The SMS Trivia Question of the Week 9 / 13…

YES! It’s time for an all new Trivia Quiz for Tuesday September 13th! Brought to us each week by all the Groovey folks at Omnivore Recordings! Your number one stop for all the music you didn’t know, you didn’t know! But! Before we reveal this weeks Trivia Question, we’d like to recognize the brilliant readers who weighed in on last week’s question, which was all about the uniquely talented Randy Newman and one of his most brilliant compositions “I Think It’s Going To Rain Today” First in like a flash was “Little Brother Rob.” Unfortunately Rob was a little light on answers! But not Mr. Fred Vogel or Jeff Conroy, two long time “SMS Super Geniuses ” with all the right answers! Denise Shoemaker weighed in as well and as a big  time Randy Newman fan, she had to nail it as well! Wrapping things up and with all the right answers was a relatively new “Super Genius” Tom Slocum! Big SMS Thank You’s and congratulations to all you brilliant Lady and gents!

But now! It’s time for a brand new SMS Trivia Quiz for September 13th: This week’s question is about the name “VALERIE”, and yes it’s a lovely name and thru the years it’s appeared in a number of great songs including at least three songs from the 1960’s, and that’s what we want to know! We’d like the titles of at least three song’s from the 60’s that include the name “Valerie in the title or the lyric and we’d like to know the name of the artists that recorded the song, and in a couple of cases “Valerie is linked with another female name in the lyric! For SMS Super Genius status, give us at least two other names linked with Valerie in at least two songs! Lastly, any differences in the spelling are acceptable! Finally, Give us at least one additional Song that includes the name “Valerie from any time before or after the 1960’s ?

In summary, here’s what we need:

1) Give us the titles to at least 3 songs from the 1960’s t hat include the name “Valerie” in the lyric ?

2) Give us the names of the 3 Artists who respectively recorded the 3 songs ?

3) In at least two of the three songs, there is a second female name mentioned along with “Valerie” what are those two names ?

4) Give us at least one additional song that includes the name “Valerie” released before or after the 1960’s

Any differences in the spelling are acceptable!

5) Just for fun: Born in 1960, our “featured image above remains one of our favorite “Valerie’s”…What’s her full name ? (To our gentleman readers, admit it…You! Had a crush on her!)

Meanwhile, as you’re contemplating all the “Val” gals’ you can recall, take a moment, click on the link just below and check out Omnivore Recordings  awesome catalog of the grooviest music in the known world and beyond!





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  1. Regarding the post on 9/20/22, what is he trying to say?

    As I ride through the sunny downs, it’s enough I’m all right
    Sunny down snuff I’m all right (using snuff…)

    This makes as much sense as Semolina Pilchard….

  2. Valerie – Monkees
    Maxwell’s Silver Hammer – Beatles
    Too Much Of Nothing – Peter Paul and Mary
    Valerie – Jackie & the Starlites (I only know this song because the Mothers of Invention covered it on Burnt Weeny Sandwich)

    3. Rose and Marion

    4. Valerie – Amy Winehouse

    5. Valerie Bertinelli (actually didn’t have a crush)

    • Hey Mark!
      Great Job! Not first in but the only one to correctly answer ALL the questions!
      So, You, are this weeks only “SMS Super Genius!”
      Cheers I…

  3. Valerie by Steve Winwood
    First Episode at Hienton Elton John
    Valerie Mark Ronson
    Valerie Bad Company
    And naturally, Valerie by Amy Winehouse

    That’s all I got today…

    • Hey J.C.
      But what about the three songs’ from the 1960’s that contain the name “Valerie? That is the core question…NOTHING? This one, I assumed, would be a slam dunk for you So! For all the great things you’ve done for me, thru the years, here’s a clue and a bit more…Bob Dylan and The Beatles!
      You can thank me later!
      Mr. Shoe

      • Well, I mis-read that one!
        As for the 60’s…we were there…and we still remember them, don’t we !?!
        I’ll have a cup of java tomorow before I attempt to repond to the questions.
        We’ll see how that works out.
        And…Thanks! I think we all look forward to Tuesday mornings thanks to you!

  4. Certainly Valerie by the Monkees comes to mind, but otherwise, only coming up with 70’s and 80’s by Cymarron and Stevie Winwood. Drawing a blank again on this trivia, but just thought I’d add my 2 cents anyway. haha
    Will be interesting to hear the correct answers!

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