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Monday, March 01, 2010

Musical Monday #132

Welcome to the 132nd 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.

Today's edition has four song groups separated by spaces: 1-8, 9-21, 22-26, and 27-36. These represent four entirely distinct sub-themes, which when combined form the overall theme.

Recall that in past years, the MM's that fell around Purim were special in some way. But Purim is over, isn't it? :-)

1) "You can burn my house, steal my car"
2) "I want a short haired girl who sometimes wears it twice as long"
3) "In the middle of the tall drinks and the drama"
4) "Girl, to be with you is my fav'rite thing, uh huh"
5) "Our love got fractured in the echo and sway"
6) "Empty as a pocket with nothing to lose"
7) "He was lyin’ on the ground, a bits and pieces all around"
8) "Before you abuse, criticize and accuse"

9) "Lay me on the ground, fly me in the sky"
10) "And lookin' in the mirror there were fools at either hand"
11) "Well you wore out your welcome with random precision"
12) "My friend the young magician had forbidden me to cry"
13) "Take the chip off of my shoulder, smooth out all the lines"
14) "Loneliness is a cloak you wear"
15) "Oh my dear, now this ship's too hard to steer"
16) "Surely not to live in pain and fear"
17) "Brothers and sisters in every little part"
18) " Hold together, in the worst conditions"
19) "Without that attention, a woman feels undone"
20) "January, February, June or July"
21) "We're in or out of the money"

22) "She'd hold me close and kiss me but her heart was full of lies"
23) "He was a credit to his gender"
24) "The silver in your pocket ain't no measure of a man"
25) "To him you were nothin' but a little plaything"
26) "His wife would cook his meal, as he would change the wheel"

27) "I know who left those smokes behind"
28) "You come and ask me, girl, to set you free, girl"
29) "I get so mean, around this scene"
30) "When he showed up Saturday, I said 'Bye bye baby!'"
31) "Why can't he see, how blind can he be?"
32) "There isn't an ocean too deep"
33) "He was greyhound-bound, but I'm still waiting here"
34) "Thick wavy hair, a little too long"
35) "He drives woman wild, then he drives off in a Mercedes Benz"
36) "And don't take my pictures off a' the wall"

Good luck and enjoy!

23 Comments:

At 3/1/10, 5:28 PM, Blogger Soccer Dad said...

1) Blue Suede Shoes - Carl Perkins et al. (I think)
23) Poor, poor pitiful me - the Linda Ronstadt version
27) Him - Rupert Holmes (I think)

 
At 3/1/10, 5:30 PM, Blogger SJ said...

20) Shine on Harvest Moon
21) Come Rain or Come Shine
25) The Poor Side of Town
32) I Will Follow Him

My guess as to the theme: the first group has "shoe" in the title, the second group "shine," the third "poor," and the last "him" -- happy Shushan Purim!

 
At 3/1/10, 5:33 PM, Blogger Soccer Dad said...

Very clever Elie! Well done SJ.

 
At 3/1/10, 5:45 PM, Blogger trn said...

Very clever!

 
At 3/1/10, 5:47 PM, Anonymous Clayton said...

6 - Diamonds on the Soles of Her Shoes - Paul Simon
10 - Shine a Little Love - ELO
11 - Shine On You Crazy Diamond - Pink Floyd
35 - Don't Let Him Go - REO Speedwagon

 
At 3/1/10, 5:58 PM, Anonymous Clayton said...

16 - Instant Karma! - John Lennon ("we all shine on...")

 
At 3/1/10, 6:15 PM, Anonymous Clayton said...

3 - Those Shoes - Eagles

 
At 3/1/10, 6:30 PM, Blogger Yitzchak Goodman said...

2. "Old Brown Shoe," I think it's called. A Beatle song by George.

 
At 3/1/10, 9:24 PM, Blogger Elie said...

Boy, that was fast! I thought it would take a *little* while for the theme to emerge... like maybe a half hour?

Anyway, keep up the good work! Meanwhile, the solutions for my two previous MMs (128 and 130) are now up.

 
At 3/1/10, 10:57 PM, Blogger Soccer Dad said...

Doesn't Midnight Special by CCR/John Fogerty have the line "shine its light on me?"

 
At 3/1/10, 11:09 PM, Blogger LEL said...

16.Instant Karma-John Lennon
29.Is she really going out with him-Joe Jackson

 
At 3/2/10, 12:11 AM, Anonymous Clayton said...

4 - Boogie Shoes - KC and the Sunshine Band

 
At 3/2/10, 12:16 AM, Blogger LEL said...

23.Poor Poor Pitiful Me-Linda Ronstadt

 
At 3/2/10, 10:41 PM, Blogger Yitzchak Goodman said...

A bonus, one song: "don't worry 'bout the shirt-shine . . . I've sold my steel-toed shoes . . . I have made him see the light . . ."

 
At 3/3/10, 10:24 PM, Anonymous Clayton said...

Let's see, we currently have:

1) Blue Suede Shoes - Carl Perkins, et al.
2) Old Brown Shoe - The Beatles
3) Those Shoes - The Eagles
4) Boogie Shoes - KC and the Sunshine Band
5) "Our love got fractured in the echo and sway"
6) Diamonds on the Soles of Her Shoes - Paul Simon
7) "He was lyin’ on the ground, a bits and pieces all around"
8) "Before you abuse, criticize and accuse"

9) "Lay me on the ground, fly me in the sky"
10) Shine a Little Love - ELO
11) Shine On You Crazy Diamond - Pink Floyd
12) "My friend the young magician had forbidden me to cry"
13) "Take the chip off of my shoulder, smooth out all the lines"
14) "Loneliness is a cloak you wear"
15) "Oh my dear, now this ship's too hard to steer"
16) Instant Karma! - John Lennon
17) "Brothers and sisters in every little part"
18) " Hold together, in the worst conditions"
19) "Without that attention, a woman feels undone"
20) Shine On Harvest Moon - (or is it "Shine On Harvey Bloom" by Allan Sherman? :)
21) Come Rain or Come Shine -

22) "She'd hold me close and kiss me but her heart was full of lies"
23) Poor, Poor Pitiful Me - Linda Ronstadt
24) "The silver in your pocket ain't no measure of a man"
25) The Poor Side of Town -
26) "His wife would cook his meal, as he would change the wheel"

27) Him - Rupert Holmes
28) "You come and ask me, girl, to set you free, girl"
29) Is She Really Going Out With Him? - Joe Jackson
30) "When he showed up Saturday, I said 'Bye bye baby!'"
31) "Why can't he see, how blind can he be?"
32) I Will Follow Him
33) "He was greyhound-bound, but I'm still waiting here"
34) "Thick wavy hair, a little too long"
35) Don't Let Him Go - REO Speedwagon
36) "And don't take my pictures off a' the wall"

Bonus:
B1) "don't worry 'bout the shirt-shine . . . I've sold my steel-toed shoes . . . I have made him see the light . . ."

 
At 3/4/10, 12:27 AM, Blogger Yitzchak Goodman said...

8. Continues "You should walk a mile in his shoes," or "Find out what it's like to wear those shoes" or something like that?

 
At 3/4/10, 12:31 AM, Blogger Yitzchak Goodman said...

Is "Shinin' On" by Grand Funk Railroad in the second group?

 
At 3/4/10, 4:24 AM, Anonymous joella@israel said...

lol, guys, pay your attention- read the names of the songs as the story and you will get pretty funny sipur here)))

 
At 4/4/10, 11:42 AM, Blogger trn said...

In the Philadelphia Freedom song, the phrase "shine the light" is repeated often. Is it included in the second group?

Also, there's This Little Light of Mine, which continues with "I'm going to let it shine." Maybe it's 17?

 
At 6/28/10, 7:58 PM, Blogger Elie said...

Thanks, Soccer Dad, SJ, TRN, Clayton, Yitzchak, Laura, and Joella! Glad you had fun with this one, and special kudos to SJ for being the first to articulate the theme - Shoe-Shine-Poor-Him. Like all puns, the proper response is not a grin but a groan!

 
At 6/28/10, 7:58 PM, Blogger Elie said...

Solutions as follows:

1) "You can burn my house, steal my car"
- "Blue Suede Shoes", Carl Perkins, Elvis Presley
2) "I want a short haired girl who sometimes wears it twice as long"
- "Old Brown Shoe", The Beatles
3) "In the middle of the tall drinks and the drama"
- "Those Shoes", Eagles
4) "Girl, to be with you is my fav'rite thing, uh huh"
- "Boogie Shoes", KC & The Sunshine Band
5) "Our love got fractured in the echo and sway"
- "(The Angels Wanna Wear My) Red Shoes", Elvis Costello
6) "Empty as a pocket with nothing to lose"
- "Diamonds On The Soles Of Her Shoes", Paul Simon
7) "He was lyin’ on the ground, a bits and pieces all around"
- "Put On Your Dancing Shoes", Cliff Richard
8) "Before you abuse, criticize and accuse"
- "Walk A Mile In My Shoes", Elvis Presley

9) "Lay me on the ground, fly me in the sky"
- "Shine", Collective Soul
10) "And lookin' in the mirror there were fools at either hand"
- "Shine A Little Love", ELO
11) "Well you wore out your welcome with random precision"
- "Shine On You Crazy Diamond", Pink Floyd
12) "My friend the young magician had forbidden me to cry"
- "Shine On Silver Sun", The Strawbs
13) "Take the chip off of my shoulder, smooth out all the lines"
- "Till It Shines", Bob Seger
14) "Loneliness is a cloak you wear"
- "The Sun Ain't Gonna Shine (Anymore)", The Walker Brothers
15) "Oh my dear, now this ship's too hard to steer"
- "Shine On Through", Elton John
16) "Surely not to live in pain and fear"
- "Instant Karma (We All Shine On)", John Lennon
17) "Brothers and sisters in every little part"
- "Love Shine a Light", Katrina and the Waves
18) " Hold together, in the worst conditions"
- "After The Love Has Lost its Shine", Regina Belle
19) "Without that attention, a woman feels undone"
- "Let It Shine", Olivia Newton John
20) "January, February, June or July"
- "Shine On Harvest Moon", Various
21) "We're in or out of the money"
- "Come Rain or Come Shine", Various

 
At 6/28/10, 7:58 PM, Blogger Elie said...

22) "She'd hold me close and kiss me but her heart was full of lies"
- "Poor Little Fool", Ricky Nelson
23) "He was a credit to his gender"
- "Poor Poor Pitiful Me", Linda Ronstadt
24) "The silver in your pocket ain't no measure of a man"
- "Poor Man's Son", Survivor
25) "To him you were nothin' but a little plaything"
- "Poor Side Of Town", Johnny Rivers
26) "His wife would cook his meal, as he would change the wheel"
- "Poor Tom", Led Zeppelin

27) "I know who left those smokes behind"
- "Him", Rupert Holmes
28) "You come and ask me, girl, to set you free, girl"
- "Anna (Go to Him)", The Beatles
29) "I get so mean, around this scene"
- "Is She Really Going Out With Him?", Joe Jackson
30) "When he showed up Saturday, I said 'Bye bye baby!'"
- "I Met Him On A Sunday", The Shirelles
31) "Why can't he see, how blind can he be?"
- "To Know Him Is To Love Him", The Teddy Bears
32) "There isn't an ocean too deep"
- "I Will Follow Him", Little Peggy March
33) "He was greyhound-bound, but I'm still waiting here"
- "Last Time I Saw Him", Diana Ross
34) "Thick wavy hair, a little too long"
- "Give Him a Great Big Kiss", The Shangri-Las
35) "He drives woman wild, then he drives off in a Mercedes Benz"
- "Don't Let Him Go", REO Speedwagon
36) "And don't take my pictures off a' the wall"
- "Don't Let Him Steal Your Heart Away", Phil Collins

 
At 6/30/10, 10:10 PM, Blogger Yitzchak Goodman said...

The answer to my bonus:

"don't worry 'bout the shirt-shine . . . I've sold my steel-toed shoes . . . I have made him see the light . . ."--"Honaloochie Boogie" by Mott the Hoople

 

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