Back to the Originals: Part 4 by PenningtonJ

Champion(s):

VenguswamyK
Semper Ubi Sub Ubi


Runner(s)-Up:

jsparkyp
Wished I was in Tijuana, eating barbecued iguana...


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.

Full Results:

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6 Sharpj 391 78 00
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9 FanoeG 365 67 15
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18 IvixorB 239 32 15
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19 helene 204 28 00
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Questions:

Original: 3rd Party; Hit: #8 (1999)

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Jennifer Lopez, Waiting for Tonight

Original: Curt Boettcher; Hit: #7 (1966)

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The Association, Along Comes Mary

Original: Blue Barron & His Orchestra; Hit: #1 (1960)

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Elvis Presley, Are You Lonesome Tonight?

Original: Dandy Livingstone; Hit: UK #10 (1979) (not a US chart hit)

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The Specials, A Message to You Rudy

Original: Numarx; Hit #2 (1988)

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Milli Vanilli, Girl You Know It's True

Original: Koerner, Ray, & Glover (based on a 1933 field recording); Hit #18 (1977)

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Ram Jam, Black Betty

Original: i-Ten; Hit #1 (1987)

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Heart, Alone

Original: Laurie Loman; Hit #1 (1962)

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Shelly Fabares, Johnny Angel

Original: The Greenbriar Boys; Hit: #13 (1967) (HINT: The group responsible for hit version must be included, not just the singer.)

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The Stone Poneys, Different Drum

Original: The Everly Brothers; Hit: #8 (1975)

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Nazareth, Love Hurts

Original: The Outsiders; Hit: #5 (1968)

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The American Breed, Bend Me Shape Me

Original: Don Covay & the Goodtimers; Hit: #2 (1967)

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Aretha Franklin, Chain of Fools