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Name That Classic Rock and Roll Song: Quiz 3:

Name That Classic Rock and Roll Song: Quiz 3?
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1) It is a song performed by British glam rocker Gary Glitter that was released in 1972 as a single and on the album Glitter. Co-written by Glitter and Mike Leander, the song is in two parts: Part 1 is a vocal track reflecting on the history of the genre, and Part 2 is a mostly instrumental piece. Both parts were popular in Britain, and the single went to #2 on the British charts. In concert, Glitter merged both into one performance. In the US, the instrumental portion (Part 2) attracted most of the attention; it hit #7 on the Billboard Hot 100. Alan's Rock & Roll FUN Trivia.  Trivia powered by ABE.
Name That Classic Rock & Roll Song.

  1. Rock and Roll (Parts 1 and 2)

  2. I Didn't Know I Loved You (Til I Saw You Rock 'n' Roll)

  3. Do You Wanna Touch Me? (Oh Yeah)

  4. Hello, Hello, I'm Back Again

2) It is a surf song which, as recorded by Jan and Dean, that was a #1 hit record in July 1963 for two weeks. The first draft of the song, with the working title "Goody Connie Won't You Come Back Home", was written by Brian Wilson of The Beach Boys. He gave it to Jan Berry and Dean Torrence of Jan and Dean who finished writing and recording it with Wilson in the early 1960s. Although Torrence contributed several important phrases to the song and kept the original lyrics, which were scanned and appear on the official Jan and Dean website, Torrence never insisted that his name should be recognized on the label as one of the authors of the song and his contribution is often overlooked. "Surf City" The song became the first surf song to reach #1 on the U.S. Billboard Hot 100 in 1963. The song also crossed to #3 on Billboard's R&B charts.
Name That Classic Rock & Roll Song.

  1. Linda

  2. Surf City

  3. When I Learn How to Cry"

  4. Honolulu Lulu

3) It is a song by the English rock band The Beatles. Written by John Lennon and Paul McCartney, and recorded on October 17, 1963, it was the first Beatles record to be made using four-track equipment. It was also the group's first American #1, entering the Billboard Hot 100 chart on January 18, 1964 at #45 and starting the British invasion of the American music industry. By February 1, it held the #1 spot, for seven weeks, before being replaced by another Beatles’ song, and remained in the US charts for a total of 15 weeks. The song became the Beatles' best-selling single worldwide.
Name That Classic Rock & Roll Song.

  1. This Boy

  2. Can't Buy Me Love

  3. I Want to Hold Your Hand

  4. Twist and Shout

4) It is a rock and roll standard written and first recorded by Carl Perkins in 1955 and is considered one of the first rockabilly (rock and roll) records and incorporated elements of blues, country and pop music of the time. The song was notably covered by Elvis Presley. The song was recorded on December 19, 1955 and released on January 1, 1956. It rose to #1 on most pop, R&B, and country regional charts. It also held the #2 position on the Billboard Hot 100 and country charts.
Name That Classic Rock & Roll Song.

  1. Gone, Gone, Gone

  2. Tennessee

  3. Honey Don't

  4. Blue Suede Shoes

5) "The Loco-Motion" It is a 1962 pop song written by songwriters Gerry Goffin and Carole King. The song is notable for appearing in the American Top 5 three times, each time in a different decade, performed by artists of three different ethnicities: originally Puerto Rican soul singer Little Eva in 1962 (U.S. #1); then American band Grand Funk Railroad in 1974 (U.S. #1); and Australian singer Kylie Minogue in 1988 (U.S. #3). The song is a popular and enduring example of the dance-song genre: much of the lyrics are devoted to a description of the dance itself, usually done as a type of line dance. However, the song came before the dance. It is ranked #359 on the Rolling Stone magazine's list of "The 500 Greatest Songs of All Time". The song was also the second song to reach #1 by two different musical acts. The earlier song to do this was "Go Away Little Girl," also written by Goffin and King. It is one of only nine songs to achieve this feat.
Name That Classic Rock & Roll Song.

  1. The Loco-Motion

  2. He is the Boy

  3. Keep Your Hands Off My Baby

  4. Destitute and Losin'

6) "This Land Is Your Land" It is one of the United States' most famous folk songs. Its lyrics were written by Woody Guthrie in 1940 based on an existing melody, in critical response to Irving Berlin's "God Bless America", which Guthrie considered unrealistic and complacent. Guthrie wrote the song in 1940 and recorded it in 1944. The song was not published until 1945, when it was included in a mimeographed booklet of ten songs with typed lyrics and hand drawings. The booklet was sold for twenty-five cents, and copyrighted in 1951.
Name That Classic Rock & Roll Song.

  1. Haul Away Joe

  2. This Land Is Your Land

  3. House of the Rising Sun

  4. Ground Hog

7) "Walk, Don't Run" It is an instrumental composition written and first performed by jazz guitarist Johnny Smith in 1955. The Seattle-based instrumental rock band The Ventures released their version of the tune as a surf rock single in autumn 1960, which quickly became a hit. In the UK, the tune was covered by the John Barry Seven, whose version, while only peaking at #11 on the Record Retailer chart, compared to the Ventures' #8, outcharted them to reach the Top 10 on other UK charts, such as that of the NME. The Ventures' version is believed to be one of the first surfing songs to make the Billboard Hot 100 chart, peaking at #2 and reaching #3 on the Cash Box magazine chart for five weeks in August and September 1960.
Name That Classic Rock & Roll Song.

  1. Home

  2. The Twomp

  3. Walk, Don't Run

  4. Perfidia

8) It is a rock song written by Mars Bonfire and made famous by the Canadian-American rock band Steppenwolf. It is often used in popular culture to denote a biker appearance or attitude. It is sometimes described as the first heavy metal song, and the second verse lyric "heavy metal thunder" marks the first use of this term in rock music (albeit not obviously as a description of a musical style). It was the band's third single off their debut album and became their most successful single, reaching #2 on the Billboard Hot 100 singles charts. In 2004, Rolling Stone magazine placed it at #129 on the 500 Greatest Songs of All Time list.
Name That Classic Rock & Roll Song.

  1. Everybody's Next One

  2. Magic Carpet Ride

  3. Rock Me

  4. Born to Be Wild

9) It is a twelve bar blues-form rock and roll song, written in 1954 by Jesse Stone under his assumed songwriting name Charles E. Calhoun. It was originally recorded by Big Joe Turner, and most successfully by Bill Haley & His Comets. The song as sung by Big Joe Turner is ranked #126 on the Rolling Stone magazine's list of The 500 Greatest Songs of All Time.
Name That Classic Rock & Roll Song.

  1. Shake, Rattle and Roll

  2. You Know I Love You

  3. TV Mama

  4. Well All Right

10) It is a 1965 song recorded by The Supremes for the Motown label. It was written and produced by Motown's main production team Holland–Dozier–Holland, it held the #1 position on the Billboard pop singles chart in the United States from March 21, 1965 through April 3, 1965, and reached the #2 position on the soul chart.
Name That Classic Rock & Roll Song.

  1. I'm In Love Again

  2. Stop! In the Name of Love

  3. Come See About Me

  4. Back in My Arms Again

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