From: Regina Litman <>
Subject: RESULTS and ANSWER KEY for Golden Oldies Lyrics Quiz 408 (GOLQ408)
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Date: Fri, 12 Feb 2021 00:59:28 -0500 (EST)

RESULTS & ANSWER KEY for Golden Oldies Lyrics Quiz #408 (GOLQ408)

Congratulations to Will McCorry, who, with a score of 500++, took first place
in this quiz.  Close behind, with a score of 500+., was Really Rockin' In
Boston.  This turned out to be a fairly difficult quiz, partially due to big
gaps in the alphabet, as evidenced by a lot of entries that did not fill in
every spot, even with a totally incorrect one.  In the scoring breakdown below,
there are a lot more '-' scores, meaning no answer was supplied, than zeroes,
meaning a totally incorrect answer.

The major theme of GOLQ408 was Vice Presidents (VPs) of the United States, in
honor of Kamala Harris becoming the first woman to serve in this role.  Team
Asia, Really Rockin' In Boston, The EJ'S & Co., Team Teitelbaum, The Coasters,
and Will McCorry identified this theme.  Other entries speculated that the
theme was Presidents of the United States (that one has already been done
twice, in GOLQ203 and an earlier one that had a shared theme of baseball Hall
of Famers) and politicians in general.  The songs in this theme are 02, 03 (not
originally intended to be part of the theme, but one entry noted a connection I
didn't know about), 07, 08, 09, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21, 23,
24, 25, T1, and T2.  Most of these contain a VP's last name in the name of the
artist or a prominent member in the group or in the lyrics snippet.  Some
contain a VP's first name instead, but I only did this for first names that are
somewhat uncommon among GOLQ artists (so no names like John, Charles, or
Thomas, for example, unless the song is included for a different VP or theme,
although I bent the rules somewhat for Henry in #T1).  In two instances, there
is a match on a VP's first and last names.

Other intended themes, some of which were also identfied by some entrants:

* Songs from James Bond movies or about James Bond (agent 007), as a tribute to
actor Sean Connery, who died on October 31, 2020.  I looked at list of all
movies he did to see if any of the non-Bond pictures spawned any GOLQ-era
charting songs, but I didn't find any.  The closest was MARNIE.  I remember
hearing a song from that movie by Nat "King" Cole on a radio station my parents
had on in the kitchen.  It turns out to have been the B-side of his Bubbling
Under entry "More and More of Your Amor."  But because Cole was one of the
artists I knew to have done #T2, I didn't want to use any songs by him or by
any of the other artists I knew to have done that song.  Team Asia,
NAVAIRHEADS, Really Rockin' In Boston, The EJ'S & Co., Vito & the Salutations,
The Village Idiots, Will McCorry, Mike Weaver, and Delphi Trivia Club
identified this theme.  The songs in this theme are #01, #05, #15, and #22.
This theme was also been used in GOLQ051.

* I mentioned a theme of "a tribute to some GOLQ era artists who died some time
ago."  I had in mind three people who died a multiple of 10 years ago from the
last four months of 2020--Janis Joplin (lead singer of #03, 50 years ago), Jimi
Hendrix (lead singer of #13, also 50 years ago), and John Lennon (lead singer
of #T1, 40 years ago).  Various entries mentioned the first two of these plus
Elvis Presley (#20), Jackie Wilson (#25), and Gerry Marsden (lead singer of
#10, who died after I put this quiz together).

* Songs whose titles are also titles of mystery/suspense books written or co-
written by author Mary Higgins Clark, who died on January 31, 2020.  She often
used song titles for her book titles, and her book titles had been a GOLQ mini-
theme I had considered for a while.  I did not expect anyone to identify this
theme, but Will McCorry did.  The songs in this theme are #03, #04, #06, and

Themes pointed out by others or unintended ones that I discovered after I put
this one together:

* Discovered by me - Traffic in song title or group name: 13, 23
* Discovered by me, also mentioned by The EJ'S & Co. - Judicial references: 17,
18 (added by The EJ'S & Co.), 19
* Discovered by me, also mentioned by Delphi Trivia Club and Vito & the
Salutations - Songs from Broadway musicals - 02, 04, T2
* The EJ'S & Co. - Mountains: 02, 14
* The EJ'S & Co. - Celestial bodies: 10, 23, 24

In the Results and Answer Key for GOLQ403, I said that there were no female
solo artists in the quiz.  I must have not gone all the way through the list
when I thought this because song #25 was "Take Me In Your Arms (Rock Me A
Little While)" by Kim Weston.  Also, in my introduction to GOLQ393, I stated,
"Several of the songs in the major theme were relatively low-charting, and
some, more than the usual amount for one of my quizzes, are by easy listening
artists rather than rock & roll or r&b artists.  But despite the relatively
poor chart positions of some of them, almost all have achieved lasting fame as
a result of being heard in outlets other than Top 40 or r&b radio and 45 rpm
records."  I had intended to point out in the Results and Answer Key that, as
winners of the Academy Award (Oscar) for Best Original Song, the outlets in
which they were heard were the movies in which they were featured, but I forgot
to do this.  So I am saying it here instead.

GOLQ408's mean score was 375.36, and the median was 406.

My thanks to everyone who participated.

Tom Pillion has posted GOLQ409.

-- 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)
 01 500++ WM Will McCorry                   <wmccorry&>   1   62
 02 500+. RR Really Rockin' In Boston             <rardini&>   6 60s,70s
 03 498++ EJ The EJ'S & Co.:    Ellis, Denise, Kyra, Vinnie, Everett, 8   34+
                      Mitch, Kevin, Danda <ellisbromberg&>
 04 496++ VI The Village Idiots                   <MrJaded&>   4
                                      (Doug, Michael, Andrew, Andy)
 05 460++ DT Delphi Trivia Club         <rcwkid99&>   6   63++
 06 446++ NP NJ/PA Trivia (Frank Glaz,         <lowtekman5&>   4
       	  Dino Dinardo, Mike Gessner, Mike Pell, Hattie Winterfeld)
 07 414++ MW Mike Weaver                   <oldtunes&>   1
 08 398++ NA NAVAIRHEADS                   <tompillion&>   1   74
 09 368++ VS Vito & the Salutations          <baileyl&> 4-5 boomers
 10 340+. CO The Coasters (Rick & Kathy Schubert, Magic Marc,         4  68-71
                                      Bigfoot Mae) <rns&>
 11 307+. TA Team Asia (Mitch Herczeg)         <yherczeg&>   1
 12 280+. TT Team Teitelbaum (Howard & Patty)   <hat_pat&>   2  58-62
 13 210+. JR Jessica Raine                     <>   1   46
 14  38+. BS Bryan Shailer                <bryanshailer&>   1   57
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
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
EJ 20 20 20 20 20 20 20 20 20 20 20 20 20 20 20 20 20 20 20 20 20 20 18 20 20
VI 20 20 20 20 20 20 20 20 20 20 20 20 20 20 20 20 20 20 20 18 20 20 18 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
NP 20 20 20 20 20 10 20 20 20 20 20 20 18 20 20 20  - 20 20  - 20 20 18 20 20
MW 20 20 20 20 20 20 20 20  - 20 20 18  - 20 20  -  - 20 20 18 20 20 18 20 20
NA 20 20 20 20  - 20 20 20 20 20 20 20  - 20 20  - 20 20  - 20 20 20  - 20 18
VS 20 20 20 20 10 20 20 20 20 20 20 20 18 20 20  -  - 20 20  -  -  -  - 20 20
CO 20 20 20 20 20 20 20 20 20 20 20 20  -  -  - 20  - 20 20  -  -  - 20  - 20
TA 20  -  -  -  -  - 20 20 20 20 20 18 20 20 20 20  0 15 18  - 20  0 18  - 20
TT 20 20 20  -  - 20 20  -  - 20 20 20 20  -  -  -  - 20 20  -  - 20  - 20 20
JR 20 10 20 10  - 20 20 20 10 20 20 20  -  -  -  -  -  -  -  -  -  -  -  - 20
BS  -  -  -  -  -  -  -  -  - 20  - 18  -  -  -  -  -  -  -  -  -  -  -  -  -
   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.

Pretty girl
Beware of his heart of gold
This heart is cold
#01) Bassey, Shirley: "Goldfinger" (1965) [8] {-} <51><206>

Connery/Bond connection - 1965 movie GOLDFINGER, starring Connery as Bond.

Other notable versions (all of the ones listed here are instrumentals, and all
charted in 1965):
Billy Strange, #55
John Barry (composer), #72
Jack LaForge, #96
Jimmy Smith, bubbled under at #105

Really Rockin' In Boston--John Barry asked two songwriters of the time to
provide lyrics to his melody and played the first three notes for them.  They
both then sang "wider than a mile."  John was not happy, but both songs start
with the same musical pattern, second note four pitches higher than the first,
third note one less than the second.

Ford ev'ry stream
Follow ev'ry rainbow
Till you find your dream
#02) Bennett, Tony: "Climb Ev'ry Mountain" (1959/60) [74] {-} <->

VP reference - Gerald Ford, 1973-74 under President Richard Nixon

From the 1959 Broadway production and 1965 movie THE SOUND OF MUSIC, sung by
the character Mother Abbess.  Music by Richard Rodgers, lyrics by Oscar
Hammerstein II.

Other notable versions:

1959 - Patricia Neway, Broadway original cast
1965 - Margery MacKay dubbing Peggy Wood, movie soundtrack
1968 - Hesitations, #90

The film's male lead, Christopher Plummer, died on February 5, 2021 at the age
of 91.

You're out on the streets
Lookin' good
And baby deep down in your heart
I guess you know that it ain't right
#03) Big Brother And The Holding Company: "Piece Of My Heart" (1968) [12] {-}

VP reference - Alben Barkley, 1949-53, under President Harry S. Truman (first
name is last name of group member Peter Albin although spelled differently)

Tribute - Janis Joplin, lead singer, died October 4, 1970

Title of Mary Higgins Clark novel published in 2020 (co-authored with Alafair

Other notable versions:
1967 - Erma Franklin, #62, #10 r&b
Multiple post-GOLQ Hot 100 or Bubbling Under versions

Here is what has become my periodic defense of choosing a cover or remake of an
r&b song.  I happen to prefer the Erma Franklin version and think that it
should have been a huge hit and begun her ascent to the same high level of
success her sister Aretha reached that same year.  Perhaps it was a feeling
that only one Franklin sister should be a superstar (a sexist and/or racist
attitude, if so).  I initially chose Big Brother and the Holding Company's
version because in Mary Higgins Clark's posthumously-released 2020 novel, PIECE
OF MY HEART, some characters are listening to this version on their car radio
early in the book.  The artist is actually referred to as Janis Joplin, the
group's lead singer, who became a bigger star after leaving the group within a
year after this hit.  I had not known the names of any of the other group
members until The EJ'S & Co. noted in their entry that the Vice President
associated with this song is Alben Barkley because Peter Albin was an original
member of the group.  This also made me feel better about choosing the remake
instead of the original r&b hit.  Finally, after I realized that Joplin, Jimi
Hendrix, and John Lennon, who all died a multiple of 10 years before the last
four months of 2020, were lead singers of songs in this quiz, I was able to
make a tribute to them another mini-theme.

Oh the towering feeling
Just to know somehow you are near
The overpowering feeling
That any second you may suddenly appear
#04) Damone, Vic: "On The Street Where You Live" (1956) [4] {-} <->

Title of Mary Higgins Clark novel published in 2001

From the 1956 Broadway production and 1964 movie MY FAIR LADY, sung by the
character Freddy Eynsford-Hill.  Music by Frederick Loewe, lyrics by Alan Jay

Other notable versions:
1956 - John Michael King, Broadway original cast
1956 - Eddie Fisher, #18
1956 - Lawrence Welk, #95
1964 - Bill Shirley dubbing Jeremy Brett, movie soundtrack
1964 - Andy Williams, #28

In the first row
Of the movie
Eating popcorn
Smellin' of perfume
Lookin' at him
Makin' out up there
#05) Detergents: "Double-O-Seven" (1965) [89] {-} <243>

Connery/Bond connection - 007 is a number that James Bond was awarded for
achieving certain levels of success.

I first noticed "007" when I looked longingly at newspaper ads for GOLDFINGER,
a movie my parents didn't allow me to see, even though a lot of kids at my
junior high school had seen it (or so they claimed).  (This was at least three
years before the ratings such as R debuted, so there were usually no guidelines
for parents to use in determining what movies were fit for their kids to see.)
I read it as "OOT" (alphabetical characters).  I wondered what it stood for and
finally came up with "OOT as in 'shoot.'"  That has been my private nickname
for James Bond ever since then.  (I finally got to see GOLDFINGER in the early
2000s. I'll spare you the details, but I have an idea why my mother wouldn't
let me go with friends to see that one but did let me see two other James Bond
movies in the 1960s.)

The Detergents were a studio vocal group based in New York who had recently had
a hit with "Leader of the Laundromat," a parody of "Leader of the Pack."  One
of the members was Ron Dante, who later sang lead on records by the Archies and
the Cuff Links.  I saw them perform "Double-O-Seven" on either the SHINDIG! or

I'll be so alone with-ou-out you
Maybe you'll be lonesome too
And blue
#06) Duprees: "You Belong To Me" (1962) [7] {-} <10><100>

Title of Mary Higgins Clark novel published in 1998

Other notable versions:
1952 - Joni James (first recording)
1952 - Jo Stafford, #1 on the Billboard pop chart in use at the time
1960 - 100 Strings & Joni James, bubbled under at #101
2001 - Jason Wade, SHREK soundtrack (but the song was not in the SHREK Broadway
musical, as far as I can determine)

This is a much-recorded standard, as are #07 and #T2.  The SecondHandSongs
website ( - turn on your ad blocker because popup
ads appear on every page otherwise) lists 159 versions of it.

In the Mary Higgins Clark novel, a man with murder on his mind follows the
various adventures mentioned in the song to track vulnerable women (including
one named Regina, a name she used for characters in multiple books) also
pursuing them.  It is perhaps the novel of hers that most deserves its shared
title with a song.  Another now-deceased favorite author of mine, true crime
writer Ann Rule, also wrote a book called YOU BELONG TO ME.

Then he'll kiss your lips
And caress your waiting finger tips
And your hearts will fly away
#07) Edwards, Tommy: "It's All In The Game" (1958/59) [1] {1} <1><94><224><300>

VP reference #1 - Charles G. Dawes, 1925-29 under President Calvin Coolidge
(wrote the music, "Melody in A Major," in 1912)

VP reference #2 - Thomas Jefferson, 1797-1801 under President John Adams (Tommy
Edwards' given name was Thomas Jefferson Edwards)

Defeated VP candidate reference - John Edwards, 2004

Other notable versions:
1951 - Tommy Edwards, earlier verson (first recording), #18 on the Billboard
Best Sellers in Stores survey
1957 - Nat "King" Cole, classic non-Hot 100 song
1964 - Cliff Richard, #25
1967 - Jackie DeShannon, bubbled under at #110
1970 - Four Tops, #24, #6 r&b
1980 - Isaac Hayes, bubbled under at #107, #86 r&b

Curiosity version:
Recorded around 1970, released 1994 - Elton John imitating the Four Tops'
version while recording covers of then-recent hits for budget labels before he
was famous.  (I neglected to mention in GOLQ403 his version of "Cotton Fields"
imitating the Beach Boys' version.)

Lyrics were by Carl Sigman.  Dawes was not the only Vice President who composed
a musical piece.  I'll mention the other one when I get to the song that's in
the quiz because of him (but the quiz song is not the one he wrote).
SecondHandSongs lists 104 versions of this standard.

People are searching for
The kind of love that we possess
Some go on
Searching their whole life through
And never find the love I've found in you
#08) Four Tops: "Bernadette" (1967) [4] {3} <70><210><305>

VP reference - Levi P. Morton under President Benjamin Harrison (first name is
also the not-too-common first name of the group's lead singer Levi Stubbs)

Eyes that look like heaven, mm
Lips like cherry wine
She can sure 'nuff make my little light shine
I get funny feelin's up and down my spine
#09) Frazier, Dallas: "Elvira" (1966) [72] {-} <79>

VP reference - George M. Dallas 1845-49 under President James K. Polk

Other charting version:
1981 - Oak Ridge Boys, #5

Frazier wrote this song and wrote or co-wrote several other GOLQ-era hits,
including "Alley Oop" and "There Goes My Everything."

The night's the time for all your tear-ear-ears
Your heart may be broken tonight
But tomorrow in the morning light
#10) Gerry and The Pacemakers: "Don't Let The Sun Catch You Crying" (1964)
      [4] {n/c} <36><108><243>

VP reference - Elbridge Gerry 1813-14 under President James Madison

Other notable versions:
1964 - Louise Cordet (first recording)
1969 - Trini Lopez, bubbled under at #133
1970 - Gerry and The Pacemakers (reissue), bubbled under at #112
1960 - Ray Charles, #95, #17 r&b - WHOOPS, wrong song!

Group leader Gerry Marsden died on January 3, 2021.  When the similarly-titled
"Don't Let the Sun Catch You Cryin'" by Ray Charles was used in GOLQ335, I
didn't recognize the lyrics, but one of my Coasters teammates identified it.  I
still couldn't put the lyrics together with those of the song I know by Gerry
and The Pacemakers, but I asked my teammates, "Who covered whom?"  I knew that
Gerry's group sometimes did older songs and that Ray Charles had covered
"Yesterday" by the Beatles, among other covers he did in the late 1960s.  My
teammate told me that it was an entirely different song!  Since I have a
fascination with different songs with the same title, this was a welcome piece
of new knowledge.  Gerry's song sometimes appear without the "g" at the end of
the title, and the one originated by Louis Jordan and his Tympany Five in 1946
that later became a hit by Ray Charles sometimes appears with the "g" at the
end.  I don't know of any artist who has recorded both songs, but of those who
have recorded one of them (and are still alive and active), my nomination to do
the other one is Paul McCartney.  He released a version of the Louis Jordan
song on his 1990 live album TRIPPING THE LIVE FANTASTIC.  It would be great to
hear him do the Gerry and The Pacemakers song as a tribute to his fellow

I don't tell you what to say
I don't tell you what to do
So just let me be myself
That's all I ask of you
#11) Gore, Lesley: "You Don't Own Me" (1963/64) [2] {n/c} <57><144><297>

VP reference - Al Gore 1993-2001 under President Bill Clinton

Title of Mary Higgins Clark novel published in 2018 (co-authored with Alafair

Tan me hide when I'm dead, Fred
Tan me hide when I'm dead
#12) Harris, Rolf: "Tie Me Kangaroo Down, Sport" (1963) [3] {19} <58><118><256>

VP reference - Kamala Harris 2021-present under President Joe Biden

I'm somewhat embarrassed by something I didn't know but should have.  It came
down to "Little Bitty Pretty One" (Thurston), "MacArthur Park" (Richard), or
this song to represent the name Harris.  I thought that the title of "Little
Bitty Pretty One" was too demeaning to be associated with a woman in such an
important role, even though the songs really weren't meant to represent the
people.  "MacArthur Park" was a hit during an over-represented year in this
quiz, 1968.  So my choice was "Tie Me Kangaroo Down, Sport," a childhood
favorite of mine.  Jessica Raine and Mike Weaver both mentioned his criminal
activities as a child molester.  Mike Weaver also said that most modern re-
issues of this song omit a part that was considered to be racist even in its
own time.  I probably should have used Betty, Eddie, or Tony Harris, although I
am not familiar with their charting songs.

Parody song that I also heard as a child, "Tie My Hunting Dog Down, Jed" by
Arthur "Guitar Boogie" Smith:

You jump in front of my car when you
You know all the time
Ninety miles an hour, girl
Is the speed I drive
#13) Hendrix, Jimi, Experience, The: "Crosstown Traffic" (1968/69) [52] {-}

VP reference #1 - Thomas A. Hendricks 1885 under President Grover Cleveland
(although spelled differently)

VP reference #2 - Thomas R. Marshall 1913-1921 under President Woodrow Wilson
(last name was Jimi Hendrix's middle name)

Tribute - Jimi Hendrix, lead singer, died September 18, 1970

Like Jimi Hendrix, Thomas A. Hendricks died not long after he reached
prominence, less than a year after becoming Vice President.  Unlike Jimi,
though, Thomas did not leave a legacy that has endured for more than 50 years.
I had found an artist named Bobby Hendricks who had two charting records in
1958 and 1960, one of which has the intriguing title of "Psycho."  I was ready
to locate and listen to it when one of my Coasters teammates identified that
very song as being one of the ones in GOLQ407.  I decided to go with Jimi
instead of taking Bobby's other charting hit out of commission for a while,

Some time ago I told you that I needed you
It hurt me so
When you said our romance was through
I loved you long
You done me wrong
#14) Johnson, Marv: "(You've Got To) Move Two Mountains" (1960) [20] {12}

VP reference #1 - Richard Mentor Johnson 1837-1841 under President Martin Van

VP reference #2 - Andrew Johnson 1865 under President Abraham Lincoln

VP reference #3 - Lyndon B. Johnson 1961-63 under President John F. Kennedy

Not quite as many as the 30 Johnsons on the Rock Ridge governing body in the
1974 movie BLAZING SADDLES or even the 13 Johnsons who were once playing at the
same time in the National Basketball Association (NBA), but the three Johnsons
who served as Vice President are the most so far for any last name.

His days of asking are all gone
His fight goes on and on and on
But he thinks that the fight is worth it all
#15) Jones, Tom: "Thunderball" (1965/66) [25] {-} <51><366>

Connery/Bond connection - 1965 movie THUNDERBALL, starring Connery as Bond.

We sell so much of this
People wonder what we put in it
We're gonna tell you right now
Gimme a half a teacup of bass
#16) King Curtis: "Memphis Soul Stew" (1967) [33] {6} <->

VP reference #1 - William R. King 1853 under President Franklin Pierce
VP reference #2 - Charles Curtis 1929-33 under President Herbert Hoover

Two for the price of one with this artist, and I was able to find some lyrics
within a song by someone whose songs are usually classified as instrumentals.
This was a favorite song of mine in 1967, but I don't think I heard it after
that until I decided to use it in this quiz.  It also has personal meaning to
me because one of my new pandemic habits is cooking from recipes instead of
throwing things together, plus using ingredients I've bought for published
recipes to make new ones of my own.  One of my new creations is "Scarborough
Fair" burgers, seasoned with (of course) parsley, sage, rosemary, and thyme.  I
make both turkey and beef burgers this way, but when I tried it with veal
patties, the results were not as good.

I set up cables to Bobby and Mac
Let them know I'm comin' back
Set right down with Rocky and Nix
Teach them both
#17) Markham, Pigmeat: "Here Comes The Judge" (1968) [19] {4} <->

VP reference #1 - Nelson Rockefeller 1974-77 under President Gerald Ford
VP reference #2 - Richard Nixon 1953-61 under President Dwight D. Eisenhower

Bobby is Senator Robert F. Kennedy.  Mac is Senator Eugene McCarthy.  All were
among the candidates for President in 1968.  Then-Vice President Hubert
Humphrey, who received the Democratic nomination that year, was probaby not
mentioned in the song because he was a latecomer to the race.  The original
release of the charting record "Snoopy for President" by the Royal Guardsmen
began by listing Kennedy, Nixon, McCarthy, Rockefeller, and Humphrey, but this
section was removed after Kennedy was assassinated.  I would not have wanted to
use it anyway because Snoopy's name was in the middle of the list and would
likely have been a dead giveaway.  I couldn't find a good way to fit Humphrey
into this quiz.  Because he wrote the liner notes for Tommy James and the
Shondells' album CRIMSON AND CLOVER, my brainstorming list of possibilities for
this quiz included the title song of that album, but I then decided that would
be too much of a stretch.  The name Humphrey does appear in at least two
charting songs from the first two post-GOLQ years, "Humphrey the Camel" by Jack
Blanchard and Misty Morgan and in a reference to actor Humphrey Bogart in "Done
Too Soon" by Neil Diamond (who just turned 80 on January 24).

"Here comes the judge" was a popular routine on the hit comedy show ROWAN AND
MARTIN'S LAUGH-IN.  Four different songs called "Here Comes The Judge" or
slight variations of it were released in 1968.  The others were:

"Here Comes The Judge" by Shorty Long - #8, #4 r&b
"Here Come The Judge" by the Magistrates (actually the Dovells) - #54
"Here Come Da Judge" by the Buena Vistas - #88

Richard Nixon is the other composer among Vice Presidents, having written his
PIANO CONCERTO NO. 1.  He played it on THE JACK PAAR SHOW in 1961.  In the 2008
movie FROST/NIXON, Nixon's character plays it during a party at his San
Clemente, CA, home.

But if you want me to love you
Then-uh baby I will
Girl you know I will
#18) Neville, Aaron: "Tell It Like It Is" (1966/67) [2] {1} <12><145><240><350>

VP reference - Aaron Burr 1801-1805 under President Thomas Jefferson

Other charting versions:
1973 - Oscar Weathers, bubbled under at #113, #51 r&b
1976 - Andy Williams, #72
1981 - Heart, #8
1987 - Richard "Dimples" Fields, #22 r&b
1989 - Billy Joe Royal, #2 country

SecondHandSongs lists 54 versions of this one.

Aaron Neville also turned 80 on January 24.

Oo oo luscious
Sho' been delicious to me
Hear me now
Oo oo luscious
Sho' been delicious to me
#19) Parliaments: "(I Wanna) Testify" (1967) [20] {3} <91><178>

VP reference - George Clinton 1805-1812 under Presidents Thomas Jefferson and
James Madison

Another George Clinton was the lead singer and manager of this group, which
then had a doo-wop sound, and also co-wrote this song.  The group eventually
evolved into Parliament and then Parliament-Funkadelic (also known as P-Funk),
described by Wikipedia as "as American funk music collective of rotating
musicians headed by George Clinton."  They are still active.  Originally from
in Plainfield, NJ, they are now based in Detroit.

All you do is-a give a sigh
And beat around the bush
Can it be that you're too shy
To give yourself a little old push
#20) Presley, Elvis, with the Jordanaires: "(Such An) Easy Question" (1965)
      [11] {-} <142>

VP reference - George H.W. Bush 1981-89 under President Ronald Reagan

Number 1 on the Easy Listening chart.  From his 1965 movie, TICKLE ME, which I
believe was the only Elvis movie I ever saw in a movie theater.  The soundtrack
used songs previously recorded rather than new songs.  "(Such An) Easy
Question" was originally recorded on March 18, 1962, at RCA Studio B in
Nashville and was originally released on the album POT LUCK.

But you can't help it
That you're always chasing rainbows in your mind
There's so much I want to say to you
And there's so little time
#21) Sherman, Bobby: "Little Woman" (1969) [3] {-} <139>

VP reference - James S. Sherman 1909-12 under President William H. Taft

Defeated VP candidate reference - Henry Cabot Lodge, 1960 (Bobby's middle name
is also Cabot)

This dream is for you
So pay the price
Make one dream come true
#22) Sinatra, Nancy: "You Only Live Twice" (1967) [44] {-} <51><233>

Connery/Bond connection - 1967 movie YOU ONLY LIVE TWICE, starring Connery as

There are some big alphabet gaps in this section of the quiz.  I had identified
three other charting songs for the Connery/Bond theme that fit in this part of
the alphabet, but one was used too recently in a GOLQ to be eligible ("Agent
Double-O-Soul" by Edwin Starr), and the other two are instrumentals ("The James
Bond Theme" by Billy Strange and "From Russia with Love" by the Village
Stompers).  If I had run short of songs, I would have considered doing a hybrid
lyrics/audio quiz and used both of them.  (Matt Monro did a decent version of
"From Russia with Love" that I briefly considered for a tie-breaker before I
chose the song that has artists all over the alphabet.)

When you're feeling tired and lonely
You see people going home
You can't make the train fare
Or the six pence for the phone
#23) Traffic featuring Stevie Winwood: "Paper Sun" (1967) [94] {-}

VP reference - Mike Pence 2017-21 under President Donald Trump

In a far away land
On the tropic sea and sand
If your hand's in my hand
I won't be blue
#24) Wallace, Jerry: "In the Misty Moonlight" (1964) [19] {n/c} <25>

VP reference - Henry A. Wallace 2017-21 under President Franklin D. Roosevelt

The second line should have been, "On the tropic sea sand."

Other charting version:
1967 - Dean Martin, #46, #1 Easy Listening

SecondHandSongs lists 20 versions of this one.

And when you kiss me with your ruby red lips
It thrills me so
I turn a back over flip
#25) Wilson, Jackie: "That's Why (I Love You So)" (1959) [13] {2}

VP reference - Henry Wilson 1873-75 under President Ulysses S. Grant

It seems like every time I plan to use a Jackie Wilson song, I start out
wanting to use one of my favorites by him, "(You're Love Keeps Lifting Me)
Higher and Higher," but it always seems to have been used too recently in a
GOLQ.  This time was no exception.  I especially wanted to use it in this quiz
as a tip of the hat to an artist who had a hit with a remake, Rita Coolidge,
who shares a last name with Calvin Coolidge, VP from 1921-23 under Warren G.
Harding.  (Yes, I know that Rita Coolidge did have one charting song in 1969,
but I didn't want to use it in this quiz.)


Messrs. K. and H. assure the public
Their production will be second to none
And of course Henry the horse dances the waltz
#T1) Beatles, The: "Being For The Benefit Of Mr. Kite!" (1967) [-] {-} <->

VP reference #1 - Henry Wilson 1873-75 under President Ulysses S. Grant

VP reference #2 - Henry A. Wallace 2017-21 under President Franklin D.

Tribute - John Lennon, lead singer, died December 8, 1980

Defeated VP candidate reference - Sargent Shriver, 1972 (song is from SGT.

With artists for #T2 running the range from Teresa Brewer to Ronny Whyte,
according to multiple sources, I needed the other tie-breaker to be very early
or very late in the alphabet.  The Beatles were an obvious choice due to having
so many non-charting songs with which I am familiar.  I brainstormed their non-
charting songs for names and other words that could be part of Vice Presidents'
names until I found Henry, first name of two VPs, in this song.  This also
allowed me to pay tribute to John Lennon.  There were 14,670 days between
October 9, 1940, and December 8, 1980, and there were 14,670 days between
December 8, 1980, and February 6, 2021.

'Cause that's the kind of [guy/gal] I'm
While other folks grow dizzy
I keep busy
Next year, next year
Something's bound to happen
This year, this year
I'll just keep on nappin'
#T2) Fitzgerald, Ella: "Bidin' My Time" (1959) [-] {-} <->

VP reference - Joe Biden, 2009-17, under President Barack Obama (although
spelled differently)

Ella Fitzgerald gets the nod here because she was mentioned by 4 entries. Other
artists mentioned:

Herman's Hermits (1965) - 3 entries

Nat King Cole (1964) - 2 entries

Margaret Whiting (1956) - 1 entry

The Foursome (original, 1930 on stage, 1931 on record, and 1939) - 1 entry

Judy Garland (1944) - 1 entry

(The numbers add up to more than the 8 entries who identified this song because
one entry named 5 artists.)

SecondHandSongs lists 43 versions of this one, but omits a few others that I
know of.  It was written by George and Ira Gershwin for the 1930 musical GIRL
CRAZY featuring Ethel Merman and Ginger Rogers.  The Foursome's original
recording comes from this show.  It has also been adapted three times for film.
The 1943 version starred Mickey Rooney and Judy Garland, who sang the song in
the movie.  In 1965, MGM made it as WHEN THE BOYS MEET THE GIRLS.  A few MGM
label recording artists appeared, including co-star Connie Francis plus
Herman's Hermits, who performed this song, and Sam the Sham and the Pharaohs.

Herman's Hermits is the only artist who was marketed to a teenage audience in
the GOLQ era that I know to have recorded "Bidin' My Time."  It is a rare find,
especially in the U.S.  Its only release at the time in the U.S. was on the
long-out-of-print soundtrack album.  In some parts of the world, it was
released as the B-side of or on an EP with "Listen People," which they also
performed in the movie.  It was released by EMI in 2006 as part of a 4-CD box
set, INTO SOMETHING GOOD: THE MICKIE MOST YEARS 1964-72.  Amazon shows this as
out-of-print with third parties selling it for more than $900!  I wish I had
known about it when it was released.  I think I would have had enough money to
buy both it and the Cameo/Parkway box set, released around the same time and
which has contributed at least five songs to GOLQs I've done in the past few
years, at standard prices back then.

I have found other songs called "Bidin' My Time" that were done by artists who
charted in the GOLQ era or were recorded then:
* 1967 - "Bidin' My Time ('Cos I Love You)" - Georgie Fame, released as an A-
side in the U.S. but a B-side in the U.K. and elsewhere, written by him under
his real name, Clive Powell.  Those of us who can't stand all of these
misspellings of "because" that have sprouted everywhere these days ("cuz" is
totally not understandable to me because it doesn't even sound like the second
syllable of "because") should be pleased to know that the other side wherever
this one was released is called "Because I Love You."  "Because I Love You"
reached #15 in the U.K., but "Bidin' My Time ('Cos I Love You)" didn't chart

* 1969 - "Bidin' My Time" - written by Gene MacLellan, released by Anne Murray
in Canada on her 1969 album THIS WAY IS MY WAY and on 1970 singles as an A-side
in Canada and the B-side to her first U.S. hit "Snowbird."  Later recordings by
other artists use the title "Just Bidin' My Time."

* 2017 - "Bidin' My Time" - title song of an album by Chris Hillman, formerly
of the Byrds.


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.

Only three songs were at least partially identified on every entry.  It appears
that the artist had to come from Liverpool to attain the perfect 20.00 or from
Australia to otherwise be identified on each one.  One entry identified only
these three songs.  Disregarding that one, four additional songs were at least
partially identified on all of the other entries.  Regarding the tie-breakers,
I knew that "Being For The Benefit Of Mr. Kite!" would score high.  I did not
expect "Bidin' My Time" to score high and especially did not expect to see it
do better than an Elvis Presley hit that just missed the Top 10 and went to #1
on a different chart.  Although some of the points lost on "(Such An) Easy
Question" were due to the omission of the Jordanaires from the artist name,
this would not have been enough to raise its rank above "Bidin' My Time."
(Everyone who did identify the song gave the title correctly, with the
parentheses in their proper place.)  Of the other songs, "Elvira" ranked higher
than I expected it to rank, possibly due to familiarity with the Oak Ridge
Boys' later hit (mentioned by at least one entry) or looking for an artist
named Dallas after discovering a Vice President with that name.

Rank Avg. Song
T01 20.00 #10) Gerry and The Pacemakers: "Don't Let The Sun Catch You Crying"
T01 20.00 #T1) Beatles, The: "Being For The Benefit Of Mr. Kite!"
 03 19.57 #12) Harris, Rolf: "Tie Me Kangaroo Down, Sport"
T04 18.57 #01) Bassey, Shirley: "Goldfinger"
T04 18.57 #07) Edwards, Tommy: "It's All In The Game"
T04 18.57 #11) Gore, Lesley: "You Don't Own Me"
 07 18.29 #25) Wilson, Jackie: "That's Why (I Love You So)"
T08 17.14 #03) Big Brother And The Holding Company: "Piece Of My Heart"
T08 17.14 #08) Four Tops: "Bernadette"
 10 16.79 #18) Neville, Aaron: "Tell It Like It Is"
T11 16.43 #02) Bennett, Tony: "Climb Ev'ry Mountain"
T11 16.43 #06) Duprees: "You Belong To Me"
 13 15.57 #19) Parliaments: "(I Wanna) Testify"
T14 15.00 #04) Damone, Vic: "On The Street Where You Live"
T14 15.00 #09) Frazier, Dallas: "Elvira"
T16 14.29 #15) Jones, Tom: "Thunderball"
T16 14.29 #24) Wallace, Jerry: "In the Misty Moonlight"
T18 12.86 #14) Johnson, Marv: "(You've Got To) Move Two Mountains"
T18 12.86 #21) Sherman, Bobby: "Little Woman"
T18 12.86 #22) Sinatra, Nancy: "You Only Live Twice"
 21 12.57 #13) Hendrix, Jimi, Experience, The: "Crosstown Traffic"
T22 12.14 #05) Detergents: "Double-O-Seven"
T22 12.14 #23) Traffic featuring Stevie Winwood: "Paper Sun"
T24 11.43 #16) King Curtis: "Memphis Soul Stew"
T24 11.43 #T2) Fitzgerald, Ella: "Bidin' My Time"
 26  9.71 #20) Presley, Elvis, with the Jordanaires: "(Such An) Easy Question"
 27  7.14 #17) Markham, Pigmeat: "Here Comes The Judge"

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