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Quiz about Running Down the Charts
Quiz about Running Down the Charts

Running Down the Charts Trivia Quiz


Pop songs that referenced running in the title.

A multiple-choice quiz by shanteyman. Estimated time: 5 mins.
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Author
shanteyman
Time
5 mins
Type
Multiple Choice
Quiz #
353,540
Updated
Dec 03 21
# Qns
10
Difficulty
Tough
Avg Score
6 / 10
Plays
437
Awards
Top 35% Quiz
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Question 1 of 10
1. "Runnin' Down A Dream" was a single release from Tom Petty's first solo album. What was the title of his 1989 solo album? Hint


Question 2 of 10
2. "Young Hearts Run Free" was a US Number 20 single by which Disco era singer? Hint


Question 3 of 10
3. "It Keeps You Runnin'" from the Doobie Brothers' 1976 "Takin' It to the Streets" album was written by Carly Simon.


Question 4 of 10
4. Which artist had NOT released a US Top Forty single titled "Runaway"? Hint


Question 5 of 10
5. "Run to You" was a 1985 US Top Ten for which Canadian singer? Hint


Question 6 of 10
6. Which song was the flip side of Creedence Clearwater Revival's 1970 double-sided single "Up Around the Bend"? Hint


Question 7 of 10
7. Which singer topped the charts in 1960 with "Itsy Bitsy Teenie Weenie Yellow Polka Dot Bikini" and followed up with "Run, Run, Look and See" six years later? Hint


Question 8 of 10
8. What is the complete title of a single from the 1979 Pink Floyd album "The Wall"? "Run Like_____________".

Answer: (Four letter Word Think Very Warm)
Question 9 of 10
9. Which song was a 1979 US Top Ten by The Eagles? Hint


Question 10 of 10
10. What word completes the line from Bruce Springsteen's 1975 single "Born to Run"? "`cause _________ like us, baby we were born to run." Hint



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1. "Runnin' Down A Dream" was a single release from Tom Petty's first solo album. What was the title of his 1989 solo album?

Answer: Full Moon Fever

"Free Fallin'" was the most successful single from Tom Petty's solo album, "Full Moon Fever". It reached Number Seven in the US. "I Won't Back Down" made it to Number 12 and "Runnin' Down a Dream" topped out at Number 23. Tom Petty, Jeff Lynne and Mike Campbell composed the song which was the second release from his album.
Tom Petty had recently concluded a tour with the band when he decided to release a solo effort. Although it was a solo album members of the band made contributions to the project as well as all the members of The Traveling Wilburys except Bob Dylan.
"Damn the Torpedoes" (1979) was the third album released by Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers. "Southern Accents" was a 1985 album by Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers. In 1991 the group released their "Into the Great Wide Open" album.
2. "Young Hearts Run Free" was a US Number 20 single by which Disco era singer?

Answer: Candi Staton

In 1970 Candi Stanton had her first chart success with a remake of "Stand By Your Man". She began her career in the late sixties as a Soul singer after touring the Gospel circuit as part of The Jewell Gospel Trio with artists including C. L. Franklin and Mahalia Jackson.

She earned Grammy nominations for her renditions of "Stand by Your Man" and "In the Ghetto" then began appearing on programs such as "Soul Train" beginning in the early seventies. She recorded "Young Hearts Run Free" to appeal to the Disco audience and returned to Gospel singing in the early eighties. Donna Summer broke into the US Top Ten in 1975 with "Love to Love You Baby". Vickie Sue Robinson had a Disco-era hit with "Turn The Beat Around". "Ring My Bell" was a Disco standard from Anita Ward.
3. "It Keeps You Runnin'" from the Doobie Brothers' 1976 "Takin' It to the Streets" album was written by Carly Simon.

Answer: False

Carly Simon recorded a cover version of "Takin' It to the Streets". The song was written by Michael McDonald.
"Takin' It to the Streets" was the first album by The Doobie brothers to feature Michael McDonald after Tom Johnston left due to poor health. McDonald was originally recruited to replace Johnston on the road but ended up being invited to record the band's next album.
Johnston wrote "Turn it Loose" for the album and contributed some backing vocals.
Carly Simon recorded a version for her 1976 "Another Passenger" album and the Doobie Brothers provided backing vocals. Her single release of "It Keeps You Runnin'" made it to Number 46 on the US Pop charts.
4. Which artist had NOT released a US Top Forty single titled "Runaway"?

Answer: Johnny Preston

Johnny Preston had a fifties hit with "Running Bear".
Del Shannon released a classic single titled "Runaway" that topped the charts in 1961. He wrote the song with Max Crook who played the memorable keyboard solo on the recording.
"Runaway" by Kanye West reached Number 12 on the US charts in 2010. The single featured Pusha T.
"Runaway" was also the title of Bon Jovi's first Top Forty US hit. The song reached Number 39 in 1984 when it was released as a single from his eponymous debut album.
5. "Run to You" was a 1985 US Top Ten for which Canadian singer?

Answer: Bryan Adams

"Run to You" was a single from Bryan Adams' fourth studio album, "Reckless". Jim Vallance wrote the song with Adams and mixed the final recording at Little Mountain Sound in Vancouver.
Bryan was born to British parents who had emigrated to Kingston, Ontario. He toiled as a dishwasher to purchase a quality guitar then began forming bands in his teens. The groups could never find a decent vocalist so Bryan began singing. When he was 18 he teamed up with former Prism drummer Jim Vallance and the pair began working on material, releasing Adams' debut album in 1980.
Gino Vannelli had a 1981 hit with "Living Inside Myself". R. Dean Taylor released "Indiana Wants Me" in 1970. Corey Hart charted hit singles including "Sunglasses at Night" and "Never Surrender".
6. Which song was the flip side of Creedence Clearwater Revival's 1970 double-sided single "Up Around the Bend"?

Answer: Run through The Jungle

Creedence Clearwater Revival's 1970 album "Cosmo's Factory" contained several of the band's staple songs including "Travelin' Band", "Lookin' Out My Back Door", "Run Through the Jungle", "Who'll Stop the Rain" and "Up Around the Bend". All of the hits were written by singer and guitarist John Fogerty.

The title of the album came from the rehearsal building where the band worked out the songs. They produced so many songs at the building that drummer Doug "Cosmo" Clifford called it the factory. "Cosmo's Factory" was the band's fifth studio album. "Run Through the Jungle" reached Number Four on the US charts in 1970. "You Can Run, But You Sure Can't Hide" was on Canned Heat's 1970 "The New Age" album. "Run for Your Life" was from The Beatles 1965 album "Rubber Soul". "The Runway" was a 1972 Grass Roots release.
7. Which singer topped the charts in 1960 with "Itsy Bitsy Teenie Weenie Yellow Polka Dot Bikini" and followed up with "Run, Run, Look and See" six years later?

Answer: Brian Hyland

Brian Hyland had a knack for spacing his hit songs out. Two years after releasing "Itsy Bitsy Teenie Weenie Yellow Polka Dot Bikini" he had another hit with the Number Three "Sealed With A Kiss". Four years later in 1996 he charted in the Top Forty with "The Joker Went Wild" and "Run, Run, Look and See". Another four years passed until he had success with his last US Top Forty, the Number Three "Gypsy Woman".
The New York native was in a group called The Delfis before being signed by Kapp Records as a solo artist.
Jimmy Clanton released "Another Sleepless Night" in 1960. "Calendar Girl" was a 1960 Top Ten by Neil Sedaka. Bobby Vee reached Number Six the same year with "Devil or Angel".
8. What is the complete title of a single from the 1979 Pink Floyd album "The Wall"? "Run Like_____________".

Answer: Hell

The lyrics to "Run Like Hell" were written by Roger Waters. David Gilmour wrote the music. Waters sang the lead vocal and Gilmour provided the multi-tracked harmonies for the "Run, run, run" sections. "Run Like Hell" was the third track on side four of "The Wall" concept album.
James Guthrie engineered the album and earned a Grammy for "Best Engineered Recording (non-classical)" for his efforts.
Bruce Johnston and Toni Tennille were among the backing vocalists on the recording.
9. Which song was a 1979 US Top Ten by The Eagles?

Answer: The Long Run

"The Long Run" from the album by the same name reached Number Eight for The Eagles. "The Long Run" was the Eagles' sixth studio album and the first to include Timothy B. Schmit on bass after the departure of Randy Meisner. Timothy co-wrote "I Can't Tell You Why" with Glen Frey and Don Henley.
Other successful singles released from the album included "Heartache Tonight" and "In the City".
"Running on Empty" was a 1977 album and single by Jackson Browne. Browne co-wrote The Eagles' first Top Forty hit, "Take it Easy" (1972) with Glenn Frey. "Run For Home" was a 1978 Top Forty by Lindisfarne. Bad Company recorded "Run with the Pack".
10. What word completes the line from Bruce Springsteen's 1975 single "Born to Run"? "`cause _________ like us, baby we were born to run."

Answer: Tramps

The last line of the first verse was "We gotta get out while we're young
`cause tramps like us, baby we were born to run".
"Born to Run" was Springsteen's third studio album. "Tenth Avenue Freeze-Out" and "Born to Run" were two singles from the album that helped Bruce get more national recognition. Although "Born to Run" was released internationally it only fared well in the US, making it to Number 23 on the Billboard Hot 100.
The iconic cover photo of Springsteen holding a Telecaster guitar while leaning on the band's saxophone player Clarence Clemons was taken by Eric Meola. The photo was one of approximately 900 frames taken for the cover during the shoot.
Source: Author shanteyman

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