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Monday, October 18, 2010

Musical Monday #161

Welcome to the 161st 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's a single theme this week, but I cheated just slightly to make the last two songs qualify!

1) "To forget about life for awhile"
2) "In fact, it’s cold as hell"
3) "Knows not where he's going to"
4) "When will you pay them back?"
5) "Them delta women think the world of me"
6) "Played inside the months of moon"
7) "'fore I can talk to the boss"
8) "Has he thoughts within his head?"
9) "Forget your lust for the rich man's gold"
10) "White lace and feathers, they made up his bed"
11) "Cause never was the reason for the evening"
12) "Me and Sue, but that died too"
13) "I was educated from good stock"
14) "Like a coin that won't get tossed"
15) "Yes, I'm a sack of broken eggs"
16) "And I take myself out a nice cold beer"
17) "Call him Mister Eagle, dig his chains"
18) "Up with the sun, gone with the wind"
19) "Roll us both down a mountain"
20) "She dreams in color, she dreams in red"
21) "A beam of light will fill your head"
22) "Strapped to the wing with the engine running"
23) "But if you push me too far I just might"
24) "I took the prize last night for complicatedness"
25) "I went to night school for the blues"
26) "I got a lady in Cincinnati, a woman in San Anton'"
27) "You gonna run to the sea, but the sea will be boiling"
28) "In the customs hall the officer takes you to one side"
29) "And stamped a number over my face"
30) "Dip it in a dream"
31) "I was so surprised, I was hypnotized"

Good luck and enjoy!

39 Comments:

At 10/18/10, 9:19 AM, Blogger Soccer Dad said...

2) Piano Man - Billy Joel
12) Solitary Man - Neil Diamond
30) Candy Man - Sammy Davis jr.

Hey they're all Jewish!

 
At 10/18/10, 9:21 AM, Blogger trn said...

1) Piano Man, Billy Joel
3) Mr. Tambourine Man, Bob Dylan, The Byrds

Man am I clueless about the theme!

 
At 10/18/10, 9:24 AM, Blogger Soccer Dad said...

Whoops, that should have been 1 for Piano Man. I'm embarrassed.

 
At 10/18/10, 9:34 AM, Blogger trn said...

With thanks to Soccer Dad for suggesting I take another look at it:

3) Nowhere Man, The Beatles

The line from Mr. Tambourine Man is something like "Ain't no place he's going to."

 
At 10/18/10, 9:45 AM, Blogger Gail said...

5. Ramblin' Man - Allman Brothers
11. Can't think of the name - America was the group
13. Soul Man -
14. Southern Man - Neil Young

 
At 10/18/10, 9:47 AM, Blogger Gail said...

2. Rocket Man - Elton John

 
At 10/18/10, 10:04 AM, Anonymous Clayton said...

7 - Forever Man - Eric Clapton
10 - Lucky Man - Emereson, Lake & Palmer
11 - Tin Man - America
13 - Soul Man - Sam and Dave, or the Blues Brothers (in one version, they sing "educated at Woodstock" instead, but I don't remember which is which)
16 - Working Man - Rush
28 - Running Man - Al Stewart

 
At 10/18/10, 10:05 AM, Blogger trn said...

I get the feeling Elie's narrowed the theme to be not only titles that include "Man" but further are strictly of the format "Modifier Man." Mr. Tambourine Man doesn't quite fit that format so is not included. When a Man Loves a Woman wouldn't fit at all. The exception that was made to allow the last two to qualify must be that while they are of the necessary format they are one word -- Candyman, not Candy Man.

 
At 10/18/10, 10:17 AM, Blogger Yitzchak Goodman said...

2. Rocket Man--Elton John
8. Iron Man--Black Sabbath
14. Old Man--Neil Young
15. Monkey Man--Rolling Stones

 
At 10/18/10, 10:17 AM, Blogger trn said...

Missionary Man is perhaps included.

I had also thought of Lucky Man as a possibility but there's no need to mention it as Clayton's found it.

 
At 10/18/10, 10:21 AM, Blogger trn said...

Macho Man?

 
At 10/18/10, 10:22 AM, Blogger Gail said...

I was wrong - - #14 is not Southern Man. Yitzchak has the correct title.

 
At 10/18/10, 10:43 AM, Blogger trn said...

Gail, so a different song here is perhaps Southern Man?

 
At 10/18/10, 11:30 AM, Blogger Yitzchak Goodman said...

4. is Southern Man

 
At 10/18/10, 11:41 AM, Blogger Yitzchak Goodman said...

A bonus:

"They're settin' traps in the swamp, catchin' everythin' they can"

 
At 10/18/10, 11:47 AM, Blogger Yitzchak Goodman said...

Is Simple Man by Lynyrd Skynyrd in there somewhere?

 
At 10/18/10, 12:49 PM, Blogger LEL said...

1.Piano Man-Billy Joel
2.Rocket Man-Elton John
3.Nowhere Man-The Beatles
4.Southern Man-Neil Young
20.Better Man-Pearl Jam

 
At 10/18/10, 2:28 PM, Anonymous Clayton said...

"I get the feeling Elie's narrowed the theme to be not only titles that include "Man" but further are strictly of the format "Modifier Man." . . . The exception that was made to allow the last two to qualify must be that while they are of the necessary format they are one word -- Candyman, not Candy Man."

trn: I think you're on the right track, except that I think the full title of #30 is "The Candy Man". Perhaps the addition of the word "the" is the exception for #31 as well?

Yitzchak: I think the title of the Lynyrd Skynyrd song is "Simple Kind of Man".

18 - Travelin' Man - Bob Seger
23 - Family Man - Hall & Oates

 
At 10/18/10, 2:42 PM, Blogger Soccer Dad said...

Both Lobo and Ricky Van Shelton had songs "Simple Man." (I think)

I'm guessing (along the lines of TRN's observation) that "21st century schizoid man" is out. But Nilsson had a song "Space man." Or was that one word? Bread had a song, "Guitar man" and I think that Alan Jackson also did a song by that name. He also covered an old country song "Revenooer man."

BTW, when you look up lyrics sites, you often find different titles (or different lyrics). Sometimes it's hard to know what's the correct title.

 
At 10/18/10, 2:51 PM, Blogger Yitzchak Goodman said...

Two more bonuses:

"Six feet one weigh two hundred and ten"

"I can't even ring him 'cause he isn't on the phone"

 
At 10/18/10, 5:07 PM, Blogger trn said...

trn: I think you're on the right track, except that I think the full title of #30 is "The Candy Man". Perhaps the addition of the word "the" is the exception for #31 as well?

Clayton, thanks; that makes more sense, and also would explain why some other songs aren't included.

 
At 10/18/10, 5:13 PM, Blogger trn said...

"Six feet one weigh two hundred and ten"

I can totally hear this but cannot place it.

Oh! It's from a song featured in Dirty Dancing.

Love Man? Something like that?

 
At 10/18/10, 5:17 PM, Blogger trn said...

James Taylor has a song called Walking Man.

 
At 10/18/10, 7:10 PM, Blogger LEL said...

7.Forever Man-Eric Clapton
10.Lucky Man-ELP
13.Soul Man-The Blues Brothers

 
At 10/18/10, 7:48 PM, Blogger Yitzchak Goodman said...

Love Man? Something like that?

That's the right title. The artist was often backed up by the Stax Records house band, the same guys who backed up Sam and Dave.

 
At 10/18/10, 10:21 PM, Anonymous Clayton said...

Yitzchak: Whoops - you were right about the title of Lynyrd Skynyrd's "Simple Man". My apologies.

 
At 10/18/10, 10:39 PM, Blogger Yitzchak Goodman said...

Demolition. Man by the. Police would fit.

 
At 10/19/10, 12:57 PM, Blogger Soccer Dad said...

I'm guessing based on TRN's observations and others, that Johnny Rivers' Secret Agent Man doesn't make the cut either. But is Melancholy Man by the Moody Blues here?

 
At 10/19/10, 3:41 PM, Blogger Soccer Dad said...

Elie (in an e-mail) confirmed the presence of Melancholy Man.

I would guess from those left that it is either 9 or 21. (My first choice would have been for 8, but that's taken.)

 
At 10/19/10, 7:11 PM, Blogger Yitzchak Goodman said...

I don't think they're there, but just for fun, the following also fit the theme:

Muffin Man--Frank Zappa
Virgin Man--Smokey Robinson
Gramophone Man--Spirit

 
At 10/20/10, 3:25 AM, Anonymous Clayton said...

6 - Magic Man - Heart

 
At 10/20/10, 12:45 PM, Anonymous Clayton said...

This is something of a guess, but I think #17 could be Macho Man by the Village People.

 
At 10/20/10, 10:17 PM, Blogger Elie said...

Clayton: Correct on #17

Soccer Dad: Correct on #21

Demolition Man and Simple Man are both here as well, but I forgot "Guitar Man".

 
At 10/22/10, 12:41 AM, Anonymous Clayton said...

Review time!

1) Piano Man - Billy Joel
2) Rocket Man - Elton John
3) Nowhere Man - The Beatles
4) Southern Man - Neil Young
5) Ramblin' Man - The Allman Brothers
6) Magic Man - Heart
7) Forever Man - Eric Clapton
8) Iron Man - Black Sabbath
9) "Forget your lust for the rich man's gold"
10) Lucky Man - Emerson, Lake & Palmer
11) Tin Man - America
12) Solitary Man - Neil Diamond
13) Soul Man - Sam and Dave, the Blues Brothers
14) Old Man - Neil Young
15) Monkey Man - The Rolling Stones
16) Working Man - Rush
17) Macho Man - The Village People
18) Travelin' Man - Bob Seger
19) "Roll us both down a mountain"
20) Better Man - Pearl Jam
21) Melancholy Man - The Moody Blues
22) "Strapped to the wing with the engine running"
23) Family Man - Hall & Oates
24) "I took the prize last night for complicatedness"
25) "I went to night school for the blues"
26) "I got a lady in Cincinnati, a woman in San Anton'"
27) "You gonna run to the sea, but the sea will be boiling"
28) Running Man - Al Stewart
29) "And stamped a number over my face"
30) The Candy Man - Sammy Davis Jr.
31) "I was so surprised, I was hypnotized"

Bonuses:
B1) "They're settin' traps in the swamp, catchin' everythin' they can"
B2) Love Man -
B3) "I can't even ring him 'cause he isn't on the phone"

trn: Your idea of including the possible unidentified titles was a good one, and I hope you don't mind if I borrow it here:
Missionary Man
Simple Man - Lynyrd Skynyrd, Lobo, and/or Ricky Van Shelton
Space Man - Nilsson
Guitar Man, or Revenooer Man - Alan Jackson
Walking Man - James Taylor
Demolition Man - The Police
Muffin Man - Frank Zappa
Virgin Man - Smokey Robinson
Gramophone Man - Spirit

 
At 10/22/10, 7:25 AM, Blogger trn said...

trn: Your idea of including the possible unidentified titles was a good one, and I hope you don't mind if I borrow it here:

Thanks Clayton! That's great.

 
At 10/24/10, 3:08 PM, Blogger Yitzchak Goodman said...

Several artists have a song called "Mirror Man"

 
At 12/26/10, 9:50 PM, Blogger Elie said...

Thanks all! Extremely overdue solution to follow:

Theme: Song titles in the form " Man". The last two titles are in the form "The Man".

Songs:
1) "To forget about life for awhile" - "Piano Man", Billy Joel
2) "In fact, it’s cold as hell" - "Rocket Man", Elton John
3) "Knows not where he's going to" - "Nowhere Man", Beatles
4) "When will you pay them back?" - "Southern Man", Neil Young
5) "Them delta women think the world of me" - "Ramblin' Man", Allman Brothers
6) "Played inside the months of moon" - "Magic Man", Heart
7) "'fore I can talk to the boss" - "Forever Man", Eric Clapton
8) "Has he thoughts within his head?" - "Iron Man", Black Sabbath
9) "Forget your lust for the rich man's gold" - "Simple Man", Lynryd Skynryd
10) "White lace and feathers, they made up his bed" - "Lucky Man", Emerson, Lake, and Palmer
11) "Cause never was the reason for the evening" - "Tin Man", America
12) "Me and Sue, but that died too" - "Solitary Man", Neil Diamond
13) "I was educated from good stock" - "Soul Man", Sam and Dave/Blues Brothers
14) "Like a coin that won't get tossed" - "Old Man", Neil Young
15) "Yes, I'm a sack of broken eggs" - "Monkey Man", Rolling Stones
16) "And I take myself out a nice cold beer" - "Working Man", Rush
17) "Call him Mister Eagle, dig his chains" - "Macho Man", The Village People
18) "Up with the sun, gone with the wind" - "Travelin Man", Bob Seger
19) "Roll us both down a mountain" - "Fat Man", Jethro Tull
20) "She dreams in color, she dreams in red" - "Better Man", Pearl Jam
21) "A beam of light will fill your head" - "Melancholy Man", Moody Blues
22) "Strapped to the wing with the engine running" - "Demolition Man", The Police
23) "But if you push me too far I just might" - "Family Man", Hall & Oates
24) "I took the prize last night for complicatedness" - "Hollow Man", R.E.M.
25) "I went to night school for the blues" - "Blind Man", Aerosmith
26) "I got a lady in Cincinnati, a woman in San Anton'" - "Freeborn Man", The Outlaws
27) "You gonna run to the sea, but the sea will be boiling" - "Downpressor Man", Peter Tosh
28) "In the customs hall the officer takes you to one side" - "Running Man", Al Stewart
29) "Dip it in a dream" - "The Candy Man", Sammy Davis Jr.
30) "I was so surprised, I was hypnotized" - "The Rubberband Man", The Spinners

 
At 12/26/10, 9:53 PM, Blogger Elie said...

The theme description got garbled! It should say, song titles in the form "_____ Man"

 
At 12/27/10, 1:15 PM, Blogger Yitzchak Goodman said...

My bonuses:

B1: Louisiana Man--Doug Kershaw
B2: Love Man--Otis Redding
B3: Whiskey Man--The Who

 

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