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Who Did That 1960s Song #1

Can you name the musical acts who recorded these hits from the 1960s?
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Last updated: December 4, 2019
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First submittedJune 12, 2011
Times taken40,529
Average score63.6%
Rating4.25
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Year
Song
Musical Act
1960
Georgia on My Mind
Ray Charles
1963
Blowin' in the Wind
Bob Dylan
1963
Ring of Fire
Johnny Cash
1964
The House of the
Rising Sun
The Animals
1965
Calfornia Girls
The Beach Boys
1965
I Got You (I Feel Good)
James Brown
1965
(I Can't Get No)
Satisfaction
The Rolling Stones
1965
The Sounds of Silence
Simon & Garfunkel
1966
I'm a Believer
The Monkees
1966
Eleanor Rigby
The Beatles
1966
Wild Thing
The Troggs
Year
Song
Musical Act
1967
Purple Haze
The Jimi Hendrix
Experience
1967
Happy Together
The Turtles
1967
White Rabbit
Jefferson Airplane
1967
Alice's Restaurant
Arlo Guthrie
1967
A Whiter Shade of Pale
Procol Harum
1968
(Sittin' on) The Dock
of the Bay
Otis Redding
1969
Pinball Wizard
The Who
1969
Whole Lotta Love
Led Zeppelin
1969
Space Oddity
David Bowie
1969
Sugar, Sugar
The Archies
1969
Suspicious Minds
Elvis Presley
45 Comments
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Level ∞
May 31, 2014
Updated!
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Level 84
Jun 1, 2014
If you are going to accept beatles and who, you should accept monkees.
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Level ∞
Jun 1, 2014
Fixed
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Level 58
Jul 18, 2014
missed one. Arlo Gutrie
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Level 44
Jan 19, 2015
yeah how did only 31% of you get that one right? spelling errors?
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Level 57
Apr 15, 2021
Because it's nowhere close how famous the other songs are.
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Level 65
Aug 17, 2022
He's never had an album or single or chart in the UK and has zero profile here. How do you expect people who've never heard of him to get it right?
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Level 63
Aug 17, 2022
Tho he does have quite a well known song about trying to smuggle dope from London to LA.
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Level 55
Aug 18, 2022
Alice's Restaurant is also so long of a song that it probably deters people from wanting to listen to it. It's a roller coaster of adventure though.
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Level 69
Aug 20, 2022
You can get anything you want at Alice's Restaurant (excepting Alice).
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Level 68
Jul 18, 2014
So glad to get a quiz that I knew 100% without even thinking!
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Level 75
Jul 29, 2014
No thinking for me either except I missed the Archies. But...I actually felt pretty good about that. ;)
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Level 56
Jul 18, 2014
Nostalgia overload!

I can't help but wonder how many of today's hits will be as fondly remembered in 40-50 years.

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Level 64
May 16, 2016
Hopefully none of them. todays music is nowhere as good as these songs!!!!
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Level 37
Mar 17, 2018
^ Agree 100%.
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Level 77
Aug 17, 2022
Except the 60s were full of awful garbage music that we’ve all collectively forgotten. For every Maroon 5 song today there’s an Alley Oop or an Incense and Peppermints (a song so stupid the band’s actual lead singer refused to sing it) from the 60s. Anyway, if you take the best remembered 100 songs from any decade they’re going to seem pretty good compared to the weekly drivel of new music top 40 will play.
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Level 67
Aug 17, 2022
the music industry was in much better shape in the 60s, so record labels would take more chances. This would result in more interesting music being created, and lots of it. Obviously lots of garbarge was also made, but the shear volume of music being produced meant that even a small percentage of gold is quite a lot.

Music is now objectively different, production techniques have changed. Many people consider this a regression, but some people are just nostalgic for the imagined past.

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Level 77
Sep 26, 2022
Well said. I’d say the peak of music production was probably the 1970s, which I believe saw the fastest turnover in music on the charts than any other decade. I do think, though, there is far, far more music digested today than ever before simply because of streaming technology. I bet music gets more and more artistic and varied as streamers figure out how to reach their audiences better as time goes on.
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Level 22
Jul 18, 2014
57 seconds. If I hadn't of stumbled my fingers typing Jefferson Airplane and Rolling Stones, it might have been a bit shorter. Good quiz, but do you have anything a bit more challenging? How about one or more authors of these same songs? or The lead singer(s)?
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Level 33
Jul 19, 2014
Could we get a little spelling mercy for Procol Harum? For some reason, I kept using 'Procul' and having the 'Harum' part right wasn't enough to get the point.
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Level 42
Apr 27, 2015
Me too!
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Level 37
Jul 19, 2014
could we get a couple of alternate spellings of Led Zeppelin I always forget the second e, and if you're going to accept "stones" for rolling stones or bowie for david bowie I think I should be forgiven for missing an e
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Level 75
Jul 29, 2014
Agreed. It's not a spelling contest.
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Level 57
Jul 25, 2014
Just being pedantic here but I think the song is "The Sound of Silence", the subsequent album was called "Sounds of Silence".
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Level 91
Oct 6, 2015
Accept Neil Diamond for I'm a Believer? He wrote it, and recorded it in '67.
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Level 89
Jul 8, 2018
And whose version has been played for 50 years for everyone under (and over) 65 years old to recognize it?
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Level 90
Aug 17, 2022
Smash Mouth's obviously.
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Level 57
Oct 28, 2015
I was surprised that the Doors weren't on here at all.
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Level 77
Nov 30, 2015
California? No pedantic spell checkers remarked on that yet?
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Level 78
Aug 17, 2022
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Level 85
Nov 16, 2016
Perhaps you should enter a caveat that you'll only accept the most famous version of a song? As mentioned, there are earlier, albeit much less famous, versions of a couple of these songs. IN fact, there's a Quiz Idea: Songs where the cover versions eclipsed their original versions!
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Level 48
Nov 18, 2016
I could swear I've taken such a quiz before. Perhaps on that other quiz site.
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Level 48
Nov 18, 2016
Thinking I might do well I had no expectation of getting them all. Though I always have trouble spelling it I'm pretty sure this is the first time I ever tried 'Led Leppelin'.
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Level 47
Dec 24, 2016
california is spelled wrong
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Level 55
Jan 3, 2018
For "Blowin' In The Wind" I entered "Peter, Paul & Mary" because when you compare the relative Billboard Top 100 lists theirs hit #2 in the nation. Granted, we (oldsters, anyway) are fully aware that Bob Dylan wrote it but as a recorded version his didn't make the Billboard Top 100 at all. Not complaining, because my entry was accepted, even though the answer showed Dylan's name.
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Level 60
May 25, 2018
Wow - so few women in the 60s clearly - just Grace Slick?
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Level 74
May 18, 2019
There were lots. Just not on this quiz :(
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Level 49
Feb 1, 2019
100%. I must be old x
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Level 63
Oct 24, 2020
Are you honestly trying to tell me that there were no high selling female artists in this decade - because this entire list is of nothing but male artists! Add some equality!
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Level 77
Jun 3, 2022
How dare you disrespect Grace Slick like that. This quiz is only 95.5% male artists, thank you very much.
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Level 53
Aug 21, 2022
Who cares? Not everything in the world needs to be split and chopped up to cover every single demographic or both genders. What happens if they make it 50/50 male and female, then it'll be not enough of this race, not enough of that race, not enough of this sexuality, not enough of that sexuality. Just take the quiz and stop whining.
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Level 56
Oct 6, 2022
Cry. Not everything has to be politically correct.
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Level 79
Dec 31, 2020
Would have got 100% if I hadn't continually misspelled Procol Harum
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Level 78
Aug 17, 2022
I'm 20 and got 18/22 (I love 60s music!) 🎵
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Level 73
Aug 22, 2022
Cal*I*fornia Girls