The Beatles.  Bruce Springsteen.  The Beach Boys. (Bananarama?) “B” is a beautiful letter in pop music, as the songs below will indicate. Well, some of them anyway (definitely not number 3).  All song titles begin with “B” so keep that in mind as you check out the clues. Best of luck and happy Friday!

Friday Lyric Quiz #424

1. “But then you let me down, when I look around Baby, you just cant be found” (mid-80s)

2. “You’ve had enough of two-hand touch You want it rough , you’re out of bounds” (early 2000s)

3. “I won’t be leaving your side,  we’re gonna dance through the night, I’m gonna reach for the stars” (late 90s)

4. “Asking only workman’s wages I come looking for a job, but I get no offers” (late 60s)

5. “Grasping to control … so I better hold on” (mid-90s)

6. “So you start thinkin’, then ya start blinkin’, a bridesmaid looks and thinks that you’re winkin'” (late 80s)

7. “And I go on as you get colder, or are you someone’s prayer” (late 90s)

8. “Give away a few Mercedes like, ‘here lady have this,’ and last but not least grant somebody their last wish” (early 2010s)

9. “But I’ve got the power, and I’ve got the will, I’m not a charity case” (late 70s)

10. “I feel fine and I feel good, I’m feeling like I never should” (mid-80s)

Answers, Friday Lyric Quiz #423

1. “So much to do so much to see so what’s wrong with taking the back streets” (late 90s)
All Star, Smashmouth

2. “When I’m tired and thinking cold, I hide in my music, forget the day” (mid-70s)
More Than a Feeling, Boston

3. “Hold your glasses up, people everywhere … now everybody put your hands in the air” (early 2010s)
Yeah (3x), Chris Brown

4. “Keeping it a mystery – it gets to me” (late 70s)
My Sharona, The Knack

5. “So gather up your jackets, move it to the exits” (late 90s)
Closing Time, Semisonic

6. “Dreams of war, dreams of liars, dreams of dragon’s fire, and of things that will bite” (early 90s)
Enter Sandman, Metallica

7. “When you hear the music, you make a dip into someone else’s pocket then make a slip” (mid-80s)
Eyes Without a Face, Billy Idol

8. “It’s one thing to complain but you’re driving me insane well then I think it’s time that we took a break” (early 2000s)
In too Deep, Sum 41

9. “The scars of your love, remind me of us” (early 2010s)
Rolling in the Deep, Adele

10. “When we used to laugh, there’s a shouting match, sharp as a thumbnail scratch” (mid-90s)
How’s It Gonna Be, Third Eye Blind