Back to the Originals, Part 3 by PenningtonJ

Champion(s):

rfgold


Runner(s)-Up:

GeorgeSpelvin
Excelsior!


Quiz Description

The premise of this quiz is relatively simple. I provide the name of an artist who recorded a more obscure "original" version of a song that later became a hit for somebody else. (I use the term "original" loosely here, because it can be a fool's game to establish what is the absolute first version of a popular song. I define "original" here as any version of a song that predated a more well-known hit version.) I'll give you the name of the original artist, as well as the chart position and year of the more well-known version. Unless otherwise stated, the chart position refers to the peak position of the hit version of the song on the US Billboard Hot 100 charts. Your job is to provide the ARTIST and TITLE of the version that became a hit.

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Questions:

Original: Talk Talk; Hit: #10 (2003)

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No Doubt, It's My Life

Original: Bessie Banks; Hit: #10 (1965)

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The Moody Blues, Go Now

Original: Otis Redding; Hit: #26 (1991)

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The Black Crowes, Hard to Handle

Original: Gus Cannon's Jug Stompers; Hit: #1 (1963)

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The Rooftop Singers, Walk Right In

Original: The Mighty Diamonds; Hit: US #10, UK #1 (1982)

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Musical Youth, Pass the Dutchie

Original: Dino Valente; Hit: #62 (1967), #5 (1969 re-release).

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The Youngbloods, Get Together

Original: Tony Joe White; Hit: #4 (1970)

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Brook Benton, Rainy Night in Georgia

Original: Gene Vincent; Hit: #4 (1965), #13 (1990 re-release)

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The Righteous Brothers, Unchained Melody

Original: The Five Tops (based on earlier Italian version); Hit: #8 (1967)

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The Grass Roots, Let's Live for Today

Original: The 5 Royales; Hit: #83 (1959), #3 (1961 re-release)

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The Shirelles, Dedicated to the One I Love

Original: Jackie DeShannon; Hit: #1 (1981)

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Kim Carnes, Bette Davis Eyes

Original: Ian Hunter; Hit #5 (1989)

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Great White, Once Bitten Twice Shy