The SMS Trivia Question of the Week 7 / 4…

Good day all you “Yankee Doodles” Yes! It’s time for an all new SMS Trivia Question for Tuesday July 4th! Brought to us each week by all those fire crackers at Omnivore Recordings! Your place for all the music you didn’t know, you didn’t know! Ah, but before we light up this weeks all new quiz, we’d like to take a moment to recognize all the brilliant readers who weighed in on last weeks quiz, which was all about the very cool Jan and Dean and their paean to “The hippest Surfer Girl in the land” Ms. “Honolulu Lulu”

First in with all the right answers and more was “Charter Member “SMS Super Genius Mr. John Zambetti! followed by another long time reader Mr. Jeffery Conroy!  Way to go and congrats to both of you loyal and brilliant 60’s trivia experts! Stick around cuz there’s an all new Trivia Question just below!

As today is the day we celebrate our independence from  the tyranny of The English, here’s how we do it SMS style!

Here’s your question: Give us the titles to at least FIVE hits from the 1960’s partially or primarily sung  in a foreign language! For the purpose of this week’s quiz “Foreign Language” will be defined as any language other than “English” ( This will include “Pig Latin” if you’re so inclined) additionally we’ll need the name of the artists who recorded and released these “English free”  60’s classics Finally, we’ll need you to identify the languages they are singing in ?

In summary, here’s what we need:

1) Give us the titles to at least 5 classic hits from the 60’s partially or primarily sung in a foreign language ?

2) Give us the names of the artists who recorded and released your 5 60’s gems ?

3) Tell us which languages they each are singing in ?

Meanwhile as you hearken back to your high school French and Spanish classes, why not take a moment, click on the link below and browse  Omnivore Recordings awesome catalog of the coolest music in the known world and beyond!


Lastly, here’s a SMS semi – helpful hint: Wayne Newton…

Remember, you can answer the weekly trivia question as often as you like, but can only win a Groovey Omnivore CD every 30 days…



  1. Agua De Beber – Astrud Gilberto
    Bongo cha cha cha – Caterina Valente
    Bim Bom – João Gilberto (1959..)
    Michelle – The Beatles? (Sont les mots qui vont tres bien ensemble
    Tres bien ensemble)
    Feliz Navidad (1970…)

  2. Tequila -The Champs. Spanish
    Oye Como Va- Santana Spanish I know I know…that was 1970! that’s late 60’s, right?
    Then there’s … La Bamba – Ritchie Valens. Spanish. …1958…early early 60’s. ( I worked on the film. Amazing time!!)
    Guantanamara- The Sandpipers Spanish
    Volare- Trini Lopez/ Dean Martin/ others. Italian/ English
    Guantanamara- Sand Pipers. Spanish..You can find recordings of it in Spanish, Italian, French, Welsh, English, and Dutch.

    Have a Great and Safe 4th!!!

  3. Think I’ve got 4! The most answers for me ever so I’m putting ’em out there.
    Dominique–The Singing Nun
    Danka Shane–Wayne Newton
    La Bamba–Richie Valens

  4. 1. El Watusi – Ray Burrito Spanish
    2. Sukiyaki – Kyu Sakamoto (had to google singer’s name) Japanese
    3. German version of The Beatles I Want to Hold Your Hand
    4. Guantanamera – The Sandpipers Spanish
    5. ???
    6. ???

  5. Sukiyaki- Kyu Sakimoto Japanese
    Domenique-Sr. Soeur Souire aka The singing nun-French
    Volare. Domenico Modugno-Italian
    J’tieme. Jane Birkin Serge Gainsborough-French
    Guantanamara Sandpipers-Spanish

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