By Miranda Madro
Jersey Boys is a hit Broadway musical that follows the career of Frankie Valli and the Four Seasons. Their songs are ubiquitous in today’s music lexicon and pop culture. You might remember “Big Girls Don’t Cry” in the movie Dirty Dancing and “Beggin'” in the 60th anniversary ad campaign for Adidas. Take this quiz to find out how much you know about Frankie Valli and the Four Season’s hit song “Can’t Take My Eyes Off You” to celebrate Jersey Boys visit to the Wharton Center from October 13 to 18.
Listen to the song while you take the quiz! “Can’t Take My Eyes Off You”
1. The song was originally named:
a. “Can’t Take My Eyes Off You”
b. “You’re Attractive”
c. “Can’t Take My Eyes Off of You”
2. About how many artists from around the world have covered this song in the last 48 years?
c. Over 200
3. In 1967, Frankie Valli and the Four Seasons sent “Can’t Take My Eyes Off You” to what spot on Billboard Hot 100 for an entire week?
a. #2 Spot
b. #4 Spot
c. #10 Spot
4. On which astronaut’s wedding anniversary did NASA use “Can’t Take My Eyes Off You” for a wakeup call on a space shuttle mission?
a. Chris Ferguson
b. Doug Hurley
c. Rex Walheim
5. Choose all the movies in which “Can’t Take My Eyes Off You” was sung by a character or used in the soundtrack.
a. 10 Things I Hate About You
b. Son of the Mask
c. Conspiracy Theory
d. 50 First Dates
6. True or False. In a deleted scene of Scooby Doo 2: Monsters Unleashed, Velma (Linda Cardellini) lies on top of a piano and sings “Can’t Take My Eyes Off You” to Fred and Daphne.
7. “Can’t Take My Eyes Off You” had a new sound for the Four Seasons, adding a large section of what kind of instruments to the band?
8. What video game was this song used in?
a. Sing Star
b. Just Dance
c. Guitar Hero
Bonus Question: In the Jersey Boys musical production coming to Wharton Center in East Lansing this fall, which Disney Channel singer will play Bob Gaudio of the Four Seasons?
a. Zac Efron
b. Nick Jonas
c. Shia LeBeouf
d. Drew Seeley
Find the answers on the Wharton Center Facebook page!