From: Regina Litman <>
Subject: RESULTS and ANSWER KEY for Golden Oldies Lyrics Quiz 431 (GOLQ431)
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Date: Fri, 13 Jan 2023 19:29:51 -0500 (EST)

RESULTS & ANSWER KEY for Golden Oldies Lyrics Quiz #426 (GOLQ431)

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

As announced when GOLQ431 was released, one of the sub-themes for this quiz was
songs that I could have included for themes and sub-themes in earlier GOLQs that
I did but did not use for various reasons.  Some reasons were:  the song was
used too recently in another GOLQ (example - #22), having too many songs and
needing to cut some, not remembering or knowing about the song when I put the
quiz together (example - #T2), choosing a version of the song by a different
artist (example - #02), not wanting to use the song in that particular quiz
(example - #03), and the song is an instrumental, but I wasn't doing an audio
quiz (example - #23).

I had a few additional sub-themes for this quiz, including:

* Artists with the same or a similar name as a member of the incoming 118th
  United States House of Representatives--Max Frost, Andy Kim, Bobby Scott, and
  Roger Williams--plus one more, session singer Maxine Waters, who can be heard
  singing in the background in one of the audio clips (#19).  (A candidate named
  Robert Zimmerman lost his race; otherwise, Bob Dylan would have almost
  certainly been in this quiz.)
* Works of literature that I read or re-read in 2022 as a result of the
  inclusion of videos about them in a YouTube playlist, CRASH COURSE LITERATURE
  1--ROMEO AND JULIET by William Shakespeare (#16, #18, #25 by stretching
  things), THE GREAT GATSBY by F. Scott Fitzgerald (#04, #06, #20), THE CATCHER
  IN THE RYE by J. D. Salinger (#04, #09), and the poetry of Emily Dickinson
* Books I read for library seasonal reading challenges in 2022--TO KILL A
  MOCKINGBIRD by Harper Lee (#10, #13) and a graphic novel version of CASINO
  ROYALE, originally written by Ian Fleming (#17).  (No, I was not taking an
  easy way out; the challenge was to read a graphic novel.)
* Christmas/winter images and the year '22 (#03, #07 - Frost in artist name,
  #11, #13, #T1).
* James Bond and secret agents (#17, #22, #23, #24).
* Songs featured in Sidney Poitier movies (#11, #15).

Unintended sub-themes that I discovered near the end of putting this quiz
* Songs written by Paul Simon that were originally released by Simon & Garfunkel
  on their 1966 album PARSLEY, SAGE, ROSEMARY AND THYME (#10, #21).
* The last names of the starting designated hitters of the two teams in Game 1
  of the 2022 (118th) World Series, Bryce Harper of the Philadelphia Phillies
  and Trey Mancini of the Houston Astros.  (As you can see, the ordinal number
  118th figures in both an intended and unintended theme.)
* The last #1 instrumental and last #1 non-instrumental (the latter being the
  last #1 song overall) of the GOLQ era.

Mike Weaver and Really Rockin' In Boston noted themes of songs featured in
movies, including the latter entry mentioning James Bond and Sidney Poitier.

For three artists in this quiz--Herb Alpert and the Tijuana Brass, the Drifers,
and Bill Haley and His Comets--there were actually two different songs I wanted
to use to fulfill various sub-themes.  Each time, I chose the one that I felt
was more unique for one of the sub-themes.  I used a version of the Drifters'
song by a different artist.  This was the fifth audio GOLQ that I have done.
While I have not yet used the same song by the same artist in two different
audio GOLQs, I used two songs in this GOLQ that I used by different artists in
past audio GOLQs--"Hearts Of Stone" and "Maria."  This GOLQ also contains at
least six songs that I have used by the same artists in lyrics-only GOLQs.

More information appears with the songs below.

GOLQ431's mean score was 450.00, and the median was 440.

My thanks to everyone who participated.

Tom Pillion has posted GOLQ432.

-- 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++ DT Delphi Trivia Club                   <rcwkid99&>   6   65++
T01 500++ EJ The EJ'S & Co.               <ellisbromberg&>   6   36+
                                       (Ellis, Kyra, Mitch, Vinnie,
                                              Kevin, Norm, Everett)
T01 500++ VI The Village Idiots                   <MrJaded&>   4
                                      (Doug, Michael, Andrew, Andy)
T01 500++ RR Really Rockin' In Boston             <rardini&>   6 60s,70s
 05 440++ WM Will McCorry                   <wmccorry&>   1   65
 06 420++ NA NAVAIRHEADS                   <tompillion&>   1   76
 07 420+. MW Mike Weaver                   <oldtunes&>   1
 08 400-. CO The Coasters (Rick & Kathy Schubert, Magic Marc,         4  70-73
                                      Bigfoot Mae) <rns&>
 09 370-. TT Team Teitelbaum (Howard & Patty)   <hat_pat&>   2  60-64
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
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
EJ 20 20 20 20 20 20 20 20 20 20 20 20 20 20 20 20 20 20 20 20 20 20 20 20 20
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
WM 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 20
MW 20 20 20  - 20  - 20 20 20 20 20  - 10 20 20 20 20 20 20 20 20 20 20 10 20
CO 20 20  -  - 20 20 20 20 20 20 20  - 20 20 20  0 20 20 20 20 20 20  - 20 20
TT 20 20  -  - 20 20 20 20 20 20  -  - 20 20 20 20 20 20 20 20 20  -  - 20 10
   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) Booker T. & The MG's: "Green Onions" (1962) [3] {1}

Other charting version:
1969 - Dick Hyman, #109

This is the only song in this quiz that was not chosen for a sub-theme.  I chose
it because I wanted a song that I considered to be easily identifiable near the
beginning of the alphabet.

Really Rockin' In Boston--At the Washington Nationals ballpark, the organist
always plays a version of this whenever the manager goes to the mound for a
pitching discussion.  As an organ solo, it's not a good rendition.  This might
be catching on at other ballparks now.
#02) Charms: "Hearts of Stone" (1954/55) [15] {1} <82>

Other notable versions:
1954 - Jewels, original version, did not chart on either pop or r&b
1955 - Fontane Sisters, #1
1961 - Bill Black's Combo, #20
1973 - Blue Ridge Rangers (John Fogerty), #37

Not used in GOLQ403 with a sub-theme of songs recorded by Creedence Clearwater
Revival and The Blue Ridge Rangers because I chose the Fontane Sisters version
instead.  Not used in GOLQ426 with a theme of songs recorded by Black artists,
especially ones for which I had used versions by White artists in previous
GOLQs, because the Fontane Sisters' version had been used in GOLQ403 too
#03) Crosby, Bing "White Christmas" (1954/55) [13] {-} <20>

This is one of the most, if not THE most, recorded song of all-time.  At some
time, Bing Crosby's versions (recorded in both 1942 and 1947) together
constituted the best-selling single of all time and may still hold that honor.
It also charted:
1942/43 - #1, also #1 r&b
Most years between 1943/44 and 1953/54, highest peak at #1 three times
1955/56 - #7
1956 - #65
1957/58 - #34
1958 - #66
1959 - #59
1960 - #26
1961 - #12
1962 - #38
Every year from 2018-2022, highest peak at #20 in 2020

A version by The Drifters also charted multiple times:
1954/55 - #2 r&b
1955/56 - #80, #5 r&b
1956/57 - #12 r&b
1960 - #96
1963 - #88

A 1948 version by the Ravens reached #9 on the r&b chart and is considered to be
a classic non-Hot 100 song by Whitburn.

The EJ'S & Co. and Mike Weaver both noted that the record features Ken Darby
Singers and John Scott Trotter And His Orchestra (apparently both the 1942 and
1947 versions, according to label scans I've found).

I had originally planned to use the Drifters' version, which is one of my two
all-time favorite versions of this song, in this GOLQ, but I decided to use a
different song by them instead.  The other version that is one of my two
all-time favorites is the one by Darlene Love that is on the Phil
Spector-produced A CHRISTMAS GIFT TO YOU album.

This song won the 1942 Academy Award for Best Original Song, used in the movie
HOLIDAY INN.  It can also be heard in the 2020 Academy Award for Best Picture
winner NOMADLAND.  I declined to use it in GOLQ393, in which the major theme was
songs that won the Best Original Song Oscar, deciding instead to use it in any
future GOLQ that I did for the month of December.  Twenty-three songs both won
this Oscar and had a GOLQ-era charting version.  All 22 of the others were used
in the range of GOLQ390-GOLQ394, with 20 of them in GOLQ393.  I forgot to say in
the Results and Answer Key for GOLQ393 that 14 of the 15 winners from 1955-1969
had a charting version in that time period, although not all were the versions
used in the movie.  The only one that didn't chart was 1967's "Talk To The
Animals" from that year's version of DOCTOR DOLITTLE.  Two songs that I consider
to be more worthy winners for 1967 happen to be in this GOLQ.  One was
nominated, but the other one wasn't.  Both had two GOLQ-era Hot 100 charting
#04) Dee Jay and the Runaways: "Peter Rabbit" (1966) [45] {-} <324>

I reversed the initials of J. D. Salinger to come up with this song.  This group
was from Spirit Lake, IA, and took its name from the first initials of two
founding members, Denny Storey and John Senn.  Another member was drummer Jim
Grant Weiner, who sometimes dropped his last name.  Another group from America's
Heartland, the Five Americans, also had a member named Jim Grant.

In THE GREAT GATSBY, Gatsby is known by the first name of Jay, so the Jay in
this group's name does double duty here.
#05) Drifters, The: "I Count The Tears" (1960/61) [17] {6} <93><171><289>

Not used as planned in GOLQ417, in which the theme was songs that sound like
other songs because the song it was going to be paired with, "Let's Live For
Today" by the Grass Roots, had been used too recently in another GOLQ at that
time.  This song was written by Doc Pomus and Mort Shuman.  I mentioned in the
Results and Answer Key for that one regarding "(Marie's The Name) His Latest
Flame" by Elvis Presley that they "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."  This is the song.

Really Rockin' In Boston--Their version of "White Christmas" debuted on the
charts the same week as this song.
#06) Fitzgerald, Ella: "Bill Bailey, Won't You Please Come Home" (1963) [75] {-}

Other notable versions:
1958 - Brenda Lee, classic non-Hot 100 song
1960 - Bobby Darin, #19 (as "Won't You Come Home Bill Bailey")
1961 - Della Reese, #98 (as "Won'cha Come Home, Bill Bailey")
#07) Frost, Max, and The Troopers: "Shape Of Things To Come" (1968) [22] {-}

This song, written by Barry Mann and Cynthia Weil, was featured in the 1968 film
WILD IN THE STREETS.  (After wanting to see it for many years, I finally did so
in the early 2000s on a VHS video checked out from a library and hated it.)
This was a fictional band, but Max Frost was the main character in the film,
played by Christopher Jones, who lip-synched to vocals actually done by Harley
Hatcher.  On the soundtrack album, the song was credited to The 13th Power, an
actual band who backed up the singer.  Others who have covered or remade the
song include Davie Allan and the Arrows (released as a single but didn't chart),
George Benson, Paul Revere and the Raiders, and Barbra Streisand's half-sister
Roslyn Kind.

U.S. Representative Maxwell Frost was elected in 2022 to represent Florida's
10th Congressional District.  He was born in 1997 and is the first Generation Z
person to serve in Congress.  I don't know if he goes by the nickname of Max.
There is also a singer from Austin, TX, named Max Frost, who was born in 1992.
#08) Grass Roots, The: "Let's Live For Today" (1967) [8] {-} <4><105><238><405>

As noted above, not used as planned in GOLQ417 because it had been used too
recently in GOLQ405.

Really Rockin' In Boston--This was first a successful Italian pop song.  The
title and lyrics were re-written for an English audience, while keeping the tune
and song's theme.  "Tar And Cement" by Verdelle Smith followed the same path.
The chorus is similar to #05, which was noticed by its composers and others.
#09) Haley, Bill, and His Comets: "Rockin' Through The Rye" (1956) [78] {-}

Part of this song, including the title, comes from a melody of the Scottish
Minstrel "Common' Frae The Town," with words from the poem "Comin' Thro' the
Rye" that was written by Robert Burns in 1782.  According to Wikipedia
(, "The title of the
novel THE CATCHER IN THE RYE (1951) by J. D. Salinger comes from the poem's
name.  Holden Caulfield, the protagonist, misremembers the line of the poem as,
'if a body catch a body,' rather than, 'if a body meet a body.'  He keeps
picturing children playing in a field of rye near the edge of a cliff, and
himself catching them when they start to fall off."

Also according to Wikipedia, Bill Haley "updated the lyrics to a more 1950's hip
slang (including the lyrics, 'All the lassies rock with me when rockin' through
the rye').  In September 1956, when the record was climbing the UK charts, the
single was banned by the BBC from its playlist because they felt the song went
against traditional British standards.  Nevertheless, the record peaked at No. 3
on the UK chart."

The other part of this song, including the instrumental portion in this audio
snippet, is from another traditional Scottish tune, "The Campbells are Coming."
I chose this song rather than the other Bill Haley and His Comets song that I
wanted to use in this quiz, "(We're Gonna) Rock Around The Clock," featured in
the Sidney Poitier film THE BLACKBOARD JUNGLE (and famously the first rock and
roll song heard in a movie).
#10) Harpers Bizarre: "The 59th Street Bridge Song (Feelin' Groovy)" (1967)
     [13] {-} <16><149><205><324>

As noted above, this song was written by Paul Simon and released on Simon &
Garfunkel's album PARSLEY, SAGE, ROSEMARY AND THYME.  It is the B-side of their
1967 hit "At The Zoo," their first single released after the Harpers Bizarre
version became a hit.  Whitburn considers their version to be a classic non-Hot
100 song.

Another song that Paul Simon had a hand in writing that was a hit by another
group in the mid-1960s is "Red Rubber Ball" by the Cyrkle, co-written with Bruce
Woodley of the Seekers.  In recent years, the Cyrkle has reformed featuring one
original member, Don Dannemann, plus Mike Losekamp, who wasn't with the group
yet when they hit with "Red Rubber Ball" but joined while they were still
charting.  Dannemann has recently recounted how Simon offered the group both
"The 59th Street Bridge Song (Feelin' Groovy)" and "Red Rubber Ball" to record
back in 1966.  The group chose the latter song, and the rest is history.  The
Cyrkle recorded two other Paul Simon-Bruce Woodley songs in 1966, "I Wish You
Could Be Here" and "Cloudy" (also released by Simon & Garfunkel on PARSLEY,

But the Cyrkle never recorded "The 59th Street Bridge Song (Feelin' Groovy)"
until the reformed group did so in 2020.  It is available from various streaming
sources, including YouTube, where you can find it at .
#11) Impressions: "Amen" (1964) [7] {17} <173>

Other notable versions:
1964 - Lloyd Price & Erma Franklin, #124
1968 - Otis Redding, #36, #15 r&b
1969/70 - The Impressions, new version known as "Amen (1970)", #110, #44 r&b

Not used in GOLQ421, the first one I did after Sidney Poitier died, when I
considered doing a sub-theme of songs from his movies, because a different song
I really wanted to use as part of such a sub-theme had been used too recently in
GOLQ400.  This one and that one are now in this GOLQ.

This song was featured in the 1963 film LILIES OF THE FIELD, starring Poitier,
who won the Academy Award for Best Actor for his role.  His character, Homer
Smith, appears to be singing the song, but it was dubbed by Jester Hairston.
It's an old gospel song that was arranged by Hairston.  Curtis Mayfield of the
Impressions saw the movie, was inspired by both it and the song, and decided
that the group should do a version of it.  Their record was released in late
1964, when there was temporarily no Billboard r&b chart.  It reached #1 on
Cashbox's r&b chart.  I took the #17 from the information provided in GOLQ173.
My guess is that when the Billboard r&b chart reappeared in late January 1965,
it was near the end of all of its other chart runs but still doing well enough
to be as high as #17 for at least one week.

Originally, this quiz was going to be a hybrid one, with some songs represented
by lyrics instead of audio snippets, before deciding to make it audio-only.  If
I had done this as a hybrid or lyrics-only quiz, the lines I would have used

See the little baby
Wrapped in a manger
On Christmas morning
#12) Kim, Andy: "Rainbow Ride" (1968/69) [49] {-} <278>

Andy Kim is the name of the Congressional Representative from New Jersey's 3rd
Congressional District, which is located in the suburbs of Philadelphia.  He was
elected to his third term in 2022.  Naturally, when I first heard his name in
2018, I immediately thought of the Canadian singer with whom he shares it.  Like
a lot of people with the last name of Kim, the Congressman is Korean-American.
The Canadian singer is of Lebanese ancestry.  His original last name is Youakim.
Both have the given first name of Andrew.

"Rainbow Ride" was not one of Andy Kim's biggest hits, so I was not surprised
that it tied with "Peter Rabbit" for the least recognized song in this quiz.  It
is an anti-drug song, not a popular topic for a song meant to appeal to the
youth market for its time period.
#13) Lee, Brenda: "Rockin' Around The Christmas Tree" (1960/61) [14] {-} {-}

This song also charted:
1961/62 - #50
1962 - #59
Every year from 2014-2022, highest peak at #2, 2019-2022

I never thought I'd be doing a GOLQ that contains a song that peaked in the Top
5 that very month that the quiz was active!

This is one of my all-time favorite Brenda Lee songs.  I prefer her uptempo
songs over her weepy ballads.  She first recorded it in 1958 when she was only
13 years old.  It was released as a single in both that year and the next but
did not sell well until she became a popular star in 1960.  The song was written
by Johnny Marks, who also wrote the holiday songs "Rudolph the Red-Nosed
Reindeer" and "A Holly Jolly Christmas."  He specifically chose Brenda Lee to
sing it.
#14) Little Richard: "Good Golly, Miss Molly" (1958) [10] {4} <213><361>

Other charting versions:
1964 - Swinging Blue Jeans, #43
1966 - Mitch Ryder & the Detroit Wheels (medley with "Devil with a Blue Dress
       On"), #4

Not used in GOLQ403 with a sub-theme of songs recorded by Creedence Clearwater
Revival (who did this song on their 1969 album BAYOU COUNTRY) because the medley
version by Mitch Ryder & the Detroit Wheels had been used too recently in
GOLQ389.  It was also the first GOLQ I did after Little Richard's death, and I
would have also used this song to pay tribute to him.  For that purpose, I did
use a different song of his in that quiz.
#15) Lulu: "To Sir With Love" (1967) [1] {9} <13><164><344><400>

Other charting version:
1967 - Herbie Mann, #93

Not used in GOLQ421 for a planned sub-theme of songs from Sidney Poitier films
because it had been used too recently in GOLQ400.  Of course, this song is from
the 1967 film of the same title.  Neither it nor the title song from another
1967 Poitier film that I did use in GOLQ421, "In The Heat Of The Night," was
even nominated for the Best Song Oscar, although I have seen various comments
over the years that one or both should have at least gotten that far.  In my
opinion, both songs are far better than "Talk To The Animals," as is another
song, also included in this GOLQ, that at least did get nominated that year.

A few different versions of the song that differ from the hit single version are
used in the movie:
* Opening credits:
* Museum scene:
* Scene near end of movie:

Delphi Trivia Club--The movie and the album use a comma after Sir.  The single
title does not.
#16) Henry Mancini, His Orchestra And Cho.: "Love Theme From Romeo & Juliet"
     (1969) [1] {-} <222>

Other charting version:
1969 - Johnny Mathis, #96

This song was from the 1968 film version of ROMEO AND JULIET.  This is another
song that I feel should have been nominated for a Best Original Song Oscar but
wasn't, although I personally feel that "The Windmills of Your Mind" was a
deserving winner for that year.  Henry Mancini composed many movie scores and
theme songs, but the music for this one was composed by Nino Rota.  Mancini is
featured on piano on this recording.  It was the last #1 instrumental of the
GOLQ era, holding down that spot for two weeks starting on June 28.  It also
reached #1 on the Easy Listening chart, where it remained for eight weeks.

According to Wikipedia, there are three sets of English lyrics to the song
* "What Is A Youth" - lyrics by Eugene Walter, used in the film, where it was
  sung by Glen Weston
* "A Time For Us" - lyrics by Larry Kusik and Eddie Snyder, which are the lyrics
  sung by Johnny Mathis in his charting version
* "Old Money" - lyrics by Elizabeth Woolridge Grant, Robert John Ellis
  Fitzsimmons, and Daniel Law Heath

And two sets of Italian lyrics:
* "Un Giorno Per Noi" (A Day for Us) - considered to be a translation of "A Time
  For Us"
* "Ai Giochi Addio" (Goodbye to the Games) - lyrics by Elsa Morante
#17) Mendes, Sergio, & Brasil '66: "The Look Of Love" (1968) [4] {-} <215><288>

Other GOLQ era charting version:
1967 - Dusty Springfield, #22

This is from the 1967 film CASINO ROYALE.  At least it was nominated for a Best
Song Oscar.  Dusty Springfield sang the song in the movie, but Sergio Mendes &
Brasil '66 performed it at the awards ceremony.  The reaction to their
performance was so positive that their version was released as a single and
became a bigger hit.  I did not use this song in the James Bond/007 sub-theme I
did in GOLQ408 because I limited movie songs to ones from films starring Sean
Connery, who had recently died.  The 1967 CASINO ROYALE film did not star him.
This song was written by Burt Bacharach and Hal David who, as I noted in
GOLQ393, had four Best Song Oscar nominations in a five-year period, 1965-1969,
finally winning in 1969 with "Raindrops Keep Falling On My Head."

I chose the Sergio Mendes version rather than the Dusty Springfield one for this
quiz because this is the version I would have had to use in GOLQ393 if it had
won the Best Song Oscar.  Dusty was already in that quiz for "The Windmills Of
Your Mind."  Also, I realized that since the first GOLQ I ever did was GOLQ215,
there have now been more GOLQs since I started as a quizmaster than there were
before then.  By including this version of this song, I was able to commemorate
this milestone by using a song from that quiz.  (One of the tie-breakers in that
quiz was the B-side of one of the songs in this quiz.)
#18) Reflections, The: "(Just Like) Romeo & Juliet" (1964) [6] {n/c}

Other notable GOLQ-era version:
1967 - Michael and the Messengers, #129
#19) Ross, Diana, and The Supremes: "Someday We'll Be Together" (1969/70)
     [1] {1} <78><239><318>

Other notable version:
1961 - Johnny & Jackey, original version, did not chart

The artist credit for this one really should be Diana Ross, Johnny Bristol,
Merry Clayton, and the Waters Sisters.  Actual Supremes members Mary Wilson and
Cindy Birdsong did not participate in the recording of this one, the last single
released by the group before Diana Ross left for her solo career.  The song was
written by Johnny Bristol, Jackey Beavers, and Harvey Fuqua in 1961 and released
as a single by Bristol and Beavers that same year.  Bristol harmonized with Ross
on her recording.  Prolific session singers Merry Clayton and sisters Julia and
Maxine Waters also provided background vocals.  I chose a snippet of this song
in which female background vocals can be heard.  The Waters sisters served as
backing vocalists on several Neil Diamond tours.

This was the last #1 song of the GOLQ era, holding down that spot for just one
week, December 27, 1969.

U.S. Representative Maxine Waters currently represents the 43rd Congressional
District of California.  She was first elected to Congress in 1990, before U.S.
Rep. Maxwell Frost was born.  U.S. Rep. Maxine Waters' district is in Los
Angeles, where Maxine Waters the singer has worked over the years.
#20) Scott, Bobby: "Chain Gang" (1956) [13] {-} <43><250>

Other charting version:
1956 - Len Dresslar, #78

Finding out about U.S. Representative Bobby Scott of Virginia's 3rd
Congressional District was fortuitous since I planned to have an artist with the
name of Scott in this quiz to go along with Ella Fitzgerald.  The singer Bobby
Scott was also a pop-jazz pianist and songwriter.  While he did not write this
song, he wrote at least two other hit songs of the GOLQ era, "A Taste Of Honey"
(Tony Bennett, Herb Alpert & the Tijuana Brass, album cut by the Beatles) and
"He Ain't Heavy, He's My Brother" (Hollies).  This is not the same song called
"Chain Gang" that was a hit by Sam Cooke.  (The theme of GOLQ250 was songs that
have the same title as another GOLQ era charting song.)  Like U.S. Rep. Maxine
Waters, U.S. Rep. Bobby Scott has been in Congress since before U.S. Rep.
Maxwell Frost was born, having first been elected in 1992.

The EJ'S & Co.--Orchestra Conducted by Don Costa
#21) Simon & Garfunkel: "The Dangling Conversation" (1966) [25] {-}

This is not the only song on their PARSLEY, SAGE, ROSEMARY AND THYME album that
mentions the name Emily.  The other one is "For Emily, Wherever I May Find Her."
"The Dangling Conversation" was released in the summer of 1966, after the duo
had had three Top 5 hit songs.  This one only peaked at #25.  I was aware that
it had been released because I saw the 45 in record stores, but I never heard it
on the radio back then or even in later years.  I only became familiar with it
once I bought the album in the 1970s.  The group's next four charting singles
all fell short of the Top 10, peaking between #11 and #23, before they reached
#1 with "Mrs. Robinson" in 1968.  After that, they scored four more hit singles,
three of which reached the Top 10, before breaking up in early 1971.

I was so unfamiliar with this song as a charting single that when I was
brainstorming Emily and Dickinson in artist names, lyrics and song titles, and
the song portion included here came through my mind, I recognized it from a
Simon & Garfunkel album cut, not from a hit single.  Thus, I thought at first
that I'd have to use it as a tie-breaker if I wanted it in this quiz.
Fortunately, I soon remembered that it was released as a single and that it had
#22) Starr, Edwin: "Agent Double-O-Soul" (1965) [21] {8} <51><387>

Not used in the James Bond/007 sub-theme I did in GOLQ408 because it had been
used too recently in GOLQ387.
#23) Strange, Billy: "The James Bond Theme" (1964) [58] {n/c}

Not used in GOLQ408 because it is an instrumental, and that was a lyrics-only

The EJ'S & Co. and Mike Weaver both noted that this featured Billy Strange on
guitar with his orchestra.
#24) Ventures, The: "Secret Agent Man" (1966) [54] {-}

Other charting version:
1966 - Johnny Rivers, #3

Not used in GOLQ328, in which one of the sub-themes was songs also done by
Johnny Rivers, because it is an instrumental, and that was a lyrics-only quiz.
This spot was actually going to be filled by "From Russia With Love" by the
Village Stompers, another song not used ins GOLQ408 because it's an
instrumental, but I felt that anything from Russia in 2022 would not be with
love.  I had actually gone into the Ventures' entry in my Whitburn book looking
to see if their non-album song "Candy Apple Racer" had charted.  It hadn't, but
this one stuck out both as another secret agent song and one that could have
been used in GOLQ328 if it had been an audio quiz.  The reason I was hoping
"Candy Apple Racer" had charted is because it is to the tune of the old song
"Listen To The Mockingbird."  I had hoped to find a "Mockingbird" reference,
even by stretching things, because of TO KILL A MOCKINGBIRD.  I knew that
"Mockingbird" by Inez Foxx had been used too recently in GOLQ417 and thus was
ineligible for this one.  A second GOLQ era song to the tune of "Listen To The
Mockingbird," "Nothing's Too Good For My Baby" by Louis Prima & Keely Smith,
also did not chart.
#25) Williams, Roger: "Maria" (1961/62) [48] {-}

Other charting versions:
1960/1962 - Johnny Mathis, #78/#88
1962 - George Chakiris, #110

Finding out about U.S. Representative Roger Williams of Texas's 25th
Congressional District, first elected in 2012, was also fortuitous because I had
already placed this song by this artist in this quiz!  Not used in GOLQ378 (my
first-ever audio GOLQ) in which a sub-theme was songs from WEST SIDE STORY
because I didn't know about its existence when I put the quiz together.  WEST
SIDE STORY is a modern retelling of the ROMEO AND JULIET story, so this song
does double duty in this quiz.

The EJ'S & Co.--Orchestra Directed by Ralph Carmichael

#T1) Tijuana Brass, the, Featuring Herb Alpert: "Acapulco 1922" (1962) [-] {-}
(Artist identified as such on 5 entries)
#T1) Alpert, Herb, & the Tijuana Brass: "Acapulco 1922" (1962) [-] {-}
(Artist identified as such on 4 entries)

This song was first released as the B-side of group's first charting hit, "The
Lonely Bull."  The artist name was shown on the label as The Tijuana Brass
Featuring Herb Alpert.  It first appeared on the album named for that A-side
hit, THE LONELY BULL, the same year.  Then, the artist name was shown on the
cover as Herb Alpert & the Tijuana Brass.  Over the years, the group was also
known as Herb Alpert's Tijuana Brass and Herb Alpert and the TJB.

The other Herb Alpert & the Tijuana Brass song that I wanted to use in this GOLQ
is "Casino Royale," title song of the movie with the same name, #27 in 1967. 
But I couldn't pass up the chance to use a song referring to 100 years before
what was the current year when this GOLQ was released.  If there's any question
as to whether the 1922 in the title refers to the year, it becomes obvious in
Kathy Kirby's vocal version, which can be heard at .

More about this song can be found at .
#T2) Yardbirds, The: "Jeff's Boogie" (1966) [-] {-}

1/11/23 - I had some things to say about this song, but Jeff Beck died today, so
I don't feel like it.

Okay, here's what I will say:

Not used in GOLQ393, in which the sub-theme (along with the Oscar winners main
theme) was songs referring to "Mary Had A Little Lamb," because I forgot about
this one.  It was the B-side of their 1966 hit "Over Under Sideways Down."
First U.K. album release was on YARDBIRDS, also known as ROGER THE ENGINEER.
First U.S. album release was on OVER UNDER SIDEWAYS DOWN.


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.

Both tie-breakers did better than I expected them to do.  Two regular songs that
I did not expect to do well--"Peter Rabbit" and "Rainbow Ride"--did worse than
both tie-breakers.  On the other hand, three songs that I expected to do better
than both tie-breakers--"White Christmas," "Amen," and "The James Bond Theme"--
scored worse than one of the tie-breakers, and "The James Bond Theme" scored the
same as the other tie-breaker.

There are a lot of ties in the rankings because I did not deduct points for
missing orchestras or choruses from the artist name of #16 or the incorrect
placement of the parenthetical portion of title of #18.  (All entries gave the
proper title for #10, just as they had in GOLQ324. For that one, I would have
deducted points because the parenthetical portion is an important part of the

18.89 - All 9 entries identified the song, but one entry each got either the
        artist or title wrong (but not both).
17.78 - 8 of 9 entries identified the song.
      or all 9 entries identified the song, but two entries identified only the
         artist, not the title.
15.56 - 7 of 9 entries identified the song.
13.33 - 6 of 9 entries identified the song.
11.11 - 5 of 9 entries identified the song.

Rank Avg. Song
T01 20.00 #01) Booker T. & The MG's: "Green Onions"
T01 20.00 #05) Drifters, The: "I Count The Tears"
T01 20.00 #08) Grass Roots, The: "Let's Live For Today"
T01 20.00 #09) Haley, Bill, and His Comets: "Rockin' Through The Rye"
T01 20.00 #10) Harpers Bizarre: "The 59th Street Bridge Song (Feelin' Groovy)"
T01 20.00 #14) Little Richard: "Good Golly, Miss Molly"
T01 20.00 #15) Lulu: "To Sir With Love"
T01 20.00 #17) Mendes, Sergio, & Brasil '66: "The Look Of Love"
T01 20.00 #18) Reflections, The: "(Just Like) Romeo & Juliet"
T01 20.00 #19) Ross, Diana, and The Supremes: "Someday We'll Be Together"
T01 20.00 #21) Simon & Garfunkel: "The Dangling Conversation"
T12 18.89 #13) Lee, Brenda: "Rockin' Around The Christmas Tree"
T12 18.89 #24) Ventures, The: "Secret Agent Man"
T12 18.89 #25) Williams, Roger: "Maria"
T15 17.78 #02) Charms: "Hearts of Stone"
T15 17.78 #06) Fitzgerald, Ella: "Bill Bailey, Won't You Please Come Home"
T15 17.78 #07) Frost, Max, and The Troopers: "Shape Of Things To Come"
T15 17.78 #16) Henry Mancini/Orchestra/Cho.: "Love Theme From Romeo & Juliet"
T15 17.78 #20) Scott, Bobby: "Chain Gang"
T15 17.78 #22) Starr, Edwin: "Agent Double-O-Soul"
T15 17.78 #T1) Tijuana Brass, the, Featuring Herb Alpert: "Acapulco 1922"
T22 15.56 #03) Crosby, Bing "White Christmas"	
T22 15.56 #11) Impressions: "Amen"
T24 13.33 #23) Strange, Billy: "The James Bond Theme"
T24 13.33 #T2) Yardbirds, The: "Jeff's Boogie"
T26 11.11 #04) Dee Jay and the Runaways: "Peter Rabbit"
T26 11.11 #12) Kim, Andy: "Rainbow Ride"

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