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Quiz about Top 10 Greatest Singles of All Time
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Top 10 Greatest Singles of All Time Quiz


These are the "10 Greatest Singles of All Time", as voted for by singers/musicians/producers in a 1997 poll in the UK music magazine "Mojo". UK chart: The Guinness Book of British Hit Singles. US chart: Joel Whitburn's book of Billboard Top Pop Singles.

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Time
4 mins
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414,028
Updated
Oct 12 23
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(a) Drag-and-drop from the right to the left, or (b) click on a right side answer box and then on a left side box to move it.
Match the lyric to the song title.
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1. "Close my eyes she's somehow closer now/Softly smile I know she must be kind/When I look in her eyes/She goes with me to a blossom world"  
  Good Vibrations
2. "Living is easy with eyes closed/Misunderstanding all you see/It's getting hard to be someone but it all works out/It doesn't matter much to me."  
  River Deep, Mountain High
3. "You used to laugh about/Everybody that was hanging out/Now you don't talk so loud/Now you don't seem so proud"  
  Hey Jude
4. "The night we met I knew I needed you so/And if I had the chance I'd never let you go/So won't you say you love me?/I'll make you so proud of me"  
  I Heard It Through The Grapevine
5. "I know a man ain't supposed to cry/But these tears I can't hold inside/Losin' you would end my life, you see/'Cause you mean that much to me."  
  What's Going On
6. "When I'm drivin' in my car/And the man comes on the radio/He's tellin' me more and more/About some useless information"  
  Like A Rolling Stone
7. "Take a sad song and make it better/Remember to let her under your skin/Then you'll begin to make it/Better better better better better better, oh."  
  Strawberry Fields Forever
8. "I love you baby, like a flower loves the spring/And I love you baby, just like a robin loves to sing/And I love you baby, like a school boy loves his pet."   
  Smells Like Teen Spirit
9. "And I forget, just why I taste/Oh yeah, I guess it makes me smile/I found it hard, it's hard to find/Oh well, whatever, never mind."  
  Be My Baby
10. "Father, father/We don't need to escalate/You see, war is not the answer/For only love can conquer hate."  
  (I Can't Get No) Satisfaction





Select each answer

1. "Close my eyes she's somehow closer now/Softly smile I know she must be kind/When I look in her eyes/She goes with me to a blossom world"
2. "Living is easy with eyes closed/Misunderstanding all you see/It's getting hard to be someone but it all works out/It doesn't matter much to me."
3. "You used to laugh about/Everybody that was hanging out/Now you don't talk so loud/Now you don't seem so proud"
4. "The night we met I knew I needed you so/And if I had the chance I'd never let you go/So won't you say you love me?/I'll make you so proud of me"
5. "I know a man ain't supposed to cry/But these tears I can't hold inside/Losin' you would end my life, you see/'Cause you mean that much to me."
6. "When I'm drivin' in my car/And the man comes on the radio/He's tellin' me more and more/About some useless information"
7. "Take a sad song and make it better/Remember to let her under your skin/Then you'll begin to make it/Better better better better better better, oh."
8. "I love you baby, like a flower loves the spring/And I love you baby, just like a robin loves to sing/And I love you baby, like a school boy loves his pet."
9. "And I forget, just why I taste/Oh yeah, I guess it makes me smile/I found it hard, it's hard to find/Oh well, whatever, never mind."
10. "Father, father/We don't need to escalate/You see, war is not the answer/For only love can conquer hate."

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Quiz Answer Key and Fun Facts
1. "Close my eyes she's somehow closer now/Softly smile I know she must be kind/When I look in her eyes/She goes with me to a blossom world"

Answer: Good Vibrations

"Good Vibrations" written by Brian Wilson/Mike Love was number one for one week on the Billboard Hot 100 for The Beach Boys in 1966. It was number one for two weeks on the UK Singles Chart the same year.

A quote from Paul McCartney (The Beatles), from the "Mojo" magazine in 1997. "This song and "Pet Sounds" were phenomenal compositionally, in my mind. It really was a big turn on for me. I can still listen to it and go ... how did he ever think of that."
2. "Living is easy with eyes closed/Misunderstanding all you see/It's getting hard to be someone but it all works out/It doesn't matter much to me."

Answer: Strawberry Fields Forever

"Strawberry Fields Forever" was written by John Lennon but credited to Lennon/McCartney. It peaked at number two on the UK Singles Chart for The Beatles in 1967. It peaked at number eight on the Billboard Hot 100 the same year.

A quote by Martin Carr (The Boo Radleys) in the "Mojo" magazine in 1997. "It's hard to imagine this tied down to something as tangible as vinyl - it's more of a dream than a song. It transports me to half-remembered places and times."
3. "You used to laugh about/Everybody that was hanging out/Now you don't talk so loud/Now you don't seem so proud"

Answer: Like A Rolling Stone

"Like A Rolling Stone" written by Bob Dylan peaked at number two on the Billboard Hot 100 for Bob Dylan in 1965. It peaked at number four on the UK Singles Chart the same year.

A quote by Neil Hannon (The Divine Comedy) in the "Mojo" magazine in 1997. "Jealousy-inducing eloquence - with an ace tune."
4. "The night we met I knew I needed you so/And if I had the chance I'd never let you go/So won't you say you love me?/I'll make you so proud of me"

Answer: Be My Baby

"Be My Baby" written by Phil Spector/Ellie Greenwich/Jeff Barry peaked at number two on the Billboard Hot 100 for The Ronettes in 1963. It peaked at number four on the UK Singles Chart the same year.

A quote by Richard Carpenter (The Carpenters), in the "Mojo" magazine in 1997. "If ever a record could not miss, this was it. Great lead singing, great verse, hook and a perfect example of Phil Spector's Wall of Sound. And you could dance to it!"
5. "I know a man ain't supposed to cry/But these tears I can't hold inside/Losin' you would end my life, you see/'Cause you mean that much to me."

Answer: I Heard It Through The Grapevine

"I Heard It Through The Grapevine" written by Norman Whitfield/Bareatt Strong was number one for seven weeks on the Billboard Hot 100 for Marvin Gaye in 1968/69. It was number one for three weeks on the UK Singles Chart in 1969. On re-release in the UK in 1986 (after being used in a Levi's commercial), "I Heard It Through The Grapevine" peaked at number eight on the UK Singles Chart.

A quote by John Paul Jones (Led Zeppelin) in the "Mojo" magazine in 1997. "Voice, Song, Voice."
6. "When I'm drivin' in my car/And the man comes on the radio/He's tellin' me more and more/About some useless information"

Answer: (I Can't Get No) Satisfaction

"(I Can't Get No) Satisfaction" written by Mick Jagger/Keith Richards was number one for two weeks on the UK Singles Chart for The Rolling Stones in 1965. It was number one for four weeks on the Billboard Hot 100 the same year.

A quote by Al Kooper (Musician/Songwriter/Producer) in the "Mojo" magazine in 1997. "All their swagger finally achieved on vinyl. A clarion call to the masses."
7. "Take a sad song and make it better/Remember to let her under your skin/Then you'll begin to make it/Better better better better better better, oh."

Answer: Hey Jude

"Hey Jude" was written by Paul McCartney but credited to Lennon/McCartney. It was number one for two weeks on the UK Singles Chart for The Beatles in 1968. It was number one for nine weeks on the Billboard Hot 100 the same year.

A quote by Mike Scott (The Waterboys) in the "Mojo" magazine in 1997. "They topped 'em all with this, the grand summit of all Beatledom. And it's still the best video of all time by a few light years."
8. "I love you baby, like a flower loves the spring/And I love you baby, just like a robin loves to sing/And I love you baby, like a school boy loves his pet."

Answer: River Deep, Mountain High

"River Deep, Mountain High" written by Phil Spector/Ellie Greenwich/Jeff Barry peaked at number 88 on the Billboard Hot 100 for Ike & Tina Turner in 1966. It peaked at number three on the UK Singles Chart the same year.

A quote by Peter Asher (Peter & Gordon) in the "Mojo" magazine in 1997. "This song's failure in America is inexplicable - it is Spector's Wall of Sound at its biggest and best."
9. "And I forget, just why I taste/Oh yeah, I guess it makes me smile/I found it hard, it's hard to find/Oh well, whatever, never mind."

Answer: Smells Like Teen Spirit

"Smells Like Teen Spirit" written by Curt Cobain/Nirvana, peaked at number six on the Billboard Hot 100 for Nirvana in 1992. It peaked at number seven on the UK Singles Chart in 1991.

A quote by Ray Davies (The Kinks) in the "Mojo" magazine in 1997. "Great arrangement; probably one of the top ten rock records of all time."
10. "Father, father/We don't need to escalate/You see, war is not the answer/For only love can conquer hate."

Answer: What's Going On

"What's Going On" written by Al Cleveland/Marvin Gaye/Ronaldo Benson peaked at number two on the Billboard Hot 100 for Marvin Gaye in 1971. It did not chart in the UK.

A quote by Ronnie Spector in the "Mojo" magazine in 1997. "The first record that made me think about the world."
Source: Author shipyardbernie

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