Can you remember if this was a No. 1 hit song in 1960, 1970 or 1980?

Try not to cry "Tears of a Clown."

If a song makes it to No. 1 on the charts, it's pretty much an instant classic. Okay, maybe not "Gettin' Jiggy Wit It."

But the others! Especially those from 1960, 1970 and 1980! Now those are timeless jams. 

All of the following songs topped the Billboard pop charts. Some stayed at No. 1 for weeks. Can you sort them into the correct decades? Good luck!

  1. Queen "Crazy LittleThing Called Love"
  2. Percy Faith "Theme from A Summer Place"
  3. Christopher Cross "Sailing"
  4. B.J. Thomas "Raindrops Keep Fallin' on My Head"
  5. Smokey Robinson & The Miracles "The Tears of a Clown"
  6. The Everly Brothers "Cathy's Clown"
  7. Brenda Lee "I Want to Be Wanted"
  8. Captain & Tennille "Do That to Me One More Time"
  9. Billy Joel "It's Still Rock and Roll to Me"
  10. The Guess Who "American Woman"
  11. Johnny Preston "Running Bear"
  12. Kenny Rogers "Lady"
  13. Diana Ross "Ain't No Mountain High Enough"
  14. The Carpenters "(They Long to Be) Close to You"
  15. Ray Charles "Georgia on My Mind"

Can you remember if this was a No. 1 hit song in 1960, 1970 or 1980?

Your Result...

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AdrMky 3 days ago
You got 15 out of 15You got 15 out of 15
No matter when they came out, they're still rock and roll to us.
No matter when they came out, they're still rock and roll to us.
JDnHuntsvilleAL 19 days ago
#1: "They released their first live album, Live Killers, in 1979; it went platinum twice in the US.[82] Queen also released the very successful single "Crazy Little Thing Called Love", (Wikipedia) That makes it 1970s, not 1980s.

#5: "The Tears of a Clown" ... originally recorded by Smokey Robinson & the Miracles for the Tamla Records label subsidiary of Motown, first appearing on the 1967 album Make It Happen." (Wikipedia) So again MeTV got it wrong.

#8: "The song was included on the duo's 1979 studio album, Make Your Move,..." (Wikipedia) Boy the MeTV dorks are going ful force on this one.
STTOS 22 days ago
Apparently Emily is leaving nasty notes all over these pages.
She was recently diagnosed with a Balance Imbalance.
Let's keep her in our thoughts and posts.
BrianMoore 23 days ago
13 out of 15
Emily BrianMoore 23 days ago
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MrBill 23 days ago
13/15; not too bad of a score for me. I missed a couple of 1960's tunes because I was born that decade and too young to remember a lot of those songs.
Emily MrBill 23 days ago
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CouchPotato19 Emily 17 days ago
I WANNA SEE IT!!!!
Michael 23 days ago
Got 14 out of 15! Not bad for 57 years old 😉👍
Emily Michael 23 days ago
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CouchPotato19 Emily 17 days ago
SEE EMILY PLAY.
DavidBarker 23 days ago
Got 11 of 15, thought I'd do better...
Emily DavidBarker 23 days ago
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AgingDisgracefully 23 days ago
As a Real American, I'm going to blame my one miss on...
...The Captain and his silly hat.
Not MY fault! Yeah! That's the ticket!
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daDoctah 23 days ago
Nice to see they included both "Theme from A Summer Place" and "American Woman". Fun trivia: between these two number one singles just a touch over a decade apart, there was only one other Canadian to occupy the number-one spot, and that only for a single week. Care to guess who the artist was?
Michael daDoctah 23 days ago
Actually the theme from "a summer place came out in 1959!"😉
Emily daDoctah 23 days ago
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Craigg 25 days ago
You got 15 out of 15
No matter when they came out, they're still rock and roll to us.
kathyo 25 days ago
6/15... wow! i really dont know my songs....lol
Irish 26 days ago
I missed 4. I guess I'm a 60's kind of gal!
RobCertSDSCascap 27 days ago
13/15. No complaints.
Proud to have missed Captain & Tennille.
cperrynaples 27 days ago
The title I Want To Be Wanted inspired this bonus question: What group recorded "Doesn't Somebody Want To Be Wanted?" in 1970? Yes, it was released in 1971 and relates to a show NOT on MeTV, but it's close enough for me!
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Laurie's keyboards weren't plugged in, either.
Yep, and "i'm Into Something Good" was originally recorded by Herman's Hermits!
Something told me you were going to mention that.
Roy Orbison......"We're Into Something Good" (each other's pants)
Barry22 27 days ago
15/15 know my musical decades!
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