Lyric Quiz Friday, Number 424: The “B Cool” Edition Friday, May 20 2011 

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) (more…)


Friday Lyric Quiz: The 10:51 PM Edition Friday, May 13 2011 

Regular every-other-week potpourri of goodness. Or mediocrity. Say what you will. Shoot me theme suggestions in the comments section below.

Friday Lyric Quiz #423

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

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

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

Friday Lyric Quiz, Number 422: The “Thanks, Mom” Edition Friday, May 6 2011 

Hello folks! It is May, and this weekend is Mother’s Day, so time for maternal gratitude and a heavy burden for the U.S. Postal Service.  Today’s quiz honors some rock-and-rolling Moms.
While musician may have been their first job, these ladies are now Moms as well (in one case, very recently so and in another, the artist is sporting her first baby bump). Have fun with this week’s quiz and call your Mom on Sunday for those still fortunate to have her with you.
Friday Lyric Quiz #422

1. “You walked out that door, I swore that I didn’t care, but I lost everything, darling then and there” (late 80s)

2. “Think I wanna drive your Benz, I don’t, if I wanna floss I got my own” (early 2000s)

3. “I told the others, my lovers, my sister and my friends” (mid-2000s) (more…)

Lyric Quiz Friday, Number 421 Friday, Apr 29 2011 

Greetings, people of earth!  Thanks for participating in last week’s baseball-themed quiz.  It just may have brought my Cardinals some fleeting luck. Have fun with today’s choices, which include some of my favorites and some which randomly spun on my Pandora over the last few days.

Friday Lyric Quiz #421

1. “Sitting around the house, watching the sun trace shadows on the floor” (mid-90s)

2. “Two by two and side by side, love’s gonna find you, yes, it is, you just can’t hide” (early 80s)

3. “Ain’t about how fast I get there, ain’t about what’s waiting on the other side” (late 2000s) (more…)

Lyric Quiz Friday, Number 420 Friday, Apr 22 2011 

Baseball’s opening day was a couple of weeks ago, but you wouldn’t know it with the wintry weather much of us have been suffering through.  Still, the Red Sox started slow, the Indians started strong, and it’s still anyone’s game. And we from St. Louis won’t start worrying about Pujols for a few solid weeks.  Today’s songs are either about baseball or contain the word ‘baseball’ or a baseball term within.

Happy Easer to those who are so inclined, and have a great weekend.

Friday Lyric Quiz #419

1. “Swingin’ to the left and swingin’ to the right, I think about baseball, swing all night” (early 90s)

2. “I had a friend was a big baseball player, back in high school” (mid-80s)

3. “We got the bases loaded, home run, power play. Tonight’s the night we’re going all the way” (early 90s) (more…)

Lyric Quiz Friday, Number 419 Thursday, Apr 14 2011 

Hello and happy Friday!  Cheers to everyone’s taxes being done and to spring being on its way (please?) 10 random lyrics today for your quiz-ing pleasure.  Enjoy!

Friday Lyric Quiz #419

1. “If that’s your girl you better watch your back, ’cause she’ll burn it up for me and that’s a fact” (mid-2000s)

2. “Words that scream For your submission. And no one`s jamming their transmission” (early 80s)

3. “Well now, you shake it up. you’re to blame. Got me swaying, little honey, my heart’s a ball of burning flame” (late 80s) (more…)

Lyric Quiz Friday, Number 418 Friday, Apr 8 2011 

So, folks, I flaked out last week – no quiz as I was in full-on wedding mode with my awesome and dear friends Molly and Taylor.  Cheers to new nuptials!  But now I’m pack with part two of the female-names quiz.

These ten songs are from 1980 through the present.  And might I add that my father got many of the previous quiz’s clues but not number 9 which is, actually, my name.  Heh.  Happy Friday, all, and have fun.

Friday Lyric Quiz #418

1. “She caught me off my guard, it amazes me, the will of instinct” (early 90s)

2. “So what now It’s plain to see we’re over And I hate when things are over” (mid-90s)

3. “Now she can’t, be that warm – with the wind, in her arms” (late 80s) (more…)

Lyric Quiz Friday, Number 417 Friday, Mar 25 2011 

A few months ago, I had a two-part series on songs containing men’s names (Part 1 is here).  It’s only fair that I continue the theme with women’s names, and man were there a lot of songs written for an artist’s girlfriend, ex-girlfriend, unrequited love, or Mom throughout the rock and roll era.

Some of the best around come from before the 80s, so all of the songs below are 1955 through 1979.  But even you youngsters are bound to have heard of a bunch of them.

Happy Friday!

Friday Lyric Quiz #417

1. “Whatta-we gonna tell our friends when they say, ‘ooh la la'” (late 50s)

2. “She saw the look in his eyes, and she knew better, he wanted her tonight and it was now or never” (late 70s)

3. “I got up to wash my face when I come back to bed someone’s taken my place” (early 70s) (more…)

Lyric Quiz Friday, Number 416 Friday, Mar 18 2011 

How was everyone’s St. Patrick’s weekend and/or day?  Full of Cranberries and Pogues music, I hope.  In lieu of an Irish-themed quiz, which I’ll tackle next year, the lyrics below, as usual on the off-week, are a random assortment. When it comes to lyric quizzes, folks, do you prefer themes?  Do they make things easier?  Or do you like the variety.  Or is anyone even reading… appreciate any feedback you might have!  Thanks!

Friday Lyric Quiz #416

1. “Tell me that your body doesn’t miss my touch, tell me that my loving didn’t mean that much” (early 90s)

2. “All I wanna take is a night, you’ll never ever have to compromise” (early 80s)

3. “You’ve got the body, now you want my soul” (early 80s) (more…)

Lyric Quiz Friday, Number 415 Friday, Mar 11 2011 

Clocks are springing forward and the puffy coats are back in the closet; spring is on its way!  And with spring comes the exciting conclusion of college basketball, otherwise known as the NCAA tournament, otherwise known as “March Madness,” otherwise known as the time of the year when more Americans technically gamble (a work brackets pool is gambling, folks!).  Yes, that fun time of year is here, and Sunday is Selection Sunday.

One of my newer quiz readers suggested a lyric quiz theme to go along with this topic. And no, the clues below don’t include the Aaron Carter “smash,” How I Beat Shaq.  It’s far simpler than that  — the lyric snippets below come from songs with “crazy” or “mad” in the title. Have fun, and choose your brackets wisely.

Friday Lyric Quiz #415

1. “In a world full of people, only some want to fly” (early 90s)

2. “Where was my head, where was my heart?  Now I cry alone in the dark” (late 90s)

3. “My friends called today, down from L.A., they were shooting pool all night, sleeping half the day” (early 90s) (more…)

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