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1.
  UK Number One, One Hit Wonders 1950s   top quiz  
Match Quiz
 10 Qns
Singers or groups that had other hits but only one number one hit on the UK Singles Chart in the '50s. UK chart: The Guinness Book of British Hit Singles. US chart: Joel Whitburn's book of Billboard Top Pop Singles.
Average, 10 Qns, shipyardbernie, Feb 05 24
Average
shipyardbernie gold member
Feb 05 24
106 plays
2.
  Most Popular UK No 1 Singles: 1 - 10   best quiz  
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
To celebrate the 50th Anniversary of the UK singles chart, in 2002 people were asked to vote for their favourite UK No 1 of all time. This is one of a series of quizzes based on the resulting Top 100.
Average, 10 Qns, Helmar, Apr 17 24
Average
Helmar
Apr 17 24
3295 plays
3.
  Most Popular UK No 1 Singles: 11 - 20   top quiz  
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
To celebrate the 50th Anniversary of the UK singles chart, in 2002 people were asked to vote for their favourite UK No 1 of all time. This is one of a series of quizzes based on the resulting Top 100.
Easier, 10 Qns, Helmar, Mar 13 20
Easier
Helmar
Mar 13 20
2364 plays
4.
  Number Ones of the 1980s   popular trivia quiz  
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
Who sang these Number One UK hits of the 1980s? I'll give you the first line or lines, and you need to guess who sang the song. Most of the information is taken from the "Guinness Book of British Hit Singles".
Average, 10 Qns, tizzy741, Feb 22 22
Average
tizzy741
Feb 22 22
5462 plays
5.
  UK Number One Hits From Ireland    
Match Quiz
 15 Qns
Many solo singers and groups from Ireland have topped the UK pop charts. Match the songs on the left to the singers on the right.
Easier, 15 Qns, darksplash, Aug 22 19
Easier
darksplash
Aug 22 19
278 plays
6.
  Most Popular UK No 1 Singles: 21 - 30   great trivia quiz  
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
To celebrate the 50th Anniversary of the UK singles chart, in 2002 people were asked to vote for their favourite UK No 1 of all time. This is one of a series of quizzes based on the resulting Top 100.
Average, 10 Qns, Helmar, Feb 27 17
Average
Helmar
1878 plays
7.
  UK Number One Hits From Wales    
Match Quiz
 10 Qns
Many solo singers and groups from Wales have topped the UK pop charts. Match the songs on the left to the singers or bands on the right.
Easier, 10 Qns, darksplash, Aug 11 19
Easier
darksplash
Aug 11 19
389 plays
8.
  Most Popular UK No 1 Singles: 61 - 70   great trivia quiz  
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
To celebrate the 50th Anniversary of the UK singles chart, in 2002 people were asked to vote for their favourite UK No 1 of all time. This is one of a series of quizzes based on the resulting Top 100.
Average, 10 Qns, Helmar, Jun 22 09
Average
Helmar
1576 plays
9.
  Most Popular UK No 1 Singles: 31 - 40   great trivia quiz  
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
To celebrate the 50th Anniversary of the UK singles chart, in 2002 people were asked to vote for their favourite UK Number One of all time. This is one of a series of quizzes based on the resulting Top 100.
Average, 10 Qns, Helmar, Jul 20 18
Average
Helmar
Jul 20 18
1597 plays
10.
  US Groups That Have Topped the UK Charts.   great trivia quiz  
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
This quiz will focus on American groups that have had chart-topping success in the UK.
Average, 10 Qns, shanteyman, Jan 19 13
Average
shanteyman
564 plays
trivia question Quick Question
At 67 in the chart, who took "Going Underground" straight to the number one spot in March 1980?

From Quiz "Most Popular UK No 1 Singles: 61 - 70"




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  Most Popular UK No 1 Singles: 91-100   popular trivia quiz  
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
To celebrate the 50th Anniversary of the UK singles chart, in 2002 people were asked to vote for their favourite UK No 1 of all time. This is one of a series of quizzes based on the resulting Top 100.
Easier, 10 Qns, helmar, Dec 03 11
Easier
helmar
1811 plays
12.
  UK Number One Hits From Australia    
Match Quiz
 10 Qns
In part six of our series of quizzes about UK number one pop songs by nation, we turn to Australia. Match the songs on the left to the singers on the right.
Average, 10 Qns, darksplash, Oct 16 19
Average
darksplash
Oct 16 19
235 plays
13.
  UK Number One Hits From Scotland: Vol 1    
Match Quiz
 10 Qns
Many solo singers and groups from Scotland have topped the UK pop charts. Match the songs on the left to the singers on the right.
Average, 10 Qns, darksplash, Aug 15 19
Average
darksplash
Aug 15 19
230 plays
14.
  UK Number Ones-Odd One Out   great trivia quiz  
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
Here are 40 songs which all reached number one in the UK singles charts; can you pick the odd-one-out in each of my categories?
Tough, 10 Qns, Mutchisman, Mar 13 14
Tough
Mutchisman
2323 plays
15.
  We're Number One!   popular trivia quiz  
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
These one word song titles, which reached number one in the UK Singles Chart, also happen to be named after boys or girls. Can you guess their names from the clues given?
Average, 10 Qns, Plodd, Nov 15 12
Average
Plodd
806 plays
16.
  Most Popular UK No 1 Singles: 71 - 80   popular trivia quiz  
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
To celebrate the 50th Anniversary of the UK singles chart, in 2002 people were asked to vote for their favourite UK No 1 of all time. This is one of a series of quizzes based on the resulting Top 100.
Average, 10 Qns, Helmar, Dec 28 13
Average
Helmar
1838 plays
17.
  UK '60s Music: Most Weeks at Number One    
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
I give you some lyrics from the songs that spent most weeks at number one on the UK singles chart, in each year of the '60s. You find the song. UK chart: Guinness book of British Hit Singles. US chart: Joel Whitburn's Billboard book of Top Pop Singles.
Average, 10 Qns, shipyardbernie, Jan 26 17
Average
shipyardbernie gold member
526 plays
18.
  Most Popular UK No 1 Singles: 41 - 50   popular trivia quiz  
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
To celebrate the 50th Anniversary of the UK singles chart, in 2002 people were asked to vote for their favourite UK No 1 of all time. This is one of a series of quizzes based on the resulting Top 100.
Average, 10 Qns, Helmar, May 26 15
Average
Helmar
1207 plays
19.
  UK '70s Music: Most Weeks at Number One    
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
I give you some lyrics from the songs that spent most weeks at number one, on the UK singles chart in each year of the '70s. You find the song. 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 20
Average
shipyardbernie gold member
Dec 16 20
262 plays
20.
  UK, Single and Worth a Million   popular trivia quiz  
Multiple Choice
 15 Qns
Sorry if you thought this was about eligible bachelors! It's actually about that select list of singles that have been certified as selling over a million copies in the UK. All titles - right or wrong - come from the list.
Average, 15 Qns, glendathecat, Oct 31 15
Average
glendathecat
447 plays
21.
  My Life In Music (UK Charts)   popular trivia quiz  
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
This quiz focuses on music that was popular at the most important times in my life, and the people in it.
Tough, 10 Qns, DUFFMONKEY, Jul 22 22
Tough
DUFFMONKEY
Jul 22 22
1693 plays
22.
  Their Only UK Number One Single    
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
Although far from "One Hit Wonders" many bands that had numerous hit singles only made it to number one once. Here is a selection of ten such cases.
Tough, 10 Qns, EnglishJedi, Aug 18 15
Tough
EnglishJedi gold member
355 plays
23.
  UK Singles Charts    
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
From artists with multiple hits to those one-hit wonders so beloved by trivia buffs, a trek through the UK charts of the last 60 years...
Tough, 10 Qns, EnglishJedi, Mar 25 14
Tough
EnglishJedi gold member
480 plays
24.
  UK Number One Hits From Scotland Vol 2    
Match Quiz
 15 Qns
Many solo singers and groups from Scotland have topped the UK pop charts. Match the songs on the left to the singers on the right.
Average, 15 Qns, darksplash, Aug 17 19
Average
darksplash
Aug 17 19
168 plays
25.
  UK Number One Hits From Canada    
Match Quiz
 10 Qns
In the fifth of our series of quizzes about UK number one pop songs by nation, we turn to Canada. Match the songs on the left to the singers on the right.
Average, 10 Qns, darksplash, Sep 01 19
Average
darksplash
Sep 01 19
270 plays
26.
  It's My Birthday and I'll Sing If I Want To   popular trivia quiz  
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
This quiz is on UK Number One Hits on some of my significant birthdays. Plenty of clues to help you. Enjoy!
Tough, 10 Qns, Quiz_Beagle, May 03 08
Tough
Quiz_Beagle gold member
854 plays
27.
  Most Popular UK No 1 Singles: 81 - 90   popular trivia quiz  
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
To celebrate the 50th Anniversary of the UK singles chart, in 2002 people were asked to vote for their favourite UK No 1 of all time. This is one of a series of quizzes based on the resulting Top 100.
Average, 10 Qns, Helmar, Jul 11 09
Average
Helmar
1574 plays
28.
  One in a Million Part One    
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
In November 2012, in celebration of the 60th anniversary of the UK Singles Chart, the Official Charts Company published a list of million selling number ones.
Average, 10 Qns, Collybird, Nov 11 12
Average
Collybird
365 plays
29.
  Australian and Kiwi Artists who had UK Number Ones    
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
OK, I'll give you the name of the song, and you select the name of the artist from the four options given. What could be simpler?
Average, 10 Qns, DUFFMONKEY, Nov 14 11
Average
DUFFMONKEY
2937 plays
30.
  UK Number Ones    
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
Who sang these UK hit songs? Some old, some new.
Average, 10 Qns, caz231231, Oct 26 14
Average
caz231231
617 plays
31.
  Birthday UK Top 40 Number Ones    
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
This is a quiz about songs and artists that have had UK Top 40 number ones on my birthday, 15th December. I hope you have fun.
Average, 10 Qns, manofkent50, Nov 19 23
Average
manofkent50
Nov 19 23
246 plays
32.
  Whose Line Was It Anyway? American UK No.1 Hits.    
Multiple Choice
 15 Qns
The US singers & groups in this quiz had many hits on the UK Singles Chart but only one number one hit. Find that song from the lyrics I give you, to find the singer or group. UK chart: Guinness book of British Hit Singles.
Average, 15 Qns, shipyardbernie, May 26 20
Average
shipyardbernie gold member
May 26 20
237 plays
33.
  UK Charts - More Common Pop Quiz Mistakes   popular trivia quiz  
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
Another set of questions designed to make you stop and scratch your head. All answers can be verified by checking the Guinness Book of Hit Singles.
Very Difficult, 10 Qns, DUFFMONKEY, Nov 22 07
Very Difficult
DUFFMONKEY
1863 plays
34.
  70s UK Number Ones    
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
The 70s provided us with some fantastic hits. I will give you the title of a UK Number 1 hit from this decade and just tell me who sang it. Simple!
Average, 10 Qns, donnyrobbo, Feb 22 22
Average
donnyrobbo
Feb 22 22
2058 plays
35.
  Number One Beginners II -The Eighties    
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
Some artists have a great start: their first single in the charts is a number one hit. Here are some of these out of the 1980s British charts! (Source: "Guinness Book of Hit Records"). To make it easier, I included some lyrics.
Average, 10 Qns, Heidi66, Jul 25 06
Average
Heidi66 gold member
811 plays
36.
  UK Chart Toppers 1955-1975    
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
How much can your remember about these once popular songs?
Average, 10 Qns, Mixamatosis, Mar 23 15
Average
Mixamatosis gold member
373 plays
37.
  Number One Beginners I -The Seventies    
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
Some artists have a great start: their first single in the charts is a number 1 hit. Here are some of these out of the 1970s British charts! (Source: "Guinness Book of Hit Records"). To make it easier, I included some lyrics.
Average, 10 Qns, Heidi66, Mar 08 16
Average
Heidi66 gold member
993 plays
38.
  UK Charts - Even More Common Pop Quiz Mistakes    
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
Another batch of oft misquoted song titles, musical myths and erroneously pronounced artist names. As ever, you can check up on most of these in the Guinness Book of Hit Singles.
Difficult, 10 Qns, DUFFMONKEY, Jul 22 22
Difficult
DUFFMONKEY
Jul 22 22
1631 plays
39.
  UK No.1 Singles 2001-02    
Multiple Choice
 20 Qns
Hi! As the title says, this quiz is about number one singles in the UK over the years 2001 and 2002. Simply tell me who done what single. One point: The questions in no chronological order.
Average, 20 Qns, bluenoseboyo, Oct 27 11
Average
bluenoseboyo
1358 plays
40.
  60s UK Number 1s    
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
How far does your memory go back; if you can remember the 60s were you there?
Average, 10 Qns, sandmanpete, Dec 29 11
Average
sandmanpete
1481 plays
41.
  UK Number One Hit Singles    
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
Questions about UK number one hit singles and the artists who performed them.
Tough, 10 Qns, BigUncleChester, Oct 26 08
Tough
BigUncleChester
1191 plays
42.
  You Don't have to be Young to be No1.    
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
Here is a quiz where the artiste was 50 years old or older when they reached the No. 1 spot in the UK charts. Hope you enjoy playing.
Average, 10 Qns, kittyconner, Oct 07 14
Average
kittyconner
1254 plays
43.
  Their First Top 10 Hit Was....?    
Multiple Choice
 15 Qns
What Was Their First British Top 10 Hit? Sounds simple doesn't it? I've set this quiz for 60's and 70's artists.
Difficult, 15 Qns, eelcat, Sep 24 07
Difficult
eelcat
1896 plays
44.
  One in a Million Part Two    
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
In November 2012, in celebration of the 60th anniversary of the UK Singles Chart, the Official Charts Company published a list of million selling number ones. The second part in a series of quizzes.
Average, 10 Qns, Collybird, Dec 09 12
Average
Collybird
324 plays
45.
  UK Number One Singles 1982    
Multiple Choice
 15 Qns
Ah, 1982. Some of the acts that topped the charts that year have gone on to further musical genius, others switched to TV or films, and some faded into obscurity. This quiz asks about the songs that gave them fame, and what they are doing now.
Tough, 15 Qns, btpriest, Dec 27 12
Tough
btpriest
1229 plays
46.
  Their First Single to Chart in the UK in the 60s    
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
These famous bands and singers had to start somewhere. What was their first single to hit the UK Charts in the 1960s?
Difficult, 10 Qns, unhygenix, Aug 13 09
Difficult
unhygenix
491 plays
47.
  Only British Number One Hit    
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
Select the song that was the listed band/solo artist's only British Number One hit single.
Tough, 10 Qns, sidv, Dec 25 15
Tough
sidv
1829 plays
48.
  Number One Hits (UK)    
Multiple Choice
 15 Qns
Another number ones quiz, this time, I'll name the artists and you tell me which song they released hit the British top spot. This quiz is primarily about hits from the 1990s and 2000s.
Average, 15 Qns, Flynn_17, Sep 02 14
Average
Flynn_17
1625 plays
49.
  Did They Hit With That?    
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
Some lesser known singles from some well known artists, they all featured in the UK singles charts
Average, 10 Qns, Mr_Rusty, Nov 24 11
Average
Mr_Rusty
1215 plays
50.
  One in the Million Part Three    
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
In November 2012, in celebration of the 60th anniversary of the UK Singles Chart, the Official Charts Company published a list of million selling number ones.
Average, 10 Qns, Collybird, Jan 11 13
Average
Collybird
307 plays
51.
  2002 UK Number Ones    
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
2002 has had some great number ones and some not so great. I'll give you the song and you tell me who sang it.
Average, 10 Qns, freddy_krueger, Nov 13 03
Average
freddy_krueger
2942 plays
52.
  U.S. Music Chart Records    
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
Do you know who hold records on the Billboard Top 40 pop charts. All question are based on the Rock Era (post 1955). All Multiple Choice.
Very Difficult, 10 Qns, Ken1260, Jun 06 07
Very Difficult
Ken1260
1345 plays
53.
  UK Number One's Naughties 2000-2008    
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
This quiz is based around UK Number 1 hits between the years 2000 and 2008 (Hence the naughties)
Average, 10 Qns, chazelder, Aug 07 20
Average
chazelder
Aug 07 20
631 plays
54.
  1997 UK Number Ones    
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
Who sang these UK number ones from 1997?
Average, 10 Qns, kevinbsb2k, Apr 22 22
Average
kevinbsb2k
Apr 22 22
1425 plays
55.
  1999 UK Number Ones    
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
Who got to number one in 1999?
Tough, 10 Qns, kevinbsb2k, Sep 04 20
Tough
kevinbsb2k
Sep 04 20
1752 plays
56.
  1998 UK Number Ones    
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
Who sang the following number ones from 1998?
Average, 10 Qns, kevinbsb2k, Jan 07 13
Average
kevinbsb2k
2231 plays
57.
  Doing The Double: Single & Album Top-spots!    
Multiple Choice
 15 Qns
Since 1961 there have been a large number of acts that have held both the UK no.1 single and the no.1 album spot at the same time...see if you can tell me which album was top, if I give you the single and artist.
Tough, 15 Qns, thekaiserchief, Dec 21 06
Tough
thekaiserchief
423 plays
58.
  First No.1's in the UK    
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
All these major acts have had a Number One in the UK but do you know which was their first? Source: "Complete UK Hit Singles 1952-2004" by Graham Betts.
Difficult, 10 Qns, unhygenix, Oct 17 05
Difficult
unhygenix
826 plays
59.
  UK Hit Singles #2    
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
Random questions on the UK hit single charts.
Tough, 10 Qns, damienmaile, Aug 29 14
Tough
damienmaile
558 plays
60.
  Number 1's of the 1980s    
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
The 80's gave us some of the most memorable hits ever released. This quiz will list a selection of UK 'number ones' from that decade and all you have to do guess who sang it. (Please rate the quiz). Good luck!
Tough, 10 Qns, donnyrobbo, Sep 12 10
Tough
donnyrobbo
1713 plays
61.
  Who Sang This Line? UK Number 1's 1999    
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
Hi,I'm back with the second quiz in my "Who Sang This" series. I'm going back a year and this time all the lines will be from songs that were number 1 in the UK in 1999.
Average, 10 Qns, venall, Apr 08 03
Average
venall
1173 plays
62.
  UK Hit Singles #1    
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
A few questions on songs and artists from the UK charts.
Tough, 10 Qns, damienmaile, Sep 18 05
Tough
damienmaile
686 plays
63.
  Who Sang This Line? UK Number 1's 2000    
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
Every line will be from a song that was number 1 in the UK in the year 2000. All you have to do is tell me who sang it.
Average, 10 Qns, venall, May 05 10
Average
venall
1032 plays
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  UK Music [Music] (102 quizzes)


UK Number Ones Trivia Questions

2. Which multi-million selling song are these lyrics from? "If her daddy's rich take her out for a meal If her daddy's poor just do what you feel"

From Quiz UK '70s Music: Most Weeks at Number One

Answer: In The Summertime

"In The Summertime" written by Ray Dorset, was number one for seven weeks on the UK Singles Chart for Mungo Jerry in 1970. It peaked at number three on the Billboard Hot 100 the same year. The single sold in excess of 7,000,000 copies worldwide and jumped from number 13 to number one on the UK Singles Chart. It was the first three-track vinyl single to top the UK Singles Chart. It was the first of two number one hits on the UK Singles Chart for Mungo Jerry but their only hit on the Billboard Hot 100.

3. Who had a UK number one hit in 1955 with these lyrics? "Take my hand I'm a stranger in paradise All lost in a wonderland A stranger in paradise"

From Quiz Whose Line Was It Anyway? American UK No.1 Hits.

Answer: Tony Bennett

"Stranger In Paradise" was written by Robert Wright/George Forrest/Alexander Borodin. It was number one for two weeks on the UK Singles Chart for Tony Bennett in 1955. "Stranger In Paradise" was Tony Bennett's first hit and only number one hit on the UK Singles Chart. He had eight UK chart hits altogether from 1955 to 1965. Then, after a gap of 46 years he peaked at number 40 with "Body And Soul", a duet with Amy Winehouse. Six versions of "Stranger In Paradise" charted on the UK Singles Chart in 1955. Number 1. Tony Bennent Number 6. The Four Aces Number 6. Tony Martin Number 14. Eddie Calvert Number 17. Bing Crosby Number 19. Don Cornell

4. Which song with these lyrics spent eight weeks at number one on the UK singles chart in 1960? "When I first saw you With your smile so tender My heart was captured My soul surrendered"

From Quiz UK '60s Music: Most Weeks at Number One

Answer: It's Now Or Never

"It's Now Or Never" was written by Wally Gold/Aaron Schroeder/Eduardo di Capua. It was number one for eight weeks on the UK singles chart for Elvis Presley in 1960. It was number one for five weeks on the Billboard Hot 100 the same year. "It's Now Or Never" was Elvis Presley's first UK number one hit of the '60s and entered the chart at number one. World wide it has sold in excess of 25 million copies. It was the first of four consecutive UK number one hits, "It's Now Or Never" (1960), "Are You Lonesome Tonight" (1961), "Wooden Heart" (1961) and "Surrender" (1961). "It's Now Or Never" was inspired by a song from the '40s sung by Tony Martin called "There's No Tomorrow" written by Al Hoffman/Leo Corday/Leon Carr/Eduardo di Capua. That song was inspired by an Italian song called "'O Sole Mio", which was written in 1898 by Giovanni Capurro/Eduardo di Capua.

5. Which Newcastle-based band scored their only number one single in both the UK and the US in 1964 with a song that has also been recorded by Woody Guthrie, Nina Simone, Bob Dylan, Frijid Pink and numerous others?

From Quiz Their Only UK Number One Single

Answer: The Animals

The song was "The House of the Rising Sun", also sometimes called "Rising Sun Blues". Taken from The Animals' self-titled debut album and only their second single release, the song topped singles charts in Canada, Sweden and Australia as well as in the UK and US. The Animals had seven later Top Ten singles in the UK, notably "Don't Let Me Be Misunderstood" (which got to number three in 1965) and "We Gotta Get out of This Place" (number two in the same year), but never made it back to the number one spot. Two later re-releases of "House of the Rising Sun" again charted in the UK, reaching number 25 in 1972 and number 11 in 1982. Of the alternatives, all Newcastle-based bands, none ever reached number one in the UK chart.

6. Which British songstress sang 'Total Eclipse Of The Heart'?

From Quiz UK Number Ones

Answer: Bonnie Tyler

This was a hit for Bonnie Tyler in 1983 and became her biggest and most well known song, reaching number one in several countries. Her other songs include 'Holding Out For A Hero' and 'It's A Heartache'.

7. In June 1967 this band topped the UK charts with a song whose title may have indicated a symptom of a sudden illness.

From Quiz UK Chart Toppers 1955-1975

Answer: Procol Harum

The hit was 'A Whiter Shade of Pale'. The band's name is said possibly to mean "far from these things" in Latin or to be the name of someone's cat. The Latin is dubious as the grammar is not right for any real meaning.

8. Who surpassed Elvis Presley's record of performing on 21 UK number one singles?

From Quiz UK Singles Charts

Answer: Paul McCartney

For many years, Elvis Presley held the record for the most UK number one singles, having scored a total of 21. With 17 Beatles number ones added to his chart-toppers with Wings and his solo hits, Paul McCartney has comfortably surpassed that number: "He Ain't Heavy, He's My Brother", featuring McCartney as part of the Justice Collective in 2012 was the 25th UK number one on which he had performed. Between "Living Doll" in 1959 and "The Millennium Prayer" in 1999, Cliff Richard had performed on 14 number one singles including some credited to The Shadows. Madonna's 2008 number one with Justin Timberlake, "4 Minutes", was her 13th. Michael Jackson had 12 solo #1 singles in the US, but only seven in the UK. He also topped the UK chart in 1985 with "We are the World" as a member of USA for Africa and in 1990 with "Do the Bartman" with The Simpsons. He also had four number one singles in the US as part of the Jackson 5, but none of those topped the UK chart, so his total in the UK stands as just 9.

9. Which Los Angeles based group consisting of unrelated members Scott Engel, John Maus and Gary Leeds had two UK Number One hits in the mid-sixties including "Make It Easy on Yourself"?

From Quiz US Groups That Have Topped the UK Charts.

Answer: The Walker Brothers

The Walker Brothers took "Make It Easy on Yourself" to Number One in the UK in 1965 and followed up the next year with the Number One "The Sun Ain't Gonna Shine Anymore". Gary Leeds had performed with P. J. Proby in England and convinced his band mates that their sound could be a hit in England. After releasing a few minor hits success eluded the group until they recorded a lavish production of Burt Bacharach and Hal David's "Make It Easy on Yourself". Bob Crewe and Bob Gaudio of The Four Seasons composed "The Sun Ain't Gonna Shine Any More" for Frankie Valli. The Walker Brothers recorded a version and enjoyed their second Number One UK hit. The Righteous Brothers topped the UK charts with "You've Lost That Lovin' Feelin" and "Unchained Melody". The highest The Isley Brothers reached in the UK was Number Three with "This Old Heart of Mine (Is Weak for You)" in 1966. "Time Has Come Today" was recorded by The Chambers Brothers in 1967.

10. Frankie Goes to Hollywood make their second appearance on the list at number 21 with 'Two Tribes'. Which US president is depicted wrestling with a Soviet leader in the song's video?

From Quiz One in the Million Part Three

Answer: Ronald Reagan

The video shows then US president Reagan (played by an impersonator) sparring with a likeness of Soviet leader Konstantin Cherneko. 'Two Tribes' anti-war message is enhanced by the video which shows the fight culminating in the end of the world. Released 28 May 1984 'Two Tribes' spent nine weeks at number one in the UK singles' chart. It has sold 1.58 million copies.

11. This was the first hit song for Paul Anka which reached both number one in the UK and USA singles chart in 1957. Who was the girl in the title?

From Quiz We're Number One!

Answer: Diana

Paul Anka was a successful American/Canadian singer and songwriter, known for his songs "Lonely Boy" and "Puppy Love". It is believed that he wrote "Diana" after a girl he once had a crush on and the song became popular on both sides of the Atlantic as well as Australia. Anka was also credited with writing the theme song for "The Tonight Show" hosted by Johnny Carson, and the lyrics to "My Way" made famous by Frank Sinatra.

12. Boney M make their second appearance on the list at number 11 with 'Mary's Boy Child - Oh My Lord'. The Boney M song 'Ma Baker' is sampled on which 2008 hit?

From Quiz One in a Million Part Two

Answer: Lady Gaga - 'Poker Face'

The 'ma ma ma ma' hook of 'Poker Face' is taken from 1976's 'Ma Baker'. 'Mary's Boy Child - Oh My Lord' was a cover of Harry Belafonte's 1956 hit 'Mary's Boy Child' blended with original track 'Oh My Lord'. The song was released 27 November 1978. It spent four weeks at number one and has amassed sales of 1.85 million copies.

13. The biggest selling UK single of the last 60 years is Elton John's 'Candle in the Wind'. The song sold 4.9 million copies. It was reworked and rereleased in 1997 following the death of which much loved public figure?

From Quiz One in a Million Part One

Answer: Princess Diana

Diana, Princess of Wales, was killed in a car accident in Paris on 31 August 1997. At her funeral on 6th September Elton John performed "Candle in the Wind 1997". "Candle in the Wind" was released on 13 September 1997 as a Double-A side with "Something About the Way You Look Tonight". It peaked at number one in the UK Singles Chart.

14. Which hit record from 1954 was the first to be confirmed as having sold a million copies in the UK?

From Quiz UK, Single and Worth a Million

Answer: "Rock Around the Clock" by Bill Haley and the Comets

"Diana" was the second in 1957. These are the only appearances by Cliff or Elvis on the list. It shows that chart dominance doesn't necessarily equate with the biggest selling songs. Indeed, there are artistes of the calibre of Madonna, Rod Stewart, the Rolling Stones, the Police and the Bee Gees that don't appear at all.

15. Name the song The Beatles first charted with in the UK in 1962.

From Quiz Their First Single to Chart in the UK in the 60s

Answer: Love Me Do

The Beatles were formed in Liverpool in 1957 as The Quarrymen. Other names were Johnny and the Moondogs, The Silver Beetles and The Beatals. They became The Beatles in 1960. Their first song reached number 17 before their third single 'From Me To You' topped the UK charts. Amazingly all The Beatles 17 number ones were in the 1960s.

16. The 10th most popular UK number one single in the chart was this collaboration between David Bowie and Queen, released in 1981. What is the name of the single?

From Quiz Most Popular UK No 1 Singles: 1 - 10

Answer: Under Pressure

"Under Pressure" was number one for two weeks in 1981. The bass line was sampled by Vanilla Ice for "Ice Ice Baby" in 1990 (originally without songwriting credits). The other choices are all collaborations. "Peace On Earth/ Drummer Boy" by David Bowie and Bing Crosby was originally recorded in 1977, a month before Bing Crosby died, and reached number three in the UK. "Dancing In The Street" was recorded by David Bowie and Mick Jagger for Live Aid in 1985. It reached number one in both UK and US. "Barcelona" was recorded by Freddie Mercury and Montserrat Caballe in 1987. It originally reached number eight in the chart but was re-released in 1992 for the summer Olympics (held in Barcelona, Spain) and reached number two. Freddie died in 1991.

17. At number 20 on the list, which Elvis Presley single opens with the lyrics: "The warden threw a party at the county jail. The prison band were there and they began to wail"?

From Quiz Most Popular UK No 1 Singles: 11 - 20

Answer: Jailhouse Rock

"Jailhouse Rock" was number one in the UK for three weeks in 1958 and for one week in 2005. It was number one in the US for seven weeks in 1957, and went double platinum there. It is the highest placed Elvis single in this list of the 100 most popular number ones in the UK.

18. At number 30 on the list of the top UK number one singles, who had a hit in 1967 with "I'm A Believer"?

From Quiz Most Popular UK No 1 Singles: 21 - 30

Answer: The Monkees

"I'm A Believer" was number one in the UK for four weeks in 1967. It was number one in the US for seven weeks, and was the biggest selling record of 1967. The song was written by Neil Diamond. It was recorded as an album track by both The Fifth Element and Neil Diamond.

19. At number 40 in the chart of most popular UK number ones, who sang "You Really Got Me" in 1964?

From Quiz Most Popular UK No 1 Singles: 31 - 40

Answer: The Kinks

"You Really Got Me" was the third single released by The Kinks and their first hit in the US. It rates high in polls of the best guitar songs and is cited by many heavy metal/ hard rock artists as a major influence. There are rumours that the guitar solo was played by Jimmy Page, then a session musician but later a member of The Yardbirds and Led Zeppelin. This has been refuted by Page himself, who credits it to Kinks member Dave Davies.

20. In 50th position in the chart of UK's most popular number ones, which Ian Dury & The Blockheads single includes the lyrics: "In the wilds of Borneo and the vineyards of Bordeaux Eskimo, Arapaho move their body to and fro"?

From Quiz Most Popular UK No 1 Singles: 41 - 50

Answer: Hit Me With Your Rhythm Stick

"Hit Me With Your Rhythm Stick" was the band's most successful single and spent one week at number one in January 1977, taking over from The Village People's "YMCA". Ian Dury, who contracted polio at the age of seven, died of cancer on March 27 2000.

21. What song at number 70 in the chart includes the lyrics: "I got flowers in the spring. I got you to wear my ring"?

From Quiz Most Popular UK No 1 Singles: 61 - 70

Answer: I Got You Babe

"I Got You Babe" by Sonny and Cher reached number one in the UK and the US in 1965. A cover by UB40 & Chrissie Hynde topped the UK charts 20 years later in 1985. Of the other possible answers provided, "Baby Don't Go" and "But You're Mine" were other singles released by Sonny and Cher. "It Ain't Me Babe" is a Bob Dylan song.

22. At 80th place in the chart, the video for which Madonna single was highly controversial and caused Pepsi to pull out of an advertising campaign?

From Quiz Most Popular UK No 1 Singles: 71 - 80

Answer: Like A Prayer

"Like A Prayer" was released in March 1989. It reached number one in both the US and UK. Madonna was paid $5m by Pepsi Cola to appear in an advertising commercial that featured the video for "Like A Prayer". The advert was pulled after two airings. Madonna got to keep her fee.

23. At number 90 in the chart, which Beatles song includes the lyrics: "I got arms that long to hold you and keep you by my side. I got lips that long to kiss you and keep you satisfied"?

From Quiz Most Popular UK No 1 Singles: 81 - 90

Answer: From Me To You

"From Me To You" made no impact in the United States when it was initially released there in May 1963. In the UK it was number one for seven weeks.

24. In 91st position on the chart, what is the 1972 rock song with these lyrics: "Well we can't salute ya, can't find a flag if that don't suit ya that's a drag"?

From Quiz Most Popular UK No 1 Singles: 91-100

Answer: School's Out

"School's Out" by Alice Cooper takes me right back to my childhood. This was THE summer hit of 1972 and I can remember us school kids chanting along with glee. This was in the days, of course, when summer (and school holidays) seemed to go on forever...

25. This is the year Madonna had a hit with an original Don McLean song?

From Quiz UK Number One's Naughties 2000-2008

Answer: 2000

The song was "American Pie" written by Don McLean in 1971. It is thought that "American Pie" may be a symbol of the American dream during the 1950's, and its decline during the '60s. "American Pie" was also the name of the plane that crashed killing Buddy Holly.

26. What was the name of Bucks Fizz' first UK number one hit?

From Quiz UK Number One Hit Singles

Answer: Making Your Mind Up

Bucks Fizz formed for the 1981 Eurovision Song Contest. They won the contest with their chart topping hit "Making Your Mind Up". They had three UK number one hits throughout their career.

27. When I was born this hit by Eddie Cochrane may have been playing. A number one for Eddie on my birthday, I saw Showaddywaddy perform it over 15 years later. What journey to Paradise was this?

From Quiz It's My Birthday and I'll Sing If I Want To

Answer: Three Steps to Heaven

Tragically dead in a car crash at 21, Eddie Cochrane could have been one of the greatest ever. Showaddywaddy rereleased their version in 1975. To anybody that thought it was 'Walking in the Air' (released 1985) - thank you!

28. The Crazy World of _________ had a hit with 'Fire'.

From Quiz 60s UK Number 1s

Answer: Arthur Brown

On more than one occasion, Arthur set fire to himself while wearing the flaming headdress he used in this song.

29. What was the correct title of Britney Spears' debut single, which reached number one in February 1999?

From Quiz UK Charts - Even More Common Pop Quiz Mistakes

Answer: Baby One More Time

"Baby One More Time" reached number one in over a dozen countries including the UK and the US, and kickstarted a career that saw Britney top the UK chart a further four times before the end of 2006. Those other number ones were "Born To Make You Happy", "Oops!...I Did It Again", "Toxic" and "Everytime".

30. What is the correct title of Tina Turner's number 5 hit from September 1989?

From Quiz UK Charts - More Common Pop Quiz Mistakes

Answer: The Best

Various sports stars have since used "The Best" as their theme song, including boxer Chris Eubank and the late Formula One racing driver Ayrton Senna. Many sports teams have also adopted it whenever they win a trophy, which is annoying, because I never liked it!

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