Becky's Island Music Trivia Quiz #342 - 9/12/07

R&B Number Ones - 1976

Billboard Magazine has called them Harlem Hit Parade, Race Records, Rhythm & Blues Records, R&B Sides, Soul Singles, Black Singles, and R&B Singles. I call them great songs that everyone can enjoy regardless of race or ethnic background. This series of quizzes concerns songs that reached Number One on the Billboard R&B charts.

1. Former Temptation David Ruffin had the first Number One of 1976 with what song?
2. What did Earth, Wind & Fire suggest you do "when you feel down and out?"
3. Was Natalie Cole's "Sophisticated Lady" written by Duke Ellington?
4. The hook of this L.T.D. song was "And what we have is much more than they can see," but what was the title?
5. "Wake Up Everybody (Part 1)" was a Number One hit for Harold Melvin and the Blue Notes in January 1976. Who sang lead on that song?
6. These "white boys" from Ohio had a Number One hit in September 1976 with "Play That Funky Music."
7."If there's a cure for this, I don't want it," sang Diana Ross in thin May 1976 Number One hit.
8. Diana's brother, T-Boy Ross, had a co-writing credit on this Number One hit for Marvin Gaye from May 1976.
9. What Number One hit by KC and the Sunshine Band repeats the same word four times in the title?
10. He reached a "Turning Point" when he had a Number One hit with that song in February 1976.
11. This family group had "Boogie Fever" in March 1976.
12. The unstoppable Aretha Franklin had her sixteenth Number One hit with this song from the movie Sparkle: what was it?
13. What May 1976 song began with a spoken confession: "This has got to be the saddest day of my life"?
14. He promised "You'll Never Find Another Love Like Mine" in July 1976.
15. "Dazz," a Number One hit in November 1976, wasn't performed by the Dazz Band, but by who?
16. She advised "Young Hearts Run Free" in June 1976.
17. The last Number One song of 1976 was a movie theme by Rose Royce; what was it?

Bonus: "The Rubberband Man" by the Spinners, a Number One hit in 1976, was featured prominently on the soundtrack of what 1981 comedy movie?

Good Luck!!!

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