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Monday, March 17, 2008

Musical Monday #38

Welcome to the 38th edition of Musical Monday, the weekly quiz that Soccer Dad and I alternate hosting. As always, the challenge is to identify the title and artist for each song quote, as well as the common theme of the set of songs. This week, the theme will likely be evident even if just a couple of the songs are ID'ed, so for extra credit, see if you can give a couple of reasons for the timeliness of this particular theme.

1) "I'll just sit tight through shadows of the night"
2) "A guy she said she knew well and sometimes hated"
3) "I know you think I'm like the others before"
4) "If you want some good kissing, yeah, call on me"
5) "I got my shoes shined up, I got my hair slicked down"
6) "I visualize that you're looking fine"
7) "For your lover's lover's alibi"
8) "No harvest moon to light one tender August night"
9) "The ice age is coming, the sun is zooming in"
10) "I just can't believe that I could be so badly mistaken"
11) "And since I lost you it feels like years"
12) "Imagine how the world could be, so very fine"
13) "Why does it only seem to hit me in the middle of the night?"
14) "With hurry home drops on her cheek that trickled from her eye"
15) "Monday, Tuesday, three days and more"
16) "You and I are through - you found someone new"
17) "I heard your mother now she's going out the door"
18) "I drank a little too much red and we got into a fight"
19) "Send it off in a letter to yourself"
20) "You're not anywhere that I can find you"
21) "Welcome to Slaggers, featuring Denis O'Bell"
22) "How's your cousin Shirley?"

Good luck and enjoy!

15 Comments:

At 3/17/08, 1:51 PM, Blogger Soccer Dad said...

2) Operator - Jim Croce
9) London Calling - The Clash
12) Happy Together - The Turtles
19) Ricky don't lose that number - Steely Dan

OK so something about phone calls.
(12 "...invest a dime...")

 
At 3/17/08, 1:54 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

1 - Telephone Line - ELO
2 - Operator (That's Not The Way It Feels) - Jim Croce
14 - Memphis - Johnny Rivers
19 Rikki Don't Lose That Number - Steely Dan

The theme seems to be telephones, or making phone calls.

-- Clayton

 
At 3/17/08, 2:30 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

20 - Don't Lose My Number - Phil Collins

 
At 3/17/08, 2:37 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

7 - Call Me - Blondie

-- Clayton

 
At 3/17/08, 2:40 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

21 - You Know My Name (Look Up The Number) - The Beatles

-- Clayton

 
At 3/17/08, 2:41 PM, Blogger Soccer Dad said...

Clayton - you beat Laura on a Beatles song. That's not easy.

 
At 3/17/08, 3:03 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

SD - And you beat me to two songs and the theme, by three minutes. You must have posted while I was in the middle of writing. :)

-- Clayton

(And I could kick myself for not recognizing Happy Together immediately...)

 
At 3/17/08, 4:21 PM, Blogger SS said...

22) Sarah Jackman, by Alan Sherman

 
At 3/17/08, 4:48 PM, Blogger Elie said...

SS, I'm so glad there's another Allan Sherman fan around. Couldn't resist including that one! He passed away much too soon.

 
At 3/17/08, 5:26 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Lol. I have that record somewhere ("Songs for Swingin' Livers", I think?) that I inherited from my grandmother. I'd never have guessed it, but I recognize it now...

-- Clayton

"My daughter needs a new phonograph / She wore out all her needles / Besides, I broke the old one in half / I HATE THE BEATLES!"

 
At 3/17/08, 6:28 PM, Blogger LEL said...

1.Telephone Line-ELO
7.Call Me-Blondie
9.London Calling-The Clash
13.It's Just a Fantasy-Billy Joel
21.You Know My Name(Look up the Number)-The Beatles

 
At 3/17/08, 9:28 PM, Blogger Yitzchak Goodman said...

14. Credit Chuck Berry for Memphis

 
At 3/17/08, 9:46 PM, Blogger SS said...

Actually, we had that record when I was growing up, and it was scratched right at that point, so it kept repeating, "How's your cousin Shirley? She got married early...that's fine, too, that's fine, too..." But there were a couple others that I also liked, and my father used to sing some of them once in a while for a laugh, too. I still think, "And the head coach wants no sissies, so he reads to us from something called Ulysses," every time I hear that tune... lol

 
At 3/18/08, 3:59 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

SS - One of my favorite ones was from a different record called My Son, The Nut. I don't know what the original tune is, but it opens with the words "One hippopotami / Can not get on a bus / Because one hippopotami is two hippopotamus..."

-- Clayton

 
At 3/24/08, 7:23 PM, Blogger Elie said...

Great job, Soccer Dad, Clayton, SS, Lel, and Yitzchak! Together, you got eleven out of the 22 songs, as well as the theme, which was phone calls. As for the occasion, there's a trio of them: Alexander Graham Bell's birthday, his patent for the invention of the telephone, and the famous "Mr. Watson, come here" call all occurred in March - on the 3, 7, and 10th, respectively.

The complete list of solutions are:
1) "I'll just sit tight through shadows of the night"
– "Telephone Line", ELO
2) "A guy she said she knew well and sometimes hated"
– " Operator (That's Not The Way It Feels)", Jim Croce
3) "I know you think I'm like the others before"
– "Jenny (867-5309)", Tommy Tutone
4) "If you want some good kissing, yeah, call on me"
– "634-5789", Wilson Pickett / Otis Redding and many remakes
5) "I got my shoes shined up, I got my hair slicked down"
- "Pennsylvania 6-5000", Glenn Miller / Brian Setzer
6) "I visualize that you're looking fine"
– "Had To Phone Ya", Beach Boys
7) "For your lover's lover's alibi"
– "Call Me", Blondie
8) "No harvest moon to light one tender August night"
– "I Just Called to Say I Love You", Stevie Wonder
9) "The ice age is coming, the sun is zooming in"
– "London Calling", The Clash
10) "I just can't believe that I could be so badly mistaken"
- "Ring Ring", Abba
11) "And since I lost you it feels like years"
– "You Won't See Me", Beatles, which begins with the line "When I call you up, your line's engaged..."
12) "Imagine how the world could be, so very fine"
- "Happy Together", Turtles, which includes the prominent line "If I would call you up, invest a dime.."
13) "Why does it only seem to hit me in the middle of the night?"
– "Sometimes A Fantasy", Billy Joel
14) "With hurry home drops on her cheek that trickled from her eye"
- "Memphis", Chuck Berry
15) "Monday, Tuesday, three days and more"
- "Love On The Telephone", Foreigner
16) "You and I are through - you found someone new"
– "Tears On The Telephone", Hot Chocolate
17) "I heard your mother now she's going out the door"
– "Hanging on the Telephone", Blondie
18) "I drank a little too much red and we got into a fight"
– "Hello, This Is Joanie (The Telephone Answering Machine Song)", Paul Evans
19) "Send it off in a letter to yourself"
- "Rikki Don't Lose That Number", Steely Dan
20) "You're not anywhere that I can find you"
- "Don’t Lose My Number", Phil Collins
21) "Welcome to Slaggers, featuring Denis O'Bell"
– "You Know My Name, Look Up The Number", Beatles
22) "How's your cousin Shirley? She got married early."
- "Sarah Jackman", Allen Sherman

Thanks again! Now go play MM #39 at Soccer Dad, and tune back here a week from now for an extra special version as MM turns 40!

 

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