Love Song Quiz


Name Love Song Quiz



Name That Love Song!


Love!  We all need it!  Want it!  And we know the power of it to motivate poets and other inspired souls to create loving monuments in every form of verse.  Songs, too, of course.  Singing!  The modern word ‘museum’ contains within it the word ‘muse’  A museum is the home of the muses, the inspiring ones. Below I have created a type of song museum.  Step in and be inspired by my muses of Love!

For the following lyrics, name the title of the song.  For some of the questions, I offer a bonus, follow-up question related to the song.  Be careful, this is the home of Lovers.

The answers follow the questions.  Copy your answers on a notepad and, then, when through the test, check out the answers.  Ready?


Name the songs.


1.   “I hope life treats you kind

And I hope you have all you dreamed of

And I wish you joy and happiness

But above all this I wish you love”


(a)  “Never Knew Love Like This”

(b)  “I’m Not in Love”

(c)  “I’ll Always Love You”

(d)  “Endless Love”

(e)   None of the Above


1. Bonus.  Who wrote the song?

(a)   Whitney Huston

      (b)   Dolly Pardon

      (c )  ABBA

      (d)   David Cassidy


2.  “I close my eyes at night,
Wondering where would I be without you in my life
Everything I did was just a bore,
Everywhere I went it seems I'd been there before
But you brightened up for me all of my days
With a love so sweet in so many ways”


(a)  “Peaches and Herb”

(b)  “How Sweet It Is (To Be Loved By You)”

(c)  “Life was just a Bore”

(d)   None of the above


2. Bonus.  Who inspired the song?

      (a)  Ronald Reagan

      (b)  Diana Ross

      (c)  Eric Clapton

      (d)  Jackie Gleason


3.  “Oh, I'm beginning to think that man has never found
The words that could make you want me
That have the right amount of letters, just the right sound
That could make you hear, make you see
That you are driving me out of my mind”


(a)  “Letters to Make You Hear”

(b)  ”Cherish”

(c)  “Out of the Blue”

(d)  None of the above


3. Bonus.  The song was which teen idols first hit song?

(a)  David Cassidy

(b)  Ricky Nelson

(c)  Elvis

(d)  None of the above.


4.  “There's a calm surrender to the rush of day 
When the heat of a rolling wind can be turned away
An enchanted moment, and it sees me through
It's enough for this restless warrior just to be with you”


(a)  “Wonderful Tonight”

(b)  “I’m Not in Love”

(c)  “Can You Feel the Love Tonight”

(d)  “Endless Love”


4. Bonus.  It was featured in what successful movie?

     (a)  “Lion King”

     (b)  “Lady in Red Shoes”

     (c)  “Sleepless in Seattle”

     (d)   None of the above



5. “I can feel the magic floating in the air 

Being with you gets me that way 

I watch the sunlight dance across your face and I've
Never been this swept away

All my thoughts seem to settle on the breeze
When I'm lying wrapped up in your arms
The whole world just fades away
The only thing I hear
Is the beating of your heart”


(a)  “Time”

(b) “Breathe”

(c) “Magic in the Air”

(d) “Not Fade Away”                 


6.  “You're just too good to be true.
Can't take my eyes off of you.
You'd be like heaven to touch.
I wanna hold you so much.
At long last, love has arrived
And I thank God I'm alive.
You're just too good to be true.
Can't take my eyes off of you.

(a)  “Love You So Much”

(b)  “Can’t Take My Eyes Off of You”

(c)  “You’re just too good to be true.”


6. Bonus.  This song was recorded by __

     (a)  The Association

     (b)  The Lettermen

     (c)  Elvis

     (d)  None of the above


7.  “I give her all my love 
That's all I do 
And if you saw my love 
You'd love her too
I love her


She gives my everything 
And tenderly 
The kiss my lover brings”


(a) “All my Love”

(b) “And I Love Her”

(c) “Afternoon Delight”   
(d) None of the above


7. Bonus.  Who wrote this song?

     (a) John Denver

     (b) Dennis DeYoung

     (c) Paul McCartney


8.  “ I was ridin’ shotgun  with my hair undone

In the front seat of his car

He’s got one hand on the steering wheel

The other on my heart.”


I look around, turn the radio down,

He says ‘Baby is something wrong’

I say ‘Nothin, I was just thinkin . . .


‘We don’t have a song.’


(a)  “Our Song”

(b)  “Bobbie’s Song”

(c)  “Ridin Shotgun”

(d)   None of the above


9.   “Wise men say only fools rush in 
but I can't help falling in love with you
Shall I stay
would it be a sin
If I can't help falling in love with you


Like a river flows surely to the sea
Darling so it goes
some things are meant to be
take my hand, take my whole life too
for I can't help falling in love with you”


(a) “Wise Men Say”

(b) “I Can’t Help Falling in Love with You”

(c) “You Make Me So Happy”


10.  “ was all right for a while.


I could smile for a while 
But I saw you last night, 
You held my hand so tight
As you stopped to say "Hello"
Aww you wished me well, 
You couldn’t tell”


(a)  “You Need Me”

(b)  “I’m so Blue”

(c)  “Crying”

(d)  None of the above.



11.  “Gonna find my baby, gonna hold her tight
Gonna grab some afternoon delight
My motto's always been 'when it's right, it's right'
Why wait until the middle of a cold dark night?
When everything's a little clearer in the light of day
And we know the night is always gonna be there any way


Thinkin' of you's workin' up my appetite
Looking forward to a little afternoon delight
Rubbin' sticks n stones together makes t sparks ingite
And the thought of rubbin' you is getting so exciting”


(a)  “Endless Love”

(b)  “Afternoon Delight”

(c)  “By the Light of Day”


11. Bonus.  In the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, this song has a big hit in ___

     (a) 1986

     (b) 1976

     (c) 1966

     (d) 1956


12.  “When I’m feeling blue, 
All I have to do
Is take a look at you,
Then I’m not so blue.


When you’re close to me 
I can feel your heart beat,
I can hear you breathing in my ear.”


(a) “Groovy Kind of Love”

(b) “Never My Love”

(c) “Reason To Believe”

(d)  None of the above


13.  “Guess mine is not the first heart broken, 
My eyes are not the first to cry
I'm not the first to know, 
There's just no gettin' over you


I'm just a fool who's willing 
To sit around and wait for you
But baby can't you see, 
There's nothin' else for me to do


(a)  “Time Heals A Broken Heart”

(b) “The First To Know”

(c)  “Hopelessly Devoted to You”

(d) “You Make Me Feel So Blue”


13. Bonus.  The song was featured in what film?

     (a)  “G.I. Blues”

     (b)  “Lion King”

     (c)  "Oliver!"

     (d)  “Grease”


14.  “I can think of younger days when living for my life 
Was everything a man could want to do.
I could never see tomorrow, but I was never told about the sorrow.


And how can you mend a broken heart?
How can you stop the rain from falling down?
How can you stop the sun from shining?
What makes the world go round?
How can you mend this broken man?
How can a loser ever win?”


(a)  “How Can You Mend A Broken Heart?”

(b)  “How Can a Loser Ever Win?”

(c)  “A Fool Falling In Love w You”


14. Bonus.  For whom was this song originally written?

     (a)  Andy Williams

     (b)  Elton John

     (c)  Phil Collins

     (d)  None of the above


15.  “My baby makes me proud 
Lord, don't she make me proud
She never makes a scene
By hanging all over me in a crowd
'Cause people like to talk
Lord, don't they love to talk
But when they turn out the lights
I know she'll be leaving with me”


(a) “My Baby Makes Me Proud”

(b) “Get Here”

(c)  “Never My Love”                                  

(d)  None of the above  (answer)


16.  “Those happy hours that we once knew
Though long ago, they still make me blue
They say that time heals a broken heart
But time has stood still since we've been apart


(I can't stop loving you)
I've made up my mind
To live in memories of the lonesome times
(I can't stop wanting you)
It's useless to say
So I'll just live my life in dreams of yesterday


(a) “I Can’t Stop Wanting You”

(b) “I Can’t Stop Loving You”

(c) “I’m Losing My Mind Over You”


17.  “Every night I hope and pray 
A dream lover will come my way 
A girl to hold in my arms
And know the magic of her charms
Because I want a girl to call my own
I wanna dream lover
So I don't have to dream alone.


Dream lover where are you
With a love oh so true
And a hand that I can hold
To feel you near as I grow old
Because I want a girl to call my own
I wanna dream lover                               
So I don't have to dream alone.”


(a) “Dream Lover Where Are You?”

(b) “I  Want A Girl To Call My Own”

(c) “I’m Losing My Mind Over You”

(d)  None of the above


17. Bonus #1.  Who first recorded this song?

     (a)  Andy Williams

     (b)  Bobbie Darin

     (c)  Neil Sedaka

     (d)  None of the above


17 Bonus  #2.  Who played the piano for the recording?

     (a)  Ann Weesner King

     (b)  Bobbie Darin

     (c)  Neil Sedaka

     (d)  None of the above


18. “It's late in the evening she's wondering what clothes to wear 
She puts on her makeup and brushes her long blonde hair
And then she asks me do I look alright and I say
Yes you look wonderful tonight


We got to the party and everyone turns to see
This beautiful lady walking around with me
And then she asks me do you feel alright and I say
yes I feel wonderful tonight”


(a) “You Are So Wonderful”

(b) “Wonderful Tonight”

(c) “Keep that Breathless Charm”

(d)  None of the above.


18. Bonus.  Who wrote this song?


     (a)  Eric Clapton

     (b)  Phil Collins

     (c)  Glen Campbell

     (d)  None of the above


19.  “And now I know my life
Has given me more than memories, day by day
We can see
In every moment there's a reason to carry on


Sweet love's showin' us a heavenly light
Never seen such a beautiful sight
See love glowing on us every night
I know forever we'll be doing it, doing it
Sweet love's showin' us a heavenly light
I've never seen such a beautiful sight
See love glowing on us every night
I know forever we'll be doin' it, doin' it, doin' it


Sweet love, sweet love
You're the glowin' light in my life
Source of pride in my life
Everything I do takes me back to you”


(a) “Sweet love's Showin' us a Heavenly light”

(b) “When I look in your Eyes”

(c) “Whenever I Call You Friend”

(d)  None of the above


20. “Make someone happy, 
Make just one someone happy;
Make just one heart the heart you sing to.
One smile that cheers you, 
One face that lights when it nears you,
One gal you're everything to.


Fame, if you win it, 
Comes and goes in a minute.
Where's the real stuff in life to cling to?
Love is the answer, 
Someone to love is the answer.
Once you've found her, build your world around her.”


(a) “Love Is the Answer”

(b) “One Face That Lights Up”

(c) “Make Someone Happy”

(d)  None of the above


20 Bonus.  This song ends what show?


(a) “Do Re Mi”

     (b) “Sleepless in Seattle”

     (c)  “Love Story”

     (d)  None of the above


21. “You fill up my senses                             
Like a night in a forest
Like the mountains in springtime
Like a walk in the rain
Like a storm in the desert
Like a sleepy blue ocean
You fill up my senses
Come fill me again


Come let me love you
Let me give my life to you
Let me drown in your laughter
Let me die in your arms
Let me lay down beside you
Let me always be with you
Come let me love you
Come love me again”


(a) “Annie’s Song”

(b) “One Face That Lights Up”

(c) “At Last”

(d)  None of the above


22.  “Oh, my love
my darling 
I've hungered for your touch 
a long lonely time 
and time goes by so slowly 
and time can do so much
are you still mine?
I need your love
I need your love 
Godspeed your love to me

Lonely rivers flow to the sea,
to the sea 
to the open arms of the sea
lonely rivers sigh 'wait for me, wait for me' 
I'll be coming home wait for me” 


(a) “Time Goes By So Slowly”

(b)  “Unchained Melody”

(c)  “Unchained Love”

(d)  None of the above


23.  “Falling in love is such an easy thing to do

     But there’s no guarantee that the one you love is gonna love you

     Oh, loving eyes cannot see a certain person could never be

     Love runs deeper than any ocean, it clouds your mind with emotion”

     . . . (omission)

     How can you help it when the music starts to play

     And your ability to reason is swept away?”


(a)  “Everyone Plays the Fool”

(b)  “Everyday Finds a Fool”

(c)  “Love Story”

(d)   None of the above


24.  “I see the lonely road that leads so far away,
I see the distant lights that left behind the day
But what I see is so much more than I can say
And I see you midnight blue.

I see you cryin' now you've found a lot of pain,
And what you're searchin' for can never be the same,
But what's the difference cos' they say what's in a name.
And I see you midnight blue.


(a)  “Midnight Blue” by Lou Gramm

(b)  “Midnight Blue” by Melissa Manchester

(c)  “Midnight Blue” by the ELO

(d)   None of the above






25. “cause i love you 
yes i love you 
i love you

gazing at people
some hand in hand
just what im going through
they cant understand
some try to tell me
thoughts they cannot defend
just what you want to be
you will be in the end”


(a) “Some Try to Tell Me”

(b)  “Knights in White Satin”

(c)  “All Out of Love”

(d)  None of the above


26. “Can you hear the drums . . . ? 
I remember long ago 
another starry night like this 
in the firelight . . .  
you were humming to yourself 
and softly strumming your guitar 
I could hear the distant drums 
and sounds of bugle calls 
were coming from afar”


(a)  “Fernando”

(b)  “Hear the Distant Drums”

(c)  “Leonardo”

(d)  None of the above


27. “I like to see you
But then again
That doesn't mean you mean that much to me
So if I call you
Don't make a fuss
Don't tell your friends about the two of us


     . . . (omission)


     I keep your picture
Upon the wall
It hides a nasty stain that's lying there
So don't you ask me
To give it back 
I know you know it doesn't mean that much to me”


(a)  “Fernando”

(b)  “Help”                                                           

(c)  “Annie’s Song”

(d)  None of the above


28.  “When I go to sleep, I never count sheep, 
I count all the charms about __.
And lately, it seems, in all of my dreams
I walk with my arms about __.
But what good does it do me,
For __  doesn't know that I exist.
Can't help feeling gloomy, think of all the lovin' I've missed.
We pass on the street, my heart skips a beat,
I say to myself, "hello __,"


(a)  “Patti”

(b)  “Bobbie”

(c)  “Linda”

(d)  “Cindy”


28. Bonus.  The gal sung about in the above song years later married whom?


(a)  Paul McCartney

(b)  Phil Collins

(c)  Eric Clapton

(d)  George Harrison





29.  “What'll you do when you get lonely 
And nobody's waiting by your side?
You've been running and hiding much too long.
You know it's just your foolish pride.


___ , you've got me on my knees.
___ , I'm begging, darling please.
___ , darling won't you ease my worried mind.


I tried to give you consolation
When your old man had let you down.
Like a fool, I fell in love with you,
Turned my whole world upside down.”


(a)  “Patti”

(b)  “Bobbie”

(c)  “Linda”

(d)  “Layla”


29. Bonus.  This is a song of unrequited love of the singer for a lady married to whom?


(a)  Paul McCartney

(b)  Phil Collins

(c)  Eric Clapton

(d)  George Harrison

(e)  None of the above


30. “Sometimes the snow comes down in june
Sometimes the sun goes 'round the moon
I see the passion in your eyes
Sometimes It's all a big surprise

'cause there was a time when all I did was wish
You'd tell me this was love
It's not the way I hoped or how I planned
But some how it's enough”


(a) “Happy Together”

(b)  “Our Song”

(c)  “Save The Best For Last”

(d)  None of the above


The Answers follow.







ANSWERS!  (B = Bonus)


1.   (c)   “I’ll Always Love You”   Sung by Whitney Houston


1B. (b)  Dolly Parton wrote the song in 1974. 

It was No. #1 on the charts in 1974 and again in 1978.


2.   (b)   “How Sweet It Is (To Be Loved By You)” Sung by James Taylor


2B. (d)   Jackie Gleason inspired the song.


3.   (b)   ”Cherish”  -- Sung by The Association


3B. (a)  David Cassidy

In 1971 David Cassidy recorded “Cherish,” his first hit as a teen idol.


4.   (c)   “Can You Feel the Love Tonight”    Sung by Elton John


4B. (a)  “Lion King”  -- in the Disney movie, The Lion King


5.   (b)   “Breathe”  -- Sung by Faith Hill


6.   (b)   “Can’t Take My Eyes Off of You”


6B. (b)  The Lettermen


7.   (b)   “And I Love Her”  Sung by the Beatles


7B. (c) Paul McCartney

      McCartney wrote this about his girlfriend, an actress named Jane Asher


8.   (a)   “Our Song”    Sung by Tayor Swift


9.   (b)   “I Can’t Help Falling in Love with You”  Sung by Elvis, of course


10.  (c)  “Crying”  Sung by Roy Orbison  Orbison wrote the song as a result of a chance meeting with a former love.


11.  (b)  “Afternoon Delight”    Sung by The Starland Vocal Band


11B. (b) 1976   Recorded by The Starland Vocal Band in 1976, it became a big hit and achieved the #1 position on the U.S. charts. The song is in the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame.


12.  (a)   “Groovy Kind of Love”   Sung by Phil Collins.  Released in 1988, it made the charts in both the U.S. and UK. In the U.S. "Groovy Kind Of Love" spent 13 weeks on the charts, 2 weeks at #1.


13.  (c)    “Hopelessly Devoted to You”  Sung by Olivia Newton-John


13B. (d) “Grease”   Film the song was featured in 1978.


14.  (a)    “How Can You Mend A Broken Heart?”  Sung by the Bee Gees.


14B. (a)    Andy Williams     The Bee Gees recorded it in 1971.  The first of their hits to reach the top of the charts, it was originally written specifically for Andy Williams.


15.  (d)     None of the above.  The title is “Behind Closed Doors” Sung by Charlie Rich.


16.  (b)   “I Can’t Stop Loving You”  Sung by Ray Charles    His first gold record and it won the Grammy award in 1962 for Best Rhythm and Blues Recording.


17.  (d)   None of the above.   Tricky?  Answer is “Dream Lover.” Sung by Bobbie Darin.


17B#1.  (b)  Bobbie Darin   First recorded the song.

17B#2.  (c)  Neil Sedaka   Played the piano for the recording.


18.  (b)   “Wonderful Tonight”    Sung by Eric Clapton


18B. (a)  Eric Clapton   He wrote while  waiting for his girlfriend Patti to get ready to attend a Buddy Holly tribute that Paul McCartney had put together.  Patti was originally married to George Harrison of The Beatles, then later to Eric Clapton.


19.  (c)   “Whenever I Call You Friend”   Sung by Kenny Loggins and Stevie Nicks


20.  (c)   “Make Someone Happy”     Sung by Jimmy Durante


20B. (b)  “Sleepless in Seattle”   Ends the film.


21.  (a)   “Annie’s Song”    Sung by  John Denver who wrote thesong  in 1974, while on a ski lift on Bell Mountain in Aspen, Colorado. He had just skied down a difficult run called, “Elevator Shaft.” He was so exhilarated by the previous run that he was inspired to compose “Annie’s Song” riding back up the lift. He was so excited about the song that he raced home and immediately set it to music. He dedicated it to his wife Ann.


22.  (b)  “Unchained Melody”    Sung by The Righteous Brothers   One of the most popular dance songs ever written.


23.  (a)   “Everyone Plays the Fool”    Sung by Marvin Gaye


24.  (c)  “Midnight Blue” by the ELO


25.  (b)  “Knights in White Satin”   Sung by the Moody Blues


26.  (a) “Fernando”       Sung by ABBA


27.  (d)  None of the above   Title:  “I’m Not In Love” by 10CC


28.  (c)  “Linda”     Sung by Jan and Dean


28B. (a)   Paul McCartney  “Linda,” recorded by Jan and Dean, was written in 1947 by Jack Lawrence to help pay off a legal fee to lawyer Lee Eastman. Lawrence wrote the song about Eastman’s 5 year old daughter, Linda Eastman.

          Linda, many years later, became an excellent photographer and took many great pictures of famous musicians. In 1967 she was given an assignment to photograph The Beatles who were touring America and promoting their new "Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band" album. She had a crush on Paul McCartney even before meeting him. She got Paul’s attention and the two were married two years later in 1969.


29.  (d)  “Layla”   Derek and the Dominoes


29B. (d)  George Harrison     “Layla” was written by Eric Clapton, recorded in 1970, and released as a single in 1971.


“Layla” is about Eric Clapton’s unrequited love for Patti Harrison, the wife of Beatle George Harrison. Clapton based the lyrics for “Layla” on the book by Persian poet Nizami, Layla and Majnun. The Persian book is about a man’s unattainable love for the woman, Layla.


Clapton and Patti began living together in 1974 and were married in 1979, shortly after she divorced George Harrison. Harrison and Clapton were always good friends, and Harrison, Paul McCartney, and Ringo Starr played at Clapton’s and Patti’s wedding. They remained married until 1988.


30.  (c)  “Save The Best For Last”     Sung by Vanessa Williams.


Hope you enjoyed this music quiz!  I enjoyed writing it.  The hard part about writing it was that I had to leave out so many of my favorites.  Just too many songs!  Richard