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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DerekBird 3 months ago
You got 15 out of 15
No matter when they came out, they're still rock and roll to us.
TheFanFromUNCLE 3 months ago
Stubbed my toe on a couple of songs. 13/15.
Supercat58 9 months ago
All but one. Some were strictly guesses.
Greg 9 months ago
12/15. Really, Running Bear?!? Never heard of it until this quiz. The usual mix of rare obscurity curve balls thrown in this one.
LarryAJacobsen Greg 3 months ago
Burton Cummings sang American Woman with the Guess Who. In the '90s he had an oldies show on a Winnipeg radio station where he sometimes played Running Bear.
wimbill 9 months ago
Wow got my 80's mixed up with my 70's 10 out of 15 sad. Horrible with dates.
Catman wimbill 2 months ago
"Horrible with dates."
How are you with raisins?
EricEllis 21 months ago
A Clean Sweep!! Christopher Cross's song "Sailing" was on the radio in August 1980. "Kenny Rogers' "Lady" was aired on the radio in December 1980. The latter song was aired on "The Lawrence Welk Show" during the 1980-1981 Television Season …. on an instrumental basis only. Styx and Little River Band had 2 earlier versions of the song: 1. March 1975 and 2. April 1979. Food For Thought!!
Kiyone57 EricEllis 3 months ago
Styx, Little River Band. and Kenny Rogers each performed different songs that happened to have the title of Lady. Each performer's song had different lyrics and melody.
AdrMky 22 months 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 23 months 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 23 months ago
Apparently Emily is leaving nasty notes all over these pages.
AgingDisgracefully STTOS 23 months ago
She was recently diagnosed with a Balance Imbalance.
Let's keep her in our thoughts and posts.
BrianMoore 23 months ago
13 out of 15
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MrBill 23 months 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.
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CouchPotato19 Emily 23 months ago
I WANNA SEE IT!!!!
Geronimo 23 months ago
13/15
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Throttle8 23 months ago
Got 14 out of 15! Not bad for 57 years old 😉👍
Michael 23 months ago
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CouchPotato19 Emily 23 months ago
SEE EMILY PLAY.
DavidBarker 23 months ago
Got 11 of 15, thought I'd do better...
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AgingDisgracefully 23 months 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 months 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?
Throttle8 daDoctah 23 months ago
Actually the theme from "a summer place came out in 1959!"😉
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retrodon Throttle8 9 months ago
It made #1 in 1960, so it's a 1960 song, they want when it was a #1 hit, not when it was released.
Craigg 23 months ago
You got 15 out of 15
No matter when they came out, they're still rock and roll to us.
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