Okay, friends… here’s a third round of trivia questions to test how well you know your “classic rock and roll” lyrics. Once again in this trivia quiz, I’ll give you the first lines of a hit rock/pop song from the 1960s through the 1990s. Can you name the original recording artist or performer? No obscure songs or artists here! All songs were major hits, and all recording artists and performers were/are major stars.
“We don’t need no education; we don’t need no thought control…”
a. The Beach Boys
b. Electric Light Orchestra
c. Bachman-Turner Overdrive
d. Pink Floyd
“She’s a good girl, loves her mama; loves Jesus and America too…”
a. John Lennon
b. Bruce Springsteen
c. Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers
d. Harry Chapin
“…he looks at her and says, “Hey darlin’, I can remember when you could stop a clock.”
a. John Cougar Mellencamp
b. REO Speedwagon
c. The Police
d. Jackson Browne
“Well, far between sundown’s finish and midnight’s broken toll, we ducked inside the doorway, thunder crashin’…”
a. The Byrds
b. Bob Dylan
c. The Fabulous Thunderbirds
d. Alice Cooper
“Ahhh, now I don’t hardly know her, but I think I could love her…”
a. Paul Revere and the Raiders
b. Elton John
c. The Beatles
d. Tommy James and the Shondells
“Brain Boiler” Bonus Question:
“I feel it in my fingers, I feel it in my toes…”
a. The Grass Roots
b. The Troggs
c. The Turtles
d. Wet Wet Wet
Question 1: D
From the song “Another Brick in the Wall (Part 2)” by Pink Floyd. Originally appeared on Pink Floyd’s 1980 album The Wall. Lyrics and music by Roger Waters and David Gilmour.
Question 2: C
From the hit song “Free Fallin'” by Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers. Originally recorded on the 1989 album Full Moon Fever. Lyrics and music by Tom Petty.
Question 3: A
From the song “Pink Houses” by John Cougar Mellencamp. Originally released on his 1983 album Uh-Huh. Lyrics and music by John Cougar Mellencamp.
Question 4: B
Lyrics from the song “Chimes of Freedom,” by Bob Dylan. Originally recorded on his 1964 album The Other Side of Bob Dylan. Lyrics and music by Bob Dylan.
Question 5: D
From the Tommy James and the Shondells song “Crimson and Clover,” originally released as a single in 1968. Lyrics and music by Tommy James and Peter Lucia. There’s also a long version of this song that runs over 5 minutes.
“Brain Boiler” Bonus Question: B
From the song “Love is All Around.” Lyrics and music composed in 1967 by Reg Presley, lead singer of The Troggs. Originally released as a single by The Troggs in 1967. Of course, Wet Wet Wet gave this song additional fame when the band performed it for the 1994 film Four Weddings and a Funeral.
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