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Wait....Who Sang That? Trivia Quiz


This quiz will cover a range of different years in music, however it will be going no further than 1990. Have fun!

A multiple-choice quiz by LAW1998. Estimated time: 5 mins.
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Author
LAW1998
Time
5 mins
Type
Multiple Choice
Quiz #
354,351
Updated
Dec 03 21
# Qns
10
Difficulty
Average
Avg Score
7 / 10
Plays
1081
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Question 1 of 10
1. This song hit a mere number 30 in the UK in 1959. Here is a line from the song:

'Piddle dee pat - I know that new love thrills me,
I know that true love will be...'

Can you tell me who originally sung it?
Hint


Question 2 of 10
2. A group of four Scottish men did a cover version of a very popular song, which had lyrics including:

'You stopped and smiled at me, asked if I'd care to dance,
I fell into your open arms and I didn't stand a chance.'

Who were the group I am talking about? Remember - I am not asking for the original singers of this song.
Hint


Question 3 of 10
3. This song peaked in 1975. Some of the lyrics include:

'Come and look out through the window,
The big old moon is shinin' down,
Tell me now don't it remind you,
Of a...'

Who sang this?
Hint


Question 4 of 10
4. My next song was written and performed by the same Country singer, featuring these lyrics:

'Your beauty is beyond compare,
With flaming locks of auburn hair,
With ivory skin, and eyes of emerald green...'

Who originally sang this?
Hint


Question 5 of 10
5. This song was originally sung by a British pop/ska band. Here are a few lyrics:

'Doesn't seem to care,
No more wind in his hair,
As he reaches his last half mile.
The oar snaps in his hand,
Before he reaches dry land,
But the sound doesn't deafen his smile...'

Which group sang this?
Hint


Question 6 of 10
6. This song was made famous by a woman who just wanted to have fun! Here are a few lyrics:

'Some boys take a beautiful girl,
And hide her away from the rest of the world,
I want to be the one to walk in the sun...'

Can you name the female singer?
Hint


Question 7 of 10
7. This top pop duo released many songs and are still being listened to today. They performed many songs, but here are a few lyrics from just one:

'I've got no deeds to do,
No promises to keep.
I'm dappled and drowsy and ready to sleep,
Let the morning time drop all its petals on me...'

Which duo sang this?
Hint


Question 8 of 10
8. This song was covered many times, however I am asking for the group who sang this originally. Here are some lyrics:

'I'll make you happy, baby, just wait and see,
For every kiss you give me, I'll give you three,
Oh, since the day I saw you, I have been waiting for you,
You know I will adore you 'til eternity.'

Which popular girl group originally sang this?
Hint


Question 9 of 10
9. This song was written and performed by an extremely popular boy band. Here are some lyrics:

'Close your eyes and I'll kiss you,
Tomorrow I'll miss you,
Remember I'll always be true,
And then while I'm away,
I'll write home every day...'

Who sang it?
Hint


Question 10 of 10
10. The title of this song was taken from the title of a book. Here are some lyrics:

'And now she's two years older,
Her mother's with a soldier,
She left me when my drinking,
Became a proper stinging,
The devil came and took me,
From bar to street to bookie,
No more nights by the telly,
No more nights nappies smelling...'

Which group had a hit with this song?
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Quiz Answer Key and Fun Facts
1. This song hit a mere number 30 in the UK in 1959. Here is a line from the song: 'Piddle dee pat - I know that new love thrills me, I know that true love will be...' Can you tell me who originally sung it?

Answer: Buddy Holly

This song is 'Heartbeat' by Buddy Holly. As I have already said, this song reached only number 30 in the UK during January 1959 - only a month before Buddy Holly sadly died. 'Heartbeat' was the last single Buddy Holly released before his fatal plane crash in Iowa; it reached only number 82 in the US. Many people have covered this song, including Tommy Roe, Bobby Vee and Cliff Richard.
2. A group of four Scottish men did a cover version of a very popular song, which had lyrics including: 'You stopped and smiled at me, asked if I'd care to dance, I fell into your open arms and I didn't stand a chance.' Who were the group I am talking about? Remember - I am not asking for the original singers of this song.

Answer: Bay City Rollers

'I Only Want To Be With You' was an extremely successful song, covered by the Bay City Rollers. Originally sung by Dusty Springfield, this song reached its peak in 1976, reaching the US number 12, along with their song 'Dedication'.
3. This song peaked in 1975. Some of the lyrics include: 'Come and look out through the window, The big old moon is shinin' down, Tell me now don't it remind you, Of a...' Who sang this?

Answer: Billie Jo Spears

In February 1975, 'Blanket on the Ground' reached number one in Billboard Magazine's Hot Country Singles chart, as well as reaching number six on the pop charts of that time. Although being released in the US in 1975, it was recorded in 1974. 'Blanket on the Ground' was written by a man named Roger Bowling and lasts approximately 3:23.
4. My next song was written and performed by the same Country singer, featuring these lyrics: 'Your beauty is beyond compare, With flaming locks of auburn hair, With ivory skin, and eyes of emerald green...' Who originally sang this?

Answer: Dolly Parton

'Jolene' was a massive hit in the UK in 1974. Written and performed by Dolly Parton, produced by Bob Ferguson, this song ranked number 219 in the Rolling Stone magazine's 500 Greatest Songs of All Time, and hit number one in both Canada Country Singles and US Country Songs.

The inspiration for this song came from a tall, red-headed bank teller who was flirting with her husband; he then began making frequent trips to the bank. The inspiration for the name 'Jolene' came from a little girl who asked Dolly for an autograph once.
5. This song was originally sung by a British pop/ska band. Here are a few lyrics: 'Doesn't seem to care, No more wind in his hair, As he reaches his last half mile. The oar snaps in his hand, Before he reaches dry land, But the sound doesn't deafen his smile...' Which group sang this?

Answer: Madness

'Night Boat to Cairo' was first released in the UK in 1979 on Madness' debut album 'One Step Beyond' which is the title of another one of their songs. 'Night Boat to Cairo' was written by Mike Barson and Graham McPherson (Suggs) and appeared on many of their albums, including 'Divine Madness', 'Complete Madness' and 'It's...Madness Too'.

In the music video, Madness take on a completely carefree nature, which is believed to be highly, highly, (highly) influenced by the amount of alcohol they were drinking during filming!
6. This song was made famous by a woman who just wanted to have fun! Here are a few lyrics: 'Some boys take a beautiful girl, And hide her away from the rest of the world, I want to be the one to walk in the sun...' Can you name the female singer?

Answer: Cyndi Lauper

'Girls Just Wanna Have Fun' was originally written by a man named Robert Hazard, however Cyndi Lauper made it famous, releasing it on 6th September 1983 in the UK. 'Girls Just Wanna Have Fun' was the major breakthrough for Cyndi Lauper, reaching number two on the Billboard Hot 100, and is still one of Cyndi Lauper's 'signature songs', along with her hit also from 1983 'Time After Time'.
7. This top pop duo released many songs and are still being listened to today. They performed many songs, but here are a few lyrics from just one: 'I've got no deeds to do, No promises to keep. I'm dappled and drowsy and ready to sleep, Let the morning time drop all its petals on me...' Which duo sang this?

Answer: Simon and Garfunkel

'The 59th Street Bridge Song (Feelin' Groovy)' was a hit for the folk music duo (Paul) Simon and (Art) Garfunkel. This song appeared on their 1966 album 'Parsley, Sage, Rosemary and Thyme'. This song was written about the Queensboro Bridge in NYC.
8. This song was covered many times, however I am asking for the group who sang this originally. Here are some lyrics: 'I'll make you happy, baby, just wait and see, For every kiss you give me, I'll give you three, Oh, since the day I saw you, I have been waiting for you, You know I will adore you 'til eternity.' Which popular girl group originally sang this?

Answer: The Ronettes

'Be My Baby' has been covered many, many times, including by a group which I have already mentioned during this quiz - Bay City Rollers. This song was written by Phil Spector, Jeff Barry, and Ellie Greenwich and then performed and made famous by The Ronettes. It was released in August of 1963 in the US, peaking at number two on the Billboard Pop Singles Chart.
9. This song was written and performed by an extremely popular boy band. Here are some lyrics: 'Close your eyes and I'll kiss you, Tomorrow I'll miss you, Remember I'll always be true, And then while I'm away, I'll write home every day...' Who sang it?

Answer: The Beatles

'All My Loving', personally, is my favourite song The Beatles have ever written. This song was written by Paul McCartney; however it has been credited as Lennon-McCartney. It was released on 22nd November 1963; it was not released as a single in the UK or the US.

The UK and the US did still listen to it, however, as it was played on radio a considerable amount. Instead of being released in the UK and the US, it was released in Canada and reached number one over there. The then Canadian single was then imported over to the US and reached number 45 on the Billboard Hot 100 in April 1964.
10. The title of this song was taken from the title of a book. Here are some lyrics: 'And now she's two years older, Her mother's with a soldier, She left me when my drinking, Became a proper stinging, The devil came and took me, From bar to street to bookie, No more nights by the telly, No more nights nappies smelling...' Which group had a hit with this song?

Answer: Squeeze

'Up the Junction' was Squeeze's third single which was released on 18th May 1979 in the UK. As it was released in the UK, it is one of Squeeze's most popular songs over here. It reached number two on the UK Singles Chart (personally I think that should have been numbe rone!). 'Up the Junction' written by Chris Difford and Glenn Tilbrook, who got the name from Neil Dunn's novel 'Up the Junction'.
Source: Author LAW1998

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