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Monday, April 14, 2008

Musical Monday #42

Welcome to the 42nd edition of Musical Monday, the weekly quiz that Soccer Dad and I alternate hosting. The challenge, as always, is to identify the title and artist for each song quote, as well as the common theme of the set of songs.

Note that the songs are broken into two sets, a larger and a smaller one. The songs in the first group (1-23) have one commonality, the others (24-27) have a different one, which taken together with the first will illuminate the overall theme of today's Musical Monday.

1) "You'd laugh and say nothing's that simple"
2) "So love me, hold me, love me, hold me"
3) "I don't want no one, if I can't have you to myself"
4) "You operate and motivate on synthetic fuel"
5) "Though the pavements are one huge crowd"
6) "Lord knows I'm to blame"
7) "Where did we lose the touch, that seemed to mean so much?"
8) "Like the warm September wind, babe"
9) "I can't get used to living without, living without"
10) "Everyday in the week I'm in a different city"
11) "Just sixteen a pick up truck, out of money out of luck"
12) "There's one more kid that will never go to school"
13) "You can melt the ice that chills my body"
14) "It's a long day livin' in Reseda"
15) "If there's a man who is down and needs a helping hand"
16) "Now who's standing at the door remembering the days before?"
17) "There was nobody calling me up for favors"
18) "You've gotta pay to play, so don't you stand in my way"
19) "Some others choose the good old family home"
20) "A planet of playthings, we dance on the strings"
21) "The world still astounds you each time you look at a star"
22) "I pulled my harpoon out of my dirty red bandanna"
23) "Let's move before they raise the parking rate!"

24) "They snap their teeth on your cigarette"
25) "He’s my favorite honky!"
26) "Hatty told Matty, 'Let's don't take no chance'"
27) "We were moving mountains long before we knew we could"

Good luck and enjoy!

18 Comments:

At 4/14/08, 1:23 PM, Blogger trn said...

Hahahaha! #25 is that King Tut song that Steve Martin performed on Saturday Night Live.

 
At 4/14/08, 1:42 PM, Blogger Soccer Dad said...

24) Walk like an Egyptian, Bangles.

Taken with TRN's answer, I'm guessing a Passover related theme.

 
At 4/14/08, 1:46 PM, Blogger Soccer Dad said...

2) EIGHT DAYS a week, Beatles
6) FREE bird, Lynyrd Skynnyr

 
At 4/14/08, 1:56 PM, Blogger Elie said...

David: #2 is a different song, though that line is obviously similar to one in "Eight Days a Week"! The phrases are swapped in the latter. But you're clever to fit "Eight Days a Week" into the theme anyway (if only in the diaspora)!

 
At 4/14/08, 1:56 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

12 - Rockin' In The Free World - Neil Young
14 - Free Fallin' - Tom Petty (and the Heartbreakers?)
19 - Philadelphia Freedom - Elton John
20 - Freewill - Rush
22 - Me and Bobby McGee - Janis Joplin
23 - All Right Now - Free
26 - Wooly Bully - Sam the Sham and the Pharaohs

-- Clayton

 
At 4/14/08, 2:17 PM, Blogger Yitzchak Goodman said...

3. Set me Free--The Kinks

 
At 4/14/08, 2:24 PM, Blogger Yitzchak Goodman said...

5. I feel free--Cream

 
At 4/14/08, 2:53 PM, Blogger Soccer Dad said...

So then based on Clayton, the importance of 22 is "Freedom's just another word for nothing left to lose."

(Which is sort of the opposite of how the Talmud interprets "chayrus." But let's not get too analytical here.)

 
At 4/14/08, 4:11 PM, Blogger Soccer Dad said...

3) You keep me hangin' on - The Supremes - "Set me free ..."

 
At 4/14/08, 6:12 PM, Blogger SS said...

22) Me and Bobby McGee, Janis Joplin (Freedom is just another word for nothin' left to lose...)

27) The Red Sea song from Prince of Egypt - Mariah Carey and Whitney Houston (don't remember what it's called)

 
At 4/14/08, 7:02 PM, Blogger LEL said...

1.I'm Free-The Who
5.I Feel Free-Cream
12.Keep On Rockin' in the Free World-Neil Young
14.Free Falling-Tom Petty
15.People Everywhere Just Want to be Free

 
At 4/14/08, 7:45 PM, Blogger LEL said...

23.All Right Now-Free

 
At 4/15/08, 2:42 AM, Blogger LEL said...

6.Freebird-Lynyrd Skynyrd

 
At 4/15/08, 11:28 AM, Blogger Soccer Dad said...

If anyone's interested

28) You know all the answers must come from within.

 
At 4/15/08, 12:35 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

28 - Free Ride - The Edgar Winter Group

-- Clayton

 
At 4/15/08, 5:14 PM, Blogger trn said...

A Pesach parody of Eight Days a Week would be fantastic!

 
At 4/16/08, 1:06 AM, Blogger LEL said...

22.Me and Bobby McGee-Janis Joplin

 
At 4/18/08, 2:21 PM, Blogger Elie said...

Great job, TRN, Soccer Dad, Clayton, Yitzchak, SS, and Lel! Together you identified 15 out of 27 of my songs, as well as the additional one supplied by Soccer Dad. The two sub-themes were "free" and "Egypt", which when combined - as Soccer Dad noted - point to Passover, which begins this Saturday night.

The full set of correct answers:

1) "You'd laugh and say 'nothing's that simple'"
- "I'm Free", The Who
2) "So love me, hold me, love me, hold me"
– "I'm Free", The Rolling Stones. Yes, this lyric is quite similar, though not identical, to one in the Beatles' "Eight Days a Week".
3) "I don't want no one, if I can't have you to myself"
– "Set Me Free", Kinks
4) "You operate and motivate on synthetic fuel"
– "Set Me Free", Velvet Revolver
5) "Though the pavements are one huge crowd"
- "I Feel Free", Cream
6) "Lord knows I'm to blame"
– "Freebird", Lynyrd Skynyrd
7) "Where did we lose the touch, that seemed to mean so much?"
– "Free as a Bird", The Beatles
8) "Like the warm September wind, babe"
– "I Wanna Be Free", Monkees
9) "I can't get used to living without, living without"
– "I Want To Break Free", Queen
10) "Everyday in the week I'm in a different city"
– "Stone Free", Jimi Hendrix
11) "Just sixteen a pick up truck, out of money out of luck"
– "Running Free", Iron Maiden
12) "There's one more kid that will never go to school"
– "Rockin in the Free World", Neil Young
13) "You can melt the ice that chills my body"
– "You Can Make Me Free", Billy Joel
14) "It's a long day livin' in Reseda"
– "Free Fallin'", Tom Petty & the Heartbreakers
15) "If there's a man who is down and needs a helping hand"
– "People Got to Be Free", The Rascals
16) "Now who's standing at the door remembering the days before?"
– "Set You Free This Time", The Byrds
17) "There was nobody calling me up for favors"
– "Free Man in Paris", Joni Mitchell
18) "You've gotta pay to play, so don't you stand in my way"
– "Nobody Rides for Free", Ratt
19) "Some others choose the good old family home"
– "Philadelphia Freedom", Elton John
20) "A planet of playthings, we dance on the strings"
– "Freewill", Rush
21) "The world still astounds you each time you look at a star"
- "Born Free", John Barry and Don Black
22) "I pulled my harpoon out of my dirty red bandanna"
- "Me and Bobby McGee", Janis Joplin, often known by its well-known refrain, "Freedom's just another word for nothing left to lose"
23) "Let's move before they raise the parking rate!"
- "All Right Now", Free

24) "They snap their teeth on your cigarette"
– "Walk Like an Egyptian", The Bangles
25) "He’s my favorite honkey!"
- "King Tut", Steve Martin :-) :-)
26) "Hatty told Matty: 'Let's don't take no chance'"
- Sam The Sham And The Pharaohs, "Wooly Bully"
27) "We were moving mountains long before we knew we could"
– "When You Believe" from the "Prince of Egypt" soundtrack, Whitney Houston and Mariah Carey.

And speaking of Passover, a happy and healthy one to all my readers! MM will be taking a two-week Passover vacation, and will be back on May 5th with #43 on Soccer Dad's blog.

 

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