Sport in music: 10 questions

  1. Dreadlock Holiday, by 10CC, is about a man threatened with a mugging who tries to get out of it by professing a love for which sport?
  2. I’m Forever Blowing Bubbles is associated with which English football team?
  3. Which American sport did Noel Coward compose a rag about in 1919 (though he had never visited the United States or seen the sport being played at that time)?
  4. Which sporting fan club boasts Billy Cooper as its chief trumpeter?
  5. In 1996, Belle and Sebastian released a song about what kind of sporting stars?
  6. The theme music for which film was memorably performed by an orchestra including Rowan Atkinson at the opening ceremony of the 2012 London Olympics?
  7. In the 1980s, which duo would “show you what they could do/ with a load of balls and a snooker cue”?
  8. Which two artists sang “Barcelona”, the theme tune to the 1992 Barcelona Olympics?
  9. There is a traditional English song celebrating how the King of France sent King Henry V a gift of some sporting equipment in place of the expected tribute of gold; as a result, Henry invaded and defeated the French at Agincourt. What was the piece of sporting equipment?
  10. Which Central European football team’s away kit was all Half Man Half Biscuit wanted for Christmas in the title of a 1987 song?

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  1. Dreadlock Holiday, by 10CC, is about a man threatened with a mugging who tries to get out of it by professing a love for which sport?
    A: Cricket
  2. I’m Forever Blowing Bubbles is associated with which English football team?
    A: West Ham
  3. Which American sport did Noel Coward compose a rag about in 1919 (though he had never visited the United States or seen the sport being played at that time)?
    A: Baseball
  4. Which sporting fan club boasts Billy Cooper as its chief trumpeter?
    A: The Barmy Army
  5. In 1996, Belle and Sebastian released a song about what kind of sporting stars?
    A: Stars of Track and Field
  6. The theme music for which film was memorably performed by an orchestra including Rowan Atkinson at the opening ceremony of the 2012 London Olympics?
    A: Chariots of Fire
  7. In the 1980s, which duo would “show you what they could do/ with a load of balls and a snooker cue”?
    A: Chas and Dave (in “Snooker Loopy”)
  8. Which two artists sang “Barcelona”, the theme tune to the 1992 Barcelona Olympics?
    A: Freddie Mercury and Montserrat Caballe
  9. There is a traditional English song celebrating how the King of France sent King Henry V a gift of some sporting equipment in place of the expected tribute of gold; as a result, Henry invaded and defeated the French at Agincourt. What was the piece of sporting equipment?
    A: Tennis balls
  10. Which Central European football team’s away kit was all Half Man Half Biscuit wanted for Christmas in the title of a 1987 song?
    A: Dukla Prague

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