Golden Oldies Lyrics Quizzes

The Quizzes

The Golden Oldies Lyrics Quiz (GOLQ) is the longest-running Internet-based quiz. Rick Schubert created the first GOLQ on September 5, 1990 and posted it to the Usenet newsgroup A new quiz was published every three or four weeks through April, 2001. Starting in May, 2001, quizzes have been published monthly.

How well do you know your oldies? Enter this month's GOLQ and see. You'll find lyrics or audio clips from 25 songs, in alphabetical order by artist, that hit the pop charts during the years 1955 to 1969. Some people get them all — some get just a few. Why don't you give it a shot? Just click the link below and follow the instructions.

  • CURRENT quiz
  • LOG of all quiz entries received so far
  • PAST quizzes and results/answers
  • RULES  (version 2.10 — updated October 20, 2012)
  • LIST of all songs used in previous quizzes

Crossword Puzzle

Solve the crossword puzzle, created by professional puzzle constructor Barry Silk in June, 2010, in honor of the 20th anniversary of GOLQ #1.

Mailing List

The GOLQ mailing list is a way of getting the quizzes and the answer keys/results e-mailed to you automatically, as soon as they are available.

  • SUBSCRIBE to the GOLQ mailing list.
  • REMOVE your e-mail address from the the GOLQ mailing list.


GOLQs also are posted to the following newsgroups:

Contact Marc Dashevsky if you encounter problems with this site or with the mailing list.