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Do You Actually Know When These Hit Songs Were Released?

Time to put your knowledge of music and pop culture to the test.

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  1. 1. Did Whitney's iconic "I Will Always Love You" come out before or after "Forrest Gump" informed us that life is like a box of chocolates?

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    Whitney covered what was originally a Dolly Parton song back in 1992, while "Forrest Gump" didn't hit the big screen until the summer of 1994.

  2. 2. Did Abba release the dance classic "Dancing Queen" before or after Apple was first founded?

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    Not by much, though. Apple was founded by Steve Jobs, Steve Wozniak, and Ronald Wayne on April Fool's Day in 1976, and "Dancing Queen" was released to the public in mid-August of that same year.

  3. 3. Did 50 Cent first get up "In Da Club" before or after Janet Jackson's infamous wardrobe malfunction?

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    50's song hit the airwaves in January 2003, while Justin and Janet didn't create FCC furor until the 2004 Super Bowl.

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  4. 4. Did Savage Garden sing "I Knew I Loved You" before or after we were introduced to Tony, Carmela, and the rest of "The Sopranos?"

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    "The Sopranos" started the savagery a full year before "I Knew I Loved You" came out - January 1999 vs. January 2000. The better question is, what ever happened to Savage Garden?

  5. 5. Did Rihanna offer refuge under her "Umbrella" before or after we learned Harry's fate in the final installment of the "Harry Potter" series?

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    Though not by much - "Umbrella" was released in March 2007, four months before the epic Battle of Hogwarts.

  6. 6. Did Ja Rule and Ashanti make sure to show up "Always on Time" before or after Rosie O'Donnell officially came out?

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    Though she admits it wasn't much of a secret, Rosie didn't announce her sexual orientation to the public until 2002. Ja Rule and Ashanti, on the other hand, were on time starting in the fall of 2001.

  7. 7. Did Mariah croon "Always Be My Baby" before or after "Friends" had its series premiere?

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    The gang first started inhabiting Central Perk back in 1994. Mariah didn't ask for your love until a year and a half later.

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  8. 8. Did Survivor's "Eye of the Tiger" pump up Rocky before or after McDonald's introduced its chicken nuggets in all US locations?

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    Though a life without McNuggets seems unimaginable, they weren't widely available until 1983. "Eye of the Tiger," on the other hand, became the workout song for would-be boxers everywhere following its release in 1982.

  9. 9. Did Snoop Dogg "Drop It Like It's Hot" before or after Zuckerberg and Co. founded Facebook?

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    The internet's premiere friend-stalking destination launched in February 2004, seven months before Snoop released what would become his first ever number one single.

  10. 10. Did The Monkees sing "I'm a Believer" before or after the original "Star Trek" series premiered on television?

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    Kirk and Spock hit TV waves in September of 1966. It was just a couple months later, in November, that The Monkees released "I'm a Believer."

  11. 11. Did Britney's "...Baby One More Time" debut before or after the world was introduced to Wikipedia?

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    Though it may be hard to remember a time before Wikipedia, the site only launched in early 2001. Britney, on the other hand, first appeared on the pop scene in December of 1998.

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  12. 12. Did Shakira insist that her "Hips Don't Lie" before or after Tom Cruise's infamous couch jump?

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    "Hips Don't Lie" was released in 2006, a year after couches everywhere wondered when it would be their turn to have Tom Cruise jump on them.

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  13. 13. Did Madonna cause a stir with "Like a Virgin" before or after Plinko was introduced on "The Price is Right?"

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    Perhaps the most classic game on the show today, Plinko wasn't actually introduced on "The Price is Right" until 1983 - although the show first premiered in 1956 and was revamped with its current format in 1972. Madonna didn't release "Like a Virgin," on the other hand, until late 1984.

  14. 14. Did Beyoncé release "Single Ladies" before or after Kate Gosselin became a single lady of her own following her widely publicized split from husband Jon?

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    By the time over ten million people tuned in to hear about the divorce of the stars of "Jon & Kate Plus 8," Beyoncé's ode to the single life had already been on the airwaves for nine months.

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  15. 15. Did Gloria Gaynor first proclaim "I Will Survive" before or after the original Sony Walkman was introduced?

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    Gaynor's song was released in 1978, but you wouldn't be able to take it on the go until a year later when the original Walkman was released.

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Do You Actually Know When These Hit Songs Were Released?