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Quiz about Stepping up the Charts
Quiz about Stepping up the Charts

Stepping up the Charts Trivia Quiz


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A multiple-choice quiz by shanteyman. Estimated time: 4 mins.
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Author
shanteyman
Time
4 mins
Type
Multiple Choice
Quiz #
353,270
Updated
Feb 27 22
# Qns
10
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Question 1 of 10
1. Which singer featured his wife on backing vocals on his 1960 US Top Ten hit "Footsteps"? Hint


Question 2 of 10
2. "(I'm Not Your) Steppin' Stone" was a November, 1966, release by The Monkees. Which group recorded the song on their "Midnight Ride" album six months earlier? Hint


Question 3 of 10
3. Which group had a 1958 number two hit with "16 Candles" and followed up with the Top Forty "Step by Step" in 1960? Hint


Question 4 of 10
4. In 1982 Joe Jackson had his biggest US hit with "Steppin' Out". Which country was Joe Jackson from? Hint


Question 5 of 10
5. A version of which 1959 to 1961 Science Fiction television show theme was recorded by The Ventures on their 1964 "The Ventures in Space" album? Hint


Question 6 of 10
6. In 2000, "One Step Closer" was released as the first single off the "Hybrid Theory" debut album from which band? Hint


Question 7 of 10
7. "Gimme Three Steps" was a seventies hit from Lynyrd Skynyrd. Which state was the band from? Hint


Question 8 of 10
8. Fill in the number of steps in the 1960 Eddie Cochran song: "_________ Steps to Heaven". Hint


Question 9 of 10
9. "Two Steps Behind" was a single from the 1993 "Retro Active" album from Def Leppard. Which 1993 Arnold Schwarzenegger movie soundtrack album also featured the song? Hint


Question 10 of 10
10. "One Step Up" was a 1988 Top Ten US Billboard Hot 100 single from Bruce Springsteen's "Born in the U.S.A." album



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Quiz Answer Key and Fun Facts
1. Which singer featured his wife on backing vocals on his 1960 US Top Ten hit "Footsteps"?

Answer: Steve Lawrence

"Footsteps" featured Steve Lawrence's wife Eydie Gorme on backing vocals. Steve's first US Top Ten single was a song titled "Party Doll" in 1957. Two years later "Pretty Blue Eyes" made it to Number Nine. Steve and Eydie were regulars on "Tonight Starring Steve Allen" beginning in the mid-fifties.
Brooklyn native Steve Lawrence was born Sidney Liebowitz and married Eydie in 1957. Lawrence charted several hit records and appeared on most of the major variety shows and occasional drama shows throughout the sixties and seventies. He appeared in several films, including the role of booking agent Maury Sline in 1979 film "The Blues Brothers". Steve and Eydie have been regular entertainers in Las Vegas for decades.
"About This Thing Called Love" was a 1960 Top Forty by Fabian. Bobby Darin hit number twenty with "Artificial Flowers" in 1960 and "Delaware" went to number twenty-two for Perry Como the same year.
2. "(I'm Not Your) Steppin' Stone" was a November, 1966, release by The Monkees. Which group recorded the song on their "Midnight Ride" album six months earlier?

Answer: Paul Revere and the Raiders

"Kicks" was the biggest selling single from Paul Revere and the Raiders' "Midnight Ride" album. "Shake it Up" was the "B" side. "(I'm Not Your) Steppin' Stone" was not released as a single by Paul Revere and the Raiders.
Micky Dolenz sang lead on The Monkees' recording. Tommy Boyce and Bobby Hart composed the song. Tommy Boyce provided backing vocals and Bobby Hart played the organ. The duo also produced the recording. "(I'm Not Your) Steppin' Stone" was the flip side of "I'm a Believer".
"Time Won't Let Me" went to number five in 1966 for The Outsiders. The Byrds had a Top Forty hit with "Mr. Spaceman" the same year and "A Groovy Kind of Love" by The Mindbenders reached number two.
3. Which group had a 1958 number two hit with "16 Candles" and followed up with the Top Forty "Step by Step" in 1960?

Answer: The Crests

"Step by Step" was one of several hits by The Crests. The band was one of the first interracial singing groups with Puerto Rican, Black and Italian members belonging to the group. "Trouble In Paradise", "The Angels Listened In" and "Six Nights a Week" were other charted singles by the group.
J. T. Carter was credited with founding the group. Early members included Johnny Mastrangelo (who changed his name to Johnny Maestro), Luther Vandross's older sister Patricia Van Dross, Harold Torres and Talmoudge Gough.
Johnny Maestro left 1961 to join the Del Satins and went on to form Johnny Maestro and The Brooklyn Bridge. J. T. Carter went on to work with The Drifters after the Crests disbanded.
The Skyliners had a hit in 1959 with "Since I Don't Have You".
4. In 1982 Joe Jackson had his biggest US hit with "Steppin' Out". Which country was Joe Jackson from?

Answer: England

Joe Jackson was born David Ian Jackson at Burton upon Trent, England and was raised in Portsmouth. He first hit the US charts in 1979 with "Is She Really Going Out with Him?". Two years after releasing "Steppin' Out" Jackson had success with "You Can't Get What You Want (Till You Know What You Want)".
He was in a few moderately successful bands as a teen using the name David Jackson. He changed his name to Joe Jackson in the early seventies and formed The Joe Jackson Band. When the band broke up he released his first solo album in 1982 titled "Night and Day" which contained "Steppin' Out".
5. A version of which 1959 to 1961 Science Fiction television show theme was recorded by The Ventures on their 1964 "The Ventures in Space" album?

Answer: One Step Beyond

Harry Lubin composed the music and soundtrack for "One Step Beyond". Decca Records released "Music from One Step Beyond" as an album. The Ventures recorded a version on their popular "Ventures in Space" album. The "Ventures in Space" album included the theme from "The Twilight Zone" and "Penetration" featuring unusual and eerie sounds created entirely by the manner in which The Ventures played their guitars. "One Step Beyond" was a Science Fiction program created by ABC Television to rival "The Twilight Zone" (1959) on CBS. "One Step beyond" dealt with issues such as death premonition and paranormal events. John Newland directed and hosted the program that featured various actors on the weekly episodes.
6. In 2000, "One Step Closer" was released as the first single off the "Hybrid Theory" debut album from which band?

Answer: Linkin Park

Linkin Park formed in 1996 in Agoura Hills, California. Four years later their "Hybrid Theory" album gained them international acclaim and was certified as a Diamond record in 2005. Linkin Park began when high school friends Rob Bourdon, Mike Shinoda and Brad Delson found other musicians with similar interests and formed a band they called Zero.

The frustration of failing to get a record deal led to some personnel changes and a name change to Hybrid Theory. Eventually they took the name Linkin Park inspired by a park in Santa Monica and titled their debut album "Hybrid Theory". "One Step Closer" and "Crawling" became Alternative Rock hits from the album and the band performed over 300 dates in one year to support the album. "Bent" was a 2000 single release by Matchbox Twenty. Creed released "With Arms Wide Open" in 2000 and "Never Let You Go" was a 2000 single by Third Eye Blind.
7. "Gimme Three Steps" was a seventies hit from Lynyrd Skynyrd. Which state was the band from?

Answer: Florida

In 1964 The Noble Five formed in Jacksonville Florida which would later become Lynyrd Skynyrd. Gary Rossington, Ronnie Van Zant and Allen Collins were the original founding members of the group which changed their name to My Backyard in 1965. They also experimented with the name One Percent before deciding on Leonard Skinner inspired by a strict school teacher.

The name was later changed again shortly before their debut album "(Pronounced 'lĕh-'nérd 'skin-'nérd" was released in 1973. One of the members of the band quit school after being hassled by Skinner over his long hair.

The relationship between Skinner and the band eased up and after the group earned national recognition Skinner introduced them at a Jacksonville Memorial Coliseum concert.
8. Fill in the number of steps in the 1960 Eddie Cochran song: "_________ Steps to Heaven".

Answer: Three

Eddie and Bob Cochran composed Eddie Cochran's posthumous single "Three Steps to Heaven". Buddy Holly's backup group The Crickets were the studio band on the recording. The song was released in March of 1960 and Cochran died the following month in a cab accident in England. Eddie Cochran was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 1980. He was born Ray Edward Cochran in in Albert Lea, Minnesota, and his family moved to California in 1953. Eddie became a session guitarist and began writing songs.

His break came when he was invited to sing "Twenty Flight Rock" in the 1956 film "The Girl Can't Help It".
9. "Two Steps Behind" was a single from the 1993 "Retro Active" album from Def Leppard. Which 1993 Arnold Schwarzenegger movie soundtrack album also featured the song?

Answer: Last Action Hero

"Last Action Hero" starred Arnold Schwarzenegger as a fictional Los Angeles detective named Jack Slater. Austin O'Brien co-starred as a young boy who also inhabited the parallel world. Charles Dance portrayed an assassin.
"Retro Active" was a compilation of recordings done between 1984 and 1993 that was released in 1993. The album reached Number Nine on the US album charts and the single "Two Steps Behind" Reached Number 12 on the Billboard Hot 100. When the song was selected for the soundtrack of "Last Action Hero" a string arrangement by Michael Kamen was added.
"Cliffhanger" (1993) starred Sylvester Stallone. "Crime Story" was a 1993 Jackie Chan film. "The Meteor Man" was a 1993 movie starring Robert Townsend.
10. "One Step Up" was a 1988 Top Ten US Billboard Hot 100 single from Bruce Springsteen's "Born in the U.S.A." album

Answer: False

"One Step Up" peaked at number thirteen on the US Billboard Hot 100. The song was different from most of the cuts on Springsteens 1987 "Tunnel of Love". It was not recorded at Bruce's home studio. "One Step Up" was only released in the United States as a single. Because Bruce played all the instruments there were no other members of The E Street Band represented on the track and his future wife at the time, Patti Scialfa, provided backing vocals. He was in the midst of breaking up with his wife, former model Julianne Phillips, at the time.
"Born in the U.S.A." was a 1984 release.
Source: Author shanteyman

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