Oldies Rain or Shine
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
One of the songs in the Match Game (above) was a Billboard number 3 song of year. On some charts it was the number 1 song of the year. Which song is it?
a- Rainy Night in Georgia
b- It Never Rains in Southern California
c- Rainy Days and Mondays Always Get Me Down
d- Raindrops Keep Falling on My Head
Bonus Question 2
The original Beach Boys were Brian Wilson, Dennis Wilson, Carl Wilson, Mike Love and who?
a- Bruce Johnston
b- Billy Preston
c- Al Jardine
d- Michael McDonald
Here are the answers:
1-y, 2-f, 3-w, 4-i, 5-u, 6-h, 7-t, 8-j, 9-v, 10-l, 11-k, 12-aa, 13-s, 14-a, 15-d, 16-r,
17-x, 18-b, 19-e, 20-c, 21-z, 22-m, 23-o, 24-q, 25-g, 26-n, 27-p
The Temptations peaked at number 4 on Billboard's pop chart and number 1 on the R&B chart in 1968 with "I Wish it Would Rain."
Written in 1962 by Tony Joe White, Brook Benton put "It's a Rainy Night in Georgia" into the top 5 in 1970.
"Here Comes That Rainy Day Feeling Again, (and soon my tears will be falling like rain.)" This classic by The Fortunes peaked at number 15 in 1971.
The Cowsills first big hit was "The Rain, The Park and Other Things." It peaked at number 2 in 1967.
Written by Paul Williams and Roger Nicols, "Rainy Days and Mondays (Always Get Me Down)" went into the top 5 for The Carpenters in 1971.
The man with the cloud in his head, Dee Clark, went all the way to the number 2 spot in 1961 with a song that he wrote called, "Raindrops."
A Burt Bachrach - Hal David composition was B. J. Thomas' number 1 song from 1970, "Raindrops Keep Falling on My Head."
Bob Dylan made it to number 2 in1966 with "Rainy Day Woman #12 and #35." If the name doesn't ring a bell, I'm sure this line will: "Everybody must get stoned!"
Gordon Lightfoot's "Rainy Day People" barely made it to the top 40 but it did follow two of his very big top 5 hits, "Sundown" (another Rain or Shine Oldie) and "The Wreck of The Edmond Fitzgerald."
From the album "Sweet Baby James," "Fire and Rain" was a top 5 hit for James Taylor in 1970.
Actually the flipside to "Travlin" Band," "Who'll Stop the Rain" entered the top 40 on its own for Credence Clearwater Revival in 1970.
The Four Seasons' "Tell it to the Rain" reached number 10 in 1966.
The Cascades peaked at number 2, on the Billboard charts, in 1963 with "Rhythm of the Rain." Only the red-hot Four Season's with their "Walk Like a Man," kept this one hit wonder group from the top spot.
"It Never Rains in Southern California" by Albert Hammond made it into the top 5 in 1970.
Also, from 1970 was Jonathan Edwards' "Sunshine" which peaked at number 4 on Billboard.
Billy Withers made to number 3 in 1971 with "Ain't No Sunshine When She's Gone." Later in 1972, he topped the charts with "Lean on Me."
Donovan went all the way to the top of Billboards pop chart with "Sunshine Superman in 1966.
A catchy melody with poetic lyrics makes The Beatles "I'll Follow the Sun" a cult classic. From The Beatles65 album, "I'll Follow the Sun" was never released as a single but received a great deal of airplay in 1965.
Topping out at number 13 in 1968 made "Sunshine Lollipops and Rainbows" seem like a complete flop for Leslie Gore. She had made a habit out of singing top 5 songs throughout the 60's.
Written by Brian Wilson and Mike Love on the eve of John Kennedy's assassination, "The Warmth of the Sun" was released in 1964 on the The Beach Boys "Shut Down Volume 2" album. It was the flipside to "Dance, Dance, Dance."
"You Are the Sunshine of My Life" was a number 1 song for Stevie Wonder in 1973.
Written by Gerry Marsden of Gerry and The Pacemakers, "Don't Let the Sun Catch You Crying" peaked at number 2 for that group in 1964.
From the "Caribou" album, "Don't Let the Sun Come Down on Me" made it to number 2 for Elton John in 1974.
"The Sun Ain't Gonna Shine Any More" was written by Bob Crew and Bob Gaudio of Four Seasons fame, but it was The Walker Brothers who made it into a number 13 hit in 1966.
Actually, Bobby Hebb didn't care at all about the weather when he was singing "Sunny." "Sunny" was a top 5 hit for him in 1966.
Eric Clapton, Ginger Baker and Jack Bruce made up the group, Cream. Though they were best known on the FM band of the radio, they had a top 5 hit in 1968 with "Sunshine of Your Love."
d - "Raindrops Keep Falling on My Head" was number 3 for the year 1970. Some charts ranked it their number 1 song of the year.
c- Rhythm guitarist Al Jardine was one of the original Beach Boys.
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