Why? (styled as WHY?) is an American alternative hip hop and indie rock band.
The band was founded in 2004 by Berkeley, California artist Jonathan "Yoni" Wolf, who had been using 'Why?' as his stage name since 1997.
"Why?" was the Finnish entry in the Eurovision Song Contest 2005, performed in English by Geir Rönning.
As Finland had not qualified for the final in their previous appearance, the song was performed in the semi-final. There, it was performed sixteenth (following Hungary's NOX with " Forogj, világ!" and preceding Macedonia's Martin Vučić with " Make My Day"). At the close of voting, it had received 50 points, placing 18th in the 25-strong field - thus missing a top-ten berth and final qualification by 8 places and forcing Finland to qualify from the semi-final at their next Contest appearance.
The song is a ballad, inspired by the Beslan school hostage crisis, with Rönning asking why people do what they do, and "why can't love be all that matters?" While the song garnered considerable praise for Rönning's vocal performance, the general belief among fans was that it was too pessimistic a subject to prove successful at the Contest.
It was succeeded as Finnish representative at the 2006 Contest by Lordi with " Hard Rock Hallelujah".
"Why?" is a single by British synthpop trio Bronski Beat and appeared on their 1984 album The Age of Consent.
The song, recorded at RPM Studios, NYC and mixed at Townhouse Studio, London, pursued an energetic musical formula, while the lyrics focused more centrally on anti-gay prejudice. The song opens with a questioning vocal by frontman and vocalist Jimmy Somerville and the shattering of breaking glass. It was the trio's second Top 10 success in the UK, peaking at No. 6, also reaching the top 10 throughout Europe and in Australia and is today considered a popular gay anthem.
"Why?" is a song by British R&B/ UK garage girl group Mis-Teeq. It was written by Alan Glass, David Brant, Ronald St. Louis, and Maryann Morgan and produced by David Brant (Vybrant Music) for the band's debut single. Originally a midtempo R&B track, it was re-remixed into an uptempo UK garage song, by Matt Jam Lamont & DJ Face which hit no.8 in the UK Official charts in 2001. This was the only single to feature original member Zena McNally who left the group to pursue a solo career soon after the single had been released.
Why is the 4th EP by hardcore punk band Discharge released in 1981 on Clay Records. It is sometimes confused as the debut album by the band. It reached #1 on the UK Indie Charts in 1981. It was reissued in 2003 with 12 bonus tracks. The reissue EP is 31:52 in length.
Why? is a 1987 Czechoslovak drama film directed by Karel Smyczek. It was screened in the Un Certain Regard section at the 1988 Cannes Film Festival.
The film deals with the hooliganism in Czechoslovakia, particularly with the fans of football club Sparta from Prague, whose supporters were the pioneers of the football fan riots in Czechoslovakia, starting with hooligan actions already in the 1960s, like breaking the trains in which they travelled when they went on Sparta's away games. The film deals with one of such episodes.
Why? is an album by British drummer Ginger Baker. It was released in 2014 on Motema Music, and it is his first solo album in 16 years.
Why? is the fifth children's album from New York City-based alternative rock band They Might Be Giants, released on November 27, 2015. It is composed largely of releases from the band's 2015 Dial-A-Song project.