July 28, 2005

MUSIC TRIVIA TIME

The Billboard 100 historically had been the best selling singles on a per week and a per year basis.
The Beatles broke up in 1970, well really 1969.
In 1970, they had two songs in the top 100; The Long and Winding Road and Hey Jude.
John Lennon made it as a solo artist with Instant Karma. And a McCartney/Lennon song also hit the charts too; Come and Get It performed by Badfinger. It was popular because of the movie The Magic Christian, which was a very creative comedy about greed. Ringo Starr was in that movie along with some dude named Peter Sellers.
OK, I still haven't given my question yet.
In 1971, the Beatles were no more. George Harrison had a hit on the Billboard 100; My Sweet Lord, which incidently later got him into court because the melody was very similar to He's So Fine, a song that came out in 1963 . The court decided it was in fact a plagiarism. George and Ringo got together in It Don't Come Easy and McCartney made the list with Another Day and one of my favorites at the time (I was 10); Uncle Albert/Admiral Halsey. The Uncle Albert part wasn't that great, and still isn't.

Here is the question. How many songs performed by ex-Beatles made the Billboard 100 in the year 1972?

4 comments:

  1. OK, I give up.

    All I could find were two: Ringo's "Back Off Boogaloo" and Paul's "Hi, Hi, Hi." But these were Top 40, not Hot 100, so there may be some missing.

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  2. Hold on...there were two more Wings songs, "Mary Had a Little Lamb" and "Give Ireland Back to the Irish"

    I don't remember any of these songs at all.

    I had thought George's incredible album, All Things Must Pass, came out in '72 but apparently it was '73.

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  3. The answer was zero. Imagine never hit the top 100 for either 1971 or 1972, can you Imagine?

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  4. BTW, George Harrison's "All Things Must Pass" was released in November, 1970...not '72 or '73

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