Shore Lore: Name Those Tunes

How well do you know your music? Take our Great Shore Music Trivia Quiz and find out.

How well do you know your music? Take our Great Shore Music Trivia Quiz and find out.

1. In 1954, a vaudevillian named Bernie Wayne wrote one of the most famous tunes ever associated with Atlantic City. What was it?

2. Which of the following is not an album title?
a. Greetings From Asbury Park
b. Boardwalk
c. Fast Times at the Jersey Shore
d. A Jersey Shore Christmas

3. The 1946 film Three Little Girls in Blue, starring June Haver and George Montgomery, introduced what signature Shore tune?

4. Complete this refrain from the Bruce Springsteen song “Jersey Girl”: ’Cause down the shore everything’s all right/You and your baby on a Saturday night…

5. Springsteen and Jon Bon Jovi both live in what Monmouth County town?

6. Which famous comedy duo got its start at an Atlantic City nightclub?
a. Martin and Lewis
b. Laurel and Hardy
c. Sonny and Cher
d. Abbott and Costello

7. “Wildwood Days” was a 1963 Top 20 hit for what South Philadelphia–born, Shore-lovin’ singer?
a. Fabian
b. Frankie Avalon
c. Bobby Rydell

8. In the song “On the Way to Cape May,” what town’s “skies were blue”?

9. Which artist or band has not recorded a version of the Drifters’ 1964 hit “Under the Boardwalk”?
a. The Jackson 5
b. John Cougar Mellencamp
c. The Rolling Stones
d. Dr. Hook and the Medicine Show

10. The E Street Band was named after a street in what Shore town?

11. Frankie Valli’s 1975 song “My Eyes Adored You” described his daily walk home over what Shore span?

12. The 1981 film Ragtime, based on the E. L. Doctorow novel about a piano player in the Gilded Age, was partially set in a grand hotel in what Shore town?


1. “There She Is, Miss America”
2. Boardwalk
3. “On the Boardwalk in Atlantic City”
4. You know all my dreams come true/When I’m walking down the street with you.
5. Rumson
6. Dean Martin and Jerry Lewis, who first performed at the famous 500 Club on Missouri Avenue in July 1946
7. Bobby Rydell
8. Stone Harbor’s
9. Dr. Hook and the Medicine Show
10. Belmar
11. The Barnegat Bridge
12. Spring Lake

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