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Quiz about That 70s Show uh I mean SONG
Quiz about That 70s Show uh I mean SONG

That 70's Show; uh, I mean SONG! Quiz


If you're old enough to remember and like '70s pop/rock music, then this might just be right up your alley. Enjoy! (Source for I.I. sections - Wikipedia.)

A multiple-choice quiz by logcrawler. Estimated time: 5 mins.
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Author
logcrawler
Time
5 mins
Type
Multiple Choice
Quiz #
354,217
Updated
Dec 03 21
# Qns
10
Difficulty
Average
Avg Score
7 / 10
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Question 1 of 10
1. What song by Cherilyn Sarkisian was this, that made it to the number one spot in 1971 on the US Billboard Charts?

"Picked up a boy just south of Mobile
Gave him a ride, filled him with a hot meal
I was sixteen, he was twenty-one
Rode with us to Memphis
And papa woulda shot him if he knew what he'd done"
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Question 2 of 10
2. "I asked your mother if you were at home
She said yes; but that you weren't alone
Oh, sometimes I think that you're avoiding me
I'm okay alone, but you got something I need"

What did the songstress Melanie tell us that she needed?
Hint


Question 3 of 10
3. A guy named Sammy Johns had a nice vehicle that he really liked. What KIND of transportation did he have, according to his song with the following lyrics?

"I put her out in a town that was so small
You could throw a rock from end to end
A dirt-road Main Street; she walked off in bare feet
It's a shame I won't be passin' through again"
Hint


Question 4 of 10
4. "Though the dawn may be coming soon
There still may be some time.
Fly me away to the bright side of the moon
And meet me on the other side"

Who was this singer that wanted you to meet him on the dark side of the moon?
Hint


Question 5 of 10
5. ELO, The Electric Light Orchestra, had a number 45 hit with this song in 1975. These are the beginning lyrics; but what WAS the name of that song?

"You made a fool of me
But them broken dreams have got to end
Hey woman you got the blues
Cause you ain't got no one else to use
There's an open road that leads no where
So just make some miles between here and there
There's a hole in my head where the rain comes in
You took my body and played to win
Ha, ha woman, it's a crying shame
But you ain't got nobody else to blame"
Hint


Question 6 of 10
6. What was the name of the family group that hit it big with these lyrics in 1972?

"Oh . . . mmm
I know a place
Ain't nobody cryin'
Ain't nobody worried
Ain't no smilin' faces
Mmm, no no
Lyin' to the races
Help me, come on, come on
Somebody, help me now"
Hint


Question 7 of 10
7. What line follows immediately after these lyrics, as sung by the Hollies?

"Saturday night I was downtown
Working for the FBI
Sitting in a nest of bad men
Whisky bottles piling high
Bootlegging boozer on the west side
Full of people who are doing wrong
Just about to call up the DA man
When I heard this woman singing a song
A pair of 45's made me open my eyes
My temperature started to rise"

She was a ...
Hint


Question 8 of 10
8. "When I'm feelin' down
You're there to pick me up and help me to carry on
Aww, little things mean a lot
When you need a shoulder to cry on
I'm there to ease the pain and chase away the rain
Aww, darlin', I just gotta say..."


In 1972 what(parenthetically entitled words)did the group Gallery have to say?
Hint


Question 9 of 10
9. "Ain't it good
Ain't it right
That you are with me
Here tonight
The music playin'
Our bodies swayin' in time
(In time, in time, in time)"

Who sang these lines to the 1974 hit song, "Rock Me Gently"?
Hint


Question 10 of 10
10. Just sing along with the tune, if you know the song. But wait! What group are you singing along WITH?

"Will you meet me in the middle, will you meet me in the air? Will you love me just a little, just enough to show you care? Well I tried to fake it, I don't mind sayin', I just can't make it

Well, I keep on thinkin' 'bout you, Sister Golden Hair surprise
And I just can't live without you; can't you see it in my eyes?
Now I been one poor correspondent, and I been too, too hard to find
But it doesn't mean you ain't been on my mind."
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Quiz Answer Key and Fun Facts
1. What song by Cherilyn Sarkisian was this, that made it to the number one spot in 1971 on the US Billboard Charts? "Picked up a boy just south of Mobile Gave him a ride, filled him with a hot meal I was sixteen, he was twenty-one Rode with us to Memphis And papa woulda shot him if he knew what he'd done"

Answer: Gypsies, Tramps and Thieves

Cherilyn, whom you may better know as simply "Cher", had a number one hit with "Gypsies, Tramps and Thieves" in 1971. Originally entitled "Gypsies, Tramps and White Trash", the title was changed by her manager in an effort to keep down controversy.(Hmm...probably a smart move.)
2. "I asked your mother if you were at home She said yes; but that you weren't alone Oh, sometimes I think that you're avoiding me I'm okay alone, but you got something I need" What did the songstress Melanie tell us that she needed?

Answer: A Brand New Key

Remember? She already HAD the brand-new pair of roller skates. It was the key that she needed later.

Melanie's full name was Melanie Anne Safka-Schekerk. Her song "Brand-New Key" was banned on some radio stations due to what was perceived to be sexual innuendo. Imagine that. Nowadays, that would get it MORE airtime, huh? Some of Melanie's other songs include "What Have They Done To My Song, Ma?" and "Lay Down."
3. A guy named Sammy Johns had a nice vehicle that he really liked. What KIND of transportation did he have, according to his song with the following lyrics? "I put her out in a town that was so small You could throw a rock from end to end A dirt-road Main Street; she walked off in bare feet It's a shame I won't be passin' through again"

Answer: Chevy Van

"Chevy Van" was a number five hit for North Carolina native Sammy Johns in 1973. While Sammy wrote a number of songs for other artists, including Waylon Jennings, Sammy Kershaw, and Conway Twitty, he is probably best remembered for "Chevy Van"; a song that he recorded for himself.
4. "Though the dawn may be coming soon There still may be some time. Fly me away to the bright side of the moon And meet me on the other side" Who was this singer that wanted you to meet him on the dark side of the moon?

Answer: Gary Wright

Gary Wright's "Dream Weaver" was a number two hit on the Billboard Hot 100 in 1976.

A couple of The Beatles influenced Gary Wright when he produced this gem.
According to Gary Wright, George Harrison had given him a copy of "Autobiography of a Yogi". In the poem, "God! God! God!", Paramhansa Yogananda made reference to "the idea of the mind weaving dreams."

In addition to this influence, the expression "Dream Weaver" had been used by John Lennon in a song entitled simply, "God".
5. ELO, The Electric Light Orchestra, had a number 45 hit with this song in 1975. These are the beginning lyrics; but what WAS the name of that song? "You made a fool of me But them broken dreams have got to end Hey woman you got the blues Cause you ain't got no one else to use There's an open road that leads no where So just make some miles between here and there There's a hole in my head where the rain comes in You took my body and played to win Ha, ha woman, it's a crying shame But you ain't got nobody else to blame"

Answer: Evil Woman

ELO, (Electric Light Orchestra) had their first world-wide hit with "Evil Woman" in 1975. The song was featured on their album, "Face The Music".
6. What was the name of the family group that hit it big with these lyrics in 1972? "Oh . . . mmm I know a place Ain't nobody cryin' Ain't nobody worried Ain't no smilin' faces Mmm, no no Lyin' to the races Help me, come on, come on Somebody, help me now"

Answer: The Staple Singers

"I'll Take You There" by the Staple Singers was a huge hit in 1972. The song topped the charts in both the 'Rhythm-and-Blues' and the 'Pop Music' genres.
The family Gospel/R&B group consisted of Cleotha, Pervis, Yvonne and Mavis Staples, along with their father and leader, Roebuck.
7. What line follows immediately after these lyrics, as sung by the Hollies? "Saturday night I was downtown Working for the FBI Sitting in a nest of bad men Whisky bottles piling high Bootlegging boozer on the west side Full of people who are doing wrong Just about to call up the DA man When I heard this woman singing a song A pair of 45's made me open my eyes My temperature started to rise" She was a ...

Answer: Long Cool Woman In A Black Dress

The Hollies named themselves either after a Christmas greenery or because of their love of the music of Buddy Holly, (or perhaps both, depending on whom you might interview.)
Graham Nash, one of the original members of the group, claimed the latter. After leaving the group he became the 'Nash' portion of "Crosby, Stills and Nash" (and sometimes, "Young").

Although "Long Cool Woman In A Black Dress" by the Hollies did not fare so well in their native U.K., reaching only number 32, it became a number-two hit in the U.S. and a number-one hit in Australia.

(Pop singer Elton John played piano for The Hollies on their hit "He Ain't Heavy; He's My Brother.")
8. "When I'm feelin' down You're there to pick me up and help me to carry on Aww, little things mean a lot When you need a shoulder to cry on I'm there to ease the pain and chase away the rain Aww, darlin', I just gotta say..." In 1972 what(parenthetically entitled words)did the group Gallery have to say?

Answer: (It's So) Nice To Be With You

Jim Gold was the (lead singer) for the group "Gallery".

I don't know why (some) song-writers just seem to (have) to put parentheses around certain words in their song titles, especially when (sometimes) they have absolutely (nothing) to do with the song (itself.)

And even (if they do); why can't they just (stick) to the complete title (in the first place)? Or just (omit) the parenthetical phrase in the (first) place?

Go (figure.)
9. "Ain't it good Ain't it right That you are with me Here tonight The music playin' Our bodies swayin' in time (In time, in time, in time)" Who sang these lines to the 1974 hit song, "Rock Me Gently"?

Answer: Andy Kim

Andrew Youakim, who later took the stage name Andy Kim, was from Canada. His parents were immigrants from Lebanon.

He and Jeff Barry co-wrote "Sugar Sugar" for the Archies, as well as other tunes for the group and later collaborated on an album for the Monkees; "Changes".

"Rock Me Gently" reached the number one slot in the U.S. on September 28, 1974. It made it to the number two slot on British charts, but was the last top ten hit for Andy Kim.
10. Just sing along with the tune, if you know the song. But wait! What group are you singing along WITH? "Will you meet me in the middle, will you meet me in the air? Will you love me just a little, just enough to show you care? Well I tried to fake it, I don't mind sayin', I just can't make it Well, I keep on thinkin' 'bout you, Sister Golden Hair surprise And I just can't live without you; can't you see it in my eyes? Now I been one poor correspondent, and I been too, too hard to find But it doesn't mean you ain't been on my mind."

Answer: America

The group known as "America" consisted of three young men whose fathers were in the U.S. Air Force and were stationed in England. The group, whose members were Gerry Beckley, Dewey Bunnell and Dan Peek began their singing career by BORROWING guitars to practice with!

"Sister Golden Hair" reached the number one spot on the Billboard Hot 100 in 1975. The group credited George Harrison for inspiring the opening riff of the music and Jackson Browne as the inspiration for the lyrics. The source of the inspiration for the title of the song was none other than the mothers of the young men; all of whom were blondes!

America's hit song, "A Horse With No Name" had originally been entitled "The Desert Song". Some other hits by America include "Tin Man", "Ventura Highway" and "Lonely People"
Source: Author logcrawler

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