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Monday, August 23, 2010

Musical Monday #155

Welcome to the 155th 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.

A couple of notes on this week's edition. For any song below that may have multiple cover versions, I'm looking for a specific one, usually, but not always, the most well-known such. Also, although the songs aren't broken into separate sub-groups, extra precision will be required in correctly identifying the last few on the list. Finally, though I confess this edition required somewhat more research than usual, I'm equally sure that I forgot some really obvious candidates! Well, that's what you guys are for, right? :-)

Without further ado:

1) "Damn your love, damn your lies!"
2) "One more look and I forget everything"
3) "Take me to New York right away"
4) "On a boat with billowed sail"
5) "A kiss for luck and we're on our way"
6) "And your mind is moving low"
7) "Suspended under a twilight canopy"
8) "A butcher, a banker, a drummer and then"
9) "Some of them want to be abused"
10) "The babies just come with the scenery"
11) "I just can't believe the loveliness of loving you"
12) "Some guy brought sad into your happy world"
13) "I hold my pillow to my head"
14) "It's not for lack of bread, like the Grateful Dead"
15) "Mount your horses, draw your sword!"
16) "But some are altogether mighty frightening"
17) "Started out this morning feeling so polite"
18) "Let me tell ya', you are no exception to the rule"
19) "True love means planning a life for two"
20) "Lot of people take it for a game"
21) "Hear with your heart and you won't hear a sound"
22) "And when I'm sad, you're a clown"
23) "Then I never lost a minute of speed"
24) "You didn’t bat an eye, when I made you cry"
25) "Like a flower in a fairy tale I blossomed out"
26) "So don't refuse to believe it, by reading too many meanings"
27) "If you could return, don't let it burn, don't let it fade"
28) "Her weapons were her crystal eyes"
29) "Well, here's some spare change you can count!"
30) "No right no wrong you're selling a song"
31) "Now I don't want you back for the weekend"
32) "I got three passports, a couple of visas"
33) "Double cross the vacant and the bored"
34) "I ain't saying you ain't pretty"
35) "He smiled so I got up and asked for his name"
36) "You know you got it if it makes you feel good"
37) "Fat man sitting on a little stool"

Good luck and enjoy!

68 Comments:

At 8/23/10, 8:16 PM, Blogger LEL said...

1.The Chain-Fleetwood Mac
21.Walking on Sunshine-Katrina and the Waves
35.I Love Rock and Roll-Joan Jett

 
At 8/23/10, 8:17 PM, Blogger LEL said...

Oops #31 is Walking on Sunshine-Katrina and the Waves.

 
At 8/23/10, 8:20 PM, Blogger LEL said...

9.Sweet Dreams-The Eurythmics.

 
At 8/23/10, 8:23 PM, Blogger Soccer Dad said...

9) Sweet Dreams - The Eurythmics
11) Sugar Sugar - The Archies
15) One Tin Soldier - The Coven
34) Different Drum, but the Stoned Poney's and their lead singer, what's her name.

 
At 8/23/10, 8:25 PM, Blogger trn said...

1) Fleetwood Mac?
3) Creeque Alley, The Mamas and the Papas
4) Puff the Magic Dragon, Peter, Paul and Mary
9) Sweet Dreams (Are Made of This), Eurythmics
31) Walking on Sunshine, Katrina and the Waves
36) Piece of My Heart, Janis Joplin

 
At 8/23/10, 8:56 PM, Blogger Yitzchak Goodman said...

6. White Rabbit--Jefferson Airplane (and the Great Society?)
10. Middle of the Road--Pretenders
18. Everybody Plays the Fool (?)
21. Love Will Keep us Together--Captain and Tennille but I don't think that was the original version.
32. Life in Wartime (I think that's the title--"This ain't no party, this ain't no disco!")--Talking Heads
36. Another Piece of my Heart--Big Brother and the Holding Company

 
At 8/23/10, 10:17 PM, Blogger SJ said...

The only one I know that hasn't yet been IDed is:
2. Mamma Mia - ABBA

 
At 8/23/10, 10:19 PM, Anonymous Clayton said...

2 - Mamma Mia - ABBA
5 - We've Only Just Begun - The Carpenters
8 - Everyday People - Sly & the Family Stone
13 - I Think I Love You - The Partridge Family
17 - Afternoon Delight - The Starland Vocal Band
22 - I Got You Babe - Sonny & Cher
37 - Tunnel of Love - Bruce Springsteen

 
At 8/23/10, 10:30 PM, Blogger Soccer Dad said...

I don't believe that 18 is "Everybody plays the fool." I think that the lyric "There are no exceptions to the rule."

The father of which actors was the lead singer (of the Main Ingredient)?

 
At 8/23/10, 10:43 PM, Blogger Gail said...

7. Up, Up and Away - 5th Dimension
28. "I'm Your Venus," or maybe it's just called "Venus"

 
At 8/23/10, 10:51 PM, Anonymous Clayton said...

Ooh, I think 18 is called "Boogie Oogie Oogie" but now I can't remember who the singer/group is.

"Everybody here tonight must boogie, and let me tell ya, you are no exception to the rule..."

 
At 8/23/10, 10:56 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

And, (I think) it just came to me. Is it A Taste of Honey?

 
At 8/23/10, 11:25 PM, Blogger Yitzchak Goodman said...

28. If 28 is "Venus," I think the group is Shocking Blue

 
At 8/23/10, 11:59 PM, Anonymous Clayton said...

There was also a cover version of "Venus" by Bananarama.

 
At 8/24/10, 12:16 AM, Blogger LEL said...

36.Piece of My Heart-Janis Joplin

 
At 8/24/10, 12:58 PM, Anonymous Clayton said...

One thing I'm noticing is that there are a number of songs by acts that are related in some way. Sonny and Cher, Fleetwood Mac, the Mamas & the Papas, ABBA and the Starland Vocal Band all had members who were married. If Annie Lennox and Dave Stewart (Eurythmics) weren't married, they were at least a couple for a time, and the Captain and Tennille are still married. The Carpenters are brother and sister, and David Cassidy (Partridge Family) was Shirley Jones' stepson. I don't know if any of Sly and the Family Stone were actually related, but the name works if nothing else.

Is this a coincidence, or does the theme have something to do with families? If so, then there might be some songs by the Jackson 5, the Osmonds and/or the Cowsills.

 
At 8/24/10, 1:13 PM, Blogger trn said...

A bunch of the songs so far involve traveling by sea or other traveling. That doesn't seem to be the theme, though.

 
At 8/24/10, 1:19 PM, Blogger trn said...

Hmm, Clayton, that could explain the extra precision needed in identifying the artist for Piece of My Heart, then.

Peter, Paul and Mary weren't related though, were they?

 
At 8/24/10, 2:26 PM, Anonymous Clayton said...

"Peter, Paul and Mary weren't related though, were they?"

That's one of the ones I'm unsure of, but I don't think so. Bruce Springsteen doesn't seem to fit either, unless he has a relative in the E Street Band or something.

Also, I forgot to mention earlier that I think two of the Talking Heads were together at some point.

 
At 8/24/10, 3:06 PM, Blogger Yitzchak Goodman said...

In the Talking Heads the drummer and bassist were or are married.

The family Stone included at least one Stone sister if I remember.

But, as Clayton says, maybe the idea of family is all that is necessary. Maybe the name "Big Brother" qulaifies for the theme regardless of any real relationships, for instance.

Ray and Dave Davies of
the Kinks are an obvious example of real family members. I wonder if there is a Kinks song in there we are missing.

 
At 8/24/10, 3:13 PM, Blogger Yitzchak Goodman said...

Bruce Springsteen doesn't seem to fit either, unless he has a relative in the E Street Band or something.

Van Zandt family memebers? Would Googling Peter, Paul, and Mary be cheating?

 
At 8/24/10, 3:13 PM, Blogger Yitzchak Goodman said...

Kantner and Slick were married in the Jefferson Airplane

 
At 8/24/10, 4:45 PM, Blogger trn said...

Paul I think is Jewish but Peter is not. Mary joined later? One of them joined later on the recommendation of a producer or someone who made the introduction, if I'm recalling correctly.

This is all to say that they weren't related. Unless it was Paul who joined later and Peter and Mary were relatives?

Doesn't sound right, that any of them were related. My sense has never been that two of them were more connected to each other than they were to the third. But what do I know. Maybe one of the fellows became involved with Mary for a short time.

 
At 8/24/10, 6:41 PM, Blogger Yitzchak Goodman said...

Maybe one of the fellows became involved with Mary for a short time.

Maybe the answer is a cover version.

 
At 8/24/10, 7:06 PM, Blogger Elie said...

OK, time for a hint on the theme; as a favorite teacher of mine liked to say, you are on the right track but the wrong train. Folks, you are overthinking this a bit! Or to be more specific, the theme is not families - or spouses - even though many of these songs would fit such a theme. Keep trying!

 
At 8/24/10, 9:23 PM, Blogger trn said...

Maybe the answer is a cover version.

I had considered that, but couldn't think of who else is known for it.

 
At 8/24/10, 10:08 PM, Blogger trn said...

So the right track is that the theme does regard the artists?

 
At 8/24/10, 10:09 PM, Blogger trn said...

Could 23 be Proud Mary? I keep going back and forth on that.

 
At 8/24/10, 11:23 PM, Blogger Yitzchak Goodman said...

And the theme, ladies and gentlemen, is ladies and gentlemen: mixed-gender groups. You know you've got it when it makes you feel good.

 
At 8/24/10, 11:24 PM, Blogger Yitzchak Goodman said...

I had considered that, but couldn't think of who else is known for it.

Alvin and the Chipmunks--a brother act!

 
At 8/24/10, 11:34 PM, Blogger Yitzchak Goodman said...

Maybe 23 is the Ike and Tina version of Proud Mary? The line in the CCR version is "a minute of sleepin.'"

 
At 8/25/10, 12:33 AM, Blogger Soccer Dad said...

Funny story. I solved this way before Yitz did. I e-mailed Elie my solution pretty quickly and he was amazed that I got it right.

Some history first. Earlier in MM Elie did a week of Angels and Devils. Wouldn't you know it? I had been thinking of that theme! At one point I did a streets/roads theme and Elie wrote that it was a theme he had been considering.

You probably can see where I'm going with this. I figured out the "ladies and gentleman" theme because I had already started working on MM #156 and the groups of MM #155 mostly matched the groups I had been gathering.

So you're in luck; I have a bunch of bonus songs ready to go.

155b-1) Who's the hunter, who's the game?
155b-2a&b) Love is a ring, on the telephone
155b-3) Oh no, I don't care what they're doing there, 'Neath the shade of the old apple tree
155b-4) Everytime I find the nerve to say I'm leavin'
155b-5) ... and the Kendal freeway’s fast
155b-6) Through the hourglass I saw you, in time you slipped away
155b-7) I try so hard not to get upset because I know all the trouble I'll get
155b-8) But I hate to think that I'm in love alone
155b-9) Ain't nobody cryin', Ain't nobody worried, Ain't no smilin' faces
155b-10) We lied about each others drinks
155b-11) You were working as a waitress in a cocktail bar
155b-12) Pulsing through my veins
155b-13) But his dark eyes dared me with danger
155b-14) Commotion in the ocean

BTW, though it's now irrelevant Bruce Sprinsteen married Patty Scialfa of the E-Street Band.

 
At 8/25/10, 12:34 AM, Blogger Soccer Dad said...

PS in 155b2 - there are two answers that fit the theme for the same song!

 
At 8/25/10, 12:56 AM, Anonymous Clayton said...

Aha! Congratulations Yitzchak and Soccer Dad. :)

155b-1 - The Warrior - Scandal w/Patti Smythe(?)
155b-11 - Don't You Want Me - The Human League

 
At 8/25/10, 12:58 AM, Anonymous Clayton said...

155b-14 - Rock Lobster - The B-52's

 
At 8/25/10, 3:24 AM, Blogger Yitzchak Goodman said...

Some bonuses:

b15: Let me learn to despise
b16: I wore my teeth in my hand
b17: I don't care if you think it's silly, folks

 
At 8/25/10, 11:27 AM, Blogger trn said...

Nice, Yitzchak! Soccer Dad too.

 
At 8/25/10, 11:35 AM, Blogger trn said...

Looks like I mixed up Peter and Paul with respect to which one is Jewish.

Like I said, what do I know.

 
At 8/25/10, 11:43 AM, Blogger trn said...

I'm still attached to the sea travel idea. Perhaps I want someone to take me to New York right away on a boat with billowed sail. Nah, it's raining.

 
At 8/25/10, 12:39 PM, Anonymous Clayton said...

155b-2a - Because the Night - 10,000 Maniacs

 
At 8/25/10, 12:55 PM, Blogger trn said...

The Partridge Family is included, so maybe the kids from The Brady Bunch are too?

 
At 8/25/10, 3:41 PM, Blogger Soccer Dad said...

TRN,

Traveling to New York on a boat with billowed sail? What have you been puffing?

 
At 8/25/10, 3:47 PM, Blogger Soccer Dad said...

TRN,

BTW, the sea travel theme's already been done

 
At 8/25/10, 5:57 PM, Blogger trn said...

Soccer Dad,

Not sure. Go ask Alice.

 
At 8/26/10, 1:05 AM, Anonymous Clayton said...

OK, boys and girls, now that we've weeded out a couple of wrong ideas, let's review:

1) The Chain - Fleetwood Mac
2) Mamma Mia - ABBA
3) Creeque Alley - The Mamas and the Papas
4) Puff the Magic Dragon - Peter, Paul and Mary
5) We've Only Just Begun - The Carpenters
6) White Rabbit - Jefferson Airplane
7) Up, Up and Away - The 5th Dimension
8) Everyday People - Sly and the Family Stone
9) Sweet Dreams (Are Made of This) - Eurythmics
10) Middle of the Road - The Pretenders
11) Sugar Sugar - The Archies
12) "Some guy brought sad into your happy world"
13) I Think I Love You - The Partridge Family
14) "It's not for lack of bread, like the Grateful Dead"
15) One Tin Soldier - The Coven
16) "But some are altogether mighty frightening"
17) Afternoon Delight - The Starland Vocal Band
18) Boogie Oogie Oogie - A Taste of Honey
19) "True love means planning a life for two"
20) "Lot of people take it for a game"
21) Love Will Keep Us Together - Captain and Tennille
22) I Got You Babe - Sonny and Cher
23) Proud Mary - Ike and Tina Turner
24) "You didn’t bat an eye, when I made you cry"
25) "Like a flower in a fairy tale I blossomed out"
26) "So don't refuse to believe it, by reading too many meanings"
27) "If you could return, don't let it burn, don't let it fade"
28) Venus - Shocking Blue
29) "Well, here's some spare change you can count!"
30) "No right no wrong you're selling a song"
31) Walking on Sunshine - Katrina and the Waves
32) Life During Wartime - Talking Heads
33) "Double cross the vacant and the bored"
34) Different Drum - The Stone Poneys
35) I Love Rock and Roll - Joan Jett and the Blackhearts
36) Piece of My Heart - Big Brother and the Holding Company
37) Tunnel of Love - Bruce Springsteen

155b-1) The Warrior - Scandal
155b-2) Because the Night - a. 10,000 Maniacs; b. ?
155b-3) Oh no, I don't care what they're doing there, 'Neath the shade of the old apple tree
155b-4) Everytime I find the nerve to say I'm leavin'
155b-5) ... and the Kendal freeway’s fast
155b-6) Through the hourglass I saw you, in time you slipped away
155b-7) I try so hard not to get upset because I know all the trouble I'll get
155b-8) But I hate to think that I'm in love alone
155b-9) Ain't nobody cryin', Ain't nobody worried, Ain't no smilin' faces
155b-10) We lied about each others drinks
155b-11) Don't You Want Me - The Human League
155b-12) Pulsing through my veins
155b-13) But his dark eyes dared me with danger
155b-14) Rock Lobster - The B-52's

b15: Let me learn to despise
b16: I wore my teeth in my hand
b17: I don't care if you think it's silly, folks

 
At 8/26/10, 1:43 PM, Anonymous Clayton said...

30 - Barracuda - Heart

 
At 8/26/10, 2:00 PM, Blogger Soccer Dad said...

Hints:

155-b2) 10000 Maniacs did the cover; who did the original. Which 2 singers co-wrote the song?
b3 - 4) These groups are like mirror images of each other. 4, the backups are relatives of the lead.
b5) Laura has to know this one.
b6) Popular movie song from the 80's.
b7) 80's group from Boston.
b8) 70's soul song. I'm sure Benjie knows it.
b9) Soul group from the 70's.
b10) Not only Roy Orbison.
b11) 90's pop group. Might Ronald Reagan have sang this?
b12) Not the Eagles. 00's Country group.

 
At 8/26/10, 2:29 PM, Anonymous Clayton said...

Aha... this one was bugging me.

b10 - Only the Lonely - The Motels

 
At 8/26/10, 5:47 PM, Blogger LEL said...

155b-2a&b)Because the Night-Bruce Springsteen, Patty Smith
155b-11)Don't you want me-Human League

 
At 8/26/10, 7:11 PM, Blogger Yitzchak Goodman said...

Is the title of b9 "I'll take you there"?

Is b10 "Only the Lonely"? Don't know the artist.

 
At 8/26/10, 7:13 PM, Blogger trn said...

I know I hear 155b-9 on the radio all the time.

 
At 8/27/10, 12:36 PM, Blogger Yitzchak Goodman said...

An "80's group from Boston" could be the Cars.

 
At 8/27/10, 1:26 PM, Blogger Soccer Dad said...

Ric Ocasek married a supermodel, but she isn't a member of the group!

 
At 8/27/10, 2:12 PM, Anonymous Clayton said...

If Yitzchak is correct about b9 (which I'm fairly sure he is), then I think the group is the Staple Singers.

 
At 8/27/10, 3:50 PM, Blogger Soccer Dad said...

Yes, it's the Staple Singers.

 
At 9/3/10, 12:39 AM, Blogger trn said...

I heard I'll Take You There on the radio yesterday!

Could 20 be Love Hurts?

I keep misreading "The Motels" as "The Mohels."

 
At 9/6/10, 6:54 AM, Anonymous marlene @ Israel said...

It is something, isn't it? I failed:(

 
At 9/6/10, 12:03 PM, Blogger trn said...

Perhaps one of the remaining songs is by Tony Orlando and Dawn?

 
At 9/6/10, 4:20 PM, Blogger Yitzchak Goodman said...

Perhaps one of the remaining songs is by Tony Orlando and Dawn?

Or Gladys Knight and the Pips. Or the Grateful Dead during their Donna Jean Godchaux phase. Or Blondie. Or X.

 
At 9/6/10, 5:41 PM, Blogger trn said...

Or Gladys Knight and the Pips. Or the Grateful Dead during their Donna Jean Godchaux phase. Or Blondie. Or X.

Or Wings.

 
At 9/6/10, 8:57 PM, Anonymous Clayton said...

Or Donny and Marie.

 
At 9/6/10, 11:35 PM, Blogger Yitzchak Goodman said...

Is b-3 "Midnight Train to Georgia"?

 
At 9/7/10, 1:07 AM, Anonymous Clayton said...

b5 - Helen Wheels - Paul McCartney & Wings

 
At 9/16/10, 12:16 PM, Blogger Soccer Dad said...

Gladys Knight and the Pips are there, but not b3 and not "Midnight traing to Georgia." It's actually the song that I once thought was their most popular. (It might have reached #2 on the charts. But I think Midnight Train is their best remembered song.0

Tony Orlando and Dawn is there but not "Tie a yellow Ribbon."

 
At 9/19/10, 11:59 AM, Blogger trn said...

Tony Orlando and Dawn is there but not "Tie a yellow Ribbon."

Candida, perhaps?

 
At 12/26/10, 8:44 PM, Blogger Elie said...

Thanks all! Extremely overdue solution to follow:

Theme: Groups with both male and female performers (note: the E Street Band qualified starting with "Tunnel of Love" and the addition of Patty Scialfa - which is why I chose a song from that album)

Songs:
1) "Damn your love, damn your lies!" - "The Chain", Fleetwood Mac
2) "One more look and I forget everything" - "Mamma Mia", Abba
3) "Take me to New York right away" - "Creeque Alley", The Mamas And The Papas
4) "On a boat with billowed sail" - "Puff (The Magic Dragon)", Peter, Paul and Mary
5) "A kiss for luck and we're on our way" - "We've Only Just Begun", The Carpenters
6) "And your mind is moving low" - "White Rabbit", Jefferson Airplane
7) "Suspended under a twilight canopy" - "Up, Up and Away", The 5th Dimension
8) "A butcher, a banker, a drummer and then" - "Everyday People", Sly and the Family Stone
9) "Some of them want to be abused" - "Sweet Dreams (Are Made of This)", The Eurythmics
10) "The babies just come with the scenery" - "Middle Of The Road", The Pretenders
11) "I just can't believe the loveliness of loving you" - "Sugar, Sugar", The Archies
12) "Some guy brought sad into your happy world" - "One Bad Apple", The Osmonds
13) "I hold my pillow to my head" - "I Think I Love You", The Partridge Family
14) "It's not for lack of bread, like the Grateful Dead" - "Hair", The Cowsills
15) "Mount your horses, draw your sword!" - "One Tin Soldier (The Legend of Billy Jack)", Coven
16) "But some are altogether mighty frightening" - "Don’t Speak", No Doubt
17) "Started out this morning feeling so polite" - "Afternoon Delight", Starland Vocal Band
18) "Let me tell ya', you are no exception to the rule" - "Boogie Oogie Oogie", A Taste of Honey
19) "True love means planning a life for two" - "Hey Paula", Paul and Paula
20) "Lot of people take it for a game" - "Love Is Strange", Mickey & Sylvia

 
At 12/26/10, 8:44 PM, Blogger Elie said...

21) "Hear with your heart and you won't hear a sound" - "Love Will Keep Us Together", The Captain and Tennille
22) "And when I'm sad, you're a clown" - "I Got You Babe", Sonny and Cher
23) "Then I never lost a minute of speed" - "Proud Mary", Ike and Tina Turner
24) "You didn’t bat an eye, when I made you cry" - "Solid", Ashford & Simpson
25) "Like a flower in a fairy tale I blossomed out" - "Reunited", Peaches and Herb
26) "So don't refuse to believe it, by reading too many meanings" - "Only You Know and I Know", Delaney & Bonnie & Friends
27) "If you could return, don't let it burn, don't let it fade" - "Linger", The Cranberries
28) "Her weapons were her crystal eyes" - "Venus", Shocking Blue
29) "Well, here's some spare change you can count!" - "Find Another Fool", Quarterflash
30) "No right no wrong you're selling a song" - "Barracuda", Heart
31) "Now I don't want you back for the weekend" - "Walking on Sunshine", Katrina and the Waves
32) "I got three passports, a couple of visas" - "Life During Wartime", Talking Heads
33) "Double cross the vacant and the bored" - "1979", Smashing Pumpkins
34) "I ain't saying you ain't pretty" - "Different Drum", The Stone Poneys
35) "He smiled so I got up and asked for his name" - "I Love Rock 'n Roll", Joan Jett and the Blackhearts
36) "You know you got it if it makes you feel good" - "Piece of My Heart", Big Brother and the Holding Company
37) "Fat man sitting on a little stool" - "Tunnel of Love", Bruce Springsteen and the E Street Band

 
At 12/27/10, 1:21 PM, Blogger Yitzchak Goodman said...

My bonuses with the female band members listed:

b15: Let me learn to despise--Tale in Hard Times--Fairport Convention (Sandy Denny)
b16: I wore my teeth in my hand--Beginning to see the Light--Velvet Underground (Maureen Tucker)
b17: I don't care if you think it's silly, folks--Montana--Frank Zappa and the Mothers (Ruth Underwood)

 

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