1. What group released “Bus Stop”? What is the song about?
2. Name the band that had a No. 1 hit with “The Voice.”
3. Van McCoy was best known for which dance tune?
4. Who wrote and released “Give Ireland Back to the Irish”?
5. Name the artist who wrote “You Ain’t Seen Nothin’ Yet.”
6. “Don’t Stand So Close to Me” netted a Grammy for what group?
1. The Hollies, in 1966. The song describes a romance that started at a bus stop in the rain, with a shared umbrella.
2. The Moody Blues, in 1981. The English band’s name developed in 1964 from a hoped-for sponsorship from the M& B Brewery, which never materialized.
3. “The Hustle,” written in 1975. Before he died in 1979, McCoy had written 700 songs.
4. Paul McCartney and Wings. The song, written after the deadly Bloody Sunday civil-rights protests in Ireland in 1972, was banned from airplay. It rose to No. 1 anyway.
5. Randy Bachman, of Bachman Turner Overdrive (BTO). The 1974 song was the Canadian rock group’s only No. 1 single.
6. The Police, in 1982. The song was used in a 2009 episode of the television show “Glee.”
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