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Quick: Who Recorded It First?

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Music History Quiz
Who put the song down on tape -- mostly tape for sure -- first? Answers down below but no cheating before you take a shot! Here we go:

 

"Love Hurts"

A. Nazareth

B. The Everly Brothers

"It's My Life"

A. Talk Talk

B. No Doubt

"Knockin' On Heaven's Door" 

A. Guns N' Roses

B. Bob Dylan

"I Love Rock N' Roll" 

A. The Arrows

B. Joan Jett & the Blackhearts

Okay those were easy ones, let's make them a bit tougher:

"Piece Of My Heart" 

A. Janis Joplin

B.Aretha Franklin

"Self Control"

A. Laura Branigan

B. Raf

"Don't Turn Around"

A. Tina Turner

B. Ace Of Base

"Red Red Wine"

A. UB40

B. Neil Diamond

"Torn"

A. Natalie Imbruglia

B. Ednaswap

"You Are So Beautiful"

A. Billy Preston

B. Joe Cocker

"Unchained Melody"

A. Alex North

B. The Righteous Brothers

"Every Time You Go"

A. Paul Young

B. Hall and Oates

"California Dreamin' "

A. The Mamas and the Papas

B. Barry Maguire

Three choices on our last one:

"Without You"

A. Harry Nilsson

B. Badfinger

C. Mariah Carey

 

Thou shalt not cross this line until thou has guesseth as best as thou can:

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ANSWERS in blue italics:

"Love Hurts"

A. Nazareth (1974)

B. The Everly Brothers (1961)

"It's My Life"

A. Talk Talk (1984)

B. No Doubt (2003)

"Knockin' On Heaven's Door" 

A. Guns N' Roses (1987)

B. Bob Dylan (1973)

"I Love Rock N' Roll" 

A. The Arrows (1975)

B. Joan Jett & the Blackhearts (1982)

"Piece Of My Heart"

A. Janis Joplin (1968)

B.Aretha Franklin (1967)

"Self Control"

A. Laura Branigan (late 1984)

B. Raf (early 1984)

"Don't Turn Around"

A. Tina Turner (1986)

B. Ace Of Base (1994)

"Red Red Wine"

A. UB40 (1993)

B. Neil Diamond (1968)

"Torn"

A. Natalie Imbruglia (1997)

B. Ednaswap (1995)

"You Are So Beautiful"

A. Billy Preston (early 1974)

B. Joe Cocker (late 1974)

"Unchained Melody"

A. Alex North (1955)

B. The Righteous Brothers (1965)

"Every Time You Go"

A. Paul Young (1985)

B. Hall and Oates (1980)

"California Dreamin' "

A. The Mamas and the Papas (late 1965)

B. Barry Maguire (early 1965)

"Without You"

A. Harry Nilsson (1971)

B. Badfinger (1970)

C. Mariah Carey (1994) We figure no one guessed Mariah on this one!

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