Quiz about Everything is Coming up Roses
Quiz about Everything is Coming up Roses

Everything is Coming up Roses Trivia Quiz


A quiz concerning song with "Rose" or "Roses" in the title. Rose can mean either a girl's name or the flower.

A multiple-choice quiz by shanteyman. Estimated time: 4 mins.
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Author
shanteyman
Time
4 mins
Type
Multiple Choice
Quiz #
376,123
Updated
Dec 03 21
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10
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1. Which singer took "Painted, Tainted Rose" to the US Top Twenty in 1963? Hint

Johnny Mathis
Al Martino
George Hamilton IV
Andy Williams

2. The Jaynettes released a 1963 One-Hit Wonder titled "_____________Go 'Round the Roses". Hint

Sally
Judy
Mary
Janie

3. Which song did Andy Williams take to Number 26 in the US in 1963? Hint

Days of Wine and Roses
New Mexican Rose
...and Roses and Roses
Red Roses for a Blue Lady

4. Which artist took "Ramblin' Rose" to Number Two in 1962? Hint

Nat King Cole
Ben E. King
Burl Ives
Ned Miller

5. Which artist released the Number Three Country crossover Pop hit "(I Never Promised You a) Rose Garden" in 1970? Hint

Skeeter Davis
Loretta Lynn
Lynn Anderson
Tammy Wynette

6. In 1963 "18 Yellow Roses" became Bobby Darin's first US Number One Billboard 100 single.

True
False

7. The soundtrack of which 1968 film contained Barbra Streisand's 1966 US Top Forty single "Second Hand Rose"? Hint

What's Up, Doc?
The Owl and the Pussycat
Funny Girl
Hello, Dolly!

8. Henry Olusegun Adeola Samuel released "Kiss from A Rose" in 1994 under the name Seal. What is Seal's native country? Hint

England
Canada
Australia
United States

9. Poison climbed to the top of the US charts in 1988 with "Every Rose Has Its Thorn". Which singer recorded a version on her 2010 "Can't Be Tamed" album? Hint

Rihanna
Shontelle
Miley Cyrus
Kelly Clarkson

10. In 1962 "Roses Are Red (My Love)" became the first Number One single for Epic Records and the first Number One single for which artist? Hint

Johnny Tillotson
Bobby Vinton
Brian Hyland
Jimmy Clanton


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Quiz Answer Key and Fun Facts
1. Which singer took "Painted, Tainted Rose" to the US Top Twenty in 1963?

Answer: Al Martino

Al Martino was influenced by Perry Como and Al Jolson when growing up in Philadelphia. After serving in WWII and returning from Iwo Jima he resolved to begin a singing career. He appeared on a televised talent program singing a Perry Como song which led to a recording contract.
In 1952 "Here's My Heart" topped the American Pop charts. Throughout the fifties Al charted some Top Forty singles. In 1963 he followed his US Number Three "I Love You Because" with the Number 15 "Painted, Tainted Rose". His final US Top Forty came in 1978 with his version of "Volare".
Al Martino passed in his native Philadelphia at age 82 in 2009.
"Abilene" by George Hamilton IV went to Number 15 in 1963. "Can't Get Used to Losing You " by Andy Williams went to Number Two in 1963 and Johnny Mathis had a Top Forty single with "Every Step of the Way" the same year.
2. The Jaynettes released a 1963 One-Hit Wonder titled "_____________Go 'Round the Roses".

Answer: Sally

"Sally Go 'Round the Roses" broke through in the San Francisco area before becoming a US Number Two single for The Jaynettes. The Bronx, New York, based group evolved from a girl group called The Hearts. J&S Records recorded "Sally Go 'Round the Roses" and used only the Instrumental track for the flip side titled "Sing Along Without the Jaynetts".
On the heels of the success of "Sally Go 'Round the Roses" an album of the same name was released. A single titled "Keep An Eye On Her" was released as a follow-up but barely broke the Billboard 100.
3. Which song did Andy Williams take to Number 26 in the US in 1963?

Answer: Days of Wine and Roses

"Days of Wine and Roses" earned writers Henry Mancini and Johnny Mercer an Academy Award for Best Original Song. It was Andy's 11th US Top Twenty single.
In 1938 Andy was part of The Williams Brothers quartet and appeared in several films in the forties. Andy went solo in 1953 and his third single release, "Canadian Sunset", reached Number Seven in 1956. He had his only US Number One hit the following year with "Butterfly".
"...and Roses and Roses" reached Number 36 on the US Billboard chart for Andy Williams in 1965. "Red Roses for a Blue Lady" was recorded by Andy Williams on his 1965 "Dear Heart" album. "New Mexican Rose" was a 1963 Top Forty from The 4 Seasons.
4. Which artist took "Ramblin' Rose" to Number Two in 1962?

Answer: Nat King Cole

Brothers Noel and Joe Sherman composed "Ramblin' Rose". Cole's version sold over a million copies and was nominated for a Grammy Award for Record of the Year. Since Cole released the song it has been recorded by a variety of Country and Pop artists.
Montgomery, Alabama, native Nathaniel Cole began his musical career as a teenager and relocated to Los Angeles where he formed the King Cole Trio. Before long the group graduated from local bars and clubs to television variety shows. In 1943 Cole went solo and recorded "Straighten Up and Fly Right" for the newly formed Columbia Records. He went on to record several hits over the next two decades before passing in 1965.
"Call Me Mr. In-Between" was a 1962 Top twenty for Burl Ives. Ben E. King released the Number 11 "Don't Play That Song (You Lied)" in 1962 and Ned Miller scored a Top Ten with "From A Jack To A King".
5. Which artist released the Number Three Country crossover Pop hit "(I Never Promised You a) Rose Garden" in 1970?

Answer: Lynn Anderson

Lynn Anderson's "(I Never Promised You a) Rose Garden" topped the Country charts for five weeks in 1970 after it was released in October. It peaked at Number Three on the Pop charts and was also popular internationally. Joe South composed the song.
Lynn Anderson relocated to California from North Dakota and began singing at horse shows. She signed with Chart Records but did not have success until she changed to Columbia Records in 1970. She was initially reluctant to record "(I Never Promised You a) Rose Garden" because the lyrics seemed better suited for a male singer. It was recorded as an album cut but the label was impressed with the arrangement and released it as a single.
"Run Woman Run" was a Country hit from Tammy Wynette in 1970. Loretta Lynn had success with "Coal Miner's Daughter the same year. "I'm a Lover (Not a Fighter)" was released by Skeeter Davis in 1970.
6. In 1963 "18 Yellow Roses" became Bobby Darin's first US Number One Billboard 100 single.

Answer: False

After the 1958 Number Three "Splish Splash" and hitting Number Two in 1959 with "Dream Lover" Bobby Darin reached the top of the charts the same year with "Mack the Knife". Darin continued to impact the US Top Forty over the next three years and in 1963 "18 Yellow Roses" hit Number Ten. It would be his last US Top Ten hit until "If I Were a Carpenter" reached Number Eight in 1966.
Bobby's former wife Sandra Dee related during an interview in "People" magazine that Bobby had sent her 18 yellow roses daily when they were dating.
7. The soundtrack of which 1968 film contained Barbra Streisand's 1966 US Top Forty single "Second Hand Rose"?

Answer: Funny Girl

Barbra Streisand had released her single of Fanny Brice's "Second Hand Rose" when she was appearing in "Funny Girl" on Broadway before the movie version was released. When she starred as Fanny in the film version of "Funny Girl" the song was included on the soundtrack. "Second Hand Rose" was a hit for Brice in 1922. Streisand's 1966 release made it to Number 32 on the US charts.
Fanny Brice was a multi-talented performer appearing in films, radio and on the stage. She also portrayed Baby Snooks on "The Baby Snooks Show" on radio beginning in 1944.
"Funny Girl" was Streisand's first feature film and she tied Katharine Hepburn for the Academy Award for Best Actress.
"The Owl and the Pussycat" was a 1970 film. "Hello, Dolly!" came out in 1969 and "What's Up, Doc?" was a 1972 release.
8. Henry Olusegun Adeola Samuel released "Kiss from A Rose" in 1994 under the name Seal. What is Seal's native country?

Answer: England

Seal was born in 1963 in Paddington, London, England, to a Nigerian mother and a Brazilian father. After singing in local pubs he joined a Punk band called Push and toured in Japan. Upon returning he sang on a release called "Killer" (1990) which brought him considerable attention.
His composition "Kiss from A Rose" was released in 1994 and only made a slight dent in the charts. When it was included on the soundtrack of "Batman Forever" the following year the song received international acclaim. "Kiss from A Rose" topped the US Billboard charts in August of 1995.
9. Poison climbed to the top of the US charts in 1988 with "Every Rose Has Its Thorn". Which singer recorded a version on her 2010 "Can't Be Tamed" album?

Answer: Miley Cyrus

Bret Michaels, Bobby Dall, Rikki Rockett and C.C. DeVille of Poison composed "Every Rose Has Its Thorn" and released it as a single from their second album, "Open Up and Say... Ahh!". The song was the group's first Number One single. Miley Cyrus recorded a version on her third album, "Can't Be Tamed", and performed it frequently in concert. "Can't Be Tamed" was the lead single from the album and made it to Number Eight on the Billboard charts.
"Impossible" was a 2010 release by Shontelle. Kelly Clarkson released "Already Gone" and "Only Girl (In The World)" was a release by Rihanna.
10. In 1962 "Roses Are Red (My Love)" became the first Number One single for Epic Records and the first Number One single for which artist?

Answer: Bobby Vinton

Bobby Vinton originally recorded "Roses are Red (My Love)" with a Rhythm and Blues arrangement but urged the label to have him record a version as a ballad with strings. The formula was successful and the song stayed at Number One for four weeks.
A Canonsburg, Pennsylvania, native, Bobby was the only child of a bandleader. Upon returning from his military service he appeared on a national talent show and landed a contract with Epic Records. After "Roses are Red (My Love)" topped the charts he also had Number One singles with "Blue Velvet" in 1963 and the following year "There! I've Said It Again" was knocked from Number One by The Beatles' "I Want to Hold Your Hand".
Johnny Tillotson released "It Keeps Right On a-Hurtin'" in 1962. "Sealed With A Kiss" was a 1962 hit for Brian Hyland and Jimmy Clanton had a hit with "Venus In Blue Jeans" the same year.
Source: Author shanteyman

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