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Intros quiz – 1973 edition

Today we’ll start a new theme on the Intros Quizzes: the anniversary series. All 20 songs come from the same year, in this case (as the attentive reader may have guessed) 1973 “” 35 years ago. The next one will focus on 1978, then 1983 etc.

All songs here were hits in 1973. Some were released in 1972 but became hits in 1973; a few were released in 1973 and became hits in 1974 (mostly in Europe, which used to lag behind the US and UK).

I’ll post the answers into the comments by the weekend.

Intros Quiz – 1973 edition

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  1. Anonymous
    March 6th, 2008 at 03:25 | #1

    Do you want us to post the answers we know, I knew about 1/2 of them??? Or do we keep the whole thing a secret until you reveal the answers???Jeff

  2. Any major dude with half a heart
    March 6th, 2008 at 07:46 | #2

    I’ll put the answers up in a couple of days, so please don’t reveal your guesses. If you’d like to know which ones you have, feel free to e-mail me: halfheartededdude at gmail dot com

  3. Any major dude with half a heart
    March 9th, 2008 at 12:01 | #3

    And the answers are:1. Albert Hammond – The Free Electric Band 2. Stevie Wonder – Living For The city 3. Terry Jacks – Seasons In The Sun 4. Elton John – Saturday Night’s Alright for Fighting5. Dobie Gray – Drift Away 6. Mungo Jerry – Alright Alright Alright7. The Carpenters – Sing 8. Sweet – Ballroom Blitz 9. John Lennon – Mind Games 10. Gilbert O’Sullivan – Clair 11. Billy Paul – Me and Mrs Jones 12. Carly Simon – You’re So Vain 13. Edgar Winter Group – Frankenstein 14. John Denver – Rocky Mountain High 15. Slade – Cum On Feel The Noize 16. David Cassidy – Daydreamer 17. Charlie Rich – The Most Beautiful Girl 18. The Spinners – Could It Be I’m Falling In Love19. T Rex – 20th Century Boy20. Stealers Wheel – Stuck in the Middle

  4. Mr Tanner
    March 11th, 2008 at 07:22 | #4

    Only got 18, missed Mungo Jerry and The Spinners so I’m pretty happy.Love your quizzes, keeps the mind active and reminds me of songs I have not heard in a long time.Keep up the good workThanks againMr Tanner

  5. Fusion 45
    March 12th, 2008 at 00:29 | #5

    Confused Charlie Rich and David Cassidy. Don’t we all? Otherwise, 18/18. Featured Ballroom Blitz on my Great Pop Drum Tracks post recently, wo we’re of like mind. Thanks for the great stuff.Fusion 45

  6. Any major dude with half a heart
    March 12th, 2008 at 08:41 | #6

    Thanks for the kind words, Mr Tanner. I had the Steinman album you posted and loved it at the time (despite the dodgy cover). Sadly Rapidshare doesn’t work for me, but good luck with your blog.fusion 45, that drum post was great. I can’t comment on your page, it seems, but I was gong to say that another great drumming performance is that on Lennon’s “Instant Karma”. Great collection of acoustic love songs – what’s that, you don’t do singers with guitars???

  7. The Cheese Knees
    April 4th, 2008 at 21:16 | #7

    Any more intro quizzes in the pipeline?They’re great.Enjoying Perfect Pop too.

  8. Any major dude with half a heart
    April 4th, 2008 at 23:15 | #8

    Thanks, cheese knees. I’ve got one of 1978 songs almost ready. Next week sometimes.

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