Final Jeopardy: Beatles Songs

The Final Jeopardy question (1/10/2017) in the category “Beatles Songs” was:

Of the Beatles songs on which Ringo Starr sang lead, this one charted the highest, reaching no. 2.

New champ Blair Moorhead won $17,402 yesterday. In her second game, she takes on these two players: Libby Hunt, from Dallas, TX; and Colby Taylor, from Olive Branch, MS.

Round 1 Categories: “Roll” Call – Entertainment Under the Sea – New Words in the 1600s – The Civil War – We Predict Your Horoscope – Where’s That Opera House?

Colby found the Jeopardy! round Daily Double in “The Civil War” under the $1,000 clue on the first pick after the chat. He was in the lead with $5,200, $4,000 ahead of Blair in second place. He bet $3,000 and he was RIGHT.

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Colby finished in the lead with $11,600. Libby was second with $3,600 and Blair was last with $2,600.

Round 2 Categories: Role Call – Science – Women Poets – Variety Pack – 11-Letter Words – Fort-itude

Colby found the first Daily Double in “11-Letter Words” under the $1,600 clue, with 9 clues still to go after it. He was in the lead with $20,000 at this point, $11,400 more than Blair in second place. “You could risk it all,” Alex helpfully suggested. Colby shook his head and bet $3,000. Good thing because he guessed “commemoration” and that was WRONG.

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Two clues later, Libby found the last Daily Double in “Women Poets” under the $1,600 clue. In third place with $6,000, she had $11,000 less than Colby’s lead. She bet $3,000 and guessed Edith Wharton. That was WRONG.

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Colby finished in the lead with $19,800. Blair was next with $10,600 and Libby was in third place with $7,400.

Only ONE of the contestants got Final Jeopardy! right.


Ultimate Classic Rock has a list of the Top 10 Ringo Starr Beatles Songs. “Yellow Submarine” (1966) is No. 1: “Lennon and (mostly) McCartney wrote it, it was the only Starr song on the groundbreaking ‘Revolver’ album and it was the only single Starr sang lead on that reached the Top 5 (it stalled at No. 2)….” There were actually 11 Beatles songs that Ringo sang lead vocals on, so the other one does get mentioned in the intro.

They also have a list of Top 10 Ringo Starr Solo Songs.

Libby thought it was “Get Back.” She lost her $7,398 bet, leaving her with 2 bucks.

Blair got it right. Her $4,201 bet brought her up to $14,801.

Colby came up with “Hey Jude.” He lost $1,401 and won the match with the $18,399 he had left. Now Colby is the new Jeopardy! champ.

Final Jeopardy (1/10/2017) Blair Moorhead, Libby Hunt, Colby Taylor

A triple stumper from each round:

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2 years ago: Only ONE of the players got this FJ in “Broadway Musicals”

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13 Responses

  1. Karen Turner says:

    However, the question did not specifically state US charts, Yellow Submarine reached #1 and held onto #1 on the UK charts for several weeks and that is why it is included on the “1” CD!

    • VJ says:

      You’re right, Karen. They should have added “in the USA” to the clue, though I don’t think it would have made any difference in the responses.

  2. VJ says:

    Well, yesterday not betting enough cost Joe the game and Blair was the beneficiary of that. Just because of that alone, I was really surprised she didn’t consciously avoid that pitfall today.

    LINK 8 more clues from this match

  3. lou says:

    i am a huge fan of the beatles and yellow submarine is one of my favorites. Also vj,did ringo starr do mr conductor on shining time station back in the 90s? That was my favorite show.

  4. aaaa says:

    Blair would have won this game if she wagered high enough, $7800 or more. 43/61

  5. EricS says:

    Simply baffling.

  6. Dalton Higbee says:

    And that means the streak for a leader who missed the Final puts it at 11 straight games. And we have yet to have a leader who gets the Final right for the first time in 2017.

  7. Dalton Higbee says:

    Hey Jude should’ve been the correct answer.