Quiz: The Sounds of '64

Who sang which song, anyway?

 

Where were you in 1964? More importantly, what were you listening to? Chances are you were tuned into something memorable.

Some of the greatest songs of all time were released in 1964. We want to know whether you remember which artists sent them out over the radio waves. So that's what this quiz is set up to do! We'll name a song, you pick who sang it in '64. Lots of artists may have recorded these tracks, but we want to know who released it that year. Good luck, and be sure to share your favorite song of the year in the comments section below! Maybe use the chance to brag about your score while you're at it, too.

  1. "Do Wah Diddy Diddy" was originally recorded by the Exciters in '63. Which band made the song famous with a hit version in 1964?
  2. "We'll Sing in the Sunshine" was a hit on easy listening and country music stations. Who sang it?
  3. Irving Taylor wrote "Everybody Loves Somebody" back in 1947. Who made it a hit in 1964?
  4. Nothing you could say can tear us away from this "My Guy" singer.
  5. "Under the Boardwalk" has been covered and remade countless times. Who got there first in '64?
  6. "Dancing in the Street" shouts out cities like Philadelphia, Baltimore and New Orleans. Who made it a hit?
  7. Which act took us to "The Chapel of Love" back in '64?
  8. "Wishin' and Hopin'" was written by Hal David and Burt Bacharach, recorded by Dionne Warwick, and became a Top 10 hit for which singer?
  9. "Dead Man's Curve" was a great example of the "teenage tragedy song" phenomenon. Who sang it?
  10. Although "The House of the Rising Sun" was a traditional folk tune, this band charted with it multiple times.

Quiz: The Sounds of '64

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sjbang88 3 months ago
8/10, Speaking of House of the Rising Sun, The Animals radically changed the meaning of the song.
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AllisonWunderland 4 months ago
NO Barbie 🤦‍♀️ Ugh!
texasluva 4 months ago
How bout Raggedy Ann and Andy, Tutti and Todd or Mrs. Beasley 😆. 👀 Scooby Doo 🐶 😄
AllisonWunderland 4 months ago
Now we’re cookin with hot grease 👍😁
texasluva 4 months ago
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MrsPhilHarris 4 months ago
Great music videos. Interesting choices on the FredFlix clip.
texasluva 4 months ago
I'd never heard of Dalida. She could speak many languages. Born in Egypt by Italian parents but I think she was a French citizen.

Dalida sold several million records around the world. Her best known songs are "Bambino", "Gondolier", "Les enfants du Pirée", "Le temps des fleurs", "Darla dirladada", "J'attendrai", "Le jour où la pluie viendra", "Gigi l'amoroso", "Salama ya salama", and "Paroles, paroles" featuring spoken word by Alain Delon. Out of all that I only know Alain Delon. Don't know if she ever made it to The States. Popular abroad.
MrsPhilHarris 4 months ago
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There will be extra bonus movies for just coming by. Including entertainment for all. Feel free to ask questions, copy movie links and just plain join in the fun via communication. The MQ will be up until the movie is guessed and an hour to look over and pick out what you wish. Have fun doing so. There are no wrong answers but the first one to guess the correct movie gets their names put up for getting it correctly.
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geatornez82 4 months ago
10/10. This is what happens to those of us 80's kids who grew up listening to the music their parents liked when they were kids.
trogg888 4 months ago
I have sang house of the rising sun in a cover band so many times in a cover band since the sixties I could do it in my sleep.still never get tired of it
nancnanaz 5 months ago
10/10 and No way us old timers need to look up the answers! That's some of the music we grew up on.
Randall 5 months ago
# 8 is a trick question, Dusty had the big hit on Bacharach/David's Wishin' and Hopin' but Nancy Sinatra did an excellent version of that song as well! It may not have been a single,but it should have been! ( 10/10) not bad because I was born in 68'
MrSchwamp 5 months ago
You followers that boast 10/10 must have looked up the answers online. I didn't, and I got three out of 10.
Splenderella9 MrSchwamp 5 months ago
Are you kidding??! I LIVED through that time - I was 14 years old and listening to the radio was my LIFE! I heard every tune as I read the title - no way did I have to look ANYTHING up!!😝
Muleskinner MrSchwamp 5 months ago
I still listen to those songs. I have CDs of them and tune the oldies station on the radio.
Muleskinner Muleskinner 5 months ago
And I also listen to them on YouTube.
10/10. Most of them I breezed right through. The only one I hesitated with was Under The Boardwalk. Was it the Coasters or Drifters? I chose wisely....... Drifters.
Randall MrSchwamp 5 months ago
I've been listening to oldies radio ever since I was a child and got 10/10 ( I was born in 68') !
Well said, Splenderella9!!! 👏🫶👍🎶😁
IndianaRockz MrSchwamp 5 months ago
I really don't think us kids here in the MeTV playground are looking up answers while taking these fun quizzes to get a "10/10 score", what would be the point of that? Anyone could just not take the quizzes & just post, or as you say "boast" they got a perfect score every single time.
Half the fun of taking these quizzes is owning up to & posting a terrible score with a fun or witty comment in the comment section! And on the *rare* occasion I personally get a 10/10 score, I certainly don't boast about it & neither do most all the folks on here, it just feels like a fun tiny little victory catching that elusive perfect score. 😁😁😁
MrSchwamp 5 months ago
Tough quiz!
Splenderella9 MrSchwamp 5 months ago
Let's just say you hadda be there!😂
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