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Best Instrumental Hits Ever 📀




This is a music recognition and appreciation activity based on long-term memory recall.

Print off the single covers and using the Spotify playlist below, ask members to match each piece of music with the images. (Or you can screenshot the grouped images and print off handouts.) Basically, it's a version of the 'Name That Tune' game. Some quiz questions are also available if you want to add another layer of cognitive stimulation. Hope your group enjoys it. Please let me know in comments.






What was the first satellite launched by Russia in 1957 called?

When does summer start?

Which pop star were 'The Shadows' associated with?

Which instrument did Acker Bilk play?

True or False. The Albatross has the largest wingspan of all birds?

How many seconds are there in 5 minutes?

True of False. A Mexican bottle of Tequila contains a worm?

Who is Elton John's lyricist song-writing partner?

What does the phrase "Hustle and bustle" mean?

Which 1978 movie was this the theme for?

Which Scott composed this piano rag?

Which male actor who starred in the 1972 movie 'Deliverance' featured in a nude centrefold in the magazine 'Cosmopolitan'?






What are the first five letters on a standard keyboard?

On which radio station is 'The Shipping Forecast' broadcast? (What is your shipping area?)

In which city was the TV series 'Van der Valk' set?

Who discovered Penicillin from mould in 1928?

In the popular romantic war song, which songbird "sang in Berkeley Square"?

How high can a flea jump, 6 inches, a foot or two feet?

In which country did the Samba dance originate?

True or False. Natural gas doesn't smell of anything. The eggy odour is added to warn of leaks?

Which fruit would you find in a Black Forest gateaux?

In surfing, what is a "wipe out"?

What does the phrase "when the wheels come off" something mean?

Who presented the arts based TV series 'The South Bank Show'?






What do Americans call spring onions?

What car company made this campervan?

Which White write this song in 1965?

What is this 'The Muppet Show' character called?

Nearest guess. When was the social media platform 'Twitter' launched?

What were the names of the two robots in the 1977 movie 'Star Wars'?

What is the name given to a group of more than 200 species of nocturnal birds of prey?

Which nationality was Vangelis?

What is the maximum weight of a male elephant, 1 ton, 3 tons or 7 tons?

What was the name of the first train to reach a speed of 100mph in 1934?

What are most people doing when they eat popcorn?

Which football club is this song associated with?






What percentage of air is Oxygen, 21%, 41% or 61%?

Which 1973 movie featured Mike Oldfield's 'Tubular Bells'?






Finally, what type of music did Glen Miller and his band produce?

(There's an opportunity here to get members up and dancing.)



Here is your Spotify playlist ...









What was the first satellite launched by Russia in 1957 called? SPUTNIK

When does summer start? 20TH JUNE 2024

Which pop star were 'The Shadows' associated with? CLIFF RICHARD

Which instrument did Acker Bilk play? CLARINET

True or False. The Albatross has the largest wingspan of all birds? TRUE (12FT)

How many seconds are there in 5 minutes? 350

True of False. A Mexican bottle of Tequila contains a worm? FALSE (THEY STOPPED PUTTING IT IN IN 1977)

Who is Elton John's lyricist song-writing partner? BERNIE TAUPIN

What does the phrase "Hustle and bustle" mean? NOISE AND ACTIVITY

Which 1978 movie was this the theme for? 'THE DEERHUNTER'

Which Scott composed this piano rag? JOPLIN

Which male actor who starred in the 1972 movie 'Deliverance' featured in a nude centrefold in the magazine 'Cosmopolitan'? BURT REYNOLDS



What are the first five letters on a standard keyboard? QWERTY

On which radio station is 'The Shipping Forecast' broadcast? (What is your shipping area?). BBC RADIO 4

In which city was the TV series 'Van der Valk' set? AMSTERDAM

Who discovered Penicillin from mould in 1928? ALEXANDER FLEMING

In the popular romantic war song, which songbird "sang in Berkeley Square"? NIGHTINGALE

How high can a flea jump, 6 inches, a foot or two feet? 2FT

In which country did the Samba dance originate? BRAZIL

True or False. Natural gas doesn't smell of anything. The eggy odour is added to warn of leaks? TRUE

Which fruit would you find in a Black Forest gateaux? BLACK CHERRIES

In surfing, what is a "wipe out"? BEING THROWN OFF A SURFBOARD BY A WAVE

What does the phrase "when the wheels come off" something mean? SOMETHING FAILED

Who presented the arts based TV series 'The South Bank Show'? MELVYN BRAGG



What do Americans call spring onions? SCALLIONS

What car company made this campervan? VOLKSWAGEN

Which White write this song in 1965? BARRY WHITE

What is this 'The Muppet Show' character called? ANIMAL

Nearest guess. When was the social media platform 'Twitter' launched? 2006

What were the names of the two robots in the 1977 movie 'Star Wars'? R2D2 & C3PO

What is the name given to a group of more than 200 species of nocturnal birds of prey? OWLS

Which nationality was Vangelis? GREEK

What is the maximum weight of a male elephant, 1 ton, 3 tons or 7 tons? 7 TONS

What was the name of the first train to reach a speed of 100mph in 1934? 'FLYING SCOTSMAN'

What are most people doing when they eat popcorn? WATCHING A MOVIE

Which football club is this song associated with? 'CHELSEA F.C.'



What percentage of air is Oxygen, 21%, 41% or 61%? 21%

Which 1973 movie featured Mike Oldfield's 'Tubular Bells'? 'VIRGIN'



Finally, what type of music did Glem Miller and his band produce? SWING



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