Oldies Music Trivia Quiz Match Game
Match the names of the artists on the left with the names of the songs on the right
Bonus Question 1
What group was Jerry Rafferty with before he went on his own?
b-Three Dog Night
d-Cannibal & The Headhunters
Bonus Question 2
MacArthur Park became a number 1 hit in 1978 as a shortened "Disco" version of the song. Who recorded it?
a- The Village People
b- Gloria Gaynor
c- Donna Summer
Here are the answers:
1-k, 2-x, 3-t, 4-s, 5-n, 6-b, 7-o, 8-y, 9-u, 10-c, 11-f, 12-a, 13,r, 14-w, 15-h, 16-l,
17-d, 18-j, 19-m, 20-I, 21-v, 22-p, 23-z, 24-q, 25-g, 26-e
"Itchycoo Park" peaked at number 16 in 1967 for Small Faces.
Written by Jimmy Webb, who also penned "By the Time I Get to Phoenix", "MacArthur Park" hit number 2 on the nation's charts in 1968. This 17 minute and 40 second song was performed by Richard Harris.
A Dixieland style band by the name of The Village Stompers had a top 40 hit with "Washington Square" in 1963.
Harold Dorman wrote and recorded "Mountain of Love" in 1960. His version failed to make the charts. In 1964, Johnny Rivers brought it all the way into the top 10. Actually, that wasn't the end of the song as Charlie Pride got it to number 1 on the country charts in 1981.
The Orlons went to number 3 in 1963 with "(Where do all the hippies meet?) South Street."
Scottish singer/songwriter Jerry Rafferty had a top 20 hit in 1978 with "Baker Street."
Elvis' third song, after "Hound Dog" and "All Shook Up" was his 1957 number 1 smash "Heartbreak Hotel."
"Indian Lake" in western Ohio was the topic of The Cowsills' top 10 song from 1968.
"When you're alone and life is making you lonely you can always go Downtown." At least, that was Petula Clark's prescription to cure loneliness as sited in her gigantic number 1 solid gold record from 1964. Petula Clark's singing career started in 1954 and continues on today. She recorded a Christmas album for 2006.
Billy Joe Royal had a top 20 hit in1965 with a song he wrote which was named "Down in the Boondocks."
The Dixie Belles entered the top 10 in 1963 with "(Down At) Papa Joe's."
"At the Scene" peaked at number 16 on the U.S. charts for The Dave Clark 5 in 1966.
Danny & The Juniors went to the top of the charts with "At the Hop" in 1958. Actually, "At the Hop" was Billboard's number 1 song of the year 1958.
Here's another number 1 song of the year! Jimmy Gilmer & The Fireballs' "Sugar Shack" was Billboard's number 1 song for 5 consecutive weeks in 1963. It was the cream of the crop in a year that included great oldies such as, "He's So Fine", "It's My Party", "Easier Said Than Done", "My Boyfriend's Back", "Louie, Louie", "I Will Follow Him" and several more.
1980 saw the release of Frank Sinatra's "New York, New York." Though it only peaked at number 30 on the pop charts, it has become one of the most well accepted standards of all time.
Though it was, actually, the flip side to his "Back in the U.S.A," Chuck Berry's "Memphis, Tennessee" has become an often played, much requested oldie. Johnny Rivers' cover of "Memphis, Tennessee" topped at number 2 on Billboard's charts which means that his was a much more popular version than Chuck Berry's. So, if you got this question wrong; you're not really wrong. In fact, everybody's right. See, that's why I'm "Easy" Ed!
From Lynard Skynard's 1974 album "Second Helping", "Sweet Home Alabama" peaked at number 8.
Many people think "City of New Orleans" was a hand me down from Woody Guthrie but actually, it was written by Steve Goodman in 1970. Released in 1972 on Arlo Guthrie's "Hobo's Lullaby" album, it peaked at number 18. Steve Goodman died in 1984 of leukemia at the age of 36. In that same year, 1984, "City of New Orleans" topped the country charts for Willie Nelson.
In 1966, "Land of 1,000 Dances" peaked at number 2 thus becoming Wilson Pickett's biggest hit ever. However, it was the ever-popular Cannibal & The Headhunters who peaked at number 30 with it in 1965.
Of course, it was the melodious sounds of The Beach Boys in "In My Room" that drove it to number 23 in 1963. Though number 23 doesn't make it sound like "In My Room" was up to the Beach Boys' standards, consider that it was the flip side to "Be True to Your School" which also ranked high on the charts.
"Out in the Country" peaked at number 15 for Three Dog Night in 1970.
Many people think it was Carole King who wrote "Under the Boardwalk." It was not. The song writing team of Arthur Resnick and Kenny Young, the same duo that penned "Good Lovin'" for The Young Rascals wrote it. "Under the Boardwalk" peaked at number 4 in 1964 for The Drifters.
The Silver Fox, Charlie Rich crossed over from the country charts to top the pop charts for 3 weeks in 1973 with "Behind Closed Doors."
Tommy Boyce and Bobby Hart's "Last Train to Clarksville" was a number 1 hit for The Monkees in 1966.
The New York City nightclub "Copa Cabana" was the setting for Barry Manilow's 1978 hit of the same name. It peaked at number 8.
It was Stealer's Wheel who peaked at number 6 in 1973 with "Stuck in the Middle With You."
a- Jerry Rafferty was a member of Stealer's Wheel.
c- Donna Summer went to number 1 in 1978 with "MacArthur Park."
Copy write Easy Ed Lathrop 2007