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Monday, September 13, 2010

Musical Monday #157

Welcome to the 157th 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.

There are four separate song groups, each of which contributes differently to the theme. Despite an extra week off, as unfortunately that week didn't include much free time for me, this is a somewhat slimmer edition than average. Hopefully it will still present some challenge - more likely in the individual songs than the theme(s).

1) "We gonna do what they say can't be done"
2) "Put your faith in a miracle, and it's non-denominational"
3) "It was New Cross Station, I was going on home"
4) "There are giants out there in the canyons"
5) "I get the same old dream same time every night"

6) "Why do the white gulls call?"
7) "She lived all alone in Liddley Lane at number 22"
8) "Together we will love the beach, together we will learn and teach"
9) "I'll pretend my ship's not sinking"
10) "Over and over again, you're a fool-hearted man"
11) "Hundreds of flowers in full bloom, hundreds of people in each room"

12) "You may think the bands are not quite right"
13) "The iron ore poured, as the years passed the door"
14) "With George Pratt, his partner, and brother, Billy, too"
15) "Now the weight of intention carried the motion"
16) "Learned how to cry too young, so now I live to sing"
17) "Let’s show them Canada still cares"

18) "Got your hands full now, baby, oh as soon as I hit the door"
19) "And a little bit of raving madness"
20) "Tall white mansions and little shacks"
21) "Off the wind on this heading lie the Marquesas"
22) "Gonna make some front page news"
23) "Well I'm blue-collar branded and stuck in a mill"
24) "Free as a breeze, not to mention the trees"
25) "You sure have saved this man whose soul was in need"
26) "Out of self respect, I'm out of bread"
27) "But the days of our youth were numbered"
28) "Were we ever colder on that day?"
29) "First there came four pretty daughters"
30) "Elvin Bishop sittin' on a bale of hay"

Good luck and enjoy!

32 Comments:

At 9/13/10, 1:05 PM, Anonymous Clayton said...

1 - East Bound and Down - Jerry Reed
4 - The Downeaster 'Alexa' - Billy Joel

21 - Southern Cross - Crosby, Stills & Nash
26 - It Never Rains in Southern California - Albert Hammond
30 - The South's Gonna Do It Again - The Charlie Daniels Band

 
At 9/13/10, 1:38 PM, Blogger Soccer Dad said...

Do we have some direction home regarding what the theme is? :-)

The only one I recognize right now has already been identified. (I once heard 26 in Spanish too. Albert Hammond, I think, is Mexican and recorded the song in both English and Spanish.)

I think that 14 is a Johnny Horton song, but I'm not certain.

 
At 9/13/10, 1:45 PM, Blogger trn said...

Looks like the order is East, West, North, South.

Isn't there a Neil Young song that would fit?

 
At 9/13/10, 1:45 PM, Anonymous Clayton said...

"I think that 14 is a Johnny Horton song, but I'm not certain."

North to Alaska, perhaps? :)

 
At 9/13/10, 2:01 PM, Blogger trn said...

There's a song called Southland in the Springtime, isn't there?

Also, shanah tovah, everyone!

 
At 9/13/10, 2:21 PM, Blogger Soccer Dad said...

TRN - that could be Southern Man.

I'm guessing that 23 is Song of the South by Alabama.

 
At 9/13/10, 2:28 PM, Blogger trn said...

Now I'm thinking of South Pacific.

A song from Musical Monday 153 would fit twice.

 
At 9/13/10, 2:31 PM, Blogger Soccer Dad said...

22 is frustrating because it's close to lyrics from "Night Moves" which obviously doesn't belong here. But it makes it hard to think past "front page drive-in news."

 
At 9/13/10, 4:38 PM, Anonymous Clayton said...

9 - King of Wishful Thinking - Go West?

20 - Southern Man - Neil Young - with credit to trn and Soccer Dad for the hints

 
At 9/13/10, 4:56 PM, Anonymous Clayton said...

Also, trn, there is a song called "Southland in the Springtime" by the Indigo Girls. I don't know it well enough to recognize if it's here, though.

 
At 9/13/10, 5:01 PM, Blogger Yitzchak Goodman said...

28 "South side of the sky" (I think that's the title) by Yes

 
At 9/13/10, 5:51 PM, Blogger Yitzchak Goodman said...

30 Elivin Bishop played on "East-West," which I think of as an instrumental, but it fits the theme. Is there some spoken banter introducing his solo?

 
At 9/13/10, 7:35 PM, Blogger Soccer Dad said...

Is 12 Life in a northern town?

 
At 9/13/10, 11:58 PM, Blogger Yitzchak Goodman said...

Is 12 "Only a Northern Song" by the Beatles?

 
At 9/14/10, 12:32 AM, Blogger Yitzchak Goodman said...

A bonus: "O the sun was in their eyes"

 
At 9/14/10, 12:02 PM, Blogger LEL said...

12.Only a Northern Song-The Beatles

 
At 9/14/10, 12:15 PM, Blogger trn said...

It's neat that even with knowing the theme this edition is quite challenging. The lyrics are more difficult to place this time, and it's hard to even come up with songs that are possibly included! And of course I always like it when we work together to make identifications. A good edition, Elie.

 
At 9/14/10, 2:57 PM, Anonymous benjie said...

24 southern nights - glen campbell

 
At 9/14/10, 4:44 PM, Anonymous Clayton said...

25 - South City Midnight Lady - The Doobie Brothers

 
At 9/14/10, 8:08 PM, Blogger trn said...

I keep coming up with titles that would be eligible only to realize they are book, film, Broadway show titles, not song titles.

 
At 9/14/10, 8:54 PM, Blogger Yitzchak Goodman said...

I see Clayton ID'd 30. Never mind my speculation. Also, isn't there a song called "It never rains in southern California"?

 
At 9/14/10, 8:58 PM, Blogger Yitzchak Goodman said...

Is "West End Girls" by the Pet Shop Boys in there somewhere?

 
At 9/15/10, 7:59 PM, Blogger Soccer Dad said...

How about Central Park 'n West by Ian Hunter? Maybe #11?

 
At 9/15/10, 10:48 PM, Blogger trn said...

There's a parody of Born in the U.S.A. called Born in East L.A.

 
At 9/16/10, 8:58 AM, Blogger Soccer Dad said...

TRN,

Wasn't that by Cheech and Chong?

 
At 9/16/10, 9:21 AM, Blogger trn said...

Soccer Dad,

Thought it was Tommy Chong, but perhaps it was the two of them together.

 
At 9/16/10, 12:47 PM, Blogger The Chosen People said...

Interesting article,


GMAR CHATIMA TOVA!

 
At 9/16/10, 9:40 PM, Blogger Elie said...

Great job so far, guys! You not only got many of the songs, but thought of several I missed. Specifcially, none of the following are here: Southland in the Springtime, Central Park 'n West, Born in East L.A, or anything from South Pacific - although I do have a song from *another* musical which fits the theme!

But West End Girls and Life in a Northern Town are here, so keep looking! Some more hints tomorrow if I get any time!

 
At 9/17/10, 12:00 AM, Blogger trn said...

West Side Story is the other musical of which I'd been thinking, but I don't know that any of its songs have titles that fit.

I don't know it very well, but my guess is West End Girls is 7.

 
At 9/17/10, 2:11 AM, Anonymous Clayton said...

Let's take a look and see which way we need to go from here:

1) East Bound and Down - Jerry Reed
2) "Put your faith in a miracle, and it's non-denominational"
3) "It was New Cross Station, I was going on home"
4) The Downeaster 'Alexa' - Billy Joel
5) "I get the same old dream same time every night"

6) "Why do the white gulls call?"
7) West End Girls - Pet Shop Boys
8) "Together we will love the beach, together we will learn and teach"
9) King of Wishful Thinking - Go West
10) "Over and over again, you're a fool-hearted man"
11) "Hundreds of flowers in full bloom, hundreds of people in each room"

12) Only a Northern Song - The Beatles
13) "The iron ore poured, as the years passed the door"
14) North to Alaska - Johnny Horton
15) "Now the weight of intention carried the motion"
16) "Learned how to cry too young, so now I live to sing"
17) "Let’s show them Canada still cares"

18) "Got your hands full now, baby, oh as soon as I hit the door"
19) "And a little bit of raving madness"
20) Southern Man - Neil Young
21) Southern Cross - Crosby, Stills & Nash
22) "Gonna make some front page news"
23) Song of the South - Alabama
24) Southern Nights - Glen Campbell
25) South City Midnight Lady - The Doobie Brothers
26) It Never Rains in Southern California - Albert Hammond
27) "But the days of our youth were numbered"
28) South Side of the Sky - Yes
29) "First there came four pretty daughters"
30) The South's Gonna Do It Again - The Charlie Daniels Band

And two bonuses, the first from Yitzchak and the second from me:
B1) "O the sun was in their eyes"
B2) "She's so mean, but I don't care"

 
At 9/17/10, 12:52 PM, Blogger trn said...

I do have a song from *another* musical which fits the theme!

Maybe 8? Just a guess.

 
At 12/26/10, 8:45 PM, Blogger Elie said...

Thanks all! Extremely overdue solution to follow:

Themes: East, West, North, South

Songs:
1) "We gonna do what they say can't be done" - "East Bound And Down", Jerry Reed
2) "Put your faith in a miracle, and it's non-denominational" - "East Jesus Nowhere", Green Day
3) "It was New Cross Station, I was going on home" - "Eastbound Train", Dire Straits
4) "There are giants out there in the canyons" - "The Downeaster Alexa", Billy Joel
5) "I get the same old dream same time every night" - "Since You Been Gone", Head East

6) "Why do the white gulls call?" - "Into the West", Annie Lennox
7) "She lived all alone in Liddley Lane at number 22" - "Ernie (The Fastest Milkman In The West)", Benny Hill
8) "Together we will love the beach, together we will learn and teach" - "Go West", Pet Shop Boys, Village People
9) "I'll pretend my ship's not sinking" - "The King Of Wishful Thinking", Go West
10) "Over and over again, you're a fool-hearted man" - "A Lesson In Leaving", Dottie West
11) "Hundreds of flowers in full bloom, hundreds of people in each room" - "America", West Side Story

12) "You may think the bands are not quite right" - "Only a Northern Song", The Beatles
13) "The iron ore poured, as the years passed the door" - "North Country Blues", Joan Baez, Bob Dylan
14) "With George Pratt, his partner, and brother, Billy, too" - "North To Alaska", Johnny Horton
15) "Now the weight of intention carried the motion" - "Life In A Northern Town", The Dream Academy
16) "Learned how to cry too young, so now I live to sing" - "Northern Lights", Renaissance
17) "Let’s show them Canada still cares" - "Tears Are Not Enough", The Northern Lights

18) "Got your hands full now, baby, oh as soon as I hit the door" - "Southbound", Allman Brothers
19) "And a little bit of raving madness" - "South Bound Saurez", Led Zeppelin
20) "Tall white mansions and little shacks" - "Southern Man", Neil Young
21) "Off the wind on this heading lie the Marquesas" - "Southern Cross", Crosby, Stills & Nash
22) "Gonna make some front page news" - "Wild Eyed Southern Boys", 38 Special
23) "Well I'm blue-collar branded and stuck in a mill" - "Southern Star", Alabama
24) "Free as a breeze, not to mention the trees" - "Southern Nights", Glen Campbell
25) "You sure have saved this man whose soul was in need" - "South City Midnight Lady", Doobie Brothers
26) "Out of self respect, I'm out of bread" - "It Never Rains In Southern California", The Mamas and the Papas, Albert Hammond
27) "But the days of our youth were numbered" - "People of the South Wind", Kansas
28) "Were we ever colder on that day?" - "South Side of the Sky", Yes
29) "First there came four pretty daughters" - "Small Town Southern Man", Alan Jackson
30) "Elvin Bishop sittin' on a bale of hay" - "The South's Gonna Do It Again", The Charlie Daniels Band

 

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