Becky's Island Music Trivia Quiz #514 - 12/29/10

UK Number Ones, 1968-69

It's time to give our friends across the Atlantic a turn at Becky's Island! This series of quizzes spotlights the songs that went to Number One in the UK in the 60s. Some will be well-known to Americans, and some will be new. Note: All chart positions refer to the UK charts unless stated otherwise.

1. "Everlasting Love" has been recorded by Robert Knight, Carl Carlton, and Gloria Estefan, but what band hit Number One with it in January 1968?
2. Come on without, come on whithin, what band hit Number One with "The Mighty Quinn?"
3. Who hit Number One with "The Legend of Xanadu" in March 1968?
4. This Louis Armstrong song, later featured in the movie Good Morning Vietnam, was Number One for four weeks in May 1968.
5. The Equals hit Number One with "Baby Come Back" in 1968; their lead singer would have several reggae-tinged hits in the 80s. Who was he?
6. "I am the god of Hell Fire, and I bring you...Fire," a Number One hit for who?
7. This song, based on a Russian melody, was Number One for six weeks for Mary Hopkin and knocked "Hey Jude" out of the top spot.
8. "Lily the Pink" by The Scaffold was the 1968 Christmas Number One. Which Scaffold member had a famous brother?
9. This group, not the Beatles, had a Number One hit with "Ob-La-Di, Ob-La-Da" in January 1969.
10. "Albatross" was a Number One instrumental for this group, which, with a few different members, would become one of the biggest groups of the 70s and 80s.
11. Rumor has it, someone told me this was Marvin Gaye's only Number One hit in the UK, from the spring of 1969.
12. What distinction does Desmond Dekker and the Aces' "Israelites" have?
13. On the Beatles' "Get Back," someone else is credited - who?
14. This Rolling Stones classic, which begins with the sound of a cowbell, was Number One for five weeks in the summer of 1969.
15. Could we possibly get through 1969 without mentioning the infamous "Je t'aime... moi non plus" by Serge Gainsbourg and Jane Birkin? What language was the song, uh, recorded in?
16. This American singer, not Dionne Warwick, had a Number One hit with "I'll Never Fall In Love Again" in October 1969.
17. This Rolf Harris war story song was the Christmas Number One for 1969

Bonus: Cliff Richards' "Congratulations," a Number One in April 1968, later popped up (with different lyrics) on what album by an ex-Beatle?

Good Luck!!!

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