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« on: July 25, 2007, 04:18:24 PM »
Hey, don't know how often the rest of you look at the Drive's daily musical trivia question, but today's is not only a question that I have posed to people myself, (Who was the last former Beatle to have a #1 single on the U.S.charts?) but also one where the correct answer has the fewest repsonses.

I usually put it thusly:  After the Beatles split up, each member had multiple songs top the US charts.  Put them in the order, first to last, in which they each accomplished this feat.

Without peaking, can any of you get it right?
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« Reply #1 on: July 25, 2007, 04:54:43 PM »
Just guessing, but...

Ringo (It Don't Come Easy)
George (My Sweet Lord)
Paul (Uncle Albert)
John (Whatever Gets You Thru The Night)
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« Reply #2 on: July 25, 2007, 05:03:42 PM »
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Just guessing, but...

Ringo (It Don't Come Easy)
George (My Sweet Lord)
Paul (Uncle Albert)
John (Whatever Gets You Thru The Night)


One out of four.  

I wasn't even trying to remember what the songs in question were, so I'll give you extra frink points for attempting that.

ETA: SPOILER ALERT!!  for anyone else reading this, don't scroll down if you want to think of the answers for yourself, because Urth gets it right in the next post.
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« Reply #3 on: July 25, 2007, 05:25:29 PM »
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Just guessing, but...

Ringo (It Don't Come Easy)
George (My Sweet Lord)
Paul (Uncle Albert)
John (Whatever Gets You Thru The Night)


One out of four.  

I wasn't even trying to remember what the songs in question were, so I'll give you extra frink points for attempting that.


OK, take two:

George (see above)
Paul (")
Ringo (Photograph)
John (se above)
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« Reply #4 on: July 25, 2007, 05:29:21 PM »
DING DING DING!!!

although it seems possible from what I just saw on AMG that George's "Isn't It A Pity" actually came before "My Sweet Lord".

The leading vote getter on the Drive's question was Paul (!?), and the least was John.

That's why I love this question, it's so counter-intuitive.
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« Reply #5 on: July 25, 2007, 05:38:22 PM »
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DING DING DING!!!

although it seems possible from what I just saw on AMG that George's "Isn't It A Pity" actually came before "My Sweet Lord".

The leading vote getter on the Drive's question was Paul (!?), and the least was John.

That's why I love this question, it's so counter-intuitive.


TANC: Sitting here at work, 7 minutes after Mark posted the last message. Listening to my iTunes, which currently has just under 4600 songs on it, on random play mode. What song comes up?

Isn't It a Pity, from All Things Must Pass.

I tellya, this thing is freaking psychic at times.
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« Reply #6 on: July 25, 2007, 05:51:28 PM »
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DING DING DING!!!

although it seems possible from what I just saw on AMG that George's "Isn't It A Pity" actually came before "My Sweet Lord".

The leading vote getter on the Drive's question was Paul (!?), and the least was John.

That's why I love this question, it's so counter-intuitive.


TANC: Sitting here at work, 7 minutes after Mark posted the last message. Listening to my iTunes, which currently has just under 4600 songs on it, on random play mode. What song comes up?

Isn't It a Pity, from All Things Must Pass.

I tellya, this thing is freaking psychic at times.


that's just too weird.

cool...but weird.
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« Reply #7 on: July 25, 2007, 09:33:23 PM »
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Just guessing, but...

Ringo (It Don't Come Easy)
George (My Sweet Lord)
Paul (Uncle Albert)
John (Whatever Gets You Thru The Night)


One out of four.  

I wasn't even trying to remember what the songs in question were, so I'll give you extra frink points for attempting that.

ETA: SPOILER ALERT!!  for anyone else reading this, don't scroll down if you want to think of the answers for yourself, because Urth gets it right in the next post.


I'm SURE "It Don't Come Easy" was not a #1. So I'd say George, Paul (as above), Ringo (Photograph) and then John (also as above).

ETA: great minds...

And BTW "Isn't it a Pity" was never a single -- what did AMG say about it?
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« Reply #8 on: July 25, 2007, 10:15:00 PM »
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although it seems possible from what I just saw on AMG that George's "Isn't It A Pity" actually came before "My Sweet Lord".


"Isn't It a Pity" was the charting B-side of the "My Sweet Lord" single.  Indeed, my Billboard chart books credit George's #1 was "My Sweet Lord/Isn't It a Pity."

PS: It still boggles my mind that "Uncle Albert" was a Number One.
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« Reply #9 on: July 25, 2007, 10:23:29 PM »
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PS: It still boggles my mind that "Uncle Albert" was a Number One.


Not only was it a number one, but I have a distinct memory of it being on the charts for so long that by the end of that summer (71) I was sick to death of it--it seemed as if it got played once an hour, if not moreso.

ETA: Just checked Whitburn, which says it entered the Top 40 on Aug 21, '71, which shocks me no end, as I remember hearing it all summer long. Guess whoever was programming the stations I was listening to was a little ahead of the pack.

Btw, Whitburn also says It Don't Come Easy peaked at #4.
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« Reply #10 on: July 26, 2007, 07:45:01 AM »
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Quote from: "mshray"
although it seems possible from what I just saw on AMG that George's "Isn't It A Pity" actually came before "My Sweet Lord".


"Isn't It a Pity" was the charting B-side of the "My Sweet Lord" single.  Indeed, my Billboard chart books credit George's #1 was "My Sweet Lord/Isn't It a Pity."


Wow, I had long forgotten that it was the B-side, much less that it had charted as such (meaning AM stations were playing it in large enuf numbers for it to be listed in Billboard).  Those WERE the days...
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