Final Jeopardy: Pop Music Milestones

The Final Jeopardy question (3/04/2016) in the category “Pop Music Milestones” was:

In 1972 this anthemic song became the first Billboard chart-topper by an Australian-born artist.

3x champ Rachel Zoch now has $42,699 in winnings. Can she score a fourth game? She’ll have to beat these two challengers today: Natasha Gainey, from Decatur, GA; and Therese Jones, originally from State College, PA.

Round 1 Categories: “J”eography – Celebrity Entrepreneurs – Completes the Tony-Winning Play – Popular 1880s Female Baby Names – Type of Transport – Compound Word Construction

Natasha found the Jeopardy! round Daily Double in “Compound Word” under the $1,000 before the first break. She was in second place with $1,200, $400 less than Therese in second place. She bet it all but couldn’t come up with anything so she was WRONG.

To provoke into a demonstration of worthiness + denizen of hell = this reckless chap.  show

Therese finished in the lead with $4,200. Natasha was second with $2,600 and Rachel was last with $1,000.

Round 2 Categories: Caves – Art Class – You’re History – U.S. Libraries – Death, What a Character – “Yes” “No” “Or” “May” “Be”

Natasha found the first Daily Double in “You’re History” under the $1,200 clue. There were 8 clues left after it. In the lead with $11,800, she had $4,400 more than Rachel in second place. She bet $2,000 and she was RIGHT.

France’s Reign of Terror ended with the death by guillotine of this revolutionary leader on July 28, 1794. show

Therese found the last Daily Double in “U.S. Libraries” under the $1,600 clue, with 3 clues left after it. She was in second place with $11,000 now, $4,800 less than Natasha’s lead. She bet $2,000 and said Annapolis without phrasing it as a question. It didn’t matter because that was WRONG anyway.

The National Library of Medicine is located on the campus of the National Institutes of Health in this Maryland town. show

Natasha finished in the lead with $16,200. Therese was next with $9,000 and Rachel was in third place with $3,800.

NONE of the contestants got Final Jeopardy! right.


Helen Reddy’s “I Am Woman” was the second Australian hit on the Billboard 100 in the 1970s. The Bee Gees had the first with “How Can You Mend a Broken Heart”; however the Gibb brothers were all born in England so Reddy’s hit was the first from an Australian-born artist. (She was born in Melbourne).

Here are several No. 1 hits from other countries that preceded the 1970s from Billboard’s Hot 100 (1958-2013) list

1958 – Volare (Nel Blu Dipinto Di Blu) Domenico Modugno (Italy)
1961 – Wonderland By Night – Bert Kaempfert & His Orchestra (Germany)
1962 – Stranger On The Shore – Mr. Acker Bilk (UK)
1963 – Sukiyaki – Kyu Sakamoto (Japan)
1963 – Dominique – The Singing Nun (Soeur Sourire) (France)

Rachel wrote down “Back in Black” (Australian, but not a Billboard No. 1). She lost everything but $1.00.

Therese came up with “Jack & Diane” (two American kids growin’ up in the heartland). She lost her $5,400 bet and finished with $3,600.

Natasha began writing something down that started with “Kan.” She only bet $2,000 so she won the match with the $14,200 that she had left.

Final Jeopardy Results for March 4, 2016

The last triple stumper in the game was in U.S. Libraries: “At, her library & museum ranks as the No. 1 thing to do in Montgomery, Alabama.” Rachel lost $2K with Eudora Welty. The other ladies didn’t buzz in.

2 years ago: Only ONE of the players got this FJ in “Biblical Names”

In Genesis 4 this name is chosen because God “hath appointed me another seed.” show

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28 Responses

  1. Richard Corliss says:

    Will anyone please tell him to stop getting angry at them for not having a 5 time champion?

    • VJ says:

      No. At this point, someone is going to say we still don’t have a 5x champ every time a 3x or 4x champ goes down. And when we do get one, someone is still going to say we don’t have enough, because we don’t. There’s no good reason on God’s green earth why Dalton can’t be the one to say it if he posts first. But there is a good reason for you not to tell him to shut up. Also, I am tired of repeating myself: If you don’t like what another poster has to say, don’t read it but if you do read it, don’t post rude responses.

  2. aaaa says:

    47/61. March is Women’s History Month like February is Black History month. Maybe Women’s History Month is why they had that final in March

    • jacob ska says:

      I think you are correct.

      • Cece says:

        So if you’re an African American woman you get 2 months in a row. :)

        I got this week’s games a day behind because of Tuesday you-know-what, so I’m not gonna get a chance to watch this game. It doesn’t look very impressive anyway.

        • VJ says:

          Oh! I thought maybe they would put this one on sometime on Saturday over there.

        • EricS says:

          Sure, unless you’re Rosa Parks, then you get forgotten.

        • Cece says:

          Maybe, but like I’ve said before, I got better things to do on a Saturday evening, lol!

        • Cece says:

          @Eric, no you don’t get forgotten because you were never remembered to begin with. :):)

        • jacob ska says:

          @Cece, So if you are a Hispanic woman you get the month of March and then you get National Hispanic Heritage Month….

        • jacob ska says:

          Btw, Isn’t March also Irish American Heritage Month and not just Women’s History month? Irish clues possible soon?

        • EricS says:

          I didn’t see until later that VJ covered Rosa Parks as well. Nicely done!
          Far from forgotten!

        • Cece says:

          You’re right, Jacob, there’s a Hispanic month, though I don’t fall under that one either. :):)

          So in March, an Irish American woman is double celebrated , right?
          Btw, there was an Irish clue already this month—something to do with a brewery, iirc.

          And I also learned on J! sometime this year that the musician Hozier is Irish born.

        • VJ says:

          or maybe you can have a celebration and a half, if you’re half Irish-American like me (grin)

        • Cece says:

          No 1 1/2 celebration for you, VJ—you get double for having covered Rosa Parks yesterday, as Eric pointed out. :):)

          Btw, I never heard the song I am Woman before. (And frankly, didn’t like it after watching the video.)

        • EricS says:

          Irish women are always celebrated! (At least in my life)

  3. William Weyser says:

    And, you’ll notice that had Therese gotten it right, she would have won by $200.

  4. VJ says:

    Jeopardy! tapings in DC alert — here’s an article I just saw about getting tickets to see the semifinals and finals of the Teachers Tournament, and the Teen Tournament and Power Players Week, all being taped in Washington, DC at DAR Constitution Hall in April.


    The free tickets will be available on Ticketmaster on Monday March 7th beginning at 6 am.

    The article says the Power Players week tickets will be available on 3/21.

  5. rhonda says:

    Lots of triple stumpers today. I was surprised that no one knew The Rose Tattoo and That Championship Season.

    • VJ says:

      Same here. Not a good game for Rachel. I was stunned when she said Jalisco on that El Paso del Norte clue. No wonder she thought yesterday’s game was the best game of the week. Oh, well, she won enough to keep her in lip gloss for quite some time. :):)

      • rhonda says:

        Also surprised at her Eudora Welty answer. Just not a good game for her.

        • VJ says:

          And how about that Brad Pitt triple stumper? Guess he’s not as famous as Bill and Ted. ha ha ha.

          I liked the Compound Word category in the first round. The “Yes” “No” etc category not so much.

        • jacob ska says:

          The Brad Pitt triple stumper was very surprising.

        • rhonda says:

          Yes, the Brad Pitt stumper was another surprise. I didn’t like that yes, no category at all, I’m with you VJ.

        • Nullifidian says:

          I was shocked by the triple stumper for “The Seventh Seal”. That is the one thing I immediately guessed that they’d ask about in that category.

  6. Dalton Higbee says:

    We still never gotten a 5-time champion yet! STILL!