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Quiz about Oldies 1150 Big 500 Countdown Part 7
Quiz about Oldies 1150 Big 500 Countdown Part 7

Oldies 1150, Big 500 Countdown Part 7 Quiz


Every year my local oldies radio station (CKOC in Hamilton, Ontario) compiles a countdown of the top 500 oldies, based on listeners' votes. Here is a sampling of some of the songs from the '70s that made the 2004 list (not counted down in order).

A multiple-choice quiz by skunkee. Estimated time: 4 mins.
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Author
skunkee
Time
4 mins
Type
Multiple Choice
Quiz #
202,237
Updated
Dec 03 21
# Qns
10
Difficulty
Easy
Avg Score
8 / 10
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Question 1 of 10
1. What song was # 412 on the countdown?
"We shouldn't care about the length of his hair,
Or the color of his skin.
Don't worry about what shows from without,
But the love that lives within.
We're gonna get it all together now,
Everything gonna work out fine.
Just take a little time to look on the good side, my friend,
And straighten it out in your mind."
Hint


Question 2 of 10
2. What song was #190 on the countdown?
"...And he like his fancy clothes.
And he like to wave his diamond rings,
In front of everybody's nose.
He got a custom Continental,
He got an Eldorado too.
He got a 32 gun in his pocket for fun,
He got a razor in his shoe."
Hint


Question 3 of 10
3. What song was #332 on the countdown?
"I was sleeping,
And right in the middle of a good dream,
When all at once I wake up,
From something that keeps knocking at my brain.
Before I go insane,
I hold my pillow to my head,
And spring up in my bed,
Screaming out the words I dread."
Hint


Question 4 of 10
4. What song was #220 on the countdown?
"When I come home... baby,
My house is dark and my pots are cold.
You're hanging 'round... baby,
With Jean and Joan and a who knows who.
I'm getting tired of waiting and fooling around.
I'll find somebody, who won't make me feel like a clown.
This can't go on...Lord knows you got to change."
Hint


Question 5 of 10
5. What song was #49 on the countdown?
"Don't you feel it growin', day by day,
People gettin' ready for the news?
Some are happy, some are sad,
Oh, we got to let the music play.
What the people need,
Is a way to make 'em smile.
It ain't so hard to do if you know how.
Gotta get a message,
Get it on through..."
Hint


Question 6 of 10
6. What song was #300 on the countdown?
"The wild and windy night,
That the rain washed away,
Has left a pool of tears,
Crying for the day.
Why leave me standing here?
Let me know the way."
Hint


Question 7 of 10
7. What song was #349 on the countdown?
"I've got a song, I ain't got no melody.
How'm I gonna sing it with my friends?
I've got a song, I ain't got no melody.
How'm I gonna sing it with my friends?"
Hint


Question 8 of 10
8. What song was #249 on the countdown?
"Daniel is travelling tonight on a plane.
I can see the red tail lights heading for Spain,
Oh and I can see Daniel waving goodbye.
God it looks like Daniel,
Must be the clouds in my eyes."

Answer: (One Word)
Question 9 of 10
9. What song was #355 on the countdown?
I was born in the wagon of a travellin' show,
My mama used to dance for the money they'd throw.
Papa would do whatever he could,
Preach a little gospel,
Sell a couple bottles of Doctor Good."
Hint


Question 10 of 10
10. What song was #113 on the countdown?
"When you're weary, feeling small,
When tears are in your eyes, I will dry them all.
I'm on your side, oh, when times get rough,
And friends just can't be found.
Like a bridge over troubled water,
I will lay me down."

Answer: (Four Words)

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Quiz Answer Key and Fun Facts
1. What song was # 412 on the countdown? "We shouldn't care about the length of his hair, Or the color of his skin. Don't worry about what shows from without, But the love that lives within. We're gonna get it all together now, Everything gonna work out fine. Just take a little time to look on the good side, my friend, And straighten it out in your mind."

Answer: Everything is Beautiful

Ray Stevens is probably best known for his comedy songs that present humourous commentaries on the social issues of the day. "The Streak" is a good example of this. He has, however, had some success with more mainstream songs such as this one, which reached the number one spot on the charts, and earned him a Grammy.
"Joy to the World", by Three Dog Night was #94 on the countdown, "Saturday in the Park", by Chicago, was #131, and "One Fine Morning", by Lighthouse, was #451.
2. What song was #190 on the countdown? "...And he like his fancy clothes. And he like to wave his diamond rings, In front of everybody's nose. He got a custom Continental, He got an Eldorado too. He got a 32 gun in his pocket for fun, He got a razor in his shoe."

Answer: Bad Bad Leroy Brown

"Bad Bad Leroy Brown" was a big hit for Jim Croce the same year that he was killed in a plane crash, at the age of 30. One of the lines from the song, "All the downtown ladies call him Treetop Lover", provides an interesting twist of irony, given that his plane crashed because it failed to lift high enough to clear a tree top.
"American Pie", by Don McLean, was #7 on the countdown, "Cracklin' Rosie", by Neil Diamond, was # 80, and "You Ain't Seen Nothin' Yet", by Bachman Turner Overdrive, was #198.
3. What song was #332 on the countdown? "I was sleeping, And right in the middle of a good dream, When all at once I wake up, From something that keeps knocking at my brain. Before I go insane, I hold my pillow to my head, And spring up in my bed, Screaming out the words I dread."

Answer: I Think I Love You

Based loosely on the real-life career of the singing family The Cowsills, "The Partridge Family" was a successful television series that ran from 1970-1974. "I Think I Love You" was one of their biggest hits, starting a music career for teen idol, David Cassidy.
"Stay a While", by the Bells, was #240 on the countdown, "Maggie Mae", by Rod Stewart, was #319, and "Your Song", by Elton John, was #311.
4. What song was #220 on the countdown? "When I come home... baby, My house is dark and my pots are cold. You're hanging 'round... baby, With Jean and Joan and a who knows who. I'm getting tired of waiting and fooling around. I'll find somebody, who won't make me feel like a clown. This can't go on...Lord knows you got to change."

Answer: Evil Ways

From their self-titled debut album, "Evil Ways" was a top ten hit for Santana. The group was fronted by Mexican born Carlos Santana, who is an absolutely amazing guitarist.
"Green-Eyed Lady", by Sugarloaf, was #182 on the countdown, "American Woman", by the Guess Who, was #107, and "Where Evil Grows", by the Poppy Family, was #146.
5. What song was #49 on the countdown? "Don't you feel it growin', day by day, People gettin' ready for the news? Some are happy, some are sad, Oh, we got to let the music play. What the people need, Is a way to make 'em smile. It ain't so hard to do if you know how. Gotta get a message, Get it on through..."

Answer: Listen to the Music

Off their second album, "Toulouse Street", "Listen to the Music was written and sung by Tom Johnston, founding member of the Doobie Brothers. Sadly, their drummer Keith Knudsen died on Feb. 8/05, after a lengthy battle with pneumonia. He was only 56 years old.
"Share the Land", by the Guess Who, was #484 on the countdown, "Old Time Rock 'n Roll", by Bob Seger, was #8, and "Lookin' Out My Back Door", by Creedence Clearwater Revival, was #203.
6. What song was #300 on the countdown? "The wild and windy night, That the rain washed away, Has left a pool of tears, Crying for the day. Why leave me standing here? Let me know the way."

Answer: The Long and Winding Road

"The Long and Winding Road" was recorded during the filming of "Let It Be", the Beatles third film, which turned out to be a documentary about the breaking up of the group. McCartney was inspired to write the song by a road near his farm in Scotland which offered 16 miles of twists and turns.
Also by the Beatles, "Let It Be" was #89 on the countdown, "Imagine", by John Lennon, was #62, and "Uncle Albert/Admiral Halsey, by Paul and Linda McCartney, was #295.
7. What song was #349 on the countdown? "I've got a song, I ain't got no melody. How'm I gonna sing it with my friends? I've got a song, I ain't got no melody. How'm I gonna sing it with my friends?"

Answer: Will It Go Round in Circles

Billy Preston is probably better known for his songwriting and musical collaborations then he is as a solo artist. He played with the Beatles on the "Let It Be" album, most notably on the "Get Back" track. His cheerful presence in the studio has often been credited with soothing some of the tension between the four fabs.
"Alone Again", by Gilbert O'Sullivan, was #383 on the countdown, "Seasons in the Sun", by Terry Jacks, was #185, and "Rockin' Pneumonia", by Johnny Rivers, was #308.
8. What song was #249 on the countdown? "Daniel is travelling tonight on a plane. I can see the red tail lights heading for Spain, Oh and I can see Daniel waving goodbye. God it looks like Daniel, Must be the clouds in my eyes."

Answer: Daniel

Born Reginald Kenneth Dwight, Elton John took his stage name from musicians Elton Dean and Long John Baldry. Elton John has managed to place a song on the Top 40 charts for every year between 1970 and 1996. "Daniel" is one of his many wonderful collaborations with Bernie Taupin.
9. What song was #355 on the countdown? I was born in the wagon of a travellin' show, My mama used to dance for the money they'd throw. Papa would do whatever he could, Preach a little gospel, Sell a couple bottles of Doctor Good."

Answer: Gypsys, Tramps and Thieves

Once known as Cherilyn Sarkasian LaPier, Cher's musical career took off after she hooked up with Sonny Bono, a man who couldn't sing, but knew how to manipulate the industry. She continued to release individual recordings while partnered with Sonny, this being one of them.
"Indian Reservation", by Paul Revere and the Raiders, was #484 on the countdown, "Gypsy Woman", by Brian Hyland, was #235, and "Brown Sugar", by the Rolling Stones, was #43.
10. What song was #113 on the countdown? "When you're weary, feeling small, When tears are in your eyes, I will dry them all. I'm on your side, oh, when times get rough, And friends just can't be found. Like a bridge over troubled water, I will lay me down."

Answer: Bridge Over Troubled Water

Of the many wonderful songs recorded by Simon and Garfunkel, this has to be my favourite. It held the number one spot on the charts for 10 weeks, and won a Grammy for them.
Paul Simon and Art Garfunkel met in public school, during the production of the school play, "Alice in Wonderland". Over the years they have split up and reunited several times, one of those splits following shortly on the heels of the release of this song.
Source: Author skunkee

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