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The Top Hits Of 1957
Music from 1957
"The second quiz in the "Top Hits" series of music, this one deals with 1957. Again, these songs are ranked based on their longevity and chart position on the U.S. Top 100 chart. Have fun!"
15 Points Per Correct Answer - No time limit
What song, ranked number 14 in 1957, created such controversy that it was banned in several U.S. jurisdictions? Sung by the Everly Brothers, here's a brief snippet of the lyric...
"Whatta we gonna tell our friends when they say ooh-la-la".
Wake Up Little Susie
All I Have To Do Is Dream
"In the night you see the oval moon
Going round and round in tune
And the ball of sun in the day
Makes a girl and boy wanna say"
This is one of the stanzas from the number 13 rated song for 1957 with 1602.72 points. It would prove to be the biggest hit during the rock era for singer Perry Como. What was the song's title?
Hot Diggity (Dog Ziggety Boom)
Round And Round
Catch A Falling Star
Johnny Mathis recorded the number 12 song for 1957. There were three verses to the song and one of them was repeated. This was the verse that was repeated, essentially the lines that comprise two-thirds of the song.
"As far as I can see this is heaven
And speaking just for me, it's ours to share
Perhaps the glow of love will grow with every passing day
Or we may never meet again"
So what was the song's title?
It's Not For Me To Say
I'm In Heaven
At number 11 for 1957, we introduce the Coasters' first big hit. I'm going to list a series of names that appear within the lyrics of the song. With those as hints, you should get the song's title.
Sherlock Holmes, Sam Spade, Sergeant Friday, Charlie Chan, Boston Blackie and Bulldog Drummond.
Along Came Jones
"And the Lord says now that I made a bird
I'm gonna look all round for a little ol' word
That sounds about sweet like "turtledove"
And I guess I'm gonna call it "love"
And He roamed the world lookin' everywhere
Gettin' love from here, love from there
And He put it all in a little ol' part
Of my baby's heart"
"That's a pretty big chunk of the lyric for the tenth rated song of 1957. Can you name it if I tell you that Jimmie Rodgers was the artist?"
Kisses Sweeter Than Wine
English Country Garden
The Diamonds recorded the ninth highest rated song for 1957 and became the first artist from outside the U.S. to achieve a top ten rated hit for any year. Their hit never achieved number one status on any of the charts of the day but it did peak at number two for eight weeks, unable to dislodge from number one the hit that would ultimately be the highest rated song for the year.
The song features these lines but recognize that they don't quite sound so clean in the doo-wop singing style! Title please?
"My love, I was wrong to try to love two
Know well that my love was just for you, only you"
Love, Love, Love
Words Of Love
"There goes my baby with someone new
She sure looks happy, I sure am blue
She was my baby 'til he stepped in
Goodbye to romance that might have been"
These lyrics are from what song that sits in the eighth position of the top hits from 1957?
Bye Bye Love
Why Baby Why
It's A Blue Day
Bye Bye Baby (Bye Bye)
Rated number seven for 1957 was a song that had three competing versions vying for chart position that year. Here's the first verse:
"They say for every boy and girl
There's just one love in this whole world
And I know I've found mine
The heavenly touch of your embrace
Tells me no one could take your place
Ever in my heart"
What was this song?
It's Only Make Believe
You Send Me
"The King" makes an appearance at number six of the top rated songs for 1957. Here's some of the lyric:
"Spider Murphy played the tenor saxophone
Little Joe was blowin' on the slide trombone
The drummer boy from Illinois went crash, boom, bang
The whole rhythm section was the Purple Gang"
Enough is there to ask you to "fill in the blank".
"So Rare" was rated fifth in 1957 with 2082.55 points and was the only instrumental record to be rated in the top 15 for the year. The artist was one of the famous, big band Dorsey Brothers. Do you know which one?
"I hear the cottonwoods whisp'rin' above
The ole hootie owl hootie hoo's to the dove"
Two artists recorded this song... one version peaked at number one for five weeks and became the number four rated song of 1957. The other version peaked at number five and failed to achieve top 100 status for the year. What song are we talkin' about?
Elvis was a continuous fixture on the charts in 1957 just prior to his army stint. With 2181.25 points, what Presley song earned the third top position in 1957's year-end rankings... "Let Me Be Your _____________"?
Ring Dang Doo
The second ranked song of 1957 with 2276.39 points was "Love Letters In The Sand". The artist who recorded this hit was easily the second most popular of the 1950s teen idols after Elvis. Who was this fellow?
Jerry Lee Lewis
The number one song for 1957 with 2636.38 points - Number one on the Top 100 chart for eight weeks, 15 weeks in the top 10, and 30 weeks in the top 100. It's Elvis, of course, but which song? Here's a bit of the lyric:
"She touched my hand what a chill I got
Her lips are like a volcano that's hot
I'm proud to say that she's my buttercup
I'm in love"
Hard Headed Woman
All Shook Up
My wild card selection for 1957 was recorded by no less than six different acts. Harry Belafonte performed the version that achieved the highest ranking at number 36. Here's a segment of the lyric.
"A beautiful bunch of ripe banana!
(daylight come and me wanna go home)
Hide the deadly black tarantula!
(daylight come and me wanna go home)"
Usually remembered as "The Banana Boat Song", it did have a parenthetical title. I'm asking you to fill in the blank with that one word. There are two basic variations that might be submitted - either will be acceptable.
(One Word - 4 letters)
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