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Monday, July 28, 2008

Musical Monday #54

Welcome to the 54th 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. Once again this week, there are two separate groups of songs: #1-17 and #18-28. Both groups relate to the same theme, but approach it in different ways.

1) "House the people livin' in the street"
2) "They've seen places beyond my land"
3) "You were only waiting for this moment to arise"
4) "It gives the world its saddest sound"
5) "Sleep all day long"
6) "Must be the gypsy in their soul"
7) "For you, the sun will be shining"
8) "Hoppin' and a-boppin'"
9) "Up, up to the sky"
10) "Dogs begin to barkin', hounds begin to howl"
11) "You get so dizzy even walking in a straight line"
12) "Now they've lost themselves instead"
13) "And if that piece of mind won't stay"
14) "Take time for your pleasure and laugh with love"
15) "How in the world could I keep my seat?"
16) "He's got a grudge against Frank Perdue"
17) "We’ll murder them all amid laughter and merriment"

18) "There were voices down the corridor"
19) "I swear it's not too late!"
20) "I'd give the moon if it were mine to give"
21) "The good people of the world are washing their cars"
22) "I belong in the service of the Queen"
23) "I'd rather be a fool with a broken heart"
24) "Love you forever, and evermore"
25) "Then your burdens will be lighter and you'll surely find a way" (hint: looking for the original version of this song)
26) "I don't know if it's cloudy or bright"
27) "The kind of eyes that hypnotize me through"
28) "Love is just a game you played in high school"

Good luck and enjoy!

21 Comments:

At 7/28/08, 9:08 AM, Blogger Tova said...

17. "Poisening pigeons in the park"
-Tom Lehrer

 
At 7/28/08, 10:44 AM, Blogger Soccer Dad said...

4) El Condor Pasa - Simon and Garfunkel
5) Crocodile Rock - Elton John
Scratch that, Rockin' Robin - I forget by whom
(Apparently it's now a school bus song. Who knew?)
9) Fly Robin Fly - Silver convention
13) Mockingbird - James Taylor and Carly Simon (I don't remember who did the original.)

19) Turn, Turn, Turn - The Byrds
(originally Pete Seeger though)
23) Lead me on - Maxine Nightengale

 
At 7/28/08, 10:48 AM, Blogger Elie said...

5)Crocodile Rock - Elton John
Scratch that, Rockin' Robin - I forget by whom
(Apparently it's now a school bus song. Who knew?)


Did you mean #8

 
At 7/28/08, 12:10 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

1 - Fly Like an Eagle - Steve Miller
3 - Blackbird - The Beatles
11 - Canary in a Coalmine - The Police
15 - Disco Duck - Rick Dees and his Cast of Idiots

18 - Hotel California - The Eagles
21 - All I Wanna Do - Sheryl Crow
27 - I Ran - A Flock of Seagulls

The theme is birds - the first group is songs *about* them, and the second is songs *by* them.

-- Clayton

 
At 7/28/08, 12:14 PM, Blogger Yitzchak Goodman said...

12. Blue Jay Way--Beatles

 
At 7/28/08, 12:22 PM, Blogger Soccer Dad said...

There are three kinds of people in the world, those who are good at math and those who aren't.

Clearly I'm in the latter group.

I mean doesn't 5 look like 8, just missing a diagonal?

 
At 7/28/08, 12:50 PM, Blogger LEL said...

1.Fly Like an Eagle-The Steve Miller Band
3.Blackbird-The Beatles
8.Rockin'Robin
12.Blue Jay Way-The Beatles

18.Hotel California-The Eagles
20.For Your Love-The Yardbirds
24.Earth Angel

 
At 7/28/08, 1:28 PM, Blogger trn said...

19) Turn, Turn, Turn - The Byrds
(originally Pete Seeger though)


Good thing Elie chose the "I swear it's not too late!" line, or else it would be originally by Kohelet.

There are three kinds of people in the world, those who are good at math and those who aren't.

There are 10 kinds of people in the world, those who understand binary and those who don't.

 
At 7/28/08, 1:47 PM, Blogger LEL said...

26.I only have eyes for you-The Platters

 
At 7/28/08, 3:22 PM, Blogger Elie said...

Don't be too harsh with yourself SD - twasn't a math error, merely a typo!

 
At 7/28/08, 3:51 PM, Blogger Soccer Dad said...

There are 10 kinds of people in the world, those who understand binary and those who don't.

Excellent.

I once wrote technical report (never published) "10 little endians." Well I thought it was cute.

 
At 7/28/08, 3:52 PM, Blogger Soccer Dad said...

I didn't recognize 24, but if it's Earth Angel, I believe the group is the Penguins.

Quack, Quack.

 
At 7/29/08, 1:04 PM, Blogger trn said...

I once wrote technical report (never published) "10 little endians." Well I thought it was cute.

It is indeed cute.

 
At 7/29/08, 1:22 PM, Blogger Elie said...

Since the theme has already been nailed, I'm not giving away much by stating that Laura's guess for #26 above is the right title, but the wrong band.

 
At 7/29/08, 2:13 PM, Blogger Soccer Dad said...

What you don't serve turkey on a platter?

 
At 7/29/08, 4:51 PM, Blogger Soccer Dad said...

No obligatory "Tusk" song but
7) Songbird - Fleetwood Mac.

 
At 7/29/08, 6:54 PM, Blogger LEL said...

I knew the platters didn't fit in with the theme but I can't think of who else sang it.

 
At 8/4/08, 11:43 AM, Blogger Elie said...

Great job, Tova, Soccer Dad, Clayton, Yitzchak, Laura, and the mysterious TRN! Together, you IDed 17 out of 28 songs titles and artists, plus another two titles - one of the best success rates yet! The theme of both song groups was indeed "for the birds", but with a slight difference in my criteria for each. The first group of songs have particular bird names in the titles (so I omitted "Freebird" and several others with generic "bird" titles), and the second group are artists with bird-related names.

The full list of correct answers:
1) "House the people livin' in the street"
- "Fly Like an Eagle", Steve Miller Band
2) "They've seen places beyond my land"
- "Eagle", Abba
3) "You were only waiting for this moment to arise"
- "Blackbird", The Beatles
4) "It gives the world its saddest sound"
- "El Condor Pasa", Simon and Garfunkel
5) "Sleep all day long"
- "Night Owl", Carly Simon
6) "Must be the gypsy in their soul"
- "The Night Owls", Little River Band
7) "For you, the sun will be shining"
- "Songbird", Fleetwood Mac
8) "Hoppin' and a-boppin'"
- "Rockin Robin", Bobby Day
9) "Up, up to the sky"
– "Fly Robin Fly", Silver Convention
10) "Dogs begin to barkin', hounds begin to howl"
- "Little Red Rooster", Howlin' Wolf and many covers, including the Rolling Stones
11) "You get so dizzy even walking in a straight line"
– "Canary in a Coalmine", The Police
12) "Now they've lost themselves instead"
- "Blue Jay Way", The Beatles
13) "And if that piece of mind won't stay"
- "Mockingbird", James Taylor/Carly Simon
14) "Take time for your pleasure and laugh with love"
- "Wings of a Dove", Madness
15) "How in the world could I keep my seat?"
- "Disco Duck", Rick Dees
16) "He's got a grudge against Frank Perdue"
- "Psycho Chicken" (a parody of The Talking Heads' "Psycho Killer and popular on the "Dr. Demento" show), The Fools
17) "We’ll murder them all amid laughter and merriment"
- "Poisoning Pigeons in the Park", Tom Lehrer

18) "There were voices down the corridor"
- "Hotel California", The Eagles
19) "I swear it's not too late!"
– "Turn, Turn, Turn", The Byrds is the version I knew, though as several pointed out, originally by Pete Seeger
20) "I'd give the moon if it were mine to give"
– "For Your Love", The Yardbirds
21) "The good people of the world are washing their cars"
- "All I Wanna' Do", Sheryl Crow
22) "I belong in the service of the Queen"
- "Rain King", Counting Crows
23) "I'd rather be a fool with a broken heart"
- "Lead Me On", Maxine Nightingale
24) "Love you forever, and evermore"
– "Earth Angel", The Penguins
25) "Then your burdens will be lighter and you'll surely find a way"
– "Crying in the Chapel", originally by The Orioles with many remakes
26) "I don't know if it's cloudy or bright"
– "I Only Have Eyes for You", The Flamingos
27) "The kind of eyes that hypnotize me through"
- "I Ran (So Far Away)", Flock of Seagulls
28) "Love is just a game you played in high school"
– "Boys Do Fall in Love", Robin Gibb

Thanks again for playing! MM #55 is already up at Soccer Dad, and tune in a week from today, 8/11, for MM #56, a special jumbo-sized collaboration!

 
At 8/4/08, 12:05 PM, Blogger LEL said...

How did I miss #20? That should have been so easy.

 
At 8/4/08, 12:11 PM, Blogger Elie said...

I'm always missing easy quotes when I play during David's weeks, even ones that sound really familiar! It's a lot easier to compose these than to ID them.

 
At 8/4/08, 5:32 PM, Blogger Soccer Dad said...

It's a lot easier to compose these than to ID them.

Especially because we're allowed to use Google.

:-)

 

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