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julia-mag | 11:40 Wed 09th Jan 2013 | Quizzes & Puzzles
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This is just a general query because I recently bought the up-to-date Virgin Hit Singles reference book (which has not got the group Wings in it !) and as the reference book used by quiz setter is Guinness book no.19 I would like to know if my book (which took over from Guinness) covers the same ground?. If any one has both books can you let me know please.

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There will be differences, this is one of the problems with setting quizzes as different sources we give different answers. Mostly it is fairly minor but occassionally it is fairly significant. Everyhit.com disaggress with both Guiness and Virgin in places. The worst case I have come across is Lynyrd Skynrd where one song has three different titles...
13:20 Wed 09th Jan 2013
Wouldn't you do better putting this on the Music site?
I have guiness no 19 if i can help but not the new virgin one, my virgin one is 3 or 4 years old
The problem (even with Guinness) is that a performer can have hits under several guises, and these are shown as footnotes.
For example, Prince in my 2004 edition has 5 such notes.
There will be differences, this is one of the problems with setting quizzes as different sources we give different answers. Mostly it is fairly minor but occassionally it is fairly significant. Everyhit.com disaggress with both Guiness and Virgin in places. The worst case I have come across is Lynyrd Skynrd where one song has three different titles depending on where you look.

I have looked at the Virgin book a number of times but find it poor in comparison to the old Guinness book as it doesn't provide as much information in a usable way for me.

You might like to know that Guinness does not have a heading for Wings either. Their songs are listed under Paul McCartney.

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I too have the new Virgin hit singles and have noticed the omission of Wings.My last book of hits was by collins and was excellent.
I seem to remember a previous quiz from billericay had wings as an answer and gave me a few headaches but got there in the end.....all good fun!
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Thanks every-one I forgot 'Paul Mcartney! oh dear....... Gives me somethi ng else to think about. I am enjoying the quiz and will have many happy hours, days, weeks ???????? Hope to finsh it.

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