Billboard #1 Hits: 1965 by GoodmanDL

Champion(s):

PenningtonJ
The bird, bird, bird. The bird is the word.


Runner(s)-Up:

Falkor23
What, me worry?


Quiz Description

A simple one. Given the description, identify the following songs that were Billboard #1 Hits in 1965. All answers will be song titles. (I'll put the artists' names in parenthesis in the answer portion.)

Full Results:

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1 PenningtonJ 462 98 15
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2 Falkor23 424 95 15
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3 WeikleB 405 91 15
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4 KaufmanK 397 88 15
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5 DaviesML 387 85 15
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6 LaudermithM 374 81 15
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7 BoyerA 366 78 15
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8 Tortoise 362 75 15
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9 SorensonG 349 71 15
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10 CraneN 347 68 15
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11 FryedBetaKappa 341 65 15
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12 elfm 317 61 15
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13 JWright 315 58 15
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14 HulkaE 295 55 00
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15 EtebariM 291 51 15
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16 BarkerC 251 48 15
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17 RobinJRichards 243 45 15
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18 wrightk 242 41 15
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19 ChrisRosenberg 227 38 15
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20 PotatoD 215 35 15
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21 VaccaD 188 31 15
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22 RaiaB 175 28 15
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23 DosRemediosA 172 25 15
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24 PolinskyL 156 21 00
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25 Tablesaw 130 18 15
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26 HightB 120 15 15
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27 MatthewsP 110 11 00
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28 MorrisT 106 6 15
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28 ConnorA 106 6 15
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30 JordanG 55 1 00
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Questions:

The #1 selling duet of 1965, it was written as a Husband & Wife's rebuttal to a Bob Dylan song of the previous year - would be featured on film as the wake-up alarm music in Groundhog Day, and would be re-released again in 1993 with the now divorced husband replaced by an animated teenager.

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I Got You Babe (Sonny & Cher)

The lights are much brighter there. There are movie shows. Maybe you know some little places to go to where they never close.

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Downtown (Petula Clark)

The Beatles scored five #1s in 1965. Which one lends it's title to both an Album and Film released by the Band in the same year.

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Help!

A single that failed in 1964 - this folk tune grew in popularity among college students in Boston - prompting its producer to issue a remix inspired by the Electric sound of "Like a Rolling Stone" without the knowledge of the artists who had recorded it in the first place. Hitting #1 in December, success of this song pushed the duo to reunite and release a similarly titled, hastily-recorded follow-up album.

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The Sound of Silence (Simon & Garfunkel)

This song was first case of an overall #1 single of the year never actually reaching #1 in any given week. Written by the Texan Domingo Samudio, this novelty dance tune was performed under his stage name while wearing Egyption costumes and features a killer Saxophone solo.

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Wooly Bully (Sam the Sham & the Pharoahs)

Proving that almost any Merseybeat song could be a hit, this failed tune from 1963 was re-released. Including five very short verses summarizing the singers commitment to stay for many a day say he loves you. And that's pretty much it. Also, it's accompanied by the entire band dancing like this:

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I'm Telling You Now (Freddie & the Dreamers)

How can Mary tell me what to do when she lost her love so true? And Flo, she don't know, 'cause the boy she loves is a Romeo

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Back in my Arms Again (Supremes)

The singer of this song is very bothered by an interrupting guy who will give him five pounds if he's got a detergent pack, callers asking him why he's up at three in the morning, and the collection of parking tickets he receives after falling asleep in his car downtown.

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Get Off of My Cloud (Rolling Stones)

Originating in the 1963 play "the Lads" the song features a teenage protagonist visiting his ex-girlfriends mother, and asking her to tell the girl to keep the things he'd bought her and not say she broke his heart.

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Mrs. Brown You've Got A Lovely Daughter (Herman's Hermits)

"You're old enough to kill but not for votin' You don't believe in war but whats that gun you're totin'?"

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Eve of Destruction (Barry McGuire)

The first song with Al Jardine on lead vocal, it was not intended to be a single. When the song developed a following on radio, it was re-recorded at a higher tempo with slight lyric alterations. The subject, getting over a break-up, hadn't changed.

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Help Me, Rhonda (Beach Boys)

It doesn't mean what it did before. It's genuine like love should be .It can mean something beautiful. It can be dreams that are coming true. So if you've got someone whose love is true, let it shine for you

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This Diamond Ring (Gary Lewis and the Playboys)