more than 90 albums and 18 Grammy awards
Yo-Yo Ma
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"When I was young I'd listen to the radio, waitin' for my favorite songs" is the opening line of The Carpenters biggest single, in the UK and internationally. For their 1973 album Then & Now, the song and it's reprise book-ended a medley of "oldies" to illustrate it's nostalgic sentiment.
Yesterday Once More
With popular and critical successes like his albums; Guitars, Cadillacs, Etc., Etc., Buenas Noches from a Lonely Room, and This Time, and songs like; "Ain't That Lonely Yet", "A Thousand Miles from Nowhere", "Honky Tonk Man" and "It Only Hurts When I Cry", this artist is one of the most authentic country voices to come out of the '80s and '90s.
Dwight Yoakam
This song was first released as an album track on Three Dog Night's 1970 album, It Ain't Easy. When Elton John relesed his version it was only a a B-side to the single, "Take Me to the Pilot", but it has proved it's durability as it went up the UK charts again in a version by Ellie Goulding, all the way to #2 in 2010. It was also featured in the movie Moulin Rouge, as sung by Ewan McGregor.
Your Song
Karen O. is the mesmerizing lead singer for this band, which mixes indie, punk, dance and garage rock. They made their mark on early 21st century music with the albums; Fever to Tell, Show Your Bones, It's Blitz!, and Mosquito, although the band is officially "on hiatus" since 2014.
Yeah Yeah Yeahs
The 1945 Rogers and Hammerstein musical Carousel is the origin of this song. After Liverpool band Gerry and the Pacemakers turned it into a # 1 pop hit in the UK, it was just a short leap to being adopted as an unofficial anthem by fans of the Liverpool Football Club. It's now sung by football and hockey fans in Germany, Netherlands, Indonesia and Japan. There are recorded versions by Mario Lanza, Frank Sinatra, Aretha Franklin, Smoking Popes, Alicia Keys, Dropkick Murphys, Tricia Yearwood, etc. and in 2018 a new version by the cast of Riverdale (the live-action TV show based on the Archies comics).
You'll Never Walk Alone
The Fab Four's paean to a lemony hued U-boat.
Yellow Submarine
Who; never can tell, should be dancing, will we rock, can leave their hat on, keeps me hanging on, can't always get what they want, do you love, and is the sunshine of my life that I am stuck in the middle with?
You
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