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
The Everly Brothers were one of the most popular duets in the rock and roll era. What are the first names of the Everly Brothers?
Bill & Phil
John & Phil
Jim & Bob
Phil & Don
Bonus Question 2
The group, Heart gain much notoriety in the mid 70's and remains very popular today. Two long time members of this group are the group's lead singers, the Wilson sisters. What are the first names of the Wilson sisters?
Judy & Janice
Ann & Nancy
Nancy & Judy
Arline & Priscilla
Here are the answers:
1-q, 2-y, 3-h, 4-v, 5-p, 6-s, 7-c, 8-n, 9-w, 10-e, 11-t, 12-r, 13-g, 14-d, 15-a, 16-m,
17-f, 18-u, 19-z, 20-b, 21-i, 22-p, 23-j, 24-l, 25-k, 26-x
In 1965, Marvin Gaye peaked at number 8 with, "I'll Be Doggone." Marvin Gaye had many hits throughout the 60's and 70's and even into the 80's but would be best known for his number 2 song of the year 1968, "I Heard it Through the Grapevine."
Technically, "Hound Dog" was the flipside to Elvis Presley's "Don't Be Cruel," though it was a number 1 hit in its own right. The record "Don't Be Cruel/Hound Dog" was number 1 for 11 weeks in 1956! On top of that, "Hound Dog" was Billboard's number 2 rated song of 1956, "Don't Be Cruel" was number 1.
The Everly Brothers peaked at number 2 in 1958 with "Bird Dog." "Bird Dog" was the number 22 song of 1958.
Before the rock and roll era, in 1953 to be exact, Patti Page had a song that was number 1 on all of the charts that were available at that time. The song was called "How Much is That Doggie in the Window?" That is, "The one with the waggly tail."
Roland Kent Lovie is better known as Lobo. Lobo is a very successful singer who had several hits in the 70's. He had a top 5 song in 1971 with "Me and You and a Dog Named Boo."
Paul Anka peaked at number 2 in 1960 and had the number 24 song of that year with, "Puppy Love."
In 1976, Daryl Dragon and Toni Tennille, who are better known as The Captain & Tennille, peaked at number 4 with "Muskrat Love." The singing group America released their version of "Muskrat Love" in 1973 but had little success with it.
The original version of The Tokens, way back in 1955, included Neil Sedaka. He left the group after a short time and, of course, has had a hall of fame career. In 1961, the Sedaka-less tokens, had a number 1 song for 3 weeks and the number 6 song of 1961, with "The Lion Sleeps Tonight."
From Glasgow, Scotland, Al Stewart had a top 10 hit in 1976 with, "The Year of the Cat." Later, in 1978, he would, once again visit the top 10 with a song called, "Time Passages."
Harry Chapin's "Cats in the Cradle" was the number 1 song for 1 week and the number 28 song of the year in 1974.
Tom Jones' second big hit after "It's Not Unusual" was "What's New Pussycat." "What's New Pussycat" was written by Burt Bachrach and was a top 5 hit in 1965.
Jewel Akens entered the top 10 in 1965 with "The Birds and the Bees."
Rick Dees normal line of work is being a very successful Disc Jockey. In 1975, he created and in 1976 he released "Disco Duck." For simply mentioning his record on the air, he was fired. The radio station he had worked for didn't want to promote his record and other radio stations didn't want to promote anything to do with one of their competitors. In spite of these problems, "Disco Duck" gained popularity and before it was through, it had been Billboard's number 1 song for a week in 1976 and ended up being their number 6 song of the year 1976. This proves, you can't keep a good man down and you can't keep a good creative record un-played. Today, Rick is still one of the top radio personalities in the world and has been for a number of years.
In 1977, the year "Fly Like an Eagle" was released, it was never a heavily played song and it didn't fit into the mold of the typical popular songs of that time. For that reason, it barely made the country's pop charts' top 40's. "Fly Like an Eagle" was considered to be an alternative rock song. Now, it is a much requested and heavily played oldie. The song "Fly Like an Eagle" was released on the album by the same name with other Steve Miller Band classics "Take the Money and Run" and "Rock n' Me."
In 1963, "Monkey Time" was a top 10 hit for Major Lance. It peaked at number 8 on Billboard's pop charts and number 2 on Billboard's R&B chart. It did a little better as a pop single in the New York market peaking at number 4 on 77WABC, New York.
The Miracles had a top 10 hit in 1963 with "Mickey's Monkey." The song was released on the album named "The Miracles Doin' Mickey's Monkey." This album includes the Miracles' version of "Twist and Shout," before The Beatles' cover of it was a top 5 hit in 1964, "Do You Love Me," before The Dave Clark 5 cracked the top 20 with their cover of it and "Land of a Thousand Dances," before either Cannibal & The Headhunters or Wilson Pickett or anybody else had a hit with this song.
Before Herb Alpert put down his trumpet and sang, he and his Tijuana Brass had a top 20 hit in 1964 with "The Lonely Bull."
Domingo Samudio, known to his friends as Sam, later took the stage name Sam the Sham. He & The Pharaohs peaked at number 2 and had the number 27 song of 1965 with "Wooly Bully." "Wooly Bully" hung around on the top 40 for an incredible 18 weeks!
"Wild Horses," though written by Mick Jagger and Keith Richards, was first released in 1970 by The Flying Burrito Brothers. It was an unsuccessful release for them and, actually, it wasn't one of the Rolling Stones' bigger hits, either. "Wild Horses" peaked at number 28 for the Stones in 1971. It was released on their "Sticky Fingers" album and is, probably, more popular today than it was in 1971.
When this song first came out many people thought it was Neil Young singing. Ironically, the song replaced Neil Young's "Heart of Gold" as Billboard's number 1 song in March of 1972. The song was "A Horse With No Name" and the artists were America. "A Horse With No Name" was the number 1 song for 3 weeks in 1972 and it was Billboard's number 6 song of that year.
Here's a trivia question for you. What Chubby Checker song was rated the highest for a particular year on Billboard's yearly pop chart? The answer, believe it or not, is "Pony Time." It was Billboard's number 5 ranked song of 1961. "The Twist'" is the answer I would have given but, it turns out, the remarkable thing about Chubby Checker's "The Twist," isn't the chart position it reached; it is the longevity it achieved. It was Billboard's number 13 song of 1960 and their number 10 song of 1962. Though "Pony Time" ranked higher nationwide, "The Twist" ranked higher in the New York market, and, incredibly, it was in the top 100 for three consecutive years! It was 77WABC New York's number 1 song of the year 1960, their number 57 song of 1961 and their number 7 song of 1962. As for Chubby Checker, he's still twisting today. He headlined the halftime act at Super Bowl XXII. After watching the halftime acts of late, I would suggest the Super Bowl halftime committee ask him back again next year! PLEASE!
The Marvelettes broke into the top 40 amongst the British Invasion of 1964, with "Too Many Fish in the Sea." The Marvelettes were a very popular 60's group with many hits, their biggest being the 1961 number 1 song of the year "Mr. Postman."
Heart peaked at number 11 in 1977 with "Barracuda." This song was from Heart's second album, "Little Queen." In 1985, Heart would top the charts with their classic Grammy award winning song, "These Dreams."
Lou Monte had the number 1 song for the last 2 weeks in 1962 with "Pepino, the Italian Mouse." This song came 2 years after Lou Monte's other big hit, a Christmas song titled, "Dominic the Donkey." Though it was long before home computers, 1962 was a big year for mice. Other than Pepino's rise to stardom, Mickey Mouse was holding on to his popularity and Topogigo was appearing regularly on Ed Sullivan's really big shew.
Of course, it was The Chipmunks who sang "The Chipmunk Song." It was subtitled "Christmas Don't be Late." "The Chipmunk Song" was Billboard's number 1 song for 2 weeks and the number 10 song of the year 1958.
Rolf Harris' "Tie Me Kangaroo Down, Sport" peaked at number 3 in 1963. Rolf Harris was a one-man band and he recorded this song with one microphone. One of the instruments he plays on the record is called the wabbleboard.
Bonus Answer 1
d- Phil and Don Everly are The Everly Brothers.
Bonus Answer 2
b- Ann and Nancy Wilson are Heart's Wilson sisters. In case you were wondering (you probably weren't) how I came up with the names Arline and Priscilla, they are my sisters.
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