Quiz about Ipod Shuffle 26 Billboard Top 100 60s00s
Quiz about Ipod Shuffle 26 Billboard Top 100 60s00s

Ipod Shuffle 26: Billboard Top 100: 60s-00s Quiz


This iPod shuffle covers Billboard Top 100 hits from the 1960s, 1970s, 1980s, 1990s, and 2000s. Each decade gets two questions.

A multiple-choice quiz by berenlazarus. Estimated time: 6 mins.
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berenlazarus
Time
6 mins
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Multiple Choice
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325,320
Updated
Dec 03 21
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1. The 1969 single "Suspicious Minds" by Elvis Presley featured backup vocals from what Grateful Dead band member? Hint

Phil Lesh
Mickey Hart
Jerry Garcia
Donna Jean Godchaux

2. Tommy Roe's single "Sweet Pea" hit Number Eight on the Billboard Top 100. In what market did the same single hit Number One? Hint

Canada
Austraila
United Kingdom
Japan

3. In 1963, The Drifters scored a Number Nine hit with their single "On Broadway". In 1978, what artist had an even bigger hit with the same song, going all the way to Number Seven? Hint

Tom Jones
George Benson
Nancy Sinatra
Sly & the Family Ston

4. According to an interview with the BBC, Paul McCartney revealed one of the four Beatles came up with the line "If we ever get out of here" as one of the lyrics for the 1974 hit "Band On the Run". Which Beatle was it? Hint

Ringo Star
John Lennon
Paul McCartney
George Harrison

5. The Rick Astley song "Never Gonna Give You Up" was Astley's first Number One single on the Billboard Top 100 on March 12-19, 1988. What was the Number One single the following week? Hint

"I Think We're Alone Now" by Tiffany
"Man in the Mirror" by Michael Jackson
"Pump Up the Volume" by M/A/R/R/S
"Father Figure" by George Michael

6. In 1983, Stevie Nicks wrote "Stand Back" after hearing what Prince song in her car? Hint

Little Red Corvette
Delirious
1999
Let's Pretend We're Married

7. What song by Duran Duran brought them back their commercial prowess in the early 1990s after the failed "Liberty" album? Hint

Ordinary World
Hungry Like the Wolf
Come Undone
I Don't Want Your Love"

8. What song by Soul Asylum hit Number Five in the Billboard Top 100 and won the 1994 Grammy for the best rock song in 1994?

Answer: (Song title two words)
9. In 2004, No Doubt recorded a cover of the Talk Talk song "It's My Life" for their greatest hits album "The Singles 1992-2003". The band originally contemplated recording what INXS song for that same album? Hint

Original Sin
Devil Inside
Don't Change
Never Tear Us Apart

10. Although released in 2005, "Hey There Delilah" from the Plain White T's would wait over two years before becoming a massive Billboard Top 100 hit, peaking at Number One when the record company re-released the track as a single. What album was the 2007 single supporting? Hint

All That We Needed
Every Second Counts
Big Bad World
Come on Over


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Quiz Answer Key and Fun Facts
1. The 1969 single "Suspicious Minds" by Elvis Presley featured backup vocals from what Grateful Dead band member?

Answer: Donna Jean Godchaux

Donna Jean Godchaux provided backup vocals for this hit single before she joined The Grateful Dead. "Suspicious Minds" was Elvis's last number one single in the United States until his death in 1977. Donna meet and married Keith Godchaux in 1970. She contributed vocals to recordings by Otis Redding, Aretha Franklin, New Riders of the Purple Sage, Cher, and The Jerry Garcia Band.
2. Tommy Roe's single "Sweet Pea" hit Number Eight on the Billboard Top 100. In what market did the same single hit Number One?

Answer: Canada

Tommy Roe had two Number One singles on the Billboard Top 100: the 1962 track "Sheila" and the 1969 single "Dizzy". Between 1963 and 1970 he had six singles that broke the top twenty on the Billboard Top 100.
3. In 1963, The Drifters scored a Number Nine hit with their single "On Broadway". In 1978, what artist had an even bigger hit with the same song, going all the way to Number Seven?

Answer: George Benson

George Benson's hit recording of "On Broadway" came from the 1978 album "Weekend in L.A."

The song has been covered by the following artists: Bobby Darin, Buddy Rich, Eric Carmen, Frank Sinatra, Gary Numan, Johnny Mathis, Livingston Taylor, Lou Rawls, Nancy Sinatra, Neil Young, Paul Rodgers with Jeff Beck, Percy Faith, Sly & the Family Stone, Tito Puente, Tom Jones, and Widespread Panic.

On the original 1963 Drifters recording, Phil Spector plays the guitar solo.
4. According to an interview with the BBC, Paul McCartney revealed one of the four Beatles came up with the line "If we ever get out of here" as one of the lyrics for the 1974 hit "Band On the Run". Which Beatle was it?

Answer: George Harrison

Often times during Beatle business meetings George would say "If we ever get out of here", which McCarntey used on "Band on the Run", as it fit perfectly with the theme of escape and liberation that was the central focus of the song.

The Foo Fighters recorded a cover version of the song, and in 2008 David Grohl sand backup vocals on a live performance of the song with Paul McCartney himself.
5. The Rick Astley song "Never Gonna Give You Up" was Astley's first Number One single on the Billboard Top 100 on March 12-19, 1988. What was the Number One single the following week?

Answer: "Man in the Mirror" by Michael Jackson

In 2008, there was a Facebook campaign to make "Never Gonna Give You Up" the Number One single for Christmas 2008. The attempt eventually failed. However, the same group reorganized and managed to make the Rage Against the Machine song "Killing in the Name Of" the Number One single in the UK for Christmas 2009.

"Never Gonna Give You Up" was written by the songwriting team Stock Aitken Waterman. This songwriting and producing trio of Mike Stock, Matt Aitken and Pete Waterman proved to be one of the most successful musical partnerships in the music industry, scoring over 100 Top 40 UK hits.
6. In 1983, Stevie Nicks wrote "Stand Back" after hearing what Prince song in her car?

Answer: Little Red Corvette

Steve Nicks got inspired from the Prince song "Little Red Corvette" while she was driving in her car. She wrote "Stand Back" that same day and contacted Prince. Prince played keyboards on her recording.
7. What song by Duran Duran brought them back their commercial prowess in the early 1990s after the failed "Liberty" album?

Answer: Ordinary World

In 1990, Duran Duran released "Liberty". The album was a commercial failure. In 1992, they released "Duran Duran", commonly known among fans as "The Wedding Album" as the cover art features wedding photos of the band's parents.

Capital leaked the "Ordinary World" single in autumn of 1992 to a Florida radio station, where it became a big hit. Capital released the single in December. The single was so popular that Capital began releasing older Duran Duran tracks as B-sides in order to lure new Duran Duran fans into their older catalog.

After "Ordinary World", the band released "Come Undone", a song not originally included on "The Wedding Album" but which was shoehorned in as a last minute addition. "Come Undone" was Duran Duran's twenty fourth single and their second Top Ten single from "The Wedding Album".
8. What song by Soul Asylum hit Number Five in the Billboard Top 100 and won the 1994 Grammy for the best rock song in 1994?

Answer: Runaway Train

"Runaway Train" was Soul Asylum's biggest hit of the 1990s. They had a second single that broke the Top Twenty called "Misery".

The song comes from the album "Grave Dancers Union". During the album sessions, Michael Beinhorn, the band's producer, replaced original drummer Grant Young with Sterling Campbell. Sterling Campbell played drums on the original recording of "Runaway Train", though original drummer Grant Young did play the song in concert with the band.
9. In 2004, No Doubt recorded a cover of the Talk Talk song "It's My Life" for their greatest hits album "The Singles 1992-2003". The band originally contemplated recording what INXS song for that same album?

Answer: Don't Change

In 2003 the band decided to come up with a new single in promotion for the Singles compilation. As they were on hiatus, the band decided not to record new material but rather do a cover. The band narrowed their choice down to "It's My Life" by Talk Talk and "Don't Change" by INXS, ultimately choosing the Talk Talk single.
10. Although released in 2005, "Hey There Delilah" from the Plain White T's would wait over two years before becoming a massive Billboard Top 100 hit, peaking at Number One when the record company re-released the track as a single. What album was the 2007 single supporting?

Answer: Every Second Counts

The band originally wrote and recorded "Hey There Delilah" for their 2005 album "All That We Needed". In 2007, the band released "Every Second Counts". The album peaked at Number Three on the Billboard Top 200 largely due to the strength of the ""Hey There Delilah" which was not on the regular editions of the album. Deluxe versions of ""Every Second Counts" did feature the song as a bonus cut.
Source: Author berenlazarus

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