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Who Wrote the 1961 #1 Hit

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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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