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1.
  First US Number One Hit    
Multiple Choice
 15 Qns
I'll give you a recording artist, please tell me their first number one hit single on the United States Billboard Hot 100.
Tough, 15 Qns, workisboring, Jun 01 24
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workisboring gold member
Jun 01 24
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2.
Singers or groups that had other hits but only one number one hit in the U.S.A., on the Billboard Top/Hot 100 Singles Chart in the '50s. US chart: Joel Whitburn's book of Billboard Top Pop Singles. UK chart: The Guinness Book of British Hit Singles.
Easier, 10 Qns, shipyardbernie, Oct 30 23
Easier
shipyardbernie gold member
Oct 30 23
310 plays
3.
  Birthday Chart Toppers - My Fifth Decade   popular trivia quiz  
Match Quiz
 10 Qns
The songs that topped the charts on the week of my birthday (January 30th) between 2014 and 2023 (my 40s). Can you match up the songs with the artists?
Easier, 10 Qns, reedy, Feb 01 23
Easier
reedy gold member
Feb 01 23
276 plays
4.
  Birthday Chart Toppers - My First Decade   popular trivia quiz  
Match Quiz
 10 Qns
Someone asked me what the Number One song on the charts was on the day I was born. I became curious about that date and all my birthdays since. Can you match the Number One on the US Billboard Hot 100 for every January 30th from 1974 until 1983?
Very Easy, 10 Qns, reedy, Feb 07 21
Very Easy
reedy gold member
Feb 07 21
683 plays
5.
  Birthday Chart Toppers - My Second Decade   popular trivia quiz  
Match Quiz
 10 Qns
All of the Number One songs for January 30th (my birthday) in the second decade of my life (1984 to 1993). Can you correctly match the song to the artist?
Easier, 10 Qns, reedy, Feb 14 21
Easier
reedy gold member
Feb 14 21
618 plays
6.
  Billboard Number One Songs of 1977   best quiz  
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
Chart information is from "Billboard Book of Number One Hits".
Average, 10 Qns, shanteyman, Mar 20 11
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shanteyman
4418 plays
7.
  US '60s Music: Most Weeks at Number One   best quiz  
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
Can you find the songs that spent most weeks at number one on the Billboard Hot 100 in each year of the '60s. US chart: Joel Whitburn's Billboard book of Top Pop Singles. UK chart: Guinness book of British Hit Singles.
Easier, 10 Qns, shipyardbernie, May 03 20
Easier
shipyardbernie gold member
May 03 20
941 plays
8.
  Hal Has The Beat!   top quiz  
Match Quiz
 10 Qns
Hal Blaine was a member of the Wrecking Crew, a group of studio musicians who played for many well-known groups in the 60s and 70s. He played drums on 40 number one hit singles. See if you can match the song with the group who sang it.
Very Easy, 10 Qns, ponycargirl, Sep 24 18
Very Easy
ponycargirl editor
Sep 24 18
576 plays
9.
  Music of the 1980s    
Multiple Choice
 20 Qns
This quiz is about number one songs from the 1980's. They all made it to the top of Billboard's charts. Enjoy!
Average, 20 Qns, mr.gazoo, Nov 16 12
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mr.gazoo
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10.
  Birthday Chart Toppers - My Third Decade    
Match Quiz
 10 Qns
All the US Billboard Number One songs on my birthday (January 30th) through my 20s. Can you match the song to the artist (1994 through 2003)?
Easier, 10 Qns, reedy, Feb 24 21
Easier
reedy gold member
Feb 24 21
446 plays
trivia question Quick Question
In January, 1965, the song, "Downtown", knocked the Beatles from the charts for two weeks. Which British singer originally sang "Downtown"?

From Quiz "US Number One Hits From the UK"




11.
  Number One Hits Written by Other Singers   top quiz  
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
Several artists have had Number One hits that have been written by other singers who have also had their own hits. This quiz is about some if them. All chart references are for the US charts.
Average, 10 Qns, shanteyman, Nov 04 09
Average
shanteyman
1648 plays
12.
  US Number One Hits From the UK   top quiz  
Multiple Choice
 20 Qns
The US Billboard Hot 100 began in 1958. This quiz involves songs and artists from Britain that have topped the US charts over the past 50 years.
Average, 20 Qns, shanteyman, Feb 26 11
Average
shanteyman
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13.
  Birthday Chart Toppers - My Fourth Decade    
Match Quiz
 10 Qns
The songs that topped the charts on the week of my birthday (January 30th) between 2004 and 2013 (my 30s). Can you match up the songs with the artists?
Easier, 10 Qns, reedy, Mar 05 21
Easier
reedy gold member
Mar 05 21
435 plays
14.
  Their Only US Number One Hit   best quiz  
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
Several bands have enjoyed success with many hit records, but have had only one Number One hit on the US Billboard chart. This quiz deals with the only Number One hit of some of these bands.
Tough, 10 Qns, shanteyman, Dec 27 08
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shanteyman
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15.
  No. 1 R&B Hits - 1970-1975   popular trivia quiz  
Multiple Choice
 20 Qns
This quiz will reference R&B songs and artist who have reached the coveted #1 position on the "Billboard Top 100" charts from 1970 through 1975. Test your memory, good luck, and enjoy.
Average, 20 Qns, AirBossJohnson, Aug 12 11
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AirBossJohnson
2490 plays
16.
  U S Number One Hits From Canadian Artists.   great trivia quiz  
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
Canadian songs and artists over the past 50 years that have reached Number One in the US.
Average, 10 Qns, shanteyman, Mar 13 09
Average
shanteyman
1906 plays
17.
  US '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 US Billboard Hot 100 in each year of the '70s. You find the song. US chart: Joel Whitburn's Billboard book of Top Pop Singles. UK chart: Guinness book of British Hit Single
Easier, 10 Qns, shipyardbernie, Dec 16 20
Easier
shipyardbernie gold member
Dec 16 20
439 plays
18.
  Their First #1 Hit Single - the 60s   great trivia quiz  
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
OK all you rockers from the 60s, can you identify the first US number one hit single of the following groups or individuals (based on the Billboard Hot 100)? No obscure groups here so have some fun!
Tough, 10 Qns, triviadoctor, Apr 15 07
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triviadoctor
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19.
  First Number One of the Year   great trivia quiz  
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
This quiz is about songs that were the first to hit Number One in various years.
Tough, 10 Qns, shanteyman, Jul 16 22
Tough
shanteyman
Jul 16 22
472 plays
20.
  Whose Line Was It Anyway? British US No.1 Hits   popular trivia quiz  
Multiple Choice
 15 Qns
The UK singers & groups in this quiz had many hits on the US Billboard Hot 100 but only one number one hit. Find that song from the lyrics I give you, to find the singer or group. US chart: Joel Whitburn's Billboard book of Top Pop Singles.
Average, 15 Qns, shipyardbernie, May 31 20
Average
shipyardbernie gold member
May 31 20
270 plays
21.
  US No. 1 Hits of the 70s!    
Multiple Choice
 20 Qns
Test your knowledge of the chart-toppers of the days of disco, mood rings, and pet rocks! NOTE: These are No. 1 songs in the United States, according to Billboard Magazine. Good Luck!
Difficult, 20 Qns, robmeister, Jun 12 11
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robmeister
5902 plays
22.
  Artists that Knocked the Beatles from Number One.   popular trivia quiz  
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
Beginning in 1964 The Beatles began placing number one songs on the charts for the next six years. This quiz is about artists who scored Number One hits that toppled The Beatles from the top spot.
Average, 10 Qns, shanteyman, Feb 19 19
Average
shanteyman
Feb 19 19
285 plays
23.
  UK Artists who had US number one hits!    
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
This should be fairly easy for players on both sides of the Atlantic for a change! I'll give you the song title and you select the correct artist from four options.
Average, 10 Qns, DUFFMONKEY, Sep 19 10
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DUFFMONKEY
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24.
  We Debuted At Number One    
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
Over 1000 songs have reached the number one spot on the Billboard Charts since the 1950s. One of the most difficult feats in Billboard History is to debut at number one. Test your knowledge on ten of the greatest debuts to make the charts.
Average, 10 Qns, apathy100, Apr 14 21
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apathy100 gold member
Apr 14 21
328 plays
25.
  Duets That Went to No.1    
Multiple Choice
 25 Qns
This quiz deals with duets by artists that don't normally sing together. All of these songs went to number one on the American charts. See if you can name the duet partner. Good luck!
Average, 25 Qns, musicworks, Jun 28 11
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musicworks
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26.
  Billboard Number Ones: The Land Down Under editor best quiz    
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
Since 1970, there has been a variety of Australian hit songs that have made the US Billboard charts reaching the number one spot. Are you familiar with these tunes? Good luck!
Tough, 10 Qns, apathy100, Jul 30 16
Tough
apathy100 gold member
883 plays
27.
  No. 1 Hits 1980-1985    
Multiple Choice
 15 Qns
Return with me now to the early 1980's and the hit songs that topped the Billboard Magazine Hot 100 charts, and the singles that won the coveted number one position. This quiz covers 1980 through and including 1985. Put on your thinking caps, and enjoy
Tough, 15 Qns, AirBossJohnson, May 25 19
Tough
AirBossJohnson
May 25 19
2105 plays
28.
  Billboard Firsts and Milestones   popular trivia quiz  
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
A quiz concerning milestones in the history of music recording. Statistics are from Billboard and the RIAA.
Difficult, 10 Qns, shanteyman, Sep 26 14
Difficult
shanteyman
641 plays
29.
  Number One The Second Time Around    
Multiple Choice
 15 Qns
The following questions involve songs where a remake or re-release hit number 1 in the USA(Rock Era).
Tough, 15 Qns, trapt1, Apr 05 03
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trapt1
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30.
  No. 1 Hits of the 80s, Part I!    
Multiple Choice
 20 Qns
Here is your chance to test your knowledge of the top hits of the 1980s! NOTE: These are No. 1 songs in the United States, according to Billboard Magazine. Good Luck!
Difficult, 20 Qns, robmeister, Jun 08 14
Difficult
robmeister
4450 plays
31.
  No.1 Hits 1955-2000    
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
A general quiz on number one songs on the American Billboard charts. These are hits that were number one before 2000. Good luck with the quiz.
Tough, 10 Qns, diamondjim68, Mar 09 07
Tough
diamondjim68
1945 plays
32.
  First Hits    
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
There's a lot of pressure for bands to constantly put out good music once they hit the mainstream. Do you remember which bands hit the mainstream with which songs or albums? (The songs/albums will have gotten in the Top 40 of the American Billboard.)
Average, 10 Qns, mcr_rocks, Aug 23 13
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33.
  Their Only No.1. (U.S.) #1    
Multiple Choice
 25 Qns
This quiz deals with Rock & Roll artists that had only one No.1 song in their career on the American Top 40 Billboard charts. Can you name them?
Difficult, 25 Qns, musicworks, Jan 22 23
Difficult
musicworks
Jan 22 23
3855 plays
34.
  Their Only No.1 (U.S.) #2    
Multiple Choice
 25 Qns
This is part 2 of a quiz that deals with Rock & Roll artists that only had one No.1 on the American Top 40 Billboard charts.
Difficult, 25 Qns, musicworks, Jun 08 14
Difficult
musicworks
2992 plays
35.
  Their Biggest USA Billboard #1 Hit?    
Multiple Choice
 20 Qns
Which one was their biggest USA Billboard #1 hit? So they hit #1, but which song from the ones listed spent the most weeks at #1 and/or is the bigger hit chart-wise?
Difficult, 20 Qns, trapt1, Oct 11 11
Difficult
trapt1
1656 plays
36.
  I Thought That Was Number One!    
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
Ever wonder about those old songs you hear-or used to hear-all the time? Well, not all of them were number one or all that big a hit during their initial chart appearance despite their designation as a "classic". All chart info relates to Billboard USA
Average, 10 Qns, trapt1, Oct 27 23
Average
trapt1
Oct 27 23
673 plays
37.
  Billboard's #1s (1990s)    
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
A trip through the eclectic mix of 90s pop albums.
Very Difficult, 10 Qns, shadowzep, Oct 23 07
Very Difficult
shadowzep gold member
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38.
  Billboard's #1's (1980s)    
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
A second look at Billboard #1 albums. This time, the albums are from the 1980's.
Difficult, 10 Qns, shadowzep, Apr 12 07
Difficult
shadowzep gold member
944 plays
39.
  Their First American Top 40 Hit    
Multiple Choice
 15 Qns
In this quiz, you will need to pick what was the artist's very first Top 40 hit in the US according to Billboard Magazine.
Very Difficult, 15 Qns, trapt1, Jun 21 05
Very Difficult
trapt1
1005 plays
40.
  Artist's First Hit Is #1! (USA)    
Multiple Choice
 15 Qns
Some people have all the luck---their first chart hit becomes #1. I'll name the artist, you name the single. Remember, in all these examples, it is the artist's first chart single as well as their first #1.
Tough, 15 Qns, trapt1, Jun 21 05
Tough
trapt1
1952 plays
41.
  They Only Had One Number One (USA)    
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
In this quiz, I will state or describe an artist or group and you will need to pick the song that was their only number one hit according to Billboard magazine, USA charts as of 2004.
Difficult, 10 Qns, trapt1, Jan 24 19
Difficult
trapt1
Jan 24 19
1578 plays
42.
  Their Fourth Number 1 hit (U.S.)    
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
Having one number 1 hit is cool. Having a second number 1 hit is awesome. Having a third number 1 hit is fantastic. Having a fourth number 1 hit is better than cool, awesome and fantastic combined. Test your knowledge with this quiz. Good luck.
Tough, 10 Qns, meow765, Jun 29 05
Tough
meow765
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43.
  Number One Hits on May 21 Pt. 2    
Multiple Choice
 25 Qns
Here is part two of a quiz about number one song on, or in the week containing, May 21. All songs are U.S. Billboard Hot 100 hits. Part One was 2006-1982, Part Two will begin with 1981.
Tough, 25 Qns, GoodVibe, Jun 10 12
Tough
GoodVibe gold member
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44.
  Number One Hits on May 21 Pt. 1    
Multiple Choice
 25 Qns
Did you ever want to know what song was number one on your birthday? I do sometimes. This quiz is about songs that were number one on May 21 or the week containing May 21. The songs here are all U.S. Billboard Hot 100 hits.
Tough, 25 Qns, GoodVibe, Aug 02 06
Tough
GoodVibe gold member
338 plays
45.
  Which Hit Came First?    
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
So many hit songs...but will you remember which was the FIRST hit for a particular artist or group? All questions are based on the U.S.A. Billboard Charts.
Difficult, 10 Qns, Grand Macaw 1, Jun 21 05
Difficult
Grand Macaw 1
744 plays
46.
  Which Are Their Number One Hits? (USA)    
Multiple Choice
 15 Qns
In this quiz, I will give you an artist and you choose their number one hit(s)...or maybe they didn't hit number one at all! All source info is based on Billboard chart history.
Difficult, 15 Qns, trapt1, Oct 01 22
Difficult
trapt1
Oct 01 22
848 plays

USA Number Ones Trivia Questions

1. On November 14, 1998, what member of The Fugees debuted in the number one position with their track "Doo Wop (That Thing)"?

From Quiz
We Debuted At Number One

Answer: Lauryn Hill

Hitting the charts from her debut single album ""The Miseducation of Lauryn Hill", this song rose straight to the top of the charts. "Doo Wop (That Thing" became the first debut single to ever debut at the number one spot and the first one by a rapper to do so. In doing so, it was only the tenth time in the history of the charts that a song ever debuted in the number one position.

2. Beginning in February, 1964, The Beatles began a string of Number One hits on the US Billboard charts that finally ended in May. Which artist had a Number One hit from a Broadway show that went to Number One beginning on May 9th?

From Quiz Artists that Knocked the Beatles from Number One.

Answer: Louis Armstrong

Carol Channing sang "Hello Dolly" while playing the role of Dolly Levi when the play opened in January, 1964. Louis Armstrong sang a demo of the song for promotional purposes. Armstrong's record label released "Hello Dolly" as a single and it topped the charts for one week ending a 14 week run by The Beatles. Armstrong became the oldest singer to that date to chart a Number One single. "Hello Dolly" went on to win a Grammy for "Song of the Year" in 1965. Armstrong earned Best Vocal Performance Male. "I Want to Hold Your Hand", "She Loves You" and "Can't Buy Me Love" combined 14 weeks on the charts. Armstrong sang "Hello Dolly" when the play was made into a film in 1969. Barbra Streisand appeared in "Funny Girl" in 1964. Julie Andrews was seen in "The Sound of Music" and Sammy Davis Jr. was in the cast of "Golden Boy".

3. Which Instrumental spent the most weeks on the Billboard Hot 100 in 1960?

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

Answer: The Theme from "A Summer Place"

"The Theme from "A Summer Place" was written by Max Steiner. It was number one for nine weeks on the Billboard Hot 100 for Percy Faith and his Orchestra in 1960. It peaked at number two on the UK singles chart the same year. It was written for the 1959 movie "A Summer Place" starring Richard Egan, Dorothy McGuire, Sandra Dee, Arthur Kennedy and Troy Donahue. It was recorded for the movie by Hugo Winterhalter and his Orchestra but it was not the main title theme. Max Steiner also recorded the track with The 101 Strings Orchestra. There were vocal versions released with lyrics by Mack Discant. The highest chart position was reached by The Lettermen, when their version peaked at number 16 on the Billboard Hot 100 in 1965.

4. Which song, the third of five consecutive US Number One Billboard hits by a popular female group, became the first US Number One of 1965 in January by knocking "I Feel Fine" by the Beatles from the top of the charts?

From Quiz First Number One of the Year

Answer: Come See About Me

"Come See About Me" followed "Where Did Our Love Go" and "Baby Love" as the third of a dozen Number One singles by The Supremes between 1964 and 1989. It was also the third of five consecutive Number One hits by the group. The song topped the Billboard charts in December of 1964 but was toppled by "I Feel Fine". It regained the top slot on January 16th, 1965, for a week becoming the first US Number One for the year. The hit song was composed by the Motown songwriting team of Holland-Dozier-Holland. The Supremes released a Number 95 single in 1962 titled "Your Heart Belongs to Me" and followed with five other unsuccessful singles before "Where Did Our Love Go" began their string of hits. "Chapel Of Love" by The Dixie Cups came out in the Summer of 1964. "Leader Of The Pack" by The Shangri-Las was also a 1964 release. "Nowhere to Run" by Martha and the Vandellas reached Number Eight in 1965.

5. "Running Bear" reached Number One in January, 1960, for Johnny Preston. The singer of a US Number Six hit, "Chantilly Lace", wrote the song under his real name. Which disc-jockey turned singer wrote "Running Bear"?

From Quiz Number One Hits Written by Other Singers

Answer: The Big Bopper/J. P. Richardson

Jiles Perry Richardson, Jr, was the given name of The Big Bopper, composer of "Running Bear". He was a disc jockey at KTRM in Texas and while at the station he set a record for marathon broadcasting at the time, staying on the air for over five days. He was also a guitar player and songwriter. He took his nickname from a popular dance craze at the time called The Bop. Among his other compositions are George Jones' first Number One hit, "White Lightning". When his singles, "Chantilly Lace" and "The Big Bopper's Wedding", became popular he signed on to the "Winter Dance Party" with Buddy Holly and other artists in 1959. Although known as a game show host, Wink Martindale did a recording of T. Texas Tyler's song "Deck of Cards". Murray the K was New York deejay who also hosted television shows featuring musical guests and produced compilations albums such as "Murray the K's Blasts From the Past". The legendary Wolfman Jack was honored in the lyrics of several songs.

6. The week of May 26, 1962, saw the first British release top the US Billboard Hot 100 charts. Which song has that distinction?

From Quiz US Number One Hits From the UK

Answer: Stranger on the Shore

"Stranger on the Shore" was a clarinet solo song released by Acker Bilk that was originally written for his daughter. The single knocked The Shirelles' "Soldier Boy" out of the top spot in the US. "Stranger on the Shore" stayed on the top spot for only one week, then was knocked off by Ray Charles' "I Can't Stop Loving You". It was later used as the theme for a BBC television show of the same name. "You Don't Have To Be A Baby To Cry" was a Number Three 1963 hit by the British girl duo The Caravelles. The Shadows' release, "Apache", topped the UK charts for five weeks, but not the US charts. A version by Danish guitarist Jørgen Ingmann reached Number Two on the US charts in 1961. "Telstar" became the second US Number One hit by a UK artist when it peaked at the top slot in December, 1962.

7. Which single release recording is documented as being the first certified RIAA Gold Record single?

From Quiz Billboard Firsts and Milestones

Answer: "Catch a Falling Star"/Perry Como

Originally gold records were merely publicity gimmicks using gold paint on actual recordings done by various labels. The award recognized today as a Gold Record was started when the Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA) took a cue from those publicity stunts and trademarked the Gold Record. The first RIAA Gold Record single was awarded to Perry Como in 1958 for his recording of "Catch A Falling Star". Gold Records are awarded to releases that achieve 500,000 sales. The Penguins' rendition of "Earth Angel" is considered by many to be one of the first records which could be described as rock and roll to hit the national pop charts. When Elvis performed in Vegas in the fifties he went to The Sands to check out Freddie Bell and the Bellboys. Elvis heard their rendition of "Hound Dog" and asked Freddie if he had any objections if he recorded his own version. "Rock Around the Clock" is considered by many to be the song that put rock and roll on the map for good.

8. On February 5, 1977, who was "Torn Between Two Lovers" at the top of the charts?

From Quiz Billboard Number One Songs of 1977

Answer: Mary MacGregor

Mary MacGregor appreciated the success of the song but not the message. She was happily married at the time but listeners got the impression the song was about herself. The song was actually co-written by Phil Jarrell and Peter Yarrow from Peter, Paul and Mary. Peter explains the song was written from a male perspective, although inspired in part by his wife's fondness for the movie "Dr. Zhivago". After the song was shopped to other artists, MacGregor recorded it for the Ariola American label. The success of the song instantly propelled Mary to stardom and touring. The constant separation put a strain on her marriage and she and her husband eventually and ironically divorced. Marilyn McCoo & Billy Davis, Jr. took "You Don't Have to be a Star (To Be in my Show)" to the top on January 8, 1977. Natalie Cole had top five success with "I've Got Love on my Mind" in April, 1977, and Linda Ronstadt also had a top five with her cover of Buddy Holly's "It's So Easy" in December, 1977.

9. He was born Ernest Evans, but we all know him as Chubby Checker. His recordings in the early 60s revolutionized the dance scene. What was the name of his first number one hit?

From Quiz Their First #1 Hit Single - the 60s

Answer: The Twist

"The Twist" hit number one on the Billboard Hot 100 for one week on September 9, 1960. It reappeared at number one for two weeks starting on January 13, 1962. "Pony Time" spent three weeks at number one starting on February 27, 1961. "Slow Twistin" and "Limbo Rock" never made it to number one.

10. What Prince and the Revolution album, featuring "Raspberry Beret", reached the top on June 1, 1985?

From Quiz Billboard's #1's (1980s)

Answer: Around the World in a Day

Behind Michael Jackson's "Thriller", the soundtrack to "Purple Rain" had the decade's second longest stint at #1. "Sign 'O' the Times" peaked at #6 in 1987 and "1999" only reached number nine.

11. What was N.W.A's 1991 album featuring tracks like "Alwayz Into Somethin" and "Appetite for Destruction"?

From Quiz Billboard's #1s (1990s)

Answer: EFIL4ZAGGIN

This was the group's first and final LP without Ice Cube. It spent one week at number one on June 22, 1991.

12. Even though they were not peace officers, this group was able to seize and lock up the number one position on the charts for eight weeks in 1983. Can you name this dynamic and arresting group?

From Quiz No. 1 Hits 1980-1985

Answer: The Police & Police

The group featured bass guitarist and lead vocalist Gordon Matthew Thomas Sumner, better known by his stage name, "Sting", guitarist and backing vocalist Andy Summers, and drummer-percussionist, backing vocalist Steward Copeland. The group produced 13 singles that reached the "Hot 100 Charts" in America, including their only number one blockbuster hit, "Every Breath You Take". The single, first released on the 1983 album "Synchronicity", was one of the biggest hits of that year, winning "Song of the Year", and "Best Pop Performance by a Duo or Group With Vocal" at the Grammy Awards in 1984. The song, written by Sting, sounds like a sedate and seemingly harmonious love ballad. It was actually written during the collapse of Sting's marriage to Frances Tomelty. The lyric describes not a well meaning love but the motivations of a stalker, who is watching "every breath you take/every move you make".

13. Who was U.S. Billboard Hot 100 number one on May 21, 1981?

From Quiz Number One Hits on May 21 Pt. 2

Answer: Kim Carnes

"Bette Davis Eyes" was number one for five weeks and won a Grammy for Song of the Year.

14. What artist topped the Hot 100 charts on May 21, 2006?

From Quiz Number One Hits on May 21 Pt. 1

Answer: Rihanna

The Barbados-born Rihanna spent three weeks at the top with "SOS," which sampled Soft Cell's "Tainted Love."

15. This band's first hit song was "I'm Not Okay (I Promise)" which was released in 2005.

From Quiz First Hits

Answer: My Chemical Romance

The song peaked at number four on the US Modern Rock Charts and number nineteen on the UK Singles Chart. The song was on their sophomore album, 'Three Cheers for Sweet Revenge'. Their first album, 'I Brought You My Bullets, You Brought Me Your Love', contained three singles; although it didn't break them into the North American mainstream, it gave them a fairly big underground fan base.

16. This classic ballad by Journey didn't even make the top ten in the U.S., although it is still played over two decades later on the radio and we often listen to this song while shopping--or maybe at a wedding.

From Quiz I Thought That Was Number One!

Answer: Faithfully

"Faithfully" made it to number twelve in 1983. Journey never had a number one single in the U.S., although "Open Arms" hit number two in 1982.

17. What was Pat Boone's fourth U.S. No.1 hit?

From Quiz Their Fourth Number 1 hit (U.S.)

Answer: Love Letters In The Sand

"Ain't That A Shame" was his first No.1 hit. "I Almost Lost My Mind" was his second. "Don't Forbid Me" was his third. All were big hits for him in the mid-late fifties.

18. What was Gino Vannelli's first Billboard Top 10 hit song?

From Quiz Which Hit Came First?

Answer: I Just Wanna Stop

Gino was born 6/16/1952 in Montreal, Canada.

19. What was Journey's first top 40 hit?

From Quiz Their First American Top 40 Hit

Answer: Lovin', Touchin', Squeezin'

"Wheel In The Sky" was Journey's first single, charting at #57. "Lights" was their third chart hit topping out at #68. "Lovin', Touchin', Squeezin'" was their fifth chart single charting at #16 in 1979.

20. This rock act had the one of the biggest selling albums ever in the late 1970's. The group consists of three men and two women, with three of the members also charting as solo artists on the AT40. Which was this group's only number one hit?

From Quiz They Only Had One Number One (USA)

Answer: Dreams

Fleetwood Mac's 'Rumours' spent 31 weeks at number one in 1977, "Dreams" being the second single released from the LP. John McVie and Mick Fleetwood are the only members of the group not to score a Top 40 single as a solo artist. The other members are Christine McVie, Lindsey Buckingham, and Stevie Nicks.

21. What was K.C. and The Sunshine Band's first hit?

From Quiz Artist's First Hit Is #1! (USA)

Answer: Get Down Tonight

"Get Down Tonight" and "That's The Way (I Like It)" both hit #1 in 1975, but "Get Down Tonight" was the first single to be released.

22. What was the Crystal's only No.1?

From Quiz Their Only No.1 (U.S.) #2

Answer: He's a Rebel

The Crystals consisted of Barbara Alston, Delores Kennibrew, Mary Thomas, Patti Wright, and Merna Girard.

23. What was Johnny River's only No.1 song?

From Quiz Their Only No.1. (U.S.) #1

Answer: Poor Side of Town

"Poor Side of Town" went to No.1 in 1966. Johnny River's real name is John Ramistella. "Memphis" went to No.2 in 1964. "Baby I Need Your Loving" went to No.3 in 1967. "Secret Agent Man" went to No.3 in 1966.

24. Patti LaBelle's duet partner on the song 'On My Own' was_________?

From Quiz Duets That Went to No.1

Answer: Michael McDonald

LaBelle and McDonald never met in the studio. She had already laid down her vocals, then went back to Philadelphia and he recorded his vocals in Los Angeles and they were dubbed together. Same way with the video, she shot her part in New York and he did his in Los Angeles. They met for the first time on 'The Tonight Show' where they performed the song.

25. Which Beatle was the first to top the US charts as a solo artist?

From Quiz US No. 1 Hits of the 70s!

Answer: George

George Harrison's "My Sweet Lord" hit No. 1 in 1970. Paul McCartney's "Uncle Albert/Admiral Halsey" made it in 1971. Ringo Starr climbed to the top with "Photograph", in 1973. And John Lennon (with some help from Elton John), scored his first No. 1 in 1974, with "Whatever Gets You Thru the Night".

26. What 1983 song by a British artist spent 8 consecutive weeks at the top?

From Quiz No. 1 Hits of the 80s, Part I!

Answer: The Police - "Every Breath You Take"

While this was the No. 1 song of 1983, and the album "Synchronicity" was the most successful of The Police's career, the band had broken up by 1985.

27. Who sang 'Funky Town'?

From Quiz Music of the 1980s

Answer: Lipps Inc.

Lipps Inc.'s only trip to the top of the charts in May 1980.

28. Which song, apparently about a bullfrog are these lyrics from? "Jeremiah was a bullfrog Was a good friend of mine I never understood a single word he said But I helped him a-drink his wine"

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

Answer: Joy To The World

"Joy To The World" written by Hoyt Axton was number one for six weeks on the Billboard Hot 100 for Three Dog Night in 1971. It peaked at number 24 on the UK Singles Chart the same year. Not all of Three Dog Night liked the song or wanted to record it but singer Chuck Negron changed their minds. All seven group members sang on the record, not just the three main vocalists. When the song hit number one on the Billboard Hot 100, Hoyt Axton joined his mother Mae as writers of number one hits, she co-wrote "Heartbreak Hotel" for Elvis Presley.

29. Which British duo had a number one hit with these lyrics? "Birds sing out of tune And rain clouds hide the moon I'm OK, here I'll stay With my loneliness"

From Quiz Whose Line Was It Anyway? British US No.1 Hits

Answer: Peter and Gordon

"World Without Love" was written by Paul McCartney but credited to Lennon/McCartney. It was number one for one week on the Billboard Hot 100 for Peter And Gordon in 1964. Peter Asher was born in London, England, in 1944, and Gordon Trueman Riviere Waller was born in Braemar, Aberdeenshire, Scotland, in 1945. They met each other while attending Westminster School, in London, England. "World Without Love" was not only their only number one hit on the UK Singles Chart and the Billboard Hot 100, it was their only record that made the Top Ten in both countries. Although they had three other Top Ten hits in the UK and two others in the US, none were the same, which was unusual.

30. In May, 1964, "Love Me Do" by the Beatles topped the US Billboard charts for one week. Which female trio took the Number One spot the following week with "Chapel of Love"?

From Quiz Artists that Knocked the Beatles from Number One.

Answer: The Dixie Cups

"Chapel of Love" was originally written with The Ronettes in mind and recorded by Darlene Love in 1963. When the New Orleans based Dixie Cups recorded the song it became their first Number One single. The group was formed when sisters Rosa Lee and Barbara Ann Hawkins joined their cousin Joan Marie Johnson to form Little Miss and the Muffets. They inked a contract with Red Bird Records, changed their name and released "Chapel of Love" in April, 1964. Co-writers Jeff Barry and Ellie Greenwich were also producers of the recording along with producers Jerry Leiber Mike Stoller. After knocking "Love Me Do" from the top spot "Chapel of Love" remained at Number One for three weeks. "Love Me Do" was the first single from The Beatles. "Come See About Me" was a US Number One for The Supremes in December, 1964. The Chiffons had a Number One in 1963 with "He's So Fine" and The Angels topped the charts the same year with "My Boyfriend's Back".

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