Lyrics of No. 1 Songs
Mariah Carey
Music Theory
Whitney Houston
Rappers
100

And this one is for the champions
I ain't lost since I began, yeah
Funny how you said it was the end, yeah
Then I went did it again, yeah

What is 'Industry Baby'? Lil Nas X & Jack Harlow

100

This album became the best-selling album in the US, and the world's second-best-selling album, of 2005

What is "The Emancipation of MiMi?"

100
The note value is counted for one note.

What is a quarter note?

100

WH was the first black women to appear on the cover of this magazine after becoming a teen model in 1981.

What is Seventeen magazine?

100

This rapper was the first to win on April 16, 2018, the Pulitzer Prize for Music to rapper Kendrick Lamar for his 2017 album.

Who is Kendrick Lamar?

200

I do the same thing I told you that I never would
I told you I'd change, even when I knew I never could
Know that I can't find nobody else as good as you
I need you to stay, need you to stay, hey (oh)

What is 'Stay'? The Kid LAROI & Justin Bieber.

200

This album remains Carey's best-seller and one of the best-selling albums of all time, with worldwide sales of over 28 million copies.

What is "Music Box?"

200
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What is a half note?

200

In 1997, Houston's production company, BrownHouse Productions, goal was "to show aspects of the lives of African-Americans that have not been brought to the screen before" while improving how African-Americans are portrayed in film & television. It made a made-for-television remake of this Rodgers & Hammerstein's musical.  


What is Cinderella? The film is notable for its multi-racial cast & nonstereotypical message. An estimated 60 million viewers tuned in giving ABC its highest TV ratings in 16 years. The movie received 7 Emmy nominations, while winning Outstanding Art Direction.

200

The first rappers to win a Grammy award for Best Rap Performance was presented to these two artists.

Who is DJ Jazzy Jeff & The Fresh Prince For "Parents Just Don't Understand".

300

Well, good for you, I guess you moved on really easily
You found a new girl, and it only took a couple weeks
Remember when you said that you wanted to give me the world? (Ah-ah-ah-ah) And good for you, I guess that you've been working on yourself I guess that therapist I found for you, she really helped
Now you can be a better man for your brand-new girl


What is Good 4 U by Olivia Rodrigo?

300

She is referred to by two names.

What are the "Songbird Supreme" and the "Queen of Christmas".

300

This note value is half the duration of a quarter note.

What is an eighth note?

300

This was her first film role, which was released in 1992.

What is the "The Bodyguard?"

300

This rapper became the first rapper to be signed by a major label when he inked a deal with Mercury in 1979.

Who is (Kurtis) Blow?

400

Well, good for you, I guess you moved on really easily
You found a new girl, and it only took a couple weeks
Remember when you said that you wanted to give me the world? (Ah-ah-ah-ah) And good for you, I guess that you've been working on yourself I guess that therapist I found for you, she really helped Now you can be a better man for your brand-new girl

Good 4 U

What is 'Good 4 U'? by Olivia Rodrigo

400

Carey parted ways with Columbia in 2001 and signed a $100 million recording contract with this record company in April of that year.

What is Virgin Records? It was in April of that year. However, following her illness, as well as the critical and commercial failure of her film Glitter (2001) and its accompanying soundtrack, her contract was bought out for $28 million by Virgin and she signed with Island Records the following year.

400

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What is a whole note?

400

She has a record total of blank consecutive number one hits.

What is seven consecutive number one hits. The previous record of six consecutive number one hits had been shared by the Beatles and the Bee Gees. Houston became the first woman to generate four number-one singles from one album.

400

This rapper won success in this movie with winning the 2002 Academy Award for Best Original Song for his song "Lose Yourself."

Who is Eminem? It was co-written with Jeff Bass and Luis Resto, making him the first rapper to receive the award.

500

What you doing? (What you doing?) Where you at? (Where you at?) Oh, you got plans? (You got plans?)
Don't say that (shut your trap) I'm sipping wine (sip, sip) in a robe (drip, drip) I look too good (look too good) to be alone (woo-woo) My house clean (house clean), my pool warm (pool warm) Just shaved (smooth like a newborn) We should be dancing, romancing In the east wing and the west wing Of this mansion, what's happening?

What is 'Leave The Door Open'? by Silk Sonic (Bruno Mars & Anderson .Paak)

500

She has accumulated this number of number-one singles.

What is 19 number-one singles? She has spent 84 weeks at the number-one position on Billboard Hot 100, the greatest number for any artist in US chart history. On that same chart, she has accumulated 19 number-one singles, the most for any solo artist (2nd behind the Beatles) and she is also the only artist to have a number-one song in each year of a decade (1990s decade). In 2020, Carey became the first artist to top the Billboard Hot 100 over four decades (1990s, 2000s, 2010s and 2020s).

500

This note value is counted for three beats/counts.

What is a dotted half note?

500

Houston was a supporter of this South African political leader and the anti-apartheid movement. During her modeling days, she refused to work with agencies who did business with the then-apartheid South Africa.[77][78] On June 11, 1988, during the European leg of her tour, Houston joined other musicians to perform a set at Wembley Stadium in London to celebrate a then-imprisoned Nelson Mandela's 70th birthday.[77] Over 72,000 people attended Wembley Stadium and over a billion people tuned in worldwide as the rock concert raised over $1 million for charities while bringing awareness to apartheid.[79] Houst

Who is Nelson Mandela? During her modeling days, she refused to work with agencies who did business with the then-apartheid South Africa. On June 1988, Houston joined other musicians to perform at Wembley Stadium in London to celebrate a then-imprisoned Mandela's 70th birthday. Over 72,000 people attended Wembley Stadium and over a billion people tuned in worldwide as the rock concert raised over $1 million for charities while bringing awareness to apartheid.

500

This rapper played a role on the Canadian teen drama series Degrassi: The Next Generation.  

Who is Drake? At the age of 15, eager to begin his career as an actor, a high school friend introduced Drake to his father, an acting agent. Drake portrayed Jimmy Brooks, a basketball star who became physically disabled after he was shot by a classmate; the character arc reportedly displeased him for the potential connotations related to being one of the series' only black characters, while also negatively influence as his standing as a rapper, with series writer noting Drake threatened legal action to redo the storyline, before ultimately agreeing.

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