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Monday, June 16, 2008

Musical Monday #48

Welcome to the 48th 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 of each song quote, as well as the common theme of the set of songs.

Here's a minor tip before you start: although my song selection is generally almost exclusively of the "classic rock" variety, today's MM has a few more exceptions than usual to that rule.

1. "I fear rivers overflowing"
2. "There and then I will make you my own"
3. "All my teeth, North and South"
4. "Heavy persuasion; it was hard to breathe"
5. "I hope my legs don't break"
6. "Let's play Twister, let's play Risk"
7. "She drifted away like the desert sand"
8. "I want to see you dance again"
9. "Here I am on my knees, begging if you please"
10. "Nothin' left open and no time to decide"
11. "With a head full of snow"
12. "You can try to resist, try to hide from my kiss"
13. "They keep things loose, they keep things light"
14. "I always get chocolate stains on my pants"
15. "Some men go crazy, some men go slow"
16. "And the wild man, he laid the thunder down"
17. "There ain't no need for watchdogs here"
18. "All you distrust, all you save"
19. "In the silence between whisper and shout"
20. "A rat done bit my sister Nell"
21. "I heard somebody whisper 'Please adore me'"
22. "There's such a lot of world to see"
23. "I ain't had no lovin' since January, February, June or July"
24. "We'll be cuddling soon"
25. "Telegraph cables, they sing down the highway"
26. "I would miss all the places and people I love"

Good luck and enjoy!

13 Comments:

At 6/16/08, 9:43 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

1 - Bad Moon Rising - Creedence Clearwater Revival
6 - Man On The Moon - R.E.M.
18 - Eclipse - Pink Floyd

At first glance, it seems the theme must be something about the moon.

-- Clayton

 
At 6/16/08, 11:15 AM, Blogger Soccer Dad said...

Given Clayton's guess, I found the one I was looking for.
13) Dancin' in the Moonlight - King Harvest

 
At 6/16/08, 11:48 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

5 - Walking On The Moon - The Police

-- Clayton

 
At 6/16/08, 12:03 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

23 - Shine On, Harvest Moon - ? (probably many...)

-- Clayton

 
At 6/16/08, 12:14 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

2 - Moondance - Van Morrison

-- Clayton

 
At 6/16/08, 12:43 PM, Blogger LEL said...

1.Bad Moon Rising-Credence Clearwater Revival
2.Moondance-Van Morrison
6.Man on the Moon-REM
9.Mr.Moonlight-The Beatles
21.Blue Moon-The Marcels, Ella Fitzgerald and numerous other artists.

 
At 6/16/08, 5:03 PM, Blogger Gail said...

3. Moonshadow - Cat Stevens or whatever name he goes by these days.

 
At 6/16/08, 7:09 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

15 - Shame On The Moon - Bob Seger

-- Clayton

 
At 6/16/08, 8:12 PM, Anonymous hila said...

12: Cant fight the Moonlight, LeAnn Rimes

 
At 6/16/08, 9:50 PM, Blogger cruisin-mom said...

1) Bad moon rising
2) Moondance
12)can't stop the moonlight
13) dancing in the moonlight
22)moon river
23) shine on Harvest moon
could it be a MOON theme?! LOL

 
At 6/17/08, 3:22 AM, Blogger LEL said...

18.Eclipse-Pink Floyd

 
At 6/18/08, 1:57 AM, Blogger LEL said...

I could kick myself for not getting #5.

 
At 6/20/08, 5:29 PM, Blogger Elie said...

Great job, Clayton, Soccer Dad, Lel, Gail, Hila, and Cruisin-Mom! Together, you ID'ed 13 out of 26 songs, as well as the theme, which of course was song titles mentioning the moon. As for the relevance, take your choice: The 85th anniversary this week of the Moon Mullins comic strip? The 33rd anniversary this month of Moon Knight's Marvel comics debut (August 1975 cover date, on the stands two months earlier)? But who really needs any more reason than a full moon in mid-June!

The complete list of answers:
1. "I fear rivers overflowing"
- "Bad Moon Rising", Creedence Clearwater Revival
2. "There and then I will make you my own"
- "Moondance", Van Morrison
3. "All my teeth, North and South"
- "Moonshadow", Cat Stevens
4. "Heavy persuasion; it was hard to breathe"
- "Sisters of the Moon", Fleetwood Mac (SD, how'd you miss the obligatory Tusk song???)
5. "I hope my legs don't break"
- "Walking On the Moon", The Police
6. "Let's play Twister, let's play Risk"
- "Man On the Moon", R.E.M.
7. "She drifted away like the desert sand"
- "Girl on the Moon", Foreigner
8. "I want to see you dance again"
- "Harvest Moon", Neil Young
9. "Here I am on my knees, begging if you please"
- "Mr. Moonlight", The Beatles
10. "Nothin' left open and no time to decide"
- "Moonlight Drive", The Doors
11. "With a head full of snow"
- "Moonlight Mile", The Rolling Stones
12. "You can try to resist, try to hide from my kiss"
- "Can't Fight The Moonlight", LeAnn Rimes
13. "They keep things loose, they keep things light"
- "Dancing In The Moonlight", King Harvest, Elvis Costello
14. "I always get chocolate stains on my pants"
- "Dancing In The Moonlight (It's Caught Me In Its Spotlight)", Thin Lizzy, Smashing Pumpkins
15. "Some men go crazy, some men go slow"
- "Shame On The Moon", Bob Seger
16. "And the wild man, he laid the thunder down"
- "Under A Raging Moon", Roger Daltrey
17. "There ain't no need for watchdogs here"
– "Bad Side of the Moon", Elton John
18. "All you distrust, all you save"
– "Eclipse", the finale to "Dark Side of the Moon", Pink Floyd
19. "In the silence between whisper and shout"
- "Between Sun And Moon", Rush
20. "A rat done bit my sister Nell"
- "Whitey on the Moon", Gil Scott Heron
21. "I heard somebody whisper 'Please adore me'"
- "Blue Moon", The Marcels
22. "There's such a lot of world to see"
- "Moon River", Henry Mancini
23. "I ain't had no lovin' since January, February, June or July"
- "Shine On, Harvest Moon", Jack Norworth and Nora Bayes
24. "We'll be cuddling soon"
- "By the Light of the Silvery Moon", Gus Edwards and Edward Madden
25. "Telegraph cables, they sing down the highway"
- "Moonlight in Vermont", Jo Stafford
26. "I would miss all the places and people I love"
- "Visit the Moon", Sesame Street - a touching and beautiful song from the good old days before Sesame Street became "the Elmo show".

Thanks again for playing! Look for MM #49 - another Elie / Soccer Dad collaboration - at his blog this Monday 6/23, and then back here on 6/30 for - tada -MM #50!

 

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