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Subject: RESULTS and ANSWER KEY for Golden Oldies Lyrics Quiz 399 (GOLQ399)
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Date: Mon, 11 May 2020 19:38:22 -0400 (EDT)

RESULTS & ANSWER KEY for Golden Oldies Lyrics Quiz #399 (GOLQ399)

Congratulations to my four first place winners, all with perfect scores: James
White; Village Idiots; EJ's & Co, and Mike Weaver.  Following close behind was
Will McCorry and Really Rockin' In Boston, both identifying all 25 songs in the
main part of the quiz.  Interestingly, five teams identified both tiebreakers,
with no team identifying just one--it was either both or none.   Most everyone
recognized the theme, which was my hope, so that even the "cellar dwellers"
would not actually be overly difficult.  With exception of the tie breakers,
most teams identified most of the songs.

A warm and special welcome to longtime friend of the GOLQ, Iris Shapiro,
formerly with the world famous (well, sort of) "Gypsy's Caravan," one of the
early GOLQ pioneers who used to be a mainstay with the quiz.    I was honored
to have her play this month.

In my quiz results, I offer some interesting musical history, memorabilia, and
anecdotes.  The theme:  every song is a GOLQ Era cover of songs and standards
from, "The Great American Songbook," which is not an actual songbook, but an
accepted term for the great abundance of pre-rock era material that has been
covered by many artists, not only in the pre-rock era itself, but also during
our GOLQ timeframe and beyond.  Many of the songs came from film or theater,
and many continue to be covered to this day by contemporary artists and
competitors on shows like, "American Idol"  and, "The Voice."  One team
identified the theme to be songs recorded by Frank Sinatra.  While his
repertoire was filled with standards from "The American Songbook," I checked
his discography and could find no evidence that he recorded every song in this
quiz.  For your enjoyment, especially during this time of  "sheltering-in-
place" when you may have extra time on your hands, I think you would very much
enjoy the YouTube links I included to notable versions of the songs in their
original forms, especially those being performed in the films from which they
were first made famous.

Ellis Bromberg, from the EJ's & Company, "apologized" for having an unfair
advantage for this quiz. He went on to explain that he hosts a "Great American
Songbook" genre radio show on his local NPR station.  For those of you who may
want to explore more of this material, I encourage you to support a fellow GOLQ
brother:  Music & Lyrics with Ellis Bromberg, Fridays, 8-9 pm ET on WQCS-88.9
FM and, NPR for Florida's Treasure Coast.  Music & Lyrics episodes are
also available anytime on and the SoundCloud app.  Because of
the coronavirus outbreak, the station is limiting staff and production to the
news department, so they're in repeats for now.

As always, thanks to everyone who entered. Rich Ardini has already posted
milestone GOLQ 400, which includes a commemorative puzzle to celebrate the

- Tom Pillion

 After each score below are two characters representing the two tie-breakers:
   +  indicates a tie-breaker answered correctly.
   -  indicates partial credit.
   x  indicates a totally incorrect guess.
    .  indicates no guess.

(For anti-spamming purposes, all occurrences of "@" in e-mail addresses have
been replaced with "&".)

                                                                   # on
Pos Score ID Name and E-mail address                               Team Age(s)
T01 500++ JW James White  <jjwite17&>                       1  71
T01 500++ VI Village Idiots <MrJaded&>                        4  --
T01 500++ EJ The EJ's & Co. <ellisbromberg&>                7  33+
T01 500++ MW Mike Weaver <oldtunes&>                    1  -
T05 500.. WM Will McCorry <wmccorry&>                    1  62
T05 500.. RR Really Rockin' In Boston <rardini&>              6  60s, 70s
 07 490++ DT Delphi Trivia Club <rcwkid99&>          6  60+
 08 480.. JL Jamie & Carol Lubin <pookie&>.             2  70's
 09 460.. CO The Coasters <rns&>                           5  67-71
 10 445.. BP BP OZ <briancad&>                        2  boomers
 11 420.. VS Vito & the Salutations <bailyl&>            5  boomers
 12 390.. IS Iris <iriss&>                                    1  old
 13 340.. TT Team Teitelbaum <hat_pat&>                     3  57-69
 14 220.. JR Jessica Raine <jraine&>                      1  46
Pos Score ID Name and E-mail address                               # on Age(s)

The following table gives the individual scoring breakdown:
#01-#25                  #T1-#T2
   .       no answer          .
   0    incorrect answer    x
 1-19    partial credit     -
  20      full credit       +

ID 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 12
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 ++
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 ++
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 ++
MW 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 ..
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 10 ++
JL 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 ..
BP 20  . 20 20 20 20 20 20  . 20 20 20 20 20 20 20 20 20 20 20 20 15 10 20 20 ..
VS 20  . 20 20 20 20 20 20  . 20  . 20 20 20 20  . 20 20 20 20 20 20 20 20 20 ..
IS 20 20 20 20 20 20 20 20 20 20 20 20 20 20 10 10 10 10 10 10 10 10 10 10 10 ..
TT 20  . 20 20 20 20 20 20  . 20  . 20 20  . 20  .  .  . 20  . 20 20 20 20 20 ..
JR 10  . 10  . 10  .  . 20  . 20  . 20 20  . 10 10 10 10 10  . 20 10 10 10 10 ..
ID 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 12


Answers are in the form:

  #number) Artist: "Title" (chart year) [peak Pop] {peak R&B} <xxx>...<yyy>
  "peak Pop" = Peak position achieved on the weekly Billboard Pop chart.
  "peak R&B" = Peak position on the weekly Billboard Rhythm & Blues chart.
     (Billboard didn't publish an R&B chart between 11/30/63 and 1/23/65,
    so recordings in that interval show peak R&B of {n/c} ("no chart").)
   "xxx",...,"yyy" = prior GOLQ(s) in which the song appeared, if any.

Wise men never go
But wise men never fall in love
So how are they to know
#01) Benton, Brook: "Fools Rush In (Where Angels Fear To Tread)" (1960/61)
      [24] {5} <317>

Note:  Number one hit for Glenn Miller in 1940:

The winds of March
That makes my heart a dancer
A telephone rings
But who's there to answer
#02) Brown, James, And The Famous Flames: "These Foolish Things" (1963) [55]
      {25} <->

Note:  Lyrics by Eric Maschwitz, writing under the pseudonym Holt Marvell, and
music by Jack Strachey, both Englishmen. Harry Link, an American, sometimes
appears as a co-writer; his input was probably limited to an alternative
"middle eight" (bridge) which many performers prefer.  Here's Billie Holliday's
1936 version:

Another bride, another June
Another sunny honeymoon
Another season, another reason
#03) Charles, Ray: "Makin' Whoopee"  (1964/65) [46] {14} <212>

Note:  Eddie Cantor from the 1929 production, "Whoopee:"

If there's a cloud above
If it should rain, we'll let it
But for tonight, forget it
#04) Chimes, The: "I'm In The Mood For Love"  (1961) [38] {-} <310><341>

Note:  Original version in the 1935 movie, "Every Night At Eight," by Frances
Langford (sung twice, check them both out):

That little kiss you stole
(You stole) Oh, you stole
(Yes, you stole) Oh, you stole
(You stole) Oh, you stole
#05) Cleftones, The: "Heart And Soul"  (1961) [18] {10}  <8><115>

Note:  1938 version by Larry Clinton & Orchestra, featuring Helen Ward:

Sometimes I wonder
Why I spend the lonely night
Dreaming of a song
The melody haunts my reverie
And I am once again with you
#06) Cole, Nat "King": "Stardust"  (1957) [79] {-} <->

Note:  Tommy Dorsey's 1940/41 version, featuring a young Frank Sinatra:

I hope you do believe me
I've given you my, my, my, my, my, my
Given you my heart
#07) Cooke, Sam: "(I Love You) For Sentimental Reasons"  (1957/58) [43] {15} <->

Note:  The version by The King Cole Trio first reached the Billboard Best
Seller chart on November 22, 1946 and lasted 12 weeks on the chart, peaking at
number one.  Here's that version along with my personal favorite remake by
Linda Ronstadt from her 1986 album of the same name:

It's far beyond a star
It's near beyond the moon
#08) Darin, Bobby: "Beyond The Sea" (1960) [6] {15} <24><207><300>

Note:  "Beyond the Sea" is a 1945 contemporary pop romantic love song by Jack
Lawrence, with music taken from the song "La Mer" by Charles Trenet.  Trenet
had composed "La Mer" (which means "the Sea") with French lyrics. It had some
differences to the English-language version that Lawrence later wrote. Trenet's
French version was a homage and ode to the changing moods of the sea, while
Lawrence, by just adding one word "Beyond" to the title, gave him the start
whereby he made the song into a love song.  Here's the original French "La Mer,"
and Harry James' 1947 version, featuring Marion Morgan:

There's a line between love and fascination
That's hard to see on an evening such as this
For they both give the very same sensation
When you're lost in the magic of a kiss
#09) Demensions, The: "My Foolish Heart" (1963) [95] {-} <->

Note:  Martha Mears singing the original Victor Young song from the 1949 film
of the same name (this clip is the original song but the YouTube video is from
a foreign dubbed source):

And so it seems that we have met before
And laughed before
And loved before
#10) Dion & the Belmonts: "Where Or When" (1959/60) [3] {19} <14><237><334>

Note:  Show tune from 1937 musical, "Babes In Arms," performed here by Ray
Heatherton, who sang it with Mitzi Green in the musical:

Every cloud must have a silver lining
Wait until the sun shines through
Smile, my honey dear
While I kiss away each tear
#11) Edwards, Tommy: "My Melancholy Baby" (1959) [26] {27} <183>

Note:  Originally written in 1912 and first sung publicly by William Frawley,
who was Fred Mertz on the "I Love Lucy" show.

The moon may be high
But I can't see a thing in the sky
#12) Flamingos, The: "I Only Have Eyes For You" (1959) [11] {3} <8><89><290>

Note:  Jazz standard written for the 1934 film, "Dames," where it was
introduced by Dick Powell and Ruby Keeler.

But each time I do
Just the thought of you
Makes me stop before I begin
#13) 4 Seasons, The, Featuring the "sound" of Frankie Valli: "I've Got You
Under My Skin" (1966) [9] {-} <55><215>

Note:  Written by Cole Porter in 1936 and first sung that year by Virginia
Bruce in the movie, "Born To Dance."  Supposedly, Porter told Fred Astaire that
he never heard anyone sing it better.  Here's Virginia singing, and an
instrumental dance version from the film.

Every day I reminisce
Dreaming of your tender kiss
Always thinking how I miss
#14) Francis, Connie: "My Happiness" (1958/59) [2] {11} <67><346>

Note:  Francis' version was kept out of the number one slot by another song in
this quiz, The Platters' "Smoke Gets In Your Eyes."  Four artists, including
Ella Fitzgerald, hit the Billboard chart with this song in Spring, 1948.  Jon
and Sondra Steele had the biggest version, peaking at #3.  Easy to hear how
they influenced Connie Francis' version.

I've got my girl
Who could ask for anything more
#15) Happenings, The: "I've Got Rhythm"  (1967) [3] {-} <54><195><309>

Note:   Classic jazz standard written by George and Ira Gershwin.  Here's a
great live performance by Ethel Merman, who sang it in "Girl Crazy," her first
Broadway appearance.  Song begins at 2:45, following another classic, "I Get A
Kick Out Of You."

With love to lead the way
I've found more clouds of gray
Than any rainy day could guarantee
#16) Lester, Ketty: "But Not For Me"  (1962) [41] {-} <272>

Note:  Like "I Got Rhythm," this song was written by the Gershwins for "Girl
Crazy."  Ella Fitzgerald's 1959 version is on her album, "Ella Fitzgerald Sings
The George And Ira Songbook" which won the 1960 Academy Award for Best Female
Vocal Performance.  Here's the whole album; "But Not For Me" is at 31:23.

Whether near to me or far
It's no matter, Darling, where you are
I think of you
#17) Mendez, Sergio & Brazil ‘66: "Night And Day" (1967) [82] {-} <269>

Note:  Written for the 1932 musical, "Gay Divorce." Fred Astaire introduced
"Night and Day" on stage, had a #1 recording, and performed it again in the
1934 film version of the show, renamed "The Gay Divorcee."  Here's a fantastic
clip of his "song and dance," routine, with Ginger Rogers:

You'll hear me say that I'm
So lucky to be loving you
#18) Montez, Chris: "Time After Time" (1966) [36] {-} <23>

Note:  Written by Sammy Cahn and Jule Styne in 1946 for Frank Sinatra in the
1947 film "It Happened in Brooklyn." The pianist providing the music offstage
was André Previn. Sinatra recorded it again in 1957 with the Nelson Riddle
Orchestra.  Here's Frank in the film (with The Schnozz) -- nice musical and
vocal rendition but, in my opinion, his over-pantomime of the song, with full
orchestration backing him up, looks out of place in a setting where a guy is
supposed to be sitting solo at a piano (but, hey, it's just a movie!).

A kiss is still a kiss
A sigh is just a sigh
The fundamental things apply
#19) Nash, Johnny: "As Time Goes By"  (1959) [43] {-} <206> <310>

Note:  This ultimate classic song was written by Herman Hupfeld for the 1931
Broadway musical, "Everybody's Welcome." In the original show, it was sung by
Frances Williams.  The song was re-introduced in the 1942 film Casablanca where
it was sung by Sam, portrayed by Dooley Wilson; Sam's piano accompaniment was
played by pianist Elliot Carpenter.   Ironically, the oft-quoted famous line,
"Play it again, Sam," was not actually spoken in the film.  Surprisingly,
Johnny Nash was the only artist to chart with the song during the GOLQ era.
Here's what I consider to be the most classic film clip and classic song of all
time, including Humphrey Bogart and timeless beauty Ingrid Bergman:

I can only give you love that lasts forever
And a promise to be near each time you call
And the only heart I own
For you and you alone
#20) Nelson, Rick: "That's All" (1963) [48] {-}  <57><242><375>

Note:  The first recording, by Nat King Cole in 1953, achieved some popularity
but was not among that year's top 20 songs. It was Bobby Darin's version in his
1959 album, "That's All," that introduced the song to a wider audience.  Here's
NKC's version:

They asked me how I knew
My true love was true, oh
I, of course, replied
Something here inside
Cannot be denied
#21) Platters, The: "Smoke Gets In Your Eyes" (1958/59) [1] {3} <62><205><294>

Note:  Written by Jerome Kern and Otto Harbach for the 1933 musical "Roberta."
The song was sung in the musical by Tamara Drasin, often credited as simply
Tamara. Interestingly, it was she who also first introduced "I'll Be Seeing You"
and performed it overseas during WWII. Sadly, she died at age 37 in a USO plane
crash near Lisbon, Portugal, in 1943.:

I'll find you in the morning sun
And when the day is through
I'll be looking at the moon
#22) Poni-Tails, The: "I'll Be Seeing You" (1959) [87] {-} <->

Note:  Three other artists charted (Tommy Sands, Frank Sinatra, Five Satins),
but only the Poni-Tails' version fits alphabetically.  Composed for a failed
1938 stage musical, "I'll Be Seeing You" lay mostly dormant until 1944 when
America discovered it in a big way, turning it into one of WWII's most
memorable ballad hits. Bing Crosby's version was the most successful, spending
a month at #1 and half a year on Billboard's record charts.

You knew just what I was there for
You heard me saying a prayer for
Someone I really could care for
#23) Presley, Elvis: "Blue Moon" (1956) [19] {-} <->

Note:  Released by RCA on my tenth birthday, September 29, 1956.   Written by
Richard Rodgers and Lorenz Hart in 1934, Blue Moon may be the first instance of
the familiar "50's progression" in a popular song and has become a standard
ballad. The song has a marvelous history and evolution, the lyrics having been
totally rewritten three times prior to the fourth and final version.  Check out
the liner notes to this YouTube and hear snippets of the earlier versions:

Here also is a 2004 rendition by Rod Stewart and Eric Clapton, demonstrating
how a true classic can be tastefully redone in every generation.

In time the Rockies may crumble
Gibraltar may tumble
They're only made of clay
#24) Washington, Dinah: "Our Love Is Here To Stay" (1961) [89] {-} <->

Note:  "Love Is Here to Stay" was the last musical composition George Gershwin
completed before his death on July 11, 1937. Ira Gershwin wrote the lyrics
after George's death as a tribute to his brother. Although George had not
written a verse for the song, he did have an idea for it that both Ira and
pianist Oscar Levant had heard before his death.  Ira Gershwin said that for
years he wanted to change the song's name back to "Our Love Is Here to Stay,"
but he felt it wouldn't be right since the song had already become a standard.
"Love Is Here to Stay" was first performed by Kenny Baker in The Goldwyn
Follies but became popular when it was sung by Gene Kelly to Leslie Caron in
the film An American in Paris (1951).  This great 1957 rendition by Ella
Fitzgerald and Louis Armstrong was featured in the 1989 movie, "When Harry Met

Light, light up your face (ha, ha) with gladness (come on)
Hide every trace of sadness
#25) Yuro, Timi: "Smile" (1961) [42] {-} <213>

Note:  "Smile" is based on an instrumental theme used in the soundtrack for
Charlie Chaplin's 1936 movie Modern Times. Chaplin composed the music, inspired
by Puccini's Tosca.   John Turner and Geoffrey Parsons added the lyrics and
title in 1954.   Nat King Cole recorded the first version with lyrics. It
charted in 1954, reaching number 10 on the Billboard charts.  Here's Nat:

So close she stood to me
Everything seems all wrong now
She would have brought me the sun
Making me smile
That was her fun
#T1) Kingston Trio, The: "She Was Too Good To Me" (1962) [-] {-} <->

Note: From their "Something Special" album.  I included this song because, in
addition to it being a personal favorite, I wanted to pay tribute to the late,
great Bob Shane, who beautifully sings this song much in the fashion of his
classic, "Scotch & Soda."  Originally written as "He Was Too Good To Me" by
Rogers and Hart for the 1930 Broadway musical, Simple Simon, the song was cut
at the last minute from the play.  Nonetheless, the song has been recorded by a
number of artists throughout the years.  Carly Simon has a wonderful version on
her 1990 Album of standards called, "My Romance."  Here's Bob's 1962 version,
along with a live version by Carly.

Except when soft rains fall
And drip from leaves, then I recall
The thrill of being sheltered in your arms
Of course I do
#T2) Russell, Jane: "I Get Along Without You Very Well"  (1952) [-] {-} <->

Note:  This lovely song was written by Hoagy Carmichael in 1939 and has been
performed by many artists over the years since.  My favorite rendition is Jane
Russell's performance in the 1952 movie, "The Las Vegas Story," where she sings
the song with Hoagy playing the piano (check out the clip below, which is
reminiscent of how "As Time Goes By" was featured in "Casablanca").  I was
familiar with Jane as a popular actress in the '40's and '50's, but  was
unaware that she had a lovely singing voice as well.  To highlight such, I
designated her as my intended artist, even though her rendition precedes the
GOLQ era by a few years.   However, the song was recorded by many artists
during the GOLQ era as well, and I gave full credit for any artist who recorded
a legitimate version prior to 1970.  These include Frankie Laine, Peggy Lee,
Matt Monro, and Frank Sinatra.   Linda Ronstadt and Carly Simon both have nice
post-GOLQ era versions.  Ironically, I first fell in love with the song when I
heard it exquisitely performed by Diana Krall on her 2001 CD, "The Look Of
Love."  Check out this clip of Jane's


The following table ranks the songs from most recognized to least recognized.
The first column indicates the average number of points scored on that song
(total points divided by number of entrants). For comparison purposes, tie-
breakers are scored here on the usual 20-point scale.

Avg.     Song
20.00 #10) Dion & the Belmonts: "Where Or When"
20.00 #12) Flamingos, The: "I Only Have Eyes For You"
20.00 #13) 4 Seasons, The, Featuring ...: "I've Got You Under My Skin"
19.29 #01) Benton, Brook: "Fools Rush In (Where Angels Fear To Tread)"
19.29 #03) Charles, Ray: "Makin' Whoopee"
19.29 #05) Cleftones, The: "Heart And Soul"
19.29 #21) Platters, The: "Smoke Gets In Your Eyes"
18.57 #04) Chimes, The: "I'm In The Mood For Love"
18.57 #06) Cole, Nat "King": "Stardust"
18.57 #07) Cooke, Sam: "(I Love You) For Sentimental Reasons"
18.57 #08) Darin, Bobby: "Beyond The Sea"
18.57 #15) Happenings, The: "I've Got Rhythm"
18.57 #19) Nash, Johnny: "As Time Goes By"
18.57 #24) Washington, Dinah: "Our Love Is Here To Stay"
18.21 #22) Poni-Tails, The: "I'll Be Seeing You"
17.85 #23) Presley, Elvis: "Blue Moon"
17.85 #25) Yuro, Timi: "Smile"
17.14 #14) Francis, Connie: "My Happiness"
17.14 #18) Montez, Chris: "Time After Time"
16.43 #20) Nelson, Rick: "That's All"
15.71 #11) Edwards, Tommy: "My Melancholy Baby"
15.71 #17) Mendez, Sergio & Brazil ‘66: "Night And Day"
14.29 #02) Brown, James: "These Foolish Things"
14.29 #09) Demensions, The: "My Foolish Heart"
14.29 #16) Lester, Ketty: "But Not For Me"
07.14 #T1) Kingston Trio, The: "She Was Too Good To Me"
07.14 #T2) Russell, Jane: "I Get Along Without You Very Well"

Tom Pillion <