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Quiz about Number One Hits of 1960  Part Four
Quiz about Number One Hits of 1960  Part Four

Number One Hits of 1960 - Part Four Quiz

Part four of my quizzes on the number one hits of 1960. These chart toppers represent a number one on either the Australian, UK or US (Billboard Hot 100) charts. Simply match the artist with their number one hit.

A matching quiz by Desimac. Estimated time: 3 mins.
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Quiz #
Dec 03 21
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Mobile instructions: Press on an answer on the right. Then, press on the gray box it matches on the left.
(a) Drag-and-drop from the right to the left, or (b) click on a right side answer box and then on a left side box to move it.
1. "Stay"  
Anthony Newley
2. "I Want To Be Wanted"  
Brenda Lee
3. "Swingin' School"  
Chubby Checker
4. "Save the Last Dance for Me"   
Elvis Presley
5. "Teen Angel"   
The Drifters
6. "The Twist"   
Bobby Rydell
7. "Why"   
Roy Orbison
8. "Starry Eyed"   
Mark Dinning
9. "Only the Lonely"   
Michael Holliday
10. "Stuck on You"   
Maurice Williams and the Zodiacs

Quiz Answer Key and Fun Facts
1. "Stay"

Answer: Maurice Williams and the Zodiacs

Maurice Williams and the Zodiacs achieved a number one on the Billboard Hot 100, with "Stay" in 1960. The record did not chart in Australia and in the UK it made the charts in 1961. The tune has been recorded by many artists over the years, notably by The Four Seasons, The Hollies and Jackson Browne.
2. "I Want To Be Wanted"

Answer: Brenda Lee

Brenda Lee immediately followed her number one hit "I'm Sorry" with another Billboard Hot 100 chart topper, "I Want To Be Wanted". The song was a top ten in Australia and top thirty in the UK.
3. "Swingin' School"

Answer: Bobby Rydell

Between late 1959 and 1965 Bobby Rydell placed over 40 songs on the Billboard Hot 100. "Swingin' School" was a top five hit on the Hot 100 and top twenty in the UK. The song was a number one hit in Australia in 1960. Bobby Rydell was so popular in Australia that he also had four other top ten hits in 1960.

His 1960 hits were "Wild One", "Volare", "Sway" and a re-recorded version of his earlier hit, "Kissin' Time" with the USA cities in the song replaced with Australian cities and towns.
4. "Save the Last Dance for Me"

Answer: The Drifters

Far and away the Drifters' biggest and most remembered hit, "Save the Last Dance for Me" was a number one on the Billboard Hot 100. The song was number one in Australia and number two in the UK.
5. "Teen Angel"

Answer: Mark Dinning

"Teen Angel" was a number one for Mark Dinning on the Billboard Hot 100 for one week in 1960. The song was a top five hit in Australia and only a minor chart hit in the UK. Mark Dinning had a big radio airplay hit in Australia during 1961 with, "Top 40, News, Weather and Sport".

The song only made the top twenty on the Australian charts and stayed around the bottom of the Billboard Hot 100.
6. "The Twist"

Answer: Chubby Checker

Written and originally recorded by Hank Ballard, "The Twist" when recorded by Chubby Checker in 1960 raced up the charts. This recording made the top ten in Australia and the top twenty in the UK. Chubby recorded the song again in 1961 and this version was number one again in 1962 on the Billboard Hot 100, number five in the UK and number three in Australia.

The record started a cultural revolution; "The Twist" enabled people do dance with each other and not touch. Furthermore even the author of this quiz could the twist.
7. "Why"

Answer: Anthony Newley

Originally recorded by Frankie Avalon and a number one in the USA in 1959. Frankie Avalon's recording of "Why" has the distinction of being the last number one of the 1950s on the Billboard Hot 100. Successfully covered by Anthony Newley, "Why" was his second number one on the UK chart in 1960. Newley's version did not chart in either the USA or Australia.
8. "Starry Eyed"

Answer: Michael Holliday

Michael Holliday had been making a living as a singer since the early 1950s. he first recorded in 1956 with a crooner's style of singing. Michael had his first number one on the UK chart in 1958 with a cover of the Marty Robbins hit "The Story of My Life".

His biggest hit was in early 1960 with "Starry Eyed" which stayed at number one the UK chart for three weeks. He died tragically in 1963 aged 38.
9. "Only the Lonely"

Answer: Roy Orbison

"Only the Lonely" was Roy Orbison's first UK Number one coming in August 1960. He had two further number one hits on the UK charts both coming in 1964, namely, "Oh Pretty Woman" and "Pretty Paper". In the USA "Only the Lonely" was a number two hit on the Billboard Hot 100 where his first number would be the following year with "Running Scared".

In Australia Roy's chart successes were greater than elsewhere in the world. "Only the Lonely" or to give it its full title, "Only the Lonely (Know How I Feel)", was his first chart success peaking at number six. Roy went on to have 34 chart entries with six number ones. Roy Orbison toured Australia ten times where all his performances always sold out.
10. "Stuck on You"

Answer: Elvis Presley

The first of four number one singles for Elvis Presley in 1960, "Stuck on You" made the top spot on the Billboard Hot 100 in March 1960. The song was a number one in Australia and number three in the UK. Elvis's other number one hits in 1960 were, "Are You Lonesome Tonight?", "It's Now or Never" and "Surrender".
Source: Author Desimac

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