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Remembering Songs of the Summer #1
Seasons in Songs
"The music of summer likely holds many great memories for many of us. I invite you to join me in a relaxing journey back to the warm, inviting times of our summers in music. So grab your favourite icy cold drink and let's enjoy some great summer tune"
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The Swedish band, Ace of Base, recorded the song "Cruel Summer" in 1998. It reached Number Ten on the Billboard Top 100 and hit Number Eight on the UK music charts. Interestingly, that's the same position it reached when it was released by the band who originally wrote and performed the song in 1984.
Who was the 'slippery' group who originally released "Cruel Summer"?
Strawberry Alarm Clock
The Banana Splits
Don Henley of the Eagles wrote and recorded a huge song that hit Number One on Billboard's Mainstream Rock charts. The song's title was taken from Roger Kahn's 1972 non-fiction book of the same name about the 1952 Brooklyn Dodgers baseball team, yet the tune had nothing to do with baseball.
What's the title of this 1984 hit that makes it fit well into this quiz?
Too Short a Summer
Summers Out of Reach
The Boys of Summer
The Last Summer With You
The song "Summer Nights" was included in the massively successful 1978 teeny-bopper movie musical, "Grease". The movie stars John Travolta and Olivia Newton-John, who as a duo, perform the song during the movie. Anyone who is a fan of "Grease" will remember them singing the hit tune.
Who are the characters that Travolta and Newton-John play in the movie?
Tony Manero and Stephanie Mangano
Danny Zuko and Sandy Olsson
Vinnie Barbarino and Pinky Tuscadero
they played themselves in the movie
Those who reminisce about the summers in the 1960's are sure to remember the smoky-voiced Nat King Cole singing this finger-snapping, toe-tapping, thigh-slapping hit that is still a great summer tune. He sang about a certain type of summer celebration that we all loved then and long for to this very day.
What type of rhyming ritual was Nat crooning about in this 1963 smash hit?
Lazy, Hazy, Crazy Days of Summer
Cool Martinis and Summer Bikinis
Summer Day Picnics and Long-Haired Beatniks
You're the Reason for My Summer Season
A lot of great summer songs came out of the 1960's. What quiz about "summer music" would be complete without mentioning the monster hit from 1966, "Summer in the City"? The tune included the sounds of a honking horn from a Volkswagon Beetle and pneumatic jackhammers, giving it that real city feeling.
What's the band's name that gave us the still popular "Summer in the City"?
Gerry and the Pacemakers
1910 Fruitgum Company
The Lovin' Spoonful
The Dave Clark Five
A movie from 1959, called "A Summer Place", gave us the very smooth and easy-listening instrumental score, "Theme From a Summer Place", which still holds the record for the longest-running number one instrumental hit ever on the Billboard Top 100 chart. It's a record that spans over five decades.
Which great instrumental composer recorded "Theme From a Summer Place"?
Percy Faith and his Orchestra
Herb Alpert and the Tijuana Brass
Barry White and Love Unlimited Orchestra
This artist fits into our summer quiz because of her name, but with five Grammy Awards and six American Music Awards, as well as being the first artist to score three Number One double-albums among other things, I'm sure we could find a song among her twelve gold singles and eighteen double-platinum albums that relates to the quiz subject.
What artist am I referring to that obviously 'works hard for her money'?
Queen of the Summer Music Scene
"I'm a-gonna raise a fuss, I'm a-gonna raise a holler,
About a-workin' all summer just a-tryin' to earn a dollar"
These are lyrics from a great hit from 1958 called "Summertime Blues" that was written by a young artist who died in a car accident on April 16, 1960.
What's the name of the artist who had us singing, "There ain't no cure for the summertime blues"?
Kid Rock hit it big recently with "All Summer Long". What I like most about this summer tune is that he combined two great hit from two classic musical artists.The songs he combined were "Sweet Home Alabama" and "Werewolves of London".
Which two artists originally recorded the two songs that Kid Rock combined to make his own smash summer hit?
Warren Zevon and Molly Hatchett
Lynyrd Skynyrd and Frank Zappa
Lynyrd Skynyrd and Warren Zevon
ZZ Top and Stevie Ray Vaughn
A group called Katrina and the Waves closes out this summer songs quiz. They had a hit in 1985 that reached Number Eight on the US Billboard charts that really epitomizes the good feelings and great memories so many of us have about past summers.
What's the title of the feel-good song this group recorded?
(I hope you're all doing this all summer long!)
Crying The Sun Away
Burning At The Beach
Walking On Sunshine
Wishing Summer Would End
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Compiled May 23 13