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1. There is some controversy whether "Delilah" was a real person or whether indeed there was a biblical connection. Nevertheless it was a huge hit in 1967 for whom?
2. "Roxanne" was The Police's first major hit in 1978. Who or what was Roxanne?
3. "Gloria" was the title of many different songs. Perhaps the four versions listed below are the most famous. Which one is a cover of one of the other options?
4. A whole quiz could be dedicated to The Beatles' songs with girl's names in the title. Which one of the following titles is, according to John Lennon, about John's son Julian's friend?
5. "Lola" (1971) was one of The Kinks' most well known song. Ostensibly it is about a young man's infatuation with Lola but as the song progresses, a twist becomes apparent. What was the twist?
6. "Romeo and Juliet" is Dire Straits' adaptation of a Shakespearean tragedy. 'Juliet' was Holly from Holly and the Italians. Who was Romeo?
7. "Dominique" was the first song by a Belgian artist to reach number one on the Billboard Hot 100. By what name is Joanne Deckers better known?
8. "Layla" was Derek and the Dominos' lead singer, Eric Clapton's brazen attempt to woo another man's wife. Whose?
9. There are two versions of who the "Caroline" is in Neil Diamond's "Sweet Caroline". Is it true that he played this song at Caroline Kennedy's 50th birthday party?
10. There was a widely held belief that having a girl's name in a pop song increased sales. So it is not surprising that if a girl's name was in the title, this would increase popularity. In only one of the four songs below does the girl's name in the title refer to a girl. Which one?
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