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Rock n' Roll Trivia of the Day

Rock n' Roll Trivia of the Day The shortest record to reach the Billboard Top 40 was "Some Kind-A Earthquake" by Duane Eddy. This seldom heard instrumental, which is only one minute, seventeen seconds long, reached #37 in 1959. #RockTrivia

Rock n' Roll Trivia of the Day

Rock n' Roll Trivia of the Day Bobby Helms' Christmas classic "Jingle Bell Rock" made the Billboard Pop or Country chart on six separate occasions between 1957 and 1996. #RockTrivia

Rock n' Roll Trivia of the Day

Rock n' Roll Trivia of the Day Although the 1970 hit "Spirit in the Sky" has a clear Christian theme, its writer, Norman Greenbaum, was actually Jewish. #RockTrivia

Rock n' Roll Trivia of the Day

Rock n' Roll Trivia of the Day During his Presidential campaign in 2000, George W. Bush was asked by Oprah Winfrey what his favorite song was. He replied "Wake Up Little Susie by Buddy Holly." #RockTrivia

Rock n' Roll Trivia of the Day

Rock n' Roll Trivia of the Day The cover art for the album "America's Greatest Hits" was created by a graphics designer by the name of Phil Hartman, the same funny-man who later appeared on Saturday Night Live, and then News Radio, before he was murdered by his wife in 1998. #RockTrivia

Rock n' Roll Trivia of the Day

Rock n' Roll Trivia of the Day On April 28, 1964, Elvis Presley released his recording of "Viva Las Vegas" from the movie of the same name. #RockTrivia

Rock n' Roll Trivia of the Day

Rock n' Roll Trivia of the Day In 1987, The Coasters became the first group to be inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. #RockTrivia

Rock n' Roll Trivia of the Day

Rock n' Roll Trivia of the Day Movie producer Don Simpson hated the Joe Cocker and Jennifer Warnes tune "Up Where We Belong" and wanted it cut from the film An Officer And A Gentleman, saying "The song is no good. It isn't a hit." #RockTrivia

Rock n' Roll Trivia of the Day

Rock n' Roll Trivia of the Day "Never Learn Not To Love", although credited to Dennis Wilson, was actually a re-worked version of a song written by Charles Manson called "Cease To Exist". #RockTrivia

Rock n' Roll Trivia of the Day

Rock n' Roll Trivia of the Day Sonny Bono is the only member of U.S. Congress to have scored a number one single on the Billboard Hot 100 ("I Got You Babe" in 1965). #RockTrivia