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Monday, May 12, 2008

Musical Monday #44

A lot going on right now, with the most immediate - and emotionally encompassing - being Aaron's third yahrzeit, which begins tonight. I have much on my mind that I do really want to write about, but with my recent track record, I can't promise that any it will see the light of Blogger. Meanwhile though, I'm going ahead with this week's Musical Monday - a distraction that's perhaps all the more necessary on this very difficult day.

Welcome to the 44th 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. Please play fair - no googling allowed!

1) "You're gonna' take away my energy"
2) "Candy and Ronnie, have you seen them yet?"
3) "He said that any love is good love"
4) "Just because we get around"
5) "Keeping it a mystery gets to me"
6) "Yes, we're going to a party party"
7) "I watch the ripples change their size"
8) "I'll make a good woman steal"
9) "You start a conversation you can't even finish it"
10) "Don't you know about the bird?"
11) "Went to a dance looking for romance"
12) "I left home just a week before"
13) "I got no rap against the southern states"
14) "I feel so good if I just say the word"
15) "You got to gimme' a fight; why don't you just let it be?"
16) "Does anybody wonder, anybody care?"
17) "And from what I've seen I believe 'em"
18) "I'm the fox you've been waiting for"
19) "Savin' his pennies for someday"
20) "I'm the bleeding volcano"
21) "Honey, disconnect the phone"
22) "Se necesita una poca de gracia"
23) "It gets worse here everyday"
24) "And though our health we drank a thousand times"

Good luck and enjoy!

11 Comments:

At 5/12/08, 11:33 AM, Blogger Soccer Dad said...

2) I dunno the name of the song, but it sounds like Springsteen lyrics.
4) My Generation - The Who
Keith Moon (and to a lesser degree John Entwistle) died before they got old.
11) Barbara Ann - Beach Boys et al.
19) Movin' Out - Billy Joel
You oughtta know by now that - these are stuttering songs.
21) Back in the USSR - The Beatles.

 
At 5/12/08, 11:54 AM, Blogger SuperRaizy said...

20)Jumping Jack Flash- The Rolling Stones
22)La Bamba
24) Sounds like Billy Joel, but I'm really not sure.

 
At 5/12/08, 11:55 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

2 - Bennie and the Jets - Elton John
3 - You Ain't Seen Nothing Yet - Bachman Turner Overdrive
9 - Psycho Killer - Talking Heads
12 - Lola - The Kinks
14 - Sussudio - Phil Collins
15 - I'm Alright - Kenny Loggins
17 - The Heart of Rock and Roll - Huey Lewis and the News
24 - Ramble On - Led Zeppelin

-- Clayton

 
At 5/12/08, 11:56 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

10 - Surfin' Bird - The Trashmen(?)

-- Clayton

 
At 5/12/08, 11:59 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

13 - Katmandu - Bob Seger and the Silver Bullet Band

 
At 5/12/08, 12:06 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

6 - Birthday - The Beatles

- Clayton

 
At 5/12/08, 12:31 PM, Blogger LEL said...

3.You Ain't Seen Nothing Yet-Bachman Turner Overdrive
4.My Generation, The Who
6.Birthday-The Beatles
8.Bad to the Bone-George Thorogood
11.Barbara Ann-The Beach Boys
12.Lola-The Kinks
13.Katmandoo-Bob Seger
15.I'm Alright-Kenny Loggins
19.Moving Out-Billy Joel
20.She's So Cold-The Rolling Stones
21.Back in the USSR-The Beatles

 
At 5/12/08, 12:55 PM, Blogger Gail said...

1. J-J-J-Jive Talking - The Beegees

 
At 5/13/08, 12:57 PM, Blogger Yitzchak Goodman said...

Some of these involve non-stuttering repetitions of consonants.

 
At 5/18/08, 10:50 AM, Blogger Elie said...

Great job, Soccer Dad, SuperRaizy, Clayton, Lel, Gail, and Yitzchak! You ID'ed 18 out of 24 songs, as well as the theme, which was songs with deliberate repititititi...on of words/syllables ("stuttering"). A theme rather fitting for this particular edition, since forty-four happens to be the first number with a a repeated syllable (think about it!).

The complete list of correct answers:
1) "You're gonna' take away my energy"
- "Jive Talkin", Bee-Gees
2) "Candy and Ronnie, have you seen them yet?"
– "Bennie and the Jets", Elton John
3) "He said that any love is good love"
– "You Ain't Seen Nothing Yet", Bachman Turner Overdrive
4) "Just because we get around"
– "My Generation," by The Who
5) "Keeping it a mystery gets to me"
– "My Sharona", The Knack
6) "Yes, we're going to a party party"
– "Birthday", The Beatles
7) "I watch the ripples change their size"
- "Changes", David Bowie
8) "I'll make a good woman steal"
– "Bad to the Bone", George Thorogood and the Delaware Destroyers
9) "You start a conversation you can't even finish it"
– "Psycho Killer", Talking Heads
10) "Don't you know about the bird?"
– "Surfin' Bird", The Trashmen
11) "Went to a dance looking for romance"
– "Barbara Ann", Beach Boys
12) "I left home just a week before"
– "Lola", Kinks
13) "I got no rap against the southern states"
– "Katmandu", Bob Seger
14) "I feel so good if I just say the word"
– "Sussudio", Phil Collins
15) "You got to gimme' a fight; why don't you just let it be?"
– "I'm Alright", Kenny Loggins
16) "Does anybody wonder, anybody care?"
– "Foolin'", Def Leppard
17) "And from what I've seen I believe 'em"
– "Heart of Rock and Roll", Huey Lewis and the News
18) "I'm the fox you've been waiting for"
– "Cherry Bomb", Joan Jett / John Mellencamp
19) "Savin' his pennies for someday"
– "Moving Out", Billy Joel
20) "I'm the bleeding volcano"
– "She's So Cold", The Rolling Stones
21) "Honey, disconnect the phone"
– "Back in the USSR", The Beatles
22) "Se necesita una poca de gracia"
– "La Bamba", Richie Valens
23) "It gets worse here everyday"
– "Welcome to the Jungle", Guns N' Roses
24) "And though our health we drank a thousand times"
– "Ramble On", Led Zeppelin (repeated syllables at very end of the song)

Thanks again! Look for MM #45 on Monday 5/19 at Soccer Dad, and then the #46 back here on 5/26.

 
At 5/18/08, 12:55 PM, Blogger LEL said...

I think Cherry Bomb from Mellencamp and Jett are two different songs.

 

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