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UK Number Ones-Odd One Out
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"Here are 40 songs which all reached number one in the UK singles charts; can you pick the odd-one-out in each of my categories?"
15 Points Per Correct Answer - No time limit
Which of these number one songs was not a Lennon/McCartney composition?
"Michelle" by The Overlanders
"Ob-La-Di Ob-La-Da" by Marmalade
"Those Were the Days" by Mary Hopkin
"With a Little Help from My Friends" by Joe Cocker
These four number ones were all by Scandinavian acts, three were from Sweden; which group came from Norway?
"The Sun always Shines on TV" by A-Ha
"All that She Wants" by Ace of Bass
"Waterloo" by Abba
"The Final Countdown" by Europe
Four number ones from America; which one was not on the Tamla-Motown label?
"I'm Still Waiting" by Diana Ross
"Hey Girl, Don't Bother Me" by The Tams
"The Tears of a Clown" by Smokey Robinson and The Miracles
"I Heard it through the Grapevine" by Marvin Gaye
Which one of these was not an instrumental number one?
"Telstar" by The Tornados
"Eye Level" by Simon Park Orchestra
"Albatross" by Fleetwood Mac
"Only You" by The Flying Pickets
These songs all got to number one in (soccer) World Cup years.
Which one was not an official England Football World Cup song?
World in Motion
Come on You Reds
3 Lions '98
On a more sombre note, which of these four was not a post-humous number one?
"Way Down" by Elvis Presley
"What a Wonderful World" by Louis Armstrong
"Woman" by John Lennon
"Living on My Own" by Freddie Mercury
Four solo number ones here but which one was not self-penned?
"The Lady in Red" by Chris de Burgh
"You Are Not Alone" by Michael Jackson
"Vincent" by Don McLean
"Hello" by Lionel Ritchie
All of these number ones were British entries into the "Eurovision Song Contest"; which one failed to win this most prestigious of prizes?
"Making Your Mind Up" by Bucks Fizz
"Puppet on a String" by Sandie Shaw
"Congratulations" by Cliff Richard
"Save Your Kisses for Me" by The Brotherhood of Man
Which of these UK number ones was not recorded by a teenager?
"Long-Haired Lover From Liverpool" by Little Jimmy Osmond
"I Should Be So Lucky" by Kylie Minogue
"I Think We're Alone Now" by Tiffany
"Walking Back to Happiness" by Helen Shapiro
Here are four well known songs all of which have got to number one in Britain. Three of them have been taken to the top by at least two different acts; which of these songs has only been to the very top in one version? (Correct at end 2006).
(I Can't Help) Falling in Love with You
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Compiled Jun 28 12