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Monday, January 21, 2008

Musical Monday #30

"He freed lotta' people but it seems the good they die young
I just looked around and he's gone"
- Dion And The Belmonts, "Abraham, Martin, And John"

And with that musical quote, welcome to the 30th edition of Musical Monday, the weekly quiz that Soccer Dad and I alternate hosting. Wow, MM is thirty-something already! Before SD and I know it, we'll be celebrating an anniversary.

For each numbered song quote below, identify the title and artist, as well as the common theme of the set of songs. No gaps this time; it's all one big happy theme today. And though this isn't the theme, let me wish you all a joyous Martin Luther King Day. May we all continue to learn from his wisdom and character.

1) "Ageless and timeless as Dorian Grey"
2) "Talk about celestial bodies and your angels on the wing"
3) "I walk down the lane with a happy refrain"
4) "When your prized possessions start to wear you down"
5) "For you, the sun will be shining"
6) "I'm young again, even though I'm very old"
7) "I sat on the roof and kicked off the moss"
8) "Pisces, Virgo rising is a very good sign"
9) "My mind's distracted and diffused"
10) "At least he can polish the fenders"
11) "Virgin land of forest green, dark and stormy plains"
12) "On we sweep with threshing oar"
13) "We've lost our good old mama"
14) "Ain't cha got no rhymes for me?"
15) "The questions run too deep for such a simple man"
16) "I look around me, and I see it isn't so"
17) "Woman leaving home, man sits there all alone"
18) "One I'm sure they wrote for you and me"
19) "But what I got to say can't wait; I know you'd understand"
20) "Should have seen the end of summer in your eyes"
21) "Me and you are subject to the blues now and then"
22) "I prayed that he would finish"
23) "California sunlight, sweet Calcutta rain"
24) "Going through security, I held her for so long"
25) "I must remember, even if it takes a million years"

But don't you take a million years to remember the song titles... answers will be posted on Friday as usual. Enjoy and good luck!

PS: Just thought of one more that fits - doubly:
26) "Life ain't about no retrieving"

11 Comments:

At 1/21/08, 11:25 AM, Anonymous Tova said...

14. Feelin' Groovy

 
At 1/21/08, 11:32 AM, Blogger cruisin-mom said...

3) Singin' in the Rain: Gene Kelley
6)I write the Songs: barry Manilow
7)Fire and Rain: James Taylor
14)59th St. Bridge Song (Feelin'Groovy) Simon and Garfunkel
that's all for now

 
At 1/21/08, 12:00 PM, Blogger Soccer Dad said...

5) Songbird - Fleetwood Mac
9) Cathy's song? - Simon and Garfunkel
16) Silly love songs - Paul McCartney and Wings
18) Old fashioned love song - 3 dog night
19) I'll have to say I love you in a song - Jim Croce
21) Song Sung Blue - Neil Diamond
22) Killing me softly (with his song) - Lorie Lieberman, Roberta Flack
24) Just a song before I go - CS & N (I don't there was a Y)
25) The Song is Over - the Who
The real title of 14) is the 59th street bridge SONG - Simon and Garfunkel

 
At 1/21/08, 12:31 PM, Blogger LEL said...

4.And Your Bird Can Sing-The Beatles
10.Movin' Out(Anthony's Song)-Billy Joel
13.Alabama Song/Whiskey Bar-The Doors
16.Silly Love Songs-Paul McCartney and Wings
23.The Song Remains the Same-Led Zeppelin

 
At 1/21/08, 12:38 PM, Blogger LEL said...

18.Just an Old Fashioned Love Song
25.The Song is Over-The Who

 
At 1/21/08, 2:35 PM, Blogger cruisin-mom said...

oops #7 is YOUR SONG!
(obviously the theme is song or sing in the title :)

 
At 1/21/08, 2:41 PM, Blogger cruisin-mom said...

this is what happens when you're old...it's coming to me in little bits
8)Danny's Song: Kenny Loggins
16)Silly love songs: McCartney

 
At 1/21/08, 2:52 PM, Blogger Yitzchak Goodman said...

"Song Sung Blue" had the line "Palm trees grow and rents are low." Yeah, right. Credit "Alabama Song" to Kurt Weill. The song had to have been written for Lotte Lenya.

 
At 1/21/08, 4:34 PM, Blogger LEL said...

7.Your Song-Elton John

 
At 1/24/08, 9:30 PM, Blogger cruisin-mom said...

answers?

 
At 1/25/08, 10:56 AM, Blogger Elie said...

Great job, Tova, Cruisin Mom, Soccer Dad, Lel, and Yitzchak! Together, you ID'ed 18 out of 26 songs, as well as the topic, which was "Song Titles With 'Song' (or 'Sing') in the title". For MM #30, a nice round number, I thought this was a fittingly "circular" topic!

The full set of answers:
1) "Ageless and timeless as Dorian Grey"
- "Sing for the Day", Styx
2) "Talk about celestial bodies and your angels on the wing"
- "That Girl Could Sing", Jackson Browne
3) "I walk down the lane with a happy refrain"
- "Singin' in the Rain", Gene Kelly
4) "When your prized possessions start to wear you down"
- "And Your Bird Can Sing", Beatles
5) "For you, the sun will be shining"
- "Songbird", Fleetwood Mac
6) "I'm young again, even though I'm very old"
- "I Write The Songs", Barry Manilow
7) "I sat on the roof and kicked off the moss"
- "Your Song", Elton John
8) "Pisces, Virgo rising is a very good sign"
- "Danny's Song", Loggins and Messina / Anne Murray
9) "My mind's distracted and diffused"
- "Kathy's Song", Simon and Garfunkel
10) "At least he can polish the fenders"
- "Movin' Out (Anthony's Song)", Billy Joel
11) "Virgin land of forest green, dark and stormy plains"
- "Song For America", Kansas
12) "On we sweep with threshing oar"
- "Immigrant Song", Led Zeppelin
13) "We've lost our good old mama"
- "Alabama Song (Whiskey Bar)", Doors (based on a much older song)
14) "Ain't cha got no rhymes for me?"
- "The 59th Street Bridge Song (Feelin' Groovy)", Simon and Garfunkel
15) "The questions run too deep for such a simple man"
- "The Logical Song", Supertramp
16) "But I look around me and I see it isn't so"
- "Silly Love Songs", Paul McCartney
17) "Woman leaving home, man sits there all alone"
- "Just Another Love Song", Allman Brothers
18) "One I'm sure they wrote for you and me"
- "An Old Fashioned Love Song", Three Dog Night
19) "But what I got to say can't wait; I know you'd understand"
- "I'll Have To Say I Love You In A Song", Jim Croce
20) "Should have seen the end of summer in your eyes"
- "This Ain't A Love Song", Bon Jovi
21) "Me and you are subject to the blues now and then"
- "Song Sung Blue", Neil Diamond
22) "I prayed that he would finish"
- "Killing Me Softly with His Song", Lori Lieberman / Roberta Flack
23) "California sunlight, sweet Calcutta rain"
- "The Song Remains The Same", Led Zeppelin
24) "Going through security, I held her for so long"
- "Just a Song Before I Go", Crosby, Stills, Nash and Young
25) "I must remember, even if it takes a million years"
- "The Song Is Over", The Who
26) "Life ain't about no retrieving"
– "Singasong", Earth Wind and Fire

Tune in this coming Monday 1/28 to Soccer Dad's Blog for MM #31, which will be another collaborative effort between SD and me!

 

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