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Quiz about The Music Of Bobby Vee
Quiz about The Music Of Bobby Vee

The Music Of Bobby Vee Trivia Quiz


Bobby Vee was one of the top US teen idols of the early '60s, also very popular in the UK. Take a walk down memory lane and see what you can remember about his music. Singing will help.

A multiple-choice quiz by shipyardbernie. Estimated time: 4 mins.
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Time
4 mins
Type
Multiple Choice
Quiz #
323,460
Updated
Dec 03 21
# Qns
10
Difficulty
Average
Avg Score
8 / 10
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Question 1 of 10
1. It's in the eyes, I tell you. Can you get the title of this song from these words?

"One of these days you're gonna be sorry
'cause your game I'm gonna play"
Hint


Question 2 of 10
2. Can you name Bobby Vee's first US top ten hit from these words?

"You look like and angel, your smile is divine
But you keep me guessin', will you ever be mine?"

Hint


Question 3 of 10
3. You didn't really think that Bobby Vee was his real name did you? Do you know what his real name is? Hint


Question 4 of 10
4. You may get out of breath naming this song, can you get it from these lyrics?

"If it's me you want to love you
I'll be more than glad to love you"
Hint


Question 5 of 10
5. Can you find the missing girl in this Bobby Vee song "Please Don't Ask About ______"? Hint


Question 6 of 10
6. This song was the first UK chart hit for Bobby Vee. Can you get it from these words?

"You go and squeeze me til I'm all aflame
(She calls you by some other guy's name)"
Hint


Question 7 of 10
7. The writers of Bobby Vee's only US number one hit "Take Good Care Of My Baby" wrote many hits for many artists in the late'50s and early '60s. One of the songwriting team became a singing star in their own right in the '70s. Who were they? Hint


Question 8 of 10
8. This single was not a chart hit in the US. Will these lyrics ever give you a clue to the title?

"Yes, I've kissed girls just for the thrill of kissin' them
And I've told them goodbye without ever missin' them"
Hint


Question 9 of 10
9. Bobby Vee recorded a very well known Buddy Holly B-side as the B-side of "Rubber Ball" can you get it from these words?

"Goin' faster than a roller coaster
Love like yours will surely come my way"
Hint


Question 10 of 10
10. Bobby Vee had a US chart career longer than most early '60s teen idols, it lasted until 1970. Can you name his last US top ten hit in 1967 from these words?

"You're still livin' in a paper-doll world
Someday be a woman ready to love"
Hint



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Quiz Answer Key and Fun Facts
1. It's in the eyes, I tell you. Can you get the title of this song from these words? "One of these days you're gonna be sorry 'cause your game I'm gonna play"

Answer: The Night Has A Thousand Eyes

The song is "The Night Has A Thousand Eyes" and it saw Bobby reach number three on the US pop chart and the UK chart in 1963.

"Someday (When I'm Gone From You)" on which Bobby is backed by The Crickets only reached number 99 on the US pop chart in 1962 and missed the UK chart altogether. "Charms" reached number 13 on the US pop chart in 1963 but had no effect on the UK chart. "Come Back When You Grow Up" gave Boboy his first US top ten hit for nearly five years in 1967 when it reached number three but it never reached the UK chart.
2. Can you name Bobby Vee's first US top ten hit from these words? "You look like and angel, your smile is divine But you keep me guessin', will you ever be mine?"

Answer: Devil Or Angel

"Devil Or Angel" which reached number six on the US pop chart in 1960 was Bobby's first US top ten hit. It never charted in the UK.

"Suzie Baby" reached number 99 on the US pop chart in 1959, it never charted in the UK. "What Do You Want" reached number 93 on the US pop chart in 1960, it never charted in the UK. The song was a UK number one for British singer Adam Faith, his original version never charted in the US. "Since I Met You Baby" was a country style B-side of "Devil Or Angel" and reached number 81 on the US pop chart in 1960, it never charted in the UK.
3. You didn't really think that Bobby Vee was his real name did you? Do you know what his real name is?

Answer: Robert Thomas Velline

Robert Velline is Bobby Vee.

Walden Robert Cassotto is Bobby Darin (biggest US hit "Mack The Knife" US pop chart number one: UK chart number one in 1959).
Robert Louis Ridarelli is Bobby Rydell (biggest US hit "Wild One" US pop chart number two: UK chart number seven in 1960).
Robert James Byrd is Bobby Day (biggest US hit "Rockin' Robin" US pop chart number two: UK chart number 29 in 1958).
4. You may get out of breath naming this song, can you get it from these lyrics? "If it's me you want to love you I'll be more than glad to love you"

Answer: Run To Him

"Run To Him" was the song and it reached number two on the US pop chart and number six on the UK chart in 1961.

"Punish Her" was the B-side of "Sharing You" and it reached number 20 on the US pop chart in 1963, it never charted in the UK. "Walkin' With My Angel" was the B-side of "Run To Him" and reached number 66 on the US pop chart but never charted in the UK. "Sharing You" reached number 15 on the US pop chart in 1962, it reached number ten on the UK chart.
5. Can you find the missing girl in this Bobby Vee song "Please Don't Ask About ______"?

Answer: Barbara

Bobby was begging you to "Please Don't Ask About Barbara", it reached number 15 on the US pop chart in 1962. It only reached number 29 on the UK chart.

He got "A Letter From Betty" a B-side, it was a number 85 hit on the US pop chart in 1963. It never charted in the UK. "Suzie Baby" reached number 77 on the US pop chart in 1959. It never charted in the UK. "Never Love A Robin" a B-side, it was a number 99 on the US pop chart. It never charted in the UK.
6. This song was the first UK chart hit for Bobby Vee. Can you get it from these words? "You go and squeeze me til I'm all aflame (She calls you by some other guy's name)"

Answer: Rubber Ball

"Rubber Ball" reached number six on the US pop chart in 1961. It was his fist hit in the UK and bounced further up the UK chart to number four.

"Stayin' In" reached number 33 on the US pop chart in 1961, the B-side "More Than I Can Say" reached number 61. They were released as a double A-side in the UK and reached number four on the UK chart. "How Many Tears" reached number 63 on the US pop chart in 1961. It was a bigger hit in the UK and reached number ten on the UK chart.
7. The writers of Bobby Vee's only US number one hit "Take Good Care Of My Baby" wrote many hits for many artists in the late'50s and early '60s. One of the songwriting team became a singing star in their own right in the '70s. Who were they?

Answer: Goffin/King

Gerry Goffin and Carole King were the song writers of "Take Good Care Of My Baby". It was number one for three weeks on the US pop chart and reached number three on the UK chart in 1963.

They also wrote US number one hits for The Shirelles "Will You Love Me Tomorrow". Little Eva "The Loco-Motion". Steve Lawrence "Go Away Little Girl". They were inducted into the Songwriters Hall of Fame in 1987.
8. This single was not a chart hit in the US. Will these lyrics ever give you a clue to the title? "Yes, I've kissed girls just for the thrill of kissin' them And I've told them goodbye without ever missin' them"

Answer: A Forever Kind Of Love

The song was "A Forever Kind Of Love", never a chart hit in the US it reached number 13 on the UK chart in 1962.

"Be True To Yourself" reached number 34 on the US pop chart in 1963 but never charted in the UK. "Yesterday And You (Armen's Theme)" reached number 55 on the US pop chart in 1963 but never charted in the UK. "Stranger In Your Arms" reached number 83 on the US pop chart in 1964 but never charted in the UK.
9. Bobby Vee recorded a very well known Buddy Holly B-side as the B-side of "Rubber Ball" can you get it from these words? "Goin' faster than a roller coaster Love like yours will surely come my way"

Answer: Everyday

The song was "Everyday" it was the B-side of "Peggy Sue", which reached number three for Buddy Holly on the US pop chart in 1957. It reached number six on the UK chart.

"I'm Looking For Someone To Love" was the B-side of "That'll Be The Day", which reached number one for The Crickets on the US pop chart in 1957. It reached number one on the UK chart. "Not Fade Away" was the B-side of "Oh,Boy!", which reached number ten for The Crickets on the US pop chart in 1958, It reached number three on the UK pop chart. "Tell Me How" was the B-side of "Maybe Baby", which reached number 17 for The Crickets on the US pop chart in 1958. It reached number four on the UK chart.
10. Bobby Vee had a US chart career longer than most early '60s teen idols, it lasted until 1970. Can you name his last US top ten hit in 1967 from these words? "You're still livin' in a paper-doll world Someday be a woman ready to love"

Answer: Come Back When You Grow Up

"Come Back When You Grow Up" Gave Bobby Vee his last US top ten hit on the US pop chart at number three in 1967. It did not chart in the UK. It also earned him a second Gold Disc, the first was for "Take Good Care Of My Baby" in 1961.

"Look At Me Girl" reached number 52 on the US pop chart in 1966, it did not chart in the UK. "Beautiful People" reached number 37 on the US pop chart in 1967, it did not chart in the UK. "Maybe Just Today" reached number 46 on the US pop chart in 1968, it did not chart in the UK.
Source: Author shipyardbernie

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