Mix It Up!
This is a quiz for music fans. All the songs were hits for the band stated, but who originally sang the song? As a hint I have given the year the song was originally released, all you need to do is supply the artist.

QUESTIONS

1. ‘I Will Always Love You’ was a Whitney Houston song for  1992 ‘The Bodyguard’ film, but who sang it first in 1974?

2. Many people remember the Ike and Tina Turner version of ‘Proud Mary ‘ in 1970/71, but who made this 1968 original a hit first?

3. The Jimi Hendrix classic, ‘All Along the Watchtower’ blew the original artist away, he said in an interview. Who was that artist who first released it in 1967?

4. In 1994, Quentin Tarantino used Urge Overkill’s cover of ‘Girl, You’ll be a Woman Soon’ in Pulp Fiction. But who was the original artist of 1968?

5. ‘Hallelujah’ has been covered many times (Bob Dylan, Regina Spektor, K.D. Lang, etc…) since it was first released in 1984 by which artist?

6. Eric Clapton recorded ‘I Shot the Sheriff’ in 1974, but it was a hit just a year earlier for which singer and his band?

7. ‘Red Red Wine’ by UB40 was the first single I bought back in 1983, who released the original in 1967?

8. Everyone remembers the Beatles version of ‘Twist and Shout’, but which band did they cover the original 1959 song from?

9. In 1970, Stevie Wonder covered a funkier version of ‘We Can Work It Out’, a much more rousing version of which band’s song from 1965?

10. RESPECT by Aretha Franklin was a huge hit in 1967 and is an all time classic, but which soul singer originally released it in 1965?

 

................................................ANSWERS BELOW..............................

ANSWERS

1. ‘I Will Always Love You’ was a Whitney Houston song for  1992 ‘The Bodyguard’ film, but who sang it first in 1974?
DOLLY PARTON

2. Many people remember the Ike and Tina Turner version of ‘Proud Mary ‘ in 1970/71, but who made this 1968 original a hit first?
CREEDENCE CLEARWATER REVIVAL

3. The Jimi Hendrix classic, ‘All Along the Watchtower’ blew the original artist away, he said in an interview. Who was that artist who first released it in 1967?
BOB DYLAN

4. In 1994, Quentin Tarantino used Urge Overkill’s cover of ‘Girl, You’ll be a Woman Soon’ in Pulp Fiction. But who was the original artist of 1968?
NEIL DIAMOND

5. ‘Hallelujah’ has been covered many times (Bob Dylan, Regina Spektor, K.D. Lang, etc…) since it was first released in 1984 by which artist?
LEONARD COHEN

6. Eric Clapton recorded ‘I Shot the Sheriff’ in 1974, but it was a hit just a year earlier for which singer and his band?
BOB MARLEY AND THE WAILERS

7. ‘Red Red Wine’ by UB40 was the first single I bought back in 1983, who released the original in 1967?
NEIL DIAMOND (again!)

8. Everyone remembers the Beatles version of ‘Twist and Shout’, but which band did they cover the original 1959 song from?
THE ISLEY BROTHERS

9. In 1970, Stevie Wonder covered a funkier version of ‘We Can Work It Out’, a much more rousing version of which band from 1965?
THE BEATLES

10. RESPECT by Aretha Franklin was a huge hit in 1967 and is an all time classic, but which soul singer originally released it in 1965?
OTIS REDDING