From: Regina Litman <>
Subject: RESULTS and ANSWER KEY for Golden Oldies Lyrics Quiz 398 (GOLQ398)
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Date: Tue,  7 Apr 2020 17:30:46 -0400 (EDT)

RESULTS & ANSWER KEY for Golden Oldies Lyrics Quiz #398 (GOLQ398)

Congratulations to James White, Really Rockin' in Boston, The EJ'S & Co., and
the Village Idiots who, with scores of 500++, took first place in this quiz.
Close behind with 500+. was NAVAIRHEADS.

The minor themes of GOLQ398 were:
Matilda: 01, 05, 19, 21
March: 03, 06, 10, 13, 20, T1
Playboy/playgirl/playmate: 04, 07, 08, 12, 14, 16, 17, 23, T2
Versions of songs that were #1 in March a multiple of five years ago: 11, 15, 22
Unintended, identified by me - "Ladies of the evening": 01, 03
Unintended, identified by The EJ'S & Co. - Heart: 07, 12, 13, 14
Unintended, identified by NAVAIRHEADS - Artists with "&" in their name: 05, 07,
    08, 12
A personal theme I'll explain: 06, 09, T1

Several entries identified at least one of the first three minor themes listed

The personal theme relates to my days of feminist activism starting in the
mid-1970s and continuing, although at a slower pace, through today.  I was
reminded of this in January when the issue of ratification of the Equal Rights
Amendment (ERA) was revived after more than 35 years.

So why did a feminist use the Playboy theme in a GOLQ?  Because of my interest
in songs with the same title and artists with the same or similar name, I had
noticed multiple "playboy" references over the years.  This was actually
supposed to be a mini-theme in GOLQ373, the first one I began work on after
Hugh Hefner's death, which occurred while I was putting the finishing touches
on GOLQ369.  "Mercy, Mercy, Mercy" by the Buckinghams, with its reference to
the Playboy Club, was to be a key song in the quiz.  But the "Cannonball"
Adderley instrumental version of this song was used in a GOLQ before I could
use it.  I waited patiently for more than two years to be able to use it now.
I decided to add a Playgirl song as well as one by the Playmates.  In addition
to the four groups with Playboy in their names that appear here, I know of one
other, Bob Wills and his Texas Playboys.  By the time the GOLQ era rolled
around, their pop charting days were over, but they did have some country hits
in the GOLQ era, including a #5 song, "Heart to Heart Talk", in 1960.  "Heart
to Heart Talk" was briefly considered as a tie-breaker for this quiz.  At least
one of their earlier hits, "San Antonio Rose," charted by another artist in the
GOLQ era, when an instrumental version by Floyd Cramer reached #8 in 1961.

GOLQ398's mean score was 448.93, and the median was 498.

My thanks to everyone who participated in one of the few events scheduled for
much of March 2020 that wasn't canceled.  I hope all of you are doing well.

Tom Pillion has posted GOLQ399.

-- 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++ JW James White                      <jjwhite17&>   1   71
T01 500++ RR Really Rockin' In Boston             <rardini&>   6 60s,70s
T01 500++ EJ The EJ'S & Co.: Ellis, Kevin, Mitch, Kyra, Vinnie,       6   33+
                                  Everett <ellisbromberg&>
T01 500++ VI The Village Idiots                   <MrJaded&>   4
                                      (Doug, Michael, Andrew, Andy)
 05 500+. NA NAVAIRHEADS                   <tompillion&>   1   73
T06 498++ MW Mike Weaver                   <oldtunes&>   1
T06 498++ TS Tri-State Trivia NJ NY PA         <lowtekman5&>   4
                (Mike Gessner, Dino Dinardo, Mike Pell, Frank Glaz)
 08 498.. BA Barry Silk                    <>   1   60+
 09 490++ DT Delphi Trivia Club         <rcwkid99&>   6   60++
T10 480+. CO The Coasters (Rick & Kathy Schubert, Magic Marc,         4  67-71
                                      Bigfoot Mae) <rns&>
T10 480+. WM Will McCorry                   <wmccorry&>   1   62
 12 436+. VS Vito & the Salutations      <Lori.Bailey&>
 13 360.. TT Team Teitelbaum      (Howard, Bonnie, Patty)             3  57-70
 14  45.. BS Bryan Shailer                <bryanshailer&>   1   56
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
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
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
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
TS 18 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
NA 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
MW 20 20 20 20 20 20 20 20 20 20 20 20 20 20 20 20 20 18 20 20 20 20 20 20 20
BA 20 20 20 20 20 20 18 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 10 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
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
VS 20 20 20 20 20 20 18 20 20 20 20 20  - 20 20  - 20 18 20 20  - 20 20 20 20
TT  - 20  -  -  - 20 20 20 20  -  - 20 20 20 20 20 20 20 20 20 20 20  - 20 20
BS  - 20  -  -  - 20  -  -  -  -  -  -  -  -  -  -  -  -  5  -  -  -  -  -  -
   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 Pop] {peak R&B} <xxx>...<yyy>

[-]   = 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
<"xxx">...<"yyy"> = prior GOLQ(s) in which the song appeared, if any.

I went down to 42nd Street
Thought I'd get a bite to eat
I saw a girl that I'd like to meet
You know she sure looked good
#01) Baxter, Duke: "Everybody Knows Matilda" (1969) [52] {-} <284>

Not much is known about Duke Baxter.  The Whitburn book says he was from
Australia.  The following web pages give more information on his possible

Really Rockin' In Boston mentioned that it reached #2 on at least one Boston

Well c'mon pretty baby won't you walk with me
C'mon pretty baby won't you talk with me
C'mon pretty baby give me one more chance
Try to save our romance
#02) Beatles, The: "Slow Down" (1964) [25] {n/c} <55><209>

While this song does not fit any of the mini-themes for this quiz, I had chosen
it for GOLQ383 with its walking theme.  After I chose "Rocky Raccoon" for one
of the tie-breakers, I had to remove it.  With no other 1964 songs in this
quiz, I decided to use it this time.  It is a remake of Larry Williams' 1958
original, which didn't chart but is listed in Whitburn as a classic non-hot 100
song.  Larry Williams also did a rendition of at least one other song in this

It's a necessary function
Meant for those without compunction
Who get tired of vanilla every day
#03) Box Tops: "Sweet Cream Ladies, Forward March" (1968) [28] {-} <154>

When I was 16 and 17 years old in 1968 and 1969, respectively, I did not
understand the meaning of this song and "Everybody Knows Matilda."

Really Rockin' In Boston--"This song was banned from some radio playlists,
which may have been affected its overall Whitburn chart position.  It was Top
10 on a lot of stations that did play it."

Mike Weaver--"I believe that sex workers in San Francisco at one time were
trying to form a union.  I recall this was their theme song.  (Cannot confirm
that on the net)."

Like one of those bunnies out of the Playboy Club
But she got something much greater than gold
Crazy 'bout that girl 'cause she got so much soul
#04) Buckinghams, The: "Mercy, Mercy, Mercy" (1967) [5] {-} <149>

This was one of four charting versions of this song, all in 1967.  In addition
to the "Cannonball" Adderley instrumental that peaked at #11, there was a
Marlena Shaw vocal with different lyrics (no surprise here) that reached #58,
and a vocal with the same lyrics as the Buckinghams' version by Larry Williams
and Johnny Watson that reached #96.

I've cried and cried for you
And no matter what you do
Yes I've cried and cried in vain
I want my baby back again
#05) Cookie & His Cupcakes: "Matilda" (1959) [47] {-} <->

Some copies of this record spell it as "Mathilda."  I accepted either spelling.
An instrumental version by the String-A-Longs bubbled under at #133 in 1962.
The Whitburn book uses the "Matilda" spelling for that one, while a String-A-
Longs compilation CD I have spells it as "Mathilda."  I first heard this
version several months ago when one of my YouTube subscriptions uploaded it.
Now that I knew four charting songs that with Matilda in the title, I decided
to make it a sub-theme one day.

Cookie & His Cupcakes were from Louisiana, making them the first of three
consecutive artists in this GOLQ to be from there.

Oh when the sun refuse to shine
Oh when the sun refuse to shine
I still wants to be in that number
#06) Domino, Fats: "When The Saints Go Marching In" (1959) [50] {-} <->

Of course, Fats Domino was one of the most famous singers to come out of New
Orleans (and my person favorite out of all of them).  I didn't even know he did
a charting version of this song until I decided to search if anyone had charted
with it and found this one.  Coincidentally, or maybe fittingly, I found it on
the day of this year's Mardi Gras.  Although this is the only GOLQ-era-charting
version with this title, Bill Haley and his Comets recorded a version with the
title "The Saints Rock 'N Roll" and some altereded lyrics which reached #18 in
1956.  (They also recorded a version with a different title and lyrics of
another much-recorded song that's later in this GOLQ.)

During the ERA ratification efforts, some of us sang a parody of this called
"When the States All Ratify".  Among the not-yet-ratified states whose names we
inserted was Virginia.  I remembered these lyrics after all these years when
Virginia finally ratified in January of this year.

Keep a-wearin' your bracelets
And your new rah-rah
Across your heart, yeah
With your living bra
#07) Fred, John, & His Playboy Band: "Judy In Disguise (With Glasses)" (1967/68)
     [1] {-} <38><170><251>

John Fred was from Baton, Rouge, LA.  The group's first charting single was
"Shirley," which reached #82 in 1959, under the name John Fred and the

Mike Weaver--"What the heck is a 'new rah-rah.'  I confess my education of such
things has been sadly neglected.  My first guess is that it is a cheerleader
outfit.  To make matters worse, until I saw your lyrics I thought it was the
word 'uniform.'"

In fact, after I found the lyrics for this song, I discovered that a lot of
them were nonsense words.  "Living bra" refers to a heavily advertised brand
back then, Playtex Living Bra.  The song title is said to have been inspired by
the Beatles' song "Lucy in the Sky with Diamonds."

Hey now
Doesn't matter what they say now
Gonna love you any way now
If you and I will try together
I know we'll find love
#08) Gene & Debbe: "Playboy" (1968) [17] {-} <43><192><318>

The members of this duo were Gene Thomas and Debbe Neville.  They married each
other after this was a hit, but the marriage didn't last long.  Gene Thomas had
charted with "Sometime" in 1961 and "Baby's Gone" in 1963.

That yearns to wander
And he was born the next of kin
The next of kin
#09) Grant, Gogi: "The Wayward Wind" (1956, 1961) [1/50] {-} <72><139><293>

I knew there was a record label called Era that was active in the earlier part
of the GOLQ era and decided to find a hit record released on this label to
include in this quiz.  I actually found enough to have made it a mini-theme if
I hadn't had enough songs from the other ones already.

Now you have gotta pay
You've gotta pay
#10) The I'des Of March, The: "You Wouldn't Listen" (1966) [42] {-} <185><308>

Because the group became even better-known without the apostrophe in its name
as a result of the #2 hit "Vehicle" in 1970, I accepted either form of the

Where it may rain or storm
Yet I'm safe and warm
In your arms
#11) Lettermen, The: "Theme From 'A Summer Place'" (1965) [16] {-} <131><338>

I had wanted to use this in a GOLQ I did a while back in which I used vocal
versions of songs better known as instrumentals, but it had been used too
recently then.  I used it this time because the big instrumental hit by Percy
Faith (possibly with label credit to his Orchestra) was #1 every week in March
1960.  Even though I have mastered the skill of doing an audio GOLQ, I didn't
want to do one this time.  Of course, if I had, the Percy Faith version would
have been in this quiz, and possibly also "San Antonio Rose" by Floyd Cramer.

But when I found your goodbye note
When I read the things you wrote
When I knew that you had gone from me
#12) Lewis, Gary, & The Playboys: "My Heart's Symphony" (1966) [13] {-}

Of all of the groups with Playboy/Playboys in its name, this one probably had
the most pop chart success.  I chose this song because it's my favorite one by
the group.  But after their first seven singles reached the Top 10, this was
the first one to fall short of the mark, and they'd never get this high again.
Only two more reached the Top 20, two more reached the Top 40, and three more
got into the Hot 100.  One possible reason is that Gary Lewis went into the
Army in late 1966 and was not available to promote his records.  But the more
likely reason is that the type of pure pop songs his group was doing had gone
out of style by the late 1960s.

Their first single, "This Diamond Ring," was their only #1, spending the last
two weeks of February 1965 in that spot.  If it had lasted another week, I
would have likely used that song instead of "My Heart's Symphony" and omitted
the #1 song from March 1965 that I did use.

There they go
In their happiness
Here I go
In my loneliness
#13) March, Little Peggy: "Hello Heartache, Goodbye Love" (1963) [26] {-} <97>

This was her second-highest charting song after her #1 hit "I Will Follow Him."

Find yourself another toy
'Cause this is one heart you won't destroy
('Cause I can't stand for what you're puttin' down)
Oh yeah
(You hang around with every girl in town)
Oh yeah
#14) Marvelettes: "Playboy" (1962) [7] {4} <44><171>

This was tied with "Don't Mess with Bill" as their second-highest charting song
after their #1 hit "Please Mr. Postman."

He doesn't want me
But I'll never, never, never, never
Let him go
#15) McGuire Sisters, The: "Sincerely" (1955) [1] {-} <156>

This recording hit #1 in March 1955.  I was privately criticized for using the
cover version of the Moonglows' original r&b hit, which reached #20 around the
same time and reached #1 on the r&b chart.  I did use the Moonglows' version in
GOLQ290.  I even used the same segment of lyrics that, of course, contain
feminine pronouns.  Also, the McGuires sing "but" while the Moonglows sing
"though."  I realize that I could have substituted the version like I did with
"Theme from 'A Summer Place,'" but I didn't want to have too much substitution.
The Moonglows do fit alphabetically, but these lyrics are obviously not from
their recording.

And we wouldn't even been debating whether I should have used the McGuire
Sisters' or the Moonglows' version of "Sincerely" if the Voices of Walter
Schumann version of "The Ballad of Davy Crockett" had not been used too
recently in a GOLQ to allow me to use the Fess Parker version, also #1 in March
1955 and my first choice to represent that month here.

While you'd be so wrong
If you said "So long"
Without an investigation
I know that you care
And you'll judge me fair
And give my love its due consideration
#16) Playboys, The: "Over The Weekend" (1958) [62] {-} <->

As with three songs on GOLQ393, I got this one from the 4-CD box set CAMEO
PARKWAY 1957-1967.  Like many of the other artists who recorded for Cameo and
Parkway, the Playboys were from Philadelphia.

Hey buddy
How can I get this car
Out of second gear?
#17) Playmates, The: "Beep Beep" (1958/59) [4] {-} <15><111><249>

This was one of my childhood favorites.  One other group with Playmates in its
name charted in the GOLQ era, the Three Playmates, who peaked at #89 with
"Sugah Wooga" in 1958.

Mike Weaver--"The BBC used to (maybe still does) ban any record performance
that mentions a commercial product.  In the UK version the vehicles were a
'limousine' and a 'bubble car'.  I don't believe the song was a hit over

Put a chain around my neck
And lead me anywhere
#18) Presley, Elvis, with The Jordanaires: "(Let Me Be Your) Teddy Bear" (1957)
     [1] {1} <84><222><324>

I included Elvis in this quiz because there were 15,561 days between January 8,
1935, and August 16, 1977, and there were 15,561 days between August 16, 1977,
and March 24, 2020.  I chose this song because I didn't have one from 1957 yet.
I also thought this quiz was lacking in r&b charting songs, so I chose one from
that year that had reached that chart, too.

Delphi Trivia Club noted that some copies of the record don't list the
Jordanaires, so I gave full credit whether or not they were mentioned.  I did,
however, deduct two points for leaving off the parenthetical part of the title.

Down came the stockman riding on his thoroughbred
Down came the troopers (one, two, three)
Now where's the jolly jumbuck that you've got in your tuckerbag
#19) Rodgers, Jimmie: "Waltzing Matilda" (1960) [41] {-} <->

I'm writing this on April 6, which is the annual "Waltzing Matilda" Day in
Australia, first observed in 2012 to commemorate the anniversary of the first
perfomance of this song.  It is one of many facts that can be discovered from
the Wikipedia entry for this song:

The various unfamiliar words used in the song are also defined on the Wikipedia
page.  Here are the ones pertaining to the title:

Swagman - A man who traveled the country looking for work.  The swagman's
"swag" was a bed roll that bundled his belongings.

Waltzing - Derived from the German term auf der Walz, which means to travel
while working as a craftsman and learn new techniques from other masters.

Matilda - A romantic term for a swagman's bundle.

Waltzing Matilda - From the above terms, "to waltz Matilda" is to travel with a
swag, that is, with all one's belongings on one's back wrapped in a blanket or

From the Wikipedia article: "In 1995, it was reported that at least 500 artists
in Australia and overseas had released recordings of 'Waltzing Matilda', and
according to Peter Burgis of the National Film and Sound Archive, it is 'one of
the most recorded songs in the world.'"  Artists who charted in the GOLQ-era
who recorded the song include the Seekers (mentioned by Bryan Shailer), Frank
Ifield, Chubby Checker (as "Twistin' Matilda," not to be confused with
"Twistin' Matilda" by Jimmy Soul, which does not come from "Waltzing Matilda"),
Harry Belafonte (who is more famous for a different Matilda song), Bill Haley
and his Comets (as "Rockin' Matilda" with new lyrics), the Irish Rovers, and
Burl Ives.

I'm gonna march you down the aisle
#20) Sedaka, Neil: "Calendar Girl" (1960/61) [4] {22} <54><285>

Sedaka did a song based on "Calendar Girl" called "Dinosaur Pet" on his
children's album WAKING UP IS HARD TO DO.  March's lines are:

At least 8 times a day he's got to be fed

She take all me money
And she flew to Las Vegas
#21) Soul, Jimmy: "Twistin' Matilda (And The Channel)" (1962) [22] {-} <130>

The inclusion of "(And The Channel)" confused some participants as to whether
it's part of the artist or the title, and a good number of entries left it out,
so I didn't deduct any points for not including it.

This song is based on the song known variously as "Matilda" or "Matilda!
Matilda!" made famous by Harry Belafonte and recorded by many others.  The song
was recorded by calypso pioneer King Radio (the stage name of Norman Span) in
1930 and may even date back further.  Belafonte first had a hit with it in
1953.  He has re-recorded it several times over the years, particularly in live
versions.  A 1956 recording is listed by Whitburn as a classic non-100 song.
The highlight of his live versions are segments in which he asks members of the
audience to sing along, including one part in which almost no one sings along
when he asks for "women over 40."  In the Belafonte "Matilda," she took the
money and went to Venezuela.

This song has spawned some parodies over the years.  Allan Sherman did one
called "My Zelda" on his first album MY SON THE FOLK SINGER.  Both Mike Weaver
and The Coasters mentioned this one, and a team member on The Coasters pointed
out that it would have even fit alphabetically if it had charted.  The Capitol
Steps, a political satire group, did a parody called "Mike Milken" in 1992
about events surrounding convicted junk-bond king Michael Milken.  They also
asked for "women over 40" and got no response.  They posted a link to it on
their web site several weeks ago after the current U.S. President pardoned him.
"My Zelda" is readily available on YouTube.  "Mike Milken" is currently
available at the following link but may scroll off within a week: 

(Think it o-over)
Haven't I been good to you?
(Think it o-over)
Haven't I been sweet to you?
#22) Supremes, The: "Stop! In The Name Of Love" (1965) [1] {2} <46><229>

This was #1 for two weeks in 1965, the last week in March and the first week in
April.  It was the fourth of five consecutive number ones the group had in

Someday you'll come runnin' back to me
(Someday you'll come runnin' back to me)
When you find how lonely it can be
#23) Thee Prophets: "Playgirl" (1969) [49] {-} <->

This was the lowest-ranked of the regular songs in this quiz, even ranking
below one of the tie-breakers, probably because it was a low-charting song that
is slightly different from the rest in its theme (Playgirl instead of Playboy).
The alphabetical placement of this group may have thrown some people off, if
they thought the group was The Prophets and didn't find this song under P.  The
one other group, from either the GOLQ era or later, that is in the 2009
Whitburn book with a name that starts with Thee is Thee Midniters, who were one
of several artists to chart with "Land of a Thousand Dances."  Thee Prophets
were from Milwaukee, WI.

They say that you're a runaround lover
Though you say it isn't so
But if you put me down for another
I'll know, believe me, I'll know
#24) Vee, Bobby: "The Night Has a Thousand Eyes" (1962/63) [3] {8}

I needed a well-known Bobby Vee song to be a regular song in this GOLQ because
song #T2 charted for him, and I wanted the version by the group with Playboys
in their name to be the one identified by entries.  As with the Elvis Presley
song, I chose this one because it also reached the r&b chart.

If you're gonna start out
A-huggin' me tight
Don't mess around
Just a-hug me right
#25) Washington, Dinah, and Benton, Brook: "A Rockin' Good Way
     (To Mess Around And Fall In Love)" (1960) [7] {1} <28><183><341>

I chose an artist with Washington in the name to commemorate the 2019 World
Series win of the Washington Nationals and the 2019 WNBA championship won by
the Washington Mystics.  Two coincidences regarding Dinah Washington and Brook
Benton duets in GOLQs:  First, when this song was used in GOLQ341, it was also
#25 and followed at #T1 by a song by Phil Ochs.  Second, the last time I did a
March GOLQ, GOLQ302 in March 2012, I used their other hit duet, "Baby (You've
Got What it Takes)."


It's always the old to lead us to the war
Always the young to fall
Now look at all we've won with the saber and the gun
Tell me is it worth it all
#T1) Ochs, Phil: "I Ain't Marching Anymore" (1965) [-] {-} <->

This song has appeared with several variations of its title, so I gave full
credit for all that were submitted.  I marched in women's rights marches from
the 1970s through the 1990s.  While I would have loved to have joined some of
the more recent ones, I've had physical issues that have prevented me from
doing so.

I really love you
And I want you to know
I'm thinkin' of you girl
Everywhere I go
#T2) Playboys of Edinburg, The: "Look At Me Girl" (1966) [108] {-} <->

Bobby Vee charted with this song, which went to #52 in 1966.  Really Rockin' In
Boston and Mike Weaver noted his version, which  I was not aware of (and which
was released under the name of Bobby Vee and the Strangers) until many years
later.  I did know the one by the Playboys of Edinburg in the mid-1960s.  I
thought then that they were either yet another U.K. group, likely from
Edinburgh, Scotland, or an American group trying to make people think they were
British by using a U.K. place name in their name.  I learned after I found
"Look At Me Girl" by the Playboys of Edinburgh on YouTube that they were
neither.  They were from Edinburg, TX, which isn't even spelled the same as
Edinburgh, Scotland.

Really Rockin' In Boston--"Written by band member James Williams.  James and
his brother/bandmate Michael would later rename themselves James and Michael
Younger and chart several C&W 45s in the 80s, including the Top 20 'Back On The
Radio Again'."


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.

The themes no doubt helped many of the participants identify some of the
stumpers.  Most of the songs scored about where I expected them to be.  Since
"Playgirl" is a little bit different from the rest of the songs in its theme,
I'm not surprised that it finished below one of the tie-breakers.

I also want to mention here that in the rankings for GOLQ388, I put the wrong
average for #T2, which ranked 27th.  It was listed as 14.67 (which would have
ranked it 23rd if correct), but the correct average is 7.50.

Rank Avg. Song
T01 20.00 #02) Beatles, The: "Slow Down"
T01 20.00 #06) Domino, Fats: "When The Saints Go Marching In"
 03 18.93 #19) Rodgers, Jimmie: "Waltzing Matilda"
T04 18.57 #08) Gene & Debbe: "Playboy"
T04 18.57 #09) Grant, Gogi: "The Wayward Wind"
T04 18.57 #12) Lewis, Gary, & The Playboys: "My Heart's Symphony"
T04 18.57 #14) Marvelettes: "Playboy"
T04 18.57 #17) Playmates, The: "Beep Beep"
T04 18.57 #20) Sedaka, Neil: "Calendar Girl"
T04 18.57 #22) Supremes, The: "Stop! In The Name Of Love"
T04 18.57 #24) Vee, Bobby: "The Night Has a Thousand Eyes"
T04 18.57 #25) Washington, Dinah, and Benton, Brook: "A Rockin' Good Way (...)"
T13 18.29 #07) Fred, John, & His Playboy Band: "Judy In Disguise (With Glasses)"
T13 18.29 #18) Presley, Elvis, with The Jordanaires: "(...) Teddy Bear"
 15 17.86 #15) McGuire Sisters, The: "Sincerely"
T16 17.14 #03) Box Tops: "Sweet Cream Ladies, Forward March"
T16 17.14 #04) Buckinghams, The: "Mercy, Mercy, Mercy"
T16 17.14 #05) Cookie & His Cupcakes: "Matilda"
T16 17.14 #10) The I'des Of March, The: "You Wouldn't Listen"
T16 17.14 #11) Lettermen, The: "Theme From 'A Summer Place'"
T16 17.14 #13) March, Little Peggy: "Hello Heartache, Goodbye Love"
T16 17.14 #16) Playboys, The: "Over The Weekend"
T16 17.14 #21) Soul, Jimmy: "Twistin' Matilda (And The Channel)"
 24 17.00 #01) Baxter, Duke: "Everybody Knows Matilda"
 25 15.71 #T1) Ochs, Phil: "I Ain't Marching Anymore"
 26 14.29 #23) Thee Prophets: "Playgirl"
 27 10.00 #T2) Playboys of Edinburg, The: "Look At Me Girl"

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