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Monday, July 05, 2010

Musical Monday #148

Welcome to the 148th 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 this week are broken into three sub-themes, 1-19, 20-26, and 27-30. Each sub-theme contributes to the overall theme, but in slightly different ways. The 2nd of the three may also spark a bit of deja vu. :-)

1) "You play with words, you play with love"
2) "Don't go on the patio, beware of the pool"
3) "You don't think of them as human"
4) "It's OK on TV 'cause you can turn it off, but don't try me"
5) "Every darkest sky has a shining ray"
6) "I don't really like to stop the show"
7) "In orange, red, and blue, he found it in the zoo"
8) "You've got your tape deck and your brand new Chevrolet"
9) "And it's tightening 'round my throat"
10) "Be amazed at the friends you have here on your trip"
11) "Make me feel fine when I'm feeling wrongly down"
12) "Very clearly a case for corn flakes and classics"
13) "He died about a month ago while winter filled the air"
14) "Starting to collect requested data"
15) "You tell me that your superfine mind has come undone"
16) "I understand equations, both the simple and quadratical"
17) "He grew a beard as soon as he could to cover the scars on his face"
18) "But we haven't done a bloody thing all day"
19) "It was on the old Calcutta in eighteen fifty-three"

20) "Let me be that one girl, for I'll be true to you"
21) "Echo in the distance like the sound, of a windmill going 'round"
22) "Breakfast where the news is read, television, children fed"
23) "Now the valley cried in anger"
24) "I just got to make you my occupation"
25) "Perhaps I'll come to a great success, or possible a dreadful mess"
26) "Often frightened, unenlightened"

27) "Play in sports and skin dive"
28) "But it's no laughing party, when you've been on the murder mile"
29) "The tune don't have to be clever"
30) "They've got to be protected, all their rights respected"

Good luck and enjoy!

36 Comments:

At 7/5/10, 11:29 PM, Anonymous Clayton said...

8 - Captain Jack - Billy Joel
10 - Ride Captain Ride - Blues Image
14 - Major Tom (Coming Home) - Peter Schilling
15 - Any Major Dude - Steely Dan
18 - Uncle Albert/Admiral Halsey - Paul McCartney (and/or Wings?)

 
At 7/5/10, 11:32 PM, Anonymous Clayton said...

12 - Captain Fantastic and the Brown Dirt Cowboy - Elton John

 
At 7/6/10, 12:56 AM, Blogger LEL said...

6.Sgt.Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band-The Beatles
8.Captain Jack-Billy Joel
18.Uncle Albert/Admiral Halsey-Paul McCartney
20.Soldier Boy-
22.The Unknown Soldier-The Doors
28.Oliver's Army-Elvis Costello

 
At 7/6/10, 1:00 AM, Anonymous ral315 said...

1) Private Eyes, Hall and Oates
6) Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band, Beatles
16) I am the Very Model of a Modern Major General, Gilbert and Sullivan

The sub-theme of 1-19 seems fairly clear. The other two I don't know about for sure, but I can throw this out there:

27) In the Navy, Village People

 
At 7/6/10, 1:09 AM, Blogger Soccer Dad said...

23) One tin soldier - The coven
28) Goodnight Saigon - Billy Joel

(I have to admit that I'm unsure about either, though I'm reasonably certain about 23.)

 
At 7/6/10, 1:37 AM, Blogger Yitzchak Goodman said...

9. "I'm your Captain" by Grand Funk Railroad? The theme seems to be military rank.

 
At 7/6/10, 1:41 AM, Blogger Yitzchak Goodman said...

Is "Generals and Majors" by XTC in there?

A bonus:

"I never swear the big big D"

 
At 7/6/10, 2:14 AM, Blogger Yitzchak Goodman said...

28 Oliver's Army--Elvis Costello?

 
At 7/6/10, 2:19 AM, Blogger Soccer Dad said...

23) One tin soldier - The Coven
27) Goodnight Saigon - Billy Joel

(I'm reasonably certain about 23, not so much about 27.)

 
At 7/6/10, 2:23 AM, Blogger Yitzchak Goodman said...

23 "One tin soldier"? Don't know the artist

 
At 7/6/10, 4:14 AM, Blogger trn said...

The first group seems to be ordered ascendingly by rank.

 
At 7/6/10, 4:22 AM, Blogger trn said...

Could 3, then, be Private Dancer?

 
At 7/6/10, 8:14 AM, Blogger Gail said...

23. One Tin Soldier -

 
At 7/6/10, 10:50 AM, Blogger Elie said...

Folks: It looks like most of the comments entered last night were lost by Blogger. I have copies of all the missing comments which I received by email, and can forward them back to you if needed. Let me know - thanks!
- Elie

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

6.Sgt.Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band-The Beatles
8.Captain Jack-Billy Joel
18.Uncle Albert/Admiral Halsey-Paul McCartney
20.Soldier Boy-
22.The Unknown Soldier-The Doors
28.Oliver's Army-Elvis Costello

 
At 7/6/10, 11:24 AM, Blogger Yitzchak Goodman said...

9. "I'm your Captain"--Grand Funk Railroad

Is "Generals and Majors" by XTC in there?

Bonus: "I never use the big, big D"

I think that's everything from a lost comment.

 
At 7/6/10, 11:44 AM, Anonymous LEL said...

(Resubmitting a comment for Laura)

6.Sgt.Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band-The Beatles

8.Captain Jack-Billy Joel

18.Uncle Albert/Admiral Halsey-Paul McCartney

20.Soldier Boy-
22.The Unknown Soldier-The Doors
28.Oliver's Army-Elvis Costello

 
At 7/6/10, 11:52 AM, Anonymous Yitzchak Goodman said...

(Reposting lost comments from Yitzchak)

9. "I'm your Captain" by Grand Funk Railroad? The theme seems to be military rank.

Is "Generals and Majors" by XTC in there?

Bonus: "I never use the big, big D"

 
At 7/6/10, 12:09 PM, Anonymous LEL said...

(reposting comment for Laura)

6.Sgt.Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band-The Beatles
8.Captain Jack-Billy Joel
18.Uncle Albert/Admiral Halsey-Paul McCartney
20.Soldier Boy-
22.The Unknown Soldier-The Doors
28.Oliver's Army-Elvis Costello

 
At 7/6/10, 12:57 PM, Anonymous Clayton said...

Of the four songs in the 3rd group, two have been ID'd as being about the Army and Navy. Are the two remaining connected to the Air Force and Marines?

 
At 7/7/10, 3:01 PM, Anonymous Clayton said...

13 - The Captain and the Kid - Jimmy Buffett

 
At 7/7/10, 5:16 PM, Blogger SJ said...

Yitzchak's bonus is "The Captain of the Pinafore" from HMS Pinafore by Gilbert and Sullivan.

 
At 7/7/10, 11:05 PM, Anonymous Clayton said...

Review time:

1) Private Eyes - Hall & Oates
2) "Don't go on the patio, beware of the pool"
3) Private Dancer - Tina Turner
4) "It's OK on TV 'cause you can turn it off, but don't try me"
5) "Every darkest sky has a shining ray"
6) Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band - The Beatles
7) "In orange, red, and blue, he found it in the zoo"
8) Captain Jack - Billy Joel
9) I'm Your Captain - Grand Funk Railroad
10) Ride Captain Ride - Blues Image
11) "Make me feel fine when I'm feeling wrongly down"
12) Captain Fantastic and the Brown Dirt Cowboy - Elton John
13) The Captain and the Kid - Jimmy Buffett
14) Major Tom (Coming Home) - Peter Schilling
15) Any Major Dude Will Tell You - Steely Dan
16) I Am the Very Model of a Modern Major General - Gilbert & Sullivan
17) "He grew a beard as soon as he could to cover the scars on his face"
18) Uncle Albert/Admiral Halsey - Paul McCartney
19) "It was on the old Calcutta in eighteen fifty-three"

20) Soldier Boy -
21) "Echo in the distance like the sound, of a windmill going 'round"
22) The Unknown Soldier - The Doors
23) One Tin Soldier - The Coven
24) "I just got to make you my occupation"
25) "Perhaps I'll come to a great success, or possible a dreadful mess"
26) "Often frightened, unenlightened"

27) In the Navy - The Village People
28) Oliver's Army - Elvis Costello
29) "The tune don't have to be clever"
30) "They've got to be protected, all their rights respected"

Bonus: The Captain of the Pinafore - Gilbert & Sullivan

 
At 7/8/10, 6:54 PM, Blogger Elie said...

Some hints:

7) Early song by a prog-rock band who achieved legendary status a few years later.

11) By Soccer Dad's confessed "guilty pleasure" artist.

20-25) These songs (though with different quotes) all appreared previously in my "professions and unemployment" theme several months back.

26) Early 70s single by a band who had many hits in the 60s.

29-30) Both by the same artist, and not of the rock/pop genre.

 
At 7/9/10, 3:03 PM, Blogger Soccer Dad said...

My "guilty pleasure" artist?

Gosh another puzzle!

Harry Chapin?
Lobo?
Terry Jacks?
Neil Diamond?
Barry Manilow?

Help me out here ... :-)
I know I'll kick myself when I see the answer.

Could 26 be the Kinks? But the song was Catch me now I'm falling not Captain America calling.

 
At 7/11/10, 12:20 AM, Blogger Yitzchak Goodman said...

"Catch me now I'm falling" was from the 80s, I think. "Lola" is an example of early 70s Kinks.

 
At 7/11/10, 9:12 AM, Anonymous Clayton said...

26 - Sail On, Sailor - The Beach Boys

 
At 7/11/10, 9:13 PM, Blogger trn said...

Maybe 11 is a Captain and Tennille song?

 
At 7/12/10, 8:07 AM, Blogger Soccer Dad said...

Maybe, but I don't consider Captain and Tenille to be a guilty pleasure. At least I don't think so.

:-)

 
At 7/14/10, 10:30 PM, Blogger trn said...

Perhaps the answer lies here?

 
At 7/15/10, 9:06 AM, Blogger Elie said...

TRN: Wow, you're good!!

 
At 7/15/10, 4:31 PM, Blogger Soccer Dad said...

Wow! I didn't remember that. Thanks for being my memory TRN. :-)

Cherry Cherry. No.
Cracklin' Rosie. No.
Song Sung Blue. No.
Play Me. No.
Walk on Water. No.
I am I said. No.
Coming to America. No.
Solitary man. No.
I'm a believer. No.
You don't bring me flowers. No.
September Morn. No.
Hello, again. No.

What's left from Neil's songbook?

 
At 7/15/10, 5:00 PM, Blogger Soccer Dad said...

Oh right,
Girl you'll be a woman soon. No.

(But appropriate this week because Roman Polanski was just freed, I suppose.)

 
At 7/15/10, 6:02 PM, Blogger Elie said...

Well, from the group it's in you can guess at least one word of the title. :-) But I guess it isn't one of his hits, though it did souns a bit familiar when I listened on youtube.

 
At 7/19/10, 4:29 PM, Anonymous Clayton said...

2 - Private Idaho - The B-52's

 
At 12/26/10, 8:30 PM, Blogger Elie said...

Thanks all! Extremely overdue solution to follow:

Theme: Song titles with military ranks (1st group), military roles (2nd group), and branches of the military (3rd group).

Songs:
1) "You play with words, you play with love" - "Private Eyes", Hall & Oates
2) "Don't go on the patio, beware of the pool" - "Private Idaho", B52s
3) "You don`t think of them as human" - "Private Dancer", Tina Turner
4) "It's OK on TV 'cause you can turn it off, but don't try me" - "Private Life", The Pretenders
5) "Every darkest sky has a shining ray" - "Private Emotion", Ricky Martin
6) "I don't really like to stop the show" - "Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band", The Beatles
7) "In orange, red, and blue, he found it in the zoo" - "Corporal Clegg", Pink Floyd
8) "You've got your tape deck and your brand new Chevrolet" - "Captain Jack", Billy Joel
9) "And it's tightening 'round my throat" - "I'm Your Captain", Grand Funk Railroad
10) "Be amazed at the friends you have here on your trip" - "Ride Captain Ride", Blues Image
11) "Make me feel fine when I'm feeling wrongly down" - "Captain Sunshine", Neil Diamond
12) "Very clearly a case for corn flakes and classics" - "Captain Fantastic And The Brown Dirt Cowboy", Elton John
13) "He died about a month ago while winter filled the air" - "The Captain and the Kid", Jimmy Buffett
14) "Starting to collect requested data" - "Major Tom (Coming Home)", Peter Schilling
15) "You tell me that your superfine mind has come undone" - "Any Major Dude Will Tell You", Steely Dan
16) "I understand equations, both the simple and quadratical" - "Major-General's Song", Gilbert and Sullivan
17) "He grew a beard as soon as he could to cover the scars on his face" - "The General", Dispatch
18) "But we haven't done a bloody thing all day" - "Uncle Albert/Admiral Halsey", Paul McCartney
19) "It was on the old Calcutta in eighteen fifty-three" - "Old Admirals", Al Stewart

20) "Let me be that one girl, for I'll be true to you" - "Soldier Boy", The Shirelles
21) "Echo in the distance like the sound, of a windmill going 'round" - "Soldier Of Fortune", Deep Purple
22) "Breakfast where the news is read, television, children fed" - "The Unknown Soldier", The Doors
23) "Now the valley cried in anger" - "One Tin Soldier (The Legend of Billy Jack)", Coven
24) "I just got to make you my occupation" - "Tin Soldier", The Small Faces
25) "Perhaps I'll come to a great success, or possible a dreadful mess" - "Tinker Tailor Soldier Sailor", The Yardbirds
26) "Often frightened, unenlightened" - "Sail On Sailor", The Beach Boys

27) "Play in sports and skin dive" - "In The Navy", The Village People
28) "But it's no laughing party, when you've been on the murder mile" - "Oliver's Army", Elvis Costello
29) "The tune don't have to be clever" - "The Folk Song Army", Tom Lehrer
30) "They've got to be protected, all their rights respected" - "Send the Marines", Tom Lehrer

 

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