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1. This song was written and recorded by Hank Williams in 1950. It made it to number one on the US Country & Western (C&W) chart. That was tough because he had a lot of competition that year. From himself. Do you remember this one?
"Ain't had no lovin' like a huggin' and a kissin'
in a long, long while
We don't get nearer or further or closer
than a country mile"
2. This is a 1956 song written and recorded by Johnny Cash. You shouldn't need more than the lyric bit for this. What is it?
"I keep a close watch on this heart of mine
I keep my eyes wide open all the time
I keep the ends out for the tie that binds"
3. This 1955 song was written by combinations of Frankie Lymon, Herman Santiago, Jimmy Merchant, George Goldner, and Marvin Levy, the combination depending on the timeframe or website you look at. The constants were Frankie Lymon and Herman Santiago.
Frankie Lymon and the Teenagers released it in 1956 (04/1/1956?). Do you know it?
"Tell me why, why, why
Tell me why
Why do birds sing so gay?
And lovers await the break of day?"
4. This 1956 song was written and recorded by Shirley Goodman and Leonard Lee. Per Music VF it was number 20 on the US charts and made number one on the R&B chart. Per TSort it made number 11 on the US BB Invalid chart. Not sure that is valid though. My criteria for selecting it were: "I remember it." and "I liked it." Do you know it?
"Come on baby while the thrill is on
Come on baby let us have some fun"
5. Written by Gene Vincent, Donald Graves, Bill "Sheriff Tex" Davis in 1955.
Credit for the writing is another rat's nest, but I am fairly sure it was written. There weren't any rockabilly Homers. Can you name it?
"Well she's the girl in the red blue jeans.
She's the queen of all the teens.
She's the one that I know
She's the one that loves me so."
6. The melody was written by María Méndez Grever. Stanley Adams added English lyrics to it in 1934. Dinah Washington's version was released in 1959. She received a Grammy for it. It made number eight on BB Hot 100 and number four on the R&B chart. Title search.... and it is?
"My yesterday was blue, dear
Today I'm part of you, dear
My lonely nights are through, dear
Since you said you were mine"
7. This jazz tune was written by Erroll Garner in 1954 as an instrumental. The Erroll Garner Trio version hit the US BB at number 30. Johnny Burke added the lyric in 1955. Johnny Mathis recorded it in 1959. His version made the US BB 100 number 12 position. And it is?
"Walk my way,
And a thousand violins begin to play,
Or it might be the sound of your hello,
That music I hear,"
8. The Tarriers and Harry Belafonte both released version of this song in 1956. The Tarriers' version reached number four on the pop chart and number 14 on the R&B chart outperforming Harry's but Harry had the last laugh, his version endured. What's your name?
"Work all night on a drink of rum
Daylight come and me wan' go home
Stack banana till de morning come
Daylight come and me wan' go home"
9. This song, "You, You, You", was written by Lotar Olias and Robert Mellin. Mellin wrote English lyrics. What group had a hit with it in 1953?
"Take me in your arms please do,
Let me cling to you you you.
We were meant for each other
To have to hold and to love."
10. This song was part of the Broadway show, "Kismet". Robert Wright and George Forrest "wrote" the song the music of which was based on Borodin's String Quartet No 2 in D Major, second movement. Are you glittering? What is it?
"I'll glitter and gleam so,
Make somebody dream so,
That someday he may buy me,
A ring, ring-aling-a,"
Source: Author gfitz47
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