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Tearjerker Tunes II
Emotion in Songs
"Danger... heartbreak ahead. Well, actually it's just a few questions about some sad songs. Go on, give 'em a try. All chart info is from U.S. Billboard."
15 Points Per Correct Answer - No time limit
"Teardrops fell on Mama's note... when I read the things she wrote.." And just where was Bobby Bare when he read that letter?
The Streets of Baltimore
500 Miles Away From Home
The Tijuana Jail
In this 1967 release, "Terry and Julie" are observed meeting on Friday nights. Now considered by many to be one of the greatest songs ever written, it never charted in the U.S. Name that tune!
Lovers of the World Unite
A Day In the Life
Julie of the Spirits
How long would Roy Orbison love his "Blue Angel?"
forever and a day
until the twelfth of never
till the end of time
'til the dawn's early light
Poor Sue Thompson... these always make her cry. Well, they did in 1961 anyway.
"Walk away, please go... Before you throw your life away..." Doing the right thing can be painful as this poor guy demonstrated in his 1964 hit. Who was he anyway?
In 1966 Dionne Warwick sent a "Message to Michael." Where was Michael?
in the army
In early 1964 Bobby Goldsboro gave us this sob story. Arriving in the charts just one week before the Beatles U.S. chart debut, he still managed to make the Top Ten. What was this tune that got Bobby's solo career going?
See The Funny Little Clown
Tears Of A Clown
Take Good Care of My Baby
And the misery just keeps on comin'. Back in 1962 Brenda Lee told us of her pitiful existence after being left all alone. Besides a Top Ten hit, what was the only thing she was left with?
the beat of her heart
souveniers and old love letters
alimony and child support
Bobby Vinton charted with a lot of sad songs previously made hits by other artists. Which of these songs DID NOT make the Billboard Top 40 charts as recorded by Bobby?
Halfway To Paradise
Tell Me Why
Written by French recording artist Charles Aznavour, this song laments a selfish life, lost love, and the realization it's too late to change any of it. Translated and recorded by Roy Clark in 1969, it made the Billboard Top 20. What's the name of this pain-fest?
Yesterday When I Was Young
Thank God and Greyhound
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Compiled Jun 28 12