Quiz about No 1 Hits of The 60s Vol 6
Quiz about No 1 Hits of The 60s Vol 6

No. 1 Hits of The 60s Vol. 6 Trivia Quiz


The series continues. All songs made it to Number One on the U.S. Billboard Hot 100 charts during the 1960s. You might need to furnish either the song or the artist. There may be clues to help you along. Good luck.

A multiple-choice quiz by fredsixties. Estimated time: 4 mins.
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Author
fredsixties
Time
4 mins
Type
Multiple Choice
Quiz #
311,002
Updated
Feb 22 22
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1. Elvis Presley spent a good portion of the spring of 1960 at the top of the charts with his first number one song of the 1960s. Which one was it? Hint

Stuck On You
Hard Headed Woman
One Night
I Need Your Love Tonight

2. Who rode us to the top of the charts with "Pony Time" in early 1961? Hint

Ernie K-Doe
Chubby Checker
Fats Domino
Hank Ballard

3. The one hit wonder "Hey! Baby" was a chart topping hit in 1962. Who sang it? Hint

Delbert McClinton
Jimmy Reed
Mel McDaniel
Bruce Channel

4. The third straight number one hit for The Four Seasons topped the charts in March 1963. Which of these was it? Hint

Walk Like A Man
Peanuts
Marlena
Candy Girl

5. In 1964, The Beatles dominated the charts and held the number one spot on the charts for 14 weeks with three different songs. The string was finally broken when "Hello Dolly" reached the top of the charts. Whose version reached the top? Hint

Frank Sinatra
Carol Channing
Louis Armstrong
Ella Fitzgerald

6. 1965 saw the son a famous comedian and his group reach the top of the charts with "This Diamond Ring". Which group accomplished this trick? Hint

The Skeltons
Dino Desi and Billy
Gary Lewis and The Playboys
Benny and The Jets

7. Nancy Sinatra and her famous father had a number one hit with "These Boots Are Made For Walkin'" in 1966.

True
False

8. The Beatles hit the top of the charts (surprise) in 1967 with a song titled after a famous British street. Which one? Hint

Abbey Road
Brickyard Road
Blue Jay Way
Penny Lane

9. Otis Redding's "(Sittin') On the Dock of The Bay" holds an odd distinction, besides being a number one tune. What is it? Hint

Recorded acapella, music dubbed later
First number one posthumous single in U.S. chart history
Released on two different record labels
Redding didn't actually sing the song

10. These quizzes make my head spin. Last question. Tommy Roe went to the top of the charts in 1969 with what song? Hint

Jam Up and Jelly Tight
Stir It Up and Serve It
Sweet Pea
Dizzy


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Quiz Answer Key and Fun Facts
1. Elvis Presley spent a good portion of the spring of 1960 at the top of the charts with his first number one song of the 1960s. Which one was it?

Answer: Stuck On You

"Stuck On You" was Presley's first single released after his two years in the U.S. Army and spent four weeks at the top of the charts in the spring of 1960. Although it was his first number one hit of the 1960s, it was the thirteenth number one of his career. All the other songs listed were from the 1950s, and were charted prior to Presley's military service.
2. Who rode us to the top of the charts with "Pony Time" in early 1961?

Answer: Chubby Checker

This was Checker's second number one song, following 1960's "The Twist". It was again a song about a new dance step, in which the dancer imitated the motion of riding a horse. The song spent three weeks at number one in the winter of 1961.
3. The one hit wonder "Hey! Baby" was a chart topping hit in 1962. Who sang it?

Answer: Bruce Channel

Channel actually recorded the song in 1961, but didn't release it till 1962. The song stayed at number one for three weeks. Interestingly, Delbert McClinton toured with Channel in 1962, and is responsible for the harmonica rift you hear in the song. They toured at that time with a little known group called The Beatles, and McClinton allegedly gave John Lennon some harmonica tips, which later were used by Lennon during the recordings of "Love Me Do", and "Please Please Me". Too bad for Channel he didn't have the same success.
4. The third straight number one hit for The Four Seasons topped the charts in March 1963. Which of these was it?

Answer: Walk Like A Man

The song was written by producer Bob Crewe along with group member Bob Gaudio. This was The Four Seasons third straight number one hit following their debut song "Sherry" and then "Big Girls Don't Cry" which both reached the top spot in 1962. It spent three weeks at the number one spot on the charts.
5. In 1964, The Beatles dominated the charts and held the number one spot on the charts for 14 weeks with three different songs. The string was finally broken when "Hello Dolly" reached the top of the charts. Whose version reached the top?

Answer: Louis Armstrong

It was the legendary Louis Armstrong with his gravelly voice and trumpet that took this song to the top of the charts. "Satchmo" as he was known to his millions of fans, actually recorded this song as a demo to promote the Broadway production of "Hello Dolly".

His record company released the song in early 1964, and it became the biggest song of Armstrong's career knocking off The Beatles and spending one week at the top of the charts. It also earned him a Grammy Award in 1964, for Best Vocal Performance, Male, and another in 1965 for Best Song.
6. 1965 saw the son a famous comedian and his group reach the top of the charts with "This Diamond Ring". Which group accomplished this trick?

Answer: Gary Lewis and The Playboys

Of course it was Gary Lewis, who is the son of world famous comedian and philanthropist Jerry Lewis, who charted this song in 1965 along with his group. The song spent two weeks on top in February 1965. It was written by Al Kooper (who would later go on to major success with the group Blood Sweat and Tears) and remains his most successful song as a songwriter.
7. Nancy Sinatra and her famous father had a number one hit with "These Boots Are Made For Walkin'" in 1966.

Answer: False

The song was a number one hit, but Frank had nothing to do with it. Nancy took this Lee Hazelwood penned tune to the top of the charts for one week in the U.S. in February 1966. It also reached the top of the charts in the U.K. She would however, pair up with her famous dad for a number one tune the next year called "Something Stupid".
8. The Beatles hit the top of the charts (surprise) in 1967 with a song titled after a famous British street. Which one?

Answer: Penny Lane

All these streets have been used in recordings but it was "Penny Lane", which is a street in Liverpool where Lennon and McCartney used to meet as teenagers, that was used for the title of the group's 1967 number one hit. It remained at the number one position for one week in the U.S. and also climbed to the top spot in the U.K.

It made Rolling Stone Magazine's list of the "500 Greatest Songs of All Time" coming in at number 449.
9. Otis Redding's "(Sittin') On the Dock of The Bay" holds an odd distinction, besides being a number one tune. What is it?

Answer: First number one posthumous single in U.S. chart history

Redding actually co-wrote the song with Steve Cropper during the summer of 1967, while on tour with The Bar-Kays ("Soulfinger"). The song was recorded in November and December of 1967 and completed the overdubbing on December 8, 1967. He died the next day in a plane crash which also took the lives of all but one member of The Bar-Kays.

The song was released in January 1968, and spent four weeks at the top of the charts in late March and early April that year. Although Redding's legacy had already been established as a songwriter when his "Respect" was taken to the top by Aretha Franklin, this song was his biggest success as a singer.

It also appears on Billboard Magazine's "500 Greatest Songs of All Time" at a lofty number 28.
10. These quizzes make my head spin. Last question. Tommy Roe went to the top of the charts in 1969 with what song?

Answer: Dizzy

Roe charted with all these songs, but it was "Dizzy" which gave him a number one U.S. hit and his biggest worldwide success. In the U.S. the song remained at the number one position for four weeks in the early spring of 1969. The song also reached number one in the U.K, as well as Canada, and was number two in Australia and number four in Germany. This marked Roe's first U.S. top 10 hit in three years, and the final number one song of his career.


Stay alert. More on the way. If you enjoyed this quiz, please play the others in this series (Vols. 1 through 5) that have already been posted.
Source: Author fredsixties

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