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Daily Doo Wop Music Trivia Q and A

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Golden Oldies Music

Do you like 50s music? 60s music? Well, here are some trivia questions and answers.

 

What song utilizes the syllables “Bom ba ba bom ba bom ba bom bom / Bom ba ba bom ba bom ba bom bom / Dang a dang dang ding a dong ding”?

  1. “Never Let You Go” by The Five Discs
  2. “Story Untold” by The Nutmegs
  3. “Blue Moon” by The Marcels
  4. “Who’s That Knocking?” by The Genies

The answer is #3, which is “Blue Moon” by The Marcels.

Here are the lyrics:

“Bom ba ba bom ba bom ba bom bom
Bom ba ba bom ba bom ba bom bom
Dang a dang dang ding a dong ding

Blue moon, moon, moon, moon, moon
Di, Di, Di, Di, Di, moon, moon, moon, blue moon
Di, Di, Di, Di, Di
Blue moon, moon, moon, moon, moon
Di, Di, Di, Di, Di, moon, moon, moon, blue moon
Bom ba ba bom ba bom ba bom bom
Bom ba ba bom ba bom ba bom bom
Dang a dang dang ding a dong ding

Blue Moon, you saw me standing alone
Without a dream in my heart
Without a love of my own

Blue Moon, you knew just what I was there for
You heard me saying a prayer for
Someone I really could care for do wah wah wah

And then there suddenly appeared before me
The only one my arms will ever hold
I heard somebody whisper, “Please adore me”
And when I looked, the moon had turned to gold

Oooooooooooooooooooooohhhhhhhhhhh

Blue Moon, now I’m no longer alone
Without a dream in my heart
Without a love of my own

Bom ba ba bom ba bom ba bom bom
Bom ba ba bom ba bom ba bom bom
Dang a dang dang ding a dong ding

Aaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaahhhhhhhhhh”

 

Angel

In the song “Trouble in Paradise” by The Crests, the singer of the song is “calling all angels” because

  1. you look like an angel but “will you every be mine?”
  2. it’s just like heaven being here with you.
  3. a devil told his angel lies about him being untrue.
  4. angels are hard to find.

The answer is 3.

No. 1 is from “Devil or Angel” by The Clovers. No. 2 is from “Angel Baby” by Rosie and The Originals. No. 4 is from the song “Angels are Hard Find” by Hank Wiliams.

Here are the lyrics to “Trouble in Paradise” by The Crests:

“Calling all angels
Calling all angels
Calling all angels, wooh
Calling all angels
Calling all angels
Calling all angels, wooh

There’s trouble in paradise
My turtle dove’s changing wings
There’s trouble in paradiseThe birds no longer sing

Some devil told my angel
A lot of lies
And now my tears are falling
Like raindrops from the sky

There’s trouble in paradise
The stars no longer shine
There’s trouble in paradise
‘Cause she’s no longer mine

That devil told my angel
I’d been untrue
Won’t somebody help me please
Tell me what to do

Mr. Moon, Mr. Sun
Tell her she’s the only one
Guide her with your lovely light
Back into my arms tonight

There’s trouble in paradise
And heaven’s not the same
The angels sit and cry
They say it’s such a shame

They’d like our love
To be just like before
Then the trouble in paradise
Will be no more

Mr. Moon, Mr. Sun
Tell her she’s the only one
Guide her with your lovely light
Back into my arms tonight

There’s trouble in paradise
And heaven’s not the same
The angels sit and cry
They say it’s such a shame

They’d like our love
To be just like before
Then the trouble in paradise
Will be no more

Calling all angels
Calling all angels
Calling all angels, wooh
Calling all angels
Calling all angels
Calling all angels, wooh…”

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Which of these songs was the first international success for The Four Seasons?

  1. Sherry
  2. Big Girls Don’t Cry
  3. Rag Doll
  4. Walk Like a Man

The answer is “Sherry.” The song was written by Bob Gaudio and recorded by The Four Seasons in 1962. It was their first nationally released singer, first #1 hit on the U.S. Billboard Hot 100 and R&B chart. It was their first international charting success, going to #8 in the U.K.

Please click here if you would like to read more about and listen to “Sherry.”

Elvis Presley

In what year did RCA Victor Records begin releasing all pop singles in both mono and stereo?

a. 1960
b. 1957
c. 1964
d. 1969

Hint: a song by Elvis Presley was the first mono/stereo release.

The answer is 1960. The single was “Stuck on You” by Elvis Presley. It was his first hit single after his two years of service in the U.S. Army. He recorded it in March, 1960, and it went to #1 on the U.S. Billboard Hot 100 by late April.

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Who wrote, sang, and recorded the song “Bo Diddley”? Why, Bo Diddley, of course. It is credited to Elias McDaniel, which was another name for Elias Otha Bates, who went under the stage name of Bo Diddley. The record had a special, infectious beat that made it Diddley’s first hit record, going to #1 on the R&B chart in 1955.

For More Golden Oldies Music       

The Daily Doo Wop Rec Room has daily featured doo wop, rock and roll, R&B, or rockabilly songs that were hits during the first era of rock and roll (that is, from about 1952 until the British invasion in 1964). After a song is featured, it then goes into the juke box. You are welcome to listen to any of the 40+ selections there. Every weekend, there is a Golden Oldies Juke Box Saturday Night, and the juke box is full of song requests from the 1950s and 1960s.

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2 Comments

  1. Jennifer Cockburn says:

    What song ends with shooby do bop do wah?

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