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Monday, June 08, 2009

Musical Monday #96

Welcome to the 96th 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.

The two groups of songs today (1-10, 11-42) are distinct sub-themes, but both relate to an overall theme.

1) "And when the sun comes up, I'll be on top"
2) "Time can bend your knee"
3) "I want to hear the children sing"
4) "All we can offer them is a page in some magazine"
5) "A stairway to darkness in the blink of an eye"
6) "But he turned out to be like every other man"
7) "Outside I'm masquerading"
8) "It's only there trying to fool the public"
9) "If we could start anew, I wouldn't hesitate"
10) "Seems like overnight, we see the world in a different light"

11) "I can't talk to people that I meet"
12) "She sits alone by a lamppost"
13) "I put my daughter on my knee, and she say, 'Daddy what's wrong?'"
14) "I need your smile, child like the one I once knew"
15) "Who'll take all your pain, honey your heartache, too?"
16) "Playing piano for the children of the king"
17) "How can I explain the fear you feel inside?"
18) "Shame on you, you told me lies"
19) "Well, it hurt me so to see them dance together"
20) "In the government yard in trenchtown"
21) "I've said too much, been too unkind"
22) "Dream if you can a courtyard"
23) "Don't the moon look good, mama?"
24) "Well, I saw your sign and I missed you there"
25) "You are living a reality I left years ago"
26) "Talk to me softly, there is something in your eyes"
27) "You girl, you've always been mistreated, cheated"
28) "They left behind her dreams among the litter"
29) "Couldn't stay all my life down at heel"
30) "The night-time shadows disappear"
31) "You know that I'll wait, as long as it takes"
32) "Break a heart, break a heart of stone"
33) "Neither could change their headstrong ways"
34) "She saw the look in his eyes, 'n she knew better"
35) "Love wasn't much of a friend of mine"
36) "I could smile for a while"
37) "I pray the Lord that I'll grow stronger"
38) "I've got my pride and I know how to hide"
39) "And then before you know where you are, you're sayin' goodbye"
40) "I'm in the middle of nowhere, near the end of the line"
41) "She'll take your money, she'll wreck your world"
42) "And emeralds from mountains thrust toward the sky"

Good luck and enjoy!

39 Comments:

At 6/8/09, 9:59 AM, Blogger Soccer Dad said...

Wow, this is a tough one.

I'm thinking that 36 is Crying by Ray Orbison (remade, I think, by Art Garfunkel.)

And is 1) 96 Tears by Question Mark and the Mysterians?

 
At 6/8/09, 10:25 AM, Blogger Soccer Dad said...

18) Big Girls Don't Cry - Franki Valli and the 4 seasons.

 
At 6/8/09, 10:32 AM, Blogger Yitzchak Goodman said...

23. "It takes a lot to laugh, it takes a train to cry"--Bob Dylan

 
At 6/8/09, 10:41 AM, Blogger Soccer Dad said...

I guess then, that the theme is tears and crying.

 
At 6/8/09, 10:45 AM, Blogger Yitzchak Goodman said...

16. Cry, Baby, Cry--Beatles

 
At 6/8/09, 10:45 AM, Blogger Soccer Dad said...

7) Tracks of my tears - Linda Ronstadt - I'd mention the other guy who's famous for the song, but this is Elie's Musical Monday.
8) Tears of a Clown - Smokey Robinson and the Miracles.
And I'm guessing that 3) is As tears go by by the Rolling Stones.
(but I'm not at all certain.)

 
At 6/8/09, 10:56 AM, Blogger trn said...

2) Tears in Heaven, Eric Clapton
7) Tracks of My Tears, Smokey Robinson & The Miracles

 
At 6/8/09, 12:01 PM, Anonymous Clayton said...

19 - Judy's Turn to Cry - Lesley Gore (not sure about this one)
20 - No Woman No Cry - Bob Marley
22 - When Doves Cry - Prince
27 - Don't Cry - Asia
33 - Who's Crying Now - Journey

 
At 6/8/09, 12:16 PM, Blogger LEL said...

2.Tears in Heaven-Eric Clapton
3.As Tears Go By-The Rolling Stones
7.Tracks of My Tears-Smokey Robinson
8.Tears of a Clown-Smokey Robinson
9.Tears on My Pillow-
33.Who's Crying Now-Journey
34.Jamie's Crying-Van Halen

 
At 6/8/09, 12:18 PM, Blogger Soccer Dad said...

Laura - Thanks. #9 is by Little Anthony and the Imperials.

 
At 6/8/09, 12:38 PM, Anonymous Clayton said...

35 - Cryin' - Aerosmith

 
At 6/8/09, 12:40 PM, Blogger Yitzchak Goodman said...

Here's a bonus:

"If she's not on the 5:15/Then I'm gonna know what sorrow means"

 
At 6/8/09, 1:28 PM, Anonymous Clayton said...

4 - Driven To Tears - The Police

 
At 6/8/09, 1:31 PM, Blogger Gail said...

25. You Don't Have to Cry - Crosby, Stills and Nash

 
At 6/8/09, 1:32 PM, Blogger Gail said...

28. Don't Cry Out Loud - Melissa Manchester

 
At 6/8/09, 1:37 PM, Blogger SJ said...

42 is "I'll Be" by Edwin McCain. The rest of the line is "I'll be your crying shoulder," but I don't think it's part of the title.

 
At 6/8/09, 1:45 PM, Blogger Elie said...

SJ, I checked on Wikipedia and you're right about #42 - though multiple lyrics sites I visited did include the "Your Crying Shoulder" as part of the title. Guess I'll have to fall back on "close enough for Jazz" (or Alternative Rock as the case may be!)

 
At 6/8/09, 3:50 PM, Blogger LEL said...

11.I'll Cry Instead-The Beatles

 
At 6/8/09, 5:37 PM, Blogger Soccer Dad said...

5) 6) & 10) remain from the "Tears" songs.

I realize that Jackson Browne sang "Here come those tears again," so, assuming that it is one of those three songs, I'm going to guess that 10) sounds most like Jackson Browne lyrics. (Though since the song, I believe, in memory his first wife, 5) would seemingly be a good guess.)

 
At 6/8/09, 7:56 PM, Blogger Elie said...

Oops! Sorry, I forgot the Jackson Browne song. So #10 is something else. A small hint: none of us have likely heard it in a long while, though it was once played quite a bit, along with a better-known companion song.

 
At 6/8/09, 11:26 PM, Blogger Staying Afloat said...

17. When the Children Cry, White Lion
26. Don't Cry, Guns'n'Roses

 
At 6/10/09, 11:53 AM, Blogger Soccer Dad said...

Is "No more tears" by Barbara Streisand and Donna Summers in there?

If so I'd have to guess 6)

 
At 6/10/09, 1:10 PM, Blogger Soccer Dad said...

Based on a hint in an e-mail from Elie, I figured out that there's an Obligatory Tusk Song TM in this list. That would be

Never make me cry - Fleetwood Mac.

I can't be certain, but right now I'm thinking that it's 15)

 
At 6/10/09, 4:11 PM, Anonymous Clayton said...

So far we have:

1) 96 Tears - ? and the Mysterians
2) Tears In Heaven - Eric Clapton
3) As Tears Go By - The Rolling Stones
4) Driven To Tears - The Police
5) "A stairway to darkness in the blink of an eye"
6) No More Tears - Barbra Streisand, Donna Summer
7) The Tracks of My Tears - Linda Ronstadt, Smokey Robinson and the Miracles
8) Tears of a Clown - Smokey Robinson and the Miracles
9) Tears On My Pillow - Little Anthony and the Imperials
10) "Seems like overnight, we see the world in a different light"

11) I'll Cry Instead - The Beatles
12) "She sits alone by a lamppost"
13) "I put my daughter on my knee, and she say, 'Daddy what's wrong?'"
14) "I need your smile, child like the one I once knew"
15) Never Make Me Cry - Fleetwood Mac
16) Cry Baby Cry - The Beatles
17) When The Children Cry - White Lion
18) Big Girls Don't Cry - Frankie Valli and the Four Seasons
19) Judy's Turn to Cry - Lesley Gore
20) No Woman No Cry - Bob Marley
21) "I've said too much, been too unkind"
22) When Doves Cry - Prince
23) It Takes a Lot to Laugh, It Takes a Train to Cry - Bob Dylan
24) "Well, I saw your sign and I missed you there"
25) You Don't Have To Cry - Crosby, Stills and Nash
26) Don't Cry - Guns 'n' Roses
27) Don't Cry - Asia
28) Don't Cry Out Loud - Melissa Manchester
29) "Couldn't stay all my life down at heel"
30) "The night-time shadows disappear"
31) "You know that I'll wait, as long as it takes"
32) "Break a heart, break a heart of stone"
33) Who's Crying Now - Journey
34) Jamie's Crying -Van Halen
35) Cryin' - Aerosmith
36) Crying - Roy Orbison
37) "I pray the Lord that I'll grow stronger"
38) "I've got my pride and I know how to hide"
39) "And then before you know where you are, you're sayin' goodbye"
40) "I'm in the middle of nowhere, near the end of the line"
41) "She'll take your money, she'll wreck your world"
42) I'll Be (Your Crying Shoulder) - Edwin McCain

I like the pairing of #33 and 34 -- Who's crying now? Jamie's crying. :)

 
At 6/10/09, 4:16 PM, Blogger Elie said...

Thanks as always for the summary, Clayton!

Guess again on the OTS (tm) - yes, it's there, but not #15!

 
At 6/10/09, 10:27 PM, Blogger trn said...

Other possibilities:

Cry to Me, Solomon Burke
Cry Cry Cry, Johnny Cash

 
At 6/11/09, 11:04 AM, Blogger Soccer Dad said...

How'd I mess that up?

31) Never make me cry - Fleetwood Mac

Sorry Clayton!
:-(

 
At 6/12/09, 3:18 PM, Blogger Elie said...

Here are hints for some of the remaining ones:

#10, as I implied earlier, has likely not had much airplay in a number of years - almost two dozen to be exact. It was counterpart to a song that was played (back then) much more than this song was, at least around these parts.

#13 is by an artist who's in the first group as well

#15, is so not from Tusk ( :-) ), that in fact it's by an artist who passed away almost a decade before Tusk was released.

#24 is by a group who had only one album, but a great one it was!

#29 is not a rock/pop song, but it's one I would guess most of us have heard anyway. Also note commonalities of several previous songs on the list.

#37-38 are two of the oldest songs on the list.

Keep trying - I'll hold the answers 'till Sunday or Monday!

 
At 6/12/09, 4:27 PM, Blogger Soccer Dad said...

Is 13) I'm so happy I can't stop crying by Sting. (He also did a country version with Toby Keith.)

 
At 6/12/09, 5:04 PM, Anonymous Clayton said...

This is a complete stab in the dark, as I don't think I know the song, but:

24 - Had to Cry Today - Blind Faith - ?

 
At 6/12/09, 5:18 PM, Anonymous Clayton said...

Two more guesses:

37 - Crying in the Chapel - Elvis
38 - Crying in the Rain - The Everly Brothers

 
At 6/12/09, 5:38 PM, Blogger Elie said...

Three for three Clayton - wow!

 
At 6/12/09, 5:40 PM, Blogger Elie said...

Didn't know that Sting song. I also missed the two TRN asked about earlier.

 
At 6/22/09, 3:42 PM, Blogger Yitzchak Goodman said...

The answer to the bonus was "(I'm gonna cry cry cry) All the way home"
by Nigel Tufnel and David St. Hubbins pre-Spinal Tap.

 
At 6/22/09, 4:33 PM, Anonymous Clayton said...

Yitzchak: Did you know there was a new Spinal Tap album released last week?

 
At 6/22/09, 8:06 PM, Blogger Yitzchak Goodman said...

Clayton, I didn't, but I see it is mostly remakes of the songs from the movie.

 
At 6/22/09, 8:27 PM, Blogger Elie said...

Great job, Soccer Dad, Yitzchak, TRN, Clayton, Laura, Gail, SJ, and new player Staying Afloat! You jointly ID'ed 29 out of 42 songs, as well as the theme, which was tears and crying. There were plenty of those, many more than 96, at Shalom's high school graduation, the day before I posted this!

The full set of answers:
1) "And when the sun comes up, I'll be on top"
- "96 Tears", ? and the Mysterians
2) "Time can bend your knee"
- "Tears In Heaven", Eric Clapton
3) "I want to hear the children sing"
- "As Tears Go By", The Rolling Stones
4) "All we can offer them is a page in some magazine"
- "Driven To Tears", The Police
5) "A stairway to darkness in the blink of an eye"
- "No More Tears", Ozzy Osbourne
6) "But he turned out to be like every other man"
- "Enough Is Enough (No More Tears)", Barbara Streisand and Donna Summer
7) "Outside I'm masquerading"
- "Tracks Of My Tears", The Miracles, Linda Ronstadt
8) "It's only there trying to fool the public"
- "The Tears Of A Clown", Smokey Robinson and The Miracles
9) "If we could start anew, I wouldn't hesitate"
- "Tears On My Pillow", Little Anthony and the Imperials
10) "Seems like overnight, we see the world in a different light"
- "Tears Are Not Enough", Northern Lights - the Canadian counterpart to "We Are The World". Thought my "two dozen years" hint would give this away. Pretty cool video though - gotta love Geddy Lee!

 
At 6/22/09, 8:27 PM, Blogger Elie said...

11) "I can't talk to people that I meet"
- "I'll Cry Instead", The Beatles
12) "She sits alone by a lamppost"
- "Let Her Cry", Hootie & the Blowfish
13) "I put my daughter on my knee, and she say, 'Daddy what's wrong?'"
- "Fool To Cry", The Rolling Stones
14) "I need your smile, child like the one I once knew"
- "Cry Me A River", Joe Cocker
15) "Who'll take all your pain, honey your heartache, too?"
- "Cry Baby", Janis Joplin
16) "Playing piano for the children of the king"
- "Cry Baby Cry", The Beatles
17) "How can I explain the fear you feel inside?"
- "When the Children Cry", White Lion
18) "Shame on you, you told me lies"
- "Big Girls Don't Cry", The Four Seasons
19) "Well, it hurt me so to see them dance together"
- "Judy's Turn To Cry", Lesley Gore
20) "In the government yard in trenchtown"
- "No Woman No Cry", Bob Marley
21) "I've said too much, been too unkind"
- "Boys Don't Cry", The Cure
22) "Dream if you can a courtyard"
- "When Doves Cry", Prince
23) "Don't the moon look good, mama?"
- "It Takes a Lot to Laugh, It Takes a Train to Cry", Bob Dylan
24) "Well, I saw your sign and I missed you there"
- "Had To Cry Today", Blind Faith
25) "You are living a reality I left years ago"
- "You Don't Have To Cry", CSNY
26) "Talk to me softly, there is something in your eyes"
- "Don't Cry", Guns N' Roses
27) "You girl, you've always been mistreated, cheated"
- "Don't Cry", Asia
28) "They left behind her dreams among the litter"
- "Don't Cry Out Loud", Melissa Manchester
29) "Couldn't stay all my life down at heel"
- "Don't Cry For Me, Argentina", Evita Soundtrack
30) "The night-time shadows disappear"
- "Don't Let The Sun Catch You Crying", Gerry and the Pacemakers
31) "You know that I'll wait, as long as it takes"
- "Never Make Me Cry", Fleetwood Mac
32) "Break a heart, break a heart of stone"
- "I Never Cry", Alice Cooper
33) "Neither could change their headstrong ways"
- "Who's Crying Now", Journey
34) "She saw the look in his eyes, 'n she knew better"
- "Jamie's Cryin'", Van Halen
35) "Love wasn't much of a friend of mine"
- "Crying", Aerosmith
36) "I could smile for a while"
- "Crying", Roy Orbison
37) "I pray the Lord that I'll grow stronger"
- "Crying In The Chapel", Elvis Presley
38) "I've got my pride and I know how to hide"
- "Crying In The Rain", The Everly Brothers
39) "And then before you know where you are, you're sayin' goodbye"
- "The Crying Game", Culture Club
40) "I'm in the middle of nowhere, near the end of the line"
- "For Crying out Loud", Meat Loaf
41) "She'll take your money, she'll wreck your world"
- "Crying in the Night", Stevie Nicks
42) "And emeralds from mountains thrust toward the sky"
- "I'll Be" ("Your Crying Shoulder"), Edwin McCain

 
At 6/22/09, 8:42 PM, Blogger trn said...

Mazel tov to Shalom and his proud parents!

 

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