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Monday, May 24, 2010

Musical Monday #142

Welcome to the 142nd edition of Musical Monday, the weekly quiz that Soccer Dad and I alternate hosting. This week and next, to mark the third anniversary of Musical Monday, we'll be presenting a special, jointly-developed edition. For today, the challenge is as usual to identify the title and artist of each song quote below, as well as the common theme of the entire set of songs. And while there's a single theme this week, the two groups of songs (1-39 and 40-66) are also distinct from one another in a significant way. Extra credit to the first one who identifies that difference! (And apologies for any that may be incorrectly categorized.)

1) "So why on earth should I moan?"
2) "But his lies can't disguise what you fear"
3) "But you won't need to read between the lines"
4) "A sacred why, a mystery gaping inside"
5) "Hundred thousand changes, everything's the same"
6) "But every now and then I feel so insecure"
7) "Now it's 'us', now it's 'we'"
8) "I've been kicked around since I was born"
9) "Their lips are lying only real is real"
10) "A million lights are dancing and there you are, a shooting star"
11) "Mister Charles Darwin had the gall to ask"
12) "Burns like a red coal carpet"
13) "No one could look as good as you"
14) "Just because my composure sort of slips"
15) "One day soon, I'm gonna tell the moon"
16) "Can it be that it was all so simple then"
17) "Could it be finally I'm turnin' for home?"
18) "It's a fact, we got a first rate act"
19) "It's certainly a thrill"
20) "Or the mountain should crumble to the sea"
21) "I just might have a problem that you'll understand"
22) "The devil take your stereo, and your record collection"
23) "Take my arms, I'll never use them"
24) "And the soul afraid of dying, that never learns to live"
25) "Just one look and I can hear a bell ring"
26) "And then you'll want the love you threw away before"
27) "Treasure these few words"
28) "A friend who taught me right from wrong"
29) "But you've got dreams he'll never take away"
30) "Light up the sky like a flame"
31) "'Cause we, could be happy, can't you see?"
32) "Where the unicorn's the last one at the water hole"
33) "I'll be where the eagle's flying higher and higher"
34) "We stare just a little too long"
35) "If you're seeing things running through your head"
36) "Every one of us has all we need"
37) "Plastic tubes and pots and pans"
38) "Don`t show me faded photographs, just tell it from the heart"
39) "Worlds collide and hearts will be broken"

40) "Send her back to me, cause everyone can see"
41) "My train is going, I see it in your eyes"
42) "I can't stand the beats, I'm asking for the cheque"
43) "Tomorrow's a day of mine that you won't be in"
44) "There's a healing in those guitars, and a spirit in the song"
45) "I'm not gonna stand here and wait"
46) "If the Bible tells you so?"
47) "I believe to my soul now, po' Bob is sinkin' down"
48) "And that cigarette haze has ecology beat"
49) "Starring in our old late, late show"
50) "Jackie, hey what you doing now"
51) "Don't believe the church and state"
52) "He makes his livin' off of the people's taxes"
53) "We were just young and restless and bored"
54) "After my picture fades and darkness has turned to gray"
55) "I'm sitting here waitin' the gun still warm"
56) "More than some pretty face beside a train"
57) "There's a place for us, you know the movie song"
58) "Paintin' walls and sippin' wine, sleepin' on the floor"
59) "So put away your make up"
60) "From out of the East a stranger came"
61) "I tried to laugh about it, hiding the tears in my eyes"
62) "I know I'm gonna love you any old way"
63) "May good fortune be with you"
64) "Yeah, my blood's so mad feels like coagulatin'"
65) "People need some reason to believe"
66) "You'll say, we've got nothing in common"

Good luck, enjoy, and thanks for your support these past three years!

40 Comments:

At 5/25/10, 9:22 AM, Anonymous Clayton said...

1 - A Hard Day's Night - The Beatles
6 - Help! - The Beatles
9 - Grease - Frankie Valli
11 - Man on the Moon - R.E.M.
24 - The Rose - Bette Midler

48 - Better Off Dead - Elton John
52 - Take the Money and Run - Steve Miller
53 - Night Moves - Bob Seger
55 - Twilight Zone - Golden Earring
57 - Romeo and Juliet - Dire Straits

 
At 5/25/10, 10:31 AM, Blogger SJ said...

20. Stand by Me
21. Lean on Me
23. All of Me – Billie Holiday, Frank Sinatra, etc.
25. Mamma Mia – ABBA
31. That Thing You Do – The Wonders
56. Superman - Five For Fighting
66. Breakfast at Tiffany’s – Deep Blue Something

 
At 5/25/10, 10:53 AM, Blogger trn said...

19) Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Heart's Club Band, The Beatles
30) Fame, Irene Cara

46) American Pie, Don McLean
64) Eve of Destruction, Barry McGuire

Anyone want to catch a flick?

 
At 5/25/10, 10:55 AM, Blogger Yitzchak Goodman said...

19. Sergeant Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band--Beatles
36. Yellow Submarine--Beatles
46. American Pie--Don McClean
47. Crossroads Blues--Robert Johnson, Cream
52. Take the money and run--Steve Miller
59. Roxanne--Police

 
At 5/25/10, 10:56 AM, Blogger Yitzchak Goodman said...

Lean on Me is by Bill Withers

 
At 5/25/10, 10:59 AM, Blogger Yitzchak Goodman said...

Stand by Me was by Ben E King?

 
At 5/25/10, 11:27 AM, Blogger trn said...

34) Something to Talk About, Bonnie Raitt

 
At 5/25/10, 11:32 AM, Blogger trn said...

Stand by Me was by Ben E King?

Yes.

 
At 5/25/10, 11:33 AM, Blogger SJ said...

26. One Fine Day

 
At 5/25/10, 12:13 PM, Blogger benjie said...

36 - yellow submarine (forgot the artist)

60 = liberty vallance - gene pitney

 
At 5/25/10, 12:28 PM, Anonymous Clayton said...

It appears that so far, every title identified has also been the title of a movie, and the songs in the first group are the theme songs of those movies.

 
At 5/25/10, 12:38 PM, Blogger Gail said...

2. Goldfinger - Shirley ______ (this came up in a previous MM, but I don't recall her last name)
4. A View to a Kill - Duran, Duran
7. Ben - Michael Jackson

 
At 5/25/10, 12:41 PM, Anonymous Clayton said...

Ah, I just noticed trn caught it first. Nice job! :)

 
At 5/25/10, 12:43 PM, Blogger Gail said...

28. To Sir With Love - Lulu

 
At 5/25/10, 12:50 PM, Anonymous Clayton said...

33 - St. Elmo's Fire (Man in Motion) - John Parr?

Goldfinger is by Shirley Bassey.

 
At 5/25/10, 12:56 PM, Blogger LEL said...

1.A Hard Day's Night-The Beatles
6.Help-The Beatles
16.The Way We Were-Barbra Streisand
18.The Main Event-Barbra Streisand
19.Sgt.Peppers Lonely Hearts Club Band-The Beatles
20.Stand By Me-Ben E.King
24.The Rose-Bette Midler
27.P.S. I Love You
28.To Sir With Love-Lulu
40.Misery-The Beatles
52.The Joker-Steve Miller
62.Baby it's You-The Beatles

 
At 5/25/10, 1:26 PM, Anonymous Clayton said...

49 - Key Largo - Bertie... Higgins? I'm not sure of the last name.

 
At 5/25/10, 1:56 PM, Blogger Yitzchak Goodman said...

Goldfinger - Shirley ______ (this came up in a previous MM, but I don't recall her last name)

Bassey?

 
At 5/25/10, 2:01 PM, Blogger Gail said...

8. Staying Alive - The BeeGees

 
At 5/25/10, 2:03 PM, Blogger Gail said...

17. You Light Up My Life - Debby Boone

 
At 5/25/10, 3:59 PM, Anonymous ral315 said...

33 is John Parr. 49 is Bertie Higgins.

I think 52 is actually Take the Money and Run, not The Joker.

65) Runnin' on Empty, Jackson Browne

 
At 5/25/10, 5:11 PM, Blogger LEL said...

52.Take the Money and Run-Steve Miller

 
At 5/25/10, 5:13 PM, Blogger LEL said...

13.Pretty Woman-Roy Orbison, Van Halen

 
At 5/25/10, 5:17 PM, Blogger LEL said...

36.Yellow Submarine-The Beatles

 
At 5/25/10, 6:13 PM, Blogger LEL said...

59.Roxanne-The Police

 
At 5/25/10, 10:26 PM, Anonymous Clayton said...

63 - Forever Young - Rod Stewart

 
At 5/26/10, 12:19 PM, Anonymous Clayton said...

29 - 9 to 5 - Dolly Parton

 
At 5/26/10, 4:17 PM, Blogger trn said...

Thanks to a hint from Soccer Dad:

50) Nightshift

 
At 5/27/10, 1:02 AM, Anonymous Clayton said...

Wow - a lot of clues and a lot of guesses. Here's what we've got so far:

1) A Hard Day's Night - The Beatles
2) Goldfinger - Shirley Bassey
3) "But you won't need to read between the lines"
4) A View to a Kill - Duran Duran
5) "Hundred thousand changes, everything's the same"
6) Help! - The Beatles
7) Ben - Michael Jackson
8) Stayin' Alive - The Bee Gees
9) Grease - Frankie Valli
10) "A million lights are dancing and there you are, a shooting star"
11) Man on the Moon - R.E.M.
12) "Burns like a red coal carpet"
13) Pretty Woman - Roy Orbison, Van Halen
14) "Just because my composure sort of slips"
15) "One day soon, I'm gonna tell the moon"
16) The Way We Were - Barbra Streisand
17) You Light Up My Life - Debby Boone
18) The Main Event - Barbra Streisand
19) Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band - The Beatles
20) Stand By Me - Ben E. King
21) Lean on Me - Bill Withers
22) "The devil take your stereo, and your record collection"
23) All of Me - Billie Holiday, Frank Sinatra, etc.
24) The Rose - Bette Midler
25) Mamma Mia - ABBA
26) One Fine Day -
27) P.S. I Love You -
28) To Sir With Love - Lulu
29) 9 to 5 - Dolly Parton
30) Fame - Irene Cara
31) That Thing You Do - The Wonders
32) "Where the unicorn's the last one at the water hole"
33) St. Elmo's Fire (Man in Motion) - John Parr
34) Something to Talk About - Bonnie Raitt
35) "If you're seeing things running through your head"
36) Yellow Submarine - The Beatles
37) "Plastic tubes and pots and pans"
38) "Don`t show me faded photographs, just tell it from the heart"
39) "Worlds collide and hearts will be broken"

40) Misery - The Beatles
41) "My train is going, I see it in your eyes"
42) "I can't stand the beats, I'm asking for the cheque"
43) "Tomorrow's a day of mine that you won't be in"
44) "There's a healing in those guitars, and a spirit in the song"
45) "I'm not gonna stand here and wait"
46) American Pie - Don McLean
47) Crossroads - Robert Johnson, Cream
48) Better Off Dead - Elton John
49) Key Largo - Bertie Higgins
50) Nightshift -
51) "Don't believe the church and state"
52) Take the Money and Run - Steve Miller
53) Night Moves - Bob Seger
54) "After my picture fades and darkness has turned to gray"
55) Twilight Zone - Golden Earring
56) Superman - Five for Fighting
57) Romeo and Juliet - Dire Straits
58) "Paintin' walls and sippin' wine, sleepin' on the floor"
59) Roxanne - The Police
60) The Man Who Shot Liberty Valance - Gene Pitney
61) "I tried to laugh about it, hiding the tears in my eyes"
62) Baby It's You - The Beatles
63) Forever Young - Rod Stewart
64) Eve of Destruction - Barry McGuire
65) Running on Empty - Jackson Browne
66) Breakfast At Tiffany's - Deep Blue Something

 
At 5/27/10, 11:26 AM, Blogger Yitzchak Goodman said...

About 27: There is a Beatle song called "P. S., I love you."
About 62: Why don't I remember a Beatle song called "Baby, it's you"?

 
At 5/27/10, 1:04 PM, Blogger Soccer Dad said...

Baby It's You, I think is a King/Goffin song. No it isn't; It's Bachrach/David

http://oldies.about.com/od/thebeatlessongs/a/babyitsyou.htm

 
At 5/27/10, 1:14 PM, Anonymous Clayton said...

3 - For Your Eyes Only - Sheena Easton

 
At 5/27/10, 6:59 PM, Anonymous Clayton said...

10 - Xanadu - Olivia Newton-John & ELO

 
At 5/28/10, 1:16 PM, Anonymous Clayton said...

35 - Ghostbusters - Ray Parker Jr.

 
At 5/30/10, 4:45 AM, Blogger Yitzchak Goodman said...

Are any Elvis films included? Viva Las Vegas? Jailhouse Rock? Love me tender?

What about Rockumentaries? Let it Be? Sympathy for the Devil? The Kids are Alright?

Is there something about the theme which excludes these?

 
At 5/31/10, 2:01 PM, Blogger trn said...

As per my comment regarding M39 over at Soccer Dad's:

37) Weird Science

 
At 5/31/10, 3:53 PM, Anonymous Clayton said...

12 - Gimme Shelter - The Rolling Stones
15 - The Crying Game - Boy George
41 - Babe - Styx

Nice job on the linked themes!

 
At 5/31/10, 4:32 PM, Anonymous Clayton said...

Thanks to trn's ID of M52 over in MM #143:

44 - The Doctor - The Doobie Brothers

 
At 5/31/10, 5:02 PM, Anonymous Clayton said...

Thanks to Laura's IDs of M31 and M23, respectively:

43 - Vacation - The Go-Go's
54 - Time After Time - Cyndi Lauper

 
At 6/28/10, 8:09 PM, Blogger Elie said...

Thanks for playing, Clayton, SJ, TRN, Yitzchak, Benjie, Gail, Laura, and ral35, and thanks again to Soccer Dad for collaborating on this special two part, third anniversary theme! Solutions to were already posted in Soccer Dad's follwing edition, MM #145.

 

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