Interlude – Quiz (Music)

After some back and forth in the comments to my last post, I thought it would be interesting to unearth a quiz I created around 15 years ago.

These are all lines from songs in the period 1970-2000.  Some are Australian, but the vast majority are from hit songs known worldwide at the time of their release.

Enjoy, and we’ll be back to Lone Wolf before you know it!

Aside – And of course you can Google these, but just don’t.  Very uncool.


(1) “I’ll make wine from our tears”

(2) “We moonwalk the foxtrot then polka the salsa”

(3) “When you left my life, you lost all your rights”

(4) “You treat me like I’m a princess, I’m not used to liking that”

(5) “She dreams in colours, she dreams in red”

(6) “When you bleed just to know you’re alive”

(7) “When I am king, you will be first against the wall”

(8) “You’re under 18, you won’t be doing any time”

(9) “We can have each other with cream”

(10) “Once upon a time, not so long ago”

(11) “I’m not that innocent”

(12) “Trust I seek and I find in you”

(13) “And I swear that I don’t have a gun”

(14) “I believe wedded bliss negates the need to be undressed”

(15) “I thought I’d live forever, but now I’m not so sure”

(16) “You say, you’ll give me a highway with no-one on it”

(17) “And nothing’s as precious as a hole in the ground.”

(18) “And we all have our cross to bear”

(19) “You’ve got to rub me the right way”

(20) “The generation gap means the war is never won”

(21) “Who, when, why, what – how much have you got?”

(22) “She’s perfect for you, man, there’s got to be somebody for me”

(23) “The way she looked was way beyond compare”

(24) “Won’t you come, and wash away the rain?”

(25) “This is not really happening – you bet your life it is”

(26) “And why do they always say life is short?”

(27) “But in and outside, I’ve turned to water”

(28) “Off the coast and I’m headed no-where”

(29) “Our love could be deep as the ocean”

(30) “Will you hose me down with holy water if I get too hot?”

(31) “And no-one really knows who’s letting go today”

(32) “And now I’ve gone and thrown it all away”

(33) “You can double up or you can burn”

(34) “Like gasoline you want to pump me”

(35) “It makes no difference, ’cause it knocks you off your feet”

(36) “And the people bowed and prayed, to the neon god they made”

(37) “When you’re chained to the mirror and the razor blade”

(38) “Another prop to occupy my time”

(39) “There are two sides out there, and only one of them’s playing cricket”

(40) “And when you said I scared you, well I guess you scared me too.”

(41) “I got my head checked, by a jumbo jet”

(42) “She reaches in and grabs right hold of your heart”

(43) “I saw Elvis Presley walk out of a 7-11”

(44) “Its a short song, but its a hell of a story”

(45) “I’m all out of faith”

(46) “I’ve got my heart but my heart’s no good”

(47) “Its been sure nice talking to you”

(48) “Don’t tell me ’cause it hurts”

(49) “Don’t cry for me, next-door neighbour”

(50) “Are you hiding somewhere behind those eyes”

(51) “The phone rings in the middle of the night”

(52) “I wish I could eat your cancer when you turn black”

(53) “Part of the teen-age angst brigade”

(54) “Don’t be wrong even when its right”

(55) “And your saviour has just left town”

(56) “Maybe this time, things will work out just the way you planned”

(57) “Took her by the hand, kicked sand in my face”

(58) “Hanging tough, staying hungry”

(59) “I’m one of the chosen few who went ahead and fell for you”

(60) “We may not come back at all”

(61) “I’ll keep you by my side with my super-human might”

(62) “And if I can shoot rabbits, then I can shoot fascists”

(63) “A circle can’t fit where a square should be”

(64) “I’m half alive, but I feel mostly dead”

(65) “And if I had an aeroplane, I still wouldn’t make it on time.”

(66) “Knocking me out with those American thighs”

(67) “I tried to rock her in my cradle”

(68) “You’ll see your name up in lights”

(69) “Nothing I can say when I’m in your thighs”

(70) “Our shadows taller than our souls”

(71) “I told you from the start just how this would end.”

(72) “Lost in his little yellow round eye”

(73) “And I still believe that I cannot be saved”

(74) “And I think that fireflies are really cool”

(75) “Love letters in the sand”

(76) “They’re much too eager to give their love away”

(77) “Living on the edge is always where I burn to be”

(78) “So why don’t you kill me”

(79) “I take a deep breath and I get real high”

(80) “I was alone till I thought it was better that way”

(81) “You crucified me but I’m back in your bed”

(82) “All I needed for another day”

(83) “Its got what it takes”

(84) “I won’t do what you tell me”

(85) “We’re all someone’s son”

(86) “What made us think that we were wise and we’d never compromise”

(87) “Do you tell lies and say that its forever?”

(88) “You can’t see the forest for the trees”

(89) “We all got up to dance”

(90) “Call me pathetic, call me what you will”

(91) “Does it worry you to be alone”

(92) “Psychosomatic and insane”

(93) “To my heart I must be true”

(94) “I would give it all, I would sacrifice”

(95) “Life ain’t worth living if nobody cared”

(96) “And I’ll walk away a fool or a king”

(97) “Hanging out the passenger side of his best friend’s ride”

(98) “Two ends of time are neatly tied”

(99) “I forget myself, I want you to remind me”

(100) “Guilty feet have got no rhythm”

(101) “Taste so good make a grown man cry”

(102) “There’s no telling where the money went”

(103) “I’m what Cain was to Abel”

(104) “I’m in no shape for driving, and anyway I’ve got no place to go”

(105) “It’s not a habit, its cool, I feel alive”

(106) “I just might change my mind, and stay here in your arms forever”

(107) “The poor stay poor, the rich get rich”

(108) “But you seem alright to me”

(109) “Where the world could change in the blink of an eye”

(110) “The way things are going, I don’t know”

(111) “I think sex is over-rated too”

(112) ‘I’d take back those words that have hurt you’

(113) “If you try to go alone, don’t think I’ll understand”

(114) “We were never carved in stone”

(115) “I want to take you for granted”

(116) “You can’t go on, pretending nothing’s wrong”

(117) “I get my kicks above the waistline, sunshine”

(118) “And if you see Johnny Football Hero in the hall, tell him he played a great game”

(119) “In this world we’re just beginning, to understand the miracle of living”

(120) “She cries alone at night too often, he smokes and drinks and don’t come home at all”

(121) “More skin, because I’ve got to eat it”

(122) “Don’t want to be the boots on your welcome mat”

(123) “I’m stage-diving off the church of the holier-than-thou”

(124) “Israel in 4 B.C had no mass communication”

(125) “I need some insanity of that temporary kind”

(126) “A tale of hidden treasures with an I.O.U.”

(127) “You say neat-o, check your libido, and roll to the church in your new tuxedo”

(128) “The higher the stakes, the lower the blows”

(129) “I’ve been up, I’m revived, can’t say I’m not alive”

(130) “You’re the only one who really knew me at all”

(131) “There’s something right with the world today, and everybody knows its wrong”

(132) “Wrong way on a one-way track”

(133) “Anything less than the best is a felony”

(134) “I like football, and porno, and books about war”

(135) “A man who understands real love”

(136) “Watching every motion in this foolish lover’s game”

(137) “What will I think of me on the day that I die?”

(138) “Dance to the beat that we love best”

(139) “You gave me nothing, now its all I got”

(140) “There were no V-day heroes in 1973”

(141) “Why can’t we be ourselves like we were yesterday”

(142) “I’m just tired and bored with myself”

(143) “I’ve been living with your ghost”

(144) “I saw a dead-head sticker on a Cadillac”

(145) “And you think love is only for the lucky and the strong”

(146) “Just another player in a game or two”

(147) “He had a pick-up truck and the devil’s eye”

(148) “The game of love was all rained out”

(149) “Maybe, I’ll see you, a movie, sneak preview”

(150) “I’m never alone, I’m alone all the time”

(151) “In a nation that thinks apartheid is a headache cure…and Central America is Kansas”

(152) “Behind the door, there’s peace I’m sure”

(153) “I’ve been asking him to change his ways”

(154) “And when the rain is falling, I don’t feel it, because you’re here with me now”

(155) “Who needs a heart when a heart can be broken?”

(156) “I can give you what you want but you’ve got to come back with me”

(157) “I’m afraid that I’m not sure of a love there is no cure for”

(158) “Is that the question, and if so, who answers?”

(159) “Seems my life is gonna change”

(160) “My head explodes and my body aches”

(161) “Andy Kaufman in a wrestling match”

(162) “I was a high school loser, never made it with a lady”

(163) “Sometimes the very thing you’re looking for is the one thing you can’t see”

(164) “I hear your name in certain circles and it always makes me smile”

(165) “I was born in a cross-fire hurricane”

(166) “I don’t have to sell my soul”

(167) “It makes me want to paw you all”

(168) “Don’t want to fall asleep, because I miss you”

(169) “Like a drifter I was born to walk alone”

(170) “You spend all your life waiting for that second chance”



13 thoughts on “Interlude – Quiz (Music)

  1. Goodness me! Not much I recognize here.

    10) I’m reminded of “Storybook Love” from The Princess Bride but I don’t think the line is exactly that.

    12) “Nothing Else Matters”

    32) “Bohemian Rhapsody”, Queen

    42) “Invisible Touch” but I cannot remember by whom.

    47) “Cat’s in the Cradle”, Ugly Kid Joe
    48) “Don’t Speak”, No Doubt (Wow, two in a row!)

    69) I’m thinking Monty Python’s “Sit on my Face” but it is not quite right, I think.

    79) Four Non-Blondes, think it’s called “What’s Going On?”

    112) “If I Could Turn Back Time”, Cher
    113) “Stay”, I remember the text because I used it as background in a RPG-session once but I cannot recall the artist right now.

    117) “One Night in Bangkok”, its from Chess so no specific singer.

    145) “The Rose”, Bette Middler

    155) “What’s Love Got to do with It?”, Tina Turner

    168) “Don’t Wanna Miss a Thing”, Aerosmith
    169) “Here I Go Again”, Whitesnake

    There, just under 9% recognized (and I’m probably off on two).

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  2. You are right on : 12, 32, 42 (1/2), 47 (although originally by Harry Chapin), 48, 79 (artist). 112. 113 (song title). 117 (song title), 145, 155, 168, 169

    You are wrong on : 10, 69,

    Thanks (seriously, thanks) for playing!

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  3. 9) The Lovecats – The Cure
    10) Livin’ on a Prayer – Bon Jovi
    11) Oops, I Did It Again – Britney Spears (WHY DO I KNOW THIS?)
    21) West End Girls – Pet Shop Boys
    30) I Would Do Anything For Love (But I Won’t Do That) – Meatloaf
    36) The Sound of Silence – Simon and Garfunkel
    38) The One I Love – R.E.M. (Isn’t it ‘a simple prop to occupy my time’ and later ‘another prop has occupied my time’?)
    41) Song 2 – Blur
    42) Genesis sang Invisible Touch
    65) Manic Monday – The Bangles
    82) Only You – Yazoo (or the Flying Pickets)
    85) You’re the Voice – Steve Farnham (I think)
    91) With a Little Help From My Friends – The Beatles
    92) Breathe – The Prodigy (isn’t it ‘psychosomatic addict insane’?)
    100) Careless Whisper – George Michael
    119) Heaven Is a Place on Earth – Belinda Carlisle
    127) I’m sure that’s Bob Dylan. Subterranean Homesick Blues?
    160) I recognise the line, but cannot think what it’s from. That’s going to bug me.
    165) Jumpin’ Jack Flash – The Rolling Stones

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  4. oh gods. The temptation to cheat is unreal. Honestly, I not used to NOT spending at least half an hour researching various obscure points in your posts or pop cultures. Ok. I won’t have a CLUE about most of these so rather than a long list of Nope, Nope Nopety Nope I’ll just do the one’s I know

    9) Lovecats by The Cure. That’s the song that made me listen to The Cure.

    11) Britney definitely, the song that went Hit me baby One more time I think.

    32) Bohemian Rhapsody sung by Freddie Mercury (not sure was he in a band then).

    119) Ok, this is in the song where some girl sings “Ooh Baby do you now what that’s worth, Ooh Heaven is a place on Earth” … but I have no idea who it was or what she sang. Do I get even one point for knowing other words in the song?

    Ok. Recognized four songs out of 170, got three of the singers and two of the songs. That’s actually better that I thought I’d do :/ Will definitely listen to the “Ooh Baby do you know what that’s worth song again though, it was good to be reminded of it. Thanks.

    Mangy Wolf pads off to cheat shamelessly.


      1. While i can’t remember when I’m sure I’ve referred to my appaling memory before, especially where names are concerned. The fact that I’ve only listened (several times) to TWO Britney songs but I still picked the wrong title is just so totally me.

        I did recently manage to use this for my own use. I had to give an under six minute talk on did Jesus die on a stake or a cross (won’t give it here) and so I had to briefly discuss the two Greek words Xylon and Stauros before getting to the main part. So for crossing over I said in full honesty “But to be honest names, Xylon, Kylo Ren, Stauros, they tend to blur for me…” Seeing who in the audiance suddenly reacted (one clapped his hand to his mouth, one girl grinned from ear to ear, a second girl whispered quickly to the first girl and then started shaking) it was fun.The talk proper went well too.

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