Friday Lyriz QuizSome of you might not be a fan of this week’s theme – hey, I think I may be among you! But nevertheless, I try (usually in vain) to appeal to the masses. So today’s artists have in common the fact that they took country and made it appeal to the masses. All the songs below had massive “crossover” power, meaning they appeared on the same radio stations playing Rihanna (or Matchbox 20 … or The Kinks).

In other news, happy birthday to Mr. Glib (my husband) and Mr. maiden-name Glib (my Dad) and my high-school-and-beyond pal Sundial.  Busy weekend for cake and/or stamps.

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Friday Lyric Quiz – #387

1. “You’re one of those guys who likes to shine his machine, you make me take off my shoes before you let me get in” (late 90s)

2. “Some people look down on me, but I don’t give a rip. I’ll stand barefooted in my own front yard with a baby on my hip” (mid-00s)

3. “Baby, when I met you, there was peace unknown.  I set out to get you with a fine tooth comb” (early 80s)

4. “Without you, there would be no sun in my sky, there would be no love in my life, there would be no world left for me” (late 90s)

5. “But if you love him, you’ll forgive him, even though he’s hard to understand” (late 60s)

6. “I had no clue what I was getting into, so, I’ll blame it on the Cuervo” (late 00s)

7. “And I loved deeper, and I spoke sweeter, and I gave forgiveness I’d been denying” (mid 00s)

8. “I love you and that’s all I really know. I talked to your dad – go pick out a white dress” (late 00s)

9. “Another shot of whiskey, can’t stop looking at the door” (late 00s)

10. “I’m a thouroughbred, that’s what she said in the back of my truck bed as I was getting buzzed on suds” (mid-00s)

Answers: Friday Lyric Quiz – #386

1. “I’m just a crosshair I’m just a shot away from you” (mid-00s)
Take Me Out, Franz Ferdinand

2. “I drive on her streets cause she’s my companion, I walk through her hills cause she knows who I am” (early 90s)
Under the Bridge, Red Hot Chili Peppers

3. “Isn’t it messed up how I’m just dying to be him. I’m just a notch in your bedpost, but you’re just a line in a song” (mid-00s)
Sugar, We’re Going Down, Fall Out Boy

4. “Whatever tomorrow brings, I’ll be there, with open arms and open eyes, yeah” (early 00s)
Drive, Incubus

5. “The room was humming harder, as the ceiling flew away. When we called out for another drink, the waiter brought a tray” (late 60s)
Whiter Shade of Pale, Procol Harum

6. “The woman is wild, a she-cat tamed by the purr of a Jaguar” (early 80s)
Maneater, Hall and Oates

7. “If you’re all alone when the pretty birds have flown” (late 70s)
Take a Chance, ABBA

8. “Cover me with kisses, baby, cover me with love. Roll me in designer sheets, I’ll never get enough” (early 80s)
Call Me, Blondie

9. “The next time we hang out, I will redeem myself, my heart can rest till then” (late 00s)
See You Again, Miley Cyrus

10. “Gonna get a touchdown, gonna take you out, that’s right, put your pom-poms down, getting everybody fired up” (mid-00s)
Hollaback Girl, Gwen Stefani