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Intros Quiz – 1966 edition

January 17th, 2011 Leave a comment Go to comments

Here we begin another new five-yearly cycle of intros quizzes, starting with 45 years ago: 1966. Next month we”ll skip to 1971, then 1976 and so on.

As always, twenty intros to hit songs from that year of 5-7 seconds in length. All were single releases and/or hits that year. I will not enter into a debate whether #5 is in fact U2’s 1988 hit Angel Of Harlem. I presume the artists of #5 travelled into the future to steal U2’s riff, then beamed thenselves back to 1966 and made hay off The Edge’s inventive genius. Shameful though it is, it does not make #5 a U2 song.

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  1. Geoviki
    January 18th, 2011 at 06:58 | #1

    OMG, I love these so much! You’d think I would know most of these, but so far, I’ve only got 10.

    I meant to thank you for the idea that I blatantly stole for my retirement party last year. I had all my guests try to guess songs from 1979, when I started my job. They had as much fun guessing as I did trying to trick them! It was a great party game.

  2. halfhearteddude
    January 20th, 2011 at 09:38 | #2

    1. Lovin’ Spoonful – Summer In The City
    2. The Walker Brothers – The Sun Ain’t Gonna Shine Anymore
    3. Matt Monro – Born Free
    4. Ike & Tina Turner – River Deep, Mountain High
    5. Manfred Mann – Pretty Flamingo
    6. Tom Jones – Green, Green Grass Of Home
    7. Los Bravos – Black Is Black
    8. The Monkees – Last Train To Clarksville
    9. Ramsey Lewis Trio – Wade In The Water
    10. The Seekers – Georgy Girl
    11. Cat Stevens – Matthew And Son
    12. Herman’s Hermits – No Milk Today
    13. Dusty Springfield – You Don’t Have To Say You Love Me
    14. Jimmy Ruffin – What Becomes Of The Brokenhearted
    15. Nancy Sinatra & Dean Martin – Things
    16. Sergio Mendes – Mais Que Nada
    17. Buffalo Springfield – For What It’s Worth
    18. Sandie Shaw – Puppet On A String
    19. Simon & Garfunkel – A Hazy Shade of Winter
    20. James Brown – It’s A Man’s Man’s World

  3. paul
    January 23rd, 2011 at 18:36 | #3

    sorry to nitpick and be a pedant but ‘Nancy Sinatra & Dean Martin – Things’ wasn’t released until 1968 on “Movin with Nancy”.
    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Movin%27_With_Nancy
    if i’m wrong i apologise.

  4. halfhearteddude
    January 23rd, 2011 at 19:20 | #4

    Ah yes, you’re right. Thanks for flagging that, Paul.

  5. Radio Ed-Mon
    February 11th, 2011 at 04:17 | #5

    #15 is actually Bobby Darin’s version of “Things” from Atco 6229, which charted in 1962.

  6. halfhearteddude
    February 11th, 2011 at 11:56 | #6

    No, it most definitely is the Nancy & Dean one.

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