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Monday, January 12, 2009

Musical Monday #76

Welcome to the 76th 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 below, as well as the common theme of the entire set of songs.

I didn't separate any sub-groups this week, although various songs do fit the theme in different ways. In fact, there's a loose, partial ordering of songs within the theme, and even some connecting pairs, that may help you fill in gaps after the first few are identified.

1) "I never kept a dollar past sunset"
2) "They dropped things on his back"
3) "Let's pretend we just can't see his face"
4) "Invest a dime"
5) "Cause you came and you took control"
6) "Put it in the ground where the flowers grow"
7) "The near and the dear ones"
8) "Somebody came and took your bed"
9) "These days are ours; share them with me"
10) "Playing warden to your soul"
11) "We'll dress him up warmly"
12) "Drink from the silver cup"
13) "The music plays so nonchalant"
14) "You've only got my heart on a string"
15) "Just take a seat, they're always free"
16) "Maybe tomorrow a new romance, no more sorrow"
17) "We lied about each others drinks"
18) "You are the move you make"
19) "They've been going in and out of style"
20) "But you know I could never stand for this"
21) "Out of the silver light, the past came softly calling"
22) "Anybody can sing it any old time"
23) "They reach into your room, just feel their gentle touch"
24) "Looks like it's over; you knew I couldn't stay"
25) "Well, I bet you wish you could cut me down"
26) "And he's boring as hell"
27) "I like the way you move and just the way you are"
28) "Agony's torn at my heart too long"
29) "I'm tired of moaning, I'm tired of groaning for you"
30) "But you know it's by your side I will stay"
31) "And the princess will wake up from her slumber"
32) "Let the morning time drop all its petals on me"

Good luck and enjoy!

31 Comments:

At 1/12/09, 11:56 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

4 - Happy Together - The Turtles
7 - Happy Xmas (War is Over) - John Lennon
11 - Lonely Boy - Andrew Gold
12 - Lonely People - America
19 - Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band - The Beatles
24 - Sad Eyes - Robert John

Looks like the theme could be happiness vs. sadness/loneliness.

- Clayton

 
At 1/12/09, 11:59 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

2 - Happy Jack - The Who

- Clayton

 
At 1/12/09, 12:23 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

14 - No More Lonely Nights - Paul McCartney

- Clayton

 
At 1/12/09, 12:29 PM, Blogger Gail said...

32. Feeling Groovy - Simon and Garfunkle

 
At 1/12/09, 12:38 PM, Blogger LEL said...

3.I'm Happy Just to Dance With You-The Beatles
6.Shiny, Happy People-REM
7.Happy Christmas War is Over-John Lennon
19.Sgt.Peppers Lonely Hearts Club Band-The Beatles
26.Angry Young Man-Billy Joel

 
At 1/12/09, 1:18 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

23 - Sad Songs (Say So Much) - Elton John

- Clayton

 
At 1/12/09, 1:19 PM, Blogger Yitzchak Goodman said...

1. "Happy"--Rolling Stones
18. "Owner of a Lonely Heart"--Yes

 
At 1/12/09, 3:17 PM, Blogger Soccer Dad said...

13) Lonely Days, Lonely Nights - Bee Gees

 
At 1/12/09, 4:07 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

16 - Only the Lonely - Roy Orbison

-- Clayton

 
At 1/12/09, 4:25 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

5 - You've Made Me So Very Happy - Blood, Sweat and Tears

-- Clayton

 
At 1/12/09, 5:28 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

9 - "Happy Days" theme song - anyone know the artist?

-- Clayton

 
At 1/12/09, 6:29 PM, Blogger Soccer Dad said...

Clayton,

Something and MacLean, I think.

David

 
At 1/13/09, 1:45 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

8 - Don't Worry, Be Happy - Bobby McFerrin

- Clayton

 
At 1/13/09, 9:01 AM, Blogger trn said...

19) Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band, The Beatles

That's the one I can identify immediately.

Others I somewhat recognize.

Now I see from others' comments there were many I could have recognized.

I remember for the twentieth anniversary of Sgt. Pepper, everyone was making "it was twenty years ago today" quips. Now, it will soon be twenty years since then!

 
At 1/13/09, 10:38 AM, Blogger Soccer Dad said...

TRN - see here.

 
At 1/13/09, 11:47 AM, Blogger trn said...

You know, I had a feeling that wasn't quite right when I wrote it, but I went ahead and posted it anyway. Thanks, Soccer Dad, for setting me straight.

Man, I am making with all kinds of stupid today.

 
At 1/13/09, 12:15 PM, Blogger trn said...

Ha, nothing new on-topic to post, but the word verification is now:

godly

and that seems to deserve noting!

 
At 1/13/09, 1:01 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

trn: I once got "expolog" which seemed particularly appropriate here. :)

- Clayton

 
At 1/13/09, 1:55 PM, Blogger Soccer Dad said...

TRN,
I didn't think that there was anything stupid about your observation. Just figured you'd like to see that the host was thinking along the same lines.

David

ps my verification is "waysick."
I really like it when they generate good scrabble scores "qkljx."

 
At 1/14/09, 2:01 AM, Blogger LEL said...

Actually it is already past 20 years since the 20th anniversery of Sgt.Pepper, which was released in 1967.

 
At 1/14/09, 2:37 AM, Blogger trn said...

I didn't think that there was anything stupid about your observation. Just figured you'd like to see that the host was thinking along the same lines.

Thanks, Soccer Dad, knowing that makes me happy!

I still feel stupid, however, for mixing up the years. But please know that you did not make me feel stupid. I appreciated that you simply suggested I check out the link.

And yes, you figured right, I did enjoy seeing that Elie had thought similarly. And I remember it, now that I see that post again. I have enjoyed all of our shared interest in things numerically intriguing. So, thank you.

As for the word verifications:

Getting "expoblog" here is pretty cool.

I get ones that do sound word-like, often Yiddish, but I don't think I've actually ever before gotten a proper word.

I hope "waysick" isn't indicative of anything.

Ooh, I hadn't thought of verification words as Scrabble words -- awesome!

 
At 1/14/09, 2:42 AM, Blogger trn said...

Thanks, LEL. You are, of course, correct, as discussed above, and it is better to have the right information. I'm not sure why I got mixed up.

 
At 1/14/09, 11:52 AM, Blogger Soccer Dad said...

I have no idea if these songs are reprsented but there's "Hey there, lonely girl," by some unknown artist. Also didn't Billy Squier have a song "Lonely is the night?" Or did it just start off with those words?

 
At 1/14/09, 12:10 PM, Blogger Elie said...

"Hey there, lonely girl," by some unknown artist. Also didn't Billy Squier have a song "Lonely is the night?"

Two good ones that I missed! And I just thought of another, which I'll add now, numbered based on where it would have fit in my "partial ordering":

25.5) "How can there be such a sinister plan?"

 
At 1/14/09, 12:33 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

25.5 - Fooling Yourself (The Angry Young Man) - Styx

- Clayton

 
At 1/14/09, 12:34 PM, Blogger Elie said...

That was quick! :-)

 
At 1/14/09, 12:49 PM, Blogger trn said...

"All the lonely people" from Eleanor Rigby keeps coming to mind, but the emotion isn't in the title.

 
At 1/14/09, 3:19 PM, Blogger Soccer Dad said...

25.5 gives away 25) Angry Eyes - Loggins and Messina

 
At 1/14/09, 4:18 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

The story thus far:

1) Happy - The Rolling Stones
2) Happy Jack - The Who
3) I'm Happy Just to Dance With You - The Beatles
4) Happy Together - The Turtles
5) You've Made Me So Very Happy - Blood, Sweat and Tears
6) Shiny Happy People - R.E.M.
7) Happy Xmas (War is Over) - John Lennon
8) Don't Worry, Be Happy - Bobby McFerrin
9) Happy Days theme - ? and MacLean
10) "Playing warden to your soul"
11) Lonely Boy - Andrew Gold
12) Lonely People - America
13) Lonely Days, Lonely Nights - The Bee Gees
14) No More Lonely Nights - Paul McCartney
15) "Just take a seat, they're always free"
16) Only the Lonely - Roy Orbison
17) "We lied about each others drinks"
18) Owner of a Lonely Heart - Yes
19) Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band - The Beatles
20) "But you know I could never stand for this"
21) "Out of the silver light, the past came softly calling"
22) "Anybody can sing it any old time"
23) Sad Songs (Say So Much) - Elton John
24) Sad Eyes - Robert John
25) Angry Eyes - Loggins and Messina
25.5) Fooling Yourself (The Angry Young Man) - Styx
26) Angry Young Man - Billy Joel
27) "I like the way you move and just the way you are"
28) "Agony's torn at my heart too long"
29) "I'm tired of moaning, I'm tired of groaning for you"
30) "But you know it's by your side I will stay"
31) "And the princess will wake up from her slumber"
32) The 59th St. Bridge Song (Feelin' Groovy) - Simon & Gafunkel

 
At 1/15/09, 9:29 PM, Blogger Yitzchak Goodman said...

29 "I'm so glad" by Cream, based on the Skip James song of the same name.

 
At 1/18/09, 2:18 PM, Blogger Elie said...

Great job, Clayton, Gail, Laura, Yitzchak, Soccer Dad, and TRN! Together, you identified 23 out of 33 quotes, and Clayton more or less got the theme, song titles which mention various feelings/emotions.

The full list of correct answers:
1) "I never kept a dollar past sunset"
- "Happy", Rolling Stones
2) "They dropped things on his back"
- "Happy Jack", The Who
3) "Let's pretend we just can't see his face"
- "I'm Happy Just To Dance With You", Beatles
4) "Invest a dime"
- "So Happy Together", The Turtles
5) "Cause you came and you took control"
- "You've Made Me So Very Happy", Blood, Sweat & Tears
6) "Put it in the ground where the flowers grow"
- "Shiny Happy People", R.E.M.
7) "The near and the dear ones"
- "Happy Xmas (War Is Over)", John Lennon
8) "Somebody came and took your bed"
- "Don't Worry Be Happy", Bobby McFerrin
9) "These days are ours; share them with me"
- "Happy Days Theme", performed by Pratt & McClain
10) "Playing warden to your soul"
- "Unhappy Girl", Doors
11) "We'll dress him up warmly"
- "Lonely Boy", Andrew Gold
12) "Drink from the silver cup"
- "Lonely People", America
13) "The music plays so nonchalant"
- "Lonely Days", Bee Gees
14) "You've only got my heart on a string"
- "No More Lonely Nights", Paul McCartney
15) "Just take a seat they're always free"
- "So Lonely", The Police
16) "Maybe tomorrow a new romance, no more sorrow"
- "Only The Lonely", Roy Orbison
17) "We lied about each others drinks"
- "Only The Lonely", The Motels
18) "You are the move you make"
- "Owner Of A Lonely Heart", Yes
19) "They've been going in and out of style"
- "Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band", The Beatles
20) "But you know I could never stand for this"
- "Lonely No More", Rob Thomas
21) "Out of the silver light, the past came softly calling"
- "The Sad Café", Eagles
22) "Anybody can sing it any old time"
- "Fa-Fa-Fa-Fa-Fa (Sad Song)", Otis Redding
23) "They reach into your room, just feel their gentle touch"
- "Sad Songs (Say So Much)", Elton John
24) "Looks like it's over; you knew I couldn't stay"
- "Sad Eyes", Robert John
25) "Well, I bet you wish you could cut me down"
- "Angry Eyes", Kenny Loggins
25.5) "How can there be such a sinister plan?"
- "Fooling Yourself (The Angry Young Man)", Styx
26) "And he's boring as hell"
- "Angry Young Man", Billy Joel
27) "I like the way you move and just the way you are"
- "Afraid of Love", Toto
28) "Agony's torn at my heart too long"
- "I'm So Afraid", Fleetwood Mac
29) "I'm tired of moaning, I'm tired of groaning for you"
- "I'm So Glad", Cream
30) "But you know it's by your side I will stay"
- "Glad All Over", The Dave Clark Five
31) "And the princess will wake up from her slumber"
- "Glad Tidings", Van Morrison
32) "Let the morning time drop all its petals on me"
- "Feeling Groovy", S&G

Thanks again for playing! Look for MM #77 tomorrow 1/19 at Soccer Dad, and then #78 back here on 1/26.

 

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