Jordan Peele's 'Us' is a Creepy Tale That Sadly Mirrors Our Reality

On May 25, 1986, approximately 6.5 million Americans stood hand in hand forming a human chain that stretched from New York to California for an event called Hands Across America. It was a fundraiser project from USA for Africa (the same people who produced the “We Are the World” single the year before) in hopes of raising $100 million to fight hunger and homelessness. The hope was that everyone who participated would donate $10 for the cause. Families stood and sang together for 15 minutes. And then it was over.

I had trouble remembering if Hands Across America really happened or if it was a gimmick for the film when the original commercial for the event flashed on the big screen during the opening of Us. I only vaguely remember the event, which might have to do more with the fact that I have lived in Washington State my whole life and we weren’t involved in the project. I doubt that I’m the only one and I suspect that was also some of Jordan Peele’s reasoning as well whe…

Who Sang These Songs? - Pop Quiz

Pop quiz about famous pop songs.


Do you know who let the dogs out? How about the guy who fights authority only to see it beat him every time? And how about that other guy? If he didn't start the fire, who did? If you know who did what, you'll do great with this pop quiz. Below are 50 clues to 50 different pop, rock and country songs. Match the clue to the album cover then scroll down below to see how well you did.
Pop quiz about famous pop songs.
1. He shot the sheriff
2. She worked hard for the money
3. Love kept them together
4. They had each other
5. She survived
6. They let the dogs out
7. You lit up her life
8. She swung from a chandelier
9. They did the safety dance
10. They walked 500 miles
11. He fought authority
12. She cried at her party
13. A big yellow taxi drove her man away
14. He mixed the lime with the coconut
15. They know how to hustle
16. They sailed away
17. They whipped it good.
18. She wised up
19. Her baby took the morning train
20. They had a manic Monday
21. She walked on broken glass
22. He’s the man in the mirror
23. They had boogie fever
24. She really, really, really likes you
25. He likes pina coladas
26. They woke up little Susie
27. She has a heart of glass
28. Jesus took her wheel
29. He didn’t start the fire
30. Her brown eyes turned blue
31. She is woman
32. They left on a jet plane
33. They heard the S.O.S.
34. They want to hold your hand
35. They never stopped believing
36. She worked 9 to 5
37. She likes to shop in downtown
38. You can call him Al
39. He rocked around the clock
40. They shook their groove thing
41. Country roads took him home
42. He knew when to hold them
43. He’s alright
44. Don’t stand so close to them
45. She’s still looking for San Jose
46. They want you to be their baby
47. They never stopped thinking about the next day
48. She loves rock and roll
49. She’s sorry
50. They want to dance like Uma Thurman

1. Eric Clapton “I Shot the Sheriff” (F3), 2. Donna Summer “She Works Hard for the Money” (E2), 3. The Captain & Tennille “Love Will Keep Us Together” (J4), 4. Sonny & Cher “I’ve Got You Babe” (E1), 5. Gloria Gaynor “I Will Survive” (H1), 6. Baha Men from “Who Let the Dogs Out” (D4), 7. Debby Boone “You Light Up My Life” (H2), 8. Sia “Chandelier” (A1), 9. Men Without Hats “Safety Dance” (C1), 10. The Proclaimers “I Gonna Be (500 Miles)” (C4), 11. John Cougar Mellencamp “Authority Song” (B5), 12. Leslie Gore “It’s My Party” (C3), 13. Joni Mitchell “Big Yellow Taxi” (B2), 14. Nilsson “Coconut” (D2), 15. Van McCoy “The Hustle” (E4), 16. Styx “Come Sail Away” (G4), 17. Devo “Whip It” (D5), 18. Amy Grant “Wise Up” (G3), 19. Sheena Easton “9 to 5” or “Morning Train” (G2), 20. Bangles “Manic Monday”, 21. Annie Lennox “Walking on Broken Glass” (C2), 22. Michael Jackson “Man in the Mirror” (I2), 23. The Sylvers “Boogie Fever” (G5), 24. Carly Rae Jepsen “I Really Like You” (J1), 25. Rupert Holmes “Escape (The Pina Colada Song) (H5), 26. The Everly Brothers “Wake Up Little Susie” (J2), 27. Blondie “Heart of Glass” (C5), 28. Carrie Underwood “Jesus, Take the Wheel” (I1), 29. Billy Joel “We Didn’t Start the Fire” (I5), 30. Crystal Gayle “Don’t It Make Brown Eyes Blue” (J5), 31. Helen Reddy “I Am Woman” (B1), 32. Peter, Paul & Mary “Leaving on a Jet Plane” (A5), 33. ABBA “SOS” (F4), 34. The Beatles “I Want to Hold Your Hand” (I4),  35. Journey “Don’t Stop Believin’” (I3), 36. Dolly Parton “9 to 5” (A2), 37. Petula Clark “Downtown” (E5), 38. Paul Simon “You Can Call Me Al” (G1), 39. Bill Haley & His Comets “Rock Around the Clock” (B3), 40. Peaches & Herb “Shake Your Groove Thing” (D1), 41. John Denver “Country Roads, Take Me Home” (A3), 42. Kenny Rogers “The Gambler” (H4), 43. Kenny Loggins “I’m Alright” from Caddyshack soundtrack (F5), 44. The Police “Don’t Stand So Close to Me” (A4), 45. Dionne Warwick “Do You Know the Way to San Jose” (J3), 46. The Ronettes “Be My Baby” (B4), 47. Fleetwood Mac “Don’t Stop” (H3), 48. Joan Jett “I Love Rock ‘n Roll’ (F2), 49. Brenda Lee “I’m Sorry” (D3), 50. Fall Out Boy “Uma Thurman” (E3)


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