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Quiz about Thats Rock and Roll

That's "Rock and Roll" Trivia Quiz


Since most of my quizzes are about Rock and Roll, how about these songs that have "Rock and Roll" in the title. Songs range from the '50s through the '80s. How many can you remember?

A multiple-choice quiz by fredsixties. Estimated time: 5 mins.
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Author
fredsixties
Time
5 mins
Type
Multiple Choice
Quiz #
320,340
Updated
Dec 24 22
# Qns
10
Difficulty
Average
Avg Score
7 / 10
Plays
1931
Awards
Top 35% Quiz
Last 3 plays: Hayes1953 (4/10), Guest 66 (5/10), Guest 136 (5/10).
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Question 1 of 10
1. The simple title of this song belies its longevity. It was first recorded in 1957 by Chuck Berry, but has been covered by many other artists. What is its name?

Answer: (Four Words (what this quiz is about))
Question 2 of 10
2. An amazingly clairvoyant group of singers gave us "Rock n' Roll Is Here To Stay" in 1958. What is their name? Hint


Question 3 of 10
3. The song "I Dig Rock and Roll Music" was a hit for Peter Paul and Mary in 1967. They specifically mention a few other acts in the lyrics of the song. They mention The Beatles, Donovan, and one other group that was popular in the 1960s. What folksy group is it? Hint


Question 4 of 10
4. B.J. Thomas had a 1972 hit single with this slumber tune that concerned rock and roll as well. What was this sleepy tune? Hint


Question 5 of 10
5. Where did The Righteous Brothers say there was a "hell of a band, band, band" in 1975? It was Rock and Roll...what?

Answer: (One Word (up there))
Question 6 of 10
6. Stick out that tongue, paint that face. Who scored with "Rock and Roll All Nite" in 1975?

Answer: (One Word (smooch))
Question 7 of 10
7. The Rolling Stones released "Its Only Rock and Roll (But I Like It)" in 1974. Aside from the Stones band members what other famous British rocker sang backup vocals on the tune? Hint


Question 8 of 10
8. "Old Time Rock and Roll" was a hit for Bob Seger in 1979. What movie is this single most commonly associated with? Hint


Question 9 of 10
9. This song was originally done by a group called The Arrows in 1975 but never charted. It did much better in 1982 when a gravel voiced lady with a black heart covered it. What's the song?

Answer: (Five Words (third word is "n" ))
Question 10 of 10
10. Huey Lewis mentions a plethora of cities in his "Heart of Rock and Roll" which was a 1984 hit. Which city does he mention at the end of the song with the lyrics "but the heart of rock and roll the heart of rock and roll is still beating in..."? Hint



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Quiz Answer Key and Fun Facts
1. The simple title of this song belies its longevity. It was first recorded in 1957 by Chuck Berry, but has been covered by many other artists. What is its name?

Answer: Rock and Roll Music

"Rock and Roll Music" is the title of the Chuck Berry penned tune that he made popular in 1957. The song reached number eight on the Billboard charts that year. Another act you may have heard of, The Beatles, released a cover of the song and it went to number one in several countries during late 1964.

It was not released as a single in the U.S. or U.K., but appeared on the U.S. released album "Beatles 65". The Beach Boys also covered the tune in 1976, and got to a number five placing on the U.S. Billboard Hot 100 charts. Going back to Berry's original, it made the Rolling Stone Magazine list of the "500 Greatest Songs of All Time" at number 128.
2. An amazingly clairvoyant group of singers gave us "Rock n' Roll Is Here To Stay" in 1958. What is their name?

Answer: Danny and the Juniors

"Rock n' Roll Is Here To Stay' was a follow up to Danny and the Juniors' prior number one hit "At the Hop". It cracked the U.S. Billboard charts, making it into the Top 20 tunes during 1958. Danny and the Juniors were a Philadelphia-based act that gained a tremendous amount of exposure by appearing a number of times of Dick Clark's television show, "American Bandstand".
3. The song "I Dig Rock and Roll Music" was a hit for Peter Paul and Mary in 1967. They specifically mention a few other acts in the lyrics of the song. They mention The Beatles, Donovan, and one other group that was popular in the 1960s. What folksy group is it?

Answer: The Mamas and the Papas

"I Dig Rock and Roll Music" was a semi-psychedelic tune released by Peter, Paul and Mary in 1967. It was a tongue-in-cheek tune with lyrics designed to focus on the silliness of most rock and roll lyrics of the songs being recorded during that era compared to the social consciousness of folk rock.

The Beatles and Donovan were specifically mentioned in the lyrics, as well as The Mamas and The Papas with the following lyrical excerpt. "I dig The Mamas and the Papas at "The Trip" Sunset Strip in L.A., they got a good thing goin' when the words don't get in the way..." By the way, the song peaked at number nine on the Billboard U.S. Hot 100 charts.
4. B.J. Thomas had a 1972 hit single with this slumber tune that concerned rock and roll as well. What was this sleepy tune?

Answer: Rock and Roll Lullaby

"Rock and Roll Lullaby" was a number 15 tune on the U.S. Billboard Hot 100 charts for B.J. Thomas in 1972. It was the first release off an album called "Billy Joe Thomas" and would be his last Top 40 placing for three years, until 1975 when he hit the top of the charts with "(Hey Won't You Play) Another Somebody Done Somebody Wrong Song".
5. Where did The Righteous Brothers say there was a "hell of a band, band, band" in 1975? It was Rock and Roll...what?

Answer: Heaven

The legendary combo of Bill Medley and Bobby Hatfield, collectively known as The Righteous Brothers, had been recording since 1963 and had numerous hits, but had been effectively absent from the U.S. charts from late 1966 until 1974 when they recorded a tribute to some of the rock and roll legends who had passed on called "Rock and Roll Heaven". Such legendary figures as Janis Joplin, Jimi Hendrix, Jim Croce, Bobby Darin, Otis Redding and Jim Morrison were all referred to in the lyrics of the song which rocketed the duo back into the spotlight with a number three placing on the U.S. Billboard Hot 100 charts.
6. Stick out that tongue, paint that face. Who scored with "Rock and Roll All Nite" in 1975?

Answer: Kiss

Kiss hit the big time with "Rock and Roll All Nite" in 1975. Although it was actually their fifth single released, it became synonymous with the group over the years and is probably their most recognizable tune. When first released it only got as high as number 57 on the Billboard Hot 100 charts, but a release of a live version later in 1975 got to number 12 on the U.S. charts, and number 18 in Australia and the group was on its way.

The music television station "VH1" named this song the 16th greatest hard rock song of all time.
7. The Rolling Stones released "Its Only Rock and Roll (But I Like It)" in 1974. Aside from the Stones band members what other famous British rocker sang backup vocals on the tune?

Answer: David Bowie

The song was taken from the album of the same name and written by Jagger/Richards. Mick Jagger explained that the lyrics had to do with the image of the group at the time, and people always saying that the current song was never as good as the last song that they did.

It was sort of a parody. The song reached as high as number 16 in the U.S. on the Billboard charts, and got to number ten in the U.K. Bowie did a good job as a backup singer to Jagger's lead on the song.
8. "Old Time Rock and Roll" was a hit for Bob Seger in 1979. What movie is this single most commonly associated with?

Answer: Risky Business

"Old Time Rock and Roll" came off an album by Seger called "Stranger In Town" and was originally released in 1979. It received marginal popularity at the time reaching only as high as number 28 on the Billboard Hot 100 charts in the U.S. It was then re-released in 1983 after its inclusion in the soundtrack of the motion picture "Risky Business" starring Tom Cruise.

It can be heard during Cruise's "underwear dance" in the film. The re-release got to number 48 on the charts that year and has remained a very popular tune since then.
9. This song was originally done by a group called The Arrows in 1975 but never charted. It did much better in 1982 when a gravel voiced lady with a black heart covered it. What's the song?

Answer: I Love Rock n Roll

Joan Jett and the Blackhearts covered the original version of "I Love Rock N' Roll" and turned it into a mega hit. It was a number one hit on the U.S. Billboard Hot 100 charts remaining in the top position for seven weeks. It also went to number one on the Dutch charts and got as high as number four on the U.K. charts.

The song is generally acknowledged to have jump started Jett's solo career. The original version, recorded by The Arrows in 1975 was said to have been written as a response to The Rolling Stones song "Its Only Rock and Roll", however the song was not promoted by the company that released it, and it never charted for the group. Jett's version was listed by Rolling Stone Magazine at number 484 on their "500 Greatest Hits of All Time" compilation.
10. Huey Lewis mentions a plethora of cities in his "Heart of Rock and Roll" which was a 1984 hit. Which city does he mention at the end of the song with the lyrics "but the heart of rock and roll the heart of rock and roll is still beating in..."?

Answer: Cleveland

"But the heart of rock and roll, heart of rock and roll is still beating, in Cleveland" It may be a coincidence, but of course that is where The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame is located. Lewis song hit the charts 2 years before the first inductees in 1986, but the plans were announced in 1983, so maybe not a coincidence. Lewis mentions many cities in the body of the song, but this lyric is the only time when he refers directly to a city after using "the heart of rock and roll is still beating".

The song itself is from a very successful album called "Sports", and the tune reached as high as number six on the U.S. Billboard Hot 100 charts.
Source: Author fredsixties

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