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trivia quiz  1950 to1955 - Music, Music, Music cool 15 questions
Average, 15 Qns, maddogrick16, Sep 06 05

This is volume II of music from the early 1950s, what I like to call the "no era" era. I hope you enjoy the reminiscing and good luck!
Average
maddogrick16 gold member
Sep 06 05
5637 plays
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trivia quiz  Oldies 1150, Big 500 Countdown Part 6 cool 10 questions
Easy, 10 Qns, skunkee, Feb 08 05

Every year my local oldies radio station (CKOC in Hamilton, Ontario) compiles a countdown of the top 500 oldies, based on listeners' votes. Here is a sampling of some of the songs from the '50s that made the 2004 list (not counted down in order).
Easy
skunkee editor
Feb 08 05
5031 plays
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match quiz  Memories of Childhood cool 10 questions
Easy, 10 Qns, spanishliz, Apr 16 19

Many of these songs, from 1958 and 1959, were in my collection of 45s before I was ten, and at least one my mother had on a 78. All you have to do is match the snippet of lyric on the left with the performer(s) on the right.
Easy
spanishliz editor
Apr 16 19
306 plays
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trivia quiz  Lyrics From The 50s - Final Instalment! cool 20 questions
Average, 20 Qns, maddogrick16, Mar 03 04

I started this series with 20 questions and I'll end the same way. Enjoy the reminiscing!
Average
maddogrick16 gold member
Mar 03 04
4659 plays
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trivia quiz  Song Lyrics From The 1950s cool 20 questions
Average, 20 Qns, maddogrick16, Feb 22 04

You'll be asked to either identify the artist or the song title of these songs back in the days when you could "really" sing along. If this is well received, I'll do more!
Average
maddogrick16 gold member
Feb 22 04
4197 plays
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trivia quiz  Number 1 Billboard Hits 1950 - 1959 cool 10 questions
Average, 10 Qns, suzi_greer, Sep 07 09

I'll give you lyrics from ten songs that were number one hits according to the US Billboard Hot 100. You do the rest.
Average
suzi_greer
Sep 07 09
1830 plays
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trivia quiz  1950 to 1955 - the "No Era" era cool 15 questions
Average, 15 Qns, maddogrick16, Mar 06 04

The big band era ended in the late 40's. The rock era began in 1955. What filled up the vacuum? Some mighty fine vocals and instrumentals! Let's reminisce a bit and have some fun.
Average
maddogrick16 gold member
Mar 06 04
4197 plays
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trivia quiz  Whose Line Was It Anyway? US Number One Hits 1955 cool 10 questions
Average, 10 Qns, shipyardbernie, Oct 09 10

Big changes in music this decade, Crooners, Rock'n'Roll, Comedy and Instrumentals to name but a few music styles. Can you name the artists that had or the songs that were US number one hits in 1955?
Average
shipyardbernie gold member
Oct 09 10
870 plays
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trivia quiz  'Sizzling Supersuns' - 50s Rock in Other Words cool 15 questions
Very Easy, 15 Qns, lifeliver, Oct 25 16

Hint: "Sizzling Supersuns' (Jerry Lee Lewis, 1957) Answer: Great Balls of Fire. Get the idea? Good luck. Artist and year of release are given to help you along.
Very Easy
lifeliver
Oct 25 16
693 plays
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trivia quiz  Hits of the late 1950s cool 15 questions
Average, 15 Qns, Velvet_Rain, Dec 28 06

I will give you the title of a song and you tell me which singer or group sang it. Good luck!
Average
Velvet_Rain
Dec 28 06
5739 plays
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trivia quiz  Lyrics From the 50s - IV cool 10 questions
Average, 10 Qns, maddogrick16, Mar 01 04

More 50s lyrics.
Average
maddogrick16 gold member
Mar 01 04
4119 plays
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trivia quiz  Sing Me '50s Rock and Roll Volume 2 cool 10 questions
Average, 10 Qns, wenray, Jul 30 12

Because I love '50s music so much, here is a second helping of the fabulous Rock and Roll music of the '50s. Can you Sing Me '50s Rock and Roll Volume 2? All you need to do is match the songs with the artists. Good luck!
Average
wenray gold member
Jul 30 12
1068 plays
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trivia quiz  Pop Music Hits: 1955-1959 cool 10 questions
Average, 10 Qns, mrgrouchy, Jun 16 10

Here is a quiz on some of the early hit songs of rock and roll music. Good luck and have fun.
Average
mrgrouchy
Jun 16 10
1557 plays
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trivia quiz  The '50s: Not All Rock 'n' Roll Vol.1 cool 10 questions
Average, 10 Qns, shipyardbernie, Oct 31 17

From 1955 Rock 'n' Roll started to dominate the music charts but not all was lost by the ballad singers, just yet. US chart: Joel Whitburn's Billboard book of Top Pop Singles. UK chart: Guinness book of British Hit Singles.
Average
shipyardbernie gold member
Oct 31 17
333 plays
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trivia quiz  The Sheet Music Chart cool 10 questions
Average, 10 Qns, Christinap, Nov 10 11

Before November 1952 Britain did not have a record sales chart. The hit parade was based on a sheet music sales chart broadcast by Radio Luxembourg.
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Christinap
Nov 10 11
324 plays
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trivia quiz  The '50s: Not All Rock 'n' Roll Vol.2 cool 10 questions
Average, 10 Qns, shipyardbernie, Oct 31 17

From 1955 Rock 'n' Roll started to dominate the music charts but not all was lost by the ballad singers, just yet. US chart: Joel Whitburn's Billboard book of Top Pop Singles. UK chart: Guinness book of British Hit Singles.
Average
shipyardbernie gold member
Oct 31 17
360 plays
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trivia quiz  Lyrics From The 50s - V cool 10 questions
Average, 10 Qns, maddogrick16, Mar 02 04

Keep those 45s dust free!
Average
maddogrick16 gold member
Mar 02 04
4041 plays
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trivia quiz  Sing Me '50s Rock and Roll cool 10 questions
Easy, 10 Qns, wenray, Dec 24 11

The 1950s produced some of the greatest rock and roll songs ever. It was very hard to select ten songs for this quiz, so I have picked rock and roll songs that I like best. All you need to do is tell me who had these hits. Good luck.
Easy
wenray gold member
Dec 24 11
1497 plays
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trivia quiz  Lyrics From The 50's - II cool 10 questions
Average, 10 Qns, maddogrick16, Feb 23 04

A few more '50s lyrics questions - by popular demand!
Average
maddogrick16 gold member
Feb 23 04
3288 plays
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trivia quiz  1950s Music : Part 1 cool 10 questions
Tough, 10 Qns, ALXZANDER, Jan 23 01

Think you know a lot about the 50s? If so, then this is the quiz for you. GOOD LUCK! HAVE FUN!
Tough
ALXZANDER
Jan 23 01
3591 plays
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trivia quiz  Songs and Singers of the 1950s UK Charts cool 15 questions
Difficult, 15 Qns, Big-Al1st, Mar 07 07

It was in the 1950s that record charts began to take over from the music sheet sales as the indicator of the top selling singles. Can you remember any of these songs and artists?
Difficult
Big-Al1st
Mar 07 07
1098 plays
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photo quiz  Hits of the 1950s cool 10 questions
Average, 10 Qns, EnglishJedi, Dec 05 15

A question about a hit from each year of the 1950s.
Average
EnglishJedi gold member
Dec 05 15
1011 plays
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trivia quiz  Whose Line Was It Anyway? UK Number One Hits 1955 cool 10 questions
Average, 10 Qns, shipyardbernie, May 28 10

Big changes in music this decade, Crooners, Rock'n'Roll, Comedy and Instrumentals to name but a few music styles. Can you name the artists that had or the songs that were UK number one hits in 1955.
Average
shipyardbernie gold member
May 28 10
516 plays
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trivia quiz  Lyrics of the 50s cool 10 questions
Difficult, 10 Qns, matriplex, Jan 21 07

"Roll Over Beethoven, tell Tchaikovsky the news." Is there a greater lyric in the history of rock and roll? No, but here are some 50s lyrics that come close.
Difficult
matriplex gold member
Jan 21 07
1482 plays
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trivia quiz  Memories cool 10 questions
Average, 10 Qns, silver951, Sep 12 02

Memories of singers and songs from the '50's.
Average
silver951
Sep 12 02
5142 plays
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trivia quiz  Torch Songs 10 questions
Tough, 10 Qns, flossy50, Apr 20 07

A torch song is a sentimental love song, typically one in which the singer laments an unrequited or lost love. These torch songs are from the 1950s and 60s - can you identify the singer of these torch songs?
Tough
flossy50
Apr 20 07
831 plays
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trivia quiz  Number One Hits, 1955-1959 10 questions
Average, 10 Qns, lowtechmaster, Mar 10 16

Between 1955 and 1959, the Billboard Top 40 Pop Singles lists 88 songs that reached Number One. This quiz is about the ONLY Number One songs (ever) for ten artists. How many can you identify?
Average
lowtechmaster gold member
Mar 10 16
684 plays
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trivia quiz  Boomers-The Formative Years (B-TFY)5 10 questions
Average, 10 Qns, gfitz47, Dec 23 16

Here are more inspirational songs and little known facts from the 1950s. Disclaimer: These facts may not inspire you nor have any relation to your interpretation of reality, but hey, it's not about you.
Average
gfitz47
Dec 23 16
255 plays
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trivia quiz  Voices from the 50s 10 questions
Average, 10 Qns, robert362, Sep 27 04

Here's a look at some songs and singers from the fifties. Some rock, some not.
Average
robert362
Sep 27 04
3627 plays
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trivia quiz  50s Deja Vu 10 questions
Tough, 10 Qns, mafekinggal, Mar 14 01

A lot of songs that we all loved in the 60s were recorded in the 50s. And we thought they were all original!
Tough
mafekinggal
Mar 14 01
3117 plays
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