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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 is the real first name of Spanky & Our Gang's Spanky McFarlane?
Bonus Question 2
What was the name of Jimmy Buffet's first "best of" album?
a- Songs From the Heart
b- Songs to Give Us Heart
c- The Heart of my Collection
d- Songs You Know By Heart
Here are the answers:
1-k, 2-v, 3-r, 4-i, 5-o, 6-c, 7-a, 8-p, 9-t, 10-n, 11-m, 12-u, 13,b, 14-q, 15-s, 16-d,
17-l, 18-e, 19-j, 20-h, 21-f, 22-g,
Gary US Bonds had Billboard's number 1 hit for 2 weeks in 1961 with "Quarter to Three." "Quarter to Three" was the number 13 song of 1961.
"Monday Monday" was written by John and, believe it or not, Michelle Phillips. It was the number 1 song for 3 weeks in May of 1966 for The Mamas & The Papas. The lead was sung by their great lead singer Denny Doherty. "Monday Monday" was Billboard's number 3 song of the year 1966. It is with much sadness I must mention that Denny Doherty passed away on January 20, 2007 at the age of 66.
"Come Monday" was only a small pop hit in 1973. However, with the current immense popularity of Jimmy Buffett, it is on the play list of most oldie and easy listening radio stations throughout the country. "Come Monday" was released on the album named "Living and Dying in ¾ Time."
"I'd like to shoot the whole day down" was the message given in The Boomtown Rats 1979 hit, "I Don't Like Mondays." This song was a top 40 hit in the U.S. and a huge number 1 hit in the U.K. "I Don't Like Mondays" can be found on the album titled "The Fine Art of Surfacing."
Though the label on the record says it was written by Mick Jagger and Keith Richards, "Ruby Tuesday" is rumored to have been written by Brian Jones. The Rolling Stones topped the charts for 1 week in 1967 with "Ruby Tuesday" and it was the number 15 song of the year 1967. This song did incredibly well considering it was a flipside! When the record was released, the A side was "Let's Spend the Night Together." After that song was banned from the U.S. airwaves, "Ruby Tuesday" became a hit.
Many people think The Easybeats were one of the most talented groups to come out in the 60's. Their biggest hit, "Friday on My Mind," reached number 16 on Billboard's pop charts in 1966. It is believed that drug and alcohol abuse ended their career very prematurely.
"Every day's the 4th of July," at least, according to the lyrics of "Saturday in the Park." Chicago peaked at number 3 and had the number 40 song of 1972 with "Saturday in the Park," a song that was written and sung by long time Chicago member, Robert Lamm.
The Bay City Rollers held the number 1 spot for the first week of 1976 with "Saturday Night" which was Billboard's number 25 song of 1976. So, let's sing it! S-A-T-U-R-D-A-Y Night! (repeat)
Generally speaking, you probably wouldn't think of Elton John as the kind of guy who would start a barroom brawl, but his hit song, "Saturday Night's Alright for Fightin'" peaked at number 12 in 1973. "Saturday Night's Alright for Fightin'" was released on the album titled, "Goodbye Yellow Brick Road."
The Drifters were one of the great singing groups of all time. They formed in 1953 and through the rock and roll era produced many big hits. These hits included "There Goes My Baby," "Save the Last Dance for Me," "On Broadway," and "Under the Boardwalk." In 1964, "Saturday Night at the Movies" peaked at number 18 for The Drifters. In the pre-rock and roll era, they produced one of the biggest hits of 1953 with a song called "Adorable."
The man from Clarksdale, Mississippi, Sam Cooke had a top 10 pop hit and an R&B chart topper in 1963 with "Another Saturday Night (And I Ain't Got Nobody)."
Though Etta James and Bobby Hall & The Kings released singles of a "Sunday Kind of Love," it was a group by the name of The Harp-Tones that is probably most synonymous with this early do-wop song. Recorded in 1953, this song predates the rock and roll era. This legendary group is known all over the Internet as The Harptones, but the label on the recording of "Sunday Kind of Love" reads The Harp-Tones. The Harp-Tones never had a national hit and "Sunday Kind of Love," though recorded by many different artists, never broke into the top 10. Still, The Harp-Tones are an R&B hall of fame group. They may be the first group ever to actually use the term "do-wop" in their songs.
Jay & The Americans peaked at number 18 in 1965 with "Sunday & Me." 1965 also, saw the group hit the top 10 with "Some Enchanted Evening" and the top 5 with "Cara, Mia."
Spanky & Our Gang peaked at number 9 in 1967 with "Sunday Will Never be the Same."
Later in her career, Spanky McFarlane replaced Cass Elliot of The Mamas and The Papas after Mama Cass' tragic premature death.
Never a top 40 hit on the pop charts, "Sunday Morning Coming Down" won the Country Music Award for Song of the Year in 1970 with Johnny Cash as its artist. Written by Kris Kristofferson, "Sunday Morning Coming Down" is on the play lists of many of the oldies stations across the U.S. due to the resurgence in popularity of the late Johnny Cash.
From the movie "The Poseidon Adventure," "The Morning After" held the number 1 position for 2 weeks in 1973. It was the number 17 song of the year 1973 for Maureen McGovern.
The Beatles had the number 1 song for 2 weeks and the number 16 song of 1965 with "Eight Days a Week." The flip side of this record also garnered a lot of airplay in 1965, it was a song called "I Don't Want to Spoil the Party."
Many people forget and some of the younger ones amongst us never realized that, at one time, Pat Boone was an extremely popular solo artist and a very real threat to Elvis Presley for the most popular male vocalist of the time. The year 1957 was an absolutely incredible year for Pat Boone. He had the number 5 song of the year with "April Love" which was number 1 for 2 weeks and the number 2 song of the year with "Love Letters in the Sand" which had been number 1 for 5 weeks! It was a great year by anybody's standard! Pat Boone was definitely a household name in 1957. Oh, yes, by the way, Elvis had the number 1, 3 and 4 songs of 1957 with "All Shook Up," "Jailhouse Rock" and "Teddy Bear." Guess who was the most popular artist of the year!
It was The Happenings, a group that remains together today, that had a top 10 hit with "See You in September."
After graduating from being just The Supremes, it was Dianna Ross and The Supremes that had the number 1 song for 1 week and the number 15 song of 1969. The name of the song is "Someday We'll Be Together."
Zager & Evans had the number 1 song for six consecutive weeks and the number 2 song of the year in 1969 with "In the Year 2525."
The 12th of Never was recorded by many artists through the years, but it was Johnny Mathis who first introduced it to the top 40 in 1957. Though it wasn't one of the top 40 songs of 1957, Johnny Mathis did have the number 15 song of 1957 with "Chances Are."
c- Spanky McFarlane's real name is Elaine McFarlane.
d- The name of Jimmy Buffet's first "best of" album is "Songs You Know By Heart."
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