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A bereaved father blogging for catharsis... and for distraction. Accordingly, you'll see a diverse set of topics and posts here, from the affecting to the analytical to the absurd. Something for everyone, but all, at the core, meeting a personal need.


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Monday, July 06, 2009

Musical Monday #100!

Welcome to the 100th edition of Musical Monday, the weekly quiz that Soccer Dad and I alternate hosting. Our usual challenge is for you to identify the title and artist of each song quote, as well as the common theme of the entire set of songs. However, your MM co-authors are running a special, two-part theme in honor of MM's centennial, and thus, those who have been participating in MM #99 at Soccer Dad's blog already know today's theme (and if you haven't been participating, there's still a few songs left to get on #99, so get over there pronto, then come back!). So as an extra-credit assignment today, please share your favorite couple of past MMs from each of the two host blogs!

Before getting to today's quotes, I'd like to add my thanks to Soccer Dad's for our regular players - Clayton, Laura, TRN, Yitzchak, Gail, ral315, Benjie, and SJ - and for all of the occasional participants as well. It's always fun putting these puzzles together, but a lot more fun watching you solve them each week! And of course, my most heartfelt gratitude to my friend of now 30+ years, David aka Soccer Dad, who offered me the chance to share the weekly hosting of this terrific game, starting way back with MM#6!

Just a quick note on the song groups below: My implementation of the theme is just slightly different than David's: the first song in each set will be the one which connects to each of the others.

Without further ado!

1) "Rejoice, rejoice, we have no choice"
2) "I was soaring ever higher"

3) "And a monkey kinda' digs bananas"
4) "What will become of the restless kind?"

5) "Mr. MD"
6) "Cuz I'm a man, I got my pride"

7) "If I were you, I'd realize that I"
8) "Look at me, you never look at me"

9) "Forget your lust for the rich man's gold"
10) "Well maybe I'd kill you, or maybe I'd be true"

11) "You're so like the lady with the mystic smile"
12) "Subway's no way for a good man to go down"

13) "Paint myself in blue and red and black and gray"
14) "Because she's got her own obligations"

15) "I am broken like an arrow, forgive me"
16) "Iridescent socks with the same color shirt"

17) "Hot ashes for trees"
18) "Same old show in a different town on another time"

19) "I know that she's no peasant"
20) "She can take you or leave you"

21) "I can't sleep, I keep dreaming of losing you"
22) "We would stay there 'till her sister rang the evening bell"

23) "You could have been anyone to me"
24) "My cat is purring, and scratches my skin"

25) "Remember when we lost the keys?"
26) "There's a very strange vibration, piercing me right to the core"

27) "I remember the first time I was lonely without her"
28) "It's a big enough umbrella"

29) "See, don't ever set me free"
30) "You treat me badly, I love you madly"

31) "She loves to move, she loves to groove"
32) "Your words are weak and they don't mean a thing"

(This next pair bends the rules just a bit, but it was too good to pass up!)
33) "I guess nobody ever really done me"
34) "Frozen here on the ladder of my life"

35) "We're gonna' stimulate some action"
36) "I come alive in the neon light"
37) "There's not a soul out there"

38) "To hold me, to scold me"
39) "But she grew up tall and she grew up right"
40) "But don't forget who's taking you home"

41) "Till the heavens stop the rain"
42) "And oh, the joy that floods my soul!"
43) "We used to laugh at the wind behind us"

44) "There's no point escaping, I don't worry anymore"
45) "Let's find the key and turn this engine on"
46) "Miner's lady, stranger to blue water"

47) "Live for today, gone tomorrow, that's me, HaHaHaaaaaa!"
48) "Well, the undertaker drew a heavy sigh"
49) "And talk is cheap when the story is good"

50) "I never meant any harm to you"
51) "Born and raised in South Detroit"
52) "Like a tiger, defying the laws of gravity"
53) "Keep on with the force" (no, this isn't by Yoda... or Obi-Wan!)

54) "The drunken politician leaps"
55) "Then someone picked you from the bunch"
56) "It's driving me mad, it's driving me mad"
57) "Put on a brand new shirt"

58) "But I'm not one of them, you know I'm not!"
59) "So send me a salami, and try to smile somehow"
60) "I said, warden, warden, warden"
61) "All of the nights we’d harmonize till dawn"

62) "Dancing to the rhythm in our heart and soul"
63) "A cat named Frankenstein"
64) "And I know that motor wagon is ready to fly"
65) "But put a man six feet in a hole"
66) "A handful of grease in her hair"

67) "And yesterday I saw you kissing tiny flowers"
68) "Ah-huh Ah-huh"
69) "Hearts of fire creates love desire"
70) "My mother reads her magazines"
71) "I've overcome the blow"

(This last group could probably have been expanded into a full theme all it's own!)
72) "I was playin' around, feeling down, hittin' the beer"
73) "Treasure these few words 'till we're together"
74) "Sidewalk crouches at her feet"
75) "I hold my pillow to my head"
76) "When it feels like sorrow is your only friend"
77) "Moon appears to shine and light the sky"
78) "No first of spring, no song to sing"
79) "Ease my troubles, that's what you do"
80) "The words just came out wrong"

Enjoy, good luck, and thanks again for being part of our weekly fun and games!

63 Comments:

At 7/6/09, 9:26 AM, Blogger trn said...

1) Carry On, Crosby, Stills & Nash
5) Good Lovin', The Rascals
33) Don't Let Me Down, The Beatles
35) After Midnight, Eric Clapton
41) Love Her Madly, The Doors
51) Don't Stop Believing, Journey
78) I Just Called to Say I Love You, Stevie Wonder

 
At 7/6/09, 9:50 AM, Blogger trn said...

Thank you again, Elie and David, for providing this creative weekly fun and for the lively group effort and interaction it prompts. I enjoy it very much and am grateful to be included.

Mazel tov on the century mark!

I'll have to think about my favorite editions.

 
At 7/6/09, 9:54 AM, Blogger Elie said...

You're very welcome TRN, and thanks to you for your weekly participation, as well as for kicking off the responses for this special edition!

PS: Recheck your answer to #41

 
At 7/6/09, 10:00 AM, Blogger trn said...

37 is probably titled Midnight. It would have been included in the Midnight edition of Musical Monday.

68 sounds like the vocalizations in the line "That's the way (ah-huh ah-huh) I like it (ah-huh ah-huh).

 
At 7/6/09, 10:04 AM, Blogger trn said...

Aw, thanks Elie!

I thought 41 was The Doors, but I wasn't sure at first which song. Do I have the wrong song or only the wrong title?

 
At 7/6/09, 10:08 AM, Blogger trn said...

79) Have I Told You Lately That I Love You, Rod Stewart

 
At 7/6/09, 10:41 AM, Blogger trn said...

Okay, 41 is The Doors, but I don't know which song.

The full line is "I'm gonna love you/Till the heavens stop the rain."

I had recognized this as The Doors but couldn't place it in its song, so had originally just been going to write "The Doors" in my list. I guess I should have left it that way.

I think it continues "I'm gonna love you/Till the stars fall from the sky/For you and I."

 
At 7/6/09, 10:53 AM, Blogger trn said...

I just noticed the exclamation point in the title of the post. I really like that.

 
At 7/6/09, 11:07 AM, Blogger Yitzchak Goodman said...

17. "Wish you were here"--Pink Floyd
19. "She's a Woman"--Beatles
29. "You really got me"--Kinks
39. The chorus is something about "Last dance with Mary Jane"--Tom Petty, I think.
41. "Touch me"--Doors
56. "I want you (She's so heavy)"--Beatles

 
At 7/6/09, 11:10 AM, Blogger Yitzchak Goodman said...

54. "It's alright, Ma (I'm only bleeding."--Bob Dylan?

 
At 7/6/09, 11:14 AM, Blogger Yitzchak Goodman said...

40. "Save the last dance for me"--I think of the Jerry Lee Lewis version
38. is also called "Last Dance." Some disco diva. I want to guess Gloria Gaynor, but that could be wrong.

 
At 7/6/09, 11:16 AM, Blogger Yitzchak Goodman said...

74. "Hello, I love you," if that's the exact title--Doors

 
At 7/6/09, 11:19 AM, Blogger Yitzchak Goodman said...

30. "You really got a hold on me"--Smokey Robinson

 
At 7/6/09, 11:23 AM, Blogger Yitzchak Goodman said...

67. "That's the way"--Led Zeppelin

I think that's the title. Slow song with pedal steel on it.

So TRN is right about 68.

 
At 7/6/09, 11:33 AM, Blogger Yitzchak Goodman said...

38. was by Donna Something?

 
At 7/6/09, 12:10 PM, Blogger trn said...

Thanks to Yitzchak's identification of 19:

20) She's Always a Woman, Billy Joel

 
At 7/6/09, 12:16 PM, Blogger trn said...

80 is something about saying I love you with a song.

 
At 7/6/09, 12:41 PM, Blogger LEL said...

1.Carry On-Crosby, Stills and Nash
2.Carry on Wayward Son-Kansas
5.Good Loving-The Spencer Davis group
6.Good Lovin'Gone Bad-Bad Company
7.No Reply-The Beatles
8.No Reply at All-Genesis
19.She's a Woman-The Beatles
20.She's Always a Woman to Me-Billy Joel
27.Every Little Thing-The Beatles
28.Every Little Thing She Does is Magic-The Police
30.You Really Got a Hold on Me-Smokey Robinson, The Beatles
31.Anyway You Want it-Journey
33.Don't Let Me Down-The Beatles
35.After Midnight-Eric Clapton
36.Living After Midnight-Judas Priest
40.Save the Last Dance-Sam Cooke
41.Touch Me-The Doors
48.Band on the Run-Paul McCartney and Wings
50.Don't Stop-Fleetwood Mac
51.Don't Stop Believing-Journey
52.Don't Stop Me Now-Queen
56.I Want You (She's So Heavy)-The Beatles
57.I Want You to Want Me-Cheap Trick
67.That's the Way-Led Zeppelin
68.That's the Way I Like it-KC and the Sunshine Band
73.PS I love You-The Beatles
78.I Just Called to Say I Love You-Stevie Wonder

 
At 7/6/09, 12:42 PM, Blogger trn said...

I think that I'm understanding the difference in this week's implementation better now.

What I said previously about 37 is probably wrong.

It seems instead that both 36 and 37 would contain the words "After" and "Midnight."

One song from Musical Monday 89 fits this: Livin' After Midnight by Judas Priest.

There's also the "I go out walking after midnight" song. Is that the title? Is it by Johnny Cash?

My guess is the former is 36 and the latter is 37.

 
At 7/6/09, 12:49 PM, Blogger LEL said...

24.Rock You Like a Hurricane-The Scorpions

 
At 7/6/09, 12:53 PM, Blogger LEL said...

74.Hello I Love You-The Doors

 
At 7/6/09, 1:00 PM, Anonymous Clayton said...

12 - Mona Lisas and Mad Hatters - Elton John
16 - Keeping The Faith - Billy Joel
18 - Wishing You Were Here - Chicago
34 - Don't Let The Sun Go Down On Me - Elton John
39 - Mary Jane's Last Dance - Tom Petty
47 - On The Run - Pink Floyd
49 - Take It On The Run - REO Speedwagon
61 - So Long, Frank Lloyd Wright - Simon & Garfunkel
63 - Another Saturday Night - Sam Cooke?
65 - Saturday Night Special - Lynyrd Skynyrd
66 - Saturday Night's All Right For Fighting - Elton John
71 - Operator (That's Not The Way It Feels) - Jim Croce
72 - I Love You - Climax Blues Band
75 - I Think I Love You - The Partridge Family
76 - Just Rememer I Love You - Firefall
80 - I'll Have To Say I Love You In a Song - Jim Croce

Thanks once again to Elie and Soccer Dad for all the fun and games!

 
At 7/6/09, 1:09 PM, Anonymous Clayton said...

13 - Mr. Jones - Counting Crows
14 - Me and Mrs. Jones - Billy Paul

 
At 7/6/09, 1:17 PM, Blogger Yitzchak Goodman said...

Thanks to LEL, I see that 23 is "Like a Hurricane" by Neil Young

 
At 7/6/09, 1:21 PM, Anonymous Clayton said...

70 - That's The Way I've Always Heard It Should Be - Carly Simon

 
At 7/6/09, 2:08 PM, Blogger Yitzchak Goodman said...

11 is probably called "Mona Lisa"

 
At 7/6/09, 2:20 PM, Blogger trn said...

Clayton's identification of 16 causes me to think 15 could be Faith by George Michael.

Oh, and again thanks to Clayton's identifications, I see that 62 is Saturday Night, though I don't know the artist.

 
At 7/6/09, 2:53 PM, Blogger trn said...

And 64 could be the Cat Stevens song about it being Saturday night and not having anybody.

 
At 7/6/09, 3:41 PM, Anonymous Clayton said...

trn: And now that you have ID'd the title of #62, I think the artist is the Bay City Rollers.

I think the Cat Stevens song you're thinking of is the same as #63, Another Saturday Night ("and I ain't got nobody, I got some money cause I just got paid"). I don't think he's the original artist. I think the original is Sam Cooke, but not 100% sure.

 
At 7/6/09, 4:02 PM, Blogger LEL said...

17.Wish You Were Here-Pink Floyd
18.Wishing You Were Here-Chicago

 
At 7/6/09, 4:33 PM, Blogger trn said...

I think the Cat Stevens song you're thinking of is the same as #63, Another Saturday Night ("and I ain't got nobody, I got some money cause I just got paid").


Ah, quite right, Clayton.

 
At 7/6/09, 4:52 PM, Blogger trn said...

The one remaining unidentified in the "That's the Way" group, 69, could be the "That's just the way it is" song.

Is that the title? It would seem listed out of order within the group if it is, so maybe that isn't the right song.

The part I recall right now goes something like "That's just the way it is/Some things will never change." The singer is male.

 
At 7/6/09, 4:57 PM, Blogger Elie said...

On TRN's last item (4:52 pm): The song you have in mind is by Bruce Hornsby and is titled "The Way It Is" - without the "That's" in the title. So it doesn't *quite* make the cut for this group!

No further clues yet, you're all doing so well without 'em!

 
At 7/6/09, 5:07 PM, Blogger trn said...

Ah. Thanks Elie!

 
At 7/6/09, 6:08 PM, Anonymous Clayton said...

69 - That's The Way of the World - Earth, Wind & Fire

 
At 7/7/09, 12:07 AM, Blogger LEL said...

29.You Really Got Me-The Kinks

 
At 7/7/09, 1:21 AM, Anonymous Clayton said...

Looks like a good time for an update:

1) Carry On - Crosby, Stills & Nash
2) Carry On Wayward Son - Kansas

3) "And a monkey kinda' digs bananas"
4) "What will become of the restless kind?"

5) Good Lovin' - The Rascals
6) Good Lovin' Gone Bad - Bad Company

7) No Reply - The Beatles
8) No Reply At All - Genesis

9) "Forget your lust for the rich man's gold"
10) "Well maybe I'd kill you, or maybe I'd be true"

11) "You're so like the lady with the mystic smile"
12) Mona Lisas and Mad Hatters - Elton John

13) Mr. Jones - Counting Crows
14) Me and Mrs. Jones - Billy Paul

15) "I am broken like an arrow, forgive me"
16) Keeping The Faith - Billy Joel

17) Wish You Were Here - Pink Floyd
18) Wishing You Were Here - Chicago

19) She's A Woman - The Beatles
20) She's Always A Woman - Billy Joel

21) "I can't sleep, I keep dreaming of losing you"
22) "We would stay there 'till her sister rang the evening bell"

23) Like a Hurricane - Neil Young
24) Rock You Like a Hurricane - The Scorpions

25) "Remember when we lost the keys?"
26) "There's a very strange vibration, piercing me right to the core"

27) Every Little Thing - The Beatles
28) Every Little Thing She Does Is Magic - The Police

29) You Really Got Me - The Kinks
30) You Really Got A Hold On Me - Smokey Robinson, The Beatles

31) Any Way You Want It - Journey
32) "Your words are weak and they don't mean a thing"

(This next pair bends the rules just a bit, but it was too good to pass up!)
33) Don't Let Me Down - The Beatles
34) Don't Let The Sun Go Down On Me - Elton John

35) After Midnight - Eric Clapton
36) Living After Midnight - Judas Priest
37) "There's not a soul out there"

38) Last Dance - Donna Summer
39) Mary Jane's Last Dance - Tom Petty
40) Save The Last Dance For Me - Jerry Lee Lewis, Sam Cooke

 
At 7/7/09, 1:22 AM, Anonymous Clayton said...

41) Touch Me - The Doors
42) "And oh, the joy that floods my soul!"
43) "We used to laugh at the wind behind us"

44) "There's no point escaping, I don't worry anymore"
45) "Let's find the key and turn this engine on"
46) "Miner's lady, stranger to blue water"

47) On The Run - Pink Floyd
48) Band On The Run - Paul McCartney and Wings
49) Take It On The Run - REO Speedwagon

50) Don't Stop - Fleetwood Mac
51) Don't Stop Believin' - Journey
52) Don't Stop Me Now - Queen
53) "Keep on with the force" (no, this isn't by Yoda... or Obi-Wan!)

54) "The drunken politician leaps"
55) "Then someone picked you from the bunch"
56) I Want You (She's So Heavy) - The Beatles
57) I Want You To Want Me - Cheap Trick

58) "But I'm not one of them, you know I'm not!"
59) "So send me a salami, and try to smile somehow"
60) "I said, warden, warden, warden"
61) So Long, Frank Lloyd Wright - Simon & Garfunkel

62) Saturday Night - The Bay City Rollers
63) Another Saturday Night - Sam Cooke, Cat Stevens
64) "And I know that motor wagon is ready to fly"
65) Saturday Night Special - Lynyrd Skynyrd
66) Saturday Night's All Right For Fighting - Elton John

67) That's The Way - Led Zeppelin
68) That's The Way (I Like It) - KC and the Sunshine Band
69) That's The Way of the World - Earth, Wind & Fire
70) That's The Way I've Always Heard It Should Be - Carly Simon
71) Operator (That's Not The Way It Feels) - Jim Croce

(This last group could probably have been expanded into a full theme all it's own!)
72) I Love You - Climax Blues Band
73) P.S. I Love You - The Beatles
74) Hello, I Love You - The Doors
75) I Think I Love You - The Partridge Family
76) Just Remember I Love You - Firefall
77) "Moon appears to shine and light the sky"
78) I Just Called To Say I Love You - Stevie Wonder
79) Have I Told You Lately That I Love You - Van Morrison, Rod Stewart
80) I'll Have To Say I Love You In a Song - Jim Croce

 
At 7/7/09, 8:24 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

46) "Miner's lady, stranger to blue water"

"Country Roads" -John Denver

 
At 7/7/09, 9:47 AM, Blogger Staying Afloat said...

25- Never Say Goodbye, Bon Jovi

 
At 7/7/09, 10:45 AM, Anonymous ral315 said...

Wow, very impressive! The only one I have to add is:

11 - Mona Lisa, Nat King Cole

 
At 7/7/09, 12:09 PM, Anonymous Clayton said...

Thanks to Anonymous' ID of #46 (the full title is "Take Me Home, Country Roads"):

44 - Take Me Home - Phil Collins
45 - Take Me Home Tonight - Eddie Money

 
At 7/7/09, 12:57 PM, Blogger trn said...

Thanks for the update, Clayton.

11) So Yitzchak guessed this is Mona Lisa. Now, RAL confirms and provides the artist. Cool.

15) I offered the possibility that this is Faith by George Michael. Can anyone confirm?

26) With Staying Afloat's identification of 25 as Never Say Goodbye, we now have a clue about the title (probably Say Goodbye) of 26, the other one in that group.

37) I guessed this is I Go Out Walking After Midnight, perhaps by Johnny Cash. Can anyone confirm, with the correct title and artist?

44-45) With Anonymous's identification of 46 as Country Roads, we now have a clue about the titles of 44 and 45, the first two in that group of three. But is Country Roads the full title of this song?

54) Yitzchak had thought this might be It's Alright Ma (I'm Only Bleeding) by Bob Dylan, but that doesn't work as part of the "I Want You" group. Is there another Bob Dylan song with a title that fits? Yitzchak, you recognized the lyric in some way, so does the clue of what the title might be (I Want You, or maybe Want You or I Want) add anything to that recognition? (I had originally thought it sounded like Simon & Garfunkel, but have no specific ideas.)

59) The title probably contains "So Long." The idea of sending a salami in a song with such a title causes me to think this is a song from the perspective of a boy going off to war.

79) It seems that the proper title of this song is Have I Told You Lately, so, if that is correct, it doesn't officially fit here. Apparently, however, there is a 1945 song with the actual title Have I Told You Lately That I Love You.

Also, groups for which we have no identifications yet at all to even get things started are 3-4, 9-10, and 21-22.

 
At 7/7/09, 1:02 PM, Blogger Elie said...

TRN: I will confirm that #15 and #37 are different songs than guesses above.

 
At 7/7/09, 1:07 PM, Blogger trn said...

Ah, Clayton figured out 44-45, confirming the full title for 46. Nice.

 
At 7/7/09, 1:15 PM, Blogger trn said...

Aw, darn.

Oh, weird. How did it take me this long to realize that of course 15 wouldn't be Faith? I had figured out and been working with the understanding that the first song in each group would have a title of more than one word, that these are titles with shared phrases or sets of words and not just single words as we often have as a theme, yet I somehow hadn't reconciled that with my approach to 15.

Oops.

 
At 7/7/09, 1:19 PM, Anonymous Clayton said...

trn: Bob Dylan does have a song called "I Want You" and listening to it confirms that it is #54. Good catch!

Also:
53 - Don't Stop Till You Get Enough - Michael Jackson

 
At 7/7/09, 1:42 PM, Blogger trn said...

Fantastic!

 
At 7/7/09, 1:53 PM, Blogger trn said...

When I wrote "Aw, darn" earlier, I really ought to have thanked Elie. I had asked whether anyone could confirm a possibility and a guess, and Elie responded to that request. Thanks Elie!

 
At 7/7/09, 2:07 PM, Blogger Elie said...

You're welcome!

Wow, 50 comments already! At the rate this is going I may hit my record.

 
At 7/7/09, 2:20 PM, Blogger benjie said...

43 touch me in the morning - diana ross

 
At 7/7/09, 7:12 PM, Blogger trn said...

26) With Staying Afloat's identification of 25 as Never Say Goodbye, we now have a clue about the title (probably Say Goodbye) of 26, the other one in that group.


I should not have included the bit in the parentheses. The title of 26, of course, will contain the entire title of 25.

 
At 7/7/09, 7:26 PM, Blogger trn said...

Hmmm, I think the title of a Michael Jackson song, mentioned in the news a lot lately, is Never Can Say Goodbye. If so, 26 might be that.

 
At 7/8/09, 2:32 AM, Blogger Yitzchak Goodman said...

Bonus for incredible MM Warriors: I don't know what 32 is, but I know this isn't it. The clue is as follows: "wanna"

 
At 7/8/09, 11:44 AM, Blogger LEL said...

38.Let's Dance the Last Dance-Donna Summer

 
At 7/8/09, 1:32 PM, Blogger Elie said...

Time for a few hints on the remaining ones:

First, to confirm TRN's surmise above, there are no songs with one-word titles.

Song #10 also appeared in my previous MM.

Songs #37 and #58 are both by the same group - definitely in the "Pop" vs. "Rock" category

Song #59 is neither pop nor rock, but would have fit my last Purim edition.

 
At 7/9/09, 3:31 AM, Blogger Soccer Dad said...

Hers's a bonus clue:

Let's call this 23-a (or 22z)

Pistol shots ring out in the barroom night

 
At 7/9/09, 12:55 PM, Blogger Yitzchak Goodman said...

Is 23-a "Hurricane" by Bod Dylan?

 
At 7/9/09, 6:02 PM, Blogger Soccer Dad said...

Yes, Yitz.

 
At 7/13/09, 8:38 PM, Blogger Elie said...

Great job, TRN, Yitzchak, Laura, Clayton, Staying Afloat, ral315, and Benji! Thanks again for helping make these so much fun, and may you all be around for - to paraphrase Buzz Lightyear - MM # Infinity - and beyond!

The full set of answers will be spread across the next comment or two. Meanwhile, check out MM #101 already well underway at Soccer Dad, and then come back here next Monday 7/20 for #102!

1) "Rejoice, rejoice, we have no choice"
- "Carry On", CSNY
2) "I was soaring ever higher"
- "Carry On Wayward Son", Kansas

3) "And a monkey kinda' digs bananas"
- "Night Owl", Carly Simon/James Taylor
4) "What will become of the restless kind?"
- "The Night Owls", Little River Band

5) "Mr. MD"
- "Good Lovin'", The Rascals
6) "Cuz I'm a man, I got my pride"
- "Good Lovin' Gone Bad", Bad Company

7) "If I were you, I'd realize that I"
- "No Reply", Beatles
8) "Look at me, you never look at me"
- "No Reply At All", Genesis

9) "Forget your lust for the rich man's gold"
- "Simple Man", Lynryd Skynryd
10) "Well maybe I'd kill you, or maybe I'd be true"
- "Simple Man, Simple Dream", Linda Ronstadt

11) "You're so like the lady with the mystic smile"
- "Mona Lisa", Nat King Cole
12) "Subway's no way for a good man to go down"
- "Mona Lisas and Mad Hatters", Elton John

13) "Paint myself in blue and red and black and gray"
- "Mr. Jones", Counting Crows
14) "Because she's got her own obligations"
- "Me and Mrs. Jones", Billy Paul

15) "I am broken like an arrow, forgive me"
- "Keep the Faith", Bon Jovi
16) "Iridescent socks with the same color shirt"
- "Keeping the Faith", Billy Joel

17) "Hot ashes for trees"
- "Wish You Were Here", Pink Floyd
18) "Same old show in a different town on another time"
- "Wishing You Were Here", Chicago

19) "I know that she's no peasant"
- "She's A Woman", Beatles
20) "She can take you or leave you"
- "She's Always A Woman", Billy Joel

21) "I can't sleep, I keep dreaming of losing you"
- "Say You Will", Foreigner
22) "We would stay there 'till her sister rang the evening bell"
- "Jamaica, Say You Will", Jackson Browne

23) "You could have been anyone to me"
- "Like a Hurricane", Neil Young
24) "My cat is purring, and scratches my skin"
- "Rock You Like a Hurricane", The Scorpions

25) "Remember when we lost the keys?"
- "Never Say Goodbye", Bon Jovi
26) "There's a very strange vibration, piercing me right to the core"
- "Never Can Say Goodbye", Jackson 5/Gloria Gaynor

27) "I remember the first time I was lonely without her"
- "Every Little Thing", Beatles
28) "It's a big enough umbrella"
- "Every Little Thing She Does Is Magic", The Police

29) "See, don't ever set me free"
- "You Really Got Me", Kinks
30) "You treat me badly, I love you madly"
- "You Really Got A Hold On Me", Multiple

31) "She loves to move, she loves to groove"
- "Any Way You Want It", Journey
32) "Your words are weak and they don't mean a thing"
- "Take It Anyway You Want It", Pat Benatar

This next pair bent the rules just a bit by swapping word order:
33) "I guess nobody ever really done me"
- "Don't Let Me Down", Beatles
34) "Frozen here on the ladder of my life"
- "Don't Let The Sun Go Down On Me", Elton John

35) "We're gonna' stimulate some action"
- "After Midnight", Eric Clapton
36) "I come alive in the neon light"
- "Living After Midnight", Judas Priest
37) "There's not a soul out there"
- "Gimme! Gimme! Gimme! (A Man After Midnight)", Abba

38) "To hold me, to scold me"
- "Last Dance", Donna Summer
39) "But she grew up tall and she grew up right"
- "Mary Jane's Last Dance", Tom Petty
40) "But don't forget who's taking you home"
- "Save the Last Dance for Me", The Drifters

 
At 7/13/09, 8:51 PM, Blogger Elie said...

41) "Till the heavens stop the rain"
- "Touch Me", Doors
42) "And oh, the joy that floods my soul!"
- "He Touched Me", Elvis Presley
43) "We used to laugh at the wind behind us"
- "Touch Me in the Morning", Diana Ross

44) "There's no point escaping, I don't worry anymore"
- "Take Me Home", Phil Collins
45) "Let's find the key and turn this engine on"
- "Take Me Home Tonight", Eddie Money
46) "Miner's lady, stranger to blue water"
- "Take Me Home, Country Roads", John Denver

47) ""Live for today, gone tomorrow, that's me, HaHaHaaaaaa"
- "On the Run", Pink Floyd
48) "Well, the undertaker drew a heavy sigh"
- "Band On The Run", Paul McCartney and Wings
49) "And talk is cheap when the story is good"
- "Take It On The Run", REO Speedwagon

50) "I never meant any harm to you"
- "Don't Stop", Fleetwood Mac
51) "Born and raised in South Detroit"
- "Don't Stop Believing", Journey
52) "Like a tiger, defying the laws of gravity"
- "Don't Stop Me Now", Queen
53) "Keep On With The Force"
- "Don't Stop 'Til You Get Enough", Michael Jackson

54) "The drunken politician leaps"
- "I Want You", Dylan
55) "Then someone picked you from the bunch"
- "I Want You Back", The Jackson Five
56) "It's driving me mad, it's driving me mad"
- "I Want You (She's So Heavy)", Beatles
57) "Put on a brand new shirt"
- "I Want You To Want Me", Cheap Trick

58) "But I'm not one of them, you know I'm not"
- "So Long", Abba
59) "So send me a salami, and try to smile somehow"
- "So Long, Mom", Tom Lehrer
60) "I said, warden, warden, warden"
- "Been Down So Long", The Doors
61) "All of the nights we’d harmonize till dawn"
- "So Long, Frank Lloyd Wright", Simon & Garfunkel

 
At 7/13/09, 8:51 PM, Blogger Elie said...

62) "Dancing to the rhythm in our heart and soul"
- "Saturday Night", Bay City Rollers
63) "A cat named Frankenstein"
- "Another Saturday Night", Sam Cooke
64) "And I know that motor wagon is ready to fly"
- "Almost Saturday Night", John Fogerty
65) "But put a man six feet in a hole"
- "Saturday Night Special", Lynyrd Skynyrd
66) "A handful of grease in her hair"
- "Saturday Night's Alright (For Fighting)", Elton John

67) "And yesterday I saw you kissing tiny flowers"
- "That's the Way", Led Zeppelin
68) "Ah-huh Ah-huh"
- "That's the Way (I Like It)", KC and the Sunshine Band
69) "Hearts of fire creates love desire"
- "That's The Way Of The World", Earth, Wind & Fire
70) "My mother reads her magazines"
- "That's The Way I Always Heard It Should Be", Carly Simon
71) "I've overcome the blow"
- "Operator (That's Not the Way It Feels)", Jim Croce

72) "I was playin' around, feeling down, hittin' the beer"
- "I Love You", Climax Blues Band
73) "Treasure these few words 'till we're together"
- "PS, I Love You", Beatles
74) "Sidewalk crouches at her feet"
- "Hello I Love You", The Doors
75) "I hold my pillow to my head"
- "I Think I Love You", The Partridge Family
76) "When it feels like sorrow is your only friend"
- "Just Remember I Love You", Firefall
77) "Moon appears to shine and light the sky"
- "Baby, I Love Your Way", Peter Frampton
78) "No first of spring, no song to sing"
- "I Just Called To Say I Love You", Stevie Wonder
79) "Ease my troubles, that's what you do"
- "Have I Told You Lately That I Love You?", Various
80) "The words just came out wrong"
- "I'll Have To Say I Love You In A Song", Jim Croce

 
At 7/15/09, 10:35 PM, Blogger Yitzchak Goodman said...

My bonus alternate for 32 was "Do it any way you wanna" by People's Choice. The title is also the complete lyrics, but that doesn't quite convey how repetitious the "song" is.

 

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