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Quiz about Feel The Beat

Feel The Beat Trivia Quiz


Lyrics from some songs, mainly from the 1950s and 1960s, with a quick dip into the 1970s, that had us up dancing and stamping our feet.

A multiple-choice quiz by Christinap. Estimated time: 4 mins.
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Author
Christinap
Time
4 mins
Type
Multiple Choice
Quiz #
359,214
Updated
Jul 19 22
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1. "You say that you love me (say you love me)
All of the time (all of the time)
You say that you need me (say you need me)
You'll always be mine (always be mine)"

Which Dave Clark Five hit, which had us stamping our feet so hard the floor shook, are these lyrics from?
Hint

Bits and Pieces
Glad All Over
Everybody Knows
Little Things

2. "Well she comes from Tallahassee
She got a hi-fi chassis
Maybe looks a little sassy
But to me, she's real classy"

"Tallahassee Lassie" was a big hit for which singer, who had the nickname "Boom Boom"?
Hint

Gary U.S. Bonds
Johnny Preston
Chris Montez
Freddy Cannon

3. "Have I the right to hold you?
You know I've always told you
That we must never ever part"

Another song with a good thumping beat in the chorus. The group was unique at the time as it had a girl drummer. Who was she?
Hint

Honey Comb
Honey Lantree
Honey Bee
Honey Bun

4. "I was born in a dump
my mother died
my daddy got drunk
they left me here
to die or grow
in the middle of
________________"

What place name goes in the blank?
Hint

Cannery Row
Nowhere
Skid Row
Tobacco Road

5. "On the banks of the river
Stood Running Bear
A young Indian brave"

Can you tell me who Running Bear loved?
Hint

Pocohontas
Little Black Cloud
Hiawatha
Little White Dove

6. "Buddy you're a boy make a big noise
Playin' in the street gonna be a big man some day
You got mud on yo' face".

One of Queen's great stadium anthems, but which one of the group wrote it?
Hint

Freddie Mercury
Roger Taylor
Brian May
John Deacon

7. "Come closer, come closer and listen
The beat of my heart keeps on missin'
I notice it most when we're kissin'
Come closer and love me tonight"

Lulu was joint winner of the Eurovision Song Contest with this song. What is the title?
Hint

Come Closer
Boom Bang-a-Bang
Heartbeat
Boom Boom

8. "Hey baby won't you take a chance?
Say that you'll let me have this dance

Well let's dance, well let's dance
We'll do the twist, the stomp, the ___________ too,
Any old dance that you wanna do
But let's dance, well let's dance"

Which dance craze is missing from this lyric?
Hint

Hippy Hippy Shake
Locomotion
Mashed potato
Watusi

9. "I was five and you were six
We rode on horses made of sticks
I wore black, you wore white
You would always win the fight"

This Cher song featured in the opening sequence of the 2003 film "Kill Bill".
The title is "Bang Bang (My Baby Shot Me Down)". The writer of the song was more used to singing with her. Who was it?
Hint

Neil Sedaka
David Bowie
Sonny Bono
Paul Anka

10. "When people ask of me
What would you like to be
Now that you're not a kid anymore-ore
(You're not a kid anymore)"

Who wanted to be Bobby's Girl?
Hint

Cilla Black
Nancy Sinatra
Susan Maughan
Dusty Springfield


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Quiz Answer Key and Fun Facts
1. "You say that you love me (say you love me) All of the time (all of the time) You say that you need me (say you need me) You'll always be mine (always be mine)" Which Dave Clark Five hit, which had us stamping our feet so hard the floor shook, are these lyrics from?

Answer: Glad All Over

The Dave Clark Five started in 1957 as The Dave Clark Quintet. After various changes of personnel they had their big breakthrough hit in 1964 when "Glad All Over" knocked The Beatles off the number one spot. The thumping beat of the song, provided by Dave Clark himself on drums, made it a big dance hall favourite.

They were the second British group to appear on the "Ed Sullivan" show in America, doing so two weeks after the Beatles. For a while they were more popular in America than in England. Both "Glad All Over" and the follow up "Bits and Pieces" were written by Dave Clark and singer Mike Smith.
2. "Well she comes from Tallahassee She got a hi-fi chassis Maybe looks a little sassy But to me, she's real classy" "Tallahassee Lassie" was a big hit for which singer, who had the nickname "Boom Boom"?

Answer: Freddy Cannon

Freddy Cannon was one of the original rock and rollers. "Tallahassee Lassie" made number 17 on the fledgling UK singles chart in 1959. The thumping bass drum sound, which was to become a sound associated with him, led to his nick name of "Boom Boom". His biggest hit single in the UK was "Way Down Yonder In New Orleans", which made number three on the singles chart.

A rocking version of an old song, it too was a 1959 release. A tour of Britain gave him sufficient exposure to mean that his album "The Explosive Freddy Cannon", released in 1960, became the first rock and roll album to top the UK album chart.
3. "Have I the right to hold you? You know I've always told you That we must never ever part" Another song with a good thumping beat in the chorus. The group was unique at the time as it had a girl drummer. Who was she?

Answer: Honey Lantree

The Honeycombs were the only group around in the 1960s with a girl drummer, Honey Lantree. Their one big record was "Have I The Right" which was a number one on the UK single chart in 1964. Unfortunately they were unable to find a follow up hit and having a girl drummer was not, in itself, enough to keep people interested in them. By 1966 they had completely faded from view and split up in the latter part of that year.
4. "I was born in a dump my mother died my daddy got drunk they left me here to die or grow in the middle of ________________" What place name goes in the blank?

Answer: Tobacco Road

In 1964 the Nashville Teens took the John D. Loudermilk folk song, "Tobacco Road", added piano and a bass drum beat, and had a UK Singles Chart number three with it. Prior to "Tobacco Road" the Nashville Teens had worked primarily as backing musicians for people like Carl Perkins and Chuck Berry.

Their follow up single "Google Eye", another John D. Loudermilk composition, just got into the UK top ten, but subsequent records failed to make an impression on the charts, and by the late 1960s they had returned to backing other musicians.
5. "On the banks of the river Stood Running Bear A young Indian brave" Can you tell me who Running Bear loved?

Answer: Little White Dove

Recorded by Johnny Preston in 1959, "Running Bear" was written by The Big Bopper. He and George Jones did the background vocal chants of "Ooga chaka" that gave the record a distinctive beat. The record was released in August 1959, seven months after the plane crash in which The Big Bopper died along with Buddy Holly and Ritchie Valens.

The song tells the tale of Running Bear and Little White Dove who love each other but are separated by both a river and the fact that their two tribes hate each other.
6. "Buddy you're a boy make a big noise Playin' in the street gonna be a big man some day You got mud on yo' face". One of Queen's great stadium anthems, but which one of the group wrote it?

Answer: Brian May

The writing credits for "We Will Rock You" go to Brian May. The song was recorded in 1977 and was the first track on the album "News Of The World". It went on to become one of their most popular live songs, the stomp, stomp, clap rhythm appealing to stadium audiences all over the world.

It was also the song used as the title of the musical based around the songs of Queen, with a storyline by Ben Elton, which opened in London in 2002. The musical got off to a shaky start with critics panning it, but audiences loved it.

In 2012 it celebrated its tenth anniversary at the Dominion Theatre.
7. "Come closer, come closer and listen The beat of my heart keeps on missin' I notice it most when we're kissin' Come closer and love me tonight" Lulu was joint winner of the Eurovision Song Contest with this song. What is the title?

Answer: Boom Bang-a-Bang

Lulu singing "Boom Bang-a-Bang" was the United Kingdom Eurovision entry in 1969. It came first in a four way tie with Spain, France and The Netherlands. All four songs had a very low score of 18 points each. In those days fewer countries participated in the contest than now, but scores of in the high twenties up to the high forties had been needed prior to this. The song was a hit for Lulu throughout Europe and made number two on the UK Singles Chart.

The Eurovision Song Contest started in 1956, but the United Kingdom had to wait until 1967 for a winner, which came with "Puppet on a String" sung by Sandie Shaw.
8. "Hey baby won't you take a chance? Say that you'll let me have this dance Well let's dance, well let's dance We'll do the twist, the stomp, the ___________ too, Any old dance that you wanna do But let's dance, well let's dance" Which dance craze is missing from this lyric?

Answer: Mashed potato

"Let's Dance" was a 1962 hit for Chris Montez, reaching number two on the UK Singles Chart. It referenced many of the hit dance crazes of the day, most of which, including the mashed potato, did not last very long. Like many others before him Chris Montez struggled to find a follow up single, and by 1965 had turned to recording middle of the road, easy listening type ballads. "The More I See You", the title song from his 1965 album, proved very popular with radio stations, although there was some confusion as many of the disc jockeys thought he was female due to the high tenor range of the song. Fortunately his picture on the album sleeve soon cleared up that little confusion.
9. "I was five and you were six We rode on horses made of sticks I wore black, you wore white You would always win the fight" This Cher song featured in the opening sequence of the 2003 film "Kill Bill". The title is "Bang Bang (My Baby Shot Me Down)". The writer of the song was more used to singing with her. Who was it?

Answer: Sonny Bono

The song was originally released on "The Sonny Side of Cher", her second studio album. It was her first top five hit in the UK, making number three on the singles chart. Cher combined her solo singing and acting career with appearances with then husband, Sonny Bono. Their television series, "The Sonny and Cher Show" ran from 1971 to 1974. They revived it in 1976 despite the fact that they were divorced by that time.

Sonny Bono also had his own solo career. As well as song writing and record producing he acted and became involved in politics. He was Mayor of Palm Springs for four years, and in 1994 was elected to the House of Representatives. He died in 1998 in a skiing accident.
10. "When people ask of me What would you like to be Now that you're not a kid anymore-ore (You're not a kid anymore)" Who wanted to be Bobby's Girl?

Answer: Susan Maughan

Susan Maughan reached number three on the UK Singles Chart in late 1962 with Bobby's Girl. It was to be her only top ten single record. Its success brought her recognition by way of a Royal Variety Performance in 1963 as well as a part in the pop music film "What A Crazy World", where she starred alongside British singers Joe Brown and Marty Wilde.

She was barely seen after the mid 1960s. There was one appearance on "The Morecombe and Wise Show" in 1971, and a brief appearance on the London stage in "Meet Me In London".

She replaced Clodagh Rogers who pulled out at very short notice. The show was only booked for a ten week run and was not successful enough to transfer to another theatre at the end of that time.
Source: Author Christinap

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