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Monday, March 02, 2009

Musical Monday #83

Welcome to the 83rd edition of Musical Monday, the weekly quiz that Soccer Dad and I alternate hosting. As I mentioned last week, we made a last-minute decision to switch weeks for #82 and #83. So the MM I had prepared for #82 is here today, and I'll hopefully be back again a week from today with MM #84.

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. Some of the individual songs may be a bit harder to ID than usual this week, but the overall theme likely will not be. Also, please note the following:
A) I didn't separate it into any sub-themes today, though I could have created a lot of them.
B) I took advantage of the extra week to add a few more songs to today's theme. For extra credit, tell me how many extra, and why!

1) "Life gets me higher, I can show, I can go"
2) "Must have counted every cloud in the sky that night"
3) "Where is that simple day before colors broke into shades?"
4) "Like going up to heaven and then coming back alive"
5) "And give no warning to her flight"
6) "And even when it would rain we would laugh it off"
7) "Still it holds a goodly share of bliss"
8) "Never missed a warm embrace"
9) "Tracy died soon after a long fought civil war"
10) "When I was small, and Christmas trees were tall"
11) "I laughed at all of your jokes"
12) "Even rode my motorcycle in the rain"
13) "With your chrome heart shining in the sun"
14) "Of juniper and lamplight"
15) "Like Columbus in the olden days, we must gather all our courage"
16) "Don't stop the flow, we can't let go"
17) "Throw the top back, and roll down to Jackson town"
18) "And the rompin' river pushes"
19) "Chasin' the factory girls underneath the boardwalk"
20) "Against a little girl of 6 years old, the independent one"
21) "In the key that our souls were singing"
22) "Why, you've become a grown-up girl!"
23) "I love you, boy never mind, I've been crying all the time"
24) "My friends look forward to their picnics on the beach"
25) "Seven years has gone so fast"
26) "There is danger in the summer moon above"
27) "And kingdoms rise, and kingdoms fall, but you go on"
28) "When even friends seem out to harm you"
29) "As I recall it ended much too soon"
30) "And it's one more day up in the canyons"
31) "Just tilt my sun towards your domain"

Good luck and enjoy!

20 Comments:

At 3/2/09, 12:32 PM, Blogger Elder of Ziyon said...

5) April Come She Will, S&G
12) You May Be Right, Billy Joel
14) For Emily, Whenever I May Find Her (S&G)
19) 4th of July, Asbury Park (Sandy), Bruce Springsteen

Sounds like months to me.

 
At 3/2/09, 12:49 PM, Blogger LEL said...

11.Maggie Mae-Rod Stewart
12.You May Be Right-Billy Joel
19.Fourth of July,Asbury Park (Sandy)-Bruce Springsteen
28.November Rain-Guns n Roses

 
At 3/2/09, 1:09 PM, Blogger Yitzchak Goodman said...

13) Long May You Run--Neil Young (with Stills?)

 
At 3/2/09, 3:02 PM, Blogger trn said...

I see names of months or homophones for names of months in every title so far, and in calendar order too.

I bet Elie added three extra songs, bringing the total from 28, for February, to 31, for March.

My word verification is VERSE!

 
At 3/2/09, 4:54 PM, Anonymous Clayton said...

29 - December 1963 (Oh What A Night) - The Four Seasons
30 - A Long December - Counting Crows

 
At 3/2/09, 7:40 PM, Blogger trn said...

Bonus:

Because you never know how next year will be

 
At 3/3/09, 2:01 AM, Blogger Jack said...

25. Wake Me Up When September's Gone- Green Day

 
At 3/3/09, 2:42 AM, Blogger Yitzchak Goodman said...

23) September Girls by the Bangles (The original version by Big Star might have been spelled "September Gurls")

 
At 3/3/09, 9:15 AM, Blogger Elie said...

Actually, the Bangles also spelled it "Gurls". And on a related subject, regarding #11, Rod Stewart's song was "Maggie May". The Beatles actually had a song on "Let It Be" called "Maggie Mae". I used the former but not the latter - i.e., homonyms, but not homophones, qualified! :-)

 
At 3/3/09, 3:07 PM, Blogger Soccer Dad said...

15) We MAY never pass this way again. - Seals and Croft

September Gurls was written Alex Chilton.

 
At 3/3/09, 3:08 PM, Blogger Soccer Dad said...

Was 22 by Woody Allen?

:-(

 
At 3/3/09, 3:25 PM, Blogger Soccer Dad said...

6) Pieces of APRIL - 3 Dog Night,
which, I think, describes the weather on much of the East Coast recently.

 
At 3/3/09, 7:29 PM, Blogger Soccer Dad said...

Other September possibilities

September - EW & F
September Morn - Neil Diamond
See you in September - Brian Hyland

Are any of those in there?

 
At 3/3/09, 7:37 PM, Blogger Elie said...

It's definitely worth looking! :-)

 
At 3/3/09, 7:38 PM, Blogger Soccer Dad said...

OK, I'm going to guess
21) SEPTEMBER - Earth, Wind and Fire
22) SEPTEMBER Morn - Neil Diamond
(22 is based on an e-mail hint from Elie.)

 
At 3/4/09, 11:09 AM, Blogger Yitzchak Goodman said...

There is also Kurt Weill's September Song.

 
At 3/5/09, 4:46 PM, Blogger Soccer Dad said...

Given the orgnanization, I think that 13 is a May song.
24 is September.
31 is December.

I don't know if that helps.

 
At 3/5/09, 11:52 PM, Anonymous Clayton said...

A list of what's already been guessed MAY help fill in the blanks:

1) "Life gets me higher, I can show, I can go"
2) "Must have counted every cloud in the sky that night"
3) "Where is that simple day before colors broke into shades?"
4) "Like going up to heaven and then coming back alive"
5) April Come She Will - Simon and Garfunkel
6) Pieces of April - Three Dog Night
7) "Still it holds a goodly share of bliss"
8) "Never missed a warm embrace"
9) "Tracy died soon after a long fought civil war"
10) "When I was small, and Christmas trees were tall"
11) Maggie May - Rod Stewart
12) You May Be Right - Billy Joel
13) Long May You Run - Neil Young
14) For Emily, Whenever I May Find Her - Simon and Garfunkel
15) We May Never Pass This Way Again - Seals and Crofts
16) "Don't stop the flow, we can't let go"
17) "Throw the top back, and roll down to Jackson town"
18) "And the rompin' river pushes"
19) 4th of July, Asbury Park (Sandy) - Bruce Springsteen
20) "Against a little girl of 6 years old, the independent one"
21) September - Earth, Wind & Fire
22) September Morn - Neil Diamond
23) September Gurls - The Bangles
24) "My friends look forward to their picnics on the beach"
25) Wake Me Up When September Ends - Green Day
26) "There is danger in the summer moon above"
27) "And kingdoms rise, and kingdoms fall, but you go on"
28) November Rain - Guns N' Roses
29) December 1963 (Oh What A Night) - The Four Seasons
30) A Long December - Counting Crows
31) "Just tilt my sun towards your domain"

Bonus: "Because you never know how next year will be"

 
At 3/10/09, 2:52 PM, Blogger Elie said...

Great job, EoZ, Laura, Yitzchak, TRN, Clayton, Jack, and Soccer Dad! The theme was indeed months, as guessed first by EoZ, and TRN caught on to the fact that I added three more songs when the publishing date for this MM moved from February to March.

The full set of correct answers:
1) "Life gets me higher, I can show, I can go"
- "January", Pilot
2) "Must have counted every cloud in the sky that night"
- "January", Elton John
3) "Where is that simple day before colors broke into shades?"
- "February Song", Josh Groban
4) "Like going up to heaven and then coming back alive"
- "March of the Black Queen", Queen
5) "And give no warning to her flight"
- "April, Come She Will", Simon & Garfunkel
6) "And even when it would rain we would laugh it off"
- "Pieces Of April", 3 Dog Night
7) "Still it holds a goodly share of bliss"
- "April Showers", Al Jolsen et al
8) "Never missed a warm embrace"
- "April In Paris", Count Basie et al
9) "Tracy died soon after a long fought civil war"
- "Sometimes it Snows in April", Prince
10) "When I was small, and Christmas trees were tall"
– "First Of May", Bee Gees
11) "I laughed at all of your jokes"
- "Maggie May", Rod Stewart
12) "Even rode my motorcycle in the rain"
- "You May Be Right", Billy Joel
13) "With your chrome heart shining in the sun"
- "Long May You Run", Neil Young
14) "Of juniper and lamplight"
- "For Emily, Whenever I May Find Her", Simon & Garfunkel
15) "Like Columbus in the olden days, we must gather all our courage"
- "We May Never Pass This Way Again", Seals and Crofts
16) "Don't stop the flow, we can't let go"
- "We May Never Love Like This Again", Maureen McGovern
17) "Throw the top back, and roll down to Jackson town"
- "Johnny And June", Heidi Newfield
18) "And the rompin' river pushes"
- "June is Bustin' Out All Over", Rogers and Hammerstein
19) "Chasin' the factory girls underneath the boardwalk"
- "4th Of July, Asbury Park (Sandy)", Bruce Springsteen
20) "Against a little girl of 6 years old, the independent one"
- "August 7, 4:15", Bon Jovi
21) "In the key that our souls were singing"
- "September", Earth Wind & Fire
22) "Why, you've become a grown-up girl!"
- "September Morn", Neil Diamond
23) "I love you, boy never mind, I've been crying all the time"
- "September Gurls", The Bangles
24) "My friends look forward to their picnics on the beach"
- "It Might as Well Rain Until September", Carole King
25) "Seven years has gone so fast"
- "Wake Me When September Ends", Green Day
26) "There is danger in the summer moon above"
- "See You In September", The Happenings
27) "And kingdoms rise, and kingdoms fall, but you go on"
- "October", U2
28) "When even friends seem out to harm you"
- "November Rain", Guns and Roses
29) "As I recall it ended much too soon"
- "December 1963 (Oh What a Night)", The Four Seasons
30) "And it's one more day up in the canyons"
- "A Long December", Counting Crows
31) "Just tilt my sun towards your domain"
- "December", Collective Soul

 
At 3/16/09, 7:43 PM, Blogger trn said...

The bonus I provided is February by Dar Williams.

 

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