Interesting Questions, Facts and Information
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Interesting Questions, Facts, and Information
Music from 1979
|In 1979, the Australian group Little River Band had a U.S. top ten single with "Lonesome Loser." According to this song's lyrics, which playing card defeated the gambler "every time"?||Pop Music Hits of 1979
Queen of Hearts. The Melbourne group Little River Band reached the number six spot in the U.S. singles charts with their song "Lonesome Loser." Glenn Shorrock and company sang these opening lyrics from the song:
"Have you heard about the lonesome loser
Beaten by the queen of hearts every time
Have you heard about the lonesome loser
He's a loser, but he still keeps on trying..."
The "queen of hearts" mentioned in the lyrics could very well be a symbol of the singer's broken heart and misfortune in love.
|In 1979, Earth, Wind & Fire sang these lyrics:
"Something happened along the way
And yesterday was all we had..."
Can you identify this hit song?||Pop Music Hits of 1979
After The Love Has Gone. The dynamic band Earth, Wind & Fire reached the number two spot in the U.S. Billboard charts with the song "After the Love Has Gone." This single was released in July 1979 and became one of the best "break-up" songs of the 1970s. Some of the lyrics to the chorus read:
"Oh, after the love has gone
What used to be right is wrong
Can love that's lost be found?"
|In the Charlie Daniels' 1979 hit song "The Devil Went Down to Georgia", who was the boy who defeated Satan in a high-stakes fiddle competition?||Pop Music Hits of 1979
Johnny. The Charlie Daniels Band had a top ten hit single in 1979 with the song "The Devil Went Down to Georgia." Johnny was the hero of this tune; he accepted the devil's challenge to have a fiddle-playing duel. Johnny offered his soul in exchange for a gold fiddle. Johnny, of course, won the competition, and Satan bowed his head in shame at the end of the song.
|"And Harry doesn't mind if he doesn't make the scene
He's got a daytime job; he's doing alright
He can play (the) honky tonk just like anything..."
Mark Knopfler of Dire Straits sang these lyrics. Can you supply the title of this 1979 hit single?||Pop Music Hits of 1979
Sultans of Swing. The song "Sultans of Swing" became a hit single in the U.S. for the British band Dire Straits. "Sultans of Swing" was recorded in 1978, and it eventually climbed to the number four spot in the Billboard charts in the spring of 1979. The song featured some excellent guitar work from Mark Knopfler.
Supertramp. Roger Hodgson and the band Supertramp reached the number six spot in the U.S. Billboard singles chart with "The Logical Song." This song came from the highly successful "Breakfast in America" album. The opening lyrics of this song read:
"When I was young, it seemed that life was wonderful
It was beautiful, magical...
But then they sent me away to teach me how to be
Sensible, logical, responsible, practical..."
|In the 1979 hit song "Do Ya Think I'm Sexy", which items did Rod Stewart apologize to his lover that he was "out of"?||Pop Music Hits of 1979
Milk and coffee. Rod Stewart's song "Do Ya Think I'm Sexy" was released in late 1978 and climbed to the top of the U.S. Billboard singles charts in February 1979. According to the song's lyrics, the narrator and his lover woke up at dawn in his apartment. Stewart then sang these words:
"He says I'm sorry but we're out of milk and coffee
Never mind, sugar, we can watch the early movie..."
|In 1979, the vocal group Sister Sledge hit the U.S. singles charts with "We Are Family." Which 1979 championship Major League baseball team used this tune as its theme song?
||Pop Music Hits of 1979
Pittsburgh Pirates. The Pittsburgh Pirates baseball team used the hit single "We Are Family" as its theme song. The Pirates, led by Willie Stargell, defeated the Baltimore Orioles to win the 1979 World Series title. Sister Sledge, a group from Philadelphia, reached the number two position on the U.S. Billboard singles chart with "We Are Family."