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Monday, November 01, 2010

Musical Monday #163

Welcome to the 163rd 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.

This week's theme is a joint effort of the two hosts, based on an idea first suggested by my co-host. Two quick notes:
- #36-37 have no lyrics quoted, hopefully by now you know what that means!
- #38-40 meet the theme in a different way than the rest.

1) "Some are satin, some are steel"
2) "I left my home in Georgia"
3) "All the school kids so sick of books"
4) "We’ll take your car and drive it"
5) "Said woman take it slow, it'll work itself out fine"
6) "But I'm trapped by your love and I'm chained to your side"
7) "But the press let the story leak"
8) "A pie in the face for being a sleepy bull toad"
9) "An August summer night, soldiers passing by"
10) "You and me chasing paper, getting nowhere"
11) "I was swallowing my pain"
12) "And I had a cup of tea and butter pie"
13) "I brought you a crate of papaya"
14) "Say the devil is my savior"
15) "Now it all seems light years away"
16) "You're always window shopping but never stopping to buy"
17) "He may have to litigate"
18) "I heard she threw the letter away"
19) "Once I'm begging you save her little soul"
20) "Willi is happy again"
21) "But tomorrow might not be here for you"
22) "Oh with an aching feeling inside, cutting me up, deeper and deeper"
23) "Vernon'll meet me when the Boac lands"
24) "She gives me a smile, and cuddles her cheek to my chest"
25) "And stories of old to be rolled out like carpets"
26) "She's passed out on the floor"
27) "Gore blimey, hello Mrs. Jones!"
28) "Oh arm and arm we are the harmless sociopaths"
29) "Wake up, there's a new kid in the town"
30) "If you knew my story word for word, had all of my history"
31) "From the corner of my girlfriend's four-post bed"
32) "You know I’m sorry, I’ll prove it with just one kiss"
33) "When you're feeling in the dumps, don't be silly chumps!"
34) "Try to be just like a cheerful chick-a-dee"
35) "Take the straight and narrow path, and if you start to slide..."
36) "" (1971) (Magic)
37) "" (1960) (TV theme, great fit for this MM)

38) "I'll watch the people go shuffling downtown"
39) "Keep pushin' for the fortune and fame"
40) "You were my thrills, you were my pills"

Good luck and enjoy!

38 Comments:

At 11/1/10, 9:38 AM, Blogger Gail said...

2. Dock of the Bay - Otis Redding
8. What a Day For a Daydream - Lovin Spoonful
10. On Our Way Home - John Lennon
12. Uncle Albert - The Beatles
16. Georgy Girl - The Seekers

 
At 11/1/10, 9:40 AM, Blogger trn said...

2) Sitting on the Dock of the Bay, Otis Redding
7) Me and Julio Down by the Schoolyard, Paul Simon and Garfunkel

Others are familiar.

 
At 11/1/10, 9:53 AM, Blogger trn said...

Oops, I intended to change Simon and Garfunkel to Paul Simon in my previous comment, but I see I didn't do so fully.

 
At 11/1/10, 10:13 AM, Blogger Yitzchak Goodman said...

Is 10 called "You and me"?
12. Uncle Albert/Admiral Halsey--Paul McCartney and Wings
19. Golden Years--David Bowie
21. That Smell--Lynyrd Skynyrd
31. The group is called Sugar Ray?
33. "Always look on the bright side of life" from Monty Python's Life of Brian
37. The Amos and Andy theme?

The theme is whistling?

 
At 11/1/10, 10:26 AM, Blogger trn said...

33. "Always look on the bright side of life" from Monty Python's Life of Brian

Thank you, Yitzchak; that was driving me nuts.

And well done on the theme.

 
At 11/1/10, 10:28 AM, Blogger trn said...

37. The Amos and Andy theme?

I'm not familiar with the Amos and Andy theme, but a television theme song involving whistling says The Andy Griffith Show to me.

 
At 11/1/10, 11:46 AM, Blogger Yitzchak Goodman said...

I'm not familiar with the Amos and Andy theme, but a television theme song involving whistling says The Andy Griffith Show to me.

Ooops, wrong Andy! I meant The Andy Griffith theme.

And 10, finally, is called "Two of us"

Maybe 31 is called "Every morning."

A bonus: "Me got a fire can't put it out/Heap fire water gonna make me shout"

What about songs in which guitars imitate whistles or whistling and songs which feature whistles as instruments (such as slide-whistles)?

 
At 11/1/10, 11:49 AM, Blogger Yitzchak Goodman said...

26 is "Mama told me not to come"? The Three Dog Night version has whistling, but not the Randy Newman original?

 
At 11/1/10, 12:06 PM, Blogger trn said...

A bonus:

"" (1957) (January February)

 
At 11/1/10, 12:21 PM, Blogger trn said...

Another oops for me: I didn't leave a space between the quotation marks.

" " (1957) (January February)

What ever do you mean I'm not qualified to be a copy editor?

 
At 11/1/10, 12:26 PM, Anonymous Clayton said...

4 - Centerfold - The J. Geils Band
11 - Jealous Guy - John Lennon
13 - Jungle Love - The Steve Miller Band
14 - Goodbye Stranger - Supertramp
17 - Don't Worry, Be Happy - Bobby McFerrin
18 - Billy, Don't Be a Hero - Bo Donaldson and the Heywoods (also Paper Lace, but I don't know if their version features the whistling)
20 - Games Without Frontiers - Peter Gabriel

I'm going to guess that trn's bonus is a movie theme, and that its title is something like "Bridge on the River Kwai March".

 
At 11/1/10, 1:13 PM, Blogger LEL said...

5.Patience-Guns n Roses
10.Two of Us-The Beatles
12.Uncle Albert/Admiral Halsey-Paul McCartney
13.Jungle Love-Steve Miller

 
At 11/1/10, 1:52 PM, Blogger Yitzchak Goodman said...

38 is "Walk like an Egyptian" by the Bangles? It seems quite likely that the song is there somewhere but only moderately likely that I'm right that 38 is it.

 
At 11/1/10, 1:54 PM, Blogger Yitzchak Goodman said...

35 "Give a little whistle"? From the Disney Pinocchio?

 
At 11/1/10, 1:57 PM, Blogger Yitzchak Goodman said...

That would make 34 "Whistle while you work"? From the Disney Snow White? What do you guys think?

 
At 11/1/10, 1:59 PM, Blogger Yitzchak Goodman said...

Another bonus:

"Some freak from a menagerie? No!"

 
At 11/1/10, 2:37 PM, Blogger Soccer Dad said...

Yitz - Walk like an Egyptian is not 38.

 
At 11/1/10, 3:19 PM, Anonymous suptede said...

38 - Fool in the Rain - Led Zeppelin

I had to listen to figure out why it qualifies. It must be because of the sound of the referee's whistle that blows before the faster part at the end.

 
At 11/1/10, 3:22 PM, Blogger Soccer Dad said...

suptede - Correct. This is what Elie wrote:

- #38-40 meet the theme in a different way than the rest.

 
At 11/1/10, 3:28 PM, Anonymous Clayton said...

Oh geez, that was me. Guess I typed in my verification word for my name as well.

 
At 11/1/10, 3:33 PM, Blogger Soccer Dad said...

Clayton,

Well at least you didn't go by phypts or kxzwt.

:-)

David

 
At 11/1/10, 8:10 PM, Blogger LEL said...

4.Centerfold-J Geils Band

 
At 11/1/10, 11:03 PM, Blogger SJ said...

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At 11/1/10, 11:04 PM, Blogger SJ said...

Everything I knew has been IDed already, but I can confirm 31 (Every Morning - Sugar Ray), 34 (Whistle While You Work), and 35 (Give a Little Whistle).

Bonus:
"The result of this deception is very strange to tell."

 
At 11/2/10, 12:12 AM, Blogger trn said...

Can't believe I didn't think of Don't Worry, Be Happy.

My guess is that it is 3 that is Walk Like an Egyptian.

They Might Be Giants have a song about whistling, I think, maybe called something like Whistling in the Dark?

And of course Yitzchak knows of a herring that whistles.

 
At 11/2/10, 3:11 AM, Blogger Yitzchak Goodman said...

They Might Be Giants have a song about whistling, I think, maybe called something like Whistling in the Dark?

That's the correct title.

 
At 11/2/10, 3:23 PM, Anonymous Clayton (or, if you prefer, murgis) said...

9 - Wind(s?) of Change - Scorpions

 
At 11/3/10, 1:33 AM, Anonymous Clayton said...

1 - The Stranger - Billy Joel

 
At 11/3/10, 6:49 AM, Blogger trn said...

75,000 visitors!

 
At 11/3/10, 6:52 AM, Blogger trn said...

1 - The Stranger - Billy Joel

Thank you, Clayton; that was the other one that was driving me nuts.

 
At 11/5/10, 2:59 AM, Anonymous Clayton said...

Time for a review:

1) The Stranger - Billy Joel
2) (Sittin' On) The Dock of the Bay - Otis Redding
3) Walk Like an Egyptian - The Bangles
4) Centerfold - The J. Geils Band
5) Patience - Guns 'n Roses
6) "But I'm trapped by your love and I'm chained to your side"
7) Me and Julio Down by the Schoolyard - Paul Simon
8) What a Day for a Daydream - The Lovin' Spoonful
9) Wind of Change - Scorpions
10) Two of Us - The Beatles
11) Jealous Guy - John Lennon
12) Uncle Albert/Admiral Halsey - Paul McCartney and Wings
13) Jungle Love - The Steve Miller Band
14) Goodbye Stranger - Supertramp
15) "Now it all seems light years away"
16) Georgy Girl - The Seekers
17) Don't Worry, Be Happy - Bobby McFerrin
18) Billy, Don't Be a Hero - Bo Donaldson and the Heywoods
19) Golden Years - David Bowie
20) Games Without Frontiers - Peter Gabriel
21) That Smell - Lynyrd Skynyrd
22) "Oh with an aching feeling inside, cutting me up, deeper and deeper"
23) "Vernon'll meet me when the Boac lands"
24) "She gives me a smile, and cuddles her cheek to my chest"
25) "And stories of old to be rolled out like carpets"
26) Mama Told Me Not to Come - Three Dog Night
27) "Gore blimey, hello Mrs. Jones!"
28) "Oh arm and arm we are the harmless sociopaths"
29) "Wake up, there's a new kid in the town"
30) "If you knew my story word for word, had all of my history"
31) Every Morning - Sugar Ray
32) "You know I’m sorry, I’ll prove it with just one kiss"
33) Always Look on the Bright Side of Life - from Monty Python's Life of Brian
34) Whistle While You Work - from Sleeping Beauty
35) Give a Little Whistle - from Pinocchio
36) "" (1971) (Magic)
37) The Andy Griffith Show Theme

38) Fool in the Rain - Led Zeppelin
39) "Keep pushin' for the fortune and fame"
40) "You were my thrills, you were my pills"

B1) "Me got a fire can't put it out/Heap fire water gonna make me shout"
B2) "" (1957) (January February) - from Bridge on the River Kwai? Probably titled the "(something) March"
B3) "Some freak from a menagerie? No!"
B4) "The result of this deception is very strange to tell."

 
At 11/8/10, 2:08 AM, Anonymous Clayton said...

I haven't heard it in a long time, so I don't specifically remember any whistling, but I'll bet that #36 is "Hocus Pocus" by Focus.

 
At 11/8/10, 7:29 AM, Blogger Soccer Dad said...

Excellent Clayton!

 
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At 11/14/10, 11:39 PM, Blogger Yitzchak Goodman said...

I don't specifically remember any whistling

I think it does have whistling. I can sort of remember a bunch of goofy whistling followed by a whistling version of the ascending bit that always leads from the yodeling back into the heavy riff. In one place the flute/organ/yodeling guy says the band member's names and then his last name turns into the ascending bit. That's how this comment ends also: Eee, eee, eee, eee, eee, eee eee eeeeeeeeee . . .

 
At 12/26/10, 9:56 PM, Blogger Elie said...

Thanks all! Extremely overdue solution to follow:

Theme: Songs with whistling. Last few are songs with the sound of blowing a whistle.

Songs:
1) "Some are satin, some are steel" - "The Stranger", Billy Joel
2) "I left my home in Georgia" - "(Sittin' On) The Dock Of The Bay", Otis Redding
3) "All the school kids so sick of books" - "Walk Like An Egyptian", The Bangles
4) "We’ll take your car and drive it" - "Angel In The Centerfold", J Geils Band
5) "Said woman take it slow, it'll work itself out fine" - "Patience", Guns N' Roses
6) "But I'm trapped by your love and I'm chained to your side." - "Love is a Battlefield", Pat Benatar
7) "But the press let the story leak" - "Me and Julio Down by the Schoolyard", Paul Simon
8) "A pie in the face for being a sleepy bull toad" - "Daydream", The Lovin' Spoonful
9) "An August summer night, soldiers passing by" - "Wind Of Change", The Scorpions
10) "You and me chasing paper getting nowhere" - "Two Of Us", The Beatles
11) "I was swallowing my pain" - "Jealous Guy", John Lennon
12) "I had another look and I had a cup of tea and butter pie" - "Uncle Albert/Admiral Halsey", Paul McCartney
13) "I brought you a crate of papaya" - "Jungle Love", Steve Miller Band
14) "Say the devil is my savior" - "Goodbye Stranger", Supertramp
15) "Now it all seems light years away" - "Can't Smile Without You", Barry Manilow
16) "You're always window shopping but never stopping to buy" - "Georgy Girl", The Seekers
17) "He may have to litigate" - "Don't Worry Be Happy", Bobby McFerrin
18) "I heard she threw the letter away " - "Billy Don't Be A Hero", Paper Lace
19) "Once I'm begging you save her little soul" - "Golden Years", David Bowie
20) "Willi is happy again" - "Games Without Frontiers", Peter Gabriel

 
At 12/26/10, 9:56 PM, Blogger Elie said...

21) "But tomorrow might not be here for you" - "That Smell", Lynyrd Skynyrd
22) "Oh with an aching feeling inside, cutting me up, deeper and deeper" - "Over My Shoulder", Mike And The Mechanics
23) "Vernon'll meet me when the Boac lands" - "Montego Bay", Bobby Bloom
24) "She gives me a smile, and cuddles her cheek to my chest" - "Walkin' My Baby Back Home", James Taylor
25) "And stories of old to be rolled out like carpets" - "The End Of The End", Paul McCartney
26) "She's passed out on the floor" - "Mama Told Me Not to Come", Three Dog Night
27) "Gore blimey, hello Mrs. Jones!" - "Lazy Sunday", Small Faces
28) "Oh arm and arm we are the harmless sociopaths" - "Oh No", Andrew Bird
29) "Wake up, there's a new kid in the town" - "Let's Go Surfing", The Drums
30) "If you knew my story word for word had all of my history would you go along with someone like me" - "Young Folks", Peter Bjorn and John
31) "From the corner of my girlfriend's four-post bed" - "Every Morning", Sugar Ray
32) "You know I’m sorry, I’ll prove it with just one kiss" - "Only Love Can Break A Heart", Gene Pitney
33) "When you're feeling in the dumps, don't be silly chumps!" - "Always Look on the Bright Side of Life", Monty Python's Life Of Brian
34) "Try to be just like a cheerful chick-a-dee" - "Whistle While You Work", Snow White And The Seven Dwarfs
35) "Take the straight and narrow path, and if you start to slide..." - "Give A Little Whistle", Pinochio
36) "" (1971) (Magic) - "Hocus Pocus", Focus
37) "" (1960) (TV theme, great fit for this MM) - "The Fishin' Hole (Theme To The Andy Griffith Show)", Earl Hagen

38) "I'll watch the people go shuffling downtown" - "Fool In The Rain- Led Zeppelin
39) "Keep pushin' for the fortune and fame" - "Paradise City", Guns N' Roses
40) "You were my thrills, you were my pills" - "You Dropped The Bomb On Me", The Gap Band

 
At 12/27/10, 1:13 PM, Blogger Yitzchak Goodman said...

My bonuses:

B1: "Big Chief"--Dr. John (Professor Longhair did the original, but I don't know if his version has whistling)

B3: "Eric the half a bee"--Monty Python

 

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