101_ James McCleese became much more popular as Jimmy Soul. With deep regrets, the Oldies Quiz informs those of you who don't know that the man with a great sense of humor and a smile in his voice, Jimmy Soul, passed away in 1988 at only 43 years of age. His death was due to a heart condition.
102_ The name of his number 1 song was "If You Want To Be Happy for the Rest of Your Life (Never Make a Pretty Woman Your Wife). The site "Words Heard by You" lets you see our readers' rendition of the words to, "If You Want To Be Happy." Oh! you get there by clicking Oldies Lyrics.
103_ The volume doesn't have to be up for this song to be loud. Dodie Stevens' 1959 top 5 hit was "Pink Shoe Laces." Surprisingly, "Pink Shoe Laces" is a forgotten song. It was a really big hit in 1959 but it doesn't seem to receive any air play on oldies stations today. To refresh your memory, or maybe, to be introduced to this classic oldie, click Oldies Lyrics and will be taken to the number 1 lyrics Website "Words Heard by You."
104_ The number 1 song of 1971 was "Joy To the World" by Three Dog Night. You will find that THIS LINK will bring you much information on Three Dog Night.
105_ You load 16 tons and what do you get? Another day older and deeper in debt. The name of the song is, of course, "Sixteen Tons." It was a number 1 song from 1955 and the number 4 song of the year 1955. There is great stuff about this song and Tennesse Ernie Ford on ernieford.com. You will arrive there by clicking THIS LINK. Also, visit "Words Heard by You" for the unofficial words to "Sixteen Tons" by clicking Oldies Lyrics. So, enjoy, and bless your peapickin' hearts!
106_ Gladys Knight and the Pips' version of "I Heard it Through the Grapevine" started the year of 1968 at number 2 on 77 WABC, New York weekly surveys.
107_ Marvin Gayes' version of "I Heard it Through the Grapevine" was the number 1 song at the end of 1968 and remained number 1 into 1969 according to 77 WABC, New York weekly surveys. This version of this top ranked song was number 1 for 5 weeks. I don't believe you will get a more thorough briefing on the song "I Heard it Through the Grapevine" than you will at THIS LINK. One of the great things about this song is the exceptionally well worded verses. You can check them out via the link Oldies Lyrics which takes you to "Words Heard by You," though this site's words are unofficial, they are very accurate.
108_ The great jazz musician Louie Armstrong yanked The Beatles out of the number one spot after they had a 14 week run in 1964. THIS LINK takes you to a very nice short biography of Satchmo. This Site has a great picture of him when he was a young man. THIS LINK links to another very nice Louis Armstrong page that has a picture of Satchmo looking like most of us would remember him.
109_ This number 1 song was "Hello Dolly." This question used 77 WABC as its reference. However, "Louis Armstrong's "Hello Dolly' also made it to number 1 on Billboard. In this answer, Oldies Lyrics links to Words Heard by You" for the unofficial words to "Hello Dolly."
110_ The name of the group that had a top 40 hit with "Turn Down Day" was The Cyrkle.
111_ The name of The Cyrkle's biggest hit was: "Red Rubber Ball." THIS LINK links to "Red Rubber Ball."
112_ Ringo Starr and Johnny Burnette each had big hits in different parts of the Rock and Roll era with "You're Sixteen." "You're Sixteen" was written by Richard and Robert Sherman. For a large part of their careers' Richard and Robert Sherman were employed by Walt Disney. They wrote all the songs in the movie "Mary Popins" as well as many other songs for Disney movies and animations. THIS LINK tells more of the story of Richard and Robert Sherman and their Disney connection. THIS LINK links to the song "You're Sixteen." Johnny Burnette was a big player in the early Rock-a-billy movement. "Dreamin'" by Johnny Burnette peaked at number 3 on 77 WABC, New York weekly surveys. The page at THIS LINK tells the condensed version of the story of Johnny Burnette, another very talented Rock and Roll star whose life, tragically, ended much, much too soon.
113_ The name of Frankie Avalon's huge 1959 hit was "Venus." Take a look at Frankie's picture at THIS LINK and imagine that this picture is the latest, current picture of him. If you do, eternal youth will be yours! Then, visit the song "Venus" at THIS LINK.
114_ Buck Owens had a number 1 country hit in 1963 with "Act Naturally." As far as The Beatles go, history will write that "Act Naturally" was a very popular flipside. It was the flipside to "Yesterday." After clicking on THIS LINK you will be takewn to buckowensfan.com. here you will find a lot of information about country legend Alvis Edgar "Buck" Owens. For the unofficial words to "Act Naturally" visit "Words Heard by You." To end up there, simply click Oldies Lyrics.
115_ "Love Will Keep Us Together" which won a Grammy for song of the year was recorded by The Captain and Tennille. Now, I hear you asking, "Is there a Captain and Tennille Web Site?" Well, yes, there is! and you can get there by clicking THIS LINK.
116_ The Roling Stones" appearance didn't live up to the regulatory standards for singers of the time, therefore, the youth of America didn't get to here much of "Not Fade Away" by The Rolling Stones in early 1964. "Not Fade Away" was co-written by Charles Hardin Holley who was better known as Buddy Holly. Buddy Holly and The Crickets had a hit with "Not Fade Away" in 1957. It wasn't a great big hit in 1957, either. You'll remember, or maybe you saw in the movie "The Buddy Holly Story," Buddy faced a little media animosity when he first came on the scene, too. To see the unofficial words of this perennially blackballed song, go to "Words Heard by You" via Oldies Lyrics.
117_ The Rolling Stone song that didn't get played on the radio stations of America because of its questionable content was "Let's Spend The Night Together." Of course, we all remember The Stones going on The Ed Sullivan show and singing "Let's Spend Some Time Together." If the idea was, to keep we youngsters from hearing the song, "Let's Spend The Night Together," it was a nice try, but the plot failed miserably. The flipside to "Let's Spend The Night Together" was "Ruby Tuesday." Ruby Tuesday" became the number 1 song and spent 3 weeks on the top of the chart at 77 WABC, New York in 1967 and was Billboard's number 15 song of the year of 1967. In other words, the record with "Ruby Tuesday" on one side and "Let's Spend The Night Together" on the other, became one of the biggest selling records of 1967. We'll never know for sure, but it may have sold more records than it would have had they just played "Let's Spend The Night Together" in the first place. Lost in this discussion is the fact that "Ruby Tuesday" is a very beautiful song. You can see the unofficial words to "Ruby Tuesday" By clicking Oldies Lyrics and be taken to "Words Heard by You."
118_ Fred was the name of the guy who was in an enviable position in Paul Evans' 1959 hit, "Seven Little Girls." Paul Evans was a great singer / songwriter from the early years of Rock and Roll. He wrote a lot of songs, many of which you would, certainly, recognize. He is still around and doing well and has a Web Site. THIS LINK links to a Paul Evans page at the rockabilly hall Site. Then, by clicking THIS LINK you can visit Paul,s own Site. It is a very nice Web Site, certainly worth alink. By clicking Oldies Lyrics you can see the unofficial words to "Seven Little Girls" at Words Heard by You.
119_ The Stylistics had Soul and pop hits with "Betcha by Golly, Wow," "Stone in Love With You," "Break Up to Make Up" and "You Make Me Feel Brand New." They also had big crossover hits with the more ordinary sounding "You Are Everything" and "People Make the World Go Round." THIS LINK takes you to doultracks.com where you will find a very nice overview of The Stylistics. THIS LINK takes you to "Betcha by Golly, Wow."
120_ "Thank You (Falletinme Be Mice Elf Agin)" peaked at number 3 on 77 WABC, New York and was Billboard's number 15 song of the year 1970 for Sly & The Family Stone. Sly & The Family Stone had also had top 10 hits with "Dance to the Music," "Hot Fun In The Summertime" and "I want to Take You Higher," but their biggest hits were "Family Affair" and "Everyday People." "Everyday People" peaked at number 2 on 77 WABC, New York but was Billboard's number 1 song for 5 weeks and the number 6 song of 1969. "Family Affair was the number 1 song on 77 WABC, New York for 3 weeks and Billboard's number 9 song of 1971. Much information is contained on the group "Sly & the Family Stone at THIS LINK. Clicking Oldies Lyrics will take you to "Words Heard by You", so you can see the very cleverly constructed lyrics to "Everyday People." Note: This site does not proclaim to have official lyrics. It has, as the name implies, the "Words Heard by You," our Web Site community.
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