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16 quizzes and 224 trivia questions.
1.
  Run to You   great trivia quiz  
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
All the questions in this quiz will have a connection to 'run' or 'running', so get your training shoes on and see how quickly you can reach the finishing tape.
Easier, 10 Qns, rossian, Apr 11 13
Easier
rossian editor
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  Just Walkin' in a Song...   popular trivia quiz  
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
All of the songs in this quiz have someone walking either in the title or the lyrics. Mostly older well-known songs.
Easier, 10 Qns, agony, Feb 20 22
Easier
agony editor
Feb 20 22
500 plays
3.
  Walking on a Cloud   great trivia quiz  
Match Quiz
 10 Qns
Each question gives you the title of a song with the word 'walk' in it. Do you know the right artist?
Easier, 10 Qns, LeoDaVinci, Mar 12 22
Easier
LeoDaVinci editor
Mar 12 22
206 plays
4.
  Take A "Walk"   top quiz  
Multiple Choice
 15 Qns
All these well known U.S. Billboard hits of the past remind you to keep your feet moving. All songs are about walking. Songs range from the 50s throught the 80s.
Average, 15 Qns, fredsixties, Mar 29 09
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fredsixties
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  Walking To The Beat   great trivia quiz  
Match Quiz
 10 Qns
Here are ten songs with with "walk" or "walking" in the title. Match the artists associated with them.
Easier, 10 Qns, darksplash, Jun 16 16
Easier
darksplash gold member
672 plays
6.
  Gotta Run   great trivia quiz  
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
These songs from the 60s and 70s all have the words "run" or "running" in the title. See how many you remember.
Average, 10 Qns, fredsixties, Mar 29 09
Average
fredsixties
1273 plays
7.
  Running Down the Charts   popular trivia quiz  
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
Pop songs that referenced running in the title.
Tough, 10 Qns, shanteyman, Oct 09 12
Tough
shanteyman
435 plays
8.
  Walking & Running Through The '60s Vol.2   great trivia quiz  
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
The '60s songs in this quiz have a variation of run or walk in the song title. Have fun finding the song to find the singer, singing will help. UK chart:Guinness book of British Hit Singles. US chart:Joel Whitburn's Billboard book of Top Pop Singles.
Average, 10 Qns, shipyardbernie, Dec 16 12
Average
shipyardbernie gold member
425 plays
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  Stepping up the Charts   popular trivia quiz  
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
This quiz will feature songs relating to stepping.
Average, 10 Qns, shanteyman, Feb 27 22
Average
shanteyman
Feb 27 22
250 plays
10.
  Ten Walking Songs    
Match Quiz
 10 Qns
All these songs have "Walking" or "Walkin'" in the title. See if you can "Walk" though them without missing a step! Simply match the song and the artist. Good Luck.
Average, 10 Qns, Alba66, Aug 13 16
Average
Alba66
997 plays
trivia question Quick Question
'Band on the Run' was a huge hit in 1974 for which former Beatle and his band?

From Quiz "Run to You"




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  Run! Run! Run!   popular trivia quiz  
Multiple Choice
 15 Qns
I don't know what it is about running, but a disproportionate number of my favourite rock songs have "run" or "running" in the title! (Most of these are considered classic rock; if that's not your cup of tea the quiz probably won't be, either.)
Tough, 15 Qns, Dukasaur, Mar 29 09
Tough
Dukasaur
820 plays
12.
  Walking & Running Through The '60s Vol.1    
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
The '60s songs in this quiz have a variation of run or walk in the song title. Have fun finding the song to find the singer, singing will help. UK chart:Guinness book of British Hit Singles. US chart:Joel Whitburn's Billboard book of Top Pop Singles.
Average, 10 Qns, shipyardbernie, Dec 15 12
Average
shipyardbernie gold member
479 plays
13.
  Walk This Way    
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
All these questions have the common theme of walking either in the title of the song or in the words of the song. Hope you have fun with it.
Average, 10 Qns, rubytops, Oct 16 10
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rubytops gold member
708 plays
14.
  Christopher Walkin'    
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
Hello. Well, this quiz is actually less about Christopher, more about Walkin', ie, songs about walking.
Average, 10 Qns, Dalgleish, Jul 08 16
Average
Dalgleish gold member
291 plays
15.
  "Wok This Way" Revisited    
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
My first quiz titled "Wok this Way" was actually about the cooking instrument. This time, I'm adding a twist; the word "wok" is inserted into song lyrics to replace a homonym for "wok." Here's hoping you have lots of pun!
Average, 10 Qns, bigtim64, Mar 05 22
Average
bigtim64 gold member
Mar 05 22
369 plays
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Walking and Running in Songs Trivia Questions

1. "In restless dreams, I walked alone Narrow streets of cobblestone 'Neath the halo of a street lamp I turned my collar to the cold and damp" Which iconic '60s group gave us this lyric?

From Quiz
Just Walkin' in a Song...

Answer: Simon and Garfunkel

"The Sound of Silence" was originally released on Simon and Garfunkel's first, unsuccessful, album, "Wednesday Morning 3 A.M.", in 1964. At that point, Paul Simon was definitely a better poet than a musician, and, musically, most of the songs on that album were not that memorable. The song started getting some late-night buzz, though, and was remixed by producer Tom Wilson; this version became a hit. The remix was released as a single and then on their second album, "Sounds of Silence". Their careers were on their way.

2. In 1967, where was Roger Miller walking?

From Quiz Christopher Walkin'

Answer: In the Sunshine

Roger's 1967 hit, "Walkin' In the Sunshine" made the top 40 in both US Billboard charts and the Australian pop charts. Roger Miller was known as a comedy singer due to such songs as "Dang Me" and "You Can't Roller Skate In a Buffalo Herd", but was also well-respected as a serious act with songs like this and "King of the Road".

3. This group were suggesting that you walk in a particular way with these lyrics. Who are they? "But my own Father, said "Give her up don't bother The world isn't coming to an end"

From Quiz Walking & Running Through The '60s Vol.2

Answer: The 4 Seasons

The 4 Seasons had a number one hit for three weeks on the Billboard Hot 100 with "Walk Like A Man" in 1963. It reached number 12 on the UK singles chart the same year. The 4 Seasons were Tommy DiVito, Bob Gaudio, Nick Massi and Frankie Valli. There were numerous personnel changes before and after The Four Lovers became The 4 Seasons in 1960. Between 1960 and 1975 The 4 Seasons had five number one hits on the Billboard Hot 100. They had one number one hit in the UK with "December '63 (Oh, What A Night)" which was number one for two weeks in 1976. The 1960 4 Seasons were inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 1990 and the Vocal Group Hall of Fame in 1999. Frankie Valli (The 4 Seasons lead singer) was born Francesco Stephen Castelluccio in Newark, New Jersey, USA, in 1934. He recorded solo at the same time that he was still a member of The 4 Seasons. This lead to both Frankie Valli and The 4 Seasons having separate chart hits at the same time, such as "Fallen Angel" by Frankie Valli and "Silver Star" by The 4 Seasons in 1976. Frankie Valli did not sing on "Silver Star". Frankie Valli also has an acting career, he appeared as Rusty Millio the HBO TV series "The Sopranos" which ran from 1999 to 2007.

4. "Runnin' Down A Dream" was a single release from Tom Petty's first solo album. What was the title of his 1989 solo album?

From Quiz Running Down the Charts

Answer: Full Moon Fever

"Free Fallin'" was the most successful single from Tom Petty's solo album, "Full Moon Fever". It reached Number Seven in the US. "I Won't Back Down" made it to Number 12 and "Runnin' Down a Dream" topped out at Number 23. Tom Petty, Jeff Lynne and Mike Campbell composed the song which was the second release from his album. Tom Petty had recently concluded a tour with the band when he decided to release a solo effort. Although it was a solo album members of the band made contributions to the project as well as all the members of The Traveling Wilburys except Bob Dylan. "Damn the Torpedoes" (1979) was the third album released by Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers. "Southern Accents" was a 1985 album by Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers. In 1991 the group released their "Into the Great Wide Open" album.

5. Which singer featured his wife on backing vocals on his 1960 US Top Ten hit "Footsteps"?

From Quiz Stepping up the Charts

Answer: Steve Lawrence

"Footsteps" featured Steve Lawrence's wife Eydie Gorme on backing vocals. Steve's first US Top Ten single was a song titled "Party Doll" in 1957. Two years later "Pretty Blue Eyes" made it to Number Nine. Steve and Eydie were regulars on "Tonight Starring Steve Allen" beginning in the mid-fifties. Brooklyn native Steve Lawrence was born Sidney Liebowitz and married Eydie in 1957. Lawrence charted several hit records and appeared on most of the major variety shows and occasional drama shows throughout the sixties and seventies. He appeared in several films, including the role of booking agent Maury Sline in 1979 film "The Blues Brothers". Steve and Eydie have been regular entertainers in Las Vegas for decades. "About This Thing Called Love" was a 1960 Top Forty by Fabian. Bobby Darin hit number twenty with "Artificial Flowers" in 1960 and "Delaware" went to number twenty-two for Perry Como the same year.

6. 'Running on Empty' was a 1978 album by which American singer/songwriter?

From Quiz Run to You

Answer: Jackson Browne

Jackson Browne's success has mainly been in album sales, although he did make the US singles' chart in 1972 with 'Doctor My Eyes'. The 'Running on Empty' single also charted in the USA, and was featured in the film 'Forrest Gump' (1994). Jackson Browne has been inducted into both the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 2004, with Bruce Springsteen doing the honours, and the Songwriters Hall of Fame in 2007.

7. Dire Straits had a hit single both in the UK and US with the song "Walk of Life." On which Dire Straits album did the song appear?

From Quiz Walk This Way

Answer: Brothers in Arms

"Brothers in Arms" was originally released as the B side to the single "So Far Away" in April 1985 which just predated the release of the "Brothers in Arms" album. This single peaked at number 20 on the British Hot 100 chart. The song "The Walk of Life" was released as a single in its own right in January 1986 and charted on both the US Billboard Hot 100 at number seven and on the British Top 100 chart at number two.

8. What icon of 50s and 60s R&B and soul had a Top 5 hit with "I'm Walkin'"?

From Quiz Take A "Walk"

Answer: Fats Domino

It was Domino who took "I'm Walkin'" to the number four position on the U.S. Billboard Pop charts in 1957. This was one of a string of hits Domino released during the 1957-1959 period. Others included the immortal "Blueberry Hill" as well as "Blue Monday" and "I Want To Walk You Home". Domino's recording career actually spanned over 30 years, beginning way back in 1949. He is ranked at number 25 on "Rolling Stone" magazine's "100 Greatest Artists Of All Time". Domino was reported to have perished during Hurricane Katrina when it hit New Orleans in 2005, but it was later discovered that he was rescued.

9. This is a 1977 tune sung by Jackson Browne. Which one is it?

From Quiz Gotta Run

Answer: Running On Empty

"Running On Empty" was the title track on the 1977 Jackson Browne album of the same name. Its theme is that of a musician's life on the road. It peaked at number 11 on the Billboard U.S. charts in May of 1978.

10. What city was Fats Domino walking to, in 1960? He's going to need two pair of shoes.

From Quiz Just Walkin' in a Song...

Answer: New Orleans

The song was specifically written for Fats Domino, by Bobby Charles, who also gave us such great songs as "See You Later, Alligator". Antoine (Fats) Domino Jr. was a New Orleans native, and almost lost his life there during Hurricane Katrina in 2005. Rumours went around that he had in fact been killed in the flooding, but he and his wife were rescued by Coast Guard helicopter. He passed away in 2017 of natural causes at the age of 89.

11. Marc Cohn made a famous city even more famous when he went walking in it in 1991. Where was he walking?

From Quiz Christopher Walkin'

Answer: Memphis

"Walking In Memphis" was Marc Cohn's biggest hit, released in 1991 and taken from his self-titled first album. Cohn, a self-confessed "a Jewish gospel-music-lover" stated the song was "100 percent autobiographical".

12. This instrumental group are telling us to walk and not to run. Who are they?

From Quiz Walking & Running Through The '60s Vol.1

Answer: The Ventures

"Walk - Don't Run" gave The Ventures a number two hit on the Billboard Hot 100 in 1960. It reached number eight on the UK singles chart the same year. The Ventures were founded as The Versatones in 1958 by Bob Bogle, born Robert Lenard Bogle near Wagoner, Oklahoma, USA, in 1934 and Don Wilson born Donald Lee Wilson in Tacoma, Washington, USA, in 1933. They are the all time top US instrumental group and have released over 250 albums and sold over 110,000,000 records. Some are recycled earlier work and others are compilations but about 120 are original albums. The Ventures are still popular world wide and especially in Japan. Between 1960 and 1969 they had 14 hits on the Billboard Hot 100, three of which made the Top 10. The group were inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 2008.

13. "Young Hearts Run Free" was a US Number 20 single by which Disco era singer?

From Quiz Running Down the Charts

Answer: Candi Staton

In 1970 Candi Stanton had her first chart success with a remake of "Stand By Your Man". She began her career in the late sixties as a Soul singer after touring the Gospel circuit as part of The Jewell Gospel Trio with artists including C. L. Franklin and Mahalia Jackson. She earned Grammy nominations for her renditions of "Stand by Your Man" and "In the Ghetto" then began appearing on programs such as "Soul Train" beginning in the early seventies. She recorded "Young Hearts Run Free" to appeal to the Disco audience and returned to Gospel singing in the early eighties. Donna Summer broke into the US Top Ten in 1975 with "Love to Love You Baby". Vickie Sue Robinson had a Disco-era hit with "Turn The Beat Around". "Ring My Bell" was a Disco standard from Anita Ward.

14. "(I'm Not Your) Steppin' Stone" was a November, 1966, release by The Monkees. Which group recorded the song on their "Midnight Ride" album six months earlier?

From Quiz Stepping up the Charts

Answer: Paul Revere and the Raiders

"Kicks" was the biggest selling single from Paul Revere and the Raiders' "Midnight Ride" album. "Shake it Up" was the "B" side. "(I'm Not Your) Steppin' Stone" was not released as a single by Paul Revere and the Raiders. Micky Dolenz sang lead on The Monkees' recording. Tommy Boyce and Bobby Hart composed the song. Tommy Boyce provided backing vocals and Bobby Hart played the organ. The duo also produced the recording. "(I'm Not Your) Steppin' Stone" was the flip side of "I'm a Believer". "Time Won't Let Me" went to number five in 1966 for The Outsiders. The Byrds had a Top Forty hit with "Mr. Spaceman" the same year and "A Groovy Kind of Love" by The Mindbenders reached number two.

15. Del Shannon took 'Runaway' to the top of the charts in which decade?

From Quiz Run to You

Answer: 1960s

Del Shannon, born Charles Westover, had several chart hits during the 1960s, with 'Runaway' being both the first and biggest of them. It reached number one on both the US Billboard Hot 100 and the UK Singles charts in 1961, and was followed by 'Hats off to Larry' the same year. Other successes came with 'Hey! Little Girl' and 'Keep Searching (We'll Follow the Sun)' in 1961 and 1964 respectively. Sadly, Shannon killed himself in 1990 while suffering from depression.

16. Apparently late-night Asian-style cooking was popular in the 50's. What American country singer told us in 1957 that he/she liked to go "Wokkin' After Midnight"?

From Quiz "Wok This Way" Revisited

Answer: Patsy Cline

"Walkin' After Midnight" is from Cline's self-titled album.

17. "Walk Away Renee" was a hit single for which Mowtown group in 1967?

From Quiz Walk This Way

Answer: The Four Tops

The Four Tops had a hit with this single in 1968 on both sides of the Atlantic. It was originally released as a single in 1966 by the band The Left Banke. Renee, the focal point of the song, was the girlfriend of Tom Finn, the bass player for that band.

18. This folksy group made a hit out of "Walk Right In" in 1962. Can you name them?

From Quiz Take A "Walk"

Answer: The Rooftop Singers

The Rooftop Singers were a considered a progressive folk rock trio when they put this song on the charts in late 1962. It spent two weeks at the number one position on the Billboard Hot 100 charts, as well as five weeks on the Easy Listening charts. The song is an adaptation of a recording released by a group called "Cannon and His Jug Stompers" in the late 1920.

19. Paul McCartney and his group had this 'running' 1974 hit. Name it.

From Quiz Gotta Run

Answer: Band On The Run

"Band On The Run" was the title track from McCartney and Wings 1974 smash album of the same name. The song was a number one hit on the U.S. Billboard charts in June of 1974.

20. "Born to Run" was the title track on Bruce Springsteen's magnificent album of 1975. What girl is addressed in the song's lyrics?

From Quiz Run! Run! Run!

Answer: Wendy

"Oh Wendy let me in I wanna be your friend I want to guard your dreams and visions..." One of many things that distinguish Springsteen from other rockers is that the girls in his songs almost always have names. The songs just wouldn't be the same sung to a generic "baby" or "honey." Rosalita is the star of "Rosalita Come Out Tonight," Crazy Janey featured in "Spirit in the Night," and Mary has been seen in several Springsteen songs. "Born to Run" was one of Springsteen's biggest hits ever. Rolling Stone listed the song as number 21 on the top 500 rock songs of all time, and the album as number 18 on the top 500 albums. The song "Born to Run" was recorded before the rest of the album, and Springsteen's E-Street Band underwent personnel changes during the process. The result is that there are two musicians playing on the song who are not on the rest of the album -- David Sancious on keyboards, and Ernest "Boom" Carter on the drums.

21. Name the song that gives us this lyric: "A wiggle in her walk and a giggle in her talk, Lord Make the world go 'round, 'round, 'round"

From Quiz Just Walkin' in a Song...

Answer: Chantilly Lace

"Chantilly Lace". This 1958 fun little number was from The Big Bopper, JP Richardson. Richardson was a DJ, and it shows - his line of patter is what really makes this song. The actual "sung" part is less than half of it. It was a big hit at the time, and Jerry Lee Lewis released a cover in 1972 which also did very well.

22. Which group had a huge instrumental hit with "Walk, Don't Run" in 1960?

From Quiz Christopher Walkin'

Answer: The Ventures

The Ventures released "Walk, Don't Run" in 1960, and re-released the song in 1964, 1968 and 1977. They were still performing together well into the 2000s!

23. Which group had a 1958 number two hit with "16 Candles" and followed up with the Top Forty "Step by Step" in 1960?

From Quiz Stepping up the Charts

Answer: The Crests

"Step by Step" was one of several hits by The Crests. The band was one of the first interracial singing groups with Puerto Rican, Black and Italian members belonging to the group. "Trouble In Paradise", "The Angels Listened In" and "Six Nights a Week" were other charted singles by the group. J. T. Carter was credited with founding the group. Early members included Johnny Mastrangelo (who changed his name to Johnny Maestro), Luther Vandross's older sister Patricia Van Dross, Harold Torres and Talmoudge Gough. Johnny Maestro left 1961 to join the Del Satins and went on to form Johnny Maestro and The Brooklyn Bridge. J. T. Carter went on to work with The Drifters after the Crests disbanded. The Skyliners had a hit in 1959 with "Since I Don't Have You".

24. Lionel Richie's contribution to songs about running came in 1983, when he was running with what?

From Quiz Run to You

Answer: The Night

'Running with the Night' came from Lionel's album 'Can't Slow Down', and was co-written by him with Cynthia Weil. The single reached number seven on the US Billboard Hot 100 and number two on the UK Singles chart. Lionel's follow up single, from the same album' was 'Hello', which became a world wide smash hit for him. Lionel Richie began his singing career as one of 'The Commodores' whose song 'Three Times a Lady' was also one of his own compositions.

25. The author of this quiz does not condone using a wok while in motion, but what 1980 Queen song begins with the lyric "(Let's go!) Steve woks warily down the street with his brim pulled way down low"?

From Quiz "Wok This Way" Revisited

Answer: Another One Bites the Dust

From the 1980 album "The Game." Also the source for one of my favorite Weird Al Yankovic parodies.

26. Who wanted you to "Walk Right Back" in 1961?

From Quiz Take A "Walk"

Answer: The Everly Brothers

"Walk Right Back" is an Everly Brothers tune from early 1961 which made it to number seven on the U.S. Billboard Hot 100 charts. It was originally released as a B-side to a song called "Ebony Eyes" which was a number one single in the U.K., but went nowhere on the charts in the U.S. Disc-jockeys around the country started playing the B-side and that's the song that became popular in the U.S.

27. This song was a minor hit for The Four Seasons. Who did they want to "Come Running"?

From Quiz Gotta Run

Answer: Girl

"Girl Come Running" was a 1965 release by the group which didn't do as well as some of their prior hits. It was an original song, co-written by group member Bob Gaudio, and producer Bob Crewe. It could only muster a peak ranking of number 30 on the Billboard charts.

28. "Take It On the Run" was a big hit in 1981 for REO Speedwagon. Which Speedwagon album did the song first appear on?

From Quiz Run! Run! Run!

Answer: Hi Infidelity

"Hi Infidelity" was the only Speedwagon album to hit number one on the U.S. charts, and remained on the charts for 65 weeks. Besides "Take It On the Run" it also featured the hit, "Keep On Loving You." In my personal opinion, however, the 1978 Speedwagon album "You Can Tune a Piano But You Can't Tuna Fish" was much better.

29. "Everybody's talkin' 'bout a new way of walkin' Do you want to lose your mind?" A version of this song topped the US chart in 1963 - what's the title?

From Quiz Just Walkin' in a Song...

Answer: Walk Right In

"Walk right in, sit right down Daddy, let your mind roll on" "Walk Right In" was originally recorded by Gus Cannon's Jug Stompers in 1929, and is worth checking out on Youtube if you're a fan of jug band music - it's a honey. The Rooftop Singers' version, recorded in more of a folk/hootenanny style with a couple of 12 string guitars, spent some time at Number One on the Billboard Hot 100 in 1963. Cannon was down on his luck at the time, but the royalties and attention from this version helped him revive his career - he died in 1979, in probably his 90s (birth date is a little obscure).

30. Who did The Left Banke tell to walk away in 1966?

From Quiz Christopher Walkin'

Answer: Renee

The Left Banke had the original hit with "Walk Away, Renee" in 1966. The classic song was covered by The Temptations in 1967, Australian singer Rick Price in 1992, "Ally McBeal" singer Vonda Shepard in 1998, amongst a host of others.

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