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Intros Quiz: 1977 edition

We continue our five-yearly cycle of intros quizzes, arriving at 35 years ago: 1977.

1977 was the year when the apartheid police murdered Steve Biko, New York City went dark for 25 hours and the World Trade Centre was completed; Jimmy Carter became US president and Egypt’s President Anwar al-Sadat recognised Israel; the US returned the Panama Canal to Panama; the first Apple II computer went on sale; two jumbo jets collided above the Canary Islands; members of Lynryd Skynyrd died in a plane crash; the TV mini-series Roots was sceened in the US; Sarah Michelle Gellar and Orlando Bloom were born and Charlie Chaplin, Groucho Marx, Elvis Presley, Marc Bolan, Bing Crosby and Matthew Garber (the kid in Mary Poppins) died.

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 (eight were UK #1 hits, but five of those were by US artist, and only one by a UK-based act). The answers will be posted in the comments section by Thursday. If the pesky number 15 bugs you, go to the Contact Me tab above for the answers, or  better, message me on Facebook. If you”re not my FB friend, click here.


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  1. May 21st, 2012 at 10:44 | #1

    Bollocks! Got all but one of ’em , Cant get the one straight after the Scandinavians

  2. May 21st, 2012 at 10:48 | #2

    …and it was never 5-7 seconds!!

  3. HW
    May 21st, 2012 at 11:20 | #3

    Typo. 1977 (1972 was the year…)

  4. halfhearteddude
    May 21st, 2012 at 12:34 | #4

    simmo, if you watch the BBC reruns of Top of the Pops, you’ll have seen that one last week.

    HW, thanks for the correction. Fixed it.

  5. halfhearteddude
    May 24th, 2012 at 06:56 | #5

    1. Fleetwood Mac – Don’t Stop
    2. Baccara – Yes Sir, I Can Boogie
    3. Status Quo – Rockin All Over The World
    4. The Floaters – Float On
    5. Sex Pistols – Anarchy In The UK
    6. David Soul – Silver Lady
    7. The Emotions – Best Of My Love
    8. Kenny Rogers – Lucille
    9. David Bowie – Heroes
    10. Earth, Wind & Fire – Fantasy
    11. Abba – The Name Of The Game
    12. Deniece Williams – Free
    13. Glen Campbell – Southern Nights
    14. Althia & Donna – Up Town Top Ranking
    15. Andy Gibb – I Just Wanna Be Your Everything
    16. Elvis Presley – Way Down
    17. Tom Robinson Band – 2-4-6-8 Motorway
    18. Bonnie Tyler – Lost In France
    19. Billy Joel – Just The Way You Are
    20. Hot Chocolate – So You Win Again

  6. bobo the hobo
    May 25th, 2012 at 18:35 | #6

    while, technically, the jumbo jets were above the canary islands, they were also on the ground, on the runway, when they collided. (not to detract from the overall fantasticness of you post, i hope …)

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