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All these well known U.S. Billboard hits of the past remind you to keep your feet moving. All songs are about walking. Songs range from the 50s throught the 80s.

A multiple-choice quiz by fredsixties. Estimated time: 4 mins.
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Author
fredsixties
Time
4 mins
Type
Multiple Choice
Quiz #
305,729
Updated
Dec 03 21
# Qns
15
Difficulty
Average
Avg Score
11 / 15
Plays
1671
Awards
Top 10% Quiz
Last 3 plays: Guest 86 (9/15), Silver_Mage (9/15), Guest 66 (10/15).
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Question 1 of 15
1. What icon of 50s and 60s R&B and soul had a Top 5 hit with "I'm Walkin'"? Hint


Question 2 of 15
2. This folksy group made a hit out of "Walk Right In" in 1962. Can you name them? Hint


Question 3 of 15
3. Who wanted you to "Walk Right Back" in 1961? Hint


Question 4 of 15
4. This group of ladies took "Walking In The Rain" up the U.S. charts in 1964. Who were they? Hint


Question 5 of 15
5. Way back in 1960 this instrumental tune reminded you to "Walk, Don't Run". Who gave us this safety reminder? Hint


Question 6 of 15
6. A song that has become a pop standard, called "Walk On By" was first recorded in 1964 by this contemporary artist. Whom? Hint


Question 7 of 15
7. Which New Jersey founded group took "Walk Like A Man" to the top of the charts in early 1963? Hint


Question 8 of 15
8. "Remember, (Walking In The Sand)" became the first big hit for this group of ladies from New York City. Name them. Hint


Question 9 of 15
9. "Walk Away Renee" was a big hit in 1967 for this short lived group. Can you name them? Hint


Question 10 of 15
10. The controversial "Walk On The Wild Side" was the biggest hit for this artist who did a solo here in 1972, although he was involved with a progessive group at the time. Who was he? Hint


Question 11 of 15
11. Not to be cofused with the Eddy Grant reggae song in 1979, this British group of guys and gals had a big hit in 1985 with "Walking On Sunshine". Who were they? Hint


Question 12 of 15
12. "Walk This Way" was a 1977 hit for this group who also reprised the song nine years later as a duet with the help of another set of musicians. Name the 1977 group that did the original. Hint


Question 13 of 15
13. In 1985 everyone was doing the "Walk Of Life". Whose tune were they walking to? Hint


Question 14 of 15
14. This group of young ladies asked you to "Walk Like An Egyptian" in 1986. Which girls were these? Hint


Question 15 of 15
15. What singer songwriter composed and sang "Walking In Memphis" in 1991? Hint



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Quiz Answer Key and Fun Facts
1. What icon of 50s and 60s R&B and soul had a Top 5 hit with "I'm Walkin'"?

Answer: Fats Domino

It was Domino who took "I'm Walkin'" to the number four position on the U.S. Billboard Pop charts in 1957. This was one of a string of hits Domino released during the 1957-1959 period. Others included the immortal "Blueberry Hill" as well as "Blue Monday" and "I Want To Walk You Home". Domino's recording career actually spanned over 30 years, beginning way back in 1949.

He is ranked at number 25 on "Rolling Stone" magazine's "100 Greatest Artists Of All Time". Domino was reported to have perished during Hurricane Katrina when it hit New Orleans in 2005, but it was later discovered that he was rescued.
2. This folksy group made a hit out of "Walk Right In" in 1962. Can you name them?

Answer: The Rooftop Singers

The Rooftop Singers were a considered a progressive folk rock trio when they put this song on the charts in late 1962. It spent two weeks at the number one position on the Billboard Hot 100 charts, as well as five weeks on the Easy Listening charts. The song is an adaptation of a recording released by a group called "Cannon and His Jug Stompers" in the late 1920.
3. Who wanted you to "Walk Right Back" in 1961?

Answer: The Everly Brothers

"Walk Right Back" is an Everly Brothers tune from early 1961 which made it to number seven on the U.S. Billboard Hot 100 charts. It was originally released as a B-side to a song called "Ebony Eyes" which was a number one single in the U.K., but went nowhere on the charts in the U.S. Disc-jockeys around the country started playing the B-side and that's the song that became popular in the U.S.
4. This group of ladies took "Walking In The Rain" up the U.S. charts in 1964. Who were they?

Answer: The Ronettes

Ronnie Spector and The Ronettes took this song to number 23 on the U.S. Billboard Hot 100 charts, right in the midst of the British Invasion that year. It was part of a string of top 40 hits that the group had that year. Others included "The Best Part Of Breaking Up", and "Do I Love You?" They also were touring with The Rolling Stones at that time.

The song itself earned producer Phil Spector a Grammy Award for Best Sound Effects, the only Grammy Award he ever won. The song was covered by Jay and the Americans in 1969, and became a Top 20 hit for them that year.
5. Way back in 1960 this instrumental tune reminded you to "Walk, Don't Run". Who gave us this safety reminder?

Answer: The Ventures

The song made the charts in 1960 in the U.S., going to number two on the Billboard Hot 100 that year. It had originally been performed five years earlier by its writer, Johnny Smith. It is now considered to be one of the first recordings of surf music to hit the U.S. Hot 100 charts. The Ventures also did a remix a few years later called simply "Walk Don't Run,'64".
6. A song that has become a pop standard, called "Walk On By" was first recorded in 1964 by this contemporary artist. Whom?

Answer: Dionne Warwick

This song is said to have been written expressly for Warwick by the songwriting team of Burt Bacharach and Hal David. It became a super hit when released in 1964 reaching number six on the U.S. Billboard Hot 100 charts. Over the years the song has been recorded and covered by hundreds of artists, some of which include all the choices above as well as The Jackson 5, Smokey Robinson and The Miracles, The Carpenters, Cliff Richard, Gloria Gaynor, and The Average White Band, just to name a very few.
7. Which New Jersey founded group took "Walk Like A Man" to the top of the charts in early 1963?

Answer: The Four Seasons

Although all the above mentioned group are successful New Jersey bands, it was of course, the Four Seasons, led by Frankie Valli, who took this hit all the way to number one on the Billboard charts in 1963. It was their third successive number one hit following 1962's "Sherry", and "Big Girls Don't Cry".
8. "Remember, (Walking In The Sand)" became the first big hit for this group of ladies from New York City. Name them.

Answer: The Shangri-Las

The Shangri-Las were a group of girls from Queens, New York who happened to be in the right place at the right time. A guy named George Morton was trying to break into the music business, and wrote this song. He had heard the Shangri-Las locally and decided to use them to record the demo.

The song was an immediate hit when released, zooming to number five on the U.S. Billboard Hot 100 in 1964.
9. "Walk Away Renee" was a big hit in 1967 for this short lived group. Can you name them?

Answer: The Left Banke

Written by a 16 year old keyboard player named Michael Brown, the song climbed the charts in the spring of 1966, and made it all the way to number five on the U.S. Billboard Hot 100 charts. The song was covered in 1968 and became a hit again for The Four Tops.
10. The controversial "Walk On The Wild Side" was the biggest hit for this artist who did a solo here in 1972, although he was involved with a progessive group at the time. Who was he?

Answer: Lou Reed

Reed was heavily involved with "The Velvet Underground" when he released this song as a solo artist. This song was a big hit for Reed despite it's controversial nature and lyrics. The song speaks about things such as oral sex, transexuality, and drugs, as well as using a derogatory term to describe African-Americans.

The song still made it to number 16 on the U.S. Billboard Hot 100 charts, made it to number 10 in the U.K., and was listed on Rolling Stones Magazine's "500 Greatest Songs Of All Time" at number 221.
11. Not to be cofused with the Eddy Grant reggae song in 1979, this British group of guys and gals had a big hit in 1985 with "Walking On Sunshine". Who were they?

Answer: Katrina and The Waves

The song itself was written by band member Kimberly Rew, and the lead singer was Katrina Leskanich. The song became a number nine U.S. Billboard Hot 100 hit, and went to number eight in the U.K., as well as number three in Canada. The group is considered a one hit wonder in the U.S. and although they did have a couple of other songs that made it into the Top 100, none could come close to the success of this one.
12. "Walk This Way" was a 1977 hit for this group who also reprised the song nine years later as a duet with the help of another set of musicians. Name the 1977 group that did the original.

Answer: Aerosmith

Steven Tyler, and the Boston, Massachusetts based group Aerosmith, put this song on the charts in 1977. It came off their album called "Toys In The Attic" originally released in 1975. The song hit number ten on the U.S. Billboard Hot 100 charts that year. Later in 1986, the rap group Run-DMC collaborated with the Aerosmith for a duet of sorts on their album called "Raising Hell", with both groups playing off each other.

The song again reached lofty heights soring a number six placing on the Billboard charts that year.

The remake also spawned a successful music video which was very popular on MTV.
13. In 1985 everyone was doing the "Walk Of Life". Whose tune were they walking to?

Answer: Dire Straits

Mark Knopfler and Dire Straits were the ones who laid down these tracks in 1985. The song was a number seven hit in the U.S. on The Billboard Hot 100 charts, and peaked at number two in the U.K. It ultimately was their biggest commercial success in their home country of England, although their producer didn't want to include it on their album called "Brothers In Arms". Luckily, the band out-voted him.
14. This group of young ladies asked you to "Walk Like An Egyptian" in 1986. Which girls were these?

Answer: The Bangles

The album called "Different Light" by The Bangles yielded this best selling hit of 1986. The song was originally offered to Toni Basil, who passed on it. The Bangles took the song to the number one position on the U.S. Billboard charts, as well as number two in the U.K.

It is generally recognized as the first song by an all female group playing their own instruments to ever reach number one on the Billboard charts. The music video, which was widely played on MTV was also very successful.
15. What singer songwriter composed and sang "Walking In Memphis" in 1991?

Answer: Marc Cohn

Cleveland born Marc Cohn set "Walking In Memphis" down as a track from his debut album, simply titled "Mark Cohn". The song did very well, reaching a peak of number 13 on the U.S. Billboard Hot 100 charts. The song helped propel Cohn to a 1991 Grammy award as "Best New Artist".

The song was covered in 1995 by Cher, and reached number 11 in the U.K. Curiously, her version was never released in the U.S.
Source: Author fredsixties

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