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Re: Quickie TD-ish quiz whilst we wait for a TD to be posted

Post by alietr » Tue Jun 05, 2012 12:09 pm

Damn. Holly Holy misses by one letter.

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Re: Quickie TD-ish quiz whilst we wait for a TD to be posted

Post by RandyG » Tue Jun 05, 2012 12:54 pm

Paucle wrote:Combined:

Cherry Cherry- Neil Diamond
Da Doo Ron Ron, The Crystals
Do Wah Diddy Diddy- Manfred Mann
Fun Fun Fun -Beach Boys
Green Green- New Christie Minstrels
Knock Knock (Who's There?) by
Louie Louie, by the Kingsmen
Monday, Monday
Mony Mony (Tommy James)
Na Na Hey Hey Kiss Him Goodbye?
OOOH Baby Baby- Smokey Robinson
Please Please Me - The Beatles
Stop Stop Stop - the Hollies
Sugar Sugar (Archies)
Summertime Summertime by ??
To Our Children's Children's Children -- The Moody Blues (if you count albums)
Turn! Turn! Turn! -- The Byrds
Up, Up and Away

left off Woppy's add since it does not appear to be top 40.


Thanks for doing this, Paul. Unless you object, I'll take over keeping this running list current and place it in the first post.

You've already found 5 that I didn't have on my original list! Other than writing a program to parse the complete list of Billboard singles (which I haven't done, nor do I intend to,) I don't know of a way to come up with a systematic list of all correct answers. I doubt that this is one of those categories that'll show up on Wikipedia. (Maybe after this I should create one.)

Something else to ponder re this quiz: Three singles have already been noted -- "Turn! Turn! Turn!", "Fun Fun Fun" and "Stop Stop Stop" -- in which the word is repeated more than 2 times. I know of 7 others.
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Re: Quickie TD-ish quiz whilst we wait for a TD to be posted

Post by RandyG » Tue Jun 05, 2012 1:15 pm

alietr wrote:Damn. Holly Holy misses by one letter.


OK, your job -- should you decide to accept it -- is to come up with other such records which miss by a single letter.

seaborgium wrote:I posed the question to my mom, and she came up with "Up, Up and Away."


Gee, thanks. I guess I'll ask my grandmother whether she knows of any. ;)
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Re: Quickie TD-ish quiz whilst we wait for a TD to be posted

Post by Paucle » Tue Jun 05, 2012 2:00 pm

you can keep it updated, sure! I'll sell you the rights for the permission to add 4 more!

"Green Green" by New Christy Minstrels
"Green Green Grass of Home" by Tom Jones

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Re: Quickie TD-ish quiz whilst we wait for a TD to be posted

Post by Rex Kramer » Tue Jun 05, 2012 2:16 pm

"Beep Beep" by the Playmates

(That's one.)

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Post by plasticene » Tue Jun 05, 2012 2:28 pm

How about "In the Year 2525?" Judges?

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Post by Rex Kramer » Tue Jun 05, 2012 2:39 pm

"Dance Dance Dance" by the Beach Boys

(That's two.)

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Post by RandyG » Tue Jun 05, 2012 2:51 pm

Paucle wrote:you can keep it updated, sure! I'll sell you the rights for the permission to add 4 more!

"Green Green" by New Christy Minstrels
"Green Green Grass of Home" by Tom Jones

Sure, go for it.

Rex Kramer wrote:"Beep Beep" by the Playmates

Rex

Ah, yes. The song that apparently encouraged my family to buy a Rambler as our first car. I don't think we ever got it up to 120, though.

plasticene wrote:How about "In the Year 2525?" Judges?

Ding, ding, ding! 'twas already pre-approved.

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billy pilgrim wrote:That 'To our childrens' childrens' children' answer wins hands down.

I really like it because the repeated word actually makes a semantic difference.

"Please Please Me" as well.
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Post by Rex Kramer » Tue Jun 05, 2012 2:52 pm

"Everybody Loves to Cha Cha Cha" by the great-yet-bizarrely-dying Sam Cooke

(That's three.)

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Post by billy pilgrim » Tue Jun 05, 2012 3:10 pm

PLEASE! PLEASE! PLEASE! James Brown
Mercy Mercy Mercy-The Buckinghams
Yummy Yummy Yummy- No idea who did it.
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Post by Rex Kramer » Tue Jun 05, 2012 3:19 pm

billy pilgrim wrote:PLEASE! PLEASE! PLEASE! James Brown
Mercy Mercy Mercy-The Buckinghams
Yummy Yummy Yummy- No idea who did it.


I'm going to say "Mercy Mercy Me (The Ecology)" by the even-greater-and-only-slightly-less-bizarrely-dying Marvin Gaye, but it doesn't count against my 4 because it was obvious once billy pilgrim posted. :)

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Re: Quickie TD-ish quiz whilst we wait for a TD to be posted

Post by Peggles » Tue Jun 05, 2012 3:39 pm

"Money, Money, Money " by ABBA?

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Re: Quickie TD-ish quiz whilst we wait for a TD to be posted

Post by Paucle » Tue Jun 05, 2012 5:11 pm

billy pilgrim wrote:Yummy Yummy Yummy- No idea who did it.

Ohio Express, who also did Chewy Chewy :)
ABBA's too late for the party, Peggles. They didn't come around until the mid 70's.

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Post by Magna » Tue Jun 05, 2012 5:19 pm

Yeh, Yeh by Georgie Fame

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Post by Peggles » Tue Jun 05, 2012 8:57 pm

Paucle wrote:
billy pilgrim wrote:Yummy Yummy Yummy- No idea who did it.

Ohio Express, who also did Chewy Chewy :)
ABBA's too late for the party, Peggles. They didn't come around until the mid 70's.



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Re: Quickie TD-ish quiz whilst we wait for a TD to be posted

Post by MarkBarrett » Tue Jun 05, 2012 9:29 pm

What if the word is repeated six times?


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Post by RandyG » Tue Jun 05, 2012 9:53 pm

MarkBarrett wrote:What if the word is repeated six times?

Retroactive rule: more than 5 doesn't count. ;)

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Re: Quickie TD-ish quiz whilst we wait for a TD to be posted

Post by HugoZ » Tue Jun 05, 2012 11:31 pm

Paucle wrote:
billy pilgrim wrote:Yummy Yummy Yummy- No idea who did it.

Ohio Express, who also did Chewy Chewy :)

Somehow, I had 1910 Fruitgum Company associated with that.

No matter, they had one of their own with Goody Goody Gumdrops.

And I believe we already established that Zou Bisou Bisou did not chart, at least not until 2012.

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Re: Quickie TD-ish quiz whilst we wait for a TD to be posted

Post by billy pilgrim » Wed Jun 06, 2012 12:49 am

RandyG wrote:
MarkBarrett wrote:What if the word is repeated six times?

Retroactive rule: more than 5 doesn't count. ;)

Good one!

One might argue that M - which is the phonetic of the lyric- is not a word. Nor is Um.
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Re: Quickie TD-ish quiz whilst we wait for a TD to be posted

Post by MarkBarrett » Wed Jun 06, 2012 1:08 am

billy pilgrim wrote:
RandyG wrote:
MarkBarrett wrote:What if the word is repeated six times?

Retroactive rule: more than 5 doesn't count. ;)

Good one!

One might argue that M - which is the phonetic of the lyric- is not a word. Nor is Um.


Judge Judy would agree. Many times I've heard her say, "Um is not a word." Randy put it on page one so that's good enough for me.

I've heard the song used recently for a Hyundai ad with Jeff Bridges doing voice work.

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