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Monday, June 21, 2010

Musical Monday #146

Welcome to the 146th 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 songs are broken into three sub-themes, 1-18, 19-28, and 29-31. Each sub-theme contributes to the overall theme; or more exactly, the second and third sub-themes contribute to the first.

1) "And rest your head for just five minutes"
2) "Sister's sighing in her sleep"
3) "So when you need a little peace of mind, come on over boy, anytime"
4) "There's my chair, I put it there"
5) "And ghostly voices rose from the fields"
6) "How can she use, the things she use"
7) "I ain't been home to see my baby in ninety-nine and one half days"
8) "Why did you throw the Jack of Hearts away?"
9) "Well, I got one foot on the platform"
10) "Loneliness, the face of pilgrims eyes was known"
11) "Chase all the clouds from the sky"
12) "There's a silence here between us, I've never heard before"
13) "Hold tight, we're in for nasty weather"
14) "They studied under Attila the Hun"
15) "The chrome, the steel, the metal dream"
16) "Now we're spinning empty bottles"
17) "He's got a greasy hair, greasy smile"
18) "From the door comes Satan's daughter"

19) "No dark sarcasm in the classroom"
20) "Groove, let the madness in the music get to you"
21) "But he hesitates, then withdraws"
22) "She had hair like Jeannie Shipton back in 1965"
23) "Nobody's perfect, mister, nobody's clean"
24) "If I was walkin' in your shoes, I wouldn't worry none"
25) "I helped a young laddie called Ivan"
26) "Watch the greenbacks tumble"
27) "One more song for the radio station"
28) "Where I thought I heard Tiresias say"

29) "I found a Paradise that's trouble-proof"
30) "Come with me, and we shall run across the sky"
31) "I woke this morning found my hands were frozen"

Good luck and enjoy!

32 Comments:

At 6/21/10, 9:35 PM, Blogger Gail said...

1. Our House - CSN

 
At 6/21/10, 10:19 PM, Blogger Gail said...

29. On the Roof - Carole King, James Taylor

 
At 6/21/10, 10:31 PM, Anonymous ral315 said...

2) Our House, Madness
6) Brick House, Commodores
13) Burning Down the House, Talking Heads
19) Another Brick in the Wall, Pink Floyd

 
At 6/21/10, 11:39 PM, Blogger Soccer Dad said...

behind the WALLS of sleep - the smithereens

 
At 6/21/10, 11:41 PM, Blogger Soccer Dad said...

HOUSE of the rising sun - The animals

 
At 6/21/10, 11:43 PM, Anonymous Clayton said...

11 - House at Pooh Corner - Kenny Loggins

19 - Another Brick in the Wall (Pt. II) - Pink Floyd
28 - Castle Walls - Styx

The theme must be houses, and the parts they're made of.

 
At 6/21/10, 11:48 PM, Anonymous Clayton said...

17 - Pink Houses - John Cougar Mellencamp (or whatever the record company was calling him at the time :)

 
At 6/22/10, 12:02 AM, Blogger LEL said...

17.Little Pink Houses-John Mellencamp
19.Brick in the Wall-Pink Floyd

 
At 6/22/10, 12:07 AM, Anonymous Clayton said...

7 - Red House - Jimi Hendrix

 
At 6/22/10, 12:12 AM, Blogger Yitzchak Goodman said...

7. Red House - Jimi Hendrix
8. Hyacinth House - Doors
13. Bad Moon on the Rise? --CCR (Doesn't seem to fit the theme)
26. Wall Street Shuffle - 10cc

 
At 6/22/10, 12:35 AM, Blogger Yitzchak Goodman said...

For some reason 18 makes me start humming "Houses of the Holy" by Led Zeppelin, which is probably in there somewhere even if it isn't 18. Aren't Zeppelin songs only about Satan if you play them backwards?

 
At 6/22/10, 12:42 AM, Blogger Yitzchak Goodman said...

12 Stranger in the House - Elvis Costello? Not sure if I'm right.

 
At 6/22/10, 12:49 AM, Blogger Yitzchak Goodman said...

9, I think, is House of the Rising Sun. The Animals got it from Dylan and he recorded some other folkie's arrangement of it without permission, but I can't remember who.

 
At 6/22/10, 12:58 AM, Blogger Yitzchak Goodman said...

Is "Baby, let's play house" by Elvis in there?

 
At 6/22/10, 12:59 AM, Blogger Soccer Dad said...

20) Dancing on the ceiling - Lionel Ritchie (?)

 
At 6/22/10, 1:14 AM, Anonymous Clayton said...

Yitzchak: You're correct, #18 is Houses of the Holy.

 
At 6/22/10, 2:05 AM, Blogger Yitzchak Goodman said...

13 is actually "Burning down the house" by the Talking Heads, I think.

 
At 6/22/10, 8:54 AM, Blogger SJ said...

27. Bouncing Off the Walls - Sugarcult

 
At 6/22/10, 9:11 AM, Blogger Soccer Dad said...

Two songs I could think of would be "Looking out my back door" by CCR and "Back door man" by the Doors (and ... Yitz would know who did the original.)

 
At 6/22/10, 9:38 AM, Blogger Soccer Dad said...

Oh and how could I forget:
She came in through the bathroom window by some obscure British group in the 60's.

 
At 6/22/10, 11:47 AM, Blogger Yitzchak Goodman said...

and ... Yitz would know who did the original

Howlin' Wolf

 
At 6/22/10, 5:44 PM, Anonymous Clayton said...

24 - Flowers on the Wall - The Statler Brothers

 
At 6/23/10, 11:19 AM, Blogger Soccer Dad said...

Thanks Yitz.

SJ, the answer to 27 makes me wonder if that naughty song by Sheena Easton is included.

I'm also starting to wonder if it's just houses, walls and roofs but not other parts of a house like rooms and doors. (In my room by the Beach Boys doesn't appear to be here.)

 
At 6/24/10, 3:06 AM, Anonymous Clayton said...

So far, we have:

1) Our House - Crosby, Stills and Nash
2) Our House - Madness
3) "So when you need a little peace of mind, come on over boy, anytime"
4) "There's my chair, I put it there"
5) "And ghostly voices rose from the fields"
6) Brick House - The Commodores
7) Red House - Jimi Hendrix
8) Hyacinth House - The Doors
9) House of the Rising Sun - The Animals, Bob Dylan, "some other folkie" :)
10) "Loneliness, the face of pilgrims eyes was known"
11) House at Pooh Corner - Kenny Loggins
12) Stranger in the House - Elvis Costello
13) Burning Down the House - Talking Heads
14) "They studied under Attila the Hun"
15) "The chrome, the steel, the metal dream"
16) "Now we're spinning empty bottles"
17) Pink Houses - John Cougar Mellencamp
18) Houses of the Holy - Led Zeppelin

19) Another Brick in the Wall (Pt. II) - Pink Floyd
20) Dancing on the Ceiling - Lionel Richie
21) "But he hesitates, then withdraws"
22) "She had hair like Jeannie Shipton back in 1965"
23) "Nobody's perfect, mister, nobody's clean"
24) Flowers on the Wall - The Statler Brothers
25) "I helped a young laddie called Ivan"
26) Wall Street Shuffle - 10cc
27) Bouncing Off the Walls - Sugarcult
28) Castle Walls - Styx

29) Up On the Roof - Carole King, James Taylor
30) "Come with me, and we shall run across the sky"
31) "I woke this morning found my hands were frozen"

 
At 6/24/10, 1:48 PM, Anonymous Clayton said...

"the answer to 27 makes me wonder if that naughty song by Sheena Easton is included."

I thought of another rather rudely-titled song by the J. Geils Band that would also fit in the 2nd group, but it doesn't seem to be here either. :)

 
At 6/26/10, 10:22 PM, Blogger Elie said...

Good job so far, all! Here are a comments/hints on a few of the remaining ones:

10) Prog-rock song which appears in two parts on the album, separated by a different, better known song.

14) Theme to one of my favorite movies.

15-16) Two different songs with the same title, recorded almost 40 years apart.

20) Is not the song listed above - and as per Soccer Dad's surmise at 6/23/10 11:19 AM, that song would not fit the theme. However, it's by a somewhat similar artist and from a few years earlier.

21) Should be a gimme for Soccer Dad! :-)

22) Was guessed above (6/21/10 11:39 PM) but is not in the summary list.

23) "Newer" (i.e., early 90s) song by my favorite artist.

 
At 6/28/10, 12:29 PM, Blogger trn said...

14) Theme to one of my favorite movies.

Animal House?

 
At 6/28/10, 1:44 PM, Blogger Soccer Dad said...

21) If it's a "gimme for Soccer Dad" then it's probably Simon and Garfunkel.

How about "Poem on an underground WALL?"

 
At 6/28/10, 1:50 PM, Blogger Soccer Dad said...

Would 14 then be
Animal House by ?

 
At 6/28/10, 7:40 PM, Blogger Elie said...

Correct on both, TRN and Soccer Dad!

On a separate note I am working to post - extremely late but hopefully still somewhat better than never - solutions for the last several MMs. I'll hold off on this one another day or so.

 
At 7/1/10, 5:30 PM, Anonymous Clayton said...

23 - The Great Wall of China - Billy Joel

Elie, there's a gimme for you in #147 as well. :)

 
At 12/26/10, 8:25 PM, Blogger Elie said...

Thanks all! Extremely overdue solution to follow:

Theme: House=walls+roof

Songs:
1) "And rest your head for just five minutes" - "Our House", Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young
2) "Sister's sighing in her sleep" - "Our House", Madness
3) "So when you need a little peace of mind, come on over boy, anytime" - "In My House", The Mary Jane Girls
4) "There's my chair, I put it there" - "It's My House", Diana Ross
5) "And ghostly voices rose from the fields" - "My Father's House", Bruce Springsteen
6) "How can she use, the things she use" - "Brick House", The Commodores
7) "I ain't been home to see my baby in ninety-nine and one half days" - "Red House", Jimi Hendrix
8) "Why did you throw the Jack of Hearts away?" - "Hyacinth House", The Doors
9) "Well, I got one foot on the platform" - "The House Of The Rising Sun", The Animals
10) "Loneliness, the face of pilgrims eyes was known" - "House of Four Doors", Moody Blues
11) "Chase all the clouds from the sky" - "House at Pooh Corner", Kenny Loggins
12) "There's a silence here between us, I've never heard before" - "Stranger in My House", Ronnie Milsap, Elvis Costello
13) "Hold tight, we're in for nasty weather" - "Burning Down the House", Talking Heads
14) "They studied under Attila the Hun" - "Animal House", Stephen Bishop
15) "The chrome, the steel, the metal dream" - "White Houses", The Animals
16) "Now we're spinning empty bottles" - "White Houses", Vanessa Carlton
17) "He's got a greasy hair, greasy smile" - "Pink Houses", John Mellencamp
18) "From the door comes Satan's daughter" - "Houses Of The Holy", Led Zeppelin

19) "No dark sarcasm in the classroom" - "Another Brick In The Wall", Pink Floyd
20) "Groove, let the madness in the music get to you" - "Off The Wall", Michael Jackson
21) "But he hesitates, then withdraws" - "A Poem On The Underground Wall", Simon and Garfunkel
22) "She had hair like Jeannie Shipton back in 1965" - "Behind the Wall of Sleep", The Smithereens
23) "Nobody's perfect, mister, nobody's clean" - "The Great Wall Of China", Billy Joel
24) "If I was walkin' in your shoes, I wouldn't worry none" - "Flowers on The Wall", The Statler Brothers
25) "I helped a young laddie called Ivan" - "Over The Wall We Go", David Bowie
26) "Watch the greenbacks tumble" - "The Wall Street Shuffle", 10cc
27) "One more song for the radio station" - "Bouncing Off The Walls", Sugarcult
28) "Where I thought I heard Tiresias say" - "Castle Walls", Styx

29) "I found a Paradise that's trouble-proof" - "Up On The Roof", The Drifters, James Taylor
30) "Come with me, and we shall run across the sky" - "Up the Ladder to the Roof", The Supremes
31) "I woke this morning found my hands were frozen" - "The Roof Is Leaking", Phil Collins

 

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