Who Wrote the 1961 #1 Hit
Choose an answer from the three choices
offered after each question and then "Check Your Answers"
at the end of the quiz.
1. Elvis� #1 hit was written in 1926. Who wrote this 1961 #1 Hit?
- Lou Handman and Roy Turk
- Lee Michaels and Alvin Days
- Bill Means
2. Who wrote Chubby Checkers� #1 Hit, Pony Time?
- Don Covay
- Ernest Evans
- Mark Reynolds
3. They wrote 25 songs they wrote for Presley. Surrender was
a #1 Hit. Who wrote this 1961 #1 Hit?
- Tom Peake and Bill Gardeneer
- Bill Arness and John Crawford
- Doc Pomus and Mort Shuman
4. The Lion Sleeps Tonight began as a 1939 African popular
music hit "Mbube" that, in modified versions, also became a
hit in the US and UK. The Tokens hit #1 with the song. The song is based
on Solomon Linda�s song. Along with Hugo Pereti and Luigi Creatore,
the reworked the song. Who did NOT write this #1 Hit?
- George David Weiss
- Albert Stanton
- Hank Medress
5. Runaround Sue was a #1 Hit for Dion in 1961. Who wrote
this #1 Hit?
- Hank Sherman and Charles Eastwood
- Ernie Maresca and Dion DiMucci
- Everett C. Jones
6. Joe Dowell hit #1 with Wooden Heart (Muss I Denn). The
song was from Elvis Presley�s �GI Blues.� The song was not
released in the US. Who wrote this #1 Hit?
- Liz Boil and Joe Mine
- Fred Wise, Ben Weisman, Kay Twomey, and Bert Kaempfert
- Doug Cooper and Keith Humphries
7. In 1961, Ricky Nelson had a #1 Hit with Travelin� Man.
Who wrote this #1 Hit?
- Jerry Fuller
- Ozzie Nelson
- Gene Feldman
8. In June 1961, Gary U.S. Bonds had a #1 Hit with Quarter to
Three. Who wrote this #1 Hit?
- Gary U.S. Bonds
- Ray Charles
- John E. Nelson
9. Jimmy Dean had a huge #1 Hit with Big Bad John. Who wrote
this #1 Hit?
- Jimmy Dean and Roy Acuff
- Paul Bunyan and John Henry
- Jean Demond and Bill Covay
10. Hit the Road Jack is a song recorded by Ray Charles. It
hit number one for two weeks on the Billboard Hot 100, beginning on
Monday, October 9, 1961. Who wrote this #1 Hit?
- Hank Conners
- Percy Mayfield
- Ward Bond
Check Your Answers
- 1. Lou Handman and Roy Turk
- 2. Don Covay
- 3. Doc Pomus and Mort Shuman
- 4. Hank Medress
- 5. Ernie Maresca and Dion DiMucci
- 6. Fred Wise, Ben Weisman, Kay Twomey, and Bert Kaempfert
- 7. Jerry Fuller
- 8. Gary U.S. Bonds
- 9. Jimmy Dean and Roy Acuff
- 10. Percy Mayfield
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