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Monday, June 22, 2009

Musical Monday #98

Welcome to the 98th 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.

All fifty songs relate to a single theme today, but it is worth noting that the last five on the list belong to a different musical genre than the rest.

And yes, I know I'm very late with the answers to last week's MM; hopefully you'll see them later today.

1) "In the stillness of remembering what you had"
2) "Pull myself together, put on a new face"
3) "Reach for the golden ring, reach for the sky"
4) "Half my life is in books' written pages"
5) "You're a princess, chains around you"
6) "Two spirits dancing so strange"
7) "Someday I don't know how, I hope you'll hear my plea"
8) "Only trouble is, gee whiz"
9) "There must be peace and understanding sometime"
10) "A candy-colored clown they call the sandman"
11) "Well, I can't tell lies, cause they're listening to me"
12) "Check my vital signs to know I'm still alive"
13) "What a day, a year, a laugh it is!"
14) "Wondering if Mother Earth will survive"
15) "Help me to forget today's pain"
16) "You know the preacher likes the cold"
17) "Here am I, I'm taking a chance"
18) "How to put it together, how to say it right"
19) "We've walked along St. Thomas beach a million times"
20) "You could tell I was no debutante"
21) "I feel like I'm heading up to a cardiac arrest"
22) "And fall on my face on somebody's new-mowed lawn"
23) "Without dollar one to spend"
24) "And when he's lonesome and feeling loved starved"
25) "Try to catch the deluge in a paper cup"
26) "Stars fading but I linger on, dear"
27) "Moving sidewalks, I don't see under my feet"
28) "The room was empty as I staggered from my bed"
29) "We couldn't tear ourselves away"
30) "I walk without a cut through a stained glass wall"
31) "When you're so downhearted and misunderstood"
32) "I must be looking for something, something sacred I lost"
33) "Travel the world and the seven seas"
34) "And I know you've got the ashes to prove it"
35) "Deep water all around me, circle sharks all about"
36) "Concerning myself and the first few friends I had"
37) "First night so long, a state of mind, what can go wrong"
38) "I hit cruise control and rubbed my eyes"
39) "She took my new sunglasses and my old jean jacket"
40) "I wonder if these heavy eyes can face the unknown?"
41) "Here to share with one another, father, brother, sister, mother"
42) "Rain pourin' down, I swing my hammer"
43) "They may laugh at you and call you green"
44) "And my destination makes it worth the while"
45) "And I will lose myself in palaces of sand"
46) "The gleam in your eyes is so familiar a gleam"
47) "No matter how your heart is grieving, if you keep on believing"
48) "A crash of drums, a flash of light"
49) "To run... where the brave dare not go"
50) "There was a time, when love was blind, and the world was a song"

Good luck and enjoy!

51 Comments:

At 6/22/09, 11:35 AM, Blogger Soccer Dad said...

5) Heh.
Dream on. the other version. (by the Righteous Brothers not Aerosmith.)

 
At 6/22/09, 11:36 AM, Blogger Soccer Dad said...

15) Dream Weaver - Gary Wright.
hmm seems like a theme I was contemplating. But he who hesitates ....

 
At 6/22/09, 11:40 AM, Blogger Soccer Dad said...

33) Sweet Dreams - Eurhythmics

 
At 6/22/09, 11:41 AM, Blogger Soccer Dad said...

38) Running down a dream - Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers

 
At 6/22/09, 11:45 AM, Blogger trn said...

16) California Dreaming, The Mamas and The Papas
32) River of Dreams, Billy Joel
33) Sweet Dreams (Are Made of This), Eurythmics

I could never DREAM up a theme like this!

 
At 6/22/09, 12:03 PM, Blogger Soccer Dad said...

8) All I ever do is dream - Everly Brothers (who unlike the Righteous dudes, really are brothers!)

 
At 6/22/09, 12:07 PM, Blogger LEL said...

8.All I have to do is Dream-The Everly Brothers.
16.California Dreaming-The Mamas and the Papas
20.Dreaming-Blondie
26.Dream a Little Dream-Cass Eliot
33.Sweet Dreams-The Eurythmics

 
At 6/22/09, 12:08 PM, Blogger Soccer Dad said...

27) I can dream about you - Dan Hartman

 
At 6/22/09, 12:12 PM, Blogger trn said...

50) I Dreamed a Dream, Les Miserables

 
At 6/22/09, 12:12 PM, Blogger Soccer Dad said...

23) Daydream Believer - Monkees, Anne Murray, written, I think, by John Stewart

 
At 6/22/09, 12:29 PM, Anonymous Clayton said...

4 - Dream On - Aerosmith
13 - Dreamer - Supertramp

 
At 6/22/09, 12:37 PM, Blogger Soccer Dad said...

1) How did I miss it? It's this week's Obligatory Tusk Song. (well not really from Tusk)

Dreams - Fleetwood Mac

 
At 6/22/09, 12:39 PM, Anonymous Clayton said...

31 - Hold On Tight - ELO

 
At 6/22/09, 12:44 PM, Blogger Gail said...

22. What a Day For a Daydream - John Sebastian
49. To Dream the Impossible Dream - Robert Goulet

 
At 6/22/09, 12:46 PM, Anonymous Clayton said...

6 - #9 Dream - John Lennon

 
At 6/22/09, 1:02 PM, Anonymous Clayton said...

44 - I Have A Dream - ABBA

 
At 6/22/09, 1:26 PM, Blogger SJ said...

46. Once Upon a Dream, from Sleeping Beauty

47. A Dream is a Wish Your Heart Makes, from Cinderella

 
At 6/22/09, 1:37 PM, Blogger Yitzchak Goodman said...

Every one I can identify has already been mentioned. Here's a bonus:

"Everybody scared me but you scared me the most"

 
At 6/22/09, 1:38 PM, Blogger Yitzchak Goodman said...

I spoke too soon.

11. Dream Police--Cheap Trick

 
At 6/22/09, 2:25 PM, Blogger Soccer Dad said...

There are 3 songs I can think of that are possibly here:

Gemini Dreams
Dream Lover
You make my dreams come true.

I kind of doubt that Toby Keith's Dream Walkin' is here, but I thought that 39 might be...

 
At 6/22/09, 2:47 PM, Blogger Elie said...

Soccer Dad: The first two are there, I somehow missed the third. And your guess is right on #39!

 
At 6/22/09, 3:01 PM, Blogger Soccer Dad said...

I didn't give you enough credit for including Country songs!

 
At 6/22/09, 3:05 PM, Blogger Soccer Dad said...

Does 42 have anything to do with Thor?

:-)

 
At 6/22/09, 3:26 PM, Anonymous Clayton said...

37 - Gemeni Dream - The Moody Blues

 
At 6/22/09, 3:28 PM, Anonymous Clayton said...

Gemeni? Sheesh. How about Gemini. :)

 
At 6/22/09, 3:33 PM, Blogger Elie said...

> Does 42 have anything to do with Thor?

:-) No, but it is by a "rock god" (as opposed to a "thunder god")!

 
At 6/22/09, 3:34 PM, Blogger Yitzchak Goodman said...

Another bonus:

"Gone are the cares of life's busy throng"

 
At 6/22/09, 4:01 PM, Blogger LEL said...

4.Dream On-Aerosmith

 
At 6/22/09, 5:18 PM, Blogger Soccer Dad said...

Another possibility:

Don't dream it's over.

Clayton you got one letter wrong.

Big deal. :-)

I botched two words in a title.

David

 
At 6/22/09, 7:16 PM, Anonymous Clayton said...

25 - Don't Dream It's Over - Crowded House

With credit to Soccer Dad for suggesting the title (also for Gemini Dream. :)

 
At 6/23/09, 12:58 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Looking for yeshivish?

'not brisker yeshivish'

 
At 6/23/09, 8:26 AM, Blogger Staying Afloat said...

48- Any Dream Will Do, Joseph and the Technicolor Dreamcoat (Andrew Lloyd Weber). I assume the last bunch are Broadway.

 
At 6/23/09, 3:30 PM, Anonymous Clayton said...

30 - These Dreams - Heart

 
At 6/23/09, 4:40 PM, Blogger Soccer Dad said...

Speaking of Heart is their song Dreamboat Annie or Steamboat Annie?

 
At 6/23/09, 4:45 PM, Blogger Elie said...

Dreamboat Annie was an album of theirs. I assume it has a title track, but it wasn't a song that I've heard.

 
At 6/23/09, 8:27 PM, Blogger Yitzchak Goodman said...

Anyone know the words to "Never dreamed you'd leave in Summer"?

 
At 6/23/09, 8:36 PM, Blogger Elie said...

Don't bother - I had that on the list and somehow it fell off! "Never dreamed"... that I'd lose a song to a cut and paste error!

 
At 6/25/09, 3:17 PM, Blogger Soccer Dad said...

29) I should have gotten this sooner:
In your wildest dreams - Moody Blues

There's still the matter of "Dream Lover," by Bobby Darrin, I believe.

Would that be 41 (with "mother" and "lover" kind-of rhyming.)

 
At 6/25/09, 3:36 PM, Blogger Elie said...

Dream Lover is there, but much earlier on the list.

 
At 6/25/09, 4:03 PM, Blogger Soccer Dad said...

And didn't Roy Orbison have a dream song?

 
At 6/25/09, 4:19 PM, Blogger Elie said...

Yes. :-)

 
At 6/25/09, 8:18 PM, Blogger trn said...

45) Everybody Has a Dream, Billy Joel

 
At 6/25/09, 9:02 PM, Blogger Elie said...

Here are for a few of the remaining ones:

12 is one of the newest songs on the list

28 is from the sixties, and how!

42-43, like #32, are both album title tracks from solo artists

 
At 6/26/09, 1:59 AM, Anonymous Clayton said...

Here's a roundup:

1) Dreams - Fleetwood Mac
2) "Pull myself together, put on a new face"
3) "Reach for the golden ring, reach for the sky"
4) Dream On - Aerosmith
5) Dream On - The Righteous Brothers
6) #9 Dream - John Lennon
7) "Someday I don't know how, I hope you'll hear my plea"
8) All I Have To Do Is Dream - The Everly Brothers
9) "There must be peace and understanding sometime"
10) "A candy-colored clown they call the sandman"
11) Dream Police - Cheap Trick
12) "Check my vital signs to know I'm still alive"
13) Dreamer - Supertramp
14) "Wondering if Mother Earth will survive"
15) Dream Weaver - Gary Wright
16) California Dreaming - The Mamas and the Papas
17) "Here am I, I'm taking a chance"
18) "How to put it together, how to say it right"
19) "We've walked along St. Thomas beach a million times"
20) Dreaming - Blondie
21) "I feel like I'm heading up to a cardiac arrest"
22) Daydream - The Lovin' Spoonful
23) Daydream Believer - The Monkees, Anne Murray
24) "And when he's lonesome and feeling loved starved"
25) Don't Dream It's Over - Crowded House
26) Dream A Little Dream of Me - Mama Cass Eliot
27) I Can Dream About You - Dan Hartman
28) "The room was empty as I staggered from my bed"
29) Your Wildest Dreams - The Moody Blues
30) These Dreams - Heart
31) Hold On Tight - ELO
32) River of Dreams - Billy Joel
33) Sweet Dreams (Are Made Of This) - Eurhythmics
34) "And I know you've got the ashes to prove it"
35) "Deep water all around me, circle sharks all about"
36) "Concerning myself and the first few friends I had"
37) Gemini Dream - The Moody Blues
38) Running Down a Dream - Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers
39) Dream Walkin' - Toby Keith
40) "I wonder if these heavy eyes can face the unknown?"
41) "Here to share with one another, father, brother, sister, mother"
42) "Rain pourin' down, I swing my hammer"
43) "They may laugh at you and call you green"
44) I Have A Dream - ABBA
45) Everybody Has a Dream - Billy Joel
46) Once Upon a Dream - Sleeping Beauty
47) A Dream is a Wish Your Heart Makes - Cinderella
48) Any Dream Will Do - Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat
49) The Impossible Dream - Robert Goulet
50) I Dreamed a Dream - Les Miserables

And Yitzchak's bonus tracks:
B1) "Everybody scared me but you scared me the most"
B2) "Gone are the cares of life's busy throng"

And two more from me. These have something else in common besides the theme:
B3) "Was it you? Was it me? Did I watch too much TV?"
B4) "Floating down, through the clouds, memories come rushing up to meet me now"

 
At 6/29/09, 2:48 PM, Anonymous Clayton said...

2 - Dreams I'll Never See - Molly Hatchet
9 - While I Can Dream - Elvis Presley

 
At 6/29/09, 2:52 PM, Anonymous Clayton said...

I'm not sure now - the Elvis song may be called "If I Can Dream", not "While".

 
At 6/30/09, 12:25 PM, Blogger Yitzchak Goodman said...

Clayton, "Dreams I'll Never See" is a cover of the Allman Brothers song?

 
At 6/30/09, 3:20 PM, Anonymous Clayton said...

Yitzchak: Looks like it is. I didn't know that before - I think I've only heard the Molly Hatchet version.

 
At 7/2/09, 8:14 PM, Blogger Elie said...

Great job all! Everyone is busy with this week's MM #99 on Soccer Dad, part one of our joint special edition in honor of MM's Centennial. So I'll just quickly post the solution to this one, which as quickly guess, had a Dream-theme:
1) "In the stillness of remembering what you had"
- "Dreams", Fleetwood Mac
2) "Pull myself together, put on a new face"
- "Dreams", The Allman Brothers Band
3) "Reach for the golden ring, reach for the sky"
- "Dreams", Van Halen
4) "Half my life is in books' written pages"
- "Dream On", Aerosmith
5) "You're a princess, chains around you"
- "Dream On", Oak Ridge Boys, Righteous Brothers
6) "Two spirits dancing so strange"
- "#9 Dream", John Lennon
7) "Someday I don't know how, I hope you'll hear my plea"
- "Dream Lover", Bobby Darin
8) "Only trouble is, gee whiz"
- "All I Have to Do Is Dream", The Everly Brothers
9) "There must be peace and understanding sometime"
- "If I Can Dream", Elvis Presley
10) "A candy-colored clown they call the sandman"
- "In Dreams", Roy Orbison
11) "Well, I can't tell lies, cause they're listening to me"
- "Dream Police", Cheap Trick
12) "Check my vital signs to know I'm still alive"
- "Boulevard Of Broken Dreams", Green Day
13) "What a day, a year, a laugh it is!"
- "Dreamer", Supertramp
14) "Wondering if Mother Earth will survive"
- "Dreamer", Ozzy Osbourne
15) "Help me to forget today's pain"
- "Dream Weaver", Gary Wright
16) "You know the preacher likes the cold"
- "California Dreamin'", The Mamas & The Papas
17) "Here am I, I'm taking a chance"
- "Dreamin'", Cliff Richard
18) "How to put it together, how to say it right"
- "Dreamin'", Vanessa Williams
19) "We've walked along St. Thomas beach a million times"
- "I Like Dreamin'", Kenny Nolan
20) "You could tell I was no debutante"
- "Dreaming Is Free", Blondie
21) "I feel like I'm heading up to a cardiac arrest"
- "Dreaming From The Waist Down", The Who
22) "And fall on my face on somebody's new-mowed lawn"
- "Daydream", The Lovin' Spoonful
23) "Without dollar one to spend"
- "Daydream Believer", The Monkees
24) "And when he's lonesome and feeling loved starved"
- "Day Dreaming", Aretha Franklin
25) "Try to catch the deluge in a paper cup"
- "Don't Dream It's Over", Crowded House

 
At 7/2/09, 8:14 PM, Blogger Elie said...

26) "Stars fading but I linger on, dear"
- "Dream A Little Dream Of Me", Cass Eliott
27) "Moving sidewalks, I don't see under my feet"
- "I Can Dream About You", Dan Hartman
28) "The room was empty as I staggered from my bed"
- "I Had Too Much To Dream Last Night", The Electric Prunes
29) "We couldn't tear ourselves away"
- "Your Wildest Dreams", The Moody Blues
30) "I walk without a cut through a stained glass wall"
- "These Dreams", Heart
31) "When you're so downhearted and misunderstood"
- "Hold On Tight To Your Dreams", ELO
32) "I must be looking for something, something sacred I lost"
- "River Of Dreams", Billy Joel
33) "Travel the world and the seven seas"
- "Sweet Dreams (Are Made Of This)", Eurythmics
34) "And I know you've got the ashes to prove it"
- "Rock And Roll Dreams Come Through", Meat Loaf
35) "Deep water all around me, circle sharks all about"
- "Rock N' Roll Dream", AC/DC
36) "Concerning myself and the first few friends I had"
- "Bob Dylan's Dream", Bob Dylan
37) "First night so long, a state of mind, what can go wrong"
- "Gemini Dream", The Moody Blues
38) "I hit cruise control and rubbed my eyes"
- "Runnin' Down A Dream", Tom Petty
39) "She took my new sunglasses and my old jean jacket"
- "Dream Walkin'", Toby Keith
40) "I wonder if these heavy eyes can face the unknown?"
- "Dream Warriors", Dokken
41) "Here to share with one another, father, brother, sister, mother"
- "Caught Up In A Dream", Tesla
42) "Rain pourin' down, I swing my hammer"
- "Working on a Dream", Bruce Springsteen
43) "They may laugh at you and call you green"
- "Simple Man, Simple Dreams", Linda Ronstadt
44) "And my destination makes it worth the while"
- "I Have A Dream", ABBA
45) "And I will lose myself in palaces of sand"
- "Everybody Has a Dream", Billy Joel
46) "The gleam in your eyes is so familiar a gleam"
- "Once Upon A Dream", Sleeping Beauty
47) "No matter how your heart is grieving, if you keep on believing…"
- "A Dream is a Wish Your Heart Makes", Cinderella
48) "A crash of drums, a flash of light"
- "Any Dream Will Do", Joseph and The Amazing Technicolor Coat
49) "To run - where the brave dare not go"
- "The Impossible Dream", Man of La Mancha
50) "There was a time, when love was blind, and the world was a song"
- "I Dreamed a Dream", Les Miserables

Enjoy getting the remaining MM #99 clues, and join me back here on Monday 7/6 as MM turns 100!

 
At 7/5/09, 12:31 AM, Blogger Yitzchak Goodman said...

My bonuses were "Last night I had a dream" by Randy Newman and "Beautiful Dreamer" by Stephen Foster.

 

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