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Quiz about Songs About Songs
Quiz about Songs About Songs

Songs About "Songs" Trivia Quiz


These are songs from the rock era that have the word "song" or "songs" in the title. They all appeared on the Billboard Hot 100 charts in the 1960s and 1970s. See how many you remember. Have fun.

A multiple-choice quiz by fredsixties. Estimated time: 4 mins.
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Author
fredsixties
Time
4 mins
Type
Multiple Choice
Quiz #
313,079
Updated
Jul 21 22
# Qns
10
Difficulty
Average
Avg Score
7 / 10
Plays
907
Awards
Top 20% Quiz
Last 3 plays: Hayes1953 (8/10), Guest 66 (7/10), Guest 136 (6/10).
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Question 1 of 10
1. "The 59th Street Bridge Song" was a hit for a dynamic duo of the 1960s. Which duo? Hint


Question 2 of 10
2. The Four Tops wanted to be included in this quiz, so what title did they release in 1965?

Answer: (Not Different (5 Words))
Question 3 of 10
3. John Denver penned and recorded this song as an ode to his then wife. What's the name of this song? Hint


Question 4 of 10
4. Elton John contributes to this quiz with his first Top 10 American hit. What is its name? Hint


Question 5 of 10
5. Three Dog Night had a tune that was "one I'm sure they wrote for you and me". What tune was it? Hint


Question 6 of 10
6. How was Neil Diamond's song sung in 1972?

Answer: (One Word ... everybody knows one)
Question 7 of 10
7. One of the Beatles covered a Hoyt Axton tune and took it onto the charts in 1974. It fits this category. What's the song? Hint


Question 8 of 10
8. Another former Beatle also fits this quiz. He and his group flew up the charts with this 1976 hit. Which one? Hint


Question 9 of 10
9. Barry Manilow wrote, recorded and hit the charts with "I Write The Songs" in 1976.


Question 10 of 10
10. Supertramp's contribution to this quiz was a hit in 1979. Can you deduce the name? Hint



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May 31 2024 : Hayes1953: 8/10
May 23 2024 : Guest 66: 7/10
May 18 2024 : Guest 136: 6/10

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Quiz Answer Key and Fun Facts
1. "The 59th Street Bridge Song" was a hit for a dynamic duo of the 1960s. Which duo?

Answer: Simon and Garfunkel

Simon and Garfunkel recorded "The 59th Street Bridge Song (Feelin' Groovy)" in 1966 for the "Parsley Sage, Rosemary and Thyme" album and released the song in 1966. It was released as a B-side recording. The A-side was a song called "At The Zoo". The result was a number 16 placing on the U.S. Billboard Hot 100 charts.

The song was covered by a local California band named Harper's Bizarre in 1967 and the cover went to number 13 on the charts.
2. The Four Tops wanted to be included in this quiz, so what title did they release in 1965?

Answer: It's The Same Old Song

Written by the immortal Motown songwriting team of Holland-Dozier-Holland, "It's The Same Old Song" was written recorded and released in 24 hours in July of 1965. The song followed the success of "I Can't Help Myself", and the Motown bigwigs decided they wanted another song within 24 hours.

The songwriters went to work and wrote the song in about 2 hours. The Tops recorded it that afternoon and music was mixed, records were cut and hand delivered to radio DJs across the country the next day. The result was a number five Billboard Hot 100 hit which became one of the group's signature songs.
3. John Denver penned and recorded this song as an ode to his then wife. What's the name of this song?

Answer: Annie's Song

Denver claimed to have written this song in about 10 minutes while on a ski lift while vacationing in Aspen Colorado. The song became a number one hit on the Billboard Hot 100 charts for Denver in 1974 and also went to number one in the U.K. The only mention of his wife Annie is in the title.

She is not mentioned in the lyrics of the song, which made this a universal love song over the years, which could apply to anyone.
4. Elton John contributes to this quiz with his first Top 10 American hit. What is its name?

Answer: Your Song

"Your Song" was a 1970 release co-written by Bernie Taupin and Elton John and was his second entry onto the American Billboard Hot 100 charts. A song called "Border Song" reached number 92 on the charts in early 1970. "Your Song" did considerably better, peaking at number eight on the U.S Billboard charts as well as number seven in Canada and number three in the Canada.

The song was actually first released as the B-side to something called "Take Me To The Pilot", but "Your Song" got all the airplay and eventually was the song that shot up the charts..
5. Three Dog Night had a tune that was "one I'm sure they wrote for you and me". What tune was it?

Answer: Old Fashioned Love Song

Written by Paul Williams, Three Dog Night took this song to number four on the U.S. Billboard Hot 100 charts in 1971. It was the first single from their album called "Harmony" and their seventh Top 10 hit.
"Just an old-fashioned love song
Comin' down in 3-part harmony
Just an old-fashioned love song
One I'm sure they wrote for you and me
Just an old-fashioned love song
Comin' down in 3-part harmony
Just an old-fashioned love song
One I'm sure they wrote for you and me"
6. How was Neil Diamond's song sung in 1972?

Answer: Blue

"Song Sung Blue" was a hit for Diamond in 1972 off his "Moods" album. It made the top of the charts, hitting number one on the U.S. Billboard Hot 100, and went to number 14 on the U.K. charts. The song was nominated for two Grammy Awards in 1973 but lost out to Roberta Flack. Diamond has stated in interviews that he was very surprised by the success of the song. I guess even the most successful musicians can sometimes misjudge their own work.
7. One of the Beatles covered a Hoyt Axton tune and took it onto the charts in 1974. It fits this category. What's the song?

Answer: No No Song

The "No No Song" was originally written by Hoyt Axton and its most famous cover belongs to Ringo Starr who hit the charts with it in 1974. The songs lyrics concern attempts to sell marijuana, drugs and alcohol to a former addict, who is able to rebuff the attempts. Ringo took this song to number three in the U.S. on the Billboard Hot 100 charts and number two in Canada.
8. Another former Beatle also fits this quiz. He and his group flew up the charts with this 1976 hit. Which one?

Answer: Silly Love Songs

Paul McCartney wrote "Silly Love Songs" and recorded it with his group Wings in 1976. It has been claimed in various circles that McCartney wrote the song in response to criticism that his songs after leaving the Beatles were less than spectacular and kind of soft.

This one did ok. It went to number one on the Billboard U.S. Top 100 charts, as well as number two in the U.K. It also ended up on the list of Billboard Magazine's "Greatest Songs of All Time" at number 31. Critics, be silent.
9. Barry Manilow wrote, recorded and hit the charts with "I Write The Songs" in 1976.

Answer: False

Manilow did record and hit the charts with "I Write The Songs" in 1976 but interestingly, this is one of the songs that Manilow did not write. It was written by Beach Boys member Bruce Johnston. Johnston has stated the song is not about any particular person writing the songs, but about the music in all of us.

The song itself was taken fro Manilow's album called "Tryin' To Get The Feeling" and went to number one on the U.S. Billboard Hot 100 charts.
10. Supertramp's contribution to this quiz was a hit in 1979. Can you deduce the name?

Answer: The Logical Song

"The Logical Song" came to us from the British progressive rock band Supertramp and their "Breakfast In America" album in 1979. It is probably the group's most recognizable song. Lead singer Roger Hodgson and the group reached a high of number six in the U.S. on the Billboard charts as well as number seven on the U.K. singles charts.
Source: Author fredsixties

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