Final Jeopardy 5/18/23 (Billboard No. 1 Hits) & Who Won Thursday May 18 2023

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Today’s Final Jeopardy 5/18/2023 (Billboard No. 1 Hits) – Thursday, May 18 2023

Billy Joel said, “I think the one time I didn’t write the music” before the lyrics was for this 1989 hit, “and I think it shows”

Today’s Final Jeopardy Answer – Thursday, May 18 2023

The Final Jeopardy Answer is: We Didn’t Start the Fire

Final Jeopardy Explanation – Thursday, May 18 2023

Billy Joel references to his 1989 smash song “We Didn’t Start the Fire” in today’s Final Jeopardy. He wrote the music before the lyrics in this song, which is not his typical method.

In an interview with Billboard, when asked “When you were writing songs did you write the music first?”, Joel replied “Always. I think the one time I didn’t write the music first was “We Didn’t Start the Fire” and I think it shows, because it’s terrible musically. It’s like a mosquito buzzing around your head.”.

Today’s Jeopardy! Contestants – Thursday, May 18 2023

wk31 0410 0414 chan homeBen Chan is a Philosophy Professor from Green Bay, Wisconsin.

6 Day Winnings of $182,000

John GrovesJohn Groves is a Legislative Technical Specialist from Originally Forteau, Newfoundland & Labrador, Canada.
Kristen BeckKristen Beck is a Physician from Seattle, Washington.

Contestant Image Credit: Jeopardy Website

Today’s Results & Who Won Jeopardy! Tonight – Thursday, May 18 2023

The results of today’s game will be updated when it airs – warning: spoilers below!

Returning ChampionContestantContestant
Ben Chan
Green Bay, Wisconsin
Philosophy Professor
6 Day Winnings of $182,000

Winning Score: $31,000
Round 2 Score: $31,000
Round 1 Score: $7,800
John Groves
Originally Forteau, Newfoundland & Labrador, Canada
Legislative Technical Specialist

Final Score: $4,601
Round 2 Score: $4,400
Round 1 Score: $1,600
Kristen Beck
Seattle, Washington
Physician

Final Score: $4,401
Round 2 Score: $4,600
Round 1 Score: $1,000

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