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Monday, January 26, 2009

Musical Monday #78

Welcome to the 78th 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.

With 77 MMs now behind us, some degree of repetition is bound to crop up. So I'll confess that today's theme is a sort of a second cousin to one I did a while back, with a few of the same songs - though using different quotes! Extra credit if you can ID the previous, slightly related theme. Also, I'll note that songs #34-36 on today's bend the rules somewhat, while #37 fits the theme very well, but in a different way than the rest of them.

1) "And I say I don't know"
2) "I don't care what the neighbors say"
3) "But you still mystify"
4) "What does it matter to ya?"
5) "Sometimes it's not for days"
6) "And the front rank died"
7) "Take my arms that I might reach you"
8) "I'll taste all that love that you've been hiding"
9) "You're like a fresh morning dew"
10) "You say I'm tough and kind of wild"
11) "My heart was captured, my soul surrendered"
12) "Exactly whom I'm supposed to be"
13) "Into your arms I fell so unaware"
14) "Respectfully, I say to thee"
15) "Simple though love is, still it confused me"
16) "From the profit he's made on your dreams"
17) "So why on earth should I moan?"
18) "Leave me never"
19) "Like the tick-tick-tock of the stately clock"
20) "We learn to give each other what we need to survive"
21) "We'll have a dance of liberty"
22) "They print my message in the Saturday sun"
23) "I turn my back and you're messin' around"
24) "I never cared for school or any golden rules"
25) "I like my bands in business suits"
26) "Movin' in for the kill tonight"
27) "But as quick as a flash your love is gone"
28) "Susanne the plans they made put an end to you"
29) "And the people who gain the world and lose their soul"
30) "Through the storm we reach the shore"
31) "It's enough to leave me crying in the rain"
32) "Young and wired, set to explode in the heat"
33) "That certain kind of love that moves all doubts"
34) "Loading crates down on the dock"
35) "You see, Andy didn't have many friends"
36) "Cut you down to size"
37) "I swear it's not too late!"

Good luck and enjoy!

53 Comments:

At 1/26/09, 10:17 AM, Blogger trn said...

sort of a second cousin

Cute!

17) A Hard Day's Night, The Beatles

28) Fire and Rain, James Taylor

37) Turn, Turn, Turn, The Byrds (Kohelet)

 
At 1/26/09, 10:25 AM, Blogger Soccer Dad said...

4) Live and let die - Wings
8) Sooner or Later - The Grass Roots
20) Runnin' on Empty - Jackson Browne
35) The night the lights went out in Georgia - Vicki Lawrence, Reba McEntire

 
At 1/26/09, 10:29 AM, Blogger Elie said...

Note on #20 - although Running On Empty does have a somewhat similar lyric, it's not the song quoted.

 
At 1/26/09, 11:04 AM, Blogger Gail said...

13. Love is Here and Now You're Gone (that might not be the actual title) - The Supremes

14. Can't remember the title - from the 80s, sung by Diana Ross...?

I know that I know several more, but I just can't quite get them...

 
At 1/26/09, 12:21 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

2 - Good Times Bad Times - Led Zeppelin
6 - Us and Them - Pink Floyd
14 - Upside Down - Diana Ross
31 - Love You Inside Out - The Bee Gees

Looks like the theme is opposites. 37 fits because, while there is no opposition in the title as in the rest (at least through #33, I assume), the lyrics are all oppposites ("a time to love, a time to hate", etc.)

-- Clayton

 
At 1/26/09, 12:39 PM, Blogger Soccer Dad said...

Something about 7 says "Simon and Garfunkel." I think.

 
At 1/26/09, 12:52 PM, Blogger Gail said...

Simon & Garfunkle? Is it The Sound of Silence? I think so.

 
At 1/26/09, 12:55 PM, Blogger LEL said...

2.Good Times Bad Times-Led Zeppelin
14.Upside Down-Diana Ross
17.A Hard Day's Night-The Beatles
34.Out on the Street-Bruce Springsteen
37.Turn Turn Turn-The Byrds

 
At 1/26/09, 12:57 PM, Blogger Soccer Dad said...

Yes. Gail. I feel really stupid now. How'd I miss that!

 
At 1/26/09, 1:05 PM, Blogger trn said...

Looks like the theme is opposites.

Ah, so it is the second cousin of the "or" part of the edition regarding choices and making up your mind around election day? That was the one in which Live and Let Die, which has been identified here, didn't fit because it isn't Live or Let Die.

The Sound of Silence? I think so.

I think so too. It took me a while, but now I can hear it. ("Might" becomes two syllables.)

 
At 1/26/09, 1:48 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

16 - The Low Spark of High-Heeled Boys - Traffic

-- Clayton

 
At 1/26/09, 1:51 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

36 - Don't Do Me Like That - Tom Petty

-- Clayton

 
At 1/26/09, 1:53 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

7 is definitely the Sounds of Silence

20 Ebony and Ivory


Tova

 
At 1/26/09, 2:01 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

1 - Hello Goodbye - The Beatles

-- Clayton

 
At 1/26/09, 3:35 PM, Blogger Yitzchak Goodman said...

29. Within you without you--Beatles

 
At 1/26/09, 4:21 PM, Blogger Soccer Dad said...

Hmm Ebony and Ivory. I'd figure then that Black and White is there, but I don't think I see the lyrics.

 
At 1/26/09, 5:17 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

12 - Should I Stay or Should I Go - The Clash

-- Clayton

 
At 1/26/09, 6:36 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

5 - Wanted Dead or Alive - Bon Jovi

-- Clayton

 
At 1/26/09, 8:17 PM, Blogger Gail said...

SoccerDad: The lyric was familiar to me, but I would not have made the connection without your S&G hint.

 
At 1/26/09, 9:13 PM, Blogger Soccer Dad said...

It occurred to me that Cruel to be Kind would be in the list. On reflection I think that #3 would Cruel to be Kind by Nick Lowe.

So the question is: Does "Hurt so good" fit and if it does, is it included.

Given the nature of lyrics for country music, I figured you'd have lots of country songs that fit. I can only think of one right now, and even that's not a perfect fit.

 
At 1/26/09, 10:47 PM, Blogger Elie said...

I thought about "Hurts So Good" but decided those were not quite opposites. As for Country songs, since I have little knowledge of that genre, I'm sure I missed lots of good ones. Please feel free to add ones you think of!

 
At 1/27/09, 7:21 AM, Blogger Yitzchak Goodman said...

Bonus clue:

"I'm not searching for a reason to enjoy myself"

 
At 1/27/09, 11:59 AM, Anonymous Clayton said...

(Why didn't I ever notice the "Name/URL" identity option before now?)

18 - All Day and All of the Night - The Kinks

 
At 1/27/09, 1:15 PM, Blogger Soccer Dad said...

So Elie confirmed that Black and White is there. I haven't figured it out yet, but it occurred to me that another 3 Dog Night song would be included.

I'm guessing 29 is Easy to be Hard.

Not that I recall the lyrics, but that the lyrics would seem to fit the title (and, I think, the meter.)

 
At 1/27/09, 1:34 PM, Blogger trn said...

There's a song with a title that is something like Short Skirt, Long Jacket. I'm not familiar with the words.

What about Hello Muddah, Hello Faddah?

 
At 1/27/09, 1:44 PM, Blogger Elie said...

There's a song with a title that is something like Short Skirt, Long Jacket...What about Hello Muddah, Hello Faddah?

The first I'm not familiar with, but it would have fit! As for the latter, I was sort of stingy/idiosyncratic in what I chose count as opposites - e.g., I also omitted the many songs that include "you" and "I"/"me".

 
At 1/27/09, 1:52 PM, Blogger Elie said...

Bonus clue:

"I'm not searching for a reason to enjoy myself"


Great one - thanks! How could I have missed it?

 
At 1/27/09, 1:53 PM, Anonymous Clayton said...

How about Van Halen's "Finish What You Started"? If it's there, maybe someone more familiar with the lyrics can identify it.

 
At 1/27/09, 1:57 PM, Blogger Soccer Dad said...

I was wrong about Easy to be hard. I wasn't careful about making sure that no one had identified 29 either. So forget that I made the comment. OK?

 
At 1/27/09, 1:59 PM, Anonymous Clayton said...

What comment?

 
At 1/27/09, 2:28 PM, Blogger Soccer Dad said...

This one.

 
At 1/27/09, 3:11 PM, Anonymous Clayton said...

LOL. Touche!

 
At 1/27/09, 4:09 PM, Anonymous Clayton said...

21 - Black and White - Three Dog Night

 
At 1/27/09, 6:13 PM, Anonymous Clayton said...

26 - Fire and Ice - Pat Benatar

 
At 1/27/09, 6:31 PM, Blogger trn said...

Night and Day could be one of the songs.

 
At 1/27/09, 7:59 PM, Blogger LEL said...

12.Should I Stay or Should I Go-The Clash

 
At 1/29/09, 2:11 PM, Anonymous Clayton said...

Here's an update:

1) Hello Goodbye - The Beatles
2) Good Times Bad Times - Led Zeppelin
3) "But you still mystify"
4) Live and Let Die - Paul McCartney and Wings
5) Wanted Dead or Alive - Bon Jovi
6) Us and Them - Pink Floyd
7) The Sound of Silence - Simon and Garfunkel
8) Sooner or Later - The Grass Roots
9) "You're like a fresh morning dew"
10) "You say I'm tough and kind of wild"
11) "My heart was captured, my soul surrendered"
12) Should I Stay or Should I Go - The Clash
13) Love Is Here and Now You're Gone - Diana Ross and The Supremes
14) Upside Down - Diana Ross
15) "Simple though love is, still it confused me"
16) The Low Spark of High-Heeled Boys - Traffic
17) A Hard Day's Night - The Beatles
18) All Day and All of the Night - The Kinks
19) "Like the tick-tick-tock of the stately clock"
20) Ebony and Ivory - Paul McCartney and Stevie Wonder
21) Black and White - Three Dog Night
22) "They print my message in the Saturday sun"
23) "I turn my back and you're messin' around"
24) "I never cared for school or any golden rules"
25) "I like my bands in business suits"
26) Fire and Ice - Pat Benatar
27) "But as quick as a flash your love is gone"
28) Fire and Rain - James Taylor
29) Within You Without You - The Beatles
30) "Through the storm we reach the shore"
31) Love You Inside Out - The Bee Gees
32) "Young and wired, set to explode in the heat"
33) "That certain kind of love that moves all doubts"
34) Out on the Street - Bruce Springsteen
35) The Night the Lights Went Out in Georgia - Vicki Lawrence, Reba McEntire
36) Don't Do Me Like That - Tom Petty
37) Turn, Turn, Turn - The Byrds

And Yitzchak's bonus:
B1) "I'm not searching for a reason to enjoy myself"

 
At 1/29/09, 2:26 PM, Blogger Elie said...

Thanks Clayton! Two updates:
- Soccer Dad also ID'ed #3, in a 1/26/09 9:13 PM comment above.
- The exact title of #34 is "Out in the Street" (which is why it qualifies for the theme! :-))

 
At 1/29/09, 3:05 PM, Anonymous Benjie said...

11 now or never elvis

 
At 1/29/09, 3:23 PM, Anonymous Clayton said...

Whoops - missed #3, sorry! I also completely missed the "out/in" connection on #35. But that reminds me of another bonus:

B2) "Everybody keeps on telling me how to be"

And,
B3) "What we are is what we are"

 
At 1/29/09, 6:03 PM, Blogger SJ said...

19. Night and Day, written by Cole Porter

 
At 1/29/09, 8:08 PM, Blogger Elie said...

Updated Original List:
1) Hello Goodbye - The Beatles
2) Good Times Bad Times - Led Zeppelin
3) Cruel to be Kind - Nick Lowe
4) Live and Let Die - Paul McCartney and Wings
5) Wanted Dead or Alive - Bon Jovi
6) Us and Them - Pink Floyd
7) The Sounds of Silence - Simon and Garfunkel
8) Sooner or Later - The Grass Roots
9) "You're like a fresh morning dew"
10) "You say I'm tough and kind of wild"
11) It's Now or Never - Elvis Presley
12) Should I Stay or Should I Go - The Clash
13) Love Is Here and Now You're Gone - Diana Ross and The Supremes
14) Upside Down - Diana Ross
15) "Simple though love is, still it confused me"
16) The Low Spark of High-Heeled Boys - Traffic
17) A Hard Day's Night - The Beatles
18) All Day and All of the Night - The Kinks
19) Night and Day - Cole Porter
20) Ebony and Ivory - Paul McCartney and Stevie Wonder
21) Black and White - Three Dog Night
22) "They print my message in the Saturday sun"
23) "I turn my back and you're messin' around"
24) "I never cared for school or any golden rules"
25) "I like my bands in business suits"
26) Fire and Ice - Pat Benatar
27) "But as quick as a flash your love is gone"
28) Fire and Rain - James Taylor
29) Within You Without You - The Beatles
30) "Through the storm we reach the shore"
31) Love You Inside Out - The Bee Gees
32) "Young and wired, set to explode in the heat"
33) "That certain kind of love that moves all doubts"
34) Out in the Street - Bruce Springsteen
35) The Night the Lights Went Out in Georgia - Vicki Lawrence, Reba McEntire
36) Don't Do Me Like That - Tom Petty
37) Turn, Turn, Turn - The Byrds

Just eleven more!!

 
At 1/29/09, 8:18 PM, Blogger Elie said...

And a couple of hints (?):
- 21 and 22, 29 and 30, and 32 and 33 are all pairs, particularly the latter
- 26-28 are a trio

 
At 1/29/09, 11:30 PM, Blogger trn said...

Ah, the clues help.

22 could be Black or White by Michael Jackson, but I don't know any of the words besides the title lyric.

33 is With or Without You by, I think, U2.

For 27, I'm trying think of other titles that begin with Fire. It could be a duplicate title, or the opposite in this case be, hmm, water?

 
At 1/29/09, 11:40 PM, Blogger trn said...

Sorry, I used the wrong number.

30 is With or Without You, not 33.

 
At 1/30/09, 3:19 PM, Blogger Soccer Dad said...

Is 23 Good lovin' gone bad by Bad Company?

 
At 1/30/09, 7:08 PM, Anonymous ral315 said...

9) You're the first, my last, my everything, Barry White

22) Black or White, Michael Jackson

Still looking for 10, 15, (23), 24, 25, 27, 32, 33.

 
At 1/31/09, 6:59 PM, Blogger Elie said...

Keep looking for #23 too; unfortunately, "Good Lovin' Gone Bad" is a good one I missed! My bad, as they say!

 
At 1/31/09, 10:05 PM, Blogger Soccer Dad said...

I've told Elie that I expect there are a lot country songs that fit the bill. However I haven't recalled that many. Here's one. And if you know recent country music, the lyric may well give you a hint to the artist. (Not the one mentioned!)

The worn out tape of Chris LeDoux, lonely women and bad booze

 
At 2/1/09, 5:36 PM, Blogger Elie said...

Great job, TRN, Soccer Dad, Gail, Clayton, Laura, Yitzchak, Benjie, SJ, and ral315! Together, you ID'ed all but 8 of the 37 songs, and Clayton was first to get the theme(s), song titles containing opposites. No real obvious relevance to the posting date, though today we will shortly get to see the most promoted, if not the most interesting, sporting opposition of the year.

As I stated above, I was a bit strict in what I considered fair game for this theme, but also missed quite a few good ones anyway. So good job, all those who added to the original list! Here are the solutions to mine, I'll leave the bonus quotes up to their originators:
1)"And I say I don't know"
- "Hello Goodbye", Beatles
2) "I don't care what the neighbors say"
- "Good Times, Bad Times", Led Zeppelin
3) "But you still mystify"
- "Cruel To Be Kind", Nick Lowe
4) "What does it matter to ya?"
- "Live And Let Die", Paul McCartney
5) "Sometimes it's not for days"
- "Wanted Dead Or Alive", Bon Jovi
6) "And the front rank died"
- "Us And Them", Pink Floyd
7) "Take my arms that I might reach you"
- "The Sounds Of Silence", S&G
8) "I'll taste all that love that you've been hiding"
- "Sooner Or Later", The Grass Roots
9) "You're like a fresh morning dew"
- "You're the First, the Last, My Everything", Barry White
10) "You say I'm tough and kind of wild"
- "That Was Then, This Is Now", The Monkees
11) "My heart was captured, my soul surrendered"
- "It's Now Or Never", Elvis Presley
12) "Exactly whom I'm supposed to be"
- "Should I Stay Or Should I Go?", The Clash
13) "Into your arms I fell so unaware"
- "Love Is Here and Now You're Gone", The Supremes
14) "Respectfully, I say to thee"
- "Upside Down", Diana Ross
15) "Simple though love is, still it confused me"
- "I Can't Stand Up For Falling Down", Elvis Costello
16) "From the profit he's made on your dreams"
- "Low Spark Of High Heeled Boys", Traffic
17) "So why on earth should I moan?"
- "A Hard Day's Night", Beatles
18) "Leave me never"
- "All Day And All Of The Night", The Kinks
19) "Like the tick-tick-tock of the stately clock"
- "Night And Day", Cole Porter (also recorded by Frank Sinatra, U2, and many others)
20) "We learn to give each other what we need to survive"
- "Ebony And Ivory", Stevie Wonder
21) "We'll have a dance of liberty"
- "Black And White", Three Dog Night
22) "They print my message in the Saturday sun"
- "Black Or White", Michael Jackson
23) "I turn my back and you're messin' around"
- "I Hate Myself For Loving You", Joan Jett
24) "I never cared for school or any golden rules"
- "Was I Right Or Wrong", Lynyrd Skynyrd
25) "I like my bands in business suits"
- "Hip To Be Square", Huey Lewis & The News Lyrics
26) "Movin' in for the kill tonight"
- "Fire And Ice", Pat Benatar
27) "But as quick as a flash your love is gone"
- "Fire And Water", Free
28) "Susanne the plans they made put an end to you"
- "Fire And Rain", James Taylor
29) "And the people who gain the world and lose their soul"
- "Within You Without You", Beatles
30) "Through the storm we reach the shore"
- "With Or Without You", U2
31) "It's enough to leave me crying in the rain"
- "Love You Inside Out", Bee Gees
32) "Young and wired, set to explode in the heat"
- "In And Out Of Love", Bon Jovi
33) "That certain kind of love that moves all doubts"
- "In And Out Of Love" (different song!), The Supremes
34) "Loading crates down on the dock"
- "Out In The Street", Bruce Springsteen
35) "You see, Andy didn't have many friends"
- "The Night The Lights Went Out In Georgia", Vicki Lawrence
36) "Cut you down to size"
- "Don't Do Me Like That", Tom Petty & the Heartbreakers
37) "I swear it's not too late!"
- "Turn! Turn! Turn! (To Everything There Is a Season)", The Byrds

Thanks again all! Look for MM #79 at Soccer Dad tomorrow 2/2, and then #80 back here on 2/9.

 
At 2/1/09, 9:07 PM, Anonymous Clayton said...

The two I added were:

B2) "Everybody keeps on telling me how to be"
- "Inside Out", Phil Collins

B3) "What we are is what we are"
- "You and Me", Alice Cooper

 
At 2/2/09, 10:15 AM, Blogger Soccer Dad said...

The worn out tape of Chris LeDoux, lonely women and bad booze

I'm too young (to feel this damn old) - Garth Brooks

 
At 2/2/09, 12:56 PM, Blogger Yitzchak Goodman said...

B1) "Over under sideways down"--Yardbirds

 

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