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Run to You Trivia Quiz


All the questions in this quiz will have a connection to 'run' or 'running', so get your training shoes on and see how quickly you can reach the finishing tape.

A multiple-choice quiz by rossian. Estimated time: 3 mins.
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Author
rossian
Time
3 mins
Type
Multiple Choice
Quiz #
350,848
Updated
Dec 03 21
# Qns
10
Difficulty
Easy
Avg Score
8 / 10
Plays
2633
Awards
Top 20% Quiz
Last 3 plays: Guest 83 (0/10), Shedrgn13 (7/10), muzzyhill3 (10/10).
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Question 1 of 10
1. 'Running on Empty' was a 1978 album by which American singer/songwriter? Hint


Question 2 of 10
2. Del Shannon took 'Runaway' to the top of the charts in which decade? Hint


Question 3 of 10
3. Lionel Richie's contribution to songs about running came in 1983, when he was running with what? Hint


Question 4 of 10
4. 'Band on the Run' was a huge hit in 1974 for which former Beatle and his band? Hint


Question 5 of 10
5. 'Take it on the Run' was a 1981 hit for which of these bands? Hint


Question 6 of 10
6. Manfred Mann had a 1968 UK hit, and Sweet hit the charts in 1975, when they sang different songs about which animal being on the run? Hint


Question 7 of 10
7. '(I'm a) Roadrunner' was a 1966 hit for Junior Walker and the All Stars. It was written by which prolific songwriters? Hint


Question 8 of 10
8. Although Bruce Springsteen's song 'Born to Run' is one of his best known, it failed to make the top ten in the singles charts in either the USA or UK when released as a single in 1975.


Question 9 of 10
9. 'Keep on Running' was a number one hit in the UK and featured the vocal talents of Steve Winwood. For which band was he singing at the time? Hint


Question 10 of 10
10. The quiz title of 'Run to You' was taken from a 1984 hit for which of these singers? Hint



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Quiz Answer Key and Fun Facts
1. 'Running on Empty' was a 1978 album by which American singer/songwriter?

Answer: Jackson Browne

Jackson Browne's success has mainly been in album sales, although he did make the US singles' chart in 1972 with 'Doctor My Eyes'. The 'Running on Empty' single also charted in the USA, and was featured in the film 'Forrest Gump' (1994). Jackson Browne has been inducted into both the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 2004, with Bruce Springsteen doing the honours, and the Songwriters Hall of Fame in 2007.
2. Del Shannon took 'Runaway' to the top of the charts in which decade?

Answer: 1960s

Del Shannon, born Charles Westover, had several chart hits during the 1960s, with 'Runaway' being both the first and biggest of them. It reached number one on both the US Billboard Hot 100 and the UK Singles charts in 1961, and was followed by 'Hats off to Larry' the same year.

Other successes came with 'Hey! Little Girl' and 'Keep Searching (We'll Follow the Sun)' in 1961 and 1964 respectively. Sadly, Shannon killed himself in 1990 while suffering from depression.
3. Lionel Richie's contribution to songs about running came in 1983, when he was running with what?

Answer: The Night

'Running with the Night' came from Lionel's album 'Can't Slow Down', and was co-written by him with Cynthia Weil. The single reached number seven on the US Billboard Hot 100 and number two on the UK Singles chart. Lionel's follow up single, from the same album' was 'Hello', which became a world wide smash hit for him. Lionel Richie began his singing career as one of 'The Commodores' whose song 'Three Times a Lady' was also one of his own compositions.
4. 'Band on the Run' was a huge hit in 1974 for which former Beatle and his band?

Answer: Paul McCartney

The single came from the 1974 album of the same name, and was released under the name of Paul McCartney and Wings. It reached the top of the US Billboard Hot 100 and number three on the UK Singles chart. McCartney formed the band named Wings in 1971 with his wife, Linda, as a backing singer, Denny Laine on guitar and Denny Seiwell on drums.

The band had several other hits, including 'Jet' from 1973 and 'Let 'Em In' in 1976.
5. 'Take it on the Run' was a 1981 hit for which of these bands?

Answer: REO Speedwagon

'Take it on the Run' came from the album 'Hi Infidelity', and gave the band their follow up hit to 'Keep on Loving You', which had been a number one hit on the US Billboard Hot 100. 'Take it on the Run' didn't do quite as well, managing number five in the USA and only number nineteen on the UK Singles chart.

The band came back with another number one US hit in 1984, with 'Can't Fight this Feeling'. Chicago had a hit with 'If You Leave me Now' and Toto sang 'Africa'. Foreigner had a big 1984 hit with 'I Want to Know What Love Is'.
6. Manfred Mann had a 1968 UK hit, and Sweet hit the charts in 1975, when they sang different songs about which animal being on the run?

Answer: Fox

'Fox on the Run' reached number five on the UK Singles chart for Manfred Mann with Mike d'Abo providing the vocals. It didn't chart in the USA, but a cover version by Tom T. Hall did make the top ten of the US Billboard Hot Country singles chart. The same title, but not the same song, was also a hit for the glam rock band Sweet in 1975, and made the top ten in both their home country and the USA.
7. '(I'm a) Roadrunner' was a 1966 hit for Junior Walker and the All Stars. It was written by which prolific songwriters?

Answer: Holland, Dozier, Holland

'(I'm a) Roadrunner' reached number twelve on the UK Singles chart and number twenty on the US Billboard Hot 100. The band also had chart success with 'How Sweet it Is (to be Loved by You)' and 'What Does it Take (to Win Your Love)', so they obviously liked songs with brackets. Brothers Brian and Edward Holland, with Lamont Dozier, were prolific songwriters for the Motown label and created many of the label's best selling singles.

These include 'Where Did our Love Go' and 'Baby Love' for The Supremes and 'Reach Out I'll be There' for The Four Tops, plus many others too numerous to mention in this particular quiz.
8. Although Bruce Springsteen's song 'Born to Run' is one of his best known, it failed to make the top ten in the singles charts in either the USA or UK when released as a single in 1975.

Answer: True

The single managed only number twenty three on the US Billboard Hot 100 and barely scraped into the top 100 in the UK, at number ninety three. A live version from 1987 fared slightly better, managing to get to number sixteen on the UK Singles chart. Springsteen failed to reach the number one spot on the pop charts in either the USA or UK during the twentieth century, with his best being 'Dancing in the Dark', which hit number two on the US Billboard Hot 100 in 1984.

This song did reach number one on the US rock chart, but only number four in the UK. 'Streets of Philadelphia' was his biggest hit on the UK Singles charts, reaching number two in 1994.
9. 'Keep on Running' was a number one hit in the UK and featured the vocal talents of Steve Winwood. For which band was he singing at the time?

Answer: Spencer Davis Group

'Keep on Running' made the top of the UK Singles charts in 1965, and was followed by 'Somebody Help Me' the following year. The band broke into the US charts with 'Gimme Some Lovin' in 1966 and again in 1967 with 'I'm a Man'. Steve Winwood then moved on to form Traffic with Jim Capaldi, and Blind Faith, which included Eric Clapton and Ginger Baker, which was one of the earliest 'supergroups'. Winwood also had solo success, notably with 'Higher Love' which charted on both sides of the Atlantic in 1986.
10. The quiz title of 'Run to You' was taken from a 1984 hit for which of these singers?

Answer: Bryan Adams

'Run to You' hit the singles charts in 1984, having been taken from the album 'Reckless', which also featured 'Summer of '69' and 'Heaven'. Bryan's early chart successes were dwarfed by his massive 1991 hit '(Everything I Do)I Do it For You', which dominated the top of the charts in the UK for what felt like years at the time.

The song was the theme tune to the film 'Robin Hood: Prince of Thieves', which meant there was no escape from hearing it. All the singers listed were born in Canada.
Source: Author rossian

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