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Rolling Stone's 500 Greatest Songs (126-150)
All Time Top 500
"Continuing on in the series, we will have a look at songs 126-150. This time, you will get to select either the correct or false statement concerning the song or artist."
15 Points Per Correct Answer - No time limit
One of the most striking sounds in the song "Eight Miles High" by The Byrds is the opening guitar sound created by Roger McGuinn. Which statement below is true concerning this unique guitar sound?
The guitar sound was heavily influenced by the sound of John Coltrane's saxophone.
The guitar sound was created by substituting standard steel strings with strings made of an elastic material which was more flexible than steel.
This guitar sound was achieved for the first time by running the guitar track through a synthesizer.
This would mark the first time on a recording that the guitar track was overdubbed backwards onto the recording.
One of The Everly Brother's most successful singles was "Cathy's Clown". Released in 1960, this song was their first release on the Warner Bros. label after their three year run on Cadence. Which statement below is true about this song?
This song was the very first to achieve the distinction of being certified as platinum by the Recording Industry Association of America.
Harry Belafonte wrote the song "Cathy's Clown" but scrapped the project when he realized the song's lyrics might be considered too risqué for the American public.
"Cathy's Clown" was originally written and recorded by Elvis Presley immediately upon his return from the US Army.
This song was the first time that a single was number one on the Pop Singles chart in both the US and the UK.
The song "Me and Bobby McGee" is number 148 on the chart. The song was written by Kris Kristofferson and released by Janis Joplin on her "Pearl" album. Of the following statements, which one is false?
This single would become the first time a song reached number one on the US Billboard Pop Singles chart after the recording artist had passed away.
Kris Kristofferson recorded this song for his debut album.
Roger Miller (of "King of the Road" fame) recorded this song and released it on an album titled "Roger Miller 1970".
This song would be Joplin's only effort to reach the top ten of Billboard's Pop Singles chart in the US.
Iggy Pop's "Lust for Life" is in at number 147. You won't find many punk musicians list their references without Iggy Pop and this song being mentioned. Which is the true statement listed below?
"Lust for Life" was written by Steven Tyler and Joe Perry as an anthem for their decadent lifestyle in the early 1970s.
"Lust for Life" was co-written by David Bowie and Iggy Pop.
"Lust for Life" became Iggy Pop's first number one single when it topped the US Billboard Pop Singles chart in 1977.
"Lust for Life" has been banned from American television and movies since its release in 1977.
Do you want to hear a song with some quirky, goofy lyrics? Take a listen to The B-52's "Rock Lobster". These were some strange folks who recorded this tune. Of the following, which is true about the band The B-52's?
The B-52's are forever linked to REM as both bands were started in the city of Athens, GA.
The B-52's were discovered opening for hair metal bands on the Sunset Strip in Los Angeles, CA.
The B-52's were one of the first pop/punk band from Wisconsin to land a major recording contract.
The B-52's hail from Moscow, Russia, only finding success in the US after the end of the Cold War.
"Everyday People" by Sly and the Family Stone was a great song which had a great sound and an even better positive message for racial harmony. Of the following statements, which one is true?
Sly and the Family Stone, a group of brothers and sisters, played their first ever concert at the famous Woodstock event in 1969.
This song has been covered by artists as diverse as Pearl Jam, Aretha Franklin, Dolly Parton and Joan Jett.
"Everyday People" was used as the theme music for the 2008 Olympics in Beijing.
Sly and the Family Stone were sued for copyright infringement when it was realized that parts of the song's lyrics were used in a popular US television program theme song.
The Ramones find their way onto this chart at number 144 with their punk classic "I Wanna Be Sedated". This song has some very vivid lyrics which could best be summed up by which of the following statements?
Joey Ramone wrote this song about the band and their constant time on the road, particularly their fist trip to London.
Joey Ramone wrote this song while in prison after being convicted of stealing cars in Brooklyn, New York.
Joey Ramone wrote this song after spending 30 days in a New York drug rehab facility.
Joey Ramone wrote this song after breaking up with his long time, live in girlfriend.
"Purple Rain" has long been considered the signature song by Prince. The song is a great example of how two diverse sounds, rock and gospel, can be fused together to create a great pop song. Which of these statements below is true concerning the movie "Purple Rain"?
Appalonia was not the first choice to play Prince's love interest in the movie.
Although the movie was based in Minneapolis, most of the music scenes were shot in Vancouver, British Columbia in Canada.
The actor who played Prince's father, Clarence Williams III, was most notably recognized as the main character from the hit television program "Shaft".
The film was originally released to select cities in the US with the rating of "X" indicating scenes or acts of a very adult nature.
The song "Please, Please, Please" is at number 142, and one of my personal favorite James Brown songs. Of the following, which would be the incorrect answer regarding this soul classic?
This song was James Brown's first hit.
Acts like The Who and Stevie Wonder have recorded covers of this song.
James Brown released this song when he was only 23 years old, fresh off of a three year prison stay.
James Brown's backing band was a New York singing group called The Flaming Flamingos.
"All I Have to Do Is Dream" is the song at number 141. Which of the following statements below is false concerning this tune by The Everly Brothers.
Andy Gibb and actress Victoria Principal recorded this song as a duet in 1981.
The guys in the Everly Brothers were actually brothers named Don and Phil.
This song was the first recording to feature Roy Orbison on guitar.
This song was written by the song writing team of Felice and Boudleaux Bryant.
Led Zeppelin checks in at number 140 with their classic song "Kashmir". Released on their double album "Physical Graffiti", this song would be one of the longer songs in the Led Zeppelin catalog. Which statement below is true concerning the region of Kashmir?
Kashmir was once the capital of Morocco, but it's name was changed to Casablanca in 1946.
Kashmir is an ancient city whose roots go back to Alexander the Great when he battled against the Greeks to take over the area.
Kashmir was once the home to the Egyptian ship building industry.
Kashmir has been a hotly disputed area controlled by India, Pakistan and China.
No quiz in this series would be complete without a song from The Beatles. Which statement is true concerning the hit song "I Saw Her Standing There"?
John Lennon once told reporters that he had wanted to record this song at a much slower, bluesier tempo to mimic a Muddy Waters song he had once heard.
Paul McCartney has admitted that his bass line from this song was taken almost note for note from a popular Chuck Berry song titled "I'm Talking About You".
George Harrison certainly must have been listening to Elvis Presley music during this song's recording because the guitar solo is almost verbatim of a solo performed by Scotty Moore on Elvis' debut single.
Ringo Starr didn't have anything to do with this single as he would not be in the band for another year and half after the release of the song.
Which statement is false concerning the musicians on the hit single "Family Affair" by Sly & the Family Stone?
Lead guitar was provided by blues legend Bobby Womack.
Bass guitar was provided by funk legend Bootsy Collins.
Electric piano was provided by rock legend Billy Preston.
Sly Stone did all of the drum programming himself on this song.
The Beatles are in at number 137 with their song "Eleanor Rigby". Which is the incorrect statement of those provided below?
This song is one of the selections that did not feature any of the band members playing any instruments.
This song was included on the "Rubber Soul" album of 1966.
This song won Paul McCartney a Grammy award for Best Contemporary Vocal, Male or Female.
This song was included as a double A-side with the song "Yellow Submarine" on the opposite side.
Elton John is represented with his 1970 classic "Your Song". Many people have written that this is the perfect love song. Which is the true statement concerning this song?
This is one of the rare Elton John hits that was not written by Bernie Taupin.
This song was featured in the "Family Guy" episode where Meg realizes that her secret admirer is actually Elton John.
This song was Elton's first hit and was released from his debut album.
Elton's first US television appearance was singing this song on "The Andy Williams Show".
The Beatles are at song 135 with the song "While My Guitar Gently Weeps". Which of the following statements is true about this song?
This song was the last song to feature Ringo Starr on drums before he quit the band to start a solo career.
Eric Clapton made a special guest appearance on this song playing the guitar solo.
The Beatles recorded this song in the US at a mansion that was rumored to be haunted by the ghost of a Civil War era musician.
This song was written by Keith Richards of the Rolling Stones, but he felt the sound would be a better fit for The Beatles.
"In the Midnight Hour" is a very influential song by Wilson Pickett. Which statement below is false concerning Mr. Pickett's pinnacle song?
This song was produced by famed producer Phil Spector.
This song was written in the Lorraine Hotel, in Memphis, TN, where Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. was assassinated.
This song was written by Wilson Pickett and Steve Cropper, of Booker T & the MG's fame.
The great drummer Buddy Miles played on this track.
The Who's "Won't Get Fooled Again" is next up on the list. Which of these statements would be true concerning this song?
Due to the incredible, wailing scream by Roger Daltry, the song has never been able to be performed live.
Pete Townshend wrote this song to be included in his rock opera titled "White House".
The rock band Kiss has closed nearly every concert appearance with this song since The Who released it on album.
This was the last song the band performed with Keith Moon on the drum kit.
Can you spot the error in the following selection of statements about the Bo Diddley song "Who Do You Love"?
For a lark, Diddley recorded this song with more modern rock and roll chord progressions than the usual standard blues chords he usually would use.
The title of this song is a pun of the word "hoodoo" which is a folk religion based loosely on African folk magic.
Bo Diddley recorded this on the legendary Chess Records with both Leonard and Phil Chess at the recording helm.
As popular as this song was, inspiring hundreds of cover versions, this single never charted on any US singles charts.
Number 131 is the song by U2 named "With or Without You". Which sentence below is based on factual information and not some random thought that I made up?
Bono wrote this song for the bands debut album but waited to release it due to the personal matters contained in the song.
This would be the first time that a U2 single would chart in a higher position in the US than it did in the UK.
The Edge did not play guitar on this song.
This is a remake of an earlier U2 song recorded for the "Boy" album which did not have the popularity the band expected.
The song "Maggie May" was an extremely popular song for Rod Stewart from his 1971 album "Every Picture Tells a Story". Which statement is true about another song with a similar name, but by a different artist?
Jimi Hendrix recorded a song titled "Maggie May" for his "Are You Experienced" album.
Deep Purple recorded a song titled "Maggy May" for their "Perfect Strangers" album.
Pink Floyd recorded a song titled "Maggie Mae" for their "Saucerful of Secrets" album.
The Beatles recorded a song titled "Maggie Mae" for their "Let it Be" album.
"Heavy metal thunder" was the phrase that named a whole new genre of rock music. But Steppenwolf weren't the ones who came up with the term "heavy metal". Which statement below is true of the origin of that phrase?
Everyone knows that Robert Johnson was the first to use this phrase when he sold his soul to the devil, leaving a "heavy metal" where his soul had been.
Hunter S. Thompson started using this term in his early days submitting articles to "Rolling Stone" magazine.
William Shakespeare penned the phrase when he said "the man that hath no music in himself, shall be burdened with the heavy metal of his soul".
William Burroughs used this phrase in the book "The Soft Machine" when he referred to his character as "the heavy metal kid".
"Rock and Roll Music" was a great hit song by Chuck Berry. He wanted to write a song that expressed his passion for rock and roll, and he did just that with this tune. Can you spot the incorrect statement below?
This song appeared on Chuck Berry's "One Dozen Berrys" album, released on Chess Records.
This song has been covered by many great artists, most notably The Beatles and The Beach Boys.
This song was Chuck Berry's first US number one single on the Billboard Pop Singles chart.
Blues great Willie Dixon provided the bass licks on this song.
David Bowie is up to bat at number 127 on this list. The song "Changes" was released on the album "Hunky Dory" in 1971. Can you spot the fallacy in the following statements?
Rick Wakeman, most famously known from his work in the band Yes, played the piano in this song.
Jazz drummer Lenny White lent his talents for this song.
That awesome saxophone solo at the end of the song was played by David Bowie himself.
Bowie's long time guitar player, Mick Ronson, not only played the guitar, he also arranged the string sections of the song.
The song "Shake, Rattle and Roll" was a classic tune recorded by many artists over the years. The song at number 126 is the original recording of this song. Which statement below is the true statement regarding the original recording of "Shake , Rattle and Roll".
Fats Domino was the first to record this song.
Bill Haley and his Comets was the first to record this song.
Big Joe Turner was the first to record this song.
Elvis Presley was the first to record this song.
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