Final Jeopardy: Hit Songs of the ’90s
Today’s Final Jeopardy question (2/14/2018) in the category “Hit Songs of the ’90s” was:
The title of this dance hit, no. 1 for 14 weeks in the ’90s, can refer to a Seville, Spain neighborhood or a woman from there.
New champ Frank Lang won $22,999 yesterday. In his second game, he is up against these two players: Erin Matherne, from Winter Garden, FL; and Rob Worman, from Edina, MN.
Round 1 Categories: Edison: the Light & the Dark – Decades of Classic Toys – SNL in the OED – Think Fast – Man Booker – Prize
Erin found the Jeopardy! round Daily Double in “Think Fast” under the $800 clue, with 3 clues worth $2,800 to go after it. She was in second place with $2,600, $200 less than Rob’s lead. She bet $1,000 and had no response so she was WRONG.
2-faced Roman god of doorways. show
The round ended there. Rob finished in the lead with $2,800. Erin was second with $1,600 and Frank was last with $1,200.
Round 2 Categories: Mexican History – Name Game – Not Wasting Time on the Internet – Money Minded – Winning – U.S. Geograph”EE”
Rob found the first Daily Double in “U.S. Geograph’EE'” under the $1,200 clue on the third pick. He was in the lead with $3,600 at this point, $2,000 more than Erin in second place. He made it a true Daily Double and he was RIGHT.
Booker T. Washington founded a school in this city in 1881. show
3 clues later, Rob landed on the last Daily Double in “Mexican History” under the $800 clue. In second place with $2,400, he had $4,800 less than Rob’s lead. He went with a true Daily Double, too, and he was RIGHT.
A heroic stand against an invading army from this nation at 1862’s Battle of Puebla is remembered every Cinco de Mayo. show
Rob finished in the lead with a runaway $12,400. Frank was next with $4,400 and Erin was in third place with $3,600.
ALL of the contestants got Final Jeopardy! right.
According to Songfacts, Los del Rios’ original 1993 release in Spain did fairly well on a local label. “The next year, the American label BMG bought the Spanish label and set out to make ‘Macarena’ a hit in America. They marketed an English language version to dance clubs and cruise ships, then released it as a single in 1995. It was a minor hit until the summer of 1996, when the Macarena dance craze hit America. The song went to #1 in July and stayed there for 14 weeks.”
It also says a world record for the most people performing one dance at the same time was set by 50,000 people in Yankee stadium dancing the “Macarena.” Apparently, Guinness World Records didn’t recognize that. They have a 2010 record for 2,219 people doing the dance.
Erin bet $3,500 for a $7,100 finish.
Frank bet $4,399, bringing him up to $8,799.
Rob demonstrated the dance as his $3,500 bet was revealed. He won the match with $15,900 and that makes him the new Jeopardy! champ.
A triple stumper from each round:
MAN BOOKER ($400) “Runs” is the last word of this 1960 John Updike novel about a man running from his responsibilities
NOT WASTING TIME ON THE INTERNET ($2000) I’d put this at 1– I’m certain that hippocampus.org has a section called “Statistics and” this
2 years ago: Only ONE of the players got this FJ in “The AFI’s 100 Years/100 Movies”
This man who was in “The Godfather” & “Apocalypse Now” is the only living actor in 6 or more films on the list. show