1962 In Music Trivia Quiz
What do you know about 1962 In Music? Try this
Alan's FUN Greatest Hits Trivia Quiz. You'll find the answers at the
bottom of the page.
"The Twist" is a twelve bar blues song that gave birth to the
Twist dance craze. The song was written and originally released in 1959
by Hank Ballard and the Midnighters as a B-side. The single became a
smash hit, reaching number one on the Billboard Hot 100 on September 19,
1960 (one week), and then setting a record by being the only single to
reach number one in two different chart runs when it resurfaced and
topped the chart again on January 13, 1962 (two weeks).
Who recorded the
Dee Dee Sharp
Joey Dee and the Starliters
2) Who was the country singer born on February 7
in Tulsa, Oklahoma?
3) "Duke of Earl" is a 1962 #1 song by
4) For two weeks in April, who had the #1 Hit
with "Johnny Angel"?
5) Who is the singer-songwriter and musician born
in Kennett, Missouri on February 11, 1962?
6) "Soldier Boy" is the name of a song
written by Luther Dixon and Florence Green. The song was released as a
single by The Shirelles in 1962 and met with great success, topping the
Billboard Hot 100.
What album was the song a track on?
Foolish Little Girl
Baby It's You
Happy and in Love
7) On May 26, 1962, "Stranger on the
Shore" became the first British recording to reach number one on
the U.S. Billboard Hot 100. (In the pre-rock era, Vera Lynn's "Auf Weiderseh'n Sweetheart" had reached #1 in 1952, on the shorter
"Best Sellers In Stores" survey.)
8) "Roses Are Red (My Love)" is a
popular song composed by Al Byron and Paul Evans. It topped the
Billboard Hot 100 singles chart on July 15, 1962, and remained there for
Who was the recording their first hit?
9) On August 25, 1962, who had the #1 Hit with
Grand Funk Railroad
10) "Monster Mash" is a 1962 novelty
song and the best-known song by Bobby "Boris" Pickett. The
song was released as a single on Garpax Records label in October 1962
along with a full-length LP called The Original Monster Mash,
which contained several other monster-themed tunes. The "Monster
Mash" single reached number one on the
Hot 100 chart on October 20 of that year, just in time for
Halloween. It has been a perennial holiday favorite ever since.