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Monday, March 23, 2009

Musical Monday #86

Welcome to the 86th 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.

This week there are three groups of songs, demarcated by spaces. Each group has a separate theme of its own, which, when taken together, will point to the overall theme of this week's Musical Monday. Yes, I know the middle group contains just one song (#33), but I'm quite sure you clever folks do still have a good chance of solving the puzzle!

1) "We were liberated from the fold, that's all"
2) "But she gets it while she can"
3) "Gonna' hang me up in the doorway"
4) "Yeah, the bad guys know us"
5) "I ain't got time for true confessions"
6) "And if I do I know the way there"
7) "I pound on the windows like a bee inside a jar"
8) "My favorite flavor, cherry red"
9) "Sometimes you keep busy reaching out for something"
10) "Ivanhoe and Lancelot, they don't envy me"
11) "And pocket full of keys that have no bounds"
12) "We are but a moment's sunlight, fading in the grass"
13) "I'm thinking about the fireworks that go off when you smile"
14) "And she'll cry just to think I'd really leave her"
15) "I love too hard my friends sometimes say"
16) "How white my shirts could be"
17) "I've got no time for trivialities"
18) "Will you walk away from a fool and his money?"
19) "I nearly died from hospitality"
20) "If you wanna play hide and seek with love"
21) "She throws the want ads right my way"
22) "You wave it like a flag, you wear it like a crown"
23) "Where we can get together, and ease up our mind"
24) "In my mind you have taken up permanent space"
25) "Lovely is fhe feelin' now, fever, temperatures risin' now"
26) "I can build a castle from a single grain of sand"
27) "We're all sensitive people with so much to give"
28) "The one that made me shiver, made my knees start to quiver"
29) "He says, it's three a.m., there's too much noise"
30) "Watched his hair been turnin' grey"
31) "You say you hungry, I give you meat"
32) "So bar maid bring a pitcher, another round o' brew"

33) "But I say, please listen when I say" OR "And not me but the people they say"

34) "Makes you give in and cry"
35) "There's some kind of magic inside you"
36) "Maybe I'm an open book because I know you're mine"
37) "That fatal kiss is all we need"
38) "See him surface in every shadow"
39) "You play with words, you play with love"
40) "A pretty face can hide an evil mind"

Good luck and enjoy!

55 Comments:

At 3/23/09, 11:15 AM, Blogger Soccer Dad said...

8) The Slurpee song.

No.

You can't always get what you want, The Rolling Stones

19) Couldn't get it right, Climax Blues Band

(One of my favorite lyrics of all time!)

40) Secret Agent Man, Johnny Rivers

 
At 3/23/09, 11:53 AM, Blogger Soccer Dad said...

20) Get Ready - Rare Earth/ The Temptations?

(I'm thinking Temptations is correct, but am uncertain about the song.)

 
At 3/23/09, 12:05 PM, Blogger Gail said...

12. Love One Another - or something like that. Can't recall the group.
18. If You Want it, Here it is - Beatles...?
27. Let's Get it On - Marvin Gaye
34. LIve and Let Die - Paul McCartney

 
At 3/23/09, 12:10 PM, Anonymous Clayton said...

4 - I Get Around - The Beach Boys
6 - Got To Get You Into My Life - The Beatles
14 - By The Time I Get To Phoenix - Glenn Campbell
16 - (I Can't Get No) Satisfaction - The Rolling Stones
18 - Come and Get It - Badfinger
27 - Let's Get It On - Marvin Gaye
29 - Get Off My Cloud - The Rolling Stones
32 - Why Don't We Get Drunk - Jimmy Buffett

34 - Live and Let Die - Paul McCartney and Wings

Looks like all the songs in the first group have the word "get" in the title...

 
At 3/23/09, 12:12 PM, Blogger Soccer Dad said...

The last group would be spy songs, or themes from spy entertainment.

 
At 3/23/09, 12:15 PM, Anonymous Clayton said...

12 - Get Together - The Youngbloods

 
At 3/23/09, 12:17 PM, Anonymous Clayton said...

35 - Nobody Does It Better - Carly Simon

 
At 3/23/09, 12:36 PM, Blogger LEL said...

8.You Can't Always get what you want-The Rolling Stones
16.Satisfaction-The Rolling Stones
17.When I Get Home-The Beatles
29.Get off my Cloud-The Rolling Stones

 
At 3/23/09, 12:48 PM, Blogger Soccer Dad said...

37) Would it be "Goldfinger" by Shirley Bassey?

I guess another possibility would be "View to a Kill,"

 
At 3/23/09, 1:03 PM, Blogger trn said...

2) Get Back, The Beatles

 
At 3/23/09, 1:07 PM, Blogger Soccer Dad said...

TRN, you just beat me on #2. I was surprised that no one - especially Laura - got it. I was surprised that I didn't get it! And when I was ready to post, you got it. Oh well.

:-)

30) We gotta get out of this place - Eric Burdon and the Animals.

 
At 3/23/09, 1:20 PM, Anonymous Clayton said...

Soccer Dad - I think you're right about the 2nd possibility for 37 - "A View To A Kill", by Duran Duran.

 
At 3/23/09, 1:23 PM, Blogger Yitzchak Goodman said...

1. "Don't get fooled again"--the Who

 
At 3/23/09, 1:28 PM, Blogger Yitzchak Goodman said...

3. "Can't get enough of your love"--Bad Company (inferior retread of "One of the Boys" by Mott the Hoople)

 
At 3/23/09, 1:31 PM, Blogger Soccer Dad said...

Clayton,

After the fact I realized that. But what I really meant is that I figured that one of those spy songs (other than 37) was "A view to a Kill."

So thanks for the credit, even if I don't really deserve it.

:-)

 
At 3/23/09, 1:34 PM, Blogger Yitzchak Goodman said...

Soccer Dad is right about 20.

 
At 3/23/09, 1:37 PM, Blogger Yitzchak Goodman said...

26. I can build a castle from a single grain of sand--but I can't get next to you? Temps?

 
At 3/23/09, 1:50 PM, Anonymous Clayton said...

36 - For Your Eyes Only - Sheena Easton, I think?

 
At 3/23/09, 5:04 PM, Blogger Soccer Dad said...

5) Get over it - The Eagles

 
At 3/23/09, 11:43 PM, Anonymous Clayton said...

10 - Can't Get It Out of My Head - ELO

 
At 3/24/09, 8:53 AM, Blogger Elie said...

Good going so far, all! Please note, I discovered that most lyrics sites have a somewhat different wording for song #33 than the one I used! So I added an alternate quote above.

 
At 3/24/09, 12:18 PM, Anonymous Clayton said...

9 - You Can't Get What You Want (Till You Know What You Want) - Joe Jackson

 
At 3/24/09, 2:06 PM, Blogger Soccer Dad said...

I wonder if Get Down Tonight or Get it on the run, Getting Better all the time are included.

 
At 3/24/09, 2:12 PM, Blogger Elie said...

Answers: 1) Yes 2) No, not sure I know that one, and 3) No, because I didn't use titles with other forms of the word "get".

 
At 3/24/09, 2:27 PM, Blogger Soccer Dad said...

Now I know why the hosts are allowed to Google. (I still make mistakes, but fewer!)
:-(

I guess if there aren't other form of "get," that might be a bit of a clue too.

 
At 3/24/09, 2:30 PM, Blogger Elie said...

I guess if there aren't other form of "get," that might be a bit of a clue too.

Sure, why not! And here's another, since I'm feeling generous: The pivotal #33 is not a rock song, though it is probably quite familiar to most.

 
At 3/24/09, 11:23 PM, Anonymous Clayton said...

23 - Get Down Tonight - KC and the Sunshine Band

 
At 3/25/09, 12:12 AM, Blogger Yitzchak Goodman said...

Is "Get a job" one of the "Get" songs?

 
At 3/25/09, 12:47 AM, Blogger LEL said...

1.Won't Get Fooled Again-The Who

 
At 3/25/09, 12:48 AM, Blogger Yitzchak Goodman said...

James Brown has a bunch of titles that include the word "get."

 
At 3/25/09, 12:53 AM, Anonymous Clayton said...

28 - Tryin' To Get the Feeling Again - Barry Manilow

 
At 3/25/09, 2:45 AM, Blogger Yitzchak Goodman said...

Could 33 be "I shot the Sherriff"?

 
At 3/25/09, 9:48 AM, Blogger Elie said...

Could 33 be "I shot the Sherriff"?

It isn't, but you are at least partially on the right track (not in terms of the title).

Will it take a real secret agent to find the theme???

 
At 3/25/09, 11:38 AM, Blogger Gail said...

Has anyone guessed or come out and actually mentioned James Bond movies as the theme for the last group? Not sure if someone did and I missed it.

 
At 3/25/09, 3:49 PM, Blogger Soccer Dad said...

Here's the guess I had. Elie wouldn't say if it was right, but that I shouldn't be shy.

Could the "Get" and the spy theme - not just James Bond - combine to suggest "Get Smart?" That, of course, depends on what #33 is. If "I shot the Sheriff" is on the right track, could it be that the song is by a Marley? What I was thinking was the theme for the cartoon Arthur that's by Ziggy Marley. That wouldn't fit into Get Smart, but it suggests that perhaps Ziggy Marley did other theme songs. Maybe I'm reaching.

 
At 3/25/09, 4:10 PM, Blogger Elie said...

Again, I won't yet confirm that conjecture for the theme, but I will say that there is a very important and relevant clue that nobody has noticed yet!

Also, to clarify my response to Yitzchak about "I Shot the Sheriff" being "at least partially on the right track", I meant it in a much looser sense, involving neither the song's artist nor title.

 
At 3/25/09, 4:12 PM, Anonymous Clayton said...

I didn't make the "get smart" connection, but I was thinking along the same lines as you for #33. I listened through the few Bob Marley songs I have, but none of them fit. I'm not sure how many would be "quite familiar to most" as Elie said. Maybe it's not a Bob/Ziggy Marley song, but some other reggae song...?

 
At 3/25/09, 5:14 PM, Anonymous Clayton said...

Just thinking out loud here... I wonder if the number of songs in each group is significant? I just noticed that there are seven (007?) songs in the "spy" group. How important is it (if at all) that one of them is *not* the theme from a James Bond movie?

 
At 3/25/09, 8:46 PM, Blogger trn said...

33 is one third of 99, as in Agent 99?

 
At 3/25/09, 9:12 PM, Anonymous Clayton said...

COINCIDENCE? I think not. :)

 
At 3/26/09, 9:22 AM, Blogger Elie said...

Geez, this is starting to remind me of "Paul is Dead" - all these clues you guys are finding that I didn't even intend! (or at least not consciously!).

Here are a couple of final hints:

- When I referred to a "very important and relevant clue" to the theme, it was something similar to one of the last couple of guesses, but much more straightforward.

- I apologize - it seems song #33 wasn't as generally familiar as I assumed! It's not a rock song, though it was popular radio fare, along with other songs by the same artist, in the mid 50s. Its genre is somewhat related to the genre of the song Yitzchak guessed earlier, which is what I meant above by "partially on the right track".

 
At 3/26/09, 11:40 AM, Blogger Soccer Dad said...

Paul is dead!?!?

How awful, when did this happen?

:-)

 
At 3/26/09, 1:39 PM, Anonymous Clayton said...

If we can only figure out what #33 is and play it backwards, all will become clear...

 
At 3/26/09, 10:30 PM, Anonymous Clayton said...

Here's a list of the guesses so far, in case it will help anyone fill in the remaining blanks.

1) Won't Get Fooled Again - The Who
2) Get Back - The Beatles
3) Can't Get Enough - Bad Company
4) I Get Around - The Beach Boys
5) Get Over It - The Eagles
6) Got To Get You Into My Life - The Beatles
7) "I pound on the windows like a bee inside a jar"
8) You Can't Always Get What You Want - The Rolling Stones
9) You Can't Get What You Want (Till You Know What You Want) - Joe Jackson
10) Can't Get It Out of My Head - ELO
11) "And pocket full of keys that have no bounds"
12) Get Together - The Youngbloods
13) "I'm thinking about the fireworks that go off when you smile"
14) By The Time I Get To Phoenix - Glen Campbell
15) "I love too hard my friends sometimes say"
16) (I Can't Get No) Satisfaction - The Rolling Stones
17) When I Get Home - The Beatles
18) Come and Get It - Badfinger
19) Couldn't Get It Right - Climax Blues Band
20) Get Ready - The Temptations
21) "She throws the want ads right my way"
22) "You wave it like a flag, you wear it like a crown"
23) Get Down Tonight - KC and the Sunshine Band
24) "In my mind you have taken up permanent space"
25) "Lovely is fhe feelin' now, fever, temperatures risin' now"
26) I Can't Get Next to You - The Temptations
27) Let's Get It On - Marvin Gaye
28) Tryin' To Get the Feeling Again - Barry Manilow
29) Get Off My Cloud - The Rolling Stones
30) We Gotta Get Out of This Place - Eric Burdon & The Animals
31) "You say you hungry, I give you meat"
32) Why Don't We Get Drunk - Jimmy Buffett

33) "But I say, please listen when I say" OR "And not me but the people they say"

34) Live and Let Die - Paul McCartney and Wings
35) Nobody Does It Better - Carly Simon
36) For Your Eyes Only - Sheena Easton
37) A View to a Kill - Duran Duran
38) "See him surface in every shadow"
39) "You play with words, you play with love"
40) Secret Agent Man - Johnny Rivers

 
At 3/26/09, 11:35 PM, Anonymous ral315 said...

39) Private Eyes, Hall & Oates

Yitzchak mentioned "Get a Job"; 21 looks a lot like lyrics that might be in it, although I don't remember that particular lyric off-hand.

I'll throw a bonus out there, because this was my first guess when I saw the theme:

B1) "Get it together like your big brother Bob"

 
At 3/27/09, 8:57 AM, Blogger Elie said...

Thanks for the list, Clayton! I just noticed that the solution given for #5 (Get Over It by The Eagles) is actually the solution for #22. So #5 ("I ain't got time for true confessions") is still open.

 
At 3/27/09, 10:54 AM, Blogger Soccer Dad said...

Drat. I listened to "Get over it" twice yesterday and didn't think I'd heard the "True confessions" line. Now I know why.

 
At 3/27/09, 12:00 PM, Anonymous Clayton said...

B1 - Get a Haircut and Get a Real Job - George Thorogood

Not quite sure that's the exact title.

 
At 3/27/09, 1:39 PM, Blogger trn said...

Is anyone familiar with that Get Up Stand Up song?

If the theme is Get Smart, perhaps 33 has a title that contains the word "smart." I can't think of any such song; can anyone else?

Or perhaps the theme regards the plight of agunot and the investigators who track down and leverage recalcitrant husbands.

 
At 3/27/09, 1:45 PM, Blogger Elie said...

"Smart" guess, TRN!

Nobody has stated what I thought was the obvious verification of the theme, though I keep hinting! Don't want to totally give it away... but think why the theme is appropriate for this particular edition!

 
At 3/27/09, 1:58 PM, Anonymous Clayton said...

A-ha! Musical Monday #86; Maxwell Smart = Agent 86.

 
At 3/27/09, 3:04 PM, Blogger Yitzchak Goodman said...

Is anyone familiar with that Get Up Stand Up song?

It's by Bob Marley and the Wailers. I don't think the clues have anything from it, but I could be wrong.

 
At 3/27/09, 3:42 PM, Blogger Soccer Dad said...

I don't think that 99 by Toto is up there, is it?

 
At 3/28/09, 2:42 PM, Blogger LEL said...

It's frustrating because so many of these lyrics are familiar but I can't place the songs.

 
At 3/30/09, 3:21 PM, Blogger Elie said...

Great job, Soccer Dad, Gail, Clayton, Laura, TRN, Yitzchak, and ral315! You ID'ed nearly all of the songs, as well as the theme - with just a bit of prompting! Yes, it was Get Smart, in honor of MM #86. And "would you believe?" - I've been wanting to do this one for a while! Too bad I wasn't "smart" enough to find more than one song for "Smart", which made it a good bit harder to guess the theme. Sorry!

The full list of correct answers:

1) "We were liberated from the fold, that's all"
- "Won't Get Fooled Again", The Who
2) "But she gets it while she can"
- "Get Back", Beatles
3) "Gonna' hang me up in the doorway"
- "Can't Get Enough", Bad Company
4) "Yeah, the bad guys know us"
- "I Get Around", Beach Boys
5) "I ain't got time for true confessions"
- "Get It Right The First Time", Billy Joel (my Obscure Billy Joel Song(tm) of the week)
6) "And if I do I know the way there"
- "Got To Get You Into My Life", Beatles
7) "I pound on the windows like a bee inside a jar"
- "Anxiety (Get Nervous)", Pat Benatar
8) "My favorite flavor, cherry red"
- "You Can't Always Get What You Want", Rolling Stones
9) "Sometimes you keep busy reaching out for something"
- "You Can't Get What You Want", Joe Jackson
10) "Ivanhoe and Lancelot, they don't envy me"
- "Can't Get It Out Of My Head", ELO
11) "And pocket full of keys that have no bounds"
- "Can't Get You Off My Mind", Lenny Kravitz
12) "We are but a moment's sunlight, fading in the grass"
- "Get Together", The Youngbloods
13) "I'm thinking about the fireworks that go off when you smile"
- "Don't Get Me Wrong", Pretenders
14) "And she'll cry just to think I'd really leave her"
- "By the Time I Get to Phoenix", Glen Campbell
15) "I love too hard my friends sometimes say"
- "Can I Get A Witness", Marvin Gaye
16) "How white my shirts could be"
- "(I Can't Get No) Satisfaction", The Rolling Stones
17) "I've got no time for trivialities"
- "When I Get Home", Beatles
18) "Will you walk away from a fool and his money?"
- "Come And Get It", Badfinger
19) "I nearly died from hospitality"
- "Couldn't Get It Right", The Climax Blues Band
20) "If you wanna play hide and seek with love"
- "Get Ready", The Temptations
21) "She throws the want ads right my way"
- "Get A Job", The Silhouettes
22) "You wave it like a flag, you wear it like a crown"
- "Get Over It", Eagles
23) "Where we can get together, and ease up our mind"
- "Get Down Tonight", KC and the Sunshine Band
24) "In my mind you have taken up permanent space"
- "Let's Get Serious", Jermaine Jackson
25) "Lovely is the feelin' now, fever, temperatures risin' now"
- "Don't Stop 'Til You Get Enough", Michael Jackson
26) "I can build a castle from a single grain of sand"
- "I Can't Get Next To You", The Temptations
27) "We're all sensitive people with so much to give"
- "Let's Get It On", Marvin Gaye
28) "The one that made me shiver, made my knees start to quiver"
- "Tryin' To Get The Feeling Again", Barry Manilow
29) "He says, it's three a.m., there's too much noise"
- "Get Off of My Cloud", The Rolling Stones
30) "Watched his hair been turnin' grey"
- "We Gotta Get Out Of This Place", The Animals
31) "You say you hungry, I give you meat"
- "Get Down Make Love", Queen
32) "So bar maid bring a pitcher, another round o' brew"
- "Why Don't We Get Drunk", Jimmy Buffett

33) "But I say, please listen when I say" OR "And not me but the people they say"
- "Man Smart, Woman Smarter", Harry Bellafonte
(a song I first heard on I Love Lucy!)

34) "Makes you give in and cry"
- "Live And Let Die", Paul McCartney
35) "There's some kind of magic inside you"
- "Nobody Does It Better", Carly Simon
36) "Maybe I'm an open book because I know you're mine"
- "For Your Eyes Only", Sheena Easton
37) "That fatal kiss is all we need"
- "A View to a Kill", Duran Duran
38) "See him surface in every shadow"
- "Goldeneye", Tina Turner
39) "You play with words, you play with love"
- "Private Eyes", Hall & Oates
40) "A pretty face can hide an evil mind"
- "Secret Agent Man", Johnny Rivers

Thanks again. MM #87 is already up at Soccer Dad, and look for #88 here next Monday 4/6... if I can get a break from Pesach Prep long enough to put it together!

 

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