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Music Quiz

December 20th, 2010 (11:39 pm)
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It’s been ages since I’ve done a lyrics quiz – nearly six years actually, according to my quiz tag – but hobbitomm's latest has inspired me to do another.

Mine doesn’t have a theme, just try to identify the song and artist from the lyric. Google is cheating. Since I’m feeling generous, you don’t need to get the answers to the first three in the right order…

  1. Is She Really Going Out With Him?
  2. Is She Really Going Out With Him?
  3. Is She Really Going Out With Him?
  4. She fractured 7 shinbones, 14 kneecaps and an ankle
  5. I guess you didn’t know it, but I’m a fiddle-player too
  6. Asha Bhosle – she’s the one that keeps the dream alive
  7. I don’t understand how a heart is a spade
  8. Shall I tell you about my life?
  9. Women and children and cowards attack!
  10. All that rugby puts hairs on your chest
  11. With a pink hotel, a boutique and a swinging hot spot
  12. She knew exactly what to do; a pseudonym to fool him
  13. Been there, done that, messed around, I’m having fun, don’t put me down
  14. Seven or eleven, snake-eyes watching you
  15. Adolf builds a bonfire, Enrico plays with it
  16. Oo-oo-oo-oo, en quatre couleurs
  17. Oh, I just can’t wait! Do I look up-to-date?
  18. He’s dancing with the chick in slacks
  19. A great philosopher once wrote: “Naughty, naughty, very naughty!”
  20. Under the mountain, a golden fountain, were you praying at the lares’ shrine?

Comments

Posted by: Steve Pugh (very_true_thing)
Posted at: December 21st, 2010 12:11 am (UTC)

The easy ones (for me), I suspect people who know more metal or folk than me would find other ones just as easy. ;-)

1 or 2 or 3? Is She Really Going Out With Him? - Joe Jackson
5. Devil went down to Georgia - can't remember who recorded it, oops.
6. Brimful of Asha - Cornershop
10. Eton Rifles - The Jam
15. Games without frontiers - Peter Gabriel
19. Ebeneezer Goode - The Shamen

Posted by: Gavin Greig (ggreig)
Posted at: December 21st, 2010 12:14 am (UTC)
Microsoft Tag

All correct :-)

Posted by: Kate (kateaw)
Posted at: December 21st, 2010 07:09 am (UTC)
Freddie

1 - Is She Really Going Out With Him? - Joe Jackson
5 - The Devil Came Down to Georgia - Charlie Daniels Band
6 - Brimful of Asha - don't know who by
9 - Run to the Hills - Iron Maiden
11 - Big Yellow Taxi - Joni Mitchell
14 - Ace of Spades - Motorhead
15 - Games Without Frontiers - Peter Gabriel
16 - Ca Plane Pour Moi - Plastique Bertrand

Posted by: Kate (kateaw)
Posted at: December 21st, 2010 07:32 am (UTC)
Freddie.

I've just Googled the rest of them for my own information and one search brought up this post. Not very helpful :)

Posted by: Gavin Greig (ggreig)
Posted at: December 21st, 2010 08:00 am (UTC)
Crazy or smart?

I'm going to hazard a guess that was number 4 ;-). Once upon a time it had extensive airplay, and I found more than one version on YouTube. It is true it might not be so well known where you grew up.

Posted by: Gavin Greig (ggreig)
Posted at: December 21st, 2010 08:09 am (UTC)
Microsoft Tag

All correct. :-)

Posted by: Alice Dryden (huskyteer)
Posted at: December 21st, 2010 10:44 am (UTC)

Nobody else has named the Shangri-Las for 1i, ii, or iii. Leader of the Pack!

Others have already claimed the only other one I knew, 15, Games without Frontiers, the only Peter Gabrial song I actually like.

Posted by: Gavin Greig (ggreig)
Posted at: December 21st, 2010 11:20 am (UTC)
Microsoft Tag

All correct :-) ...and only one of 1, 2 and 3 now left unidentified.

Posted by: meepfrog (meepfrog)
Posted at: December 21st, 2010 10:57 am (UTC)

Ones I knew already answered.
Devil Came down to Georgia, and Run to the Hills.

Not quite sure how I DO know Devil came down to Georgia, cos I'm sure I've never heard it, but I do :)

Posted by: Gavin Greig (ggreig)
Posted at: December 21st, 2010 11:23 am (UTC)
Microsoft Tag

It's one of those ones where you probably have heard it, but might not know it by name.

Posted by: Tomm (hobbitomm)
Posted at: December 21st, 2010 07:25 pm (UTC)

1 2 or 3 is called something like 'Is she really going out with him' or possibly 'There's something going on around here'. Dunno who it's by.

6) Brimful of Asha by Cornershop
9) I thought it was 'Women and children the cowards attack'. Run to the Hills anyway. Iron Maiden
11) Big Yellow Taxi by various people
14) Ace of Spades: Hayseed Dixie ;)
19) Ebeneezer Goode by... uh... can't remember

Posted by: Gavin Greig (ggreig)
Posted at: December 21st, 2010 10:42 pm (UTC)
Microsoft Tag

Yep, all correct.

Re: Run to the Hills, I listened to the line a few times through before posting the lyric, and although it didn't make perfect sense I was pretty sure it was what I heard. However, having just listened again, I think you may be right (and it makes better sense). Both versions seem to exist on the Interwebs, with the "and" version generating many more search results.

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