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
1- The Walker Brothers
2- The Carpenters
3- Gerry & The Pacemakers
4- Bob Dylan
5- The Beach Boys
6- B. J. Thomas
7- Leslie Gore
8- Gordon Lightfoot
9- Stevie Wonder
10-Credence Clearwater Revival
11-James Taylor
12-Cream
13-The Beatles
14-The Temptations
15-The Cowsills
16-Donovan
17-Elton John
18-Brook Benton
19-The Lovin' Spoonful
20-The Fortunes
21-Bobby Hebb
22-The Four Seasons
23-Albert Hammond
24-Billy Withers
25-Dee Clark
26-The Cascades
27-Jonathan Edwards
a-    I Wish it Would Rain
b-   Rainy Night in Georgia
c-   Here Comes That Rainy Day Feeling Again
d-   The Rain, The Park and Other Things
e-   Rain on the Roof
f-   Rainy Days and Mondays Always Get Me Down
g-   Raindrops
h-   Raindrops Keep Falling on My Head
i-   Rainy Day Woman #12 & #35
j-   Rainy Day People
k-   Fire and Rain
l-   Who'll Stop the Rain
m-   Tell it to the Rain
n-   Rhythm of the Rain
o-   It Never Rains in Southern California
p-   Sunshine
q-   Ain't No Sunshine When She's Gone
r-   Sunshine Superman
s-   I'll Follow the Sun
t-   Sunshine Lollipops & Rainbows
u-   The Warmth of the Sun
v-   You Are the Sunshine of My Life
w-   Don't Let the Sun Catch You Crying
x-   Don't Let the Sun Go Down on Me
y-   The Sun Ain't Gonna Shine Anymore
z-   Sunny
aa-Sunshine of My Love

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:

Answer 1

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 Songs
The Artists

I Wish it Would Rain
The Temptations
Rainy Night in Georgia
Brook Benton
Here Comes That Rainy Day Feeling Again
The Fortunes
The Rain, The Park and Other Things
The Cowsills
Rainy Days and Mondays Always Get Me Down
The Carpenters
Raindrops
Dee Clark
Raindrops Keep Falling on My Head
B. J. Thomas
Rainy Day Woman #12 & #35
Bob Dylan
Rainy Day People
Gordon Lightfoot
Fire and Rain
James Taylor
Who'll Stop the Rain
Credence Clearwater Revival
Tell it to the Rain
The Four Seasons
Rhythm of the Rain
The Cascades
It Never Rains in Southern California
Albert Hammond
Sunshine
Jonathan Edwards
Ain't No Sunshine When She's Gone
Billy Withers
Sunshine Superman
Donovan
I'll Follow the Sun
The Beatles
Sunshine Lollipops & Rainbows
Leslie Gore
The Warmth of the Sun
The Beach Boys
You Are the Sunshine of My Life
Stevie Wonder
Don't Let the Sun Catch You Crying
Gerry & The Pacemakers
Don't Let the Sun Go Down on Me
Elton John
The Sun Ain't Gonna Shine Anymore
The Walker Brothers
Sunny
Bobby Hebb
Sunshine of Your Love
Cream


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."








Answer 2

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.

Answer 3

c- Rhythm guitarist Al Jardine was one of the original Beach Boys.



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