Date: 8 Feb 2010 05:16:20 -0000
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Subject: RESULTS and ANSWER KEY for Golden Oldies Lyrics Quiz 276 (GOLQ276)

RESULTS & ANSWER KEY for Golden Oldies Lyrics Quiz #276 (GOLQ276)

Congratulations to all of the entries who finished first, second, or third
with scores of 500++ (7 entries), 500+. (4 entries), and 500.. (1 entry).
There were no entries that got a score of 500.+, which is not surprising
since I consider #T2 to be a more difficult song. In fact, there were no
entries that identified #T2 without also identifying #T1.

GOLQ276's mean score was 472.05, and the median was--you guessed it--500.
The two main themes, artist or song names that contain Johnny or Jimmy,
or some spelling variation of one of these names, was obviously too easy
and proved to be too much of a clue to allow teams to find the songs that
had originally stumped them. I did throw in one non-theme song for this
first GOLQ of 2010, but I'll reveal the reason why I included it with song
#17 below.

Many entries noted the main themes. Mike Weaver wrote, "For fun, I tried to
find to find "Michael" in GOLQ titles. Only seems to be 6 or 7, so no GOLQ
theme for me! Probably more available songs by Mike or Michael artists, but
not a plethora."

My thanks to everyone who participated.

Tom Pillion and Rick Falkenstein have posted GOLQ277.

-- 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++ DM Die, Monster, Die!           <bob_homeo&>   1   49
T01 500++ EJ The EJ'S & Co.: Ellis, Jean, Kevin, Vinnie, Mitch,       7   23+
                                     Kent, Kyra <brombere&>
T01 500++ DT Delphi Trivia Club (SafeHouse, Marloe, ClueLess, Russ,   6   45-65
                                        und) <billp49&>
T01 500++ VI The Village Idiots (Andrew, Andy, Roxie, Doug, Ping)     5   <59
T01 500++ GC Gypsy's Caravan                        <iriss&>   4   21+
T01 500++ LB Vito & the Salutations          <baileyl&> 6-7 boomers
T01 500++ GE The GenaTeam                   <ah.rh&>   6  41-62
T08 500+. CO The Coasters (Rick & Kathy Schubert, Magic Marc,         5  57-64
                         Bigfoot Mae, Norm Katuna) <rns&>
T08 500+. BP BP Oz (Brian, Pam)          <brian&>   2 boomers
T08 500+. WM Will McCorry                <wmccorry&>   1   52
T08 500+. RR Really Rockin' In Boston             <rardini&>   5 50s,60s
 12 500.. VH Virve Harkonen            <virve_harkonen&>   1   29
T13 498++ JF John Fox                          <fourhbcaps&>   1   58
T13 498++ MW Mike Weaver                   <oldtunes&>   1   63
 15 495++ FD Frank Glaz, Dino Dinardo, et al   <lowtekman5&>   6
             (Frank Glaz, Dino Dinardo, Joel Lipman, Dick Green,
              Mike Gessner, Jim Rudolph)
 16 460.. MT Mick Tursky                    <eriador1972&>   1
 17 458.. NA NAVAIRHEADS                   <tompillion&>   2  63,58
 18 420.. TT Team Teitelbaum (Howard, Bonnie, Patty, Pat)             4  47-60
 19 140+. JR Jessica Raine          <jraine&>   1   35
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
DM 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
EJ 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
DT 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
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
GC 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
LB 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 20 20 20 20 20 20 20 20 20 20 20 20
CO 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
BP 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
WM 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
VH 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
JF 20 20 18 20 20 20 20 20 20 20 20 20 20 20 20 20 20 20 20 20 20 20 20 20 20
MW 20 20 20 20 18 20 20 20 20 20 20 20 20 20 20 20 20 20 20 20 20 20 20 20 20
FD 20 20 15 20 20 20 20 20 20 20 20 20 20 20 20 20 20 20 20 20 20 20 20 20 20
MT 20 20 20 20 20  - 20 20 20 20 20 20  - 20 20 20 20 20 20 20 20 20 20 20 20
NA  - 20 18 20 20 20 20 20 20 20 20 20 20 20 20 20 20 20 20 20 20  - 20 20 20
TT 20 20 20 20 20 20 20 20  -  -  - 20 20 20 20  0 20 20 20 20 20 20 20 20 20
JR  -  -  -  -  -  -  - 20  -  -  - 20  -  5 20  -  - 10 10  - 20  - 20 15  -
   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

I learned the truth about the so-called good life
It was just a candle too short to burn the night
Now in the darkness in my heart
Don't you know I bring you and plead
Oh light my way again, light my way again
#01) Adams, Johnny: "Reconsider Me" (1969) [28] {8}

Go, Johnny, go!
#02) Berry, Chuck: "Johnny B. Goode" (1958) [8] {2}

  This song inspired a movie, GO, JOHNNY, GO!, starring Jimmy Clanton, who had
  his own hit called "Go, Jimmy, Go" (see #06 below). I saw an oldies package
  show starring Chuck Berry at the Kennedy Center in Washington, DC, on April
  14, 1972. Jimmy Clanton was one of the opening acts. This was just about
  the time when the 1950s started to become an in-thing, with the Broadway
  musical GREASE, the movie AMERICAN GRAFFITI, and the band Sha-Na-Na contrib-
  uting to this frenzy.

Years may come and go
I will love you so
No matter where we go
#03) Bowen, Jimmy, with the Rhythm Orchids: "I'm Stickin' With You"
                                                              (1957) [14] {9}

You been sneakin'
Doin' me dirt
Now they call me
Little boy hurt
#04) Burnette, Johnny: "Little Boy Sad" (1961) [17] {-}

  I have a Herman's Hermits CD that contains a version of this. I recognized
  it as an old song, but I didn't remember who did it at the time. Eventually,
  I found this recording.

  Die, Monster, Die!: I'd heard Paul Petersen's version of this (wouldn't fit,
  but just as good) in 2008.

But I made me a vow to the moon and stars
That I'd search the honky tonks and bars
And kill that man that give me that awful name
#05) Cash, Johnny: "A Boy Named Sue" (1969) [2] {-}

  Written by Shel Silverstein. Reached #1 on Adult Contemporary and Country

  I didn't know the phrase "honky tonk" until the summer of 1969, when I was
  17. Then, it turned up in the title of one huge hit record of that season,
  "Honky Tonk Women" by the Rolling Stones, and in the lyrics (as the plural
  "honky tonks") in another one, "A Boy Named Sue" by Johnny Cash. I think it
  took a few more years for this naive young woman to actually learn what it

  This song was recorded in a concert at San Quentin Prison in California
  and appeared on the original album version of JOHNNY CASH AT SAN QUENTIN.
  It does not appear on some recent special re-issues of this album. The song
  is notable for containing a bleeped-out phrase near the end.

  During the summer of 1969, Johnny Cash had his own T.V. show, which no doubt
  contributed to the popularity of this record. Among his guests that summer
  was Bob Dylan, who was promoting his album NASHVILLE SKYLINE. Later, Cash
  became the host of a show that aired the rest of the year but was itself
  replaced in the summer by one hosted by the Everly Brothers.

  I like to joke that, in December 1992, when I made my first, and so far
  only, trip to Nashville, I was part of a cultural exchange. While I was
  gone, Johnny Cash performed a Christmas concert in the Pennsylvania township
  in which I live.

I told her when it comes to dancin'
I'm the best young dancer in the land
Well she looked at me with a twinkle in her eye
And then she took my hand
#06) Clanton, Jimmy: "Go, Jimmy, Go" (1959/60) [5] {19}

  As noted above for "Johnny B. Goode," Jimmy Clanton starred in the movie

  I saw Jimmy Clanton appear in two packaged show concerts in Washington, DC.
  In addition to the one in 1972 that Chuck Berry headlined, I saw him at the
  Washington Coliseum (also known as the Uline Arena) on November 26, 1966,
  in a Dick Clark Caravan of Stars show headlined by the Yardbirds and Little
  Anthony and the Imperials (who were subsituting for soon-to-be-Army Recruit
  Gary Lewis, the one I really wanted to see but who had to cancel due to
  illness). I had not heard of Jimmy Clanton at the time of the first show,
  but by the time of the second show more than five years later, I knew a few
  of his hits, including this one, "Just A Dream," and "Venus In Blue Jeans."
  I've recently become familiar with one of his non-charting releases, "I Care
  Enough To Send The Very Best," as the result of its inclusion on a 2009 CD

You're on all the songs
With a boom-boom-a-boom-boom
And a dit-dit-a-boom-boom-bom
#07) Cymbal, Johnny: "Mr. Bass Man" (1963) [16] {-}

  Mike Weaver: With the legendary Ronnie Bright doing the deep bass part.

  John Fox/John(ny) Fox: Later known as Derek, of "Cinnamon"" fame.

  What do Johnny Cymbal and Eric Clapton have in common? The answer is that
  they both also recorded under the name of Derek. Clapton was the Derek of
  Derek and the Dominos, of "Layla" fame.

In '43 they put to sea
13 men and Kennedy
#08) Dean, Jimmy: "P.T. 109" (1962) [8] {-}

  Originally, I was going to use his hit "Big Bad John," which would come
  close to fitting under both themes. But then I thought of this one, which
  is also about a guy named John, future U.S. President John F. Kennedy. Plus,
  I had already chosen "The Battle Of New Orleans" for this GOLQ. I decided
  to use the first two lines from both songs because of their similarity.

Oh the Rio Grande is flowing
And the starry skies are bright
She walks along the river
In the quiet summer night
#09) Desmond, Johnny: "The Yellow Rose Of Texas" (1955) [3] {-}

  I had not been familiar with this version of this song before I put this
  quiz together. Two other recordings of this also charted in 1955. Mitch
  Miller's, which I have heard many times over the years, reached #1. Stan
  Freberg's comedy rendition reached #16. The song itself was a Civil War
  campfile song.

  Die, Monster, Die!: Charted around the same time as Mitch's version.

Now each day is bright and new
And I only pray that I can say
For every day my whole life through
#10) Fabares, Shelley: "Johnny Loves Me" (1962) [21] {-}

  Written by Barry Mann and Cynthia Weil. Shelley Fabares is better known for
  "Johnny Angel," but I decided to use her lesser-known Johnny song for this

Other girls watch just walking by
Then they wish
Jimmy was their guy
#11) Girlfriends, The: "My One And Only, Jimmy Boy" (1963/64) [49] {n/c}

  Die, Monster, Die!: Best Phil Spector soundalike song I know.

  John Fox/John(ny) Fox: Written and produced (in full Spector-ese) by David
  Gates, later of Bread. I think the correct words are: "... watch us walking
  by. Bet they wish ..."

  Now that I have listened to the song again, I think he may be right. If
  anyone missed this one due to this error, I apologize.

In 1814 we took a little trip
Along with Colonel Jackson down the mighty Mississip'
#12) Horton, Johnny: "The Battle Of New Orleans" (1959) [1] {3}

  The second song included in the GOLQ about a war experience of a future U.S.
  President, Andrew Jackson this time. During my 1992 visit to Nashville, I
  toured Jackson's home, Hermitage. This song spawned some parodies following
  Hurricane Katrina's destruction of "The Big Easy" in 2005. Coincidentally,
  the night I put this together, the New Orleans Saints played in and won
  their first-ever Super Bowl, which could also spawn some parodies.

  The first five singers whose deaths affected me, even at relatively young
  ages, were Ritchie Valens, The Big Bopper, Johnny Horton, Sam Cooke, and
  Bobby Fuller.

Tell the moon up in the sky
Tell the birds that fly by
#13) Johnnie and Joe: "Over The Mountain; Across The Sea"
                                                     (1957,1960) [8,89] {3,-}

  I made sure to include this one because I thought that this was the only
  vocal act whose name, under GOLQ rules, begins with one of the theme names.
  I've since realized that there were also Johnny and the Expressions, who
  had one chart entry, "Something I Want To Tell You," that peaked at #79 in
  1966 and is not marked as being an instrumental in my Whitburn book. If
  this had been an audio GOLQ, I would have almost certainly used a song by
  Johnny and the Hurricanes, probably "Beatnik Fly" just at the point where
  the lyrics would be, "Jimmy crack corn, and I don't care."

  And I have to confess that I didn't know that the Johnnie in this duo was
  female until I received THE GYPSY'S CARAVAN's entry that gave the full names
  of the members of this duo. I had thought that the female voice that's heard
  near the end was a session singer!

  I've mentioned Milt Grant's Washington, DC, AMERICAN BANDSTAND-like show
  before. Here is a video of Johnnie and Joe lip-synching "Over The Mountain;
  Across The Sea" on this show:

  THE GYPSY'S CARAVAN: Johnnie Louise Richardson and Joe Rivers.

  THE GYPSY'S CARAVAN and Mike Weaver also commented on the use of punctuation
  in the song title. (Due to the variations, I gave full credit for all that
  were submitted.)

  THE GYPSY'S CARAVAN: No semicolon on 78 label. Comma is on 45. Version by
  Bobby Vinton reads "Over The Mountain (Across The Sea)."

  Mike Weaver: I know it is the kind of useless trivia that only a music
  collector would think about, but did you notice that Whitburn uses a semi-
  colon to separate "mountain" and "over," but the Chess record seems to only
  have a standard comma?

If little, little David hadn't grabbed that stone
Lying there on the ground
Big Goliath might have stomped on him
Instead of the other way around
#14) Jones, Jimmy: "Good Timin'" (1960) [3] {8}

I wanna say
I'm not getting any stronger
I can't hold out very much longer
Trying hard to be true
#15) Martha & the Vandellas: "Jimmy Mack" (1967) [10] {1}

Girl, you know I love you
Ooooh, you know I need you
I don't mean maybe
You will always be my baby
#16) Nash, Johnny: "Hold Me Tight" (1968) [5] {21}

  This was one of the first, if not THE first, reggae hits in the U.S.
  Featuring Lynn Taitt, who died on January 20, 2010, on guitar.

I'd like to play a game that is so much fun
And it's not so very hard to do
#17) 1910 Fruitgum Company, The: "Simon Says" (1968) [4] {-}

  This, of course, was the one song that was not part of the theme.

  Some of the incorrect, but valid, reasons various entries gave for my
  inclusion of this one (team or individual names omitted to protect the
  innocent or guilty):

  1. Jimi Hendrix (the answer to #T1) recorded a different song, which didn't
     chart, also called "Simon Says."
  2. There is, apparently, a California band called Simon Says, one of whose
     songs is called "Life Jacket," which is from a Disney Channel movie
     (about a surfer) called JOHNNY TSUNAMI. So, that relates "Simon Says"
     to the theme of "Johnny."
  3. "Simon Says" is here because this quiz was pretty simple?
  4. Simon [Cowell] Says, "Johnny & Jimmy were American Teen-age Idols!"
     Another entry also thought there could be "some AMERICAN IDOL connection."
  5. These guys were from [New] Jersey and I sorta vaguely recall you
     mentioning you were from the [Philadelphia] area, but that is as close as
     I can come.

  But several teams, including some that also supplied the above guesses, did
  get it right (in the order in which they were received):

  1. John Fox/John(ny) Fox: Not part of the theme, but chosen because 1910 was
     100 years ago!
  2. Team Teitelbaum: Appropriate because this year is the "faux-centennial"
     of the 1910 Fruitgum Co.!
  3. The Coasters: 1910/2010
  4. The EJ'S & Co.: Madame Quizmaster may be tipping her cap to the new
     decade by using a song whose artist's name pays tribute to the beginning
     of a new decade exactly a century ago!
  5. Vito and the Salutations: This being 2010, it's the group's centennial.
  6. Will McCorry: It has something to do with the new year (only a century
  7. The GenaTeam: We assume that the odd one out (1910 Fruitgum Company)
     refers to the fact that it is now 2010, but no known hit from 2010
     Fruitgum Company!

  Incidentally, if I had known about "Simon Says" by Jimi Hendrix, I might
  have chosen that one for #T1 instead of the one that I did choose!

He got a cool little chick named Rockin' Millie
He can walk and stroll and Suzy Q
#18) Otis, Johnny, Show: "Willie And The Hand Jive" (1958) [9] {3}

Well Jack be nimble
Jack be quick
Jack jumped over the candlestick
He jumped so high up above
#19) Preston, Johnny: "Cradle Of Love" (1960) [7] {15}

  There was a song that I really, really wanted to use in the GOLQ. It was by
  a singer named Johnny. It hit #1 on the Billboard Hot 100 in January 1960,
  exactly 50 years ago. And it was my favorite song that school year, when I
  was in second grade.

  But the song in question was used in GOLQ227! It would not be eligible to
  be used again until GOLQ277, the one just after this one! This was actually
  the second time I wanted to use Johnny Preston's song "Running Bear" in a
  GOLQ since GOLQ227, but the other one was sufficiently far away from its
  reuse eligibility date, so I didn't feel too badly about it that time.

  Fortunately, Johnny Preston had other songs from which to choose, including
  this one, which I don't think I had ever heard before, despite its chart
  success. But I'm sure it would also have been one of my second grade
  favorites if I had known it then.

  While we're in this part of the alphabet, I'll acknowledge that Elvis often
  seems to be in the house for GOLQs. He didn't make it into this one, but he
  did have at least one Johnny song, "Frankie And Johnny," a traditional folk
  song that also charted for Johnny Cash (maybe I should have used this one
  instead of "A Boy Named Sue"), Brook Benton, Sam Cooke, and the Greenwood
  County Singers.

People come to windows
They always stare at me
Shake their heads in sorrow
Sayin', "Who can that fool be?"
#20) Ray, Johnnie: "Just Walking In The Rain" (1956) [2] {-}

[background vocal]
So tell me how much you love me
Come near to me and say you need me now
[lead vocal]
Oh with you by my side
This world can't keep us down
Together we can make it baby
#21) Rivers, Johnny: "Poor Side Of Town" (1966) [1] {-}

  This was his only #1 hit.

Puzzled by the things he hears
His questions fall on their deaf ears
And the father thinking work comes first
Ain't got the time to quench a thirst
#22) Rodgers, Jimmie: "Child Of Clay" (1967) [31] {-}

  This was Jimmie Rodgers' last charting single. While it was on the chart,
  he was the victim of a savage beating. Although he survived, it no doubt
  affected his career.

  When I first heard this song, I was familiar with Neil Diamond's earlier
  hits, including "I Got The Feelin' (Oh No, No)," but was not yet a big fan
  of his. I thought it was Neil singing this song. I've always loved a lot of
  Jimmie Rodgers' older songs, such as "Honeycomb" and "Kisses Sweeter Than
  Wine," so I was glad when I learned that it was he that was singing this
  song. It's a shame that he was not able to enjoy further chart success.

The roots of love grow all around
But for me they come a-tumbling down
Every day heartaches grow a little stronger
I can't stand this pain much longer
#23) Ruffin, Jimmy: "What Becomes Of The Brokenhearted" (1966) [7] {6}

  THE GYPSY'S CARAVAN: Brother of David Ruffin of the Temptations.

Johnny I said we were through
Just to see what you would do
You stood there and hung your head
Made me wish that I were dead
#24) Sommers, Joanie: "Johnny Get Angry" (1962) [7] {-}

  I debated with myself a long time about whether or not to include this one.
  At the age of 10, I joined the other 10 and 11 year old girls at day camp
  in singing this song every day as we participated in softball and other
  activities. I'm sure that none of us knew the violent implications of the

  I was quite shocked to learn in recent years that these lyrics were written
  by one of my favorite lyricists, Hal David. The music was composed by
  Sherman Edwards.

  Jessica Raine: A truly loathsome song, even by the standards of teenaged
  relationships of a bygone era. Hopefully, Johnny said "so long" and hopped
  the next train into a nice friendly Lesley Gore song.

Burning eyes don't start crying
Heart don't let her know that you're breaking in two
#25) Tillotson, Johnny: "Talk Back Trembling Lips" (1963/64) [7] {-}

  I thought about using his song "Jimmy's Girl," but I wanted a better-known
  song to bring up the rear alphabetically. This is also why I didn't use
  Jimmy Witherspoon's only Hot 100 entry, "You're Next," one week at #98 in
  1965, despite that year not being represented in this GOLQ. (1965 is the
  only year in the GOLQ range that was not represented this GOLQ. I also made
  the decision that I'd rather leave it unrepresented than to use "I Want My
  Baby Back" by Jimmy Cross.)


A broom is drearily sweeping
Up the broken pieces of yesterday's life
Somewhere a queen is weeping
Somewhere a king has no wife
#T1) Hendrix, Jimi, Experience, The: "The Wind Cries Mary" (1967) [-] {-}

  From the U.S. release of the album ARE YOU EXPERIENCED. Also the B side of
  "Purple Haze." Reached #6 on the U.K. chart.

  Mike Weaver: I am not a Hendrix fan, but this was another "luck out" for me.
  It was the flip of "Purple Haze," but the only reason I recognized the song
  at all was because I have been listening to songs that made the UK charts
  but did not chart in the US. This charted there in 1967.

I think I'm gonna cry
No matter how I try
I can't hold back the tears
It seems like a million years
#T2) Love, Darlene: "Johnny (Baby Please Come Home)" (1964) [-] {n/c}

  Written by Jeff Barry, Ellie Greenwich, and Phil Spector and produced by
  Spector. This tune began life as "Christmas (Baby Please Come Home)" on the
  Phil Spector-produced album A CHRISTMAS GIFT TO YOU, with new lyrics added.

  Darlene Love made many recordings for Phil Spector over the years, under her
  own name and also as part of Bob B. Soxx & the Blue Jeans and substituting
  for the actual Crystals on a few recordings that were released under their
  name. As part of the Blossoms, she was a regular performer on SHINDIG! in
  the mid-1960s and also appeared as a back-up singer on other T.V. shows.
  I knew her distinctive face for many years before I knew her name.

  By 2005, she was a member of the Broadway cast of HAIRSPRAY, which I saw on
  August 24 of that year. I met her at the stage door and got her autograph,
  telling her as she signed the PLAYBILL program for me that I used to watch
  her sing with the Blossoms on SHINDIG! She hugged me and told me, "You're
  showing your age, lady!" The next day, I relived those days by watching some
  old SHINDIG! shows at The Museum of Television & Radio (now known as the
  Paley Center for Media). Several old Blossoms segments are now on YouTube,
  but so far, no videos featuring "Johnny (Baby Please Come Home)" are posted
  there (or, if there ever were any posted, they've been taken down).

  John Fox/John(ny) Fox: The same backing track as Darlene’s now-famous
  (thanks to David Letterman) "Christmas (Baby Please Come Home)."

  Die, Monster, Die!: Evolved into performed annually, or thereabouts.

  THE GYPSY'S CARAVAN: Same melody as "Christmas (Baby Please Come Home)" on
  the Phil Spector Christmas album, but different lyrics.


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.

Because of the easy theme, all of the first 25 songs did well. The two songs
about war experiences led by future U.S. Presidents and the two Motown songs
accounted for four of the five songs for which all entries received full

Rank Avg. Song
T01 20.00 #08) Dean, Jimmy: "P.T. 109"
T01 20.00 #12) Horton, Johnny: "The Battle Of New Orleans"
T01 20.00 #15) Martha & the Vandellas: "Jimmy Mack"
T01 20.00 #21) Rivers, Johnny: "Poor Side Of Town"
T01 20.00 #23) Ruffin, Jimmy: "What Becomes Of The Brokenhearted"
 06 19.74 #24) Sommers, Joanie: "Johnny Get Angry"
T07 19.47 #18) Otis, Johnny, Show: "Willie And The Hand Jive"
T07 19.47 #19) Preston, Johnny: "Cradle Of Love"
 09 19.21 #14) Jones, Jimmy: "Good Timin'"
T10 18.95 #02) Berry, Chuck: "Johnny B. Goode"
T10 18.95 #04) Burnette, Johnny: "Little Boy Sad"
T10 18.95 #07) Cymbal, Johnny: "Mr. Bass Man"
T10 18.95 #17) 1910 Fruitgum Company, The: "Simon Says"
T10 18.95 #20) Ray, Johnnie: "Just Walking In The Rain"
T10 18.95 #25) Tillotson, Johnny: "Talk Back Trembling Lips"
 16 18.84 #05) Cash, Johnny: "A Boy Named Sue"
 17 18.47 #03) Bowen, Jimmy, with the Rhythm Orchids: "I'm Stickin' With You"
T18 17.89 #01) Adams, Johnny: "Reconsider Me"
T18 17.89 #06) Clanton, Jimmy: "Go, Jimmy, Go"
T18 17.89 #09) Desmond, Johnny: "The Yellow Rose Of Texas"
T18 17.89 #10) Fabares, Shelley: "Johnny Loves Me"
T18 17.89 #11) Girlfriends, The: "My One And Only, Jimmy Boy"
T18 17.89 #13) Johnnie and Joe: "Over The Mountain; Across The Sea"
T18 17.89 #16) Nash, Johnny: "Hold Me Tight"
T18 17.89 #22) Rodgers, Jimmie: "Child Of Clay"
 26 15.79 #T1) Hendrix, Jimi, Experience, The: "The Wind Cries Mary"
 27 10.53 #T2) Love, Darlene: "Johnny (Baby Please Come Home)"

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