Date: 6 Feb 2006 00:41:03 -0000
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Subject: RESULTS and ANSWER KEY for Golden Oldies Lyrics Quiz 228 (GOLQ228)

RESULTS & ANSWER KEY for Golden Oldies Lyrics Quiz #228 (GOLQ228)

Congratulations to the Village Idiots and James White, who tied for first
place in this quiz with perfect scores of 500++.

GOLQ228's mean score was 394.42, but the median was an extremely high 479
as a result of several teams getting near perfect scores.  Although there
was no theme, I chose several songs, including both tie-breakers, that I
didn't hear (or didn't know that I heard) until many years after they were
released.  I wanted to make a whole quiz of such songs, but I ended up with
too many that peaked so low on the Hot 100 that it was likely that many
others would not have been familiar with them, too.

Our thanks to everyone who participated.

Bob Bluestein has posted GOLQ229.

-- Regina Litman <>

Replace all occurrences of "&" in all e-mail addresses with "@".
Tie Breaker Scoring Key
    +  after numeric score below indicates a tie-breaker answered correctly.
    -  indicates partial credit.
    x  indicates a totally incorrect guess.
    .  indicates no guess.

                                                                   # on
Pos Score ID Name and E-mail address                               Team Age(s)
T01 500++ VI The Village Idiots (Andrew, Andy, Roxie, Doug, Ping)     5   <54
T01 500++ JW James White <jjwhite6&>                     1   57
 03 500-+ AB Across the Boarder joshea1&>                 2
 04 500.+ RP Randy Price & Peter Morley                               2   36-53
                             <randypny&, pmorley&>
 05 500.. RR Really Rockin' In Boston <bob&>                   5   50s
 06 498++ GE The Genateam <ah.rh&>                      5   35-58
 07 497++ DT Delphi Trivia Club (SafeHouse, Radar2, und83)            4   40-62
 08 496-+ LE L'Equipe: Denis & Margaret <audriehepburn&>   2
 09 490++ EJ The EJ'S & Co.: Ellis, Jean, Steve, Kevin, Mitch,        7   19+
                             Kyra, Vinnie <brombere&>
 10 479++ GC Gypsy's Caravan                        <IrisS&>   4   21+
 11 472-+ EM EMC and Friends <cochran_david&>                  4 Various
 12 440.. WM Will McCorry <wmccorry&>                     1   48
 13 406.+ LB Vito & the Salutations     <baileyl&>   6 or 7 boomers
 14 328.. NA NAVAIRHEADS (Tom, Rick) <thomas.pillion&>        2   59&54
 15 260.. CO The Coasters (Rick & Kathy Schubert, Magic Marc,         5   53-60
                         Norm Katuna, Bigfoot Mae) <rns&>
 16 239.. TT Team Teitelbaum <Howard.Teitelbaum&>           3   43-56
 17 200.+ VH Virve Harkonen            <virve_harkonen&>   1   25
 18 140.. MA Matt Aument <MatteoAlMonty&>                      1   17
 19  49.. JR Jessica Raine <jraine&>            1   31
Pos Score ID Name and E-mail address                               # on Age(s)

The following table gives the individual scoring breakdown.  A '-' is used to
indicate that no guess was made for a question, whereas a zero indicates that
a completely incorrect response was submitted.

   01 02 03 04 05 06 07 08 09 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25
VI 20 20 20 20 20 20 20 20 20 20 20 20 20 20 20 20 20 20 20 20 20 20 20 20 20
JW 20 20 20 20 20 20 20 20 20 20 20 20 20 20 20 20 20 20 20 20 20 20 20 20 20
AB 20 20 20 20 20 20 20 20 20 20 20 20 20 20 20 20 20 20 20 20 20 20 20 20 20
RP 20 20 20 20 20 20 20 20 20 20 20 20 20 20 20 20 20 20 20 20 20 20 20 20 20
RR 20 20 20 20 20 20 20 20 20 20 20 20 20 20 20 20 20 20 20 20 20 20 20 20 20
GE 20 20 20 20 20 20 20 20 20 20 20 20 20 19 20 20 20 19 20 20 20 20 20 20 20
DT 20 19 20 20 20 20 20 20 20 20 20 20 20 19 20 20 20 19 20 20 20 20 20 20 20
LE 20 18 20 19 20 20 20 20 20 20 20 20 20 20 20 20 20 19 20 20 20 20 20 20 20
EJ 10 20 20 20 20 20 20 20 20 20 20 20 20 20 20 20 20 20 20 20 20 20 20 20 20
GC 20 20 20 20 20 20 20 20 20  0 20 20 20 20 20 20 20 19 20 20 20 20 20 20 20
EM 20 19 20 19 20 20 20 20 20 15 20 20 20 20 20  - 20 19 20 20 20 20 20 20 20
WM 20 20 20 20 20 20 20 20 20 20  - 20 20 20 20 20 20 20  -  0 20  0 20 20 20
LB 20 18 20 19 20 20  - 20 20  - 20 20 20 20  -  - 20 19 10 20 20 20 20 20 20
NA  - 19 20 20 20 20 20 20 20 20  -  -  -  -  - 10 20 19  - 20  - 20 20 20 20
CO  - 20 20 20 20  - 20  - 20  -  - 20  -  -  -  - 20 20 20  -  - 20 20 20  -
TT  - 19 20 20 20  -  -  - 20 20  -  -  -  -  -  - 20 20 20  -  - 20  - 20 20
VH 20 20 20 20  -  - 20 20  - 20  -  -  -  -  -  - 20 20  -  -  -  -  - 20  -
MA  -  -  - 20 20  -  -  - 20  -  -  -  -  -  - 20  -  -  -  -  - 20 20 20  -
JR  -  -  - 19 20  -  -  -  -  -  -  -  -  -  -  -  -  -  -  -  -  -  - 10  -
   01 02 03 04 05 06 07 08 09 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25


Answers are in the form:
#number) Artist: Title (year[s]) [peak position on Pop chart] {peak R&B}

[-]   = did not make pop chart
{-}   = did not make R&B chart
{F}   = made R&B chart as a flip side
{n/c} = no Billboard R&B chart published during this recording's period
        of peak popularity

Something said I shouldn't waste no time
If I'm ever gonna make her mine
I walked right up and said how do you do do do
She said I'll bet I do as good as you
#01) Archies, The: Bang-Shang-A-Lang (1968) [22] {-}

One thing I tried to do on this quiz was to find some songs that peaked in the
Top 40 but had never been used in a GOLQ before.  There aren't that many non-
instrumentals left, but this song was one that fit this criteria.

The lead male vocalist on this and the other hits by the Archies that featured
a male lead was Ron Dante.  James White pointed out that he was also in the
Detergents and the Cuff-Links.  You can learn more about him at his web site
<>, where you can also view a video of President George
W. Bush naming the Archies as one of the groups he listens to on his iPod.

It's the jerk
He's doing the fly
Don't play him cheap
You know he ain't shy
#02) Brown, James, and the Famous Flames: Papa's Got A Brand New Bag Part I
                                                             (1965) [8] {1}

And when the final act is over
And you're left standing all alone
When he takes his bow and makes his exit
I'll be there to take you home
#03) Butler, Jerry: He Will Break Your Heart (1960) [7] {1}

Nobody incorrectly specified the title as "He Don't Love You (Like I Love
You)", to which this was renamed by Tony Orlando and Dawn for their 1975
version of this song that went all the way to #1.  A version by the Groovers,
using the same title as Butler, was locally popular in the Washington, DC,
area in 1969.  The Groovers' version appears on that year's "Cruisin'" series
volume hosted by Harv Moore, who was a disc jockey on the DC market's major
Top 40 station, WPGC, then.  As of a few years ago, Jerry Butler was serving
as a city councilman in Chicago.  He can no longer sing one of his other hits,
"Hey Western Union Man," because Western Union just discontinued telegram
service (and of course the Five Americans can no longer sing their best-known
hit, either).

A time to gain, a time to lose
A time to rend, a time to sew
A time for love, a time for hate
A time for peace
I swear it's not too late
#04) Byrds, The: Turn! Turn! Turn! (To Everything There Is A Season)
                                                             (1965) [1] {-}

Jessica Raine noted that this song was written by Pete Seeger, with the words
taken from the Book of Ecclesiastes.

Sometimes, some very insignificant things stay in my mind.  (Yes, that's an
understatement.)  One of my New Year's resolutions for 1966 was to become even
more familiar with the currently-popular hit songs by listening to the radio
more than I had been doing since Beatlemania had hit almost two years earlier.
This resolution turned out to last more than 20 years, and while there were a
lot of songs I never got to hear until many years later, if something got
played on a Washington area station that had a Top 40 format at some point
during 1966-1969 - WPGC, WWDC, WEAM, or WINX - I probably heard it at one time
or another.

I don't know why I remembered this, but on the night in early 1966 before
school began again after our Christmas vacation, either my father had tuned in
to a Top 40 on the car radio (very unlike him) or one of the variety stations
he preferred considered this to be a proper song for them to play.  I remember
we were driving along a street that served as a boundary line between DC and
Maryland.  Since January 1 fell on a Saturday that year, the date was almost
certainly January 2, 1966.

On January 2, 2006, while in the process of putting finishing touches on this
GOLQ and looking for a #1 hit eligible for inclusion in a GOLQ I traveled to
my current home in Pennsylvania from Southern Virginia using the Chesapeake
Bay Bridge-Tunnel and a route through the Delmarva (Delaware/Maryland/Virginia)
Peninsula.  I stopped to eat in a restaurant that's just inside Delaware - the
Maryland/Delaware state line runs down the middle of the road on which it is
located.  The restaurant played oldies, and this was one of the songs I heard
during the time I spent there.  At some point during the rest of my trip home,
I made the connection that I heard the song on the evening of January 2, 1966,
while practically on the Maryland state line, and I heard it again exactly 40
years later while practically on a different part of the Maryland border!  I
took this as an omen that "Turn! Turn! Turn! (To Everything There Is A Season)"
had to be on GOLQ228 if it qualified, which it did, since it hadn't been used
since GOLQ60.

Baby I'm parked outside your door
Remember making love, making love, ooh making love in the storm
And then a flash from above
Lightning lightning lightning lightning lightning
#05) Christie, Lou: Rhapsody In The Rain (1966) [16] {-}

James White mentioned that his copy of the 45 is from before the lyrics were
changed.  The normally conservative DC area stations played the original
version ("our love went much too far"), and I didn't hear the other version
(something about love hitting like a falling star) until much later.

From Atlanta, Georgia
To the Gulf Stream water
To Californ-eye-ay
I'm gonna spend my life both night and day
#06) Crazy Elephant, The: Gimme Gimme Good Lovin' (1969) [12] {-}

There's nothing more I can say
I see those big bright eyes
And then I realize
That girl is going to get her way
#07) Drifters, The: When My Little Girl Is Smiling (1962) [28] {-}

Written by Gerry Goffin and Carole King.  The first version of this song that
I ever heard was a version by Steve Alaimo that came out in 1971 and was played
briefly on Washington adult contemporary station WASH.  This was during the
height of Carole King mania brought on by the success of her album TAPESTRY.
I didn't know about, let alone hear, the Drifters' version until much later.

Gonna rock and roll long as the band's gonna play
Gonna holler gonna shout gonna knock myself right out
#08) Fabian: Turn Me Loose (1959) [9] {-}

Written by Doc Pomus (one of the very few pop/rock figures who was born on June
27) and Mort Shuman.  Both this song, the next one, and a version of the song
used for the second tie-breaker in this quiz are included in a 4-CD set called
THE BRILL BUILDING SOUND that was released on Era in 1993.

You mixed me up but good
Right from the very start
Hey go play Robin Hood
With somebody else's heart
#09) Francis, Connie: Stupid Cupid (1958) [14] {-}

Despite all of the hits that Connie had over the years, I don't know very many
of them.  This is one that I got to know relatively late in life, although I
had heard OF it.

Matt Aument pointed out that it was written by Neil Sedaka, who is also
represented in this quiz by one of his own recordings.

[voice 1] You know you told me there would never be another
And you know you lied
When you lied you hurt me baby
[voice 2] When I left and I went away
I didn't know how much I loved you
Until today
#10) Gaye, Marvin & Mary Wells: What's The Matter With You Baby
                                                             (1964) [17] {n/c}

James White remarked that this song was the flip side of "Once Upon A Time,"
a song I heard on the radio during the time of its 1964 chart run.  I didn't
hear this one for many more years after that, though.  I believe that "Once
Upon A Time" was the first song I ever heard sung by Marvin Gaye, but I had
heard Mary Wells do "My Guy" before I heard the duet.  This is the first GOLQ
appearance for "What's The Matter With You Baby," but "Once Upon A Time" was
used in GOLQ55.

While I consciously included two songs in this quiz that have the same title as
each other (both yet to come), I did not realize until I was tallying results
after the deadline that I had also included another song whose (longer) title
contains that title!

All it took was just one little look
Into your eyes
I'll do whatever you say
Command me and I'll obey
#11) Jones, Linda: Hypnotized (1967) [21] {4}

While I thought I listened to WINX, a low-wattage station located in the
suburban county where I lived, enough hours of the day in the spring of 1967,
this was one song they may have had on their playlist that month that I missed.
The Washington Star newspaper carried the Top 10s of several local Top 40 and
R&B stations every Saturday, and one week, this song showed up in WINX's list.
I finally got to hear it on a Rhino SOUL SHOTS volume in the late 1980s or
early 1990s.

Gypsy's Caravan noted that this was also recorded by Teena Marie.

Tears I don't have to hide
'Cause I just lock my door and let myself go
And lay right down and cry
#12) Martha and the Vandellas: In My Lonely Room (1964) [44] {n/c}

This song showed up on a WWDC Top 40 survey (available in local record stores)
that one of my best friends and I were perusing during the height of Beatle-
mania.  Despite its relatively low Billboard peak, I recall that it was in the
Top 20 on the station's survey that week.  I mentioned that I hadn't heard it,
but my friend assured me that I wasn't missing anything and that it should be
#40, rather than the higher position it had attained.  Unfortunately, some of
us white kids may have been echoing our parents' racial prejudices in our
attitudes concerning R&B hits back then, even though I know that there were
also some white kids who made a point of preferring music by black acts as a
way of distinguishing themselves from their parents.  My friend's parents were
Southerners.  My father owned a business in a black part of town and was very
respected there, but during the race riots of the 1960s, he feared that he
would lose his business as a result of such destruction.  (Fortunately, this
did not happen.)  Despite these fears, my parents were fans of some more main-
stream black artists, such as Nat King Cole and Louis Armstrong, and they
enjoyed watching certain black acts that appealed to my generation, such as the
Supremes, on the Ed Sullivan and other T.V. shows.

I was reminded of "In My Lonely Room" recently when it became the topic
of discussion in a Yahoo! Group to which I belong called Spectropop

All your life you been locked in your room
You never had a chance to roam
Away from home
#13) Merry-Go-Round, The: Live (1967) [63] {-}

This is the type of song I really loved in the 1960s and still love today--a
guitar, drums, and possibly keyboard combo, without horns and strings.  I first
heard it on a Rhino NUGGETS volume in the late 1980s or early 1990s.  I under-
stand it was a hit in the group's native Southern California, but if it ever
got played on a Washington area radio station, I must have been asleep.  Group
leader Emitt Rhodes had a short-lived solo career in the early 1970s.

Gypsy's Caravan noted that this was also recorded by the Bangles.

It really burns me up when they put him down
He's the only one saying something in this whole town
Instead of all the trouble they hand him
Why don't they try to understand him?
#14) Miller, Jody: Home Of The Brave (1965) [25] {-}

This song was somewhat controversial for its time, which may explain why I
don't think I've ever heard either this version or one by Bonnie and the
Treasures on the radio.  Both versions entered the Hot 100 on 8/28/65, but
this one peaked 52 positions higher.

And there's a whole wide world of happiness just waiting for you and me
So why don't you tell me (why don't you tell me)
That you love me only (love me only)
#15) Nelson, Ricky: I Got A Feeling (1958) [10] {-}

While I know several of his songs, I never heard this one until I checked a
Ricky Nelson anthology CD out of a local library in 2005.

Yeah me and my baby
We were doing fine
When we started dancin'
He was mine all mine
#16) Orlons, The: Cross Fire! (1963) [19] {25}

Gypsy's Caravan pointed out that various pressings said "Cross Fire!" and
"Crossfire!", so I accepted both forms of the name.  My copy, which is part of
the Cameo-Parkway box set that came out in 2005, says "Cross Fire!".

You know I'm sorry
I'll prove it
With just one kiss
#17) Pitney, Gene: Only Love Can Break A Heart (1962) [2] {16}

Written by Burt Bacharach and Hal David.  Bacharach (but not Hal David) has
been represented as a songwriter in all three GOLQs I've done so far.

I need your lovin' all the time
I need your huggin' please be mine
Need you near me stay real close
Please please hear me
You're the most
#18) Presley, Elvis, with The Jordanaires: Too Much (1957) [1] {3}

Went to the river but I couldn't jump in
Now I know I just can't win
There's only one thing left for me to do
Is try not to think about you
#19) Price, Lloyd: Lady Luck (1960) [14] {3}

A Top 20 hit that had never been used in a GOLQ before.

There was a time
My love was needed
My life completed
My dreams come true
#20) Rainwater, Marvin: Gonna Find me A Bluebird (1957) [18] {-}

I read about Marvin Rainwater and this song in THE BILLBOARD BOOK OF ONE-HIT
WONDERS by Wayne Jancik more than a decade ago, but I never heard this song
until I bought HARD TO FIND 45S ON CD: POP & COUNTRY CLASSICS on Eric in 2005.
It's only a coincidence that there are two singers named Marvin in this quiz--
Rainwater and Gaye.

I can be as wild as a bumblebee
And fly with the eagles above
I don't care whatever you make of me
Just make me your love
#21) Rodgers, Jimmie: Make Me A Miracle (1958) [16] {-}

James White noted that this was the flip side of "Secretly."  "Secretly" has
been used twice in GOLQs (most recently in GOLQ180), but this one had never
been used before.  Everyone who got this one spelled Jimmie Rodgers correctly.

Everything is gonna be fine
'Cause someday soon I'm gonna make you all mine
There'll be no running around
You've met your Waterloo
#22) Sedaka, Neil: Little Devil (1961) [11] {-}

I set three rules for GOLQ228:  1. No nonsense lyrics.  2. No songs that
had been used in more than one previous GOLQ.  3. No songs written or sung
by anyone named Neil who was a graduate of Abraham Lincoln High School in
Brooklyn, NY.  I only broke two of the rules.  You shouldn't see any nonsense
lyrics here, but there are some songs that had been used in multiple GOLQs
before, including "Stupid Cupid."  And "Stupid Cupid" and this song both
violate rule #3, since Neil Sedaka co-wrote both of them with Howard Green-
field and sings this one, which I had always thought was called "Hey Little
Devil" until I put this quiz together.  No final entry showed "Hey Little
Devil," although one team submitted it as such and later corrected it.

The GenaTeam:  Neil only had two #1 Hits in Australia--this one and "Star
Crossed Lovers" in 1968.  "Star Crossed Lovers" didn't even make the "Bubbled
Under" chart in USA.

James White wondered why Neil Sedaka isn't in the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame.
(Personally, I think that not only does Sedaka belong there, he isn't even the
only singer-songwriter named Neil who graduated from Abraham Lincoln High
School in Brooklyn, NY, who isn't in the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame but deserves
to be there.)

One, two, and then jump
It's good for your soul
It's old but it's new
#23) Starr, Kay: Rock And Roll Waltz (1955/56) [1] {-}

This is another one that I had never heard until I got it on a CD in 2005--
a 3-CD set called MAGIC MOMENTS:  THE BEST OF 50S POP.  Kay Starr was born
Katherine Starks.  Just about everyone listed with the last name of Starr in
my Whitburn TOP POP SINGLES book was born with a different last name--in
addtion to Katherine Starks, those relevant to the GOLQ era are Charles Hatcher
(Edwin), Warren Nadel (Randy, whose "After School" is still on my list of songs
I've heard of but never heard), and of course Richard Starkey (Ringo).

"Rock And Roll Waltz" entered the chart just over 50 years ago, on December
31, 1955.

And who makes me feel like smiling
When the weary day is through?
#24) Turtles, The: You Baby (1966) [20] {-}

Written by Steve Barri and P.F. Sloan.  Not to be confused with another song
called "You Baby" that is still to come on this quiz.  This was the last song
I added to this GOLQ.  I had read the GOLQ rules, noticed the line, "Record-
ings coincidentally having the same song title are under no such re-use con-
straints," in the Song Re-Use section, and decided to try to come up with an
eligible song with the same title as one I had already chosen.  In my collec-
tion, I also have versions of this "You Baby" by the Vogues and the Mamas and

Me and little J-O-E will be going away
I love you both
And this will be pure H-E-double-L for me
Oh, I wish that we could stop this
#25) Wynette, Tammy: D-I-V-O-R-C-E (1968) [63] {-}

I was always interested in this song purely as a result of just the title,
even though I never heard the full song until about 35 years after it charted.
(I heard snippets of it in the movie FIVE EASY PIECES.)  Tammy was born
Virginia Wynette Pugh.  The name Tammy came from record producer Billy
Sherrill's impression that she looked like a Tammy doll.  Tammy was a doll
put out by a Mattel rival to compete with the better-known Barbie.  I confess
that I had a Tammy rather than a Barbie when I was young because the Tammy
dolls happened to be on sale the day my mother went shopping.

L'Equipe wondered what a country song was doing in this quiz.  It charted
and is thus eligible for inclusion.  In fact, Tammy had 12 Hot 100 entries
between 1967 and 1992, including "Stand By Your Man," which peaked in the
Top 20 in 1969.


Go ahead and cry
I'll be standing by
You need a new love
You need a true love
#T1) Classics, The: Pollyanna (1966) [-] {-}

The GenaTeam:  The group's name eventually evolved to be the Classics IV and
then Dennis Yost and the Classics IV.  It was their very first song recorded
for Capitol Records.  The song was written by Joe South, who is credited as
"producer" but really had nothing to do with the Classics' recording session.

Gypsy's Caravan also mentioned that this song was written by Joe South.  Joe
South is one of my all-time favorite singer-songwriters.  He had several chart
entries over the years, including "Games People Play" in 1969, and he wrote a
lot of songs that charted for other artists, including some by Billy Joe Royal.
Royal also recorded this song, which I have in my collection along with the
Classics' version.  One entry named Billy Joe Royal for T1 and an act that
comes after him alphabetically for T2, so I accepted this answer.  However,
I deducted points for entries that named Classics IV as the artist for T1.

My Whitburn book shows that there was another group called the Classics, who
hit the Hot 100 twice in the early 1960s.  One of these songs, "Till Then,"
has been used in two GOLQs so far.

James White thinks that the Classics sound a lot like the Four Seasons on this
record, and I agree with him.

Could've made me wait this long
Wanting your kiss
But now you're really mine
I'll make up for the time you made us miss
#T2) Ronettes, The: You Baby (1964) [-] {-}

Written by Phil Spector, Barry Mann, and Cynthia Weil and not to be confused
with the song by the same title that was written by Steve Barri and P.F. Sloan,
was a hit by the Turtles, and appears as #24 in this GOLQ.

I never heard this song by anyone until 1990, when I bought a Lovin' Spoonful
anthology on Rhino that contains a version of it featuring group drummer Joe
Butler handling lead vocals.  Later in the 1990s, three more versions entered
my collection--by the Ronettes, Linda Scott, and Len Barry.  When I set up
this quiz, I inserted Linda Scott and 1965 as the artist and year because her
version was a Bubbling-Under chart entry that year, according to the liner
notes of the THE BRILL BUILDING SOUND 4-CD set, where I have her recording.
However, no entry named Linda Scott, or for that matter, the Lovin' Spoonful or
Len Barry.  Of the 12 entries that identified T2, 8 gave only the Ronettes as
the artist.  Three other entries, including the one that gave Billy Joe Royal
as the artist for T1, named yet another act--Sonny and Cher.  The 12th entry
named BOTH the Ronettes and Sonny and Cher.

Thanks to other participants in the Spectropop Yahoo! Group (see #12 above), I
learned that Sonny and Cher's version was released on the album IN CASE YOU'RE
IN LOVE and that the following artists also recorded the Spector/Mann/Weil "You
Baby"--Jackie Trent, the Shillings (under the title "Just For You Baby"), and
the Lovenotes (under the title "Baby, Baby You"). Sometimes the title appears
as "You, Baby" (with a comma).

The GenaTeam mentioned that the Ronettes' version is on BACK TO MONO, a 3-CD
collection of recordings featuring Phil Spector's wall-of-sound.


This chart ranks the songs/artists from most to least recognized.  The second
number on the line denotes the average number of points scored on that song
(total points divided by number of entrants, to 2 decimal places).  For com-
parison purposes, tie-breakers are scored here on the usual 20-point scale.

While some people thought this was a difficult quiz, every song except T1 was
identified at least partially correctly by at least half of the entries.  Every
entry identified the song by the Byrds correctly, but some lost one point for
omitting the part of the title that's in parentheses.  Every entry also cor-
rectly identified the title of the Turtles' "You Baby."

Rank Avg. Song
 01 19.79 #04) Byrds, The: Turn! Turn! Turn! (To Everything There Is A Season)
 02 19.47 #24) Turtles, The: You Baby
 03 18.95 #05) Christie, Lou: Rhapsody In The Rain
T04 17.89 #03) Butler, Jerry: He Will Break Your Heart
T04 17.89 #09) Francis, Connie: Stupid Cupid
T04 17.89 #17) Pitney, Gene: Only Love Can Break A Heart
T04 17.89 #22) Sedaka, Neil: Little Devil
 08 17.53 #18) Presley, Elvis, with The Jordanaires: Too Much
 09 17.47 #02) Brown, James, and the Famous Flames: Papa's Got A Brand New Bag
 10 16.84 #23) Starr, Kay: Rock And Roll Waltz
T11 15.79 #07) Drifters, The: When My Little Girl Is Smiling
T11 15.79 #03) Butler, Jerry: He Will Break Your Heart
T11 15.79 #25) Wynette, Tammy: D-I-V-O-R-C-E
T14 14.74 #06) Crazy Elephant, The: Gimme Gimme Good Lovin'
T14 14.74 #12) Martha and the Vandellas: In My Lonely Room
 16 14.47 #10) Gaye, Marvin & Mary Wells: What's The Matter With You Baby
T17 14.21 #01) Archies, The: Bang-Shang-A-Lang
T17 14.21 #19) Price, Lloyd: Lady Luck
T19 13.68 #13) Merry-Go-Round, The: Live
T19 13.68 #20) Rainwater, Marvin: Gonna Find me A Bluebird
T19 13.68 #21) Rodgers, Jimmie: Make Me A Miracle
 22 13.58 #14) Miller, Jody: Home Of The Brave
 23 13.16 #16) Orlons, The: Cross Fire!
 24 12.63 #11) Jones, Linda: Hypnotized
T25 12.63 #15) Nelson, Ricky: I Got A Feeling
T25 12.63 #T2) Ronettes, The: You Baby
 27  9.32 #T1) Classics, The: Pollyanna

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