From: Regina Litman <>
Subject: RESULTS and ANSWER KEY for Golden Oldies Lyrics Quiz 421 (GOLQ421)
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Date: Tue, 22 Mar 2022 04:44:20 -0400 (EDT)

RESULTS & ANSWER KEY for Golden Oldies Lyrics Quiz #421 (GOLQ421)

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

GOLQ421's main theme was songs that were recorded by the Beach Boys.  This is
a theme I had in mind for more than two years, and I was all set to do it as
my next GOLQ after doing GOLQ393.  Then, one of the songs I really wanted to
use in the GOLQ with this theme was used in GOLQ394, and I have been waiting
all this time for it to become available again.  Coincidentally, another song
that I didn't know about until I put this quiz together was also used in
GOLQ394.  Fortunately, only one song that I thought about using became
ineligible during this time, but I don't feel too bad because it was in one of
my quizzes.  I think "Cotton Fields" by the Highwaymen fit better in GOLQ403
than it would have in this one, so I don't regret having used it then.  Mike
Weaver, Really Rockin' In Boston, Delphi Trivia Club, NAVAIRHEADS, The
Coasters, The EJ'S & Co., and Will McCorry mentioned the Beach Boys
connection.  Twenty-one of the 23 songs in this theme were originally done by
other artists and were covered/remade by the Beach Boys.  The other two, #11
and #T1, are Beach Boys originals--#11 done by another artist, #T1 by the
group itself.  Three Beach Boys albums in particular contain several
covers/remakes--BEACH BOYS CONCERT (1964 - live), BEACH BOYS PARTY! (1965 -
studio, but with background noise meant to simulate live action), and 15 BIG
ONES (1976 - studio).  But many of their albums released through the years
contain covers/remakes of artists' songs.  The Beach Boys' versions of several
of the songs used in this quiz also charted for them, both during and after
the GOLQ era.  The Beach Boys' albums listed for the songs below are the first
appearance of each song.  Some may have appeared on multiple albums,
especially compilations.

The three songs that were not part of the theme paid tribute to four
entertainment industry people who are not generally thought of as musical
performers and who died between November 2021 and January 2022.  The songs and
these people are:

#04 - Sidney Poitier and Marilyn Bergman
#24 - Betty White
#T2 - Stephen Sondheim

With songs from the first two Beatles movies, #01 and #19, whose connections
to the Beach Boys are not widely known in this quiz, one entry speculated that
they could be the tribute songs if people connected to these films had
recently died.  As far as I know, this is not the case.  In particular,
Richard Lester, who directed both films, is still alive and turned 89 years
old in January.  Three songs that were also recorded by the Beatles are in
this quiz; the other is #02.

More information appears with the songs below.

GOLQ421's mean score was 454.00, and the median was 490.

My thanks to everyone who participated.

Tom Pillion has posted GOLQ422.

-- 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++ RR Really Rockin' In Boston             <rardini&>   6 60s,70s
T01 500++ DT Delphi Trivia Club                   <rcwkid99&>   6   64+++
T01 500++ VI The Village Idiots                   <MrJaded&>   4
                                      (Doug, Michael, Andrew, Andy)
 04 496++ MW Mike Weaver                   <oldtunes&>   1
 05 490++ WM Will McCorry                   <wmccorry&>   1   64
 06 480+. NA NAVAIRHEADS                   <tompillion&>   1   75
 07 420.. CO The Coasters (Rick & Kathy Schubert, Magic Marc,         4  69-72
                                      Bigfoot Mae) <rns&>
 08 360.. TT Team Teitelbaum (Howard & Patty)   <hat_pat&>   2  59-63
 09 340.. EJ The EJ'S & Co.               <ellisbromberg&>   4   35+
                                       (Ellis, Mitch, Vinnie, Kyra)
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
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 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
MW 20 20 20 20 20 20 20 20 20 20 20 20 20 20 20 20 20 18 20 20 20 20 18 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 10 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
CO 20 20 20  - 20 20 20 20 20 20 20 20 20 20  - 20  - 20 20 20 20 20 20  - 20
TT 20 20 20  - 20 20 20 20 20  - 20 20  - 20  - 20  - 20 20  0 20 20 20  - 20
EJ 20 20 20 20 20 20 20 20 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.

If this is love you gotta give me more
Give me more
Hey hey hey
Give me more
#01) Beatles, The: "I Should Have Known Better" (1964) [53] {n/c} <117><262>

The Beach Boys' album - BEACH BOYS PARTY!

This was the separately-charting B-side of their movie title hit, "A Hard
Day's Night".  That one reached #1.  This one was also featured in the movie.
Their producer George Martin released a single containing instrumental
versions of these two songs on the two sides.  Both bubbled under.  But for
him, "I Should Have Known Better" peaked higher, at #111, while "A Hard Day's
Night" peaked at #122.

I took my loved one over 'cross the tracks
So she could hear my man a-wailin' sax
I must admit they have a rockin' band
Man, they were blowin' like a hurrican'
#02) Berry, Chuck: "Rock & Roll Music" (1957/58) [8] {6} <31><89><245><386>

The Beach Boys' album - 15 BIG ONES as "Rock and Roll Music."  It was also
released as a single and peaked at #5 in 1976.

The Beatles also recorded it.  Their version, recorded in 1964, was released
on the U.K. album BEATLES FOR SALE and the U.S. album BEATLES '65.

I have a CD by the Archies.  When I first got it, I noticed that it contains a
song called "Rock and Roll Music" with the songwriting credit of Barry.  I
figured that they spelled Chuck's last name wrong.  But it turned out to be a
different song with this title.  The song was almost certainly written by Jeff
Barry, who wrote or co-wrote all or most of the Archies' songs.  Two songs co-
written by Jeff Barry are also in this quiz.

Up like a rocket ship
Down a-like a roller coaster
Fast a-like a loop-de-loop
And around like a merry-go-round
#03) Cannon, Freddy: "Palisades Park" (1962) [3] {15} <2><102><189>

The Beach Boys' album - 15 BIG ONES, which also contains part of another
Freddy Cannon song, "Tallahassee Lassie" (see #22 below).

Ain't a woman here before
Knows how to make the morning come
So hard to keep control
When I could sell my soul for just a little light
#04) Charles, Ray: "In the Heat of the Night" (1967) [33] {21} <99>

This is the theme song of the movie IN THE HEAT OF THE NIGHT, which starred
Sidney Poitier and won the 1967 Academy Award for Best Picture.  The score and
the music for the individual songs in IN THE HEAT OF THE NIGHT were composed
by Quincy Jones.  The lyrics for the songs from this move were written by the
husband and wife team of Alan and Marilyn Bergman.  They would win the Best
Original Song Oscar the following year for "The Windmills of Your Mind" and
more Oscars later.  As far as I know, Jones and Alan Bergman are still alive.
Marilyn Bergman died on January 8, 2022, two days after Sidney Poitier.  I had
thought of doing a sub-theme of songs from Sidney Poitier movies for this
quiz, but my most desired inclusion (also the title song of a 1967 film) was
used too recently to be used in this one.  While looking for such songs,
though, I noticed that the Bergmans were the lyricists for this one, and when
I learned of Marilyn's death, I decided to try to get this song into the quiz
after all.

Poitier won more competitive Grammy Awards than the Beach Boys have so far, 1
to 0.  His Grammy was for Best Spoken Word Album for THE MEASURE OF A MAN in
2001.  (The Beach Boys do have a lifetime achievement Grammy and more Grammy
nominations, 4 to 2.)

Really Rockin' In Boston, The EJ'S & Co., and Will McCorry mentioned the
Poitier and Bergman connections.

I knew that he was mine
So I gave him all the love that I had
And one day he took me home to meet his mom and his dad
#05) Crystals, The: "Then He Kissed Me" (1963) [6] {8} <7><143>

The Beach Boys' album - SUMMER DAYS (AND SUMMER NIGHTS!!) (1965) as "Then I
Kissed Her"

This song was written by Phil Spector, Ellie Greenwich, and Jeff Barry.  This
is one of five songs that the Beach Boys recorded that were written by these
three.  One of the others is also in this quiz, as is a song written by
Spector with another famous songwriting team.

Well, say you never
Yes, you really never
You never give me a chance
#06) Dell-Vikings, The: "Come Go With Me" (1957) [4] {2} <22><167><297><343>

The Beach Boys' album - M.I.U. ALBUM (1978).  It was also released as a single
and peaked at #18 in 1982.  A version by Dion reached #48 in 1963.  The Dell-
Vikings' version charted again in 1973 but only bubbled under at #112.

And Janie is the girl, well
That I'll be with tonight, uh
And when she asks me which one I love the best, uh
I tear open my shirt and I show her "Rosie" on my chest
#07) Dion: "The Wanderer" (1961) [2] {-} <96><282><361>

The Beach Boys' album - BEACH BOYS CONCERT.  This song is mainly in this quiz
to practically ensure that the Dell-Vikings, not Dion, would be identified as
the artist for "Come Go With Me," one of three songs in this quiz where two
artists close together in the alphabet had charted with the same song.

It's a time for joy
A time for tears
A time we'll treasure
Through the years
#08) Four Freshman, The: "Graduation Day" (1956) [17] {-} <42><217>

The Beach Boys' album - BEACH BOYS CONCERT.  The Four Freshman were a major
influence on the Beach Boys.

Other charting versions:
The Rover Boys - 1956, #16
Bobby Pickett - 1963, #88
The Arbors - 1967, #59

Hold my hand
Tell me I'm your lovin' man
Oh baby
#09) Freeman, Bobby: "Do You Want To Dance" (1958) [5] {2} <21><364>

The Beach Boys' album - TODAY! (1965) as "Do You Wanna Dance".  It was also
released as a single and peaked at #18 in 1982.  This song has become famous
in both uptempo and slow versions.  The Bobby Freeman and Beach Boys versions
are both uptempo.

Other 1960s and 1970s charting versions:
Del Shannon - 1964, #43, uptempo, "Want To" in title
Mamas & Papas - 1968, #76, slow, "Wanna" in title
Love Society - 1968, #108, slow "Wanna" in title
Bette Midler - 1973, #17, slow, "Want To" in title with "?" at end
Ramones - 1978, #86, uptempo, "Wanna" in title

A boy and girl
They fell in love
Each it was like heaven above
He looked into her eyes of blue
She vowed to him that she'd be true
#10) Hickey, Ersel: "Bluebirds Over The Mountain" (1958) [75] {-} <55><394>

The Beach Boys' album - 20/20 (1969).  It was also released as a single and
peaked at #61 in 1968.  The Beach Boys' version of this song has sentimental
meaning for me because someone I was close to back then gave me a copy of the
45.  He told me not to bother to listen to the other side, "Never Learn Not To
Love," because he didn't like it.  That song showed up as a tie-breaker in a
2019 GOLQ due its Charles Manson connection.  I know I've heard it over the
years, but I don't remember how it goes.  But because of this sentimental
meaning, I waited all this time after GOLQ394 so I could use "Bluebirds Over
The Mountain" in this quiz.  It was one of the first four songs I decided were
"must haves" for this theme, along with "Little Honda," "Barbara-Ann," and "I
Can Hear Music."  "Rock & Roll Music" and  "Do You Want To Dance" were added
as "must haves" later.

A version by the Echoes bubbled under in 1962.  I am always on the lookout for
people who share my birthday.  I learned that Ersel Hickey, who wrote this
song, was born on this date in 1934 and died shortly after his 70th birthday
in 2004.  Bruce Johnston, who joined the Beach Boys as a touring member in the
1960s and remained with the group beyond that, was born on my birthday in

It's not a big motorcycle
Just a groovy little motorbike
It's more fun than a barrel of monkeys
That two-wheel bike
#11) Hondells: "Little Honda" (1964) [9] {-} <31><185><293>

The Beach Boys' album - ALL SUMMER LONG (1964).  It was also released on an
EP, 4-BY THE BEACH BOYS, and charted at #65 in 1964.  Another song on this EP,
"Wendy," reached #44.

I had hoped to find some versions of Beach Boys originals that charted in the
GOLQ era, but this is the only one I could find.  The Hondells were a band
that originated as studio musicians.  Two of these studio musicians, drummer
Wayne Edwards and and Richard Burns, joined with others to form a touring
group.  Burns was originally from the Washington, DC, area and attended
Bethesda Chevy Chase High School in Maryland.  Wayne Edwards' son, Wayne, Jr.,
pitched for the Chicago White Sox from 1989 to 1991.  He was also a drummer
and played in a group called V.I.E.W. with two other baseball players in the
early 1990s.  You can hear their song "Prodigal" at

The guys come to race her from miles around
But she'll give 'em a length and she'll shut 'em down
#12) Jan and Dean: "The Little Old Lady (From Pasadena)" (1964) [3] {n/c}

The Beach Boys' album - BEACH BOYS CONCERT

In my first version of this GOLQ, Jan and Dean were represented by the song
"Sidewalk Surfin'," which is a parody of the Beach Boys song "Catch A Wave."
But I decided not to use a song with rewritten lyrics to the original tune.
For the same reason, I did not represent Chuck Berry with "Sweet Little
Sixteen," which the Beach Boys set to new lyrics as "Surfin' U.S.A."

Well people look at me and say
Hurrah, hurrah is that your horse?
#13) Kellum, Murry: "Long Tall Texan" (1963) [51] {n/c} <118><248><394>

The Beach Boys' album - BEACH BOYS CONCERT

I didn't consider using this song until late in the process of putting this
GOLQ together, so when it was used in GOLQ394 along with "Bluebirds Over The
Mountain," I didn't lament its upcoming ineligibility.  Its main purpose in
this GOLQ is to separate Jay and the Americans and the Mystics to help ensure
that the latter would be identified as the artist for "Hushabye."  I actually
had a different song here originally, but a different charting version of that
one was the only option to separate two other alphabetically close artists.

Oh my darling don't you cry
Guardian angels up above
#14) Mystics, The: "Hushabye" (1959) [20] {-} <8><143><285><337>

The Beach Boys' album - ALL SUMMER LONG (1964).  It was also released on the
4-BY THE BEACH BOYS EP but did not chart.  Jay and the Americans' version
reached #62 in 1969.

I wanted to use the Mystics' version for a few reasons.  First, it was my
first chance to use a song by the Mystics since my favorite WNBA team, the
Washington Mystics, won the league's championship in 2019.  (Philadelphia
doesn't have a WNBA team, so the one in my native city is my favorite one.)
Second, this song was written by Doc Pomus and Mort Shuman.  Pomus was also
born on my birthday, giving this quiz two songwriters that I know of who were
born on that date.  Third, I prefer it over Jay and the Americans' version.

Oh well you shake your shoulders
And you wiggle your knees
#15) Olympics, The: "(Baby) Hully Gully" (1960) [72] {-} <177>

The Beach Boys' album - BEACH BOYS PARTY! (as "Hully Gully")

For at least the second time, I used a song by the Olympics in a month in
which the Olympic Games were going on without intending a connection!  I had
26 regular songs after I finished putting this quiz together, and this was one
of the two considered for the cutting room floor. I kept it because the other
one (I won't say what it is) was in a more crowded part of the alphabet.  The
gap between the Mystics and the Regents would have been fairly large.  In case
you're wondering, the only Elvis Presley song that I could find among the
Beach Boys recordings is "Blue Christmas," and that one didn't even chart for
Elvis.  Perhaps if this were a December quiz, I would have used it as a tie-

Take my hand
You got me rockin' and a-rollin'
Rockin' and a-reelin'
#16) Regents, The: "Barbara-Ann" (1961) [13] {7} <35><198>

The Beach Boys' album - BEACH BOYS PARTY! (as "Barbara Ann").  It was also
released as a single and peaked at #2 in 1966 and also bubbled under at #101
in 1975.  The Beach Boys also recorded songs called "Barbie" and "Barbara."

It's just one little thing I got to make come true
It's just one round I've got to win
I can't be a loser with you
#17) Righteous Brothers, The: "Just Once In My Life" (1965) [9] {26} <61><342>

The Beach Boys' album - 15 BIG ONES

This song was written by Phil Spector, Gerry Goffin, and Carole King.  I need
to correct something I said in the GOLQ417 Results and Answer Key.  Carole
King is not the only female member of the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame's Clyde
McPhatter Club.  She and Tina Turner became the first female members at
the same time.

I never had a love of my own
Maybe that's why
When we're all alone
#18) Ronettes, The, Featuring Veronica: "I Can Hear Music" (1966) [100] {-} <35>

The Beach Boys' album - 20/20 (1969).  It was also released as a single and
peaked at #24 in 1969.

Veronica was, as you probably know, Veronica "Ronnie" Bennett, the lead singer
of the group.  I placed this song into GOLQ421 on January 11.  She died the
next day.  At the time of her death, her legal name was Veronica Yvette
Greenfield, following her 1982 marriage to Jonathan Greenfield.  Prior to
that, she was in an abusive marriage to Phil Spector.  Ronnie's sister,
Estelle Bennett, and a cousin, Nedra Talley, were the other members of the
group.  Estelle Bennett died in 2009.  Talley is still alive as of this

This is the other Spector, Barry, and Greenwich song in this quiz.  This
recording was produced by Jeff Barry.  Carl Wilson produced the Beach Boys'
recording.  Only Jeff Barry is credited as the songwriter on the Beach Boys'
45 and on the original 20/20 vinyl release's label.  A Back-to-Back Hits 45
released in 1973 lists all three composers but misspells Greenwich's name.  It
is hoped that future Beach Boys album releases containing this song got the
three songwriters correct.

Everywhere people stare
Each and every day
I can see them laugh at me
And I hear them say-ay-ay
#19) Silkie, The: "You've Got To Hide Your Love Away" (1965/66) [10] {-}

The Beach Boys' album - BEACH BOYS PARTY!

This song was originally recorded by the Beatles for their second movie,
HELP!, and was originally released on the film's soundtrack album.  BEACH BOYS
PARTY! contains a third Beatles original, "Tell Me Why," also from A HARD

A little wink
Can reveal just what you think
Don't be shy
Don't even sigh
For you are my guy
You are my guy
#20) Six Teens: "A Casual Look" (1956) [7] {-} <34><101><275>

The Beach Boys' album - 15 BIG ONES

First of the fall
And there she goes back
Bye, bye, bye, bye there
#21) Sly and the Family Stone: "Hot Fun In The Summertime" (1969) [2] {3}

The Beach Boys' album - SUMMER IN PARADISE (1992)

While the Beach Boys recorded some 1950s and early 1960s r&b songs, they
recorded very few from the late 1960s and later.  SUMMER IN PARADISE was not
well-received and did not chart in either the U.S. or the U.K.  While it was
originally released on CD, it was not part of any later remastering projects
and has gone out of print.  The YouTube Music streaming service does not offer
it.  While most of the songs are originals, written or co-written by one or
more group members, none were written or co-written by Brian Wilson, the only
Beach Boys album for which this is the case.

Tell me why
I want to know
The many ways you speak of love
I've heard before
And it sounds so good
Every time
#22) Sunny & the Sunglows: "Talk To Me" (1963) [11] {6} <->

The Beach Boys' album - 15 BIG ONES in which it includes an interpolation
(some may say "it samples") "Tallahassee Lassie," originally done by Freddie

Other significant GOLQ era versions, both as "Talk to Me, Talk to Me":
Little Willie John - 1958, #20, #5 r&b
Joe Seneca, writer of this song - 1960, did not chart

Every GOLQ I do lately seems have a cover or remake of an r&b song, much to
the chagrin of some purists, and this is the one for this quiz.  But I can
probably defend this one more than some of the others for a few reasons.
First, this version did make the Top 10 on the r&b chart.  Second, all but one
of the group's members were Chicano, and the one that wasn't may have been
African American.  So the group was mainly or entirely non-Caucasian.  Third,
this was the only song that would fit alphabetically to separate Gale Storm
and The Teenagers Featuring Frankie Lymon to help ensure that the latter would
be identified as the artist for "Why Do Fools Fall in Love."  In fact, I did
originally have the Little Willie John version in this quiz to separate the
two versions of "Hushabye" but when I needed to separate a desired r&b version
from a non-r&b one, I had to use the Sunny & the Sunglows version here.  (That
still didn't prevent one entry from identifying Gale Storm as the artist for
#23.)  The one other song I know of that was remade by the Beach Boys whose
artist would have fit here is the instrumental "Wipe Out" by the Surfaris.
And ironically, the Beach Boys' version, on their 1989 album STILL CRUISIN'
(also out-of-print but the original album source for their last big hit
"Kokomo"), has vocals added!

Sunny & the Sunglows were also known as Sunny & the Sunliners, and some
pressings of this song show that name.  Their version, not the Little Willie
John version, is the one with which I am familiar.

Why does my heart skip a crazy beat?
For I know it will reach defeat
#23) Teenagers, The, Featuring Frankie Lymon: "Why Do Fools Fall In Love" (1956)
     [6] {1} <7><153><245>

The Beach Boys' album - SHUT DOWN VOLUME 2 (1964).  It was released on the
B-side of their hit "Fun, Fun, Fun" and bubbled under at #120 in 1964.

Other notable Hot 100 charting versions:
Gale Storm - 1956, #9
The Diamonds - 1956, #12
Gloria Mann - 1956, #59
The Happenings - 1967, #47
Diana Ross - 1981, #7, #6 r&b

While I like to discover notable people born on my birthday, I don't like to
find ones who died on that date.  That's when Gale Storm died.

She's so lovely beside me
And whatever betide me
Got an angel to guide me
So I'm on my way to heaven
#24) Williams, Billy: "Got A Date With An Angel" (1957) [78] {-} <317>

This song is considered to be a semi-standard.  It was introduced in 1932 and
is long associated with the orchestra of Hal Kemp.  It was no doubt revived by
Billy Williams in 1957 because that year, a version by an unidentified
vocalist was used as the closing theme song of the short-lived sitcom DATE
WITH THE ANGELS starring Betty White and Bill Williams (no connection to Billy
Williams).  Betty White died on December 31, 2021, 17 days before she would
have turned 100.  The show replaced one called THE RAY ANTHONY SHOW, whose
star, Ray Anthony, did live to celebrate his 100th birthday in January 2022.
You can read more about the show at .  Several full episodes of
the show can be found on YouTube.  Like Sidney Poitier, Betty White won a Best
Spoken Word Grammy.  Hers was for IF YOU ASK ME (AND OF COURSE YOU WON'T) in

Really Rockin' In Boston and Will McCorry mentioned the Betty White

All through thick and thin
Our love just won't end
'Cause I love my baby, love my baby
#25) Wonder, Stevie: "I Was Made To Love Her" (1967) [2] {1} <112><274><329>

The Beach Boys' album - WILD HONEY (1967)

As I noted with "Hot Fun in the Summertime," the Beach Boys recorded very few
r&b songs from after the mid-1960s.  This is the only Motown original I could
find among their songs.  Except for some of the songs on BEACH BOYS LIVE and
BEACH BOYS PARTY!, the group rarely recorded and released current or recent
hits by other artists.  This is a rare exception.


And I love it, love it
You're my baby, oh yeah
Don't mean maybe, oh yeah
I know your eyes are not on the guys
When we're apart
#T1) Beach Boys, The: "You're So Good To Me" (1965) [-] {-} <->

The Beach Boys' album - SUMMER DAYS (AND SUMMER NIGHTS!!) (1965).  This was
released as a single on the B-side of their hit "Sloop John B" in 1966.

I wanted to use the Beach Boys as an artist in this quiz and decided to use a
non-charting but somewhat well-known (in my opinion) song of theirs as a tie-
breaker.  I have two other versions of this song in my collection, by Debra
Swisher and by the group known at different times as the Kit Kats and the New
Hope.  That group released this song multiple times, under both names.  The
Kit Kats fit alphabetically compared to #T1, and their lyrics are almost the
same as the ones above, only missing one of the "la-las."  Debra Swisher's
version does not refer to "the guys."  If the song I had chosen for #T2 had
allowed her version to fit, I probably would have shown lyrics that fit for
all versions (other than "la-las").  Mike Weaver mentioned versions by two
other groups, the Fireballs and the Factotums, both of which would fit here
alphabetically.  In addition to the six entries that identified this song, I
received an email from another usual participant in these quizzes saying that
they wouldn't be submitting one this time but letting me know that #T1 is
"You're So Good to Me" by the Beach Boys.

When we meet I feel I'm on fire
And I'm breathless every time I inquire
"How are things in Tacarembo La Tumbe Del Fuego Santa Malipas
Zatatecas La Junta Del Sol Y Cruz?"
#T2) Lavin, Linda: "The Boy From..." (1966)) [-] {-} <->"

I made the decision that only one tie-breaker would be a song that the Beach
Boys recorded to avoid the situation in which one or more would-be entrants
only knew them and no one else as the artist for both songs.  Once I decided
to use songs associated with Stephen Sondheim, who died on November 26, 2021,
and Betty White in this quiz, I decided that the other tie-breaker would be
one of these songs.  This song is from the 1966 Off-Broadway musical revue THE
MAD SHOW, based on MAD magazine.  It is a parody of "The Girl From Ipanema,"
with lyrics by Sondheim under the pseudonym Esteban Rio Nido, which translates
from the German, via Spanish, to "Stephen River Nest."  In the show's
playbill, the lyrics were credited to "Nom de Plume."  "The Boy From..." is
not to the tune of "The Girl From Ipanema."  Its music was written by Mary
Rodgers, daughter of famed Broadway composer Richard Rodgers.  One other song
I considered for the Sondheim tribute was the title song from DO I HEAR A
WALTZ?, for which Sondheim wrote the lyrics, while Mary Rodgers' father wrote
the music.  That one actually bubbled under in a version by Eydie Gorme, but
it was sung in the original cast of the musical by Elizabeth Allen, another
potential artist.  This would have put the Beach Boys in between both artists.

You can read more about "The Boy From..." at and THE MAD SHOW at .

Mike Weaver, Really Rockin' In Boston, and Will McCorry mentioned the Sondheim
connection.  Mike Weaver also noted that there are straight-up gender modified
songs called "The Girl From Ipanema" by both Patti Page and Julie London.


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.

Because most of this songs on this quiz are well-known hits by the artists
used here, the Beach Boys, or both, I was not surprised that 15 songs scored a
perfect 20.00.  The titles of the top 16 ranked songs were correctly
identified by all entries.  Although the tie-breaker "The Boy From..." is
last, it still did better than I expected it to do.

Rank Avg. Song
T01 20.00 #01) Beatles, The: "I Should Have Known Better"
T01 20.00 #02) Berry, Chuck: "Rock & Roll Music"
T01 20.00 #03) Cannon, Freddy: "Palisades Park"
T01 20.00 #05) Crystals, The: "Then He Kissed Me"
T01 20.00 #06) Dell-Vikings, The: "Come Go With Me" 
T01 20.00 #07) Dion: "The Wanderer"
T01 20.00 #08) Four Freshman, The: "Graduation Day"
T01 20.00 #09) Freeman, Bobby: "Do You Want To Dance"
T01 20.00 #11) Hondells: "Little Honda"
T01 20.00 #12) Jan and Dean: "The Little Old Lady (From Pasadena)"
T01 20.00 #14) Mystics, The: "Hushabye"
T01 20.00 #16) Regents, The: "Barbara-Ann"
T01 20.00 #19) Silkie, The: "You've Got To Hide Your Love Away"
T01 20.00 #21) Sly and the Family Stone: "Hot Fun In The Summertime"
T01 20.00 #25) Wonder, Stevie: "I Was Made To Love Her"
 16 18.67 #23) Teenagers, Featuring Frankie Lymon: "Why Do Fools Fall In Love"
 17 17.78 #22) Sunny & the Sunglows: "Talk To Me"
 18 17.56 #18) Ronettes, The, Featuring Veronica: "I Can Hear Music"
T19 15.56 #04) Charles, Ray: "In the Heat of the Night"
T19 15.56 #10) Hickey, Ersel: "Bluebirds Over The Mountain""
T19 15.56 #13) Kellum, Murry: "Long Tall Texan"
T22 13.33 #15) Olympics, The: "(Baby) Hully Gully"
T22 13.33 #17) Righteous Brothers, The: "Just Once In My Life"
T22 13.33 #20) Six Teens: "A Casual Look"
T22 13.33 #24) Williams, Billy: "Got A Date With An Angel"
T22 13.33 #T1) Beach Boys, The: "You're So Good To Me"
 27 11.11 #T2) Lavin, Linda: "The Boy From..."

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