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Quiz about Singing about Angels
Quiz about Singing about Angels

Singing about Angels Trivia Quiz


A quiz about US chart songs with "Angel" in the title.

A multiple-choice quiz by shanteyman. Estimated time: 5 mins.
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Author
shanteyman
Time
5 mins
Type
Multiple Choice
Quiz #
375,422
Updated
Jul 23 22
# Qns
10
Difficulty
Tough
Avg Score
6 / 10
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Question 1 of 10
1. "My Special Angel" became a Number Seven US hit in 1957 for Bobby Helms. Which group also had a Number Seven hit with the song in 1968? Hint


Question 2 of 10
2. "Angel of the Morning" went to Number Seven by Merrilee Rush. What was the name of her credited backing band? Hint


Question 3 of 10
3. Which song was a 1988 US Number Three Aerosmith single? Hint


Question 4 of 10
4. One of the biggest hits of 1977 was the Number One single "Undercover Angel" by Alan O'Day. Alan is a native of which country? Hint


Question 5 of 10
5. The 1990 single "Hard to Handle" and the 1991 single "She Talks to Angels" were both from the Black Crowes' debut "Shake Your Money Maker" album.


Question 6 of 10
6. "Devil or Angel" was a 1956 single by The Clovers. Who had a Number Six US hit with his cover version of the song in 1960? Hint


Question 7 of 10
7. Mark Dinning topped the charts in 1960 with "________ Angel".

Answer: (One Four-letter Word)
Question 8 of 10
8. "Earth Angel" was a 1954 US hit for which Doo-Wop group? Hint


Question 9 of 10
9. Which song did Curtis Lee take to Number Seven in 1961? Hint


Question 10 of 10
10. Which girl group had a Number Five US single in 1961 with "Angel Baby"? Hint



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Quiz Answer Key and Fun Facts
1. "My Special Angel" became a Number Seven US hit in 1957 for Bobby Helms. Which group also had a Number Seven hit with the song in 1968?

Answer: The Vogues

The Vogues hit the Number Seven spot twice in 1968 with cover songs. In addition to "My Special Angel" the group took a version of Glen Campbell's 1961 song "Turn Around, Look At Me" to Number Seven. The Pennsylvania group already had hits with "Five O'Clock World" and "You're The One" in 1965 before having success with "My Special Angel".
The Anita Kerr singers backed Bobby Helms' recording of the song. The year 1957 was Helms' best year for chart success. In addition to "My Special Angel" he went to Number Six with "Jingle Bell Rock" and made the Top Forty with "Fraulein". Other artists who recorded "My Special Angel" include Bill Haley and His Comets, Frankie Avalon and Bobby Vinton.
"Everything That Touches You" was a 1968 Top Ten from The Association. The New Colony Six took "I Will Always Think About You" to the Top Forty in 1968. "Will You Love Me Tomorrow?" was a 1968 Top Forty from The 4 Seasons.
2. "Angel of the Morning" went to Number Seven by Merrilee Rush. What was the name of her credited backing band?

Answer: The Turnabouts

Merrilee Rush was born Merrilee Gunst in Seattle, Washington. She met sax player Neil Rush who headed a local band called The Amazing Aztecs and became their singer. The group became Merrilee Rush and the Turnabouts in 1865 and gained popularity in the Northwest. In 1968 the group recorded "Angel of the Morning" in a Memphis studio and hit the US Top Ten. The single and subsequent album were credited to Merrilee Rush and the Turnabouts but session musicians played on the recording. She was nominated for a Grammy for Female Vocalist of the Year in 1968 for "Angel of the Morning".
Merrilee Rush and the Turnabouts released another single, "That Kind of Woman", before Merilee became a solo artist and signed with Scepter Records.
Linda Ronstadt was backed by The Stone Poneys. "Shape of Things to Come" was a 1968 Top Forty by Max Frost and The Troopers. Kasenetz-Katz Singing Orchestral Circus went to Number 25 in 1968 with "Quick Joey Small (Run, Joey, Run)".
3. Which song was a 1988 US Number Three Aerosmith single?

Answer: Angel

Aerosmith singer Steven Tyler collaborated with Desmond Child to write "Angel". It was the group's third release from their 1987 "Permanent Vacation" album. They had a Number One hit from the album with "I Don't Want to Miss a Thing". "Rag Doll" peaked at Number 17 and the second release, "Dude (Looks Like a Lady)", reached Number 14.
"Send Me an Angel" was a Number Eight single from Scorpions 1990 album "Crazy World". Dishwalla did "Angels or Devils" in 2002. U2 released "Angel of Harlem" in 1988 off their "Rattle and Hum" LP.
4. One of the biggest hits of 1977 was the Number One single "Undercover Angel" by Alan O'Day. Alan is a native of which country?

Answer: United States

Alan O'Day was an only child born in Hollywood, California. After becoming a member of various bands with high school classmates he formed his own band called The Shoves. After high school Alan worked in various aspects of the music business while he played in a band performing at Hollywood clubs such as Whiskey A Go Go.

He landed a job as a songwriter and penned hits including "Angie Baby" which was recorded by Helen Reddy and "Rock And Roll Heaven" by the Righteous Brothers. His success as a songwriter segued into releasing his first album in 1973 titled "Caress Me Pretty Music". Four years later he released "Undercover Angel" for Warner Brothers and it shot to the top of the charts.

The song was his only US Top Forty single. His final single release was in 1980 with "Love At First Sight".
5. The 1990 single "Hard to Handle" and the 1991 single "She Talks to Angels" were both from the Black Crowes' debut "Shake Your Money Maker" album.

Answer: True

In 1990 The Black Crowes hit the charts with the Number 26 "Hard to Handle" followed by the Number 30 "She Talks to Angels" the following year. Both songs were from their "Shake Your Money Maker" album. Chris Robinson and Rich Robinson composed "She Talks to Angels". "Hard to Handle" was written by Allen Jones, Alvertis Isbell and Otis Redding.
The band formed in 1989 in Marietta, Georgia, as Mr. Crowe's Garden by Chris and Rich Robinson in the early eighties.
After the success of their debut album they began touring as an opening act for ZZ Top before headlining their own shows. The band has undergone personnel changes through the years but the two brothers have remained the driving force. "She Talks to Angels" and "Hard to Handle" were the band's last US Billboard Top Forty singles.
6. "Devil or Angel" was a 1956 single by The Clovers. Who had a Number Six US hit with his cover version of the song in 1960?

Answer: Bobby Vee

"Devil or Angel" was Bobby Vee's first US Top Ten hit. Later the same year he reached Number Six again with "Rubber Ball". The following year he topped the charts in the US with "Take Good Care of My Baby".
Robert Thomas Velline is a Fargo, North Dakota, native. He had success with some regional hits before Liberty Records signed him. He released a cover of British singer Adam Faith's hit "What Do You Want?" but didn't receive national recognition until he released "Devil or Angel".
The Clovers released a string of singles beginning in 1946. Their biggest US Top Forty was "Love Potion No. 9" (1959).
Frankie Avalon had a 1960 hit with "Why". Brian Hyland had success the same year with "Itsy Bitsy Teenie Weenie Yellow Polkadot Bikini". "Without You" was a 1961 release from Johnny Tillotson.
7. Mark Dinning topped the charts in 1960 with "________ Angel".

Answer: Teen

Mark Dinning was raised on a farm near Nashville, Tennessee, and aspired to be a Country music singer. In 1957 Wesley Rose offered him a recording contract. He struggled until he recorded a song written by his sister Jean and her husband titled "Teen Angel". Jean and her sisters Virginia and Lucille were a singing trio known as the The Dinning Sisters.
"Teen Angel" topped the US charts but would be Mark's only US hit. The following year "A Star Is Born (A Love Has Died)" made it to Number 64. Mark continued to perform until his death at age 52 from a heart attack.
8. "Earth Angel" was a 1954 US hit for which Doo-Wop group?

Answer: The Penguins

The Penguins recorded "Earth Angel" as a demo in a South Los Angeles garage. When it was released by Dootone Records they planned on doing some instrumental overdubbing but the demo version of the song became a hit record. "Earth Angel" gained momentum and became the first song released by an independent label to make it to the national Billboard charts.

Although it has sold en million copies it was the group's only hit. It has since been covered by a number of artists. "Goodnight Sweetheart" was a single by The Spaniels. "Blue Moon" is a Doo-Wop classic by The Marcells.

The Classics released "'Til Then".
9. Which song did Curtis Lee take to Number Seven in 1961?

Answer: Pretty Little Angel Eyes

Phil Spector produced Curtis Lee's hit, "Pretty Little Angel Eyes" as well as his follow-up single "Under the Moon of Love". Lee was backed by The Halos, a Bronx area Doo Wop group that had a single in 1961 with "Nag" in addition to backing a number of artists in recording sessions.
After producing "Pretty Little Angel Eyes" and "Under the Moon of Love" Spector relocated to the West Coast and Lee failed to chart any further hits. In 1962 "Just Another Fool" peaked at Number 110 and Curtis Lee went into the construction business.
"Come On Little Angel" was an early sixties hit for The Belmonts after Dion left the group. "Rockin' Little Angel" by Ray Smith made it to Number 22 in 1960. Nat King Cole released "Angel Eyes" in 1953.
10. Which girl group had a Number Five US single in 1961 with "Angel Baby"?

Answer: Rosie and the Originals

Rosie Hamlin wrote the lyrics to "Angel Baby" at age 14 about her boyfriend. The following year she rented a local recording studio located inside an airplane hanger and recorded the song with some friends as backing musicians. Unable to find a label for the song Rosie convinced a local department store to play it in their listening booth. A representative from Highland Records offered them a contract and the song debuted on the airwaves in late 1960 by Rosie and the Originals and became a hit the following year.
Rosie left Highland, recorded an album for Brunswick Records with guitarist Noah Tafolla and toured with the label's acts. She later married Noah and left the music business.
Ruby and the Romantics topped the charts in 1963 with "Our Day Will Come". In 1964 Candy and The Kisses released "The 81". Martha and the Vandellas had a hit with "Heat Wave" in 1962.
Source: Author shanteyman

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