Friay Lyriz Quiz
Oh, sure, you may fancy yourself a music snob, but everyone out there has uttered the following phrase at least once: “Huh?  I didn’t realize this was a remake.”  Whether it’s the Crüe’s take on “Smokin in the Boys Room” or The Bangles’ cover of “Hazy Shade of Winter,” there are those tunes that sneak into our collective memories with amazing potency, yet they are not the original performances.  Here are 10 of those songs.  Bonus for naming both artists (and by “Bonus,” I mean bragging rights to yourself and those in your immediate household). The decade in parentheses is when the SECOND (or the more popular) version hit the airwaves.

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Friday Lyric Quiz – #381

1. “I’ve seen your flag on the marble arch, and love is not a victory march.” (early 90s)

2. “And if he talks to you then you’ll know why the more you live the faster you will die.” (early 80s)

3. ‘I’m about to give you all of my money, and all I’m asking in return, honey…” (late ’60s)

4. “So you think I got an evil mind, I’ll tell you, honey, I don’t know why, I don’t know why” (early ’80s)

5. “Don’t touch me, please, I cannot stand the way you tease” (early 80s)

6. “I’m advertising love for free, so you can place your ad with me” (early 90s)

7. “Business men, they drink my wine, plowman, dig my earth” (late 60s)

8. “And I wish to you, joy and happiness. But above all this, I wish you love.” (early 90s)

9. “Dressed up like a million-dollar trooper, trying hard to look like Gary Cooper.” (early 80s)

10. “And little Early Burly came by in his curly-wurly, and asked me if I needed a ride” (mid 70s)

Answers: Friday Lyric Quiz – #380

1. “I love this record baby, but I can’t see straight anymore.” (late ’00s)
Just Dance, Lady Gaga

2. “I’d rather laugh with the sinners than cry with the saints.”(late ’70s)
Only the Good Die Young, Billy Joel

3. “You howl and listen, listen and wait for the … echoes of angels who won’t return.” (late ’90s)
Everything You Want, Vertical Horizon

4. “Slam it to the left, if you’re havin’ a good time. Shake it to the right, if you know that you feel fine.” (late ’90s)
Spice Up Your Life, Spice Girls

5. “I’d like to make myself believe, that planet Earth turns slowly.” (late ’00s)
Fireflies, Owl City

6. “You wore a shirt, of violent green, uh huh” (mid ’90s)
What’s the Frequency, Kenneth?, R.E.M.

7. “He’s probably buying her some fruity little drink ’cause she can’t shoot whiskey”(mid ’00s)
Before He Cheats, Carrie Underwood

8. “The world could show nothing to me, so what good would living do me?” (mid ’60s)
God Only Knows, The Beach Boys

9. “There is so much a man can tell you, so much he can say” (mid ’90s)
Kiss From a Rose, Seal

10. “She said, I was the tiger she wanted to tame” (mid ’80s)
Caribbean Queen, Billy Ocean