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Can You Guess These Top US Songs Of The 50s?

In this quiz you will be given a photograph of the artist and some lyrics of the song. Your task? To guess the 1950s song itself! The good part? It’s incredibly easy to guess the name of the song by just looking at the lyrics. Thus – we challenge you to

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The warden threw a party in the county jail/ The prison band was there and they began to wail/ The band was jumpin' and the joint began to swing/ You should've heard them knocked-out jailbirds sing.
Carl Perkins - Blue Suede Shoes
Jerry Lee Lewis - Great Balls Of Fire
Elvis Presley - Jailhouse Rock

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He used to carry his guitar in a gunny sack/ And sit beneath the trees by the railroad track/ Oh, the engineers would see him sitting in the shade.
Chuck Berry - Johnny B. Goode
Little Richard - Long Tall Sally
Bo Diddley - Bo Diddley

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Well give me all your lovin' and your turtle dovin'/ All your hugs and kisses and your money too/ Well you know you love me baby/ Still here ya tell me baby/ That some day well I'll be true.
The Platters - The Great Pretender
Buddy Holly and the Crickets - That'll Be The Day
The Isley Borthers - Shout (Parts 1 and 2)

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Some trails are happy ones/ Others are blue./ It's the way you ride the trail that counts/ Here's a happy one for you.
Les Paul & Mary Ford - How High The Moon
Roy Rogers & Dale Evans - Happy Trails
Louis Prima & Keely Smith - That Old Black Magic

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Put your glad rags on, join me, hon/ We'll have some fun while the clock strikes one/ We're gonna rock around the clock tonight
Buddy Holly - Everyday
Danny & The Juniors - At The Hop
Bill Haley and His Comets - (We're Gonna ) Rock Around The Clock

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Got a gal named Sue, she knows just what to do/ Got a gal named Sue, she knows just what to do/ She rock to the east, she rocks to the west/ But she's the gal that I know best.
Little Richard - Tutti Frutti
Muddy Waters - Mannish Boy
Mark Dinning - Teen Angel

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Oh, the shark, babe, has such teeth, dear/ And it shows them pearly white/ Just a jackknife has old MacHeath, babe?/ And he keeps it out of sight.
Bobby Darin - Mack The Knife
Johnny Mathis - Chances Are
Eddie Cochran - Summertime Blues

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"When I feel blue in the night/ And I need you to hold me tight/ Whenever I want you, all I have to do is/ dream."
Roy Rogers & Dale Evans - Happy Trails
The Everly Brothers - All I Have To Do Is Dream
Tennessee Ernie Ford - Sixteen Tons

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Work all night on a drink of rum/ Daylight come and me wan' go home/ Stack banana till de mornin' come/ Daylight come and me wan' go home.
Harry Belafonte - Banana Boat (Day-O)
Jerry Lee Lewis - Whole Lotta Shakin' Goin On
Gene Vincent and His Blue Caps - Be-Bop-A-Lula

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When I was just a little girl/ I asked my mother, what will I be/ Will I be pretty, will I be rich/Here's what she said to me.
Connie Francis - Who's Sorry Now
Billie Holiday - God Bless The Child
Doris Day - Que Sera Sera (Whatever Will Be, Will Be)

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"You know, the landlord rang my front door bell/I let it ring for a long, long spell/ I looked through the window/ I peeked through the blind/ And asked him to tell me what was on his mind."
The Platters - Smoke Gets In Your Eyes
The Flamingos - I Only Have Eyes For You
The Drifters - Money Honey

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Sandman, I'm so alone/ Don't have nobody to call my own/ Please turn on your magic beam/ Mr. Sandman, bring me a dream.
The Modern Jazz Quartet - Django
The Chordettes - Mr. Sandman
The Weavers - On Top Of Old Smoky

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Not bad! You didn't know most of the songs but then again, who would expect you to know songs from over 60 years ago?

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Super! You got most of the songs right. It's hard to find someone who would know songs from over 60 years ago. Keep it up!

A+, Fantastic

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Excellent result! You either know your 1950s songs extremely well or you are great at guessing. Keep it up!
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1
The warden threw a party in the county jail/ The prison band was there and they began to wail/ The band was jumpin' and the joint began to swing/ You should've heard them knocked-out jailbirds sing.
Carl Perkins - Blue Suede Shoes
Jerry Lee Lewis - Great Balls Of Fire
Elvis Presley - Jailhouse Rock
2
He used to carry his guitar in a gunny sack/ And sit beneath the trees by the railroad track/ Oh, the engineers would see him sitting in the shade.
Chuck Berry - Johnny B. Goode
Little Richard - Long Tall Sally
Bo Diddley - Bo Diddley
3
Well give me all your lovin' and your turtle dovin'/ All your hugs and kisses and your money too/ Well you know you love me baby/ Still here ya tell me baby/ That some day well I'll be true.
The Platters - The Great Pretender
Buddy Holly and the Crickets - That'll Be The Day
The Isley Borthers - Shout (Parts 1 and 2)
4
Some trails are happy ones/ Others are blue./ It's the way you ride the trail that counts/ Here's a happy one for you.
Les Paul & Mary Ford - How High The Moon
Roy Rogers & Dale Evans - Happy Trails
Louis Prima & Keely Smith - That Old Black Magic
5
Put your glad rags on, join me, hon/ We'll have some fun while the clock strikes one/ We're gonna rock around the clock tonight
Buddy Holly - Everyday
Danny & The Juniors - At The Hop
Bill Haley and His Comets - (We're Gonna ) Rock Around The Clock
6
Got a gal named Sue, she knows just what to do/ Got a gal named Sue, she knows just what to do/ She rock to the east, she rocks to the west/ But she's the gal that I know best.
Little Richard - Tutti Frutti
Muddy Waters - Mannish Boy
Mark Dinning - Teen Angel
7
Oh, the shark, babe, has such teeth, dear/ And it shows them pearly white/ Just a jackknife has old MacHeath, babe?/ And he keeps it out of sight.
Bobby Darin - Mack The Knife
Johnny Mathis - Chances Are
Eddie Cochran - Summertime Blues
8
"When I feel blue in the night/ And I need you to hold me tight/ Whenever I want you, all I have to do is/ dream."
Roy Rogers & Dale Evans - Happy Trails
The Everly Brothers - All I Have To Do Is Dream
Tennessee Ernie Ford - Sixteen Tons
9
Work all night on a drink of rum/ Daylight come and me wan' go home/ Stack banana till de mornin' come/ Daylight come and me wan' go home.
Harry Belafonte - Banana Boat (Day-O)
Jerry Lee Lewis - Whole Lotta Shakin' Goin On
Gene Vincent and His Blue Caps - Be-Bop-A-Lula
10
When I was just a little girl/ I asked my mother, what will I be/ Will I be pretty, will I be rich/Here's what she said to me.
Connie Francis - Who's Sorry Now
Billie Holiday - God Bless The Child
Doris Day - Que Sera Sera (Whatever Will Be, Will Be)
11
"You know, the landlord rang my front door bell/I let it ring for a long, long spell/ I looked through the window/ I peeked through the blind/ And asked him to tell me what was on his mind."
The Platters - Smoke Gets In Your Eyes
The Flamingos - I Only Have Eyes For You
The Drifters - Money Honey
12
Sandman, I'm so alone/ Don't have nobody to call my own/ Please turn on your magic beam/ Mr. Sandman, bring me a dream.
The Modern Jazz Quartet - Django
The Chordettes - Mr. Sandman
The Weavers - On Top Of Old Smoky

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