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500 Songs That Shaped Rock N Roll

written by: silverqueen
 
Rock & Roll. Born from Rhythm and Blues and mixed with Country, it swept the US and has traveled the world. Rock n Roll has grown and evolved from a singer known as The King of Rock n Roll to four lads that crossed the Atlantic to bring a new form of Rock to America. Folk, Southern, Grunge, Punk to Funk. "It's only Rock N Roll but I like it, Yes, yes I do." Rolling Stone Magazine picked 500 Songs That Shaped Rock n Roll. Just goes to prove "Rock n Roll forever will stand!"

Question 1:


"We're gonna rock around the clock tonight
We're gonna rock, rock, rock till broad daylight
We're gonna rock, gonna rock, around the clock tonight."
These lyrics are from the song Rock Around the Clock sung by Bill Haley and His Comets. Rock Around the Clock played during the opening credits of this movie and a generation of rock n rollers was born. Can you name the movie that introduced rock n roll to the American masses?
Asphalt Jungle
High School Confidential
Blackboard Jungle
The Girl Can't Help It

Question 2:


Beware! If a hookah-smoking caterpillar gives you a call, those pills can make you tall or small......may do nothing at all. But listen to the dormouse. In what song does Grace Slick advise, "Remember what the dormouse said. Feed your Head. Feed your Head."?
Wild Tyme
White Rabbit
3/4 of a Mile in 10 Seconds
Don't You Want Somebody to Love

Question 3:


This is the first song to crossover from the R & B charts to the pop charts.
"There will be
15 minutes of kissin'
15 minutes of teasin'
15 minutes of squeezin'
15 minutes of blowing my top, top,top!
By what name is "Lovin Dan" better known?  (place mouse pointer over ? icon to view hints or answer requirements)
The Fat Man
Roll Em Pete
Rocket 88
Sixty Minute Man

Question 4:

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In one of rock's greatest songs about youthful rebellion, what lead singer boasted "Hope I die before I get old."?
Roger Daltrey
Ozzie Osborne
Robert Plant
Paul McCartney


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Question 5:


According to Wilson Pickett, this is the time his love "begins to shine". When is Pickett "gonna take you girl and hold you. Do all the things I told you."?
Quarter to Three
2 A.M. ( Breathe)
In the Midnight Hour
All My Life

Question 6:


"Do you remember when we use to sing
Sha la la la la la la la la la la te da"
This is the chorus of a song written by Van Morrison, a former member of the Irish group Them. It was considered too risque in 1967 by many radio stations to play the line "Making love in the green grass behind the stadium." Who does Van Morrison miss now that's he's "Own his on"?
Green Eyed Lady
Sad Eyed Lady of the Lowlands
Cross-Eyed Mary
Brown Eyed Girl

Question 7:


From the opening line of "Hello Darkness, my old friend" to the ending line of "The words of the prophets are written on the subway walls and tenement halls", this is a song about social isolation. According to the songwriter, where did his words, like silent raindrops, fall?
Bridge Over Trouble Water
My Little Town
The Sounds of Silence
The Dangling Conversation

Question 8:


The Rolling Stones had six songs on the list of 500 Songs That Shaped Rock N Roll. Which song told of a "gin-soaked, bar-room queen in Memphis."?
Brown Sugar
Jumpin' Jack Flash
Some Girls
Honky Tonk Women

Question 9:

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From the moment Ray Davis' bass intones "Tear the roof off....Tear the roof of the sucker" the crowd is on its feet dancing to one of the leading funk bands of the 70's, Parliament. All are great musicians but who is the bass player with the star sunglasses and the Space Bass?
Eddie Hazel
Ron Ford
George Clinton
Bootsy Collins


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Question 10:


At first listen, this song sounds like a sweet, endearing love song but on repeated plays, the lyrics become somewhat threatening. The songwriter himself calls the song "very, very sinister and ugly". What is the name of this song by Gordon Sumner written after the breakup of his marriage to Frances Tomelty?
Every Breathe You Take
Faded Love
I Will Follow You
Wrapped Around Your Finger

 


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