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Monday, March 15, 2010

Musical Monday #134

Welcome to the 134th 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 division this week consists of two groups of songs as well as two individual songs each in their own "group". This arrangement is significant, as is the order of the sets and number of songs in each, as will become clear once the theme is fully solved.

1) "There is no one compares with you"
2) "Freeze all your expressions into words"
3) "Play in sports and skin dive"
4) "All I want for you to do is take my body home"
5) "It's all been a pack of lies"
6) "But you could've said it better"
7) "Like a lover's voice fires the mountainside"
8) "Desert rose, dreamed I saw a desert rose"
9) "Nothing grows and life ain't very pretty"
10) "Do my crying and my sighing, laugh at yesterday"
11) "And his hunger burns, so he starts to roam the streets at night"
12) "When there's no one else around, I'm gonna take you girl and hold you"
13) "Three lullabies in an ancient tongue"
14) "Life's for living, yeah, that's our philosophy"
15) "You won't find a thing to chew"
16) "And the grand facade, so soon will burn"
17) "Don't you know that I'll always be true?"
18) "I'm looking for a woman, but the girl don't come"
19) "But nothin' is real, and no one can feel like you"

20) "Near the village, the peaceful village"

21) "Broken ice still melts in the sun"
22) "I'm home, I'm out of my work clothes"
23) "You can't come back and think you are still mine"
24) "Light a candle, lay flowers at the door"
25) "You left me cold and I'm standin' here freezin"
26) "I've pulled the trigger right at you on billboards and movie screens"
27) "Before the sun is just a bright spot in the nighttime"
28) "Sometimes I feel like I am drunk behind the wheel"
29) "And a train that's passin' my way helps the rhythm move along"
30) "You got your high-heeled sneakers on, slip-in mules"

31) "The all-night watchmen have had their fun"

Good luck and enjoy!

21 Comments:

At 3/15/10, 1:22 PM, Blogger Soccer Dad said...

2) Different Light - the Bangles
5) In the air tonight - Phil Collins
9) In the City- The Eagles, Joe Walsh (?)
20) The lion sleeps tonight - The Tokens, Robert John

 
At 3/15/10, 1:24 PM, Anonymous Clayton said...

4 - In My Time of Dying - Led Zeppelin
6 - In Your Letter - REO Speedwagon
7 - In a Big Country - Big Country
11 - In the Ghetto - Elvis
16 - In Your Eyes - Peter Gabriel

21 - Out of Touch - Hall & Oates
29 - Out on the Tiles - Led Zeppelin

 
At 3/15/10, 1:35 PM, Blogger trn said...

1) In My Life, John Lennon

 
At 3/15/10, 1:42 PM, Anonymous Clayton said...

Oooooh, I think I've got it.

31 is a Genesis song, right?

 
At 3/15/10, 1:42 PM, Blogger Soccer Dad said...

So then 2) is (I see you) In a different light.

And I think I just figured out 31)

The lamb lies down on Broadway by Genesis.

Very clever.

 
At 3/15/10, 1:55 PM, Blogger trn said...

March comes in like a lion and out like a lamb.

March has 31 days, the first 20 of which belong to the end of winter while the remaining 11 belong to the beginning of spring.

 
At 3/15/10, 2:02 PM, Blogger Soccer Dad said...

12) In the midnight hour - Wilson Pickett

 
At 3/15/10, 2:16 PM, Anonymous Clayton said...

14 - In the Summertime - Mungo Jerry

 
At 3/15/10, 6:28 PM, Blogger Yitzchak Goodman said...

27 is by Three Dog Night. I want to say it is called "Out in the Country," but I could be wrong.

 
At 3/15/10, 8:48 PM, Blogger LEL said...

8.In God's Country-U2
12.The Midnight Hour-
20.The Lion Sleeps Tonight-
22.Out in the Street-Bruce Springsteen

 
At 3/15/10, 8:49 PM, Blogger LEL said...

1.In My Life-The Beatles

 
At 3/15/10, 11:50 PM, Blogger Yitzchak Goodman said...

"In my time of dying" was also done by Bob Dylan. And Dylan and Zeppelin were probably both inspired by the Blind Willie Johnson version.

 
At 3/16/10, 1:52 AM, Anonymous Clayton said...

15 - In the Year 2525 - Zager & Evans

 
At 3/16/10, 11:03 AM, Blogger Soccer Dad said...

Is 10)
In your wildest dreams by the Moody Blues?

Are Out of my head by Little Anthony and the Imperials (maybe it's Going out of my head) or Out of the Blue by Neil Young (though that might be My my Hey Hey.) included?

 
At 3/16/10, 11:16 AM, Blogger Soccer Dad said...

Whoops, 10) is
In My Room by the Beach Boys

So is "In your wildest dreams" out there?

 
At 3/16/10, 11:22 AM, Blogger Yitzchak Goodman said...

"Out of Time" by the Rolling Stones and "Out in the Street" by the Who would also fit the theme.

 
At 3/16/10, 2:06 PM, Blogger Soccer Dad said...

Would the meter and tone of 23 fit "Out of time?" Or is the title "You're out of time?"

 
At 3/19/10, 12:26 AM, Anonymous Clayton said...

Running a bit late, but let's see what we have:

1) In My Life - The Beatles
2) In a Different Light - The Bangles
3) "Play in sports and skin dive"
4) In My Time of Dying - Led Zeppelin, Bob Dylan, Blind Willie Johnson
5) In the Air Tonight - Phil Collins
6) In Your Letter - REO Speedwagon
7) In a Big Country - Big Country
8) In God's Country - U2
9) In the City - Joe Walsh, The Eagles
10) In My Room - The Beach Boys
11) In the Ghetto - Elvis
12) In the Midnight Hour - Wilson Pickett
13) "Three lullabies in an ancient tongue"
14) In the Summertime - Mungo Jerry
15) In the Year 2525 - Zager & Evans
16) In Your Eyes - Peter Gabriel
17) "Don't you know that I'll always be true?"
18) "I'm looking for a woman, but the girl don't come"
19) "But nothin' is real, and no one can feel like you"

20) The Lion Sleeps Tonight - The Tokens, Robert John

21) Out of Touch - Hall & Oates
22) Out in the Street - Bruce Springsteen
23) "You can't come back and think you are still mine"
24) "Light a candle, lay flowers at the door"
25) "You left me cold and I'm standin' here freezin"
26) "I've pulled the trigger right at you on billboards and movie screens"
27) Out in the Country - Three Dog Night
28) "Sometimes I feel like I am drunk behind the wheel"
29) Out on the Tiles - Led Zeppelin
30) "You got your high-heeled sneakers on, slip-in mules"

31) The Lamb Lies Down on Broadway - Genesis

 
At 3/20/10, 11:51 PM, Blogger Yitzchak Goodman said...

17. Wow, nobody got this. In-a-gadda-da-vida by Iron Butterfly.

30. Might be called "Out of sight." By James Brown and also recorded by Them (Van Morrison).

 
At 4/4/10, 12:31 PM, Blogger trn said...

March sure had a lot of ruach this year. What a clever and well-constructed theme this was!

 
At 6/28/10, 7:53 PM, Blogger Elie said...

Thanks, Soccer Dad, Clayton, TRN, Yitzchak, and Laura! The four sub-topics were songs with "In", "Lion", "Out", and "Lamb" respectively, alluding to the folkism, "March goes like a lion and out like a lamb" - appropitae for my last MM of that month. TRN also caught the fact that the number of songs in each group lined up with the number of winter/spring days in the month. Nice job!

Solutions as follows:

1) "There is no one compares with you"
- "In My Life", Beatles
2) "Freeze all your expressions into words"
- "In A Different Light", The Bangles
3) "Play in sports and skin dive"
- "In The Navy", The Village People
4) "All I want for you to do is take my body home"
- "In My Time Of Dying", Led Zeppelin
5) "It's all been a pack of lies"
- "In The Air Tonight", Genesis
6) "But you could've said it better"
- "In Your Letter", REO Speedwagon
7) "Like a lover's voice fires the mountainside"
- "In A Big Country", Big Country
8) "Desert rose, dreamed I saw a desert rose"
- "In God's Country", U2
9) "Nothing grows and life ain't very pretty"
- "In The City", Joe Walsh
10) "Do my crying and my sighing, laugh at yesterday"
- "In My Room", The Beach Boys
11) "And his hunger burns, so he starts to roam the streets at night"
- "In The Ghetto", Elvis Presley
12) "When there's no one else around, I'm gonna take you girl and hold you"
- "In The Midnight Hour", Wilson Pickett
13) "Three lullabies in an ancient tongue"
- "In The Court Of The Crimson King", King Crimson
14) "Life's for living, yeah, that's our philosophy"
- "In The Summertime", Mungo Jerry
15) "You won't find a thing to chew"
- "In the Year 2525", Zager and Evans
16) "And the grand facade, so soon will burn"
- "In Your Eyes", Peter Gabriel
17) "Don't you know that I'll always be true?"
- "In-A-Gadda-Da-Vida", Iron Butterfly
18) "I'm looking for a woman, but the girl don't come"
- "In The Evening", Led Zeppelin
19) "But nothin' is real, and no one can feel like you"
- "In the Heat of the Night", Pat Benatar

20) "Near the village, the peaceful village"
- "The Lion Sleeps Tonight", The Tokens

21) "Broken ice still melts in the sun"
- "Out of Touch", Hall and Oates
22) "I'm home, I'm out of my work clothes"
- "Out in the Street", Bruce Springsteen
23) "You can't come back and think you are still mine"
- "Out Of Time", The Rolling Stones
24) "Light a candle, lay flowers at the door"
- "Out Of My Mind", Duran Duran
25) "You left me cold and I'm standin' here freezin"
- "Out Of Season", REO Speedwagon
26) "I've pulled the trigger right at you on billboards and movie screens"
- "Out-A-Touch", Pat Benatar
27) "Before the sun is just a bright spot in the nighttime"
- "Out In The Country", Three Dog Night
28) "Sometimes I feel like I am drunk behind the wheel"
- "Out of My Head", Fastball
29) "And a train that's passin' my way helps the rhythm move along"
- "Out On The Tiles", Led Zeppelin
30) "You got your high-heeled sneakers on, slip-in mules"
- "Out Of Sight", James Brown

31) "The all-night watchmen have had their fun"
- "The Lamb Lies Down On Broadway", Genesis

 

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