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Monday, September 17, 2007

Musical Monday 12

Welcome to the dozen-th edition of Musical Monday, a weekly quiz that Soccer Dad and I alternate hosting. For each song quote, identify the title and artist, as well as the common theme of the set of songs.

(As a minor hint, the extra space after certain songs does have significance)

1) "A crowd has gathered in black and white"

2) "When I kiss you, I feel a thousand different feelings"
3) "Maybe I might have changed and not been so cruel"
4) "Lay down all thought, surrender to the void"
5) "Before the rising sun we fly; so many roads to choose"
6) "All the words have been spoken and the prophecy fulfilled"
7) "You got me ticking; gonna blow my top"
8) "You're lunching at Twenty-One and watching your diet"
9) "Obstacles are inefficient, follow your intuition"
10) "No one's to blame, I know time flies so quickly"

11) "Even lovers need a holiday far away from each other"
12) "We're still gettin' closer baby, can't get close enough"
13) "Make it a crime to be lonely or sad"
14) "What else could I write? I don't have the right"

15) "Yours was the kiss that awoke my heart"
16) "She's an angel of the first degree"
17) "Lord, it's good to talk to you; even sweeter than wine"
18) "I'm tied to your apron strings and there's nothing that I can do"

11 Comments:

At 9/17/07, 10:09 AM, Blogger Soccer Dad said...

I'm guessing at a Rosh Hashanah theme.

6) Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix. Whoops. I don't think so. Not a song.

9) The Borg. Whoops again.

11) A bearable Peter Cetera sung Chicago song who's name escapes me right now.

16) Tupelo Honey - Van Morrison
17) Honey Hi - Fleetwood Mac (Getting those Tusk clues in aren't you?)

 
At 9/17/07, 11:54 AM, Blogger Soccer Dad said...

2) Color my World - Chicago.

 
At 9/17/07, 12:35 PM, Blogger LEL said...

2.Beginnings-Chicago

4.Tomorrow never knows-The Beatles

7.Start me up-The Rolling Stones

15.A taste of honey-The Beatles among others covered this song.

16.Tupelo Honey-Van Morrison

18.I can't help Myself-The Four Tops, or is it the Temptations? I always get the two confused.

 
At 9/17/07, 12:45 PM, Blogger Soccer Dad said...

LEL - Four Tops. The difference is that the Four Tops had/have Levi Stubbs as the front man. He's got a strong soulful voice. David Ruffin and Eddie Kendricks were (for the most part) the lead singers for the Temptations and had much sweeter voices. If it's bluesy it's more likely the Tops; if it's harmonies, it's more likely the Temptations.

(And in parens the title includes "Sugar Pie Honey Bunch" with Honey being the apparent theme.)

 
At 9/17/07, 1:31 PM, Blogger LEL said...

14.All apologies-Nirvana

 
At 9/17/07, 1:53 PM, Blogger LEL said...

1.New Year's Day-U2

 
At 9/18/07, 6:30 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

11. Chicago, After all that's been said and done... (I forget the name of the song, though I can sing the whole thing word for word)

-SS

 
At 9/20/07, 2:10 PM, Blogger Soccer Dad said...

I'm sticking with the Rosh Hashanah (beginning of the Jewish New Year Theme.)

Group 2 is about starting.

Group 3 is about honey.

 
At 9/20/07, 2:17 PM, Anonymous Elie said...

Great job, Soccer Dad, Lel, and anon! As you correctly guessed, the theme this week was Rosh Hashanah, the Jewish New Year, which began a week ago today. Also as SD guessed, within that theme there are several sub-themes, as indicated by the breaks between songs.

The complete list of correct answers:

The first song stands alone:

1) "A crowd has gathered in black and white"
- U2, "New Year's Day"

The next group of songs have to do with beginnings/starts:

2) "When I kiss you, I feel a thousand different feelings"
- Chicago, "Beginnings"

3) "Maybe I might have changed and not been so cruel"
- Emerson, Lake and Palmer, "From the Beginning"

4) "Lay down all thought, surrender to the void"
- Beatles, "Tomorrow Never Knows", though many people think it's titled "The Beginning" since that lyric is repeated endlessly throughout the song.

5) "Before the rising sun we fly; so many roads to choose"
- Carpenters, "We've Only Just Begun"

6) "All the words have been spoken and the prophecy fulfilled"
- Billy Joel, "Got to Begin Again"

7) "You got me ticking; gonna blow my top"
- Stones, "Start Me Up"

8) "You're lunching at Twenty-One and watching your diet"
- Steve Allen, "This Could Be The Start of Something Big", covered by several other artists

9) "Obstacles are inefficient, follow your intuition"
- Black-Eyed Peas, "Let's Get It Started"

10) "No one's to blame, I know time flies so quickly"
- John Lennon, (Just Like) Starting Over

The next group has to do with repentance/being sorry:

11) "Even lovers need a holiday far away from each other"
- Chicago, "Hard to Say I'm Sorry"

12) "We're still gettin' closer baby, can't get close enough "
- Bryan Adams, "Please Forgive Me"

13) "Make it a crime to be lonely or sad"
- Barbara Streisand, "Guilty"

14) "What else could I write? I don't have the right"
- Nirvana, "All Apologies"

Finally, the last set of songs have honey, for a sweet new year!

15) "Yours was the kiss that awoke my heart"
- Beatles, "A Taste of Honey" (yes, I know it's not theirs originally but that's the version I know!)

16) "She's an angel of the first degree"
- Van Morrison, "Tupelo Honey"

17) "Lord, it's good to talk to you; even sweeter than wine"
- Fleetwood Mac, "Honey Hi"

18) "I'm tied to your apron strings and there's nothing that I can do" - The Four Tops, "Can't Help Myself (Sugar Pie, Honey Bunch)"

Thanks again for playing! Look for the next Musical Monday on 9/24 at Soccer Dad, with the 10/1 edition back here.

 
At 9/20/07, 3:36 PM, Blogger trn said...

dozen-th

Heh. I like that.

I also like the style of this theme. Well done.

 
At 9/30/07, 10:57 AM, Anonymous Kylopod said...

"Lord, it's good to talk to you; even sweeter than wine"

Am I right to suspect that whoever wrote those words must never have tasted the dry variety?

 

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