Twin Pick Memorial Day Weekend -- Tickle Your Memory Gland

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The music trivia posts that I call Twin-Pick, are interesting as far as statistics here at Active Rain. They get few comments but a ton of clicks. I think that people like to tickle their memory glands in private but they do not have much to say afterwards. They do not want to brag about their success or wallow in self-pity. Regardless, I have a good time putting the trivia together, so here goes another one.

Since Broadway and London's West End are big parts of our musical culture, I think that focusing on show tunes is a good way to look at music on this Memorial Day weekend. People often go out for dinner and shows on holidays.

If you do not know how Twin-Pick works -- how it that possible -- it is simple.

The rules are always the same -- there are no losers -- only those who get to try and try again. If you are correct, your right answer will strap you into and transport you in the time machine back to an important event in music history. You will see the original hit artist perform the original song. If you get it wrong, well, then you get the big red raspberry. Remember, you are scored online -- no need to ask me if you are right or wrong. When you click on an answer, you will know. Here comes our Memorial Day question.

Here in the USA, the first musical theater production opened in New York City back in 1866. Since then, catchy show tunes have charted by original artists and they have been covered by others.  Which song, from the choices below, is listed by Billboard Magazine as the #1 most successful show tune of all time?

A. People (Funny Girl)-- Barbara Streisand

B. Memory (Cats) -- Betty Buckley

C. Hello Dolly (Hello Dolly) -- Louis Armstrong

D. Mack the Knife (Three Penny Opera) -- Bobby Darin

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Steven L. Smith

Bellingham WA Home Inspections

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Maria Morton
BHG Real Estate - Kansas City Homes - Kansas City, MO
Kansas City Real Estate 816-560-3758

Steven, that was fun! Thanks for taking the time to do something different on the Rain.

May 23, 2009 12:51 PM #1
Steven L. Smith
King of the House Home Inspection, Inc - Bellingham, WA
Bellingham WA Home Inspector


Fun for me to do, so I like it too.

May 23, 2009 12:54 PM #2
Charles Buell
Charles Buell Inspections Inc. - Seattle, WA
Seattle Home Inspector

Hey Steve I am two for two with these so far----send me some raspberries.

May 23, 2009 01:12 PM #3
Susan Emo
Sotheby's International Realty Canada - Brokerage - Kingston, ON
Kingston and the 1000 Islands Area

I really enjoyed that -  Mack the Knife was one of the very first songs I learned on the piano.   Thanks for taking the time to put this together for us.

May 23, 2009 01:12 PM #4
Steven L. Smith
King of the House Home Inspection, Inc - Bellingham, WA
Bellingham WA Home Inspector


Far as I can figure you are one big raspberry

May 23, 2009 01:40 PM #5
Kathleen Ann Pacheco-Corbett
(FIRST Exclusive Buyer's Office Providence-RI) - Providence, RI
Realtor, RI-MA, CEBA, Master, e-Pro, ABR, ABRM, GR

Steve, this was fun and enjoyable. Growing up as a rock and roll teen, one of my idols was Bobby Darin. I loved his "Splish Splash I was taking a bath" Memories. Thank you and have a great enjoyable Memorial Day day

May 23, 2009 01:41 PM #6
Barbara S. Duncan
RE/MAX Advantage - Searcy, AR
CRS, GRI, e-PRO, Searcy AR

Got it the first time!!!!!!  For the first time.  I love that song and Bobby Darin! 

May 23, 2009 06:03 PM #7
Tony Orefice
Wilkinson and Associates/ - Harrisburg, NC
Realtor/Harrisburg NC,Concord NC

Good for you took me 3 tries!

Looking forward to more of these Steve.

May 23, 2009 10:09 PM #8
Steven L. Smith
King of the House Home Inspection, Inc - Bellingham, WA
Bellingham WA Home Inspector


You are too young to remember back then. You do not know what a monster Darin had there.

May 23, 2009 10:24 PM #9
Andrew Haslett
Van Warren Home Inspections, NAHI CRI - Fort Knox, KY
Heartland of Kentuckynulls, Best Home Inspector

I got a raspberry the first time, but got it right the second.

Of the four, there were two that I thought would be right.

I might not be the sharpest knife in the drawer, but I'm not spoon either. (Attributed to the guy who did Far Side -- Gary Larson -- his wiki link).

May 23, 2009 10:56 PM #10
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