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Monday, November 19, 2007

Musical Monday 21

Welcome to the 21st edition of Musical Monday, the weekly quiz that Soccer Dad and I alternate hosting. Or usually alternate - as I mentioned last week, we're swapping turns this and next week, so I'm here today, and Soccer Dad will cover #22 on 11/26 as well as #23 the following week.

For each numbered song quote below, identify the title and artist, as well as the common theme of the set of songs. Breaks between groups of songs are meaningful. As a bit of a hint (or an extra something to guess): one of last week's songs appears on today's quiz as well, though with a different quote of course. But that particular song is significant for a reason beyond the theme of either quiz.

With that, here goes:

1) "I'm a loser, what a joker"
2) "What is it we dream about? What brings on a sigh?"
3) "If you don't like it, you can't send it back"
4) "Obie said he was making sure"
5) "Drop a dime in the box, play a song about New Orleans"

6) "Not too particular, not too precise"
7) "Thirty-six hours rolling in pain"
8) "If only you were here, you'd wash away my tears"
9) "Maid Marian on her tiptoe feet"
10) "We were at a party, his ear lobe fell in the dip"
11) "They can't play baseball, they don't wear sweaters"

12) "Always no sometimes think it's me"
13) "I should have quit you baby, such a long time ago"
14) "The wind in the willow played love's sweet melody"
15) "Take it for what it's worth, throw the rest into the sun"
16) "He was pushing on through the shortening miles that ran down to the depot"
17) "I said 'Doctor, ain't there nothin' I can take?' "

18) "I open that door so slowly, take a peek up north and south"
19) "It’s a long way down to the place where we started from"
20) "When it becomes too much you'll shout aloud"
21) "Go to see her with her hair hung down, ain't no finer girl in town"
22) "Can you catch it on your tonsils?"
23) "Dead kings, many things I can't define"

24) "Without no seams nor needlework"
25) "A dreamer of pictures, I run in the night"
26) "People passin' by just look at my baby"
27) "Lady of the house wondering where its gonna' stop"
28) "Now I'm falling from her skies"

Enjoy and good luck!

11 Comments:

At 11/19/07, 11:02 AM, Blogger Soccer Dad said...

24) Scarborough Fair/ Canticle - Simon and Garfunkel.

(Is 12 "no" or "know," not that it makes a difference because I don't no it either way.)

 
At 11/19/07, 12:27 PM, Blogger LEL said...

5.Scenes from an Italian Restaurant-Billy Joel

7.Cold Turkey-John Lennon

9.Pulling mussels from a shell-squeeze

13.The Lemon Song-Led Zeppelin

27.Brown Sugar-The Rolling Stones

 
At 11/19/07, 12:47 PM, Blogger LEL said...

12.Strawberry Fields Forever-The Beatles

14.Blueberry Hill-Fats Domino

 
At 11/19/07, 1:00 PM, Blogger LEL said...

25.Cinamin Girl-Neil young

 
At 11/19/07, 8:40 PM, Blogger Yitzchak Goodman said...

17. Coconut--Harry Nillson

 
At 11/19/07, 8:55 PM, Blogger Yitzchak Goodman said...

I might have the title wrong for 17.
It's the song that goes "You put the lime in the coconut and drink 'em all up."

So the theme of 12-17 is fruits?

Otherwise 13 could be "Killing Floor" by Howlin' Wolf

 
At 11/20/07, 1:55 PM, Blogger Soccer Dad said...

16) 20,000 lbs of bananas - Harry Chapin

 
At 11/20/07, 1:56 PM, Blogger Soccer Dad said...

And I guess 24 is in there because the chorus is "Parsley, Sage, Rosemary and Thyme."

 
At 11/21/07, 11:03 PM, Blogger trn said...

Not yet identified is 4, which is from Alice's Restaurant by Arlo Guthrie. This is the song that was in last week's quiz as well and is significant this week because of Thanksgiving.

 
At 11/23/07, 10:55 AM, Blogger Elie said...

Great job, Soccer Dad, Lel, Yitzchak, and TRN! This week's theme was eating/food, certainly an appropriate one for those of us still digesting "a Thanksgiving meal that can't be beat", in the words of Arlo Guthrie. And speaking of which, special kudos to TRN for finding the common song of this week's food theme and last week's Autobiography theme, "Alice's Restaurant", a Thanksgiving tradition second only to turkey.

Here are the full set of responses, along with the sub-theme of each section:

Eating - General
1) "I'm a loser, what a joker"
- Supertramp, "Breakfast in America"
2) "What is it we dream about? What brings on a sigh?"
– Oliver Soundtrack, "Food, Glorious Food"
3) "If you don't like it, you can't send it back"
- Weird Al Yankovic, "Eat It"
4) "Obie said he was making sure"
- Arlo Guthrie, "Alice's Restaurant"
5) "Drop a dime in the box, play a song about New Orleans"
- Billy Joel, "Scenes from an Italian Restaurant"

Main Courses (not that I'd eat most of these, being kosher and all... :-))
6) "Not too particular, not too precise"
- Jimmy Buffett, "Cheeseburger In Paradise"
7) "Thirty-six hours rolling in pain"
- "Cold Turkey", John Lennon
8) "If only you were here, you'd wash away my tears"
- A Taste Of Honey, "Sukiyaki"
9) "Maid Marian on her tiptoe feet"
- Squeeze, "Pulling Mussels from the Shell"
10) "We were at a party, his ear lobe fell in the dip"
- B-52s, "Rock Lobster"
11) "They can't play baseball, they don't wear sweaters"
– Damascus, Barnes, and Barnes, "Fish Heads"

Fruit
12) "Always no sometimes think it's me"
- Beatles, "Strawberry Fields Forever"
13) "I should have quit you baby, such a long time ago"
- Led Zeppelin, "The Lemon Song"
14) "The wind in the willow played love's sweet melody"
- Fats Domino, "Blueberry Hill"
15) "Take it for what it's worth, throw the rest into the sun"
- The Monkees, "Apples, Peaches, Bananas & Pears"
16) "He was pushing on through the shortening miles that ran down to the depot"
- Harry Chapin, "30000 Pounds of Bananas"
17) "I said 'Doctor, ain't there nothin' I can take?'"
- Harry Nilsson, "Coconut"

Dessert
18) "I open that door so slowly, take a peek up north and south"
- Larry Groce, "Junk Food Junkie"
19) "It's a long way down to the place where we started from"
– Sarah McLachlan, "Ice Cream"
20) "When it becomes too much you'll shout aloud"
- Beatles, "Savoy Truffle"
21) "Go to see her with her hair hung down, ain't no finer girl in town"
- The Strangeloves, "I Want Candy"
22) "Can you catch it on your tonsils?"
- Lonnie Donegan, "Does Your Chewing Gum Lose Its Flavor on the Bedpost Over Night?"
23) "Dead kings, many things I can't define"
– Strawberry Alarm Clock, "Incense and Peppermints"

Seasonings
24) "Without no seams nor needlework"
- Simon and Garfunkel, "Scarborough Fair" aka "Parsley, Sage, Rosemary and Thyme"
25) "A dreamer of pictures, I run in the night"
- Neil Young, "Cinnamon Girl"
26) "People passin' by just look at my baby"
- The Searchers, "Sugar and Spice"
27) "Lady of the house wondering where its gonna' stop"
- Rolling Stones, "Brown Sugar"
28) "Now I'm falling from her skies"
- Guess Who, "No Sugar Tonight

Thanks again for playing! Look for the next two MMs, #22 and #23 at Soccer Dad on 11/26 and 12/3 respectively, with my next one #24 on 12/10.

 
At 11/23/07, 11:55 AM, Blogger Soccer Dad said...

Well actually you could partake of #11 on Rosh Hashanna.

This was great. Alas I didn't know many of them!

 

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