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500 Best Songs Ever

written by: silverqueen
Rolling Stone Magazine ask 172 singers, songwriters, musicians, producers, and critics to rank in order of preference their favorite 50 songs of the rock era. Rolling Stone did a little math and produced The 500 Greatest Songs of All Times. This is a quiz about the songs and artists making up that list. Please keep in mind that the voters range from Elvis Costello to Ozzy Osbourne to Loretta Lynn to Berry Gordy, the founder of Motown Records.

Question 1:

This is song # 484 on Rolling Stone's list of the 500 Greatest Songs of All Time. The romance starts fast. "I saw him dancin' there by the record machine". The song was her favorite song, the beat was strong. "So put another dime in the jukebox , baby. So, come an take your time and dance with me." What Joan Jett and the Blackhawks' record spent 7 weeks at the # 1 position in 1982?
I Love Rock and Roll
Love Is A Battlefield
Do You Want To Touch Me
Hit Me With Your Best Shot

Question 2:

Which song took its title from a girl's deodorant?
Baby Love
Smells Like Teen Spirit
Sweet Jane

Question 3:

The first female on Rolling Stone's list of the 500 Greatest Songs of All Time comes in at # 5. The Queen of Soul, Aretha Franklin, doesn't care about the money but she demands her "propers" when you get home. In what song does Aretha demand "Find out what it means to me. Take care of TCB"?  (place mouse pointer over ? icon to view hints or answer requirements)

Question 4:

In 2003 Andre 3000 played most of the instruments on this party song. What duo rapped
"Now why Beyonce and Lucy Lui and the baby dolls get on the floor, You've got to shake it, shake it like a Polaroid picture"?
The Roots
Out Kast
Black Eyed Peas

Question 5:

"Give me a ticket on an aeroplane
Ain't got time to take no fast train
Lonely days are gone
I'm going home, my baby done wrote me a letter."
Many people associate this song with Joe Crocker but what group had a # 1 hit with The Letter in 1967?
The Doors
Pink Floyd
Buffalo Springfield
The Box Tops

Question 6:

Pasty Cline didn't like the demo and when she heard the title of the song was "Crazy ", she replied, "It sure is". But the 'lush arrangement' and the backup vocals of the Jordanaires helped this song reach the top ten in 1961. Who was the beginning songwriter that wrote Crazy?
Waylon Jennings
Steve Cropper
Willie Nelson
Kenny Rogers

Question 7:

"So if you meet me
Have some courtesy
Have some sympathy, and some taste.
Use all your well-learned politesse
Or I'll lay your soul to waste."
What Rolling Stones song took the # 32 position on Rolling Stone's List of the 500 Greatest Songs of All Time?
Tumbling Dice
Jumping Jack Flash
Sympathy For the Devil
Beast of Burden

Question 8:

"The amusement park rises bold and stark
Kids are huddled on the beach in a mist.
I wanna die with you Wendy on the streets tonight
In an everlasting kiss."
In what song has "The Boss" stated that 'tramps like us' have to get out young?
Die Young Leave a Beautiful Corpse
Too Young to Die, Too Old to Live
Born to Run
Born in the USA

Question 9:

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Guest artists were asked by Rolling Stone magazine to pick their favorite ten songs of all time and give the reasons for their picks. Brian Wilson of the Beach Boys picked as his # 1choice a song by Ronnie & The Ronettes. Eddie Money also referenced this song in his hit Take Me Home Tonight when he crooned "Just like Ronnie sang". What did Ronnie sing?
He's So Fine
Will You Love Me Tomorrow
Be My Baby
Don't Say Nothin Bad About My Baby

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Question 10:

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Madonna sang in a voice "full of Catholic angst and disco thunder" in the song that was listed as # 300 on Rolling Stone's list of 500 Songs. What song contains the lyrics
"Just like a muse to me, you are a mystery.
Just like a dream, you are not what you seem."
What Madonna song took # 300 on the list and was voted # 1 on MTV's Most Groundbreaking Videos of All Times?
Like a Prayer
Like a Virgin
Express Yourself
Material Girl

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Question 11:

The first entry on Rolling Stone Magazine's Top 500 Songs for The Beatles was in the # 8 position. This song was the best selling Beatles song in the U.S. and also the longest. What Beatles song held the # 1 position on the pop charts for nine weeks in 1968?
The Long and Winding Road
Hey, Jude
Let It Be
Get Back

Question 12:

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"I'm So Lonesome I Could Cry " is the second oldest song to make the list of the 500 Songs of All Time. Most people over 25 have spent at least one night described in the lyrics of this song:
"I've never seen a night so long
When time goes crawling by.
The moon just went behind a cloud
To hide its face and cry ".
Who wrote and sang this song?
Doc Watson
Hank Williams
Muddy Waters
Johnny Cash

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