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Quiz about Uptempo Orbison
Quiz about Uptempo Orbison

Uptempo Orbison Trivia Quiz


Roy Orbison was my musical hero and arguably one of the best ballad singers of all time. But this quiz is all about his up-tempo recordings. As always, have fun!

A multiple-choice quiz by Bob9491. Estimated time: 4 mins.
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Author
Bob9491
Time
4 mins
Type
Multiple Choice
Quiz #
392,307
Updated
Dec 03 21
# Qns
10
Difficulty
Average
Avg Score
7 / 10
Plays
393
Awards
Top 35% Quiz
Last 3 plays: jibberer (7/10), gracious1 (7/10), Guest 174 (3/10).
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Question 1 of 10
1. "Ooby Dooby" was the first single by Roy Orbison to chart in the Billboard Hot 100, peaking at number 59. What was the record label? Hint


Question 2 of 10
2. Which of these is NOT true about Roy's song "Claudette"? Hint


Question 3 of 10
3. Which of Roy's recordings contains the lyric "I love you and I'm dreaming of you, but that won't do?" Hint


Question 4 of 10
4. In 1964 Roy had a minor hit with a cover of a Ray Charles classic. What was it? Hint


Question 5 of 10
5. True or False: Roy had a hit with a cover of Neil Sedaka's "Breaking Up Is Hard To Do".


Question 6 of 10
6. Roy scored a posthumous hit with "I Drove All Night". What 80s female pop artist had an earlier hit version? Hint


Question 7 of 10
7. Jerry Lee Lewis covered one of Roy's early songs, originally released by Roy as "Go!Go!Go!". What was the title of Jerry Lee's cover version? Hint


Question 8 of 10
8. Which of Roy's uptempo hits contains the line: "I love your honey lovin' ways"? Hint


Question 9 of 10
9. Which of Roy's songs contains the line "She's got groovy lips, she's got shapely hips"? Hint


Question 10 of 10
10. Which single by Roy contains the line: "Tell the man at the ticket stand that you changed your mind"? Hint



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Quiz Answer Key and Fun Facts
1. "Ooby Dooby" was the first single by Roy Orbison to chart in the Billboard Hot 100, peaking at number 59. What was the record label?

Answer: Sun Records

"Ooby Dooby" was written by Dick Penner and Wade Moore, two fraternity brothers at North Texas State University. Roy heard it while attending school there and recorded it for a small Texas label with his band The Teen Kings. Sam Phillips, owner of SUN Records, heard the song and signed them to a recording contract even though he had already rejected Roy the first time he auditioned for the label.

They recorded "Oooby Dooby" again for SUN.
2. Which of these is NOT true about Roy's song "Claudette"?

Answer: It was written in honor of Roy's favorite actress Claudette Colbert.

Roy wrote "Claudette" for Claudette Frady, his girlfriend at the time. She became his wife in 1957. He performed the song regularly in concerts but it was never released as the "A" side of a single. The Everly Brothers recorded it and released it as the "B" side of their hit "All I Have To Do Is Dream".

In 1989 after his death Roy's biggest hit "Oh Pretty Woman" was re-released with "Claudette" as the "B" side.
3. Which of Roy's recordings contains the lyric "I love you and I'm dreaming of you, but that won't do?"

Answer: Dream Baby (How Long Must I Dream)

"Dream Baby (How Long Must I Dream)" was written by legendary Nashville songwriter Cindy Walker. Roy's recording of the song peaked at number four in the US (Billboard chart) and number two in the UK in 1961. It was his third consecutive top ten record, following "Running Scared" (which went to number one) and "Crying" which peaked at number two.

The "B" side of "Dream Baby" was a ballad called "The Actress"--written by Roy and Joe Melson who co-wrote several of Roy's hits. Roy performed both songs on his "Black and White" HBO concert.
4. In 1964 Roy had a minor hit with a cover of a Ray Charles classic. What was it?

Answer: What'd I Say

Roy's cover of "What'd I Say" was intended to be the flip side of a song called "Borne On The Wind", but it got more airplay and even peaked at #8 on the Australian music chart. According to his discography he never recorded the other Ray Charles songs listed in the incorrect answers.
5. True or False: Roy had a hit with a cover of Neil Sedaka's "Breaking Up Is Hard To Do".

Answer: False

"Breaking Up Is Breaking My Heart" was co-written by Roy Orbison and Bill Dees. It was the second single released from his album "The Orbison Way". It peaked at number 31 on the Billboard Hot 100 in 1965 but reached number two in New Zealand.
6. Roy scored a posthumous hit with "I Drove All Night". What 80s female pop artist had an earlier hit version?

Answer: Cyndi Lauper

"I Drove All Night" was written by Billy Steinberg and Tom Kelly who pitched it to Roy first. Cyndi Lauper and Roy both recorded it in 1987 but Roy's version wasn't released until 1992, four years after his death. His recording was produced by Jeff Lynne who re-mixed it prior to its' release. Cyndi saw the song as an empowering anthem about a woman taking charge of her own romantic destiny.

Her version peaked at number six. Roy's version was a big hit in the UK, peaking at number seven. Celine Dion also covered the song in 2003 and reached number 45 on the Billboard Hot 100.
7. Jerry Lee Lewis covered one of Roy's early songs, originally released by Roy as "Go!Go!Go!". What was the title of Jerry Lee's cover version?

Answer: Down The Line

Roy and his band The Teen Kings recorded "Go!Go!Go!" at SUN Studios in March, 1956. Sam Phillips released it as the flip side of "Ooby Dooby". It was Roy's first original song. Jerry Lee's version came out two years later. Re-titled "Down The Line" his record reached #51 on the Billboard pop chart.
8. Which of Roy's uptempo hits contains the line: "I love your honey lovin' ways"?

Answer: Candy Man

"Candy Man" was released as the B side of "Crying" but it became a staple of Roy's live performances. The record begins with an bluesy instrumental riff featuring Charlie McCoy on harmonica and Boots Randolph on saxophone. On Roy's "Black and White Night" HBO special, taped in 1987 and packed with musical stars, Roy and Elvis Costello both play the harmonica.
9. Which of Roy's songs contains the line "She's got groovy lips, she's got shapely hips"?

Answer: Mean Woman Blues

Elvis Presley was the first artist to record "Mean Woman Blues". Jerry Lee Lewis was the next. He recorded his version while still on the SUN label as part of an EP (Extended Play 45) called "The Great Ball of Fire". British star Cliff Richard recorded the song in 1959. Roy's version was released as the B side of "Blue Bayou". That single went to #5 on the Billboard Hot 100.

The song was a staple of Roy's live concerts and featured his signature growl which always drew cheers of delight from the fans.
10. Which single by Roy contains the line: "Tell the man at the ticket stand that you changed your mind"?

Answer: Break My Mind

"Break My Mind" was written by legendary songwriter John D. Loudermilk. It has been covered by several artists including George Hamilton IV, Vern Gosdin and even Sammy Davis, Jr. Roy's version was released in 1969 and while it failed to crack the US charts it did reach number 26 on the Australian chart.
Source: Author Bob9491

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