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1 Were Those Songs Really That Old? Finis!
Our last quiz of the series... I think. Join me as we review those really old songs that debuted in the golden olden days and resurfaced during the rock era (another golden era... now).
10 Q
Feb 18 12
2490 plays
2 Were Those Songs Really That Old?
During the rock era, hit songs from the 1920s, 1930s and 1940s were "modernized" and amazingly became hits again on the Billboard charts. We'll sample a few of them and test your knowledge of musical history.
10 Q
Apr 23 11
1173 plays
3 Were Those Songs Really That Old? Vol II
Here's another selection of ten hits that first charted prior to 1950 and returned to the Billboard charts during the rock era. Most of the originals date back to the 1920-30 era. The covers are mostly from the 1960s. Enjoy the reminiscing!
10 Q
Jan 20 12
579 plays
4 Were Those Songs Really That Old? Vol III
More of grandpa and grandma's music brought back to life in the rock era. They might have enjoyed some of these covers... others maybe not so much. Billboard or the equivalent chart information was used but the music was universal.
10 Q
Feb 07 12
414 plays
5 Sing That Again
Covers are rife in the pop music world but less common is the self-cover. Here are ten acts that have remade their own songs employing the industry adage, "If it ain't broke, fix it anyway".
10 Q
Apr 29 13
438 plays
6 I Covered Bruce Springsteen
With such a wealth of quality material it was not surprising that Bruce Springsteen would write songs for other artists or have his songs covered by others. Here are ten of them.
10 Q
Jul 04 09
609 plays
7 Rock Music's Mockingbirds, Part 2
In this quiz, you are asked to name the artists who originally wrote and performed songs that became hits for someone else.
10 Q
Oct 31 07
1788 plays
8 That's Just Wrong!
Cover versions can give new life to an old favourite but sometimes you can't help thinking...that's just wrong!
10 Q
Nov 11 12
474 plays
9 I've Heard That Song Before
Popular music has always been happy to borrow, adapt or update pieces from the classics. These are just a few examples.
10 Q
Jun 15 09
732 plays
10 Hey, That's My Song Vol. 3
The next in the series of songs where I'll give you the cover and you guess who popularized the original version. Most songs are from the 50s through 70s. Some are easy, and some more difficult, but all should be fun. Enjoy.
10 Q
Dec 04 08
1221 plays
11 Alterations
This quiz concerns cover versions of older songs recorded by "alternative" and hard rock acts between 1978 and 2002.
20 Q
Jul 11 07
1038 plays
12 Rock Music's Mockingbirds
Sometimes in popular music a song is written and performed by one artist, but it becomes a hit (or a bigger hit) for someone else. Can you identify the original artist of these pop hits?
10 Q
Oct 08 07
1362 plays
13 Musical Remakes Made Easy
Having perused the cover song quizzes, I decided that there is a shortage of easier quizzes for this category. This quiz will give you a cover version of a song and task you with naming the original singer/group.
10 Q
Feb 18 12
615 plays
14 Remakes of Sixties British Invasion Hits
Many artists have recorded songs originally done by British artists in the sixties. This quiz features some of them.
10 Q
Feb 18 11
399 plays
15 Covered In Punk
Punk bands have come up with some classic tunes, but a lot of them covered classics too. Test your knowledge of punk cover versions!
Very Difficult
15 Q
Oct 15 11
210 plays
16 British Cover Versions
Many songs of the 1950s and 1960s originated in America and were then covered by British artists. Here are ten to identify. All chart placings are Billboard top 100 or UK Singles Chart.
10 Q
Sep 07 10
378 plays
17 80s Cover Tunes
All of the following songs were hits in the 80s, but it wasn't the first time they were recorded. Test your knowledge of these 80s cover tunes!
10 Q
Feb 09 02
3318 plays
18 Cover Songs in Rock & Roll
This quiz is all about songs that have been covered by famous Rock n' Roll artists.
10 Q
Mar 18 09
1755 plays
19 Rock & Roll Cover Songs
Rock & Roll cover songs from the 70's, 80's, and 90's. I'll tell you the songs and who did the remake, you tell me who did the original, which may have been recorded earlier than the 70's.
10 Q
May 08 03
6114 plays
20 Cover Songs
We all know and love these hit songs. But who did them first?
10 Q
Oct 20 10
585 plays
21 Neon Lights
In 2001, Simple Minds released their "Neon Lights" album. Can you remember who originally had hits with these ten songs which were covered on the album?
10 Q
Mar 28 11
1818 plays
22 Rock Cover Songs
This quiz is on rock groups who made covers of famous songs. Good luck with the quiz.
10 Q
Aug 21 11
765 plays
23 Hair Metal Cover Songs
It seems every decade has bands remaking a classic song of yesteryear. Let's see how well you know your hair metal cover songs of the 1980's and 90's
10 Q
Dec 09 07
969 plays
24 "Yesterday" Cover Versions
Welcome to the latest installment of the "Cover Version" series. This quiz we'll delve into the song that Guinness has called "Worlds most covered song." "Yesterday" by The Beatles. Hope you enjoy it. Cheers.
10 Q
Aug 12 07
768 plays
25 Quit Remaking '80s Songs!
The remakes are never as good as the originals. Including music. This quiz is more of a deja vu than a trip down memory lane. Can you guess the original artist, cover artist or name of the song? Good luck.
10 Q
Nov 23 10
990 plays
26 Hit Remakes
Some songs are so good that different artists or groups have had hits with the same song over the years. Here's a few. Good Luck!
10 Q
Jan 10 01
4167 plays
27 Strange Bedfellows: Cover Versions
Some bands choose predictable songs to cover, others push the envelope and think outside the box. Here's some trivia about the latter gang. Most dead easy, a couple of more obscure choices.
15 Q
Nov 17 11
207 plays
28 Covers in the 90s A-Z
Lots of old songs got recycled during the 1990s. This is a quiz about those cover versions - in A-Z form! (Well, strictly speaking A-Z minus X. I couldn't find any way to work XTC or X-Ray Spex in.)
25 Q
Apr 11 01
3456 plays
29 Where Have I Heard That Before?
A quiz about the practice of music sampling. I'll try to keep the quiz on popular hits and popular samplings and stay away from remakes and parodies if I can help it.
15 Q
Jul 17 01
1434 plays
30 "Satisfaction" Cover Versions
All you need to hear is the opening riff to this classic number from 1965 and you'll know exactly who it is. "(I Can't Get No) Satisfaction" by The Rolling Stones is one of most recognizable songs in music history. Think you know who covered it? Enjoy.
10 Q
Jan 10 08
360 plays
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