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Monday, December 24, 2007

Musical Monday 26

Welcome to the 26th 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.

Today's MM is a bit different than my usual ones in that the two groups of songs separated by a break (1-11 and 12-22) represent two completely unrelated sub-themes. However, taken together, these point to an overall theme - which admittedly may be a bit harder to guess than average. So here's a hint: The main theme relates to the birth date this week of a historical figure who made an enormous positive contribution to the quality of the modern world. And no, I don't mean the birthday celebrated by Christians tomorrow, although "holiday music" may be all you hear anywhere else today (and though I couldn't resist selecting quote #11).

1) "Through the slow parade of tears without crying"
2) "And even though I'm full of sin, in the end you'll let me in"
3) "So I went out and found myself a guy who's so much wiser"
4) "Take a drink from his special cup"
5) "Are you crazy, are you high, or just an ordinary guy?"
6) "From F.L.A. to Frisco Bay, and everywhere in between"
7) "A pretty face don't make no pretty heart"
8) "Baby please, squeeze me tight"
9) "We got a lot of little teenage blue-eyed groupies"
10) "On your knees; that's what you get for falling in love"
11) "Two men say they're Jesus; one of them must be wrong"

12) "I need to make you see, oh what you mean to me"
13) "When you're so downhearted and misunderstood"
14) "I can’t sleep because my bed’s on fire"
15) "In this smoky place with my brandy eyes"
16) "Now he's at home doing 9 to 5, living his brave life of lies"
17) "Across the room your eyes are glowing in the dark"
18) "Seven hundred little records, all blues, rock, rhythm, and jazz"
19) "In the night do you fight a lover's fire?"
20) "In a café, or sometimes on a crowded street"
21) "It don't hurt 'cause you're dead"
22) "But you were bad, you must admit"

Enjoy and good luck!

8 Comments:

At 12/24/07, 11:06 AM, Blogger Jack's Shack said...

11 is a Dire Straits song, but I can't remember the name of it.

 
At 12/24/07, 12:44 PM, Blogger LEL said...

4.Dr.Robert-The Beatles

7.Bad case of loving you-Robert Palmer

 
At 12/24/07, 7:42 PM, Blogger Soccer Dad said...

2) I have this on my "More Cowbell" CD. "(Calling) Dr. Love" - Kiss
So I guess that the first group is medical.

9) The Shel Silverstein classic, "Cover of the Rolling Stone" by Dr. Hook and the Medicine Show.

 
At 12/25/07, 10:30 AM, Blogger Yitzchak Goodman said...

5. "Dr. Wu" by Steely Dan--Is that the whole title?

 
At 12/26/07, 1:04 PM, Blogger Elie said...

Good so far guys - but no guesses on the 2nd group??

 
At 12/30/07, 10:10 AM, Blogger Elie said...

Thanks Jack, Lel, Soccer Dad, and Yitzchak. You did guess several of the songs in the first group, as well as its theme, Doctors/medicine. I guess the 2nd theme was a bit harder, and thus the overall theme not really guessable. The common theme of that 2nd group of songs is that they all have the French language in their titles and/or lyrics. Putting together "French" and "Doctor" points to Dr. Louis Pasteur, father of microbiology and immunology, who was born 185 years ago this week!

Here are the full set of responses:

Doctors
1) "Through the slow parade of tears without crying"
- Jackson Browne, "Doctor My Eyes"
2) "And even though I'm full of sin, in the end you'll let me in"
- Kiss, "Doctor Love"
3) "So I went out and found myself a guy who's so much wiser"
- Sha Na Na, "Witch Doctor"
4) "Take a drink from his special cup"
- Beatles, "Doctor Robert"
5) "Are you crazy, are you high, or just an ordinary guy?"
- Steely Dan, "Doctor Wu"
6) "From F.L.A. to Frisco Bay, and everywhere in between"
- Doobie Brothers, "The Doctor"
7) "A pretty face don't make no pretty heart"
- Robert Palmer, "Bad Case of Loving You (Doctor, Doctor)"
8) "Baby please, squeeze me tight"
- The Rascals "Good Loving" (most of whose lyrics are doctor-related)
9) "We got a lot of little teenage blue eyed groupies"
- Dr. Hook and the Medicine Show, "Cover of the Rolling Stone"
10) "On your knees; that's what you get for falling in love"
- Bon Jovi, "Bad Medicine"
11) "Two men say they're Jesus; one of them must be wrong!"
- Dire Straits, "Industrial Disease"

French

12) "I need to make you see, oh what you mean to me"
- The Beatles, "Michelle"
13) "When you're so downhearted and misunderstood"
- ELO, "Hold On Tight"
14) "I can’t sleep because my bed’s on fire"
- Talking Heads, "Psycho Killer"
15) "In this smoky place with my brandy eyes"
- Billy Joel, "C'Etait Toi (You Were The One)"
16) "Now he's at home doing 9 to 5, living his brave life of lies"
- Patti Labelle, "Lady Marmalade"
17) "Across the room your eyes are glowing in the dark"
- Abba, "Voulez Vous"
18) "Seven hundred little records, all blues, rock, rhythm, and jazz"
- Chuck Berry/Bob Seger, "C'est La Vie"
19) "In the night do you fight a lover's fire?"
- Emerson, Lake, and Palmer, "C'est La Vie" (different song)
20) "In a café, or sometimes on a crowded street"
- Stevie Wonder, "My Cherie Amour"
21) "It don't hurt 'cause you're dead"
- Alan Menken, "The Little Mermaid" soundtrack, "Les Poissons"
22) "But you were bad, you must admit"
- Allen Sherman "You Went The Wrong Way, Old King Louis"

Look for MM #27 tomorrow at Soccer Dad, and a very special first MM of the new year back here the following week.

 
At 12/30/07, 11:49 PM, Blogger Yitzchak Goodman said...

I think of that Chuck Berry song as "You never can tell," but I had no chance of guessing it. Shoulda got "Michelle," though.

 
At 12/31/07, 9:19 AM, Blogger Soccer Dad said...

Very clever.

 

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