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73 quizzes and 835 trivia questions.
1.
Sing A Song Of Britain
  Sing A Song Of Britain   best quiz  
Photo Match
 10 Qns
Ten songs with a British place-name in their title - but can you match each song with a picture of that place?
Average, 10 Qns, stedman, Feb 26 24
Average
stedman editor
Feb 26 24
250 plays
2.
  Is This Your Kind Of Town - Musically Speaking?   popular trivia quiz  
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
This music quiz by The Misplaced asks you to name the town, city or country alluded to in the questions. UK chart: The Guinness Book of British Hit Singles. US chart: Joel Whitburn's book of Billboard Top Pop Singles.
Average, 10 Qns, shipyardbernie, Mar 11 24
Average
shipyardbernie gold member
Mar 11 24
316 plays
3.
  Canada in Music    
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
There are lots of internationally known Canadian singers and songwriters. However, what you may not be aware of is how many Canadian places are noted or referred to in songs. Some are explicitly named and some are simply referred to. Let's give it a try
Difficult, 10 Qns, MargW, Oct 31 11
Difficult
MargW gold member
335 plays
4.
Locations in Song Titles
  Locations in Song Titles   best quiz  
Photo Quiz
 10 Qns
Can you complete the geographical sites that are part of the titles of the following ten old songs?
Very Easy, 10 Qns, Creedy, Jun 30 15
Very Easy
Creedy gold member
1849 plays
5.
Turquoise Waters
  Turquoise Waters   great trivia quiz  
Photo Quiz
 10 Qns
It's summer, or what passes for it in the UK, and it got me thinking about the songs which mention holiday resorts. Here are ten questions about places where you might find beautiful turquoise waters. Note - UK bias.
Easier, 10 Qns, rossian, Jul 26 22
Easier
rossian editor
Jul 26 22
2537 plays
6.
  Tour the Wild West in Song   great trivia quiz  
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
Some of these songs were in movies, TV shows, just songs or instrumentals. Can you find the place that fits the movie, TV show or song? US chart: Joel Whitburn's Billboard book of Top Pop Singles. UK chart: Guinness book of British Hit Singles.
Easier, 10 Qns, shipyardbernie, Mar 29 23
Easier
shipyardbernie gold member
Mar 29 23
362 plays
7.
Journey With No End
  Journey With No End   popular trivia quiz  
Photo Quiz
 10 Qns
Place names feature greatly in songs. Let us travel around the world using songs as our means of transportation. Enjoy!
Easier, 10 Qns, DeepHistory, May 06 21
Easier
DeepHistory gold member
May 06 21
1966 plays
8.
  Atlas of Song Titles   top quiz  
Multiple Choice
 25 Qns
Many song titles have place names in them. See if you can figure out where you are by the clues to the song. There are songs of all types here, both old and new. Bon voyage!
Average, 25 Qns, bullymom, Dec 26 11
Average
bullymom
6569 plays
9.
Sing Sing Asia
  Sing Sing Asia    
Photo Quiz
 10 Qns
A quiz about songs containing Asian cities or countries.
Easier, 10 Qns, kino76, Jan 23 19
Easier
kino76 gold member
Jan 23 19
287 plays
10.
  On The Road Again editor best quiz   great trivia quiz  
Multiple Choice
 15 Qns
With the help of the clues, can you help me sort out our band's touring schedule please?
Average, 15 Qns, 480154st, Feb 20 19
Average
480154st gold member
Feb 20 19
682 plays
trivia question Quick Question
This US state is a popular locale for songs; ask both the Grateful Dead and Lynyrd Skynrd.

From Quiz "Atlas of Song Titles"




11.
  A Song For The Road   top quiz  
Match Quiz
 10 Qns
You don't even have to leave your home for this travel quiz. Just move the singer/group over to the place that they are singing about. US chart: Joel Whitburn's Billboard book of Top Pop Singles. UK chart: Guinness book of British Hit Singles.
Easier, 10 Qns, shipyardbernie, Nov 15 16
Easier
shipyardbernie gold member
812 plays
12.
  US States in Songs   top quiz  
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
Can you name which state is mentioned in the lyrics of the songs I'll describe? The songs are of various genres, so everyone should know some of them.
Average, 10 Qns, TonyTheDad, Sep 14 23
Average
TonyTheDad gold member
Sep 14 23
6759 plays
13.
Ive Been Everywhere Man
  I've Been Everywhere, Man    
Photo Quiz
 10 Qns
Ten questions about destinations located in song lyrics and titles.
Average, 10 Qns, pennie1478, Jul 16 15
Average
pennie1478 gold member
647 plays
14.
  Songs in the Key of Statehood   great trivia quiz  
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
You probably know all these songs, so the challenge is simple: all you need to do is fill in the missing US state name!
Easier, 10 Qns, SBH, Mar 14 14
Easier
SBH
1450 plays
15.
  My Melody of States   popular trivia quiz  
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
Many of the states in the U.S.A. have become immortalized in popular music. Most of the songs featured in this quiz were not written later than the 1960s. I have tried to give good clues in the questions for those unfamiliar with the music of these eras
Easier, 10 Qns, Irishrosy, Jun 19 15
Easier
Irishrosy
590 plays
16.
  California Dreaming   popular trivia quiz  
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
I hope you enjoy this musical tour of the Golden State.
Average, 10 Qns, Dalgleish, Jul 02 09
Average
Dalgleish gold member
7625 plays
17.
  Match Quiz about Place Names in Song Titles    
Match Quiz
 10 Qns
All of the following songs reached number one on the US Billboard Hot 100 Chart. All of the songs have a place name in the title which could be a city or state. Can you match the song and the artist who performed the number one hit?
Easier, 10 Qns, zambesi, Sep 12 19
Easier
zambesi
Sep 12 19
823 plays
18.
  One for the Road    
Match Quiz
 10 Qns
No drinks involved here, but rather a match quiz about a few one-word song titles inspired by various geographical locations. Enjoy the trip!
Average, 10 Qns, LadyNym, Jul 26 22
Average
LadyNym gold member
Jul 26 22
643 plays
19.
  Are You Going to Scarborough Fair?   top quiz  
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
Do you know where Scarborough is? Maybe you can help me find out, along with these nine other musical place names.
Average, 10 Qns, reedy, Jul 28 22
Average
reedy gold member
Jul 28 22
1052 plays
20.
  Around the World in 25 Songs   popular trivia quiz  
Multiple Choice
 25 Qns
Cities, towns, countries, continents or other geographic locations, they might be in the lyrics, the title, the band or maybe just have a connection with any or all of these. Have fun!
Average, 25 Qns, DaveH1960, Aug 08 22
Average
DaveH1960
Aug 08 22
1832 plays
21.
  The State of the Oldies   popular trivia quiz  
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
These songs from the 1960s and 1970s mention a U.S. State in their titles. All were Billboard Top 40 hits. How many of the songs can you remember?
Average, 10 Qns, fredsixties, May 17 11
Average
fredsixties
1196 plays
22.
  Singing Of Continents   popular trivia quiz  
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
All the answers in this quiz are either Africa, Asia, Europe or South America. I'll give you some lyrics to a song and you just need to work out which of these continents the song is associated with.
Average, 10 Qns, Midget40, Sep 14 09
Average
Midget40 gold member
862 plays
23.
  U.S. States in Song Titles   popular trivia quiz  
Multiple Choice
 25 Qns
All of the songs have a U.S State as part of their title. But can you identify the other information required to successfully make your way across the country?
Tough, 25 Qns, FussBudget, Nov 12 23
Tough
FussBudget gold member
Nov 12 23
1646 plays
24.
  What State Is Your Music In?   great trivia quiz  
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
The answers to all the questions in this quiz are US states. It may be a clue in the song title, the song lyrics or a missing word in the song title. US chart: Joel Whitburn's Billboard Top Pop Singles. UK chart: Guinness book of British Hit Singles.
Average, 10 Qns, shipyardbernie, Feb 20 11
Average
shipyardbernie gold member
1420 plays
25.
  US Seventies Geographical Tour   great trivia quiz  
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
A quiz about songs of the seventies with geographical references in the title.
Tough, 10 Qns, shanteyman, Jul 26 22
Tough
shanteyman
Jul 26 22
632 plays
26.
  A US Gazetteer in Song - S to Z   popular trivia quiz  
Match Quiz
 10 Qns
Now is the time to embark on the final leg of our alphabetical musical tour of the USA. Eight letters, S to Z, and two bonuses. Match the singer to the place.
Average, 10 Qns, darksplash, Aug 06 16
Average
darksplash
335 plays
27.
  Britain and Ireland   popular trivia quiz  
Multiple Choice
 20 Qns
This quiz is based on lyrics and artist names containing a geographical location or place of interest in Britain or Ireland.
Average, 20 Qns, royalhoops, Nov 02 22
Average
royalhoops
Nov 02 22
1866 plays
28.
  Locales Throughout the US in Hit Song Titles   great trivia quiz  
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
This quiz concerns references to places in America mentioned in the titles of some classic songs.
Average, 10 Qns, shanteyman, Jan 24 12
Average
shanteyman
774 plays
29.
  US Sixties Top Forty Geographical Tour   great trivia quiz  
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
A quiz about songs from each year in the sixties that have geographical references in their titles.
Tough, 10 Qns, shanteyman, Jul 26 22
Tough
shanteyman
Jul 26 22
746 plays
30.
  Places In Song: Part II    
Match Quiz
 10 Qns
Some more songs for you to identify by working out which city, town or other location is named in the lyrics.
Average, 10 Qns, darksplash, Jun 10 16
Average
darksplash
428 plays
31.
  Sing Me Around the USA   great trivia quiz  
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
For this Sing Me quiz I am visiting the USA, so can you please "Sing Me Around the USA?" Good luck.
Average, 10 Qns, wenray, Jan 19 12
Average
wenray
872 plays
32.
  Wisconsin in Song    
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
The great state of Wisconsin is occasionally mentioned in songs. Here are some of the more notable ones.
Average, 10 Qns, parrotman2006, May 24 22
Average
parrotman2006 gold member
May 24 22
135 plays
33.
  Music with Places    
Multiple Choice
 15 Qns
Some bands are named after places and some albums are too. You tell me the places with the clues I give. Have fun and good luck!
Easier, 15 Qns, billscout, Aug 03 22
Easier
billscout
Aug 03 22
5202 plays
34.
  A US Gazetteer in Song - A to I    
Match Quiz
 10 Qns
From these lyrics mentioning locations in the US find the matching singer. The location is also in the song title.
Average, 10 Qns, darksplash, Jul 26 16
Average
darksplash
249 plays
35.
  Music:Rockin' All Over The World   popular trivia quiz  
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
This quiz is all about songs with places around the world in the title. The answers might be the title of the song, the place in the song or the artist that sings it. Have a nice trip.
Average, 10 Qns, shipyardbernie, Mar 28 11
Average
shipyardbernie gold member
587 plays
36.
  Countries in Song Titles    
Multiple Choice
 25 Qns
This quiz is about songs with a country in their titles. No further intro required, I reckon.
Average, 25 Qns, Angelo80, Jan 26 15
Average
Angelo80
1508 plays
37.
  Sing Me Around the World   great trivia quiz  
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
Continuing on with my "Sing Me" quizzes, I thought you may like to Sing Me Around the World. Good luck and I hope you enjoy my fourth quiz.
Average, 10 Qns, wenray, Jul 26 22
Average
wenray
Jul 26 22
623 plays
38.
  Ireland: A Lyrical Tour   popular trivia quiz  
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
A test of how well you know Irish places that have been featured in songs.
Average, 10 Qns, darksplash, Dec 11 07
Average
darksplash
645 plays
39.
  Music: Somewhere In The UK    
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
The answers to all the music questions in this quiz are places in the UK. It may be in the song title, the song lyrics or a missing word in the title. UK chart: Guinness book of British Hit Singles. US chart: Joel Whitburn's Billboard Top Pop Singles.
Average, 10 Qns, shipyardbernie, Feb 26 11
Average
shipyardbernie gold member
598 plays
40.
  Song Titles containing Place Names    
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
Here are some well-known (and maybe not so well-known) songs from the 60s onwards. They all contain place names in the song title. Some questions are about lyrics, and some are about artists. Please enjoy.
Tough, 10 Qns, FussBudget, Mar 29 20
Tough
FussBudget gold member
Mar 29 20
1122 plays
41.
  Place Names in Song Titles Test Your Knowledge    
Multiple Choice
 25 Qns
This quiz is about songs with a place name in the title. No further intro required, I reckon.
Average, 25 Qns, Angelo80, Jan 29 11
Average
Angelo80
1101 plays
42.
  The State of Music    
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
All these songs are from the 60s and 70s and each one contains a state, city or a certain place in their title. All you have to do is guess the right song with my clues. All chart info from U. S. Billboard 100. Have fun and good luck!
Average, 10 Qns, steelydoug, Apr 23 13
Average
steelydoug
439 plays
43.
  The Rockers Go to Places in Music   popular trivia quiz  
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
This music quiz is about geographical names in songs and bands. We hope you enjoy playing our team quiz.
Average, 10 Qns, redwaldo, Mar 08 13
Average
redwaldo gold member
593 plays
44.
  70s Music and Locales   popular trivia quiz  
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
Here's an easy quiz (if you're a '70s music fan like I am) on a some locales mentioned in music's great 70s decade. Many questions have hints in them.
Average, 10 Qns, paco18, Feb 26 16
Average
paco18
1380 plays
45.
  Town Tunes - Places in Songs    
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
Location, location, location. It's not just real estate talk... it's the theme of this music quiz. All chart info is Billboard Pop Chart Top 100.
Tough, 10 Qns, JRooowe, Dec 31 11
Tough
JRooowe gold member
648 plays
46.
  Place Names in Songs    
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
Complete the place names in each song
Average, 10 Qns, muriel, Jan 04 20
Average
muriel
Jan 04 20
8213 plays
47.
  Instrumental Songs with Geographical Titles    
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
Many instrumental songs have had references to geographical locations in the title.
Tough, 10 Qns, shanteyman, May 02 11
Tough
shanteyman
373 plays
48.
  Waxing Lyrical about the United States    
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
Can you identify these songs, all of which contain the name of a US state somewhere in their lyrics?
Tough, 10 Qns, Daddy19, May 12 11
Tough
Daddy19
382 plays
49.
  70s Music and Locales II   popular trivia quiz  
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
OK, amigos. Listen, you did well on my last '70s quiz, showing how sharp you are, how easy my quiz was or both. I tried to muster a harder one on locales. Fear not--if you liked #1, you'll enjoy this. Enjoy, hasta la pasta!
Average, 10 Qns, paco18, Oct 08 09
Average
paco18
504 plays
50.
  Pop Across the USA    
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
In the Rock Era, many hit songs have referenced various cities and states in their titles. Here is a quiz to see how familiar you are with them.
Average, 10 Qns, Purplehaze_us, Jun 23 17
Average
Purplehaze_us
1415 plays
51.
  American Locations in Song    
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
Many songs have the name of an American location in the title. Each song referenced in this quiz will specify the name of either a US state, or a US city or town.
Average, 10 Qns, elmo7, Feb 19 17
Average
elmo7
408 plays
52.
  USA Cities and States in Song Titles    
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
This quiz is about a number of cities and states of the USA in the titles of songs. Have fun!
Average, 10 Qns, zambesi, Apr 09 20
Average
zambesi
Apr 09 20
377 plays
53.
  70s Music and U.S. Geography    
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
Here's a quiz similar to my "Animals In 70s Songs" but the theme this time is U.S. locations. This one may be a bit harder than the animals quiz.
Average, 10 Qns, borddog, Sep 13 08
Average
borddog
1315 plays
54.
  Places in Song Quiz for Experts    
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
Many songs talk about places in the lyrics, let's see if you can figure out what location I am talking about from clues I give you about the song. (eg: This place seems made for kids. Answer: Hell. "Hell is for Children" by Pat Benetar)
Average, 10 Qns, sestovall, Jul 26 22
Average
sestovall
Jul 26 22
1401 plays
55.
  US Geography In Song   popular trivia quiz  
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
Let's take a musical journey through the US! These questions are all about songs with place names in the title, be they cities, states or regions! Enjoy!
Tough, 10 Qns, Bob9491, Aug 14 12
Tough
Bob9491
616 plays
56.
  Songs from around the world.    
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
This quiz contains the names of Countries or Nations from around the world, which are in the titles of songs.
Average, 10 Qns, ovalrocker, Mar 28 07
Average
ovalrocker
772 plays
57.
  Geography in Song   popular trivia quiz  
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
Guess the geographic places mentioned in standard or traditional songs from the clues given in the question.
Average, 10 Qns, debodun, Mar 06 11
Average
debodun
703 plays
58.
  From Carolina to California: In Music    
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
Welcome to the "Cross-Country Musical Tour." Each answer will feature a song that has a state name somewhere in the song. The tour starts in North Carolina and ends in California.
Average, 10 Qns, MovieMaster14, Apr 02 11
Average
MovieMaster14
373 plays
59.
  Places In Songs I    
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
All of these questions deal with specific places in songs. If you like this quiz, keep and eye out for my "Places in Songs II".
Average, 10 Qns, Sarah606, Sep 16 14
Average
Sarah606
2058 plays
60.
  New York State of Song    
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
Not everyone realizes that New York is not only a city, but it's also a STATE too! Do you recognize these New York State locations, immortalized in song?
Tough, 10 Qns, Giniw, Mar 02 14
Tough
Giniw
384 plays
61.
  Locations    
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
A mix of songs with place names in the title where several FunTrivia members hail from. Includes countries, cities and US states.
Average, 10 Qns, Glaschu, Jul 09 17
Average
Glaschu
Jul 09 17
230 plays
62.
  What's in a 70's name 2?    
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
If you tried my first quiz then I hope you liked it enough to try this one! It's about names, towns and countries featured in songs from the 70's.
Tough, 10 Qns, tungavic, Nov 18 21
Tough
tungavic
Nov 18 21
1098 plays
63.
  Around the World in Oldies    
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
What song (or singer) is referred to the various places mentioned?
Average, 10 Qns, robert362, Sep 23 23
Average
robert362
Sep 23 23
1662 plays
64.
  British Place Names in Music    
Match Quiz
 10 Qns
Match the British place to the song in whose lyric it appears
Tough, 10 Qns, Bazingstoke, Jun 11 16
Tough
Bazingstoke
234 plays
65.
  Oldies: More Places    
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
Another oldies quiz about places that are mentioned in old songs. Identify the singer who mentions each place.
Average, 10 Qns, robert362, Jun 05 03
Average
robert362
1384 plays
66.
  Japan in Songs And Artists    
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
All these songs and/or the artists have Japan or Japanese in the title.
Tough, 10 Qns, rowena8482, Mar 12 07
Tough
rowena8482 gold member
417 plays
67.
  More Classic Rock Geographic Lyrics    
Multiple Choice
 15 Qns
Here's some more song lyrics with the name of a geographical place somewhere in them. All you have to do is guess the band that sang them. All classic rock, all multiple choice, but they get tougher as they go.
Tough, 15 Qns, miamisammy29, Oct 13 03
Tough
miamisammy29
1202 plays
68.
  Places in Lyrics    
Multiple Choice
 15 Qns
OK, this is my first attempt at this, so be gentle with me! All these songs refer to a specific place somewhere in them.
Difficult, 15 Qns, vh219, Jul 26 22
Difficult
vh219
Jul 26 22
648 plays
69.
  Places In Songs II (US States)    
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
This is my second quiz on places in songs. This one deals with U.S. States.
Average, 10 Qns, Sarah606, Jul 24 09
Average
Sarah606
1525 plays
70.
  Oldies Places    
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
Identify the singer who mentions each of the various places listed below.
Average, 10 Qns, robert362, Jul 26 22
Average
robert362
Jul 26 22
1404 plays
71.
  Rock and Roll Across America!    
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
Given the title of a hit record with one of the 50 U.S. States in the song title, can you guess the name of the artist?
Average, 10 Qns, RCollins, Jun 18 15
Average
RCollins
608 plays
72.
  Songs About Places    
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
These pop songs are about places. I give you the title or lyric and you guess the artist.
Average, 10 Qns, tracyb555, Nov 12 23
Average
tracyb555
Nov 12 23
2092 plays
73.
  Around the World in the 21st Century    
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
This quiz is all about songs with geographical titles! Please note that most of these songs are indie/alternative rock and from the years 2000-2013.
Difficult, 10 Qns, jess1506, Apr 27 14
Difficult
jess1506
244 plays

Place Names in Songs Trivia Questions

1. What iconic singer from the 1960s sang about "Wisconsin's dreary clime" in "The River in the Pines"?

From Quiz
Wisconsin in Song

Answer: Joan Baez

"The River in the Pines" is from Joan Baez, on her 1965 album "Farewell, Angelina." It tells of a young couple named Mary and Charlie. He is killed in a rafting accident on the Chippewa River, and the last verse tells of how people visit the graves of the two lovers. The Chippewa River runs for 183 miles in northwestern Wisconsin, from Lake Chippewa in Sawyer County down the Mississippi River. The river is still popular with kayakers, despite Joan's warning about rafting in January.

2. Opening night is a port city in New England famed for the Battle of Bunker Hill in 1775. I've got "more than a feeling" that this will be a good night. Where are we?

From Quiz On The Road Again

Answer: Boston

Boston are actually from Boston and had enormous success with their self titled debut album in 1976, which included the hit, "More Than A Feeling". The city of Boston is one of the oldest in USA and was the venue for The Boston Tea Party in 1773, a protest against the British policy of "taxation without representation" which sparked the start of the American Revolutionary War.

3. Frankie Laine sang "Gunfight at the O. K. Corral" in the 1957 movie of the same name. Where is the O. K. Corral, a place that also has a cemetery named Boot Hill?

From Quiz Tour the Wild West in Song

Answer: Tombstone

The 1957 movie starring Burt Lancaster, Kirk Douglas, Rhonda Fleming and John Ireland was directed by John Sturges. It is loosely based on the real incident that took place on October 26 1881. The song "Gunfight at the O. K. Corral" was written by Ned Washington/Dimitri Tiomkin. The O. K. Corral is in the town of Tombstone, in the southeast of Arizona. Originally named Goose Flats, the name was changed to Tombstone in about 1877. A prospector named Ed Schieffelin named his silver mine "The Tombstone". This was after being warned by soldiers in the area that if he kept looking for silver in the hills, all he'd find would be his tombstone. This was due to hostilities with the Native American tribes who lived in the area. In its heyday at the height of the silver boom in the 1880s, Tombstone had a population of around 14,000 and was considered to be one of the most notorious and lawless cities in the Americas. By 1890 after the silver mines went bust, the population dwindled to 1,875. In the census of 2020 there were 1,308 residents and the biggest commercial business is tourism.

4. Written by Neil Diamond, this "Woman" can be found on an album by Deep Purple called "The Book of Taliesyn". Name the song with an American state in the title.

From Quiz Locations

Answer: Kentucky Woman

One of only a few songs on the album not written by the members of Deep Purple themselves. The album is not to be confused with "The Book of Talieson" which is the old Welsh manuscripts containing 56 poems.

5. In 1991, a song was released by the man who wrote it and sang it, called "Walking in Memphis". It quickly became his signature song. What's the name of this singer?

From Quiz American Locations in Song

Answer: Marc Cohen

"Walking in Memphis", though it enjoyed only modest success on the charts, still became a favorite with many, if not most people who heard it. It has a cool verse about the singer's going to Gracel'nd (as it is pronounced in that city) and meeting the ghost of Elvis on his way to a romantic assignation. Cohen explains that he himself is Jewish, and combines this heritage with a gospel feel, in the verse about the woman who asks if he's a Christian, which has the singer answering, "Ma'am, I am tonight!"

6. Written in response to the May 1970 shootings at Kent State University, the song "Ohio" was recorded by whom?

From Quiz Rock and Roll Across America!

Answer: Crosby, Stills, Nash and Young

Neil Young composed the song in response to the May 4, 1970 shootings at Kent State University, and it was recorded by CSN&Y.

7. From the lyrics of this song, in which southern U.S. state did the stars fall on, "last night as [they] ....kissed in a field of white"?

From Quiz My Melody of States

Answer: Alabama

"Stars Fell on Alabama". "We lived our little drama, we kissed in a field of white, and stars fell on Alabama last night". Do you suppose it was a cotton field in Alabama? Whichever, this love song and tribute to Alabama has been very popular. Many famous singers recorded this lovely song which was composed in 1934 by Frank Perkins with lyrics by Mitchell Parish. Jazz greats such as Billie Holiday, Ella Fitzgerald, and Louis Armstrong are a few of the estimated one hundred singers who have recorded "Stars Fell on Alabama". Not only has this song been popular with so many singers and orchestras, but it is now recognized on the vehicle license plates of Alabama. In 2002, "Heart of Dixie" was moved to the bottom of the license plate, and "Stars Fell On Alabama" put above the license numerals.

8. What US state name completes the following lyrics: "And I'll be with him On that midnight train to _____"?

From Quiz Songs in the Key of Statehood

Answer: Georgia

"Midnight Train to Georgia" was a hit in 1973 for Gladys Knight and the Pips. "Georgia on My Mind" is another great song about this state.

9. "It's a Long, Long Way to Tipperary", according to the song by Jack Judge, written in 1912. So, where exactly is Tipperary?

From Quiz Are You Going to Scarborough Fair?

Answer: Ireland

Jack Judge wrote the song using Tipperary as a reference to his ancestral home (his grandparents lived there), and the song became a popular war song (during the Great War). Today, the town of Tipperary, in the province of Munster, has welcoming signs that say, "You've come a long way...".

10. From his album of the same name, what song did Glen Campbell take to number four on U.S. Billboard 100 in 1969?

From Quiz The State of Music

Answer: Galveston

As well as hosting "The Glen Campbell Goodtime Hour" from 1969 to 1972, Campbell also managed to release more than 70 albums. Three of his hits sprung from albums of the same name, "Galveston" in 1969, "By the Time I Get to Phoenix", which won two Grammy awards despite getting only to number 26 and "Wichita Lineman", peaking at number three in 1968. The album "The Glen Campbell Goodtime Album" contained his version of "MacArthur Park" in 1970. All four hits were written by songwriter and composer Jimmy Webb, whose relationship with Linda Ronstadt's cousin Susan influenced him to pen "MacArthur Park" and his breakup with Susan fueled the inspiration for "By the Time I Get to Phoenix".

11. "Strangeways, Here We Come" is a 1987 album by the British band, The Smiths. What English city is Strangeways Prison in?

From Quiz The Rockers Go to Places in Music

Answer: Manchester

The Smiths came from Manchester. They formed in 1982 and broke up in 1987. This was their fourth and final studio album. Strangeways Prison was destroyed during a riot in 1990 and rebuilt. It was renamed Her Majesty's Prison, Manchester. It was the scene of the last (simultaneous) hanging in Britain in 1964. Question by AdjNZ

12. Ballads were rare for these Southern rockers, but who recorded a beautiful song called "Mississippi" on one of their albums?

From Quiz US Geography In Song

Answer: The Charlie Daniels Band

"Mississippi" is from Charlie's "Million Mile Reflections" album. It wasn't released as a single, but he did it regularly in his concerts for many years. The biggest hit from that album was "The Devil Went Down To Georgia".

13. Who enjoyed chart success with "The Battle Of New Orleans" in 1959?

From Quiz Locales Throughout the US in Hit Song Titles

Answer: Johnny Horton

In addition to singing about Alaska in the sixties Johnny Horton had a Number One Pop and Country single with "The Battle of New Orleans". The following year "North to Alaska" topped the US Country charts and reached Number Four on the Pop charts. "The Battle of New Orleans" earned Johnny Horton a Grammy for Best Country and Western Recording in 1960. Johnny got his start in the early fifties performing on "The Louisiana Hayride" and had begun a successful career recording and performing when he was struck by a drink driver and killed in 1960. Johnny Tillotson's biggest US hit was in 1961 with "Poetry in Motion". Johnny Preston had a big hit with "Running Bear". "Tennessee Flat Top Box" was a 1961 single for Johnny Cash.

14. Here I am in Texas where the stars at night are big and bright. Who had a hit with the song "The Yellow Rose of Texas" in 1955?

From Quiz Sing Me Around the USA

Answer: Mitch Miller

The origins of this song go back to the 1830's and it had been recorded a few times. In 1955 Mitch Miler recorded the song and it was number one on the US Best Sellers chart that year. The movie "Giant" featured the version by Mitch Miller. Mitchell William Miller was born in 1911 and was well known through his 1960's TV show "Sing Along with Mitch". He was a classic oboe player and worked at a few record companies as a record producer and then became a recording artist. In 2000 he received a Grammy Lifetime Achievement Award. He died in 2010.

15. This 1960 tune was the title song from the motion picture of the same name. It was sung by Johnny Horton. What state was mentioned in the title?

From Quiz The State of the Oldies

Answer: Alaska

"North to Alaska" was the title tune from the 1960 motion picture of the same name starring John Wayne. The song was recorded by Johnny Horton, a popular Country music and Rockabilly star. Horton had previously hit with "The Battle of New Orleans", and "Sink the Bismarck". The song went to number four on the U.S. Billboard Hot 100 charts.

16. Which guitar player released a 1963 instrumental titled "Memphis" inspired by Chuck Berry's single, "Memphis, Tennessee"?

From Quiz Instrumental Songs with Geographical Titles

Answer: Lonnie Mack

Lonnie Mack was born Lonnie McIntosh in the Appalachian region of Kentucky. He began playing guitar when he was seven and as a young adult began playing as a session musician for small labels and working in bands. While working in a studio he was advised that he could have the remaining twenty minutes of studio time and hastily arranged and recorded "Memphis" with the other musicians. Mack forgot about the recording and while on tour with Troy Seals he learned that "Memphis" had reached number five on the US charts. In 1960 the Top Ten "Because They're Young" became the highest charting of Duane Eddy's many instrumental singles. Dick Dale was a pioneer of Surf genre rock with such hits as "Miserlou". Chet Atkins was one of the first to record "Walk, Don't Run", inspiring the Ventures to record the song.

17. The "Cross-Country Musical Tour" starts at my home state. Which song performed by James Taylor features the lyrics "Whisper something soft and kind, hey baby the sky's on fire I'm dying"?

From Quiz From Carolina to California: In Music

Answer: Carolina in My Mind

James Taylor grew up in Carrboro, North Carolina. James Taylor wrote the song, because while he was overseas recording he thought about how he missed North Carolina. The song "Carolina in My Mind" was first realized in 1968 on James Taylor's self titled album.

18. Who had a UK hit with "Rockin' All Over The World", the title of this quiz?

From Quiz Music:Rockin' All Over The World

Answer: Status Quo

Status Quo had a number three hit on the UK chart with "Rockin' All Over The World" in 1977. It did not chart in the US. It made the Top ten in other countries including Belgium, Germany, Ireland, New Zealand, Norway, Sweden and Switzerland. Status Quo have had more UK chart hits than any other group. In 2010 original group members Francis Rossi and Rick Parfitt were awarded the OBE in the UK New Years honours list for their services to music. They are still Rockin' despite their music being derided in certain quarters and a dispute with UK Radio 1 over not playing their 1994 collaboration with The Beach Boys, UK number 24 hit "Fun Fun Fun". They are still having UK hits and made number 31 in 2010 with a re-recording of their 1986 number two hit "In The Army Now". They may well rock 'til they drop.

19. In 1970 Elvis had a Top Twenty hit singing about the rain in which location?

From Quiz US Seventies Geographical Tour

Answer: Kentucky

"Kentucky Rain" reached Number 16 on the US Billboard charts for Elvis. The song was penned by Eddie Rabbitt and Dick Heard and featured a then-unknown pianist named Ronnie Milsap. The song went right to single release and was not included on the original "From Elvis in Memphis" album released the previous year. Later re-packaged versions included the song. The song also made the Top Forty on the US Country charts. Brooks Benton had a Top Ten hit with his recording of "Rainy Night in Georgia" in 1970. The Band took "Up on Cripple Creek" to Number 25 and "Montego Bay" by Bobby Bloom was a Top Ten release the same year.

20. Which recording artist had a Top Five US hit in 1960 with "North to Alaska"?

From Quiz US Sixties Top Forty Geographical Tour

Answer: Johnny Horton

Johnny Horton took "North to Alaska" to Number Four in the US. It was one of many Country crossover hits that Horton enjoyed in the fifties and sixties. Other Historical Ballad genre songs Horton released included "The Battle of New Orleans", "Sink the Bismarck" and "When It's Springtime in Alaska (It's Forty Below)". Johnny was a Los Angeles native who had his first Top Ten Country hit in 1956 with "Honky Tonk Man". He died in 1960 at the young age of 35. He had a premonition that he would be killed by a drunk and indeed a drunk driver struck his car on a bridge in Texas. Jimmy Dean had a huge hit in 1961 with "Big, Bad John". Ray Charles sang about Georgia when he took "Georgia on My Mind" to Number One in 1960 and Marty Robbins had a Number One Country crossover hit in 1960 when he recorded "El Paso".

21. Where had Andy Stewart just come from when he was singing "Donald Where's Your Troosers"?

From Quiz Music: Somewhere In The UK

Answer: Isle Of Skye

Andy Stewart had a number 37 hit on the UK chart with "Donald Where's Your Troosers" in 1960. It re-entered the UK chart and reached number four in 1989. It reached number 77 on the US pop chart in 1961. Andy Stewart was Andrew Stewart MBE from Glasgow, Scotland. He was very popular in the UK, Canada, USA, Australia and New Zealand. He was the compere of the long running BBC New Years Eve show "The White Heather Club" from 1957 to 1968.

22. Freddy Cannon had his "Tallahassee Lassie" but which state was she from?

From Quiz What State Is Your Music In?

Answer: Florida

Freddy Cannon had a number six hit on the US pop chart with "Tallahassee Lassie" in 1959. It reached number 17 on the UK chart the same year. Freddy Cannon was Frederick Anthony Picariello from Swampscott Massachusetts. He played guitar on the G-Clefs' "Ka-Ding Dong" which reached number 24 on the US pop chart in 1956. He got his big break when Swan records released "Tallahassee Lassie" and his appearances on Dick Clark's (part owner of Swan records) TV show "American Bandstand".

23. Which Italian city is mentioned in a song published in 1905, composed by Ernesto De Curtis? After English lyrics were written by Claude Aveling, it enjoyed a revival in America and was performed by many popular singers. "Come Back to ___".

From Quiz Geography in Song

Answer: Sorrento

This song was used in the 1951 movie "On the Sunny Side of the Street" starring Frankie Laine. It was also recorded by Elvis Presley, Dean Martin, José Carreras, Plácido Domingo, Luciano Pavarotti, Mario Lanza and even Meat Loaf.

24. Starting with an 'A'. The song 'America' comes from which musical which was originally released in 1957?

From Quiz Around the World in 25 Songs

Answer: West Side Story

'West Side Story' is based on Shakespeare's 'Romeo and Juliet'. America is a BIG place on the other side of the Atlantic to me. *Useless information* The original 1957 Broadway production ran for 732 performances before going on tour.

25. The Arrogant Worms sing about about a pirate on the Canadian prairies. On which river does this pirate sail?

From Quiz Canada in Music

Answer: Saskatchewan

"And it's a Heave Ho, High Ho Coming down the plains Stealing oats and barley and all the other grains And it's ho hey, high hey, farmers bar your door When you see the Jolly Roger on Regina's mighty shore." The Arrogant Worms are also known for their song "Carrot Juice is Murder"

26. In the 2008 hit "All Summer Long", Kid Rock described his youth in the north of which US state?

From Quiz Waxing Lyrical about the United States

Answer: Michigan

"It was 1989, my thoughts were short my hair was long Caught somewhere between a boy and man She was seventeen and she was far from in-between It was summertime in Northern Michigan". "All Summer Long" spent 15 weeks at the top of the UK Official Rock Chart in 2008 in three separate blocks. The longest, eight weeks from the week ending 13 July to week ending 7 September, really was all summer long! Lyrics reproduced from http://www.azlyrics.com

27. Rumor has it the song referring to this college town was inspired by a drug bust at a college party. Ooooooh no, that won't do! Oleanders were soon to be in blooming there according to Steely Dan's 1973 hit. Can you name where?

From Quiz 70s Music and Locales

Answer: Annandale

"My Old School" has a few other locations I could have gone with, maybe Mexico and Guadalajara but I did not think I could be so cruel.

28. In 1977, Lynyrd Skynyrd told us it was 8:00 in this city. What's the name, what's the name?

From Quiz 70s Music and U.S. Geography

Answer: Boise

"What's Your Name?" sings of an encounter with a girl of questionable age while the band is touring on the road. Skynyrd wanted to see her on the next year's swing through, but sadly that was never to be. Shortly after the album's release, a tragic plane crash happened that claimed the lives of six people associated with the band.

29. Who was Surfin' the U.S.A.?

From Quiz Countries in Song Titles

Answer: The Beach Boys

"Surfin' U.S.A." is indeed a Beach Boys hit dating from 1963.

30. Who happened to be "An Englishman in New York"?

From Quiz Place Names in Song Titles

Answer: Sting

The answer is "Sting" aka Gordon Sumner. The song was released in '87.

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