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Na Na Hey Hey Kiss Him Goodbye

What do you know about "Na Na Hey Hey Kiss Him Goodbye"? Try this Alan's FUN Greatest Hits Quick Quiz. You'll find the answers at the bottom of the page.

Alan's Rock & Roll FUN Trivia.  Trivia powered by ABE.1) "Na Na Hey Hey Kiss Him Goodbye" hit #1 on December 6, 1969 and stayed there two weeks.

  • True or False?

2) Paul Leka, Gary DeCarlo and Dale Frashuer wrote a primitive version of the song in the early 1960s when they were members of a band from Bridgeport, Connecticut. What was the bands name?

  • The Chateaus
  • Africa
  • The Fisherman

3) In 1969, Gary DeCarlo recorded several singles at Mercury Records in New York. Who was the record producer for Mercury Records?

  • Paul Leka
  • Dale Frashuer
  • Matt Goddard

4) The singles impressed the company's executives, who wanted to issue all of them as A-side singles.

  • True or False?

5) In need of "inferior" B-side songs, they resurrected an old song from their days as the Bridgeport, Connecticut band's, "Kiss Him Goodbye" with their old bandmate. No one wanted to have their names on it, the song was attributed to a non-existent band. What was the band's name?

  • Steam
  • Hudson River
  • Connecticut

6) What was the 45 record's radio version length?

  • 2:39
  • 2:59
  • 3:39

7) A disc jockey in Georgia flipped Mercury's promo copy over and played the B side "Na Na Hey Hey Kiss Him Goodbye" on the radio. Requests to replay the song began to pour in by phone.

  • True or False?

8) The song was transformed into a stadium anthem during the 1977 Major League Baseball season. Who was the team that began using the song?

  • Boston Red Sox
  • Chicago Cubs
  • Chicago White Sox

9) In February 1983, a UK group released the song as a single off their album Deep Sea Skiving. This version became a top ten hit in the United Kingdom (#5), but only a minor hit in the US (Billboard #101) later that year. Who was the group?

  • Crazy
  • Bananarama
  • Pizza Pie

10) In 2005, the song was used in a Tide to Go TV commercial featuring Ricki Lake. In the commercial, Lake sang the song as she was using the product, bidding "goodbye" to the stain she was treating.

  • True or False?

Na Na Hey Hey Kiss Him Goodbye Answers

  1. True
  2. The Chateaus
  3. Paul Leka
  4. True
  5. Steam
  6. 2:59
  7. True
  8. Chicago White Sox
  9. Bananarama
  10. False. Tide to Go TV commercial featured Kelly Ripa

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