Date: 23 Oct 2013 18:42:53 -0000
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From: Regina Litman <>
Subject: RESULTS and ANSWER KEY for Golden Oldies Lyrics Quiz 320 (GOLQ320)

RESULTS & ANSWER KEY for Golden Oldies Lyrics Quiz #320 (GOLQ320)

Congratulations to The EJ's & Co. and the Delphi Trivia Club, who took first
place in this quiz with perfect scores of 500++. Closely behind with scores
of 500.+ were Virve Harkonen and the Coasters, who have probably never scored
this high on any of the GOLQs I've done.

The themes were records that were released on Sun Records or its affiliate
Phillips (sometimes known as Phillips International) in Memphis or for one of
the Motown family record labels (Motown, Tamla, Gordy, Soul, and V.I.P.) in
Detroit. Several entries identified one or both themes. The EJ's & Co. listed
the record labels for the 25 songs that were part of these themes.

I first got the idea of doing a Motown theme a few years ago. As the GOLQ
numbers approached 313 and the months approached March 2013 (3/13), I thought
that I'd try this theme if I did either GOLQ313 or the one in 3/13, since
Detroit's area code is 313. However, when GOLQ312 fell in my lap for January
2013, and I realized I wasn't going to get to do either of these GOLQs, I still
went with the area code idea and did Chicago instead.

I never really got the Motown idea out of my head, but I soon realized why no
one else had tackled it yet. First, the time frame doesn't cover all of the
years of the GOLQ era. Second, I wasn't sure if there would even be enough
Motown artists to fill 25 regular spots. Finally, it turns out that Motown
artist names are clustered in certain parts of the alphabet, while other parts
of the alphabet are almost devoid of such names. The most glaring place where
the latter occurs is right at the beginning, where the Contours are practically
the only GOLQ-era charting Motown artist with a name before "E".

The solution was finding another theme that could take care of adding a few
more artists, especially from the 1950s and in certain parts of the alphabet.
The area code helped again. A logical record label to choose was Sun, located
in Memphis with area code 913 for September 2013 (9/13). (other cities that
have area codes that end in 13 are Los Angeles - 213 - and a place I visited
in 2013, Cincinnati - 513. On my visit to the latter city, I had the chance to
attend a musical performance by occasional GOLQ entrant John Fox. Thanks,
John, for a great show!)

As it turned out, there were a few Motown artists I had to leave out of this
GOLQ, including Shorty Long, Edwin Starr (although I gave some consideration
to his duet with a singer named Blinky, "Oh How Happy," in which she got top
billing and thus created an artist name early in the alphabet) and Tammi
Terrell. With four significant Motown artists with last names that start with
"W", two of whom did duets with Marvin Gaye, I paired Marvin with one of them
to keep the end of the alphabet from getting too cluttered. (However, Tammi,
a Philadelphia native, did make it onto my Philadelphia-themed GOLQ a while
back.) Plus, I didn't realize that the Spinners had their first charting single
on Motown in the 1960s until after this GOLQ was finished. I had always thought
that 1970's "It's A Shame" was their only Motown hit.

GOLQ320's mean score was 432.40, and the median was 494.

My thanks to everyone who participated.

Tom and Rick (the NAVAIRHEADS) have posted GOLQ321.

-- 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++ EJ The EJ's & Co.: Ellis, Jean, Sandy, Everett, Mitch,     8  27+
               Kyra, Vinnie, Kevin              <brombere&>
T01 500++ DT Delphi Trivia Club         <rcwkid99&>  8  40+
               RussII, HQR0, DJLovesKids, Jags,
               DVALPirate, Clueless139, lauren001, devildish
T03 500.+ VH Virve Harkonen            <virve_harkonen&>  1  32
T03 500.+ CO The Coasters                          <rns&>  4  60-64
               Rick & Kathy Schubert, Magic Marc, Bigfoot Mae
 05 498++ RR Really Rockin' In Boston             <rardini&>  7  50s,60s
 06 496++ VI The Village Idiots                 <Roxie1971&>  5
               Roxanne, Doug, Michael, Andrew, Andy
 07 494++ EM DEC & Friends                    <cochran57&>  3  various
 08 494+- LV Lehigh Valley Trivia Club         <lowtekman5&>  6
               Dino Dinardo, Frank Glaz, Joseph Brower,
               Ed Czaplicki, Mike Gessner, Tom Gileece
 09 460+. WM Will McCorry                <wmccorry&>  1  56
 10 453.. LB Vito & the Salutations          <baileyl&>  6  boomers
 11 412+. NA NAVAIRHEADS                   <tompillion&>  1  67
 12 388.. GE The GenaTeam                   <ah.rh&>  1  65
 13 310.+ TA Team Asia                         <yherczeg&>  2
               Barry Chamish, Mitch Herczeg
 14 280.. TT Team Teitelbaum                    <hat_pat&>  4  51-63
               Howard, Bonnie, Patty, Pat
 15 201.. JR Jessica Raine          <jraine&>  1  39
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
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
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
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
RR 20 18 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 18 20 20 20 20 20 20 20 20 18 20 20 20 20 20 20 20 20 20 20 20 20 20 20
EM 20 18 20 20 20 20 20 20 20 20 18 20 20 20 20 18 20 20 20 20 20 20 20 20 20
LV 20 18 20 20 20 20 20 20 20 20 18 20 20 20 20 18 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
LB 20 18 20 20 20 20 20 20 20 10 18 20 20 20 20 18 20 20  - 20 10 20 20 19 20
NA 20 18 20  - 20 20  - 18 20 20 18 20 20 20 20 18 20 20  - 20 20  - 20 20 20
GE 20 20 10 20 20 20 20 20  - 20 18 20 20 20 20 20 20 20  - 20 20 20  -  -  -
TA 20  8 20  - 20 20 18 18 20  - 18  - 20 20 20 18  0 20  - 10  - 20  -  - 20
TT 20 20 20  -  -  -  - 20  -  - 20  - 20 20 20 20  - 20  - 20  - 20 20  - 20
JR  -  - 20  -  -  -  - 18 20  - 18 10 20 20 20  -  - 20  - 15  -  -  -  - 20
   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

By day I make the cars
By night I make the bars
#01) Bare, Bobby: "Detroit City" (1963) [16] {-}

  - Other GOLQ-era charting versions:
    Ben Colder - #90 in 1963
    Tom Jones - #27 in 1967

Do I have to tell you more
She came back to the boy next door
Who worked at the candy store
[Now this story has some more
You'll hear it all at the candy store]
#02) Cash, Johnny, and The Tennessee Two: "Ballad Of A Teenage Queen"
                                                              (1958) [14] {-}
  - The EJ's & Co.: Sun Records, Memphis
  - This is a song I had heard OF but hadn't heard before I listened to it
    for possible inclusion in this GOLQ. In recent years, I have heard a song
    by Tommy Roe called "The Folk Singer" that peaked at #84 in 1963 that has
    a very similar story line. You can hear "The Folk Singer" at:

You broke my heart
'Cause I couldn't dance
You didn't even want me around
And now I'm back to let you know
I can really shake 'em down
#03) Contours, The: "Do You Love Me" (1962, 1988) [3] {1}

  - Gordy, Detroit
  - Although the Dave Clark Five, who also fit alphabetically if not
    thematically, also charted with this song, peaking at #11 in 1964,
    these words (spoken by the Contours) are not in their version.
  - Jessica Raine: Otherwise known to folks of my generation as "one
    of those songs on the Dirty Dancing soundtrack".

Can't carry on since you've been gone
Why don't you please, please come on home
Let's talk it over baby, baby, baby, baby
Let's talk it over one more time
#04) Elgins, The: "Darling Baby" (1966) [#72] {4}

  - V.I.P., Detroit
  - This is a song that I don't think I ever heard until I moved from the
    Washington, DC, area to the Philadelphia area. It is a staple of oldies
    radio here. I don't like it as much as the two other Elgins songs I
    already knew, "Heaven Must Have Sent You" (my first choice for this GOLQ
    but used too recently on another GOLQ) and "Put Yourself In My Place,"
    a separately-charting B-side of this one that peaked at #92 (and did not
    make the R&B chart).

I need your touch to comfort me
Your tender, tender arms that once held me
Without your love, your love inside
This house is just a place to run and hide
#05) Four Tops: "7 Rooms Of Gloom" (1967) [14] {10}

  - Motown, Detroit
  - With so many great Four Tops songs from which to choose, I went with this
    one when I still hoped to do the Motown theme for GOLQ313 or in 3/13.
    I knew that the group had a telephone-themed hit called "Just Seven
    Numbers (Can Straighten Out My Life)" and hoped to use it for that GOLQ,
    but it turned out that that song didn't chart until 1971. I stuck with
    the "7" idea and went with this song. Its B-side, "I'll Turn to Stone,"
    reached #76 on the Hot 100 and #50 on the R&B chart. The latter song is
    not the same song as "Turn To Stone," a 1970s hit by the Electric Light
    Orchestra (ELO), but the ELO song has such a similar sound to it that
    for a short time after I first heard it, I thought it was the same song.

Hoping every day
Things would go my way
Then you came
Into my life
Now everything is fine
#06) Gaye, Marvin, and Mary Wells: "Once Upon A Time" (1964) [19] {n/c}

  - Motown, Detroit
  - Back when Motown was going to be the only theme of a GOLQ, I figured that
    I'd probably do separate songs for Marvin and all of his duet partners of
    the GOLQ era--Mary Wells, Kim Weston, and Tammi Terrell, whose Motown-
    charting singles did not peak higher than #67 (and that one was a remake
    of a song by another Motown artist that I really wanted to use, and did
    use, to represent that artist on this quiz). With Mary Wells and Kim Weston
    so close alphabetically, I moved one of them up here with Marvin. Marvin
    also had three charting duets with Diana Ross in the 1970s.
  - That said, after this GOLQ was sent out to everyone, I regretted that
    I did not use his 1968 duet with Tammi, "You're All I Need To Get By,"
    instead of this song for the following reasons:
      1. Although 1968 was a hugely successful year for Motown, it is
         unrepresented in this GOLQ. This was an oversight on my part, since
         there were other substitutions I could have made to get such songs.
         (The song that is in slot #21 may have still been in the chart at the
         beginning of 1968, although it appears to have peaked in 1967.)
      2. The song held the #1 position on the R&B chart during the whole month
         of September 1968, 45 years ago from the month of this GOLQ.

You make a pass at every girl that you see
Then when they hurt you
You come right back crying to me
#07) Brenda Holloway: "When I'm Gone" (1965) [25] {12}

  - Tamla, Detroit
  - I am more familiar with this song as an oldie, although I may have heard
    Brenda Holloway's recording in the 1960s. In the mid-1960s, my mother
    watched a show featuring the families of a 1940s-era group called The King
    Sisters, and I often watched it with her. The teenage family members had
    their own segment called "The Top Twenty," in which they performed some of
    the hit songs of the day. A girl named Carolyn did what I considered to be
    a powerful rendition of this song. She received a strong ovation for her
    performance. It is my most enduring memory of this song. Some performances
    from the King Sisters' TV show are on YouTube, including some of "The Top
    Twenty," but I haven't come across this one yet.
  - For the x13 area codes, she can also be the Los Angeles representative.
    Although Motown eventually left Detroit for L.A., her period of success
    with Motown came before that move. Her sister, Patrice Holloway, was also
    associated with Motown but did not have any Hot 100 or R&B chart entries.
    Both sisters were among the co-writers of Blood, Sweat, and Tears' hit
    "You've Made Me So Very Happy." which reached #2 in 1969. Brenda's own
    version of this song reached #39 in 1967.

Lonely nights that come
Memories that go
Bringing you back again
Hurting me more and more
#08) Isley Brothers, The: "This Old Heart Of Mine (Is Weak For You)"
                                                              (1966) [12] {6}
  - Tamla, Detroit
  - The Isley Brothers have had a long and successful career, including a pre-
    Motown period (best-known songs--"Shout" and "Twist and Shout"), a Motown
    period (best-known song--this one), and a post-Motown period (best-known
    song--"It's Your Thing").
  - This is the song that Tammi Terrell took to #67 in 1969. Rod Stewart has
    charted with it twice--reaching #83 as a solo artist in 1976 and #10 with
    Ronald Isley in 1990.
  - For the x13 area codes, they can also be the Cincinnati representatives.

When I had you to myself
I didn't want you around
Those pretty faces always seem
To stand out in a crowd
#09) Jackson 5: "I Want You Back" (1969/70) [1] {1}

  - Motown, Detroit
  - This was their first charting hit.

This feeling is too strong to hold
Any second now I'll explode
Now's the time
Now's the time
#10) Knight, Gladys, and the Pips: "Take Me In Your Arms And Love Me"
                                                              (1967) [98] {-}
  - Soul, Detroit
  - Like the Isley Brothers, Gladys Knight and the Pips have had a long and
    successful career, including a pre-Motown period (best-known song--"Every
    Beat of my Heart"), a Motown period (many well-known songs, although this
    one is not one of them), and a post-Motown period (many well-known songs,
    including "Midnight Train to Georgia").
  - This is a song I had heard OF but didn't hear until the 1990s. Even then,
    I didn't know the full title, just the "Take Me In Your Arms" portion.
    Therefore, I thought it was the same song done by Kim Weston whose title
    begins with the same words, especially since I knew that multiple Motown
    artists often recorded the same song. I included this song in this GOLQ
    after I decided to include Kim Weston's song, plus I wanted to put some-
    thing fairly difficult into what was shaping up to be a fairly easy quiz.
  - This was their first Motown charting single, just barely reaching the Hot
    100. It didn't even make the R&B chart. It's a lovely song that I have
    grown to love.

Open up a-honey it's your lover boy me that's knockin'
Why don't you let me in my sugar
All the cats are at the high school rockin'
#11) Lewis, Jerry Lee, And His Pumping Piano: "High School Confidential"
                                                              (1958) [21] {5}
  - Sun, Memphis
  - Like "Ballad of a Teenage Queen," this is a famous song by a legendary
    performer that I had somehow never had heard before putting this quiz
    together, even though I had heard OF it. This song entered the chart on
    June 2, 1958, and spent 11 weeks there. If these were 11 consecutive weeks,
    it was gone from the chart by August 29. Thus, the chart life of the song
    representing the "Killer" in this GOLQ was done by the time of the birth
    of the "Thriller" heard singing on the song two slots back in this quiz.

Many dreams have been brought to her
They all tumble down
What does she want
Nobody knows
#12) Mann, Carl: "Mona Lisa" (1959) [25] {24}

  - Phillips, Memphis
  - This is a rockabilly recording that is quite different from Nat "King"
    Cole's famous version. I have it on a CD of Sun recordings and identified
    it as a possibility for this quiz. However, when I looked it up in my
    Whitburn book, I saw it listed on the Phillips label. My intentions was
    to only use recordings actually released on Sun, not those done by Sun
    artists after they left the label. I wondered if perhaps "Mona Lisa" was
    first released on Sun but didn't become a hit until it was re-released
    on a certain Chicago-based label whose most successful artist was probably
    the 4 Seasons in the 1960s.
  - Then, I realized two things. First, the Chicago label is spelled Philips.
    Second, the Sun founder was Sam Phillips, which made me think that, just
    like Berry Gordy, Jr., had a few Motown imprints, including one bearing
    his last name, Sam Phillips must have done this, too. After some research,
    I learned that Phillips, also known as Phillips International, was indeed
    a Sun-affiliated label.
  - I toured the Sun studios when I visited Memphis in 2008. Another famous
    Memphis recording institution, Stax, also has a tour, but I didn't have
    time to visit there. If I ever get back to Memphis, I hope to make it
    there. A third famous studio in Memphis was the American studios.
    Unfortunately, that one is no longer around.
  - Jessica Raine: I have a really gorgeous version of this by jazz/cabaret
    singer Michael Feinstein, but I feel confident in saying his version did
    not make the pop charts.
  - Another charting version of this song in the GOLQ era was by Conway Twitty,
    which went to #29, also in 1959. Nat "King" Cole's version hit #1 on the
    R&B chart in 1950. It also hit #1 on the pop chart that was in effect at
    that time.
  - Carl Mann is from Huntingdon, TN, which appears to be about midway between
    Memphis and Nashville. I rarely see this spelling, but there's a Huntingdon
    Valley, PA, in the Philadelphia area plus another Huntingdon in western

Can't forget the Motor City
#13) Martha & the Vandellas: "Dancing In The Street" (1964) [2] {n/c}

  - Gordy, Detroit
  - I chose this song and this line as soon as I first thought of doing a
    Motown theme and hoped it would be eligible by the time I ever did such
    a GOLQ. Fortunately, it was. Also fortunately, the GOLQ rules had been
    changed to allow re-use of lines that had been used before, because just
    this line was used for this song in GOLQ175.
  - No, I did not choose this song because it's the only Motown original that
    Neil Diamond has remade. I don't particularly care for his version, which
    he performed during 1982 concerts. He even left out this particular line,
    which is one of the most important in the whole song!  There have been two
    Motown recordings of songs written by Neil--"I'm A Believer" by the Four
    Tops and "Holly Holy" by Jr. Walker and the All Stars, which was released
    as a single in 1970 and peaked at #75 in early 1971.
  - Other charting versions:
      - Mamas & Papas - #73 in 1967 (a lovely version in which Cass also
                        mentions places in her native Northern Virginia)
      - Ramsey Lewis - #84 in 1967
      - Teri DeSario with K.C. - #66 in 1980
      - Van Halen - #38 in 1982
      - Mick Jagger and David Bowie - #7 in 1985

You can call me up and have a date
Any old time
#14) Marvelettes, The: "Beechwood 4-5789" (1962) [17] {7}

  - Tamla, Detroit
  - This is another song that I chose because of the telephone theme. It
    harks back to the days when the first two numbers of a seven-digit phone
    number were represented by the first two letters of an exchange name.
    In this case, the number would be 234-5789, or if you need the area code,
    it would likely be 313-234-5789.
  - If that seven-digit phone number sounds familiar, it's because there is
    a different hit song, by Wilson Pickett, called "634-5789." It's probably
    not a good practice to use what could be a real phone number in a song!
    The exchange 555 appears to exist for use in songs, books, and other non-
    real situations. The two other songs that I know that contain what could
    be real phone numbers are "Pennsylvania 6-5000" made famous by Glenn Miller
    in the big-band era and the 1982 hit by Tommy Tutone, "867-5309/Jenny".
  - The Carpenters, who had a #1 hit with another Marvelettes hit, "Please
    Mr. Postman," also recorded this one, but it only reached #74 in 1982.

I don't like you
But I love you
Seems that I'm always
Thinking of you
#15) Miracles, The: "You've Really Got A Hold On Me" (1962/63) [8] {1}

  - Tamla, Detroit
  - I chose this song for the same reason that I chose it in GOLQ221--because
    it's a Motown song that was remade by the Beatles. It was first released
    in the U.S. on THE BEATLES SECOND ALBUM, which also contains their version
    of two other Motown songs, "Please Mr. Postman" and "Money (That's What
    I Want)". The Beatles' version is called "You Really Got A Hold On Me."
    I accepted either version of the title.

Hey baby
Jump over here
#16) Orbison, Roy, and Teen Kings: "Ooby Dooby" (1956) [59] {-}

  - Sun, Memphis
  - This was Roy's only charting single on Sun. I especially love a version
    done by Creedence Clearwater Revival on their album COSMO'S FACTORY.
    You can hear it at:
  - Before I knew the real meaning of the word "doobie," I wondered if the
    post-GOLQ-charting group the Doobie Brothers got their name from this song.

Well the big, the little, young and old
They all need something to have and hold
When I found you I found that
You gave me lovin'
I can't forget
#17) Perkins, Carl: "Your True Love" (1957) [67] {-}

  - Sun, Memphis

Her home is on the south side
High upon a ridge
Just a half a mile from the Mississippi Bridge
#18) Rivers, Johnny: "Memphis" (1964) [2] {n/c}

  - This was his first charting single. Both this and his follow-up,
    "Maybelline," were written and originally recorded by Chuck Berry.
    Many of Johnny's hit songs were remakes, although he later wrote a few
    of his own. Among his remakes were two Motown songs, "Baby I Need Your
    Lovin'" (originally done by the Four Tops) and "The Tracks of my Tears"
    (originally done by the Miracles). Both charted in 1967. Johnny even
    started his own R&B label, Soul City, around that time. The best-known
    artists on this label were the 5th Dimension and Al Wilson.
  - Lonnie Mack charted with an instrumental version that went to #5 in 1963.
    Many other artists have also done this song, some of them under the title
    "Memphis, Tennessee" (which I also accepted because it is better-known
    with this title in some parts of the world), including the Beatles on
    the LIVE AT THE BBC 2-CD set.

There's a train leavin' here tomorrow yeah
And I'll be a free man once again
Yes I will now
I'm so glad I served my time
I'm gonna meet that girl that I left behind
#19) Ruffin, Jimmy: "Gonna Give Her All The Love I've Got" (1967) [29] {14}

  - Soul, Detroit
  - Brother of David Ruffin of the Temptations.

Why do you keep a-comin' around
Playin' with my heart
Why don't you get out of my life
And let me make a new start
#20) Supremes, The: "You Keep Me Hangin' On" (1966/67) [1] {1}

  - Motown, Detroit
  - The second of two consecutive hits by the Supremes that I love and that I
    refer to as their "Yuke" songs. The first one was "You Can't Hurry Love".
  - Other charting versions:
      - Vanilla Fudge - #67 in 1967 and #6 in 1968
      - Wilson Pickett - #92 in 1969
      - Jackie DeShannon - #96 in 1970 as part of a medley
      - Kim Wilde - #1 in 1987
  - The alphabetically-fitting "(You Keep Me) Hangin' On" by Joe Simon
    (#25 in 1968) is not the same song.
  - In previous GOLQ's I have scored, I have permitted answers that fit
    alphabetically within the answers supplied by the entry but not within
    the answers in the actual quiz. For instance, if someone did not properly
    identify the artist for #21, did properly identify the artist for #22,
    and supplied Vanilla Fudge for this song, I would have given full credit
    for the artist, espcially if the entry supplied an incorrect artist for
    #19 that fit so far but would have allowed Vanilla Fudge but not Supremes
    to come next. However, someone has pointed out to me that the rules state,
    "a correct response is one whose artist fits alphabetically between the
    artists of the adjoining actual answers." Any such entry would get full
    credit for the title (assuming it's correct) but no credit for the artist.
    (Personally, I think there should be some leeway here, but I didn't make
    the rule.)

Starting tomorrow
I keep tellin' myself
I'm gonna get out and find somebody else
Somebody that's sweet and kind
Who will erase you out of my mind
#21) Temptations: "(Loneliness Made Me Realize) It's You That I Need"
                                                         (1967/68) [14] {3}

  - Gordy, Detroit
  - Since this song entered the Hot 100 the week of October 14, 1967,
    and stayed there 14 weeks, it spent some chart time in 1968.

I'm tellin' you girls
You'd better look before you leap [yeah]
Still water sometimes is very deep
You'll be sorry when you discover
That you're just his pastime lover
#22) Velvelettes, The: "Needle In A Haystack" (1964) [45] {n/c}

  - V.I.P., Detroit

How can I make [How can I make]
This dream come true for me [come true for me]
Oh I just got to know [got to know]
Ooh baby 'cause I love you so
#23) Walker, Jr., & the All Stars: "What Does It Take (To Win Your Love)"
                                                               (1969) [4] {1}

  - Soul, Detroit
  - A sweet soul hit by an artist originally known for dance tunes.

I'm losing you and my happiness
My life is over I must confess
I'll never, never see your smiling face no more
I'll never, never hear your knock on my door
#24) Weston, Kim: "Take Me In Your Arms (Rock Me A Little While)"
                                                              (1965) [50] {4}

  - Gordy, Detroit
  - Not the same song as "Take Me In Your Arms and Love Me" by Gladys Knight
    and the Pips. Kim Weston's duet hits with Marvin Gaye were "What Good Am
    I Without You," #61 in 1964, and "It Takes Two," #14 (#4 R&B) in 1967.
  - This song was remade by the Doobie Brothers in 1975 and peaked at #11. 

In a cafe
Or sometimes on a crowded street
I've been near you
But you never noticed me
#25) Stevie Wonder: "My Cherie Amour" (1969) [4] {4)

  - Tamla, Detroit
  - This song had been on my "use in an upcoming GOLQ list" since it played a
    pivotal role in the movie SILVER LININGS PLAYBOOK. Given the theme of this
    one, I automatically stuck it in here. However, if I had thought about it
    more, I would have used "Fingertips Pt. 2," his first hit song, which was
    the #1 R&B song for part of September 1963, 50 years ago. (It had been #1
    on the Hot 100 for part of that August.)


Well I thought I knew just what she'd do
I guess I'm not so smart
Oh you tried to tell me all along
She'd only break my heart
#T1) Presley, Elvis: "I'm Left, You're Right, She's Gone" (1955) [-] {-}

  - Sun, Memphis
  - The second line is actually, "I guess I'm not that smart."
  - The most famous Sun artist of all-time should of course be in this GOLQ.
    However, he didn't have any Hot 100 hits until after he signed with RCA
    Victor, so he needed to be a tie-breaker artist. He recorded more than 20
    songs during his time with Sun, and some are among his most famous songs.
  - I wondered if Elvis recorded any songs that originated at Motown,
    particularly in the late 1960s and into the 1970s, when he recorded a lot
    of the recent songs that had become pop standards. I didn't find any such
    songs in various online discographies. Some Motown songs that could have
    been his style are "For Once In My Life" and "You Are the Sunshine of my
    Life" (post-GOLQ) by Stevie Wonder and "My Girl" by the Temptations.
    (I know that some of you are cringing at these possibilities, but a lot
    of diverse artists have done Motown songs over the years--some done well
    and some done not so well. Then again, maybe Elvis never did a Motown
    song because he knew he couldn't do it justice.) The Elvis Presley song
    called "I'll Be There" is the one written by Bobby Darin that was a hit
    by Gerry & the Pacemakers, not the post-GOLQ era hit by the Jackson 5.
    His song called "Sylvia" is not the same one done by Stevie Wonder.
  - I did not have a chance to research the reverse direction--a Motown
    artist recording a song that Elvis made famous.

You shake me up
Break me up
Every time your lips meet mine
I get a poundin', poundin'
Ooh and I can't stand it, stand it
#T2) Randolph, Barbara: "I Got A Feeling" (1967) [116] {-}

  - Soul, Detroit
  - I'm surprised that this song didn't even make the R&B chart!
  - This song was also recorded by the Four Tops. Originally, I was prepared
    to accept them as the correct artist for any entry that did not properly
    identify them for #05 and did not identify the artist for #T1, but under
    the GOLQ rules, this would not have been allowed.
  - Until I listened carefully to the lyrics of this one, I thought that the
    second line shown here was, "Wake me up." This is another song I never
    heard by anyone until I moved to Philadelphia and heard the Four Tops'
    version on oldies radio. It brought to mind their 1966 #18 song, "Shake
    Me, Wake Me (When It's Over)." To further confuse matters, I heard another
    song with "wake" and "shake" in the title that I had never heard in
    Washington, "Wake Me, Shake Me" by the Coasters. It was played on a short-
    lived oldies station in the late 1980s at 7:45 a.m. each day because of
    the phrase "about a quarter to eight" in the 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
comparison purposes, tie-breakers are scored here on the usual 20-point scale.

"Gonna Give Her All The Love I've Got" did worse than I expected. Various
ones that may have proven difficult on a GOLQ with no theme, including
"Take Me In Your Arms And Love Me," "Your True Love," "Darling Baby," and
"When I'm Gone," did better than I expected them to do, probably because of
the themes. This is true even for "I Got A Feeling" and "I'm Left,
You're Right, She's Gone," despite their finishes in the bottom two slots.

Rank Avg. Song
T01 20.00 #13) Martha & the Vandellas: "Dancing In The Street"
T01 20.00 #14) Marvelettes, The: "Beechwood 4-5789"
T01 20.00 #15) Miracles, The: "You've Really Got A Hold On Me"
T01 20.00 #18) Rivers, Johnny: "Memphis"
 05 19.60 #08) Isley Brothers, The: "This Old Heart Of Mine (Is Weak For You)"
 06 19.33 #03) Contours, The: "Do You Love Me"
 07 19.00 #20) Supremes, The: "You Keep Me Hangin' On"
 08 18.93 #11) Lewis, Jerry Lee, And Pumping Piano: "High School Confidential"
T09 18.67 #01) Bare, Bobby: "Detroit City"
T09 18.67 #25) Stevie Wonder: "My Cherie Amour"
 11 18.00 #16) Orbison, Roy, and Teen Kings: "Ooby Dooby"
T12 17.33 #05) Four Tops: "7 Rooms Of Gloom"
T12 17.33 #06) Gaye, Marvin, and Mary Wells: "Once Upon A Time"
T12 17.33 #09) Jackson 5: "I Want You Back"
T12 17.33 #22) Velvelettes, The: "Needle In A Haystack"
 16 17.07 #02) Cash, Johnny, and The Tennessee Two: "Ballad Of A Teenage Queen"
T17 16.00 #17) Perkins, Carl: "Your True Love"
T17 16.00 #23) Walker, Jr.: "What Does It Take (To Win Your Love)"
 19 15.87 #07) Brenda Holloway: "When I'm Gone"
T20 15.33 #10) Knight, Gladys, and the Pips: "Take Me In Your Arms And Love Me"
T20 15.33 #12) Mann, Carl: "Mona Lisa"
T20 15.33 #21) Temptations: "(Loneliness Made Me Realize) It's You That I Need"
 23 14.60 #24) Weston, Kim: "Take Me In Your Arms (Rock Me A Little While)"
 24 13.33 #04) Elgins, The: "Darling Baby"
 25 12.00 #19) Ruffin, Jimmy: "Gonna Give Her All The Love I've Got"
 26 11.33 #T2) Randolph, Barbara: "I Got A Feeling"
 27 10.67 #T1) Presley, Elvis: "I'm Left, You're Right, She's Gone"

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