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Subject: US & UK Number Threes: The 1970s (DONE!)

Written By: CeramicsFanatic on 03/23/05 at 3:26 pm

Here we are with yet another quiz collaboration from Paul and I.  8) 

What we have done is chosen a song from each year of the 1970s that placed at #3 in the US and UK, respectively.  The country is indicated at the left of each lyric.

Limit: 3 

Once again, PLEASE DON'T CHEAT!  If you don't know the lyric off the top of your head, save it for somebody who might!


1970

US 1. "Won't you look down upon me, Jesus"
ladybug (Fire And Rain - James Taylor)

UK 2. "Tears to thousands of mother's eyes"
Charlie D (War - Edwin Starr)


1971

US 3. "I just can't live without your lovin' and affection"
jaytee (Baby I'm-A Want You - Bread)

UK 4. "There won't always be someone there to pull you out"
Zella (Rose Garden - Lynn Anderson)


1972

US 5. "Can you dig it (yes I can)"
ladybug (Saturday In The Park - Chicago)

UK 6. "I've drunk a lot of wine and I'm feeling fine"
Zella (All The Young Dudes - Mott The Hoople)


1973

US 7. "Don't worry that it's not good enough"
ktelqueen (Sing - The Carpenters)

UK 8. "'Cause Lennon's on sale again"
Zella (Life On Mars - David Bowie)


1974

US 9. "And Janis took a piece of our hearts"
jaytee (Rock And Roll Heaven - Righteous Brothers)

UK 10. "Hear the thunder roar, feel the lightning strike"
maddog (Hang On In There Baby - Johnny Bristol)


1975

US 11. "I can hear windmills and rainbows"
ladybug (Miracles - Jefferson Starship)

UK 12. "Yes, we may walk on the wild, wild side of life"
Jeni (If You Think You Know How To Love Me - Smokie)


1976

US 13. "I love 'em and I leave 'em alone"
jaytee (Fooled Around And Fell In Love - Elvin Bishop)

UK 14. "I got money in my pocket, got a tiger in my tank"
FB (Jeans On - David Dundas)


1977

US 15. "Open your eyes and look at the day"
FB (Don't Stop - Fleetwood Mac)

UK 16. "We're going crazy and we're going today"
maddog (Rockin' All Over The World - Status Quo)


1978

US 17. "I said I love you, and that's forever"
whitewolf (Just The Way You Are - Billy Joel)

UK 18. "Your endearing mother called today"
maddog (Lucky Stars - Dean Friedman)


1979

US 19. "Can't you see we need a hand"
RnRF (In The Navy - The Village People)

UK 20. "Something in your eyes gives me a wild idea"
FB (Lucky Number - Lene Lovich)




Subject: Re: US & UK Number Threes: The 1970s

Written By: ladybug316 on 03/23/05 at 3:34 pm

Hello CF, I guess I'll try first.

#1 is Fire and Rain by James Taylor
#5 is Saturday in the Park by Chicago
#11 is Miracles by Jefferson Starship (One of my very favorites)

Subject: Re: US & UK Number Threes: The 1970s

Written By: CeramicsFanatic on 03/23/05 at 3:43 pm


Hello CF, I guess I'll try first.

#1 is Fire and Rain by James Taylor
#5 is Saturday in the Park by Chicago
#11 is Miracles by Jefferson Starship (One of my very favorites)


Excellent work there, ladybug!!  8)

And I have to agree with you regarding "Miracles"...super song!  ;)

Subject: Re: US & UK Number Threes: The 1970s

Written By: Zella on 03/23/05 at 4:10 pm

4. Rose Garden - Lynn Anderson

6. All the Young Dudes - Mott the Hoople

8. Life on Mars? - David Bowie

Subject: Re: US & UK Number Threes: The 1970s

Written By: FussBudgetVanPelt on 03/23/05 at 4:24 pm

Hi !

A little birdie correspondent told me this quiz was here  ;D

# 14  Jeans On - David Dundas

# 15  Don't Stop - Fleetwood Mac

# 20  Lucky Number - Lene Lovich


and just as an aside - I always thought the line in # 8 was : "There's lemons on sale again"  ;D ;D ;D ;D

Now i am really embarrassed  :P

Subject: Re: US & UK Number Threes: The 1970s

Written By: Zella on 03/23/05 at 4:33 pm




and just as an aside - I always thought the line in # 8 was : "There's lemons on sale again"  ;D ;D ;D ;D

Now i am really embarrassed  :P


Actually, I believe the correct line should be:

"'cus Lenin's on sale again..."

At least that is the way I always assumed it. I seriously doubt he was singing about John... :P

Subject: Re: US & UK Number Threes: The 1970s

Written By: jaytee on 03/23/05 at 4:34 pm

Hi guys  :) :)

#3  Baby I'm A Want You - Bread
#13  Fooled Around And Fell In Love - Alvin Bishop

Is #8  Saturday Night's Alright For Fighting - Elton John ?

Scrub that - I'm certain it's wrong and I put the wrong number on it anyway.

#9 Rock 'n Roll Heaven - by the Righteous Brothers ?

Great quiz!

Subject: Re: US & UK Number Threes: The 1970s

Written By: ktelqueen on 03/23/05 at 4:47 pm

yay..i'm late but i know one..

#7 is Sing by The Carpenters(used that on in one-word song titles yesterday  ;))

Subject: Re: US & UK Number Threes: The 1970s

Written By: Paul on 03/23/05 at 4:59 pm


Actually, I believe the correct line should be:

"'cus Lenin's on sale again..."

At least that is the way I always assumed it. I seriously doubt he was singing about John... :P


Just had a frantic check of the CD blurb...'Lennon' is the word mentioned in there...

So I s'pose he was singing about him - they did eventually record with one another, of course...

Splitting hairs aside, m'dear...extra anorak points for you for putting in the question mark within the title...!!

Subject: Re: US & UK Number Threes: The 1970s

Written By: maddog on 03/23/05 at 5:01 pm

Great quiz again guys.

#16 Rockin' All Over The World - Status Quo - was that really only a No.3? Should've been a No.1!
#18 You're Moving Out Today - Carole Bayer Sager
#20 Lucky Number - (the very peculiar) Lene Lovich

I know the song for #10 but I can't think of the artist, plus I hit my limit already!

Subject: Re: US & UK Number Threes: The 1970s

Written By: whitewolf on 03/23/05 at 5:21 pm

7- Sing- Carpenters (used to be on Sesame Street all the time and sang by Bob)
just noticed ktelqueen had that one

17 (I love you)Just the way you are-Billy Joel

Subject: Re: US & UK Number Threes: The 1970s

Written By: CeramicsFanatic on 03/23/05 at 6:18 pm


4. Rose Garden - Lynn Anderson

6. All the Young Dudes - Mott the Hoople

8. Life on Mars? - David Bowie


Hiya Zella!

You got 3 for 3!  ;)

Subject: Re: US & UK Number Threes: The 1970s

Written By: CeramicsFanatic on 03/23/05 at 6:19 pm


Hi !

A little birdie correspondent told me this quiz was here  ;D

# 14  Jeans On - David Dundas

# 15  Don't Stop - Fleetwood Mac

# 20  Lucky Number - Lene Lovich


Hey there, Luke!

Perfect score!!  8)

Subject: Re: US & UK Number Threes: The 1970s

Written By: CeramicsFanatic on 03/23/05 at 6:20 pm


Hi guys  :) :)

#3  Baby I'm A Want You - Bread
#13  Fooled Around And Fell In Love - Alvin Bishop

Is #8  Saturday Night's Alright For Fighting - Elton John ?

Scrub that - I'm certain it's wrong and I put the wrong number on it anyway.

#9 Rock 'n Roll Heaven - by the Righteous Brothers ?

Great quiz!


You know your 70's music, Janine!!  8)

Subject: Re: US & UK Number Threes: The 1970s

Written By: CeramicsFanatic on 03/23/05 at 6:38 pm


Great quiz again guys.

#16 Rockin' All Over The World - Status Quo - was that really only a No.3? Should've been a No.1!
#18 You're Moving Out Today - Carole Bayer Sager
#20 Lucky Number - (the very peculiar) Lene Lovich

I know the song for #10 but I can't think of the artist, plus I hit my limit already!


Hello, Graham!  :)

#16 is correct, #18 is incorrect, and #20 was already answered by FussBudget.  :-\\

Go ahead and give #10 if you want...

Subject: Re: US & UK Number Threes: The 1970s

Written By: CeramicsFanatic on 03/23/05 at 6:39 pm


7- Sing- Carpenters (used to be on Sesame Street all the time and sang by Bob)
just noticed ktelqueen had that one

17 (I love you)Just the way you are-Billy Joel


#17 is correct, minus the '(I Love You)' part...which is not in the title.

Subject: Re: US & UK Number Threes: The 1970s

Written By: CeramicsFanatic on 03/23/05 at 6:48 pm


yay..i'm late but i know one..

#7 is Sing by The Carpenters(used that on in one-word song titles yesterday  ;))


You got it, Maria!  ;)

Subject: Re: US & UK Number Threes: The 1970s

Written By: jaytee on 03/23/05 at 6:51 pm


You know your 70's music, Janine!!  8)


I should - I think I spent the entire 70s with a transistor radio stuck to my ear!  :D
And how could you forget such fantastic songs!  8)

Subject: Re: US & UK Number Threes: The 1970s

Written By: CeramicsFanatic on 03/23/05 at 6:54 pm


I should - I think I spent the entire 70s with a transistor radio stuck to my ear!  :D
And how could you forget such fantastic songs!  8)


Right on!  ;)

Subject: Re: US & UK Number Threes: The 1970s

Written By: RockandRollFan on 03/23/05 at 7:14 pm

1979 US...In The Navy - Village People :P

Thanks for yet another awesome quiz Karen & Paul ;)

Subject: Re: US & UK Number Threes: The 1970s

Written By: CeramicsFanatic on 03/23/05 at 7:18 pm


1979 US...In The Navy - Village People :P


;D  That's the one!

Thanks for yet another awesome quiz Karen & Paul ;)


Our pleasure, Mark!  :)

Subject: Re: US & UK Number Threes: The 1970s

Written By: ktelqueen on 03/23/05 at 8:36 pm


I should - I think I spent the entire 70s with a transistor radio stuck to my ear!  :D


on your pillow as you were falling asleep? sorry,darl..had to ask  ;)..ah..memories  :)

Subject: Re: US & UK Number Threes: The 1970s

Written By: maddog on 03/24/05 at 2:39 am


#18 is incorrect

I don't know what brainwave came over me there, I've sung it through now and I realise that
#18 is "Lucky Stars" by Dean Friedman (and an uncredited female singer whose name I've forgotten!).

Subject: Re: US & UK Number Threes: The 1970s

Written By: jaytee on 03/24/05 at 2:50 am


on your pillow as you were falling asleep? sorry,darl..had to ask  ;)..ah..memories  :)


You must have been spying. ;)  If Mum and Dad started to crack up about it, I'd use the little bud headphones, fall asleep and practically strangle myself.  Sometimes the batteries would just run out!  :D

Subject: Re: US & UK Number Threes: The 1970s

Written By: Paul on 03/24/05 at 6:26 am


#18 is "Lucky Stars" by Dean Friedman (and an uncredited female singer whose name I've forgotten!).


Female singer not required Graham, but if you're interested...

Her name was Denise Marsa (I've obviously got way too much time on my hands here...!!)

Poor old Dean's consigned to the dustbin of history - a shame, because he did some cracking stuff, (including 'Ariel' which never charted here, but got shedloads of airplay...you'd know it if you heard it, I guarantee...)

As you sort-of 'prompted' me on your last quiz, consider this a favour returned...

For the artist to #10., think of the place where Johnny Morris used to do 'Animal Magic' (I'm sure that must be in your time-frame...!!)

Subject: Re: US & UK Number Threes: The 1970s

Written By: CeramicsFanatic on 03/24/05 at 11:14 am


I don't know what brainwave came over me there, I've sung it through now and I realise that
#18 is "Lucky Stars" by Dean Friedman (and an uncredited female singer whose name I've forgotten!).


That's the one!!  :)

Subject: Re: US & UK Number Threes: The 1970s (3 LEFT -- NO LIMIT!)

Written By: CeramicsFanatic on 03/27/05 at 2:46 pm

Limit removed!!  :)

Subject: Re: US & UK Number Threes: The 1970s (3 LEFT -- NO LIMIT!)

Written By: maddog on 03/28/05 at 12:06 pm

OK, I'm just back from an weekend away for Easter and I see that #10 is still in there, and it's
"Hang On In There Baby" by Johnny Bristol.

Subject: Re: US & UK Number Threes: The 1970s (3 LEFT -- NO LIMIT!)

Written By: CeramicsFanatic on 03/28/05 at 12:10 pm


OK, I'm just back from an weekend away for Easter and I see that #10 is still in there, and it's
"Hang On In There Baby" by Johnny Bristol.


Well done, Graham!  ;)

Subject: Re: US & UK Number Threes: The 1970s (2 LEFT -- NO LIMIT!)

Written By: Jeni on 03/28/05 at 9:01 pm

UK 12. "Yes, we may walk on the wild, wild side of life"
Smokie - If you think you know how to love me

Subject: Re: US & UK Number Threes: The 1970s (2 LEFT -- NO LIMIT!)

Written By: CeramicsFanatic on 03/29/05 at 11:47 am


UK 12. "Yes, we may walk on the wild, wild side of life"
Smokie - If you think you know how to love me


Hi Jeni!

That's the one!!  8)

Subject: Re: US & UK Number Threes: The 1970s (1 LEFT -- NO LIMIT!)

Written By: Ansky1213 on 03/29/05 at 12:11 pm

I just looked at this thread for the first time. How on earth could nobody have gotten #2? It's only one of the best songs EVER written, "War" (as in huh, good god y'all) by Edwin Starr!

Subject: Re: US & UK Number Threes: The 1970s (2 LEFT -- NO LIMIT!)

Written By: Paul on 03/29/05 at 12:15 pm


UK 12. "Yes, we may walk on the wild, wild side of life"
Smokie - If you think you know how to love me


Nice going, Jeni...I thought that would've been a trifle obscure...

It was covered by Pat Benetar in later years...fine song...

Subject: Re: US & UK Number Threes: The 1970s (1 LEFT -- NO LIMIT!)

Written By: Paul on 03/29/05 at 12:17 pm


I just looked at this thread for the first time. How on earth could nobody have gotten #2? It's only one of the best songs EVER written, "War" (as in huh, good god y'all) by Edwin Starr!


Ah, because you see it was cleverly hidden...!!

And it's absolutely right...

Karen? Thump up the correct answer and trot the other quiz out...!!

Subject: Re: US & UK Number Threes: The 1970s (1 LEFT -- NO LIMIT!)

Written By: CeramicsFanatic on 03/29/05 at 12:34 pm


Karen? Thump up the correct answer and trot the other quiz out...!!


I'm right on it, Paul!  :)

Subject: Re: US & UK Number Threes: The 1970s (2 LEFT -- NO LIMIT!)

Written By: Jeni on 03/29/05 at 5:31 pm


Nice going, Jeni...I thought that would've been a trifle obscure...

It was covered by Pat Benetar in later years...fine song...


Thanks Paul, my folks were big fans of Smokie when I was a kid so it jumped out at me :)

Subject: Re: US & UK Number Threes: The 1970s (2 LEFT -- NO LIMIT!)

Written By: Paul on 03/29/05 at 6:06 pm


Thanks Paul, my folks were big fans of Smokie when I was a kid so it jumped out at me :)


Hats off to them, Jeni...I've always thought they were a bit under-rated...

(Smokie, that is...not your folks...!!)

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