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Who Forgot The Words? Trivia Quiz


Fa-La-La-La-La. The songs where the writer / singer seems to have dried up and can't think of any more words so nonsense lyrics are substituted. How many of these can you remember?

A multiple-choice quiz by DaveH1960. Estimated time: 5 mins.
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Author
DaveH1960
Time
5 mins
Type
Multiple Choice
Quiz #
346,338
Updated
Dec 03 21
# Qns
10
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Avg Score
7 / 10
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Question 1 of 10
1. "Holly came from Miami F.L.A.,
Hitch-hiked her way across the USA"

is the first line of 'Walk on the Wild Side' a song where Lou Reed seems to have forgotten the lyrics.
Who, according to the song, sang "Doot de doot de doot, doot de doot?
Hint


Question 2 of 10
2. In 1969 Oliver 'forgot' the words to 'Good Morning Starshine' replacing them with the following:

"Gliddy gloop gloopy
Nibby nobby nooby
La la la wo wo
Sabba sibby sabba
Nooby abba dabba
Le le lo lo
dooby ooby walla
dooby abba dabba,
Early Morning singing a song"

But which musical was this song from?
Hint


Question 3 of 10
3. One of the most famous songs where it sounds like the artist has 'forgotten' the lyrics is 'Who Put The Bomp' but who released the US single in 1961 that included the 'made up' lyrics:

"Each time that we're alone
Boogity boogity boogity
Boogity boogity boogity shoo
Sets my baby's heart all aglow
And everytime we dance to
Dip da dip da dip
Dip da dip da dip
She always says she loves me so"?
Hint


Question 4 of 10
4. It seems like The Crystals forgot the name of their date when they sang:

'Well I met him on a Monday and my heart stood still,
Da Doo Ron Ron Ron
Da Doo Ron Ron'

So who were they meant to be meeting?

Answer: (One Word)
Question 5 of 10
5. The Rolling Stones released a record in 1969 which included the 'I can't remember the words' lyrics:

"What's my name,
Tell me baby what's my name,
Tell me sweetie what's my name,
Ooh who who
Ooh who who
Ooh who who"
(fading to the finish).

But what was the title of this song which has become a Rolling Stone's standard?
Hint


Question 6 of 10
6. What song did The Beatles 'forget' the lyrics to, causing them to sing
"Na Na Na Nana Na Na, Nana Na Na,"
until the record faded out about four minutes later?
Hint


Question 7 of 10
7. Who, in 1975, released the song 'Lovin' You' which included the 'Oh dear! I've forgotten the words' lyrics:
"La La La La La, La La La La La,
La La La La La La, La La La La,
Doo Doo Doo Doo Doo Doo,
AAAHHHHH!!"
Hint


Question 8 of 10
8. Which 1960s British group released 'Autumn Almanac' in 1967 and had to sing:

'La-la-la-la-la-lala-la-la-la-la-lala
Oh, my Autumn Almanac
Yes, yes, yes, it's my Autumn Almanac.
'La-la-la-la-la-lala-la-la-la-la-lala
Oh, my Autumn Almanac
Yes, yes, yes, yes, yes, yes, yes, yes.

Bop-bop-bop-bopm-bop-bop, whoa!
Bop-bop-bop-bopm-bop-bop, whoa!'

After they couldn't seem to think of any more words for the last verse?
Hint


Question 9 of 10
9. Simon and Garfunkel appeared to have 'forgotten the words' to which song in 1968, causing them to sing:

"'I am leaving, I am leaving.'
But the fighter still remains
Lie La Lie,
Lie La Lie Lie Lie La Lie,
Lie La Lie,
Lie La Lie La Lie La Lie
Lala Lala Lie'?
Hint


Question 10 of 10
10. Who 'couldn't remember the words' and had to 'Dooby Dooby doo, be Dooby Dooby,' when he had a number one hit on both sides of the Atlantic with "Strangers in the Night" in 1966? Hint



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Quiz Answer Key and Fun Facts
1. "Holly came from Miami F.L.A., Hitch-hiked her way across the USA" is the first line of 'Walk on the Wild Side' a song where Lou Reed seems to have forgotten the lyrics. Who, according to the song, sang "Doot de doot de doot, doot de doot?

Answer: Coloured girls

What can be said about 'Walk on the Wild Side'?
Despite its references to certain taboo subjects (at least taboo in the early 1970's) the single reached number 16 in the US and number ten in the UK in 1972 and was Lou Reed's only solo single to reach the top 20 in the US.

*Useless information* 'Walk on the Wild Side' makes reference to a number of regulars at Andy Warhol's New York studio, The Factory.
BONUS Useless information 'Walk on the Wild Side' was produced by David Bowie.
2. In 1969 Oliver 'forgot' the words to 'Good Morning Starshine' replacing them with the following: "Gliddy gloop gloopy Nibby nobby nooby La la la wo wo Sabba sibby sabba Nooby abba dabba Le le lo lo dooby ooby walla dooby abba dabba, Early Morning singing a song" But which musical was this song from?

Answer: Hair

The inspiration for this quiz "Gliddy gloop gloopy, Nibby nobby nooby" what was he thinking of?
The song reached number six in the UK and number three on the Billboard charts in 1969.
'Oliver' was born William Oliver Swofford in 1945 and had two top ten US hits.


*Useless information* When 'Hair' opened at Joseph Papp's Public Theater in October 1967, it did not include the nude scene which caused so much outrage at the time. This scene was added when the script was re-written for its Broadway debut in April 1968.
BONUS useless information. 'Oliver's' brother is John Swofford who was named in 1997 Commissioner of the Atlantic Coast Conference (ACC) (Which I believe is something to do with American Football).
3. One of the most famous songs where it sounds like the artist has 'forgotten' the lyrics is 'Who Put The Bomp' but who released the US single in 1961 that included the 'made up' lyrics: "Each time that we're alone Boogity boogity boogity Boogity boogity boogity shoo Sets my baby's heart all aglow And everytime we dance to Dip da dip da dip Dip da dip da dip She always says she loves me so"?

Answer: Barry Mann

Barry Mann is better known as a songwriter rather than a singer; this was his only top ten US hit, reaching number seven on the Billboard charts. A cover version by The Viscounts reached number 21 in the UK.
As a writer Barry has many well known songs to his credit including; 'We've Gotta Get Outta This Place' (The Animals), 'Walking in the Rain' (The Ronettes), 'Saturday Night at the Movies' (The Drifters) and 'You've Lost That Loving Feelin'' (The Righteous Brothers).

*Useless information* 'You've Lost That Loving Feelin'', according to BMI, holds the record for being the most played recording of the 20th century with over 14 million airplays.
4. It seems like The Crystals forgot the name of their date when they sang: 'Well I met him on a Monday and my heart stood still, Da Doo Ron Ron Ron Da Doo Ron Ron' So who were they meant to be meeting?

Answer: Bill

A number three US hit (number five in the UK) for The Crystals in 1963, 'Da Doo Ron Ron (When He Walked Me Home)' to give the track its full title, was the sixth release by The Crystals.

*Useless information* Shaun Cassidy took the track to the number one spot in the US in 1977.
BONUS useless information. 'He's a Rebel' was The Billboard number one in November 1962 and is arguably the most famous song released by The Crystals. Although The Crystals were credited with singing on the recording, the track was actually recorded by Darlene Love and The Blossoms. The rumour is that Phil Spector was in such a rush to record / release the track ahead of Vicky Carr that he couldn't wait for the 'real' Crystals to return from a tour of the East Coast so used The Blossoms as stand-ins.
5. The Rolling Stones released a record in 1969 which included the 'I can't remember the words' lyrics: "What's my name, Tell me baby what's my name, Tell me sweetie what's my name, Ooh who who Ooh who who Ooh who who" (fading to the finish). But what was the title of this song which has become a Rolling Stone's standard?

Answer: Sympathy for the Devil

'Sympathy for the Devil' tells the story of Satan through the ages from the crucifixion of Christ to the Second World War. In 1968, when 'Sympathy for the Devil' was released, the Rolling Stones were accused of Satanism.

*Useless information* Although "Rolling Stone Magazine" lists 'Sympathy for the Devil' at number 32 in their list of 'The 500 Greatest Songs of All Time', on its first release it did not chart in either the USA or the UK. In 2003 a 'remix' was released which reached numbers 93 and 14 respectively.
6. What song did The Beatles 'forget' the lyrics to, causing them to sing "Na Na Na Nana Na Na, Nana Na Na," until the record faded out about four minutes later?

Answer: Hey Jude

Nothing of note to mention that isn't already known about this record. It has been claimed, at various times and by various people, that Paul McCartney wrote the song for Julian Lennon, John Lennon and even for Paul McCartney himself. It is generally accepted that it was written for Julian Lennon at the time that his parents, John and Cynthia, were divorcing.

*Useless information* 'Hey Jude' was the first Beatles record released on the Apple label and has sold over eight million copies world-wide.
7. Who, in 1975, released the song 'Lovin' You' which included the 'Oh dear! I've forgotten the words' lyrics: "La La La La La, La La La La La, La La La La La La, La La La La, Doo Doo Doo Doo Doo Doo, AAAHHHHH!!"

Answer: Minnie Riperton

'Lovin' You' was Minnie Riperton's best selling recording reaching number one on the Billboard 100 (actually the 400th number one record on the Billboard charts) and number two in the UK in 1975.

*Useless information* Minnie Riperton had an astonishing vocal range of five octaves. According to Wikipedia, the sound of chirping birds that can be heard at the start of 'Lovin' You' were actually created by Minnie Riperton herself.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lovin%27_You
8. Which 1960s British group released 'Autumn Almanac' in 1967 and had to sing: 'La-la-la-la-la-lala-la-la-la-la-lala Oh, my Autumn Almanac Yes, yes, yes, it's my Autumn Almanac. 'La-la-la-la-la-lala-la-la-la-la-lala Oh, my Autumn Almanac Yes, yes, yes, yes, yes, yes, yes, yes. Bop-bop-bop-bopm-bop-bop, whoa! Bop-bop-bop-bopm-bop-bop, whoa!' After they couldn't seem to think of any more words for the last verse?

Answer: The Kinks

Known as the Muswell Hillbillies, The Kinks were a London band formed by Ray and Dave Davies in 1964.
'Autumn Almanac' was a number three hit in the UK in 1967 (it didn't chart in the US).

*Useless information* The Kinks' distinctive guitar sound in their first hit 'You Really Got Me' was achieved by Dave Davies slicing the cone in his guitar amp with a razor blade.

BONUS useless information. The two brothers formed their first band when they were still at school (The Ray Davies Quartet) with a number of their schoolmates acting as lead singer. Most notable among these was a young man called Rod Stewart.
9. Simon and Garfunkel appeared to have 'forgotten the words' to which song in 1968, causing them to sing: "'I am leaving, I am leaving.' But the fighter still remains Lie La Lie, Lie La Lie Lie Lie La Lie, Lie La Lie, Lie La Lie La Lie La Lie Lala Lala Lie'?

Answer: The Boxer

'The Boxer' by Simon and Garfunkel reached number six on the UK charts and number seven on the Billboard 100 in the US in 1969.

*Useless information* (Just to prove my hypothesis) In an interview with "SongTalk" magazine in 1990 Paul Simon is quoted as saying "I thought that 'lie la lie' was a failure of songwriting. I didn't have any words!"
(http://www.songfacts.com/detail.php?id=2751)

BONUS useless information. 'The Boxer' took over 100 hours to record with part of the recording taking place in St Paul's chapel at Columbia University in New York, where the domed roof provided the perfect acoustics.
10. Who 'couldn't remember the words' and had to 'Dooby Dooby doo, be Dooby Dooby,' when he had a number one hit on both sides of the Atlantic with "Strangers in the Night" in 1966?

Answer: Frank Sinatra

You didn't really expect to get away without mention of one of the most famous 'forgotten word' songs ever.
Source: Author DaveH1960

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