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Monday, October 29, 2007

Musical Monday 18

Welcome to the eighteenth edition of Musical Monday, the weekly quiz that Soccer Dad and I alternate hosting. For each numbered song quote below, identify the title and artist, as well as the common theme of the set of songs. The breaks between groups of songs are significant, but only loosely so this time.

As eighteen is special number in Jewish liturgy and culture, representing Chai=Life, and as Debbie and I just returned from the Chai Lifeline Shabbaton, I've made this week's Musical Monday extra special, with twice chai or 36 quotes. More chances than ever for you to play!

1) "I took the tube back out of town, back to the Rollin' Pin"
2) "Go 'way, don't come 'round here no more!"

3) "Gone to graveyards every one; when will they ever learn?"
4) "Never had no money and they always told the truth"
5) "I've got this yearning, burning, yearning feeling inside me"

6) "If it's jug band music or rhythm and blues"
7) "Now the feeling is beginning to grow, and the meaning is something you only know"

8) "Say the words you long to hear"
9) "Wrapped in sorrow words are token, come inside and catch my tears"
10) "But I've never seen nothing like you!"

11) "It doesn't change a thing, but even so…"
12) "Ease my troubles; that's what you do"

13) "When tears are in your eyes and you can't find the way"
14) "I've got a tombstone hand and a graveyard mind"

15) "I've been made blue, I've been lied to"
16) "Tonight with words unspoken, you said that I'm the only one"
17) "You're the light in my deepest darkest hour"

18) "She's married now or engaged or somethin', so I'm told"
19) "If you can just get your mind together, then come on across to me"

20) "I really 'membered you when you drink my wine"
21) "It may seem to you that I'm acting confused when you're close to me"

22) "Everything you do has been done, and this won't last forever"
23) "I like the way you dance, the way you spin"

24) "Tell me baby I'm your lover man; oh baby..."
25) "And I appreciate the roles the actors played, the point the author made"

26) "I only apologize for being, as they say, the last to know"
27) "Love is a losing game, love can be a shame"

28) "Till forever on it goes, through the circle fast and slow"
29) "Five year plans and new deals, wrapped in golden chains"

30) "No one will be watching us"
31) "Bless your children, give them names, don't trust men who walk with canes"

32) "Searching for light in the darkness of insanity"
33) "And all your friends they're calling you a fool"
34) "I wish that every kiss was never-ending"

35) "Steal their Seoul in South Korea, make Antarctica cry uncle"
36) "Kruschev's due at Idlewild"

Enjoy, enjoy (twice)!

23 Comments:

At 10/29/07, 8:39 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

11. "Do you love me..." from Fiddler on the Roof

Tova

 
At 10/29/07, 12:23 PM, Blogger Soccer Dad said...

5) Where did our love go? - The Supremes and later, Soft Cell.
6) Old time Rock and Roll - Bob Seger and the Silver Bullet Band
8) P.S. I love you - The Beatles
15) When will I be loved? - Linda Ronstadt (big surprise:-)
16) Will you still love me tomorrow? - The Ronettes (?), The 4 Seasons, Melanie and hundreds of others
17) How deep is your love? - Bee Gees
22) What makes you think you're the one? - Fleetwood Mac (Tusk again)

An awful lot of questions. I thought maybe the first ones would ask a question that the later ones would answer, but 15, 16 and 17 all are questions. (I also think I've made a mistake or two.)

I only got 8 out of 10 on the Superhero quiz, I blew the Elektra question and the Watcher's question. (The former I should have known.)

 
At 10/29/07, 12:44 PM, Blogger LEL said...

1.Who are you-The Who

3.Where have all the flowers gone-Peter, Paul and Mary

4.Where have all the good times gone-The Kinks and the Who

8.Do you want to know a secret-The Beatles

10.Do ya-ELO

16.Will you love me tomorrow-The Shirelles

18.Is she really going out with him-Joe Jackson

Several others I'm familiar with but the titles won't come to me right now.

 
At 10/29/07, 12:50 PM, Blogger Soccer Dad said...

24) Do you want to dance? - Bobby Freeman(?) Beach Boys, and if you switch a few words around, Bette Midler.

 
At 10/29/07, 12:55 PM, Blogger LEL said...

5.Where did our love go?-The Supremes

 
At 10/29/07, 12:56 PM, Blogger LEL said...

30.Why don't we do it in the road-The Beatles

 
At 10/29/07, 1:58 PM, Blogger LEL said...

34.Wouldn't it be nice-The Beach Boys

 
At 10/29/07, 2:05 PM, Blogger Yitzchak Goodman said...

14. "Who do you love?" Bo Diddley

19. "Are you experienced?" Hendrix

32. "What's so funny about peace, love, and understanding?" which I think of as being by the other Elvis. I don't think he wrote it, though.

 
At 10/29/07, 2:10 PM, Blogger Yitzchak Goodman said...

15. The original is by the Everly Brothers?

 
At 10/29/07, 4:19 PM, Blogger LEL said...

The theme is songs which ask questions.

 
At 10/29/07, 6:54 PM, Blogger Elie said...

Wow - we're halfway to twice chai already! Keep 'em coming!

 
At 10/29/07, 7:49 PM, Blogger LEL said...

32.What's so funny about peace, love and understanding-Elvis Costello

 
At 10/30/07, 9:25 AM, Blogger SS said...

12 Have I told you lately that I love you? - Rod Stewart

 
At 10/30/07, 10:14 AM, Blogger Soccer Dad said...

33) I kept thinking The four Tops or Pablo Cruise. I don't know why.
(don't you want) somebody to love? - Jefferson Airplane

 
At 10/30/07, 11:05 AM, Blogger Yitzchak Goodman said...

33. The line that sounds somewhat like this from the JA song is
"all your friends they treat you like a guest." So that's not it.

 
At 10/30/07, 12:34 PM, Blogger Yitzchak Goodman said...

6 made me think of "Nashville Cats" by the Lovin' Spoonful. Then I yielded to curiosity, Googled it,
and saw why. Anyway, I think it's fair to state that it isn't the Bob Seeger song.

 
At 10/30/07, 3:30 PM, Blogger Jack's Shack said...

If I wasn't so late to the party I'd share a few, but you already hit the ones that I know.

 
At 10/31/07, 1:06 PM, Blogger Ezzie said...

Is #35 from Carmen Sandiego!? (Rockapella)

 
At 11/1/07, 11:23 AM, Blogger Soccer Dad said...

28 Have you ever seen the rain?
29 Who'll stop the rain?

Both CCR

 
At 11/2/07, 4:22 PM, Blogger trn said...

Two that have not yet been identified are:

21) "What's Love Got To Do With It?" Tina Turner

36) "Car 54, Where Are You?" Television Program Theme Song

 
At 11/2/07, 4:47 PM, Blogger Elie said...

Great job, Tova, Soccer Dad, Lel, SS, Yitzchak, Ezzie, and TRN! Together, you identified 2/3 of the song quotes, 24 out of 36, as well as the theme, which was songs whose titles ask questions. No special timeliness for this theme, unless you count the release this week of the paperback version of a book by Ken Jennings - certainly the ultimate master of answers being questions!

Complete responses below. I came up with a tongue-in-cheek title for each subdivision of somewhat-related quotes:

Who's There?
1) "I took the tube back out of town, back to the Rollin' Pin"
- Who, "Who Are You?"
2) "Go 'way, don't come 'round here no more"
- Men at Work, "Who Can It Be Now?"

Where'd It Go?
3) "Gone to graveyards every one; when will they ever learn?"
- Pete Seeger/Judy Collins, "Where Have All The Flowers Gone?"
4) "Never had no money and they always told the truth"
– Kinks/Van Halen, "Where Have All The Good Times Gone?"
5) "I've got this yearning, burning, yearning feeling inside me"
- Diana Ross, "Where Did Our Love Go?"

Do You Believe?
6) " If it's jug band music or rhythm and blues"
- Lovin' Spoonful, "Do You Believe In Magic?"
7) " Now the feelin' is beginning to grow, and the meaning is something you only know"
- Huey Lewis and the News, "Do You Believe In Love?"

Do You Want?
8) "Say the words you long to hear"
- Beatles, "Do You Want to Know a Secret?"
9) "Wrapped in sorrow words are token, come inside and catch my tears"
- Culture Club, "Do You Really Want to Hurt Me?"
10) "But I've never seen nothing like you!"
- ELO, "Do Ya?"

Love: Tell Me
11) "It doesn't change a thing, but even so..."
- Fiddler on the Roof soundtrack, "Do You Love Me?"
12) "Ease my troubles; that's what you do"
- Van Morrison, Rod Stewart, etc., "Have I Told You Lately That I Love You?"

Love: Who?
13) "When tears are in your eyes and you can't find the way"
- Frankie Valli and the Four Seasons, "Who Loves You?"
14) "I've got a tombstone hand and a graveyard mind"
- (I guess originally Bo Diddley, but the version I know is by) George Thorogood, "Who Do You Love?"

Love: When and How Much?
15) "I've been made blue, I've been lied to"
- Everly Brothers/Linda Ronstadt, "When Will I Be Loved?"
16) "Tonight with words unspoken you said that I'm the only one"
- Carole King wrote and sung it + many cover versions, "Will You Still Love Me Tomorrow?"
17) "You're the light in my deepest darkest hour"
- Bee-Gees, "How Deep Is Your Love?"

Dating: Start
18) "She's married now or engaged or somethin', so I'm told"
- Joe Jackson, "Is She Really Going Out With Him?"
19) "If you can just get your mind together, then come on across to me"
- Jimi Hendrix, "Are You Experienced?"

Dating: End
20) "I really 'membered you when you drink my wine"
- War, "Why Can't We Be Friends?"
21) "It may seem to you that I'm acting confused when you're close to me"
- Tina Turner, "What's Love Got To Do With It?"

Making It
22) "Everything you do has been done, and this won't last forever"
- Fleetwood Mac, "What Makes You Think You're The One?"
23) "I like the way you dance, the way you spin"
- Linda Ronstadt, "How Do I Make You?"

Dancing
24) "Tell me baby I'm your lover man; oh baby"
- Bobby Freeman, Beach Boys, "Do You Wanna Dance?"
25) "And I appreciate the roles the actors played, the point the author made"
- Billy Joel, "Where's The Orchestra?"

Fools
26) "I only apologize for being as they say, the last to know"
- Barbara Streisand, "What Kind of Fool?"
27) "Love is a losing game, love can be a shame"
- Frankie Lymon & the Teenagers/Diana Ross, "Why Do Fools Fall in Love?"

Rain
28) "Till forever on it goes, through the circle fast and slow"
- CCR, "Have You Ever Seen the Rain?"
29) "Five year plans and new deals, wrapped in golden chains"
- CCR, "Who'll Stop The Rain?"

Travel
30) "No one will be watching us"
- Beatles, "Why Don't We Do It In The Road?"
31) "Bless your children, give them names, don't trust men who walk with canes"
- Bruce Springsteen, "Does This Bus Stop at 82nd Street?"

Rhetorical Questions
32) "Searching for light in the darkness of insanity"
- Elvis Costello, "(What's So Funny 'Bout) Peace, Love and Understanding?"
33) "And all your friends they're calling you a fool"
- Pablo Cruise, "Whatcha Gonna Do?"
34) "I wish that every kiss was never-ending"
- Beach Boys, "Wouldn't it be Nice?"

TV Themes
35) "Steal their Seoul in South Korea, make Antarctica cry uncle
- Theme to "Where in the World is Carmen Sandiego?" (Rockapella)
36) "Kruschev's due at Idlewild"
- Theme to "Car 54, Where Are You?" (Nat Hiken)

Thanks again for playing! Look for the 11/5 Musical Monday at Soccer Dad, with the 11/12 edition back here.

 
At 11/5/07, 1:15 PM, Blogger Soccer Dad said...

I was right about Pablo Cruise. I should have thought more about it.

 
At 11/12/07, 3:33 PM, Blogger Yitzchak Goodman said...

(I guess originally Bo Diddley, but the version I know is by) George Thorogood, "Who Do You Love?"

The Thorogood version is a
travesty. He incorrectly gives
it a "Bo beat" as in "Hey, Bo Diddley." IIRC, Quicksilver
Messenger Service did a cover
of "Who do you love?" and it
was considered on of their big
songs.

 

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