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Subject: RESULTS and ANSWER KEY for Golden Oldies Lyrics Quiz 425 (GOLQ425)
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Date: Sat,  9 Jul 2022 15:18:42 -0400 (EDT)

RESULTS & ANSWER KEY for Golden Oldies Lyrics Quiz #425 (GOLQ425)

I hate to lead off with a sad note, but for anyone who may not be aware -
Joel Whitburn, music historian, cataloger, and author of the GOLQ
reference book "Top Pop Singles" passed away during course of this
quiz (6/4/2022).  I don't know if his company "Record Research Inc."
will continue going forward or not.  R.I.P. Joel.

On to the quiz.

When this quiz was being constructed in May, I had begun to think
that the sun was a mythical construct because we had not seen
it here in north-east Ohio in many weeks.  I thought that giving
"Old Sol" a shout out as a quiz theme would cause it to reappear
and warm the Earth. It worked with a vengeance; we have had many
90+ days and my lawn has the consistency and color of shredded wheat.
Apparently weather control is not my strong suit.

The second theme was States of the US; Originally intended as a
recognition of Flag Day occurring in June.  My brain power suffered
a brownout though and I was not able to come up with as many as I would
have liked.

Everyone hit on the themes in one form or another.

My prediction that the quiz would be difficult
was borne out by (for the first time in a long time) no team
posted a perfect score.  None-the-less six teams posted an
impressive 400-plus score with Delphi Trivia missing Nirvana
(500) by a gnat's eyelash.

So - this one was a mite too tough.  Sometimes it's hard to
create a balance between "beach balls" and "brain-busters".
I hereby pledge that my next quiz (Nov.) will be duck soup.
I could have said "piece of cake" or "easy as pie", but I
am trying to lose weight.

Thanks to all who entered.

Regina Litman has already posted GOLQ 426.

Mike Weaver

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

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

Place     ID                                                       # on
    Score    Name <E-mail address>                                 team  Age(s)
 01 490.+ DT Delphi Trivia Club <rcwkid88&,         6  64++
T02 480.. RR Really Rockin' In Boston <rardini&>             6  60s, 70s
T02 480.. VI Village Idiots (Doug, Michael, Andrew, Andy)           4  --
 04 470++ EJ The EJ'S & Co.: Ellis, Kevin, Danda, Dennis, Vinnie,   8  50+
             Mitch, Denise, Everett
 05 460.+ WM Will McCorry <wmccorry&>                   1  64
 06 400.. NA NAVAIRHEADS <tompillion&>                   1  75
 07 340++ CO The Coasters (Rick & Kathy Schubert, Magic Marc,       5  69,73,
              Bigfoot Mae, Regina Litman) <rns&>             70,-,70
 08 160.. TT Team Teitelbaum (Howard & Patty) <hat_pat&>   2  60,64
Place     ID                                                       # on
    Score    Name <E-mail address>                                 team  Age(s)

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

   Song#                                                                      TT
ID 01 02 03 04 05 06 07 08 09 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 12
DT 20 20 20 20 20 20 20 20 20 20 20 20 20 20 20 20 20 20 20 20 10 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 ..
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 ..
EJ 20 20 20 20 20 20 20 20 20 20 20 10 20 20 20 20 20 20 20 10 10 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 .+
NA 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  . ++
TT  . 20  .  . 20 20 20  .  .  .  .  .  .  . 20  . 20  .  .  .  .  . 20 20  . ..
ID 01 02 03 04 05 06 07 08 09 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 12
   Song#                                                                      TT

Answers are in the form:

    #number) Artist: "Title" (chart year) [peak Pop] {peak R&B} <xxx>...<yyy>

    "peak Pop" = Peak position achieved on the weekly Billboard Pop chart.
    "peak R&B" = Peak position on the weekly Billboard Rhythm & Blues chart.
        (Billboard didn't publish an R&B chart between 11/30/63 and 1/23/65,
        so recordings in that interval show peak R&B of {n/c} ("no chart").)
    "xxx",...,"yyy" = prior GOLQ(s) in which the song appeared, if any.
For the first time, yes the first time
I can thrill
For the first time I love you
And always will
#01) Bergen, Polly: "Come Prima" (1958) [67] {-}

Sung partly in Italian and partly in English.
Ms. Bergen was an accomplished actress and singer.  Best remembered
(by me) as a panelist on the "To Tell The Truth" quiz show.

They furnished off an apartment with a two room Roebuck sale
The coolerator was crammed with TV dinners and ginger ale
#02) Berry, Chuck: "You Never Can Tell" (1964) [14] {n/c} <23><86><309><363>

As an aside, the flip of this is a tune called "Brenda Lee".  I'm not sure
if his intention was as a paean to the teen singer or just a random name
(although he does say "she's a singer").

She wore a brand new jersey
She wore a brand new jersey
She wore a brand new jersey
That's what she did wear
#03) Como, Perry: "Delaware" (1960) [22] {-} <302>

A tip of the hat to all the GOLQers from New Jersey.

She says he causes trouble
When you let him in the room
He will never ever leave you
If your heart is filled with gloom
#04) Cowboy Church Sunday School: "Open Up Your Heart (And Let
       The Sunshine In)" (1955) [8] {-}

The voices on this record actually belong to teenagers.  The recording however
was sped up to simulate voices of young children.  This record entered the
Billboard chart on 1/1/55 but is not the oldest chart entry eligible
for GOLQ.  That honor(s) goes to "Naughty Lady Of Shady Lane" (Ames Brothers)
and "Dim, Dim The Lights (I Want Some Atmosphere)" (Bill Haley & His Comets).
Both have a chart entry date of 11/20/54 but continued to be charted into 1955.

Suddenly the sun broke though
(See the sun)
I turned around she was gone
(Where did she go)
And all I had left was one little flower in my hair
#05) Cowsills, The: "The Rain, The Park & Other Things" (1967/68) [2] {-}

Bob, Susan, and Paul Cowsill are still performing as "The Cowsills" and
sound pretty good based on Youtube videos.

And-a Khrushchev squealin'
You talk too much
And there was Brenda Lee
Runnin' track for State
#06) Dinning, Mark: "Top Forty, News, Weather And Sports" (1961) [81] {-}

Team Teitelbaum: John D. Loudermilk had a knack for writing oddball
songs like these!

Everybody's hustlin'
Just to have a little scene
When I say we'll be cool
I think that you know what I mean
#07) Donovan: "Sunshine Superman" (1966) [1] {-} <117><333>

Kentucky sunshine makes the heart unfold
It warms a body and I know it touches the soul
Bluegrass is fine Kentucky owns my mind
#08) Everly Brothers, The: "Bowling Green" (1967) [40] {-} <70><180><277>

The way that woman walk
She set my little soul on fire
The way she talk
She my heart desire
#09) Falcons, The, & Band (Ohio Untouchables): "I Found A Love" (1962) [75]
       {6} <79><385>

As denizen of the "Buckeye State," I had to give Ohio a shout out.
I have been told, however, that the buckeye is by definition,
a worthless nut.  Fortunately I have a thick skin.

Why do you do that
Why do you burst out like that
Irritates me
That irritates me
That irritates me
That's all
#10) Freberg, Stan: "The Yellow Rose Of Texas" (1955) [16] {-} <351>

According to the label (and as noted by The EJ's), the snare drummer
was a fellow named Alvin Stoller.  Not a name I am familiar with.

Muskrat hides hangin' by the dozen,
Even got a little bitty muskrat cousin
Got 'em out dryin' in the hot hot sun,
Tomorrow papa's gone turn 'em into money
#11) Gentry, Bobbie: "Louisiana Man (1968) [100] {-}

One year earlier The Pozo-Seco Singers version of this tune
entered the charts but didn't do much better, reaching number
97.  May have done better in the country charts but I cannot
verify since I don't have the country chart reference book.

Hear what I tell you
I'm the gal for you and so
You'd better start to face it
If you ever lose my love
You know you never can replace it
#12) Gibbs, Georgia: "I Want You To Be My Baby" (1955) [14] {-} <226>

Other GOLQ eligible versions are by Lillian Briggs and Ellie Greenwich,
but neither fit alphabetically.

I've got a lot of friends down in New Orleans
Working on the docks, loadin' coffee beans
Hard working people who will lend you a hand
They'll help you anyway they can
#13) Goldsboro, Bobby: "Muddy Mississippi Line" (1969) [53] {-}

Felt so grand
When she took my hand
And said come go with me
Held me tight on a moonlit night
#14) Jan & Dean:"Tennessee" (1962) [69] {-}

Save me, save me, save me from this squeeze
I got a big fat mama trying to break me
And I love to live so pleasantly
Live this life of luxury
#15) Kinks, The: "Sunny Afternoon" (1966) [14] {-} <42><108><254>

I'll be the Count of Monte Cristo
You'll be the Countess May
#16) Lindsay, Mark: "Arizona" (1969/70) [10] {-} <53><126><239><378>

But if I have to walk,
I'm gonna fly there just the same
#17) Lopez, Trini: "Kansas City" (1964) [23] {n/c}

I received a comment or two about the accuracy of these
lyrics ("get there" not "fly there").  And yeah, my ears
are as old as the rest of me and sometimes play tricks.
Go here:
at about 2:10 and see if you agree.  At any rate, I don't
think anyone missed this one.

Whether the weather be rain or snow
Pretending can make it real
A snowy pasture a green and grassy field
#18) Miller, Roger: "Walkin' In The Sunshine" (1967) [37] {-} <383>

Lots of red and blue
The music gets to you
And swept right off your feet
You can't escape that beat
#19) Ohio Express: "Down At Lulu's" (1968) [33] {-} <154>

A state so nice I used it twice.

My clothes may still be torn and tattered
But in my heart I'd be a king
Your love is all that ever mattered
You're everything
#20) Sunny & The Sunliners: "Rags To Riches" (1963) [45] {n/c} <89>

This was also issued as "Sunny & The Sunglows".  I would have
taken either. A couple of teams identified Elvis Presley
as the artist, but his version did not chart until 1971.

Baby I've read your letter five times
And I'm writing back to tell you that you're all wrong about me
The other day in school when you passed me in the hall
The reason I didn't come up to you and say hello
Was because I was too embarrassed to let you see me crying
#21) Sunrays: "Still" (1966) [93] {-}

Several teams identified this as their better known charter
"I Live For The Sun", probably because of the theme.
Bill Anderson had a country flavored
hit with this in 1963.  The cited lyrics are from a spoken
word portion of the song and are completely different than

Lonely, lonely hours without that
Man I held so tight
Lord I pray that you will listen to my plea
Help him to forgive so he'll come back to me
And call me
#22) Superbs, The: "Baby Baby All The Time" (1964) [83] {n/c} <143>

Some versions of the song (maybe only LPs) have a spoken intro:
"There are eight million stories in the big city.  This one is
Written by actor/jazz music author/singer Bobby Troop.  The song has been
performed by many (including Bobby's wife Julie London), but usually
in a breathy jazz style; probably what Troop intended.
The Superbs are one of my favorite mellow R&B harmony groups.
It's only my opinion of course, but this record should have done
better and other efforts by the group merited making the charts.
The Superbs "Greatest Hits" has been posted on Youtube:  If you are
not familiar with the group, give it a listen.

Did you ever see a night so long
When time goes crawlin' by
The moon just went behind a cloud
#23) Thomas, B. J., and The Triumphs: "I'm So Lonesome I Could Cry"
       (1966) [8] {-} <23><172>

Written by Hank Williams.
Johnny Tillotson's version fits alphabetically and the lyrics cited are
only slightly different.  I accepted both artists; QM prerogative.

Tell her how I feel
It shouldn't end this way
And since you are all her friends
She'll listen to what you say
#24) Vogues: "Please Mr. Sun" (1966) [48] {-}

Okay, there is a lyrics glitch here.  The last line was
originally posted as "She'll listen to what you have to say".
This error was reported in the pre-issue review and I thought
I corrected it but....  Every entrant identified the song
and artist anyway.

They told me I was such a fool to love you
They say that you're the kind who'd never be true
Pretty soon the day would come
When I'd be the sorry one
But I said that I'm not afraid
#25) Washington, Baby: "That's How Heartaches Are Made" (1963) [40]
{10} <72><315>T
#T1) Deep Six, The: "Rising Sun" (1965) [122] {-}

Not much to say about this one, except that it fits the "sun"
theme nicely. The group has been described as "folk/rock" and
reminiscent of the "Mamas And Papas".  The seem to have
done a number of interesting covers including "Image Of
A Girl" (
If you decide that you like the sound, an entire album is
on Youtube:
#T2) Scott, Linda Gaye: "Joey's Last Big Game" (1964) [-] {n/c}

Ms. Scott is an actress who has appeared in a number of minor
roles on TV.
Whether it is intentional or not, this is possibly the
most hilarious (to me) of the teen tragedy genre.
I believed when I selected this song that it was unfairly
obscure and thus decided that a snippet would level the
field a bit.  As far as I was aware this song
was not posted anywhere or on any compilation (since proven untrue).
I also believed it was never on radio except in one
limited area and then only briefly. It was not on Youtube,
but I recently posted it:
Oddly, more people identified this one than T1, which was
a "bubbler".

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

Avg.   Song
20.00 #02) Berry, Chuck: "You Never Can Tell"
20.00 #05) Cowsills, The: "The Rain, The Park & Other Things"
20.00 #07) Donovan: "Sunshine Superman"
20.00 #15) Kinks, The: "Sunny Afternoon"
20.00 #17) Lopez, Trini: "Kansas City"
20.00 #23) Thomas, B. J., and The Triumphs: "I'm So Lonesome I Could Cry"
20.00 #24) Vogues: "Please Mr. Sun"
17.50 #03) Como, Perry: "Delaware"
17.50 #06) Dinning, Mark: "Top Forty, News, Weather And Sports"
17.50 #08) Everly Brothers, The: "Bowling Green"
17.50 #09) Falcons, The, & Band (Ohio Untouchables): "I Found A Love"
17.50 #11) Gentry, Bobbie: "Louisiana Man
17.50 #13) Goldsboro, Bobby: "Muddy Mississippi Line"
17.50 #16) Lindsay, Mark: "Arizona"
17.50 #19) Ohio Express: "Down At Lulu's"
16.25 #20) Sunny & The Sunliners: "Rags To Riches"
15.00 #04) Cowboy Church Sunday School: "Open Up Your Heart (And Let The
             Sunshine In)"
15.00 #18) Miller, Roger: "Walkin' In The Sunshine"
15.00 #25) Washington, Baby: "That's How Heartaches Are Made"
13.75 #12) Gibbs, Georgia: "I Want You To Be My Baby"
12.50 #10) Freberg, Stan: "The Yellow Rose Of Texas"
12.50 #22) Superbs, The: "Baby Baby All The Time"
10.00 #01) Bergen, Polly: "Come Prima"
10.00 #14) Jan & Dean:"Tennessee"
10.00 #21) Sunrays: "Still"
10.00 #T2) Scott, Linda Gaye: "Joey's Last Big Game"
 5.00 #T1) Deep Six, The: "Rising Sun"