music trivia: the "W's"

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The last time Simon and Garfunkel hit the Top 40 was in 1982 with a cover of this song. The Everly Brothers' 1957 original version was a #1 hit in the U.S. pop, country and R&B charts. It only went to #2 in the UK.
Wake Up Little Susie
With an African-American rhythm section, a Danish harmonica player and an English lead singer, this funk, soul, jazz, rock and R&B band with latin and reggae influences formed in 1969 and by 1973 they had the Billboard #1 album of the year, The World is a Ghetto. Their hit singles include; The Cisco Kid, Spill the Wine, Low Rider and Why Can't We Be Friends?
He later changed it to Ono, but this is the middle name John Lennon was given at birth, in tribute to the war-time prime minister.
This song is based on a 1973 "rough outtake" called "Rock Me Mama" from a bootleg Bob Dylan recording. A teenaged Ketch Secor filled it out to song length and shares the copyright with Dylan. Secor's band, Old Crow Medicine Show, recorded it and it became a platinum selling record. Darius Rucker's version went triple platinum.
Wagon Wheel
A British novelty pop act consisting of musicians dressed in furry costumes portraying characters known as; Orinoco, Wellington and Great Uncle Bulgaria. The group nontheless recorded 4 studio albums between 1973 and 1975, and several of their singles made the top 10 in the UK pop charts. They also performed at the Glastonbury Music Festival in 2011.
John Lennon's 1981 single, there is also a song of the same name by Kesha, and another by Harry Styles, both from 2017.
Marvin Gaye's 1971 album with songs; Inner City Blues (Make Me Wanna Holler), Save the Children, and Mercy Mercy Me (The Ecology).
What's Going On
A feature of many songs, such as; "Young Folks" by Peter, Bjorn and John, "Goodbye Stranger" by Supertramp, "Two of Us" by the Beatles, "Don't Worry, Be Happy" by Bobby McFerrin, "Dock of the Bay" by Otis Redding, "Jealous Guy" by John Lennon, and "Me and Julio Down by the Schoolyard" by Paul Simon. This wordless style of music making is neither strictly "vocal" nor instrumental.
A Billboard top 10 hit by Rufus Thomas in 1963, this song was covered by The Rolling Stones, Ratt, The Flamin' Groovies, Roger Daltrey, Aerosmith and The Everly Brothers.
Walking the Dog
Their name comes from the Mandarin for "Yellow Bell", and in 1986 this new wave, pop/rock group urged their listeners "Everyone Have Fun Tonight".
Wang Chung
The surname shared by 60% of the original Beach Boys
Where is Tom Jones from? and Charlotte Church, Shirley Bassey, Bonnie Tyler, Duffy, Bryn Terfel and John Cale?
Devo's highest charting song ever.
Whip It
English leader of the Methodist movement and one of the greatest hymn writers of history, with 6,500 hymns to his credit. His son, organist and composer Samuel was called by some "the English Mozart".
The Association had three #1 hits; Cherish, Never My Love, and this.
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