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Can you tell Rolling Stones from Beatles Songs?
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The Beatles and The Rolling Stones are the biggest and most influential rock bands of all time, but how well do you know their songs? If you are a true rock 'n' roll fan, test your chops and see if you can shred your way through this HowStuffWorks quiz!
"Jumpin' Jack Flash" is a song by _________.
The Rolling Stones released this song originally as a single in 1968. It's one of their most famous songs and has been used in countless movies as well as covered by a number of artists, including Tina Turner and Peter Frampton.
Which band does the song "Street Fightin' Man" belong to?
This political Rolling Stones song is featured on the 1968 album "Beggars Banquet." Jagger wrote it after attending a massive anti-war rally at the U.S. embassy in London.
Which band performed "Blackbird"?
This song off the 1968 White Album was written by Paul McCartney. It was inspired by a lute piece by Johann Sebastian Bach called "Bourrée in E minor."
Who sang "Hey Jude"?
This single was off of the 1968 album "Revolution." It was based off of a song Paul McCartney wrote to comfort John Lennon's son during his parent's divorce.
"Angie" is by_________.
This song is off their 1973 album "Goats Head Soup." This ballad was a worldwide hit, topping charts around the world.
Which band is known for the song "All You Need Is Love"?
This single was originally released in 1967 before appearing in other Beatles' albums and films. It was written by John Lennon.
To which band does the song "Get Off of My Cloud" belong?
This song was originally released as a single in 1965. It was then included on the full length album "December's Children (And Everybody's)."
Which band initially sang the song "Brown Sugar"?
"Brown Sugar" is the first song on the 1971 album "Sticky Fingers." It was primarily created by Mick Jagger.
"Get Back" is by________.
This song was originally released as a single in 1969. A changed mix of the song later became the last track on The Beatles' final album "Let It Be."
"Mother's Little Helper" is a song by _______.
This song was the opening track on the 1966 album "Aftermath." It mocks the popularity of addictive and potentially dangerous prescription drugs like valium amongst housewives.
__________ sang "Can't Buy Me Love."
This song was composed by Paul McCartney. It was on the 1964 album "A Hard Day's Night."
The song "Yellow Submarine" is by:
This 1966 song was a best-seller in the U.K. It's the most successful song featuring Ringo Starr on lead vocals.
The famous song "You Can't Always Get What You Want" is by__________.
This song off the 1969 album "Let It Bleed" is considered to be one of the best rock songs of all time. The Rolling Stones commonly play it at their shows.
Who originally sang the song "Nowhere Man"?
"Nowhere Man" is a song written by John Lennon off of the 1965 album "Rubber Soul." It's one of the first Beatles songs to not be about love, due to John Lennon's influence.
"Helter Skelter" is by_______.
This 1968 song off of the White Album is considered to be a key part of early heavy metal. According to cult leader Charles Manson, the song prophesied an oncoming apocalyptic race war.
Who originally released "Paint It Black"?
Written by Keith Richards and Mick Jagger, this song was first released as a single in 1966. It's the first Rolling Stones song to have a sitar instrumental part.
Who sang the song "Wild Horses"?
This song is off of the 1971 album "Sticky Fingers." It was recorded over the course of three days.
The song "Sympathy for the Devil" is by_______.
This song is the opening track of the 1968 album "Beggars Banquet." After it, many people took up the opinion that The Rolling Stones were a bunch of devil worshippers, which the band found very strange.
Whose song is "Here Comes The Sun"?
This song off of the 1969 album "Abbey Road" was written by George Harrison. It is one of his best known Beatles songs.
Which band wrote "Eleanor Rigby"?
This song was released as a single and on the 1966 album "Revolver." This song veered away from the pop music rules of the day, by being a more experimental and intricate exploration of loneliness.
Who originally released "Gimme Shelter"?
"Gimme Shelter" is on the 1969 album "Let It Bleed." This highly regarded song features Merry Clayton on vocals, singing along side Mick Jagger.
The song "I Am the Walrus" is by which band?
This 1967 song was a part of The Beatles' TV film "Magical Mystery Tour." John Lennon wrote it out of the desire to make the most confusing song possible, after getting a letter from a student whose teacher was making students analyze Beatles lyrics.
Who released the song "Start Me Up"?
This song is off of the 1981 album "Tattoo You." The Rolling Stones often use it to open at concerts.
"Beast of Burden" is by________.
"Beast of Burden" is a song off of the 1978 album "Some Girls." In 1984, Bette Midler covered this song.
Which band released the song "(I Can't Get No) Satisfaction"?
This 1965 song was written by Mick Jagger and Keith Richards. It criticizes the rise of commercialism in society.
"Lucy in the Sky With Diamonds" is by _______.
This song is off of the 1967 album "Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band." It was inspired by a drawing John Lennon's son Julian did in nursery school.
Who wrote the song "Ruby Tuesday"?
This 1966 song was a No. 1 hit in America. It is also a popular restaurant chain, which was named after the song.
Whose song is "While My Guitar Gently Weeps"?
This song was on the 1968 album "The Beatles" which is also known as the White Album. This song was written by George Harrison and the lead guitar is played by Eric Clapton.
Which band does the song "Under My Thumb" belong to?
This song was a track on the 1996 album "Aftermath." A concertgoer died in a fight during this song at the Altamont Free Concert in 1969.
Who wrote "Let's Spend the Night Together"?
This song was originally released as a double A-sided single with "Ruby Tuesday" in 1967. It's been covered by a number of artists, including David Bowie.
Who does the song "Come Together" belong to?
This track opened 1969's "Abbey Road" album. With this song, The Beatles landed their 18th No. 1 hit on the Billboard Hot 100 charts and broke Elvis Presley's record.
The song "Play With Fire" is by ___________.
This song was originally a B-side to the 1965 single "The Last Time." It was recorded in one night in Los Angeles.
Who wrote "Penny Lane"?
This 1967 single is named after a real street in Liverpool, England. Paul McCartney and John Lennon would meet there when they were young to catch the bus that went into town.
Who wrote "I Want To Hold Your Hand"?
This was a track on the 1964 album "Meet the Beatles!" It was written by John Lennon and Paul McCartney.
__________ performed the song "She's A Rainbow."
This unusual Rolling Stones song was a track on the 1967 album "Their Satanic Majesties Request." The string arrangements in this song were composed by John Paul Jones as a session musician. He would later be a part of Led Zeppelin.
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