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Monday, February 18, 2008

Musical Monday #34

Welcome to the 34th edition of Musical Monday, the weekly quiz that Soccer Dad and I alternate hosting. Happy President's Day to my US readers, and though today's MM is not quite presidential timber (but then, who is these days? :-) ), it is a bit out of the ordinary. So please read the following before you start guessing.

As always, the goal is to identify the title and artist of each song, as well as the common theme of the overall quiz, but today there's an extra puzzle as well - pairing off the songs. Although there is only a single theme this week, there are three separately-numbered groups of song quotes. The first group of five, numbered I-V, stand alone. The next twenty, numbered 1-20, can be matched up with the last twenty, numbered A-T, though not in order of course. But if you figure out why the first five songs are special, that should help you with the theme and with how to match up the other two sets.

One more important rule/clue: You can ignore plurals as well as definite articles in finding the pairs.

Confused? Well then just start with ID'ing lyrics as usual, and hopefully all will fall into place!

I) "Behind a gun I'll make my final stand"
II) "I woke up in a Soho doorway, a policeman knew my name"
III) "I wish I could be as carefree and wild"
IV) "Caviar and cigarettes, well versed in etiquette"
V) "I eat more chicken than any man ever seen"

1) "There ain't no gold and there ain't nobody like me"
2) "Who carried on his shoulder a Siamese cat"
3) "Politicians sit yourself down, there's nothing for you here"
4) "I only smile when I lie, then I tell them why"
5) "No one you can save that can't be saved"
6) "It keeps me stable for days"
7) "Michigan seems like a dream to me now"
8) "You'd think that her head would be split"
9) "House the people livin' in the street"
10) "Well it's a long, long time since my baby's been gone"
11) "No one had the guts to leave the temple"
12) "Mucho mistrust, love's gone behind"
13) "Across the streams of hopes and dreams"
14) "I'm going to be a happy idiot"
15) "We have an old fashioned tomato"
16) "I'll ask polite if the devil needs a ride"
17) "Well, the undertaker drew a heavy sigh"
18) "We could exist on the stars; it'd be so easy"
19) "Look at Mother Nature on the run in the 1970s"
20) "I really want to see you, really want to be with you"

A) "Got in the house like a pigeon from hell"
B) "No, his mind is not for rent to any god or government"
C) "You know that I could be in love with almost everyone"
D) "I've been one poor correspondent"
E) "My mother was a tailor, she sewed my new blue jeans"
F) "And knowing that you would have wanted it this way"
G) "Mountains come out of the sky and they stand there"
H) "I try to keep my surface hid, smiling in the public eye"
I) "Sent a letter on a long summer day"
J) "We're just a drop of water in an endless sea"
K) "You drive us wild, we'll drive you crazy"
L) "That's okay, boy, won't you feed him when you can?"
M) "It's not the ribbons in your hair"
N) "They gathered for the feast"
O) "'Come on home girl', he said with a smile"
P) "Now don't you wait, or hesitate"
Q) "You think you got a pretty face, but the rest of you is out of place"
R) "And dream of a girl I used to know"
S) "I'll stay with you 'till my seas are dried up"
T) "Would it be enough for your teenage lust?"

Good luck and enjoy!

24 Comments:

At 2/18/08, 12:47 PM, Blogger LEL said...

I.Bad Company-Bad Company
II.Who Are You-The Who
IV.Killer Queen-Queen
V.Back Door Man-The Doors
Song titles with the band name in it.

2.Like a Rolling Stone-Bob Dylan
5.All You Need is Love-The Beatles
9.Fly Like an Eagle-Steve Miller
11.I'm Free-Cream
12.Heart of Glass-Blondie
19.Neil Young

E.House of the Rising Sun-The Animals
F.Feeling Stronger Every Day-Chicago
J.Dust in the Wind-Kansas
K.Rock and Roll all Night-Kiss
O.Magic Man-Heart
R.More than a Feeling-Boston
S.Sunshine of your Love-Cream
T.It's only rock and roll-Rolling Stones.

 
At 2/18/08, 12:49 PM, Blogger LEL said...

III.Stray Cat Strut-The Stray Cats

 
At 2/18/08, 1:58 PM, Blogger LEL said...

M.Just What I Needed-The Cars

 
At 2/18/08, 2:31 PM, Blogger Soccer Dad said...

1) Please come to Boston - the other Loggins
2) Like a Rolling Stone - Bob Dylan

So based on what Fiery Spirited Zionist figured out, my guess is that we'll see songs by Boston and the Rolling Stones in A - T.

7) America - Simon and Garfunkel
17) Band on the Run - Wings
I am having fun.

A) Back on the Chain Gang - The Pretenders
(So then in 1 - 20 there might be "The Great Pretender")
D) Sister Golden Hair - America
Matches to 7
J) Dust in the Wind - Kansas
M) Just what I needed - Cars
O) Magic Man - Heart
Q) Fox on the Run - Sweet
R) More than a feeling - Boston
matches to 1

 
At 2/18/08, 2:40 PM, Blogger SS said...

well, the ones i knew were already guessed - oh well

 
At 2/18/08, 2:42 PM, Blogger SS said...

oh, N. Hotel California

 
At 2/18/08, 3:08 PM, Blogger Jack said...

Too late to the party, you folks have already given my answers.

 
At 2/18/08, 4:17 PM, Blogger LEL said...

I.Wheel in the Sky-Journey

 
At 2/18/08, 4:59 PM, Blogger cruisin-mom said...

14. the pretender/Jackson Browne

 
At 2/18/08, 5:33 PM, Blogger trn said...

How neat, Elie! So cool that you've added an extra level to this puzzle.

2) Like a Rolling Stone, Bob Dylan

20) My Sweet Lord, George Harrison

E) House of the Rising Sun, don't know who originally

L) The Weight, The Band

So many others look very familiar, but I can't quite place them.

 
At 2/18/08, 6:08 PM, Blogger trn said...

Wow, I get it. What an awesome idea!

I remember being confused long ago about Bob Dylan having a song titled with another band's name, and then there was the magazine too.

I really like how the first group acts as a primer. That is pure genius, Elie.

So, 2 matches T and 17 matches L.

 
At 2/18/08, 6:25 PM, Blogger Soccer Dad said...

So based on Crusin' Mom then 14 matches A. It wasn't great, just a pretender.

 
At 2/18/08, 8:26 PM, Blogger LEL said...

17.Band on the Run-Paul McCartney and Wings
N.Hotel California-The Eagles

 
At 2/18/08, 10:23 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

4 - Kiss On My List, Hall & Oates

B - Tom Sawyer, Rush
G - Roundabout, Yes
P - All Right Now, Free

 
At 2/18/08, 11:06 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

19 - After The Gold Rush, Neil Young

-- Clayton (I have no blog or web page, and it won't accept my email address for a URL...)

 
At 2/20/08, 10:45 AM, Blogger Elie said...

Glad that you guys are enjoying this MM so much - I guess the bit of extra work was worth it! Thanks for all the responses and especially for the nice words, which are definitely giving me a swelled head. (By the way, TRN do you have a blog or an email ID?)

Since you've already gotten so many of the songs, here's a list of the ones not guessed yet. Keep going and let's see how close we can get to 100%!

1st List: All ID'ed

2nd List: 3, 6, 10, 13, 15 (which as a further hint, is not a rock song), 16, 18. Also, #11 is by a different group than stated above.

3rd List: C, H

 
At 2/20/08, 11:49 AM, Blogger LEL said...

A.Chain Gang-The Pretenders

 
At 2/22/08, 1:02 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

11 - I'm Free is by The Who, not Cream. No new guesses, though...

-- Clayton

 
At 2/22/08, 3:12 AM, Blogger LEL said...

Of course, you're right. I confused that title song with Cream's "I Feel Free".

 
At 2/22/08, 12:06 PM, Blogger trn said...

15) This was one of the ones I recognized but couldn't place with any certainty, but the hint makes me more sure that my guess that this is Yes, We Have No Bananas might be correct.

Is there a group called The Bananas? Oh, could be Yes. Ah, so I guess that would match G.

I have no blog, Elie, only the skeletal Blogger profile. I can give you the associated e-mail address.

 
At 2/22/08, 2:12 PM, Blogger Elie said...

Great job, Lel, Soccer Dad, SS, Cruisin Mom, TRN, and Clayton! You ID'ed all but eight out of the 45 songs; all the ones I listed a couple of messages above, plus #15. A new record! Glad everyone caught on to the matching puzzle as well, and had fun with this rather more ambitious edition of MM. Sorry, I can't promise one like this every time!

The full set of answers are:
I) "Behind a gun I'll make my final stand"
- Bad Company, "Bad Company"
II) "I woke up in a Soho doorway, a policeman knew my name"
- The Who "Who Are You"
III) "I wish I could be as carefree and wild"
- Stray Cats, "Stray Cat Strut"
IV) "Caviar and cigarettes, well versed in etiquette"
- Queen, "Killer Queen"
V) "I eat more chicken than any man ever seen"
- The Doors, "Back Door Man"

1) "There ain't no gold and there ain't nobody like me"
- Dave Loggins, "Please Come to Boston"
2) "Who carried on his shoulder a Siamese cat"
- Bob Dylan, "Like a Rolling Stone"
3) "Politicians sit yourself down, there's nothing for you here"
- CSNY, "Chicago"
4) "I only smile when I lie, then I tell them why"
- Hall & Oates, "Kiss On My List"
5) "No one you can save that can't be saved"
- The Beatles, "All You Need is Love"
6) "It keeps me stable for days"
- Gary Numan, "Cars"
7) "Michigan seems like a dream to me now"
- Simon and Garfunkel, "America"
8) "You'd think that her head would be split"
- Benny Bell, "Shaving Cream" :-)
9) "House the people livin' in the street"
- The Steve Miller Band, "Fly Like An Eagle"
10) "Well it's a long, long time since my baby's been gone"
- Wilbert Harrison and many other remakes, "Kansas City"
11) "And no one had the guts to leave the temple"
- The Who, "I'm Free"
12) "Mucho mistrust, love's gone behind"
- Blondie, "Heart Of Glass"
13) "Across the streams of hopes and dreams"
- The Amboy Duke, "Journey To The Center Of The Mind"
14) "I'm going to be a happy idiot"
- Jackson Browne, "The Pretender"
15) "We have an old fashioned tomato"
- Frank Silver and Irving Cohn, "Yes We Have No Bananas"
16) "I'll ask polite if the devil needs a ride"
- Nickleback, "Animals" (yes, some of my kids' music does seep in now and then!)
17) "Well, the undertaker drew a heavy sigh"
- Paul McCartney and Wings, "Band On The Run"
18) "We could exist on the stars; it'd be so easy"
- Jefferson Starship, "Miracles"
19) "Look at Mother Nature on the run in the 1970s"
- Neil Young, "After the Gold Rush"
20) "I really want to see you, really want to be with you"
- George Harrison, "My Sweet Lord"

A) "Got in the house like a pigeon from hell"
- The Pretenders, "Back On The Chain Gang"
B) "No his mind is not for rent to any god or government"
- Rush "Tom Sawyer"
C) "You know that I could be in love with almost everyone"
- Love, "Alone Again Or"
D) "I been one poor correspondent"
- America, "Sister Golden Hair"
E) "My mother was a tailor, she sewed my new blue jeans"
- The Animals, "House of the Rising Sun"
F) "Knowing that you would have wanted it this way"
- Chicago, "If You Leave Me Now"
G) "Mountains come out of the sky and they stand there"
- Yes, "Roundabout"
H) "I try to keep my surface hid, smiling in the public eye"
- The Miracles, "The Tears Of A Clown"
I) "Sent a letter on a long summer day"
- Journey, "Wheel In The Sky"
J) "We're just a drop of water, in an endless sea"
- Kansas, "Dust In The Wind"
K) "You drive us wild, we'll drive you crazy"
- Kiss, "Rock & Roll All Night"
L) "He said 'That's okay, boy, won't you feed him when you can?'"
- The Band, "The Weight"
M) "It's not the ribbons in your hair"
- The Cars, "Just What I Needed"
N) "They gathered for the feast"
- The Eagles, "Hotel California"
O) "'Come on home girl', he said with a smile"
- Heart, "Barracuda"
P) "Now don't you wait, or hesitate"
- Free, "All Right Now"
Q) "You think you got a pretty face, but the rest of you is out of place"
- Sweet, "Fox on the Run"
R) "And dream of a girl I used to know"
- Boston, "More Than A Feeling"
S) "I'll stay with you 'till my seas are dried up"
- Cream, "Sunshine of Your Love"
T) "Would it be enough for your teenage lust?"
- Rolling Stones, "It's Only Rock and Roll"

The full set of matches are thus:
1-R, 2-T, 3-F, 4-K, 5-C, 6-M, 7-D, 8-S, 9-N, 10-J, 11-P, 12-O, 13-I, 14-A, 15-G, 16-E, 17-L, 18-H, 19-B, 20-Q.

Thanks again! Look for MM #35 on 2/25 at Soccer Dad, with MM #36 back here on 3/3.

 
At 2/22/08, 4:52 PM, Blogger LEL said...

I'm sure that F is "Feeling Stronger every Day" and O is "Magic Man"

 
At 2/23/08, 12:47 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

This was a lot of fun and I'm glad I stumbled across it. Thanks for letting me play! -- Clayton

 
At 2/23/08, 7:13 PM, Blogger Elie said...

Lel: You're right of course - don't know how I cut and pasted in the wrong song titles!

 

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