The Hit List, BBC One’s Saturday night music quiz starring Marvin Humes and Rochelle Humes returns

The Hit List, BBC One’s Saturday night music quiz in which contestants try to recognise as many hit songs and artists as possible, returns for a second series



Series two

Hosted by Marvin and Rochelle Humes, each episode of The Hit List sees three pairs of music-lovers compete for the chance to win £10,000 by naming as many song titles and artists as possible.

Across three exciting rounds, the pairs are put to the test as they attempt to identify huge hits from across the years - whether it is a song from the swinging 60s or the number one track from today’s charts, the teams must prove their ability to recognise songs and artists from all genres of music: From pop to rock, R&B to country and many more.

Viewers should get ready to shout answers at the telly and be impressed with how quickly they can recognise some of the world’s biggest hits!

The entire first series of The Hit List is available to watch on BBC iPlayer until the end of December 2019.

The format

Round one is all about speed. The teams are played a selection of clips from hit tracks and must press their button whenever they recognise a song. All the songs in this round are themed: Whether it is having to identify two songs written by the same songwriter or attempting to remember what song was at number two in the charts when another was at number one, the teams must rely on their music memory to answer quickly enough. The first two teams to give five correct answers progress though to round two.

Round two is all about the intros. The two remaining teams must identify a range of song titles and artists by listening to the very beginning of the songs and recognising them before their time runs out. The teams are given visual clues to help them - whether it’s a map showing where the singer is originally from or an image of a famous person whose name is mentioned in the song’s lyrics, each team must work against the clock to ensure their time doesn’t run out. The first team to run out of time will be sent home.

Only one team will make it through to the last round, guaranteed to get your heart racing: The Final Chart Rundown. This round sees the final team attempting to make it to the number one spot by recognising ten songs and artists before their money runs out. The team will start the round with £10,000 available in their prize pot but after five seconds of each track has played, the money starts to drop. If the team can correctly name ten song titles and artists before the money disappears, they’ll go home with whatever is left in the pot. This highly intense and exciting round is the ultimate test in how quickly the Hit-Listers can recognise songs: The longer they take, the less they make.

Source BBC One

November 13, 2019 6:44am ET by BBC One  


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