Quiz about Most Popular UK No 1 Singles 51  60
Quiz about Most Popular UK No 1 Singles 51  60

Most Popular UK No 1 Singles: 51 - 60 Quiz


To celebrate the 50th Anniversary of the UK singles chart, in 2002 people were asked to vote for their favourite UK No 1 of all time. This is one of a series of quizzes based on the resulting Top 100.

A multiple-choice quiz by Helmar. Estimated time: 4 mins.
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Author
Helmar
Time
4 mins
Type
Multiple Choice
Quiz #
310,803
Updated
Dec 03 21
# Qns
10
Difficulty
Average
Avg Score
8 / 10
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1. In 60th place on the chart is "Voodoo Child" by The Jimi Hendrix Experience. Jimi Hendrix was born in Seattle, USA. Where did he die? Hint

Seattle, USA
New York, USA
Paris, France
London, UK

2. At 59 in the chart, which Elvis Presley single from 1960 shares the melody of an Italian standard "Oh Sole Mio"? Hint

Are You Lonesome Tonight?
Can't Help Falling In Love
Surrender
It's Now Or Never

3. At 58 on the list, which Beatles record includes the line: "I'll buy you a diamond ring my friend if it makes you feel alright"? Hint

I Feel Fine
I Want To Hold Your Hand
Can't Buy Me Love
A Hard Day's Night

4. Sharing 56th place on the chart, which ex Beatle had a number one UK hit with "Woman"? Hint

John Lennon
George Harrison
Paul McCartney
Ringo Starr

5. In joint 56th spot on the chart is another Beatles single, "Ticket To Ride". Which UK album, also the name of a film, is it taken from? Hint

Help!
Beatles For Sale
Rubber Soul
Revolver

6. In number 55 spot on the chart, what was George Michael's first single as a solo artist, released in 1984 whilst he was still a member of Wham!? Hint

Careless Whisper
A Different Corner
Freedom
Everything She Wants

7. At 54th position in the chart, which Elvis Presley single includes the lyrics: "Like a river flows surely to the sea, darling so it goes some things are meant to be"? Hint

Unchained Melody
Can't Help Falling In Love
Are You Lonesome Tonight?
Crying In The Chapel

8. In 53rd position, which Beatles song begins: "Got a good reason, for taking the easy way out"? Hint

Ballad Of John And Yoko
I Feel Fine
Day Tripper
Help!

9. At number 52 in the chart "Heart Of Glass" by Blondie was number one in the UK for four weeks in 1979. What very successful album was the single taken from? Hint

Blondie
Parallel Lines
Plastic Letters
Eat To The Beat

10. In 51st position, which ABBA single begins: "I don't wanna talk about the things we've gone through. Though it's hurting me now it's history. I've played all my cards and that's what you've done too. Nothing more to say, no more games to play"? Hint

Knowing Me, Knowing You
The Winner Takes It All
Fernando
I Have A Dream


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Quiz Answer Key and Fun Facts
1. In 60th place on the chart is "Voodoo Child" by The Jimi Hendrix Experience. Jimi Hendrix was born in Seattle, USA. Where did he die?

Answer: London, UK

Jimi Hendrix died at the age of 27 on September 18th 1970 in Notting Hill, London.

Jimi Hendrix is considered by many to be the greatest rock guitarist and one of the most influential musicians of the 1960s.
2. At 59 in the chart, which Elvis Presley single from 1960 shares the melody of an Italian standard "Oh Sole Mio"?

Answer: It's Now Or Never

"It's Now Or Never" was number one in both the US and the UK in 1960. It was re-released in the UK in 2005 and again reached number one.

The melody was also used in an advertising campaign for Wall's "Cornetto" ice cream during the 1980s and 1990s: "Just one Cornetto, give it to me. Delicious ice cream of Italy."
3. At 58 on the list, which Beatles record includes the line: "I'll buy you a diamond ring my friend if it makes you feel alright"?

Answer: Can't Buy Me Love

"Can't Buy Me Love" was released in March 1964 and was the third Beatles single to sell over one million copies in the UK.

The song was written in Paris at the George V hotel and recorded in Paris. It is the only English language Beatles track that The Beatles recorded outside of the UK.
4. Sharing 56th place on the chart, which ex Beatle had a number one UK hit with "Woman"?

Answer: John Lennon

"Woman" was written by John Lennon about his wife Yoko Ono. It was the second single to be released from the "Double Fantasy" album, and the first to be released after his death. "Woman" spent two weeks at number one in the UK, and knocked "Imagine" off the top spot. In the US "Woman" reached number two.
5. In joint 56th spot on the chart is another Beatles single, "Ticket To Ride". Which UK album, also the name of a film, is it taken from?

Answer: Help!

"Ticket To Ride" was released in April 1965 and reached number one in both the UK and US.

The original label for the single stated that the song was from "Eight Arms To Hold You", which was the original title given to The Beatles' second film. The title was changed to "Help!" after the single has been released.
6. In number 55 spot on the chart, what was George Michael's first single as a solo artist, released in 1984 whilst he was still a member of Wham!?

Answer: Careless Whisper

"Careless Whisper" was a huge international hit which reached number one in around 25 countries, including the US and UK. In the UK it took over the number one spot from "Two Tribes" by Frankie Goes To Hollywood. It went platinum in Canada, Netherlands, UK and US.
7. At 54th position in the chart, which Elvis Presley single includes the lyrics: "Like a river flows surely to the sea, darling so it goes some things are meant to be"?

Answer: Can't Help Falling In Love

"Can't Help Falling In Love" was number one in the UK for four weeks in 1962.

A cover version by UB40 was number one for two weeks in 1993.

It has been adopted as a supporters song by several British football clubs including Sunderland, Swansea City and Airdrie United.
8. In 53rd position, which Beatles song begins: "Got a good reason, for taking the easy way out"?

Answer: Day Tripper

"Day Tripper" was released in 1965 as a double sided A-side with "We Can Work It Out". It spent five weeks at number one in the UK and was the 1965 Christmas number one.

It is an unusual Beatles song as Paul McCartney takes lead vocals although John Lennon was the main composer. Usually the principal composer took lead vocals.
9. At number 52 in the chart "Heart Of Glass" by Blondie was number one in the UK for four weeks in 1979. What very successful album was the single taken from?

Answer: Parallel Lines

"Heart Of Glass" was number one in both the UK and US.

The video for the single was filmed at Studio 54 in New York.

The drum machine intro from "Heart Of Glass" was sampled on the Missy Elliott single "Work It" (2003).
10. In 51st position, which ABBA single begins: "I don't wanna talk about the things we've gone through. Though it's hurting me now it's history. I've played all my cards and that's what you've done too. Nothing more to say, no more games to play"?

Answer: The Winner Takes It All

"The Winner Takes It All" was ABBA's eighth number one in the UK. It was the first single to be released from the album "Super Trouper". In the US it reached number eight on the Billboard Hot 100.
Source: Author Helmar

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