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Subject: US & UK One-Hit Wonders Quiz (DONE!)

Written By: CeramicsFanatic on 03/13/07 at 3:34 pm

Hi folks!  :D

Here's the latest offering from Paul and I...a lyrics quiz based on songs that were one-hit wonders in the United States and the United Kingdom.

(NOTE: Once again, I'm gonna color-code these - blue for the US and red for the UK.)

Limit: 5


1. "The passengers will please refrain"
Gaylon (City Of New Orleans - Arlo Guthrie)

2. "Once I had my share of losing, once they locked me on a chain"
Henk (Paloma Blanca - George Baker Selection)

3. "Why wait until the middle of a cold, dark night"
Electrophile (Afternoon Delight - Starland Vocal Band)

4. "Back to her bedroom for some house arrest"
FB (Women In Uniform - Skyhooks)

5. "Oh yes, you make it right"
nally (They Don't Know - Tracey Ullman)

6. "And if the whole world fell in love just like me and my man"
maddog (Together We Are Beautiful - Fern Kinney)

7. "Hey girl, move a little closer"
nally (Too Shy - Kajagoogoo)

8. "If you were to knock me down I'd just get up again"
WD (I'm The Urban Spaceman - Bonzo Dog Doo-Dah Band)

9. "And if all my dreams come true I'll be spending time with you"
WB (More Today Than Yesterday - Spiral Starecase)

10. "True you see mi inna' pants and 'ting"
maddog (Uptown Top Ranking - Althia & Donna)

11. "Separated by fools who don't know what love is yet"
FB (Into The Night - Benny Mardones)

12. "Now they said his works of art were dull"
maddog (Matchstalk Men & Matchstalk Cats & Dogs - Brian & Michael)

13. "My name is Michael, I've got a nickel"
loki (Playground In My Mind - Clint Holmes)

14. "Heaven is goodbye forever, it's time for me to go"
jaytee (Wand'rin' Star - Lee Marvin)

15. "Seventy-three men sailed up from the San Francisco Bay"
Gaylon (Ride Captain Ride - Blues Image)

16. "So when I say 'sugar' and I whisper 'I love you'"
maddog (Move Closer - Phyllis Nelson)

17. "Aquarius, Libra, Leo, Cancer"
maddog (Float On - The Floaters)

18. "I am the God of hell fire"
WB (Fire - Crazy World Of Arthur Brown)

19. "Suddenly I'm up on top of the world"
WD

20. "I've seen too much of Brixton town in the night"
karen (Barbados - Typically Tropical)

21. "He'll never love you the way that I love you"
WB (Na Na Hey Hey Kiss Him Goodbye - Steam)

22. "There's always room to let 'cause nobody goes there"
Henk (Heartache Avenue - Maisonettes)

23. "She woke up and took me by the hand"
Gaylon (Chevy Van - Sammy Johns)

24. "You went to Sweden to meet Ingmar Bergman"
FB (Movie Star - Harpo)

25. "I've got something to give you that the mailman can't deliver"
bookmistress (Personally - Karla Bonoff)

26. "It's our last night together with our love again"
Henk (Dolce Vita - Ryan Paris)

27. "Ain't gonna need to tell the truth, tell no lies"
Gaylon (In The Year 2525 - Zager & Evans)

28. "It's a habit of mine to watch the sun go down"
maddog (Echo Beach - Martha & The Muffins)

29. "I know it won't be long, won't be long before you're gone"
WB (I Know There's Something Going On - Frida)

30. "We sit here on the sofa with the stereo on ten"
WD (Susanna - Art Company)

31. "Gotta make a move to a town that's right for me"
nally (Funkytown - Lipps, Inc.)

32. "Each day by your window you sit and sigh"
WB (Substitute - Clout)

33. "When the world is ready to fall on your little shoulders"
gemini / WD (You're Only Lonely - J.D. Souther)

34. "No less than the trees and the stars, you have a right to be here"
FB Desiderata - Les Crane)

35. "Let me make your broken heart like new"
Electrophile (Hey There Lonely Girl - Eddie Holman)

36. "I'm gonna make your life so sweet"
nally (Sugar, Sugar - The Archies)

37. "If her daddy's rich take her out for a meal"
FB (In The Summertime - Mungo Jerry)

38. "Laser rays and purple skies"
WD (Living On Video - Trans-X)

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

40. "Take your baby by the hair"
nally (Dance Hall Days - Wang Chung)



Subject: Re: US & UK One-Hit Wonders Quiz

Written By: Windbreaker05 on 03/13/07 at 3:37 pm

Great quiz, you two! Thanks for it.

9. More Today Than Yesterday - Spiral Starecase
18. Fire - Crazy World of Arthur Brown
21. Na Na Hey Hey Kiss Him Goodbye - Steam
29. I Know There's Something Going On - Frida
32. Substitute - Clout

Subject: Re: US & UK One-Hit Wonders Quiz

Written By: nally on 03/13/07 at 3:39 pm

40: "Dance Hall Days" by Wang Chung. Wait...I don't think they should be construed as a o.h.w.
31: "Funkytown" by Lipps Inc (the ORIGINAL version) ;)
5: "They Don't Know" by Tracey Ullman

I knew 29 but ^ beat me to it! :-[

Subject: Re: US & UK One-Hit Wonders Quiz

Written By: nally on 03/13/07 at 3:42 pm

Uno mas!

36: "Sugar Sugar" by The Archies. (I think that's right)

Subject: Re: US & UK One-Hit Wonders Quiz

Written By: CeramicsFanatic on 03/13/07 at 3:44 pm


Great quiz, you two! Thanks for it.


Thank you, Andrew!  :)

9. More Today Than Yesterday - Spiral Starecase
18. Fire - Crazy World of Arthur Brown
21. Na Na Hey Hey Kiss Him Goodbye - Steam
29. I Know There's Something Going On - Frida
32. Substitute - Clout


Perfect score!  8)

Subject: Re: US & UK One-Hit Wonders Quiz

Written By: nally on 03/13/07 at 3:47 pm

I got one more!

Number 7.... is "Too Shy" by Kajagoogoo!!

Subject: Re: US & UK One-Hit Wonders Quiz

Written By: CeramicsFanatic on 03/13/07 at 3:48 pm


40: "Dance Hall Days" by Wang Chung. Wait...I don't think they should be construed as a o.h.w.


There were in the UK, Jeff!  :)

31: "Funkytown" by Lipps Inc (the ORIGINAL version) ;)
5: "They Don't Know" by Tracey Ullman


3 correct answers!

Subject: Re: US & UK One-Hit Wonders Quiz

Written By: nally on 03/13/07 at 3:49 pm


There were in the UK, Jeff!  :)

3 correct answers!

But weren't they a UK-based band?

Btw, I also got #7 and #36, as above

Subject: Re: US & UK One-Hit Wonders Quiz

Written By: CeramicsFanatic on 03/13/07 at 3:50 pm


Uno mas!

36: "Sugar Sugar" by The Archies. (I think that's right)



I got one more!

Number 7.... is "Too Shy" by Kajagoogoo!!


That's two more for you!  :)

Subject: Re: US & UK One-Hit Wonders Quiz

Written By: CeramicsFanatic on 03/13/07 at 3:51 pm


But weren't they a UK-based band?


I'm sure Paul can fill you in more on that... :)

Btw, I also got #7 and #36, as above


Dude, you didn't even give me a chance to reply!  ::)

Subject: Re: US & UK One-Hit Wonders Quiz

Written By: nally on 03/13/07 at 3:53 pm


I'm sure Paul can fill you in more on that... :)

Or I could look it up on Wikiepedia para mas información. ;)



Dude, you didn't even give me a chance to reply!  ::)

sorry 'bout that :-\\

Subject: Re: US & UK One-Hit Wonders Quiz

Written By: Paul on 03/13/07 at 3:57 pm


But weren't they a UK-based band?


They did hail from Blighty...London, I gather...

And there was three of 'em in the group at the time of this one and only British hit of theirs (early '84)...

Although it didn't exactly set the charts alight (it spluttered up to #24), it was 'big in the clubs', as they say...

Subject: Re: US & UK One-Hit Wonders Quiz

Written By: FussBudgetVanPelt on 03/13/07 at 5:20 pm

Hi !


4  Women In Uniform - Skyhooks - althought the UK one may well be the HIGHLY INFERIOR  :P Iron Maiden version

11  Into The Night - Benny Mardones

24  Moviestar - Harpo (great song)

34  Desiderata - Les Crane

37  In The Summertime - Mungo Jerry (or The Mixtures in Australia as overseas acts on the radio were banned in the early 70's - long story) !!!  :o

Subject: Re: US & UK One-Hit Wonders Quiz

Written By: Gaylon on 03/13/07 at 5:25 pm

1. City of New Orleans - ARlo Guthrie
15. Ride Captain Ride - Blues Image
23. Chevy Van - Sammy Johns
27. In the Year 2525 - Zaeger & Evans
39. Fooled Around and Fell in Love - Elvin Bishop

Subject: Re: US & UK One-Hit Wonders Quiz

Written By: CeramicsFanatic on 03/13/07 at 5:27 pm


Hi !


4  Women In Uniform - Skyhooks - althought the UK one may well be the HIGHLY INFERIOR  :P Iron Maiden version

11  Into The Night - Benny Mardones

24  Moviestar - Harpo (great song)

34  Desiderata - Les Crane

37  In The Summertime - Mungo Jerry (or The Mixtures in Australia as overseas acts on the radio were banned in the early 70's - long story) !!!  :o


Hiya, Luke!  :D

Those are all correct...

...oh, and I'm sure Paul will be thrilled that you got 3 from his list!  ;)

Subject: Re: US & UK One-Hit Wonders Quiz

Written By: CeramicsFanatic on 03/13/07 at 5:29 pm


1. City of New Orleans - ARlo Guthrie
15. Ride Captain Ride - Blues Image
23. Chevy Van - Sammy Johns
27. In the Year 2525 - Zaeger & Evans
39. Fooled Around and Fell in Love - Elvin Bishop


Excellent job with those, Gaylon!  :)

Subject: Re: US & UK One-Hit Wonders Quiz

Written By: Paul on 03/13/07 at 5:36 pm


4  Women In Uniform - Skyhooks - althought the UK one may well be the HIGHLY INFERIOR  :P Iron Maiden version


Maiden did hit with it the following year and as far as I know, was the only time they resorted to a cover version!

And you're dead right, it is a far inferior version to the 'Hooks, who just had one week of British chart glory at #73... :o

Subject: Re: US & UK One-Hit Wonders Quiz

Written By: maddog on 03/13/07 at 5:47 pm

Hiya Paul and Karen, some great memories here :)

#6  Together We Are Beautiful - Fern Kinney
#10 Uptown Top Ranking - Althea & Donna (a John Peel show favourite)
#12 Matchstick Men And Matchstalk Cats And Dogs - Brian and Michael (I was at the Lowry Centre in Salford just the other day....)
#17 Float On - The Floaters (the band name was always a big joke here in the UK, it has a coarse meaning over here that you just don't want to know about!)
#28 Echo Beach - Martha And The Muffins (a regular feature on the Annie Nightingale Sunday night show in the 80s)

Subject: Re: US & UK One-Hit Wonders Quiz

Written By: CeramicsFanatic on 03/13/07 at 5:53 pm


Hiya Paul and Karen, some great memories here :)

#6  Together We Are Beautiful - Fern Kinney
#10 Uptown Top Ranking - Althea & Donna (a John Peel show favourite)
#12 Matchstick Men And Matchstalk Cats And Dogs - Brian and Michael (I was at the Lowry Centre in Salford just the other day....)
#17 Float On - The Floaters (the band name was always a big joke here in the UK, it has a coarse meaning over here that you just don't want to know about!)
#28 Echo Beach - Martha And The Muffins (a regular feature on the Annie Nightingale Sunday night show in the 80s)



Hiya, Graham!

All of your answers are spot-on!  ;)

Subject: Re: US & UK One-Hit Wonders Quiz

Written By: loki 13 on 03/13/07 at 6:02 pm

Hi Karen, I can only guess.

#13...Playground In My mind....Clint Holmes?

Subject: Re: US & UK One-Hit Wonders Quiz

Written By: CeramicsFanatic on 03/13/07 at 6:06 pm


Hi Karen, I can only guess.

#13...Playground In My mind....Clint Holmes?


Hi there, Kevin...

That's correct!  8)

Subject: Re: US & UK One-Hit Wonders Quiz

Written By: Sister Morphine on 03/13/07 at 6:42 pm

3 | Afternoon Delight - Starland Vocal Band
35 | Hey There Lonely Girl - Eddie Holman

Subject: Re: US & UK One-Hit Wonders Quiz

Written By: whistledog on 03/13/07 at 7:56 pm

I recognize three of what's left ...

19 | Believe it or Not - Joey Scarbury
30 | Suzanna - The Art Company
38 | Living on Video - Trans-X

Subject: Re: US & UK One-Hit Wonders Quiz

Written By: karen on 03/14/07 at 7:54 am

#20 Barbados - Typically Tropical

Subject: Re: US & UK One-Hit Wonders Quiz

Written By: CeramicsFanatic on 03/14/07 at 11:24 am


3 | Afternoon Delight - Starland Vocal Band
35 | Hey There Lonely Girl - Eddie Holman



I recognize three of what's left ...

19 | Believe it or Not - Joey Scarbury
30 | Suzanna - The Art Company
38 | Living on Video - Trans-X



#20 Barbados - Typically Tropical


All three of you are correct!  :)

Subject: Re: US & UK One-Hit Wonders Quiz

Written By: gemini on 03/14/07 at 1:20 pm

Hey guys!

33. When You Only Lonely (or Only Lonely)--sung by __ Souther?

Sorry, not sure of the first name  :-[

Subject: Re: US & UK One-Hit Wonders Quiz

Written By: whistledog on 03/14/07 at 1:49 pm


Hey guys!

33. When You Only Lonely (or Only Lonely)--sung by __ Souther?

Sorry, not sure of the first name  :-[



I have 2 guesses left, so if I may, it's J.D. (or John David) :)

Subject: Re: US & UK One-Hit Wonders Quiz

Written By: CeramicsFanatic on 03/14/07 at 2:34 pm


Hey guys!

33. When You Only Lonely (or Only Lonely)--sung by __ Souther?

Sorry, not sure of the first name  :-
I have 2 guesses left, so if I may, it's J.D. (or John David) :)


Hi, Rhonda & Jason...

You two are both correct, so you'll share credit on this one!  8)

Subject: Re: US & UK One-Hit Wonders Quiz

Written By: Henk on 03/14/07 at 3:26 pm

Well, I'm glad to see there's something left for me...

#22: Heartache Avenue - The Maisonettes (who were also OHW in The Netherlands...surprise, surprise)

Subject: Re: US & UK One-Hit Wonders Quiz

Written By: Paul on 03/14/07 at 3:28 pm


Well, I'm glad to see there's something left for me...


Henk...attack #2 hard, sir!

Subject: Re: US & UK One-Hit Wonders Quiz

Written By: Henk on 03/14/07 at 3:33 pm


Henk...attack #2 hard, sir!


I'm gonna need a little help, I'm afraid...it doesn't ring a bell. :-\\

Subject: Re: US & UK One-Hit Wonders Quiz

Written By: Paul on 03/14/07 at 3:55 pm


I'm gonna need a little help, I'm afraid...it doesn't ring a bell. :-\\


Does Mr. Johannes Bouwens make that bell ring any louder?

Subject: Re: US & UK One-Hit Wonders Quiz

Written By: Henk on 03/14/07 at 4:28 pm


Does Mr. Johannes Bouwens make that bell ring any louder?


Strange...all of a sudden I have a vision of doves. ::)

Could it be Una Paloma Blanca by the George Baker Selection?

Subject: Re: US & UK One-Hit Wonders Quiz

Written By: CeramicsFanatic on 03/15/07 at 12:14 am


Strange...all of a sudden I have a vision of doves. ::)

Could it be Una Paloma Blanca by the George Baker Selection?


It could!  ;)

Subject: Re: US & UK One-Hit Wonders Quiz (5 LEFT!)

Written By: bookmistress4ever on 03/15/07 at 1:00 am

25. - the song (I think) is called "Personally" but I'm still trying to remember who sang it.

Karla Bonoff, I had the 45 when I was a kid

Subject: Re: US & UK One-Hit Wonders Quiz (5 LEFT!)

Written By: CeramicsFanatic on 03/15/07 at 3:28 pm


25. - the song (I think) is called "Personally" but I'm still trying to remember who sang it.

Karla Bonoff, I had the 45 when I was a kid


That's the one, Patty!

I remember that song from when I was in high school!  :D

Subject: Re: US & UK One-Hit Wonders Quiz (4 LEFT!)

Written By: jaytee on 03/16/07 at 8:46 am

Hi guys

#14  I Was Born Under A Wanderin' Star - Lee Marvin

Subject: Re: US & UK One-Hit Wonders Quiz (4 LEFT!)

Written By: CeramicsFanatic on 03/16/07 at 1:25 pm


Hi guys


Hi there, Janine!

Long time, no see!  :D

#14  I Was Born Under A Wanderin' Star - Lee Marvin


'Wand'rin' Star' would be the right answer!  :)

Subject: Re: US & UK One-Hit Wonders Quiz (4 LEFT!)

Written By: Paul on 03/16/07 at 3:09 pm


Hi there, Janine!

Long time, no see!  :D


Indeed! Hi Janine...

'Wand'rin' Star' would be the right answer!  :)


Heh!

Not so much 'sung', but 'growled' by the late Lee Marvin (yes, that one!)

In one of those incredible-but-true moments, this managed to keep The Beatles off the top of the British chart with 'Let It Be'... :o

Subject: Re: US & UK One-Hit Wonders Quiz (4 LEFT!)

Written By: CeramicsFanatic on 03/16/07 at 3:12 pm


In one of those incredible-but-true moments, this managed to keep The Beatles off the top of the British chart with 'Let It Be'... :o


That's just not right at all!  :o

Subject: Re: US & UK One-Hit Wonders Quiz (3 LEFT w/CLUES -- No Limit!!!)

Written By: CeramicsFanatic on 03/20/07 at 4:32 pm

*Bumped with CLUES*

Subject: Re: US & UK One-Hit Wonders Quiz (3 LEFT w/CLUES -- No Limit!!!)

Written By: Windbreaker05 on 03/20/07 at 4:40 pm

8. I'm the Urban Spaceman - Bonzo Dog Doo Dah Band

The other two aren't looking familiar.

Subject: Re: US & UK One-Hit Wonders Quiz (3 LEFT w/CLUES -- No Limit!!!)

Written By: CeramicsFanatic on 03/20/07 at 4:44 pm


8. I'm the Urban Spaceman - Bonzo Dog Doo Dah Band


Right on, Andrew!  :)

Subject: Re: US & UK One-Hit Wonders Quiz (2 LEFT w/CLUES -- No Limit!!!)

Written By: Henk on 03/20/07 at 5:57 pm

Hi Karen! :)

Spotted one more... (thanks to the hints)

#26: Dolce Vita - Ryan Paris

Subject: Re: US & UK One-Hit Wonders Quiz (2 LEFT w/CLUES -- No Limit!!!)

Written By: CeramicsFanatic on 03/20/07 at 5:59 pm


Hi Karen! :)

Spotted one more... (thanks to the hints)

#26: Dolce Vita - Ryan Paris


Well done, Henk!  ;)

Subject: Re: US & UK One-Hit Wonders Quiz (1 LEFT w/CLUES -- No Limit!!!)

Written By: maddog on 03/22/07 at 2:16 pm

With the clue to #16 I can hear the lyrics in my head now, to the tune of the song.

It's "Move Closer" by Phyllis Nelson.

Subject: Re: US & UK One-Hit Wonders Quiz (1 LEFT w/CLUES -- No Limit!!!)

Written By: CeramicsFanatic on 03/22/07 at 2:49 pm


With the clue to #16 I can hear the lyrics in my head now, to the tune of the song.

It's "Move Closer" by Phyllis Nelson.


Right you are, Graham...and thanks for finishing off this quiz!  8)

Subject: Re: US & UK One-Hit Wonders Quiz (DONE!)

Written By: Paul on 03/22/07 at 2:55 pm

And thank you to everyone else who partis, participu, parsitip...had a go!  ;)

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