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Trivia Quiz - Posthumous Singles


These questions are about records that were released after the death of the person or a member of the group that recorded it.

Quiz Number: 2636
Date Submitted: June 11, 2008
Quiz Categories: Rock -n- Roll, Pop Music
Quiz Type: General Quiz
Author: Samurai Sam
Average Score: 39.7 percent
Times Taken: 101 times
Taken by Registered Users: 14

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1. What Sam Cooke song, released only 11 days after his death, became a top 40 R&B hit?
  A.   Another Saturday Night
  B.   Twistin' the Night Away
  C.   Chain Gang
  D.   A Change is Gonna Come

2. What song by The Doors peaked at number 14 on the charts shortly after the death of singer Jim Morrison?
  A.   Love Her Madly
  B.   Riders on the Storm
  C.   L.A. Woman
  D.   Texas Radio & The Big Beat

3. Elvis' cover version of what song, released after his 1977 death, hit number 22 on the Billboard Hot 100 Singles chart and number 1 on the Billboard Adult Contemporary Chart?
  A.   My Way
  B.   Unchained Melody
  C.   I Really Don't Want to Know
  D.   You Don't Know Me

4. Sadly, the first posthumous Buddy Holly single was not a hit in the United States although it hit #13 on the British pop chart. What was the song?
  A.   It Doesn't Matter Anymore
  B.   Peggy Sue Got Married
  C.   Raining in My Heart
  D.   True Love Ways

5. This John Lennon single was at number 3 on the Billboard Hot 100 Singles chart at the time of his death. The following week it shot to number 1, where it stayed for 5 weeks. What was it?
  A.   Woman
  B.   Watching the Wheels
  C.   Imagine
  D.   (Just Like) Starting Over

6. What Roy Orbison song, released after his 1988 death, made it up to #9 on the Billboard Hot 100 Singles chart?
  A.   Only the Lonely
  B.   Oh, Pretty Woman
  C.   You Got It
  D.   In Dreams

7. Ironically this Lynyrd Skynyrd single, released only a few days before the crash that killed singer Ronnie Van Zant and guitarist Steve Gaines, peaked at number 13 on the Billboard Hot 100 Singles chart. What was it?
  A.   What's Your Name?
  B.   One More Time
  C.   That Smell
  D.   I Never Dreamed

8. What Jim Croce song was the first single off the album released the day after he died in a plane crash in 1973?
  A.   I Got a Name
  B.   Bad, Bad Leroy Brown
  C.   I'll Have to Say I Love You in a Song
  D.   Roller Derby Queen

9. What was the first single by The Who to hit the U.S. pop charts following the 1978 death of drummer Keith Moon?
  A.   Who Are You
  B.   You Better You Bet
  C.   Squeeze Box
  D.   Long Live Rock

10. What was the first single by Nirvana released following the 1994 death of singer/guitarist Kurt Cobain?
  A.   About a Girl
  B.   Pennyroyal Tea
  C.   You Know You're Right
  D.   Where Did You Sleep Last Night


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