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1950 to1955 - Music, Music, Music

This is volume II of music from the early 1950s, what I like to call the "no era" era. I hope you enjoy the reminiscing and good luck!
Average (15 qns)
5364 plays
Oldies 1150, Big 500 Countdown Part 6

Every year my local oldies radio station (CKOC in Hamilton, Ontario) compiles a countdown of the top 500 oldies, based on listeners' votes. Here is a sampling of some of the songs from the '50s that made the 2004 list (not counted down in order).
Easy (10 qns)
4773 plays
Number 1 Billboard Hits 1950 - 1959

I'll give you lyrics from ten songs that were number one hits according to the US Billboard Hot 100. You do the rest.
Average (10 qns)
1698 plays
Song Lyrics From The 1950s

You'll be asked to either identify the artist or the song title of these songs back in the days when you could "really" sing along. If this is well received, I'll do more!
Average (20 qns)
3993 plays
'Sizzling Supersuns' - 50s Rock in Other Words

Hint: "Sizzling Supersuns' (Jerry Lee Lewis, 1957) Answer: Great Balls of Fire. Get the idea? Good luck. Artist and year of release are given to help you along.
Very Easy (15 qns)
Oct 25 16
612 plays
1950 to 1955 - the "No Era" era

The big band era ended in the late 40's. The rock era began in 1955. What filled up the vacuum? Some mighty fine vocals and instrumentals! Let's reminisce a bit and have some fun.
Average (15 qns)
4005 plays
Sing Me '50s Rock and Roll Volume 2

Because I love '50s music so much, here is a second helping of the fabulous Rock and Roll music of the '50s. Can you Sing Me '50s Rock and Roll Volume 2? All you need to do is match the songs with the artists. Good luck!
Average (10 qns)
942 plays
Lyrics From The 50s - Final Instalment!

I started this series with 20 questions and I'll end the same way. Enjoy the reminiscing!
Average (20 qns)
4614 plays
Whose Line Was It Anyway? US Number One Hits 1955

Big changes in music this decade, Crooners, Rock'n'Roll, Comedy and Instrumentals to name but a few music styles. Can you name the artists that had or the songs that were US number one hits in 1955?
Average (10 qns)
816 plays
Lyrics From the 50s - IV

More 50s lyrics.
Average (10 qns)
3918 plays
Number One Hits, 1955-1959

Between 1955 and 1959, the Billboard Top 40 Pop Singles lists 88 songs that reached Number One. This quiz is about the ONLY Number One songs (ever) for ten artists. How many can you identify?
Average (10 qns)
519 plays
Hits of the late 1950s

I will give you the title of a song and you tell me which singer or group sang it. Good luck!
Average (15 qns)
5613 plays
Pop Music Hits: 1955-1959

Here is a quiz on some of the early hit songs of rock and roll music. Good luck and have fun.
Average (10 qns)
1419 plays
The Sheet Music Chart

Before November 1952 Britain did not have a record sales chart. The hit parade was based on a sheet music sales chart broadcast by Radio Luxembourg.
Average (10 qns)
306 plays
Lyrics From The 50s - V

Keep those 45s dust free!
Average (10 qns)
3867 plays
Songs and Singers of the 1950s UK Charts

It was in the 1950s that record charts began to take over from the music sheet sales as the indicator of the top selling singles. Can you remember any of these songs and artists?
Difficult (15 qns)
1086 plays
Sing Me '50s Rock and Roll

The 1950s produced some of the greatest rock and roll songs ever. It was very hard to select ten songs for this quiz, so I have picked rock and roll songs that I like best. All you need to do is tell me who had these hits. Good luck.
Easy (10 qns)
1380 plays
Lyrics From The 50's - II

A few more '50s lyrics questions - by popular demand!
Average (10 qns)
2958 plays
Hits of the 1950s

A question about a hit from each year of the 1950s.
Average (10 qns)
909 plays
Whose Line Was It Anyway? UK Number One Hits 1955

Big changes in music this decade, Crooners, Rock'n'Roll, Comedy and Instrumentals to name but a few music styles. Can you name the artists that had or the songs that were UK number one hits in 1955.
Average (10 qns)
507 plays
1950s Music : Part 1

Think you know a lot about the 50s? If so, then this is the quiz for you. GOOD LUCK! HAVE FUN!
Tough (10 qns)
3561 plays
Lyrics From The 50s - III

Sing along with me... more lyrics from the 1950's!
Average (10 qns)
1965 plays
Vintage 1950s Rock and Roll Groups

For this easy quiz, you only need to match a rock group from the 1950s with its lead singer.
Easy (10 qns)
687 plays
Lyrics of the 50s

"Roll Over Beethoven, tell Tchaikovsky the news." Is there a greater lyric in the history of rock and roll? No, but here are some 50s lyrics that come close.
Difficult (10 qns)
1470 plays

Memories of singers and songs from the '50's.
Average (10 qns)
5118 plays
Torch Songs

A torch song is a sentimental love song, typically one in which the singer laments an unrequited or lost love. These torch songs are from the 1950s and 60s - can you identify the singer of these torch songs?
Tough (10 qns)
825 plays
1950s Rock'n'Roll

If you thought my rockabilly quiz was difficult, try this.
Difficult (10 qns)
1434 plays
50s Deja Vu

A lot of songs that we all loved in the 60s were recorded in the 50s. And we thought they were all original!
Tough (10 qns)
3111 plays
Boomers-The Formative Years (B-TFY)5

Here are more inspirational songs and little known facts from the 1950s. Disclaimer: These facts may not inspire you nor have any relation to your interpretation of reality, but hey, it's not about you.
Average (10 qns)
Dec 23 16
234 plays
Boomers-The Formative Years 7 (B-TFY 7)

Songs chosen using my filter. Interesting facts are often neither. Trust me. Close your eyes and fall back, I got you. Whoa! I wasn't ready! You OK?
Average (10 qns)
Feb 04 17
168 plays
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