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Subject: RESULTS and ANSWER KEY for Golden Oldies Lyrics Quiz 417 (GOLQ417)
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Date: Sun, 14 Nov 2021 01:35:33 -0500 (EST)

RESULTS & ANSWER KEY for Golden Oldies Lyrics Quiz #417 (GOLQ417)

Congratulations to James White, Delphi Trivia Club, Will McCorry, The Village
Idiots, and Really Rockin' In Boston who, with scores of 500++, took first
place in this quiz.

GOLQ417 was built around songs that sound in part like other songs or have
similar lyrics, especially ones using what is known as the "Bo Diddley" beat.
You can read more about this at .
I originally thought of this as the "I Want Candy" sound, based on one of the
first songs I ever heard with it.  Later, I revised the name to the "Willie And
The Hand Jive" sound.  Finally, when I realized that others called it the "Bo
Diddley beat," I began to think of it with this name.  But according to the
Wikipedia article, it predates even Bo Diddley's use of it in his eponymous
song and others.  ("I Want Candy" is in this GOLQ, as is the song "Bo Diddley,"
although by a different artist.  "Willie and the Hand Jive" is not in this GOLQ
because it was used too recently in GOLQ415 and thus was not eligible for use
in this one.)

Here are the songs that sound like each other or have similar lyrics:

* Songs using the "Bo Diddley" beat in some form or another: #03, #07, #15,
#16, #18, #19, #22, #T2
* Songs using lyrics from or adapted from the lullaby "Hush, Little Baby": #06,
#09, #T2
* Songs based on "On Top Of Old Smokey": #10, #13
* Songs based on "Hava Nagila": #11, #14
* Songs sharing the phrase "shower you with love and affection" and the words
"hour" and "direction" in similar places: #02, #21
* Songs with the idea of being a "tramp" because "Papa was, too": #17, #24
* One song derived from the other: #20, #T1
* Songs with "Gimme Some Lovin'"-like introduction: #04, #08
* Songs that share a similar piano and humming introduction: #23, #25
* Songs using the same piano riff: #01, #05, #12
(#T2 is the only song in two categories.)

Team Teitelbaum, The Coasters, Will McCorry, Really Rockin' In Boston,
NAVAIRHEADS, Mike Weaver, and Vito & the Salutations pointed out at least a few
of these.

Unintended themes which I discovered after this quiz was put together:
* Songs that had 1980s hit remakes that I didn't know about until long after
that even though I still knew some new songs then: #20, #22, and stretching
things, #13
* Artists who later employed Ron Tutt, who died on October 16, 2021, as their
touring band's drummer: #05, #18
* Artists named Dee and Deedee, plus a song that was originally recorded by an
artist named Dee Dee (who was the sister of another artist in this quiz)

Other unintended theme, pointed out by Mike Weaver:
* Halloween: He mentioned "I Want Candy" and hinted there were more.  These may
have included "Sally Had A Party" by Flavor, "Castin' My Spell," and maybe
"Cherry, Cherry" (a candy flavor) and "Tramp" (a possibly scary character).

I make some references to the SecondHandSongs website below.  It is at .  I recommend that you turn on your ad blocker
when you go there because they display a pop-up ad on every new page for some
visitors, including me on all three devices I use to access the site.

GOLQ417's mean score was 463.79, and the median was 480.

My thanks to everyone who participated.

Tom Pillion has posted GOLQ418.

-- Regina Litman <>

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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   73
T01 500++ DT Delphi Trivia Club         <rcwkid99&>   6   60+++
T01 500++ WM Will McCorry                   <wmccorry&>   1   64
T01 500++ VI The Village Idiots                   <MrJaded&>   4
                                      (Doug, Michael, Andrew, Andy)
T01 500++ RR Really Rockin' In Boston             <rardini&>   6 60s,70s
 06 495++ 4S Quad State Trivia (Frank Glaz,    <lowtekman5&>   9
        Dino Dinardo, Don Albright, John Slover, Hattie Winterfeld,
                  Joe Brower, Mike Gessner, Mike Pell, Tom Gileece)
 07 490++ EJ The EJ'S & Co.               <ellisbromberg&>   6   35+
                      (Ellis, Mitch, Everett,  Vinnie, Kevin, Kyra)
 08 470++ CO The Coasters (Rick & Kathy Schubert, Magic Marc,         4  68-72
                                      Bigfoot Mae) <rns&>
 09 470.+ NA NAVAIRHEADS                   <tompillion&>   1   75
 10 460++ MW Mike Weaver                   <oldtunes&>   1
 11 448++ VS Vito & the Salutations          <baileyl&> 4-5 boomers
 12 410++ TT Team Teitelbaum (Howard & Patty)   <hat_pat&>   2  59-63
 13 405++ RC Ron Crandall                   <robberfly12&>   1   70
 14 345+- TA Team Asia (Mitch Herczeg)         <yherczeg&>   1
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
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
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
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
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
4S 20 20 20 20 20 20 20 20 20 15 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 10 20 20 20 20 20 20 20 20 20
CO 20 20 20 20 10 20 20 20 20 20 20 20 20 20 20 10 20 20 20 20 20 20 20 20 10
NA 20 20 20 20 20 20 20 20 20 10 20 20 20 20 20 20  - 20 20 20 20 20 20 20 20
MW 20 20 20  0 20 20 20  0 20 20 20 20 20 20 20 20 20 20 20 20 20 20 20 20 20
VS 20 20 20 20 20 20 10 20 20 20 20 20 20 20 20 20  - 20 20 20 20 20 20  - 18
TT 20 20 20 20 20 20 20  - 20 20 20  - 20  - 20  - 20 20 20 20 20 20 20 10 20
RC  - 20 20 20 20 20 20  - 20 15  -  - 20 20 20 20 20 20 20 20 20 20 20 10 20
TA  - 20  - 20 10 20  -  - 20 15 20  -  - 20 20  0 20 20 20 20 20 20 20 20 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 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.
#01) Barretto, Ray: "El Watusi" (1963) [17] {17} <239>

When this was used in GOLQ239, it was noted, "Although Whitburn does not list
the artist this way, the original 45 lists the artist as Ray Barretto Y Su
Charanga Moderna."  I accepted either version of the artist name.
#02) Bell, Madeline: "I'm Gonna Make You Love Me" (1968) [26] {32} <167>

Written by Kenny Gamble, Leon Huff, and Jerry Ross, although this version of
the song omits Huff and credits Jerry Williams.  This is the first version of
this song I ever heard, about six months after "Expressway To Your Heart" by
the Soul Survivors was a hit.  I immediately noticed the similar lyrics in the
portions of the two songs that were used in this GOLQ.  I didn't know at the
time about the earlier version by Dee Dee Warwick and figured that "I'm Gonna
Make You Love Me" copied from "Expressway To Your Heart".  Eventually, I
learned that Gamble and Huff wrote that one, too.  So they borrowed from

Other charting versions:
1966/67 - Dee Dee Warwick, #88, #13 r&b (original recording)
1968/69 - Diana Ross and the Supremes & the Temptations, #2, #2 r&b

SecondHandSongs lists 66 versions of this song.
#03) Clark, Dee: "Hey Little Girl" (1959) [20] {2} <64><304><382>

Although I may have heard this song played on Milt Grant's RECORD HOP, a
Washington, DC, program similar to AMERICAN BANDSTAND, I didn't really get to
know it until I started listening to Top 40 radio in the mid-1960s, where it
was played as an oldie.  I thought the title was "Hey Little Girl," but I
thought I heard someone say once that it was called "You're Looking Good."  It
turns out that "You're Looking Good" is a different Dee Clark song that starts
out, "Little girl, where did you come from?"  The "little girl" in the first
sung line may have thrown people off.
#04) Davis, Spencer, Group: "Gimme Some Lovin'" (1968) [7] {-}

Spencer Davis died on October 19, 2020.
#05) Diamond, Neil: "Cherry, Cherry" (1966) [6] {-} <96><243><316><371>

Perhaps it is no surprise that Neil Diamond used a piano riff similar to one in
a Latin sound song that was a hit a few years earlier.  His parents Rose
(1918-2019) and Kieve (?-1985) loved Latin dancing and music, both in clubs and
in their home, no doubt influencing their son.  "Cherry, Cherry" was a staple
of his live shows throughout his career.  On his first live album, 1970's GOLD
(LIVE AT THE TROUBADOUR), he says at one point during this song, "That's all
the Spanish I know."  During the last 35 or so years of his concert tours, his
drummer was Ron Tutt.
#06) Dick and Deedee: "All My Trials" (1964) [89] {n/c} <372>

Other charting version:
1971 - Ray Stevens, #70

This is a much-recorded song, with 135 versions, including variations, listed
in SecondHandSongs.  The first version I ever heard of it was the one by Ray
Stevens.  The first time I heard Stevens' song, I thought it was going to be
the lullaby "Hush, Little Baby," but it segued into a totally different song
that was consistent with Stevens' sometimes foray into gospel music (which was
popular on the Hot 100 around that time).  I didn't know it was an old song
done by many until I was choosing songs for this quiz.  With two other songs
with lines similar to those in "Hush, Little Baby" already chosen for this
quiz, I didn't remember if Stevens' song was from the GOLQ era or not.  First,
I had to Google the lyrics I remembered ("Hush little baby, don't you cry, you
know your mama was born to die").  While Stevens' recording came after the GOLQ
era, I found the one by Dick and Deedee that did chart then.

"All My Trials" is also part of "An American Trilogy" by Mickey Newbury, of
which the most famous cover or remake was by Elvis Presley.  It is considered
to be a variation of "All My Trials" on SecondHandSongs.
#07) Eddy, Duane, His 'Twangy' Guitar and The Rebels: "Cannonball" (1958/59)
     [15] {22} <->

I also accepted just Duane Eddy for the artist because this is how it is shown
in the list of songs with the Bo Diddley beat in the Wikipedia article I
mentioned earlier.
#08) Flavor: "Sally Had A Party" (1968) [95] {-} <->

I was not surprised that this was the least recognized song.  Although it was
released on the national Columbia label, it was probably only a hit in the
Washington, DC, market.  The group was from Frederick, MD, about 40 miles away,
according to the Whitburn book and made many local appearances.  They had a
follow-up record called "Heart Teaser" that was played a little bit on local
radio but was not as successful.  A planned album was never released, although
I got a CD of their recordings several years ago.  Group member Demetri Callas
toured with the Four Seasons in the 1970s.  He died in 2020.  A third song I
would have liked to have grouped with "Gimme Some Lovin'" and "Sally Had A
Party" is "Gettin' Together" by Tommy James and the Shondells, but it was used
too recently in a GOLQ to be eligible here.
#09) Foxx, Inez with Charlie Foxx: "Mockingbird" (1963) [7] {2} <40><239>

I gave full credit for all forms of the artist name.  Only Inez's name is shown
on the label.  Vito & the Salutations noted that they were brother and sister.
Not to be confused with songwriter Charles Fox, who sometimes collaborated with
Norman Gimbel.

Other charting versions:
1967 - Aretha Franklin, #94 (Columbia single released after she had her first
few Atlantic hits)
1974 - James Taylor and Carly Simon, #5
#10) Glazer, Tom, and the Do-Re-Mi Chorus: "On Top Of Spaghetti" (1963) [14] {-}

While I was lenient on some of the other artist names in this quiz, I deducted
five points for not mentioning the Do-Re-Mi Chorus (although I was lenient on
the actual name of this chorus) because the children are a vital part of this
song.  When I was looking for a song with "bush" in the lyrics for my Vice
President-themed GOLQ, I wish I had thought of this one, even though I would
have lost the use of it for this GOLQ.  (I had more Bo Diddley beat songs I
could have used plus some other ideas I didn't use.)
#11) Horne, Lena: "Now!" (1963) [92] {n/c} <->

This and the song at #14 were two of three charting variations of "Hava Nagila"
that reached the Hot 100.  The third was the instrumental "Flying Circle" by
Frank Slay and his Orchestra, #45 in 1961/62.  I didn't use "Flying Circle"
because, as an instrumental, I didn't want anyone thinking it was an
instrumental version of either "Now!" or "Dance Everyone Dance," which would
have disqualified it for inclusion here.  SecondHandSongs lists 121 versions of
"Hava Nagila," including variations.  All three of the charting ones are listed
as variations.  There's an excellent documentary about the song called "Hava
Nagila: The Movie."  As of now, it is available on the streaming services
Hoopla (ad-free, available through some public libraries), PlutoTV, and Vudu.
The last two are streaming services that are generally free but with embedded
ads in the movies.
#12) Jon & Robin and The In Crowd: "Do It Again A Little Bit Slower" (1967)
     [18] {-} <61><196>

This came out around the time that Neil Diamond wrote some hits for the
Monkees.  When I heard it, because of this piano riff that sounds like the riff
in "Cherry, Cherry," I wondered if he wrote this one, too.  It was written by
Wayne Thompson, who wrote a 1967 hit that went to #1, "The Letter" by the Box
Tops.  A later single by Jon & Robin (without The In Crowd), "You Got Style,"
does have a connection to "Cherry, Cherry."  It was co-written by Jeff Barry,
who co-produced (with Ellie Greenwich) "Cherry, Cherry."  (Barry's co-writer on
"You Got Style" was Andy Kim.  The pair wrote the #1 hit "Sugar, Sugar" by the
Archies.  So while Jon & Robin didn't have a #1 hit, at least two of their
singles were written by people who wrote #1 hits.)
#13) Little Eva: "Old Smokey Locomotion" (1963) [48] {-} <->

I have to confess that I had neither heard nor heard of this recording until I
looked to see if there was a GOLQ-era charting version of "On Top Of Old
Smokey" to pair with "On Top Of Spaghetti" in this quiz.  Like her huge hit
"The Loco-Motion," this one was written by Gerry Goffin and Carole King.  I was
especially pleased to use a song co-written by Carole King in this GOLQ because
she recently became the first female member of the Clyde McPhatter Club in the
Rock and Roll Hall of Fame.  This refers to those who have been inducted
multiple times.  King was inducted with Goffin as songwriters and was inducted
this year for her solo career.  "The Loco-Motion," which was a #1 hit for
Little Eva in 1962, also reached #1 by Grand Funk in 1974 and #3 by Kylie
Minogue in 1988.  I was not aware of the Minogue record until many years after
it was a hit.
#14) Madigan, Betty: "Dance Everyone Dance" (1958) [31] {-} <298>

This is the other variation of "Hava Nagila" that is in this quiz.  When I used
this song in GOLQ298, I listed a few other renditions of "Hava Nagila."  I now
have a YouTube playlist called "Variations on 'Hava Nagila'" at .

This is not to be confused with the song "Dance, Everybody, Dance" by the
Dartells.  That one is not based on "Hava Nagila."  Rather, it is based on the
group's hit "Hot Pastrami."
#15) Miracles, The: "Mickey's Monkey" (1963) [8] {3} <64><229><309>

The audio snippet for this one went on much longer than was needed to identify
the song.  I just couldn't bear to cut it short!
#16) Otis, Johnny, Show: "Castin' My Spell" (1959) [52] {-} <->

I had this quiz in mind for more than a year and a half, and "Willie and the
Hand Jive" by the Johnny Otis Show was planned to be part of it almost from the
beginning.  Then GOLQ415 happened and took this song out of commission.  The
Wikipedia article about the Bo Diddley beat mentioned that Johnny Otis did two
songs with this beat in 1948 without identifying them.  I then wondered if he
did any more within the GOLQ era.  I found two more, this one and "Crazy
Country Hop."  I went with this one because it hadn't been used in a GOLQ
before, while the other one had.  Plus, it peaked higher.  That still didn't
keep it from finishing ahead of only "Sally Had A Party" in how many entries
identified it.  I'm glad I chose "Castin' My Spell" because the title has a
Halloween flavor for an October quiz.
#17) Otis & Carla: "Tramp" (1967) [26] {2} <69><334>

Other charting versions:
1967 - Lowell Fulsom, #52, #5 r&b
1987 - Salt-N-Pepa, #21 r&b

Back in the 1960s, I thought that this song and "Papa Was Too" by Joe Tex were
different versions of the same song.  I had neither heard nor heard of the
Lowell Fulsom version until I began working on this quiz.  I considered using
it instead of the one by Otis & Carla because of confusion as to where their
version would go in relation to that of the song by the Johnny Otis Show.
However, the duet version is livelier, and I love the way Otis lists a bunch of
high-end cars in this particular audio snippet.  Fulsom only lists one.
#18) Presley, Elvis: "(Marie's The Name) His Latest Flame" (1961) [4] {-}

Written by Doc Pomus and Mort Shuman, who were supposed to have a second song
in this quiz, but the song it was going to be paired with was used too recently
in another GOLQ.  I am going to have to do a part 2 of this quiz in a couple of
years!  Ron Tutt was Elvis' drummer in the last several years of "The King's"
life and later appeared on Elvis tribute tours with other members of the group,
known as the TCB (for Taking Care of Business) Band.  (But if these shows
conflicted with a Neil Diamond tour, he went with Neil.)
#19) Rolling Stones, The: "Not Fade Away" (1964) [48] {n/c} <208><264><323>

Another drummer who died recently was Charlie Watts, a long-time member of the
Rolling Stones, who died on August 24, 2021.  This was the group's first single
released in the U.S.  The song was written by Buddy Holly (as Charles Hardin)
and Norman Petty.
#20) Shocking Blue, The: "Venus" (1969/70) [1] {-} <131><217><322><352>

Other charting version:
1986 - Bananarama, #1

As I mentioned in GOLQ352, "Venus" is the only title of two different songs
that entered the Billboard Hot 100 in the GOLQ era and reached #1.  The other
one, of course, is Frankie Avalon's 1959 hit.
#21) Soul Survivors, The: "Expressway To Your Heart" (1967) [4] {3}

As noted earlier, written by Gamble and Huff, who went on to have a successful
songwriting and producing career based in Philadelphia in the 1970s.  This song
and "I'm Gonna Make You Love Me" were among their earliest songwriting
#22) Strangeloves, The: "I Want Candy" (1965) [11] {-} <8><86><178><291>

The Strangeloves were three New York-based songwriters and producers, Bob
Feldman, Jerry Goldstein, and Richard Gottehrer.  They made up a story about
being three brothers from Australia before their real story got out.  This is
not their only song that uses the Bo Diddley beat.  I have an anthology CD of
theirs called (what else?) "I Want Candy" issued in 1995. In addition to their
hits of the title song, "Cara-Lin," and "Night Time," plus their recording of
"Hang On Sloopy" that served as the base for the McCoys' hit version, there has
to be about a half dozen other songs that use the Bo Diddley beat.  This
includes a version of "Willie and the Hand Jive," just called "Hand Jive" here.

Other charting version:
1982 - Bow Wow Wow, #62 (but ranked high on various VH1 all-time countdowns)

Notable versions that did not chart in the U.S. but did so in various other
1996 - Candy Girls featuring Valerie Malcolm
2000 - Aaron Carter
2007 - Melanie C
#23) Temptations, The: "I Wish It Would Rain" (1968) [4] {1} <47><216><302><355>

1968 was a year for me to hear new songs that sounded like ones I had heard
before in the previous couple of years.  In addition to "I'm Gonna Make You
Love" me reminding me of "Expressway to your Heart" and "Sally Had A Party"
reminding me of "Gimme Some Lovin'," there was "I Wish It Would Rain" by the
Temptations starting up a lot like "Message To Michael" by Dionne Warwick.

Other charting version:
1968 - Gladys Knight & the Pips, #41, #15 r&b

Gladys Knight's version starts with a similar piano introduction followed by
humming, but the one by the Temptations sounds more like the Dionne Warwick
#24) Tex, Joe: "Papa Was Too" (1966/67) [44] {15} <->

I had this song picked out for my fathers themed GOLQ413 until I decided that
I'd rather use it with "Tramp" in this GOLQ.  There's another one in that quiz
that I wish I had saved for this one.  Oh, well, maybe I will do a part 2 in a
couple of years.
#25) Warwick, Dionne: "Message To Michael" (1966) [8] {5} <69><237><292>

This song has multiple titles.  When sung by a male artist, it is called
"Message to Martha."  Sometimes it is called "Kentucky Bluebird," either as the
full title or parenthetically after "Message to [Michael/Martha]."  A German
version of the song by Marlene Dietrich is called "Kleine Treue Nachtigall."
Since none of the pressings of Dionne Warwick's version appear to use the title
"Kentucky Bluebird," I deducted points if that was given as the title.
SecondHandSongs lists 40 versions with the different titles.  Like most of
Dionne Warwick's 1960s hits, this one was written by Burt Bacharach and Hal

How did the introduction to this song make its way to Motown?  Perhaps it was
because two Motown artists, Barbara McNair and the Marvelettes, recorded
"Message to Michael" for albums in late 1966 and in 1967, respectively.

#T1) Big Three, The: "The Banjo Song" (1963,1964) [-] {-} <->

The members of this group were Cass Elliot, Tim Rose, and Jim Hendricks.  Of
course, Cass went on to bigger fame in the Mamas and Papas and then a solo
career, cut short by her death in 1974.  Rose died in 2002.  Hendricks, who was
briefly married to Cass Elliot, is still alive as of this time.  The group name
variously appears as The Big Three and The Big 3, so I accepted both
variations.  (Another group called The Big Three was active around the same
time.  They were based in Liverpool, England, and were part of the Merseybeat
sound along with the Beatles and others.)

Mike Weaver:  "My MAGIC CIRCLE CD credits this as an unreleased tune by Zal
Yaovsky, Cass Elliot, Jerry Yester, and Jim Hendricks.  That would be closer to
the Mugwumps line up.  Tim Rose is not mentioned, he was a Big Three guy."

(MAGIC CIRCLE is a CD of recordings by the various members of the Mamas and
Papas before they formed the group.  The Mugwumps included future members of
both the Mamas and Papas and the Lovin' Spoonful, as described in the song
"Creeque Alley.")

This song is based on the Stephen Foster classic "Oh! Susanna."
SecondHandSongs lists 289 versions of it, including variations such as "The
Banjo Song" and "Venus" by the Shocking Blue.  The story of how "Oh! Susanna"
morphed into "Venus" can be found at
into-venus-by-shocking-blue/ - thanks to Rick of The Coasters team for this
#T2) Holly, Buddy: "Bo Diddley" (1956,1963) [116] {-} <->

Yes, I know, I used a white cover of an r&b song again.  As a huge Buddy Holly
fan, I was considering using his song "Not Fade Away" as a tie-breaker, but
after Charlie Watts died, I decided to use the Rolling Stones' version as a
regular song instead.  Bo Diddley's original version was used as a tie-breaker
in GOLQ037.  Also, the last time I did an audio GOLQ, GOLQ403, one of my tie-
breakers was by Bo Diddley.

Buddy Holly recorded this song in 1956, but it wasn't released until his 1963
album REMINISCING.  Although it only bubbled under on the Billboard chart, it
reached #4 in the U.K.  SecondHandSongs lists 57 versions of "Bo Diddley."

Really Rockin' In Boston:  "Released well after his death with the Fireballs
guitarist enhancing the sound.  Soon after this was released in England, Bo
Diddley himself began a tour there, with the Rolling Stones making their first
appearance on a tour as an opening act."


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.

Since this was an audio quiz I was not surprised that 10 songs scored a perfect
20.00.  "The Banjo Song" is the one song that scored higher than I expected,
perhaps because it was based on a folk song and performed by a group with a
member who was later part of a far more successful group and then had a decent
solo career.  "On Top Of Spaghetti" did worse than expected because it was the
one song in this quiz in which I was a stickler for all parts of the group
name.  I could have taken more points off for various representations of titles
and other group names but decided to be generous this time because it made my
points totalling easier and because memories of how these are shown on labels
may fade over the years.  (At least Elvis Presley did not have the Jordanaires
backing him up on his song in this quiz.)

Rank Avg. Song
T01 20.00 #02) Bell, Madeline: "I'm Gonna Make You Love Me"
T01 20.00 #06) Dick and Deedee: "All My Trials"
T01 20.00 #09) Foxx, Inez with Charlie Foxx: "Mockingbird"
T01 20.00 #15) Miracles, The: "Mickey's Monkey"
T01 20.00 #18) Presley, Elvis: "(Marie's The Name) His Latest Flame" 
T01 20.00 #19) Rolling Stones, The: "Not Fade Away"
T01 20.00 #20) Shocking Blue, The: "Venus"
T01 20.00 #21) Soul Survivors, The: "Expressway To Your Heart"
T01 20.00 #22) Strangeloves, The: "I Want Candy"
T01 20.00 #23) Temptations, The: "I Wish It Would Rain"
 11 19.29 #T2) Holly, Buddy: "Bo Diddley"
 12 19.14 #25) Warwick, Dionne: "Message To Michael"
T13 18.57 #03) Clark, Dee: "Hey Little Girl"
T13 18.57 #04) Davis, Spencer, Group: "Gimme Some Lovin'"
T13 18.57 #05) Diamond, Neil: "Cherry, Cherry"
T13 18.57 #11) Horne, Lena: "Now!"
T13 18.57 #13) Little Eva: "Old Smokey Locomotion"
T13 18.57 #14) Madigan, Betty: "Dance Everyone Dance"
T13 18.57 #T1) Big Three, The: "The Banjo Song"
 20 18.21 #10) Glazer, Tom, and the Do-Re-Mi Chorus: "On Top Of Spaghetti"
 21 17,86 #07) Eddy, Duane, His 'Twangy' Guitar and The Rebels: "Cannonball"
T22 17.14 #01) Barretto, Ray: "El Watusi"
T22 17.14 #17) Otis & Carla: "Tramp"
T22 17.14 #24) Tex, Joe: "Papa Was Too"
T25 15.71 #12) Jon & Robin and The In Crowd: "Do It Again A Little Bit Slower"
T25 15.71 #16) Otis, Johnny, Show: "Castin' My Spell"
 27 14.29 #08) Flavor: "Sally Had A Party"

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