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Monday, September 08, 2008

Musical Monday #60

Welcome to the - woo-hoo! - 60th 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.

There is a single theme this week, but as you'll notice, the song list is divided into three separate groups (1-5, 6-17, 18-30). Each set of songs relates to the theme a somewhat different way. Fair warning though: Some of the songs would fit into more than one group.

1) "Put your glad rags on and join me hon"
2) "…the U.S. should look forward to five more years of war"
3) "Up every morning just to keep a job"
4) "My Jamaican vacation is gonna' start right here!"
5) "Dead kings, many things I can't define"

6) "He was swingin' on the sax like a nobody could"
7) "Uppers and downers; either way blood flows"
8) "Take it down the highway like a rocket to the ocean"
9) "I can no longer keep my blinds drawn"
10) "We're gonna' cause talk and suspicion"
11) "Got gleaming chrome, reflecting steel, loaded, loaded"
12) "But a little gold ring you wear on your hand makes me understand"
13) "Did you see him jump the garden wall?"
14) "I don't own the clothes I'm wearing"
15) "I'd rather live in his world"
16) "Umbrella on her shoulder, piece of paper in her hand"
17) "Won't somebody help me chase the shadows away?"

18) "I'm gonna' wait till the stars come out; see them twinkle in your eyes"
19) "Tidal waves don't beg forgiveness"
20) "Minds are subject to what should be done"
21) "Walk the streets half a year, tryin' to find a new career"
22) "But men get lost sometimes as years unfurl"
23) "Some men think they’re born to be king; maybe that’s true"
24) "And if two can be one, who is the one two becomes?"
25) "I'm not man or machine, I'm just something in between"
26) "The blind men shout let the creatures out"
27) "I see no reason to change mine"
28) "I've been tossed around enough"
29) "And a taste of honey is worse than none at all"
30) "You're gonna be crashing into stone walls again and again"

Good luck and enjoy!

31 Comments:

At 9/8/08, 11:19 AM, Blogger Soccer Dad said...

I'm guessing politics of some sort.

5) Incense and peppermint - Strawberry alarm clock

12) Midnight Confessions - The Grass Roots
(So the group name is political. I happen to love that lyric and was hoping to figure out some MM that it would fit in.)

15) Midnight train to Georgia - Gladys Knight and the Pips

OK, so the middle group is Midnight, sigh, a theme I was thinking of. Forget politics then.

 
At 9/8/08, 11:43 AM, Blogger Soccer Dad said...

Some other midnight song titles:
Midnight at the Oasis, which I'm pretty certain isn't here.

Midnight Special, In the midnight hour, After Midnight, Midnight Flyer.

 
At 9/8/08, 11:58 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

7 - 5:15 - The Who
10 - After Midnight - Eric Clapton or J.J. Cale

29 - I Second That Emotion - Smokey Robinson and the Miracles

Some others sound familiar but I'm going to have to think about them...

- Clayton

 
At 9/8/08, 12:04 PM, Blogger trn said...

3) Is the title of this one Five O'Clock World?

10) Is this Something to Talk About by Bonnie Raitt?

14) Everybody's Talking at Me, Harry Nilsson

15) Midnight Train to Georgia

 
At 9/8/08, 12:13 PM, Blogger trn said...

Everybody's Talking at Me was in the movie Midnight Cowboy.

 
At 9/8/08, 12:16 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

1 - Rock Around the Clock - Bill Haley and the Comets
2 - 7 O'Clock News/Silent Night - Simon and Garfunkel

The theme must be time. It doesn't look like the second group is only midnight, with 5:15 being in there.

- Clayton

 
At 9/8/08, 12:18 PM, Blogger trn said...

I Second That Emotion mentions "a lifetime of devotion."

 
At 9/8/08, 12:23 PM, Blogger Soccer Dad said...

So the first group has to do with clocks. (Either in the song or group name.)

 
At 9/8/08, 12:25 PM, Blogger Soccer Dad said...

Is #5,
It's 5 O'Clock somewhere by Alan Jackson and Jimmy Buffett.

If it is it's probably the first time Elie's used a Country song!

:-)

 
At 9/8/08, 12:26 PM, Blogger trn said...

First group, clock; second group, specific time of day; third group, measurements of time?

 
At 9/8/08, 12:31 PM, Blogger trn said...

Any "X O'Clock" titles could fit the first or second category, as per Elie's warning.

In the Midnight Hour could fit the second or third category, if the third is measurements of time.

 
At 9/8/08, 12:31 PM, Blogger Yitzchak Goodman said...

18. In the Midnight Hour--Wilson Picket

 
At 9/8/08, 12:35 PM, Blogger Yitzchak Goodman said...

14. Midnight Rider--Allman Bros

 
At 9/8/08, 12:38 PM, Blogger LEL said...

7.5:15-The Who
11.Living After Midnight-Judas Priest.
15.Midnight Train to Georgia-Gladys Knight and the Pips

 
At 9/8/08, 1:04 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

30 - You're Only Human (Second Wind) - Billy Joel

- Clayton

 
At 9/8/08, 1:33 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

24 - Did It In a Minute - Hall & Oates

-- Clayton

 
At 9/8/08, 4:22 PM, Blogger Jack said...

The time difference kills me. By the time I get here...

 
At 9/8/08, 11:45 PM, Blogger trn said...

We look at the clock (first group) to tell the time (second group) expressed in hours, minutes, and seconds (third group), which are measurements with a relationship based on sixty (the number of this edition of Musical Monday).

 
At 9/9/08, 3:17 AM, Blogger LEL said...

10.After Midnight-Eric Clapton

 
At 9/9/08, 10:27 AM, Blogger Soccer Dad said...

28) Second Hand News - Fleetwood Mac

Presumably instead of the obligatory Tusk song.

 
At 9/9/08, 3:00 PM, Blogger Elie said...

Not to be too "helpful" (or too much of a spoiler) so soon, but I just had to make two quick comments:
- TRN's detailed description (two comments up) of the topic and its relevance is *perfect*!
- C'mon guys - I'm sure someone can get #27!!

 
At 9/9/08, 4:45 PM, Blogger trn said...

Elie, you've made my day!

 
At 9/10/08, 3:38 AM, Blogger LEL said...

27.Not a Second Time-The Beatles

 
At 9/10/08, 9:47 AM, Blogger Elie said...

Like I said. Thanks Laura!

 
At 9/10/08, 1:21 PM, Blogger Soccer Dad said...

If it's the Beatles, Laura probably knows it!

 
At 9/10/08, 1:23 PM, Blogger Soccer Dad said...

Could 6 be
Quarter to 3 by Gary US Bonds?

 
At 9/10/08, 4:57 PM, Anonymous ral315 said...

I got one more:

25) Lovin' Every Minute of It, Loverboy

We're still missing eleven. The list:

--------------------------

1) Rock Around the Clock - Bill Haley and the Comets
2) 7 O'Clock News/Silent Night - Simon and Garfunkel
3) Five O'Clock World - The Vogues
4) It's 5 O'Clock Somewhere, Alan Jackson and Jimmy Buffett
5) Incense and Peppermints - Strawberry Alarm Clock

6) Quarter to 3 - Gary U.S. Bonds
7) 5:15 - The Who
8)
9)
10) After Midnight - Eric Clapton or J.J. Cale
11) Living After Midnight - Judas Priest
12) Midnight Confessions - The Grass Roots
13)
14) Midnight Rider - Allman Brothers
15) Midnight Train to Georgia - Gladys Knight and the Pips
16)
17)

18) In the Midnight Hour - Wilson Pickett
19)
20)
21)
22)
23)
24) Did It In a Minute - Hall & Oates
25) Lovin' Every Minute of It, Loverboy
26)
27) Not a Second Time - The Beatles
28) Second Hand News - Fleetwood Mac
29) I Second That Emotion - Smokey Robinson and the Miracles
30) You're Only Human (Second Wind) - Billy Joel

 
At 9/10/08, 5:56 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

It looks like the titles in the third group are following the order of hours, minutes and seconds, and in group two they are also in order by time, in case either of the first two missing titles occur before midnight.

- Clayton

 
At 9/10/08, 6:54 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

13 - Midnight Rambler - The Rolling Stones

- Clayton

 
At 9/14/08, 10:14 AM, Blogger Elie said...

Great job, Soccer Dad, Clayton, TRN, Yitzchak, Laura, and ral315! Together, you ID'ed 20 out of 30 songs, as well as the theme, which was, as Chicago puts it, "does anybody really know what time it is?", or to quote TRN above, "We look at the clock (first group) to tell the time (second group) expressed in hours, minutes, and seconds (third group), which are measurements with a relationship based on sixty (the number of this edition of Musical Monday)."

The full set of correct answers:

1) "Put your glad rags on and join me hon"
- "Rock Around The Clock", Bill Haley
2) "…the U.S. should look forward to five more years of war"
- "7 O'Clock News / Silent Night", Simon & Garfunkel
3) "Up every mornin' just to keep a job"
- "Five O'Clock World", The Vogues
4) "My Jamaican vacation is gonna' start right here!"
- "It's 5 O'Clock Somewhere", Alan Jackson / Jimmy Buffett
5) "Dead kings, many things I can't define"
– "Incense and Peppermints", Strawberry Alarm Clock

6) "He was swingin' on the sax like a nobody could"
- "Quarter to Three", Gary US Bonds
7) "Uppers and downers; either way blood flows"
- "5:15", The Who
8) "Take it down the highway like a rocket to the ocean"
- "11:59", Blondie
9) "I can no longer keep my blinds drawn"
- "Twelve-Thirty", The Mamas and the Papas
10) "We're gonna' cause talk and suspicion"
- "After Midnight", Eric Clapton
11) "Got gleaming chrome, reflecting steel, loaded, loaded"
- "Living After Midnight", Judas Priest
12) "But a little gold ring you wear on your hand makes me understand"
- "Midnight Confessions", The Grass Roots
13) "Did you see him jump the garden wall?"
- "Midnight Rambler", The Rolling Stones
14) "I don't own the clothes I'm wearing"
- "Midnight Rider", The Allman Brothers Band
15) "I'd rather live in his world"
- "Midnight Train To Georgia", Gladys Knight & The Pips
16) "Umbrella on her shoulder, piece of paper in her hand"
- "Midnight Special", CCR
17) "Won't somebody help me chase the shadows away?"
- "Gimme! Gimme! Gimme! (A Man After Midnight)", ABBA

18) "I'm gonna' wait till the stars come out; see them twinkle in your eyes"
- "In The Midnight Hour", Wilson Pickett
19) "Tidal waves don't beg forgiveness"
- "Man of the Hour", Pearl Jam
20) "Minds are subject to what should be done"
- "Lunch Break: Peak Hour", The Moody Blues
21) "Walk the streets half a year, tryin' to find a new career"
- "It Only Takes A Minute", Tavares
22) "But men get lost sometimes as years unfurl"
- "New York Minute", Don Henley
23) "Some men think they’re born to be king; maybe that’s true"
- "Minute by Minute", Doobie Brothers
24) "And if two can be one, who is the one two becomes?"
- "Did it in a Minute", Hall & Oates
25) "I'm not man or machine, I'm just something in between"
- "Lovin' Every Minute of It", Loverboy
26) "The blind men shout let the creatures out"
- "Two Minutes to Midnight", Iron Maiden
27) "I see no reason to change mine"
- "Not a Second Time", Beatles
28) "I've been tossed around enough"
- "Second Hand News", Fleetwood Mac
29) "And a taste of honey is worse than none at all"
- "I Second That Emotion", Smokey Robinson & The Miracles
30) "You're gonna be crashing into stone walls again and again"
- "You're Only Human (Second Wind)", Billy Joel

Thanks again for playing! MM #61 is due tomorrow 9/15 at Soccer Dad, and then tune back here on 9/22 for MM #62, where I'm planning another extra-special edition!

 
At 9/22/08, 9:29 PM, Blogger rebecca said...

The Blossom

(1)

Merry, merry sparrow!

Under leaves so green,

A happy blossom

Sees you, swift as arrow,

Seek your cradle narrow

Near my bosom.

(2)

Pretty, pretty robin!

Under leaves so green,

A happy blossom

Hears you sobbing, sobbing,

Pretty, pretty, robin,

Near my bosom.

-----by maple story account

 

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