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1. In 1976, Barry Manilow had a hit with �I Write the Songs.� Who wrote the song?

  • Barry Manilow
  • Brian Wilson
  • Bruce Johnston

2. The Bing Crosby #1 song in 1940 was �Only Forever.� It was written by James V. Monaco and Johnny Burke for a 1940 film. Name the film?

  • Rhythm on the River
  • Time I Get to Phoenix
  • Palm Springs Holiday

3. Chattanooga Choo Choo (a #1 hit for Glenn Miller) was written for the movie Sun Valley Serenade. Who wrote the song?

  • Glenn Miller and Paula Kelly
  • Mack Gordon and Harry Warren
  • Arthur Rubenstien and Max Baer

4. Who wrote �Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer�?

  • Robert L. May
  • Gene Autry
  • Glen Glenn

5. �The Tennessee Waltz� is a song, belonging to both the country music and popular genres, written in 1947, popularized by Patti Page. Who wrote the song?

  • Les Paul and Mary Ford
  • Abe Verdone and Mandy Wilson
  • Redd Stewart and Pee Wee King

6. �Touch My Body� is a song co-written by American singer Mariah Carey. Who was NOT one of the songwriters?

  • Crystal "Cri$tyle" Johnson
  • Terius "The-Dream" Nash
  • Jerry �Memphis� Manville

7. In 1990, Mariah Carey had a huge hit �Vision of Love.� Who wrote the song?

  • Mariah Carey and Ben Margulies
  • Glenn Medeiros and Bobby Brown
  • Freeman Morgan

8. Madonna had a 1985 #1 hit �Like a Virgin�. Who wrote the song?

  • Billy Steinberg and Tom Kelly
  • Madonna Louise Ciccone and Tina Louise
  • Barry, Robin, and Maurice Gibb

9. The group America had a #1 hit in 1972 title �Horse with No Name.� Who wrote the song?

  • Gerry Beckley
  • Dewey Bunnell
  • Dan Peek

10. In 1959, Frankie Avalon had the #1 hit, �Venus.� Who wrote the song?

  • Frankie Avalon
  • Ed Marshall
  • Bill Chancellor

Check Your Answers

  • 1. Bruce Johnston
  • 2. Rhythm on the River
  • 3. Mack Gordon and Harry Warren
  • 4. Robert L. May
  • 5. Redd Stewart and Pee Wee King
  • 6. Jerry �Memphis� Manville
  • 7. Mariah Carey and Ben Margulies
  • 8. Billy Steinberg and Tom Kelly
  • 9. Dewey Bunnell
  • 10. Ed Marshall

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